Queen for Seven Days (2017)

Queen for Seven Days Korean drama
Intense, nerve-racking family drama and sappy romance. Yup, this historical has it all and gives me anxiety merely from the title. Please for the love of chocolate chip cookies don't let this be a case of abdication or worse...death!

P.S. Ever since Scarlet Heart Ryeo, I've been apprehensive about picking up another historical drama since it left me emotional tattered and in ruins. I'm still glaring at the Director in the back of my mind.

Queen for Seven Days
Queen for Seven Days is a heart-wrenching Joseon drama about the daughter of a high-ranking noble, Shin Chae Kyung (Park Min Young) who falls in love with Crown Prince Lee Yuk (Yeon Woo Jin). Unfortunately their love is full of obstacles as the Crown Prince lives under the ruthless, tyrannical rule of his half-brother, King Yeon San Gun (Lee Dong Gun).

Lee Yuk will eventually gain the throne and makes Shin Chae Kyung his Queen but with their royal marriage, politics and ambition looms over them. She'll be caught between two brothers with differing political ideologies and visions for the kingdom, and eventually becomes exiled, banished from the palace, having only served as Queen for seven days.

Queen for Seven Days Korean drama Lee Dong Gun


Queen for Seven Days Korean drama Yeon Woo Jin


Like I said in the beginning, I was really hoping this wouldn't lead to abdication but I was clearly wrong and I can already picture myself going through several Kleenex boxes, crying over innocent love that's been lost. If it's anything like Nine Days Queen then prepare yourself for an emotional rollercoaster and bids the question, who does the Crown Prince love? The woman, or the qualities that make her a good Queen? 

I'll warn you in advance, the drama contains some heavy stuff and is more melodramatic and romantic in comparison to the teasers that have been light and comedic. I think that's the trend lately with Korean dramas, teasers are all light and fun but once you start watching the drama itself, it's something entirely different which can be misleading.

Queen for Seven Days Korean drama Park Min Young
I'm glad Park Min Young is back because she's been in the closet and missing since her last project and I'm also hoping that this drama gives Yeon Woo Jin a better foothold, elevating him as an actor because he has great acting range and could use some more love since his last drama (which will not be named because I didn't like it at all) wasn't successful and garnered quite a bit of backlash for poor writing and low ratings. 

Historical dramas in general have been scarce lately, so if you're a huge fan of Joseon period dramas then this is for you! Personally, it's nice to see beautiful hanboks on screen once more.


Queen for Seven Days Korean drama
Release Date: May 31, 2017 (Eng Sub available on Viki)

5 comments:

  1. Yay! So glad to see you recommended this. I watched the first two episodes last week and they were sooo great. It's been ages since I've been enthusiastic about a Korean Drama but I'm loving this one. I adore the teen actors but I'm looking forward to Yeon Woo Jin and Park Min Young appearance too. I totally agree with you about Yeon Woo Jin, he's so handsome and a great actor but he's had some crappy luck with his past projects. I hope this one is much better for him.
    The costumes, cinematography and music are all excellent too. Hope the drama maintains its overall excellent quality.

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    1. Yay! Glad your liking it :D I'm personally restraining myself because I'm afraid of the heartbreak I'll have to go through. Historicals have done too much damage to my soul so I'm waiting it out...hopefully for some news of a happy ending *fingers ending*

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    2. *fingers crossed* (sorry for the typo)

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  2. same for me, thank u for posting this:) i get really picky with my k-dramas these days, and have been most interested in this. You already introduced me to Yeon Woo Jin, now I must watch this haha i'm just scared I can't take the ending though and the premeditated angst T.T

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    1. If you need something to counter the angst then Fight My Way is the PERFECT drama. It's my current drama addiction and I can't get enough of the main leads <3

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