The Princess' Man - Korean Drama 2011
Sageuk Romeo & Juliet - The Princess' Man
The Princess' Man is a Historical version of Romeo-Juliet story. It portrays a journey of two lovers, Kim Seung Yoo (played by Park Si Hoo) and Se Ryeong (played by Moon Chae Won).
Their love journey will face a lot of obstacles as their fathers, General Kim Jong Seo & Grand Prince Suyang are enemies. A forbidden love between daughter of Grand Prince Suyang and son of General Kim Jong Seo (who's killed by Grand Prince Suyang in order to ascend to the throne).
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Title: The Princess' Man
This sageuk drama is set in Korea during the reigns of King Mun Jong (1450 to 1452) & King Sejo (1455-1468) of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea.
Number of Episodes: 24
July 20, 2011 - October 6, 2011 on KBS2; Wednesday & Thursday 21.55KST
- Park Si Hoo as Kim Seung Yu
- Moon Chae Won as Se Ryeong
- Song Jong Ho as Shin Myun
- Hong Soo Hyun as Princess Gyeong Hye
- Lee Soon Jae as Kim Jong Seo
- Kim Young Chul as General Sooyang / Grand Prince Su Yang and later on became King Sejo (the 7th King of the Joseon Dynasty)
- Lee Min Woo as Jungjong (Princess Gyeong Hye's husband and close friend of Kim Seung Yu & Shin Myun)
- Jung Dong Hwan as King Mun Jong
- Lee Hyo Jung as Shin Sook Joo (Shin Myun's Father)
The Princess' Man Brief Synopsis
The drama portrays the period during King Munjong, King Danjong & King Sejo of Joseon era. When King Danjong's father, King Munjong of Joseon passed away, he was only 12 years old, hence, the government was ruled by Premier Hwang Bo In and his vice-premier, General Kim Jong So.
King Munjong is the son of King Sejong's the Great, King Munjong's brothers Grand Prince Su Yang (who later on became King Sejo) and Grand Prince Anpyeong were trying to take control the Kingdom who's ruled by Premier Hwang Bo In and General Kim Jong So. In year 1453, Grand Prince Su Yang killed General Kim Jong So and betrayed his own brother by putting him to death. In 1455, he asked King Danjong to abdicate and he took over the kingdom as the 7th King of Joseon dynasty. Grand Prince Su Yang then known as King Sejo of Joseon.
The Princess' Man drama actually starts one year prior to this bloody revenge jealousy event. It starts in 1452. Grand Prince Su Yang has arranged a marriage between his beautiful eldest daughter (Princess Se Ryeong) and General Kim Jong So's youngest son (Kim Seung Yu). Initially Princess Se Ryeong is curious about her future husband so with help of Princess Gyeong Hye, she has her first encounter with Seung Yu at the palace. Seung Yu is Princess Gyeong Hye's teacher so one day before Seung Yu comes, she sneaks out of palace while Se Ryeong is inside her room pretending to be Princess Gyeong Hye.
King Munjong knows that his young son won't be able to handle the political pressure from General Prince Su Yang after he passes away, and arranged his daughter, Princess Gyeong Hye to marry Kim Seung Yu (to be Prince Consort).
General Prince Su Yang who has proposed the marriage first to General Kim Jong So is betrayed that General Kim Jong So chose King Munjong instead of him. And it's the start of their hostility and fight.
On the other hand, Se Ryeong and Kim Seung Yu are getting closer together and Se Ryeong admits to Princess Gyeong Hye that Seung Yu is the first man that she wishes to marry. Princess Gyeong Hye who is aware of her marriage arrangement is also falling in love with Seung Yu, jealousy between them starts. First of all, she revealed that the person who Seung Yu has been talking and teaching to was Se Ryeong and then she forced him to forget about Se Ryeong and proceed with the wedding plan arranged by their fathers.
Unfortunately, Kim Seung Yu has already fallen in love with Se Ryeong and they have to endure a difficult love journey.
Fate brought these two enemies son & daughter together. How will they react when they know that the father of his lover killed his own father? Will he revenge? Can he hold his anger? What will happen with their forbidden love?
I really can't wait for the Princess' Man. Even though I silently hope that they will extend the episode, 24 seems too short for a sageuk drama.
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More Pictures and Posters of The Princess Man can be found on The Princess Man Official Website & KBS World Facebook Page
Kim Seung Yu
Kim Seung Yu is son of Vice-Premier Kim Jong Seo who tragically was killed by General Sooyang because the General wanted to ascend to the throne.
He is a teacher at the palace, teaching Princess Gyeong Hye who falls in love with him. His father has arranged his marriage with Princess Gyeong Hye to strengthen the political fraction between him and King Munjong.
But he falls in love to Se Ryeong, the eldest daughter of Grand Prince Su Yang.
Se Ryeong is a daughter of a powerful and evil General Sooyang, has a perfect life until her fateful meeting with Seung Yu which makes her life turns upside down.
Battle between her love to her father and Seung Yu. Which path will she choose?
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Shin Myun , a close friend of Seung Yu but it all changes after he meets with Se Ryeong. He now will do everything to betray Seung Yu.
Princess Gyeong Hye
Princess Gyeong Hye is the daughter of King Mun Jong, the fifth King of the Joseon Dynasty & Queen Hyeon Deok.
As Princess, she has to attend many lectures to teach her about Kingdom and many more. She hates it and told Se Ryeong that she had enough of lectures. One day she has new teacher, Kim Seung Yu and Se Ryeong proposed that she'll go to this lecture in place of her. Princess Gyeong Hye agrees and later on she regrets granting Se Ryeong's wish as it opens a way for her to getting closer to Seung Yu making her falling in love with him.
Deep down in her heart, Princess Gyeong Hye also falls in love with Seung Yu especially after her father arranged her marriage to Seung Yu.
The Princess' Man Correlation Chart
Below is The Princess' Man Correlation Chart created by me. If you find any mistake, feel free to leave your feedback on the comment box at the end of this page.
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The Princess' Man Official OST - Baek Ji Young
Baek Ji Young is one of my favorite ballad singer and I'm truly happy that she sings OST for the Princess' Man! It's called "I'm loving you today".
Video Credit: Loenent
The Princess Man OST List
The Princess Man OST Part 1 - Released July 15, 2011
1. I'm Loving You Today by Baek Ji Young
2. I'm Loving You Today (Instrumental)
The Princess Man OST Part 2 - Released July 20, 2011
1. Resent You, Love You by Shin Hye Sung
2. If That Day Would Come by U.S.
3. Resent You, Love You (Instrumental)
4. If That Day Would Come (Instrumental)
The Princess Man OST Part 3 - Teaser | Released August 4, 2011
1. Waiting by Ha Dong Kwon and Lee Jung
2. Hey My Love by Lee Young Hyun
The Princess Man OST Part 4 - Released August 17, 2011
1. Tears by Lee Sung Yeol
2. Missing You by SS501 Park Jung Min
The Princess Man OST Part 5 - Released August 31, 2011
1. Longing by Yoon Hwa Jae In
The Princess Man OST Part 6 - Released September 8, 2011
1. One day of Love by Park Wan Kyu
The Princess' Man "Missing You" Piano Tutorial
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The Princess' Man Awards
Seoul International Drama Awards 2012 - August 30, 2012
- Series Serial: The Princess' Man
48th Baeksang Awards - April 26, 2012
- Best Director: Kim Jung Min (The Princess Man)
KBS Drama Awards 2011 - December 31, 2011
- Popularity Award: Park Si Hoo and Moon Chae Won
- Best Couple Award: Park Si Hoo and Moon Chae Won and Lee Min Woo and Hong Soo Hyun
- Best Actress for short dramas: Hong Soo Hyun
- Best Actor Excellence in Acting: Park Si Hoo
- Best Actress Excellence in Acting: Moon Chae Won
Why I watched the Princess' Man?
Love can happen to anyone, even to the son & daughter of two enemies.
Although I already know that this sageuk drama will have a sad ending, however, I'm so excited to see Moon Chae Won's comeback in a sageuk drama as I love her in Painter of the Wind. I haven't seen Park Si Hoo's drama yet, however, many people have commented that his portrayal in Queen of Reversal was amazingly great, so I will be rooting for him too.
Honestly, I can't continue watching any drama if I don't feel the chemistry & connection between the main lead actor & actress. Even if the storyline is good. For the first few episodes, I won't judge their chemistry, however, if after 5 or 6 episodes I don't feel any chemistry, I will stop watching the drama.
By looking at the first few still images of Kim Seung Yoo & Se Ryeong couple, I think they're perfect for each other!
And they proved me right! I love them in the Princess' Man.