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20231221105214_Jo-Jung-Suk-Shin-Se-KyungJo Jung Suk And Shin Se Kyung Hide Their True Identities Behind Facades In “Captivating The King”

Dec 21, 2023
by M. Lim
 

Jo Jung Suk and Shin Se Kyung’s upcoming drama “Captivating the King” has unveiled new posters!

Written by Kim Sun Deok of tvN’s “The Crowned Clown,” “Captivating the King” tells the cruel love story between King Yi In (Jo Jung Suk), a miserable king who harbors an emptiness within him despite his high position, and Kang Hee Soo (Shin Se Kyung), whose initial motive of seeking revenge against him transforms into an unexpected attraction.

Initially meeting as Prince Yi In and Kang Mong Woo, a female professional baduk (Go) player who disguises herself as a man, the two form a close bond through baduk while concealing their true identities. However, destiny takes a twist, bringing them back together in the palace—this time as a king and a spy. Now, their relationship is defined by mutual deception and hidden motives, adding layers of complexity to their entwined destinies.

Behind the veil on King Yi In’s poster is the silhouette of Prince Yi In donning a gat (Korean traditional hat). The striking contrast continues with King Yi In’s charismatic and robust presence emerging through the parted veil. His firmly sealed lips and subtly melancholic eyes tell a tale of his loneliness despite being in the highest position of authority. The caption, “I was captivated by you. Just as you were captivated,” unveils the intricate emotions of King Yi In as he falls for spy Kang Hee Soo, who is deceiving him.

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Meanwhile, Kang Hee Soo’s poster unveils a glimpse of her dual identity as Kang Mong Woo. However, stealing the spotlight is her true persona as spy Kang Hee Soo, a captivating woman with a resilient mindset and gentle charisma, poised to face off against the king.

Notably, Kang Hee Soo’s cold gaze at King Yi In piques curiosity about the story behind her character. The caption, “When you love them, you wish them to live — when you despise them, you wish them to die,” offers a glimpse into Kang Hee Soo’s undercover mission as a spy who approaches King Yi In secretly for revenge.

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“Captivating the King” will premiere on January 21 with Episodes 1 and 2 airing consecutively.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1633083wpp/jo-jung-suk-and-shin-se-kyung-hide-their-true-identities-behind-facades-in-captivating-the-king

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by Lily Alice, December 25, 2023
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tvN has unveiled two posters for its upcoming historical melodrama Captivating the King, starring Jo Jung Suk and Shin Sae Kyeong.

Jo Jung Suk portrays King Lee In, while Shin Se Kyung takes on the role of Kang Hee Soo, a spy seeking revenge against him. 

The posters showcase the striking appearances of Lee In (Jo Jung Suk) and Kang Hee Soo (Shin Sae Kyeong).

Through the veil, the true identity of Lee In and the disguised baduk player, Kang Hee Soo, is shown.

The blurry image of the veiled prince wearing a hat gradually becomes clearer. Whereas, the revealed part of the poster shows Jo Jung Suk as the stern King Lee In, captivating the audience with his piercing gaze and charismatic presence. Wearing a crimson robe, he exudes the charisma of a royal and seems to convey the loneliness and desolation of a king who, despite being in a high position, feels sad and weak.

 

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On the other hand, the blurry image of the noblewoman disguised as a baduk player is shown, presenting Shin Sae Kyeong as the determined woman, Kang Hee Soo. Her captivating charm and gentle charisma portray her as a strong, beautiful woman. Her cold gaze as she looks at Lee In leaves audiences curious about her story. 

 

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Captivating the King tells the story of King Lee In, embroiled in the peril of royal and political conflicts, and Kang Hee Soo, a spy, who approaches the king to get revenge. 

Captivating the King will premiere on January 21, 2024.

 

https://mydramalist.com/article/jo-jung-suk-and-shin-sae-kyeong-s-captivating-the-king-drops-new-posters

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Shin Se Kyung Is A Genius Go Player Who Disguises Herself As A Man In “Captivating The King”

 
Dec 26, 2023
by M. Lim
 

tvN’s upcoming drama “Captivating the King” has shared the first glimpse of Shin Se Kyung in character!

Written by Kim Sun Deok of tvN’s “The Crowned Clown,” “Captivating the King” tells the cruel love story between King Yi In (Jo Jung Suk), a miserable king who harbors an emptiness within him despite his high position, and Kang Hee Soo (Shin Se Kyung), whose initial motive of seeking revenge against him transforms into an unexpected attraction.

Shin Se Kyung takes on the role of Kang Hee Soo, a spy whose goal is to overthrow the king. Kang Hee Soo is a skilled baduk (go) player who mastered the game by watching her father play when she was young. Disguised as a man, she first meets Prince Yi In by chance and forms a close bond with him through baduk. One day, while playing baduk with Prince Yi In on a day of drizzling rain, Prince Yi In gives Kang Hee Soo the nickname “Kang Mong Woo,” as the name derives from the Korean words for “thick drizzle of rain.”

