Drama Recaps
My Princess: Episode 13
by | February 16, 2011 | 256 Comments

We’re playing with some of the same plot points in this one, but at least we get some snuggle-bunny times for our princess and her bodyguard. Not a whole lot, but hey, I’ll take what I can get, since this couple’s cuteness is more than half of the drama’s sustaining life force. The remainder (for me, at least) is probably in the fun of hating the troublemakers, who are operating on a different plane of logic than the rest of us mortals and therefore require us to waste no time finding reasons to explain or justify their behavior. We can just hate ‘em.

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EPISODE 13 RECAP

Hae-young and Seol arrive at his family’s vacation house, where Seol has a flashback of seeing a man (his father) at the door. Hae-young explains that this is “a place with lots of memories.” Oh, I’ll bet you don’t even know the half of it.

Seol takes a look around, settling at the piano to tap out a few notes. She opens Hae-young’s old piano books and finds stickers of Disney princesses, har har. Hm, I think you should let Dream High handle the meta jokes.

Hae-young reminds her of their deal: While they’re in this house, she’s only allowed to think of him and listen to him.

They spend a cozy night in by the fire (with some bickering thrown in, naturally), and Seol falls asleep in his arms. He sets her down to sleep (on the wood floor? For the princess?) and traces the lines in her face. She wakes groggily and wants to stay awake with him, but he tells her to go back to sleep, adding to himself, “If I see your eyes today, I don’t think I could sleep.”

In the morning, Hae-young insists on tending to Seol, from wiping her face with a towel to tying her hair for her (using her hairtie in the wrong way, I might add, which kinda makes it cuter).

This triggers another memory of her “father’s friend” — the man she recalled seeing at this house — and it’s a good sign that her lost memories are starting to return to her.

Seol steps outside to take a call from one of the people on her call list, who turns out to be Park Tae-joon, Hae-young’s father, requesting a meeting with her. Aw, how much is it gonna hurt when Hae-young realizes his dad ignored his calls, but returned one to his girlfriend?

Since Park Tae-joon is barred from entering the country, he asks Seol to speak to Chairman Park about lifting the ban, since she’s the only person who can sway him. Seol just wants to know if he had anything to do with her father’s death, and he answers no, that it was a mere accident, and that’s why he took her in after her father died. But he declines to elaborate, saying he’ll tell her the rest in person.

He hangs up on her, and when Seol turns back to the house, a few more memories trickle back, like how he had brought her here as a child (with her imperial sachet in hand) and told her that her father was dead.

Jung-woo tells the chairman that the pouch/sachet/reticule/oh-who-cares-it’s-just-a-plot-point that Dan produced is NOT, in fact, genuine. He had anticipated that it would be used to mess with the restoration, and lied to throw Yoon-ju off…which is weirdly convoluted but partly awesome just because I enjoy whenever Yoon-ju is thwarted. He has the real one in his possession.

Jung-woo asks to be entrusted in the handling of this situation — he’ll clear out the troublemaker and bring Seol back to the palace.

Hae-young finds the house empty; Seol, after calling Secretary Oh, has left the house. He calls her, and she informs him that she’s abandoned him, and that it turns out all the stuff her sister had said about their fathers is true.

He reminds her that they’d decided to go after the truth together, but she replies that she can’t see him anymore, as it makes her feel too sorry to her father. She hangs up on him, ignoring his pleas to tell her where she is, and is picked up soon afterward on the road by Secretary Oh.

Jung-woo tells Yoon-ju that he has just come from meeting with the chairman, and that he’d swapped out the imperial sachet with a fake. Yoon-ju contains her reaction and says that she won’t fall for his lie, and that he’s not that kind of guy, and that he’d always been understanding of her. He replies that he’s reached his limit with that, and that she’s free to have the sachet examined.

He tells her to step down from her position, and in return he’ll keep quiet about her using Dan to attack the monarchy. That’s the only way he can help her, and he won’t wait long for her decision.

Seol meets with the chairman and asks if Park Tae-joon killed her father, because she was taken to his vacation house on the day her father died. How would that have happened if he had nothing to do with it?

The chairman swears that his son didn’t kill him — not literally. He has come to consider it the same thing, since Park Tae-joon chased Dad around and threatened him, but the death was an accident. Seol answers that this means the chairman killed her father, and he agrees readily, bowing his head in regret.

Seol says that the chairman’s plan for restoring the monarchy has sacrificed the lives of her father, Hae-young’s father, Hae-young himself, and Dan. And now he expects her to play the princess for the very people who were responsible for her father’s death? The chairman protests, saying that the restoration is 500 years in the making, a part of history. He describes this work as his fate, insisting that it’s not for personal reasons, but Seol asserts that it seems to her that he’s really acting out of a guilty conscience. She won’t be a pawn in his Wipe My Slate Clean project, and asks him to give up the restoration.

Secretary Oh and Yoon-ju enter as the chairman begs Seol not to go, kneeling before her…and then he collapses.

ARGH!$&*#o*&$*(#)(rFAJKSDAJF;DLSAJFD. Et tu, My Princess???

The president gets word of the chairman’s condition and immediately leaps into strategy mode: The moment Chairman Park dies, quarrels will break out over his money, which was to be relinquished to the monarchy. He wants to bring Seol under his purview by making her the Blue House representative. He is firm in his belief that Seol is the real princess, but even if she weren’t, from a political standpoint it’s to his benefit to insist she is anyway.

The opposition politician happens to “coincidentally” run into the president, and sidles up to smugly comment on Chairman Park’s collapse, since his death clears the way for both of them, politically.

Hae-young arrives at the hospital to see the chairman, drawing short to see Seol standing with Yoon-ju. The latter he ignores, and he warns Seol not to go anywhere while he checks on his grandfather.

Yoon-ju snidely congratulates Seol for her ability to send the chairman into collapse and figures she must be scared, since this puts her princess standing in jeopardy. Seol can’t believe Yoon-ju’s cold-heartedness, and calls her a bitch, almost in wonder at how apt that word is. ‘Cause she’s much nicer than me, considering I’ve been using that word since Day 1.

Secretary Oh tells Hae-young that he thinks Seol has found out more information, based on the chairman begging for her forgiveness. He makes the educated guess that the list of callers responding to the ad about Lee Han included Hae-young’s father.

Combined with the fact that Seol had asked for the list a few days ago, ahh, well now things start to make sense for Hae-young. He realizes that she knows everything now.

Jung-woo arrives at the hospital, and Yoon-ju takes him aside to ask for the sachet back. Buoyed by her “miracle” (the chairman’s ill health), she has gained extra time and has no intention of stepping aside, per Jung-woo’s warning. She tells him to step aside himself, but likewise, he isn’t going to quit now.

She tells him not to do this, because if he does, “I have nobody to lean on anymore.” Oh really, evil bitch-bot? That’s your argument? If you don’t help me wreak havoc, then I won’t have anyone to support me while I wreak havoc! Boo frickin’ hoo.

Jung-woo agrees with me, although perhaps not in so many words, and tells her that he’s regretting having sided with her previously and letting things get to this point.

Yoon-ju calls Dan out to tell her that her part is over. For an evil accomplice, Dan sure is whiny, which Yoon-ju points out when Dan complains of being bored in her hotel room and annoyed that she can’t answer her mother’s calls. Yoon-ju smirks as she enlightens Dan on the part of this scheme that Dan was either too naive or foolish to realize: That gaining something means losing something, and that she’ll never have her life back. She’s being given a large sum of money to flee the country for good, and she’s free to do so now.

