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Rooftop Prince in a box

Oh man, these posters for Rooftop Prince crack me up, especially this first one above where our time-traveling Joseon aristocrats (and prince) find themselves stuck in a box (literally) wondering, “Is this real life or the afterlife?” I know, the 21st century’s a bitch, isn’t it?

I’m pretty sure my favorite thing about prince Yoochun is the utter dignity with which he wears his royal hat and tracksuit. It’s like Lee Jung’s ridiculous cape in Vampire Idol — meant to convey prestige and rank but really just making him look like a Conehead. I’m particularly partial to (unintentional?) irony of Yoochun wearing the uniform of civil service exam-takers the nation over (aka the sloppy tracksuit), which makes him look like an aspiring government employee. (Imagine a future king taking a civil service exam; is the world ready for such a revolutionary concept?)

There also seems to be a curious fixation with the box motif, which I’m not quite sure I’m getting. (If there’s something to get.) Is it to emphasize how tiny and cramped our prince will find living in a rooftop room? Or is that the device by which he speeds forward 300 years, Calvin and Hobbes style?

All I know for sure is, this show is already cracking me up and it hasn’t even begun yet. Fingers crossed, people!

Rooftop Prince premieres on March 14 on SBS.

Via TV Report

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This post wins for so many reasons, the primary of which is the Calvin and Hobbes reference. Scientific progress goes *boink*!

This drama is looking so good. I think Yoochun will actually do funny really well.

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Yes! We need a kdrama that incorporates Transmorgrifiers!

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Also a TARDIS!

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Dear God , A TARDIS in a korean DRAMA ?! I LIKE , I LIKE ALOT

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:D Love your Comment!! !

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Like use a time-traveling phone booth in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction–comedy buddy film.

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a tardis!!! that will be utterly amazing...maybe dr who will make a quick cameo lol ^___^

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I LOVE THAT QUOTE~! :D

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Me too! :)

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All hail Calvin and Hobbes!!

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HAHA!! That's a good one! :)

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I don't know why, but those color-coordinated track suits just crack me up. At least they're not all glittery, ala Secret Garden....
:)

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Just wait, i'm sure if our Prince sees one of those "things" he will fall in love with it ! Never underestimate the love of flashy clothes, may it be in Joseon or modern Korea.

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Oh, and JB - they're not stuck in a box, unless it's a really fancy box with floor and ceiling mouldings with a wood floor. It looks more like what passes for a spacious apartment in NYC.
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OH MY GOD PLEASE LET THERE BE GLITTERY TRACKSUITS

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The first time i heard about the tracksuits, i thought about secret garden's glittery tracksuit! XD
My first reaction: NOOOOOOO!!! I didn't mean it! I didn't mean it when I said I missed it! Don't bring it back, please! There was enough glitter the first time!

My reaction after I saw the pictures: Bwahahaha!!! I can't take how they are so indifferent to what they're wearing, and they still have their manes of glory!

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I love the 1st poster!!!

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i luv how's he's squatting on the 1st pic coz of his royal hat ;0

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The more they tease us, the more worried I get about being let down ... but I'm still in for the ride, regardless. I mean, look at the cute, how can we not give it a go?

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Oh you're not alone. I myself is getting really excited for RP but I'm also worried whether it'll turn out good or not. But I still hope for the best.
The tracksuits and their facial expressions..daebak! Haha. *gets excited yet again*

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True, that - but I'm having BVS flashbacks. All cute promos but we wound up with 80% angst for a story.....

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Love the humor in the stills. Gonna tune in for the laughs.

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I cannot wait for this drama. The colorful tracksuits, Yoochun reclining with supreme dignity upon a rooftop...
Please let him encounter modern toilets (and girls in shorts and tank tops, *snerk*)

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I'd also like to see this fish-out-of-water become obsessed with Korean dramas =X What better way to learn about life in the modern world??

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oh my god... I'm tearing up from laughing too much...
yoochun's flat expression is priceless...

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This seems promising.

Call!

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Regarding the box concept, I'm getting the "Life is like a box of chocolate: you never know what you gonna get" feeling. Maybe it's something like that?

After all, time traveling is not an easy thing. You don't know what to expect, what will happen, if you can adapt, and so on..?

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Yay! totally the next drama I'm gonna watch.

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I just cant wait to see yoochan on a weekly basis, now THATS something to celebrate about. WOOHOO
BRING ON THE INSANITY!!!

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Is that a mullet the Blue Ranger is wearing? Mother of Moses, that's totally a MULLET! XD

Lee Minho looks uber cute. And can I say that, and I'm not embarrassed to admit this, that I'm happy to see he's wearing green since my nickname with some of my friends and coworkers is Green Ranger (Green for short). It's fated I tell you. Hahaha. Ok no, it's not. But he's still uber cute.

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SBS Roof Top Prince was filmed on Feb.11 in Hwangmae Mountain in Hapcheon area. The fiimlng was lasted for 10 hrs from 8:00am to 6:00pm joined by 80 drama staffs n casts including Yuchun. kekeke.and OMG ASSASSINS! They are being chased by assassins COOL! Cannot wait ^^

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All my expectations for this drama have been fulfilled by these stills. Fingers crossed that the execution will deliver. I am so ready for a really funny one with lots of heart.

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er, I meant posters.

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thanks jb,

My goodness !

the 2nd poster, the stripe blouse she is wearing,

was from the drama - feast of gods,

must be budget drama...

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your comment cracked me up

all $ went into Yoochun's fee probably, lol

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I think the sweater looked better on Sung Yuri.

