Queenmaker is a political drama series by Netflix. The series premiered on April 14, 2023, with eleven episodes. The series starred veteran actors Moon So Ri, Kim Hee Ae, Seo Yi Sook, Ryu Soo Young and Lee Kyung Young. The series is directed by Oh Jin Seok and written by Moon Ji Young.
Queenmaker was first on the list of Netflix’s official most watched after the release. It was one of the week’s most-watched non-English series. It was in the top ten lists of 45 countries. It had over 15 Million viewing hours in the first week. It is a good series with a strong storyline for binge-watching on Netflix.
The story revolves around Hwang Do Hee. She is a general manager in a Statistic Planning team at Eunsung Group. She is skilled at dealing with public opinion and solving cases that may cause problems for the company. She is trusted and praised by her colleagues. One day, she meets Oh Kyung Sook and chooses to join her Mayor’s campaign.
Kyung Sook is a Human Rights lawyer. She has often fought cases against the Eunsung Group. This time, she has decided to stand as a candidate for Mayor, and she aims to fight the injustice caused to the weak. Kyung Sook and Hwang Do Hee keep facing contrasts in opinions during the election. They are both working towards the same goal of securing Oh Kyung Sook as the next Mayor of Seoul.
Queenmaker Episode 11: Ending Explained
Hwang Do Hee informs Oh Kyung Sook that during the debate, Baek Jae will try to declare that Ji Yeon has committed suicide. Hwang Do Hee is trying to save Ji Yeon’s life. Hwang Do Hee knew about secret information and wanted to use it against Baek Jae. Somebody has already leaked those to Baek Jae.
Hwang Do Hee is chasing the car with the kidnapper and Ji Yeon. On her social media, someone else posted, showing as if she left a suicide note accusing Kyung Sook. While trying to save Ji Yeon, Hwang Do Hee gets beaten by Baek Jae’s men. Dong Joo was seriously hurt while fighting but saved Ji Yeon and Hwang Do Hee. People from the opponent party are taking advantage of the situation and creating chaos against Hwang Do Hee. Kyung Sook does a live stream for the public addressing speech about women’s power.
Suddenly, Ji Yeon joins her and confesses everything. She had an affair with Baek Jae, and now she is pregnant. He was trying to kill her to clear everything. Kyung Sook also mentions the suicide of Han I Seul. When Baek Jae became CEO, he started harassing Han I Seul sexually.
Hwang Do Hee has the phone of the dead Han I Seul. Han I Seul had recorded all conversations between her and Baek Jae. The recording reveals that it was not suicide, but Baek Jae pushed her from the terrace. Hwang Do Hee also disclose that Carl Yoon is involved in framing Baek Jae’s father as corrupt and making him commit suicide. Chairwoman Son has appointed Carl Yoon as your campaign manager. The recording of I Seul is everywhere through the live broadcast.
The votes are in favour of Oh Kyung Sook. Someone killed Baek Jae. Finally, Oh Kyung Sook is officially announced as the new Mayor of Seoul. As her campaign manager, Hwang Do Hee is the happiest. Police are searching for Baek Jae. Baek Jae is found dead and left a suicide note that all allegations made in his name were true.
A reporter claims that her campaign manager has taken illegal funds from Eunsung Group. Kyung Sook denies the statement, but the reporter demand to listen directly from Hwang Do Hee. Hwang Do Hee accepts it, and it becomes a big topic. She gets arrested for an illegal fund of 20 Billion Won.
It was all planned by Hwang Do Hee so that the media and police investigate the slush fund of Congresswoman Son. As a result of a corruption and money laundering case, Congresswoman Son got imprisoned. Eunsung Group has handed over their majority shares to Seoul City’s public-private company.
Will there be Queenmaker Episode 12?
Hwang Do Hee is in prison and watching the news. She is happy to see Kyung Sook working for the benefit of the citizens of Seoul. Someone unexpectedly showed up to visit her in prison. He appears to be a strong person. He acknowledges that she was the one who established Kyung Sook, the rhino Mayor of Seoul. She asks about his identity, but he asks for her assistance.
From this, we can assume that this may be a hint for another season with another candidate who wants Hwang Do Hee’s service as campaign manager. Still, there will be a 12th Episode for this drama.
Where to watch Queenmaker?
Queenmaker is streaming on Netflix. It requires a subscription starting from 9.99 USD.