Drama Recaps
Prosecutor Princess: Episode 1
by | April 9, 2010 | 105 Comments

Hello, fellas!

Hey, guys! It’s aberdeen_angus reporting from a kingdom far far away. I’m the new maknae, and I’ll be doing Prosecutor Princess recaps alongside kaedejun, whom you’ll remember from another recaps such as Iris. I’m very glad of writing here and thankful to javabeans, who allowed me to share my thoughts about this series. I’m also nervous, so, as we’ve already heard from our beloved dramas, “take good care of us!”

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Prosecutor Princess OST – “Fly High” by SHINee. Please, almighty Zeus, don’t let this song by SHINee become the “Almost paaaaradiiiiiseee” of this show. Pretty please, okay? [ Download ]

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First things first, I’ll give a quick guideline to Prosecutor Princess’ leads (at least to those who have been important until now). It’s just to have a starting point, so when it ends, we can see if these characters have grown or if we’re too sleepy to find out.

Kim So-yeon as Ma Hye-ri: recently became a prosecutor, and we learn she is somewhat shallow and carefree in a bad, harmless way. I know it sounds like a big contradiction, but she isn’t bad herself, as in witch-bad. She doesn’t care for anything (not even herself), neither doing god or bad stuff. She just wants to have fun. What I love, at least for the first episodes, is that she doesn’t seem to be of those heroines which start being lovely, funny and tough, and in episode 6 until the very end they start crying like hell because of *the* love of their lives, who doesn’t care about them (coughcoughcoughgoongcoughcough). Sorry, I’m with a bad flu. She is smart (if not sly) and sweet and all she has to do is to earn some kind of perspective and experience in, well, actually having a life. I have high hopes for her development, and I expect it to be believable as well.

Park Shi-hoo as Seo In-woo: about him, we just know he’s rich and trendy, and that he has some mysterious purposes with Hye-ri. Which ones? No one has a clue. Well, his secretary might have, since she is obviously helping him, so if you are curious, you can send her some DVDs and clothing, and she’ll surely tell you (this trick always has good results). I’m not sure about his smile, it’s creepy.

Han Jung-soo as Yoon Se-joon: hard working prosecutor, he goes all snitchy-style with Hye-ri, when she starts her tutoring with him, so booo, Prosecutor Yoo, I don’t like you. Nevertheless, he watched her from the first moment in slo-mo, so I assume he is amused? Attracted? Curious? Having a strange déjà-vu? Or some weird “are you my slave” previous life vision? Dunno.

Choi Song-hyun as Jin Jung-sun: about her, in this episode, from nothing to absolutely nothing is said or hinted. She has to scold Hye-ri because of her careless behavior and fashion sense. She is totally right about it. I mean, YAY FOR FEMINISM, but your skirt is too short, Hye-ri. Also, she gives advice in a warm, cool way (until she gets on her nerves and the h-bomb explodes, I don’t blame her). She may or may be not in love with Prosecutor Yoon (she looks at him thoughtfully and with admiration, and we all understand what that means *wink wink*).

And now, the biggest star, the episode itself.

Episode 1 or How I never worried and always loved bizarre shoes

Okey, so we start in this prosecutor ceremony (Fly hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh! Fly hiiiiiiiiiigh!). It’s funny how they’re all serious and pompous, and then suddenly, BAM! Here comes Hye-ri, with her flamboyant high heels. I don’t think she’s out of place, I also hate dark colors, and she gives some joy to that (supposedly happy) moment.

But as soon as it ends, she says she won’t be able to attend to her after-ceremony because her mother is very ill, almost dying. Who could say no to those sincere, suffering, confucian tears? No one; and we’d all be misleaded by her apparent fragility. She’s playing a dirty trick to go to a ski resort. Badly done, Hye-ri, badly done indeed!

So, she goes shopping and then to the resort itself. Apparently, she is going to meet a friend there, so they can attend a Gioberni’s auction (featuring exclusive and expensive clothing items). By the way, she has the typical friend’s face: absolutely non expressive.

Meanwhile, Hye-ri’s dad is truly upset about all the “illness faking” thing, and talks to his wife rather harshly. Her collapse appears to be kinda false, all of the sudden she supposedly fell with her eyes rolling backwards, but now she is fine and talking like nothing had happened.

Hye-ri’s mum: Maybe… I’m anemic?

Mr. Ma: With that body… anemic?

