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Blood, thorns, and tears in first teaser for Seven Day Queen

Two brothers, one queen, and one throne… is it any wonder that this is going to end in blood and tears? The first teaser has been released for KBS’s historical romance drama Seven Day Queen, and though it’s just a teeny tiny glimpse of the three leading characters and quick flashes of symbolic imagery, I have a feeling that this drama is going to be beautiful to look at.

Seven Day Queen tells the tragic story of the queen who had the shortest reign in Joseon history. Park Min-young (Healer) stars as Queen Dangyeong, the daughter of a powerful politician who dreams of an ordinary life but ends up embroiled in two brothers’ struggle for the throne, and falls in love with one of them. Yeon Woo-jin (Introverted Boss) plays King Jungjong, who spent most of his life living as if dead under the watchful eye of his jealous half-brother, tyrant king Yeonsangun, played by Lee Dong-gun (Laurel Tree Tailors).

Yeonsangun was overthrown and replaced by Jungjong, but he was heavily opposed as well, and when Queen Dangyeong’s father led a coup attempt against him, she was deposed after only seven days as queen. Legend has it that he looked up at a mountain in her direction every day, and so she hung up her skirt on that mountain so that he’d know she was thinking of him too.

The teaser is over in a flash, but we can catch glimpses of Park Min-young leaning against a man’s back, and then tears spilling from her eyes before she walks off into the distance. The two kings give steely looks, and we get a series of visual metaphors: a man and woman interlacing their fingers, an empty throne, a woman who pricks her finger on a thorn and spills blood. Love, politics, and tragedy. Check, check.

Did anyone else squeal when they saw Yeon Woo-jin in a hanbok? It’s been too long! It’s hard to keep my expectations down when the PD of Healer is bringing us a romance between Park Min-young and Yeon Woo-jin, even though history tells us that their story is no picnic. But since when have dramas ever cared about being faithful to history, right? Great, the show hasn’t even started and I’m worried about how it’s going to end.

Seven Day Queen follows Mystery Queen on Wednesdays and Thursdays and premieres May 31.

Via Chosun Ilbo

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One of the prettiest, most visually arresting drama teasers I've seen in a long while. Dang my expectations for this drama just shot WAY up.

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Park Min Young is SO gorgeous. I like that we can trust her dramas.

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She generally does a really good job at picking them. I don't consider her an AMAZING actress although I do like her (and she definitely hit her stride in Healer, she was made for that role) but she has an eye for good dramas!

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How about amazing in lower-case? JK! And I agree, this drama is visually very appealing and I trust that it's going to be at the very least good acted and greatly directed!

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The teaser looks great. Haven't seen teasers this good for a while.

Normally I don't connect much with PMY. But judging from the teaser, it looks quite promising.

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Wow, we have 3 new saeguk in May: Ruler, My Sassy Girl and 7 Day Queen. Honestly, from these dramas, I'm most looking forward to 7 Day Queen because I've never watched PMY in sageuk, so maybe this one can be the first. lol. And I like 2 last dramas from this PD. Beside that, I'm also curious about LDG in his first sageuk and antagonist role. And YWJ, hopefully this time your drama is successful. I’m rooting for you!
PMY sooo beautiful and gimme more LDG wrath. lol. The shot and its transition looks interesting. These teaser describe drama synopsis pretty neat. Yeah, so intense and depressing.

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This could be a tragic love story, potentially to become a hit or miss, if it comes to the writer of Princess Man, I would have convinced more that it will be something epic. And yes it has been so long we didn't see YWJ in hanbok. I am not really convinced with PMY's acting in sageuk before, but she is gorgeous in hanbok and with experiences in sageuk several times, maybe she will impress me this time or at least that's what I hope for.

Speaking of Yeonsan, it won't be complete without Noksoo. So I checked Noksoo will be played by Son Eun Seo (Voice) acc to Asianwiki. It will be hard not to compare to different versions of Yeonsan and Noksoo in currently aired Rebel and this upcoming drama, but from a first glimpse, I can tell it will be hard for them to beat the charisma of Kim Ji Suk and Honey Lee portraying such roles. But crossing my fingers to see they exceed the expectation.

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Pmy is really pretty... i'm her biggest fan since sungkyunkwan scandle... she's lovely and lively...
And yeon woo jin will definitely get famous after this. After all he works with queen of chemistry... lee jung sub pd nim... i trust you!!!

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Considering how late they are rolling out promos, I'm impressed with the quality of this teaser, in a short 16s video, we get a glimpse of how devastating their story will be. Can't keep my expectations down either. I'm psyched for this!

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If I'm not mistaken, script reading in early April and first shoot begins mid-April. So, I think they are pretty quick to do promotion by releasing this teaser. And the first time I saw it, Wooaaah... So fast yet so good. lol. I hope someone makes gif from this teaser so we can enjoy the beauty of every shot slowly. And perhaps like others said, this is the first project of Monster Union so they are all out and plus the PD experienced too.
And usually the production team realesed first stills before first teaser, right? I was kinda surprised when the first released is a teaser.
I miss my sageuk likes Princess Man, so hopefully that experience can happen again when I watch this drama.

