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Korean drama of the week "The Rooftop Prince"

Korean drama of the week "The Rooftop Prince" (2012)

Directed by Sin Yoon-seob

Written by Lee Hee-myeong

Network : SBS

With Micky Yoochun, Han Ji-min, Lee Tae-seong, Jeong Yoo-mi, Lee Min-ho-I, Choi Woo-sik,...

20 episodes - Wed, Thu 21:55


Tae-mu returns to Korea alone, claiming that his cousin and future heir of the company, Tae-yong, had gone missing. Meanwhile, Kang's personal assistant Se-na runs into her long-lost step-sister Bak-ha for the first time in 20 years at her step-father's funeral. Two years after Tae-yong went missing in New York, four men dressed in Chosun era garments, fall onto Bak-ha's delivery truck. Homeless and having nowhere to go, the four men decide to stick with Bak-ha One of them claims that he is the Crown Prince of Chosun. One day, Crown Prince Yi Gak sees Bak-ha's step-sister Se-na who is the spitting image of his late Crown Princess. He is convinced the two are, in fact, the same person. Meanwhile, Kang thinks that Yi Gak, who looks exactly like her grandson who went missing in New York, has returned. The Crown Prince realizes that he has time traveled 300 years to 2012. Seoul, to search for the truth behind the mysterious death of his beloved wife, the Crown Princess. In order to approach Se-na (the Crown Princess), who is also Kang's personal assistant, Yi Gak pretends that he is Tae-yong. In the meantime, Tae-mu, who had believed that his cousin had died in New York, feels threat-ened when he hears the news that Tae- yong has started working at the company.

On the other hand, Bak-ha is shocked and somewhat saddened by the news that her slightly odd but vulnerable new friend who calls himself the Crown Prince is, in fact, the grandson of CEO. But, before long, she gets into another tiff with Tae-yong who continues to linger around Bak-ha in order to get closer to Se-na.

Broadcasting dates in Korea : 2012/03/21~2012/05/24

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‘Rooftop Prince’ becomes the #1 Korean drama in China before official broadcast

‘Rooftop Prince’ becomes the #1 Korean drama in China before official broadcast

Rooftop Prince becomes the #1 Korean drama in China before official broadcast

Yoochun is becoming a topic of hot interest in Asia not just as the handsome JYJ member, but as a charming actor.

Recently concluded SBS drama Rooftop Prince has become wildly popular in countries overseas, especially in neighboring China.

Not long after the drama series was launched in Korea, a fan site for Rooftop Prince was created on a major Chinese portal site Baidu, and has now nearly 60,000 registered members.

Furthermore, Yoochuns personal fan site on Baidu has over 80,000 registered members, and special events were held in 4 major Chinese cities Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chongqing for Yoochuns past birthday further proving his immense popularity.

Rooftop Prince related videos on Chinese video hosting service Youku received a total of over 77 million hits, and were voted an average of 9.4 out of 10 by viewers. Furthermore, more than 110,000 comments were left by fans and the series is currently the most popular Korean drama in China. Considering the #2 and #3 most popular Korean dramas are over a year old, Rooftop Prince is proving to have had a strong impact on its Chinese fans.

A representative remarked, This is extremely surprising, as the drama has yet to be officially broadcast in China. The chemistry between the actors, actresses, and the staff members was really impressive, and main character Park Yoochun accurately delivered each of the emotions between the two characters he played, allowing for such an explosive response from fans.

Meanwhile, Rooftop Prince has currently started airing in Taiwan, and is also preparing for its broadcast in Japan.

