Queen In-hyun's Man

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Queen In-hyun's Man
Queen In Hyun's Man Poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Queen In-hyun's Man
Also known as The Queen and I
Genre Romance
Written by Song Jae-jung
Directed by Kim Byung-soo
Starring Ji Hyun-woo
Yoo In-na
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Location(s) Korea
Running time Wednesdays and Thursdays at 23:00 (KST)
Original network tvN
Original release 18 April 2012 (2012-04-18) – 7 June 2012 (2012-06-07)
Preceded by Twelve Men in a Year
Followed by I Need Romance 2012
External links
tvN official website
Korean name
Hangul 인현왕후의 남자
Revised Romanization In Hyeon-wanghu-ui Namja
McCune–Reischauer In Hyŏn-wanghu-ŭi Namja

Queen In-hyun's Man (Hangul인현왕후의 남자; RRIn Hyeon-wanghu-ui Namja) is a 2012 South Korean fantasy-romance-action-historical drama television series, starring Ji Hyun-woo and Yoo In-na. The story centers around obscure actress Choi Hee-jin (played by Yoo In-na, in her first leading role)[1][2] who falls in love with Kim Bung-do (played by Ji Hyun-woo),[3][4] a time-traveling scholar from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) who jumps 300 years into the future to the 21st century.[5][6][7]

It was broadcast on cable channel tvN from April 18 to June 7, 2012 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 23:00 for 16 episodes.

The series ward rerun on both Mnet and Channel M.


The cast at the press conference in April 2012. Left to Right: Ji Hyun-woo, Yoo In-na and Kim Jin-woo.
The cast at the press conference in April 2012. L to R: Ga Deuk-hee, Park Young-rin, Jin Ye-sol

Year 1694, Joseon Dynasty: Kim Bung-do (Ji Hyun-woo) is a noble-born scholar and his family's sole survivor after they were massacred in a conspiracy. Kim Bung-do supports the reinstatement of Queen In-hyun, who was deposed due to scheming by royal concubine Lady Jang.

Year 2012, modern-day Seoul: Choi Hee-jin (Yoo In-na), an unsuccessful actress, lands her big break when she is cast as Queen In-hyun in the television drama "New Jang Heebin". Due to a mysterious talisman, Kim Bung-do time travels to 2012, where he crosses paths with Choi Hee-jin and falls in love.


  • Ji Hyun-woo - Kim Boong-do
  • Yoo In-na - Choi Hee-jin
  • Kim Jin-woo - Han Dong-min, Hee-jin's ex-boyfriend
  • Ga Deuk-hee - Jo Soo-kyung, Hee-jin's friend and manager
  • Jin Ye-sol - Yoon-wol
  • Uhm Hyo-seop - Minister Min
  • Lee Kwan-hoon - Ja-soo
  • Ji Nam-hyuk - Han-dong
  • Park Young-rin - Yoon Na-jung
  • Jo Dal-hwan - Chun-soo
  • Seo Woo-jin - King Sukjong
  • Kim Hae-in - Queen In-hyun
  • Choi Woo-ri - Jang Hee-bin
  • Kim Won-hae - Eunuch Hong


One of the filming locations was Gwanghwamun Plaza, where the two lead characters, Kim Boong-do and Choi Hee-jin share a kiss dubbed the 'Gwanghwamun kiss' against the backdrop of Gwanghwamun.[8]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Queen In-hyun's Man OST[9][10]
No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length
1. "인현왕후의 남자 - Title" (Queen In-hyun's Man - Title)   Kim Hee-jin, Nam Hye-seung    
2. "같은 하늘 다른 시간에" (Same Sky, Different Time) Jo Hyun-joo Kim Do-hyeong Joo Hee of 8Eight 03:40
3. "꼭 한번" (Just Once) Young Jae, Min Yeon-jae Young Jae, Bae Gi-pil Young Jae of 4Men 03:35
4. "그대가 왔죠" (You Came) Jung Ho-gyu, Pabaki, Mr.Sync Jung Ho-gyu, Pabaki, Mr.Sync Kim So-jung 03:10
5. "지금 만나러 갑니다" (I'm Going to Meet You) 노는 어린이 노는 어린이 Deok Hwan 03:18
6. "시간을 넘어" (Leap Through Time)   Kim Hee-jin, Nam Hye-seung 이크거북  
7. "같은 하늘 다른 시간에 (Inst.)" (Same Sky, Different Time (Inst.))   Kim Do-hyeong   03:40
8. "꼭 한번 (Inst.)" (Just Once (Inst.))   Young Jae, Bae Gi-pil   03:35
9. "내 남자, 김붕도" (My Man, Kim Boong-do)   Nam Hye-seung, Park Sang-hee 이크거북  

Reel to real-life romance[edit]

On June 7 after the last broadcast, the production held a special fan meeting to celebrate the ending of the drama. During the cast interviews, Ji Hyun-woo made a surprise public declaration that he was in love with co-star Yoo In-na, shocking fans and press alike.[11][12] This sparked a media frenzy in the following days,[13][14][15][16] during which their agencies remained mum on the issue and the two stars lay low,[17][18] except for a reassuring message to his fans that Ji posted on Twitter on June 11.[19][20] After gossip website Sportsseoul.com photographed the couple together on a midnight date at a park in Bundang, Gyeonggi, where Yoo lives,[21][22] Yoo confirmed their relationship on her radio show the next day, June 18. She said, "We decided that he will stop being In-hyun’s Man and instead, start being Yoo In-na’s Man."[23][24]

International broadcast[edit]

  •  Mongolia - Aired on Боловсрол ТВ from October 16 to October 31, 2013.


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