Anthony Kim, s brilliant CEO of a drama production company who will do anything and everything for the sake of money, fame and success. He is known to possess the Midas touch as he has created blockbuster dramas and Hallyu stars. When a death on the set precipitates his fall from grace, Anthony attempts to regain his former status by putting the drama "The Morning of Keijo" on air. And to accomplish that, he needs the help of idealistic Lee Go Eun, who dreams of becoming a top writer someday, and the handsome but egoistic actor Kang Hyun Min.

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  • Jan 7, 2013 18 of 18 episodes seen
    32 of 33 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  10
    • Story  9
    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  10
    • Rewatch Value  8
    Story: The story, for me, was totally refreshing. It gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes when dramas are being made, and it was nice to see. Like most dramas, it obviously had it's cliche obstacles for the main characters to pass so they could move on (I find it hard to believe making a drama is THAT troublesome), but it was never really anything that lasted more than one or two episodes.

    It moved along at a nice speed for me. It seemed to slow up a little bit when they got their extension from 16 to 18 episodes, and all of the added flashbacks made it a tad boring at times, but nothing that I couldn't ignore.

    Acting/Cast: Loved
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  • Jan 7, 2013 18 of 18 episodes seen
    32 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  10
    • Story  10
    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  10
    • Rewatch Value  10
    Want to discover the world all MDLers are connected with? Watch King of Dramas—The Ultimate Drama-within-a-Drama for us drama-addicts. Indeed, it was an extreme remark, but what can I do? I love this drama to pieces.

    Story: Basically, the plot will give you a parody about behind-the-scenes of drama-making and a man who will conquer everything for the sake of his ambition. The story isn’t really life-changing but it is certainly highly influential and enlightening in my case--at least on how drama production works. Yes , it’s supposed to be fiction but watching this one and at same time hearing news about real life drama made me wonder if in reality what was happening here is based on real life-drama filming experience.

    I love the writing—
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  • Both of these Korean dramas star Kim Myung Min. Having KMM withdrawals after King of Dramas? Try Beethoven Virus. He is an amazing actor. His character in Beethoven Virus also reminds me of his character in King of Dramas a tiny bit as well.
    reportRecommended by pigrabbit
  • Both drama revolve around the story of behind the scenes...we're actor,PD,writers are in too...even tough King of Dramas focus on production and World that they live in focus on directing both of them are still alike because both of them are in drama business telling us what's happening in there world ^^
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  • ShameOnMe2 15 hours ago
    Great drama! Superb acting! There was not a boring moment! One of the few shows that didn't drag and it got better and better. Kim Myung Min is such an amazing actor. You could not help but love him! I loved the way they pronounce Anthony! Choi SiWon was really good and he made me laugh so hard! I am gonna miss it!
  • lettuceloveHJ 2 days ago
    Loved! Best drama I've seen so far! Anthony Kim is so irresistible!
  • -kaze- Mar 12, 2014
    This was a great drama, the story kept me hooked (for about 15 episodes). After episode 15, the only reason I stayed was the Hyun Min and Min Ah couple. But the story was great and hilarious. A good light watch!
    1 ❤
  • 2013started Mar 12, 2014
    Watching it right now, so far I am hooked... But I am just disciplining myself to prioritize and do more important things first before I sit and watch or else - it'll be hard to stop watching.
    2 ❤
  • allyson Mar 4, 2014
    Can I just say that Anthony has some of the sexiest suits I have ever seen a man in! Those vests, I just die :p
    3 ❤
  • Noha_W Feb 26, 2014
    strenuous drama
  • wolfgirl9 Feb 25, 2014
    wow the last episode was a disaster ... a true example how 1 episode can destroy the whole drama!
  • wolfgirl9 Feb 22, 2014
    oh God ! lol I just finished episode 2! this is tooo dramatic, but still very well written ! lol !!
    1 ❤
  • kit1186 Feb 19, 2014
    Finally found a good drama Siwon is in. If you're a fan of Siwon this is a good one
    2 ❤
  • rainecat Feb 11, 2014
    Thought it was one of the better romcoms out there. Loved all the characters. Probably could've done without the extension but it's still great. :P
    2 ❤
  • joy_drama78 Jan 30, 2014
    I'm so glad that I watched this drama! Don't hesitate and give it a chance :) It has easily made its way into my top 5.
    2 ❤
  • nytwp Jan 24, 2014
    This drama has really great character development, very credible!!
    2 ❤
  • NiceNoona Jan 7, 2014
    Why did no one tell me about this series sooner! Sort of has a madmen like feel to it. On episode 7 and loving it so far :)
    3 ❤
  • kit1186 Jan 5, 2014
    Wow Fujii Mina is in this series. How interesting? She's really breaking out in Korea.
  • Lyrical Dec 30, 2013
    Is there Romance for ALL the main actors? (includig Choi Si Won)?
    • cookie567 Jan 4, 2014
      basically, but its not really focused on their romance. Every episode is great so you should watch it!! You won't regret it.


The King of Dramas

The King of Dramas


  • Main Title: The King of Dramas
  • Native title: 드라마의 제왕
  • Also Known as: The Lord of Dramas

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
  • Aired: November 5, 2012 to January 7, 2013
  • Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
  • # of Episodes 18
    Average Duration 1 hr. 5 min. per episode
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Makjang, Romance


  • Score: 7.94 (scored by 2,361 users)
  • Ranked: #246
  • Popularity: #81
  • Members: 4,771
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4.0 stars - based on 2,361 votes

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