Empress Ki (TV series)

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Empress Ki
Empress Ki-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Empress Ki. Left to right: Toghon Temür, Empress Ki, Wang Yoo.
GenreDin Jonas Mehra |Historical
Written by
Directed by
  • Han Hee
  • Lee Sung-joon
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes51
Production
Executive producer(s)Joo Sung-woo
Producer(s)Cho Yoon-jung
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Victory Contents
DistributorMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Release
Original networkMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Picture formatHDTV 1080i 16:9
Original releaseOctober 28, 2013 (2013-10-28) –
April 29, 2014 (2014-04-29)
Chronology
Preceded byGoddess of Fire
Followed byTriangle
External links
Website
Empress Ki at Victory Contents

Empress Ki (Hangul기황후; Hanja奇皇后; RRGi Hwanghu) is a television series starring Ha Ji-won as the titular Empress Ki.[1] It aired on MBC from October 28, 2013 to April 29, 2014 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 51 episodes.

A domestic and overseas hit, the series received the Golden Bird Prize for Serial Drama at the 9th Seoul International Drama Awards. Ha Ji-won also won the Grand Prize at the MBC Drama Awards for her performance.

Title[edit]

The early working title was Hwatu (Hangul화투; lit. "Battle of Flowers") but the title was changed to prevent confusion with the similarly named playing cards.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The series revolves around Gi Seungnyang, a Goryeo-born woman who ascends to power despite the restrictions of the era's class system, and later marries Toghon Temür (Emperor of Mongol Empire) to become an empress of the Yuan dynasty, instead of her first love, Wang Yu. It managed to highlight the deep love the Emperor embedded in Lady Ki and depicts her loves and political ambitions.[3]

Plot[edit]

Seungnyang is a young Goryeo-born girl who witnesses the traumatic death of her mother by the hands of General Dangkise, and grows up as a man to conceal her identity as a woman under the alias, "The Jackal". Her reputation attracts the likes of Wang-Yoo, the deposed prince of Goryeo, who slowly begins to yearn for Seungyang's love, not knowing that she is a woman. Seungnyang also starts to fall for him.

When Wang-Yoo is eventually crowned the King of Goryeo, Seungnyang meets Ta-hwan, the exiled prince of Yuan. After enduring a journey with Ta-hwan to escape his pursuers, Seungyang finds her long-lost father, who is tortured and locked in prison to die after Ta-hwan lied about her father under the pressure of El Temur, without any knowledge that he was Seungyang's father. Ta-hwan returns to Yuan as the new emperor, while Seungnyang's identity as a woman is discovered by Dangkise and Wang-Yoo (after he is deposed once again), causing her to be taken to Yuan as either a water maid in the palace or Dangkise's concubine. She vows to take revenge on Ta-hwan, who is now wed to El Temur's jealous and twisted daughter Tanasiri, is forcefully and ends up in the palace as a water maid. However her identity is soon discovered by Emperor Ta-hwan, who begins to yearn and obsess over Seungyang, who is now known as Nyang. Nyang befriends other Goryeo-born people in the palace, such as Dok-man, Hong-dan, and Lady Pak, while also attracting danger due to the likes of Dangkise, who lusts after her. Meanwhile, Wang-Yoo is fighting a war with the Turks, led by Yon Feisu, and wins, coming to Yuan to save Nyang. He soon befriends El Temur in order to get close to his secrets and gain his trust, and is soon given the rights to take Nyang out of the palace after an incident where she is tortured in prison. Nyang soon becomes engaged to Wang Yoo and eventually bears his child, but in an attempt to leave the palace secretly with Lady Pak, Pak and other maids are slaughtered by Yeom Byung-soo and others under the command of Tanasiri out of jealously towards Pak's pregnancy (Lady Pak was pregnant with Emperor Ta-hwan's child). Nyang gives birth to Star, but soon loses him after they are thrown off of a cliff; fortunately for Nyang, she is saved by Jokho, an ally, but presumes her child to be dead. Meanwhile, Wang-Yoo and Ta-hwan are devastated by the death of Nyang, with Ta-hwan losing his ability to talk and Wang-Yoo marrying in order to strengthen his ties with El Temur and Yuan. Nyang and Jokho are sold into the Eagle House, who plan on auctioning the two off to bidders. Nyang is soon spotted by Tal Tal and Bayan, who buy her. After consulting with Bayan and Tal Tal, Nyang is chosen as the concubine representing their province, and soon surprises everyone in the Yuan palace, including Ta-hwan, who begins to show his favor for Nyang. Empress Tanasiri grows jealous of Nyang, and attempts to get rid of her any chance she has. She also has a son, Maha, who is actually the son of Nyang and Wang-Yoo after he was found by a monk in the river. Unfortunately, her schemes come to an end after El Temur is killed. Tanasiri is publicly hanged, and Dangkise, who is secretly living with Yeom Byeong-soo, watches and plans his revenge on Nyang. Nyang bears a son with Emperor Ta-Hwan named Ayushiridara, and Bayan is named Regent. However, the Empress Dowager and Bayan, who used to support Nyang, begin to try and stop her from becoming Empress, for she is not of Yuan blood. Therefore, Bayan brings his niece, Bayan Hudu, who seems kind and compassionate but is soon revealed to be sinister and cruel. Empress Dowager Budashiri raises Maha, Tanasiri's son, and has him believe that Nyang slaughtered his family, causing him to grow up hating Nyang and Goryeo. Ayushiridara is the favored son of the emperor, and Maha is rejected by Ta-hwan due to the fact that he is believed to be Tanasiri's son. However, Maha is soon slaughtered by Yeom Byeong-soo under the order of the Empress, and Nyang discovers Maha was Star all along. Wang-Yoo soon realizes that Maha was his son, and is devastated by the loss of Maha. Meanwhile, Ta-hwan is growing insane from falsified letters of love between Nyang and Wang-Yoo. Nyang and Tal Tal decide to kill Bayan, who has grown corrupt and blinded by his own power. Bayan Hudu is exiled, and Tal Tal becomes the new Regent.