Dan asks suspiciously how she knows it’s safe to go — what if Yoon-ju backstabs her the moment she’s gone, blaming this all on her? Yoon-ju’s amused, because that’s exactly what she’s going to do, and for a smartie, Dan sure took a while to come to that realization. Dan counters that she’ll stick around and tell everyone that Yoon-ju put her up to it, but Yoon-ju doesn’t care, and will proceed with her plan anyway.

Hae-young finds Seol outside, and guesses that she’d talked to his father today. He tells her that no matter what she remembers, no matter what the truth is — even if that means he can’t be with her — he’s always on her side.

Seol says that the chairman had told her that Hae-young’s father didn’t kill her father: “If you’re on my side, then help me to not be the princess.” But she doesn’t mean this out of a generous spirit, but rather as a way to keep the Park men from ever being able to relieve their consciences of her father’s death. “Whether it’s causing his death, or threatening and frightening him and causing him to wander all his life — it’s all the same to me. Because in the end, my father died.”

And really, what can he say to that? In her frame of mind, pretty much the only way to make things right is to bring her father back. Being neither God nor vampire, he’s SOL on that one.

Yoon-ju watches while her father tends to the chairman, her fury growing as her eyes fixate on the loose button on her father’s sleeve. The chairman stirs, and her father rushes out to get the doctor, leaving her alone in the room. Now, I hardly believe Yoon-ju so far gone as to kill, but this hardly seems the smartest idea, amirite…?

Yoon-ju approaches his bedside as the chairman mumbles for the princess. She tells him that Seol left, and forces herself to say that she’s happy that he woke up. And lookit, there’s no bolt of lightning to smite her on the spot or anything. Must be her lucky day.

Jung-woo finds Seol as she’s leaving, and tells her the good news about the chairman waking up, to her relief. She tells him that she’s had a memory of the sachet — not enough to serve as proof, but enough to confirm that it was hers, and that she had it before living at the orphanage.

Jung-woo asks what she’d like done about Dan. While Seol is still peeved and would love to stick it to her sister, ultimately she’s sighs that she’s still family. Backstabbing, petulant, deceitful family.

Seol returns to her mother’s house for a happy reunion, although Mom gets a little shifty when Seol asks after her sister. It’s a touchy subject, so Mom hedges and says that Dan left the house for a few days because she felt bad about “the mistaken news report” and is getting some time to herself.

Mom’s on her way out to meet somebody, she says a little nervously. Seol sees that Mom has prepared a bag of clothing — obviously for Dan — and plays it off, telling her cheerily to go.

Mom chides Dan for setting off this scandal, and asks what her motivation could possibly be. Dan says she’s merely interested in the truth, since there’s a possibility that she could be the princess, but Mom’s not buying that excuse for a second. After all, she knows that Dan is in contact with her biological parents, so clearly she has no claim to royalty.

Mom sighs that Dan wasn’t this kind of person, that she was always so proud of her. Dan says yes, she was, the opposite of trouble-causing Seol — and that’s why she’s got such a bug up her butt. “You know what was the most horrible part of everything? That you loved us both equally.”

Oh, GOOD LORD. First you’re gonna whine that Mommy loved Seol more, and now you’re going to complain that despite equal affection, you deserved more of that love? You might want to check your math on that. Well, I suppose a girl who has no idea how to love would have a few misguided notions about the principle.

Dan tells her mother that just as she could never earn more love than Seol through her actions, Mom can’t love her less because of this. GEEZ. Are you sure you’re not the real princess? You sure have the complex.

Mom assures Dan that she loves her and apologizes, but urges her to stop, because this is taking things too far.

Yoon-ju is shaken from the chairman’s recovery, and tells Jung-woo that the hoped-for miracle didn’t occur after all. Are we really going to turn this whole wishing-for-death scenario into an argument to feel sorry for you, Evil Bot? What’s with the skewed self-pity today, ladies?

Jung-woo tells her firmly that such a thing is hardly a miracle, and she wonders, “Is that so?” Yes it is, Yoon-ju, who understands not the meaning of words. It makes sense you’d pair up with Dan, who understands not the workings of math.

Before Yoon-ju is ready to give Jung-woo her answer, she has somewhere to take him. Let’s just hope it’s not a dark pit with a shovel.

She asks him to help her pick out an outfit, though it’s not for her. She describes something for a man with broad shoulders — “Shoulders that will be feeling heavy, because of me.” Something lightweight for the burdened shoulders of her father.

She orders it for delivery, because going in person will just make him thank her, and she doesn’t want her father feeling indebted to anyone. Jung-woo points out the inconsistency of her logic, because if she dislikes him thanking people, how does she feel about making him apologize to people? That’s what her actions will cause.

Yoon-ju says that’ll never happen, declaring that her secret will be kept forever, and tells him to bring her the real sachet. Jung-woo’s disappointed, having hoped for better: “You’ve just thrown away your last chance.”

With the princess gone, Gunnie and Seol’s main lady in waiting thumb through a cookbook and sigh over all of Seol’s favorite dishes. The court lady has been growing increasingly flirty with him, and today she instructs Gun to meet her in the garden later for a “creative” night. Ooh la la.

Hae-young arrives at Dan’s hideaway just as she’s leaving, packed bag and all, and sets her straight: Don’t bother going to the airport, because she’s been put on the no-fly list. Oh also? Imma make you pay for everything you have coming to you.

Dan sputters, saying that she ain’t scared of his threats and that she’ll never regret her actions. Her indignation holds for just about three more seconds, because Hae-young informs her that her big payoff isn’t coming, since her funds have been frozen. So if she has plans to live it up abroad with her boatloads of cash, she can cancel them ’cause that boat has sunk. She can forget about her earlier hopes of becoming a lawyer or a judge in Korea, too, because that’s not bloody likely either. And she can say goodbye to ever seeing her mother or Seol again. Nor is she to be in contact with Yoon-ju again.

That does the trick, and Dan is visibly scared. Never, ever cross a diplomat-chaebol-rich-man-angry-boyfriend. You’re just never gonna win.

Hae-young arrives at Mom’s pension as Seol is feeding the dogs, like she’d done on his first visit here. She turns down his request to talk and hurries inside, leaving him to pound on the door, which remains closed.

He speaks through the door anyway, knowing that she’s standing on the other side listening, and says he’s going to be patient, “So let’s not get discouraged.” She doesn’t open up, but she does sit just inside all day long. Hae-young waits outside on the porch all the while, and late that night, he speaks up again:

Hae-young: “When I consider what my father did, and the pain that caused you, I shouldn’t come here. I shouldn’t have come back. I know that’s the only courtesy I can show you, but I’m sorry. I couldn’t do that today. The fun of always finding something to nitpick and bicker with you about — I can’t give that up. And I can’t give up making you feel breathless and making your heart race. I was pampered as a child so I’m not that patient. I’ve never given anything up before. Yes, as you said, I’m a real jerk. You’re right…but…what can I do about missing you?”

His voice breaks at that and he stars to tear up, as does Seol inside. He continues, “What can I do about missing you 24 hours a day? I miss you right now. I miss you to death! What should I do? Lee Seol…I love you. I said, this Mr. P loves you.”

Well, that does the trick.

Seol opens the door and starts to say, “I also…” but he doesn’t give her the chance.

 
COMMENTS

I agree with girlfriday’s comments in the previous recap about not being surprised by My Princess, and it does dim the experience when things happen and you think, “Well, duh, of course that would happen.” Or worse yet, you wonder, “Wait, didn’t they already know that?” When the plot treads water for as long as it has been doing, you start getting confused as to what has happened, what was implied, and what you thought was implied but must have just been your own suspicions putting you ahead of the curve. At least that’s my experience with this episode.

