Ruler - Master of the Mask

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Ruler - Master of the Mask


  • Title: 군주 - 가면의 주인 / Gunju - Gamyeonui Juin
  • Also known as: The Emperor: Owner of the Mask
  • Genre: Historical, political, romance
  • Episodes: 40
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2017-May-10 to 2017-Jul-13
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55 (2 episodes back-to-back)
  • Original Soundtracks: Ruler - Master of the Mask OST


Set in the 18th-century Joseon, it tells the story of Crown Prince Lee Sun and his fight against a powerful and wealthy organization Pyunsoo-hwe that controls the country behind the scenes due to its monopoly of the nation's water supply. With the help of the woman he loves named Ga-eun, Lee overcomes adversity and grow as a just ruler. --Wikipedia

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Main Cast
People around Crown Prince
Pyunsoo Party
Family of commoner Lee Sun
Royal Palace People
Special guest appearances

Production Credits


2017 10th Korea Drama Awards:

2017 36th MBC Drama Awards:

  • Popularity Award, Actress (Kim So Hyun)
  • Popularity Award, Actor (L)
  • Fighting Spirit Acting Award (L)
  • Golden Acting Award in a Miniseries (Kim Sun Kyung)
  • Male Top Excellence in a Miniseries (Yoo Seung Ho)

2017 The Seoul Awards:

Episode Ratings


  • Filming began December 2016.
  • The media noted its similarities to the popular series Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (KBS, 2016) as both are Joseon historical dramas with young lead actors born in 1993 (Park Bo Gum) and 1999 (Kim Yoo Jung).[1]
  • Each night's broadcast is divided into two 30 minute episodes with a commercial break in between. This is the first MBC drama to have the new advertising format called "premium commercials" for Wed & Thu airing timeslot.[2]

External Links

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