It is soon revealed to Ta-hwan that Maha was Nyang and Wang-Yoo's child by Dangkise, who is killed in his plan to exact revenge on Nyang. Ta-hwan, after learning of the secret, decides to assassinate everyone who knew of the secret, including Wang-Yoo, in order to protect Nyang. He kills Wang-Yoo, who professes he will always love Nyang and protect her no matter what. Nyang mourns the loss of Wang-Yoo, and becomes the Empress of Yuan. She orders the death of Bayan Hudu and those who are not loyal to the Emperor. It is soon revealed that the Emperor's eunuch was the leader of Eagle House, and was feeding Ta-hwan a secret but lethal poison from which he will soon die.

In order to protect Nyang and Ayushiridara, the Emperor kills his eunuch and exposes the Empress Dowager for her power-hungry ways. The Empress Dowager poisoned herself, Yeom Byeong-soo is stoned to death by Goryeo-born people, and Nyang rules as the Empress Dowager with her son, Ayushiridara, who is the Crown Prince. During the invasion of Mongols, Tal Tal is killed in battle, and Ta-hwan dies in Nyang's arms, after she confesses she has always loved him. In a flashback sequence, Nyang is riding with Ta-hwan before being scolded by Wang-Yoo for not being cautious with Ta-hwan. Ta-hwan defends Nyang, and says that it was his order. Nyang's horse is gone, and she must choose between Wang-Yoo and Ta-hwan.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Empress and Consort of Toghan Temür / Fiancee of Wang Yoo / Jackal

King of Goryeo

Emperor of Yuan dynasty)

Empress or Wife of Toghan Temür / Daughter of Regent El Temür

Supporting[edit]

Special appearances[edit]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Empress Ki
OST
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released2013 (2013)
Genre
Language{{Korean}}
LabelStone Music Entertainment
Hwa&Dam Pictures
Glove Entertainment

OST Part 1[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Thorn Love" (가시사랑)4men3:34
2."Thorn Love" (Inst.) 3:34
Total length:7:58

OST Part 2[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Love Wind" (사랑 바람)WAX3:05
2."Love Wind" 3:05
Total length:6:10

