Couple or Trouble

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Couple or Trouble
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(from left) Oh Ji-ho, Han Ye-seul and Kim Sung-min
Also known as Fantasy Couple
Couple of Fantasy
Fantastic Couple
Genre Romantic comedy
Based on Overboard 
by Leslie Dixon
Written by Hong Jung-eun
Hong Mi-ran
Directed by Kim Sang-ho
Starring Han Ye-seul
Oh Ji-ho
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Location(s) South Korea
Running time 60 minutes
Saturdays and Sundays at 21:40 (KST)
Original channel Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original release October 14, 2006 (2006-10-14) – December 3, 2006 (2006-12-03)
Preceded by Outrageous Women
Followed by Miracle
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Couple or Trouble (Hangul: 환상의 커플; RR: Hwan-sang-eui Keo-peul; lit. Fantasy Couple) is a 2006 South Korean television series loosely based on the 1987 Hollywood film Overboard. Starring Han Ye-seul and Oh Ji-ho, it aired on MBC from October 14 to December 3, 2006 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:40 for 16 episodes. The romantic comedy series was popular in the ratings, and received recognition at the MBC Drama Awards.


Anna Jo (Han Ye-seul) is a rude, spoiled, arrogant and impossible-to-please American-bred heiress. She returns to Korea only to continue being a controlling wife to her already cowardly husband, Billy Park (Kim Sung-min). When her yacht gets stuck for repairs, she hires local handyman Jang Chul-soo (Oh Ji-ho) to fix her shower, but when they have a heated spat over her dissatisfaction with his work and refusal to pay, she pushes him overboard and dunks his tools into the ocean right along with him. Later, after a quarrel with Billy that threatens to end their marriage, she herself gets drunkenly pitched overboard and falls victim to a bad case of amnesia.

In the hospital, she ends up beside none other than Chul-soo, who's still recovering from his own swim in the ocean for his lost tools. Unknown to her, he's been raising his three orphaned nephews in their unkempt house and desperately needs a nanny. Taking advantage of her memory loss, he manages to convince her that she's his live-in girlfriend and renames her Na Sang-shil. But he didn't expect her spoiled selfishness to slowly turn into compassion. And he didn't expect to fall overboard again — this time, for her.


Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Kim Kwang-kyu as Department head Gong
  • Kim Jung-wook as Ha Deok-gu
  • Lee Mi-young as Oh Kye-joo
  • Jung Soo-young as Kang-ja
  • Lee Suk-min as Jang Joon-seok
  • Kim Tae-yoon as Jang Yoon-seok
  • Park Joon-mok as Jang Geun-seok
  • Lee Sang-yi as Shim Hyo-jung

Awards and nominations[edit]

2006 MBC Drama Awards
2007 Baeksang Arts Awards


  1. ^ "Han Ye-seul Wins Over Detractors as Amnesiac Heiress". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 October 2006. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 

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