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"The King's Face" tells the story of Prince Gwang Hae, an illegitimate son of King Seon Jo, who suffers since his childhood with the indifference of his father and the constant feeling that he hadn't a place in the palace. Gwang Hae sees himself inside a constant war between his brothers since King Seon Jo didn't have any legitimate son and had to choose between his sons who would be the Crown Prince. Inside all this tension, Gwang Hae finds again an old friend, Kim Ga Hee, which who promised to marry when they were kids. The burden of the responsibility with the people and the will to fulfilling his love put Gwang Hae on a sad path of renunciation who will put everyone against him and also define the future of Joseon. (Source: Ma Ri at MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 23
  • Aired: Nov 19, 2014 - Feb 5, 2015
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 1,531 users)
  • Ranked: #5923
  • Popularity: #2354
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
farmaiai
32 people found this review helpful
Feb 15, 2015
23 of 23 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 3.0
To help out those who are looking for a positive review of this drama, here I am writing my first drama review ever~
Hope I didn't give away too much here.
First of all, I wont call myself a saeguk fanatic, since I don't think I watch that much dramas of this genre, though I definitely do enjoy them and Korea's history.


Story:
Plot is interesting, satisfying amount of action and nerve-wrecking moments.
I definitely say that the content is like 80-90% political, with the remaining parts for romance, just to spice up and bring some colors to the political issues here.
I like how they focuses on the political history of Joseon with its neighboring countries instead of the usual domestic politics among the clans.
So I wont recommend it if you are looking for a more romantic saeguk drama like The Princess' Man or The Moon Embraces The Sun.


Acting/Cast:
I started this because of Seo In Guk, but that definitely isn't the main reason why i completed this.
- Seo In Guk
I do feel awkward at first seeing him acting in a historical drama, since this is his first.
I even thought that his voice isn't suited for a prince especially when he give out commands, which usually goes well with deeper voices.
But he improved over time, and before I knew it, I was too into his character, GwangHae, to even remember it's InGuk who's acting.
Definitely a good actor indeed.
- Shin Sung Rok
He's just PERFECT at playing the bad character. No words needed to describe it.
- Jo Yoon Hee
Not a fan of her acting. Keep feeling that there's something missing in the way she acts in some of her scenes.
- Others
I always feel that saeguk drama actors/actresses are the best. Most of them portray the characters clearly, which makes you hate or love them to the core.
Kim GyuRi's acting is worth mentioning, love the way she successfully acted the Kim GwiIn character that makes me dislike her, but at the same time feeling that she is pitiful and likable as well.


Music:
I'm addicted to it now, putting it on replay, so that should mean its nice ;)
I'm a huge ballad/emotional drama songs. They definitely have the good ones, the ones that when you listen to, you cant help but to replay scenes of the drama like an mv in your head. And it makes you emo afterwards (or maybe its just me XD)
Though I wish there are more songs instead of only 3 being repeated in 23 episodes.


Re-watch Value:
Since its hugely political, i don't think it is worth re-watching.
Unless one don't mind listening to the usual long political conversations in saeguk dramas :P
For InGuk fans out there like me, maybe it wont be so bad to re-watch it just to stare at how hot he is as a prince~~


Hope this helps :)

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Completed
purplenette
34 people found this review helpful
Feb 7, 2015
23 of 23 episodes seen
Completed 7
Overall 4.0
Story 2.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
Finally! The King's Face is one of the most boring dramas I have ever watched. I must say that it rivals Fashion King in pointless endings. The entire drama is just so pointless. I started to hope Kim Do Chi would defeat them all.

The cast is mostly good. I started this because of Shin Sung Rok. My mistake. Even he couldn't save this drama.

Music would get on my nerves at times.

I will never watch this again.

I do not recommend this drama even to seaguk lovers.
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  • Drama: The King's Face
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 23
  • Aired: Nov 19, 2014 - Feb 5, 2015
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 1,531 users)
  • Ranked: #5923
  • Popularity: #2354
  • Watchers: 6,150

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