The King 2 Hearts

Title: 더킹 투하츠 /
Previously known as: 킹 (King) / 더킹 (The King) / 킹 투허츠 (King 2 Hearts)
Genre: Romance, comedy, action
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-Mar-21 to 2012-May-24
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

This drama is set in modern day where South Korea is governed by a constitutional monarchy. Lee Jae Ha is a handsome and materialistic crown prince that doesn’ care about politics.his life turns upside down when his brother forces him to join a hybrid team consisting of soldiers from north and south Korea. Kim Hang Ah is a tough special forces agent who doesn’ have any experience in love or dating though she wishes to get married and live peacfuly. when her comrade convinces her of joining the north-south team , she meets the cocky prince and they immediately start fighting but things change when they know they are arranged to be married.

Main Cast
Lee Seung Ki as Lee Jae Ha (30)
Kang Han Byul as young Jae Ha
Ha Ji Won as Kim Hang Ah (30)
Jo Jung Suk as Eun Shi Kyung (27)
Yoon Je Moon as Kim Bong Goo / John Mayer
Lee Yoon Ji as Lee Jae Shin (26)

The Royal Family
Lee Sung Min as Lee Jae Kang
Park Gun Tae as young Jae Kang
Yoon Yeo Jung as Bang Yang Sun
Lee Soon Jae as Eun Kyu Tae

WOC Members
Jung Man Shik as Ri Kang Suk
Kwon Hyun Sang as Yeom Dong Ha
Choi Kwon as Kwon Young Bae

Extended Cast
Lee Do Kyung as Kim Nam Il (Hang Ah’s father)
Jun Gook Hwan as Hyun Myung Ho
Samanda Daniel as Bon Bon
Yum Dong Hyun (염동현) as Park Ho Chul
Lee Yun Kyung as Park Hyun Joo
Lee Shi Un as Hang Ah’s first love
Ra Mi Ran (라미란)

Episode Ratings

Episode ratings for the MBC drama The King 2 Hearts

Date Episode Subtitles TNmS (%) AGB Nielsen (%)
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2012-03-21 01 And you want me… What do you want me to do? 16.5 (5th) 19.3 (1st) 16.2 (4th) 18.8 (3rd)
2012-03-22 02 You’re completely…. Get out of here 16.6 (5th) 19.3 (2nd) 16.5 (4th) 18.3 (2nd)
2012-03-28 03 Be prepared… I will kill you all today! 14.2 (6th) 16.2 (3rd) 14.5 (5th) 17.1 (3rd)
2012-03-29 04 Did you know? This is already a war 15.6 (5th) 17.9 (2nd) 14.6 (5th) 17.4 (4th)
2012-04-04 05 I love Kim Hang Ah 12.1 (7th) 14.1 (3rd) 13.5 (5th) 15.8 (3rd)
2012-04-05 06 Do you like me, or not? 12.2 (12th) 14.7 (6th) 12.1 (10th) 14.3 (5th)
2012-04-12 07 From now on, you are a South Korean 10.7 (16th) 13.1 (10th) 11.0 (14th) 12.6 (11th)
2012-04-12 08 The demise of his Majesty, the King 12.3 (10th) 14.8 (5th) 12.5 (9th) 14.4 (5th)
2012-04-18 09 Kim Hang Ah takes a stand at a public hearing 9.7 (14th) 11.2 (8th) 10.8 (10th) 12.6 (5th)
2012-04-19 10 Just go, to North Korea. Right now… 10.5 (16th) 12.3 (10th) 10.5 (12th) 11.9 (10th)
2012-04-25 11 I want to take responsibility for the woman I love 11.2 (13th) 13.7 (7th) 11.3 (11th) 12.9 (6th)
2012-04-26 12 A training like actual combat, do you want to try it? 10.0 (12th) 11.8 (10th) 10.7 (11th) 12.5 (8th)
2012-05-02 13 My real revenge… is not to be like you 10.5 (11th) 13.3 (6th) 11.3 (9th) 13.3 (6th)
2012-05-03 14 I will get engaged only if you win fair and square 11.1 (11th) 14.2 (5th) 11.1 (10th) 13.0 (6th)
2012-05-09 15 Trust me, and I… will trust you too 11.2 (10th) 13.3 (5th) 11.1 (8th) 12.5 (6th)
2012-05-10 16 Your highness… please don’t forgive me 10.2 (13th) 12.6 (9th) 10.5 (13th) 11.9 (10th)
2012-05-16 17 Now… we can live peacefully 10.8 (9th) 14.0 (6th) 10.2 (10th) 11.7 (8th)
2012-05-17 18 The late king Lee Jae Kang… died as a result of homicide 11.2 (9th) 14.2 (8th) 11.2 (9th) 13.0 (6th)
2012-05-23 19 If we lose something more… it will be the end 12.5 (5th) 15.9 (4th) 12.1 (5th) 13.9 (4th)
2012-05-24 20 We will live together… North and South, all together… 10.4 (9th) 13.6 (6th) 11.8 (8th) 14.3 (6th)
Average - 12.0% 14.5% 12.2% 14.1%

Sources: TNmS Media KoreaAGB Nielsen Korea

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Production Credits

Director: Lee Jae Kyu
Screenwriter: Hong Jin Ah, Hong Ja Ram


2012 MBC Drama Awards: Mini Series Excellence Actress (Lee Yoon Ji)
2012 7th Seoul International Drama Awards: Outstanding Korean Drama (The King 2 Hearts)
2012 7th Seoul International Drama Awards: Outstanding Korean Drama OST – “Missing You Like Crazy” (The King 2 Hearts OST) by Taeyeon

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