The King Loves

The King Loves


The King Loves tells the story of ambitious Crown Prince Wang Won (King Chungseon) as he fights for the woman he loves and the throne of Goryeo. He grows up being a best friend to a nobleman named Wang Rin but ends up as Wang Rin’s rival due to the woman they both love, Eun-san.  A rivalry full of betrayal ensues as both men vie for Eun-san’s affection and power in the throne.


General Information

  • Status: COMPLETED
  • Drama Title: The King Loves
  • Other Titles: N/A
  • Genre: Historical, Romance, Melodrama
  • Director: Kim Sang-hyub
  • Writer: Song Ji-na
  • No. of Episodes: 40
  • Broadcast Period: July 17 – September 19, 2017
  • Time Slot: 22:00 Korean Standard Time, Mon & Tue
  • Runtime: 35 minutes
  • TV Network: MBC (free-to-air)
  • Production Company(s): U-Story9
  • Preceded by: Lookout
  • Followed by: 20th Century Boy and Girl

Main Cast & Characters

Im Si-wan as Wang Won, the crown prince of Goryeo. He lives a virtuous life until his rivalry with his best-friend-turned-enemy forces him to use his cruel and ambitious nature in order to win the heart of the woman he loves and the throne. 

Im Yoon-ah as Han Eun-san, the daughter of the wealthiest aristocrat in Goryeo. Her striking beauty and charm make the crown prince and Wang Rin fall in love with her.

Hong Jong-hyun as Wang Rin, the crown prince’s childhood friend who falls in love with Han Eun-san and becomes a threat to Wang Won’s succession to the throne.

Supporting Cast & Characters

(to be updated)


The orange and green numbers indicate the lowest and highest ratings, respectively. All values are expressed in %.
The King Loves Viewership Ratings Data
Episode #Broadcast dateNielsen KoreaTNMS
1Jul 17, 20177.
3Jul 18, 20175.
5Jul 24, 20176.
7Jul 25, 20177.
9Jul 31, 20175.
11Aug 1, 20176.
13Aug 7, 20175.
15Aug 8, 20176.
17Aug 14, 20176.
19Aug 15, 20176.
21Aug 21, 20176.27.1
23Aug 22, 20177.
25Aug 28, 20176.46.46.0
27Aug 29, 20176.
29Sep 4, 20175.76.3
31Sep 5, 20176.66.86
33Sep 11, 20175.8
35Sep 12, 20176.676.65.9
37Sep 18, 20175.8
39Sep 19, 20177.

Official Posters

Original Soundtrack

  • OST Part 1: Starlight by Roy Kim
  • OST Part 2: But by Lee Hae-ri
  • OST Part 3: Do You Know by Kim yeon-ji
  • OST Part 4: My Heart by Im Si-wan
  • OST Part 5: Could You Tell Me by Luna
  • OST Part 6: Stay by Jung Joon-young
  • OST Part 7: Hidden Time by SE O
  • OST Part 8: Miss You by Oliver

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