Bad Love (TV series)

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Bad Love
Bad Love-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Bad Love
Also known as Cruel Love
Genre Romance, Melodrama
Format Television series
Written by Lee Yoo-jin
Directed by Kwon Kye-hong
Starring Kwon Sang-woo
Lee Yo-won
Kim Sung-soo
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 20
Production
Location(s) Korea
Running time 60 minutes on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Broadcast
Original channel Korean Broadcasting System
Original run 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) – 5 February 2008 (2008-02-05)
Chronology
Preceded by Evasive Inquiry Agency
Followed by Single Dad in Love
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul 못된 사랑
Revised Romanization Motdoen Sarang
McCune–Reischauer Motdoen Sarang

Bad Love (Hangul: 못된 사랑; RR: Motdoen Sarang) is a 2007 South Korean television drama series starring Kwon Sang-woo, Lee Yo-won, and Kim Sung-soo.[1] It aired on KBS2 from December 3, 2007 to February 5, 2008 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.[2]

Despite lackluster domestic viewership ratings, it recorded high export revenues from Japan and Taiwan due to Kwon's Korean wave appeal.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

Na In-jung struggles with her love between the rather cold and rebellious Yong-ki and a successful businessman, Soo-hwan. Kang Yong-ki is a pop culture artist.[4] He was separated from his first love, Jo Ann, and still carries the wound that he suffered from their relationship. His half sister is Joo-ran who is married to Soo-hwan. Soo-hwan begins an affair with In-jung but he only has ambition for the CEO position of Yong-ki's father's company. Soon after he discovers that his ambition does not fill the emptiness that he has inside and realizes he needs In-jung. But In-jung and Yong-ki have already fallen in love with each other. Will In-jung go back to her first love or stay with Yong-ki?

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Park Geun-hyung as Chairman Kang Woo-taek, Yong-ki's father
  • Song Ok-sook as Lee Jin-sook, Joo-ran's mother
  • Kim Chang-wan as Hwang In-soo
  • Bang Eun-hee as Park Chan-sook
  • Kim Min-jung as Soo-hwan's mother
  • Choi Yong-min as In-jung's father
  • Yu Ji-in as In-jung's mother
  • Choi Sung-min as Yoon Sil-gang
  • Jung Woo as Han Jung-woo
  • Kim Hyang-gi as Lee Mi-so, Soo-hwan's daughter
  • Yoon Hee-seok as Yong-ki's friend
  • Lee Ha
  • Lee Joo-seok

Ratings[edit]

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2007-12-03 01 7.7% -
2007-12-04 02 7.5% -
2007-12-10 03 8.2% -
2007-12-11 04 11.6% (14th) 11.8% (12th)
2007-12-17 05 9.2% -
2007-12-18 06 8.7% -
2007-12-24 07 6.3% -
2007-12-25 08 9.2% -
2007-12-31 09 8.7% -
2008-01-01 10 8.7% -
2008-01-07 11 9.1% -
2008-01-08 12 7.9% -
2008-01-14 13 8.0% -
2008-01-15 14 7.8% -
2008-01-21 15 8.5% -
2008-01-22 16 7.1% -
2008-01-28 17 7.1% -
2008-01-29 18 6.0% -
2008-02-04 19 6.6% -
2008-02-05 20 6.8% -
Average 8.0% -

International broadcast[edit]

Under the title Cruel Love, it aired in the Philippines beginning June 22, 2009 on the GMA Network.[5]

It premiered in Japan on cable channel WOWOW on September 19, 2008.[6] This was followed by re-airings on terrestrial network TBS,[7] and on cable channel KNTV from June 18 to August 21, 2012.[8] Also under the title Cruel Love, the Tagalog-dubbed version was re-aired worldwide on GMA Life TV from April 7, 2014-June 11, 2014.

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