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  • Title: 궁 (宮) / Goong (Gung)
  • Also known as: Palace / Princess Hours (MBC Global Media) / Imperial Household
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 24
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2006-Jan-11 to 2006-Mar-30
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
  • Songs: "Perhaps Love" by HowL & J. , "You & I Are Fools" by Stay, "Parrot" by HowL
  • Inserts "Ice Pond", "Give Me A little Try" by Leigh Nash
  • Related TV shows: Goong S


Goong is a story about young love in face of tradition, politics, and intrigue. In the imaginary world, modern-day Korea is a constitutional monarchy and the Royal Family lives in a grand Palace, the Goong. Story opens with the sudden death of the reigning the King. Faced with the decreasing popularity among the public for the Royalty, a grand wedding for the Crown Prince, Lee Shin, is decided to be the best publicity move to improve the image of the Royalty and at the same time prepare Shin for immediate succession. The intended bride? The headstrong, awkward, and sweet spirited Shin Chae Kyung that just happens to go to the same exclusive art school. Chae Kyung was betrothed to become the next Crown Princess by her grandfather and Shin's grandfather.

After 14 years of living in England with his mom, Lee Yul appears all of a sudden. He is Shin's cousin as well as the former Crown Prince. Everything seemed to be going normally until Chae Kyung's optimistic spirit wins the heart of internally lonely, Yul. As the Crown Prince Shin and simple-minded Chae Kyung's relationship appear to developing deeper feelings, a series of scandals are exposed to the public right after the pair were officially announced married. Will love prevail all in a world of political pressures and martial hardships? Or will being in the spotlight of the public be too much for the young newlyweds to endure?


Goong character correlation chart
Goong character correlation chart
Main cast
Chae Kyung's family
Shin's friends
Chae kyung's friends
Other people

Production Credits

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul Area
2006-01-11 1 16.2 (5th) 16.6 (5th)
2006-01-12 2 16.0 (6th) 16.5 (7th)
2006-01-18 3 14.3 (9th) 14.3 (8th)
2006-01-19 4 15.1 (9th) 15.3 (8th)
2006-01-25 5 19.7 (5th) 20.5 (4th)
2006-01-26 6 16.5 (8th) 16.5 (7th)
2006-02-01 7 13.7 (11th) 14.0 (10th)
2006-02-02 8 18.6 (6th) 19.1 (6th)
2006-02-08 9 24.0 (2nd) 25.2 (2nd)
2006-02-09 10 25.2 (2nd) 26.3 (2nd)
2006-02-15 11 24.5 (2nd) 25.7 (2nd)
2006-02-16 12 25.6 (2nd) 27.2 (2nd)
2006-02-22 13 25.0 (2nd) 25.8 (2nd)
2006-02-23 14 26.7 (2nd) 28.4 (2nd)
2006-03-02 15 27.9 (2nd) 28.8 (2nd)
2006-03-02 16 24.3 (3rd) 25.0 (3rd)
2006-03-08 17 25.8 (2nd) 26.1 (2nd)
2006-03-09 18 26.6 (2nd) 27.1 (2nd)
2006-03-15 19 27.0 (2nd) 27.3 (2nd)
2006-03-16 20 27.1 (2nd) 26.9 (2nd)
2006-03-22 21 24.6 (2nd) 25.2 (2nd)
2006-03-23 22 24.4 (2nd) 25.5 (2nd)
2006-03-29 23 25.4 (2nd) 26.9 (2nd)
2006-03-30 24 28.3 (2nd) 28.8 (2nd)
Average 22.6% 23.2%

Source: TNS Media Korea


  • 1st Seoul Drama Awards: Best Art Director
  • 2006 MBC Drama Awards: Best New Actor Award (Joo Ji Hoon)
  • 2006 MBC Drama Awards: Best New Actress Award (Yoon Eun Hye)


  • Goong is based on the same titled manhwa by Park So Hee.
  • The production company Eight Peaks stated in 2007 their wish to make a sequel. But due to management conflicts and the resulting withdrawal of the main cast this is unlikely to be happen.
  • The spin-off series Goong S was produced by a separate production company, Group Eight, and is not an official sequel. Both, cast and storyline are different.

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