This Saturday was episode 9 of tvN weekend sageuk Queen Cheorin (Mr. Queen) and it appears the drama ratings are beginning to keep steady. This episode got 12.066% and the last two episodes were also at 12%, and the same thing happened to hit drama Goblin for a few weekends before it broke and took off again in the last stretch. Plot wise the novelty of the time traveled modern playboy in a Joseon Queen’s body has worn off and the Queen is toggling nicely in adapting to the situation and using modern knowledge to survive and even impress. As far as palace plotting it’s not one of the deeper or more well-crafted conspiracy and revenge yarns and the secondary characters all feel super one-dimensional even if the acting is good. I feel myself watching 70% out of a need for completion and 10% curiosity to see what happens and 20% to enjoy Shin Hye Sun and Kim Jung Hyun‘s wonderful chemistry and spot on acting.