I’m getting depressing vibes from the first teaser for upcoming KBS sageuk Seven Days Queen (or Queen for Seven Days), but then again just the premise of a woman being queen for 7 days before removal from her position seems dire without a possible happy ending in sight. The titular queen refers to Joseon era Queen Dangyeon, married to King Jungjong but removed from her role after being in the position for 7 days due to her father leading an unsuccessful coup against her husband. Oopsie.
The drama telling has Queen Dangyeon played by Park Min Young forced into the married with King Jungjong played by Lee Dong Gun while she’s really been in love all this time with the King’s younger brother the Prince played by Yeon Woo Jin. A royal love triangle as messed up as they come perfect for K-drama telling, and in this first teaser I get all the pent up sad longing and Lee Dong Gun’s angry kingly glower ends shivers up my spine.
First teaser for Seven Days Queen: