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I know what you are saying but the problem is that the villains’ moves and tactics are so obvious that it just makes him seem kind of stupid to not see what’s coming a mile away. It feels like they’re half trying to make a serious drama but at the same time the court politics is just nonsense. I’ve watched a lot of court dramas and been appropriately upset on behalf of the main characters but here I just feel like if he chopped off the evil minister’s head he’d be all set. It’s so easy to set someone up, I feel like they could all just frame each other back and forth. Even the extra prince is a silly caricature of a lost prince who feels wronged. I see no reason why anyone would support him to replace the king. They should focus more on the OTP because I think that’s their strongest point. She’s fully in love with the king now, as she should be. How could anyone resist those dimples? Maybe he should try smiling at the evil ministers. 

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@lizzydThank you, dear you lifted my mood xD

I only run through 9th ep to get spoiled and I think I will wait for 10th and will watch it fully together bcs 9th ep end make me so sad :(

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1 hour ago, lizzyd said:

I know what you are saying but the problem is that the villains’ moves and tactics are so obvious that it just makes him seem kind of stupid to not see what’s coming a mile away. It feels like they’re half trying to make a serious drama but at the same time the court politics is just nonsense. I’ve watched a lot of court dramas and been appropriately upset on behalf of the main characters but here I just feel like if he chopped off the evil minister’s head he’d be all set. It’s so easy to set someone up, I feel like they could all just frame each other back and forth. Even the extra prince is a silly caricature of a lost prince who feels wronged. I see no reason why anyone would support him to replace the king. They should focus more on the OTP because I think that’s their strongest point. She’s fully in love with the king now, as she should be. How could anyone resist those dimples? Maybe he should try smiling at the evil ministers. 

i think its the writters..if this were a longer drama probably could see more character arc development:tears:

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On 1/18/2020 at 9:23 AM, raziela said:

I think it's because she has had lots of plastic surgery and botox so her face looks odd especially when she is trying to show emotions

did she really have plastic surgery?? that is not a fair assumption. She is just an actress playing her part in this drama. I have seen her before in other dramas and she is quiet a good actress. 

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More stills of KyungBo's date:wub::

Kim Min Kyu And Jin Se Yeon Are On The Verge Of A Kiss In “Queen: Love And War”

Jan 19, 2020
by L. Kim
 

TV Chosun’s “Queen: Love and War” has revealed new stills from the upcoming episode!

The historical drama tells the story of Kang Eun Bo (Jin Se Yeon), a woman who wants to bring her twin sister’s murderer to justice. To do that, she will have to compete with every eligible noblewoman at the palace to win the heart of King Lee Kyung (Kim Min Kyu), who has been troubled with strange dreams after being shot in the head.

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In the last episode, Kang Eun Bo, whose misunderstanding was solved, and Lee Kyung, who doesn’t know the truth, grew increasingly closer to each other, warming the hearts of viewers while also giving them a feeling of sadness.

In the new stills, Kang Eun Bo and Lee Kyung are just moments away from their first kiss. The two are sitting by the river, and she is leaning against him with her eyes closed. He gazes at her with doting eyes and slowly leans towards her. The attention is on their sweet atmosphere, and viewers will be able to find out how they ended up at the river together.

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This scene was filmed at the Donggang River in Yeongwol, Gangwon Province on December 5 of last year. The two actors expressed their admiration of the beautiful scenery and prepared to film the scene with excitement. Jin Se Yeon warmed up the atmosphere by sharing snacks with the crew, and Kim Min Kyu showed consideration for her by warming up his hand so that her cheek wouldn’t be cold when he touched it.

During break time, Jin Se Yeon and Kim Min Kyu bumped into each other’s heads while sharing gummy snacks. Despite their friendly chemistry off set, they turned into affectionate lovers when the cameras began rolling. They perfected the scene with their deep gazes as Jin Se Yeon portrayed pain and Kim Min Kyu expressed his love for her.