In the newly released stills, Kang Hee Soo adorns a gat (traditional Korean hat) and sports a blue male attire as she seamlessly portrays the guise of a man. Her elegant features and noble demeanor combine both handsome and beautiful qualities.

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Publicly presenting herself as a male baduk player, she fearlessly takes on challenges from other players one after another. Focused on the baduk board, the brilliant Kang Hee Soo swiftly rises to fame as a prodigious baduk player, maintaining an impeccable record of zero losses.

 

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The production team of “Captivating the King” remarked, “We cannot think of anyone other than Shin Se Kyung for the role of Kang Hee Soo. Shin Se Kyung breathes life into the character of the spy Kang Hee Soo, who, with her gentle charisma, will face off against King Yi In. Much like how she subtly infiltrates King Yi In’s heart like a drizzling rain in the drama, viewers will also find themselves captivated by her charm. We ask for your anticipation.”

“Captivating the King” will premiere on January 21 with Episodes 1 and 2 airing consecutively.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1633625wpp/shin-se-kyung-is-a-genius-go-player-who-disguises-herself-as-a-man-in-captivating-the-king

 

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Jo Jung-seok and Shin Se-kyung seduce each other in teaser

by Jenzy

 

The latest teaser for Captivating the King drops us right into the relationship between the mad king Jo Jung-seok (Hospital Playlist 2) and our cross-dressing, baduk-playing spy Shin Se-kyung (Arthdal Chronicles: The Sword of Aramun), leaving us to ask who exactly is seducing who.

The teaser opens on King Lee In (Jo Jung-seok) daydreaming of an encounter he had back when he was a prince playing baduk with a man named Mong-woo (Shin Se-kyung), whom he tenderly calls his “misbehaving brother.” We then cut to them present day — Lee In as a king and “Mong-woo” now back to her original identity Hee-soo — as they think of one of their final encounters. Hee-soo as Mong-woo had given Lee In a small stone to watch over while she left, promising to come back for it by the next rainfall.

 

 

We don’t know what went down in their final meeting, but when we cut to our characters in present day, Lee In wastes no time telling Hee-soo what he’s always felt: “Mong-woo, I like you.” Then comes an emotional flurry of scenes from their past as the music swells: them playing baduk, walking together, and goofing off. All to end on the final scene where Hee-soo tells Lee In in the voiceover that she has a wish as she leans in to kiss him.

While we do know their love story will eventually become polluted with revenge, subterfuge, and political scheming, it’s nice to initially ground ourselves in the leads’ chemistry and get an understanding of how things must have been before things soured. I’m also just so excited to see Jo Jung-seok playing an earnest, melodramatic role again as I have been waiting for literal years for him to return to his King 2 Hearts-level pining.

Written by Kim Sun-deok (The Crowned Clown) and directed by Jo Nam-gook (The Good Detective), Captivating the King will premiere January 21 on tvN.

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2023/12/jo-jung-seok-and-shin-se-kyung-seduce-each-other-in-teaser/

 

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11+ New K-Dramas To Add To Your Watch List In January 2024

Jan 2, 2024
by D. Kim
 

A new year has arrived along with a new batch of K-dramas! 2024 is starting strong with a variety of new dramas to satisfy fans of diverse genres.

Here are new K-dramas to check out in January:

 

“Captivating the King”

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Cast: Jo Jung Suk, Shin Se Kyung, Lee Shin Young, Park Ye Young, Son Hyun Joo, Jo Sung Ha

Premiere Date: January 21

Broadcast Details: Sundays at 9:20 p.m. KST on tvN

“Captivating the King” tells the cruel love story between King Yi In (Jo Jung Suk), a miserable king who harbors an emptiness within him despite his high position, and Kang Hee Soo (Shin Se Kyung), whose initial motive of seeking revenge against him transforms into an unexpected attraction.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1634627wpp/11-new-k-dramas-to-add-to-your-watch-list-in-january-2024

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Jo Jung Suk And Choi Dae Hoon Are Brothers In Riveting Battle For The Throne In “Captivating The King”

Jo Jung Suk And Choi Dae Hoon Are Brothers In Riveting Battle For The Throne In “Captivating The King”

 

tvN’s upcoming drama “Captivating the King” has unveiled a glimpse of Jo Jung Suk and Choi Dae Hoon’s sibling rivalry!

 

Written by Kim Sun Deok of tvN’s “The Crowned Clown,” “Captivating the King” tells the cruel love story between King Yi In (Jo Jung Suk), a miserable king who harbors an emptiness within him despite his high position, and Kang Hee Soo (Shin Se Kyung), whose initial motive of seeking revenge against him transforms into an unexpected attraction.

