The Snow Queen (TV series)
|The Snow Queen|
|Written by||Kim Eun-hee
|Directed by||Lee Hyung-min|
|Starring||Hyun Bin, Sung Yu-ri|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Running time||Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)|
|Production company(s)||Yoon's Color|
|Original channel||Korean Broadcasting System|
|Original run||November 13, 2006– January 12, 2007|
|Preceded by||Cloud Stairs|
|Followed by||When Spring Comes|
|The Snow Queen|
|Revised Romanization||Nunui Yeowang|
|McCune–Reischauer||Nun ŭi Yŏwang|
The Snow Queen (Hangul: 눈의 여왕; RR: Nunui Yeowang) is a South Korean television series starring Hyun Bin and Sung Yu-ri. It aired on KBS2 from November 13, 2006 to January 8, 2007 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.
The drama starts with Han Tae-woong (Hyun Bin), a quiet, 17 yr-old math genius, entering a prestigious high school. There he meets Kim Jung-kyu, also a genius in mathematics. The two immediately develop rivalry and tension, but later become best friends. Through their conversations, we learn that Jung-kyu is a big boxing enthusiast. Meanwhile, Tae-woong stumbles upon a little girl being bullied in the street and saves her. The girl develops a crush on him and gives him her pager so that she can see him again, but they never exchange names or contacts. They promise to meet again soon, but this never happens.
In a highly anticipated International Math Olympiad, Jung-kyu fails to fulfill his father's expectations, and commits suicide in shame. Tae-woong, who wins the gold medal, struggles from guilt, as he feels like he is partly responsible for Jung-kyu's death. From guilt, Tae-woong quits school, leaves home, and disappears.
Eight years later, Tae-woong, now 25, is a nameless boxer, living a completely different life. He abandoned mathematics and pursued boxing in honor of Jung-kyu, but he still bears painful memories of his past. He then meets Bo-ra (Sung Yu-ri), a beautiful, but cold-hearted young woman. She is the daughter of a rich businessman, but has an incurable disease. After a chain of events, Tae-woong is hired as her chauffeur. They end up falling in love, but Tae-woong discovers that she was the little girl that he met eight years earlier, and that she is Jung-kyu's little sister. Throughout the story the two learn to find true happiness by helping each other. Tae-woong melts Bo-ra's heart with love and helps her open up her heart. In return Bo-ra helps Tae-woong with his painful memories of the past.
- Hyun Bin as Han Tae-woong/Han Deuk-gu
- Sung Yu-ri as Kim Bo-ra
- Im Joo-hwan as Seo Geon-ho
- Yoo In-young as Lee Seung-ri
- Go Doo-shim as Park Young-ok, Tae-woong's mother
- Jang Jung-hee as Go Soon-ja, Bo-ra's housekeeper
- Chun Ho-jin as Kim Jang-soo, Bo-ra's father
- Oh Mi-hee as Bo-ra's mother
- Kim Eung-soo as Lee Dong-seol, Seung-ri's father
- Lee Cheol-min as Park Dong-pil, boxer
- Kim Tae-hyun as Choi Choong-shik
- Jung Hwa-young as Park Deuk-nam, Soon-ja's daughter
- Lee Sun-ho as Kim Jung-kyu
- Lee Seo-yoon as Hong Ji-hye
- Kim Hak-jin as Ahn Sang-ho
- Ko Joo-yeon as young Kim Bo-ra / Yeo-rin
- Park Jin-young as Dr. Park, Bo-ra's doctor
- Choi Deok-moon as Section chief Oh
- Kim Jung-geun as Lee Geum-soo
- Ryu Jae-seung as Jung Eun-bok
- Kim Beol-rae as college math professor
- Choi Yeo-jin (cameo)
- Kim Yeo-jin (cameo)
- Popularity Award, Actor - Hyun Bin
- Popularity Award, Actress - Sung Yu-ri
- Netizen Award, Actor - Hyun Bin
- Best Couple Award - Hyun Bin and Sung Yu-ri
An Indonesian remake was titled Ratu.
- Chun, Su-jin (28 November 2006). "New drama's concept has passed its time". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
- "Snow Queen, Spring Waltz to Air in Japan". KBS Global. 22 February 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
- "Korean Idol Actor Hyun Bin to Visit Japan". KBS Global. 12 April 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
- "Hyun Bin's Fan Meeting in Japan Sold Out". KBS Global. 2 May 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
- The Snow Queen official KBS website (Korean)
- The Snow Queen at Yoon's Color (Korean)
- The Snow Queen at HanCinema
- The Snow Queen at the Internet Movie Database