Park Yoo Chun’s “Rooftop Prince” Takes No. 1 – Defeats Lee Seung Gi’s “The King 2hearts”
SBS “Rooftop Prince,” starring Park Yoo Chun (JYJ) and Han Ji Min, recorded its personal high in ratings last night with 12.5% (AGB Nielsen). The sixth episode achieved a 1.3% increase, taking the no. 1 spot in the race for the Wed/Thurs. drama prime time slot. Meanwhile, MBC “The King 2hearts,” starring Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won, dropped to 12.1%, while KBS “The Equator Man,” starring Uhm Tae Woong and Lee Bo Young, recorded 10.2%.
“Rooftop Prince” is about a Chosun era Crown Prince Lee Gak (Park Yoo Chun) who was in the midst of investigating the death of his Crown Princess (Jung Yumi) when he mysteriously gets sucked into the future and meets his destined love (Han Ji Min).
“The King 2hearts” takes place in a fictional contemporary South Korea, which is still ruled by monarchy. The story is about an arranged marriage between North Korean Special Forces female operative Kim Hang Ah (Ha Ji Won) and South Korea’s Crown Prince Lee Jae Ha (Lee Seung Gi). Initially, the two are blinded by their pride and prejudice against each other, but they manage to get past their differences and fall in love.