My Princess Episode 12 Recap

I need some help people. If you are enjoying My Princess, or enjoying my recaps of it, or hopefully both, can you leave a comment telling me? I need something positive to motivate me to finish recapping this drama, which I vow to do. I’m thisclose to tearing my hair out having to suffer through another interminable episode of “The Yoon Joo Fug-Face Show”, and want to know that what I’m suffering for actually brings enjoyment to people. MP episode 12 didn’t restore the last shred of hope I had that this drama would somehow regain its momentum and/or sanity. But at least I survived watching and recapping it.

I can’t even compare MP’s downward trajectory (created by gaping plot holes and character behaviors that are not logical) to the other two dramas that I have recapped (Playful Kiss and Mary Stayed Out All Night). PK had the fluffiest of all fluff plots, and M3 went turbo on the insanity train. But through it all, it remained entertaining for me to watch and recap. Okay, it was also fun to gripe about the things going wrong in it (see my PK ep 15 and M3 ep 15 recaps – hey, ep 15 seems to the universal crazy-of-all-crazy episodes).

But MP is not fun anymore, either on a pure watch level, nor on a snark level. Episode 12 had zero energy, and worse yet, it had no point. It was deader than road kill. I watched all the actors sleepwalk through this episode, and then spit out their lines on cue. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Seol, Hae Young and Jung Woo, but I’m shaking my head at how this peppy adorable little drama became this….dreadfully boring mind suck. Read on, and tell me if you agree with me, or I should shut my trap.

Episode 12 Recap:

OMG, what is this insanity!?! Episode 12 started with almost 8 whole minutes of scenes from episode 11! That amount of filler redundancy is unacceptable, I call foul and lameness all around. If you haven’t written or filmed enough new material, then keep the episode short and shove more commercials beforehand. End of rant.

Hae Young walks into the bedroom, asking Yoon Joo what happened since he can see that something is wrong with Seol. Yoon Joo says that she was just comforting Seol (by stabbing her with a thousand needles and pouring acid in the wound), who appears to be in shock after finding out the satchel does not belong to her.

Hae Young grabs Seol, turning her around, and telling her urgently that she needs to trust him, and tell him everything she heard. Only then can he protect her. Yoon Joo is all “yeah, go ahead and tell oppa what you just heard”, and Hae Young asks her again what Yoon Joo told her. Seol decides not to tell Hae Young, and goes along with the pretense that she was just shocked about the satchel.

I am so frustrated with these people, ugh, just tell him, Seol! Yoon Joo leaves, and Hae Young presses Seol again to tell him what happened. She keeps insisting that her shock was caused by Dan having the satchel, and tries to go rest. Hae Young stops her and tells her that he has something he wants to tell her.

She stops him, and tells him with a smile that she doesn’t believe what her sister said. Dan likes to make up stories, so neither of them should believe the crock of baloney Dan concocted. Hae Young looks grim, but turns and walks out of the room. Seol watches Hae Young leave, and breaks down in tears at all the crap she’s just found out. Hae Young walks outside, but he can hear Seol sobbing in her room. (Hae Young-ahhh, can you come and comfort me, too. I’m sobbing tears of blood in my heart for how indescribably stupid the plot of MP is spiraling towards. Please save me, too……)

Seol sits in her room and reads the notes that Hae Young left for her in the previous episodes. Rather than, I dunno, be productive and start thinking about ways to disprove backstabbity bitch-face Dan’s usurper pack of lies.

The next morning, Yoon Joo is drinking coffee in the courtyard and smirking, lest her face resemble a human beings. Seol comes up to her, and Yoon Joo is all smarmy and asks her whether she feels better, and is prepared to run away now. Seol says that Yoon Joo is a horrible person, even more horrible than she realized. She’s using two people against Seol, two important people that Seol cannot hurt, i.e. her sister and Hae Young.

Yoon Joo’s cruel gloating expression during this scene is so vile that I had this genuine uncontrollable rage to punch her in the face. Yoon Joo asks Seol whether she is planning to leave or not. Seol says that she will leave, as Yoon Joo smiles and says that it’s a wise decision. Seol tells her that leaving is not because she will not be the princess or will not return.

She’s leaving for now, and she plans to come back as the princess. At that time, Yoon Joo will be DEAD. Oh Seol, them is big words, but that doesn’t scare this hag. Yoon Joo asks her how she expects to come back? There is nothing Seol can do to come back here. However Seol gets back to the palace, everyone will know the truth about Hae Young’s dad.

Seol becoming a princess will ruin many people’s lives, especially Hae Young and his father’s lives. Yoon Joo tells Seol to just leave. You know what more I hate about Yoon Joo – how she doesn’t care a whit about Hae Young’s life or the dirty deeds of his father getting out, she just gloms on to that excuse to keep sticking a needle into Seol to make it hurt. It’s not just about winning for Yoon Joo, it’s a personal vendetta against Seol, and she wants Seol to hurt as much as possible.

Hae Young looks at the envelope his sunbae gave him in the last episode, containing the contact information for his father in New York. After some hesitation, he calls and leaves a message. It’s clear Hae Young misses his father, but there are more pressing matters at hand. Seol mopes her way back to her room.

Hae Young comes to see her, asking if she slept well. She protests that she never said he could come in, and he laughs and tells her that next time she can come into his room anytime she wants to. Oooooh, invitation for booty call, you sly dog Hae Young! On a more serious note, he asks Seol to make public the picture of her and her father that was given by the old couple by the seaside.

