Title : King And I
Starring : Oh Man Suk(The Vineyard Man) - Kim Cheo Seon
Ahn Jae Mo - Jung Han Soo
Goo Hye Sun(Seodongyo) - Yoon So Hwa
Jeonn Kwang Ryul(King Golden Frog in Joo Mong and Hu Joon)- Jo Chi Gyeom
Yi Jin(Ex-FINKLE singer) - Jung Hyun
Synopse : The life story of an eunuch's love and rise to power in 15th century court.
Review : This show has an all star cast. Never in recent history a historical drama had so many top stars packed into one show. And never in history did so many top male stars volunteer to play eunuches, something that male stars tried to avoid doing in the past for the "unmanly" stigma associated with the roles. Blame it on King's Men, which made the gay code the "it" item of later half of 2000s. What's even striking is that top stars like Ahn Jae Mo, Jeon Kwang Ryul, and Yi Jin took on the supporting roles to let new comers like Oh Man Suk and Goo Hye Sun take on the lead roles. Other than that the show itself is average, with the history behind the show heavily distorted to fit the script, like Kim Cheo Seon and and Yoon So Hwa's love story that could never be fulfilled, and the controversal portrayal of Yoon So Hwa as a victim of fate while the history book described her as a mad evil queen. Then there is gay romanece, fueled by recent gay romance craze no doubt. Let the factual history be thrown out the window, and let the fantasy flow in.
Even though the show isn't all that great, it is doing excellent ratings wise, no doubt fueled by female viewers. Women will watch it, but men will probably be feeling like turning the channels.