Tuesday, 28 August 2007

What the heck is Coffee Prince?

If you are like me and have been surfing the web on anything Korean, i am sure you are bound to come across Coffee Prince. Hmmm...it has a nice ring to it don't you think? I am sure to coffee lovers out there, it will remind you of the aroma of rich, full-bodied coffee...but i digress.

Coffee Prince or The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince is a Korean MBC drama which was just aired in South Korea.



Korean Title: 커피프린스 1호점
Broadcast Period: 2007-Jul-02 to 2007-Aug-21

Synopsis:
It is the story of the difficult life of a young lady called Go Eun-chan (Yoon Eun-hye).

Single and eligible Choi Han-kyul (Gong Yoo) is the heir of a huge food company. His grandmother wants him to get married desperately so she arranges dates for him. Eun-chan bumps into Han-kyul, and is mistaken for a boy. The latter hires Eun-chan as his gay lover to avoid his grandmother's arranged dates.

Han-kyul's grandmother makes Han-kyul in charge of a filthy coffee shop which is in danger of closing down. Desperate for money (which is why she agreed to be a hired gay lover in the first place), Eun-chan begs to work at the coffee shop and feelings between Eun-chan & Han-kyul starts to blossom.

Tomboy Eun-chan (left) is the hired gay lover of
Han-kyul,
but genuine romance blossoms.

I like the sound of the title of the drama, but not too sure about the story line. Staged gay lover turns into genuine love interest? What do you think? Is it worth a watch?


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18 Comments:

K-drama fan said...

I like the fact that the girl is not the usual stereotype - long haired and pretty. In this drama, the girl is a bit of a tomboy, yet manages to attract good man.

I will watch!

IN`vincible said...

It's a good drama! If you're looking for something different it is in coffee prince! sure, you can't escape some korean-drama-cliche but coffee prince does offer a lot more~ it's hard to explain but i can promise it's worth watching ^^

Gail T. said...

it's worth the hype. it's well-acted and written and directed. the music selection is great. and yoon eun hye is a revelation. and gong yoo? do you even need a reason to watch him? hehe.

go watch it.

Liz said...

Sounds like an interesting drama. Is it out on DVD already?

unf4me said...

liz it's not on dvd yet, but if you go to www.veoh.com and type n coffee prince ppl have uploaded episodes of it and even the version with the english subs.

Liz said...

Oh cool bananas! Thanks unf4me!

kfaith said...

oh. my. g*d! this has an excellent ensemble of casts! great acting from the main characters down to the supporting actors. it has every reason to be popular and a lot of its fans are having coffee prince withdrawal now (it only ended early this week). check out javabeans' blog for her wonderfully written episode recaps: www.dramabeans.com. Enjoy!

juhjuh said...

IT'S MADE OF PURE OSM!!

Definitely a must watch ^^

Orchid said...

OSM?

Wow...thanks for all the reviews. I hope this drama comes to our shores (Msia) soon!

We want Coffee Prince!
We want Coffee Prince!

Anonymous said...

Coffee Prince is worth watching...It is out on CD in Korean or Mandarin version with Bahasa Malaysia subtitle in the market on the 1st of Dec'07..
Yoon Eun Hye acting has so much improved.Its so romantic and so hilarous ...Believe me is really really worth watching ...I can help re-watching the whole drama again and again... IT IS A VERY GOOD DRAMA WITH GOOD ENDING...

zoeve said...

I love Coffee Prince. I've watched it and its worth the time spent infront of the TV screen. If you're a YEH or GY fan -- you cant miss this. For the rest -- go and give it a try.
Its unlike the other kdramas. Its fresh in the sense that there's a twist in the usual love triangle/rectangle concept -- that the lead girl is mistaken for a boy by the lead male which causes a lot of misunderstanding. Very Shakespearean.
The kdrama is also very well-acted by everyone especially the lead stars. And the soundtrack is absolutely amazing. have to watch and listen for yourself.

wawa said...

one of the best k-drama ever!
hehehe.... its kinda different from other k-dramas! simple but yet amazing storyline!

Anonymous said...

certified this one ... no one can defeat this amazing hilarious series!!

wawa said...

herm...i'm in the mood of watcing CP all over again!

Anonymous said...

coffee prince its the best of all k-dramas!i love it,simple but its touch your heart.ul b in love aftr you watch;;;;;

Happy1stanniversarycoffeeprince said...

coffee prince is the only drama that captured my heart.. im even celebratig its 1st anniversary in the phils. today..
one word:
best
and
unique-
cause its the only drama that has a unique concept..
so this is the best 4ever

Happy1stanniversarycoffeeprince said...

coffee prince is the only drama that captured my heart.. im even celebratig its 1st anniversary in the phils. today..
one word:
best
and
unique-
cause its the only drama that has a unique concept..
so this is the best 4ever

Anonymous said...

I think coffee prince is very worthy for your time... cause for me it is the best korean drama...the story is very unique but very heart captivating..... the characters really match with the story specially the lead roles...

 

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