Royal Family

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (39)

Royal Family, is a South Korean romantic family series, which looks at the shadier side of wealth, and the love between people who support one another within Koreas social elite. Staring Ji Sung as Han Ji-Hoon, and Yum Jung-Ah as Kim In-Sook, both characters launch a battle to bring In-Sook out from behind the oppressive shadow of her in-laws. The distrust spread throughout the family she is a part of makes her conflict a difficult one, but only strengthens Ji-Hoons resolve to help his long time friend. The series was written by Kim Yeong-hyeon, Kwon Eun-mi, and Park Sang-yeon. Royal Family was also produced by Han Hee and aired on MBC. It was originally broadcast on March of 2011 and ran through April of the same year with 18 episodes in total, each episode running 21:55 minutes. Alongside Yeom Jung-Ah and Ji Sung, starred an extensive cast including, Kim Yeong-Ae as Kong Soon-Ho, and Uhm Ki-do who plays Jeon No-Min. The plot involves a complicated relationship between the widow, Kim In-Sook and her in-laws who believe that she is only after their money. Following the death of her husband, In-Sook is relegated as incompetent by her mother-in-law, Kong Soon-Ho, and attempts to take custody of In-Sooks' son. Soon-Hos ultimate intent in doing so, would lead to In-Sooks banishment from the JK family. Ji-Hoon, now a powerful prosecutor thanks to In-Sook, feels both compassion and heartache over the circumstances she is in and decides to help her become head of the family. Eventually Ji-Hoon is able to help In-Sook become the head of the JK company. Along the way Ji-Hoon investigates a separate homicide that may be linked, in some way, to In-Sook.

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Episode 18
18. Episode 18
March 2, 2011
Threatened by the disclosure of a scandal and the ruin of JK, Madam Gong gives in and decides to appoint Insuk Chairperson of JK Group. But as Insuk prepares for her inauguration, she realizes that things are far from over.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
March 2, 2011
While Insuk is having Dongjin questioned by the prosecutor's office on suspicion of embezzlement, Madam Gong sets up a plan that sends Hyunjin reeling with shock.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
March 2, 2011
Dongjin discovers that Kido was behind the thugs who attacked the safe house. Realizing that he is in danger, Kido calls Jihun one last time.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
March 2, 2011
Madam Gong frames Jihun as the prime suspect in the Johnny Hayward murder case in order to back Insuk into a corner. After much deliberation, Insuk heads over to Madam Gong with a letter in hand that'll turn the tables.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
March 2, 2011
While Jihun is busy catching up with his long lost mother, Insuk and Yunso hatch a plan to release the recorded tapes to the public and ruin Madam Gong's reputation.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
March 2, 2011
Jihun discovers a picture of himself in the classified CID files and finds out why Mary Kim ended up a suspect in a murder case. Meanwhile, Madam Gong announces that JK Medical is the new holding company of JK Group.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
March 2, 2011
When Jihyun discovers that Insuk may be 'Mary Kim,' he decides to expose the truth. Meanwhile, Insuk offers to help Yunso out of her marriage, thereby forging an alliance between the two daughter-in-laws.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
March 2, 2011
Kido sneaks Kang Mija out of the country, but his then his relationship with Insuk is discovered by both Jihun and Yunso.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
March 2, 2011
Jihun begins to look into Johnny's background. Meanwhile, Madam Gong decides to switch holding companies from JK Club to another subsidiary in an effort to keep Insuk from gaining too much power.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
March 2, 2011
Insuk is hysterical when Johnny disappears without a trace. She pulls herself together to give her inaugural speech, but Jihyun has already caught onto the strange air between her and Kido.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
March 2, 2011
On the day of Insuk's official inauguration, a foreign stranger comes into view among the crowd, carrying a bear just like the one Jihun owns.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
March 2, 2011
Yunso finds herself between a rock and hard place when Madam Gong expresses her interest in a French perfume.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
March 2, 2011
Madam Gong announces Insuk as director of JK Club due to pressure from her growing public support. Insuk is sabotaged on her first day of work.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
March 2, 2011
Madam Gong decides to keep Insuk and Jihun isolated but Jihun manages to sneak away Minkyung's cell phone and hatches a plan for escape.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
March 2, 2011
The JK family is upset when they find a racy video starring Yunso's daughter on the Internet.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
March 2, 2011
Tension over the JK estate arises when an anonymous letter revealing details about the attempts to bribe Mrs. Jin. Madam Gong is forced to drop her plans to lock up Insuk when she finds out that Insuk and Mrs. Jin are close friends.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
March 2, 2011
Jihun joins the legal team of JK Group in order to protect Insuk from being hospitalized for in competency. Madam Gong announces that whoever wins over soon-to-be First Lady Sukhyang Jin will become the director of JK Club.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
March 2, 2011
Jihun Han finally clears his name after fifteen years. However his joy is cut short, when he hears that Dr. Dongho Jo of JK Group, the prestigious royal family of Korea, has passed away, leaving behind his widow Insuk Kim.
Description

Royal Family, is a South Korean romantic family series, which looks at the shadier side of wealth, and the love between people who support one another within Koreas social elite. Staring Ji Sung as Han Ji-Hoon, and Yum Jung-Ah as Kim In-Sook, both characters launch a battle to bring In-Sook out from behind the oppressive shadow of her in-laws. The distrust spread throughout the family she is a part of makes her conflict a difficult one, but only strengthens Ji-Hoons resolve to help his long time friend.

The series was written by Kim Yeong-hyeon, Kwon Eun-mi, and Park Sang-yeon. Royal Family was also produced by Han Hee and aired on MBC. It was originally broadcast on March of 2011 and ran through April of the same year with 18 episodes in total, each episode running 21:55 minutes. Alongside Yeom Jung-Ah and Ji Sung, starred an extensive cast including, Kim Yeong-Ae as Kong Soon-Ho, and Uhm Ki-do who plays Jeon No-Min.

The plot involves a complicated relationship between the widow, Kim In-Sook and her in-laws who believe that she is only after their money. Following the death of her husband, In-Sook is relegated as incompetent by her mother-in-law, Kong Soon-Ho, and attempts to take custody of In-Sooks' son. Soon-Hos ultimate intent in doing so, would lead to In-Sooks banishment from the JK family. Ji-Hoon, now a powerful prosecutor thanks to In-Sook, feels both compassion and heartache over the circumstances she is in and decides to help her become head of the family. Eventually Ji-Hoon is able to help In-Sook become the head of the JK company. Along the way Ji-Hoon investigates a separate homicide that may be linked, in some way, to In-Sook.

Royal Family is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on March 2, 2011.

Where to Watch Royal Family

Royal Family is available for streaming on the MBC America website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Royal Family on demand at Viki.

  • Premiere Date
    March 2, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (39)