My Princess (TV series)
Promotional poster for My Princess
|Written by||Jang Young-shil|
|Directed by||Kwon Seok-jang|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Running time||70 minutes|
|Original network||Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation|
|Original release||January 5 –|
February 24, 2011
|Revised Romanization||Ma-i Peurinseseu|
My Princess (Hangul: 마이 프린세스) is a 2011 South Korean romantic comedy television series, starring Song Seung-heon, Kim Tae-hee, Park Ye-jin, and Ryu Soo-young. It aired on MBC from January 5 to February 24, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.
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 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.
- Song Seung-heon as Park Hae-young
- Choi Won-hong as young Hae-young
- Kim Tae-hee as Lee Seol
- Jeon Min-seo as young Seol
- Park Ye-jin as Oh Yoon-joo
- Ryu Soo-young as Nam Jung-woo
- Lee Soon-jae as Park Dong-jae, Hae-young's grandfather and chairman of the 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-yi, 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 the Republic of Korea
- Lee Dae-yeon as So Sun-woo
- Choi Yu-hwa as Kang Sun-ah, Seol's friend from school
- Baek Bong-ki as Bong-jae, bodyguard
- Heo Tae-hee as aide
- Chu Hun-yub as Yoo Ki-kwang, reporter
- Min Joon-hyun as reporter
- 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
|My Princess Original Soundtrack|
|Released||January 13, 2011|
February 15, 2011
|Label||Pony Canyon Korea, Inc.|
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.
|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|
|7.||"The Last Song (마지막 노래)"||Lucite Tokki||4:04|
|1.||"Cherish That Person (그 사람을 아껴요)"||Yoseob (BEAST)||3:56|
|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|
|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)|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Outstanding Korean Actor||Song Seung-heon||Nominated|
|Outstanding Korean Actress||Kim Tae-hee||Nominated|
|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||Outstanding Korean Drama||My Princess||Nominated|
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. Both were released under Curtain Call Production Inc., Storm S Productions and Geneon Universal Entertainment.
- 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.
- It aired in Thailand on Channel 7 beginning August 3, 2013.
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- "Kim Tae-hee Wins Over Viewers with My Princess". The Chosun Ilbo. February 3, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
- "My Princess OST" Archived May 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Pony Canyon. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- "My Princess OST Part 1 (MBC TV Drama)". YesAsia. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- "My Princess OST Part 2 (MBC TV Drama)". YesAsia. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- TNS Media Korea