Honestly, I think I probably have more patience with the drama than most — at least that’s what it seems from reading comments. I don’t know what it is, My Princess is just so inoffensive and at times cute that I’m not bothered by the slowness of the plot (much). Maybe I’m getting mellow. Or maybe it’s because it’s got just enough satisfying couple moments, interspersed with love-to-hate villains, that I’m okay going along with it. Yoon-ju’s totally screwy at this point, but at least I don’t feel the need to understand her or attempt to cut her slack. She’s hateful and I gleefully hate. If the drama attempts a redemption for her, I’ll be disappointed, and would actually enjoy if they took her further. C’mon, you’re never going to win viewers over now, so you may as well go for broke.

Plus, the drama has already exceeded my expectations in regards to the acting. I wonder what would’ve happened to Kim Tae-hee’s and Song Seung-heon’s reputations (as bad actors) had they both done a rom-com like this earlier in their careers. They’ve both avoided the genre, and seemed to gravitate toward roles that highlight their weaknesses — I mean, Kim Tae-hee as a badass secret agent? Ha. But rom-com is a forgiving genre if only you have some personal charm, and they’ve got that — plus the gorgeous faces, of course.

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256 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Amber's Cube

    It’s finally here..

  2. cie

    gonna read it…thanks jb

  3. Steph

    Yay! Thank you!

  4. yjkim_ok

    :)
    All I have to say

  5. Kdramalove

    Thanks for the post…..I should not spoil me drama but cant wait for subs!

    • 5.1 yearofglad

      Same here! I have no patience.

  6. tya

    ooooohhh finally kiss again <3

    • 6.1 hookedonmonix

      That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the screencaps of the kiss “finally.”

      now, let this NOT be our last one.

      • 6.1.1 Daniela

        Same here

  7. miss unknown

    I don’t know but I don’t like this drama anymore like girlfriday said cuz it’s predictable now..I’m actually suprised and like dramabean said that she’s keeping up until now! LOL…I thought by this time dramabean is already given up but weirdly she’s not while I am cuz usually I’m her opposite! LOL…

    THe drama is so boring to me…I can already tell what’s gonna happen so I could care less to continue watching…I’ll probably go back to watch it later when i have time, but now it’s just too blah…

  8. stars4u

    I loved the scene where Mr. P was tying up Seol’s hair!

    the i-feel-sorry-to-my-father-so-i-can’t-be-with-you reason is up again!

    In the scene where Yoon-ju was watching her dad massage the chairman I was thinking “could she be planning to kill the chairman?”

  9. Em

    Is it wrong for me to want KTH and SSH to date in real life so badly???

    Thanks for the recap jb, been looking forward to this!

    • 9.1 blah

      don’t worry,i’ve been feeling this way before the drama even aired! i always watch the bts and observe their interactions! ssh is VERY playful with kth,while she is shy with him. everytime they would laugh at the mess ups, he always touch her arm:) maybe they will turn out like hyun bin,song hye kyo, oh i wish! i mean, they are getting “old” and they’re about the same age, shouldnt they be thinking about marriage? hehe

      • 9.1.1 clichique

        You know what they say about body language…. Could be, could be.

        But yeah, I agree with this sentiment. They should just get married. She’s like, 30? 30 is a good marriage age. ;)

      • 9.1.2 samgetang

        i noticed that, too ;-) curioser and curioser….

    • 9.2 Skylight

      No I totally agree with that. They would make such a gorgeous couple. Not to mention beautiful babies. They should just get married already lol ><

      • 9.2.1 dee

        Yes.. so gorgeous baby.. Just can’t wait if it’s true.

        The most charm of this drama mostly because of the chemistry between two.

        I don’t care about others. Prof. Nam is harmless (he is so in love with his artifact), Yoon Ju is so harmful, so easy to hate. Lee Dan, we know the evil stepsister will always loose. President and Senator something, well, they’re both politician, right?

        Since it’s a princess story, a fairy tale one, we should get a happy ending one.. Maybe a hot steamy happy ending? :b

        • 9.2.1.1 Lilian

          I so agree. the plot is definitely not a strong point. the best part is the casting of the two of them. they have great chemistry and make for an awesome couple. love their bickering and sweet moments!

  10. 10 clichique

    Yeah……….. I’ll admit this was not a very exciting episode. I actually didn’t care what was going on with the plot at all, because I already knew what was going to happen. Eh. There was not enough cute scenes, but there were JUST ENOUGH so I wouldn’t feel, idk, bored to death.

    Like you, JB, I still have patience for this drama, surprisingly. It’s the personal charm of the actors and the cute couple scenes. And that about does the trick for me. I think I’ve also probably gotten mellow from watching too many dramas…

    Eh. I’ve been in a foul mood all day because my team lost in the Champions League (anybody watch soccer? Yeah, I was cheering for my one and only club football loyalty, Barcelona, who totally screwed up their game and ruined my entire day’s mood). So I think I was less forgiving with this episode..

    • 10.1 Daniela

      2-1. I was surprised. I thought that Barcelona would win. Im not a Barcelona fan but i recognize the quality.

      • 10.1.1 clichique

        The sad part is, Barca deserved that loss. Because they didn’t keep up the first half energy and LET Arsenal win 2-1. Hopefully, at Camp Nou, they’ll win at least 1-0 to move on, otherwise this is like Inter all over again……

        • 10.1.1.1 jac

          But Arsenal would never defend like inter last year-parking the bus. so Barca will win easily at camp nou. 3-0 and messi will score hat trick again.

          • 10.1.1.1.1 clichique

            Mm, this is true. Arsenal doesn’t have a really strong defense like Inter did last year, since Arsenal also likes to play a higher line.. aka depend on the midfield to recover the ball with possession

    • 10.2 urbanscrappy

      Xavi’s saying that Barca were better than the Gunners, I agree, but only for the first hour or so. Barcelona play great possession football and have lots of technically gifted players but they didn’t kill off Arsenal when they had the chance. Arsenal are a fitter team so managed to hold out until Barca started tiring and then came back with a vengeance.
      I’m a United supporter so I’m not too happy, but Barcelona did it to themselves.

      I also like this drama for the cute, I have little to no interest in the rest of it, but I like the main relationship a lot. I hope both KTH and SSH stick to this genre in future.

      • 10.2.1 clichique

        Haha, my ManU friend said he wants Barca out and Real Madrid out to make the advancement trip easier. LOL. But yeah, lots of missed opportunities, Messi looking too human… First half was fine, but second half was a nightmare of groggy players. Where was Pep’s pep talk??

        I AGREE. I was watching a fan montage, basically, of MP clips, probably around episode 6 and before, and like, seriously, the cute interactions were abound. Even though it’s like the 5 billionth time I’ve seen the video, I was still dying on the inside from the cuteness of the couple. SSH is so much better being funny than being serious.

      • 10.2.2 miss

        haha.. that’s the problem with their tactic… BALL possesion… U will ahve a hard time when u face a more defensive team.. Their Ball possesion tactic is good, but lack of movement. Except messi, no one can do that killer move…

    • 10.3 Fabregas

      ITS ARSENAL TIME NOW!! GUNNERS FOR LIFE! we were better last night. it was well deserved.

      • 10.3.1 clichique

        I agree, you guys played a better game and deserved the win.

