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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jediprincess
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Mar 20, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This was the first drama I saw with reincarnation plot in full swing (memory searching… really no other drama with reincarnation plot yet). The adorable 3 Musketeers were a bundle of bliss, a sight to behold, a manna from Heaven. The laughter I got from their modern transformation supplied enough happiness pills to cover the recent job nausea I’m getting at work.

It was not your perfect drama technical and script wise… read more in fact there were a few labyrinth-bound story plots and out of place conflicts, but then again the sweet moments and the laughter were all so worth it, so you would hardly notice the lapses… It’s that love tale that I don’t want to end and I can’t get enough of, and the reincarnation storyline somewhat helped me to move on…

I will miss the squabbling blockhead couple and their loyal power ranger ducklings… Heck we will even miss the one-sided villain who can’t even kill a mobile phone or his same confused facial expression all throughout the series. I wonder what’s wrong with him not being able to successfully execute his vile prowess. Is it him or the writer of the story?

I begged that the drama will not end. Honestly, I felt that they could still have made it longer. It made me feel so insatiable watching it. Rooftop Prince is breezy, blithe and beautiful… -jediprincess ^_^
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Goyang
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Sep 20, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
The storyline for Rooftop Prince was ingenious. Rooftop Prince is by far my favorite drama of all time. The story was creative, and it also gave room for a lot of lighthearted humor. I also thought it was ingenious on the writer's part to parallel the past and the present day, and some of the serious scenes left me clinging to the edge of my seat. The casting was great. Taemoo and read more Sena made me feel really icky and hateful, but then I realized that it was the characters that I hated so much, which proves that the acting was good. The three men who follow Lee Gak to the present are HILARIOUS. There are some serious parts in this drama and some evil parts, but whenever the three "power rangers" appear, they have SUCH funny scenes. I was laughing my head off at so many parts. This drama balances out seriousness and lighthearted mood, the music is pretty great, and I would rewatch this 5 times over if I had the time. Above all, I was very impressed with Micky Yoochun in this drama. I liked him in SKK Scandal, but I LOVED him in Rooftop Prince because he made the character come alive, and at the heavy parts, you could really see the emotion in his eyes. Yoochun's acting overall was mindblowing.

The only thing I would say is the ending. No spoilers, but as the drama nears towards the end, it goes a little downhill. I still love it though.
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the main male lead travels through time and found his fated true love
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Did you ever had that "ah, they're so twisted that they're perfect for each other" feeling while watching a couple?..if not, you'll have it watching both series.

In Rooftop Prince the evil woman is so good at playing her role that she convinces you to hate her with all your guts and pity her craziness, all at the same time. She gets you at the point where you love to hate her. Same goes with Gyo Chae Yeon, with the difference that she isn't as humane as Se Na.
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    phryxzia_azalea Apr 25, 2015

    why didn't i discover this sooner. i really enjoyed this.

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    Grace lander Apr 24, 2015

    The storyline was interesting but the comedy part of the show ruined it for me. Also Ha Ji Min acting wasn't that great.

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    nesrine Mar 19, 2015

    i'm in love with this drama for some reason

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    Patketina Feb 5, 2015

    Every time I think of this drama there's a smile on my face ♥

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    docnty Feb 1, 2015
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    Vui256 Jan 15, 2015

    Not too sad but not happy (at all), not too heavy in story as well.
    But I loved it man!

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    iamsarah Jan 10, 2015

    This was a beautiful love story that spans centuries! I loved it.

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    Shelly Dec 20, 2014

    Winter makes me miss dramas! How I miss this one so much, it teaches me about korean history n korean culture! Miss it.

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    girisha Dec 18, 2014

    it was so good. i feel bad for lee Gak :(. the drama was very smoothing and during the watching it i didn't forwarded any scene which happen for me scarcely.

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    Teru_Chan Dec 6, 2014

    Please for those who says that the ending of this is exactly the same as GU Family Book...that's really a spoiler for me. Since I haven't this yet and have already seen GFB :/

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      Ranko-chan Apr 9, 2015

      ha ha...and you just spoiled GFB for me cuz I have not seen it yet

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      Jennifer Apr 28, 2015

      I personally didn't think that the endings were exactly the same ... but this comment's too late isn't it? :P

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    NikkiMarooMalik Nov 24, 2014

    This is one of the most wonderful love story ever written.. :) I love everything about this drama and Yoochun is the most funniest and cute Crown Prince EVER...

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    Christy Nov 12, 2014

    I enjoyed this one, but it's not going to go down as an absolute favorite for me.

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    JUNEE Nov 6, 2014
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      rachso Nov 8, 2014
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      docnty Feb 3, 2015
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      dayidream 18 days ago
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    g3rryok Oct 19, 2014

    not really my favourite.. but this drama has good story, good twist, and realistic ending. the only thing that a little bother me is, i think the crown prince and co. a little too well in adapting to modern world. after 1/4 story, they act almost like "natives" modern people..

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    Mila Oct 16, 2014

    A beautiful ending T__T ♥

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:

    8.5 (scored by 11,663 users)
  • Ranked:

    #114
  • Popularity:

    #118

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