Friday, September 16, 2011

Loving My Coffee, Prince

Quite by accident I stumbled across this Korean TV show on Hulu.  It involved a coffee shop so I thought I would give it a try.  I have watched Asian movies in the past and don’t have a problem with watching something with subtitles.  Big mistake!

For a little over 17 hours (each episode is a little over an hour), I have been glued to my laptop, watching Coffee Prince

coffee prince 1  It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but the guy on the far left is “hunky”!  The girl, who is the center of the show, is next to him.  The second from the left is the guy from Japan who came to Korea looking for a lost love, and he’s dreamy too.


coffee prince 2 Despite being in glasses, the guy on the left is great looking and has a wonderful voice.

The eye candy aside, the story is cute.  Eun-Chan is a 24 year old girl who has been supporting her family for 8 years now, since her father died.  She does so by working several part time jobs, delivering food, milk, peeling chestnuts, making dolls.  Half the time people can’t tell if she is a boy or a girl.  Enter Choi Han Kyul who is the rich son who is forced to take over the running of this cafĂ© in order for his grandmother not to disinherit him.  He and Eun-Chan run into each other in a series of mishaps and he employs her as his ‘gay’ boyfriend to scare away potential blind dates his grandmother sets up for him.  He thinks Eun-Chan is a guy.  And so it goes for 17 hours.

It is not a comedy, although there are some funny moments.  It’s not a heavy drama either.  It’s damn riveting!  Savvy calls me Fangirl now.  The only problems with the show is that (1) it ran for only 1 season and (2) because I have to read the subtitles I can’t knit or do anything but stare at the screen.

Luckily, I have finished the show.  Unfortunately, one of the characters has another show, Pasta, which I have bookmarked to watch.  Drat!


1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness you are hooked . LOL !!!


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