Rooftop Prince Korean Drama Review

Rooftop Prince Korean Drama - Park Yoo Chun and Han Ji MinRooftop 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!

Rooftop Prince Korean Drama - Park Yoo Chun

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.

Rooftop Prince Korean Drama - Han Ji MinHan 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.

Rooftop Prince Korean Drama - Se Na Rooftop Prince Korean Drama - Lee Tae Sung

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!

Rooftop Prince Korean Drama - Choi Woo Sik, Park Yoo Chun, Lee Min HoRooftop Prince Korean Drama - Park Yoo Chun, Choi Woo Shik, Lee Min Ho

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.

Rooftop Prince Korean Drama - Park Yoo Chun and Han Ji Min Rooftop Prince Korean Drama - Park Yoo Chun and Han Ji Min

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.

Rooftop Prince Korean Drama - Park Yoo Chun Rooftop Prince Korean Drama - Han Ji Min

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.

Rooftop Prince Korean Drama - Park Yoo Chun and Han Ji Min

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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10 Responses to Rooftop Prince Korean Drama Review

  1. Hannathegrace says:

    Omaygash. I love this drama. It’s super funny. 😍😍

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  3. Kate says:

    I’m almost finished with “My Princess” so you’ve just picked what’s next on my list – can’t wait!!

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    • Kay says:

      Oooh, I hope you like it! I have a huge soft spot for Rooftop Prince and loved it so much 🙂 So what did you think of My Princess? That one has been on me list for years, and I’ve never gotten around to it.


      • Kate says:

        My Princess was okay but there was a lot of wasted potential. It started out as one thing (cute, funny, light, fluffy – what I love) and tried to get serious with a very thin plot line and in so doing got away from what was working so well at the beginning. I had not seen Song Seung Heon before but my goodness he was handsome in this(!), and Kim Tae Hee was all kinds of adorable. The two of them were great together so I’m not sorry I watched but a bit disappointed in the drama as a whole. I would give it a 6/10. I was able to squeeze in one episode of Rooftop Prince before bedtime last night and I’m already trying to clear my schedule today so I can start binge-watching!

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        • Kay says:

          Yeah, it seems like My Princess kind of got mixed reviews. Kind of like you said, cute but not quite enough plot to carry it later. I’ll still keep it on my list for when I find myself in a particular mood for it.

          Yes, definitely make time for Rooftop Prince! Although the set up episode is quite good, it’s more light and fun in the beginning episodes, but then it has a pretty good plot to work with and gets all kinds of dramatic in the second half. Rom/com/melo at it’s finest, lol. I really hope it’s a good one for you 🙂

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  4. Yayy you finished the review!! This deserves your 10 😀
    I only remembered Park Yoo Chun in these two dramas – Rooftop Prince & Missing You – and i love them both!! Such opposites in role but he delivered them so well. Unfortunately, I don’t see him around on screens anymore 😦

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    • Kay says:

      Yes! Finally got it finished! And it completely deserves a 10 🙂 I really enjoy all of Park Yoo Chun’s dramas, but Missing You and Rooftop Prince are my favorites. Both are in my all time top 10. And yes, he’s so different in the roles and really has such a good acting range. Have you seen Girl Who Sees Smells? That was another one I really enjoyed him in 🙂


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