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[Drama 2013] Cruel Palace / War of Flowers 궁중잔혹사 / 꽃들의 전쟁

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Cruel Palace – War of Flowers



Korea Title: 궁중잔혹사 – 꽃들의 전쟁 /
Chinese Title: 宮中殘酷史-花的戰爭
Genre: Historical/ Romance/ Drama
Episodes: 50
Broadcast network: jTBC
Broadcast period: 2013-March-23 to 2013-Sep-08
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 20:45


This drama depicts a cruel hidden story within the royal court.

It about the story of the beautiful but evil heart Royal Concubine Jo So Yong (Kim Hyun Joo) who controlled the power of the Joseon.


Kim Hyun Joo as Jo So Yong
Jung Sung Woon as Crown Prince Seo Hyun
Lee Duk Hwa as King In Jo
Jung Sung Mo as Kim Ja Jeom
Kim Joo Young as Bong Rim Dae Goon
Song Sun Mi as Min Hee Bin kang
Jun Tae Soo as Nam Hyuk
Jung Sun Kyung as Han Ok
Son Byung Ho as Lee Hyung Ik

Production Credits

Director: Noh Jong Chan
Screenwriter: Jung Ha Yun


Kim Hyun Joo as Lady Jo So Young


Song Seung Mi as Crown Princess Kang

Lee Duk Hwa as King Injo

Jung Sung Mo as Kim Ja Jeom

Jun Tae Su as Nam Hyuk

Jung Sung Won as Crown Prince Seo Hyun

Gu Won Hee as Queen Jo

Kim Joo Young as Prince BongRim

Relationship Chart

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Sad love story of Jo So Young+ Nam Hyuk
will be shown in 1st ep

and she turns evil
The King's men




credit to JTBC

[ENGSUB] Trailer 2

credit to dramafever

Watch ep 1 online

[NEWS] Kim Hyun-joo headlines JTBC’s sageuk War of the Flowers

With the success of Childless Good Fortune buoying JTBC’s roster, they’re not wasting any time lining up their next weekend drama: They’ve announced Dark History: War of the Flowers, which has cast Kim Hyun-joo in the lead role playing a Joseon-era femme fatale. The drama is a sageuk and comes from the team who gave JTBC one of its earliest hits, Queen Dowager In-soo, so you can bet expectations are heightened for War of the Flowers.

Kim Hyun-joo has played a lot of types of characters in her career (recent dramas include Dumb Mom, Twinkle Twinkle), but I still associate her with a gentle sort of acting style, so this may be a big change for her. She plays a concubine of King Injo, Lady Jo, who was born into the lowest class but won Injo’s favor using her beauty and her wiles, and turned into a seductress who kept the king under her thumb. She played a key role in fracturing the relationship between Injo and his son, Crown Prince Sohyeon.

Usually these dramas take forever to release all their casting news, dropping one tidbit at a time, but this one seems to be going for the all-in-one-shot approach: Chae Jung-ahn (Queen of Reversals, Coffee Prince) has also signed on as Lady Kang, the crown princess and wife of Sohyeon. Ah, so their antagonism will probably fuel much of the drama.

he crown princess has an honorable reputation and is known for her intelligence, and together with her husband she advocated for reforms in Joseon. You can see how that might not jibe so well with the power-hungry and scheming seductress trying to keep the king under her control. That makes Kim Hyun-joo's character Chae Jung-ahn's mother-in-law, though the two actresses are of an age (both 36), which should make the showdown interesting.

Complicating matters, Jeon Tae-soo (It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl) is onboard playing Lady Jo’s lover. So she’s got a king wrapped around her finger, a son-in-law to alienate, a daughter-in-law to battle wills against, and a little sump’n-sump’n on the side too? This lady has balls.

Cast as King Injo is Lee Deok-hwa (May Queen, History of the Salaryman), while Jung Sung-woon (Dong Yi) will play Sohyeon. Jung Sung-mo (God of War) will play Kim Ja-jeom, a well-known politician and Confucian scholar.

War of the Flowers will replace Childless Good Fortune and takes to airwaves in March.


LINK : http://www.dramabeans.com/2013/01/kim-hyun-joo-headlines-jtbcs-sageuk-war-of-the-flowers/

Young actor Kim Joo Young is added to War of flowers/ Cruel palace


Jeon Tae-soo in "Cruel Palace - War of Flowers"


Actor Jeon Tae-soo is starring in jTBC weekend drama "Cruel Palace - War of Flowers".

According to the promotions company, he has landed himself in the role of Jo's (Kim Hyeon-joo) first love Nam Hyeok.

This is Jeon's first drama in 3 years since "Sungkyunkwan Scandal" in 2010.

Jeon's role of Nam Hyeok is a character who was the child of a noble family but lives a hard life when his family is ruined. Although he is ever so poor, he doesn't lose his personality and elegance to support his one and only family, his old mother.

Nam Hyeok displays plaintiveness and tension at the same time as he follows in the path if his first love Jo's hidden truth and lies when she becomes the king's woman.

Jeon says, "I am hoping to show you various ways and action through Nam Hyeok".

The production says, "Jeon Tae-soo seems like the perfect actor to carry out the strong and soft images of Nam Hyeok".

"Cruel Palace - War of Flowers" is about the king's women who become evil to take over love and power inside the palace. It is written by Jeong Ha-yeon and producer Noh Jong-chan.

Kim Hyeon-joo, Lee Deok-hwa, Jeong Seong-mo, Jeong Seong-woon, Song Seon-mi and others make up the cast. To be aired after "Childless Comfort" in March.