 

Jo Jung Suk takes on the role of Yi In, a prince wounded by the harsh reality that his unwavering loyalty to his beloved elder brother King Yi Sun is misconstrued as a traitorous act. Choi Dae Hoon portrays Yi Sun, the king of the nation and Yi In’s step-older brother. Plagued by feelings of inferiority towards the perfect Yi In and haunted by the constant fear of being dethroned, Yi Sun succumbs to madness, setting the stage for an intense clash with Yi In for the throne.

 

The newly released stills capture Yi In and Yi Sun facing each other in an intense and icy confrontation. Yi Soon’s face is shrouded in deep shadows, appearing unwell. Disheveled and seemingly fatigued, Yi Sun directs a chilling gaze toward Yi In, evoking both tension and unease. The atmosphere suggests an imminent emotional outburst, heightening viewers’ anticipation for the forthcoming conversation between the two brothers.

 

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On the other hand, Yi In lowers his head respectfully and adheres to proper etiquette in the presence of his elder brother. The sharp yet cautious look in Yi In’s eyes as he observes Yi Sun is brimming with fear and caution. One still especially captures Yi In’s surprised expression at Yi Sun’s words, further piquing curiosity about the evolving situation.

 

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The interaction between Yi In and Yi Sun promises a captivating twist in the narrative, unveiling the different destinies of the brothers. Despite being stepbrothers, Yi In and Yi Sun initially showcased an exceptional brotherly bond, with Yi In even vowing to live as a devoted subject to his brother who cherished him since childhood. However, the stills exude a tense atmosphere, prompting questions about the forthcoming dramatic developments between the two.

 

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The production team remarked, “Jo Jung Suk and Choi Dae Hoon delivered a flawless performance of the brothers’ intense conflict over the throne, capturing the characters’ emotions through their expressive eyes and tone of speech. Please look forward to the compelling narrative of the two brothers’ conflict.”

 

“Captivating the King” will premiere on January 21 with Episodes 1 and 2 airing consecutively.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1635273wpp/jo-jung-suk-and-choi-dae-hoon-are-brothers-in-riveting-battle-for-the-throne-in-captivating-the-king

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Jo Jung Suk Is Drawn To Shin Se Kyung In Disguise In New Drama “Captivating The King”

Jo Jung Suk Is Drawn To Shin Se Kyung In Disguise In New Drama “Captivating The King”

 

tvN’s upcoming drama “Captivating the King” has shared a sneak peek of Jo Jung Suk and Shin Se Kyung’s first meeting!

 

Penned by “The Crowned Clown” writer Kim Sun Deok, “Captivating the King” will tell the love story of King Yi In (Jo Jung Suk), a miserable monarch who feels empty inside despite his high position, and Kang Hee Soo (Shin Se Kyung), whose initial plot of revenge against him transforms into an unexpected attraction.

 

In newly released stills from the upcoming drama, Kang Hee Soo disguises herself as a male Go player as part of her plan to overthrow the king. While playing a game of Go, her gaze turns sharp and fiery in the blink of an eye.

 

The disguised Kang Hee Soo catches the eye of King Yi In, who happens to be out for a leisurely stroll. Instinctively drawn to this skillful player, Yi In is unable to take his eyes off her as he watches her with a curious gaze.

 

Furthermore, when the gambling Go players angrily rebuke Yi In, Kang Hee Soo is the only one who boldly stands up for him and expresses her support of the king—and in the process, she winds up stealing the lonely Yi In’s heart.

 

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Praising the leads’ acting, the “Captivating the King” production team commented, “Jo Jung Suk and Shin Se Kyung are detailed acting experts who don’t miss the subtle emotional changes [in their characters] from moment to moment.”

 

They went on to add, “Please look forward to the chemistry between the two actors, whose characters will build a layered fate together after their impactful first meeting.”

 

“Captivating the King” will premiere on January 21 at 9:20 p.m. KST.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1636396wpp/jo-jung-suk-is-drawn-to-shin-se-kyung-in-disguise-in-new-drama-captivating-the-king

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News bites: January 9, 2024

by tccolb

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New stills have dropped for tvN’s Captivating the King, showcasing a not-yet-king Jo Jung-seok (Hospital Playlist 2) and the gambling baduk-player Shin Se-kyung (Arthdal Chronicles: The Sword of Aramun). Premiering in less than two weeks on January 21, the sageuk-romance will be airing in the weekend slot following Maestra: Strings of Truth. [News1]

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/01/news-bites-january-9-2024/

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New casting news! :).

 

KimSeoHa confirmed cast for tvN drama CaptivatingTheKing, he will act as Min Sang-ho who is LeeSinYoung’s friend and BaekSeokKwang’s younger brother, he is a cheerful person and not very greedy for power. Broadcast on Jan 21.

 

 

UhmHyoSup confirmed cast for tvN drama CaptivatingTheKing, he will act as Oh Wook-hwan who is the Yeoheung Buwongun and the Queen HaSeoYoon’s father, he could do anything for wealth and honor. Broadcast on Jan 21.

 

 

tvN drama CaptivatingTheKing ChoJungSeok still cuts, broadcast on Jan 21.

 

 

 

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