He went to the hospital thinking that she was playing tetris with Saint Peter (or about to), and he had to arrange the funeral’s services. If that wasn’t the case, as it seemed, he shouldn’t be there, he should be with his prosecutor daughter. I hope he’s not being serious, and all this shouting is because he realizes his daughter is a shameless bitch, but doesn’t want to admit it (yeah, even if it’s violent emotion, this part was a low bow for me, and put me on guard with Mr. Ma). I love Hye ri’s mum, she is covering her daughter and bearing her husband’s reproaches stoically.

As Hye-ri arrives, also does Prosecutor Yoon. Why is Se-joon here? Well, it seems like a copycat named Kim Dong-suk will be attending the Gioberni’s auction (we learn that this brand was responsible for Grace Kelly’s wardrobe), and an accomplice who will record them, too, so they can make copies and sell them as the real thing. Prosecutor Yoon’s assistant is wondering why all women are crazy about this collection, and Se-joon tells him that that’s because “every woman wants to become a queen” (huh?). This last line is irrelevant (despite being inspired by true events – actually Grace Kelly married the Prince of Monaco and became a Princess), but for me it was also strange and unintentionally funny. I mean, Se-joon says those words with a stiff face, as if he was talking about inflation or the finantial crisis. He needs some hye-ring up!

Dong-suk was part of a band of scammers which made false watches and sold them as originals, and a bunch of celebrities were damaged (Ha! Ha!). This guy barely escaped (and now, with the recordings, he’ll probably restart all the celebrities-scamming process), so Prosecutor Yoon wants his revenge. And, oh yeah, justice. He went there without his supervisor’s (the guy in the third cap) authorization, this case is so important to him that he doesn’t care about bureaucracy. Plus 10 points for kick-assery and avoiding the rules.

Just some meters away, Hye-ri is skiing; she’s worked hard and now deserves a vacation. You’ll think this part is a filler, but hell no! Our beloved prosecutor is being followed by a mysterious person of undefined sex, gender or anything but shoe size. If you’ve seen enough spy movies, you’ve probably found out that when she arrived the resort, someone was watching while she unpacked her skis. And now… we can give him a nickname! (we all know it’s a him) Mr. Mysterious Boots? It’s lame, but graphic, so I’m keeping it. Okay, Mr. Mysterious Boots is a God-like figure, he is omnipotent and can see her wherever she is. Creepy? Not at all!

It’s showtime! And Hye-ri is robbed! This trip won’t be as smooth as she pretended it to be, now she doesn’t have her phone or money, and adding to this list of misfortunes, is the fact that the suite she had reserved is occupied by another person. Worst day ever, my princess! This other person is not just some random guy, but In-woo, the guy with the strange smile and possible love interest, so we’ll better keep our eye on him. It appears that her friend isn’t coming, she has pretty important clients (including a woman with the same scary smile as In-woo) and can’t leave. One thing is sure though, she didn’t cancel the reservation.

Hye-ri has two options, given that there are no hotels with available rooms: relocation to a motel, at which suggerence she answers with indignation and surprise an endearing “Mo-tel?!”; or sharing the suite with In-woo and his date (it’s Valentine’s day, you see). What the hell? She’s a lady, and goes away, changing her clothes in her car.

This is such a small world, that in a short moment, we’ll have the chance to take a lovely family photo of four relevant characters, with a fifth one arriving minutes later (he’ll have to be satisfied with his photo alongside his rival). By the way, the auction starts, and we have Se-joon, his assistant, Hye-ri, and copycat’s accomplice, together. They should put aside their differences and throw an awesome party, hot guys plus hot girls plus money must be equal to FUN TIMES. This doesn’t happen, boooring!

Hye-ri is sitting next to Accomplice with Camcorder Purse (I don’t care about the shoes, I want that handbag!), and borrows her phone to talk to mamma Ma, but she’s sleeping. She doesn’t mind the fact that she doesn’t have even a penny and starts her bid, she wants those shoes frantically.

Here is when In-woo appears again, and bids too. Hye-ri won’t lose her shoes to that perv-guy who wanted to do a threesome (as in “wanted to share the room”), so she offers 7 millon Won (~USD 6200) and wins. Six-fracking-thousand dollars for a pair of shoes? I’m gonna start doubting that this girl actually has a brain!

The little big detail is that she doesn’t have the money, and in a blink of an eye, the shoes are sold to another person: In-woo himself. But she will know this later, she gets distracted by the person she thinks is the thief of her cards and phone, and shouts at him, only to discover that he, who was confused for a criminal, is Prosecutor Yoon.

