Reunited and It Looks So Good
In a teaser video released by MBC, the actors are seen entering the coffee shop where most of the scenes were shot.
Aside from the four main cast, the other ‘coffee princes’ Kim Dong-wook and Kim Jae-wook are also present. For those who may not know it, “Coffee Prince” was Kim Jae-wook’s first drama and made him a household name in Korea and other Asian countries.
The teaser video also shows the actors reminiscing about the past. Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun-hye look cute as they seem quite embarrassed.
Last month, MBC confirmed that a “Coffee Prince” reunion documentary was in the works. No broadcast date has been announced but it is rumored to launch this month.
The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince
“Coffee Prince” is a 17-episode drama, which aired in 2007. Go Eun-chan (Yoon Eun-hye) is a tomboyish woman who pretends to be a man in order to work at a coffee shop, which only hires good looking male employees. Choi Han-kyul (Gong Yoo) is the owner of the coffee shop. Things get complicated when he falls for Go Eun-chan, who he thinks is a guy.
Unbelievable plot aside, there are several reasons to watch “Coffee Prince,” if you haven’t already. Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun-hye gave solid performances in this drama. Sorry “Goblin” fans but “Coffee Prince” remains to be Gong Yoo’s best drama IMHO. Yoon Eun-hye was so convincing and lovable in this drama. You would forget that she was criticized in her other acting projects.
Aside from the lead actors’ chemistry, the friendship between the ‘coffee princes’ was also great. The only thing that saddens me about the “Coffee Prince” reunion is that they won’t be complete. Lee Eon, who played the adorable Hwang Min-yeop, died in a motorcycle accident in 2008.
Aside from the heartwarming story, “Coffee Prince” also featured an excellent soundtrack. This drama was such a hit in the Philippines that it even had a Filipino remake.