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Review: Rooftop Prince

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Also known as: Rooftop Prince / Attic Prince
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period:  21 March 2012 – 24 May 2012

Main Cast:

Micky Yoochun (JYJ) as Crown Prince Lee Gak / Yong Tae Yong
Han Ji Min as Park Ha / Hong Bu Yong
Lee Tae Sung as Yong Tae Moo / Prince Muchang
Jung Yoo Mi as Hong Se Na / Hong Hwa Young
Lee Min Ho as Song Man Bo
Jung Suk Won as Woo Yong Sool
Choi Woo Shik as Do Chi San

The Story:

The story started after the unexplained death of Hong Hwa Young, Crown Prince Lee Gak's wife, in the Joseon era. While investigating the death of his wife, Prince Lee Gak and three of his most trustworthy subordinates are mysteriously transported 300 years to the 21st century Seoul and landed at Park Ha’s rooftop apartment. 

The Prince and His Three
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While helping Park Ha, Lee Gak meets Joo Se Na, who has uncanny resemblance to his wife. Also, Prince Lee Gak finds out that he resembles Yong Tae Yong, President Yeo’s grandson who is believed to be missing in the US. In order to approach Se Na, who is President Yeo’s personal assistant, Prince Lee Gak pretends to be Tae Yong. He then believes that he needs to marry Joo Se Na in order to solve the mystery behind his wife’s death and get back to the Joseon era.

My Thoughts:

The time-travel love story with enough comedy to make me laugh and a tiny bit of mystery. The love story was quite typical—the guy and the girl first hated each other but ended up falling in love with each other. Fortunately, the kissing scenes were not dull and motionless. The story went as I expected—predictable. The ending did, however, change my mind. I thought it would be point straight happy ending as what the plot lead to but it was not. It was actually a happy ending in a sad way—a twist. The soundtracks were great. They gave a sort of emotion boost to the scenes. Overall, a nice drama to watch if you’re into entertaining and enjoyable drama. 


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