digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Queen of Ambition
King of Ambition-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for King of Ambition
Also known as Yawang
King of the Beast
Queen of the Night
Genre Melodrama
Based on Daemul - Tale of Yawang 
by Park In-kwon
Written by Lee Hee-myung[1]
Directed by Jo Young-kwang
Park Shin-woo
Starring Kwon Sang-woo
Soo Ae
Jung Yun-ho
Kim Sung-ryung
Ko Joon-hee
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 24
Executive producer(s) Lee Hyun-jik
Producer(s) Park Yong-soon
Lee Hee-soo
Location(s) Korea
Running time Mondays and Tuesdays at 20:55 (KST)
Production company(s) Verdi Media
Original channel Seoul Broadcasting System
Original run 14 January 2013 (2013-01-14) – 2 April 2013 (2013-04-02)
Preceded by The King of Dramas
Followed by Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love
External links
Korean name
Revised Romanization Yawang
McCune–Reischauer Yawang

Queen of Ambition (Hangul: 야왕; hanja: 野王; RR: Yawang) is a 2013 South Korean television series, starring Kwon Sang-woo, Soo Ae, Jung Yun-ho, Kim Sung-ryung, and Ko Joon-hee.[2] It aired on SBS from January 14 to April 2, 2013 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes. Based on Park In-kwon's manhwa of the same title, the same source material as Daemul,[3][4] the drama tells the tale of an ambitious woman born into poverty who will let nothing stand in her way as she tries to become the First Lady, and a hopeless romantic who will sacrifice anything for her. But when she betrays him, he takes his revenge.[5][6][7][8]


The name Ha Ryu means "a child flown from heaven." He was given this name by the nun who first found him in front of an orphanage; it came to her immediately the moment she saw his pure, innocent face. Ha Ryu's life began in earnest when he first laid eyes on Da-hae at the orphanage. Ha Ryu was a simple boy who disliked chores; however, for Da-hae, there was nothing he would not do or any place he would not go. Whenever Da-hae cried, Ha Ryu became too restless to do anything. But when Da-hae was adopted, they had to part. Ten years later, Ha Ryu runs into Da-hae again. He feels electrified and like he is losing his mind. Then and there, he swears that nothing will ever come between them again. He also promises himself that he will do anything and everything to make her happy until the day he dies. Da-hae is a bright young woman and Ha Ryu works day and night with all his strength to earn money to pay her university tuition abroad. No matter how tired he is, all he requires to be happy is Da-hae's smile. But over time Da-hae changes. Ha Ryu thinks it cannot be permanent when he admires her beauty and sophistication, like a bright, shining star. Even when she frames him for a murder, he tries to understand her. However, when she loses their daughter, Eun-byul, he finally snaps and he cannot forgive her. Ha Ryu changes, too. His wrath erupts like a volcano because of the betrayal of his one true love and turns Ha Ryu into a beast. He, who was once a mere minion in a gang, makes his way to the top and becomes CEO of Baekhak Group, one of Korea’s leading companies. "I will bring you down with my own two hands and put you back to where you first began. I will step on you and hurt you more than you can imagine," he promises her and his bitter revenge against Da-hae, the woman he, for so long, loved more than life itself, begins... in the end Da-hae becomes the First Lady of Korea, then she is exposed for her crimes after she shoots and injures Ha Ryu. Ha Ryu then chases after her when Da-hae's step brother escapes with her. He confronts Da-hae for killing his father and when she admits to it he tries to run her over. Ha-Ryu jumps in the away and then he and Da-hae are both hit by the car. Da-hae, still conscious, cries and apologizes to a severely injured Ha Ryu. Then they both pass out and end up in hospital beds. They both imagine having conversations with each other when they were young and finally understand why they grew into the people they became. Ha Ryu wakes up from his coma only to find out Da-hae has passed away. Ha Ryu continues to live his life and ends the series back at the old house he, Eun-Byul, and Da-hae lived. He looks at the portrait Eun-Byul drew and thinks about all he has lost trying to pursue revenge.



Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[18] AGB Nielsen[19]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 14 January 2013 8.7% 9.8% 8.0% 9.3%
2 15 January 2013 7.8% 8.5% 8.1% 8.8%
3 21 January 2013 8.2% 9.2% 10.2% 11.1%
4 22 January 2013 9.7% 10.6% 9.9% 10.6%
5 28 January 2013 10.4% 11.7% 10.1% 11.2%
6 29 January 2013 12.0% 13.5% 12.3% 13.6%
7 4 February 2013 13.4% 14.7% 12.7% 14.0%
8 5 February 2013 16.4% 18.4% 15.3% 16.4%
9 11 February 2013 16.4% 18.7% 15.2% 16.1%
10 12 February 2013 20.1% 23.3% 17.5% 18.4%
11 18 February 2013 19.4% 21.8% 18.6% 19.9%
12 19 February 2013 19.6% 21.1% 19.4% 20.8%
13 25 February 2013 17.9% 20.2% 17.5% 18.9%
14 26 February 2013 18.8% 20.4% 17.7% 18.1%
15 4 March 2013 17.4% 19.2% 16.3% 17.2%
16 5 March 2013 18.3% 20.0% 18.6% 19.9%
17 11 March 2013 18.8% 21.3% 18.5% 20.3%
18 12 March 2013 18.8% 21.0% 18.3% 19.4%
19 18 March 2013 18.2% 21.4% 17.8% 19.1%
20 19 March 2013 18.3% 21.9% 18.6% 20.1%
21 25 March 2013 17.0% 20.0% 18.0% 19.9%
22 26 March 2013 22.8% 26.1% 22.9% 24.3%
23 1 April 2013 23.1% 25.9% 22.5% 24.5%
24 2 April 2013 26.7% 30.7% 25.8% 27.5%
Average 16.6% 18.7% 16.3% 17.5%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
Baeksang Arts Awards[20]
Best TV Actress Kim Sung-ryung Nominated
Mnet 20's Choice Awards
20's Drama Star - Female Soo Ae Nominated
Seoul International Drama Awards
Outstanding Korean Drama King of Ambition Won
Outstanding Korean Drama Actor Kwon Sang-woo Nominated
Outstanding Korean Drama Actress Soo Ae Nominated
Outstanding Korean Drama OST "Ice Flower" by Ailee Nominated
"You Don't Know" by Kim Nam-gil Nominated
Most Popular Actor Jung Yun-ho Won
Korea Drama Awards
Excellence Award, Actress Soo Ae Nominated
APAN Star Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actress Soo Ae Nominated
Acting Award, Actress Kim Sung-ryung Won
Ko Joon-hee Nominated
SBS Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award,
Actor in a Drama Special
Kwon Sang-woo Nominated
Top Excellence Award,
Actress in a Drama Special
Soo Ae Nominated
Special Acting Award,
Actor in a Drama Special
Lee Deok-hwa Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

It aired in Japan on cable channel KNTV from May 10 to October 18, 2013,[21] and was re-aired on cable channel WOWOW.[22]


  1. ^ "Queen of Ambition Writer Lee Hee Myung Is Expelled from Writer's Association for Copyright Infringement". Soompi. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Leading Actor and Actress of Yawang". KOFICE. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  3. ^ Suk, Monica (12 June 2012). "Kwone Sang-woo, Soo-ae to play in SBS drama presold to Asian countries". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  4. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (7 December 2012). "Kwon Sang Woo and Soo Ae Show Off Teamwork at Yawang's Script Reading". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  5. ^ Hong, Lucia (5 September 2012). "Kwone Sang-woo, Soo-ae's drama to begin new project in Nov". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  6. ^ Jeon Su-mi (5 September 2012). "Kwon Sang Woo and Soo Ae’s Yawang to Air Next January". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  7. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (6 September 2012). "King of the Beast will air in January". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  8. ^ Ho, Stewart (20 December 2012). "Will Soo Ae, Kwon Sang Woo's Chemistry Off-Set Carry Over on Screen?". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  9. ^ "Kwon Sang-woo Wins Back Fans as Jilted Lover in SBS Soap". The Chosun Ilbo. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-02. 
  10. ^ Lee, Sun-min (16 March 2013). "Kwon Sang-woo says acting is hard". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  11. ^ Kwon, Hyuk-hee (11 April 2013). "Interview: Kwon Sang-woo tells about his life in drama and in reality". BNTNews. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  12. ^ An, So-hyoun (20 April 2013). "Interview: Kwon Sang Woo Says Yawang Was a Half-Success". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  13. ^ An, So-hyoun (11 January 2013). "Soo Ae Says She's Pressured about Having to Act as a Young First Lady on Yawang". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  14. ^ An, So-hyoun (10 January 2013). "TVXQ′s U-know Yunho Moves Up the Social Ladder as a Rich Boy in Yawang". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  15. ^ Ho, Stewart (20 December 2012). "Lee Jae Yoon Joins Yawang as Soo Ae’s Step Brother". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  16. ^ Ho, Stewart (10 January 2013). "Son Tae Young to Cameo in Yawang For Husband, Kwon Sang Woo". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  17. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (16 January 2013). "Son Tae Young Shouts at Kwon Sang Woo for Looking Like Her Husband on Yawang". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  18. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  19. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  20. ^ Hicap, Jonathan M. (5 April 2013). "49th Baeksang Arts Awards nominees revealed". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  21. ^ http://www.kntv.co.jp/prog/detail/?p=25438
  22. ^ http://www.wowow.co.jp/drama/yao/

External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Ambition — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
65355 videos foundNext > 

[SubEspañol] Ice Flower - Ailee (Queen of Ambition OST) (Hangul+Rom)

Para mas información del Mundo Asiático visita nuestro FB https://www.facebook.com/FansOppasLatinoamerica Traducción: [ Sub Español ] Título: 야왕 / Yawang Tambien conocido como: Night...

