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Prince Hours is a South Korean comedy with a young, hip cast, and a fun-fantasy premise. In an alternate universe, South Korea is ruled by kings and queens. The aging queen is unmarried and childless, and her courtiers promptly begin searching for a prince who is more to their liking. Two possibilities emerge: Lee Hoo, an obscure commoner who gains his living by delivering Chinese food. And Lee Joon, the son of one of the queen's uncles, and the court's preferred candidate. Both vie for the queen's love, and the throne, through a series of challenges, and the fun begins. After the queen secretly commences her search for a suitor, and brings Lee Hoo back to the palace, she immediately engages him in a training regimen. She hopes to make a proper king of him, or at least to give him the skills to defeat his rival, Lee Joon. Lee Joon has the benefit of being backed by the royal faction with the most power at court, but Lee Hoo also has an important secret. One that even he himself isn't aware of: he's royalty. His mother, it turns out, was expelled from the castle before Lee Hoo was born. She later dies. The royal family is unaware of Lee Hoo, just as Lee Hoo is unaware of his own royal blood. Lee Hoo, virtually kidnapped from his commoner's life and thrust into court life, is brash, unfocused, and very self centered. He trains hard and devotes himself to the task at hand, making personal discoveries, new friends, and enemies. Yang Soon Ae is a palace maid who has long fancied Lee Hoo. She cheers him on and eventually reveals her feelings for him, which are requited. Unfortunately for them both, Lee Joon is equally entranced with Yang Soon Ae. Lee Joon injects a dose of excitement and grandeur into this love triangle, as he was reared by nobility, and has always been assured of his rightful place among the elite. He proves a formidable counterpoint to Lee Hoo, whom Yang Soon Ae can't help rooting for.