Rooftop Prince

옥탑방 왕세자 / Oktabbang Wangseja / Attic Prince

Cast:

  • Micky Yoochun (Park Yoochun) as Lee Gak / Yong Tae Yong
  • Han Ji Min as Park Ha / Bu Yong
  • Lee Tae Sung as Yong Tae Moo
  • Jung Yoo Mi as Hong Se Na / Hwa Yong

Year: 2012

Episodes: 20 (60 mins)

Ratings: 12.1 [Nationwide]

Theme Songs:

  • Hurt by Ali
  • After a Long Time by Baek Ji Young
  • Happy Ending by Jay Park
  • After a Long Time by Jo Eun

Story/Synopsis:

When Crown Prince Lee Gak is transported 300 years into the future to present day Seoul along with his three retainers, they believe that it is their duty to solve the murder case of the Crown Princess in order to return to Joseon.

They land in the rooftop apartment of Park Ha, a cheerful woman in her mid-20s, who eventually believes the odd quartet’s predicament and becomes their guardian.

As Park Ha educates the four on life in the 21st century, Lee Gak comes across Hong Se Na, who seems to be the reincarnation of his wife.

Taking on the identity of Yong Tae Yong, Lee Gak slowly begins to unravel the murder of Yong Tae Yong and in turn moves closer to solving the murder case of the Crown Princess.

As he finds himself in love with Park Ha, he figures that maybe the Crown Princess was not so perfect after all…

Essbee’s Opinion: 90

This drama could be called a mini-phenomena. Yes, just another awesome drama lots of people enjoyed and adored and here I am, sharing about it. The pace of the plot is very simple, yet so addictive. We have this concept of travelling in time, but this time, four young men came from the Joseon period accidentally, falling into a hard-working girl, Park Ha.

She is a young lady who just found her long lost family. When she met the four men, dressed up like rich men from the past, she was startled and tried to get rid of them. However, they kept coming back to her. Their actions were extremely odd, since they could not understand the 2012 society. However, they end up getting along with each other. The boys starts dressing up normally, like any other citizens and started understand technology. This part of the drama is hilarious. Just by imagining guys from 300 years ago discovering TV and phones… Also, since the main character, Lee Gak is actually a prince, the three others treat him in such a way, that people nowadays can only laugh at.

Then, the story gets more complicated, as we discover Park Ha’s evil sister, and her lover, Tae Moo who accidentally killed a man identical to Lee Gak. Here is where the story gets complicated, and everybody gets involved. We discover that Lee Gak might be here because of reincarnation and his princess is actually Park Ha’s sister. Anyways, the sotry gets more mysterious, until we discover the truth and we get a lot of drama.

These 20 episodes kept me so attached to the screen. I loved the whole story and the acting was excellent. This hate whenever I see the sister, the curiosity when I see the flashbacks… No scene was too much in the drama. The drama towards the end was not overly-done neither. I really enjoyed every single second of it. Also, the drama was supported by beautiful songs that I have listed earlier. Whenever I hear them on iTunes, I get all the images back…

Of course, I will always remember the Soju with the Whipped Cream.. as a symbol of the drama. And isn’t the picture already hilarious? So apparently, people call them “Traffic Lights” with those clothes on. HAHA

Trailer

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