That picture will prove that she is the real daughter of Lee Han, and not having a satchel is not important to her identity. Seol objects – the picture is not enough, people can still cast doubt, and will ask for a DNA test, which means exhuming her dad’s remains. This can go on infinitely as long as people want to keep suspecting.

Seol says she will consider it, but she is tired and wants to rest. Hae Young gets up to leave, and Seol stops him, asking if he believes that she is the real princess. He says yes with a certainty, that until the day he died, he will believe that she is the princess who stole his inheritance. He tells her not to worry, he’ll handle everything. Seol watches him leave with a wistful expression on her face.

She packs her going-to-Egypt red suitcase to prepare for her departure from the palace. She looks over all her materials, including the picture of her and her dad. She uses the red strawberry hair band from her childhood and ties up her hair. A lady in waiting tries to stop her, but Seol says that Yoon Joo has given her permission already.

Yoon Joo and the older lady in waiting watch her leave, and Yoon Joo asks that someone keep an eye on her. Dan calls Yoon Joo, complaining that she has been cooped up all day. Yoon Joo tells her to stop being so stupid and let her handle things. Dan suddenly hears a pounding at the door, and its Hae Young.

Yoon Joo tells her not to open the door, and she will install Dan in a safe hotel. Yoon Joo seethes at the older lady in waiting, demanding to know how Hae Young found Dan. Hae Young tells Dan through the door, that even if Seol finds evidence, she won’t reveal it because she doesn’t want to hurt Dan. Instead of feeling ashamed, Dan mutters that Seol is just pretending to be kind. Hae Young offers to help Dan, and asks that she contact him.

Hae Young asks Secretary Oh how he verified that Seol was the princess in the beginning. What was the reason? Secretary Oh tries to leave, but Hae Young wants to know the truth, since it’s becoming clear that Secretary Oh has concealed even more information about his father’s wrongdoings. Secretary Oh asks Hae Young to stop trying to find out the truth.

Hae Young also puts two and two together, asking Secretary Oh if Yoon Joo also knows about the truth regarding his father. This time Secretary Oh tries to protect his daughter, asking if Hae Young is suspecting her. Secretary Oh tries to convince him that they are all one family, but Hae Young tells him that he doesn’t trust ANYONE at this point. Hallelujah, Hae Young!

The lady in waiting informs Hae Young that the princess has left the palace, with the permission of Yoon Joo. She tells Hae Young that the princess looked like she had been kicked out. Hae Young scrambles to find where the princess is. At the guest house, Hae Young is trailed by reporters, as he asks her mom where Seol could have gone.

Her mom asks if Seol disappeared because of the satchel situation? He leaves two lackey to protect her, and asks that she call him if Seol comes home. He promise to protect Seol and make sure she’s alright. Mom looks very upset at the turn of events. Hae Young’s calls to Seol all end up in her voicemail. He goes to her father’s grave, and sees a bouquet of flowers there already. Clearly Seol had been by earlier.

He promises to visit the grave again after he finds Seol. At this time, Seol is at the police station looking for criminal records about her father’s car accident. The police tell her that since her father’s accident was not deemed a crime but an accident, the records are deleted after 5 years. Seol goes to visit her father’s seaside friends.

They ask how she is doing? She wants to know if her father and her were being chased when they arrived in this village. The husband says that something did seem off, especially since her father ran away one night without saying anything. Afterwards, a rich man came by asking the whereabouts of her father.

Seol wants to know if anyone could have known her father. They explain that it took them a long time to even reach Seol last time. They called the number on the ad repeatedly, and reached someone, who brushed them aside and never passed along the information on how to reach Seol.

Seol calls the number on the newspaper, reading the front desk of the Daehan Group. She identifies herself, asking to see the list of people who called the number to respond to the ad. She is initially refused, on the orders that Secretary Oh had told them no one could see it. Seol threatens to go straight to Grandpa, and is given the list.

Seol calls everyone on the list, scratching off one lead after another. Hae Young is back in his swanky apartment, recalling the first night he brought Seol here and she had a tummy ache, and also when she got sick and he took care of her. He calls Seol’s friend, and finds out that she may have spent last night in the professor’s office. She promises to call Hae Young if she sees Seol.

Hae Young calls his father again, leaving another voicemail message. In this message, Hae Young asks his father if his father killed Lee Han? Not exactly the cuddliest of messages, especially since Hae Young ends up yelling into his cellphone of angst. Seol is still calling everyone under the sun. She sees a call listing from a James Park, who called from the US. Gee, I wonder who that can be.

She calls that number back, and it’s of course Hae Young’s dad’s voicemail. She leaves a message identifying herself, and asking for him to call her back. Hae Young is still moping in his apartment. He types in a message on the princess’s website, saying that a public servant can’t sleep because of her, signing off as P-kun.

Yoon Joo comes by, at the request of Hae Young. He cuts to the chase, and asks her whether she knows where Seol is right now. He feels bad towards Yoon Joo, but he knows that she likely asked that Seol be followed. He understands her motivations, but nothing matters now except finding Seol. She agrees to tell him where Seol is, but she can’t come back to the palace. Hae Young is all like “shut your trap and tell me where she is, I can’t hear another word you are saying” (okay, I’m paraphrasing just a tad here). Yoon Joo looks more bitter than ever.

Seol has fallen asleep at the restaurant and is recognized by the patrons. She tries to leave, but spills another customer’s coffee all over that person. She tries to apologize but that chick asks for coffee and cleaning money. Except Seol doesn’t have any money, so she keeps apologizing. Hae Young comes up to her and acts all upset with her.