Aaaaaaaand here we have our meet-cute. Although it isn’t cute. At all. He takes a glimpse at her flower pendant and we have our slo-mo moment. Apparently that pendant will be important in the future development of the story, we mustn’t forget it! Prosecutor Yoon is deeply upset, but he can’t stop looking at her, until he remembers something… What was that? Oh, yeah! The copycat! He runs after this evil evil evil guy (really?), and loses him. Again. I’m sorry, Prosecutor, I’m going to take away 5 of those 10 points I’d given to you, for unfulfilling your goal because of a crazy chick.

Hye-ri now is devastated, without a room, money, friends or car (her wheels made a loud BAM noise, and the prospect of going home too). She can’t even call her acquaintances, all she knows are the speed dial numbers (stupid telephones, this is so true. I don’t even remember my dad’s number). Suddenly, an epiphany. She sees In-woo with the shoes! Her best idea is to go to his room and accept the invitation to share it; he agrees and goes away. Meanwhile, she tries the shoes and takes a bubble-shower.

When In-woo arrives, he finds Hye-ri drowning and helps her, but she assumes he’s a freaking sociopath and starts screaming (who wouldn’t?). The next day they agree to meet later on, so Hye-ri can pay all her expenses (she even borrows money from pervy man!). Oh, boy, this won’t be all, she wants something more: the shoes (i’m starting to hate them). His date didn’t come, they’re ownerless and pretty important, why doesn’t he sell them? He agrees (again) and she happily returns home with her object of desire, only to find out that she lost In-woo’s number and won’t be able to reach him. She doesn’t lose her sleep because of this discovery, though. Why does In-woo agree to all of her requests? Mistery!

To her father’s pleasure and mother’s (faked?) indifference, Hye-ri starts working as a Prosecutor (Fly hiiiiigh! Fly hiiiiigh! Is this drama sending a subliminal message with that song?), and she’s quite scandalously dressed, making all her sunbaes to go between mad and amused by her. Her attitude is obviously wrong, and the problem is that she isn’t aware of that, refusing to hear all the instructions from Jung-sun (I can’t help but loving her, when she adjusts her glasses, she’s adorable).

Destiny is unavoidable, you know, and her office is the VERY SAME as Prosecutor Yoon’s. She recognizes him instantly, but he pretends he didn’t and continues working normally, despite having the girl who accused and attacked him, forbidding him to catch the copycat, just there, in front of his desk.

The next day is the most awkward of all. Hye-ri hasn’t changed the length of her skirt, and also makes some intrusive questions about the relationship between Prosecutor Yoon and Jung-sun. They are arriving together, perhaps they’re… lovers? “Mind your own business, bitch”, says Jung-sun, and a cat fight ensues! Except that it doesn’t happen, and she just gets reprimanded because of her inappropriate clothing and make up. Bah!

And while we reach the ending of the episode, we also have the funniest part. As a welcoming event, all the sunbaes and Hye-ri go to have some drinks. Well, “some” is a manner of speaking, since Hye-ri is like a bottomless pit. Jung-sun is really worried, she is perceptive and can see the disaster coming. Sweet and feminine, it’s so clear this rude proto-woman is truly messed up, that she obviously can’t stand her.

And… We have a karaoke scene! This is hilarious and can’t be explained with words. She dances in such an outrageous way, that not even the guys seem to be pleased about this.

SO. FUNNY. And yet, so out of line.

Yes, that’s the princess, dressed up as a playboy-model-minnie mash up and twisting like a snake. This show should be renamed to “The secret lives of you civil servants”. Once again, I love Jung-sun and I wish her all the best; she can’t believe this is actually happening. Se-joon, on the other hand, looks at her in a rather confusing way, and I don’t know if it’s because he is indeed confused and reflexive or if he’s a lousy actor. We’ll have to wait and see.

As they leave this place they will surely want to forget about (and won’t be able to), we have another mysterious guy. Just stop it. Please. This one is Mr. Mysterious Overcoat. Could this be the same as Mr. Mysterious Boots and Mr. Mysterious Agreement?

Bingo!

They’re all the same and only Mr. Creepy Smile, In-woo. He goes to his oh-so-cool rooftop to think about how dreadful the girl he is stalking is, and which measures he should take after all what he’s witnessed (stop stalking her would be a good one). Were the auction, the shoes, the thief, and the debt part of some kind of mastermind plan? It’s not clear yet, but something is in the air, and not just love.

