Mr. Queen (2020)
Everyone in the palace has a secret. A secret concealed by lies. A secret that cannot be seen or heard. A secret that is waiting for the right moment. To keep the secret hidden deep in their hearts, they all wear masks. But the seal is bound to break.
Mr. Queen Synopsis: Everyone who lives in a palace has secrets. Bong Hwan is a chef working at the Blue House in the present day. He is so talented that he can figure out one’s health conditions and even get into their mind by just observing what they pick for their side dishes. He somehow gets trapped in the body of Kim So Yong, a queen in the Joseon dynasty, and meets King Cheoljong, the two-faced king full of secrets. At first, they go through a hard time trying to understand each other. However, throughout the drama, they show how their sham marriage turns them into strong companions after enduring confrontations and misunderstandings. (Source: Viu)
- Shin Hye-sun as Kim So-yong, Queen Cheorin
She is the Queen of Joseon who has the soul of a man in her body.
- Kim Jung-hyun as Yi Won-beom, King Cheoljong
He is the 25th king of the Joseon Dynasty, with a “Jekyll and Hyde” personality.
- Genre: Historical / Romantic comedy / Fantasy / Body swap
- Based on the original Chinese web drama Go Princess Go
- Episodes: 20
- Aired: Dec 12, 2020 – Feb 14, 2021
- Original Network: tvN
- The series is the 7th highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history.
- It also set a record for tvN by achieving the 5th highest rating in the network’s history.
There’s something really special and unique about Mr. Queen. It was consistently good and hilarious until the very end. It gives thrill and excitement one episode after another.
Mr. Queen brought a lot of laughter in every single episodes. I enjoyed how this drama has an equivalent amount on the intense and hilarious scenes.
The whole cast was amazing, they did a great job portraying every character, the acting was excellent and top-notch.
What’s special about this drama was probably the interesting characteristic of two main leads. The “No Touching Couple” really complement each other. They have a wonderful chemistry with each other. I also loved side characters and their interactions as well.
Kim Jung Hyun acting was superb and the king’s character suits him. He was very funny and did very well on his action scenes.
Shin Hye Sun was the perfect choice to portrait our beloved Mr. Queen, she did an amazing job and never failed to make me laugh, and at making me love her character each time more and more. She got the best portrayal among all the actresses who I’ve seen trying to act as guy. The way she sits, she walks, even the detailed expression on how she reacts, just so natural that I never had a second to not believe it’s really a male trapped in a woman’s body.
My Overall Rating – 8.5/10 (It was a roller coaster ride for me filled with so much laughter. I totally recommend checking this out, if you want a good laugh.)
INSPIRING K-DRAMA QUOTES FROM MR. QUEEN
- “Confucius said one’s heart is more complicated than nature… and seeing through one’s heart is harder than seeing through the sky.” -Jwa Geun
- “Do not think too much about it. Sometimes, thinking can put you in a swamp. The more struggle, the deeper you fall. It will be more painful.” -Byeong In to So Yong
- “Even if I fail, I will do my best. Until this guy called fate gets tired of me. I will not let him eat me up easily.” -Our King
- “How miraculous it is… that tomorrow comes every day? However, we do not realize it is a miracle until the day when tomorrow does not come. It is because we are foolish, and we only realize what is precious after we lose it.”
- “Life is hard even if you live off your own pride.”
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