Title: The King and I
Producer: Kim Jae Hyung
Scriptwriter: Yoo Dong Yoon
Episodes: 63
Broadcast network: SBS, Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55
Broadcast period: 2007-Aug-27 to 2008-April-1


A drama about Kim Cheo Seon’s life during the Joseon Dynasty. Kim Cheo Seon was a loyal and faithful eunuch for various Kings such as the 5th King, MoonJoong, and the 10th King, YunSan Goon, during the Chosun Era.

Main Cast

Oh Man Suk as Kim Cheo Seon
Goo Hye Sun as Yoon So Hwa
Ko Joo Won as King Seongjong
Lee Jin as Jung Hyun
Jun Kwang Ryul as Jo Chi Kyeom (head of the eunuchs)
Jun In Hwa as Queen Dowager Insu (Seongjong’s mother)
Yang Mi Kyung as Queen Mother Jeonghee (Seongjong’s grandmother)
Jun Hye Bin as Seol Young (Chi Kyeom’s adoptive sister)
Ahn Jae Mo as Jung Han Soo (eunuch)

Supporting Cast

Jung Tae Woo as Yeon San Geun
Park Ha Sun as Yeon San’s wife
Kang Jae as Kim Ja Won
Shin Goo as Noh Nae Si (Chi Kyeom’s adoptive father / former eunuch)
Kim Soo Mi as Soginopa (person in charge of discipline at the eunuch training place)
Yoon Yoo Sun as Wol Hwa (Cheo Seon’s foster mother / Soginopa’s daughter)
Han Jung Soo as Do Geum Pyo (eunuch)
Kang In Hyung as Moon So Un (eunuch / Cheo Seon’s friend)
Kang Nam Gil as Choi Cham Bong
Kim Ha Kyoon as Jang Soon Woo
Ahn Kil Kang as Gae Do Chi (knifesmith)
Kim Hyuk as Park Deok Hu (Lady Yoon’s first love)
Jung Eun Chan as Yoon Ki Hyun (Lady Yoon’s older brother)
Lee Geon Joo as Song Gye Nam (Cheo Seon’s fellow eunuch)
Kim So Hyun as Lady Jung (Chi Kyeom’s wife)
Yang Jung Ah as Oh-ssi (Cheo Seon’s mother)
Kim Jung Min as Beodeuri
Lee Young Eun as palace member
Kim Da Hyun as Choi Ja Chi
Kim Yong Heon as Eom Nae Kwan
Kim Myung Soo as Yang Sung Yoon
Kim Byung Chun  as Yang Seong Yun
Kim Sa Rang as Er Yoon Chang (giseng)
Kim Jong Kyu as Han Myung Hwe (Jung Hyun’s father / minister)
Park Dong Bin as Goo Sung Gun (minister)
Yoon Hye Kyung as Eom Gwui In
Choi Soo Hwan as young Kim Ja Won
Jung Yoon Suk as Yi Yoong (So Hwa’s son)
Yoo Min Ho as King Yejong (Seongjong’s uncle)
Joo Min Soo as young Cheo Seon
Park Bo Young as young So Hwa
Yoo Seung Ho as young Jaeulsangun (King Seongjong)
Jun Han Eun as young So Un
Jo Jung Eun as young Beodeuri
Baek Seung Do as young Han Soo
Maeng Chang Min as young Song Gye Nam
Sun Woo Jae Duk as Yoon Ki Kyun (So Hwa’s father)
Choi Jung Won as Lady Shin (Ki Kyun’s wife)
Ho Hyo Hun as young Ki Hyun
Kim Byung Se as King Sejo
Lee Il Jae as Kim Ja Myeong (Cheo Seon’s father)

Official Website


Watch online with  Chinese subtitle here

  1. January 26th, 2011 at 16:52 | #1

    i like the drama of the king and it was aired some months ago i am never tired of watching it .is there any possibiliy that u air it again on korea tv as u have done with many or the series like winter sonata, on air, high kick ,maybe some other drama which i cant recall now . please i am dying for watching historical drama like the king and i ,princess ja myoung go and the painter of the wind ..please fulfill my wish and i would never forget your kindness …thanks

  2. waina
    October 10th, 2009 at 14:10 | #2

    i need english subtitle for this excellent drama…thanks

  1. July 5th, 2010 at 08:07 | #1

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