“Empress Ki” – Episode 29 - 30 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
Episode 29 is the culmination of all the plotting done in the past episodes. The palace was flooded with a sea of tears and indignation originating from our villains, and brightened by our heroes smiles of victory. This was one evil, laughter inducing episode.
Wang Yoo’s new reality
“She is no longer your henchman or your lover”
Rinchan: Wang Yoo’s eyes gleamed with the thought of seeing Ki. He must be envisioning a near future where he can lovingly hold his fiancée and a distant future where he can cherish her and their children for their rest of their lives. However TalTal’s words shattered that, his life goals set with Ki in mind have been reduced to a pipe dream
“Empress Ki” – Episode 19 - 20 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
I was going insane for new episodes of Empress Ki (and waiting for subs) to the point that I started to forget what this drama was about. (LOL) The award shows were nice, it was fun seeing our cast sitting together, laughing and talking. And it was really nice to see them win! But I wanted to get back to the show, I was up very early to catch both episodes live. Let’s talk about what happened!
The first of our love-triangle to Ki’s rescue is Wang Yoo. He stops Ki-Se and starts to carry her out only to be confronted with Ta Hwan, who demands he put Ki down. When Ta Hwan is informed that Wang Yoo not only has El Terror’s permission but that Ki has been released from servitude, he’s angry and shocked. I loved this because like many of you, I’m tired of seeing Ki serve tea
“Empress Ki” – Recap Week 5 (Episode 9-10) by Couch-Kimchi:
Ah, the holidays – it’s when family descends on your home and interrupts your drama viewing. (LOL) Not that I don’t love my family and turkey but how to explain how important it is to watch this weeks episodes of Empress Ki? I described the plot and our baby Emperor finally seeing Ki so they would allow me some time alone with my computer. At least until the pie is ready. Must have pie. *hee*
As Ta Hwan makes his way to the concubine quarters, he runs into Ki and orders her to look at him. He stares into her face and mutters that she looks really similar. *facepalm* Dowager Empress shows up to try forcing him to visit Lady Park. He’s not interested in her dancing and gets angry with Dowager Empress. He storms out, passing by Ki and glancing at her again
It becomes obvious in the last few episodes of "Empress Ki," that Seungnyang might not have survived if it was not for the cooperation of Tal Tal, Bayan"s nephew.
Tal Tal, played by Jin Yi Han, has admired Seungnyang since the day he met her and felt that his uncle, played by Kim Young Ho, should have remained loyal to her. While he cannot openly support the empress in favor of his uncle, who raised him, he overlooks some of her undercover operations. And while he knows how cruel his cousin, the current empress, can be, he cannot expose one of his clan.
But the time has come for Tal Tal to take sides as he did in real life. History records that the real-life Bayan became obsessed with power and his ambition hurt the Mongol nation. Tal Tal was responsible for ousting his uncle and did succeed his uncle as the regent
by Couch-kimchi:A few details were revealed, we learned more about Yeol-Moo past. We also met her Mom, who is most likely crazy from grief and we learned the reason Yeol-Moo dropped Dong Chi but we’ll need more to understand why she thinks he’s a murderer. Ratings for this drama are strong, beating outSecret Door and Tomorrow’s Cantabile to remain #1 in its time slot. I’m gonna make a wild guess that part of it is due to the power of Baek Jin Hee again.Those of you who watched Empress Ki with me will remember the Korean audience being very vocal in their adoration of this actress, to the point that the script was changed to extend her part. I’m sure Choi Jin Hyuk is loved as well but the very tiny Baek Jin Hee has become a mighty draw on TV when she’s paired with a great script. All those pieces are falling into place with this drama, at least for now
Neither "Running Man" not "Roommate" did very well in the ratings this week, with both the variety shows reporting low ratings. "Running Man" rated at 6.2 percent of the viewers, its lowest ratings yet. "Roomate" did poorly too, with 3.6 percent of the ratings, also its worst rating yet. The variety shows ranked last in their time slots.