The production crew praised, “The two of them looked so amazing in the shot that we marveled at them. Jin Se Yeon and Kim Min Kyu gave an eye-catching performance with their passionate gazes as they immersed into their roles. I hope you will look forward to what kind of path the two of them will take as they make their way through the drastic set-ups and tricks in the selection process.”

“Queen: Love and War” airs Saturdays and Sundays at 10:50 p.m. KST

https://www.soompi.com/article/1377925wpp/kim-min-kyu-and-jin-se-yeon-are-on-the-verge-of-a-kiss-in-queen-love-and-war

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I think LK is more powerful than others kings  even Lee Hwon in TMETS !

You know The Kings of Korea in Joseon perios were not like King Louis X1V of France or

Henry 8 of United Kingdom....not like Games of thrown hahahaha !

there were Kings in Korea but in  period Joseon , the country were ruled, not officialy,

but in reality....by 2 political factions Noron and Soron. You see in sageuk one side

they wear red and other in blue 

and these politicians had connections by marriage. Almost the Primes Ministers's

daughters are.... Queens.

 always control the power took place between families of the differents Queens !

Here Lk is luckier than LH in TMETS that his grand mother is by his side but she is smart too, 

she can't let the personal affairs can become a theat for the thrown !

LK is stuck, he can't move bc it's not the problem that the Queen is alive after the death !

But bc her father made a big mistake when he wrote this book.....it's a treason !

So  LK can save EB only when he can clear her father's name.....that, I don't know how

the writer can do bc it's him who said that he wrote it  haizzz !

After that there's another problem that the Queen is not this one but her twin sister

and I don't know what is the prophety about the twins born in that year !

there's only 16 eps right, it left 6 for the writer finding an issu to have an happy end and a good one !!!!

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Okay I need to wait for the subs...but I'm still wondering:-

  1. Why did Minister Jo want to put his daughter on the throne so badly?
  2. Why did he ask for the Prince to replace Kyung then never think much of him after that?
  3. Were all his elaborate plots JUST to make his daughter Queen? But whose Queen...? After all he did plot to kill Kyung too?
  4. What did EB's father write that was so damning?

Seems like next week is going to be a bucket of tears...I JUST  hope that the kiss happens after the confrontation per the preview...:tears:^_^

 

Also the Queen Mother, I've been thinking that I think strangely in her cold fish way she is VERY upset that someone tried to kill her grandson. Otherwise why would she would she NOT favour JYJ as Queen.....I mean aren't they from the same clan?

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30 minutes ago, PrincessMe2515 said:

Okay I need to wait for the subs...but I'm still wondering:-

  1. Why did Minister Jo want to put his daughter on the throne so badly?
  2. Why did he ask for the Prince to replace Kyung then never think much of him after that?
  3. Were all his elaborate plots JUST to make his daughter Queen? But whose Queen...? After all he did plot to kill Kyung too?
  4. What did EB's father write that was so damning?

Seems like next week is going to be a bucket of tears...I JUST  hope that the kiss happens after the confrontation per the preview...:tears:^_^

 

Also the Queen Mother, I've been thinking that I think strangely in her cold fish way she is VERY upset that someone tried to kill her grandson. Otherwise why would she would she NOT favour JYJ as Queen.....I mean aren't they from the same clan?

1. In Asia, filial piety is common and expected so you’d have extra clout and influence with the king if you’re his father-in-law. Also, the king announced before the second selection that whoever is selected will be granted the right to bear arms. That’s one of the main reasons they sent Eun Bo. 

2. At the time they thought the king was dead. To get involved with the prince now would be treason. 

3. He didn’t try to kill Kyung until after his daughter lost in the first selection. His original goal would have been to have his daughter be queen and then his grandson become the crown prince. That is likely still his current plan. Prob he would have married his daughter to the replacement king, that’s why he made sure the queen to be was killed in the first assassination. 

4. His father gathered scholars of the time and preached democracy. If he motivated and mobilized enough people, it would lead to a revolution as the people would rise and try to overturn the king and his regime. That is why writing and sharing the book was considered an act of treason. 