Hae Young gives her money and drags Seol out of there. In the car, he asks if she’s alright? Will she run away again? She says that she will not go back to the palace unless she finds her father’s trail from when he was alive. Hae Young asks if she believes that his father hurt her father. He tells her to believe what she wishes, but he’ll go with her to find the truth.

Hae Young confesses that believing in his father’s innocence is the only thing keeping him going. Hae Young takes Seol to Jung Woo’s apartment, and barges in, saying that they are here to crash with him temporarily. Hae Young makes himself at home, and drags Jung Woo out to go grocery shopping. Yoon Joo is informed that Seol and Hae Young are staying with Jung Woo, and she is not happy.

Grandpa arrives at the palace, yelling at Yoon Joo and Secretary Oh about why the princess left the palace and nothing was done to stop her. Yoon Joo says that she will go bring the princess back. Secretary Oh asks his daughter privately whether this is all her doing? He tells her that Hae Young questioned him about whether he told Yoon Joo about Hae Young’s father.

Yoon Joo asks whether her father covered for her, and her response makes it clear to her dad that his daughter has been the mastermind behind this entire situation. She thanks her father for protecting her. Jung Woo wants to know why Hae Young dragged him out, and Hae Young says that he wants to let Seol wash up without feeling awkward.

Jung Woo picks the most expensive cut of meat for their dinner, leading Hae Young to gripe that he sure picks the most expensive stuff when someone else is paying. The younger lady in waiting and Gun are online, trying to stop all the princess antis and protect their princess.

Hae Young and Jung Woo come home to find Seol asleep on the sofa. Jung Woo covers Seol up, and Hae Young gets upset that he was so tender and careful in covering her up. Jung Woo wonders why he brought Seol here. Hae Young tells Jung Woo that he thinks this is a place that Yoon Joo won’t come to find Seol, even if she knows that Seol is here.

Jung Woo says that Hae Young is wrong about Yoon Joo, and then turns and tells Seol to get up since the guys are done talking. Seol gets up from her feigned sleep. The doorbell rings, and Jung Woo says that it’s likely Yoon Joo. Seol tells him to open the door, there is no reason not to see her. The demon lady walks inside asking to see Seol.

She wants to talk with Seol outside alone. Seol agrees, and they walk outside. Yoon Joo asks whether Seol ran away only as far as Jung Woo’s house. Seol says that she is currently with the two men that Yoon Joo claims that she (Yoon Joo) will never let go of. Is Yoon Joo jealous? Yoon Joo tells her to shut up, and Seol tells her that this ugly attitude is clearly her true self.

Seol says they should get along, now that she knows Yoon Joo’s real self. Yoon Joo says that they are getting along, she came all the way to see Seol in person to convey something that could have been done over the phone. Seol tells her to cut to the chase. Yoon Joo tells her to go see Grandpa, and tell him personally that she does not want to be the princess.

Seol asks her how Yoon Joo knew that that Hae Young’s father caused her father’s death. Yoon Joo tells her to confirm it with Grandpa, if he faints, it clearly must be the truth. God, she is such a disgusting human being. Hae Young comes to take Seol away, and Yoon Joo tells him that she has been ordered by Grandpa to take her back.

He tells Yoon Joo to inform Grandpa that he is forcibly taking the princess away. In the car, Hae Young tells Seol not to speak with Yoon Joo alone anymore. He tells Seol that he is taking her somewhere private, just the two of them. He just wants to spend time with her. Oooh, I hope he’s taking her to his secret love shack!

They drive up to a country cottage, and Seol stops in her steps as they approach the front door. Hae Young turns and looks at her expectantly, wondering why she stopped and has a look of recognition on her face. Seol sees Hae Young’s father walk out the front door.

Thoughts of Mine:

Alrighty, let’s just call a radish a radish and not dress it up in finery and pass it off as a turnip. This episode sucked. Big time. It was boring, had zero plot movement, and no real cute moments to speak of. I had to get talked off the ledge this morning by friends who huggled me and told me not to consider quitting the recaps. They all promised me stiff drinks as my compensation, so I shall soldier on.

First off, Hae Young’s dad clearly did not just magically arrive in Korea (where he is barred from returning) and walk out of a country cottage looking not a day older. It’s clear that Seol is having a flash back memory triggered by having been to this place in her childhood, likely with or to see Hae Young’s dad. What that all means I won’t bother to conjecture about at this point.

Seol also did the dumbest thing possible by trying to protect Hae Young and Dan. NO. Hae Young is a big boy and can handle whatever his dad did or did not do. Tell him, and you two work through it. Dan is a grade-A waste of a human being, who should be reincarnated as a ferret in her next life time, and promptly captured by trappers and skinned alive. Yes, I am a bloodthirsty wench. Why Seol feels the need to protect Dan from a lie she concocted voluntarily is baffling to me.

Dan has shown no love, affection, or consideration for Seol, during what looks like their entire lives together living as adopted sisters. Seol can treat her well for all I care if Dan was simply just a bitch, but Dan has now stepped over the line by doing something so reprehensible and criminal, I cannot support Seol’s continued compassion for her. Enough is enough, and I hate it when a drama character refuses to cut the cord on a lost cause. What’s worse, Seol is putting the country at jeopardy by allowing Dan to muddle up the legitimacy of Seol’s claim as the princess.