The next day, we can see Hye-ri’s relationship with her mother, and an odd dynamic develops. Hye-ri is trying to hide a bad hangover from the previous night, and is on the verge of throwing up when mamma Ma enters her room with a… tea? Some aspirins? Food? No. A scale (WTF!). She thinks her daughter has gained weight, but that’s not it, Hye-ri has lost 300 grams (could that be the weight of decency and good public image?).

In-woo decides to take active part in Hye-ri’s life (if Mahoma doesn’t go to the mountain…), and he ends up in Prosecutor Yoon’s office. YES. That’s a pretty popular office in the building, and Hye-ri thinks he’s there to ask for his money. Anxious and scared, she screams.

Personal comments

I will admit I had no intention of watching this drama at all. It seemed stupid and unoriginal. Well, perhaps it may not be original (nowadays, no rom-com is), but surely isn’t stupid.

This first episode isn’t perfect, and I gave it the benefit of the doubt because it’s an introduction. We come to know all the relevant characters, and we’re left with a lot of curiosity about their future. As for Hye-ri, I don’t hate her, in fact, I think she’s a strong woman and the main reason of the drama’s appeal. Kim So-yeon is just perfect, and I think that not any actress should have been successful in this role, probably making it unbearable and painful to watch. I want her to find the love she doesn’t know, I want her to grow up as a person and as a professional, she has the intelligence (her IQ is 168!) and the means, but she lacks common sense. I trust her two male companions will help her in this quest, making her realize how valuable is her position and how helpful she can be.

I’ve read that many people compare this to Legally Blonde, and I can say I disagree strongly. That girl (don’t remember her name) was indeed stupid (the first class she went with a small notebook, come on!), and her rehabilitation into a useful human being, for me, wasn’t believable. I haven’t seen the sequels, so I’m just talking about the first movie, I guess she was gorgeous and all, but I’m not buying it. Here, Hye-ri is a princess, yes, but I absolutely LOVE her careless moments and her faces, her charisma is evident and her slyness shows that she ain’t just another whiny pappa-girl.

Hye-ri isn’t dumb, she’s plainly clueless, and since she has no vocational feelings (for now), she just follows the rules, not giving importance to the social context. Usually she’s right, there are no laws against wearing mini skirts or make up and if a person committed a crime, well, he must pay for it as the law says, without minding his personal circumstances. That’s why she has to grow as a person and earn some moral and ethical principles.

I hope Hye-ri finds her place without forgetting her essence, and wish she gives importance to really important things without leaving her fashionable self, perhaps discovering the difference between work and personal life. Also, as she grows, I’m sure she’ll stop being so bubbly and cute, and that is something that won’t please me (I would be very glad of being wrong).

Regarding the male leads, Mr. Creepy Smile and Prosecutor Yoon, I’m not rooting for any of them. The drama just started and I want the competition to be objective and unbiased. Usually, I go for the loser, and that’s pretty obvious, since the writers always make them lovely, pure and sincere (there are exceptions, but I’ve never reached the hating level). On the other side, the first lead has a rough start, having another love interest, being rude and selfish. Here, I’m not so sure. I’m not even sure who is who, both guys seem to have personal agendas, so love with butterflies and cute bunnies is not the case of this drama.

Well, that was all, my friends. Thanks for taking your time to read this recap. Prosecutor Princess might not be the shining star of Wed-Thu dramas, but its worthy of the time invested watching. It hasn’t a widely known hot lead, male or female, it’s not pretentious (we won’t have to testify its painful efforts to keep its TOP quality drama rating) and it gives what it offers. If it’s awosome or it sucks, all depends on the writers, and I’m putting my complete faith in them, so puh-leeez, don’t deceive me!

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105 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. UJ

    might check it out..looks fun to watch..

  2. byulx3

    yayyy. thanks for the recap, aberdeen_angus.

    I have to say that, PP, for me, is awesome and such a fun watch. I’m glad that recaps will be done for this series :D

    One question, who is the MAIN love interest here and who’s the SECONDARY one?

  3. UJ

    @ byulx3
    i think park shi hoo is the main guy considering that he is on the poster with the female lead…

  4. Ahr3um

    love love this drama! :) thank you for the recaps!

    • 4.1 myung hee

      so kakakilig love it so much ::

  5. Carinne

    There goes those ‘JAZZ HANDS!’

    I decided not to watch when it started off, and now I concretely know why.

    I hope you continue to enjoy it though, Princess aberdeen_angus. (~ , ^)

  6. iitzrainingxx

    im pretty sure park shi woo is the main guy that hye-ri will EVENTUALLY end up with

  7. Aleutia

    I haven’t read the recap/or watched the episode yet but I felt like I had to say this.