SourceImage : TVDaily via Nate


Upcoming Korean drama

Upcoming Korean drama "The Mermaid's Prince"

Added the impending Korean drama "The Mermaid's Prince"'s page to HanCinema database"The Mermaid's Prince" (2016)Directed by way of Noh Do-cheolWritten by Ko Yoon-heeNetwork : MBCWed, Thu 22:00SynopsisA drama about a cheeky topfaculty student who tries to make a celeb husband.Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2016


Upcoming Korean Web drama

Upcoming Korean Web drama "Prince of Prince"

Added the upcoming Korean Web drama "Prince of Prince""s page to HanCinema database"Prince of Prince" (2015)Directed by Choi Hyeong-joon, Shin Ju-hwanWritten by Jaea, Kim Min-hyeNetwork : NAVER tvcastWith Choi Jong-hoon, Lim Yoon-ho, Yuna, Son Se-bin, Woo Hyeok, Lee Su-gwang,...10 episodes - Mon~Fri 00:00SynopsisA man decides to work for a video game company in order to save his younger sister, who is obsessively indulged into video games. He falsely self-claims himself as a gay to be hired by the game company. The comedy drama depicts the eventful and vivacious happenings between the man and the employees of the game company.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/06/08


Hong Jong Hyun Received Drama Love Call from the Writer of

Hong Jong Hyun Received Drama Love Call from the Writer of "Rooftop Prince"

Actor Hong Jong Hyun, who is currently starring in variety show "We Got Married" has received a love call for "Sense of Men and Women" male lead!

On February 10th, Hong Jong Hyun′s agency rep told Newsen, "His appearance in SBS′ Sense of Men and Women is being discussed internally. Nothing has been confirmed yet."

Hong Jong Hyun Received Love-call For New SBS Drama Sense of Men and Women

SBS′ new drama Sense of Men and Woman is being written by Lee Hee Myung, who wrote Rooftop Prince starring Park Yoo Chun and Han Ji Min, as well as Yawang starring Kwon Sang Woo. The drama′s title was recently changed from The Girl Who Sees Smells.

To be broadcast following the conclusion of Hyde, Jekyll, Me, Sense of Men and Women is about a man who loses his sister through a murder case and a woman who miraculously survived the same incident.

Park Yoo Chun is currently being considered for the lead, as Hong Jong Hyun is looking into rivaling Park Yoo Chun′s offered character.

Photo Credit: Newsen


Transformation of Park Yoo Chun In 'Rooftop Prince' Drama

Transformation of Park Yoo Chun In 'Rooftop Prince' Drama

Man Crush Monday: “Rooftop Prince’s” Lee Gak

This week’s episode of Man Crush Monday, we will welcome our dreamy prince, Lee Gak of “Rooftop Pince”, who comes from the Joseon dynasty.

His story is certainly a rather strange one, but Lee Gak tugged on the heartstrings so much, we just went with the flow and found ourselves enraptured by his exciting journey. After the unexpected death of his Crown Princess, Hwa Young, Lee Gak secretly assembled a team to do a little detective work. He was keen enough to suspect foul play, rather than an accidental death as everyone believed, and it was for that specific reason, that Lee Gak found himself in the modern times, falling in love with Park Ha, the reincarnation of Hwa Young’s sister, Bu Yong.

Let’s take a look at the five reasons that makes Lee Gak so crush-worthy (spoilers ahead):

1. He’s a fair and kind Crown Prince.

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Due to their privileged lives, royalties can be arrogant, conceited, and downright mean sometimes, especially to those of a lower status than them. With Lee Gak; however, that is not the case at all. He’s constantly bright, friendly, and pleasant. He has a love for poetry and simplistic beauty, such as his Crown Princess and nature in general. He treats others with respect and even when he was a child, he was well-behaved rather than mischievous. In the end, although he dealt out a harsh death penalty for the perpetrators of the crime, it wasn’t unwarranted. He even, despite his reluctance, showed Hwa Young and her mother mercy because it was what Bu Yong wanted.