Hae Young, on the other hand, is the only person left that I can relate to as behaving like a rational, intelligent human being. He’s pretty much cut Yoon Joo off, having figured out and accused her of masterminding this entire debacle, and has no qualms about telling her to go fug off. He asked his father point blank if he killed Seol’s father. He continues to look out for Seol’s best interest, regardless of how it will affect his best interest. He’s not doing it mindlessly either, he’s aware of the potential consequences, and made his choice.

I….have lost the will power to discuss Yoon Joo anymore. She’s a waste of my breath, truly one of the vilest drama characters ever created. I’m not sure what the writer intended when she wrote Yoon Joo, but turning off entire swathes of your drama–viewing audience clearly was not her intent. And yet Yoon Joo has taken over the entire drama, her presence infecting the proceedings like an odorless poison gas that permeates the atmosphere. It’s suffocating for me to watch her, and she’s a major reason why MP has lost all enjoyment for me.

If I could airlift Seol and Hae Young out of that hell hole and install them in my personal island paradise, where my perfect couple could frolick in the sun and roll around the beach, I would happily do so. Sadly, both Hae Young and Seol looked exhausted in this episode, so the pretty was dialed down significantly as well. Sigh. For now, I’m counting down to the end. Four more episodes left. You are all in it with me to the end, right?

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201 Responses to My Princess Episode 12 Recap

  1. rita says:

    I dislike this drama and stopped watching at episode 6.
    But I adore reading you, I like your style and your irony.
    Is this encouragement enough?;)

  2. marcella says:

    actually…i don’t want to push you to do something you don’t like because your recap is coming with so many slam and reproaches that make me upset to read

    just WHY? for me ( it’s according to me ) something like yoon ju/dan characters are just the ‘spices’ that will make this drama ‘delicious’

    BUT…to be honest your recap is REALLY HELPFUL for me (a non-korean speaker ) to understand this drama even more than just the translation but also the plot. thanks to you \(^o^)/ I’m enjoying your recap and always wait for it every week but I always skip to read your thoughts

  3. Anne says:

    Hi Ockoala I have been enjoying ur recaps on all the kdramas thai have watched . Please don’t stop now the fun is just starting. I love this drama. I am getting the plot although it is hard and painful for our two leads but that makes it more sweeter in the end hopefully when they will succeed or just be together. I don’t think that it is possible for Korea to have a princess but she is already the princess by birthright. Actually she is now the Empress not the princess by birthright. I understand Seol why she wants to protect HY bec she loves him. She is such a kind person. I also understand LD hatred to Seol bec of what the nun @ the orphanage said that when their adoptive parents came to adopt Seol the did not chose LD but the Nun just tried to convince the couple to take LD too. That’s what LD trying to say that Seol has it all easy for her while she tries harder for everything. I think she had hatred since they were young

  4. avery says:

    omo please please continue recapping! i really appreciate ur work. its awesome :3
    and since i can’t watch dramas now(for some reasons D:), i’m relying on ur recap to keep up with MP. yea the plot is getting sucky, a typical script that practically anyone could write. but pleesh continue the recaps(i love it wif ur thoughts!) and u’re real fast. o.o


  5. avery says:

    please please continue the recaps! its totally awesome. and i love it with ur thoughts, esp the sarcarsm. since i can’t watch dramas for the time being(for some reasons D:), i’m relying on ur recaps to keep up with MP. yea i noe the plot is getting more and more sucky, so typical that practically any tom, dick or harry could write the script better than this. but pleesh continue the recaps! really appreciate it. i’m sure that ur hard work is recognized! lastly, kamsamhamida! hwaiting! =D

  6. dmatrix95 says:

    First of all, I’d like to thank you so much for all your hard work. I know it is not easy recapping a drama that you don’t enjoy anymore. Please don’t lose hope. Please hang in there. Hopefully things will get better. You know what, the truth is the thing that keeps me watching is the chemistry between SSH and KTH. For some reason in my heart, I feel that they will do another project. Anyway, thanks again and we really appreciate you. Take care. Be happy.

  7. reverie says:

    please don;t torture yourself. letting you know that we do appreciate your work. sometimes (oke, admit it!) we ungrateful reader were too lazy write a thank note. but we’re here every day reading your blog.

    MP, I myself skip the part that’s annoying. The BGM sometimes eh wrong….. in many important scene kills the mood too. But every time the OTP got together, it kept me going. (and remembering HyeJin in Family Outing helps a lot)

  8. Erin says:

    Please keep recapping! I’m loving this drama so much, the main couple has so much chemistry everything else bad is just irrelevant. I SO think I know what’s going on. The villain is not Hae Young’s dad, but is actually Director Oh!!!!! WOOT.

  9. Venus says:

    Koala thank you!! for recaping MP…..but I do feel your pain of recaping when the show is going downhill, and its a slow downhill at that. I mean I love cazyness a la M3, but at least it rollercoaster crazyness.
    After reading and watching ep. 12 it left me yawning and wondering why the writer couldn’t be more originals with the whole story and create a very real problem, and not “is she or not the princess issue”…why couldn’t the conflict be political, cause that would had been more believable…I mean we are talking about restablishing the Korean Monarchy after almost 60 yrs and the repercusion that could have to the Korean political system, I though that were they were going at first, but NOW we have this pathetic, boring, useless plot about on wether she is or isn’t the princess, WTH!!!!!….. and it feels like they are running out of ideas, and they are randomly putting together boring story plots…..I mean even the love story hasn’t move foward come on!!! ….ok rant done….i’ll keep watching cause hey I’m on this ride and I need to finished it…..sooooooo thank u for a job well done… 😛 😀

    • outofcontrol says:

      I think you hit the nail right on the head. The “Is she or isnt she?” could be easily resolved nowadays, empress satchel or no satchel. Heck, people were even able to identify the remains of the last czar of Russia which they dug up in an old unmarked grave; and the real Anastasia is still untraced (yep, the claimant was a fake). That’s how advanced the science is now these days. Too bad the writers chose to focus instead/too much on the identity issue and chose to overlook a lot of other yummy possibilities. But again, the cuteness is the show’s redemption value, and common sense be damned!

