120525 Park Yoochun – Han Jimin’s Vow Of Love, Viewers’ “Best Ending”
The happy ending for the time-travel romance drama, SBS’s “Rooftop Prince” has earned the viewers’ praise.
Broadcast on the night of 24 May, in the last episode of “Rooftop Prince”, the mystery of the crown princess murder was solved. Buyong (Played by Han Ji Min) had replaced the crown princess (Jung Yoomi) and fell into the Lotus pond to save her beloved Crown Prince Lee Gak (Park Yoochun) from the crown princess’s plot to murder him.
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Park Ha, who opens a fruit juice store in Seoul meets Yong Taeyong who is a customer, but does not see his face as she is troubled. Later, she discovers a postcard at her door, with the signature “ㅌㅇ” and her sketch on it. Park Ha follows the card’s invitation and goes to Namsam tower, and meets Yong Taeyong there. Taeyong asks, “Why are you so late, I have been waiting for a long time” and Park Ha asks, “Where were you? I have been here all this while” and the two hold hands, as Taeyong becomes Lee Gak, dressed in his royal robes. With the commentary saying “Even after 300 years, I will still love you” and has a happy ending.
After the drama was broadcast, viewers responded, saying “It’s a happy ending, but my heart still aches. It’s sad that we won’t be able to see this sweet couple again” “This is the most beautiful ending among the recent dramas.” “This is my dream romance, both of them are beautiful” “Rooftop Prince, even after 300 years, I will still remember you” and other praises.
Since I wasn’t able to comment much on Rooftop Prince while it was airing, I’d like to leave some final comments now that it’s finished.
Rooftop Prince is actually a good drama. I’m not saying this just because Yoochun is the lead actor but simply because I enjoyed watching it. I think it has the right mix of mystery, suspense, romance, comedy and drama. Though some episodes – in my opinion – were a bit dragging, I found myself looking forward to each episode. I credit this to my desire to know the mystery behind the murder of the Crown Princess during the Joseon time and how it is link to the characters of the modern world.
I liked Yoochun’s acting here better than his acting in his first two dramas. I came to know that Yoochun can actually act in any genre – comedy, romance, drama – and still be an effective actor. Add to that, I really like Yoochun and Han Jimin’s chemistry on screen. I found myself giggling when they’re bickering or whenever they have a romantic moment. I’d love to see their pairing on a drama again in the future.
As for the ending, I like how the mystery of the Crown Princess’ death was explained in the last episode and I’m happy that I could actually see the link of what happened to Prince Lee Gak in the modern world to what happened to Joseon 300 years ago.
However, I felt a bit disappointed of the ending. I kinda felt it was unfair for Prince Lee Gak to be left alone with no Park Ha or Bu Young to be with him after everything that he’s been through in the modern world. While on the other hand Yong Tae Yong, who only appeared in the first and the final episodes, gets to be with Park Ha. I mean, seriously, that’s unfair.
But anyway, even if I had some complaints about the ending of the Lee Gak – Park Ha couple, I can still say that I enjoyed Rooftop Prince and I highly recommend it to those who want to watch a drama with a good mix of everything. ;)