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i like to watch movies and dramas in 4 languages - english, mandarin, japanese and korean. for japanese and korean, i depend on subtitles.

this blog contains my personal viewpoints which i want to share with you.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

kdrama - goong s

official website:

drama title:
궁 (宮) S / Goong Season S
oso known as Palace S / Prince Hours / Imperial Household S / Goong Special

main cast:
Se7en as Lee Hoo / Kang Hoo
Heo Yi Jae as Yang Soon Ae
Kang Doo as Lee Joon
Park Shin Hye as Shin Sae Ryung

reverse of Princess Hours, but not exactly the same plot. which makes sense, otherwise people will just go to sleep. this time round, it's not about arranged marriages being implemented. but about a guy who finds out he's suddenly royalty, and enters the palace (same concept as Princess Hours - S Korea has a constitutional monarchy). He then finds that he has a competitor for the Crown Prince title, and has to undergo some challenges. Along the way, he falls in love with a palace maid, who was his ex-classmate. She, in turn, also happens to attract the challenger. Along the way, he has to discover the truth behind why his mom was kicked out of the palace which resulted in him being unaware of his royal status.

my score: 7 out of 10.
the concept is not new, so there is a lack of freshness here. the lead actor is also mostly just eye candy and lack serious acting skills. well, i guess he is a star so that should be enough for most of those who watch this sort of star-based dramas. nevertheless, i like the Crown Prince challenges, and also the cloak and dagger stuff happening all the time in the palace.

why you should watch it:
the Crown Prince challenges are really quite innovative. the looks of the foursome are easily good enough that you wont need to look away. but i kinda wish the 2 lead actresses switched places.

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