Summary: Crown prince Lee Hwan believes he is cursed by ghost. He secretly seeks help from his former teacher. However, the teacher and his family got poisoned and the main suspect is his surviving daughter, Min Jae Yi. Min Jae Yi pleads innocent and believes that the murder of her family has got something to do with the crown prince’s secret letter, so she escapes and finds a way to meet crown prince Lee Hwan in person.
Genre: Period, Romance, Mystery, Kings & Princes, Gender Bender
Stars: Park Hyung Sik as Crown Prince Lee Hwan
Jeon So Nee as Min Jae Yi
Pyo Ye Jin as Jang Ga Ram
Yun Jong Seok as Han Sung On
Lee Tae Sun as Kim Myung Jin
Likes: If there was something I like most about this drama, it was the beautiful capture of the past and its sceneries. It brings you back to that ancient time when the drama was set. The country was in a raw state, no cars, only horses, no concrete roads, only dusty pathways. It was captivating, with all these people running around in old clothing, with the nobles in beautiful and colourful hanboks.
Lavish in costumes. The palace people of course had the best outfits. I love how the queen was dressed gorgeously everyday. It perfectly suited her flawless beauty! The Crown Prince also had several choices of outfits inside the palace, and he even looked dashing in Hanboks whenever he was a nobleman in disguise.
The mystery of revenge. It was a bit confusing at first if this was a mixed fantasy and period but it wasn’t. It was a well-crafted revenge plan by the people who were oppressed, who lost their loved ones, still suffering from pain and who vowed to bring down the oppressor no matter what.
The investigators. I love the team of investigators, which even included the crown prince himself, who worked together to bring justice to the people. Min Jae Yi who seeked help from the crown prince to clear her name as a murderer of her own family, was a skilled investigator before the incident. She then worked with Kim Myung Jin who is also skilled in analyzing dead bodies. It was a difficult puzzle to solve, but they got it in the end.
The chemistry. I was disappointed by the poor chemistry between the Crown Prince and Min Jae Yi, but couldn’t help rooting for Han Sung On, who was Min Jae Yi ex fiance. I thought the two would have been a better pair. On the other hand, Jang Ga Ram and Kim Myung Jin surprised me with a good chemistry. I love their ending too.
The best friend. Han Sung On was definitely the guy to fall for 😊. He was handsome, good in fighting, a loyal friend, a thoughtful fiance, and from a good family. Sorry crown prince but I would choose him over you anytime.
The ending. The final fight was a bit disappointing. Too chaotic and it became cringy at the end, but I kind of like the tragic ending of the Queen.
Dislikes: Poor chemistry between top leads. I really wasn’t feeling it. It was a happy ending between the two but it didn’t give me the giddy feeling.