 

I decided not to watch this week’s eps and will wait until the end to marathon.  I never watch dramas live and it was a mistake to do it with this drama. @diane90 I know what you wrote is true but it’s frustrating. I just want an episode with no tears. I usually stick to rom coms but the leads are so beautiful I couldn’t help myself and once I saw his dimples I was lost. 

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28 minutes ago, lizzyd said:

1. In Asia, filial piety is common and expected so you’d have extra clout and influence with the king if you’re his father-in-law. Also, the king announced before the second selection that whoever is selected will be granted the right to bear arms. That’s one of the main reasons they sent Eun Bo. 

2. At the time they thought the king was dead. To get involved with the prince now would be treason. 

3. He didn’t try to kill Kyung until after his daughter lost in the first selection. His original goal would have been to have his daughter be queen and then his grandson become the crown prince. That is likely still his current plan. Prob he would have married his daughter to the replacement king, that’s why he made sure the queen to be was killed in the first assassination. 

4. His father gathered scholars of the time and preached democracy. If he motivated and mobilized enough people, it would lead to a revolution as the people would rise and try to overturn the king and his regime. That is why writing and sharing the book was considered an act of treason. 

 

I decided not to watch this week’s eps and will wait until the end to marathon.  I never watch dramas live and it was a mistake to do it with this drama. @diane90 I know what you wrote is true but it’s frustrating. I just want an episode with no tears. I usually stick to rom coms but the leads are so beautiful I couldn’t help myself and once I saw his dimples I was lost. 

It is also my first Go watching a drama in transmission and you do not know how much I suffered with the chapter ... I think that having chosen that girl as the new queen in the end will be the best thing they did since later it will be discovered that their Father was the one who killed Queen Eun-Ki and so Queen JO can be removed from his throne. Only then can Eun-Bo be able to stay next to the king

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18 hours ago, PrincessMe2515 said:

I think the issue is that Kyung is very young. From watching historiccals and chinese dramas, Kings need time to build their power base and establish their reigns. Hence, their beginning are often quite volatile and tumultous. 

 

At this point, Kyung has a powerful maternal family but the issue is that they are concemtrated on building a future liferline and not so much on him. He has no "hold" over them.Some kings use fear and some use brutality and other use their vision but as always they need to establish that :) Kyung has not really had that time. This is compounded if his father has died young and he is coming from out a long regency - nobles grow complacent................^_^.

 

This is my two cents on this :)

Source: My opinion based on watching endless historical dramas and reading history.:D:sweatingbullets:

Agreed. Also Lee Kyung is still very young and he only recently became King.  In Episode 1 his grandmother stated the mourning period for the late king just ended and mourning period was between 1 to 3 years (can't remember which:sweatingbullets:) so he has only been in his position for three years maximum and he is only 20 so he only became King as a teenager.  You can also see in the early episodes the Grand Royal Dowager is even still sitting in on his court sessions so he is obviously sill learning.  He is in a difficult position because he hasn't yet made any alliances with any of his own ministers or factions so he has no ministers to rely on.  He was hoping to start building his own "people" after the marriage with Eun Ki because as the Queen's father-in-law Kang Yi Soo would become his impoertant minister and advisor and, therefore, one of the most powerful ministers at Court but Minister Jo's plot put an end to that:tears:

 

17 hours ago, lizzyd said:

I know what you are saying but the problem is that the villains’ moves and tactics are so obvious that it just makes him seem kind of stupid to not see what’s coming a mile away. It feels like they’re half trying to make a serious drama but at the same time the court politics is just nonsense. I’ve watched a lot of court dramas and been appropriately upset on behalf of the main characters but here I just feel like if he chopped off the evil minister’s head he’d be all set. It’s so easy to set someone up, I feel like they could all just frame each other back and forth. Even the extra prince is a silly caricature of a lost prince who feels wronged. I see no reason why anyone would support him to replace the king. They should focus more on the OTP because I think that’s their strongest point. She’s fully in love with the king now, as she should be. How could anyone resist those dimples? Maybe he should try smiling at the evil ministers. 

