I didn’t expect my request for some feedback from folks who are watching My Princess to elicit so many responses in my recap for episode 12. Agree or disagree with my opinion, it shouldn’t influence anyone’s enjoyment of MP. But it does baffle me when I’m told I have a hatred of this drama and therefore should stop recapping it.
If I hated MP, this drama would never be discussed at my blog, period. Clearly I am frustrated with where this drama has gone in the recent episodes, which as an emotion is wholly different than disliking something. My frustration stems from loving MP so much that it hurts me to see it take a nose-dive in plot sanity. Here’s to hoping episode 13 steers the ship back towards land.
Episode 13 written preview:
Because of this, I now give up Park Hae Young….!
Hae Young and Seol are spending some quality romantic time together, when Seol receives a phone call from Hae Young’s dad. She remembers painful memories from her childhood, and she tearfully leaves Hae Young.
On the other hand, Jung Woo tells Yoon Joo that he had switched out the real satchel. He asks her to quit her position as Director of the Royal Foundation. Seol finds Grandpa and tells him that she does not want to be princess anymore. Grandpa suffers a shock and collapses on the spot….
Mwahahaha, those of you wanting Grandpa to bite it, it appears your wish may come true. Or at least Grandpa will be out of commission for the near future it seems. In my annoyance with the last few episodes of MP, I forgot to credit the drama for avoiding yet another brain-dead plot point, which is people falling for a pack of incredulous lies. In this case, Dan’s crock of bullshit is bought by NO ONE, literally not a single human being in this drama believes her story. That’s wonderfully refreshing to see. Too bad Yoon Joo still wanders around executing piddling machinations.
I really wish this drama had no big bad – i.e. some evil-doer looking to derail the royal restoration – because there are so many overarching and more pressing obstacles that lie before Seol becoming a princess (and Seol getting together with Hae Young) that the writer could mine that well for years before it even hits the bottom. It’s like the opposition leader, the President, the citizens voting for the restoration, all of that takes a backseat to Yoon Joo and her power-trip-of-envy. I wish I could see more of that, because all of those issues will likely still exist even after Yoon Joo and Dan are fed to a pit of snakes. But who knows, maybe some hot and heavy boating for the OTP in that cabin will make me forgive all of MP’s recent transgressions.
[Credit: written preview released by MBC, translated into Chinese by Baidu My Princess bar, translated into English by me]