So far, I am really liking Rooftop Prince. It is ranking as high as You Are Beautiful and Secret Garden for me. Also, just discovered this kdrama is so new, it hasn’t finished airing in Korea yet. Hmm…very interesting.
Forget not, Kdrama “Cherry coke” drinking game.
Actor name/character name/ (nickname or identifying name)
- Micky Yoochun as Lee Gak / Yong Tae-yong (prince)
- Han Ji-min as Park-ha / Bu-yong
- Jung Yoo-mi as Hong Se-na / Hwa-yong
- Lee Tae-sung as Yong Tae-mu
- Lee Min-ho as Song Man-bo (Librarian)
- Jung Suk-won as Woo Yong-sool (Bodyguard)
- Choi Woo-shik as Do Chi-san (Eunuch)
- Ban Hyo-jung as President Yeo
- Lee Moon-shik as Pyo Taek-soo
- Ahn Seok-hwan as Yong Dong-man
- Song Ok-sook as Gong Man-ok
- Park Joon-geum as Yong Seol-hee
- Kang Byul as Lady Mimi
- Guzal Tursunova as Becky
- Na Young-hee as President Jang
Prince Lee Gak just got smacked down at the fashion show by Se-na (literally) and he’s shocked that she (also being the crown princess from back in ‘the day’) doesn’t recognize him. She should, right? If she is the reincarnated crown princess, she should at least feel something towards him besides feeling his face on the palm of her hand, right?
Lee Gak is dragged out of the fashion show kicking and screaming. (I don’t think this counts for the drinking game…no drinks)
Back at Park-ha’s new fruit stand, she is getting things in order. She’s got construction workers fixing the place up and its going to be amazing! The owner comes by to pick up a deposit check for $40,000 to make it official…except Park-ha can’t find the check. It’s gone. GONE! What happened to the check?
Right here Park-ha is clueless but WE know what really happened. It’s that evil woman, Se-na, that took it. I know she did, I can feel it in my bones. And my guess is confirmed when Park-ha calls Se-na to find out what happened to the check.
Se-na took the check and ripped it up! Why the hell is she so evil?! GAH!!!!!
Park-ha tells the owner of the store that she doesn’t have the check, so he gets mad and tells her to forget the entire deal. Oh come on! I’m sure the bank can issue a new check in a day or so. No need to get our panties in a wad over this! It can be fixed! It’s no use, the deal is officially off.
And then the truck load of strawberries she and Lee-gak (vicariously) picked just shows up AT THE WORST TIME POSSIBLE.
Park-ha goes to her mother to figure out what to do. In the midst of this, Se-na shows up and says she wants to discuss something with Park-ha. She tells Park-ha she will give her the money she needs if she uses it to start a new life in the US. She wants things to go back to how they were two years ago, before Park-ha was found and Se-na was the only daughter.
Park-ha leaves the cafe meeting with her sister completely dejected and depressed. Her dreams are ruined and her only sister wants nothing to do with her. Then she remembers she left Prince Lee-gak at the fashion show where she told him to wait for.
She runs, in the rain, all the way to meet him and he is pissed. He is super pissed to the point of talking down to her in his princely manner which only makes him look like a jackass. He even tells her that her shop will surely fail (even before he knows that is already has *sigh*)
Prince Lee-gak is asleep and is having a dream, but he thinks he’s really back in ‘the day’ with his crown princess. Somehow everything is alright and she is still alive. Then a cell phone rings. He looks around confused. Then here comes Park-ha yelling at him to pick up some boxes. He fights back, trying not to get dragged away from the crown princess but Park-ha grabs him by the arm and drags him away (2 DRINKS!!!)
The next morning, the four guys are asking Park-ha for their breakfast. She’s still pissed from the fight she had with Lee-gak the night before that she storms out of the apartment without saying a word to any of them. Lee-gak tells them to leave her alone, that they can fend for themselves. Yong-sool says he can go out and hunt for dogs or a cat or whatever and bring it back which makes the other say, “Whoa, slow down, Slick. This is a different era, people are watching.”
They decide to buy instant ramen but then realize they have no money so no food. They poor!
Park-ha then runs into her friend, Amy, from America. Amy gives Park-ha a tin that she left back in America. (more on this later)
Back at the rooftop apartment, Becky drags the guys outside because she got them all part time jobs. They, except the prince, will all work for their money now.
And they’re all super duper successful at their jobs. By ‘successful’ I mean, ‘they got fired on the first day’
The prince finds out the guys all got fired and actually took the jobs in the first place to help out with the bills since Park-ha’s business failed. Here, the prince feels like a fool for being so mean to her. Good!
