javabeans: Amazing what a little chemistry will do! Case in point: Yoochun and Han Ji-min for Rooftop Prince. See, I have no problem with age gaps when the couple itself looks so adorable. Not all stiff and scary like with Lee Da-hae in Ripley.
girlfriday: Yeah they had the chemistry of… two… un-reacty substances, even when using a bunsen burner.
javabeans: Now there’s a drama where I wouldn’t have been surprised if they’d thrown a fauxcest storyline our way, because that’s the vibe I got. If a noona coldly used her little brother for monetary gain, that is.
girlfriday: Though in that case we’d have to compare it to the awesome noona-dongseng pairing between his little bro and Su Ae in Thousand Day Promise. I wanted her to adopt him.
javabeans: I still think it’s weird when you see the Yoobros together, because I get so used to thinking of Yoochun as the dongsaeng, and then I have to recalibrate my brain to remember that in some cases he’s the hyung.
girlfriday: That’s better than me, who still thinks they’re the same person.
javabeans: I can tell the Yoobros apart, but sometimes I still wonder how Yoochun can be in JYJ and Shinhwa at the same time.
girlfriday: Totally. When I didn’t know who he was (before he was in dramas), and then he showed up, I was like hey, Andy!
javabeans: Right? Like, dude, how come you haven’t aged in fifteen years?
girlfriday: And… I thought you were in the army?
javabeans: Maybe THEY’ve figured out the doorway to the fourth dimension.
girlfriday: Or at least a Duplicator.
javabeans: Maybe that explains the plot of this drama. He finds a pathway through the fourth dimension (Princey Goes Modern), and she gets a Duplicator (Princess Gets A New Body).
girlfriday: Yeah that would help, because I still have yet to understand how he thinks traveling forward a few centuries is the ticket to finding his lost princess.
javabeans: I love how she’s all like, “Ooh, I love you and I want to hold and squeeze you!” And he’s like, “Ehn. I’m not your puppy!” And she’s like, “Of course you are. Shut up and let me hug you.” Just like all the fan-noonas out there in the world.
girlfriday: Looks like she’s playing puppy too, all you’re-my-pet in a cardboard box. Maybe the poster concept is Rooftop Pet.
javabeans: Or You’re My Little Prince?
girlfriday: Aw, I love The Little Prince! Too bad he’s not actually from another star, like the Vampidols. Their whole ugly-is-pretty thing was the funniest fish-out-of-water concept I’ve seen in a while. Too bad Yoochun’s not uglier. Wait. Did I just say that?
javabeans: Ha, as if the prince-leapfrogs-centuries-and-gets-poor-and-meets-his-dead-princess’s-double isn’t weird enough for you, you want him to be an alien too? Is that just an excuse for you to “teach” him the ways of our world, like how you must always greet noona with a kiss and a cookie?
girlfriday: I admit to nothing.
- Rooftop Prince’s cast pose for sel-cas
- The Rooftop posse assembles for a test shoot
- Jung Seok-won turns into Rooftop warrior
- Lee Min-ho goes from Moon/Sun to Rooftop
- Jung Yumi fills out the Rooftop love triangle
- Han Ji-min to play princess to Yoochun’s Rooftop Prince
- Yoochun turns into a prince for new drama