After our hearts got captured by the coming-of-age romance drama Gangnam Beauty, another Korean series is set to make our hearts aflutter every afternoon through the kilig scenes, unmistakable chemistry among the cast, and one-of-a-kind story it offers – 100 Days My Prince.
Set in Medieval Korea, or also known as The Joseon Dynasty, this sageuk (historical period narrative), follows the journey of two childhood friends Do Lee Yool (Do Kyung-Soo) and Yoon Yi-Seo (Nam Ji-Hyun) who were separated by a tragic coup spearheaded by the former’s ambitious and cruel father and led to the death of the latter’s general dad. That bloody upheaval that also killed the King automatically made Yool the Crown Prince after his father assumed the position of the King, while Yi-Seo has been adopted by a commoner man after being able to escape unharmed and now lives as an undercover peasant girl named Hong-shim in Songjoo Village.
Due to the traumatic past he had, Yool has grown up into a smart, taciturn, and obnoxious Crown Prince who bitterly hates his new position as the Crown Prince of Joseon. On the other hand, Yi-Seo has remained quick-witted, compassionate, and fierce who strongly fights for what she knows is right and just. She would oppose the Crown Prince’s marriage decree that orders all singles in the nation age 20 and up to be married off in a month to help alleviate the drought in which she’s definitely for being the oldest single lady at age 28.
As if stroke of destiny, Yool and Yi-Seo’s paths would once again cross many years later and an unforeseen circumstance would not only bring them closer again, but would also tie their hearts too!
While we anticipate how their lovestory would unfold, let’s get to know first some of the cast of 100 Days My Prince, who are going to be our newest companions from now on every weekday afternoon!
Spearheading the exceptional ensemble is the awesome tandem of Do Kyung-Soo and Nam Ji-Hyun, who are breathing life to lead protagonists Do Lee Yool and Yoon Yi-Seo.
Avid K-pop stars certainly know how famous Do Kyung-Soo, or more popularly known as D.O., is for being a member and main vocalist of the phenomenal all-male group EXO. From being a performer, he kick-started his acting career in 2014 via the film Cart, which was succeeded by his TV drama debut on that same year through It’s Okay, That’s Love. However, his first-ever appearance in a series was in 2012, when then newly-launched EXO guested in the second episode of romance drama To The Beautiful You, which was also aired on ABS-CBN in 2013. 100 Days My Prince is his first-ever starring role and his last full-length appearance prior to voluntarily enlisting to the military last July 1.
On the other hand, Nam Ji-Hyun has been pretty active in show business for 17 years now, beginning her career as a promising child actress in 2002. Since then, she’s been cast to various movies and dramas, which includes a supporting roles in the series To The Beautiful You (2012) and Angel Eyes (2014) that were both shown in the Kapamilya network.
Joining them are veteran actors Cho Seong Ha (Sungkyunkwan Scandal, The K2) and Lee Joon-Hyuk (Angel Eyes, Hyde, Jekyll and Me, Doctor Crush, Love In The Moonlight, Codename: Terrius), seasoned thespians Do Ji-Han (Hwarang as Park Ban Ryu) and Kim Jae-Young (Black, Blade Man), and up-and-rising talents Han So-Hee and Ji Min-Hyuk among others.
100 Days My Prince was indeed a commercial success in South Korea, becoming the fifth highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history and was already broadcast in six other countries aside from the Philippines – Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Chile.
Stay tuned to find out what’s going to happen next for Lee Yool and Yi-Seo/Hong-Sim in the next episodes of 100 Days My Prince, weekdays on Kapamilya Gold!