Sinopsis Drama Korea Empress Ki Episode 44
Name: 이인 / Lee In
Real name: 이준 / Lee Joon (Yi Jun)
Star sign: Gemini
Blood type: B
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Chuno (KBS2, 2010)
Empress Chun Chu (KBS2, 2009)
Glory of Youth (KBS1, 2009)
The Painter of the Wind (MBC, 2008)
Dae Wang Sejong (KBS1, 2008)
Cannot Hate You (SBS, 2007)
Hwang Jin Yi (KBS2, 2006)
Freeze (CGV, 2006)
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Woman Above Flower (SBS, 2005)
Papa Sea (MBC, 2004)
Magic (SBS, 2004)
War of the Roses (MBC, 2004)
The Immortal Lee Soon-Shin (KBS1, 2004)
Sweet 18 (KBS2, 2004)
Present (MBC, 2002)
Sidestreet People (KBS2, 2002)
Empress Myung Sung (KBS2, 2001)
Korea Gate (SBS, 1995)
MBC’s newly minted Monday-Tuesday drama “Empress Ki” is off to a good start.
The premiere episode of “Empress Ki” recorded 11.1% ratings, according to Nielsen Korea. This was 1.8% higher than its SBS competition, “Suspicious Housekeeper,” which gathered 9.3%. KBS’ “Future Choice” placed third with 6.5% in ratings.
The first episode of “Empress Ki” drew surprise and praise for its mix of action, romance, and comedy, as well as skipping over the childhood backstory that is often expected from a 50-episode sageuk. It delved straight into the tumultuous life of its main characters, kicking the drama off with high energy.
MBC’s Monday and Tuesday airing drama “Empress Ki” has topped viewership ratings!
According to ratings research company Nielsen Korea, the latest episode of “Empress Ki” that aired on November 11 achieved 14.5% viewership ratings. The episode achieved similarly high ratings last week, placing it as the front runner for most watched dramas that air on Mondays and Tuesdays.
On this particular episode of “Empress Ki,” Ki Seung Nyang (played by actress Ha Ji Won) rescues the injured crown prince, Ta Hwan (played by actor Ji Chang Wook), and they escape from assassins together.
“The Prime Minister and I” has a decent premiere in the ratings taking in more than 5% of viewers.
According to the Nielson Korea ratings, the first episode of KBS2‘s “Prime Minister and I” brought in approximate 5.9% of viewers, placing it third among Mon-Tues dramas.
This is an increase from the previous drama “Marry Him if You Dare” that occupied the same time slot on KBS2. The last episode of “Marry Him if You Dare” brought in 4.1% of viewers, giving KBS2 an1.8% increase in viewership for the time slot.
Despite the mostly positive response to Lee Bum Soo and YoonA‘s “Prime Minister and I,” it continues its third-place position for its second episode, with MBC’s “Empress Ki” continuing its domination of the airwaves.
According to ratings agency, Nielsen Korea, ratings for the December 10 broadcast of MBC Monday-Tuesday drama “Empress Ki” Episode 14 recorded a 19.5% viewership nationwide, a slight drop of 0.7% from Monday’s Episode 13 20.2% rating.
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Tan and Young Do stand apart, but together, looking out into the city. YD finally breaks the silence: “It’s cold.” He’s describing the weather, but it is also how he feels. Tan adds, “It’s cold…and dark.” Silence falls between them again as they each try to fight off the cold and dark feeling hovering over them because of their fathers.
At a cafe, Tan discusses his situation with a woman, who we learn is a lawyer. Tan doesn’t trust the lawyers at Jeguk anymore, and he wants this new lawyer’s help transferring legal proxy rights to Won from JS for his stocks.
“Empress Ki” continued to maintain strong ratings this week.
Nielsen Korea report stated that MBC Monday-Tuesday drama “Empress Ki” scored a nationwide rating of 18.8% for its December 17 broadcast. That figure is the same as its previous episode rating on December 16.
While “Empress Ki” remains unrivalled in its number one position, there has been a slight drop from 20.2% and 19.5% ratings for last week’s Monday and Tuesday episodes, respectively.
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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!
Another day of cancellations had MBC’s Empress Ki as the only drama that aired, but the cancellations seemed justified as South Korea scored a gold in the 3000 m women’s short track event.
Even though the Olympic events continued, Empress Ki continued to rise, even just a mere 0.1 percent.
