I don’t know how this week has been for you but for me, it’s been an absolute nightmare. In an effort to salvage what little sanity I have left, I decided to go back in time and pull up a drama whose very name invokes all manner of warm-fuzzies for me, in the hopes that those warm and pleasant memories would be strong enough to drive all of the crappiness of this past week away. While I can’t say this desperate attempt to forget my life for a moment has been totally successful, the memories I have of sitting down to watch my very first K-Drama, and the feelings that inevitably followed, were enough to bring about a few moments peace which is why I’m now suggesting you make the time to marathon My Princess this weekend.
Released in January, 2011, My Princess is the story of a typical college student, Lee Seol (Kim Tae Hee), who is shocked to learn that she’s the only living descendant of the last emperor of Korea. Living in an alternate reality where the South Korean government is looking to set itself up as a constitutional monarchy, Lee Seol soon finds herself forced into a world unlike any she’s ever known. As the Crown Princess of South Korea, Lee Seol is forced to learn everything a princess must in order to represent herself and her country well. Naturally, the only person available to teach Lee Seol everything she needs to know is the jerky, self-centered son of a chaebol, Park Hae Young (Song Seung Hun), who’s doomed to lose everything, should the monarchy actually take over.
In true K-Drama rom-com fashion, Lee Seol and Hae Young’s relationship morphs from hate to love as the story progresses, with just enough bumps along the way to keep things interesting. Being a fan of the alternate reality/monarchy rules Korea story-line in general (yes Goong I’m lookin’ at you), I have no problem accepting a story-line that feels more like the Korean version of The Princess Diaries than anything else. My Princess is cute, funny and an absolute treat when you’ve spent the past week feeling down and you’re now in the need of a little pick-me-up. Of course I am a bit biased as My Princess was the drama that sent me down the rabbit hole but even without my bias, this drama is one I’m sure you’ll enjoy. Happy marathoning!
Already seen My Princess? Just finished marathoning it? I’d love to know what you thought of it so be sure to leave me a comment or two below!