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
ComposerKim Hyeon-jong
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes50
Production
Executive producerSon Ki-won
Producers
  • Lee Chang-sub
  • Yoo Hyeon-jong
  • Park Bo-kyung
Cinematography
  • Kim Jong-jin
  • Lee Tae-hee
EditorHwang Geum-bong
Running time70 minutes
Production companyKim 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 (portrayed by Cha Seung-won), son of a concubine, usurps the Joseon throne from the direct bloodline of his father, King Seonjo (portrayed by Park Yeong-gyu).

After her younger brother, Grand Prince Yeongchang (portrayed by Jeon Jin-seo), is executed, Princess Jeongmyeong (portrayed by Lee Yeon-hee), who managed to flee the palace during the massacre, starts living as a commoner disguised as a man while plotting her revenge.

CastEdit

MainEdit

SupportingEdit

Royal HouseholdEdit

Northern Faction (Gwanghae Group)Edit

Western Faction (Injo Group)Edit

People around Princess JeongmyeongEdit

Other subordinatesEdit

CameoEdit

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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