Princess Lulu

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Princess Lulu
Format Drama
Romance
Comedy
Written by Kwon So-yeon
Lee Hye-sun
Directed by Son Jung-hyun
Park Hyung-ki
Starring Kim Jung-eun
Jung Joon-ho
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Goo Bon-geun
Producer(s) Kim Yang
Running time Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Broadcast
Original channel Seoul Broadcasting System
Original run July 27, 2005 (2005-07-27) – September 29, 2005 (2005-09-29)
Chronology
Preceded by Single Again
Followed by Love Needs a Miracle
External links
Website

Princess Lulu (Hangul: 루루 공주; RR: Ruru Gong-ju) is a 2005 South Korean television series starring Kim Jung-eun, Jung Joon-ho and Kim Heung-soo. It aired on SBS from July 27 to September 29, 2005 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.

Plot[edit]

Go Hee-soo is the granddaughter of the president of South Korea's biggest conglomerate KS Group. Raised by her grandfather, she is charming and elegant. However, she regrets that she lost her mother, who died in a plane accident with Kim Chan-ho's parents. One day she meets Kang Woo-jin who just came back from the United Kingdom. She is attracted by his carefree personality as he shows her a world she never knew. But Chan-ho, a very good friend of Kang Woo-jin's, grew up with Hee-soo and never regarded her as his older sister. Their love triangle is just the beginning.[1]

Cast[edit]

Main characters
Supporting characters
  • Lee Seung-woo as Go Sun
  • Lee Soon-jae as President Go Duk-soo
  • Geum Bo-ra as Park Yuh-sa
  • Yoon So-jung as Jang Myung-sook
  • Ha Seok-jin as Suk-jin
  • Heo Jung-min as Jung-min
  • Lee Han-wi as Jo Sil-jang
  • Lee Eui-jung as Lee Jae-kyung
  • Jung So-young as Kim Yoo-mi
  • Park Chul-min as Moon Ki-sa
  • Kim Sun-hwa as Wang Jip-sa
  • Lee Hyo-jung as President Park Jong-chul

Reception[edit]

The series was criticized for excessive product placement and its unrealistic storylines,[2] such that lead actress Kim Jung-eun herself nearly walked off the set. On September 10, 2005, she posted on her Internet fan cafe an entry titled "I am sorry." In the entry, she said she no longer had any confidence in acting in a story that was unconvincing and had been forcibly extended. She also said, "Due to the flow of the drama, which is becoming increasingly difficult to understand, I cannot force the viewers to accept my insincerity and I am no longer confident in portraying a character that changes at every episode." She also criticized the current drama production system. "I had to shoot the episode for Thursday that very afternoon, and it was only Saturday that I could get the script for the next Wednesday's episode." Viewers who read the entry posted varying reactions on the Internet board of the drama; while some of them agreed with her assessment of the problems of the TV production system, others criticized her for being unprofessional. The production staff eventually persuaded Kim to continue filming, and she went back to work the next day, September 11.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Park, Chung-a (25 July 2005). "MBC TV Network Ponders Life After Samsoon". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  2. ^ Park, Chung-a (31 August 2005). "Tough Women Win Audiences' Hearts". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Kim Jeong-eun to Continue to Play Princess". The Korea Times via Hancinema. 12 September 2005. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 

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