- 120% satisfied with Uhm Tae-woong
's portrayal of Kim Yusin
"In both our drama and history, Kim Yusin is the ultimate victor". (scriptwriters Kim Yeong-hyeon
& Park Sang-yeon
After 26 episodes, "Queen Seon-deok
" has finally crossed the 40% threshold in ratings, joining the ranks of other "national dramas".
In episode 26 that aired on the 18th, Kim Yusin finds himself torn between love and a noble cause. In the end he names Deokman as "the king that I have chosen to serve" and successfully marks the start of the informally dubbed "second season" of the series.
With the formation of the Deokman faction with Deokman at its core, the rating for the series finally rose to 42%. The Seoul rating was an impressive 44.3%, a new personal record.
Deokman declares that she will recover her place as princess and eventually become king, and Yusin chooses this cause over his love. The scriptwriters were highly satisfied with Eom's portrayal of their Yusin.
Regarding Kim Yusin, Kim Yeong-hyeon
and Park Sang-yeon
explained his character, "The Kim Yusin that we created is initially just a simple and honest guy, frustrating at times, and the quintessential late-bloomer. He has a one-track mind and is too serious, and he has recently been through a lot of terrible trials. The Kim Yusin we imagined is not particularly composed, intelligent or lively. Rather, he is the type of person who cannot lie to himself. Because he is this type of person, he faces all the trials face-on rather than avoid them, and as a result suffers greatly and experiences a lot confusion". They went on to say, "But when he pulls out of this confusion starting episode 25, he will rise to his full potential. Uhm Tae-woong
shoulders the responsibility of acting out this difficult and complicated character, and for him all we have is praise, consolation and words of encouragement".
The scriptwriters then added on that the ultimate victor of the drama will be Kim Yusin.