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This drama is one of the most popular dramas of 2006. It became a hit across and contributed to the Korean Wave.

The setting of this drama is special and creative – the republican-in-reality Korea has retained its monarchy and imperial family in the 21st century. The story focuses on the lives and love story of the Crown Prince Lee Shin and his new bride, Shin Chae-kyeong.

The story starts with an arranged marriage which is strange in the 21st century. However, there are rules and orders have to be followed in the palace. As a member of the imperial family, Shin has no choice but to accept the agreement of marriage. On the other side, Chae-kyeong’s family receives the message of palace asks for the keepsake ring given by the late Emperor Seongjo to Chae-kyeong’s grandfather. The ordinary family sees this as a super great news but for the ordinary 19-year-old teen girl it is a super bad news.

Chae-kyeong marries to Shin and starts her 19-year-old marriage life. Facing a prince that doesn’t usually express his feeling and emotion, the cheerful Chae-kyeong tries her best to adapt to the palace life as well as the marriage life.

Some background information 🙂

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Average viewership ratings: 22.6%
  • Written by: In Eun-a
  • Directed by: Hwang In-roi
  • Starring: Yoon Eun-hye, Ju Ji-hoon, Kim Jeong-hoon, Song Ji-hyo
  • No. of episodes: 24
  • Production Company: Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC)