Cast: Joo Ji Hoon, Yoon Eun Hye, Kim Jung Hoon, Song Ji Hyo
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Princess Hours is a drama that starts with the interesting premise. What if modern Korea were a constitutional monarchy with a king? and offers two types of fun the romance arising between a noble prince and an ordinary girl, and the familiarity of all this happening in modern-day Korea. A perfect boy from a noble bloodline, with good looks and a sense of unpolished beauty has to marry against his will at the age of 17. An ordinary girl from an ordinary family, with a clumsy character, average grades and average looks oversteps the prejudice and barriers surrounding her. The process how they fall in love with each other unfolds with excitement.
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Cast: Seven, Heo Lee Jae, Park Shin Hye, Kang Doo
Air Date: January 10, 2007
Depicting the 21st century in a 19th-century-style setting, "Prince Hours" will take contemporary audiences on a journey to rediscovering the innocence we once had. This story uncovers our lost ideal of "noblesse oblige." The tale, which opens during the reign of Korea’s first queen since the restoration of the monarchy, investigates the definition of leadership demanded by today’s society, and the essence of the "noblesse oblige" imposed on those who reach positions of leadership.As the country’s sovereign, the Queen must now ask herself what kind of example she must set for her people, and practice true leadership that transcends personal gratification. Suffering the growing pains attendant on his rebirth as the Crown Prince, the hapless young man (Lee Hoo) who could barely take care of himself and his family must learn the deeper truth that with great privilege comes great responsibility and that sometimes one must give up one thing to obtain another.Rather than being completed individuals, these characters are leaders-in-progress who must yet undergo numerous mistakes and trials. They are also reflections of ourselves as we strive toward our respective goals.The understanding that noblesse oblige is not an obligation limited to a particular class but one that can be given to anyone, as well as a shared responsibility for all to uphold together—this is the ultimate destination of "Prince Hours."