Hwajung tells of Gwanghae (Cha Seung Won) as the son of a concubine and secondary heir, who in his thirst for power, usurps the Crown and ousts his half-sister Jungmyung (Lee Yeon Hee) from the palace. Gwanghae is then deposed in a coup by the Westerners, who replace him with Injo (Kim Jae Won). Extremely paranoid and wanting to stabilise his position, he is also out for Jungmyung’s life.
- Drama: Hwajung / Splendid Politics
- Revised romanization: Hwajung
- Hangul: 화정
- Director: Kim Sang-Ho
- Writer: Kim Yi-Young
- Network: MBC
- Episodes: 50
- Release Date: April 13 – September 29, 2015
Drama series follows the rise and fall of Princess Jeongmyeong. Princess Jeongmyeong was born to King Seongjo of the Joseon Dynasty period. After her younger brother is killed by older stepbrother, Prince Gwanghae, she falls from her position as a princess.
- Hwajung Torrent Files takes over the MBC Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55 time slot previously occupied by “Shine or Go Crazy” and followed by “Glamorous Temptation” October, 2015.