    Heard like 5 seconds of that Fly high song and I already wanted to shoot myself >< Too many 'almost paradise' flashbacks already.

    I'm still going to watch the episode and hopefully mute whenever the song comes on, which I hope won't be every like 10 seconds of the episode ._.

  8. cille

    aberdeen_angus (& kaedejun) – i thank you dearly for recapping this drama!!

    i resigned myself in having to feed my friend (as in cook/order him food) to explain each episodes to me, but now thanks to you 2 – i won’t need to do that anymore.

    prosecutor princess has found a special place in my heart thus far…

    keep up the good work!!

  9. yjkim_ok

    “PP” is painfully funny to watch. Of course, the PDs of the drama do a good job of keeping Park Shi Hoo’s character at the “mysterious” level. Kim So Yeon does a good job of being painfully clueless – so different from her IRIS chararacter… sometimes you just have to wince when Ma Hye Ri makes an obvious mistake – and the two do a good job together. I can’t wait to see where exactly this drama will go. ^_^;;
    As for the SHINee song, I haven’t been notciing it. Maybe I shoud be a better listener .LOL

  10. 10 anonymous

    Inwoo (Park shi hoon) is supposed to be the main guy character and Prosecutor Yoon the secondary male lead. I watched ep 1 too and while it wasn’t the best first episode I’ve ever seen, it was bubbly and entertaining. The following episodes also show why Inwoo was following Hye ri around and why Prosecutor Yoon had such a weird reaction to first meeting Hye ri. So in terms of the logic of the story’s flow, it’s not that strange.

  11. 11 byulx3

    @3-UJ
    @6- iitzrainingxx

    thanks. if thats true, i have to say that i’m totally glad. I’ve been rooting for inwoo/shihoo from the beginning :D (perhaps im slightly biased)

  12. 12 Annie

    need to know who is Park Shi Hoo’s character….he is too mysterious, cant take the suspense

  13. 13 etsy

    I wasn’t planning to watch this drama either, but after reading this recap, I’m planning to give it a shot, if only for that ridiculous karaoke scene.

  14. 14 GoongFan

    Thanks bunch for recapping it!!!!!!!!!!!!Loved it

  15. 15 supah

    OMG! I’m so happeeee!!
    I don’t have to post essays on OT, my fave drama of the mo – haz-recap-love!

    I’m all for the Yoon-Hye Ri OTP! I love them two together. They’re both so cat-like too.
    Oh this is going to be great! Thank you so much for recapping!

  16. 16 cardina

    aberdeen_angus, the recap was FUNNY, informal keep it up. I have yet to watch the drama. Tend to wait till episode 5 to get into dramas.

  17. 17 supah

    By cat-like: I meant looks-wise not attitude-wise. Did you feel that chemistry, I mean didja? It was so niiiiice!

  18. 18 Biscuit

    Yes, thank you for the recap! My, the list of recappers on this site is getting big, haha.

    I’m so happy I’m not the only one that feels this is Korean Legally Blonde. Hye-Ri isn’t exactly a complete ditz. It’s more like… she has knowledge and the ability to be one of the best prosecutors, as her skills become more evident, but she doesn’t have any motivation to go that far and start thinking out of the box. Like you said she needs to grow as a person and mature.

    “I will admit I had no intention of watching this drama at all. It seemed stupid and unoriginal. ” LOL, same for me.
    I tried watching this to pass time, yet while I agree it’s not that original, it’s entertaining and fun.

    It’s like my brain is divided into two: one part that watches dramas seriously, and the other for mere entertainment satisfaction.
    Prosecutor Princess is a drama that is best when you watch it freely. It’s cute, entertaining, and Princess Hye-Ri is pure fun.

  19. 19 etsy

    I just finished the second half of the episode, and I must agree with you: Hye Mi really isn’t so much as stupid or evil as just clueless. I feel like a lot of the time, writers make clueless female characters dumb as rocks, but Hye Mi’s pretty intelligent. She’s competent in her job, and when she defends her clothes to the other female character, she makes a good case while still remaining respectful. The one thing that seems wrong with her is her lack of empathy.

    I was bothered by Jung Sun’s comments about Hye Mi’s lack of dignity as a prosecutor because of her clothes. Does one have to dress in pantsuits like the rest of the men in order to be considered dignified? I absolutely don’t think her clothes are appropriate for the office because it is such a distraction, but I don’t think there’s a lack of DIGNITY on Hye Mi’s part.