  10. fillis says:

    heyyy im from philippines and i love reading your recaps. youre very honest in sharing your thoughts! keep iy up!

  11. alisya says:

    Kaola, thanks for your good work. Don’t give up your work on MP. We all support you. “Fighting” as the Korean said. I think Secretary OH is the real mastermind for the bad things in this story. He killed or asked someone to kill Seol’s father. A car accident to make it looked as an accident instead of a murder. He did that as his revenge to Hae Young’s grandfather. SEcretary Oh worked very hard following the HY’s grandfather orders and as a results his wife left him (or did she die?). So me silently did his revenge to the old man. He wants to destroy the old man family as (he may think) the old destroyed his own family.

    HY’s father might objected that his father (the old man) wishes to gave their inheritance and money to Lee Han. But I think he had no intention to kill Lee Han. Secretary Oh knew about this and manipulated the situation. He told lied to the old man and made the old ma believed that his son (HY’s father) had done the wrong things. As a results, HY’s father was ordered out from the country (the old man asked favour from the ministry for that. he is an influence man, indeed).

    How did Secretary Oh can traced Seol? I think he knew exactly where Seol is from the beginning and kept track since Lee Han death. But he kept telling the old man that Seol is already dead because he wants the old man to suffer.

    James Park is HY’s father. He is a nice and caring man and we can see that he cared for his son and may be Seol (as the nun said Seol told them that the uncle was crying). The uncle must be HY’s father. He came back to Korea after hearing HY’s and SEol voice messages. And he also tried to make contact through the advertisement of Seol’s father. He came back to help his son and Seol and may be also to confront Secretary Oh. He loves his son and cares for Seol and can’t watch them suffer.

    Hahaha…..that are my comments after reading your recap. I watched episode 12 but have to watch it agian for the English subtitle. I think this drama may have an happy ending. So Koala, please continue for good work. We appreciated it very much. “Fighting”.

  12. alisya says:

    Secretary Oh also made the old man believed that Hae Young is responsible for the bad thing happened to the princess (Lee Dan claimed that she is the real daughter of Lee Han). This is because he wants the old man to disown his own grandson as he disowned his son (HY’s father). Why? To make the old suffer for the rest of his life. His told Yoon Joo about HY’s father because he knew his daughter can use this info and manipulate it.

    Professor Jung Woo will also help SEol as he is sincerely care for Seol.

    • allenif says:

      and why do you think secretary oh is doing this? me, i think his motive is revenge ‘coz in his entire life, he’s been serving the chairman devotedly at the expense of neglecting his own family. that’s the root of yoon joo’s hatred not only to her father but also to the chairman.

      i was thinking too that maybe seol’s adoptive mother really knows seol’s real identity ever since she and her husband adopted her. she once said that she stopped her husband from selling the book or something from the royal family’s possession coz it’s something that has connection with seol. another thing is that they didn’t change lee seol’s name but they changed dan’s name from go eun byul to lee dan. perhaps secretary oh entrusted the adoption to seol’s adoptive parents and that maybe the reason why the mother know’s seol’s background.

      well…. that’s my speculation only. heheh!

      • allenif says:

        oopps… sowry, i overlooked your previous comment wherein you mentioned that revenge is secretary oh’s motive. 🙂

      • mayssenger says:

        allenif chingu, maybe the secretary hates grandpa inside, and has been plotting revenge all these years…..chilling….4 more eps to go….pls I hope they don’t spend the entire 4 eps yakking about this. I’ll go mad……

      • allenif says:

        chingu… i’m afraid too that it will all be yada yada… talk talk… bye bye all over again. yes, just 4 episodes left but we still haven’t get much of the sweet moments we deserve. they didn’t even focus the camera when he takes her hand to lead her away from the certified bitch of the palace. such small moments make a big difference on how we view the level of their relationship yet they deprived us on this. they’re not underage so what’s the big deal? so pls drama gods, give us some display of affection… enough of the angst!!!

  13. Erin says:

    GAH. I am so freaking out. I can’t wait until next wedneday! Does anyone know of a drama similar to My Princess that could stem the tide of crazy anticipation?

    • Sunhi says:

      its not similar……have you watch sungkyunkwan scandal? if so, then i would suggest you to watch on youtube vid made couple for Yo Ah In aka Moon Jae Shin and Song Joong Ki aka Goo Yong Ha under the channel of XnerjaveikaX entitled Sungkyunkwan scandal// Goo Yong Ha & Moon Jae Shin//Pretty sweet PILL which has the Love Like Woe background music…..T’was really made GREAT!!!! Hope You Like It.

  14. Sunhi says:

    base on the last and hanged episode, this is how we anticipate things beyond the airing of the next episode……with its twist and turn, no matter how hateful and or lovely may it be, we always end up on sympatizing to those characters who were given the most hardships in the drama….you’re recap is mostly appreciated….stick to the end!!!!!

