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I have been wanting to do this ALL WEEK ever since I got to Seoul – to sit down in front of a TV, watch a Korean drama as it airs IN KOREA, have no idea what’s going on in the story, and just write a “recap.”
Sorry though – there won’t be many screencaps. I can’t exactly screencap a TV. Also the story most likely will be completely wrong.
So here goes!
It’s been reported that Rain is in talks to do a Hollywood project after he completes his military service. He tweeted a photo of himself and said he was proposed with an upcoming film alongside Richard Gere. Now I don’t know how true this will be – or if it will even ever happen – but I’m really skeptical about how that movie will turn out.
Yup – I don’t think it’ll be too good. But that’s my gut speaking.
Goodness – accidents just really don’t stop do they? This time, it’s Hong Soo Hyun from The Princess’ Man. The actress – who plays the spoiled princess Kyung Hye – got into a car accident at around 4 in the morning. Her car had hit another car off the highway and was totaled. She suffered a rib fracture, while her manager suffered a serious injury to his arm. Though Hong wanted to go back on set to shoot, she couldn’t as she had to go back to the hospital and get proper treatment.
It just so happens that The Princess’ Man also finally ranked number one in ratings for Wednesday-Thursdays. They got 14.9% viewers, while new series Protect the Boss got 12-14% viewers. Unfortunately, Heartstrings stayed in the 5% range.
Well. Ahem* It was Park Shi Hoo. But also, I kept seeing comments about me recapping this series.
For one thing, I don’t think I can recap this series for several reasons. I particularly don’t like historical dramas in general, and have a hard time recapping them. For example – my failed recaps of Queen Seondeok that I haven’t even finished. Secondly, I don’t have time to write them up. I’ll be damned if I do start writing recaps for this one, on top of Heartstrings and I Need Romance.
But! I have to say – I liked the first episode.
Romance Town is coming to an end, and so that means The Princess’ Man is coming to the small screen! It premieres next Wednesday, and so the cast dressed up in their good ol’ Joseon robes and held a press conference. All I could think about was how fine their clothes looked, how ridiculously luxurious they seemed, and how hot it must be to wear those layers.
Lee Min Woo – who also stars and shouldn’t be forgotten, even though in my eyes he’s easily eclipsed by Park Shi Hoo – admitted that he injured his knee while filming.The one beside him Hong Soo Hyun.
More pictures from Park Shi Hoo‘s twitter account!
This time, these photos are more artistic, featuring him backlit by a bright white light and floating in the air. It’s eerily beautiful – reminds me of Joseon X Files too. I think these photos are more for a photoshoot or teaser though, but still – slick. I don’t even see the wires…
Whoa. Not what I was expecting.
First off, the teaser sounds super melodramatic, and it gets juxtaposed with Park Shi Hoo and Moon Chae Won‘s eerily smiling faces. There’s also weird images of two hands touching at the fingers, which reminds me more of Michelangelo’s painting on the Sistine Chapel than two lovers being separated. Then we get a dramatic shot of Moon falling off the roof of a house, interspersed with non-too-dramatic shots of Lee Soon Jae and Kim Young Chul, and then finally a dramatic hug on the rooftop of a house between Park and Moon. The last shot is the only thing that gives any nod to its Romeo and Juliet storyline.
The subtitles are as follows. It looks to be narrated partly from Moon Chae Won’s character, Se Ryung’s point of view.
Any sageuk/historical drama is bound to have lavish costumes. Princess Hours and Queen Seon Duk are two off the top of my heads that had really beautiful sets and costumes for the characters. Now, The Princess’ Man is joining those ranks in terms of how expensive their costumes are.
The cast of The Princess’ Man gathered together for an outdoor poster shoot. Park Shi Hoo, Moon Chae Won, Kim Young Chul, and Lee Soon Jae. Kim Young Chul is Moon’s father, while Lee Soon Jae is King Jong Seo.
There’s a playful vibe between the cast in these photos, and I grudgingly agree that Park Shi Hoo and Moon Chae Won look kind of good together. As long as Moon Chae Won acts well, and Park Shi Hoo creates chemistry with her, then I’ll be happy.