I didn’t want to watch it.
I was almost not gonna watch it.
I am not really a fan of period dramas.
But then one fine day I decided to watch it. After watching so many funny scenes from this drama, I kind of felt compelled.
I got hooked right from the start 😂
At times, it was a laughter riot and at times it was mildly funny and in the end there were too many sentiments.
There are 20 episodes and each episode is of 1 hour. So I might not rewatch the complete drama but I would definitely watch some scenes for fun.
The ending of Mr. Queen is debatable. I kind of did not like it that the queen was back and chef was gone. But maybe that’s how time travel thing works. However, I would have loved for him to stay. Again, I know that this would mean he will remain in coma in the future. So honestly, I don’t know what do I want. But one thing that I do know is that the kind fell in love with the quirkiness of chef and not the queen.
This is a historical fantasy drama series that tells the story of Jang Bong-hwan, a modern-day chef who gets transported back in time to the Joseon dynasty and ends up in the body of Queen Cheorin, the wife of King Cheoljong.
As Jang Bong-hwan navigates his new life as a woman, he tries to find a way back to his own time. However, he soon becomes embroiled in the political intrigues of the royal court, where he must learn to navigate the complex power dynamics and balance his own personal goals with the responsibilities of his position.
With the help of the king’s loyal advisor, Kim Hwan, and the eunuch Hong Yeon, Jang Bong-hwan must survive in a world where one wrong move could mean the end of his life – or worse, his soul trapped forever in the body of a queen.
Throughout the drama, Jang Bong-hwan’s modern sensibilities clash with the strict gender roles and societal expectations of the Joseon era. As he struggles to adapt and survive in this new world, he also begins to uncover the dark secrets and hidden motives of those around him, including the queen dowager and the ambitious queen mother.
As the drama unfolds, Jang Bong-hwan must use all his skills and wit to protect himself and those he cares about, all while trying to find a way back to his own time and body.
The drama’s unique premise and witty humor make it stand out from other historical dramas. The lead actors, Shin Hye-sun and Kim Jung-hyun, deliver outstanding performances and bring depth to their characters. The show also has a strong supporting cast that adds to the overall charm of the series.
The drama explores gender identity, politics, and power struggles in a way that feels fresh and engaging. The production design and costumes are also impressive, transporting the audience to the Joseon era.
While the drama does have its flaws, such as some pacing issues and a somewhat confusing ending, “Mr. Queen” is ultimately an enjoyable and entertaining watch that is worth checking out for fans of historical dramas and fantasy genres.
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