June 26, 2007

First Shop of Coffee Prince Special

[Source: Chosun Ilbo]

[Source: Chosun Ilbo]

[Source: Chosun Ilbo]

More photos of the upcoming MBC drama for you to feast upon. :)

Before this, I never really knew what the plot was about. I suspected it had something to do with a cafe (um, obviously...) but that's about it. Today I finally unearthed a bit more information. Anyway, a correction to my previous post. This new series is slated to air on 14 July, not 2nd as I thought earlier.

Short synopsis: Yoon Eun Hye plays a young woman with a talent for distinguishing the different types of coffee based on their aroma. She ended up working as an assistant in First Shop of Coffee Prince. There, she met - and eventually fell in love with - the cold and aloof cafe owner, played by the dashing Gong Yoo (oh yes, after watching One Fine Day, I think he is quite yummy!). Her father passed away when she was still young, so Yoon had to depend on the goodwill of neighbours and relatives to get by. Despite all this, she maintained her sunny, upbeat self. At Coffee Prince, she learnt all about coffee and slowly developed a passion for it. Thus began her dream of becoming a world-class coffee sommelier...

[Source: Chosun Ilbo]

Anyway, the plot reminds me a little of My Name is Kim Sam Soon. Was that based on a manhwa too? Well, these storylines do get a little repetitive and familiar after you watch enough. But there's always more to appreciate in K-dramas, and stories aren't exactly their strong suit, I feel. For me, the appeal lies more in the sensitive portrayal of emotions and the characters one could relate to.

[Source: Chosun Ilbo]

Sigh, now I just wish I understand Korean. This way I can appreciate the full range of emotions displayed by the actors. Think I'll have a little fund set aside to start going for language classes!


Teddy said...

I think a lot of readers must be wondering about the 14 Jul release date for this drama. Actually, I am as stumped as my wife as it was reported in the Chosunilbo that the series will air on 14 Jul.

Appreciate if anyone out there can shed some light on this.


shinigama09 said...

I have a little to add for the synopsis. Yoon Eun Hye doesn't want to be forced to get marry so she cuts her hair and pretends to be a boy and struggle with liking the male lead and he even starts to question his own sexuality.

Yupgi said...

That sounds so much like a Victorian romantic novel, lol. Cutting the hair, pretending to be a boy to get out of forced marriage... I like it already!