POV DISCUSSION: Hotel King Episode 1


If I were to describe the first episode of Hotel King – it would be…fast and precise. That’s what I felt from the first episode. It seems like they want to tell us the backstory of the characters, but they didn’t want to waste a lot of time – so they just shoved us with all the information in one episode.

It’s not exactly a good or bad thing – but for me, I didn’t really like how they go about giving us all the information so early. But putting that aside, the story itself seems interesting enough, and the characters look complicated enough for me to be interested in the drama.

There seems to be a little bit of humour too – and that’s really good and important because I don’t want to spend hours and episodes just seeing people dead and plotting against each other.


vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h43m31s39vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h43m13s87Cha Jae Wan had a younger brother who he wanted to protect when they were young. However, his younger brother was beaten up badly (he may have died, or might have survived) and he killed his attacker with a gun. vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h43m45s177He wakes up in Lee Joong Goo house who tells him that his father is Ah Seung Won. Joong Goo tells him that his father is a chairman of a Hotel, and had killed Joong Goo’s beloved woman (who is Jae Wan’s mother) and had abandoned them both.

He gives Jae Wan a choice – to either grab his hand and he will make him the best, or for him to go back to his original life.

vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h43m56s34And obviously, Jae Wan becomes the general manager of Hotel Ciel.

Okay – firstly, we don’t know if his brother died, or where did he go to. He didn’t mention his brother when he woke up, and his brother didn’t disappear into air, so most probably, drama’s not telling us yet about his brother.

Second – why and how did Joong Goo actually ended up being where Jae Wan was, and what is his motive.

vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h44m11s188vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h44m09s165Jae Wan holds a deep grudge against Ah Seung Won, who he thinks is his father. From what we see – Seung Won isn’t in the best of health. He seems paranoid that someone is following him around.

vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h44m21s29vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h44m17s247All of a sudden, we see Jae Wan confronting Seung Won and asking him to acknowledge him as his son. Seung Won knows his mother, but he denies being the cause of her death or he is his son. Jae Wan tells him to admit it in a few hours time.

vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h45m13s39But in a middle of a party, Seung Won falls from above and lands in the middle of the pool in blood. Everyone started screaming and running – and Jae Wan stands in front of the body – not exactly feeling sad, but rather sort of angry because he couldn’t get the answer he wanted.

vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h45m22s129vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h45m23s140Joong Goo is annoyed that Jae Wan went to confront Seung Woo. He mentions that Seung Won’s daughter is inheriting everything, and will probably arrive in Korea soon, and ask if Jae Wan is going to give up the hotel to her. Jae Wan mentions that he is not letting anyone take anything from him again, irregardless who.

vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h46m01s6vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h46m08s74Ah Mo Ne arrives in Hotel Ciel and announces herself that she is the heiress.

vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h46m17s163She seems nonchalant about her father’s death and didn’t even went to her father’s funeral, because a group of men was chasing her. She tells Joong Goo that some people probably doesn’t want her to return to Korea.

vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h46m53s10She goes inside her room, and we see that she’s clearly upset over her father’s death.

vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h47m19s20vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h47m26s87vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h47m32s144Mo Ne wakes up from a nightmare – and we see that she had something going on in her past as well. She was being chased by people – who and why.

vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h47m43s252vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h47m52s88Mo Ne remembers that her dad told her not to trust anyone, before he died.

vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h48m00s169vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h48m16s74“A simple suicide? Don’t kid me.” – she said.


vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h48m31s222The next day, an audio of the late CEO was played, and his room had warm coffee prepared – as though someone was there. People are scared, and Jae Wan suspects Mo Ne and rushes to her room to check on her. vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h45m51s164But Woo Hyun, who is in the room as well, mentioned that he has been with her for 3 hours already as she plays her game.


vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h48m48s133vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h48m53s183vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h48m55s208vlcsnap-2014-04-07-02h49m03s35Episode 1 ended like that~

Jae Wan is quick – and smart and he is a no-nonsense kind of person. Mo Ne seems like a cheerful, bimbo, rich spoilt brat from the outside – but we can see that she is hiding a lot of emotions and things to herself, and she’s probably a lot smarter than people think she is.

Okay – they’re supposedly siblings – which is probably not true, because I don’t believe Seung Won is Jae Wan’s dad. I mean – come on, this is not a sibling love melo, so chances of them being siblings are really low.

But it’s really weird for Jae Wan to just blindly believe Joong Goo and grow up thinking Seung Won is his dad. However, we also see that Jae Wan and Joong Goo’s relationship is not really as smooth as we would have thought it would be. I mean, since technically, Joong Goo brought Jae Wan up.

Jae Wan feels indebted towards Joong Goo – but it’s difficult to draw the line on whether his actions is because Joong Goo told him to do so, or he is doing so, out of his own will.

And lastly, Seung Won is most probably murdered – we all know that, right?

Okay – that’s it for Episode 1🙂

4 thoughts on “POV DISCUSSION: Hotel King Episode 1

  1. I watched after I read it n I LOVE IT!!!🙂
    My question is,how many episodes is it going to be? I heard 50. Is this true?

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