2. Lee Gak is hilarious, even if it’s often unintentional.

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I think there’s something just so amusing and endearing about his childlike innocence when it comes to discovering something new. Of course, it’s understandable that he would be absolutely mesmerized by all the modern day items and technology, but it doesn’t make it any less comical to see his face light up in pure delight or to see the wits getting scared out of him by moving images on a television. His sidekicks make it even more hysterically funny, but Lee Gak is always at the center of their shenanigans. Spending time with him would never be a bore because there are too many things in the world to show him and, more often than not, he loves them! What’s truly amazing about this particular trait though, is that Lee Gak adjusts pretty quickly and even turns situations around to suit his needs. Remember when he called a tow truck to take him and his vehicle to the park so Park Ha could teach him how to drive? Ha! Talk about clever!

3. He has a teasingly playful nature.

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When Lee Gak isn’t busy trying to figure out the modern world and trying to calm his racing heart due to sheer terror, he actually already has his own playfulness. His carefree attitude is nicely countered his by dedication to his duties – like tracking down the ones responsible for his Crown Princess’s death. He certainly knows how and when to be serious, but he also knows very well when to kick back and enjoy himself. He finds amusement in teasing Park Ha, but she always returns the favor with equal fervor, making them the perfect match. I dare you not to smile when you watch their antics, especially that one time where he pretended to have another allergy attack and demanded Park Ha give him CPR again! HA! Lee Gak is really the best of both worlds and he is honestly such a sweetheart now that he knows what true love really is… without all the saeguk restrictions! He he!

4. Lee Gak can be fierce.

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Don’t let his laid back demeanor fool you though, because when Lee Gak roars, even the lions might tuck tail and flee the scene. He can have a short temper, but they honestly don’t last long if it’s completely unreasonable – only because he was raised to have a full staff waiting on him hand and foot. Now that he doesn’t have that luxury, it took him a bit to adjust, although he does pretty well for himself. That kind of short-temper wasn’t the fierceness I was talking about though. No, I’m talking about the unforgiving side of him. The side that goes head to head with those trying to take him – or his reincarnation – down. Lee Gak constantly tries to stay one step ahead of the game and carries the burning negativity in his heart as fuel to defeat Yong Tae Mu.

He can be scary, cunning, manipulative, threatening, and strategic. He’s also a mega talented actor with the way he pulled off being Yong Tae Yong. It’s such a big contrast to his usual attitude, but it fits him and his status of Crown Prince so well! I loved watching him surprising the living daylights out of Yong Tae Mu and Hong Se Na on a normal basis, all in the name of protecting, not just himself, but Park Ha as well.

5. He’s a fantastic mystery solver.

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Hide all the crossword puzzles and Clue games! Lee Gak has a brain for solving mysteries! I will never know how he managed to connect the dots so completely from his Joseon era to the modern times simply by living with Park Ha for a short period of time, falling in love with her, and realizing that Hong Se Na was almost completely devious, especially with Yong Tae Mu planting ideas in her head. Still, the man managed to do it, much to the surprise of everyone back in the palace (of course, the fact that only a day had passed there might have added to the surprise factor…). But not only that, Lee Gak also displayed his amazing talent numerous times when unveiling both Hong Se Na and Yong Tae Mu’s individual and combined schemes and catching Hong Se Na, with evidence, as the culprit behind the death of Yong Tae Yong’s grandmother. Sometimes, you just have to wonder if he’s got eyes and ears everywhere…

Do you approve of Lee Gak from “Rooftop Prince” as this week’s Man Crush Monday? On our scale of 1 to 10, how does he rank on your crush list? Let us know in the comments below and remember to keep nominating those crushes for our December Mystery Reveal!


JYJ’s Yoochun cast for SBS’s upcoming drama, ‘Rooftop Prince’

JYJ’s Yoochun cast for SBS’s upcoming drama, ‘Rooftop Prince’

JYJs Yoochun cast for SBSs upcoming drama, Rooftop Prince

JYJs Yoochun has announced that hell be making his small screen comeback through SBSs Rooftop Prince!

On January 10th, SBS revealed, Weve decided on Park Yoochun as the leading male role for Rooftop Prince.

