Bachelor's Vegetable Store

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Bachelor's Vegetable Store
Genre Melodrama
Comedy
Romance
Format Television drama
Based on Bachelor's Vegetable Store 
by Kim Young-han and Lee Young-seok
Written by Yoon Sung-hee
Directed by Lee Joon-hyung
Starring Ji Chang-wook
Wang Ji-hye
Kim Young-kwang
Park Soo-jin
Hwang Shin-hye
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 24
Production
Location(s) Korea
Running time Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:20 (KST)
Broadcast
Original channel Channel A
Original run December 21, 2011 (2011-12-21) – March 8, 2012 (2012-03-08)
External links
Website

Bachelor's Vegetable Store (Hangul: 총각네 야채가게; RR: Chonggagne Yachaegage) is a South Korean television series starring Ji Chang-wook, Wang Ji-hye, Kim Young-kwang, Park Soo-jin and Hwang Shin-hye. It aired on Channel A from December 21, 2011 to March 8, 2012 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:20 for 24 episodes.

It is based on the same-titled book published in 2003 that chronicles the real-life success story of how a young man named Lee Young-seok turned a small 350-square-feet vegetable store in 1998 into a nationwide franchise with 33 branches.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

Han Tae-yang is a hardworking, talented young man who will do anything to make his tiny vegetable stand a success. He hires a couple of "lost boys" who become his employees and friends: Nam Yoo-bong, a successful yet lonely farmer with zero love life; Lee Chan-sol, an idol trainee whose talent agency throws him out after nine years due to a hushed scandal, so he ends up working in a host club; Yoon Ho-jae, a certifiable genius with a lack of social skills that makes him unhireable to big companies; and Jung Ki-young, a homeless man who doesn't talk much.

Tae-yang also falls in love with Mok Ga-on, but she is hiding a huge secret. She is actually Jin Jin-shim, an orphaned girl. When her friend, the real Mok Ga-on, died when they were teenagers, Ga-on's ambitious mother Choi Kang-sun took Jin-shim in and told her to pretend to be her daughter, since Ga-on is the illegitimate daughter of a chaebol businessman. Desperate for a family, Jin-shim agreed, and now named Ga-on, she has a devoted but toxic relationship with Kang-sun. Ga-on also has feelings for Tae-yang, but she is torn between him and a wealthy heir, Lee Seul-woo.

Cast[edit]

  • Ji Chang-wook as Han Tae-yang[4]
  • Wang Ji-hye as Mok Ga-on/Jin Jin-shim
  • Kim Young-kwang as Lee Seul-woo
  • Park Soo-jin as Jung Dan-bi
  • Hwang Shin-hye as Choi Kang-sun[5]
  • Lee Se-young as Han Tae-in
  • Park Won-sook as Hwang Soo-ja
  • Jang Hang-seon as Jung Goo-gwang
  • Kim Do-yeon as Yeon Boon-hong
  • Jeon No-min as Mok In-beom
  • Lee Kwang-soo as Nam Yoo-bong[6]
  • Song Ji-hyuk as Yoon Ho-jae
  • Noh Sung-ha as Jung Ki-young[7]
  • Shin Won-ho as Lee Chan-sol
  • Lee Eun as Hong Jung-ah
  • Sa Mi-ja as Park Geum-soon
  • Oh Jae-moo as young Han Tae-yang
  • Kim Chae-bin as young Jin Jin-shim
  • Park So-young as young Mok Ga-on
  • Noh Jong-ui as young Han Tae-in

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veggie Store gets its bachelor, broadcaster, and leading lady". Dramabeans. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  2. ^ "CEO와 특별한 하루: 이영석 총각네야채가게 대표". 10Asia (in Korean). 27 November 2009. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  3. ^ http://www.chonggakne.com/
  4. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (15 December 2011). "Ji Chang Wook On Always Being the 'Good Guy'". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  5. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (15 December 2011). "Hwang Shin Hye on Acting as a Mother". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  6. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (9 March 2012). "Lee Kwang Soo on the End of Bachelor's Vegetable Store". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  7. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (24 November 2011). "Sung Ha Cast in Bachelor's Vegetable Store". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 

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