I don''t mind the warring Left and Right Ministers because that is standard for every  sageuk drama :lol: but I agree the rebellion plan isn't really working for me.  It had potential but npw their only card seems to be using Eun Bo and that isn't going to work because as @lizzyd pointed out she has learned the truth and isn't blind with rage anymore so she is unlikely to go along with their plans.  I agree they need to develop Lee Jae Hwa's character to believe why they should support him as King.  I do think for Baek Ja Yong it's simply because he is convenient and he knows how to manipulate his emotions and will use him as his puppet. I also feel Jae Hwa doesn't work in the love triangle (love square with Young ji).  There are already so many obstacles in KyungBo's way that his infatuation with Eun Bo seems unnecessary and underdeveloped as he is too selfish, still using EB and has done nothing for EB since she joined the selection.  And he wonders why Kyung gets the girl!  

 

:lol::lol::lol: love the idea of Kyung using the power of his dimples to defeat people.

 

15 hours ago, PrincessMe2515 said:

i think its the writters..if this were a longer drama probably could see more character arc development:tears:

She is a rookie writer so that might be why as there are so many plot threads but I think a couple more episodes would help to develop some of the other characters.

 

13 hours ago, imgreatgal said:

did she really have plastic surgery?? that is not a fair assumption. She is just an actress playing her part in this drama. I have seen her before in other dramas and she is quiet a good actress. 

I can usually spot cosmetic surgery a mile away and hers is very obvious!  You just need to look at her old pictures and that very obvious rhinoplasty.  Having said that, I actually think she is doing a good job in the role especially with how she can carry her voice when she is outraged or angry and I find her character very entertaining. However, her cosmetic procedures do hinder some of her facial expressions.  Unfortunately, this is a growing problem with quite a few actors and actresses over the last decade as more and more go under the knife or take advantage of botox and fillers which stop their faces moving naturally. 

 

8 hours ago, diane90 said:

I think LK is more powerful than others kings  even Lee Hwon in TMETS !

You know The Kings of Korea in Joseon perios were not like King Louis X1V of France or

Henry 8 of United Kingdom....not like Games of thrown hahahaha !

there were Kings in Korea but in  period Joseon , the country were ruled, not officialy,

but in reality....by 2 political factions Noron and Soron. You see in sageuk one side

they wear red and other in blue 

and these politicians had connections by marriage. Almost the Primes Ministers's

daughters are.... Queens.

 always control the power took place between families of the differents Queens !

Here Lk is luckier than LH in TMETS that his grand mother is by his side but she is smart too, 

she can't let the personal affairs can become a theat for the thrown !

LK is stuck, he can't move bc it's not the problem that the Queen is alive after the death !

But bc her father made a big mistake when he wrote this book.....it's a treason !

So  LK can save EB only when he can clear her father's name.....that, I don't know how

the writer can do bc it's him who said that he wrote it  haizzz !

After that there's another problem that the Queen is not this one but her twin sister

and I don't know what is the prophety about the twins born in that year !

there's only 16 eps right, it left 6 for the writer finding an issu to have an happy end and a good one !!!!

There is so much for the writer to solve by the end with only six episodes left!

i agree Lee Kyung is lucky he has his clever grandmother on his side.  At the start, I disliked her for her coldness but she is a very intelligent woman who knows sometimes she has to be ruthless and puts her grandson and the throne first.

 

5 hours ago, PrincessMe2515 said:

Also the Queen Mother, I've been thinking that I think strangely in her cold fish way she is VERY upset that someone tried to kill her grandson. Otherwise why would she would she NOT favour JYJ as Queen.....I mean aren't they from the same clan?

I was going to respond but @lizzyd answered all your questions perfectly. Just to add to answer your Question 2: Lee Jae Hwa was declared Grand Prince and heir to the throne and he is the King's biggest rival until Kyung has a son.  Any ministers seen interacting with him would be viewed suspiciously.

 

The Grand Royal Dowager (Kyung's grandmother) isn't from the Jo clan. I think she doesn't favour JYJ simply because she doesn't consider her the best candidate for Queen.  She is also aware of how ambitious and manipulative Minister Jo and she doesn't want to end up with another situation like The Queen Mother and the Kim clan dominating everyone and only out for themselves and their people.

