Queen for Seven Days

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Queen for Seven Days
Queen for Seven Days Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul7일의 왕비
Genre
Created byKBS Drama Production
Written byChoi Jin-young
Directed by
  • Lee Jung-sub
  • Song Ji-won
Creative director(s)
  • Yoo Ho-joon
  • Kim Min-joon
  • Im Seung-hyun
Starring
Composer(s)Lee Pil-ho
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Sung Joon-hye
  • Park Sung-hye
  • Moon Bo-hyun
  • Kim Joo-suk
Producer(s)
  • Kim Hye-jung
  • Jung Yeon-soo
Cinematography
  • Jung Hae-geun
  • Yoon Tae-gi
Editor(s)Kim Yoo-mi
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorKBS
Release
Original networkKBS2
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMay 31 (2017-05-31) –
August 3, 2017 (2017-08-03)
External links
Website

Queen for Seven Days (Korean7일의 왕비; RR7 Ileui Wangbi; lit. 7 Day Queen) is a South Korean television series starring Park Min-young as the titular Queen Dangyeong of Joseon, with Yeon Woo-jin and Lee Dong-gun. It aired on KBS2 every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00 (KST) from May 31, 2017 to August 3, 2017.

Synopsis[edit]

About the tragic love story between real life King Jungjong (Yeon Woo-jin) and his wife Queen Dangyeong (Park Min-young), who was crowned and deposed from the throne within seven days.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

Royal family[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Extended[edit]

  • Kang Ki-young as Jo Kwang-oh, Lee Yeok's friend
    • Jung Yoo-ahn as young Jo Kwang-oh
  • Kim Min-ho as Baek Suk-hee, Lee Yeok's friend
  • Hwang Chan-sung as Seo Noh, Lee Yeok's personal bodyguard
    • Choi Min-young as young Seo Noh
  • Kim Ki-chun as Mak Gae, Seo Noh's father; former clerk-on-duty during Seongjong's dying moments
  • Yoo Min-kyu as Ki Ryong, Lee Yoong's personal bodyguard
  • Go Bo-gyeol as Yoon Myung-hye, Park Won-jong's niece
    • Park Seo-yeon as young Yoon Myung-hye
  • Kim Jung-yeong as Lady Kwon, Shin Soo-geun's wife and Chae-kyung's mother
  • Yeom Hye-ran as Chae-kyung's personal nursemaid
  • Choi Seung-kyung as Eunuch Kim
  • Yoon In-jo as Lady Choi, the Dowager Queen's lady-in-waiting
  • Kim Jung-hak as King Seongjong, the previous king (flashbacks)
  • Woo Hee-jin as Queen Jeheon (Deposed Queen Yoon), Yeonsangun's biological mother (flashback)

Production[edit]

In March 2017, it was announced that Park Min-young will be re-teaming with director Lee Jung-sub on Queen for Seven Days. They previously worked together on Glory Jane (2011) and Healer (2014-15).[1][2][3] It is the first production of Monster Union, the independent content company set up by KBS in July 2016.[4]

The drama's first script reading took place on April 7, 2017 in Yeouido, Seoul.[5]

Prior to broadcast, lead actress Park stated that the audience could think of the drama "as Love in the Moonlight five years later," pertaining to KBS2's popular series starring Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung.[6]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Queen for Seven Days
OST Album
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2017
GenreSoundtrack
LanguageKorean, English
LabelMusic&NEW, Hello EMC

Part 1[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."You're Brilliant" (눈부신 그대)Lee Na-young
  • Lovelyee
  • The President
Yeonjung (Cosmic Girls)03:10
2."You're Brilliant" (Inst.) 
  • Lovelyee
  • The President
 03:10
Total length:06:20

Part 2[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."No Matter How Hard I Try"Yael MeyerYael MeyerYael Meyer03:57
2."No Matter How Hard I Try" (Inst.) Yael Meyer 03:57
Total length:07:54

Part 3[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Love Again" (또한번 사랑해)Lee Na-young
  • Dear Cloud
  • Kim Moon-chul

  • Park Soo-seok
Dear Cloud03:57
2."Love Again" (Inst.) 
  • Dear Cloud
  • Kim Moon-chul

  • Park Soo-seok
 03:57
Total length:07:54

Part 4[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Miss You In My Heart" (그리고 그려도)Lee Na-young
  • Realmeee
  • Kim Jin-hoon
Junggigo03:37
2."Miss You In My Heart" (Inst.) 
  • Realmeee
  • Kim Jin-hoon
 03:37
Total length:07:14

