Starring: Ju Ji-Hoon, Yoon Eun-Hye
Director: Hwang In-Roi
Studio: YA Entertainment
Genre: Drama (TV)
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About This DVD
"Princess Hours" is a comic by Park Soh-hee, about Chae-kyung (Yoon Eun-hye) who is to be married to a prince, Shin-yi (Joo Ji-hoon).
Despite the fact that both Chae-kyung and Shin-yi are against this marriage...they end up agreeing to it. Both sides dislike each other, but because of their own reasons they marry each other. Will love spark between these two?
This hot new K-Drama from MBC takes an unusual premise, with interesting cultural and even political connotations, and uses it as the backdrop for plenty of funny and romantic goings on. What if Korea had a constitutional monarchy. A king, queen and royal family And what if they were living today, in contemporary Korean society? What kind of issues, dilemmas and romantic entanglements would the younger members of the family experience?
Seventeen-year-old Crown Prince Lee Shin (Joo Ji Hoon) is being forced into an arranged marriage with Shin Chae Kyeong (Yoon Eun Hae), a "commoner" from a simple background. Her grandfather was a great friend of the king's and his wish was to see these two youngsters get married one day.
But how can she adjust to palace life? Will the Prince be happy marrying somebody so far beneath his status? Could they ever really fall in love - especially with all the other eligible young blue bloods who frequent the palace threatening to disrupt the proceedings?
"Princess Hours" has been the topic of a major media hype since its production started. Not only was the comic book series uncompleted, but many of those who admired the comic book watched eagerly to see how well the TV production would live up to the fame of the original book. It was also the first acting role for Yoon Eun-hye, previously a member of the music group Baby Vox, in her role as the lead character, and this generated much concern over her acting ability. All concerns aside, the TV drama was a huge success, with news of a possible second season following the finale. Fans can??t seem to get enough of it, as scandals between the leading characters Lee Shin and Chae-gyeong continue to make headlines on the media front pages.
Based on an interesting premise that Korea is still ruled by a royal family, the drama portrays a romance between two people of different social standings and backgrounds. Starting with the classical setting of an encounter between the upper and the common classes, Princess Hours has created a unique couple: a 19th century prince and a 21st century commoner. Their relationship starts as part of an arranged marriage but they soon find that they love each other. The drama also depicts how the crown prince overcomes hardships, finds true love, and becomes a respected emperor.
The use of code words to communicate as well as having subtitles, which is unusual in Korean dramas, are production tricks that have appealed to today's younger generation. Another interesting fact is the 1.5 billion-won studio set was built especially for the production. Famed Korean designers were consulted in the creation of traditional costumes, props, and interior design. Currently at the frontline of neo-Orientalism, Princess Hours' interior design is becoming the hottest design item in Korea.
Chae-gyeong is an ordinary art high school student. One day, she hears totally unexpected news that, based on her grandfather's will, she must marry the unemotional Crown Prince Lee Shin who attends the same high school. Free-spirited Chae-gyeong resists the proposal, but reluctantly marries him to help her debt-ridden family. As she struggles to adapt herself to the proper manners and royal duties of palace life and to her disagreeable husband, Lee Shin's sentimental cousin and second-in-line to the throne Yul steps into her life. She feels like she can rely on Yul to help her, but can't help worrying about her haughty, cold-hearted husband.
To help bridge this gap, the senior members of the royal family take some special measures to get them to spend the night together. Along the way, you will encounter numerous delightful episodes among the cute and lively Chae-gyeong, the cold heartthrob Lee Shin, the handsome, down-to-earth Yul, the perfect ballerina Hyo- rin who just can't get over Lee Shin, and all the other members of the royal family. Will the Crowned Princess, Chae-gyeong be up to the challenges of royal life? Come and join us as these wonderful tales of the crown princess unfold.
|Audio Format:||DD 2.0 Stereo|
|Video Format:||Standard (4:3)|
|Running Time:||24 episodes|
121 min with English subtitles
- Palace 1.5
- Cast Interviews
- More Behind Scene Extras
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