Kim Hye-soo in a still from Under the Queen’s Umbrella. Netflix’s period drama is visually superb, and fuses two themes popular in Korean drama series to good effect.
Kim Hye-soo in a still from Under the Queen’s Umbrella. Netflix’s period drama is visually superb, and fuses two themes popular in Korean drama series to good effect.

Netflix K-drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella: Kim Hye-soo impresses in studious period court drama

  • Also featuring Kim Hae-sook and Choi Won-young, historical drama fuses palace scheming with the popular K-drama theme of students pushed by unrelenting mothers
  • Superb visuals complement Kim Hye-soo’s strong performance, but the show has typical period drama flaws, like underdeveloped characters with unclear connections

Kim Hye-soo in a still from Under the Queen’s Umbrella. Netflix’s period drama is visually superb, and fuses two themes popular in Korean drama series to good effect.
Kim Hye-soo in a still from Under the Queen’s Umbrella. Netflix’s period drama is visually superb, and fuses two themes popular in Korean drama series to good effect.
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