Rooftop Prince

Rooftop Prince (2012)

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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 read moreCrown Prince navigate a modern corporation to find clues to his own time period?

  • Native title:

    옥탑방 왕세자
  • Also Known as:

    Oktabbang Wangseja; Attic Prince

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GraceLauzon
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Jan 14, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Rooftop Prince is now my favorite Korean drama of all. The actors, story, music, and scenes are really great. All I can say is that you can be swept away by the emotions that the actors are portraying all throughout this drama.

You'll be definitely hooked once you started watching this and can't stop yourself until you've finished the 20 episodes of it. You'll love every moment watching this drama!!! I love it so much!!!
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hanjimin
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May 27, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
This drama was absolutely amazing.

I started watching this drama because a friend had told me so much about it. She knew I was a sucker for romance, and thought I'd enjoy this drama.

The music was mesmerizing, and fantasically helps display the different emotions portrayed in the drama. The cast was perfect. The two leading roles had sizzling chemistry. :D

The plot was very interesting. It kept me watching episode by read more episode...I didn't skip any parts!!

I especially loved how the plot of this super amazing drama makes the viewers think if there is a "fated" or "destined" person out in the world for them (if you watch the drama, you'll understand what I mean).

I honestly recommend this drama for viewers who are looking for a romantic, historical-modern, and comedic drama. Or, for viewers who are looking for dramas that could help the time past. This is also the perfect drama to cry and laugh to.

Also, in terms of the rewatch value, I gave it a 10, because the drama captures so much detail. The filiming was beautifully captured. :)

"The Rooftop Prince" is definitely one of my favourite dramas ever!! I finished this drama in three days. That's how great this is!
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Roof top prince and the best hit both are similar. The main lead both go to the present to solve a mystery.

In roof top prince, it is about a prince, who gets sent to the present to find out what happened to the princess in the past life, similar to Hyun Jae's character but to find out about his disappearance.

Both drama's have cute love story as well.
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Both have male leads that belong to a different time period and in love with someone from their own time periods. In both, male lead is taken care of by modern day female lead, who was either reincarnated or similar to someone that male lead knew about in his time.
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    real_Mokona Jul 7, 2017

    I liked the Story of the past but everything else were kind of annoying to me. I don't understand the high rate

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    CurlyKarli Jul 2, 2017 - edited

    I just started this and boy is it confusing. I'm slowly answering some of my questions by myself, but now confused cause mydramalist.com lists Lee Tae Sung as Prince Moo chan, but I thought Park Yoo Chun played the prince. Is the character Crown Prince Yi Gak the same as Lee Kak (Yoo Chun's listed character). Maybe I'll understand better as I keep watching?

    Also, I wish the characters with double names were all listed as "Joseon name"/"present name". Maybe I'm wrong, but from what I can tell, this is not the case. I've loved learning about Korean history and culture watching these dramas, so feel free to teach me things!

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    LuwangLeima Apr 6, 2017

    still remember my sister and me laugh a lot in this drama . . and my mother scolded us for making too noise at 11 pm.....

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    MrBanana Mar 22, 2017

    Didn't like this one at all, something just felt "off". Lack of depth... Dropped halfway in.

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    MoonlightSin Mar 6, 2017 - edited

    I really hate historical dramas but can someone at least tell me where I can start with historical dramas? Would this be a good start so I would get use to it? I heard Gu Family Book is a good start but I don't know. Someone please talk to me about which one to start with?

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      BaekInHa Mar 19, 2017

      watch the princess' man

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      imhakunamatata0 May 5, 2017

      I suggest Love in the moonlight and Queen inhyun's man really really good dramas!

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      Toutaku May 7, 2017

      Funny, i started with Gu Family Book, so i think it's a good start, really enjoyed it.
      Princess man is kind of bad.

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      neptagen404 May 30, 2017

      Its good to start with gu family book, or queen seondeok :)

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      noelhoi Jun 10, 2017

      I highly recommend Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People (2017) to start with. I also dislike sageuk (historical) dramas but fell in love every single second from watching it.

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    airenLMH Feb 25, 2017

    I love this drama sooooooo much. The story was so funny and touching at the same time. The lead couple also has a wonderful chemistry!!!

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    Kimtan1999 Feb 13, 2017 - edited

    This Drama just amazing , i will never forget this drama, one of my favorite .. Best Drama I'm 15,670 ^^ ♡☆♡

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    makeuptemple Feb 7, 2017

    this drama needs a SEQUEL!!! end of story....

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    lea Nov 27, 2016

    Re watched this drama.. have seen a few of Ha Ji Min's and sorry to say this is only one she seems to come alive as an actress she's good. No idea why she seemed apathetic in her other roles it's been depressing bt will keep exploring. All other actors and actresses did so well too.. very well done drama!

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    ezin Nov 14, 2016

    i'm watching King's Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang, but took a break bc of the annoying sister. now i'm watching this, and there's another annoying sister. like pls, can u not

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    Hanah Oct 10, 2016 - edited
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    iambulletproof Oct 5, 2016 - edited

    ok done with this. a solid 9/10 .

    it could have been perfect for me if it was shorter. 16 episode is enough. i feel that it did get a bit draggy somewhere in the middle.

    this drama combines most of the Kdrama cliche you can think of :
    ☑ sibling rivalry
    ☑ love triangle
    ☑ revenge
    ☑ search for long lost daughter/mother
    ☑ family (in this case the grandma) trying to break up the main leads
    ☑ murder
    ☑ blackmailing
    ☑ hot villain (Lee Tae Sung)
    ☑ and of course, what Kdramas is well known for - AMNESIA (well sort off)

    there's a lot more cringe worthy cliches in here but still it will keep you watching it till the end. it was a wonderful journey for me. highly recommended! :)

    edit: if you can't stand mean characters, avoid this. i swear, Jung Yoo Mi takes the word bitch to a whole new level. if i could just get inside my laptop screen i will definitely pull all her hair out from her scalp and drown her in Han river. I hate her so much that i literally killed her in my mind a hundred times. (lol sorry need to vent that out)

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    Kasia Oct 2, 2016
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    LinLi Sep 4, 2016 - edited

    This was a great drama. Anyone who is wondering youshould just watch this drama. It really good and creative. Though the description above does not give a detailed enough description of the drama. It is way better than you think.

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      iambulletproof Oct 2, 2016

      will the prince be travelling back and forth to chosun dynasty? or everything will be set in the modern times?

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      LinLi Oct 2, 2016
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    Rubaxxa Aug 24, 2016
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Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Mar 21, 2012 to May 24, 2012
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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  • Score:

    8.4 (scored by 16,640 users)
  • Ranked:

    #214
  • Popularity:

    #217

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