My Princess (TV series)

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My Princess
My Princess image.jpg
Promotional poster for My Princess
Genre Romance
Comedy
Drama
Written by Jang Young-shil
Directed by Kwon Seok-jang
Starring Kim Tae-hee
Song Seung-heon
Park Ye-jin
Ryu Soo-young
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Production
Location(s) Korea
Running time 70 minutes
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55
Production company(s) Curtain Call Production Inc.
Storm S Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original run 5 January 2011 (2011-01-05) – 24 February 2011 (2011-02-24)
Chronology
Preceded by Home Sweet Home
Followed by Royal Family
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul 마이 프린세스
Revised Romanization Ma-i Peurinseseu
McCune–Reischauer Mai P'ŭrinsesŭ

My Princess (Hangul: 마이 프린세스) is a 2011 South Korean romantic comedy television series, starring Kim Tae-hee, Song Seung-heon, Park Ye-jin, and Ryu Soo-young.[1][2][3][4][5] It aired on MBC from January 5 to February 24, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.

Plot[edit]

An ordinary college student, Lee Seol (Kim Tae-hee), finds out she's a princess and the great-granddaughter of the Joseon Dynasty's last Emperor, Emperor Sunjong. The grandson of Daehan Group, Park Hae-young (Song Seung-heon), is put in charge of educating Seol on proper etiquette in order for her to fulfill her role. However, Hae-young is put in a precarious situation when he finds himself drawn to Seol, the girl who will take away his inheritance if the monarchy is restored.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Lee Soon-jae as Park Dong-jae, Hae-young's grandfather and chairman of Daehan Group
  • Maeng Sang-hoon as Oh Ki-taek, Yoon-joo's father and Park Dong-jae's secretary
  • Kang Ye-sol as Lee Dan, Seol's adoptive sister
  • Im Ye-jin as Kim Da-bok, Seol's adoptive mother
  • Lee Gi-kwang as Geon Lee, royal chef
  • Son Sung-yoon as Shin Mi-so, palace maid
  • Hwang Young-hee as Hong In-ae, chief palace maid
  • Lee Sung-min as Lee Young-chan, president of Korea
  • Lee Dae-yeon as So Sun-woo
  • Choi Yoo-hwa as Kang Sun-ah, Seol's friend from school
  • Baek Bong-ki as Bong-jae, bodyguard
  • Jeon Min-seo as young Seol
  • Choi Won-hong as young Hae-young
  • Heo Tae-hee as Bo Jwa-kwan
  • Chu Hun-yub as Yoo Ki-kwang, reporter
  • Min Joon-hyun as Ki-ja
  • Park Hyuk-kwon as Lee Han, Seol's father
  • Park Jung-woo as Park Hae-young's father
  • Ahn Nae-sang as Emperor Sunjong (cameo)
  • Jo Sung-ha as Park Dong-jae's father (cameo)
  • Cha Hwa-yeon as fashion designer (cameo)
  • Jung Suk-yong as priest (cameo, episode 4)
  • Joo Sang-wook as Hyun-woo (cameo, episode 9)
  • Park Min-woo

Episode ratings[edit]

