Rooftop Prince tells the story of the Crown Prince Yi Gak (Park Yoo Chun) of Joseon who is transported to modern day Seoul along with his three trusted bodyguards, and they land right in the middle of Park Ha’s (Han Ji Min) rooftop apartment.
He then encounters a woman named Se Na (Jung Yu Mi) who looks just like his dead wife from the past. And when everyone mistakes him as the missing grandson of a CEO, he takes the opportunity to uncover the mystery behind their resemblance.
Oh how I loved Rooftop Prince! It’s one of my top 10 all time favorite dramas and has that great mix of romantic comedy and melodrama that I love. There’s a lot of fun to be had as we watch our four Joseson era guys adapt to life in modern day Seoul. This drama touched my heart. I laughed, cried, and experienced every emotion in between!
Park Yoo Chun is perfect as the uptight royal prince Yi Gak/Tae Young. He’s completely self absorbed and knows full well how important his princely status is. But when he lands in the modern day, he is completely out of his element.
Despite this, he continues to act high and mighty no matter how out of place he is. It really is quite funny. But underneath all of that, is a warm man with a big heart ready to love. He was a great character, and Park Yoo Chun played him wonderfully.
Han Ji Min plays Park Ha. She’s feisty and independent with a big heart. Her world gets turned upside down when four strange guys randomly land in her apartment. She gets tangled up with them and their crazy shenanigans, but that brings lots of fun into her life as well as a chance at love.
I really loved the villains in this drama. They are quite villainous and cause all sorts of problems for our main couple. Se Na (Jung Yu Mi) has the same appearance as Yi Gak’s dead wife, and she has a complicated relationship with Park Ha which she exploits to her advantage.
And Tae Moo (Lee Tae Sung) has it out for Yi Gak’s modern day look alike Tae Young. He does anything and everything to take him down so he can better his position in the family. This duo is all kinds of trouble, but I sure did get a kick out of watching them cause problems!
Then there’s the rest of our Joseon crew. Chi San (Choi Woo Shik), Man Bo (Lee Min Ho), and Yong Sul (Jung Suk Won) are dedicated to serving the Prince and will protect him no matter what. They are a quirky bunch with a lot of heart. And they are oh so hilarious! The crazy situations these guys get into are so funny, and I grew to love each of them.
I loved Yi Gak and Park Ha as a couple! This is one of those relationships that I got completely swoony over. It’s a slow build with a lot of cute bickering in the beginning. But then it blossoms into quite the fated love story. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking and so much more. I adored this couple, and their love story completely tugged at my heart.
The mystery surrounding the death of Yi Gak’s wife was also very interesting. The drama laid it out well and slowly peels back the layers as we learn the full story and how it effects our characters in the past and in the present.
This is also a drama that just gets better as it goes along. What starts out as mostly fun, turns into a very dramatic and intense drama. The story was just so good all the way through, and I was completely invested in the characters. The romance hit all of the right spots for me and gave me feels to last a lifetime. Everything just came together to make this a truly wonderful drama.
My Rating: 10/10
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