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Hello all! Joining this thread and I truly enjoyed reading all of your comments up until now. I recently finished Chocolate and could absolutely use another drama to help with withdrawal. I was watching both dramas as it was ongoing. Like many, this wouldn't be my usual but the plot and leads were too absorbing! Well, one episode turned into two, and now ten- and so the waiting game begins for the weekend. I'm so disappointed to see that this drama isn't being received well here with many threads, but I'm glad that we all appreciate it together here!

 

I wish that this was a longer drama. So far, I have literally seen ALL of the ministers going head to head against the king. I feel like the Queen Dowager is on his side (kind of but totally debatable) but the Queen Mother, obviously, isn't. 

 

The now-Queen, Ji Hwa literally is obsessed with the king but it is a political arrangement so I knew he was going to tell her off and break off any of her hopes of this being actually real. 

 

From the get go, Kyung probably knew that there was something off about Eun Bo lying about being Eun Ki, especially when EB had said that she was afraid of water (when her sister wasn't). It was a sneaky try from Kyung to catch her though, with the whole lantern scenario. I still think he won't care because she's truly sincere about her feelings toward him, and the fact that he's too deep in the whole relationship too. 

 

Ji-Hwa may not be harmful toward the storyline right now, but I can definitely see her turning evil in the next couple of episodes since Kyung told her off. She may team up with her father to humiliate the king as a payback, but I sense that her father (especially JH's family) and the entire Kim family will not escape trouble, including the prince for possibly revolting against Kyung. I'm glad that EB found out about it early. Wal is going to play a crucial role in finding that man with the symbol on the back of his neck, which we can likely tell it's Gye Pyeong at this point... I feel bad for GP though, he really does everything out of love and protection for JH and that's how JH's dad gets him to do all of these crazy missions...

 

I hope that EB will be forgiven by Kyung quickly after explaining what happened, and I hope no one dies with the poison in the next episode (no sacrifices please!)... Can I shout out Eunuch Hwang and Han Mo please? They're my favorite characters in the drama right now.

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Episode 10.

Aigoo ...that minister JOHeungGyeon, He still want to kill the King again (Once his daughter become Queen)?? Does he want LeeJaeHwa to become the King?? (As he was the one who brought LJH from hiding). Does LJH know JHG or what is their connection? Or.. Do we have another hidden 3rd Prince? LOL 

 

Interesting, the 3 ladies compete before the selection and after they got selected as Queen and Concubines. And I can't believe the King LK kept 3 of them:D. I'm looking forward for the scene between King LK visiting concubine SongYi, Hahaha..that would be an epic scene of SongYi telling the King in her mean, self-confident, and aggressive way like: "Excuse me, Jeonha!, you have to sleep here tonight because I won't let you leave this room! *wink*"  - To be honest, I want to pair LJH with SongYi in the future episodes.

 

Speaking of the dream, I'm wildly imagining for the next episode... I want the King to have a dream that; 2 or 3 of the women told him that they got pregnant (at the same time) :w00t: and only the King knows which baby is his...

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So JO lady became the queen.  Now what is Queen Jo going to do bc The KIng is in love with EUnbo? Is she going to harm eunbo or try to kill the king?

 

Does someone know is this going to air this weekend bc off the lunar year celebarition?

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Just watched ep.10, and I can say I like where the story is going. Of course, Minister Jo was annoying to the max. But that's credit to the actor, and the writing in the sense that as @diane90 mentioned (as well as what I've seen in other sageuks, not that many though) the King here really is not all powerful like one would be in other nations/cultures. The King relies more on having his 'people' in key positions in court. Unfortunately for Kyung, the two factions in court are both against him due to their greed and personal interest. On the other hand, I also agree with some of you here that the cunning ministers are not at all stealthy in making their moves, so it makes Kyung seem even more helpless despite his position. The only people who are really on the side are Queen Dowager, Eunuch Hwang, and Han-mo.

 

On another note, I'm interested to see why in the scene where Kyung went in for the kiss, he cried (there was a drop of tear falling :sweatingbullets:). LJH really does not care what EB thinks of him at this point, so I feel like his end is coming soon.