        But not so fast… there’s still a second leg at Camp Nou. Three more weeks. Hopefully by then we’ve recovered our form (it’s the usual mid-season rut in form) and Puyol is back so we don’t have to suffer Pique’s non-presence on the field (though, granted, he has accumulated enough yellows that he can’t play anyway…)

        • 10.3.1.1 man utd

          I dont understand why messi fails in big matches. i hear a lot about him but everytime i watch him, he play like normal.. i am a man united fan so its good that barca will be out of our way b! :-)

          • 10.3.1.1.1 clichique

            Well, I think Messi is going through bad form lately, it’s not just this game, but from the weekend La Liga games (which I will try not to think about, because that game was pretty crap playing from Barca, too)..

            I feel like in the big matches, the opposition really likes to close down on Messi, because, I mean, if anything, this guy is currently best player in the world, of course he’s going to be a huge threat. But when he’s in form (not like today’s match), he’s usually at least present on the field. It’s interesting how he’s matured, because I think I saw glimpses of a possible Messi the great midfielder in him, with the amount of great passes/assists he made in some of the La Liga games.. But that was short-lived.

          • 10.3.1.1.2 Xavi fan

            If you want to see real messi, watch La liga. its unfortunate that he not perform that well in champions league because mostly people throughout world watch champions league.

    • 10.4 Xavi fan

      i also was in disappointing mood because of last night result. we played good football for 1 hour but only able to score single goal. arsenal played better for half hour and scored two goals. they didnt deserved to win. it was same scenario as last year with inter galle.

    • 10.5 maria

      Guys this is dramabeans, not goal.com and this section is for My Princess not messi or barcelona!

      • 10.5.1 Katey B

        Goes to show how much or should I say how little people think of My Princess right now.

        I agree though comments unrelated to My Princess should be saved for the Open Thread posts.

  11. 11 karen hau

    yippppww

  12. 12 lovedramas2

    So i’ve kinda given up on this drama too but I still like the cuteness — I mean really – those 2 are so cute together LOL. And I definitely would not have said that before about the 2 of them.

    I agree with JB — they are much better at rom com than any of their other roles. It would be such a waste if neither one did another rom com.

  13. 13 Elaine

    It makes me a little sad that sometimes I have to dumb myself down so the plot actually seems UNpredictable…I don’t know, it’s just the whole experience of watching dramas. You want to be surprised and sad and happy and excited all at the same time, it gives excitement to the whole experience…but this just makes me realize what makes GREAT dramas.

    Like in Soulmate and Evasive Investigative Agency, who the heck knew what words they were gonna say or what the exactly the characters we gonna do. Story of a Man also had that brainy and engaging appeal…My Princess is another story…ha.

    • 13.1 Jomo

      I was surprised that Dan had the balls to pretend to her mother that there was a possibility of being princess, while having met her birth parents!!

      She’s NUTS!

      • 13.1.1 samgetang

        crazy NUTS!!!! :-)

  14. 14 Vee

    ..finally thye kiss again….hmm luv it alot..Thank U JB ^^

  15. 15 chuachumill

    at lastt…the kiss…sigh…darnn yoon-ju..shes evilll…im shaking,angry while reading dis recap on yoonju scene…but thankfully scroll down..the princess get the kiss at last..n im at ease..:p

  16. 16 Ashley

    You are not alone! I enjoy the heck out of this show, warts and all.

  17. 17 keke

    “Never, ever cross a diplomat-chaebol-rich-man-angry-boyfriend. You’re just never gonna win.”

    will keep that in mind ;)
    hahaha loved that~

    anyways, I’m kind of disappointed…not that i won’t stop watching it or anything…..(b/c it’s my guilty pleasure of watching these beautiful human beings(?) on the screen…kkk)

    but seriously, what happened to all the romcom that was in the first couple of episodes? :(

    • 17.1 jossy

      with ya dude…

      I think I’ve been prematurely hit with the ‘toward the end drama lag’ .. *sighs*
      Three more eps to go, I wonder how it’ll all end **strokes imaginary beard***… snerk.

    • 17.2 Janet

      a diplomat-chaebol-rich-man-angry-boyfriend……

      I want one!!

      • 17.2.1 Sadhana

        “Never, ever cross a diplomat-chaebol-rich-man-angry-boyfriend. You’re just never gonna win.”

        Love that line! and I definitely want one too!!

        The angst/heavy drama turn of the show is not bothering me at all…I guess the cutesy, flirty stuff at the beginning was to set up your emotions for these characters when they get hit with the tough stuff, so it’s all good to me! I wholeheartedly love this couple now and it will be very satisfying to see them overcome all the evil-robot-plots going on.

  18. 18 YoSoyHaru!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG!! I love this drama :D thanks JB

  19. 19 Steph

    At first I thought it was weird that you favour dream high so much more than My Princess, cus they rank about the same on my list. Then I start to think more about the exact points I will give the 2 dramas. And I find that dream high has MORE and MORE plus points while My princes has MORE and MORE minus….So I get it :)

    “If you don’t help me wreak havoc, then I won’t have anyone to support me while I wreak havoc! Boo frickin’ hoo. ”

    “Never, ever cross a diplomat-chaebol-rich-man-angry-boyfriend. You’re just never gonna win.”

    Hehe I always have favourite quotes from your recaps, maybe I should save them.

  20. 20 Dee Dee

    I know how this series is going to end…but yet…I still. must. watch! I’m taking it for what it is, which is sweet, innocent, entertainment. Plus…I love Song Seung Hun! Ha!

    The one thing I’m really tired of is Yoon-Ju…yes, I know we need a villain but I really need to see more of a reaction out of Seol. I mean really?? Not only is Yoonie going after you, but she’s got your family and your cutie jumping through hoops too! Just once I’d like to see Seol grab that chick by her throat…hostile? Maybe. Effective? No doubt.

    • 20.1 Sadhana

      The only thing about LS that bothers me is how naive and slow (on the uptake) she is. Like every time Sister Evil comes to see her, she runs to her like a puppy who wants to play, when Dan is clearly spewing venom out of her eyes at Seol. Not to mention, how crappy she was about the apartment they shared BEFORE the whole Princess debacle. Um, can’t you see this girl hates you?!?

      And when HY had to explain the orphanage event thing…she clearly looked disturbed about the photo op and kept looking at him worriedly (prompting him to save her) but then after, she is like “someone is using me? but no one stole my money??” GAAH!!

      I like that she calls out YJ-bot in private, but she needs to tell HY just how manipulative she really is!

  21. 21 Butet

    So admitting defeat DreamBeans?

  22. 22 goldenflower

    I’m still amused by this drama. It fills my slots when I’m waiting for Mondays. =)

  23. 23 singingzombies

    “Never, ever cross a diplomat-chaebol-rich-man-angry-boyfriend. You’re just never gonna win.”

    I bet he juggles too, lol. The swiss army knife boyfriend.

  24. 24 tari

    “Never, ever cross a diplomat-chaebol-rich-man-angry-boyfriend. You’re just never gonna win.”

    haha..seriously I thought he’s a diplomat/chaebol instead of finance minister/minister of justice? Btw the winner of the showdown is clear for this noona it’s Song Seung-heon for sure..I mean MP. I fast forward everything just to see him. He just soooo F.I.N.E

  25. 25 Jomo

    Thanks for recap. Lots of good stuff, but my favorite line from this one is Yes it is, Yoon-ju, who understands not the meaning of words.

    Yoon-ju needs to get shot in Bali.

