Princess Hours (2006)

“Those words were from my heart. For the first time in my life, I said those words with meaning. You stepped on my first confession not as a Crown Prince, but as a man to a woman. I don’t know since when, but we both came along the same path. Just as you shook me, you brought my heart out of my hidden cave. Just like my heart was broken, I became more and more curious of you. I wanted to see you and with the mere thought of you, I smiled silly. You made me into a fool. After you make me into a fool, you bring up divorce? The person who stole my heart is not me, but know clearly that it’s you.” – Shin

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Princess Hours Synopsis: In 2006, ‘Year 14 of Inhwa,’ an overly normal high school girl that attends an arts high school ends up marrying the Crown Prince, who is dating Min Hyo Rin, because of a promise that the elders made decades earlier, and becomes the Crown Princess. But due to the failing health of the King, many problems occur in the aftermath. That’s when Hwa Yeong, the former Crown Princess and her son, second in line to the throne, Prince Yul, return from 14 years away in England. Their ultimate aim being to take the throne. But Prince Yul ends up falling in love with the average high school girl turned Crown Princess, Shin Chae Gyeong, and one calamity after another continues to plague the Royal Family. (Source: Viki)

  • Yoon Eun-hye as Shin Chae-kyeong (A normal high school girl, who has an interest in drawing and art.)
  • Ju Ji-hoon as Crown Prince Lee Shin (A smug, indifferent and insensitive man, who is actually lonely on the inside.)
  • Kim Jeong-hoon as Prince Lee Yul (A kind-hearted and gentle person.)
  • Song Ji-hyo as Min Hyo-rin (A talented and gifted ballet dancer.)
  • Also known as Goong
  • Genre: Romance / Comedy‎ / Drama
  • It is based on Korean manhwa Goong by Park So-hee.
  • It aired on MBC from January 11 to March 30, 2006 on Wednesdays and Thursdays for 24 episodes.
  • The show was the tenth most popular drama of 2006, with a peak rating of 28.3%.
  • It also became a hit across Asia, contributing to the Korean Wave.

This drama is cute, romantic, funny, and sometimes sad.

The characters here are very well played. Ju Ji Hoon does an excellent job of playing Shin. Kim Jeong Hoon also does a good job of playing Yul.

I enjoyed following along with Chae Kyung’s adventure and adjustment to palace life and falling for her prince. I loved Yoon Eun Hye’s wardrobe!

I liked the rivalry between the two princes, and kept changing my mind about which prince I wanted Chae Kyung to end up with (though it’s obvious who it will be).

I really loved the leads together. They are so cute and I enjoyed their love-hate relationship.

I like the music in this drama..

My Overall Rating – 8.5/10 (Although I do think this drama could have been a bit shorter, I really enjoyed it.)

  • In this world, there is something that cannot be forced upon. Do you know what it is? Things like fate, regardless of how hard you tried to grab, you can’t seem to grab hold of it. And even if you grab hold of it, it would not stay in your hands forever. – Queen
  • Someone said this, a man places his first love in his heart and a woman places her first love in the memories. But at my age, I realized one thing. In life, the thing that is important other than spirit is love. Even if you are poor, but if there is love, you become a millionaire. No matter how rich you are. But if you miss out on love, you will feel as lonely and as cold as winter. – Hwa Young
  • In the world, if there is a fate that can be held onto,then there will also be fate that should be abandoned. It was a meaningless fate from the beginning. I feel that Crown Princess and I belong to the last category. – Yul


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