  15. V says:

    Don’t give up Koala. Without your recaps, how would we be able to survive the week. Honestly, I don’t know what I’m gonna do once this drama will be over……yet again, will be stuck in a severe withdrawal phase. Anyways, until then AJA AJA FIGHTING. Honestly, before watching ep. 11-12, I thought that what was about to happen would be a catastrophe. Once I watched them, I thought the development of the story was just perfect. A story has to have a dark period so we can enjoy the happy periods even more. It’s SOOOO clear That YJ and Dan won’t ever get away with it. And now am just even more intrigued by HY’s dad and his involvement with all this. Can’t wait!!! Also love how HY is now able to see through LS….how he’s understanding her more and more….ah sooooo romantic. hihi. 😉 Don’t give up!!!!!

  16. Alien says:

    Oh please, dear Koala, don’t stop your recap. Watching drama without your comments wouldn’t be as interesting and funny as it is now! I love how subjective you are. Please, keep fighting until the end!

  17. samgetang says:

    Dearest Ockoala,

    I think whatever you find the good sense to start, you should find the courage to finish. Not for anyone else but for your own sense of fair play…even it is for just one of your reader (it’s not in the numbers, I hope).

    We don’t require you to love the kdrama to bits to do a fair and balanced recap.

    But we hope you would let others rant, in a fair manner, if they disagree with your personal opinion with regards to the drama. We all have different tastes/preferences/contexts when we view one. These things come into play when we perceive, enjoy, experience said drama.

    But this is your blog anyway. You may steer it where you so ever please. If recapping MP is exhausting for you; how can we dissuade you otherwise? We just hope you will continue whatever you are doing for the love of it (writing, and serving others through your writing) if not for the love of a certain kdrama.

    What I enjoy in other blogs is not only the recaps (although they are in themselves a huge, huge treat….notwithstanding whether they adore the kdrama or feel bleh about it) but more so the people who visit there to share their comments/questions/funny and sad moments when they watched said kdrama episode. It is the sense of sharing the journey that is the best of all. It’s like a virtual chit chat with your lovable girlfriends over cappuccino and muffins…oohhh! I don’t know now which is more addicting the kdrama or interacting with the people who love the kdrama. It’s all about the shared journey, I guess.

    And the reason I keep going back to those blogs is because the owner of the blog let the people enjoy their time while sharing the journey with others. I can feel that they give a respectable space to the readers to have their own opinions, thoughts on the kdrama. But I love that they are upfront with how they feel about it and not just mouthing cliches or platitudes. Like your trusted girlfriend, she/they will just say it like it is. But also let you do the same 🙂

    I guess when you enjoy recapping even the worst drama in the whole kdramaland this does not go unnoticed and others will go with the fun ride 😉 just for the heck of it. Sense of adventure…so addicting!

    I must congratulate you for putting up this beautiful blog. You are doing a lot of good deed just by being here. 😉 I said it’s not about the numbers, but when we are in love that 1 number is not just a number 🙂 it is all the number that we need.


    • ockoala says:

      Thanks for such a warm thoughtful comment, samgetang.

      I said in the recap that I do intend to finish, but I was feeling weary and wanted to connect with others watching MP and hear some thoughts.

      I don’t care what other people think (whether its the same as me or completely different), as long as we can have a thoughtful discussion about it. 🙂

      I hope everyone always find an open forum here to talk and share. I love challenging my own perceptions, and always gladly admit when I am wrong or have changed my opinion.

      • samgetang says:

        Thanks so much, Ockoala, for your response. Confession time: I have to say sorry for not putting my 2 cents worth of chit chat here although I’ve been coming here every now and then to get the fastest recap in the planet 😉 Maybe because I don’t see any friends here (yet) with whom I can share my zany thoughts, haha! But I did not know that the blog-owner herself gets to chit-chat with the visitors, wow! 😉 And I feel that it must’ve been a lonely journey for you to recap MP without anyone to give you some honest feedback if what you are doing is serving any purpose. Well, here we are. Coming out of our shells, so to speak, hahaha! Hope you enjoy recapping the rest of the MP episodes as much as we love reading your speedy recaps!!!!! Promise: I will drop in a line or two from here on. Thanks so much! You are the BEST!

  18. Conie says:

    I love MP very much and I know that regardless of what these last two episodes are showing you will still continue doing the recap and so a big thank you to you! 🙂 Talking about MP, I hope the remaining episodes will unmask Yoon Jo and her father’s evilness so that Lee Seol will be happy with her prince…

  19. Emma says:

    Dear Koala, leaving my idea plot, just in case our writer nim is also here looking for inspiration. (don’t throw eggs at me)
    1. Lee Han death was really a car accident. No one is the real bad ass except for ……
    2. LS’s mum was the 1st love of HY’s dad. Upon her death bed, HY’s dad promise her to look after her husband and child only to discover LH true identity. He was in a love-hate limbo (like HY) till he finally decide to presuade LH to restore monachy at the restaruant where he gave LS the strawberry tie cos LS remind him of his 1st love. But LH refuse and start running and hidding from HY’s dad and grandpa. After LH death, HY’s dad wanted to raise LS but was misunderstood by grandpa and order out of the country. In his hurry to leave, he left LS in the orphanage promising “ah pa will be back for u soon”. She rans after the car in the rain and develope high fever hence the memory lost. Meanwhile HY’s dad instruct a childhood friend to adopt LS.
    2. LD has enough of Y bitchiness and tired of being lock up. Together with mum and Prof J many pep-talks, they pull her back from the dark side. LD hold a Press conference to explain she (as a lawyer-to-be) was entrust by her sister, LS, to safe keep the purse. The reporter was thrown back to jail for false reporting. He sold Y off as his source so both of them has company in Jail. LD discovered a love for royal history and end up with J…doing more research together and making sure he received his due credits.
    3. The people of Korean is very happy with our hero HY for protecting their lovely princess all these while, they propose a royal wedding. On the wedding, LS announce she will not be restoring the monachy. Instead it will live on as Daehan group, Korean biggest job providers, welfare, tax payer and charity. So everybody happy.
    4. More skinship, more kisses, more hugs and after awhile, more kids with long eye lashes running around in the fountain in the palace. THE END :))

    • sandi says:

      Hi Emma, let me ask you that are you a MP script writer?
      The ending loods like Secret Garden ending which had such a adoreable moment of two main leads after their married life. I wish your idea plot will come true.