OST Part 3[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Love You" (사랑 합니다)Junsu3:41
2."Love You" (Inst.) 3:41
Total length:8:52

OST Part 4[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Just Once" (한번만)Soyou4:11
2."Just Once" (Inst.) 4:11
Total length:8:22

OST Part 5[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."The Wind" (ㅂ람결)Park Wan-kyu3:29
2."The Wind" (Inst.) 3:29
Total length:6:58

OST Part 6[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."The Day"ZIA3:35
2."The Day" (Inst.) 3:35
Total length:7:50

OST Part 7[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."To the Butterfly" (나비에게)Ji Chang-wook4:06
2."To the Butterfly" (Inst.) 4:06
Total length:8:12
Disc 2:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Empress Ki (Opening Title)"Kim Jang Woo3:20
2."Empress ki (Main theme)"Kim Jang Woo5:14
3."Emperor"Kim Jang Woo2:20
4."Destiny"Kim Jang Woo5:29
5."Flower Blossom"Kim Jang Woo5:38
6."The Greatest Day"Kim Jang Woo2:38
7."Fate"Kim Jang Woo4:47
8."Princess"Kim Jang Woo2:58
9."Heroes"Kim Jang Woo2:09
10."Horse Riding"Kim Jang Woo1:31

Reception[edit]

The series attained high ratings during its run, ranking first in its timeslot with a peak viewership rating of 33.9 percent.[4][5] According to a report by Taiwan’s drama channel ETTV, the series was ranked as the best foreign program for 2014 with 5.35% viewership rating, becoming the second Korean drama after Jewel in the Palace (2003) to do so.[6] It also received positive reviews for its strong acting skills, gripping background and elaborate scenes.[7]

Despite its popularity, the series was criticized for its inclusion of fictional elements regarding the characters and storyline. Much concern was raised over the series' depiction of the titular Empress Ki, who was portrayed as a brave warrior in the series. Historians were worried that the audience would overlook the fact that the real-life Empress Ki was responsible for attacking her native land.[7][8]

Ratings[edit]