    OK Did anyone else notice that LS asks,
    “Where’s the Towel?”
    and HY replies:
    “It’s here!”
    Could he really really be acknowledging his nick name that blatantly? God, I hope so.

    As far as this Show resurrecting their acting reputations, I gotta say this:
    SSH should drop down on his knees and thank KTH for playing opposite him. Any attractive actor (although there are probably none more attractive than SSH) could have played this role. KTH gave him everything he needed to shine. The writers created the Seul character, and she ran like hell with it. All the moments of her playing QUEEN, and her adorable crush on Mr. N, and her willingness to give back whatever HY threw at her, and her wonderful tears with Oma. Those were hers.

    He did wonderfully, too. His personal warmth and humor made HY a delightful character to watch go from having it all to losing it all, then, being saved by the woman he set out to destroy and realizing she was the only thing he could NOT afford to lose. LOVE IT!

    Yes, it has been done before and better (City Hall), but I thank the drama gods for putting SSH on my screen week after week.
    He should stick with the funny and sweet for as long as he can. Long live The Hand Towel!

    • 25.1 Amber's Cube

      “Where’s the Towel?”
      and HY replies:
      “It’s here!”

      LOL….I didn’t notice it. HY should have said, “I’m here”.

      • 25.1.1 Jomo

        I wonder if the Korean could translate to that, too?
        If there were no pronoun in the sentence.
        Hmmmm….

      • 25.1.2 samgetang

        Haha! Wonderful! Mr Hand Towel toweling off his princess…cant get better than this!

        He is really the one and only Mr. Hand Towel.

    • 25.2 tari

      I just love someone mention City Hall..Jo Gook pogo shippo..

    • 25.3 YY

      Did you notice his eyebags at the hospital part where he talked to her alone? I swear they were so humpy they looked like his abs…like mini abs.

      • 25.3.1 Jomo

        You know, YY, The Hand Towel is a beautiful beautiful man.

        But that reminds me of an old old song:

        “The morning sun when it’s in your eyes really shows your age
        But that don’t worry me none, in my eyes you’re everything.”

        The cast all so tired at this point in the filming. The lighting and make-up folks have a tough job keeping them looking perfect.

      • 25.3.2 samgetang

        i think he had puffy eyes cos he just came from grandpa’s bedside where he cried in secret :-( he knew what was coming…

      • 25.3.3 Severine

        Actually, both HY and LS looked REALLY tired in this episode. Hmmm, wonder how LS happened to fall asleep in HY’s arms during the fireplace scene? Those clothes were clearly CGI’d on. *lalalalalala* I refuse to listen to any logical explanations of this scene. *lalalalalalala* The sexy time was clearly edited out. *lalalalalalala*

    • 25.4 YY

      Do you think they showered? Cos they were still wearing the same clothes that night. Or maybe they showered and wore the same clothes. Cos they forgot to bring a change of clothes they were in such a hurry. Maybe they showered together but they edited the scene.

      • 25.4.1 clichique

        I also had this same thought.

        And morning breath anyone?

        Also I like how SSH makes KTH wash her face when he clearly hasn’t washed up because…. HE JUST WOKE UP.

        Also, I can’t stand it, personally, when I don’t take a shower for a day. It bothers me. Maybe I’m spoiled. Actually, I have to take like 2 showers per day. Yeah. I waste water. :(

        • 25.4.1.1 momosa

          I just wrote on the other page about me being put off by the mention of SYJ Personal Taste) not having bath for days! I was so put off that I can picture her as cute, pretty or attractive thereafter. I really have this yakkie thing about people not showering.

          I’m glad you waste water!!! hahaha..

    • 25.5 clichique

      I’m rewatching Princess Prosecutor. A similar thing is done there too. Omg so heartbreaking to watch Seo Inwoo fall in love with Ma Hyeri….

      But yeah. I have like a soft spot for this type of setup. Call me a sadist, but I like watching a guy torture and boil in his growing love. LOL.

      • 25.5.1 dzigh

        You are not alone.

        I LOVE it too :-D

      • 25.5.2 YY

        I love PP….love PSH…he’s amazing. Most charismatic actor around. And a great kisser. I can still remember him saying to her: that he has brought goodu newsu…haha

        • 25.5.2.1 clichique

          OMG. THOSE KISSES WERE HOT.

          (Almost there, rewatching-wise…)

          • 25.5.2.1.1 eli

            where can i watch the videos of this episode? please im begging u i wanna watch it :’(

          • 25.5.2.1.2 Jomo

            @eli – Dramafever has it. Be prepared to not leave your computer for a looooooooooong time once you start it.

          • 25.5.2.1.3 Jomo

            Oh, and hang in through the first three eps. It gets much much better!

    • 25.6 bd

      SSH does the charming thing and the fun banter thing well enough, but I totally agree that, aside from a bit overdoing it at the beginning, KTH has totally stolen the show.

      It’s not just that KTH plays her character’s more fun and frankly, goofy elements so well, KTH really hit the spot whenever it came down to an emotional scene for her character (her crying and emotions in all of them seemed natural).

      The last scene in this ep. where HY pours out his heart to Seol, eh, not so much.

    • 25.7 Sadhana

      Jomo, you are spot on! I agree with everything up there.

      I don’t get the Hand Towel reference (is it from before MP or from the early scene of him at the Pension?) but it’s hilarious nonetheless when you guys reference it here!

      I love reading these recaps AND comments as much as I love watching the show! (Yes, I am pretty much ruining my life with Kdramas now.)

  26. 26 Lee Lee

    I realized what I wish this drama did differently – the background music. It’s soooo damn cheesy and overtakes the scenes. I mean, do they really HAVE to blast the ‘evil’ music when Robo-bitch is on, or cue frothy music 5 secs before the kiss scene. It just amplifies the predictability of whathappensnext. Gah.

    I’m hooked on this drama, as you say by their cuteness, but this episode was really tepid. Increase the cute!

    Here’s hoping tomorrow’s episode delivers.

    • 26.1 bd

      The background music isn’t so bad, much better than the dreck that was in “Secret Garden.”

  27. 27 Katey B

    And 3 more episodes to go.

    Hopefully they can produce some watchable episodes as at the mo the DB recaps are all that’s sustaining me in this drama.

    • 27.1 YY

      katey, I don’t want to sound smug or anything but……DID YOU SEE THE PEVIEW FOR LB????? he he A certain someone kissed a certain someone….he he guess who *spiking up hair*

      • 27.1.1 Katey B

        Sorry, what’s LB?

        • 27.1.1.1 clichique

          I think YY means Love Buffet..

          (Not that I follow it or anything. But I am considering giving it a second chance. Possibly. POSSIBLY.)

    • 27.2 YY

      And a certain someone told a certain someone he loved her and nothing and nobody else mattered but her…..guess who? Ok, ok let me give you a hint….the guy’s name starts with the first letter of the alphabet hehe

  28. 28 Tony

    So I will agree with you on the whole aspect of predictability. It is very predictable but I enjoy this drama for the sheer light-hearted entertainment it presents.

    I must also disagree with you in terms of stating that Kim Tae-hee has a reputation as a “bad actress.” I have watched a couple of dramas with her, including IRIS and Love Story at Harvard and I must say her acting is incredible. Love Story at Harvard was also a semi rom-com and she acted beautifully in it. Although I will agree that she may not have acted the role of secret agent well, she did in fact act well in IRIS and her ability to cry in a not-so-ugly way is remarkable.

    Just wanted to put my two sense in.

    • 28.1 Janet

      “her ability to cry in a not-so-ugly way is remarkable.”

      That, in itself, is a talent!

