I was really looking forward to this drama for months. I can say that it didn’t disappoint. I was hoping for a different ending but it didn’t take away from the storyline at all. I found this drama took up my attention. I give it 4 out of 5.



  • Drama: Ruler: Master of the Mask (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Goonjoo-Gamyunui Jooin
  • Hangul: 군주-가면의 주인
  • Director: No Do-Cheol, Park Won-Gook
  • Writer: Park Hye-Jin, Jung Hae-Ri
  • Network: MBC
  • Episodes: 40
  • Release Date: May 10 – July 13, 2017
  • Runtime: Wednesdays & Thursdays 22:00 (35 minutes each / 2 episodes per day)
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea


In the 1700’s, Crown Prince Lee Sun (Yoo Seung-Ho) fights against Pyunsoo hwe. Pyunsoo hwe is an organization that has accumulated power and wealth through privatizing water all over Joseon. Crown Prince Lee Sun becomes a hope for the people who suffers. Ga-Eun is the woman Crown Prince Lee Sun loves and she helps grow as a ruler.


  • Yoo Seung-ho as Crown Prince Lee Sun
  • Kim So-hyun as Han Ga-eun
  • Kim Myung-soo as Commoner Lee Sun
  • Yoon So-hee as Kim Hwa-gun
  • Heo Joon-ho as Kim Dae-mok
  • Park Chul-min as Woo Bo

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