They were born with a silver spoon and given a privileged life, but these young masters of the universe are often self-centered and oblivious to the suffering of ordinary people. It doesn't necessarily mean that they are bad human beings. Perhaps they just need to get lucky by meeting the right person to remind them a thing or two about growing up. This is a long-favored theme, especially in Asian dramas. Let's see what it takes to reform a wayward heir into a true prince charming. Which spoiled prince comes to your mind first?

1. Goo Joon Pyo in Boys Over Flowers

It would take Jandi, a poor girl who receives a scholarship to the most elite and exclusive high school in South Korea. The prince and the pauper girl meet and naturally don't see eye to eye. It literally takes a kick from the kick-ass girl who dares to say "no" to wake up the prince from his self-absorbed slumber.

Young actor Lee Min Ho rose to international fame by playing the wayward prince who is reformed by true love!


2. Kim Joo Won in Secret Garden

It would take a strong, free-spirited young woman who works as a stuntwoman to make the wealthy heir see how things look for the other 99%, especially when his soul switches body with hers. When the couple falls in love, their love is the kind that endures because they truly understand how each other feels.


3. Kang Min Ho in Falling in Love with Soon Jung

It would take literally a new heart, via a heart transplant, to inject the antidote to arrogance in a cynical prince of the cutthroat business world. When he falls in love with a kind woman, he has no idea that his heart came from her warmhearted boyfriend. Will the new heart change him from the inside out?


4. Park Hyun Joon in You Are Too Much

It would take friendship with a kind and independent woman, who has supported others with her hard work all her life, to make a temperamental prince to think of others beyond his own wants and needs. When he learns the lesson of true love from self sacrifice and gives up forcing love, he ultimately wins the heart of the woman he loves.


5. Oh Jin Gyu in Strongest Deliveryman

It would take lots of luck, including meeting friends who have to work for an honest living, to let an errant heir, who is truly a frog, reach his potential to become a real everyday prince. He is played to perfection by actor Kim Sun Ho. (Dare I hope for a sequel or a new drama starring Kim Sun Ho?)


And now, we have a new prince on the way to reform school!

6. Byun Hyuk in Revolutionary Love

He is more of a immature manchild than selfish prince who needs to go back to school to learn about surviving in the real world. It would take a woman who values independence through honest work to teach him about how to earn self respect, and respect from other people, by working for a living. It would indeed be a "revolutionary" journey for him. Will he successfully graduate into a prince charming?

The drama stars the popular Super Junior singer-actor Choi Siwon in his first project after military service.


Who else was a wayward prince in your mind? Comment below!

~ NancyZdramaland

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