Queen of Ambition tell story of Yoon Na Ri, a very poor woman who dreams to be a first lady and a man, Choi Kang Chan who sacrifices everything to help her. During the journey, they experience love, betrayal, unstoppable greed and conspiracy. This is based on the third installment of the 21-part Daemul comic series by famed Korean comic writer Park In Kwon, that was published in 2006.

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  • Aug 5, 2013 24 of 24 episodes seen
    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  10
    • Story  10
    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  9
    • Rewatch Value  8
    This is the most annoying and blood boiling drama i have ever seen till now! i really don't know how did i continue watching it without any accidents!! let me tell u this, I'm really surprised with the writer that wrote the story! he really made me love, hate, anxious, worried and all this stuff that u won't be able to feel in an only one drama that has only 24 episodes! to be able to feel all this made me love the drama so much that in the most mad times i wanted to destroy my lap but i just couldn't.(I'm surprised he still alive! i would hang myself XP)

    This drama is the BEST drama i have ever seen, and I'm seriously not exaggerating,
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  • Apr 18, 2013 24 of 24 episodes seen
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    This drama let me tell you. Amazing. It was a serious roller coaster ride, Joo Da Hae, could seriously be the most hated women in kdrama history after seeing this drama. Her acting and character was just that great and effective. The whole concept of this drama was on point. It never dragged imo, and the characters were very convincing, and yes even yunho! I think he showed improvement here the most(acting wise) from the beginning it's a little shaky but i think as more episodes came out he improved. And we can't forget Ha Ryu, Kwon Sang Woo broke my heart his acting was so amazing, and the whole revenge concept broke my heart. He did such an amazing job with his character, and his read more
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  • it's a story about a woman who lies about her past and uses people for her own personal gain.
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  • Both male leads gave up everything so that the love of their lives, with tainted paths, could live normally. Little did they know, they would be betrayed by the women that they loved. Then after they meticulously plan and set out for their revenge.
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  • yumiya Mar 16, 2014
    THE MOST FRUSTRATING AND UPSETTING DRAMA I'VE EVER SEEN , I couldn't keep watching it even though i LOVED it..
    1 ❤
  • kit1186 Jan 19, 2014
    Ugh hated this drama
    Did no justice
    Felt so bad for Yunho Oppa and
    2 ❤
  • T-O-Psexual Jan 2, 2014
    Only on episode 5 and oh my god she's such a bitch wow like so much so that i had to pause on so many parts just so i could process what a bitch she's being like i tried being sympathetic but NOOOO

    but omg its so good that i keep on watching it but i hate it so much adkghadlk
    4 ❤
  • Inyoso Oct 26, 2013
    This drama is one of the most predictable ones I've watch in a long time. It can sometimes get a bit boring b/c it feels like other dramas I've seen before. I though I wouldn't like it as much b/c I couldn't see Soo Ae as a villain but she really surprised me! So far I'm on ep 18 and i give the show a 7/10.
    • DiaNine Nov 21, 2013
      Point of the drama wasn't to be unpredictable, otherwise they wouldn't have showed that first scene of the "future".
      Of course we know how it's going to end, the drama is all about seeing how things get to that point.
      2 ❤
  • soumatra Oct 22, 2013
    I sens a stinky smell of frustration and deception ... better if I spike watching this
  • oj1992 Aug 29, 2013
    The story is a bit far fetched. But I do love the acting. Incarnation of Money is definitely better than this.
    3 ❤
  • LucyLee Aug 21, 2013
    worth to watch ?
  • yumiya Aug 4, 2013
    is it a happy ending or a sad ending?
    • Aiosamii Aug 6, 2013
      It might be a sad ending for some and happy for others! for me it was a good ending, but i can't say it was happy!
      3 ❤
    • DiaNine Aug 19, 2013
      I don't think anyone would call this a happy ending! I just can't imagine anyone feeling happy after the last scene... I think it was the most heartbreaking moment I've ever witnessed in a drama...
    • Aiosamii Aug 19, 2013
      for me, he was so stupid to cry for her! i think she deserved to die.
      2 ❤
    • DiaNine Aug 19, 2013
      Oh I don't mean that part, I mean the actual last scene with their daughter...
    • Aiosamii Aug 19, 2013
      oh! ya that was a sad part! TT
  • hyuklip Jul 29, 2013
    This is definitley one of my favorite dramas ever !!
    2 ❤
  • Kromesta Jun 5, 2013
    So this is similar to innocent man but without the memory loss?
    • DiaNine Jun 5, 2013
      It's completely different from Innocent Man, the only thing there is in common is that a man is betrayed by the woman he loves for money, and he ends up going to jail for her, other than that it is totally different. And there is no memory loss in here.
      3 ❤
  • redenzione May 25, 2013
    Just finished this, I found it really hard to get through for some reason. :( Very thought invoking and a beautiful soundtrack, great acting - everything that was said in the reviews, etc. It shouldn't really be a six on my list - but because I was bored throughout, I rated it like that. I may have to re-watch later.
  • Tokio_Love Apr 28, 2013
    I loved the ending! It was so sad, and I was so heart broken for him,it's been weeks since i saw the finale but I still think about it every now and then. The ending was so real. he was on a path of revenge, and 99% of the time, there is no happy ending when you're on the path of revenge. He brought her down "although he didnt want her to die" but he lost his whole family. TT^TT It hurts! I can't go on........
    1 ❤
  • nuryaki Apr 22, 2013
    will be a happy ending?
  • Sarah87 Apr 20, 2013
    Ex president Baek turned himself in, I don't understand why Ha Ryu didn't use the video to frame Suk Tae Il and stop the election. And what's happened to ex president Baek after turning himself in? Why didn't the police arrest him? Why didn't Ha Ryu reveal his family photo in the latest episodes? Who has drawn that family drawing on the wall in the last scene? It wasn't there before XD And, above all, why it took him 16 episodes to discover the existence of audio recorder? lol


Queen of Ambition

Queen of Ambition


  • Main Title: Queen of Ambition
  • Native title: 야왕
  • Also Known as: Yawang ; Night King

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
  • Aired: January 14, 2013 to April 2, 2013
  • Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
  • # of Episodes 24
    Average Duration 1 hr. 5 min. per episode
  • Genres: Drama, Melodrama, Romance


  • Score: 7.56 (scored by 633 users)
  • Ranked: #475
  • Popularity: #147
  • Members: 2,013
  • Favorites: 0
3.8 stars - based on 633 votes

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