Goong (2006)

Princess Hours / Goong; “Palace” is a 2006 South Korean romantic comedy television series, starring Yoon Eun-hye as Shin Chae-kyeong, Ju Ji-hoon Crown Prince Lee Shin, Kim Jeong-hoon as Prince Yu and Song Ji-hyo as Min Hyo-rin. It is based on Korean manhwa Goong by Park So-hee. Directed by Hwang In-roi with a 24 total episodes.

Goong is a story about young love in face of tradition, politics, and intrigue. In the imaginary world, modern-day Korea is a constitutional monarchy and the Royal Family lives in a grand Palace, the Goong. Story opens with the sudden death of the reigning the King. Faced with the decreasing popularity among the public for the Royalty, a grand wedding for the Crown Prince, Lee Shin, is decided to be the best publicity move to improve the image of the Royalty and at the same time prepare Shin for immediate succession. The intended bride? The headstrong, awkward, and sweet spirited Shin Chae Kyung that just happens to go to the same exclusive art school. Chae Kyung was betrothed to become the next Crown Princess by her grandfather and Shin’s grandfather.
After 14 years of living in England with his mom, Lee Yul appears all of a sudden. He is Shin’s cousin as well as the former Crown Prince. Everything seemed to be going normally until Chae Kyung’s optimistic spirit wins the heart of internally lonely, Yul. As the Crown Prince Shin and simple-minded Chae Kyung’s relationship appear to developing deeper feelings, a series of scandals are exposed to the public right after the pair was officially announced married. Will love prevail all in a world of political pressures and martial hardships? Or will being in the spotlight of the public be too much for the young newlyweds to endure?
The plot story credits to Drama Wiki.

The Verdicts:
• It is a classic Cinderella tale, a young poor girl and a rich prince engage in romantic affairs. This story makes you feel the culture and tradition of all the royal family.
• When I watched this drama, I can’t stop to laugh, cry and thrilled in every romantic scene especially when their OST starts to play; it makes my heart melt and inspired to find love.
• This is the reason why I love and wanted to watch more Korean dramas and movies.
• All the casts and lead characters did their role perfectly and beautifully that makes the viewer relate to the scene and the story.
• It tells us when it comes to love, even there’s a big problem and trial comes, when you love and trust the person it will conquers all and your faith to each other will be the solution.
• The chemistry between the lead character is memorable and really daebak! ( Great)
• The overall experience of Goong is wonderful and amazing; definitely I recommend this drama for everyone who enjoys romance. You should watch this and be mesmerized to this awesome drama. It’s really fun and enjoyed to watch.


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