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[PREVIEW] SBS TV series "Princess Prosecutor"

최종수정 2010.03.24 17:37 기사입력 2010.03.24 16:31


(From left) "Princess Prosecutor" director Jin Hyuk, actors Han Jeong-su, Park Jung-ah, Choi Song-hyun, Kim So-yeon and Park Shi-hoo [SBS]

SBS Wednesday/Thursday drama "Princess Prosecutor" - A prosecutor wears a hot pink dress

- Written by So Hyung-kyung
- Directed by Jin Hyuk
- Starring: Kim So-yeon (as Ma Hye-ri), Park Shi-hoo (as Seo In-woo), Han Jeong-su (as Yoon Se-joon), Choi Song-hyun (as Jin Jeong-seon), Park Jeong-ah (as Jenny Ahn), Kim Sang-ho (as Na Joong-seok), U Gun (as Lee Min-seok), Lee Seung-hyeong (as Cha Myung-soo), Lee Eun-hee (as Lee Jeong-im) and Choi Seong-ho (as Chae Ji-woon) etc.
- In one sentence: Ma Hye-ri, who was clueless when she first became a prosecutor, transforms into a true district attorney through meeting various types of people and experiencing love.
- Premiere date: March 31, 2010, 9:55 PM

"I am going to live my life exercising my right to decorate myself because I am a woman before I am a prosecutor." She is daring and outspoken. But it's a different story when a prosecutor makes such remarks while placing a calf massage machine in her office. SBS TV series "Princess Prosecutor" is a story about how self-obsessed and extravagant newbie prosecutor Ma Hye-ri, who has no clue about her profession, matures into a human being with ideas, common sense and a real district attorney. One will easily be able to predict how the story of "Princess Prosecutor" will play out by just looking at Ma Hye-ri who stands dressed in a hot pink dress amidst other prosecutors and lawyers all wearing achromatic colors. A highlights video revealed at the press conference also consisted mainly of the struggles Ma Hye-ri goes through as a character who will sacrifice everything for the shoes she wants and run around the prosecutors' office in fancy outfits. This immature princess will start to realize just how tough the real world is and two princes -- one a prosecutor and another a lawyer -- will guide her two arms.

Anticipation Quotient (1-10 points)

What if this ends up being another romance drama where the main characters pretend to be prosecutors? - 6 points
What is wrong with being an extravagant district attorney when we have useless prosecutors? - 8 points
New television series "Princess Prosecutor" [SBS]

The most frequently heard words at the press conference for "Princess Prosecutor", held at Seoul's SBS headquarters on March 23, were "bright, fun drama". Director Jin Hyuk, who had also helmed "Shining Inheritance," showed confidence in delivering the fun factor within the romantic comedy genre by saying, "I tried to make a fun drama and I think it will be a fun drama." Like executive producer Kim Young-seop said -- "it is a romantic comedy but one which remains authentic about life and love" -- whether "Princess Prosecutor" will remain a plain dating story at the prosecutors' office or turn out to be a refreshing story about how a twenty-something woman who is conflicted between her own desires and the world, will eventually depend on how the drama portrays "a society newbie clashing with the society and the world and how she changes", like Jin Hyuk explained. Kim So-yeon's bright and honest personality, which was displayed in KBS TV series "Win, Win," is said to have even changed the character of Ma Hye-ri. The acting battle of Kim So-yeon, who has grown out of the warrior character in KBS TV series "IRIS" and says that she has "found a role that is really befitting for me and that I can show myself in", is one reason to look forward to watching "Princess Prosecutor". As Choi Song-hyun said, "Everyone calls me 'Jin Geom' [short for 'Prosecutor Jin Jeong-seon'] on the set. It is a homonym [with 'a true prosecutor'] but I really want to be a true prosecutor", the true swordfight will begin on March 31 when all three public networks each premiere their Wednesday/Thursday dramas. Will "Princess Prosecutor" be able to occupy a dominant position with the sword the princess wields?

- Written by Yoonina (TV critic)

Editor : Lynn Kim, Jang Kyung-Jin
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