Queen of Ambition | Trailer [HD]

[IMPORTA NT] watch in HD !! • Please subscribe my channel • http://www.youtube.com/user/LusiellST Thank u ♥. Fandom : Queen...

[Opening] Queen Of Ambition / 야왕 / King Of Ambition / Yawang

Title: 야왕 / Queen of Ambition Chinese Title: 野王 Also Known as: Yawang / Night King / Wild King Genre: Melodrama, Romance Episodes: 24 Broadcast network: SBS Broadcast period: 2013-Jan-14...

King of Ambition MV: Ikaw Pa Rin by Kaligta

fanvid for King / Queen of Ambition / Yawang *This is actually the second theme song of Return of the Wife. I just love the song and I think it is also perfect for KOA.hehe.

[Sub ITA] Fat Cat - Tears Rain (Queen of Ambition OST) - reupload

Tradotto da OPSfrancy17917 (OPSfrancy1791). Queen of Ambition / Night King / Wild King / King of Ambition / Yawang OST parte 4. REUPLOAD.

Ailee(에일리) _ Ice Flower(얼음꽃) (Yawang OST Part.2) MV

English subtitles are now available. :D (Please click on 'CC' button or activate 'Interactive Transcript' function) The second OST of SBS Monday/Tuesday Drama 'Yawang' will be revealed on...

[MP3/HQ] Ailee - Ice Flower (얼음꽃) [Queen of Ambition OST]

I love this song so much Ailee is the best K-Singer for me..Hyorin is also amazing. I DON'T WON ANYTHING!!! ALL RIGHTS GOES TO THE RIGHT OWNER/S!!!

[SubEspañol] I Guess Not - Lee Young Hyun (이영현)(Queen of Ambition OST)(Hangul+Rom)

Para mas información del Mundo Asiático visita nuestro FB https://www.facebook.com/FansOppasLatinoamerica Traducción: [ Sub Español ] Título: 야왕 - Yawang Tambien conocido como: Night...


Se usate la mia traduzione, per favore date i crediti al canale. ☞ per altri video tradotti visitate http://subita.forumcommunity.net/ ☞CANALE SHOW http://www.youtube.com/user/KshowSubITA2...


Watch BTS 2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi2FaepMcps Yawang - korean melodrama 2013 Song - "Ice Flower(얼음꽃) " by Ailee Kwon Sang Woo as Ha Ryu, Soo Ae as Joo Da Hae, Park ...

65355 videos foundNext > 

48 news items

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:21:11 -0800

On November 6th, "King of Ambition" producer Ver Media released press material and said, "On November 4th, writer Lee Hee Myung filed a criminal suit against the President of the Writers' Association for slander related to published material. The ...

Đài Truyền Hình Việt Nam

Đài Truyền Hình Việt Nam
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:30:43 -0700

Bộ phim truyền hình gần đây nhất của Soo Ae là King of Ambition và Joo Ji Hoon là Medical Top Team. Mask xoay quanh câu chuyện về một người phụ nữ giấu kín thân phận của mình và vào làm dâu trong một gia đình giàu có. * Mời quý độc giả theo dõi ...

Người Việt

Người Việt
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:22:30 -0800

Nam diễn viên Ji Chang Wook cảm thấy trống trải sau khi “Healer” kết thúc, anh nói trong 1 cuộc phỏng vấn. Chàng diễn viên 27 tuổi này đóng vai Seo Jung Hoo, một người chạy việc bí ẩn trong bộ phim của KBS vừa kết thúc vào tháng 2. “Bằng những gì vừa ...
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:01:33 -0700

Frank has always been the king of ambition and manipulation, but now that he's outmaneuvered everyone and achieved his goal, he's bound to feel at a loss without any obstacles to overcome. This leaves the door wide open for a new adversary to come into ...
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:55:51 -0800

Kisah King of Ambition diadaptasi dari komik “Daemul – Yawang Jun” karya Park In Kwon yang mengisahkan tentang perempuan bernama Joo Da Hae (Soo Ae, Thousand Days of Promise, Athena: Goddess of War) yang berambisi menjadi Ibu Negara (istri ...

Korea JoongAng Daily

Korea JoongAng Daily
Mon, 12 May 2014 08:00:00 -0700

In 2012, when Kim appeared as an immature and brazen heiress in the SBS drama “The Chaser,” people started to acknowledge her charisma. Afterward, every production she took part in, including the dramas “King of Ambition” and “The Heirs” and the films ...

Business Insider

Business Insider
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:26:13 -0800

The year was 1977. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak had barely moved out of the Jobs' family garage to the company's first official corporate address, 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd., (Building 3, Suite C) in Cupertino, Calif. The pair had successfully begun ...

Manila Bulletin

Manila Bulletin
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 19:39:44 -0700

In the Outstanding Korean Drama Prize category, MBC's “Arang and the Magistrate” won the Excellent Korean Drama while SBS' “Yawang,” also known as “King of Ambition,” bagged the Outstanding Korean Drama award. Lee Jun-ki won as best actor for ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight