The Princess’ Man



Title: 공주의 남자 / Gongjooeui Namja / The Princess’ Man
Chinese Title: 公主的男人
Genre: Period, romance
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2011-July-20 to 2011-Oct-06
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55


A tragic love story between the daughter of Prince Suyang and grandson of Kim Jong Seo.


Moon Chae Won as Lee Se Ryung
Park Shi Hoo as Kim Seung Yoo
Song Jong Ho as Shin Myun
Hong Soo Hyun as Princess Kyung Hye
Lee Soon Jae as Kim Jong Seo
Kim Young Chul as Prince Suyang (later King Sejo)
Lee Min Woo as Jungjong

Extended Cast

Uhm Hyo Sup as Lee Kye
Lee Joo Suk as Prince Anpyung
Heo Jung Kyu (허정규) as Kim Seung Gyu
Ga Deuk Hi as Lady Ryu
Kim Yoo Bin as Kim Ah Kang
Kim Seo Ra as Lady Yoon
Yoo Ha Joon as Im Woon
Jung Dong Hwan as Munjong
No Tae Yub as Danjong
Min Ji as Yeo Ri
Ban So Young as Eun Geum
Seo Hye Jin as Lee Se Jung
Kwon Hyun Sang as Lee Soong
Lee Hyo Jung as Shin Sook Joo
Lee Dae Yeon as Kwon Ram
Yoon Seung Won as Ohn Nyeong Goon
Kwon Tae Won as Min Shin
Kim Ik Tae as Jo Geuk Gwan
Kim Young Bae as Jun Gyoon
Lee Hee Do as Han Myung Hwa
Kim Roe Ha as Jo Suk Joo
Yoon Jong Hwa as Jun Noh Kyul
Choi Moo Sung as Ham Gwi
Jung Geun (정근) as Mak Son
Lee El as Mae Hyang
Hong Il Kwon as Prince Geum Sung
Choo So Young as Cho Hee
Choi Han Bit (최한빛) as Moo Young
Lee Seul Bi as So Aeng
Lee Hee Joon as Gong Chil Goo
Lee Ye Sun as Se Ryung’s daughter

Production Credits

Director: Kim Jung Min, Park Hyun Suk
Screenwriter: Jo Jung Joo, Kim Wook


2013 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival: Platinum Remi (TV Mini-Series sub-category)
2013 New York TV Festival: Bronze World Medal (Drama Category)
2012 Asian Television Awards: Best Drama Series
2012 7th Seoul International Drama Awards: Best Series Drama
2012 48th Baeksang Arts Awards: Directing: Kim Jung Min, Park Hyun Suk (The Princess’s Man)
2011 KBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Awards, Best Actor (Park Shi Hoo)
2011 KBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Awards, Best Actress (Moon Chae Won)
2011 KBS Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Park Si Hoo)
2011 KBS Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Moon Chae Won)
2011 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Awards (Park Si Hoo & Moon Chae Won)
2011 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Awards (Lee Min Woo & Hong Soo Hyun)
2011 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Awards, Actress (Mid-length Drama, Hong Soo Hyun)

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2011-07-20 1 9.3 (11th) 10.0 (11th)
2011-07-21 2 8.7 (13th) 10.1 (10th)
2011-07-27 3 9.7 (15th) 12.1 (8th)
2011-07-28 4 10.4 (13th) 12.2 (8th)
2011-08-03 5 14.4 (3rd) 14.6 (3rd)
2011-08-04 6 15.3 (3rd) 16.3 (3rd)
2011-08-10 7 13.9 (5th) 15.1 (5th)
2011-08-11 8 15.2 (4th) 17.0 (3rd)
2011-08-17 9 16.9 (3rd) 18.4 (3rd)
2011-08-18 10 17.6 (2nd) 19.0 (2nd)
2011-08-24 11 15.7 (3rd) 17.0 (4th)
2011-08-25 12 18.1 (2nd) 19.6 (1st)
2011-08-31 13 17.7 (3rd) 18.3 (2nd)
2011-09-01 14 19.5 (2nd) 21.8 (1st)
2011-09-07 15 19.2 (2nd) 21.5 (1st)
2011-09-08 16 20.1 (2nd) 20.9 (1st)
2011-09-14 17 21.7 (2nd) 21.9 (1st)
2011-09-15 18 21.2 (2nd) 23.3 (1st)
2011-09-21 19 20.1 (2nd) 21.7 (2nd)
2011-09-22 20 20.1 (2nd) 22.3 (2nd)
2011-09-28 21 19.8 (3rd) 20.5 (3rd)
2011-09-29 22 21.2 (2nd) 22.4 (2nd)
2011-10-05 23 22.9 (2nd) 24.9 (1st)
2100-10-06 24 23.8 (2nd) 25.8 (1st)

Source: TNmS Media Korea

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Trailer I & Trailer II

Preview & Highlight

OST – here or here

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  1. 1226
    frank jude Says:

    Poorest ending ever, does it mean the hero’s efforts and battles were all in vain.

  2. 1227
    asiandaddict Says:

    its been overwhelming to see that this drama is continuously gaining new awards in and outside of Korea. Indeed, this drama is the best drama of the season.

  3. 1228
    Yozora Says:

    Wow, this drama still getting award, even though it is 2 years now.. :D it is worth it though, this drama is amazing.. :)

  4. 1229
    lisa6 Says:

    Yes, amazing…. TPM is the Best Korean Drama appreciated by many many people around the world …with special appreciation of PSH’s awesome acting as KSY.

    Sharing some reviews that I came across recently…

    Some extracts from this review in November 2012.

    “For The Princess’ Man, my rating is 9.9 out of 10.

    That .01 is a deduction for making me cry so hard and for not inserting more happy moments.:)

    Anyway, I highly recommend The Princess’ Man!

    Saranghae Park Shi Hoo, oppa!:) ”

    The Characters:
    “I will just review those who made impression on me.:)

    “Park Shi Hoo is really excellent in portraying his role as Kim Seung Yoo. From the conceited but light character he has, he turned into a real monster with his heart full of hate for those who killed his family. Well, his face tells it all. How he exploded into anger is really excellent. He’s really a great actor, I said. He’ll make you feel when he’s trembling in suppressing his kept anger. Excellent job Park Shi Hoo!:)

    Oh, he looks more handsome when he turned into that monster! lol that black-ninja-costume really suits him well than when he’s still a neat professor..:) ”

    Ratings given in the review in Feb 2013:

    My ratings (10 being the highest):

    Plot: 9.5 (Emotionally gripping and always exciting. I dot a half a point only because I felt the ending could have been without the blindness and perhaps a bit smoother, but that’s just nitpicking really.)

    Acting: 9.5 (Park Shi Hoo is marvellous, Hong Soo Hyun is awesome, and Kim Young Chul as the villain daddy is hateful but almost sympathetic at the same time. Moon Chae Won isn’t as great but wins over with her character, while Song Jong Ho is sadly unremarkable.)

    Romance: 10 (Epic, sweeping and tragic – everything a romance lover needs.)

    Action: 10 (And by action, I mean the fighting choreography and stunts, which looked really cool and slick.)

    OST: 10 (Loved it.)

    Cinematography and editing: 9 (The drama starts out visually breathtaking, but I feel that during the latter half it kinda fades out. And I know I’m not the only one in this, since think it was also briefly mentioned in Dramabeans’ review.)

    Park Shi Hoo as Kim Seung Yoo. It’s funny, I don’t necessarily think of Park Shi hoo as the best actor, nor am I really a fan of his, yet there’s a certain charm and sincerity that comes out in his roles. For instance that tortured look, which he does so well, that simply wrenches your heart. It’s almost like there’s this unexplainable magnetism to him that you are unaware of until you see him in a drama. In any case, in The Princess’ Man it is Park Shi Hoo who I’m gonna remember the most, whether it was because of that tortured longing look, his tragic hero character, or the fact that he looked wickedly good in that mane and ninja-attire.

    The OST. There is nothing that I love more than a good soundtrack that heightens all the tensions, thrills and emotions in a drama. The instrumental tracks are absolutely beautiful, even though „Destino“ is overplayed a lot. Meanwhile, Baek Ji Young’s “I Love You Today“ and Park Wan Kyu’s “One Day Of Love” are my favourite ballads from the OST.

    The romance. It’s been a while since I’ve felt so invested in the romance aspect in a drama. The Princess’ Man ties together romance and political intrigue so seamlessly, making the love story so thrilling and epic, with high stakes and life-and-death situations. AND to top it, we got two really good OTPs to root for.

    Cr: Indigo @ Between Wor(L)ds blog

  5. 1230
    lisa6 Says:

    Here’s another review in February 2013.


    Grand, lush, well-made, well-acted, well-written & well worth watching.
    Every detail in this drama is thoughtfully put together, from the characters’ dialogue, to the themes & motifs, to cultural & historical references. Very tightly & seamlessly produced and executed, there is an excellent balance between the action in the story and the emotional development of the characters and their relationships.
    Engaging, romantic and thought-provoking. And a gorgeous OST just ups the magic.

    I know that there is sector of kdrama watchers who prefer their dramas modern, light and fluffy and therefore make it a general rule not to watch any sageuk whatsoever.

    I am here to tell you that even if you fall into this category, The Princess’ Man is worth your time. Really.


    Park Shi Hoo’s delivery as Kim Seung Yoo was very impressive.

    He had a wide range of scenes in The Princess’ Man, many of which were difficult, and he delivered admirably.

    From the midly comic – To the charming & suave -
    To the angry, angst-ridden & tortured:

    One of the scenes where I was most impressed with Park Shi Hoo’s performance is when Seung Yoo is in jail and Se Ryung goes to see him. At this point, he has lost everything. He’s also found out Se Ryung’s true identity, that she is the daughter of the man who’s brought about the demise of his entire family.
    In the scene, he catches Se Ryung’s neck in a strangle-hold and his gaze goes from empty, to recognition, to incredulity, to rage, to pretty much crazed, all in a matter of seconds.
    We literally see the progression in his eyes and every twitch of his facial muscles. Very impressive indeed.

    Park Shi Hoo’s clearly drawing from a much deeper place than he ever did before, which is awesome.
    Now, if he could progress onto layered and nuanced delivery, he would be a complete force to be reckoned with.

    Through the span of the drama, Seung Yoo goes through several style seasons, each one commensurate with his circumstances, and Park Shi Hoo rocks each style with aplomb.

    First, we get Handsome Hanbok:
    And then we get Shirtless Sexy:
    And then we get my favorite – No-Nonsense Ninja:

    Park Shi Hoo as Kim Seung Yoo is so strong, so passionate and yet so cool. Kudos to the stylists for effectively helping to bring out the awesomeness of Kim Seung Yoo.
    I especially love that Park Shi Hoo uses the lower registers of his voice a lot as Kim Seung Yoo, particularly in the later episodes. He’s already got a very nice, low voice. But when he deliberately uses the lower registers of his voice, it’s quite gorgeous on the ears, like deep, slightly rough velvet.
    Mmm. Very sexy indeed. ♥

    So intense, but so good. This show lingered with me after it was over.
    I will definitely watch this one again. And then perhaps again. Unreservedly recommend!

    CR: kfangurl

  6. 1231
    lisa6 Says:

    TPM wins award at Worldfest-Houston

    KBS Takes Home Eight Awards at Worldfest-Houston

    KBS Producers return to Seoul this month with eight Remi Awards, the iconic prizes for creative excellence at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. Among the eight award-winning KBS programs, the adventure documentary “Dream of Icarus” took top honors by winning the festival’s highest award in its category, the Grand Remi for Television and Cable Production. KBS Science Special: “Exploring the Human Mind; Me”, came close behind, winning the Special Jury Award in the Health and Wellness sub-category.

    WorldFest, now in its 46th year, is one of North America’s longest running competitive international film festivals. The 2013 edition took place in Houston, Texas U.S.A. from April 12-21, 2013.

    Four programs scored Platinum Remi Awards, the top prize for their sub-categories. KBS Special: “Kim Jong-Il” earned the Platinum Remi for the Analysis / Background of a Single Current News Story sub-category; “Dharma, In Search of Truth” earned the Platinum Remi for the Religious Programs sub-category; “The Princess’s Man” earned the Platinum Remi for the TV Mini-Series sub-category; and “Super Fish” won a Platinum Remi for the TV Series – Documentary sub-category. Rounding out the KBS awards were a Gold Remi for Drama Special: “For Her Son” and a Silver Remi for “Man from the Equator”.

    This year’s haul of awards represents a significant increase from last year, when KBS won two Platinum Remis and a Silver Remi Award.



  7. 1232
    lisa6 Says:


    Please update the Awards.

    Thank you.

  8. 1233
    lisa6 Says:


    Results were announced on October 19, 2013.

    The Princess’s Man (TPM) is ranked #4 in the Best Korean Drama category.

    Park Si Hoo (PSH) is ranked #6 in the Best Drama Actor category.

    Congratulations PSH and to all cast of TPM!

    Here’s the complete list of winners at the Korean Entertainment 10th Anniversary Awards in Japan:

    Best Korean Drama
    1. Winter Sonata
    2. Rooftop Prince
    3. You’re Beautiful
    4. Princess’ Man
    5. Princess Hours (aka Love in Palace)
    6. Playful Kiss
    7. Sungkyunkwan Scandal
    8. Boys over Flowers
    9. Secret Garden
    10. My Name is Kim Sam-soon

    Best Drama Actor

    1. Bae Yong Joon
    2. Park Yoochun (JYJ)
    3. Jang Geun Suk
    4. Kim Hyun Joong
    5. Hyun Bin
    6. Park Si-hoo
    7. Kim Jaejoong (JYJ)
    8. Lee Min Ho
    9. Lee Jun Ki
    10. Ju Ji Hoon

  9. 1234
    Miss Bean Says:

    This is the best Korean drama in my heart! The actor Park Si Hoo contributed a lot to TPM, which won so many awards and popularity around the world. Mr. Park Si Hoo, fighting! We are waiting for your comeback and your amazing acting!

  10. 1235
    marissa Says:

    Park Shi Ho! he’s the most handsome of all the korean actors!
    With an enchanting smile and expressive eyes!

  11. 1236
    Yozora Says:

    hahaha.. that ninja? attire on PSH surely is eye catching for the lady.. xD but don’t get me wrong, i too really love this drama, already rewatch it for 4 times.. :) and still gonna rewatch it.. xD that’s how i really appreciate this drama.. ;)

  12. 1237
    Evelyn Says:

    I watched this until episode 13, during my short tour in Korea (10/27-30, 2013)inside our tourist bus, and got the privilege to visit the shooting place. I was browsing the web today and got paid membership to watch the rest of the episodes, only to be replied “the video is not yet supported in your country”. I am so frustrated now because I really like to watch the full episodes because I find this drama a must watch movie. I hope it will be broadcasted in KBS World to fully enjoy it.

  13. 1238
    lisa Says:

    Evelyn #1237

    Are you able to watch online from this link? All the 24 eps are loaded there. It’s a must watch drama!

  14. 1239
    lisa Says:

    KBS has broadcasted TPM in 2011. You will have to wait for a re-run.

    There are also many videos uploads of TPM in youtube, if you are not able to watch at gooddrama.

  15. 1240
    lisa Says:

    Absolutely agree with this very recent review of TPM (by KDramaCucko on Oct 14, 2013)

    “I don’t even know how to begin this review other than these 3 words: Oh! My! Gosh!

    It’s been a year since I watched The Princess’s Man, and I am still captivated by the story line and the lead actress and actor. This is absolutely one of the greatest Korean dramas I ever watched.

    A very beautifully written drama. It is not like any other ordinary show. I watched the first 5 episodes and had to make sure that it’s only 5 episodes and not 16 because the story line is to tight and so good! It already has so many conflicts from the beginning of the drama. The story kept me on edge even though I could not bear watching the heart-wrenching scenes of betrayal.

    The main leads are SUPER AWESOME!
    Love love love them!
    They did really well portraying their characters. I highly recommend this drama.

    A must watch!

    Overall 10
    Story 10
    Acting/Cast 10
    Music 10
    Rewatch Value 10

    Cr: KDramaCucko Thanks!

  16. 1241
    lisa Says:

    Here’s another raving review of TPM by a guy from Egypt, dramafreakboy, also on 14Oct 2013.

    1) The reason I watched this :

    The Trailer (promo) seemed too promising , the forbidden romeo-juliet themed love , encouraged me to watch .. ONE WORD this drama is THE BEST korean historical Drama I have ever seen , everything was perfect from acting , production , music , direction.
    This drama is no.1 on my list coz it contains everything a watcher needs from Romance , to action , politics and twists , to the extreme happy cute moments to extreme tear sad moments

    2) Storyline/Plot:

    Magnificent , the whole story was solid , the love , the cute romantic scenes , the hate , the revenge the forgiveness , the new love , everything about the story is perfect , the screen writes did a really good job , even secondary roles story are perfected .

    *The cinematography is great , which is one of the strong points of this drama

    *Main Genres:
    —>Action and politics : Best ever
    —>Romance: EPIC , the chemistry between the 2 main leads is high and present , u can feel every single feeling they feel , u’ll live with them .. feel the love , hate , revenge , new love ..

    Story: 10/10.

    3) Acting/Cast:

    *Main Leads : Moon Chae Won and Park Shi Hoo both of them done a really great job , the chemistry between them is high and present with strong impact.

    *Supporting actors : all of them done a perfect job every one in his role, starting from the king, to the servant. Kim Yeong Cheol, Song Jong Ho, Hong Soo Hyun each done a really good job.
    Even the 6 years old Kim Yoo Bin, especially in ep 17. I can’t Imagine how a 6 years old girl can act this well !!!! she made me cry.