K-drama fans may, however, want to take note of the show"s k-drama-related episode. "Running Man" is airing a special feature "It"s Okay, I"m a Chaebol," with actresses who have played k-drama villains. Lee Yu Ri, who plays the bitter and deceitful Yeon Min Jung in "Jang Bo Ri Is Here," will be on the show, as will Yoo In Young. Yoo In Jung has played unlikable characters in "Empress Ki" and "You Who Came From The Stars" and is now a woman out to poison the prince in "The Three Musketeers
One hundred days is usually the time when a k-drama couple celebrates their relationship but in "My Secret Hotel," two of the characters only stayed married that long and then decided to divorce. That twist is the set up for a drama that involves both mystery and romance.
Yoo In Na, last seen as actress Yoo Se Mi in "My Love From Another Star," plays Sang Hyo, a wedding planner. Sang Hyo works at a very upscale hotel and she is great at her job. Her cheerful personality and attention to detail make her the perfect wedding planner. But she was not so good at being married. She is an ace at managing a wedding ceremony but being married was rough. Seven years have passed since her divorce and she is sure she has moved on. That is until she sees her ex-husband again.
Jin Yi Han, last seen as Tal Tal in "Empress Ki," plays Hae Young
“Empress Ki” recently aired their final episode on April 29. The MBC drama series to fill in the Monday and Tuesday evening time slots formerly held by the highly popular drama series will be, “Triangle” featuring JYJ member Jaejoong. On April 28, the cast of both dramas met up since their sets are fairly close to one another.
In the photos, several of the actors from each drama can be seen greeting each other and chatting away. The photos were shared on the official forum for the drama, “Triangle.”
“Triangle” is about three orphaned brothers who reunite after being separated 20 years ago by an unfortunate event. Jaejoong is set to play the second-oldest brother, Heo Young Dahl who turns to a life of thuggery and is willing to do anything to scrape by while trying to forget the traumatic events of his youth
Actress Ha Ji Won took her final photo as Empress Ki, as the MBC drama going by the same name prepared to air its final episode.
On April 29, Ha Ji Won’s agency released the photo with the caption, “This is Ha Ji Won on the day of the filming for the final episode of ‘Empress Ki.’”
In the photo, Ha Ji Won is seen dressed in her ornate costume and makeup as Empress Ki. She holds up the “Empress Ki” drama script while looking at the camera. Her expression can be seen as a mixture of happiness, contentment, and sadness that the drama series has already come to an end.
In related news, “Empress Ki” aired its final episode on April 29.
Netizen who saw the photo commented, “Ha Ji Won, good work!” and “Ha Ji Won, congratulations on finishing up your drama!”
After taking over the ratings chart during its entire run, MBC’s Empress Ki concluded its series, rounding up its success.
Running 51 episodes in total, Empress Ki starred a talented cast of Ha Ji Won, Joo Jin Mo, Ji Chang Wook, and many more. The fast-paced and detailed story kept viewers on board since the end of October, when the drama first began with ratings of 11.1.
Ratings continue to rise, reaching its highest of 29.2 percent in March with episode 37. Its last episode, however, ended with 28.7, unfortunately not hitting 30 percent as everyone hoped it would.
With the conclusion of Empress Ki, MBC will follow it up with Triangle, starring Lee Bum Soo, Kim Jae Joong, and Im Si Wan.
With only one more episodes left to air, “Empress Ki” is almost finished and the quest is now on to find who will be the righteous heir to Ha Ji Won‘s Monday-Tuesday drama throne.
While there are many factors that can contribute to the success of a drama such as a solid and highly captivating story line as well as the actors’ skills, it is the viewers who can really make or break the deal.
Starting next week, May 5, MBC will try to keep its reign of the time slot following “Empress Ki” with “Triangle,” while SBS will play its cards with “Doctor Stranger.” KBS, on the other hand, started earlier in the game with “Big Man” which started airing this week, the same night as the first of the two final episodes of “Empress Ki
Interest has been gathering on Choo Sung Hoon’s special appearance on upcoming drama Triangle.
Following up Empress Ki, MBC’s new drama Triangle has been slowly unveiling itself prior to airing its first episode.
In the upcoming episode, Choo Sung Hoon will be acting as the force behind money that Heo Young Dal (Kim Jae Joong) is going after and will be chased by detective Jang Dong Soo (Lee Bum Soo). Interest has also been gathering on the fight scene between Choo Sung Hoon and Lee Bum Soo.