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I’m furious that Jo became the Queen! I was rooting for Eun Bo! This drama is so frustrating the King can barely do anything all the ministers are controlling him even his mother is being controlling also I was thinking his mother wanted him to make that evil girl from the Kim family his Queen, but aren’t they related that bit baffled me, I watched half of episode 10 and I’m taking a short break as it’s so frustrating with the bad guys getting their way!

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@Greta Masalskyte Just like in Europe back in the day, marrying someone related on your mother’s side was okay. Yes, it’s yucky knowing what we know now but it was common practice back then, especially in court or among the aristocrats. 

 

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I forgot who mentioned here that it would be nice if the king had only woman- but I laughed when in the preview one of the other wives complained that king only sleeps with Eun Bo. Hahaha He did wait 10 years for her! Boy has to make up for lost time. Lol 

 

@wizuwizu I think you meant why was he crying when he kissed her in the preview? There was an autocorrect so I think that’s what you meant. I’m trying to figure out the sequence of events in the preview. I think it’s an angry tear from finding out she’s been lying about who she is and possibly also finding out she’s plotting with people to kill him, but realizing he still loves her no matter what and hoping that despite all that, she does love him a little. That’s why the kiss is way more aggressive than the gentle one he tried in ep 10. I know he understands why she would want to avenge her sister and her father because he said so at the fabric place. I hope they resolve the storyline about her identity by the next episode because he really needs her on his side, not just because they love each other but because she’s the ONLY pawn both sides have been using this whole show. In the preview she says that she loves him in the past, the present, and for forever. Hopefully he will believe her. I wonder if he will have a dream that will prevent her from drinking the poison or if it will just not turn out to be deathly poison

On a random note, I am totally here for Dimples but I couldn’t help but notice in so 10 when she was asleep on his shoulder, Jin Se Yeon is so pretty! No wonder he waited 10 years for her! But what if she had grown up to look like the rather large-boned candidate? Anyway, it’s rare now to see a face that’s pretty much natural.

 

Like @razielaI can also spot plastic/fillers a mile away. I used to work at a children’s hospital plastic surgery clinic where our patients had plastic surgery mostly for congenital defects. Some of the surgeries they’re doing in Asia should not be done until kids have finished growing and we actually do hand xrays to confirm their bones are done growing.  In addition, they are followed closely by a psychologist to make sure they are in the right state of mind to make these decisions. I know that there is huge pressure to look perfect in the industry but it’s despicable of these money grubbing agencies and doctors to be doing this to teens and preteens who are too young to really know what they’ve signed up for. Besides the impact on their physical appearance, the need for repeat surgeries in the future because it was done before their faces were done growing/changing, they are also causing irreversible damage to their mental health. Anyway, excessive plastic surgery bothers me a lot, especially when it ruins an other use good actor’s ability to move his/her face and emote. Also, some of the nose jobs make their voices too nasally. 

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Trailer for Episode 11:kiss_wink::

Grand Royal Dowager:  The king is only seeing Consort Hong neglecting the Queen?

Minister Kim: What would be the problem? We just need to prevent her from getting pregnant.

Eun Bo: No, I will never do that!

Baek Ja Yong: You will have to.  your mother's life depends on it.

Eun Bo: Must you be this way?

Lee Jae Hwa: You won;t have time to hesitate

Lee Kyung: Sometimes when I see you, you feel like a different person

Lee Kyung: You're not Eun Ki.  Who are you? Tell me who you are!  Tell me!

Eun Bo: I loved you. I sill love you. I will only love you for the rest of my life.

(transcript taken from Viki as I haven't found the video uploaded with English subs anywhere yet)

 

18 hours ago, xprosperity said:
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Hello all! Joining this thread and I truly enjoyed reading all of your comments up until now. I recently finished Chocolate and could absolutely use another drama to help with withdrawal. I was watching both dramas as it was ongoing. Like many, this wouldn't be my usual but the plot and leads were too absorbing! Well, one episode turned into two, and now ten- and so the waiting game begins for the weekend. I'm so disappointed to see that this drama isn't being received well here with many threads, but I'm glad that we all appreciate it together here!

