The King and I

Details
Title: 왕과 나 (王和我) /
Also known as: King and Me
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 63
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2007-Aug-27 to 2008-Apr-01
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Synopsis
A drama about Kim Cheo Seon’s life during the Joseon Dynasty. Kim Cheo Seon was a loyal and faithful eunuch for various Kings, such as the 5th King, Munjong, and the 10th King, Yeonsangun, during the Joseon era.
Cast
Oh Man Suk as Kim Cheo Seon
Joo Min Soo as Cheo Seon (adolescent)
Koo Hye Sun as Yoon So Hwa
Park Bo Young as So Hwa (adolescent)
Go Joo Won as King Seongjong
Yoo Seung Ho as Jaeulsangun (adolescent)
Lee Jin as Jung Hyun
Jun Kwang Ryul as Jo Chi Kyeom (head of the eunuchs)
Jun In Hwa as Queen Dowager Insu (Seongjong’s mother)
Yang Mi Kyung as Queen Mother Jeonghee (Seongjong’s grandmother)
Jun Hye Bin as Seol Young (Chi Kyeom’s adoptive sister)
Ahn Jae Mo as Jung Han Soo (eunuch)
Baek Seung Do as Han Soo (adolescent)

Extended Cast
Shin Goo as Noh Nae Si (Chi Kyeom’s adoptive father / former eunuch)
Kim Soo Mi as Soginopa (person in charge of discipline at the eunuch training place)
Yoon Yoo Sun as Wol Hwa (Cheo Seon’s foster mother / Soginopa’s daughter)
Kang Nam Gil as Choi Cham Bong
Jung Tae Woo as Yeon San Gun
Jung Yoon Suk as Yi Yoong (child)

Eunuchs
Han Jung Soo as Do Geum Pyo (eunuch)
Kim Ha Kyoon as Jang Soon Woo
Kim Myung Soo as Yang Sung Yoon
Kang In Hyung (강인형) as Moon So Woon (eunuch / Cheo Seon’s friend)
Kim Da Hyun as Choi Ja Chi
Yoo Tae Woong as young Ja Chi
Kim Young Joon as Hong Gwi Nam
Shin Tae Hoon as young Gwi Nam
Kang Jae as Kim Ja Won
Choi Soo Han as young Ja Won
Lee Gun Joo as Song Gye Nam (Cheo Seon’s fellow eunuch)
Lee Sang Won as Shim Ki Soo

Other people
Park Ha Sun as Yeon San’s wife
Ahn Kil Kang as Gae Do Chi (knifesmith)
Kim Hyuk as Park Deok Hu (Lady Yoon’s first love)
Jung Eun Chan as Yoon Ki Hyun (Lady Yoon’s older brother)
Ho Hyo Hoon as Ki Hyun (adolescent)
Maeng Chang Min as Song Gye Nam (adolescent)
Kim So Hyun as Lady Jung (Chi Kyeom’s wife)
Han Da Min as Queen Kong Hye (King Seongjong’s 1st queen)
Han So Jung as Royal Lady Um
Yang Jung Ah as Ms. Oh (Cheo Seon’s mother)
Kim Jung Min as Beodeuri
Jo Jung Eun as Beodeuri (adolescent)
Lee Young Eun as palace member
Kim Yong Heon as Eom Nae Kwan
Kim Byung Choon as Yang Seong Yun
Kim Sa Rang as Er Yoon Chang (giseng)
Kim Jong Kyul as Han Myung Hee (Jung Hyun’s father / minister)
Park Dong Bin as Goo Sung Gun (minister)
Yoon Hye Kyung as Eom Gwi-in
Yoo Min Ho as King Yejong (Seongjong’s uncle)
Jun Han Eun as young So Un
Sun Woo Jae Duk as Yoon Ki Kyun (So Hwa’s father)
Choi Jung Won as Lady Shin (Ki Kyun’s wife)
Kim Byung Se as King Sejo
Lee Il Jae as Kim Ja Myung (Cheo Seon’s father)
Choi Ha Na as Hong Bi
Jun Hyun Ah as Court Lady Kam Chul
Oh Soo Min as Jang Nok Soo
Nam Hyun Joo as Jung Han Soo’s mother
Jung Ki Sung as Jogeobi
Song Young Kyu as Lee Ki
Shin Soo Jung as Hoo Koong
Seol Ji Yoon as Court Lady Kim
Jung So Young
Kang Soo Han
No Young Hak
Jun Tae Soo