In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[9] AGB Nielsen[10]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 October 28, 2013 10.1% (13th) 12.3% (8th) 11.1% (9th) 13.3% (4th)
2 October 29, 2013 12.0% (6th) 14.6% (4th) 13.6% (4th) 15.8% (4th)
3 November 4, 2013 11.7% (11th) 14.9% (4th) 12.8% (6th) 14.5% (5th)
4 November 5, 2013 12.7% (6th) 15.4% (4th) 14.5% (4th) 16.6% (3rd)
5 November 11, 2013 14.0% (5th) 17.3% (4th) 14.5% (5th) 16.1% (4th)
6 November 12, 2013 14.6% (4th) 18.6% (4th) 16.3% (4th) 18.7% (3rd)
7 November 18, 2013 15.2% (4th) 18.4% (4th) 15.5% (5th) 17.6% (3rd)
8 November 19, 2013 16.5% (4th) 20.1% (3rd) 16.9% (4th) 18.6% (3rd)
9 November 25, 2013 15.4% (4th) 19.1% (4th) 17.2% (4th) 19.5% (3rd)
10 November 26, 2013 16.2% (4th) 19.5% (3rd) 18.1% (3rd) 19.6% (3rd)
11 December 2, 2013 17.7% (4th) 20.8% (3rd) 17.8% (5th) 20.5% (2nd)
12 December 3, 2013 18.4% (4th) 21.7% (3rd) 19.0% (4th) 21.0% (3rd)
13 December 9, 2013 19.1% (4th) 23.6% (2nd) 20.2% (3rd) 23.5% (2nd)
14 December 10, 2013 18.4% (4th) 23.3% (1st) 19.5% (3rd) 21.9% (2nd)
15 December 16, 2013 17.7% (4th) 21.7% (4th) 18.8% (4th) 21.5% (3rd)
16 December 17, 2013 18.1% (4th) 21.9% (2nd) 18.8% (3rd) 21.4% (3rd)
17 December 23, 2013 17.3% (4th) 20.5% (2nd) 17.3% (4th) 20.1% (2nd)
18 December 24, 2013 17.3% (3rd) 20.5% (2nd) 17.5% (3rd) 19.9% (2nd)
19 January 6, 2014 17.0% (3rd) 21.8% (2nd) 17.9% (3rd) 20.4% (3rd)
20 January 7, 2014 18.5% (3rd) 23.8% (2nd) 19.1% (3rd) 21.3% (2nd)
21 January 13, 2014 18.2% (3rd) 23.7% (2nd) 19.6% (3rd) 22.9% (2nd)
22 January 14, 2014 19.0% (3rd) 23.9% (2nd) 20.3% (3rd) 22.1% (2nd)
23 January 20, 2014 19.5% (3rd) 23.6% (2nd) 20.8% (3rd) 23.6% (2nd)
24 January 21, 2014 20.7% (3rd) 24.7% (2nd) 22.6% (2nd) 26.2% (2nd)
25 January 27, 2014 21.4% (3rd) 27.0% (2nd) 22.8% (2nd) 26.8% (1st)
26 January 28, 2014 22.0% (2nd) 26.3% (2nd) 24.9% (2nd) 28.6% (1st)
27 February 3, 2014 24.2% (2nd) 29.8% (1st) 23.9% (2nd) 27.7% (1st)
28 February 4, 2014 24.0% (2nd) 29.3% (1st) 25.3% (2nd) 29.1% (1st)
29 February 10, 2014 20.8% (2nd) 25.3% (1st) 22.7% (2nd) 25.3% (1st)
30 February 17, 2014 25.3% (2nd) 30.9% (1st) 26.5% (2nd) 29.9% (1st)
31 February 18, 2014 25.6% (2nd) 30.9% (1st) 26.6% (1st) 29.4% (1st)
32 February 24, 2014 24.4% (2nd) 31.0% (1st) 25.3% (2nd) 28.8% (1st)
33 February 25, 2014 27.9% (2nd) 33.6% (1st) 28.6% (1st) 31.3% (1st)
34 March 3, 2014 26.1% (2nd) 32.4% (1st) 26.2% (2nd) 29.7% (1st)
35 March 4, 2014 26.5% (2nd) 32.3% (1st) 28.3% (1st) 31.4% (1st)
36 March 10, 2014 26.0% (2nd) 31.4% (1st) 29.2% (2nd) 30.8% (1st)
37 March 11, 2014 27.1% (2nd) 32.4% (1st) 29.2% (1st) 32.4% (1st)
38 March 17, 2014 25.6% (2nd) 30.7% (1st) 27.7% (2nd) 31.3% (1st)
39 March 18, 2014 25.0% (2nd) 29.3% (1st) 26.5% (2nd) 29.7% (1st)
40 March 24, 2014 22.4% (2nd) 27.5% (2nd) 24.4% (2nd) 27.9% (2nd)
41 March 25, 2014 24.0% (2nd) 29.8% (1st) 26.0% (2nd) 28.8% (1st)
42 March 31, 2014 23.5% (2nd) 27.2% (2nd) 25.0% (2nd) 28.8% (1st)
43 April 1, 2014 24.1% (2nd) 27.4% (2nd) 25.0% (2nd) 27.9% (1st)
44 April 7, 2014 23.9% (3rd) 27.8% (2nd) 24.3% (2nd) 27.2% (1st)
45 April 8, 2014 23.5% (2nd) 28.7% (2nd) 25.5% (2nd) 28.7% (1st)
46 April 14, 2014 23.9% (2nd) 28.0% (2nd) 25.3% (2nd) 28.3% (1st)
47 April 15, 2014 23.8% (2nd) 28.9% (1st) 26.1% (2nd) 28.8% (1st)
48 April 21, 2014 22.7% (2nd) 25.6% (2nd) 22.9% (2nd) 24.9% (1st)
49 April 22, 2014 23.9% (2nd) 27.2% (2nd) 26.6% (2nd) 29.4% (1st)
50 April 28, 2014 25.7% (2nd) 30.6% (1st) 26.2% (2nd) 28.7% (1st)
51 April 29, 2014 28.3% (2nd) 33.9% (1st) 28.7% (2nd) 31.7% (1st)
Average 20.72% 25.12% 21.90% 24.70%
Ratings in the Philippines

