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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woohyun
12 of 18 people found this review helpful
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Jun 6, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Holy crap. This is a must-watch drama.

Story&Acting;/Cast:
The plot of this was very interesting and the first episode will have you captivated. If not, you'll be hooked by the second one. Honestly, I started to watch because Yoochun was the lead but then I ended up falling in love with all the characters with the exception of the antagonists who I deeply hated. The actors were very believable and took on read more their roles extremely well. This is the type of rom-com that I've been looking for. There's the moments where you laugh so hard that you can't breathe and the intense moments where you're on the edge of your seat. The whole time I was watching this, I kept thinking "the scriptwriters are brilliant". They tied everything together so well. Oh, and I absolutely loved how they handled the antagonists. Very nice.
I'm always hesitant on saying a drama is my favorite when I'm not completely done because endings can make or break it. And usually, they tend to disappoint me. However, with Rooftop Prince, this ending is definitely a favorite. It was a good conclusion and up to your own interpretation.

Music:
Baek Ji Young's powerful voice makes the mood of whatever is going on that much more emotional. And when needed, there's Jay Park to light up the mood with "Happy Ending". I have my own Rooftop Prince playlist on my iPod and I like to listen to it occasionally. One of my favorite OSTs.

Rewatch Value:
Usually I don't rewatch dramas because I already know what has happened but I feel like I need to rewatch this to get the smaller hints, ones that I haven't noticed before.

Overall:
Seriously, go watch it and make sure to have a box of tissues when you're near the end. I don't think I have cried that hard for a drama in a long time.
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jediprincess
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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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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Both male leads came from the past and there are mysteries connected to the past
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IT ENDS THE SAME EXACT WAY FOR SOME CRAZY REASON. Except Gu Family Book doesn't have a sequel, neither does Rooftop Prince, BUT GFB NEEDS A SEQUEL. It kills me even now..
Recommended by mylilownaznworld

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    NikkiMarooMalik 2 days ago

    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 14 days ago

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

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    JUNEE 21 days ago
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      rachso 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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    Rim Oct 16, 2014

    A beautiful ending T__T ♥

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    missthing74 Oct 14, 2014
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    JustTrish Sep 22, 2014

    That ending! Arghhhhh!

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    mica Aug 25, 2014

    Nice drama, made me fall in love with Park Yoo Chun :)))
    Woo Yong Sul is my favorite character, imo he was the funniest :D

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    selenka95641 Aug 17, 2014

    Still my favorite drama. Idk but this is the only drama that manages to be sad and funny at the same time. And with sad I mean so sad that it makes you cry and sob out loud and with funny I mean you can't help but laugh until your stomach hurts. And all that in every single episode. Definitely not boring but mustwatch drama! Go and watch it already lol

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    ahtaena Aug 1, 2014

    i`m sorry but i don`t know why i really didn`t like this drama , i forced myself to watch it to the end but finally i still didn`t like it, am i the only one?

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    rainecat Jul 29, 2014

    what's with the recent recommendation and the ending spoiler?

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      Gingermoon Jul 29, 2014

      lol I was about to say the same thing. I don't know if she was too excited when she wrote it or ...idk, but that is one hella spoiler!

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    DaanaaJ Jul 27, 2014

    Doesit have a happy ending:l?

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    heavenlene Jul 20, 2014

    another favorite on my list! :P

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    tiraaa Jul 7, 2014
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    tiraaa Jul 7, 2014

    Watched this quite late, but definitely a good drama :) So bittersweet.

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 10,339 users)
  • Ranked:

    #106
  • Popularity:

    #13

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