K-Drama Time Machine: Kim Tae Hee & Song Seung Heon’s Royal Romance In “My Princess”

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Nine years ago, Kim Tae Hee and Song Seung Heon starred in an extraordinary princess story!

Notching an average nationwide viewership rating of 16.1% according to Nielsen, the romantic-comedy in a way achieved a feat that is rare to happen in a network famous for historical productions.

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Incidentally, My Princess is one of the few romance-themed dramas that joined the network’s classic favorites’ roster that includes Princess Hours, My Lovely Samsoon and Coffee Prince.

Title: My Princess
Network: MBC
Theme: Romance, Comedy
Length: 16 Episodes
Broadcast Date: 5 January 2011 – 24 February 2011
Main Leads: Kim Tae Hee & Song Seung Heon
Overall Rating:
Rewatch Value:
Related Dramas: Princess Hours, Crash Landing On You


Quick Plot Roundup

Lee Seol, a typical college girl wakes up realizing she is the last descendant of Korea’s monarch. To prepare for her royal duties, the grandson of a rich family indebted to her Royal ancestor, is tasked to prep her up in facing her tasks.

The long lost princess embarks on re-claiming the honor of her royal family in the modern times. However, it will not be easy owing to her need to prove her worth as a princess to her country and the evident rivals determined to stop the Monarchy’s re-emergence.

She has to rely between the devil and the deep blue sea to fulfill the responsibility laid on her hands.


Sweet Bickering Romance Overload

Kim and Song’s characters are example of your typical behind-bickering-they-love-each-other couples. Forced to be together for the princess-training plot, Kim Tae Hee and Song Seung Heon delighted at every turn in this series.

Think Princess Diaries + Pretty Woman. The drama is such a sweet and cheery love story. Despite tremendous doses of saccharine elements, it did not go overboard and kept the emotional conflicts of the characters intact.

Sassy couple fights, well rendered sweet hero display, and the mischievous yet vulnerable princess. These are some of the reasons why My Princess is such an endearing love tale.

It managed to give depth to the princess-dark-knight love premise without losing the focal character conflict of the story and maintaining the bliss of the romantic element of the narrative.

Woman-empowering Female Lead

Engrossing for most of its run, the modern day princess portrayed by Kim interestingly draws connection. Her pains remind any woman not to wallow on self-pity, but find solution to her adveristies. At the same time, her triumphs define that little joys are much more satisfying to celebrate.

My Princess is a saccharine treat with a brave heroine who knows how to step up, and who understands when she needs to rely on other people. She acknowledges her weaknesses, but she never allowed it to hinder her aspirations.


My Princess is that drama you watch with your girlfriends on a pyjama night party when you don’t want to talk about work and love problems; and just want to rest and feel each other’s presence.

It is perfectly and sweetly made for a woman who loves freely as it can be.


Image Credit: MBC