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

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The Princess’ Man


공주의 남자 / Gongjooeui Namja

Cast:

  • Moon Chae Won as Lee Se Ryung
  • Park Shi Hoo as Kim Seung Yoo
  • Song Jong Ho as Shin Myun
  • Hong Soo Hyun as Princess Kyung Hye
  • Lee Soon Jae as Kim Jong Seo
  • Kim Young Chul as Prince Suyang
  • Lee Min Woo as Jung Jong

Year: 2011

Episodes: 24 (60 mins)

Ratings: 17.2% (Nationwide); 18.6 (Seoul)

Theme Song: Baek Ji Young – Again, Today I Love You

Story/Synopsis:

A tragic love story between the daughter of Prince Suyang and grandson of Kim Jong Seo. The son of Kim Jongseo, Seungyoo, is a handsome and wise man who carries a noble quality. Princess Seryeong, a daughter of King Sejo, aka prince Sooyang, is a cheerful, lively lady with a strong curiosity and bold personality. They fall in love instantly but later they find out that their parents are sworn enemies. It’s a Chosun dynasty version of “Romeo and Juliet”.

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My Brilliant Life


我的灿烂人生 / Wo De Can Lan Ren Sheng / My Splendid Life / My Wonderful Life

Cast:

  • Jerry Yan as Liu Yu Hao
  • Yedda Chen as Xia Qing Tian
  • He Bin as Gao Zhen Xuan
  • Xin Zi as Jiang Meng Yuan

Year: 2011

Episodes: 38 (45 minutes)

Opening: I’ll be there by Xin Zi and Mao Fang Yuan

Ending: My Splendor by Jerry Yan

Story/Synopsis:

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75%

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A Love to Kill


이 죽일놈의 사랑 / I Jukilnomui Sarang / Ijuksa / A Love to Kill / This love I want to kill/ The Love of Death / Detestable Love / Knock Out by Love

Cast:

  • Bi Rain as Kang Bok Gu
  • Shin Min Ah as Cha Eun Seok
  • Kim Sa Rang as Han Da Jung
  • Lee Ki Woo as Kim Joon Sung

Year: 2005

Episodes: 16 (60 minutes)

Ratings: 14.8 [Nationwide], 15.6% [Seoul]

Theme Songs:

  • Dream by K. Will
  • A Love to Kill by Lee So Young

Story/Synopsis:

In A Love to Kill, Rain plays a tough guy as the role of a K-1 Fighter, Kang Bok Gu. Bok Gu is a character who is dynamic in nature and grew up in a foster home. He falls in love with a woman whom he should not love. It was because of the woman, his emotionally-wounded brother fell off from the rooftop and became a human vegetable. So, his love is forbidden and inevitably tragic.

The woman is Cha Eun Seok who is a TV talent and movie actor. It was not that she jilted his brother on purpose, but upon a basis of misunderstanding, his hatred toward Cha Eun Seok grows more and more burning.

By becoming Cha Eun Seok’s private bodyguard, Bok Gu keeps concretely practicing his revenge upon her. He only desires ‘to bring his brother’s woman to her knees.’ He is gradually taking Cha Eun Seok to destruction, while he feels his love toward her growing deeper and deeper in his heart.

Bok Gu is a cold guy character without any special concern for woman. Martial art of hand-to-hand fighting was just kind of his escape he choose from the shock of a spinster’s death whom he loved from a distance.

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Flower Boy Ramyun Shop


꽃미남 라면가게 / Kkotminam Ramyeongage / Flower Boy Ramen Shop

Cast:

  • Jung Il Woo as Cha Chi Soo
  • Lee Chung Ah as Yang Eun Bi
  • Lee Ki Woo as Choi Kang Hyuk
  • Kim Ye Won as Kang Dong Joo

Year: 2011

Episodes: 16 (45 mins)

Ratings: Unknown

Theme songs:

  • Happy by Yuria from DNPD
  • People Like You by Jung Il Woo
  • Story by Shayne

Story/Synopsis:

Yang Eun Bi (Lee Chung Ah) is a University student preparing for her civil service exam with the dream of being a high school teacher. She accidentally encounters Cha Chi Soo (Jung Il Woo), an arrogant son of the biggest food conglomerate in Korea. Both of them end up working at a ramen shop run by the lazy Choi Kang Hyuk (Lee Ki Woo).

Essbee’s Opinion

72%

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Scent of a Woman


여인의 향기 / Yeoineui Hyanggi

Cast:

  • Kim Sun Ah as Lee Yeon Jae
  • Lee Dong Wook as Kang Ji Wook
  • Uhm Ki Joon as Chae Eun Suk
  • Seo Hyo Rim as Im Se Kyung

Year: 2011

Episodes: 16 (60mins)

Ratings: 15.7 [Nationwide], 17.9 [Seoul]

Theme Songs:

  • You Are So Beautiful by Xiah Junsu
  • Us Again by Kim Sun Ah and Lee Dong Wook
  • Bluebird by Kim Ha Neul
  • Responsive by Lee Young Hyun
  • U & I by MBLAQ

Story/Synopsis:

A woman, Lee Yeon Jae, is given the grim prognosis that she only has a short time left to live. She decides to quit her job at a travel agency and live her life to the fullest.

Essbee’s Opinion

82%

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Waking Up Love


爱情睡醒了 / Ai Qing Shui Xing Le

Cast:

  • Roy Qiu as Xiang Tian Qi / Liu Xiao Yu
  • Tan Yan as Liu Xiao Bei
  • Xu Zheng Qi as Ji Ru Feng
  • Qiu Wei as Mu Zhi Qing

Year: 2011

Episodes: 40 (45 mins)

Ratings: 1.16

Opening: Waking Up Love (爱情睡醒了) by Yuan Chang Jie

Ending: Ru Guo Ai Wang Le (如果爱忘了) by Qiu Wei

Story/Synopsis:

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