GENRE: Romance, Comedy
SYNOPSIS: Hapkido Master Jan Man Ok becomes the stylist for pop group TAKE ONE while her grandfather is away. The two members of TAKE ONE, Lee Tae Ik and Won Kang Hwi, seem to consist of two completely opposing personalities but both have fallen for Man Ok. Man Ok, however, must keep up a pretense with both her grandfather and her best friend that life at home is nothing but normal. Tae Ik must work for his recording company in order to earn back “Full House”, the home his late parents bought, while also trying to fight to be in Man Ok’s heart.
STARRING: Hwang Jung Eum (Jang Man Ok/Michelle Jang), Noh Jung Ui (Child Man Ok/Michelle Jang), No Min Woo (Lee Tae Ik), Oh Jae Moo (Teen Tae Ik), Ahn Do Gyu (Child Tae Ik), Park Ki Woong (Won Kang Hwi), Jung Yoon Suk (Child Kang Hwi), Yoo Seol Ah (Jin Se Ryung), Kim Byung Se (Hwang Bum Soo), Lee Hoon (Lee Joon), Lee Seung Hyo (Bae Go Dong), Jung Ji Ah (Song Noh Ra), Heo Jae Ho (So Ji Sung), Kim Do Yun (Han Ga Ryun), Jang Hang Sun (Man Ok’s Grandfather), Oh Na Mi (Stylist Choi), Yoo Tae Woong (Tae Ik’s Father), Kim Ye Ryung (Tae Ik’s Mother), Kuroda Fukumi (Tae Ik’s Aunt), Kang Doo (Sangsudong Wolf/Sang Dae), Han Yeo Wool (Secretary), Ahn Yong Joon (Jay/Jung Chul), Lee Shin Ae (Entertainment News Reporter), Song Min Hyung (President Director of U Entertainment), Yang Han Yul (Kim Joo Hyun), Kim Tae Young (Ophthalmologist), Lee Jung (Radio Program MC), Jo Jae Yoon (China’s Korean Taxi Driver), Lee Jung Soo (MC for “We Are Rivals”), Wu Tian Tian (Zi Ming)
VIEWING SOURCE: Netflix; May-June 2016
GENRE: Romance, Comedy
SYNOPSIS: As a child, Kim Hye Jin was the pretty girl in school that all of the boys wanted to be friends with. Ji Sung Soon is an unattractive boy who relocates to Hye Jin’s school. When the other students are mean to Sung Soon because of his appearance, Hye Jin befriends Sung Soon and protects him. Even when Sung Soon moves away with his family, Hye Jin’s correspondence gives him the self esteem and courage he needs to keep improving himself. Eventually the two lose contact and after several years go by, Hye Jin receives a request from Sung Soon to meet. When she discovers that over time the quality of each of their appearances has reversed, she chickens out on the meeting and convinces her best friend and room mate, Min Ha Ri, to go in her stead and pretend to be her. Just when she thinks she’s off the hook, fate finds her working a new job for a fashion magazine with Sung Soon at the helm as her boss.
STARRING: Hwang Jung Eum (Kim Hye Jin),Jung Da Bin (young Hye Jin/Kim Hye Rin), Park Seo Joon (Ji Sung Joon), Yang Han Yeol (young Sung Joon), Go Joon Hee (Min Ha Ri), Lee Ja In (young Ha Ri), Choi Shi Won (Kim Shin Hyuk), Kim Ha Kyoon (Boo Jong Man), Jo Chang Geun (Kwang Hee), Jin Hye Won (Lee Sul Bi), Hwang Suk Jung (Kim Rara/Restaurant Owner), Ahn Se Ha (Kim Poong Ho), Shin Dong Mi (Cha Joo Young), Park Yoo Hwan (Kim Joon Woo), Kang Soo Jin (Joo Ah Reum), Shin Hye Sun (Han Sul), Cha Jung Won (Sun Min), Bae Min Jung (Lee Kyung), Im Ji Hyun (Eun Young), Park Choong Sun (Kim Jong Sub), Lee Il Hwa (Han Jung Hye), Lee Byung Joon (Min Yong Gil), Yoon Yoo Sun (Cha Hye Jung), Seo Jung Yeon (Na Ji Sun), Ahn Sang Tae (Convenience Store Worker), Ray Yang (Woman Mistaken as Hye Jin), Kang Sung (Ha Ri’s Date), Kim Sung Oh (Man At Pub)
VIEWING SOURCE: DramaFever on Roku; October-November 2015