 

I wish that this was a longer drama. So far, I have literally seen ALL of the ministers going head to head against the king. I feel like the Queen Dowager is on his side (kind of but totally debatable) but the Queen Mother, obviously, isn't. 

 

The now-Queen, Ji Hwa literally is obsessed with the king but it is a political arrangement so I knew he was going to tell her off and break off any of her hopes of this being actually real. 

 

From the get go, Kyung probably knew that there was something off about Eun Bo lying about being Eun Ki, especially when EB had said that she was afraid of water (when her sister wasn't). It was a sneaky try from Kyung to catch her though, with the whole lantern scenario. I still think he won't care because she's truly sincere about her feelings toward him, and the fact that he's too deep in the whole relationship too. 

 

Ji-Hwa may not be harmful toward the storyline right now, but I can definitely see her turning evil in the next couple of episodes since Kyung told her off. She may team up with her father to humiliate the king as a payback, but I sense that her father (especially JH's family) and the entire Kim family will not escape trouble, including the prince for possibly revolting against Kyung. I'm glad that EB found out about it early. Wal is going to play a crucial role in finding that man with the symbol on the back of his neck, which we can likely tell it's Gye Pyeong at this point... I feel bad for GP though, he really does everything out of love and protection for JH and that's how JH's dad gets him to do all of these crazy missions...

 

I hope that EB will be forgiven by Kyung quickly after explaining what happened, and I hope no one dies with the poison in the next episode (no sacrifices please!)... Can I shout out Eunuch Hwang and Han Mo please? They're my favorite characters in the drama right now.

 

 

Welcome to the thread!:blush: So happy you are enjoying the drama.  I love the King's wingmen Han Mo and, especially, Eunuch Hwang.  He is captain, vice captain and treasurer of the KyungBo ship:lol:

 

18 hours ago, PororoQueen said:

Episode 10.

Aigoo ...that minister JOHeungGyeon, He still want to kill the King again (Once his daughter become Queen)?? Does he want LeeJaeHwa to become the King?? (As he was the one who brought LJH from hiding). Does LJH know JHG or what is their connection? Or.. Do we have another hidden 3rd Prince? LOL 

 

Interesting, the 3 ladies compete before the selection and after they got selected as Queen and Concubines. And I can't believe the King LK kept 3 of them:D. I'm looking forward for the scene between King LK visiting concubine SongYi, Hahaha..that would be an epic scene of SongYi telling the King in her mean, self-confident, and aggressive way like: "Excuse me, Jeonha!, you have to sleep here tonight because I won't let you leave this room! *wink*" 

Jo Heung Gyeon plan is for his daughter to have a Crown Prince, then kill the King off. Once the King has an heir, the Jo clan will be the most powerful at court.  Young Ji (but not really. We know it will be her father making their decisions and pulling the strings) will be regent until the Crown Prince is of age to be King.

Not that there is going to be a potential Jo grandson because Kyung isn't going to be "gracing" (aka having sex with her. I hate that euphemism:vicx:) if he can help it!:P  He is definitely going to be put under pressure by minister Jo and his minions though as she is now the "mother of the nation" and his legal wife so it won't look good if he is neglecting her 

Lee Jae Hwa was only of use when they thought the King was dead.  He is of no use to Minister Jo now his daughter is Queen. 

 

Kyung only agreed to Kim Song Yi as a way of placating the Kim clan and getting Eun Bo as his concubine too. If he had only picked Eun Bo the Kims would cause problems and all their anger would be directed at her. At least now Sony Yi is a concubine they think they have a chance of getting her into the King's bed.  I don't see Kyung ever "gracing" Song Yi either unless he is blackmailed or something.  He didn't choose her for himself and she is only a concubine so he doesn't have to sleep with her.  In a way, despite her family backing Song Yi is in the worst postion of the three: Eun Bo has the King's heart and Young Ji has the Queen title.  It's going to be a  bitter blow to someone as arrogant as Song Yi!