  20. 20 kaedejun

    ABERDEEN_ANGUS: YAYYYYY!!!!!!!!

    *now goes off to read*

    i’m so excited to be recapping this with you!!

  21. 21 snail

    Hm Hm, this is interesting, I intend to pass this drama before I read your recap, and now I’m curious. Agree with you, based on the recaps, I can’t tell who’s the winner and the loser. I’ll take a sneak peek for a couple episodes and see from there. Keep up the good work :) :) :)

  22. 22 Tammu

    Thanks for the recap! This is one of those rare drama seasons where I’m interested in all 3 of the dramas by the major networks.

    I also pray that SHINee’s song won’t be overused. Use in moderation!

  23. 23 Lucille

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I was hoping someone would pick this up.

  24. 24 kaedejun

    “Hye-ri has lost 300 grams (could that be the weight of decency and good public image?).”

    HA! HA! HA!

    excellent – best line out of the many!!

    and not too mention, that dance scene in the karaoke is really THE SCENE to watch – omigoodness, i still cringe thinking about it!!

  25. 25 janna

    But if we don’t fllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyy highhhhhhhhhh we can’t make our dreams come true. Love the recap, aberdeen_angus!

  26. 26 Biscuit

    @etsy: As a prosecutor, no, Hye-Ri does not exactly emit a sense of dignity. A person who works for the government and has to represent many, completely lacks modesty or a sense of responsibility in her work. It’s not just ANY job, but as a person working for the government. I, personally, believe it was not wrong of Jung-Sun to tell Hye-Ri that she lacked dignity, because Hye-ri has really shown very little respect for the job that she has.

  27. 27 jo

    finally it’s about time someone does a recap for PP
    IMO it’s the BEST out of the three wed-thu dramas. I’ve had so much fun watching this. KSY is wonderful as the dense, shallow MHR. I love ep 3&4 SO MUCH that I can’t wait for more PP!!

  28. 28 LenaJ

    After reading your recap – which was great for a first timer btw :)) – I don’t think I’m going to catch this at all. The whole thing sounds a little blah for me. And yes I agree PSH’s smile will be creepy the first 100 times you see it. Rest assured though that after that you’ll just accept it as a part of his charm LOL.

    And SHINee, OMG, don’t even get me started on that song LMFAO!!! I pressed the play button and the instant FLY HIGH comes blaring out I just knew that if I had to sit through this show with that song always coming on play I’d lose my mind. My sanity barely made it crawling out of BBF, thank you very much.

  29. 29 corealove

    YAY I’M SO GLAD PROSECUTOR PRINCESS IS GETTING SOME PUBLICITY :D I LOVE THIS SHOW if you couldn’t tell already haha

  30. 30 natureii

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!! A MILLIONS THANKS!!!
    For a minute I thought nobody was doing recaps of this drama
    Im lovin every minute of it. After too much suffering in Chuno
    I was expecting a light enjoyable drama, and this is it!
    Prosecutor Ma makes me laugh a A LOT, she´s an
    incorrigible fashionista, selfish and lacks empathy.
    At the karaoke scene I laughed so much I cried…
    Im expecting lots of growth in Hyeri´s persona

    again thank you for the recap!!!!!

  31. 31 Kender

    I actually gave lost interest in the first episode right around the auction, but that might have been because I was really tired.. I’m glad someone’s recapping it though, because it looks cute, and I’m curious to see what In-woo’s deal it. (Park Shi-hoo sure is a pretty man, but his character is so confusing. :()

    Badly done, Hye-ri, badly done indeed!
    Please tell me that an Emma reference. Because if so, I love you already. :D

    http://s630.photobucket.com/albums/uu26/dramabeans/drama/2010/pp1/pp0100300.jpg
    ^ Is the guy in this picture the same guy who had the contract relationship with the wife in Bad Couple? Because he was adorable, and if he’s in this I might have to start watching.

  32. 32 starletbang

    I’ve seen all four episodes (haha I’m an addict) and I love this drama!
    It’s light and funny yet after you get passed the first two episodes, it has a serious light to it too.
    I think the actors and the actresses are phenomenal. Yes the lady who plays the Jin Jung Sun was under a controversy because of her acting skills but i don’t think it was THAT bad.
    For those of you who are hesitant to see this drama now, I THINK YOU SHOULD GO SEE IT!
    Just because it only gets better and better each episode.
    I love Park Shi Hoo! His smile might seem creepy now but I don’t know if you can say that after episode 4!
    Anyways, I just wanted to say something because I LOVE this drama.