It aired on GMA Network from October 20, 2014 to April 14, 2015, on weeknights (Monday to Thursday) at 10:00 PM PST for 100 episodes.[11] Each episode runs 1 hour including commercial breaks. It was pre-empted on December 31, 2014 to give way to the Countdown to 2015 GMA New Year Special and on April 2 to 3, 2015 to give way on the Holy Week programming. The entire series was dubbed in Filipino. It was the highest rated Korean drama in the Philippines for 2015. It was re-aired on GMA News TV from July 12, 2016 to January 20, 2017.

Ratings in the Philippines
Episode #
(in PH)
Broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[12] Kantar Media[13]
Mega Manila Nationwide
1 October 20, 2014 12.6% 7.3%
2 October 21, 2014 12.8% 7.0%
3 October 22, 2014 12.7% 6.8%
4 October 23, 2014 12.9% 7.5%
5 October 27, 2014 12.5% 6.4%
6 October 28, 2014 11.1% 6.8%
7 October 29, 2014 12.8% 6.9%
8 October 30, 2014 12.8% 7.5%
9 November 3, 2014 13.3% 7.1%
10 November 4, 2014 12.2% 7.5%
11 November 5, 2014 13.9% 7.9%
12 November 6, 2014 12.7% 7.5%
13 November 10, 2014 13.2% 7.4%
14 November 11, 2014 13.0% 7.3%
15 November 12, 2014 14.6% 8.4%
16 November 13, 2014 14.9% 8.5%
17 November 17, 2014 13.8% 8.4%
18 November 18, 2014 14.6% 8.4%
19 November 19, 2014 14.3% 8.6%
20 November 20, 2014 14.4% 8.4%
21 November 24, 2014 14.5% 8.7%
22 November 25, 2014 13.9% 8.2%
23 November 26, 2014 16.0% 8.4%
24 November 27, 2014 14.5% 8.1%
25 December 1, 2014 14.8% 9.2%
26 December 2, 2014 15.1% 9.2%
27 December 3, 2014 14.1% 9.7%
28 December 4, 2014 15.2% 9.9%
29 December 8, 2014 15.8% 8.3%
30 December 9, 2014 14.7% 7.9%
31 December 10, 2014 16.2% 9.2%
32 December 11, 2014 15.4% 6.8%
33 December 15, 2014 14.0% 8.1%
34 December 16, 2014 15.0% 9.0%
35 December 17, 2014 15.1% 8.7%
36 December 18, 2014 15.9% 9.8%
37 December 22, 2014 15.6% 9.1%
38 December 23, 2014 16.2% 8.9%
39 December 24, 2014 15.1% 11.9%
40 December 25, 2014 15.2% 8.1%
41 December 29, 2014 16.4% 7.8%
42 December 30, 2014 16.3% 9.5%
43 January 1, 2015 16.4% 8.9%
44 January 5, 2015 16.6% 8.9%
45 January 6, 2015 18.2% 10.3%
46 January 7, 2015 17.5% 9.5%
47 January 8, 2015 16.3% 9.0%
48 January 12, 2015 17.2% 9.2%
49 January 13, 2015 17.7% 9.8%
50 January 14, 2015 19.1% 11.0%
51 January 15, 2015 17.9% 10.1%
52 January 19, 2015 19.3% 10.2%
53 January 20, 2015 19.0% 10.8%
54 January 21, 2015 19.0% 11.1%
55 January 22, 2015 21.1% 11.3%
56 January 26, 2015 19.9% 10.0%
57 January 27, 2015 19.6% 10.5%
58 January 28, 2015 20.3% 10.9%
59 January 29, 2015 21.1% 11.4%
60 February 2, 2015 19.2% 10.2%
61 February 3, 2015 19.3% 11.2%
62 February 4, 2015 19.2% 11.6%
63 February 5, 2015 20.6% 11.8%
64 February 9, 2015 20.5% 12.8%
65 February 10, 2015 19.8% 11.7%
66 February 11, 2015 21.3% 12.3%
67 February 12, 2015 20.8% 12.4%
68 February 16, 2015 21.3% 12.3%
69 February 17, 2015 20.4% 12.5%
70 February 18, 2015 22.1% 13.2%
71 February 19, 2015 21.6% 13.2%
72 February 23, 2015 21.3% 14.1%
73 February 24, 2015 20.6% 13.7%
74 February 25, 2015 19.8% 14.4%
75 February 26, 2015 19.1% 14.0%
76 March 2, 2015 19.8% 12.7%
