Monday, February 24, 2014

Some Korean Tonight-Rooftop Prince

Thanks to our Astro subscription in our Malaysia days, I got hooked to the delights of Korean serials, or, as they are more popularly called, dramas.
KBS has a major fan in me. And, even if I did not get to watch many programmes fully, it was via KBS that I got "tasters", so to speak, of many an entertaining drama.
To give you an idea of just how engrossing they can be, we once bought a set of DVDs of a Korean drama only to find there were no subtitles. Which did not deter us. My husband and I were so addicted that we could hardly wait for the sun to go down so that, all the day's work done, we could settle down to catch up on what was next on Spring Waltz.
After coming back to India, however, we lost touch with Korean dramas even though we found many Koreans in most of the Indian cities we visited. We are told that Korean cinema is very popular in the North East and a few Indian Face Book friends seem to also have a taste for Korean movies.
So imagine my utter delight to find Rooftop Prince!
A prince loses his princess, who is found dead in the palace pond. Along with his faithful retinue of three, all talented in various ways, he looks for clues to solve the mystery of her death when he and his servants are magically transported to our times.We can imagine the fun that ensues and are amply rewarded.
But this is not just a comedy.
There is lots of  intrigue and oodles of awwwwwwww-worthy love not to mention buckets of heartbreak and betrayal.
Costume dramas can be bore but here you have just the right mix of period and modern to keep you well engaged.
I strongly suggest you stock up on munchies, all kinds of snacks but most especially be sure to have steaming hot noodles to shlurp on along with quantities of tissue to mop your chin or your tears.
New to the genre? Then this is a good one to break you in.
While it won't be hard to find a way to watch it on-line, do consider buying it for yourself or as a gift for someone special.