      • Emma says:

        Hi, I was first a scandarler, then a gardener before becoming a royal servant :)) So u get the point? I really really love the chemistry between these 2, so I really hope they will just get the history over in 13 while not leaving too much of a sour taste. OW it will be a Melo drama instead of a rom-com.I want to see more fan-services like SG. The least they could do since PD kept editing out the kiss scenes

    • tangee says:

      LOL!!! Emma
      like what your said
      “”More skinship, more kisses, more hugs and after awhile, more kids with long eye lashes running around in the fountain in the palace.”” you’re such a cutie…
      My stomach hurts… he he he.. please keep it up! do love this ingenious plot of yours!!! .. way to go, girl! thanks again for the fun…

  20. Minsun says:


    don’t stop!! we all live for your recaps….

    I still love the pretty and the cute…

  21. tangee says:

    Dear HRH ockoala
    you said..
    “”But I really do welcome different opinions than mine. That is how I learn new things. “”
    I thoroughly lauded your comment about that.. it is most positive.. we all learn from one another.. no man is an island… oops, it’s that ahjumma in me again, can’t help it..
    Am glad that you are STILL continuing with the recap..
    for the umpteenth time, your recaps are fun and enjoyable to read ‘cos of it I ended up transporting me to a far far away fantasyland.. that’s what it’s all about De Great Escapade a.k.a. ockoala’s blog. BTW, enjoyed the way you describe the two witches of Eastwick!!

    I emphathise with you on having to recap something that you have lost interest in.. Again, my dear ockoala, this is YOUR BLOG… do as you wish.. should you really want to stop recapping at any one time, we will understand..
    with utmost respect for someone who has toiled many hours for our reading pleasure ..SARANGHEYO..
    Domo arigato and cheers to our captain

  22. tangee says:

    Do hope that the abundance of cutey moments will cheer up your recapping and instead of a painful task, it will be an enjoyable one for you… me crossing fingers now till next Wed..

  23. luliqz1 says:

    Hi Koala, thanks for all the recaps that you have been doing, i read your blog since PK, M3 and when you said that you will recap MP i was very happy , but lately i feel that you are not happy doing it so i think you should stop, because when you dont like something it hard to see the positive side, this two last episodes of MP i haven’t see it because im afraid, i dont wanna see our OTP in misery, so i think maybe you should stop for now and watch the last 4 episodes together and if you like it you do a big recap of the 4 of then , ill be more than glad to read it.

  24. K says:

    First time commenting 😉 I love reading your recaps! That’s what got me started on watching MP.

  25. mayssenger says:

    Hey guys check this out:

    Major flooring coming up! LOL

  26. mayssenger says:

    They say a pic tells a thousand words. Ok, this is what I READ from the pic.

    The setting is perfect for flooring:

    1. 2 pillows
    2. 1 blanket
    3. 1 hot fire (real one this time)
    4. Spacious floor

    1. An antique CUSHIONED chair
    2. A low table with lacy tablecloth

    These can be alternatives if floor is too uncomfortable for flooring.

    To sustain energy:
    1. 1 plate of roasted yams
    2. 2 cups of hot milk

    Good luck, HY and LS! Don’t let me down now.

  27. mayssenger says:

    On second thoughts, let’s not get our hopes up. I mean who knows they could be in the middle of flooring when suddenly the door opens and Yoon Ju walks in coolly in her high heels and furs, stops, looks down at HY and LS on the floor, and says frozen-facedly: OPPA, YOU TWO HAVE TO COME BACK TO THE PALACE WITH ME NOW. Scene ends. Next scene. Grandpa yelling. Again.

    • allenif says:

      chingu, that’s what am worrying too coz ls is being followed. am afraid that the fugly android will suddenly barge in and like a universal soldier will start marching in front of the two and will order them to return to the palace. argh!!! what a way to spoil our anticipation for a possible boating. aizt!!!

    • tangee says:

      My dear mayssenger & allenif
      I burst out giggling like a teenager, thanks to both of your hopes and reservations about our fav couple… Ahjumma here enjoying all your comments, keep them rolling!! thanks heaps… he he he…
      OK, to be hopeful or not to be, that is the question, eh?? mmmm, let’s see… I shall choose to be hopeful….’cos we’re in this happy playground no matter what happens next Wednesday… this calls for prayer big time..
      cheers to a good weekend all on this blog…. wide grin from ear to ear.

  28. kdrama>hw says:

    for realss thanks for enduring and doing the blogs… i personally gave up watching my princess bc of all the reasons you pointed out but im still curious to see how this drama ends so im just reading your blogs to not waste time and plus i love your thoughts you add… it brightens up the drama somewhat 😉 i think they should just kill the she-devil off keke

  29. samgetang says:

    For those who truly enjoy and have no qualms in following LS and HY’s story to its’ sweet majestic end: DO NOT BE DISTRACTED nor derailed by those who say MP’s story is just all-fluff, pointless or boring!