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awww, yoochun goes from prince to pauper~

its funny that he has to squat to fit in the box--because he hat is so tall xD

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The tracksuit colors remind me of Attack the Gas Station! I'm really looking forward to this drama....

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I love it already! Yoochun is really convincing as a sageuk character (although this is not a sageuk). He has the dignity and the authority of someone who lived in the past. I'm loving this new batch of Joseon F4.

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The only dilemma I am having... which drama do I live stream?

Rooftop Prince or Kings 2 Hearts.

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it's easy, Rooftop Prince -> more eye candy and hijinks

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I know! Both!

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i cant wait.....

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It's like a bizarre, Korean Royal Tenenbaums. I'm in!

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hahaha....

the first pic was cute they look power rangers minus the pink outfit... i think this series is going to be hilarious all the way to the end...

cant wait!!! yehey!!!

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my thoughts exactly, power rangers hehe

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The first picture just reminds me of Teletubby!

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Lol Tinky Winky, Dispsy and Po.

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The red tracksuit makes me think of Yankumi from Gokusen :)

I think Yoochun should wear that hat in every drama he's in, regardless of the character. I think it would make each drama just that much better.

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Ha ha ha!
The first picture is hilarious!

I was not much interested in this drama, but with those pictures I may check it out.

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looking forward for this drama... March 14... please hurry up!!! I want to see my ultimate crush on kdrama.. our one and only..PARK YOOCHUN <3

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in the last photo, is he actually carrying a friggin LETTUCE HEAD in his left arm?!

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I'm always shocked at how penniless people in dramas can afford real estate in the middle of the city
even if it is just a rooftop

and since Crown prince hearts his crown princess (jung yoo mi)
instead of our leading lady we might have a bit of angst as well

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I thought Han Ji Min was the crown princess...

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nope.
which makes the plot even more interesting i think

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Those rooftop rooms almost always look pretty awesome, actually. The views alone would make them pricey in an American city.

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Han Ji Min's character's expression is so funny <3 in the second picture. I love her already

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Dying of laughter at the last poster where Yoochun is holding a grocery basket in one hand and a cabbage(?) in the other. Oh please tell me it's in prep for Kimchi Making Day in the rooftop household.

I think the box might just be to show how modern flats are just pigeon holes, but I wouldn't mind if they really ran with Calvin's transmogrifier idea either!

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i can see the aging sign on han ji min
how old is she now?

she look alot older than yoochun... i know she's a noona

but something's lacking

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no1 in this world doesn't age tho... she is 4 years older

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yeah. it was evident in Padam Padam as well.

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She is 30 and he is 26.

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love yoochun's face in the last pic haha... just like a grumpy kid lol

the 1st poster has all of the awesomeness .

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Amongst everything in there it's YangMyung (yeah.. moon/sun hangover) that really cracks me up.. it reads to me as seductive-erotic-lip-biting thingy.. hahahaha

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Lol

Joseon Rangers and the Magical Time Jump.

My new title for this. Anyone else see the other pics for this show that shows them in present-day clothes? They're all so cute and one of them goes all kpop boy band on us (I think the one in yellow). Hahaha, I wonder how they'll be spending their time in the present day...

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hahahahahahahahahahahahaha !!!
the first pic reminds me of power rangers , so awesome and yoochun face in the last pic is hialrious !!!
ohhhhhhhh !!so many dramas to anticipate >>

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Totally agree with you!:)

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it aint no box, it is an elevator! and the Doctor should cameo!

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Haaa! I absolutely Luuuuurve the colour coordinated tracksuit/shoes the boys are rocking; it's just so cute on them. Ofc their facial expressions make them even more cute but GAH! I can't wait for this xD

/superexcited

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Oh god, why does this looks so good. I really don't have time to watch it, but I might watch it anyway when it airs if it turns out to be as awesome as it looks to me now... or just download it an marathon it later.

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OMG lol I just love Yoochun's facial expression. <3

This better be good! /crosses fingers

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Poster's are pretty & entertaining! I can't wait! Just two more weeks!!

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The show is really teasing us with these sequences of PR and I really look forward to it, kinda countdown to March 14... Wait! I have my work deadline on March 15! Nooo!! I'll miss the first episode. Anyway, back to work hard before the show begins ;p

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Yea, I'm definitely rooting for this just for Prince Yoochun's cuteness!

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I love his smug expression on the second poster! It's priceless. Anyways, man is there one too many dramas these days. Haha. I've never been one to follow a million dramas at a time anyways. How do you guys do it?

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Okay, I'm in! Remind me of how randomly funny the poster of History of the Salaryman before and the drama shows it. Besides I love JSW and LMH's act, can't wait to see them again ...

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OH THE POSTERS DEFINITELY PULL ME IN!!!!!!
Yoochun is so adorable <3
Me gusta~!

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the 1st pict kinda looks like an elevator. But so far it really reminds me of Vampire Idol - 1 royal and 3 bodyguards/friends/etc. should be fun.

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The posters are all hilarious the Joseon power rangers, prince throne on the rooftop, and prince with cabbage from a market.
Now I can't wait for 14 March
I'm crossing my fingers for the show.

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It took me this long. NOW I'm in!

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Oh God! I hasn't even started yet, and it is already my new crack! I'm in serious trouble :(
I can't stay away from Youtube and Soompi looking for spoilers. They're just to funny.

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The Rooftop Prince thread in Soompi has as of this morning 24 pages. So I'm not alone...

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fingers crossed!

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I wonder if the rooftop is gonna be the same rooftop that they've been using so many times.. you know.. the one with the green paint (last scandal, pure 19, smile dong hae, etc...). From those dramas, every little rooftop house looks different from the inside, but the outside.. i really think is definitely the same.

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