King's Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang

King's Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang (2013)

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"The Daughter of the Emperor" is the life story of Soo Baek-Hyang and her family during the Baekjae times.
This is the story of Su Baek-hyang, born as the elder daughter of King Mu-ryeong but unable to retain her title of princess due to her ambitious younger sister, Sol-hui. Humble and hard-working, she was taught never to want or to desire beyond what she has, but the fate given to her is read moreone that will affect not only her life and her family's lives, but the entire nation as she struggles to find her place in life and fight for love

  • Native title:

    제왕의 딸, 수백향
  • Also Known as:

    King's Daughter Su Baek Hyang; Jewangui Ttal; Emperor's Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang; The Daughter of the Emperor; 제왕의 딸;

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BPetra
37 people found this review helpful
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Mar 18, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I just finished this drama... and I am totally emotionally drained right now. I cryed soo much in the last episode, that my tears would create a river :D But lets go to the official review....

This drama is amazing! That is all you need to know to start watching it. Of course, it has more then 100 episodes, but they are only 30 minutes long, so you wont really spend that read more much time on it.

I would like to start from the very beginning - parents story. Lets face the true: usually, its the most boring part of dramas. At first, I thought that I would skip it and go right to the actual story. But I warn you... DONT DO THIS! Story of their parents is actually really good as a stand alone story. Its sad, but amazing and really romantic. I really enjoyed it! And actors are just amazing... it has so many feels! Plus there are some really important aspects of the story and if you miss it, you will be lost later. So I will recommend you to watch fully watch it :)

As for the actually story of princess Su Baek Hyang. Again, it is amazing. From the beginning to the end, you will not feel bored. Actors are doing amazing job with every role that is given to them. I was never a big fan of Seo Woo, but she did amazing job with her villain character. And the main characters are soooo good! Main pairing is sooo sweet! Perfect!

There are so many things I loved about this. One of them were characters... They are very complex and fun to watch. Good guys are not not just "good" they have their bad side too. And vice versa. It is always fun to watch characters like this, because you never know what to expect from them!
There is also another thing. This drama does NOT have love triangle. OMG! Really... for a 100+ eps drama to NOT have a love triangle. Its like a precious jewel :D yet it still have interesting story to watch :D

About the story... its complicated :D I sometimes felt like I need to make a diagram about who is whos son and daughter :D
But who I loved the most was the main actress. SHE HAS SUCH A HIGH POTENTIAL! I enjoyed her to the bits! Perfect perfomance in every scene! She can be really funny, but also dramatic. Her character had the best development, yet she remained true to herself. I was really amazed by her acting skills! Bravo to her and every other actor and actress!

As I wrote... the story is amazing! Even if this is 100+ drama... and it has its own flaws... its perfect watch! Very entertaining and fun.
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Kmuse
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Mar 20, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Would highly suggest this drama to anyone who is searching for a good Sageuk. Was wonderful from the very first episode to the last episode with no annoying slow filler episodes in between.

The plot for the story was very tightly written so there are no huge holes or what the heck moments to deal with. It was also a great romance as well as providing the viewer with great historical context. read more If you are looking for a historical drama to watch this would be my #1 suggested drama.

Also the episodes are short so the 108 episode count is misleading. It is not at all a hard drama to get through.
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    Ceinwyn 2 days ago

    Dunno what to say about this.. I am a huge sageuk fan but this was just dunno... I gave it 8, but it was only because of Solnan, Crown prince and a few other characters.. They should have cut it down for about 20 episodes.. Mexican telenovela xD

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    OKasiandrama May 27, 2017 - edited

    This takes place on Goguryeo, right?

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      namopanik 18 days ago

      Baekje, it says in the description. Same time (Three Kingdoms), different place.

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    namopanik May 14, 2017 - edited

    HD picture without HD makeup. So much skin texture. How nostalgic.
    /Also: they must have liked those eye close-ups. And people complained with Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, it doesn't even compare.

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    hanamalouf Apr 29, 2017 - edited

    Hello everyone. Right now I'm searching for a drama like empress ki and it was in the recommendation .I saw the reviews and I'm still a bit hesitating in wether watch it or not especially after watching dramas like eternal love . Empress ki .And almost every high rated drama .Do you think I should give it a shot

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    sunflower63 Apr 20, 2017 - edited

    It took me a long time to finish this saeguk as I watched in between currently airing dramas.
    I have to say that after a few doubts at the beginning of the drama on whether to carry on or not (as I was expecting too much makjang because of the bad sister) I was really glad I pulled through as it became more and more beautiful and involving as the story progressed.
    I have to say that now I will have the opposite problem, i.e. to find a saeguk just as lovely to watch at this one was.
    The story for me was really poetic from beginning to end...in particular some characters like Kuchon will be hard to forget, but I also really liked the King, The Marshall, Jinmu and the two main leads. Everything here was absolutely perfect and for me it was exactly like reading a really good historical novel. I will miss everyone here and I hope to see some of the actors of this cast in new projects soon.

