The Rooftop Prince / 옥탑방 왕세자**** (2012)
SBS Drama / 20 episodes
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Director: Shin Yun Seob (신윤섭)
Screenwriter: Yi Hee Myeong (이희명)
Cast: Pak Yu Cheon (박유천), Han Ji Min (한지민), Yi Tae Seong (이태성), Jeong Yu Mi (정유미), Yi Min Ho2 (이민호2), Choi Wu Shik (최우식), Jeong Seok Weon (정석원), Guzal Tursunova (구잘 투르수노바), Song Ok Suk (송옥숙), Pak Jun Geum (박준금), Kang Byeol (강별), Ban Hyo Jeong (반효정), Yi Mun Shik (이문식), An Seok Hwan (안석환), Jeon Min Seo (전민서), Kim So Hyeon (김소현), Kim Dae Hee (김대희), Samuel Kang (사무엘 강), Kil Yong Wu (길용우), Kyeon Mi Ri (견미리), Maeng Sang Hun (맹상훈), Kim Yu Seok (김유석)
Three hundred years ago, Crown Prince Yi Gak is devastated by the death of the Crown Princess. Three hundred years later, Park Ha returns to Korea to find her family. She got lost as a child and has been adopted to an American couple. She decides to open a shop while she search for her family. One day, four men dresses in traditional clothes come to her. Yi Gak as traveled in time with his men. As they have nowhere to go, Park Ha shelters them. Soon, Yi Gak comes across Se Na who is the reincarnation of his Crown Princess. As people mistake him for Yong Tae Yong, heir of a big company who disappeared a year earlier, Yi Gak takes this opportunity to get closer to Se Na but, at the same time, becomes a threat for Yong Tae Mu, Tae Yong’s cousin.
I always like it when there is a little magic. This drama was quite entertaining with good overall story and acting. The time crossing gives funny moments although I wish they had explore that part a little bit more. Yi Tae Seong is very good in this. He makes a very good villain. How bad are Tae Mu and Se Na!!! With family members like that, you don’t need enemies!!! hehe It’s the first time I see Jeong Yu Mi with such an important role. She definitely worked on her elocution. Good for her. I remember her from 동이 and 보석비빔밥! She’s a good actress and here she is a great villain. I like her. 🙂 I’m not of a fan of Micky. I’ve seen 성균관 스캔들. He’s an ok actor but I don’t like those actors who are too “clean” all the time. He’s is like a younger version of Jeong Wu Seong. Personally, what I like to see, whether it is a drama or a movie, is an actor taking risks, taking on very different roles. I find it more interesting to watch an actor/actress who can deliver emotions and flaws and wander to the dark side than a cutie who is always pretty and nice. I think a real actor should be able to cross the line from time to time and have more fun and take more risks. Regarding the plot, I don’t know for you, but I had this impression that the grandma wasn’t really dead, that it was some sort of a trick. I was expecting her to reappear at some point. I wish they had worked more on the ending but overall, this drama is enjoyable. I give 4 stars… 🙂