The Princess' Man

The Princess' Man (2011)

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Princess Se Ryung is the headstrong and forward-thinking daughter to Grand Prince Su Yang, who is determined to be King. She falls in love with the son of his mortal enemy, and their romance gets caught in the crossfire of her father's quest for the throne.

  • Native title:

    공주의 남자
  • Also Known as:

    Princess' Man; Kongjooui Namja; Gongjooeui Namja

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Nov 3, 2011
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  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
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So...if I start this review by saying I'm giddy in love with Park Shi Hoo would you roll your eyes, call me a fangirl and stop reading? You would? Well, then I'm not going to say it! Hey! Stop hovering your mouse over that unhelpful button and keep reading! I've have lots more to say about this Amazing show.

This drama started out with a lot of comparisons to Romeo and Juliet. read more It does have the element of two people who fall in love in spite of their family's bitter rivalry. But where the two part company is that in Mr. Shakespeare's original work you don't really get very much back story about why the Capulet's hate the Montague's. You simply know they hate each other and that the love between Romeo and Juliet is forbidden. In The Princess' Man you get a big sweeping story and you know exactly what odds are stacked against these two. They should have called this... "The Princess' Man and Her Father's Single Minded Drive to Be the King!"

The Princess' Man is packed full of action and revenge, sword fighting and battles to the death! What I'm saying is...This drama isn't just for women or those looking for a well told love story. If you are a person who prefers action, you need to know there is a perfect balance of badassery as well as a lovely and sweeping romance.

The acting in this show is stellar. I can't think of a single character in a single moment that had me cringing or thinking they were wrong for their part. Park Shi Hoo is wonderful and forgetting what I said up there...He is actually wonderful in everything he does so I wasn't surprised. Moon Chae Won is luminous as Sae Ryung. She pulls in a great performance. I loved her character's bravery and steadfastness. The plot kept me guessing until the very end and I love that I was never bored watching this show!

There is a lot going on, plot wise, and it is told to us by a writer with real story telling ability. I say that because I was also kept interested by the side character's stories as well. They were an intrinsic part of the tale, perfect satellites to the main characters and plot. I wanted to know their fates as well as the main couple's.

Let me sum up why you should watch this show in one sentence. The Princess' Man has an extremely well done and balanced combination of incredible acting, writing, directing and amazing cinematography.

I felt the music was a perfect fit for feel of the drama. There was only one song piece that felt a little overplayed. This show was so well crafted otherwise, I feel like I'm nitpicking but the music is my one 9 vote in a sea of 10's. I will watch this Lovely Show again. I can't recommend this highly enough!
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Aug 18, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
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I'm going to throw myself out on a limb here and say, YOU MUST ABSOLUTELY WATCH THIS DRAMA! There is no doubt in my mind that despite this Drama is currently ongoing, this is quite possibly the best Drama i have ever watched. I even watched the RAWS to just feed my obsessive love for this Drama and still they do not suffice, i I WANT MORE!

Park Shi read more Hoo's performance in this is absolutely stunning. Words cannot begin to formulate how well he plays his role. At first i watched it as i would a normal Drama...check out the first episode see how things go from there; and as soon as i watched the first 20 minutes...i was captivated. Some may say i am overreacting, that it is not as good as i make out. Well, it's a matter of opinion at the end of the day, and me being ESPECIALLY fond of historical Drama's, find this to be an extremely grand surprise.

Anyone who is considering on watching "The Princess' Man", what is there to consider about? GO NOW! Watch. Enjoy.
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Both are historical dramas. Both have very intense romances between the leads. Lots of murder and tragedy in both dramas. Highly recommend both, as long as you're prepared for the tears.
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Both are historical dramas. The intense love between the leads is similar. The Romeo and Juliet nature of their romance where their families are at odds is also similar. Highly recommend both as long as you're prepared for the tears
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    lovelydream Jul 18, 2017 - edited

    Will there ever be another sageuk with a focus on romance as good as this? it's been 94539 years and still nothing????

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      Alekwang Aug 9, 2017

      Omg ikrrrrrrrrr this is such a unique gem

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    Pinocchio Jul 12, 2017

    One of the best Korean historical dramas ever

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    Ran Jul 9, 2017

    This drama convinced me that Moon Chae Won is my favorite korean actress. She did so well in this drama. I hope she does another sageuk.

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    Mimi Jul 1, 2017

    Moon chae won is amazing the leads chemistry tho omg they're so cute they should collab again

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    irish Jun 13, 2017 - edited
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    Anjaly Jun 12, 2017

    My most attraction was strong female lead in a seguk which is not so much there out. The nxt was a well written story and the last and the bst..
    its OST no words for it.
    It is my fav historical drama and made me like it.....

