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Korean drama of the week "The Rooftop Prince"

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

Directed by Sin Yoon-seob

Written by Lee Hee-myeong

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

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‘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 Web drama "Prince of Prince"

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Upcoming Korean Web drama

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 "Rooftop Prince"

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Hong Jong Hyun Received Drama Love Call from the Writer of

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."

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.

Gentle But Powerful Glow: "Rooftop Prince's" Park Ha - Han Ji Min

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Gentle But Powerful Glow:

There’s nothing I love more than a woman capable of being independent and strong. Although there are plenty of characters that come to mind when I think about who applies, Park Ha from “Rooftop Prince” always makes the list. I might be cheating a little bit, but when you add in Park Ha’s past life, Hong Bu Yong, then she’s even more ideal of a woman.

For our Woman Crush Wednesday this week, we’ll be focusing on both aspects of Park Ha – her present day self and her past self. I mean, haven’t you ever wondered how much of yourself was influenced by your past life? Interesting to think about, isn’t it?

But let’s take a look at Park Ha, shall we? (Spoilers ahead.)

 1. Park Ha doesn’t take anyone’s attitude.

Lee Gak certainly has an attitude and temper befitting of a Crown Prince, but no matter his status in Joseon, Park Ha is boss in Seoul. That means butting heads so much, they might as well have been glued together. When Park Ha isn’t busy exchanging commands and showing Lee Gak who the real leader is around here, she’s also constantly warding off Hong Se Na‘s devious schemes. Seems like the poor woman could never get a break!

Whether as Park Ha or Bu Yong, her brains are always on display. No, not literally! As Bu Yong, she was clearly the smarter of the two sisters who could always answer the Crown Prince’s riddles and playfully banter with him in poetry. She had even saved her sister, Hong Hwa Yong, from shame and embarrassment on multiple occasions by engaging Lee Gak in distracting conversation when it was clear her sister had no idea how to respond to the Crown Prince’s apparent adoration for poetry and literature. In the present day as Park Ha, she has been independent practically her entire life and knows how to take care of herself. If something is fishy, Park Ha can usually tell.

It takes a lot of courage and guts to team up with Lee Gak in order to draw out criminals, Hong Se Na and Yong Tae Mu, but Park Ha does it with fierce determination. She willingly dives into danger to bring justice and help Lee Gak solve the mystery of why he was transported to the modern times and figure out what really happened to Yong Tae Yong, his present day self. As her past self, there is no better sign of inner strength than to willingly eat dried permissions that have been sprinkled with poison, knowing that she’s, not only saving her evil family, but the Crown Prince as well.

4. Park Ha is influential.

How much influential power does it take to make a Crown Prince lose his composure and participate in childish pranks? How much influence must he be under in order to squeal and prance around after realizing how fun the modern times can be? Enough said! Haha.

5. Park Ha always maintains a sense of positivity.

She’s been through a lot, both as a child and as an adult, but Park Ha is always seen with a smile on her face, a bright, upbeat attitude, and a positive outlook on life. She doesn’t let anything kick her down for long and she knows how to get revenge when it counts. (How many times did Park Ha prank Lee Gak over his holier-than-thou attitude? Haha!) She knows to never give up because, only then, is there still hope. It’s not to say that Park Ha doesn’t feel negativity, because she does, but she does not allow it to control her. To me, that is a great quality to possess!

Soompiers, was Park Ha ever one of your favorite characters? What are your thoughts on her being our Woman Crush Wednesday this week? Who are you looking forward to seeing next? Let me know in the comments below! Until next week!

Transformation of Park Yoo Chun In 'Rooftop Prince' Drama

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Transformation of Park Yoo Chun In 'Rooftop Prince' Drama

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

K-Pop Crossover: Korean-American Singer-Songwriter Mayda Miler Discusses Working With Prince's Rhythm Section

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K-Pop Crossover: Korean-American Singer-Songwriter Mayda Miler Discusses Working With Prince's Rhythm Section

(Photo : Screen Capture) Mayda Miller wants to break your stereo.

The Korean adoptee, who was born in Minnesota, and goes by the professional name Mayda, mixes beats and styles with furious abandon. She moves between intimate acoustic singer-songwriter paeans to full on funk thumpers and hard rock blasts.

When it comes to a musical connection with her country of origin, the multi-instrumentalist enjoys some of the old school, lesser-known Korean pop artists but says she shares the K-pop artists" sense of "perfection and polishedness."

"Even the kimchibilliy, there is a cleaner feel than the rockabilly punk scene in the US," Mayda said in an exclusive interview with KpopStarz.

"I definitely am not perfect or close to it. However, my music and aesthetic is a bit more rough than Korean pop."

"I really enjoy Junsu Xia, Dear Cloud, The Rock Tigers and Leopon," she added.