Part 5[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."When the Moonlight Shines on You" (달빛이 내릴 때)
  • Super Sound
  • Park So-ha
Super SoundFromm03:25
2."When the Moonlight Shines on You" (Inst.) Super Sound 03:25
Total length:06:50
Disc 2:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Queen for seven days" (Opening Title)Various Artists3:36
2."The King wrath"Various Artists2:35
3."Dreaming"Various Artists3:04
4."Brother's fight"Various Artists2:25
5."The truth"Various Artists3:16
6."Tragedy of blood"Various Artists2:57
7."Two hands"Various Artists3:33
8."Path of destiny"Various Artists2:43
9."Overture"Various Artists1:10
10."Burned up"Various Artists2:02
11."Collapse"Various Artists2:09
12."Dark sword"Various Artists1:46
13."The Kingdom"Various Artists3:56
14."Yoong's Anger"Various Artists2:53
15."Sadness of King"Various Artists3:32
16."Pretty"Various Artists2:22
17."Who has started?"Various Artists2:45
18."In truth"Various Artists2:20
19."Waiting for you"Various Artists1:45
20."Bright way"Various Artists1:45
21."Hopeless love"Various Artists2:20
22."Denote"Various Artists1:06
23."Beyond the clouds"Various Artists2:03
24."You and me"Various Artists2:40
25."Your whistling"Various Artists2:06
26."Spiteful"Various Artists2:12
27."Yoong's Jealousy"Various Artists1:01
28."Addiction"Various Artists3:23
29."Secret order"Various Artists4:30
30."Claw"Various Artists2:00
31."Silence effection"Various Artists2:20
32."Hidden pain"Various Artists1:37
33."Vague fear"Various Artists2:11
34."Busy child"Various Artists3:p0
35."Time of plan"Various Artists3:06
36."Pirates"Various Artists3:07
37."Night performance"Various Artists3:46
38."Childhood"Various Artists2:58
39."Hold one's breath"Various Artists2:46
40."Obey"Various Artists3:28
41."Chomabawi Rock"Various Artists1:22
42."Honey Love"Various Artists2:05
43."Far from motherland"Various Artists2:22
44."Trickery"Various Artists3:37
45."In the forest"Various Artists3:31
46."The Queen"Various Artists3:14
47."What I want?"Various Artists3:20
48."Run Shin Chae kyung"Various Artists2:30
49."Irreparable"Various Artists2:20
50."Blade toward each other"Various Artists1:30
51."Conflict"Various Artists1:40
52."I had a deep dream"Various Artists2:30

Ratings[edit]

  • In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date.
Ep. Broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS[7] AGB Nielsen[8]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 May 31, 2017 5.4% (NR) 5.6% (NR) 6.9% (18th) 6.7% (20th)
2 June 1, 2017 5.1% (NR) 5.2% (NR) 5.7% (NR) 5.6% (NR)
3 June 7, 2017 5.3% (NR) 5.5% (NR) 6.5% (NR) 6.3% (NR)
4 June 8, 2017 5.3% (NR) 5.6% (NR) 6.5% (NR) 6.8% (15th)
5 June 14, 2017 6.6% (NR) 7.0% (NR) 6.9% (17th) 6.5% (NR)
6 June 15, 2017 5.4% (NR) 5.5% (NR) 6.1% (NR) 6.2% (NR)
7 June 21, 2017 5.5% (NR) 5.6% (NR) 5.2% (NR) 5.3% (NR)
8 June 22, 2017 5.4% (NR) 5.7% (NR) 5.4% (NR) 5.8% (NR)
9 June 28, 2017 5.3% (NR) 5.5% (NR) 4.7% (NR) 5.1% (NR)
10 June 29, 2017 4.3% (NR) 4.9% (NR) 4.4% (NR) 5.0% (NR)
11 July 5, 2017 4.5% (NR) 5.3% (NR) 4.4% (NR) 5.4% (NR)
12 July 6, 2017 4.6% (NR) 4.8% (NR) 4.6% (NR) 4.9% (NR)
13 July 12, 2017 4.3% (NR) 4.4% (NR) 4.3% (NR) 4.5% (NR)
14 July 13, 2017 4.5% (NR) 5.2% (NR) 4.7% (NR) 5.4% (NR)
15 July 19, 2017 6.7% (NR) 7.0% (NR) 6.7% (20th) 6.4% (NR)
16 July 20, 2017 6.3% (NR) 6.5% (NR) 6.3% (19th) 6.1% (NR)
17 July 26, 2017 5.9% (NR) 6.1% (NR) 6.5% (19th) 6.2% (20th)
18 July 27, 2017 7.6% (18th) 7.3% (19th) 7.7% (15th) 7.2% (16th)
19 August 2, 2017 6.6% (16th) 6.0% (19th) 7.1% (16th) 6.2% (20th)
20 August 3, 2017 7.6% (14th) 6.8% (20th) 7.6% (16th) 7.0% (19th)
Average 5.6% 5.8% 5.9% 5.9%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2017
2nd Asia Artist Awards Best Celebrity Award
Park Min-young
Won
31st KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama
Lee Dong-gun
Won
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama
Park Min-young
Nominated
Best Young Actor
Baek Seung-hwan
Nominated
Best Young Actress
Park Si-eun
Nominated

International Broadcast[edit]

  • In aired starting November 23, 2017 on Now Drama Channel and FTA Live, and on ViuTV on March 27, 2018.
  • In Sri Lanka, the drama is available to stream on-demand via Iflix with Sinhalese and English subtitles.[9] It is also available to stream on-demand via the My Galaxy app on Samsung smartphones.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[공식입장] 연우진·박민영 양측 "'7일의 왕비' 출연 결정"". OSEN. 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ "연우진·박민영 양측 "'7일의 왕비' 출연 예정"". My Daily. 25 March 2017.
  3. ^ "'7일의 왕비' 박민영·연우진·이동건, 주연 라인업 완성". My Daily. 6 April 2017.
  4. ^ KBS 콘텐츠 제작사 '몬스터 유니온', 6월 웰메이드 화제작 드라마 두 편 동시 출격 (KBS content producer 'Monster Union', two well-made drama series in June). 11 April 2017. Seoul Economic Daily.
  5. ^ "'7일의왕비' 박민영X연우진X이동건 대본리딩 '최강호흡'" [Queen for Seven Days team puts in their first four hours at script read]. Sports Chosun. 20 April 2017.
  6. ^ "'연예가중계' 박민영 "7일의 왕비', '구르미그린달빛' 5년 뒤 버전"". Hei.
  7. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  8. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  9. ^ https://m.iflix.com/title/show/11119
  10. ^ https://www.lankabusinessonline.com/samsung-customers-can-binge-on-free-k-pop-other-content-via-my-galaxy-app/

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