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    CorinneKeo May 8, 2017 - edited

    i don't really get why the ost is in italian..the music is good but the lyrics make no sense

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      CorinneKeo May 25, 2017

      I'm italian so i understand the lyrics meaning however they are written strangely and they aren't correct grammatically..also it feels weird as an italian person since it has no connection with the would be like watching a western drama about europe in the middle ages/renaissance with a korean soundtrack

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      rainruma May 25, 2017

      I don't know about the grammar .... I feel both the translated lyrics and the music enhance the scenes nicely and fit perfectly ... no matter what language they are in.

      - In Chuno, for example, "Bakkwa" by Gloomy 30s is rap/ hip-hop mixed w/ Gregorian Monk chants, but the drama is an action sageuk ... It is just as alien to the show as "Vola" or "Destino" are to TPM .... Yet, in both examples, the music fits and enhances the mood of the scenes perfectly.
      - In the K-movie A Moment to Remember, they have two classic Latin music songs, sung in Spanish by a Korean group..... worked just fine!

      Using soundtrack music that is not temporally or culturally similar to a particular genre is done all the time in movies and TV shows from around the globe, to achieve wonderful effects!

      I have seen K-dramas where the lyrics and music are Korean, yet they don't fit or enhance the scenes.....

      Music is a universal language, what matters is if it achieves the desired mood of the scene .... and a good OST elevates the meaning of those scenes to another level ... I feel the music director did that wonderfully in TPM!

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      Alekwang May 26, 2017

      I'm also from Italy and yeah the grammar is off but hey, this is still my favorite drama! So don't let this small detail ruin the show!
      A dire il vero non riuscivo nemmeno a capire cosa stava cantando inizialmente! Capivo solo ''non dormo più, non parlo più'' ecc, comunque, la serie è una delle mie preferite!

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      QueenCherry May 29, 2017

      I disagree the OST was FANTASTIC

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      CorinneKeo May 30, 2017 - edited

      i never said i disliked the music itself, i loved the drama and the music fit in well i am only perplexed at the fact that they chose to use italian lyrics. It felt strange to watch a sageuk with italian lyrics that's all, but hey i guess i'm the only one who felt that way lol

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    namopanik May 6, 2017 - edited

    lmao, I forgot about those subtitles. "I wishn't spend a single moment with a heinous recreant like you." And I thought Queen Seon Duk subs are overdone. Silly me.

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      rainruma May 24, 2017

      It is ridiculous that the subbers chose to use archaic and outdated English, not even used in English historical dramas! ..... even native english speakers would struggle w/ these subtitles :P
      I am grateful for all subbers volunteerig their time.... but that is an utterly stupid decision!

      The best subtitles are on DramaFever , excellent quality .... I think GoodDrama used the Dramafever subtitles, but their video quality is low !

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      namopanik May 25, 2017

      Yes, is so distracting, I'm thinking of their wording instead of the meaning. The worst thing is, sometimes they just choose their own style and disregard the orignal, trying very hard to sound sophisticated and historical in every sentence (Queen S. case).
      And I don't think a native would say 'wishn't', even in old times. Even googling turns only some video game for that search. A short form goes against the high style too.
      But yay for subbers anyway, even if sometimes they try too hard.

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      rainruma May 25, 2017

      The one good thing about Dramafever I guess, most of their subtitles are very decent! ... (for most Kdramas at least , including QSD),.

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    emma Apr 29, 2017

    This show honestly puts most other fusion sageuks (especially ones of the last few years) to shame.

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    lovelydream Apr 14, 2017 - edited

    One of my favorite female leads of all time, she was just phenomenal.

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      rainruma Apr 18, 2017 - edited

      I agree! SeRyung is my absolute favorite female lead .... She's awe-inspiring!

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    zuojenn Apr 12, 2017 - edited

    very well done historical drama. It's a somewhat Romeo & Juliet storyline but very well done. If I could give actors for their performance a rating too I'd give Moon Chae Won alone a +12! She was amazing! And the character that she portrayed as well. And a great character development too!

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    Tavi Apr 2, 2017 - edited

    The female lead is SO annoying at times

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      sonya May 7, 2017 - edited


      So many people complain female kleads are annoying, but I don't see what she did wrong here?

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      namopanik May 8, 2017

      What did she do right? She was extremely childish, egoistic, kept running around endangering everyone around her without a bit of gratitude or family feelings. She had no political sense whatsoever (or common sense to start with) and neither she nor the male lead weren't too smart. Does she get a major character development in second half?

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      sonya May 8, 2017
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    UnAvailable Mar 19, 2017 - edited

    happy ending?

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    BaekInHa Mar 17, 2017 - edited
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    bahar Mar 10, 2017 - edited
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      irish Jun 13, 2017

      +myng hye & her husband were the cutest couple
      I can only agree.


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Jul 20, 2011 to Oct 6, 2011
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    8.6 (scored by 5,382 users)
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