 

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- To be honest, I want to pair LJH with SongYi in the future episodes.

Haha! It would be an interesting pairing but Song Yi can never marry anyone else.  The final three candidates are classed as the King's women so they must either live a life alone or if they are lucky (debatable lol!:rolleyes:)the King will make them his concubines.  For instance, remember the other Kim girl  who was in the final three of the first selection that Eun Ki won? She was neither chosen as a concubine nor will she ever be allowed to get married as she still technically belongs to the King. It's very unfair and a reason why a lot of noble families did not want their daughters to enter the selection process. 

 

16 hours ago, joccu said:

So JO lady became the queen.  Now what is Queen Jo going to do bc The KIng is in love with EUnbo? Is she going to harm eunbo or try to kill the king?

 

Does someone know is this going to air this weekend bc off the lunar year celebarition?

She will definitely make Eun Bo's life difficult and blame her for "seducing" the king away.  We already saw her sour reaction when she heard the king went to see Eun Bo on his wedding night. She doesn't know about her father's plan to kill the King and I don't think she would agree as she wants Kyung.

:lol:Happy news! The drama is still going to air this weekend despite the Lunar New Year:lol:

 

9 hours ago, Greta Masalskyte said:

I watched half of episode 10 and I’m taking a short break as it’s so frustrating with the bad guys getting their way!

You should finish episode 10.  There are lots of great scenes from Eun Bo telling BJH and LJH she isn't going to be their puppet to some adorable Kyung x Eun Bo scenes:heart:

11 hours ago, wizuwizu said:

Just watched ep.10, and I can say I like where the story is going. Of course, Minister Jo was annoying to the max. But that's credit to the actor,

The actor is AMAZING though.  That scene where he cornered Kyung at the end of episode 9 was incredible and his final smile when he knew he had won.

 

Will come back later to comment on @wizuwizu and @lizzyd posts and the episodes because this post is already too long:sweatingbullets:!

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Hahahaha it happens exactly that I said....Jo's daughter becomes Queen 

and The King doesn't want consommation !

I saw in the prevew of next ep....the writer wants resolve the twin's problem first

I see EB looks like Ra On in Love in the moonlight......they are very strongs in the beginning

like tomboys; and slowly slowly, they become weaks and not smarts anymore !

I'm a little disappointed, she should be smart & strong to find the culprit and help LK to clear her father's name !

Let's me guess ....they'll revolt, LJH & Jo Minister, in the fights .....Jo orders to kill the King

and Jong Il will sacrifice to save the man she loves 

and LJH will sacrifice too for EB the woman he loves like Prince YE in TMETS !???

I"d like a sageuk not too long as Jumong, Dong Yi, Lee San.....

but not too short.........24eps are good enough !

Bc there are many problems in the palace, 16 eps can't resolve them

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8 hours ago, raziela said:

Kyung only agreed to Kim Song Yi as a way of placating the Kim clan and getting Eun Bo as his concubine too. If he had only picked Eun Bo the Kims would cause problems and all their anger would be directed at her. At least now Sony Yi is a concubine they think they have a chance of getting her into the King's bed.  I don't see Kyung ever "gracing" Song Yi either unless he is blackmailed or something.  He didn't choose her for himself and she is only a concubine so he doesn't have to sleep with her.  In a way, despite her family backing Song Yi is in the worst postion of the three: Eun Bo has the King's heart and Young Ji has the Queen title.  It's going to be a  bitter blow to someone as arrogant as Song Yi!

Very good points about KimSongYi and EunBo as concubines. Our King is so smart.

To me SongYi has stronger character than the Queen Jo. As we all see how bad SongYi's tantrum was each time she failed a mission during the selection, I think SY won't sit still hearing the King favouring EunBo and neglecting the Queen. SY is there to make move or complaint. IMO, based on her character, instead of waiting for the King to visit her in her room, Our SongYi is more likely to visit the King in his room :D. On her own initiative. LOL

 

Poor EunBo ya... what is she going to do with that poison? She's alone now in the palace, I think she needs Governor Hong or Wal for their opinions.

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