Seo In-Hwa (Jang Shin-Young) is a college student studying painting at a prestigious university. In-Hwa wants to live her life differently from her mother who ran a hostess bar, but she is trampled over by power and money. Because of this, In-Hwa becomes a hostess in a drinking establishment. She overcomes hardships to become the best in her field. In-hwa then seeks revenge on the men in power who destroyed her life and let her mother die ....

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  • May 30, 2012 13 of 13 episodes seen
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  5
    • Story  8
    • Acting/Cast  4
    • Music  5
    • Rewatch Value  3
    I really liked Jotei, so I decided to watch Yeoje to see if it had a better ending or if it fixed some of the things i hated from Jotei. I will admit that I am a bit unfair in my critique because it took forever to finish this, and I ended up having to watch the last 2 episodes on my very limited knowledge of the Korean language.
    I did like the updates to the story, some of the characters are older than they were, and some are younger. Yeoje was also way less pervy than Jotei, but the girls in Yeoje created senseless arguments. It was like the writter said, "these two are supposed to be in a conflict here". FOr the age of
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Comments (10)

  1. 1800 characters remaining Spoiler?
  • danielnaon Jun 17, 2013
    the main actor is hot but he cant play very well... dropped.
    2 ❤
  • LukasM Jun 3, 2013
    this drama is good?
  • KdramaQueen89 Feb 19, 2012
    found out the ending so i decided to drop this even though the story seemed interesting...
    • allyson Sep 11, 2012
      Can I ask what the ending was that made you drop this one? Trying to decide if I want to add this to my list, but the lack of reviews on this one has me nervous! I don't mind spoilers whenever they can save me some heartbreak :p
    • KdramaQueen89 Sep 11, 2012
      the guy dies at the end while the female lead ends up pregnant with his chid=(
    • allyson Sep 11, 2012
      Oh, no!! That is just awful :( thanks for the heads up on that! I would have been so sad if I made it to the end and that happened. Too bad MDL doesn't have an "avoid like the plague" list :p
    • KdramaQueen89 Sep 12, 2012
      yeah now before i start a drama that has already aired i always read a spoiler for the end just to make sure its not a sad ending. i cant stomach those!
    • allyson Sep 12, 2012
      I should definitely try to be more proactive in doing that! I can still remember when I was trying to pick my first drama, I was really interested in A Love To Kill! Thank goodness I accidentally had the ending spoiled or I doubt I would have ever watched another drama again!
  • blackstar_aria Nov 27, 2011
    omg. I havent seen such bad acting in a long time. the male lead is as bad as one from a telenovela. However he is super hot, maybe thats how he got the role.
    2 ❤
  • KdramaQueen89 Oct 25, 2011
    i watched the first 2 eps and i got to say its pretty good=) The leads have hot chemistry!
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The Empress

The Empress


  • Main Title: The Empress
  • Native title: 여제
  • Also Known as: Yeoje

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
  • Aired: October 1, 2011 to December 24, 2011
  • Airs On: Saturday
  • # of Episodes 13
    Average Duration 50 min. per episode
  • Genres: Romance, Drama


  • Score: 6.52 (scored by 166 users)
  • Ranked: #1220
  • Popularity: #1877
  • Members: 352
  • Favorites: 0
3.3 stars - based on 166 votes

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