The King Loves Previews Tense Family Drama And A Beautiful Bromance

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The King Loves Previews Tense Family Drama And A Beautiful Bromance
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The King Loves Previews Tense Family Drama And A Beautiful Bromance

MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama, “The King Loves,” got off to a solid start on July 17, seeing increased ratings from “Lookout,” MBC’s previous drama.

The first episodes introduced Crown Prince Wang Won (Im Siwan) and his tough family situation, with the tense relationship between his parents — King Chungryeol of Goryeo (Jung Bo Suk) and Princess Wonsung of Yuan (Jang Young Nam) — and the hate Wang Won gets from his father for being of mixed blood. We also met Wang Rin (Hong Jong Hyun), Wang Won’s only friend in the midst of hostility.

MBCs Pre-Produced Drama The King Loves Set To Wrap Up Filming Soon Ahead Of July Premiere
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MBCs Pre-Produced Drama The King Loves Set To Wrap Up Filming Soon Ahead Of July Premiere

The King Loves will soon be wrapping up filming!

According to industry sources, MBCs new Monday-Tuesday drama The King Loves is nearing the end of their filming schedule with the script of the final episode completed.

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Filming for the pre-produced drama began in January, and once the six-month-long journey ends, the drama will go through post-production before airing in July. The project has been garnering a great deal of attention as it is set to be Im Siwans last before enlisting in the military.

Im Siwan Shows Two Contrasting Personalities In New Stills From Upcoming Drama The King Loves
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Im Siwan Shows Two Contrasting Personalities In New Stills From Upcoming Drama The King Loves

MBCs new Monday-Tuesday drama The King Loves is nearing its air date, and the dramas producers have revealed more stills of Im Siwan!

The King Loves is a pre-produced drama based on a novel of the same name. It is a historical melodrama written by Song Ji Na and directed by Kim Sang Hyup. Starring actors include Im Siwan, Girls Generations YoonA, Hong Jong Hyun, Oh Min Suk, Jung Bo Suk, Jang Young Nam, and more.

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[Photos] Added new posters and trailers for the upcoming Korean drama
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[Photos] Added new posters and trailers for the upcoming Korean drama "The King Loves"

Added new posters and trailers for the upcoming Korean drama "The King Loves"

Directed by Kim Sang-hyeob

Written by Airborne, Song Ji-na

With Im Si-wan, Yoona, Hong Jong-hyun, Kim Jung-wook, Bang Jae-ho, Ki Do-hun,...

40 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00

A period romance drama, based on the novel of the same title, depicts a sad yet beautiful story of friendship and love during the reign of King Choongryeol to King Chooseon in Goryeo.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2017/07/17

[HanCinema's Drama Review]
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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The King Loves" Episodes 1-2

Won (played by Im Si-wan) and Lin (played by Hong Jong-hyun) are brothers. Won is small, impulsive, and reckless. Lin is patient, thoughtful, and tall. For most of the first episode we get into a fairly complicated and beautifully choreographed backstory about how Won and Lin were witness to the tribulations of Eun-san (played by Yoona), a girl who was on the wrong end of a bunch of assassins.

To be honest I wasn't totally that enamored with the first episode of "The King Loves" because while it looked cool, almost all of the action was being initiated by characters who lacked screen presence. The main important establishing storytelling it does is by showing off all those kickin' rad Goryeo era costumes. As is usually the case for Goryeo dramas, all of the characters, even the women, are unusually aggressive, so no poking around with obscure court procedures here.