    I’m on vacation right now so I’ve had the time to see all three Wednesday Thursday dramas.
    For me right now, it’s Cinderella’s sister=Prosecutor Princess>>>>>> Personal Preference
    Sorry Lee Min Ho fans.
    It’s not that I have anything against Son Ye Jin or Lee Min Ho. They’re both fantastic at their role and it fits really well. I love Kim Ji Suk who’s in this more than Han Jung Soo (Prosecutor Yoon) but the storyline itself is kind of boring and rather obvious.

    Prosecutor Princess I don’t think has an obvious ending (well not yet at least) and Park Shi Hoo’s character is the biggest mystery ever!!! (OMG I WANNA KNOW SO BAD)

    Enough ranting. ALL OF YOU GO WATCH THIS DRAMA.

  33. 33 starletbang

    I love her Grace Kelly shoes btw.
    Gorgeous Jimmy Choos!!!!

  34. 34 Kender

    http://s630.photobucket.com/albums/uu26/dramabeans/drama/2010/pp1/pp0100300.jpg
    ^ HAHAHAHAHA, IT IS THAT GUY. Yoo Gun. Oh man, I wish his character was more important, because he’s so adorable.

    /random bit of fangirlyness

  35. 35 lenrasoon

    Welcome aberdeen_angus! and thanks for the recaps, i love your sense of humor and your thoughts are similar to mine while watching.

    I really enjoyed the two episodes of Prosecutor Princess, and i like the chemistry of Hye-ri and In-Woo so far but i’m not rooting for them yet until i know more about In-Woo stalkerish behavior.

    Also i agree that they need to tone down the Fly Hiiiiiiigh song or else this will turn out like “Almost Paradise” all over again.

  36. 36 Maya

    ” Mistery! ” did you mean Mystery! ?
    – still an awesoome summary though

  37. 37 LL

    “Badly done, Hye-ri, badly done indeed!”

    Was that a Jane Austen (specifically, Emma) reference!?

  38. 38 wow

    I fall in love with this drama after watching the the 3rd & 4th epi.

    Thanks for the recap. This drama is now my No. 1 drama to follow & with you recap, i think i will enjoy more :)

  39. 39 aberdeen_angus

    Hey, guys. Thanks for all your comments, as a first timer and non-native english speaker, the nerves almost killed me. I’m glad you liked it.

    Perhaps being the first episode, it sounds boring, uninteresting and shallow, but I can assure you (please trust me) that after this intro (ep1 and 2), the drama gets highly enjoyable, and when I say highly, I really mean it. All the characters will suffer some serious changes and what I love is the lack of predictability.

    Also, Fly High isn’t played at all in the future. YAAAAYYYYY for that!

    Re: “Who is the lead?”: I think it’s Il-woo, but it is a bit different from your typical rom-com, since he isn’t grumpy, the “second lead” is. That’s why I’m confused.

    @Kender: yes! Emma FTW! hahaha.
    @Maya: Ooops. I’m sorry. I knew I would make some mistakes ¬¬ Damn. Thanks for pointing it out, I’ll be more careful in the future.
    @LL: yes, I couldn’t help it.
    @kaedejun: thanks, buddy!

    As starletbang said: ALL OF YOU GO WATCH THIS DRAMA =D

    Be seing you!

  40. 40 jossy

    great recap! I enjoy this drama.. its a breeze to watch, is entertaining (i.e Eye-Candy) and I learn a little something from every episode..lol

    Omg I love that Karaoke scene! Lol i read an article on soompi how the cast and crew were (still) trying to figure out if KSY was a really good actress to pull that off OR a really bad performer who put a lot heart into their work.. :D I rather not want to know, either-way shes a pure genius to pull that off! Haha

  41. 41 Amg1

    @aberdeen_angus. Thank you for your hard work.
    From the baddest NK spy to a Clueless Selfish Brat, Kim So-Yeon totally has won me over, her ample range in acting is superb, I agree I doubt that any other actress can pull that of, I am reminded of Yoon-Eun-Hye and LC, to play a “spoiled brat” and make it believable is quite a challenge, the Karaoke scene is proof of her awesome talent!!! Thanks again, PP is my favorite Drama of the season so far!!!