  29. 29 YY

    This ep for me was better cos of the kiss and the together time at the beginning. I haven’t watched with subs yet so it’ll probably improve once I see it with subs. Just noticed that SSH, in addition to the head tilt, frown, sigh and head shake, introduced a new emotif (my own word) today….the squeeze-eyes-tight-till-only-the-whites-show. He did it twice. Together with his usual. And the kiss part, I was curiously distracted by 2 things: 1) a tear on his chin which miraculously disappeared when she opened the door….did it dry/fall off? 2) the swinging door….I kept worrying it would knock into her back/head.

    • 29.1 Jomo

      Absolutely thought she was gonna get banged on the head!

      I did notice the disappearing tear, but the adorable look of hope in his eyes* made me forget it instantly.

      *Baggy, yes, but I like it! I cannot stand it if The Hand Towel is perfect.

    • 29.2 clichique

      Omgod don’t even get me started on SSH emoting antics. The serious scene where they talk in the hospital, him and Seol? I started cracking up. And then I was like, No, no, this is a serious scene what is wrong with you why are you laughing CAN’T YOU FEEL THE ANGUISH THEY ARE GOING THROUGH. And then I saw SSH do his head tilt, and I just laughed. I couldn’t.

      Also, the end scene. When she opens the door. And he’s leaning on the door. I was thinking…. Well, that’s awkward. She has to push this guy off the door after a heavy sentimental scene after he says, “I love you.” And like SSH was like hardly budging and I was just like, DUDE, SHE IS TRYING TO OPEN THE DOOR. WHY ARE YOU LEANING AGAINST IT?? SHE CAN’T SEE YOU WHEN YOU’RE BLOCKING THE WAY!!

      • 29.2.1 YY

        clichique, you are so funny you just made me laugh like mad…..oh dear you were so cool and calm in your earlier post. What have I done?????

        • 29.2.1.1 clichique

          I know. What have you done.

          I want moar moar kiss scenes!!

          Okay, speaking of the last kissing scene….. is anyone finding it weird… IDK maybe it’s just me but like how KTH opens her mouth like an “o” like who does that. It just looks super awkward looking. Actually the first few seconds of SSH grabbing KTH in for a kiss looked really awkward but then eventually it eased off into familiar (?) territory and became more normal. But seriously the first few seconds of that kiss, I was thinking… what is going on, KTH with the “o” mouth, SSH awkwardly trying to make a kiss… WHAT IS GOING ON.

          • 29.2.1.1.1 clichique

            Also, this is not the first time KTH does the “o” mouth. Haven’t watched her other dramas, so idk if this is her “trademark kiss posture” or something.

            SHE DID THE SAME THING WITH THE STAIR KISS SCENE.

            Like, ooh, SSH leans in, “oh?” mouth. It was just… weird. IDK. Maybe it’s just me.

          • 29.2.1.1.2 YY

            Omg! *screaming with laughter* the Oh factor eh?? You’re so so funny with your quirky insights…..haha I thought the stairs kiss was ok, didn’t see the Oh sorry….but this kiss looked a trifle awkward to me….like you said, the first few secs….she frowned, her eyes widened then she closed them and proceeded to “enjoy” the kiss…..I thought she should have like closed them gradually….like swooning with delight, but she just slapped them shut. One minute wide open. Next minute snap shut. That moment was awkward, and her posture didn’t help either. She looked stiff and distant….he tried to gather her in but she remained rigid…maybe tonight the kiss will get better? After all we’re seeing only the first part of the kiss. Tonight the kiss continues he he….she should gradually relax and hug him back. Sigh….kiss scenes are terribly awkward in kor dramas, PP kiss was hot though with PSH at it; Coffee Prince kisses were sizzling too!

          • 29.2.1.1.3 clichique

            Omg, YEAH. THE POSTURE. So bad. She was super stiff. And then when SSH tries to grab her in, she’s just like, Nope, not moving at all, so he like awkwardly holds onto her back. BUT HOW IS SHE SO RIGID WHEN SSH IS KISSING?? WHY ARE YOU NOT MELTING INTO A PUDDLE OF GOO?? I WOULD.

            Which brings me to like that sad kiss later towards the end-ish of Prosecutor Princess (hah this is becoming comparison of the princess drama kisses LOL), that posture was super awkward, but I think the awkward had a meaning to it. Whereas this… IDK. It’s almost like watching high school kids kiss, the degree of awkwardness. I DON’T EVEN KNOW.

            Please, MP, please redeem yourself in the kissing department with more kisses.

            Also, I think PSH would be a good kisser. And SSH, despite his looks, an awkward kisser. I deem it so.

          • 29.2.1.1.4 Madita

            Best kiss/ers on-screen Cha Seung-Won and Kim Sun-Ah in City Hall *^^*

            Yes, the las kissing scene, it felt awkward. She was so stiff and he couldn’t handle it Bu that reminded me of the most K-Dramas I wathched. The K-drama lady leads are to 99% bad kissers. I would prefer a no kiss-scene to a bad kissing scene, it spoils the drama.

            I mean whatching your favorite couple and waiting episodes for them to kiss, and then such a “unmoving kiss”

            Bahhhhh…I am disappointed :(

            Nevertheless, once again I realised how beautiful SSH is. Definatelly rom-com suits him as JB said it.

            Aaaannnd again …. I do love his HEADTILT :P Maybe I am the only one *^^*

            Edit: I have the he feeling he reads your comments – as he headtilts less since 2 Episodes. Or am I wrong ?

          • 29.2.1.1.5 YY

            The PSH kiss was so sadddd…I cried so hard…..Psh dramas always make me cry from Ijimie to Family honour and PP.

            Madita, I doubt he’s aware of the head tilt….I STILL SEE IT!!!!!!But I love him head tilt or not cos he seems like a sweet nice shy guy….

      • 29.2.2 Saima

        is it only me who gets distracted by SSH’s gorgeousness and thinks he is a genuinely good actor?!! perhaps the fact that i have a goofy smile and only look at him adoringly has something to do with this!! :/

  30. 30 Ani

    Et tu, Brutus!?!?!?!

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  31. 31 QueenPinay

    *sigh* please let there be an extension of this series! :) Oppa is really CUTE!!!!!

  32. 32 theedie

    I’m exactly like you JB. I don’t mind the slowness of this drama. While other dramas that have dragged and become slow are normally cause for me to rip my hair out, I find that I don’t mind it so much with this since overall there are no glaring plot holes and illogical inconsistencies. Add on to that the cuteness overload they throw in every episode and the prettiness of the main couple, I find that I can quite enjoy this drama on a level where I don’t have to over think or over-rationalize everything. I’m not hooked and addicted the same way I was for say Delightful Girl Choon-hyang, but it’s still fun to watch and at the end of the day I don’t feel like I’ve wasted my time on this.

    • 32.1 clichique

      I second this.

      With other dramas, if it gets boring enough, I just quit. I don’t even try, don’t even hold onto hope. But this one? I think it’s partial eye candy, partial personal charisma of SSH and KTH, and partial chemistry between those two AND HOW FRIGGIN CUTE AND PURTY THEY ARE.

      Also, the plot isn’t stupidly contrived.

      ALSO… I think there’s more meat to the conflict. I’m sorry, but I had to quit Secret Garden because I didn’t understand the purpose of the body switch, their real conflict other than one being ridiculously rich and the other living in lower middle class territory. Didn’t get it. Not even the chemistry between the leads could get me through it.

      • 32.1.1 YY

        Yup, me too….the body switch thing put me off…without it I would have watched it.

