My Princess (TV series)

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My Princess
My Princess image.jpg
Promotional poster for My Princess
Genre Romance
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
Location(s) Korea
Running time 70 minutes
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55
Production company(s) Curtain Call Production Inc.
Storm S Productions
Original channel Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original release 5 January 2011 (2011-01-05) – 24 February 2011 (2011-02-24)
Preceded by Home Sweet Home
Followed by Royal Family
External links
Korean name
Hangul 마이 프린세스
Revised Romanization Ma-i Peurinseseu
McCune–Reischauer Mai P'ŭrinsesŭ

My Princess (Hangul마이 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.


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.


Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • 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 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 the Republic 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
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
7th Seoul International Drama Awards
Outstanding Korean Drama My Princess Nominated


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.

It aired in Malaysia on 8TV (Malaysia)

It aired in Thailand on Channel 7 beginning August 3, 2013.

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.


  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. ^

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