It’s time to look for a new k-drama to binge over the holidays. But wait, all the new ones on Netflix seem a little too heavy for the casual viewer. If you’re hoping to watch something light-hearted and utterly hilarious, we are absolutely recommending TVN’s new weekend drama, Mr. Queen.
Produced by YG STUDIOPLEX, Mr. Queen is not your regular period drama. The plot follows a man named Bong-hwan from the modern age, being trapped in the body of Queen Cheorin (played by Shin Hye Sun) in the Joseon Era. She marries King Cheol-jong (Kim Jung Hyun) who seems easy-going and gullible, but hides a lot of secrets behind being the “puppet king”. As Bong-hwan struggles to get back into his original body, he must play chess carefully with the people in the palace.
The series is only 4 episodes in but has garnered the 2nd highest ratings for weekend dramas in South Korea, making it a series highly anticipated every week. We love the refreshing take on a female lead, and Shin Hye Sun puts on a superb performance as a man in a woman’s body. The hilarious combination of Shin Hye Sun and Kim Jung Hyun will keep you laughing and on your toes.
You can catch Mr. Queens latest episodes on Viu Philippines every Sunday and Monday.