The King Loves

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The King Loves


  • Title: 왕은 사랑한다 / Wangeun Saranghanda
  • Also known as: The King in Love
  • Genre: Historical, romance
  • Episodes: 40
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2017-Jul-17 to 2017-Sep-19
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00 (2 episodes back-to-back)
  • Original Soundtrack: The King Loves OST


Set in the Goryeo dynasty, it tells the story of a young and ambitious monarch Won (Im Shi Wan) with a desire to conquer, and two people who shape his destiny; childhood friend Rin (Hong Jong Hyun) and a beautiful woman named San (Im Yoon Ah). A tragic romance involving love and ambition ensues between the three characters.


Relationship Chart
Main Cast
People around Wang Won
People around Eun San
People around Wang Rin
People around Song In
Royal Family & Palace people

Production Credits


  • 2017 MBC Drama Awards: Best Young Actor (Nam Da Reum)
  • 2017 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award in a Monday-Tuesday Drama (Jung Bo Suk)
  • 2017 2nd Asia Artist Awards: Television Category - Best Artist (Im Yoon Ah)


  • This is a pre-produced drama.
  • Filming began November, 2016 and finished June, 2017.
  • This is Im Shi Wan's last project before he enlists in the military in July, 2017.
  • Each night's broadcast is divided into two 30 minute episodes with a commercial break in between.

Episode Ratings

See The King Loves/Episode Ratings

External Links

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