Cruel Palace - War of Flowers

Cruel Palace - War of Flowers (2013)

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"War of Flowers" depicts a cruel hidden story within the royal court.

Royal concubine Soyong Jo wants to make her son the king. In order to accomplish her goal, she holds the hand of Kim Ja-Jeom and uses King Injo. She also attempts to get rid of Crown Prince Sohyun.

  • Native title:

    궁중잔혹사 - 꽃들의 전쟁
  • Also Known as:

    Goongjoongjanhoksa - Ggotdeului Jeonjaeng

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Mar 22, 2015
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 5.5
I kind of am in a love/hate relationship with this show. I like how this is a show in which the main female lead can be considered "evil". You know why she's doing the things she does, you pity her for it, but also grow to hate her for it and keep saying "Haven't you had enough girl?". Which brings me to my second point. I love the acting, Lee Duk Hwa read more plays an excellent role as King Injo. He is portrayed very human, he has emotions too. He knows (in my opinion) very well what every one around him is thinking and planning, but he also wants to have someone around him and someone to love him, which makes him, to me, a very complicated and human character. Also Kim hyun Joo plays her role very very good. You pity her for being in her position and fully understand her reasons, but also hate her for her actions. There really is more to all the characters than meets the eye, if you're willing to look deeper and try to understand why they are doing this. If you're planning on watching this show, make sure to put yourself in to their shoes and try to understand their reasoning. Than this show is worth it.
One big problem I stepped on was the repetitiveness and slow progress of the story.
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    Brenda Jul 19, 2015 - edited

    My favorite drama ever. Yam Jun is the perfect character (I just love her so much) played by Kim Hyun Joo, who is one of my favorite actresses. I think this was the only historical drama I watched from day one to the last, waiting every week for new episodes and re-watching and being crazy about it. Amazing!

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    Queen_Makjang May 8, 2015

    I can't say enough about how much I love this drama.

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    rachso Oct 15, 2014
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    consolador May 31, 2014
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    Chocobana Jan 9, 2014

    Why does everyone laugh as though they'd gotten too many botox injections? :P Every time they laugh, I just snicker~

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    Chocobana Jan 4, 2014

    Whoa, I didn't expect this drama to have the kind of scenes broadcasting stations like KBS, MBC, and SBS shy away from. LOL jTBC has balls XP

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    Mareina Oct 2, 2013

    This show made me see all those scheming concubines from other dramas in a different light.
    Yam Jun would be the villain in any other drama, but here you can't help but cheer for her. I always felt conflicted about wanting her to succeed, but in a good way.
    And this show is dark. The 'cruel' part from the title is not exaggerated.
    Despite it's length it never got boring. Definitely recommended!

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    JustJackieB May 20, 2013

    I love this drama. With all the trickery and deceit, hearing the baby snoring was so cute.

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    Mareina May 19, 2013
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    Ammouna Apr 29, 2013

    Looooooooooove this drama.
    The plots are just good until now ^^
    if you love historical drama then this drama is good so far:)

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    Ammouna Apr 29, 2013

    Looooooooooove this drama.
    The plots are just good until now ^^
    if you love historical drama then this drama is good so far:)

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    Ammouna Apr 29, 2013

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    Ceinwyn Apr 11, 2013

    It's so good :D Can't wait long enough for the episode to come :D

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    50
  • Aired:

    Mar 23, 2013 to Sep 8, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Saturday, Sunday
  • Network:

    jTBC
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 1 min.

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  • Score:

    7.5 (scored by 157 users)
  • Ranked:

    #6966
  • Popularity:

    #1698

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