My Princess (TV series)

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My Princess
My Princess image.jpg
Promotional poster for My Princess
Genre
Written byJang Young-shil
Directed byKwon Seok-jang
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Running time70 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Curtain Call Production Inc.
  • Storm S Productions
Release
Original networkMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original releaseJanuary 5 (2011-01-05) –
February 24, 2011 (2011-02-24)
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationMa-i Peurinseseu
McCune–ReischauerMai P'ŭrinsesŭ

My Princess (Korean마이 프린세스) is a 2011 South Korean romantic comedy television series, starring Song Seung-heon, Kim Tae-hee, 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.

Synopsis[edit]

An ordinary college student, Lee Seol (Kim Tae-hee), finds out that she is a princess and the great-granddaughter of the Joseon Dynasty's last Emperor, Emperor Sunjong. The grandson of the chairman 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[edit]

Supporting[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

My Princess Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album
ReleasedJanuary 13, 2011
February 15, 2011
GenreSoundtrack
LabelPony Canyon Korea, Inc.[6]

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[7]
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Falling"Lee Sang-eun2:40
2."Because of You (너 때문인걸)"BEAST3:25
3."Wind Blow (바람 불어라)"Ga-yoon (4minute)4:14
4."Sunset (노을)"Every Single Day3:49
5."Change"Every Single Day2:37
6."Kasio"Taru4:04
7."The Last Song (마지막 노래)"Lucite Tokki4:04
Part 2[8]
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Cherish That Person (그 사람을 아껴요)"Yoseob (BEAST)3:56
2."Bears (곰인형)"OKDAL3:44
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 Day2:53
7."Falling (Original Ver.)"Every Single Day2:42

Ratings[edit]

Date Episode Nationwide[9] 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

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.

International broadcast[edit]

  • It aired in the Philippines on ABS-CBN from March 28 to May 6, 2011.
  • It aired in Japan on Fuji TV in September 2011.
  • It aired in Vietnam on VTV6 beginning August 15, 2012.
  • It aired in the Middle East on MBC 4 beginning April 27, 2014.
  • It aired in Malaysia on 8TV beginning May 7, 2013.
  • It aired in Thailand on Channel 7 beginning August 3, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Song Seung-heon teams up with Kim Tae-hee in My Princess". MBC Global Media. October 19, 2010. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Hong, Lucia (November 30, 2010). "Song Seung-heon, Kim Tae-hee speak of shooting new drama". 10Asia. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  3. ^ Oh, Jean (January 4, 2011). "Hallyu stars take first stab at rom-com". The Korea Herald. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  4. ^ Hong, Lucia (January 4, 2011). "Song Seung-heon says My Princess character is most cheerful since 90s sitcom". 10Asia. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  5. ^ "Kim Tae-hee Wins Over Viewers with My Princess". The Chosun Ilbo. February 3, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  6. ^ "My Princess OST" Archived May 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Pony Canyon. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  7. ^ "My Princess OST Part 1 (MBC TV Drama)". YesAsia. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  8. ^ "My Princess OST Part 2 (MBC TV Drama)". YesAsia. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  9. ^ TNS Media Korea
  10. ^ http://myprincess-dvd.jp/oadvd/

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