Queen and I

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Queen and I
Queen In Hyun's Man Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asThe Queen and I
GenreRomance
Fantasy
Written bySong Jae-jung
Directed byKim Byung-soo
StarringJi Hyun-woo
Yoo In-na
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production company(s)Chorokbaem Media
DistributorCJ E&M
Release
Original networktvN
Original releaseApril 18 (2012-04-18) – June 7, 2012 (2012-06-07)
Chronology
Related showsLove Weaves Through a Millennium
External links
Website

Queen and I[1] (Hangul인현왕후의 남자; RRIn Hyeon-wanghu-ui Namja; lit. Queen In-hyun's Man) is a 2012 South Korean 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)[2][3] who falls in love with Kim Bung-do (played by Ji Hyun-woo),[4][5] a time-traveling scholar from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) who jumps 300 years into the future to the 21st century.[6][7][8]

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

Synopsis[edit]

The cast at the press conference in April 2012. Left to Right: Ji Hyun-woo, Yoo In-na and Kim Jin-woo.

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.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

  • Jin Ye-sol as Yoon-wol
  • Um Hyo-sup as Minister Min Ahm
  • Lee Kwan-hoon as Ja-soo
  • Ji Nam-hyuk as Han-dong
  • Park Young-rin as Yoon Na-jung
  • Jo Dal-hwan as Chun-soo
  • Seo Woo-jin as King Sukjong
  • Kim Hae-in as Queen In-hyun
  • Choi Woo-ri as Jang Hee-bin
  • Kim Won-hae as Eunuch Hong
  • Kim Kyul as Young Myung
  • Oh Hee-joon as Officer Hong's soldier
  • Yang Jae-jee
  • Park Pal-young
  • Seo Ho-chul

Production[edit]

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.[9]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Queen and I OST[10][11]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."인현왕후의 남자 - Title" (Queen and I - Title) Kim Hee-jin, Nam Hye-seung  
2."같은 하늘 다른 시간에" (Same Sky, Different Time)Jo Hyun-jooKim Do-hyeongJoo Hee of 8Eight03:40
3."꼭 한번" (Just Once)Young Jae, Min Yeon-jaeYoung Jae, Bae Gi-pilYoung Jae of 4Men03:35
4."그대가 왔죠" (You Came)Jung Ho-gyu, Pabaki, Mr.SyncJung Ho-gyu, Pabaki, Mr.SyncKim So-jung03:10
5."지금 만나러 갑니다" (I'm Going to Meet You)노는 어린이노는 어린이Deok Hwan03:18
6."시간을 넘어" (Leap Through Time) Kim Hee-jin, Nam Hye-seung이크거북 
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-hee이크거북 

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.[12][13] This sparked a media frenzy in the following days,[14][15][16][17] during which their agencies remained mum on the issue and the two stars lay low,[18][19] except for a reassuring message to his fans that Ji posted on Twitter on June 11.[20][21] After gossip website Sportsseoul.com photographed the couple together on a midnight date at a park in Bundang, Gyeonggi, where Yoo lives,[22][23] 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."[24][25]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2012 1st K-Drama Star Awards Rising Star Award Yoo In-na Won
2016 tvN10 Awards Romantic-Comedy Queen Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

  • Philippines: Aired on GMA Network under the title Queen and I from April 29 to June 20, 2013.[26]
  • Mongolia: Aired on Edutainment TV from October 16 to 31, 2013.
  • Singapore: Aired on Channel U.
  • Malaysia: 8TV
  • Thailand: Workpoint TV, True4U
  • In Hong Kong, Macau, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, the drama began airing on Channel M Asia with a variety of subtitles on 2013.

Remake[edit]

A Chinese remake of the series, titled Love Weaves Through a Millennium, aired in 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen and I [Title in the URL]". tvN. CJ ENM. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (March 14, 2012). "Yoo In Na Grabs First Lead Role in 'Queen In Hyun's Man'". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  3. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (March 15, 2012). "Yoo In-na cast in the new tvN drama alongside Ji Hyun-woo". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  4. ^ Suk, Monica (March 7, 2012). "Ji Hyun-woo cast in tvN's fantasy drama". 10Asia. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  5. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (March 8, 2012). "Ji Hyun-woo to play the lead in new tvN drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  6. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (May 8, 2012). "Does Yoo In Na Think Ji Hyun Woo is a Player?". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  7. ^ Ho, Stewart (June 7, 2012). "Yoo In Na Kisses and Tells While Reflecting on 'Queen In Hyun's Man'". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  8. ^ Im, Ju-ri (June 18, 2012). "Yoo In-na triumphs in her first starring dramatic role". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  9. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (April 11, 2012). "Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na Lock Lips in Front of Gwanghwamun". enewsWorld. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
  10. ^ "인현왕후의 남자 (tvN 수목드라마)" [Queen In-hyun's Man (tvN drama OST)]. Daum (in Korean). June 29, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  11. ^ "Queen In Hyun's Man OST (tvN TV Drama)". YesAsia. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  12. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (June 8, 2012). "Ji Hyun Woo Drops Bombshell Love Confession to Yoo In Na". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  13. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (June 9, 2012). "Television romance moves off screen". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on August 17, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  14. ^ Lee, In-kyung (June 8, 2012). "Ji Hyun Woo′s Ideal Type Was Similar to Yoo In Na". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  15. ^ Kim, Ji-yeon (June 8, 2012). "The Signs Ji Hyun Woo was In Love with Yoo In Na". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  16. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (June 17, 2012). "The Truth Behind Yoo In Na′s Feelings Towards Ji Hyun Woo". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  17. ^ Ho, Stewart (June 18, 2012). "Was Yoo In Na Lip-Synching A Proposal Song to Ji Hyun Woo on Her Radio Show?". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  18. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (June 11, 2012). "Ji Hyun Woo′s Brother Says He′s in Contact with the MIA Actor". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  19. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (June 12, 2012). "Ji Hyun-woo is not in hiding, he just can't be spotted". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  20. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (June 12, 2012). "Ji Hyun Woo Tells Fans He's Alive and Well". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  21. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (June 13, 2012). "Ji Hyun-woo explains his love confession". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on January 3, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  22. ^ Park, Hyun-min (June 18, 2012). "Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na Are a Couple". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  23. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (June 19, 2012). "Yoo In-na to tell her side of love story". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  24. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (June 19, 2012). "Yoo In Na Declares Ji Hyun Woo to be Her Man". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  25. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (June 19, 2012). "How the Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo Couple was Born". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  26. ^ "Newest Koreanovela Queen and I premieres on April 29 on GMA". GMA News Online. April 26, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2013.

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