Splendid Politics

Splendid Politics (Korean화정; Hanja華政; RRHwajeong) is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Cha Seung-won, Lee Yeon-hee, Kim Jaewon, Seo Kang-joon, Han Joo-wan and Jo Sung-ha.[1][2] It aired on MBC from April 13 to September 29, 2015 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 for 50 episodes.

Splendid Politics
Splendid Politics (화정 - Hwajung) Promotional Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • Hwajung
  • Hwajung, Princess of Light
Genre
Written byKim Yi-young
Directed by
  • Kim Sang-ho
  • Choi Jung-kyu
Starring
Composer(s)Kim Hyeon-jong
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes50
Production
Executive producer(s)Son Ki-won
Producer(s)
  • Lee Chang-sub
  • Yoo Hyeon-jong
  • Park Bo-kyung
Cinematography
  • Kim Jong-jin
  • Lee Tae-hee
Editor(s)Hwang Geum-bong
Running time70 minutes
Production company(s)Kim Jong-hak Production
Release
Original networkMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Picture format1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 2.0
Original releaseApril 13 (2015-04-13) –
September 29, 2015 (2015-09-29)
External links
Website

The Korean title Hwajeong is a shortened version of Hwaryeohan Jeongchi (literally "Splendid Politics").

PlotEdit

Prince Gwanghae, son of a concubine, usurps the Joseon throne from his father King Seonjo's direct bloodline. Gwanghae executes the favored legitimate son, and exiles his half-sister Princess Jeongmyeong. Banished from the palace, Jeongmyeong lives as a commoner disguised as a man while plotting her revenge.

CastEdit

RatingsEdit

In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[7] AGB Nielsen[8]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 2015/04/13 10.0% 12.3% 10.5% 12.0%
2 2015/04/14 10.5% 12.4% 11.8% 12.8%
3 2015/04/20 9.0% 11.6% 10.9% 12.6%
4 2015/04/21 10.4% 12.6% 10.8% 12.1%
5 2015/04/27 9.7% 12.1% 9.9% 11.2%
6 2015/04/28 10.0% 12.0% 10.9% 11.6%
7 2015/05/04 9.2% 10.9% 9.4% 10.2%
8 2015/05/05 9.9% 12.0% 10.3% 11.7%
9 2015/05/11 8.3% 9.8% 9.5% 10.8%
10 2015/05/12 9.3% 10.6% 10.1% 11.4%
11 2015/05/18 8.2% 9.9% 10.6% 12.4%
12 2015/05/19 9.2% 11.2% 11.4% 13.0%
13 2015/05/25 8.3% 10.2% 10.4% 11.5%
14 2015/05/26 8.9% 11.0% 12.2%
15 2015/06/01 8.4% 9.9% 10.6% 12.5%
16 2015/06/02 9.1% 11.2% 10.2% 11.6%
17 2015/06/08 8.8% 11.1% 11.9%
18 2015/06/09 11.0% 13.4% 11.0% 12.7%
19 2015/06/15 10.3% 12.1% 10.7% 12.4%
20 2015/06/16 9.3% 11.1% 11.0% 12.5%
21 2015/06/22 10.1% 11.8% 11.6% 13.3%
22 2015/06/23 9.9% 12.1% 10.7% 12.2%
23 2015/06/29 9.2% 10.8% 10.0% 10.8%
24 2015/06/30 9.7% 12.0% 9.8%
25 2015/07/06 8.0% 9.8% 8.9% 9.8%
26 2015/07/07 8.4% 10.3% 8.8%
27 2015/07/13 8.3% 10.6% 9.1% 10.2%
28 2015/07/14 7.6% 9.2% 9.8% 10.8%
29 2015/07/20 7.8% 9.8% 9.9% 10.9%
30 2015/07/21 9.4% 10.9% 11.4% 12.3%
31 2015/07/27 7.5% 9.2% 10.3% 11.5%
32 2015/07/28 9.2% 10.4%
33 2015/08/03 7.9% 9.3% 9.1% 10.7%
34 2015/08/04 9.2% 9.9% 9.8% 11.0%
35 2015/08/10 8.0% 9.5% 9.0% 10.5%
36 2015/08/11 8.6% 9.6% 10.7% 12.4%
37 2015/08/17 8.1% 9.6% 10.4%
38 2015/08/18 8.8% 10.7% 9.7% 10.6%
39 2015/08/24 7.9% 8.7% 8.8% 10.5%
40 2015/08/25 8.2% 9.0% 9.9%
41 2015/08/31 7.3% 8.5% 9.5%
42 2015/09/01 8.5% 10.1% 8.9% 9.6%
43 2015/09/07 7.3% 7.6% 8.1% 9.3%
44 2015/09/08 7.8% 8.3% 9.1%
45 2015/09/14 7.1% 8.5% 8.1% 8.7%
46 2015/09/15 8.7% 10.3% 10.8% 12.2%
47 2015/09/21 7.4% 7.7% 9.7% 10.9%
48 2015/09/22 8.3% 9.3% 10.5% 12.1%
49 2015/09/28 5.6% 6.1% 5.7% 6.2%
50 2015/09/29 6.2% 7.2% 7.8% 8.8%
Average 8.7% 10.2% 9.9% 11.1%

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015
8th Korea Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang)
Cha Seung-won
Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor
Seo Kang-joon
Nominated
Hot Star Award Won
4th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama
Cha Seung-won
Nominated
23rd Korea Cultural Entertainment Awards [9] Best Actor Award, Drama
Kim Jaewon
Won
34th MBC Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang)
Cha Seung-won
Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama
Kim Jaewon
Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama
Lee Yeon-hee
Nominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Special Project Drama
Jung Woong-in
Nominated
Best New Actor in a Special Project Drama
Seo Kang-joon
Nominated
Top 10 Stars Award
Cha Seung-won
Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kwon, Ji-youn (April 7, 2015). "Gwanghaegun returns in factional drama". The Korea Times. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Doo, Rumy (April 8, 2015). "Fact, fiction mingle in Splendid Politics". The Korea Herald. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Sung, So-young (January 31, 2015). "Cha stars as prince in drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  4. ^ Kim, Yeon-ji (March 26, 2015). "Cha Seung-won has to act hungry for power". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  5. ^ Han, Ji-hee; Choi, Veronica (March 25, 2015). "Hwajung Lee Yeon-hee confesses she is huge fan of Cha Seung-won!". Get It K. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  6. ^ 인터뷰 <화정> 서강준, "첫 사극이라 욕심 많아, 멜로 기대 중". enews (in Korean). iMBC.com. March 30, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
  7. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on November 28, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  9. ^ "23rd Korea Cultural Entertainment Awards winners list". November 15, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2017.

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