Mayda described her songs as being "very universal."

"Even though, the influence of the music is personal to me, I sing about topics that everyone can relate to or at least dance," she said.

Yet, she has been unsure about whether all of South Korea is ready to accept her admittedly edgy sound.

"I feel that Koreans are more reserved [than Americans]," Mayda said. "Not in a bad way, but maybe some are trying to be comfortable and break out of some sort of barrier. I definitely defy many rules of ethnicity, gender and identity. To those who struggle with those things, will more than likely understand what I am doing."

But ready or not, here she comes.

Mayda just signed with South Korean Indie Label, Musicaroma/Feel Good Inc. She admits she doesn"t follow K-pop as much as she would like, but keeps her ear to the ground.

"I always keep my eyes and hears open," Mayda said. "There are some really awesome groups out there."

She"s got Prince"s old drummer Michael Bland at the mixing board and a tight ensemble that can groove like Sly and The Family Stone or bend genres like Bjork or David Bowie. Mayda dropped the music video for the song "Verite" from her upcoming third album, "Busy Signals pt 1. Part 2" a few weeks ago.

The singer-songwriter broke out in 2007 with the funk rock hybrid song "Stereotype." Since then Mayda"s tracks have played on "The Rachael Ray show," "Good Morning America," and "Jersey Shore," as well as in ads for KFC, YouTube and Reebok Seoul.

Mayda herself has trouble classifying her stew of rock, pop, electronica and funk.

A soulful sound that starts at the bottom. Mayda"s rhythm section, drummerMichael Bland and bassist Yohannes Tona, used to provide the bottom foranother Minneapolis musician, Prince

"Those two guys are my core rhythm section," she enthuses.

"Theyhave tons of stories that could be novels especially Michael. We don"tever jam. I usually write the song and then bring it to them with ideas.We collaborate to make a whole tune. It is really awesome because theyhave a such a great understanding of music in general."

Besides Prince, Mayda takes her cues, visually and sonically, from sources outside modern R&B.

"I absolutely adore Bjork and Bowie! They push boundaries musically,artistically and visually and are not afraid nor sorry about it. I lovethat fierceness," she gushes.

But even Mayda has trouble defining her broadly diverse body of work in simple terms.

"Each song has a different feel," she said. "One could break down the different genres and aspects, but in general, I think I make soulful electropop." 

The song "Focus" changes gear several times opening with a honky tonk piano setting and a vocal line reminiscent of the Beatles.

"I love theater, drama and playing around," Mayda said. "It adds a cheeky element because I don"t like singing one note songs. I want to take you all around if I have to. Especially with a song like "Focus," where I am telling you to obviously concentrate. In contrast, the song is cluttered."

Is the a bigger message at work?

"There are always themes," she said. "I am very much into concepts. In every song there is a message, so for music videos and performances for those tunes, I like to convey the meaning appropriately."

One of those themes is alienation. Part of that starts as a vamp on how the ever-changing world of technology isn"t all fun and games.

"The video game aspect just came with the inspiration," she said.

"You get so many lives to try to get to a certain world in addition to battling different conflicts that can flash on the screen, kind of like life. You never know what to expect in this world. My songs are extremely personal but very open to people."

Mayda"s latest song cycle delves into how, even though social media brought people closer, we each live in some kind of isolation.

"The feeling of disconnect is a part of the theme of the whole album, "Busy Signals" meaning miscommunication, trying to talk with someone or something but having trouble," Mayda explained.

The funk singer recently experienced her own kind of difficult connection recently. Last year it was reported that she planned to meet her birth parents while on tour in Korea.

"I did find my birth parents while I was on tour," Mayda said. "The search is still a confusing process. I am trying to get a DNA test, but they are refusing. It is hard to communicate with them because of language barrier, age and lack of communication. [Yet] I feel a deep connection and love for the country and need to be there as much as I can."

Listen to Mayda"s "Busy Signals pt. 1" here: 

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

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JYJ’s Yoochun cast for SBS’s 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?

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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)

'The Rooftop Prince' actress signs with global talent agency

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'The Rooftop Prince' actress signs with global talent agency

Actress Han Ji-min of the SBS drama "The Rooftop Prince" has chosen to sign with BH Entertainment as her new management agency.

"We will provide support for Han to further develop her career as an actress through many good works", the agency said yesterday.

The agency is known for its global network and has successfully helped Lee Byeong-Heon of "Red 2" spread his name in Hollywood.

It also houses actor Ko Soo of the SBS drama "Empire of Gold", actress Han Ga-in of the MBC drama "The Sun and the Moon" and Han Hyo-joo of the SBS drama "Shining Inheritance".

For the first time in three years, Han will star in the movie "Plan Man", which will be released in Korea next year.