Production Credits
Producer: Yoon Young Mook
Director: Lee Jong Soo, Son Jae Sung
Screenwriter: Yoo Dong Yoon
Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2007-08-27 1 14.4 (7th) 14.8 (6th)
2007-08-28 2 18.8 (3rd) 19.7 (3rd)
2007-09-03 3 22.9 (2nd) 24.9 (1st)
2007-09-04 4 25.8 (1st) 27.1 (1st)
2007-09-10 5 22.3 (2nd) 23.3 (2nd)
2007-09-11 6 21.0 (2nd) 22.0 (2nd)
2007-09-17 7 25.6 (2nd) 26.5 (1st)
2007-09-18 8 23.1 (2nd) 24.2 (2nd)
2007-09-24 9 12.9 (4th) 13.6 (4th)
2007-09-24 10 19.8 (1st) 20.1 (1st)
2007-10-01 11 23.3 (2nd) 23.4 (2nd)
2007-10-02 12 24.0 (2nd) 23.6 (2nd)
2007-10-08 13 22.0 (2nd) 22.7 (2nd)
2007-10-09 14 23.3 (2nd) 24.2 (2nd)
2007-10-15 15 22.4 (2nd) 23.4 (2nd)
2007-10-16 16 23.5 (2nd) 24.6 (2nd)
2007-10-22 17 23.1 (2nd) 24.5 (2nd)
2007-10-23 18 24.1 (3rd) 25.5 (3rd)
2007-10-29 19 26.0 (2nd) 26.5 (2nd)
2007-10-30 20 22.2 (2nd) 22.3 (3rd)
2007-11-05 21 21.8 (2nd) 23.1 (3rd)
2007-11-06 22 22.9 (2nd) 24.4 (2nd)
2007-11-12 23 20.5 (3rd) 21.4 (3rd)
2007-11-13 24 22.6 (3rd) 23.6 (3rd)
2007-11-19 25 19.7 (5th) 20.6 (4th)
2007-11-20 26 20.8 (4th) 21.5 (4th)
2007-11-26 27 21.3 (4th) 22.1 (3rd)
2007-11-27 28 21.0 (3rd) 21.1 (3rd)
2007-12-03 29 20.0 (3rd) 19.6 (4th)
2007-12-04 30 20.2 (5th) 19.9 (4th)
2007-12-10 31 19.2 (5th) 19.2 (5th)
2007-12-11 32 24.8 (1st) 25.4 (2nd)
2007-12-17 33 17.0 (6th) 17.4 (6th)
2007-12-18 34 16.1 (6th) 15.6 (6th)
2007-12-24 35 13.2 (8th) 12.7 (8th)
2007-12-25 36 16.0 (6th) 15.7 (6th)
2008-01-01 37 15.9 (7th) 15.6 (7th)
2008-01-07 38 15.1 (6th) 14.8 (6th)
2008-01-08 39 15.0 (7th) 15.1 (7th)
2008-01-14 40 15.0 (7th) 15.0 (8th)
2008-01-15 41 15.6 (6th) 15.6 (8th)
2008-01-21 42 14.5 (8th) 13.9 (8th)
2008-01-22 43 15.6 (8th) 15.5 (8th)
2008-01-28 44 14.5 (8th) 13.5 (9th)
2008-01-29 45 14.8 (8th) 14.5 (9th)
2008-02-04 46 12.9 (10th) 11.5 (11th)
2008-02-05 47 16.7 (6th) 16.1 (6th)
2008-02-11 48 15.0 (8th) 14.5 (9th)
2008-02-12 49 14.3 (8th) 14.0 (10th)
2008-02-18 50 13.6 (10th) 12.9 (11th)
2008-02-19 51 16.6 (7th) 15.9 (8th)
2008-02-25 52 14.7 (7th) 14.3 (8th)
2008-02-26 53 19.5 (5th) 19.2 (6th)
2008-03-03 54 17.0 (6th) 16.8 (6th)
2008-03-04 55 17.9 (6th) 17.5 (6th)
2008-03-10 56 15.5 (6th) 15.2 (6th)
2008-03-11 57 15.7 (6th) 15.6 (6th)
2008-03-17 58 14.9 (6th) 14.8 (6th)
2008-03-18 59 14.9 (6th) 14.0 (7th)
2008-03-24 60 13.9 (7th) 13.0 (9th)
2008-03-25 61 16.1 (6th) 15.7 (6th)
2008-03-31 62 17.2 (6th) 16.7 (7th)
2008-04-01 63 19.7 (5th) 18.9 (6th)
Average - -

Source: TNS Media Korea

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Notes

Originally Park Sang Min was supposed to portray King Seongjong but he had to back out of this drama. Actor Ko Joo Won is his replacement.
Actress Yeo Woon Kye who portrays Soginopa had to pull out due to health reasons. Her replacement is Kim Soo Mi. Yeo Woon Kye already filmed a few episodes as Soginopa.

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