    I have watched MSOAN and PK to the end and although I enjoyed them to a certain extent because I have friends who loved to share with me their passion for these 2 dramas, I would say that they are not really in the same league as MP. Not better nor worse, just different target markets and desired tone and feel, I think.

    While MSOAN and PK are both about couples in their youth, college-level in the world of indie rock bands and in the world of college life and its related issues, respectively, MP is about an adult couple faced with monarchy-restoration concerns. The first two dramas are geared towards more of the youth populace while MP seeks to cater to both young (maybe that’s why Lee Seol was given a profile of a college student albeit a late bloomer so the show will also appeal to the younger set) and older viewers. In this sense, although all 3 of them are considered rom-coms, the first two stories are told in a lighter vein compared to MP which deals with bit heavier stuff, such as political machinations and monarchy concerns.

    How the male and female lead deals with the main plot point or crisis in their lives also differ for the first 2 shows and MP. MSOAN’s cute main couple view life in a more laid-back, free-spirited and innocent manner. PK’s adorable main couple view life in a more youthful way as well; where BSJ’s bounty in intellect and lack in passion for his future is compensated by OHN’s bounty in passion (albeit for BSJ only 🙂 and lack in the intellectual side. What BSJ lacks in people skills, OHN makes up for it tenfold.

    The MSOAN couple had the potential to deal with a bigger world than their coupledom through the indie rock performing and recording world but they chose to limit only themselves to their own coupledom. The PK couple is limited by the world that the writers set up for them which is school life and they also chose to revolve only in their coupledom.

    I say MP is in a different league because the main couple are not only set in a bigger world of the monarchy/politics and the weightier issue of finding one’s royal lineage, BUT they also chose to hold this in priority instead of their coupledom. At this point at least we see that Park Hae Young, as a brilliant diplomat, holds back himself, although he almost missed a step when he posed that million dollar question to Seol, in favor of the pressing issue of restoring the monarchy which is deemed necessary for the preservation of their nation’s heritage. Lee Seol, although portrayed all throughout as bright and bubbly and not-terribly serious, also held her own during crucial times, like (1) when she chose to come out publicly and become a princess in order to primarily defend her father’s honor and (2) when she chose not to respond to Park Hae Young’s invitation to be his woman instead of being the princess.

    With MP couple also we see the subtle but clear leadership of the man/male. HY is portrayed as a diplomat with the makings of a brilliant strategist. In episode 12 we see that many of the evidences to prove or disprove certain mysterious events in the princess’ past have been cleverly, but secretly, brought out into the open by HY. Evil schemers in the person of Oh Yoonju, her father, Secretary Oh, and the princess’ adopted sister, Lee Dan, who are plotting against, or maybe working against, the restoration of the princess also received subtle and yet clever statements from PHY indicating that he had the foreknowledge of their schemes. And with that, he protects LS by isolating her from these evil schemers.

    For its very interesting plot points and with the character of HY as main male lead who is several steps ahead of the game and who grew to subtly but cleverly protect and cherish the woman he loves, even without her full knowledge, this rom-com is a big WIN for me! Throw in the character of LS as main female lead who can equally meet him in this courageous plane, then we sure have a DOUBLE WIN! But at the same time, by working TOGETHER for a higher or larger purpose than just their coupledom, I would say MP is a TRIPLE WIN! 🙂

    If you wonder why you are crazy in love with this couple and wonder why others find the story boring, then wonder no more! 😉 I wish we can have more cute and adorable rom-coms from kdramaland such as this. Not just eye candy, although the couple is one of the most beautiful tandem that we’ve seen in a while, with a fun, playful chemistry, but there is also meat and substance in the story that goes with it. Well- acted by Song Seung Hun and Kim Tae Hee who both suit their roles to a “T”, this show is MORE THAN a triple win! Can’t wait for the next episodes…

    My Princess. Fighting! 😉

    PS. Thanks, Ockoala, for letting me post this humble comment here. My apologies for the length…and taking up so much space. Thanks for recapping MP to the end! 😉

    • tangee says:

      Dear samgetang
      Thanks heaps for your time in laboriously articulating this lengthy analytical point of view which I can fully identify with.
      “”Well- acted by Song Seung Hun and Kim Tae Hee who both suit their roles to a “T”, this show is MORE THAN a triple win! Can’t wait for the next episodes…”” Love how you lay all your cards on the table and explained the rationale supporting your analysis..
      That is so true to truth! Will take your advice and patiently wait for Wednesday after reading all that you said. Let’s take the MP ride to the end, shall we?? Am definitely keeping copy of MP for the sake of their fine acting and of course, eye candy of SSH/KTH to the max… me dote on eye candy, hard habit to break..

      BTW, are the same samgetang at dramabeans??

      • samgetang says:

        Hi Tangee!
        Thanks for your kind words. MP is definitely worthy of the time I’ve spent in typing up above comments. And those who care to read them thoughtfully also deserve it for all their love for and the joy that they derive from MP. And oh yes, MP is a hard hard hard habit to break indeed. 🙂
        The very same “samgetang” in Dramabeans, I’m afraid 😉
        Glad to meet you here in AKP!

      • tangee says:

        Ditto, glad to meet you here as well. looks like we are chingus of this MP playground and this would not happen without Ockoala’s blog.
        For that, I thank thee, Your Koala Highness.

        Oh, BTW, samgetang, Happy Valentine’s Day to you… [me way over V Day decades ago! he he..] cheers..

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