The second teaser of Triangle hints at Choo Sung Hoon’s upcoming charismatic actions to be featured in the drama.
Starting fresh from the bumpy roads left behind by The Full Sun, KBS’ Big Man managed to rise to second place on Monday night.
Big Man started off with 6.0 percent, a big improvement from the 2.7 percent ratings that The Full Sun left behind. The fact that SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days aired a special also seemed to influence the ratings as well.
MBC’s Empress Ki remained on top with 26.2 percent, with just one more episode to go.
With major competitors leaving the arena, Big Man appears to be a promising candidate to take the number one spot. However, SBS will soon be launching its anticipated drama Doctor Stranger on May 5
It has been announced that thanks to the high ratings and continuous love from the viewers, an additional episode of the Monday-Tuesday drama will be produced.
A representative of “Empress Ki” revealed to news outlet My Daily on March 24 , “After having a meeting, we concluded that we will extend the drama, originally planned to be 50 episodes, with one final episode, making the total amount of episodes 51.”
Due to the 2014 Sochi Wintere Olympics, the drama had to cancel one of its episodes, causing the last episode to air fall on Monday instead of Tuesday. However, the producers and actors have al agreed on extending the popular and highly successful drama.
“Empress Ki” will air its final episode on April 29
"Empress Qi" proved that historical dramas never get old as it maintained its #1 spot in its time slot, nearing the 30% viewer rating mark while its competitors are still struggling with single-digit viewer ratings.
SEE ALSO: "God"s Gift - 14 Days" premieres but which Mon-Tues drama came out on top this week?
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the March 11th episode of MBC"s "Empress Qi" achieved a 29.2% viewer rating, which is a 2.3% increase from its previous viewer rating of 26.9%, making expectations rise that it may reach the 30% viewer rating mark next week.
SBS" thriller drama "God"s Gift - 14 Days" has been steadily rising since its premiere last week and achieved a 9.1% viewer rating, which is a 0.2% increase from its previous viewer rating of 8
Empress Ki Ep34 Recap by thetalkingcupboard.wordpress.com
Seung-nyang stopped right in front of Yoo for a moment of angsty and accusing stare from her side and the guards were ordered to drag her away, but Ta-hwan’s arrival at the throne hall turned out to be a surprise for all of them. Tanashiri expressed her (faked?) relief to see him up and walking, but he’s only interested in what were they doing with Lady Ki. Seung-nyang was happy to have him recovering from the poison and Ta-hwan smiled at her reassuringly. They only had eyes for each other, as if they were the only people in the hall! Still, I feel bad for Yoo, who must felt a pang of sadness upon hearing Seung-nyang’s concern directed towards Ta-hwan
TH: Nyang...Nyangyi-Ah TT: We have to battle against ET ET (not sure?): Ta-Hwan TH: What are our chances of winning? SN: It's not far from the battle. Paeha you need to increase your majesty as an Emperor WY: I'm also a failure. Because of my inabilities, I've become a disposed King. TH: Tell him if we succeed, I will let him return to his throne. WY: It's been hard for everyone DK/TapJaeHae: Father wake up, father! TH: DS, and MaHa, I will kill you all, Prime Minister! Text preview for ep 35 A wooden board is found with SN's name written on it
Actress Ha Ji Won was born in 1978, the Year of the Horse, so it’s no wonder that she has a special bond with horses.
Ha Ji Won has spent a great deal of time with horses on MBC Monday-Tuesday drama’s “Empress Ki,” having had many horse-riding scenes in the early part of the drama. She recently got back into the saddle five months after her last horseback ride last September.
On the February 24 episode of “Empress Ki” (Episode 32), Ha Ji Won’s Seung Nyang went on a horse riding date with Ta Hwan (Ji Chang Wook) to practice for a hunting competition. She showed off the results of special horse riding training she had received at a riding club, drawing her bow while riding her horse quite professionally.
Action scenes require quite a great deal of practice, and while actors may sometimes choose to use a stunt double to minimize risk, Ha Ji Won generally prefers to choose her own scenes