All About Eve (TV series)

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All About Eve
Genre Drama, Romance
Written by Park Ji-hyun
Directed by Lee Jin-suk
Han Chul-soo
Starring Chae Rim
Kim So-yeon
Jang Dong-gun
Han Jae-suk
Opening theme "True Love" by FinKL
Country of origin South Korea
No. of episodes 20
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time approx. 60 minutes
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55
Broadcast
Original channel Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Picture format 1080i HDTV
Original run April 26, 2000 (2000-04-26) – July 6, 2000 (2000-07-06)
Chronology
Preceded by Bad Boys
Followed by Mr. Duke
Related shows All About Eve (Philippine TV series)
External links
Website

All About Eve (Hangul: 이브의 모든것; RR: Ibeuui Modeun Geot) is a South Korean television drama[1] which aired in 2000 on MBC that focused on two beautiful, young TV news reporters (portrayed by Chae Rim and Kim So-yeon) competing for the top position at the network they work for.

Besides sharing a title and the premise of female rivalry, this drama has nothing to do with the film starring Bette Davis.

Plot[edit]

Sun-mi (Chae Rim) is a lovely college student who lives with her upper middle-class widowed father. She has a happy childhood with her best friend Woo-jin (Han Jae-suk). Life changes radically for Sun-mi when her father decides to support Young-mi (Kim So-yeon), a beautiful girl the same age as Sun-mi.

Young-mi became an orphan when her father, an alcoholic who frequently abused her, dies in an accident while working for Mr. Jin's (Sun-mi's father) construction company. Young-mi has grown up in poverty, but she is not a humble person. She's arrogant, greedy and full of resentment. She initially becomes friends with Sun-mi, but eventually envies her for all she is and has, even Woo-jin's love.

Young-mi becomes Sun-mi's rival in every aspect of her life. First, Young-mi steals Woo-jin from Sun-mi, then tries to take over her job at a very important TV network as they both dream to be famous news anchorwomen. She finally turns her eyes on Sun-mi's new boyfriend, Hyung-chul (Jang Dong-gun) one of the network's top executives, whom Sun-mi met during a trip to London. But Hyung-chul's love for Sun-mi is stronger than Young-mi's estimation. Meanwhile Woo-jin suffers of a broken heart as Young-mi makes his life miserable and finally dumps him so she can chase Hyung-chul, even though it hurts her just as much since she does not love him and is only after him for her career's sake.

The climax of the plot comes when a former lover of Young-mi appears and threatens to reveal her deepest secret should she not return to him: a dark past as a prostitute. Since the gangster did not succeed in his attempts, he decides to kill Young-mi. Woo-jin dies while saving her life. However, all of Young-mi's treachery is exposed. Losing everything and heartbroken because of Woo-jin's death, she attempts to commit suicide, but her efforts are frustrated when she is found unconscious by a group of nuns on the shore of the Han River. When Young-mi wakes up, she suffers from amnesia and has lost almost all memory of her past.

The drama ends with a happy reconciliation between Young-mi and Sun-mi, who cries beside Young-mi forgiving her for the misunderstandings between them since they met. Finally, Hyung-chul swears eternal love and proposes to Sun-mi right in the middle of a street, asking her not to move to London.

Cast[edit]

  • Chae Rim as Jin Sun-mi
  • Kim So-yeon as Heo Young-mi
  • Jang Dong-gun as Yoon Hyung-chul[2]
  • Han Jae-suk as Kim Woo-jin
  • Hyun Seok as Mr. Jin, Sun-mi's father
  • Park Won-sook as Mrs. Song, Woo-jin's mother
  • Park Chul as Kim Sun-dal
  • Kim Jung-eun as Yoo Joo-hee
  • Lee Geun-hee as Lee Kyung-hee
  • Park Sook-chul as Shin Ki-dong
  • Yoon Gi-won as Choi Jin-soo
  • Kim Hyo-jin as Jo Cho-jae
  • Ahn Jung-hoon as Ahn Joon-mo
  • Choi Joon-yong as Bae In-soo
  • Han In-soo as Chairman Yoon, Hyung-chul's father
  • Lee Kyung-jin as Hyung-chul's mother
  • Kyeon Mi-ri as Yoon Hyung-chul's stepmother

International broadcast[edit]

It aired in Japan on TV Asahi from October 11 to December 13, 2002, on Fridays at 11:15 p.m.[3]

Remake[edit]

For the Philippine remake, see All About Eve (Philippines TV series).

The hit drama has had two remakes.

All About Eve aired in the Philippines on GMA Network in 2009, starring Iza Calzado, Sunshine Dizon, Mark Anthony Fernandez and Alfred Vargas.[4][5]

Ai Shang Nu Zhu Bo (爱上女主播, "Fall in Love with Anchor Beauty") aired in China on Zhejiang Satellite TV in 2010, starring Zhu Dan, Cheryl Yang, Wu Jian, and South Korean actor Jang Hyuk.[6][7] Chae Rim made a cameo appearance as Jang Hyuk's ex-girlfriend.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dramas Enjoy Hot Demand Overseas". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 January 2003. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Latin America Washed Out to Sea by Korean Wave". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 March 2004. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  3. ^ Brasor, Philip (1 December 2002). "South Korea helps Japan to get more trendy". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2014-07-011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ Jimenez, Fidel (20 March 2009). "Iza Calzado, Sunshine Dizon rivalry heats up in All About Eve". GMA News Online (in Filipino). Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  5. ^ Miralles, Nitz (27 April 2009). "Sunshine Dizon tells fans not to take onscreen rivalry with Iza Calzado too seriously". Philippine Entertainment Portal (in English, Filipino). Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  6. ^ Hong, Lucia (26 March 2010). "Jang Hyuk to star in Chinese remake of All About Eve". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  7. ^ Hong, Lucia (15 October 2010). "Chinese remake of All About Eve No. 1 show in China". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  8. ^ Kim, Lynn (27 May 2010). "Chae Rim to appear in Chinese remake of All About Eve". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 

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