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Rooftop Prince - Korean Drama 2012

Updated on September 29, 2014

So happy that Park Yoochun who has plenty of acting experience from Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Miss Ripley, is back with his third drama Rooftop Prince. Having already been called "Prince", this time, he takes up the role as Crown Prince Lee Gak and Tae Yong. And Yoochun has delivered fantastic performance playing multiple characters in this drama.

His leading lady is Han Ji Min, I remember her from Dae Jang Geum drama; and she's done fantastic job portraying Sung Song Yeon in YiSan. They have cute chemistry on-screen.

I'm a bit hesitant to call this as a time-traveling drama as they spend the majority of the time in the modern world. But the grand finale brings so much closure for this time-traveling drama.

A story about Crown Prince Lee Gak who travels jump 300 years with his companions who I love to call them as the F3. The reason they're in the modern world? To solve the mystery of the Crown Princess' / BuYong's death. Somehow, they end up at Park Ha's Rooftop House and Park Ha help them to adapt to the modern world.

This story reminds me a lot of Thousand Years of Love. The time leap storyline also reminded me of a Hollywood romantic comedy fantasy movie Kate and Leopold.

Image Credit: SBS okprince

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Rooftop Prince Details, Synopsis & Casts

Rooftop Prince
Rooftop Prince

Details

Number of Episodes: 20

Also Known As: Attic King / Prince of Rooftop

Genre: Fantasy, Fusion, Action, Romance, Comedy

Original run: March 21, 2012 - May 24, 2012 on SBS every Wednesday & Thursday 21.55 KST

Casts:

- Park Yoo Chun as Lee Gak (Crown Prince) & Yong Tae Yong

- Choi Won Hong as Young Lee Gak

- Han Ji Min as Park Ha (Bu Yong)

- Jun Min Seo as Young Park Ha (Young Bu Yong)

- Jung Yoo Mi as Joo Se Na (Hwa Yong)

- Kim So Hyun as Young Joo Se Na (Young Hwa Yong)

- Choi Woo Shik as Do Chi San

- Lee Tae Sung as Yong Tae Mu - Tae Yong's cousin

- Lee Min Ho as Song Man Bo

- Jung Seok Won as Woo Yong Sul

Director: Shin Yoon Sub

Writer: Lee Hee Myung

Official Website: okprince

Rooftop Prince DVD (English Subtitle) is available on YesAsia

Brief Sypnosis

Rooftop Prince portrays a story of the Crown Prince Lee Gak from the Joseon Dynasty who is trying to solve the mystery of the death of his Crown Princess or BuYong who drowned in BuYong pond. Even though the ministers and the police officer (who's also Lee Gak's brother-in-law) have concluded that it was an accident, that CP / BuYong accidentally slipped into the pond; however Lee Gak still believes that there's something behind this accident.

As he's trying to solve this mystery, he travels (time-jump) to the 21st century with his three companions (Chi San, Man Bo and Yong Sul). In the modern-world, he meets with Park Ha who drives a truck & lives in a rooftop home. He also meets with Hong Se Na (Park Ha's stepsister) who looks like his dead Crown Princess Hwa Yong.

In the Joseon era, Park Ha (Bu Yong) was actually the younger sister of Crown Princess Hwa Yong. She was chosen to be the Crown Princess, but out of jealousy, Hwa Yong (accidentally) branded her younger sister's cheek with hot iron, making Bu Yong ineligible to be the Crown Princess and was asked to cover her burned face.

So Crown Prince Lee Gak ended up marrying Hwa Yong.

In the modern world, Lee Gak has to impersonate Tae Yong (who is unconscious because of his cousin, Tae Mu). Tae Yong's grandmother wants him to be the CEO of her company (Home Shopping) and Tae Yong has to fight against Tae Mu and his father who have ambitions to take over the company and sell it.

Lee Gak (Tae Yong) then falls in love with Park Ha; and even though they know that their love story may not have a happy ending; however, they both endure it and overcome all obstacles together.

Characters Description

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Rooftop Prince OST

OST Part 1 - Released March 22, 2012

1. After a long time by Baek Ji Young

2. Hurt by Ali

OST Part 2 - Released March 29, 2012

1. Happy Ending by Jay Park

Rooftop Prince OST Album Part 1 released on April 20, 2012. Purchase this album on Yes Asia

OST Part 3 - Released April 27, 2012

1. After a long time by Cho Eun

2. Even Under the Sky by Park Ki Young

3. Andante by Jiin

4. Love is Difficult by Twilight

5. Shine by Kilgu & Bong Gu

6. After a Long Time [Instrumental]

7. Even Under The Sky [Instrumental]

8. Andante [Instrumental]

9. Love is Difficult [Instrumental]

10. Shine [Instrumental]

Rooftop Prince OST - I Don't Like Love by Junsu

Poster Photoshoot BTS Video

Prince Joseon F4 BTS Video

BTS - Making of & Interview

Rooftop Prince - Awards

2012:

SBS Drama Awards 2012 - 31 December 2012

- Top Excellence Acting Award (Actress): Han Ji Min

- Excellence Acting Award (Actor): Park Yoo Chun

- Excellence Acting Award (Actress): Jung Yu Mi

- Best Couple Award: Park Yoo Chun & Han Ji Min

- Popularity Award: Park Yoo Chun

- Top 10 Star Award: Park Yoo Chun & Han Ji Min

Korea Drama Awards 2012 - 3 October 2012

- Best Actress Award: Han Ji Min

Seoul Drama Awards 2012 - 30 August 2012

- People Choice Award: Park Yoo Chun

- Hallyu TV Drama Best Actor: Park Yoo Chun

- Hallyu TV Drama Best Actress: Han Ji Min

- Hallyu TV Drama Golden Bird Prize: Rooftop Prince

2012 Mnet 20s Choice Awards - June 2012

- 20's Drama Star (Female): Han Ji Min

Press Conference

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    VasilisasDolls 5 years ago

    @anonymous: True, but I feel that she could've avoided hitting her face with it all the same...

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    VasilisasDolls 5 years ago

    I really love this lens! I have been watching Rooftop Prince, and I am really enjoying it, I can't wait to see what happens in the last 2 episodes, the suspense is killing me!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    "She was chosen to be the Crown Princess, but out of jealousy, Hwa Yong branded her younger sister's cheek with hot iron"

    Yes, she was jealous, but Hwayong did not burn Buyong on purpose. Hwayong tripped with the iron in her hand while trying to pick up the dried persimmon that rolled on the floor and accidentally burned Buyong.