Lady Mimi even gave the prince grief for being mean to Park-ha and told him to comfort her. “She was crying all night” =(
Becky, Lady Mimi and the guys come up with a plan to help Park-ha. Since she has that entire truckload of strawberries, they can at least try to sell those. Becky gets Lee-gak’s 3 minions to dress up as characters and teaches them to dance in order to draw attention to their strawberry stand. But since, Prince Lee-gak is in the foreground mimicking the dance moves this scene is really just a superfluous seen for the girls to watch Micky Yoochun ‘shake it’. (I can hear the screams all the way in California)
Then, Lady Mimi plays some music, and the 4 characters are supposed to dance around to get attention. Who knew ‘Becky’ could work it like that?
Back at grandmas office building, Tae-mu’s father yells at him for canceling the ‘model wedding’ shoot to sell wedding packages on the Home Shopping Network that evening. Grandma says it will go on with Se-na as the model bride.
And now we are at a warehouse where our favorite alcoholic aunt is speaking to a security guard. “Come back to the office.” , “No, I’ve done wrong. I don’t deserve to go back.” Whine whine whine, blah blah blah. Backstory on this will continue later.
Back at the strawberry stand, there is a huge crowd and everyone’s dancing. The strawberries are selling fast and its all thanks to ‘Becky’s’ dance skillz. Unfortunately, ‘Becky’ worked it too hard and passed out.
‘Becky’ gets taken to a room to rest/cool off and it is here we find out ‘Becky’ is actually Prince Lee-gak!!! *gasp*
He doesn’t want Park-ha to discover he’s dressed as the panda so when she comes into the room he refuses to take off the panda mask. Park-ha gets sentimental with ‘Becky’ and holds her hand to thank her for helping with the strawberry stand that day. *giggles*
Park-ha then admits that she will be leaving for America soon (as per Se-na’s wishes) and tells ‘Becky’ not to tell the guys.
‘Becky’ (prince Lee-gak) stands up and storms out of the room…still dressed as a panda. (end scene)
Back at the ‘model wedding’ shoot, where Se-na is dressed as a bride, Tae-mu pulls her aside and proposes to her for realz!!! *swoon!* Do these two actually have enough heart to truly love each other more than they love themselves? I hope so.
Meanwhile, at the rooftop apartment, the prince, his minions, Lady Mimi, Becky and Park-ha are having dinner when the Prince, demands to know what Park-ha is planning. Why is she going to America? Why didn’t she tell them. Then he storms off…
The real Becky asks him to her place to have some coffee, he asks for something sweet. (Was there no sugar in Korea back in ‘the day’? Honestly, I have a pretty mean sweet tooth but it’s nowhere near as bad as Lee-gak’s.)
It’s in Becky’s apartment that he sees, on the TV, the package wedding for sell on the home shopping network starring Se-na as the bride.
He asks Becky what’s going on, on the TV. She tells him the bride and groom are getting married, you know to live together and have kids.
This is too much for Lee-gak to bare. Sipping his sweet drink, he has another mini-freak out and demands to be taken to the studio where the fake marriage is taking place. He gets there, find’s Se-na talking with Tae-mu, demands to speak with her and causes such a ruckus that Tae-mu punches Lee-gak in the face which sends him flying over the railing into the river down below. Did Tae-mu just kill someone else now?
Back at the rooftop apartment, Park-ha is going through the tin that her friend Amy brought to her from New York. Inside there is a drawing of her that the original Tae-yong drew two years ago. Turns out, he left it for her, along with a note for her to meet him at a certain place and time. She showed up, but he never did (because Tae-mu had killed him by that point.)
Also, and this is major, there is a cell phone in the tin. Turns out, Tae-yong accidentally took some other woman’s phone by accident the day he left Park-ha’s bar. The other woman left his phone behind and her phone number in case he came back to return her phone. He never did and now Park-ha has TAE-YONG’s phone. (Huge! It has the evidence that Tae-mu was with him the day before he disappeared!)
There is also a set of dolls made out of palm tree seeds. (more on this later)
Thankfully, prince Lee-gak is pulled from the river unconscious, but still breathing. He is alive! As Lee-gak lays unconscious, he’s questioning why he was brought back (honestly, not paying much attention here as multiple shots of bodies floating in dark water are giving me the heebie jeebies)
Tae-mu and his entire family are with him at the hospital as the doctors work on Lee-gak. He’s actually pronounced dead at one point before he miraculously comes back to life (miracle? God? Screenwriters?!)
Park-ha knows something is wrong since Lee-gak has yet to return home so she goes in search for him. As she is his guardian, the hospital calls her to let her know where he is.
Both Park-ha and grandma walk into Prince Lee-gaks hospital room at the same time. He is awake and is now claiming to be Tae-yong.
Things just got real, son!