Date Episode Nationwide[6] Seoul
2011-01-05 1 13.0% (5th) 18.1% (5th)
2011-01-06 2 14.3% (5th) 17.2% (5th)
2011-01-12 3 16.2% (3rd) 20.0% (3rd)
2011-01-13 4 17.0% (3rd) 22.7% (2nd)
2011-01-19 5 16.9% (3rd) 21.9% (2nd)
2011-01-20 6 14.0% (3rd) 18.4% (3rd)
2011-01-26 7 14.1% (4th) 18.2% (4th)
2011-01-27 8 14.5% (4th) 18.0% (3rd)
2011-02-02 9 9.9% (7th) 11.8% (5th)
2011-02-03 10 8.4% (13th) 10.1% (9th)
2011-02-09 11 12.0% (5th) 14.7% (5th)
2011-02-10 12 12.4% (6th) 15.8% (4th)
2011-02-16 13 12.6% (5th) 15.5% (5th)
2011-02-17 14 12.3% (5th) 15.5% (4th)
2011-02-23 15 12.0% (6th) 15.6% (5th)
2011-02-24 16 12.3% (5th) 15.4% (3rd)
Average 13.2% 16.7%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2011
6th Seoul International Drama Awards
Outstanding Korean Actor Song Seung-heon Nominated
Outstanding Korean Actress Kim Tae-hee Nominated
MBC Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Song Seung-heon Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Kim Tae-hee Nominated
Best New Actor in a Miniseries Lee Gi-kwang Won
Popularity Award, Actor Song Seung-heon Nominated
Popularity Award, Actress Kim Tae-hee Nominated
Best Couple Award Song Seung-heon and Kim Tae-hee Nominated
2012
7th Seoul International Drama Awards
Outstanding Korean Drama My Princess Nominated

Music[edit]

My Princess Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album
Released January 13, 2011
February 15, 2011
Genre Soundtrack
Label Pony Canyon Korea, Inc.[7]

The My Princess original soundtrack was released as two 7-track albums by Pony Canyon Korea. Part 1 was released on January 13, 2011 and Part 2 on February 15, 2011. The soundtrack contained a number of songs used in the series, including those by Lee Sang-eun, Taru and Every Single Day.

Part 1[8]
No. Title Artist Length
1. "Falling"   Lee Sang-eun 2:40
2. "Because of You (너 때문인걸)"   BEAST 3:25
3. "Wind Blow (바람 불어라)"   Ga-yoon (4minute) 4:14
4. "Sunset (노을)"   Every Single Day 3:49
5. "Change"   Every Single Day 2:37
6. "Kasio"   Taru 4:04
7. "The Last Song (마지막 노래)"   Lucite Tokki 4:04
Part 2[9]
No. Title Artist Length
1. "Cherish That Person (그 사람을 아껴요)"   Yoseob (BEAST) 3:56
2. "Bears (곰인형)"   Okdal (Oksang Dalbit) 3:44
3. "Oasis (오아시스)"   Jeon Ji-yoon (4Minute) 2:48
4. "U.F.O"   Ok Yohan (Pia) 3:18
5. "Young Princess"   Carl Kanowsky, 문성남 (Moon Changmin) 2:46
6. "Heart (마음)"   Every Single Day 2:53
7. "Falling (Original Ver.)"   Every Single Day 2:42

International broadcast[edit]

It aired in Japan on Fuji TV in September 2011.

It aired in the Middle East on MBC 4 beginning April 27, 2014.

Home media[edit]

My Princess was released in two DVD box sets in Japan. The first set containing volumes 1-4 was released on July 6, 2011 and the second with volumes 5-8 was released on August 3, 2011.[10] Both were released under Curtain Call Production Inc., Storm S Productions and Geneon Universal Entertainment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Song Seung-heon teams up with Kim Tae-hee in My Princess". MBC Global Media. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  2. ^ Hong, Lucia (30 November 2010). "Song Seung-heon, Kim Tae-hee speak of shooting new drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  3. ^ Oh, Jean (4 January 2011). "Hallyu stars take first stab at rom-com". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-02-22. 
  4. ^ Hong, Lucia (4 January 2011). "Song Seung-heon says My Princess character is most cheerful since 90s sitcom". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  5. ^ "Kim Tae-hee Wins Over Viewers with My Princess". The Chosun Ilbo. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  6. ^ TNS Media Korea
  7. ^ "My Princess OST". Pony Canyon. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
  8. ^ "My Princess OST Part 1 (MBC TV Drama)". YesAsia. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
  9. ^ "My Princess OST Part 2 (MBC TV Drama)". YesAsia. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
  10. ^ http://myprincess-dvd.jp/oadvd/

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