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    ezin Nov 14, 2016

    i hate solhi, seeing her face makes me barf

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    LPA Aug 10, 2016 - edited

    Excellent drama series. My rating 97%

    Episodes are 30 min, so really 54 episodes instead of 108

    I didn't want it to end, it was sooo good, although last two episodes could have been a little more engaging--like all the episodes that came before. It felt a little too "wrapped up" at the very end, although it was a good ending.

    I loved the character "Kuchon," played by Yoon Tae-young--sincere expressions and captivating smile! Also, Seo Hyun-jin was amazing portraying Solnan--she is beautiful physically as well as her personalityl!

    All of the actors were excellent, as well as the cinematography and storyline. I could easily watch this again!

    "The King's Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang" is definitely worth watching and one of the best historical dramas I've seen (which are many)! It's at the top of my list with my other favorites!

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    Mei_Mei Jul 26, 2016 - edited

    Wow yesterday I saw the last episode . I really liked these series It was my first Korean series and I loved it with a passion . An emotional roller-coaster Tissues needed :-) 106 episodes seems long ,but they are 30 minutes episodes . Watch If you love palace drama !

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      Parknara Jan 26, 2017

      glad to hear that :)
      is it have much romance?

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      Mei_Mei Jan 26, 2017

      Oh yes. And funny at times. But indeed much romance :-)

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    Akna Jul 20, 2016 - edited

    I liked the beggining and the end. I felt like a middle of the drama was too draggy sometimes.
    Still, a good watch.

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      Mei_Mei Jul 25, 2016

      I am currently watching and yes : it also could have been 50 episodes :-)

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    tolenah Jul 17, 2016

    this is one of my favorite drama 10/10!

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    Mary28 Jun 14, 2016 - edited

    wait wait wait 108 eps whhhhhhhhhhhy???

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      azyjtevol Jun 17, 2016

      Well it's the equivalent of around 54 eps since each ep is only 30 mins long :) It's not too bad~ esp for a sageuk ;)

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      Mary28 Jun 17, 2016

      ok I can breath I didn't notice the 30 min for each ep. Thank you:)

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      azyjtevol Jun 18, 2016

      My pleasure hehe :D

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    sharreb May 28, 2016 - edited

    Miss Oh again brought me here. Gonna try this for Hyun Jin and because the heroine have traits like Mulan whom I love and admire

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      sayaraohara Jun 14, 2016

      Miss Oh brought me here too

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      Mary28 Jun 14, 2016

      omg me too, i can't believe I had never watch anything of her before oh hae young again.

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      sayaraohara Jun 17, 2016

      ikr where was this drama

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    carling5 Mar 22, 2016

    I'm 20 episodes in and I'm spellbound. I've already cried buckets and I agree wholeheartedly about Kuchon. Of all the characters, I am most invested in him. He makes you FEEL so much when he is on the screen and all without saying a word. That's special. Not to mention the fact that most women would kill to have a man like Kuchon by our sides.

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    Rouzmary Mar 5, 2016 - edited

    Absolutely loved it! And the best part - no love triangle!!! Such dramas are so hard to come by! For that alone this one is my favorite, but the plot & acting, music - it all was so good! This one will be re-watched for years to come ^^

    Is there any other such drama without any love triangle where the couple stays true to their feelings throughout the drama? I'd love to see it too ;)

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      SimbiAni Oct 12, 2016 - edited

      The best non-triangle-y ones I seen so far: Witch's Romance & Dalja's Spring!

      But also, try to finish Protect the Boss cuz it really was actually ~brilliant xD

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      Rouzmary Oct 16, 2016

      heh, thanx! guess I gotta pick up Boss then XD

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      SimbiAni Oct 16, 2016 - edited

      Welcome! PTB is ~kind of "triangle-y", but only in an awesome #OT3/4 way! ;P

      & I forgot to mention Coffee Prince - almost zero triangle, very well-done too.. ;)

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    The only character that has sincerely moved me to tears almost every time he is on screen is Kuchon (I don't know what it is about this man - but he moves my heart!) <3 <3 <3

    I don't know if it's the actor or the character but something about Jinmu's gaze just draws me into him <3 I love his moments with his "sister" <3

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    108
  • Aired:

    Sep 30, 2013 to Mar 14, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    30 min.

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  • Score:

    8.4 (scored by 609 users)
  • Ranked:

    #199
  • Popularity:

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