May Queen is a story about characters related to ships.
Chun Hae Joo (Han Ji Hye) is a woman who pulls herself up from a harsh life and makes a name for herself in the shipbuilding industry.
Park Chang Hee (Jae Hee) and Kang San (Kim Jae Won) are the two men who war for her love.
- Drama: May Queen
- Revised romanization: Meiqwin
- Hangul: 메이퀸
- Director: Baek Ho-Min
- Writer: Son Young-Mok
- Network: MBC
- Episodes: 38
- Release Date: August 18 – December 23, 2012
Hae-Joo’s father, an oil scholar, is betrayed and killed by Do-Hyun (Lee Deok-Hwa). Do-Hyun, who loves Hae-Joo’s mother Geum-Hee (Yang Mi-Kyung), then orders Gi-Chool (Kim Kyu-Cheol) to kill 2-year-old Hae-Joo, but Gi-Chool can’t go through with it.
Gi-Chool takes 2-year-old Hae-Joo and tells others that he is taking her to the beach. He makes it appear Hae-Joo drowns by the beach, but in actuality, takes Hae-Joo to live with his old military acquaintance Hong-Chul (Ahn Nae-Sang). Unaware of all this, Hae-Joo’s mother marries Do-Hyun, who has two children from a previous marriage.
11 years later, Hae-Joo (later played by Han Ji-Hye) and her family arrive in the city of Ulsan, running away from debtors. Hae-Joo takes care of the family, instead of her incompetent father and mother who hates Hae-Joo. She is transferred to the same elementary school where Do-Hyun’s daughter In-Hwa (later played by Son Eun-Seo) attends. On Hae-Joo’s first day at her new school, she has a physical struggle with In-Hwa. Due to their fight, In-Hwa’s mother Geum-Hee is called in to the school and she sees Hae-Joo (her daughter that she thought drowned).
- May Queen Torrent Files” takes over the MBC Saturdays & Sundays 21:45 time slot previously occupied by “Dr. Jin” and will be replaced by “Hundred Year Inheritance” January 5, 2013.