Source : star.moneytoday.co.kr... ( English )

from Hancinema

Son Byeong-ho in JTBC "Cruel Palace - War of Flowers"


Actor Son Byeong-ho has joined the upcoming JTBC drama "Cruel Palace - War of Flowers".

Son Byeong-ho takes on the role of Lee Hyeong-ik who stands on the side of Jo (Kim Hyeon-joo).

Lee Hyeong-ik is Jo's mother Han-ok's (Jeong Seon-kyeong) secret boyfriend who is friendly enough with the family as he'd been in their house since the old days. He's not exactly close with Jo but whenever she asks him for help he helps her as much as he can.

When Jo sits by the king and steals all of his attention, she suggests Lee Hyeong-ik as a medical advisor from her hometown. Son Byeong-ho goes into the palace and lands himself in a big role as Jo's advisor. He takes sides with her to harden her position inside the palace.

Son Byeong-ho said, "I am happy to work with producer Noh Jong-chan from "Queen Insoo" once again. I shall do my best to make my character fulfill its role".

Meanwhile, "Cruel Palace - War of Flowers" is a collaboration between Jeong Ha-yeon and Noh Jong-chan and it will be broadcasted on the 23rd of March.

Source : www.osen.co.kr/articl... ( English )

source: hancinema

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JTBC drama '' War of Flowers/ Cruel palace'' holds its first script reading

Stills from JTBC'' War of Flowers /Cruel Palace''

Lady Jo( Kim Hyun Joo)
credit to Naver/ JTBC website

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Stills from War of Flowers/ Cruel Palace
Young Lady Jo

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er, the cast totally has to be updated. chae jung ahn is not even IN this drama. She's doing a drama with shin se kyung and song seung hoon though. 

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King InJo( played by Lee Duk Hwa)

its reported that he is playing the King for the first time in his 41 years career.

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Lady Jo's lover (Play by Jeon Tae Soo)
He is the warm Nam Hyuk, who keeps his love for Lady Jo and hides her true personality when she becomes the king's woman

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Guest YunRa1430270238

I'll update this thread more when complete cast listing and characters are out.

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Hanok (Lady Jo's mother)
she is the second wife of the house that's why the madame hates her because the husband loves her more.

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Saguek addict signing in.

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Seductive Lady Jo
JTBC official site

class="headline"JTBC drama ‘Cruel Palace - War of Flowers’ reveals photos of female lead Kim Hyun Joo

Upcoming JTBC weekend drama ‘Cruel Palace - War of Flowers’ will make its debut later this month on March 23rd. The production team has released new photos on March 5th of its female lead Kim Hyun Joo who plays the role of royal concubine Jo So Young in an alluring dance routine.

In the revealed photos, Kim Hyun Joo is seen doing a dance routine in a pavilion under the night sky and attracted much attention. Kim Hyun Joo is able to captivate the masses with her alluring moves and sexy eyes through her dance routine.

Discarding her past, the drama depicts the long and arduous journey that So Young goes through in her bid to become the king’s woman. The photos that were released for the first time shows the transformation of So Young, and instils anticipation for the drama in viewers prior to its debut. Kim Hyun Joo’s semi translucent hanbok added to her allure, and with the embroidery of several flowers on it, and the showing of her fair skin against the black hanbok, added to her sexy charms. Her red skirt was a sharp contrast to her black top, and makes one unable to get their eyes off her.

This particular scene was filmed at a film set on February 15th in Hadong, South Gyungnam Province. Filming begun at around 11 in the night, and only concluded until 4AM the following morning. Temperatures hovered on the low side, but Kim Hyun Joo went on with filming with her thin hanbok outfit. Prior to filming, Kim Hyun Joo stood up and started moving to keep herself warm from the cold, and showing her professionalism. To perfectly reprise the period dance routine that she had never attempted before in her career, Kim Hyun Joo prepared herself sufficiently before filming. Although schedules were tight, she still managed to get in 3 full lessons, and also rehearsed seriously for up to 4 hours daily. With her passion and aptitude for learning things fast, her teacher was full of praise for Kim Hyun Joo’s work ethics.

The production team revealed, “Through ‘Cruel Palace’, Kim Hyun Joo will be seeking to show the different sides of So Young, as she transitions from a naive young girl into an imposing royal concubine. Her numerous image transformations will captivate the hearts of viewers.”

‘Cruel Palace - War of Flowers’ is a drama that depicts the battles between concubines in the palace who turns to the dark side in their bid to gain love from the king and power. The drama will succeed current airing drama ‘Childless Comfort’ and make its debut on March 23rd.

By: Lee So Dam


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Guest livon123

OMG, I can't wait to see this, first I love Hyu Joo. Another  Jeon Tae Soo haven't seen him since SScandal. He is very handsome and good actor. Reminds me of Hyun Bin.

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Crown Prince Seo Hyun( played by  Jung Sung Woon)


credit to JTBC official website

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Nam Hyuk (played by Jeon Tae Soo)
credit to JTBC official site

OMO, he looks so cool here, I think I am in love with Nam Hyuk aka Jeon Tae Soo, I wonder how the writer will show us the love of Jo So Young and Nam Hyuk.
Also after she enters the palace? is there still love after that? and would he hate her for becoming another man's woman?? OMG so excited for this drama.

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BTS pics Kim Hyun Joo, Jeon Tae Soo and Kids
credit to baidu

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[Engsub] Trailer 2


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