      • 32.1.2 samgetang

        Agree! ;-)

      • 32.1.3 la dee dah

        For Secret Garden, I actually wasn’t put off by the body switching, because they used it in a way that no other drama really used it before. Other dramas would have them stuck in the other’s body for pretty much the whole drama, and in the end they will both be changed people. In Secret Garden, there was the initial switch and amusement, then when they changed back, they were still pretty much the. Then they switched again a couple of times. Then that last switch was deliberate on Joo Won’s part to save her.

        That said…. the reason I didn’t like Secret Garden as much as everyone else was Joo Won’s character… I just did not like him and did not like how he treated Ra Im, and did not want them together…which is pretty much what they want you rooting for in this drama. Weird, ’cause I looved Oska! Ha ha…

        But here with My Princess, I love both main leads despite the plotlines and the bad guys. Kinda sad that the plot is kinda driving down my enthusiasm for this drama, but both leads are still making me watch.

        • 32.1.3.1 belleza

          Truth is, people liked Secret Garden because it had Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won. When you have A-lister chemistry, you can overlook how misogynistic the whole “romance” was. If Joo Won wasn’t Hyun Bin, would anybody take him?

    • 32.2 Jomo

      For me this point in the dramas is the most frustrating.

      This is where there is a “willful misunderstanding” of some sort, later proven wrong, that stops the couple from acting on their true feelings.

      For example – why does Seul not connect the memory of her father’s friend/ahjussi who gave her hair tie and meat to the new found memory of HY’s dad at the cottage?

      And aren’t we, the audience, pretty sure that those princess stickers are Seul’s? Why would HY have girlish stickers on his music?

      I know we get a POV that she doesn’t, having seen the scene from YJ’s apa’s eyes, but would it have been a big jump? He was on the run; how many people were in contact with him?

      And, I’m confused, did the scene where LS’s father covered her ears to protect her from hearing HY’s father threat really happen? I thought it was fabricated, but suddenly everyone’s agreeing that it happened. But NOBODY was there!

      • 32.2.1 Gladys

        I agree with you about the part that was fabricated: where LS’s dad covered her ears to prevent her from hearing HY’s dad’s threat as nobody was there except YJ’s dad. I still maintain it was YJ’s dad who lied about the threat as he may have a grudge against LS’s dad. He kept the existence of LS from Grandpa for many years. Moreover, YJ has a lot ot gain if she marries HY without the restoration of the monarchy.

        • 32.2.1.1 Jomo

          I agree with you, and all YJ’s dad has done so far is look guilty and open his eyes wide a lot.

          SAY SOMETHING!

          Take responsibility so HY’s dad can come home and play ball with HY’s kids. His beautiful beautiful KTH/SSH combo – babies.

  33. 33 aicy

    you know folks, for me, before i watch any drama, i check first who the leading actors/actresses before going to its synopsis be it boring or not. so surely, i will watch this drama to the end coz i love the two.esp.ssh.i watched all his past dramas like east of eden.i just love his facial expressions.expert in emoting.kudos to them both

  34. 34 Miyumi

    I actually stopped watching this 4 episodes ago but just the same, I keep in touch with your recaps all the same.

    Thanks javabeans.

    • 34.1 sophie

      sadly, I also stopped watching but just read the live transcaps then the recaps.

    • 34.2 ElleS'AppelleRebelle

      Me too…I stopped watching after ep.10! I had watched the 10 eps all in 1 day then my anticipation winded down after reading the ep.11 recap….so there ep.10 was my last ep.
      I dunno the same thing happened to me with Secret Garden after ep.16….I just stopped.
      Kdrams for some reason start off so WELL and then something halfway just makes me lose interest…
      Let’s not even talk about Athena…I stope after ep.5!
      Every1 is RAVING about “Dream High” maybe, jus MAYBE I should give it a try…
      I dunno KDramas…are letting me down right now. I’ll just read the recaps from time to time.

  35. 35 ck1Oz

    Yay….thank you..off to read :-)

    • 35.1 ck1Oz

      Oh dear ain’t no love lost for the YJ-bot from JB.

      Man I don’t care what everyone says it’s a good rom com.We’ve seen worse at least it’s not making me tear my hair out.

      The cute factor is still there the eyebags are a huge blech feature though.Sigh.

  36. 36 daisies

    I half-expected Her Evilness to smother the chairman with a pillow when they were alone.

    Scary.

    • 36.1 clichique

      Yeah. I expected this too. But I don’t think Yoonjoo has it in her to become a murderess. I don’t really feel like the land of rom com 2nd female lead bitch really crosses over into that territory…

      But this one Chinese drama I’m watching right now? One of the two bitchy girls, actually, both, would probably be willing to go to that step to prevent things from going astray from their master plan.

  37. 37 nixxochick

    i for one really like this drama :) btw thanks for the recap..it helps me a lot to read and watch the raw episode, this way i have a better understanding of what is being said

    • 37.1 Memmy

      Same here. Liking this drama so much. I don’t care much about the slowness of the plot, I just like watching the interactions between the OTP.

      To think that I only watched the 1st episode to check out the anticipated ‘bad acting’ of KTH & SSH. Man, their cuteness just won me over and I’m now sort of addicted to it.

      Thanks for sticking with it, JB & GF

      • 37.1.1 Jomo

        Same motivation for me, since I had seen nothing with them before.

        THAT, and a few photos’s Javabeans put up of an almost naked SSH.

        Probably 5%/95%…

  38. 38 Daniela

    I can bear slow plot if they give something else in return that make me forget that the plot is slow. The thing with My Princess is that they are giving me in return is little and i can´t forget the slow plot. This was a boring episode until the last part, but the last part was good, the things that he said were nice and cute and there was the kiss, Hurray! (or Finally! I dont know wich suit more. Yes, there was another but we needed THIS kiss).

    I was wondering why they go with all the “They think that Hae-young´s dad killed Seol´s dad”. At the end, we ended in the same place, where the Grandpa killed Seol´s dad by accident. Maybe the Hae-young´s dad story line will be exploted more in the last…3 episodes. Maybe 2 and a half.

    The two bots, I don´t like to hate them, they annoy me too much. I would love that Dan was the loving sister but with bitternes towards Seol. And she stabedd back Seoul. Its hard to explain it (my English vocabulary isn´t that vast, thats why. And it would be too long), but something like that. More vivid.

    Thanks for the recap!

  39. 39 Pat

    Thank you for the recap and priceless quotes! I love this drama, it’s fun and cute, even if Yoonju is boring =__=
    I’m glad the two are showing some affection before the last episode. Usually dramas finally allow their love to happen 5 minutes before the series ends, and then does the “5 Years Later…BAM KIDS!” thing XD But anyways, I’m a bit surprised Jungwoo defied Yoonju. I thought he was going to definitely succumb to her icy cold stares, but he stood his ground! Good for him!
    Kind of miss the two men showdowns though…you could definitely see the sparks fly from Jungwoo and SSK.
    Can’t wait for tomorrow’s episode and another great recap!

  40. 40 Bluefyre

    Oh my…why so prettaaay?! :D
    I’m still not over how beautiful they look. Seriously.

    Anyway…thanks JB! I really can’t wait to watch this. I’m waiting until all the eps are subbed. I’m just subsisting on DB recaps. Haha!

