Rooftop Prince – Drama – Review

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Crown Prince Yi Gak finds that he has been transported from the Chosun Dynasty to modern-day Seoul. He meets Hong Se Na, who bears a striking resemblance to his dead wife, and is determined to solve the 300-year-old mystery of her death. With his own resemblance to the CEO’s grandson at the company where Se Na works, Gak assumes the identity of the young man to stay close to her. Can the Crown Prince navigate a modern corporation to find clues to his own time period?

Native and/or alternative titles: 옥탑방 왕세자; Oktabbang Wangseja; Attic Prince
Year: 2012
Countries: South Korea
Languages: Korean
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Melodrama
Director: Shin Yoon Sub‎, ‎Ahn Gil Ho
Writer: Lee Hee Myung
Cast: Park Yoo Chun, Han Ji Min, Jung Yoo Mi, Lee Tae Sung, Kim Dae Hee, Park Joon Geun, Guzal Tursunova, Choi Woo Shik, Lee Min Ho, Kang Byul, Lee Moon Shik, Jung Suk Won, Ahn Suk Hwan, Ban Hyo Jung, Song Ok Sook


The drama, starting with as a historical drama soon becomes a modern day fantasy rom-com with a hilarious and quirky storyline to keep things interesting. Despite all the clichés of a typical Korean drama being present, Rooftop Prince wooed my heart and made 20 hours of my life a rollercoaster ride of emotions and feelings. Although I am a fan of this drama! Too much of anything is bad and same goes for the length of this drama, making it slightly shorter would have been a wise decision. I loved the chemistry between the leads and the overall energy of all the cast was brilliant to watch. Watching the Crown Prince and his loyal servants adjust to the 21st century was really was a treat. There is a whole array of characters which keep things interesting while the script and storyline deserve kudos as well. Give this drama a try and I am certain that you shall not regret it. At least the numerous mysteries and twists will keep you on your toes!

  • Story: 9/10
  • Acting/cast: 10/10
  • Music/Sound: 7/10
  • Overall: 8/10

Have you seen ‘Rooftop Prince’? If yes, what do you think about this show? If not, does it sound interesting to you? Comment below!

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A Korea-phile by nature~ Love everything Asian and originally from India. Fluent in Korean language and knows Chinese language as well. Has Masters in East Asian Studies (with special interest in Korean culture and politics)

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