Captivating the King, a new Korean drama just released on January 21st, 2024, dives into a world of royal intrigue, captivating games, and forbidden love. Here’s a look at the synopsis:
Prince Lee In (played by Cho Jung-Seok) finds himself entangled in a web of betrayal and hardship. Initially a beloved prince, he is taken hostage by the Qing Dynasty, leaving his older brother, King Lee Sun, suspicious and filled with mistrust. This accusation of disloyalty isolates Lee In, leaving him emotionally scarred.
In this state of solitude, Lee In encounters a brilliant yet mysterious baduk player. Their intellectual clashes on the game board spark a fleeting connection, leaving a profound impression on him. Meanwhile, fate takes an unexpected turn, and Lee In ascends the throne.
Despite his newfound power, Lee In struggles with internal turmoil and loneliness. He carries the burden of suspicion and a deep sadness rooted in past betrayals. This vulnerability becomes all the more captivating when he crosses paths with Kang Hee-Soo (played by Shin Se-Kyung).
Hee-Soo, once the anonymous baduk player, harbors a vengeful secret connected to the King’s past. Under the guise of an ordinary woman, she approaches Lee In as a spy, aiming to fulfill her hidden agenda. However, as their lives intertwine, a forbidden love begins to blossom, testing loyalties and weaving a dangerous game of trust and deceit.
Table of Contents
What’s the theme song from Captivating the King?
Songs list by episodes.
Episode 1 – S01E011. Daydreaming (꿈이라도 좋을 꿈) – Shin Ji Hoon (신지훈)
2. Daydreaming (꿈이라도 좋을 꿈) (Instrumental) – Shin Ji Hoon (신지훈)
Episode 2 – S01E02
Who is the composer of the Captivating the King series?
What is the cast of Captivating the King?
Jo Jung-suk as Yi In / Grand Prince Jinhan, Shin Se-kyung as Kang Hee-soo / Kang Mong-woo, Kang Hee-soo, Kang Mong-woo, Lee Shin-young as Kim Myung-ha, Choi Dae-hoon as Yi Seon, Lee Gyu-hoe as Park Jong-hwan, Yang Kyung-won as Yoo Hyun-bo, Jo Sung-ha as Kim Jong-bae, Son Hyun-joo as Kang Hang-sun, Kang Hong-seok as Joo Sang-hwa, Park Ye-young as Court Lady Dong, TBA as Ji Nam-gyu, Na Hyun-woo as Chu Dal-ha, Song Sang-eun as Ja Geun-nyeon, Han Dong-hee as Hong-jang, Jung Seok-yong as Se-dong, Kim Bo-yoon as Bun-young (IMDb)
Captivating the King promises a thrilling journey through political machinations, emotional turmoil, and an unexpected love story set against the backdrop of Joseon Dynasty. Will Hee-Soo’s revenge plan collide with her growing love for the King? Can Lee In navigate the treacherous court and overcome his inner demons? The series takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster, leaving them on the edge of their seats as the captivating plot unfolds.