Still on schedule, KBS’ Our Neighborhood Variety and Sports covered the Olympics with the cast actually performing in Sochi to help cheer on the athletes and broadcast the events as sportscasters and reporters.
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With its second episode, SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days set down its plotline, piercing fear and thrill into the viewers.
The first two episodes introduced the characters, before immediately jumping into kidnapping and murder of the drama’s youngest character. Viewers have been praising the high quality story, as well as the acting of Lee Bo Young, who perfectly portrayed a mother who is willing to do anything to save her child.
The episodes also brought up many social issues that have been taking place in Korea, sending fear at the possibility that what’s happening in the drama could easily happen in real life.
Upcoming drama “Doctor Stranger” released a dramatic teaser trailer through the official SBS YouTube channel.
The trailer starts off with a teary Lee Jong Suk and a sickly Jin Se Yeon. According to the dialogue, Lee Jong Suk’s character, a genius surgeon from North Korea, is sent to Budapest, Hungary. With a high speed motorcycle chase and dramatic narration and captions like “This is our final chance” and “Even if I did, I will save you,” “Doctor Stranger” promises to be an intense and dramatic medical drama.
KBS 2TV’s Monday-Tuesday drama “Big Man” came in at number 2 in terms of viewer ratings for its first episode.
According to Nielsen Korea, the April 28 broadcast of “Big Man” reached 6.0% viewer ratings. In the same time slot, MBC’s “Empress Ki” continued to dominate with a rating of 26.2%. In third was SBS’ “God’s Gift – 14 Days,” which recorded 3.7%.
Monday and Tuesday nights will be two back to back nights of competitive battles for drama viewership ratings as the May 5 ratings recorded a very close competition between the dramas of the three major broadcasting companies.
According to Nielson Korea, MBC‘s new drama “Triangle,” featuring Lee Bum Soo, JYJ’s Jaejoong, and ZE:A‘s Im Siwan recorded a viewership of 8.9% for its first episode. The rating was 2.2% lower than the first episode of “Empress Ki,” a drama that previously aired in the same time slot. Yet, one cannot be sure of “Triangle’s” stable lead in the ratings battle as SBS‘ “Doctor Stranger,” featuring Lee Jong Suk, came close in second with a rating of 8.6%. As the first episode of the SBS drama recorded a rating 0.3% lower than “Triangle,” the upcoming ratings battle is unpredictable.
In the midst of the three main broadcasting stations (KBS, MBC, SBS) competing for the top spot in their Monday-Tuesday drama rankings, MBC’s “Triangle” has come out at the top.
According to Nielson Korea on May 7, “Triangle” recorded a viewer rating of 9.6% for the May 6 broadcast. This is a 0.7% increase from the previous episode’s 8.9%, making it number one in ratings for dramas in the same time slot.
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.” Seo Woo, who played Moon Geun Young”s spoiled immature stepsister in “Cinderella”s Sister,” will appear on the program, as well as Kim Min Seo, who was pretty evil in “The Moon Embracing the Sun.” The cast will also include Choi Yeo Jin and regular guest Song Ji Hyo.
Two years ago actors Ahn Sung Ki and Lee Byung Hun became the first Korean actors to press their handprints into a cement block that would be placed in front of Grauman”s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. But they are not likely to be the last Korean actors to take part in the 90-year-old Hollywood tradition for rising stars.
Hollywood”s interest in Hallyu actors has only grown in the last few years as more Korean actors appear in international and American productions.
Ha Ji Won”s latest charity work is going to help children smile. She recently became the second Asian honorary ambassador of the children”s charity known as Operation Smile. As Jackie Chan was the first Asian ambassador, she is the first Asian woman to represent the group. Past representatives include Mariah Carey and Jessica Simpson.
The international children”s medical charity provides cleft lip and palate surgeries, as well as ongoing medical therapies to children with facial deformities. The charity helps children in less developed countries, currently reaching out to children in 63 nations.
Actor Ji Chang Wook is currently filming for MBC’s next Monday-Tuesday drama “Empress Ki.” New stills of Ji Chang Wook were released on October 16. Donning the garments of the Yuan Dynasty crown prince, his eyes are filled with defiance, but also reflect a deep sadness within.
Ji Chang Wook plays Soon Je, born as the crown prince, who must hide the anger and sadness of losing his father underneath the veneer of immaturity in order to save his life. The actor was completely immersed in the role of Soon Je, receiving compliments from those on set.