Posters and promo stills from The Princess’s Man
Romantic sageuk The Princess’s Man
will be offering up a change of pace for Wednesdays and Thursdays when it takes over the slot vacated by the just-ended Romance Town
this week. While that drama was lighter-spirited, this one will dial up
the tragic romance and melodrama with its Romeo & Juliet premise.
(The story: Two youngsters fall in love, but their fathers are on
opposing sides of a political tug-of-war with the throne at stake.)
It also joins the new crop of sageuk dramas on the block, taking us
from a rom-com-filled spring to a period-piece summer. Currently, we’ve
got fusion action sageuk Warrior Baek Dong-soo on Mondays and Tuesdays, while King Gwanggaeto
has been airing on weekends for several weeks. Soon we’ll have another Monday-Tuesday offering, Kye Baek — and then the anticipated Tree With Deep Roots come September. Phew! That’s a lotta sageuk.
In any case, it’s nice to see some smiling faces and friendly behind-the-scenes shots, given that The Princess’s Man
is bound to wring a few tears (or maybe buckets) once its fated-lovers
storyline kicks into full angst mode. Despite the mood of the drama, Park Shi-hoo
shared that the atmosphere on set is comfortable, since he and co-star Moon Chae-won
have known each other for a while prior to this series, going back to
their rookie days. And really, how cute are they together?The Princess’s Man
premieres on July 20, and runs for 24 episodes.
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