Details Edit

  • Title: 궁 (Goong)
    Goong (2006)
  • English Title: Princess Hours
  • Also known as: Palace, Imperial Household
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 24
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Release Date: January 11, 2006 - March 30, 2006
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55 (KST)
  • Original Soundtrack:
  • Related TV shows: 
    • Goong S

Synopsis Edit

Goong is a story about young love in face of tradition, politics, and intrigue. In the imaginary world, modern-day Korea is a constitutional monarchy and the Royal Family lives in a grand Palace, the Goong. Story opens with the sudden death of the reigning the King. Faced with the decreasing popularity among the public for the Royalty, a grand wedding for the Crown Prince, Lee Shin, is decided to be the best publicity move to improve the image of the Royalty and at the same time prepare Shin for immediate succession. The intended bride? The headstrong, awkward, and sweet spirited Shin Chae Kyung that just happens to go to the same exclusive art school. Chae Kyung was betrothed to become the next Crown Princess by her grandfather and Shin's grandfather.

After 14 years of living in England with his mom, Lee Yul appears all of a sudden. He is Shin's cousin as well as the former Crown Prince. Everything seemed to be going normally until Chae Kyung's optimistic spirit wins the heart of internally lonely, Yul. As the Crown Prince Shin and simple-minded Chae Kyung's relationship appear to developing deeper feelings, a series of scandals are exposed to the public right after the pair were officially announced married. Will love prevail all in a world of political pressures and martial hardships? Or will being in the spotlight of the public be too much for the young newlyweds to endure?

Cast Edit

Main cast
  • Yoon Eun Hye as Shin Chae Kyung
  • Joo Ji Hoon as [Crown Prince Mu Won] Lee Shin
  • Kim Jung Hoon as [Eui Sung Goon/Dae Goon] Lee Yul
  • Song Ji Hyo as Min Hyo Rin
Chae Kyung's family
  • Im Ye Jin as Chae Kyung's mother
  • Kang Nam Gil as Chae Kyung's father
  • Kim Suk as Shin Chae Joon (Chae Kyung's younger brother)
Shin's friends
  • Choi Sung Joon as Kang In
  • Lee Yong Joo as Jang Kyung
  • Uhm Sung Mo as Ryu Hwan
Chae kyung's friends
  • Jun Ji Ae as Lee Kang Hyun
  • Lee Eun as Kim Soon Young
  • Dan Ji as Yoon Hee Soong
  • Kim Hye Ja as the Queen Mother Park
  • Yoon Yoo Sun as Queen Min
  • Park Chan Hwan as Emperor Lee Hyun
  • Lee Yoon Ji as Princess Hye Myung (Shin's sister)
  • Shim Hye Jin as [Hye Jung Goong] Lady Seo Hwa Young (Yul's mother)
  • Kim Sang Joong as [Crown Prince Hyo Yeol] Lee Soo (Yul's late father)
  • Choi Bool Am as Emperor Sungjo
  • Lee Ho Jae as the Head butler Gong
  • Jun Soo Yeon as Escort Choi
  • Won Mi Won as Attendant Suh (Lee Yul's former nanny)
  • Yoon Hee Joo as Attendant #1
  • Lee So Won as Attendant #3
Other people
  • Jang Mi Hee
  • Ryu Shi Hyun
  • Choi Soo Han
  • Lee Yeon Doo
  • Lee Jong Rae

Production Edit

  • Production Company: Eight Peaks
  • Director: Hwang In Roe
  • Original work: Manhwa 「궁」 by Park So-hee
  • Screenwriter: In Eun Ah