Insu, The Queen Mother

Insu, The Queen Mother[1] (Korean인수대비; Hanja仁粹大妃; RRInsudaebi; lit. Queen Insoo) is a 2011 South Korean historical television series, starring Chae Shi-ra, Hahm Eun-jung, Kim Young-ho, Kim Mi-sook, Baek Sung-hyun and Jeon Hye-bin. Focusing on the fierce power struggle among three women in the royal court of the Joseon Dynasty, it aired from December 3, 2011 to June 24, 2012 on Saturdays and Sundays at 20:55 (KST) time slot for 60 episodes.[2] It was one of the inaugural dramas on newly launched cable channel jTBC.[3][4][5][6]

Insu, The Queen Mother
Queen Insoo-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asQueen Insu
GenrePeriod / Historical
Written byJung Ha-yeon
Directed byLee Tae-gon
Noh Jong-chan
Kim Jae-hong
StarringChae Shi-ra
Hahm Eun-jung
Kim Young-ho
Kim Mi-sook
Baek Sung-hyun
Jeon Hye-bin
ComposerLee Ji-yong
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes60
Executive producerLee Young Joon
ProducerJo Joon Hyung
Production locationsKorea, Japan, China
Running timeSaturdays and Sundays at 20:55 (KST)
Production companiesDrama house
Original networkjTBC
Original release3 December 2011 (2011-12-03) –
24 June 2012 (2012-06-24)
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Chae Shi-ra reprised the role of Queen Insoo; she previously played the same character in the 1998-2000 period drama The King and the Queen, also written by Jung Ha-yeon. She said she joined the series because she wanted to explore the character further, "This drama series focuses more on the ambitious side of Queen Insoo, who dreams of becoming the absolute ruler of the Joseon Dynasty, and I liked the part."[7][8]



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  2. ^ Hong, Lucia (9 May 2012). "JTBC's historical series Queen Insoo extends 10 episodes". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  3. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (4 December 2011). "Queen Insoo Earns Highest Rating On General Service Channels". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  4. ^ "A fresh start by JTBC". Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  5. ^ Lee, Sun-min; Choi, Min-woo (9 December 2011). "JTBC leads new channels in first weekend". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  6. ^ Noh, Hyun-gi (4 January 2012). "Four new TV channels face uncertain futures". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  7. ^ Sung, So-young (1 December 2011). "TV enters new era with launch of four networks". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  8. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (24 November 2011). "Chae Si Ra On Queen Insoo, Baek Sung Hyun and Ham Eun Jung". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  9. ^ Lee, Kyung-nam (27 January 2012). "T-ara's Eun Jung Shoots a Bed Scene". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  10. ^ Hong, Lucia (26 October 2011). "Baek Sung-hyun cast in historical drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  11. ^ Choe, Min-ji (26 October 2011). "Baek Sung Hyun Cast in Queen Insoo". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  12. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (25 November 2011). "Baek Sung Hyun Hints at Love Scenes with Eun Jung". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-02-21.

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