I love it.
This weekend, I binge-watched the first 4 episodes of Grand Prince with Yoon Shi Yoon, Jin Se Yun, and Joo Sang Wook, and it’s already got me hooked. It had all the most basic historical romantic scenes that you can think of: separation, running and hugging, dressing up as a man, getting drunk and having to be piggy-backed home, seeing the male lead shirtless–*gasp* scandalous–and a love triangle between 2 princes and a young noble woman. It was so cheesy, but I loved every moment of it.
The actors match very well with their characters. I always like how Yoon Shi Yoon is able to pull off characters that use comedy as a way to hide their more serious side. His character acts oblivious to situations, if only to keep those around him safe and happy. I’ve only seen Jin Se Yun in Bridal Mask, and I can’t say she left a strong impression on me. That may have just been due to her character. From what I remember, her character didn’t really have an impact on the storyline. So I’m definitely interested in how she’ll do in this drama. She does a good job with being the troublemaker. I hope she’ll actually be a strong female lead who holds her own ground without the constant help of the male lead.
I’m impressed with Joo Sang Wook. His character seems to be very similar to Lee Dong Gun’s in Queen for Seven Days with Park Min Young and Yoon Woo Jin, so I’m curious to see how things will play out. Will he get a redemption arc, or is he going out as a bad man?
A lot has happened in just the first 4 episodes and the writer is jumping back and forth in time. It’s peaking my interest. I’ll definitely keep an eye on this drama.