Royal Highness, the Queen, is still unwed despite being in
her early thirties. Since she is the only daughter with no
prospect of bearing a child in the foreseeable future, the
royal succession is left in uncertainty when the current heir
to the throne meets a sudden death. As the conservative faction
begins plotting for the crown, the Queen secretly searches
for a new Crown Prince outside the palace walls and discovers
Lee Hoo, a young man who has been making his living by delivering
Chinese food, in complete ignorance of his royal heritage.
Hoo is forced to compete with Lee Joon, the perfect candidate
for Crown Prince strongly backed by the extended royal family.
The two young men vie for the royal succession as an intricate
web of conflicts, plots and schemes unfold around them…
Months ago, Korean drama “Princess Hours” has
caused a sensation in Asia, sweeping the audience off their
feet with immense delight and captivated their hearts with
tears and joy.
on the trail comes along the “Prince Hours”, which
was embroiled in a copyright battle in Korea. In spite of
a different cast from the previous production, it still maintains
the essential essence of sight and sound – handsome
gentlemen, beautiful ladies, impressive costumes/props etc.
All these spelt of the royal nobility.
general, the production crew of “Prince Hours”
evidently works on the previous magical formula – started
off the drama in a carefree, ordinary mode to a gradual focus
on heavier issues – politics and internal conflict within
the Royal family and their extended relatives.
Hoo (Seven), the main character, has the greatest change from
an ordinary, fun-loving delivery guy to a serious Royal Prince
who is donned with heavy responsibilities, as one of the potential
candidates for the reigning King position.
glamour of being part of the Royal family actually comes with
the sacrifice of privacy and the tolerance of always under
the attention of the limelight. A seemingly small error maybe
easily magnified through the media. Well, it reminds us of
the famous royal family, Prince Charles in real life.
4 young lead artistes in the drama easily wowed the audience
over with their earnest acting and good looks. At the same
time, the veteran actors, mainly of the supporting cast does
mind the naysayers of the “Prince Hours”. The
drama series has proven to be comparably quality standard
of “Princess Hours”. Of course, the latter will
be of more novelty. Nevertheless, audience will still enjoy
watching “Prince Hours” greatly.
by Alicia Tee