April 5, 2010

Prosecutor Princess!! I love it!!!!

Judge and Prosecutor…
Not quite as prestigious as they were before, but still career aspirations for many young people.
The bar exam helps 1000-odd students every year pursue those goals.

Judge: Justice of every court, except the Supreme Court of Korea.
Prosecutor: Judicial officer who has the right to prosecute.
Investigates crimes, files charges, and conducts trials.

As the dictionary says, judges and prosecutors guard and uphold the law.
Then...Does every one of those 1000 young people take the bar exam to guard the law and carry out justice?
Probably not.

Some of them most likely choose these jobs as symbols of success,
since they are still among the most admired professions in this capitalist society.

However, even if members of the bar chose the law for personal glory,
they cannot be good at their jobs if they do not possess the ethics and judgement unique to human beings.

A human being, by the authority given by the government, judges wrongs committed by other humans.
How is this possible with only theory and skill?

One assumes that most of the youths who chose the legal path without any special sense of duty
grew and matured as they entered and worked in that world.

Here we find a cutting-edge young prosecutor without a speck of dutifulness or common sense.
From the outside, she seems to have everything, but on the inside, she is immeasurably deficient…

But you will watch her as, through people and through love, she is reborn as a more grown-up, open-minded "true prosecutor," as well as a mature member of society and of the workforce.

And we hope that this childish human being who grows up on work and love will help us feel and sympathize with many things, as well as grow up with her as we watch this drama.

We hope Prosecutor Princess will be a drama that laughs, enjoys, and worries with all of you.



Ma Hye-ri (played by Kim So-yeon)
Junior Prosecutor, Midland Prosecutor's Office.
Daughter of CEO Ma of Dongbang [Eastern] Architecture.

Beauty like an actress' and a body that would make a movie star cry!
Passed the Bar Exam in one shot~
Graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute with top grades.
The envy of all parents in South Korea.

Raised as the precious daughter of an affluent family.
Under her mother's maintenance, she studied as her mother told her to,
and got good grades without any goals or personal worries,
eventually entering a law college.
She has an IQ of 168, plus excellent concentration and memorization skills.

Her hobbies are shopping, skincare, and body maintenance.
She knows when all the new name-brand lines come out, and if she sees pretty clothes or accessories, she absolutely has to buy them.
At one point, she thought her calling was fashion and transferred to Fashion Design, but her father caught her; she had to return to law in order to avoid being kicked out of the house.

Between her wealthy upbringing and hiring as a prosecutor, she has never had the chance to feel scared or altruistic, or to experience society. A flower in a greenhouse.

She has a simple, direct personality; she'd rather die than do something she doesn't want to do.
She can't stand bothersome tasks, especially if they are physically tiring.

So, how is she as a Prosecutor of the Republic of Korea?
Sense of duty? Sense of justice? What are those?
For her, her position is just another asset that reflects her awesomeness, and all she has to do is prosecute as she was taught.

Seo In-woo (played by Park Shi-hoo)
Principal Attorney, Haneul ["sky/or heaven"] Law Offices

Has an unusual resume -- graduated from an American university, then came to Korea to take the bar exam and became a lawyer.
Runs the law firm "Haneul," which houses outsiders who can't deal with the realities of the legal profession in Korea.
There are many rumors about his origins, but no one really knows his past.

Sharp appearance, sophisticated style.
Recklessly confident and appropriately pompous.
But sometimes, he is a trashy delinquent, and sneaky as well, but not so much that people hate him for it.
His cute playfulness and laugh are his trademarks!
It takes a lot of get him angry.

On the outside, he is brilliant and fair…but he has a chilling dark side.

He is tenacious, meticulous, and good at reading people's minds.
He stops at nothing to win his clients' lawsuits, and is not above blackmailing people who deserve it.
On the other hand, he is tender and warm toward innocent underdogs.
He acts as legal aid or pro bono attorney on behalf of the powerless.

A man whose personality changes like a chameleon.
Just why does In-woo hide his true self and hang around Hye-ri?

Yoon Se-joon (played by Han Jeong-soo)
Chief Prosecutor of Ma Hye-ri's office

Tall and handsome, this attractive man is called "The Gregory Peck of the Prosecutor World."
He is capable, cold, cynical, and harsh.

He lost his wife to cancer 3 years ago, and has a 7-year-old daughter.
He is more traumatized by his wife's death than one would think.
While he worked like a crazy man at the prosecutorial profession, which he found fun because of his boiling-hot sense of justice and passion, his wife supported him quietly. She allowed her disease to progress too much, and he couldn't even be at her deathbed.

Th profession of prosecutor, which is so intense that he had to give up his personal life…in his heart, he carries remorse that he can't let anyone else see.

He is grateful to Prosecutor Jin and her mother for raising his daughter safely, but he hasn't noticed Jin Jeong-seon's feelings for him. He treasures her as a trustworthy junior colleague.

He is severe and cold with Hye-ri, who looks a lot like his wife but doesn't act like her at all.
However, he also understands Hye-ri who, lacking passion for prosecution, treats it as just another job.

So when everyone gives up on Hye-ri, he gives her an opportunity.
When that makes Hye-ri fall for him and she makes advances, he resists.
But as she charges him uncalculatingly, there comes a time when he accepts her feelings.

However…the deeper his relationship with Hye-ri becomes, the more regret he feels about Jin Jeong-seon.
And watching Hye-ri suffer over In-woo, he learns a truth that he wasn't able to comprehend before…

Jin Jeong-seon (played by Choi Song-hyeon)
Hye-ri's senior colleague

Ma Hye-ri's natural enemy!
Hot-blooded prosecutor who lives by justice and dies by justice.

She runs around as though she'll save the world all by herself.
Unbeknownst to her, this has earned her the nickname "Eagle Noona [older sister]"
as well as "Double Blade" -- because her speech cuts like a knife.

She became a prosecutor because her father, having lost all of his money to a con, died of a nervous disorder brought on by rage. Because of her work, she has never dreamed of marriage.
Sometimes, when corruption in the prosecutor world comes to light, or a fellow prosecutor's misconduct is revealed, she fumes alone, drinking like a fish.

But Ma Hye-ri, flaunting her feminine scent, comes on the scene.
As if that aura weren't enough, she points out things that are wrong with Jeong-seon's appearance and even talks back?! A one-way ticket to Jeong-seon's hit list.

No need for experience; that thing needs to be fired right away!
Being a prosecutor when she is not at all prosecutor material...Jeong-seon will not accept this.

Besides…Hye-ri shamelessly makes moves on Yoon Se-joon, the object of Jeong-seon's secret affection, and steals him away little by little…Jeong-seon, who has no dating experience, is about to die because of Hye-ri.

All she's done is admire Yoon Se-joon from afar. She doesn't know what to do except wait for his wounds to heal. She half-forces her mother, using threats and pleas, to baby-sit Yoon's daughter Bin, and looks after Bin providently.

She's inept at expressing emotions, as well as bumbling, timid, and naively unaware of social norms.
When will she finally be able to express her feelings for Se-joon…

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