    Now to convince my Korean friend to watch this with me…(she doesn’t like SSH -.-)

  41. 41 punk

    awesome recap! i love the way you write…a comic recap for a Rom-com drama :-) i laughed all the way till the end…hehehe

  42. 42 Saima

    I can’t stand how gorgeous SSH is!! *sigh le sigh* as for his acting….since, i’m new to K-dramas & this is my first time watching him i do think he seems to emote + act rather well!! thought abt giving East of Eden a shot but read abt the ending and heck no, i ain’t watching this gorg guy meet his tragic ending!!

  43. 43 rouby

    Finally the recaps coming!!!! :)
    Every time I ceck. Dramabeans just want to know about. My princess

    Oh I really like your recaps and comment JB,,,and of course I like GF too,,,, both of you make me a little crazy : when I read your recaps I can smile,,laugh,,and cry and many more feeling (and I reading this when I’m in bus,taxi,coffe shop and another public place)….

  44. 44 Dev

    Dramabeans..I have been following your reviews for some time now and you are getting funnier… :)
    Thanks for the recap…
    Love the fact that there are mostly no misunderstandings in My Princess and everyone’s open about their feelings and intentions…

  45. 45 Maria

    So this is a random question, but I will be making a semi-impromptu trip to the san francisco/san jose area in california, and i was wondering if there is a koreatown in that area? I know there is one in LA, but I was wondering if there is one near the Bay area as well. If there is not one in that area, is it worth the trip to visit the one in LA? I will definitely visit Chinatown in San Fran, but should I visit Koreatown in LA if there isn’t one in the Bay area? Can anyone help me with this?!? :)

    • 45.1 sophie

      I don’t think there’s a Koreatown in the bay area – there are probably just a few stores here and there. I don’t know if it’s worth visiting the Koreatown in LA: I suppose it depends on what you’re looking for (food, shopping, sightseeing, or other purposes).

      • 45.1.1 sophie

        just to clarify, I meant that if your trip is short, one might prefer to visit places other than Koreatown in LA. But if you’re looking for specific food, stores, or events, then you should stop by there :)

    • 45.2 Amber's Cube

      There is a Koreatown in SF Bay Area. It’s in Oakland. I have not been there, so i dont know if it’s worth going there.

    • 45.3 kaysee

      There are pockets of areas in both San Francisco and San Jose where you can find Korean shops and Korean restaurants. You can find a few Korean shops/restaurants if you visit San Francisco’s Japantown. If you’re looking for a good concentration of Korean shops and restaurants, I’d say the Koreatown in LA is worth checking out.

    • 45.4 Maria

      Thanks so much the help. This is why I love this blog and its followers!

    • 45.5 jinjoo

      there is in San Jose an hour 1/2 fr SFran & they got lots of Korean stores, bakeshops, dvd store u name it! It’s worth your trip! I go there once in a while or else in LA there’s a big Koreatown! hope this helps! Also in Santa Clara w/c is a short mile drive to S Jose is another good place!

  46. 46 Almontel

    omo…finally! the KISS!!!
    thanks so much for the recap, as always! you’re the next site i come to right after i finished watching…

    i too noticed the eyebags…tsk tsk tsk..but it’s ok they are still the most handsome couple there is and i just love watching MP when the 2 of them are on screen together!

    i can’t wait for tomorrow’s ep…please I want more of the Kiss!!!
    i just read an ep 14 preview and it looks like they won’t even get to be alone together since LS is afraid to be ‘with him’ since he wanted to stay there the night…ha ha ha..so they invited some of their ‘friends’ over…

    @maria, yes the koreatown is here in LA, i don’t think there’s one in the Bay area…

    • 46.1 Maria

      thanks! I just found out about the asian american film festival, so i think i’ll be able to get a good dose of asian culture, lol. i’ll see if LA works into our plans, though. im really excited about the film festival!!

  47. 47 Jazmyn

    Thank you jb for the recap. Love SSH in this drama. He is very attractive and sexy here.Boy, they sure milk his eyelashes. I would not mind being holed up in the vacation home in the middle of nowhere with him. Having plenty of showers together and making out the whole day( I am such a shallow person…Hehehe)Please keep up with the recaps till the end…..: )

  48. 48 Lavender

    I’ll have third or fourth Javabeans’ sentiments on the unusual patience with the languid, drown out plot. Obviously this is because the plot comes in a distant (non-placing) fourth next to the distracting relationship between the main characters, followed by the charming Professor (who is one of the most sensible, most rational characters to come on the merry-go-round of emotion and crazy that is Kdrama second leads), followed by being ridiculously compelled but simultaneously flustered at the absurdly beautiful SSH.

    When he was attempting to emote in the last scene there, I almost bought it, before he did his head tilt (clinque, you’ve ruined him for me, you happy?!? I used an interrobang to to proclaim my righteous indignation!) I was literally thinking: “he is so beautiful, oh man, look at those eye lashes, he even cries pretty. All men should cry pretty like SSH….”

    Anyways, the last scene was a very lovely, necessary moment for these two. I have to admit, that I enjoy the fact that he is completely, totally, irrevocably, Tom. Pursuing so heart aching sincerely his Jerry. I just wish Lee Seol would kiss less like she’s being molested…come on now! It’s the long awaited P Kun kiss! 5 episodes! We waited 5 episodes for this! Show some freakin’ conviction!!!

    • 48.1 Jomo

      “I just wish Lee Seol would kiss less like she’s being molested…come on now!”

      LOL!

      Why do they keep filming these awkward kissing scenes that just frustrate the viewers?

      Kim Sam Soon did it right, so did Coffee Prince, PP, City Hall and, sigh, “Game over” from Personal Taste.

      There was more fire in the short foam kiss in Secret Garden than this long one shot from four angles.

      The kiss should make us stop breathing with them. I offered to practice with SSH, and everything!!

      • 48.1.1 clichique

        YEAH. SSH LOOKS OUT OF PRACTICE. OR SOMETHING. GET IT TOGETHER, BOY. FREE KISSING LESSONS HERE. IN THE SHOWER. WITH ME. DEAL?? FREE!!!

        Although, granted, KTH… Is nobody else noticing how she opens her mouth in an “oh” shape not a gentle-ish LESS AWKWARD parting of the lips, but an “oh” shape???

        GAH. This is why I went back to Prosecutor Princess. OMG that kiss was hot.

    • 48.2 clichique

      I’m sorry I ruined SSH for you… :(

      You know what’s funny? I feel like he’s been doing this since day one when I noticed him, a la Autumn In My Heart days. LOL. All those years and not one bit changed.

      I like that gumption. Bahaha… but not when it’s making me feel guilty about laughing in serious scenes.

      • 48.2.1 Lavender

        clichique…I think you just ruined any (and possibly all) KTH kissing scenes for me for the rest of her kissing career. O face, now all I can notice is the stiff goldfish O that is her passionate long awaited kiss face. Your super human attentiveness to the every nuance of these actors must translate to being like this in real life too. Oh man, the annoying personal ticks would plague you everywhere…

  49. 49 Leigh

    Your recap had me laughing all the way…and the comments too were so hilarious…Can’t help it but love the drama, the two leads are so attractive and the chemistry is so…you know….they make you just want them to be together in real life. SSH’s tender expressions are believable, I mean, if he looked at us like that, we would melt. And KTH really lookslike a princess..

  50. 50 Tenshii

    I don’t know why but at some moments in My Princess, it makes me think of Wish Upon a Star. There is one stupid bitch in both dramas, plus one extra in My Princess (how to make people hate them more). The story drags… the cute part is when the couple is together, bickering… and when you’re happy is with the cute people (kids-uncle/seol+gun and the main lady)

    I also skipped some parts and read the recaps instead XD

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