[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Rooftop Prince" 2013/01/12,
Korean costume dramas tend to have a huge air of seriousness about them. This is probably thanks in large part to the crazy looking costumes, which call a lot of direct attention to how overly dignified the situation is. They still have their moments of humor, but ultimately even in more comedic takes on the drama there's still going to be more viewer emphasis on the serious elements out of sheer habit. "The Rooftop Prince" takes the inventive approach of, if not making an actual costume drama, at least taking stock characters from the genre and forcing them into a situation where they can't be serious, no matter how hard they may try- the modern Korean peninsula.
Lee Gak (played by Micky Yoochun) is a Joseon-era prince embroiled in the regular intrigues of court who, in order to solve a murder, ends up forming an entourage of skilled servants and accidentally winding up in the future,...More
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