    10/10 for choosing the supporting cast this perfect


    —>Romance: the starting romance in 1st episodes ” Beautiful and cute ” I didn’t expect it at all to be this great, coz this is a historical drama after all HOW CAN THE ROMANCE BE CUTE IN OLD TIMES, but seriously I was hooked, the scenes were amazing.. And what’s even more amazing even in hatred u can feel the chemistry between them, its my first time for me too watch love in hatred, u must watch to understand what I mean..

    chemistry 10/10

    —>The triangle: It was a really good one, which didn’t affect the development of romance between main leads, again one of the strong points. Song Jong Ho did a great job.

    Cast: 9/10
    Acting: 10/10
    4) The ending: one of most memorable ending in k-drama land , and was beautifully done

    The ending: 10/10.

    5) My impression (How did it affect me):
    Its like I lived in the world of love and dreams for a short period of time :) , the pure unconditioned love ..

    *Is the drama memorable: YES

    My impression: 9/10.

    Rewatch : I rarely rewatch any drama, but this one I already watched it 4 times in less than a year, I have never done that before with any drama ..

    6) Overall:
    Overall: 10/10

    Overall 10
    Story 10
    Acting/Cast 10
    Music 10
    Rewatch Value 10

    Cr: dramafreakboy. Thanks.

    Like dramafreakboy, I have also rewatched TPM many times (lost count) since it was broadcast in 2011. TPM is the Best Sageuk Korean Drama! Love especially PSH’s acting as KSY….magnificent!

  17. 1242
    lisa Says:

    Evelyn #1237

    Your wish has come true. KBS World is broadcasting a rerun of The Princess Man starting next Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013.

    The Princess’ Man
    @ KBS World
    Start Time
    04 Dec 2013 10:10PM (Singapore time)
    04 Dec 2013 11:20PM
    Duration 70 min

  18. 1243
    lisa Says:

    here’s the link to kbs world.

    Genre : Drama
    Cast : Kim Yong-chul, Lee Sun-jae, Park Si-hoo, Song Jong-ho, Hong Soo-hyun, Moon Chae-won
    Premiere in Korea : 2011.07.20
    Premiere on KBS World : 2011.08.10
    Number of Episodes : 24
    Runtime : 70′
    Showtime : Mon-Thu 23:10 | Mon-Thu 15:10 | Tue-Fri 07:10 (Seoul, UTC+9)

  19. 1244
    Kira Yamato Says:

    I was hoping of a glorious ending… after all that he went through, the ending was kinda meeehhhh..

  20. 1245
    Cherry Barfungpa Says:

    I have just started watching this drama and always CHUKHAYO !!!!! KBS great work. Cost minimum yet beats Hollywood standard…
    Cherry ….. Ktm Nepal

  21. 1246
    Gudeta Says:

    I was expecting the ending to be glorious… but for me I would really vote it if it is again going to be awarded the best i have ever seen
    Go go go KBS dram!!!

  22. 1247
    elimily Says:

    the ending was disappointing.. So I opt to write my own:

    After learning how his son was killed in the battle, father of Sin Myeon, Sin Sook-Joo saved Kim Seung Yoo and Lee Se-Ryung by faking their deaths.
    He then aide Kim Seung Yoo and the rebels while still posing as Su Yang’s supporter.
    With the father who lost his son and a son who lost his father teamed up, they became invincible and were able to conquere the rest of Hamil-do and is shaking up the Palace.

    With Su Yang still grieving from losing his daughter, received another unfortunate new that his remaining daughter won’t be able to bear a child. Even the Queen begs Su Yang to descend the throne saying even the heavens is against him being on it.

    Su Yang then consider his faiure as a king, husband and being a father. He reinstate Princess Kyung Hye’s title, making her and Jung Jong’s son the Crown Prince.

    With this declaration, the rebellion did not took place, no unnecessary blood has been shed. The rebels became the Lords of the lands they’ve conquered.

    Kim Seung Yu burdened Sin Sook-Joo of his father, teacher and bestfriend’s death cry, to support and protect the Royal Family.

  23. 1248
    marilyn garcia Says:

    How i wish that princeses man will going on philippine televesion again..i pour out all my emotion when i watch it though i didnt watch the beginning..the story between of family, friendship and love…the best!!

  24. 1249
    prl Says:

    The most stupid drama ever
    I’ve wasted my time by watching this shit drama
    how dare can a girl step her lover side instead of her family ????
    Family always comes first !
    And only bitches who choose their lovers over their family
    I hate this drama
    Too boring too much flash back !
    And moon chae won is always crying !!!


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