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  • Title: 화정 (華政) / Hwajeong
  • Also known as: Splendid Politics
  • Previously known as: Princess Jungmyung
  • Genre: Historical, political, romance
  • Episodes: 50
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2015-Apr-13 to 2015-Sep-29
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00
  • Original Soundtrack: Hwajung OST


This interpretation tells of Gwanghae as the son of a concubine and secondary heir, who in his thirst for power, usurps the Crown and ousts his half-sister Jungmyung from the palace. Gwanghae is then deposed in a coup by the Westerners, who replace him with Injo. Extremely paranoid and wanting to stabilise his position, he is also out for Jungmyung's life.

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Main Cast
Royal Family & Associates
Gunpowder Associates
Court & Associates
Extended Cast

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  • This drama interprets real-life Prince Gwanghae as an scheming manipulator who ursurps the crown from the rightful bloodline.
  • Jo Yeo Jung is loosely based on King Injo's favourite Concubine Jo. In this adaption, she begins as a lady in waiting to Kim Kae Shi.

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