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After quiet mouths in dramaland for Wednesday/Thursday time slot, now it's getting noisy, the three dramas that competing in may in this time slot are all intriguing, whether the cast or plots, it's hard to root for anyone.

Let's see how it goes when they start airing, for now i am planning to watch the three.

I've been bored recently nothing good to watch, except Tunnel and CT.

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I don't usually watch historical dramas, but I may watch this one, if only for a few episodes.

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Wah the visuals are pretty in this one.

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I love Park Min Young. The teaser looks so cold but beautiful and this is yet another drama to add onto my list.

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This look interesting... I hope this will be good.

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This teaser is very beautiful. I like how PMY is constantly trying to challenge herself by playing slightly different roles. She's growing too old to play her usual sunny, plucky, candy character. And I hope we can see a darker side of her in this role.

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She did played an antagonist in Jang Myung Go back to 2008/2009. I didnt finish this drama but she looked pretty green there. I am looking forward what this writer has to write about Dangkyung, she could be a role that PMY always does or maybe not.

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Park min young is so beautiful 😍😍😍😍😍 but I'm digging the yeonsangun character, lee.dong gun looks hot!!!! Can't wait 😍

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He certainly pulls off that sageuk facial hair better than most!

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Can't wait for this!!! Teaser looks really good!

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The drama I anticipated the most~!! May 31 sounds too long.

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The tragic story is not my cup of tea but goshhhhh, Yeon Woo-jin's charm is so irresistible. Here I'm in dilemma TT

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Sigh. Even if I can't find time to watch the show, I can stop by and catch a few minutes of Park Min Young on my screen.

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Well, that was beautiful. I feel like this drama is going to be so much beauty and pain. And not just pain, but PAAAAIIINNNN.

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Oh, I feel you. PMY is beautiful and the visuals are great but I will likely stay away because of the PAAAIIINNN! 😢

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Sigh. Park Min Young in a hanbok.

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Please be good! Please be good!

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Its going 2 b good. I can feel it😏

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Ahh I'm so happy Yeon Woo-jin is back so soon, hopefully this drama isn't another stinker for him. He deserves a bonafide hit

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This is a bit off topic but I cant believe Lee Dong Gun and Jo Yoon Hee are having a baby!!!

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Wow the teaser looks really good. And I like every drama that park min young does so it's double like!!! And then last of all I enjoyed yeon woo-jin in Introveted boss so i can't wait to see him in hanbok!!! Can't wait👀

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Very beautiful teaser.

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Yeah, pretty much, PMY + YWJ + Sageuk + Healer PD + Romance = me watching no matter how much tragedy there is, lol. Greeeaaaaat. Why do I have a feeling they're going to take my heart and stomp on it? Just give me some heart-fluttering romance first!

This seems like one of the few historicals that isn't going for a fusion bent, which certainly makes me worry about that ending. Now if only I could know to trust the writer...

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PMY's ability to create strong chemistry and bring out the best in her co-leads + YWJ's ability to portray misunderstood characters with sympathetic vulnerability + Tragic storyline + Healer's stylish PD giving us a cold, yet sunny, yet funeral-like teaser = I'm all in for this show.

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Didn't we see him in hanbok in arang the magistrate? Granted my eyes were focused on Shin Minah, but I'm pretty sure I remember hating his guts.

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Is the title a reference to BTS' Blood, Sweat, and Tears? Haha
On a more relevant note, such a pretty teaser. Love, politics, and tragedy. I'm there.

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I'm watching this for sure. PMY looks beautiful and the story so far looks very interesting.

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So pretty, the white background makes this teaser. And the reds and pinks playing off the fair completions of the leads make them look even fairer. Gives "who is the fairest?" a double meaning. I can tell--they're all beautiful! Can't wait to see this.

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I agree with everyone ...... this teaser looks fantastic.

Things are looking promising for this show.

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I love the casts! AND I love the teaser! Everything looks awesome! My expectations are very high right now.

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Gorgeous teaser!

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This is my most anticipated sageuk. It was just announced this year and they're promoting it late but damn it immediately shot up my list.

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KBS has a good track record with appealing and well-produced dramas whether it be tragedy like "Princess' Man" or youth/fusion like "Sungkyungkwan Scandal" and most recently "Love in the Moonlight". So, I'm definitely watching!

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Refer to A.wiki the title stated as "Queen for Seven day", but how come it many ppl use as SDQ??

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i mean "Queen for Seven days" lol

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I've been drowning from young love series the past months so this mature, grown-up, tragic romance this project is selling appeals to me the most among the upcoming historical dramas.

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Will definitely watch this.... love PMY and really like YWJ in Marriage not Dating. Excited to see them together..... next OTP perhaps???

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Anyone know who the writer is?

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Apparently this is the first production of Monster Union which was set up by KBS just last year. Expect them to go all out!

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