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14Dec/060

Goong (2006)

Princess Hours

A.K.A.: Princess Hours, Palace, or Imperial Household
Korean Title: 궁/宮 (Goong/Gung)
Vietnamese Titles: Chuyen Tinh Cua Hoang Tu, Cung Dien
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Starring: Yoon Eun Hye, Joo Ji Hoon, Kim Jeong-Hoon, Song Ji-Hyo
Screenwriter: In Eun Ah
Director: Hwang In Roe
Episodes: 24
MPAA: PG

Synopsis
Princess Hours is based on the same titled manhwa (South Korean comics) by Park So Hee.
Set in an alternate 21st-century reality where Korea possesses a royal family, this show revolves around the lives of the Crown Prince Lee Shin, and his new bride, Chae-kyeong. The depicted royal family in the show is modelled after the last royal family of Korea, which in reality reigned until the start of the Japanese Occupation in 1911 and was not reinstated after Japanese surrender in WW2.
The series starts off with the news that the King, Shin's father, is severely ill. With the grim outlook on the King's health, the royal family scrambles to find a wife for Shin, so as to allow him to take over the royal throne if the situation requires so. Despite being in love with another girl, the ambitious and talented ballerina Hyo-rin, who Shin initially proposed to. She, however, rejects him to pursue her ballet dreams. Shin eventually marries an average girl who he was betrothed to by his late grandfather in an old agreement with her's, the headstrong yet lovable Chae-kyeong, after he was rejected by Hyo-rin. Despite initially feeling nothing for Chae-kyeong, love eventually blossoms between the couple.
Source: Wikipedia

Rating: A (Excellent)
Rewatch Factor: Very High
Comment: I have rewatched this drama so many times that I believe I have worn out the "Princess Hours" DVDs. This drama is responsible for restoring my love in Korean's drama. "Princess Hours" is like a modern Cinderella story, but with an interesting twist in the plot and characters. I cannot think of anyone more fitted to play the role of a handsome and cold prince than Joo Ji Hoon. And Yoon Eun Hye is simply superb in the role of Chae-Kyeong, a strong and lovable female protagonist. Yoon Eun Hye has an incredible comedic timing that makes this drama less of a drama and more of a comedy. In sum, don't pass out on this drama or you will regret it!

26Nov/060

Goong- Destiny Fan MV

Artist: Jim Brickman & Christina Aguilera
Song: Destiny
Creator: hanjieun30

26Nov/060

Goong MV

Artist: Howl & J
Song: Perhaps Love (Sarang In Ga Yo)