Welcome DramaSpot readers!
This week I am recommending the Romantic-Comedy: Coffee Prince.
Starring Yoon Eun Hye, Gong Yoo, Lee Sun Gyun, Chae Jung Ahn, Kim Chang Wan, Kim Ja Ok, and Choi Il Hwa.
Written by Lee Jung Ah and Jang Hyun Joo, this 17 episode series aired in 2007.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.
Go Eun Chan (Yoon Eun Hye) is a tough, hardworking employee with multiple part-time jobs. Working as a delivery boy Eun Chan is often mistaken as a boy when in reality she is a girl. When on a delivery she meets Choi Han Kyul (Gong Yoo). Han Kyul is the son of a wealthy family of hotelier’s, and with his good looks has gotten used to living the life of a bachelor; while his mother attempts to pressure Han Kyul to marry.
When Eun Chan and Han Kyul meet one night after a possible theft, Eun Chan stops the thief but lets him go as he is enamored by her younger sister. Even though Eun Chan gives back the purse, Han Kyul can’t help but think that the accident and theft were planned and gives Eun Chan his card for when she wants to be reimbursed. With the scooter damaged Eun Chan gets fired from her workplace and debates if she should get the money or keep her pride. Desperate for money she calls Han Kyul and sees him at his hotel while he is meeting with blind dates for his mother’s sake. After countless attempts to get his attention, Han Kyul asks Eun Chan, thinking she is a boy, to be his gay lover so he doesn’t have to go on blind dates.
After watching the first episode I am so excited to continue watching. Overall this seems like a light-hearted KDrama with laughs and giggles as well as intense romance. Coffee Prince is known as one of the most talked about dramas in 2007 because of its dealings with the ideas of being gay and in a homosexual relationship (even though the two leads are male and female). Yoon Eun Hye is one of the most convincing female stars I’ve seen that can so easily pull off being a boy. While Gong Yoo is attractive and hilarious to watch as he questions Yoon Eun Hye’s character.
I recommend this to anyone who is just starting to watch KDrama’s as it is light-hearted and doesn’t seem to be too dramatic. Plus it is only 17 episodes, which is quite short compared to dramas that last 21 episodes. But I think this is an amazing drama that will be fun to watch and share the experience of watching with others.