Korean drama review: The princess' man

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Opps......did I promised to update my blog on chinese new year events?(Seems like it's a decade ago)
Well, lets just forget about it since it's almost the end of February already and I've totally forgotten what I wanted to blog about at the first place. LOL!

So please, just forgive me. Kekeke~
(I wonder anyone actually looked forward to my new post?)

Finally, exams are over and semester 2 has come to an end. Time to enjoy my 3 weeks of holidays!

So how did I spend my 1st week?

The answer is no other than watching drama. Muahahaha!!!

Korean historical drama 'The Princess' Man'.

I didn't know about the existence of this drama until I watched KBS Drama Awards and I was like "Wow! It won so much awards? How come I never heard of it before?"

So out of curiosity, I started watching it and I'm glad I did.

A tragic love story between the daughter of Prince Suyang and grandson of Kim Jong Seo. The son of Kim Jongseo, Seungyoo, is a handsome and wise man who carries a noble quality. Princess Seryeong, a daughter of King Sejo, aka prince Sooyang, is a cheerful, lively lady with a strong curiosity and bold personality. They fall in love instantly but later they find out that their parents are sworn enemies. It's a Chosun dynasty version of “Romeo and Juliet”.

As a tearjerker drama lover, how can I not fall in love with this heartbreaking drama?

It has interesting characters, good plot, a fusion of fact and fiction, beautiful cinematography and great actors and actresses especially Park Shi Hoo and Moon Chae Won.

This is Moon Chae Won as Se Ryeong and Park Shi Hoo as Seung Yoo.

Don't they look good together?

Trust me, both of them have great chemistry that will make you fall in love with them and the drama as well.

Park Shi Hoo

I didn't find him attractive at first as I've never like any guys with squinty eyes but as the drama intensifies, I find myself gradually falling for him. He has his own unique charms.

Well, he got to be the best looking ninja assassin of the year. 


He got longer and silkier hair than I do.

Looking good in long hair, dude!

Moon Chae Won

Not really beautiful but pretty, especially in hanbok costume. I guess that is what makes her and Park Shi Hoo a great couple in the drama.

I got to say that all the hanbok costumes worn by them in the drama are so pretty that it make me wanna try on them too.


Warning: This is not a comedy romance type of drama so make sure to equip yourself with (lots of) tissues.

Out of all characters, my favourite would Se Ryeong. She is exactly my type of heroine. Bold, firm, kind and smart. What I admire most is her bravery. She is brave enough to oppose her father, the evil and ruthless king, for all his evil deeds. I guess she loves her father too, no matter how evil he is, by trying to stop him from being more evil(but eventually she fails). She is smart too, to be constantly using her title as 'the eldest daughter of SuYang' because she knows she is the apple of her father's eyes. No one dares to oppose her because opposing her means opposing her father.

The most memorable and heartbreaking death scene would be Jong's. Jong and princess Gyeong Hye both wed after an unexpected twist of fate but as time passes, the love and trust between them begin to grow little by little, stronger and stronger.

I really love the acting of both main actor and actress. Chae Won was literally seen crying in almost all episodes(except the first few, of course) and I wonder how she did it. Poor girl....her eyes must have been swollen. As for Shi Hoo, I'm in awe at how his small eyes could deliver various expressions of anger, love, hate and revenge, all at the same time. All I can say is both of them are awesome!

It's rare to have two favourite couples in a drama. Usually, we would focus more on the main couple and make them our bias. However, while watching 'The Princess Man', I couldn't help but to fall in love with both SeungYoo-SeRyeong couple and Jong-GyeongHye couple.

Oh, did I mention this drama is packed with actions too? I love the fighting scenes, especially the ones with Shi Hoo in it. I just love his ninja assassin role.

Did anyone not cried at the 'happy' ending?
Actually, I was a little sad that Seung Yoo turned blind. *WHY!!!* But I guess it's for the best. If he hadn't turn blind, he wouldn't have stopped his revenge. But both of them still get to be together, don't they? So I guess it's a happy ending.

This is one of those drama that got me engaged from the beginning till the end although there was once where I questioned myself if I should continue watching because the drama was getting too depressed but I continued watching anyway because I was on the 19th episode already and I was dying to know the ending. LOL!

Oh emm......what drama should I watch next?
Prosecutor Princess? But I can't seems to find any episodes of it uploaded on Youtube. *sigh*
I'm lucky that I still get to watch all the episodes of The Princess' Man on Youtube before it gets blocked or deleted.

LOL! I'm a Park Shi Hoo fan now.
He is currently my top favourite korean actor besides the good looking Lee Min Hoo.


  1. I love this series a lot. The korean version of the movie Romeo and Juliet.

  2. Love this drama to the pieces..can't get enough, reading all reviews in the internet..

  3. Me too! Everything of this drama is still vivid in my mind.

  4. OMG, the 4th pic! He looks so damn hot! We're the same you know. At first, I really don't find him handsome/attractive but as the story goes on, oh well, he beat it! I wouldn't wonder why my sister was totally hooked with this drama.

    I really haven't seen the whole episodes though I bet this is worth watching..

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  5. I really like this korean drama. The story is nice and the characters are great.

  6. I want to organize my wedding in a appropriate manner and looking for the suggestion of San Diego Venues. Do you recognize any location? Please recommend if you have any thought for venue.

  7. Hi Tisha, unfortunately I couldn't recommend you any of the venues because I've not been to those places myself. Places like NTC At Liberty Station Arts & The Abbey looks fine though. Anyway, congratulations on your wedding! =)


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