Set during the Goryeo dynasty, Crown Prince Wan (Im Siwan) has an elegant and charming appearance but hides his ambitiousness and lust for power. His best friend, Wang Rin (Hong Jong Hyun) comes from a noble, royal family and is his bodyguard, the only person he can rely on and trust. The friendship is tested and becomes shaky when the beautiful Eun San (Yoona) appears before the two. She’s the daughter of the richest man in the kingdom but possess her own personal charms. The three become close friends but when Wan and Wang Rin both fall in love with her, things soon drastically change and will affect Wan’s desire for the throne.
The Crown Prince is described as cold and cruel, and I think Im Siwan is perfect for the role with his boyish looks but extensive depth when it comes to acting and portraying emotions. He’ll no doubt give a performance worth remembering and I’m excited to see his progression as an actor in a drama series once more since it’s literally been ages.
Personally, the deciding factor may come down to Eun San – if she’s the typical damsel in distress then I’m sure most of us will simply move on but if she’s a character we’ve never seen before or is unconventional and could care less for romances, then she’ll be a historical heroine worth watching.
What are your thoughts? Will you be watching this simply for Im Siwan? Or do you think this drama has a lot to offer? I’m interested to see how this will compare to Queen for Seven Days since I feel like both females in these dramas are central for character development for the their male counterparts. If Wan is cruel and hungry for power, will meeting Eun San quell that or fuel his need for the throne more? I definitely appreciate how complex the Crown Prince is so I have my fingers crossed for a female lead that’s just as complex.
Release Date: July 17, 2017 (Eng Sub available on Viki)
P.S. The official posters are absolutely stunning 💗