  42. 42 yap

    yup..like many of u..i wasn’t going or tempted to watch this drama..
    but when i giv it a try on ep1&2.. i’m hooked.. it’s definately.. more entertaining than i imagine it!!
    with all the mystery man going on.. n i can’t wait till our pretty princess “grow up”n lov her job~~

  43. 43 amktsy

    to be honest, i only bother more about this drama cos shinee sang the ost.(cos i am a huge shinee fan).

    I feel good that i am not the only 1 who thinks the ost seems to be a bit overplay.
    i also cannot stop thinking of bof which i stop halfway due to seriously overplay of ost
    i love shinee but shinee and dramas are 2 different things.

    i actually think epi 1 not bad.
    after i watch both episodes,my conclusion for ths drama is it’s not bad but is the draam you can skip.

  44. 44 kit09

    Thanks for the recap of e01. I myself at first didn’t have much expectation on this drama amongst the 3 new dramas debuted on same day. And after 4 ep, this and Personal Taste have become my favourite. Looking forward to the next recap. :D

  45. 45 shinee_girl

    it’s shineeeeee :))) ♥♥♥♥♥

  46. 46 Natalie

    ahhhhh!!!! thank you soo much aberdeen_angus & kaedejun!!! I thought you guys wouldn’t recap this awesome drama!! I seriously dreamt of begging dramabeans to let me recap the episodes last night! but my english is aweful so … thank you so much!! ahhhh…. just so you know right now i’m on IN-WOO TEAM!! no matter what!!

  47. 47 mira

    For me, Prosecutor Princess is the most appealing compare to the other two drama in the same slot. I’m still watching all of them but to be honest this one definitely wins my heart. And thanks to KSY for making this drama highly enjoyable, I agree, if it was anyone else, their way potraying Ma Hye Ri could be OTT, and unbearable to watch, but KSY does it fine.

    As for the love triangle, this is a little different from other rom.comedy dramas, because usually, a drama tends to focus on one particular male lead and the other one always has lesser timeslot, but in PP, I think both leads have equal timeslot. I can pretty much see who’s gonna end up with whos (if it follows kdrama tradition of loveline), but it’s interesting to see how it will be played out.

  48. 48 ernie

    I like this drama (: Not love, but it’s good enough for me to watch it. First, I watch Cinderella’s Sister, and then I watch Prosecutor Princess. It’s so light that it takes my mind off all the doom and gloom in Cinderella’s Sister. It’s like a little desert after a heavy dinner.

    I’m dissatisfied with some of the actors though. I like Kim So Yeon (although after Iris, somehow I’m have trouble adjusting to this bubblegum pink image) and I think Park Shi Hoo is pretty cute when he smiles and can act, but Choi Song Hyun? Honestly, it’s really awful to watch her. When you compare her to all the other actors, it’s like there’s this wannabe trying to act well. She should’ve just stuck to being an announcer.

    And the actor who plays Yoon Se Joon- I don’t want to be picking on looks, but his face is HUGE. And his chin kinda sticks out awkwardly. It’s kinda.. 부담스러워. I’m lacking a good english word here. :P I mean he’s not that bad… or is it just me that there’s something about him that a person just doesn’t want to like?

    All in all, this drama’s really not bad. Just because it’s light and silly doesn’t mean it’s stupid and plotless. The episodes start picking up (on episode 4 right now) and you start to see more info. Anyone who hasn’t tried it should try it, even just for an occasional light watch.

  49. 49 ripgal

    Prosecutor Princess actually won me over right from the get-go. It’s not perfect, but like someone said, it’s highly entertaining and fun. Kim So Yeon’s spot on as the ditzy silly prosecutor.. and Park Shi Hoo’s absolutely charming as In Woo. Everything in PP’s more like a package of K-drama cliches, rehashed and reused all over again, but there’s something in it which makes you want for more. Which is what Personal Taste is supposed to be about, but lacks that in miles. Similar genre but obviously this one has a head-start..

    Definitely my favorite out of the Wed-Thurs slot. =D

  50. 50 dramagirl

    Thanks for doing this recap! Like you I wasn’t planning on watching this drama either but when I started watching it, I couldn’t stop. Sure it has its flaws but you can’t help yourself. Maybe it’s because of the 2 hot guys =P
    But in the later episodes I do fine Hye-ri’s character a bit too much and don’t understand In-joo’s motives at all.

    • 50.1 rin

      I LOVE!!!LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! THIS DRAMA SOO MUCH!
      IM SO FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS DRAMA!!
      Futhermore, this drama can enchance our knowledge about
      Prosecutor Job..look interesting huh? ;D

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