K-Drama Review: Between Friendship, Love, and the Throne in ‘The King In Love’



Love Triangle Starred by Im Si-wan, Im Yoon-a, and Hong Jong-hyun: Who Do You Ship?

In this article, Channel-Korea tell you about Im Si-wan, Im Yoon-a, and Hong Jong-hyun’s drama ‘The King In Love’. This is drama is a comeback for Im Si-wan, as it’s been three years since his previous drama ‘Misaeng’, and will be the first saeguk drama for Im Yoon-a. This drama is about a love triangle between a prince, his best friend, and a woman with a complicated life. Let’s check it out.

The King In Love: Review


The drama series is set during the Kingdom of Goryeo.

Won (Im Si-Wan) is a crown prince of Goryeo. He’s very handsome, but he also has a lust for conquest. He is best friends with Wang Rin (Hong Jong-Hyun), who comes from a royal family and is his bodyguard. Beautiful Eun San (Im Yoon-a) appears in front of the two young men. She is the daughter of the richest man in the area. The three become good friends, but things change after Wang Won and Wang Rin both fall in love with Eun San.


Eun San (Im Yoon-a) is the only child and daughter of Minister Eun, the richest nobleman in the kingdom. When she was young, someone tried to kill her, but the assassin killed her maid Bi-Yeon instead, thinking she was Eun San. So to keep Eun San safe her father sent her away and let people think Eun San was dead.

Eun San grows up to be an ordinary girl, and when Won (Im Si-wan) and Wang Rin (Hong Jong-hyun) come to the city where Eun San is living to meet Eun San’s teacher, the three of them meet and take a journey together to complete a task for her teacher.


The three young people become close while on their journey together, and that’s when the love triangle begins to develop. The best of this drama is the friendship between Crown Prince Won and His best friend, Wang Rin, and it only became more intense when Eun San comes between them.

It’s really exciting to watch the way the three of them become best friends, and it’s so known whether to root for Crown Prince Won with his lonely life or Wang Rin, who has spent his entire life protecting and serving Crown Prince Won and finally gets a chance at what he really wants. Not only do their relationships make things complicated, but the power of politics just adds an extra helping of difficulty to the mix.

The drama ‘King In Love’ is never boring and viewers kept looking ahead to future episodes to see how it all plays out. The story is made even better by the fantastic chemistry between the stars, which evokes a lot of powerful emotion.

The King in Love: The Cast


Main Cast


Im Si-wan as Wang Won (Crown Price)

The crown prince of Goryeo has deep ambitions and a thirst for power to conquer. His soft looks veil his cruel and ambitious nature. He falls in love with Han EunSan.


Im Yoon-a as Eun San

The beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the kingdom, she embodies a striking charm as beautiful as her stunning visuals. She becomes the love interest of both Wang Won and Wang Rin.


Hong Jong-hyun as Wang Rin

An ally, childhood friend, and now a bodyguard to the crown prince, Wang Won. He is a refined man of elegant stature and an upright personality. He falls in love with Han EunSan.


Oh Min Seok as Song In

An ambitious man whose dreams crumble to dust because of love, Song-in rises again to take his revenge.

Supporting Cast


Park Hwan-hee as Wang Dan

Wang Rin’s younger sister, who has a crush on Wang Won.


Choo Soo-hyun As Ok Bu-yong

Bu-yong is raised to become the king’s woman by Song-in. She falls in love with Song-in and enters the palace to become the king’s concubine.


Jang Young-nam as Princess Wonseong (Won’s Mother)

She is the daughter of Kublai Khan, making Won the first crown prince of mixed descent. Despite being a married couple, King Chungnyeol and Queen Jangmok will fight for power within the palace and maintain a tense relationship with Wang Won as well.

Jeong Bo-seok as King Chungnyeol

25th king of Goryeo, Wang Won’s father.

and many other supporting characters.

The King In Love: Soundtracks


Roy Kim – Starlight

Im Si-wan – My Heart

Davichi – But

Kim Yeon-ji – Do You Know

Luna -Could You Tell Me

Jung Joon-young – Stay

SE O – Hidden Time

Oliver – Miss You