77 March 3, 2015 19.8% 12.1%
78 March 4, 2015 19.7% 12.6%
79 March 5, 2015 20.7% 13.1%
80 March 9, 2015 18.9% 13.1%
81 March 10, 2015 19.5% 13.5%
82 March 11, 2015 19.6% 13.4%
83 March 12, 2015 19.3% 13.1%
84 March 16, 2015 18.2% 12.4%
85 March 17, 2015 19.0% 12.6%
86 March 18, 2015 20.2% 13.2%
87 March 19, 2015 20.5% 13.1%
88 March 23, 2015 20.5% 13.9%
89 March 24, 2015 21.5% 14.6%
90 March 25, 2015 21.5% 15.3%
91 March 26, 2015 21.0% 14.6%
92 March 30, 2015 21.4% 14.9%
93 March 31, 2015 22.1% 14.9%
94 April 1, 2015 22.8% 15.8%
95 April 6, 2015 21.6% 15.1%
96 April 7, 2015 22.0% 14.0%
97 April 8, 2015 21.6% 14.9%
98 April 9, 2015 22.3% 15.9%
99 April 13, 2015 23.9% 16.6%
100 April 14, 2015 25.2% 17.2%
Average 17.66% 10.73%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2013
MBC Drama Awards
Grand Prize (Daesang)[14] Ha Ji-won Won
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Joo Jin-mo Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Ha Ji-won Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Ji Chang-wook Won
Writer(s) of the Year Jang Young-chul, Jung Kyung-soon Won
Best New Actress Baek Jin-hee Won
2014
50th Baeksang Arts Awards
Best New Actress (TV) Baek Jin-hee Won
9th Seoul International Drama Awards[15]
Best Serial Drama (Golden Bird Prize) Won
Outstanding Korean Drama Nominated
Outstanding Korean Actor Ji Chang-wook Nominated
Outstanding Korean Actress Ha Ji-won Nominated
Outstanding Korean Drama OST Thorn Love - 4Men Nominated
Just Once - Soyou Nominated
7th Korea Drama Awards[16]
Grand Prize (Daesang) Ha Ji-won Nominated
Best Drama Empress Ki Nominated
Best Production Director Han Hee, Lee Sung-joon Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor Ji Chang-wook Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress Baek Jin-hee Nominated
3rd APAN Star Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Joo Jin-mo Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Ha Ji-won Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Ji Chang-wook Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Baek Jin-hee Nominated
Yoon A-jung Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

Country Network(s) Series premiere Series finale
 Iran GEM DRAMA 2018 finished
 Vietnam VTV3 May 8, 2014 finished
 Myanmar Myanmar National TV March , 2017 finished
 Philippines GMA Network October 20, 2014 April 14, 2015
GMA News TV July 12, 2016 finished

Iflix[17] Available to stream
 Indonesia Trans7 November 23, 2015 finished
Viu Available to stream
 Poland TVP2 November 9, 2015 February 25, 2016
 Singapore Channel U October 31, 2015 February 21, 2016
 Sri Lanka Rupavahini
Iflix
February 16, 2016
Available to stream
July 2016
 Armenia Yerkir Media April 4, 2016 June 14, 2016
 Thailand 3 Family
Iflix
Viu
May 19, 2017
Available to stream
Available to stream
finished[18]
 Hungary Duna TV November 14, 2016[19]
 Pakistan H Now Entertainment March 6, 2017[20]
 Puerto Rico WIPR
 Panama SERTV August 2015
 Lithuania TV1 May 5, 2018[21] October 27, 2018

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