This will be his first comeback in eight months since the conclusion of MBCs Miss Ripley, which ended back in July. Attic King is scheduled to begin airing in March, and Yoochun will be playing the role of Lee Gak.

SBS continued, He hasnt signed the contract yet, but both sides have agreed upon the casting. We have not yet decided on who will play the leading female role.

Attic King will be the work of writer Lee Hee Myung and PD Shin Yoon Sub.

Source + Photos: Sports Seoul


JYJ Park Yoochun to Appear on SBS Drama Rooftop Prince

JYJ Park Yoochun to Appear on SBS Drama Rooftop Prince

JYJ Park Yoochun to Appear on SBS Drama Rooftop Prince?

Currently JYJ’s Park Yoochun is considering whether to appear in the new SBS drama “Rooftop Prince” that will broadcast on March 2012. A representative of Park Yoochun stated, “Currently Park Yoochun has received an offer from ‘Rooftop Prince,’ to appear in the drama. It appears that he is looking at the script with a positive light.”

If Park Yoochun decides to appear in this drama as well, that would mean that he has now appeared in a drama of all the big three broadcast companies! (He has appeared on KBS “Sungkyungkwan Scandal” and MBC “Miss Ripley”)

The basic synopsis of “Rooftop Prince” is this: The Joseon prince Sejah loses his wife and he ends up in the 21st century with his loyal followers. He falls in love with somebody that looks exactly like his wife in the past. The drama will jump back and forth between both time periods. 

(Remember nothing is set in stone for Park Yoochun deciding whether to appear in the drama or not)


Yoochun's Drama "Rooftop Prince" Cafe Opens in Tokyo

Yoochun's Drama "Rooftop Prince" Cafe Opens in Tokyo

Yoochuns Drama Rooftop Prince Cafe Opens in Tokyo A Rooftop Prince cafe has opened in Tokyo! 

A Hallyu specific Japanese website called Mpost announced on April 24 that a Rooftop Prince special event was taking place from April 26 to May 9 at cafe Mandoka located in the heart of Shibuya, Tokyo. This event decks out the cafe in a Rooftop Prince theme for the promotion of the second edition of the drama DVD that will be released May 10. The first edition was released April 5.

Rooftop Prince was Park Yoochuns hit drama from 2012 that featured the idol as a Joseon dynasty prince that travels into modern times along with his three bodyguards. In the drama, one of the four Joseon mens favorite food from the modern area was omurice, which will be specially served at the Rooftop Prince cafe. 

Cafe Mandoka has previously done special events for Girls Generation, 2PM, and Aziatix but this is the first time it has covered a Korean drama.


Rooftop Princes Jung Yumi to Work with Jung Kyeo Woon in New Drama

Rooftop Princes Jung Yumi to Work with Jung Kyeo Woon in New Drama

“Rooftop Prince’s” Jung Yumi to Work with Jung Kyeo Woon in New Drama Jung Yumi, who previously starred in dramas like “Rooftop Prince” and “A Thousand Days’ Promise,” has decided on her next project.

According to her agency, Neos Entertainment, the actress is confirmed as the female lead for “Wonderful Mama,” which stars Jung Kyeo Woon as the male lead. A representative of her management stated, “It’s been finalized. Jung Yumi will star in ‘Wonderful Mama,’ where she will star opposite Jung Kyeo Woon.”

“Wonderful Mama” is described as a heartwarming family drama about a loan shark mom (Bae Jong Ok), a self-made woman who now own multi-million won buildings, and her three immature children. She gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and decides that she needs to make her adult children grow up. Jung Yumi will play the eldest daughter, Go Young Chae, a hot-tempered princess who works as a designer. As she matures, she realizes her mother’s fierce love for her children and the importance of family.

Regarding her new drama, Jung Yumi expressed, “I am honored to be working on such a great project with amazing seniors. While I’m nervous, I will work hard to show everyone good acting. Please show a lot of attention and love.”

“Wonderful Mama” will replace “My Love, Madame Butterly” on SBS this May.