Heartstrings (TV series)
Promotional poster for Heartstrings
|Genre||Romance, Comedy, Drama|
|Directed by||Pyo Min Soo|
|Starring||Jung Yong Hwa
|Ending theme||"You've Fallen for Me" by Jung Yong Hwa|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||15 +1 special|
|Running time||70 minutes|
|Original channel||Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation|
|First shown in||South Korea|
|Original run||29 June 2011– 19 August 2011|
|Preceded by||The Greatest Love|
|Followed by||Can't Lose|
Heartstrings (Hangul: 넌 내게 반했어; RR: Neon Naege Banhaesseo; lit. You've Fallen for Me) is a South Korean youthful melodrama about the main characters' love, friendship and dreams, set against the backdrop of a university. Prior to its television premier in South Korea the rights to the series were sold to eight countries including Japan, China, and North America.
This drama's main leads, Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye, were originally paired from SBS's 2009 drama, You're Beautiful. Jung Yong Hwa's character in You're Beautiful, Shin Woo, was involved in a one-sided love relationship with Park Shin Hye's character, Mi Nam. Now they have a chance to have a share of love together in this series, Heartstrings.
Lee Shin, (Jung Yong Hwa) is a university student majoring in Western Music. He is also the vocalist and guitarist of a band "The Stupid." Shin is known for his good looks, cocky personality, and strong passion for music. Everyone sees him as a cold-hearted and distant person, but he has a soft side inside him hidden away. He lacks interest in anything unrelated to music and has neither dreams nor plans for the future. He initially likes Jung Yoon Soo, a dance professor at the university, but this all changes when he meets Lee Gyu Won (Park Shin Hye).
Lee Gyu Won is a jolly, bright, and outgoing student who was born into a prestigious family and is majoring in Traditional Korean Music. She plays the gayageum. Gyu Won's grandfather, Lee Dong Gun, is one of the top 3 traditional musicians of his age and his biggest wish is to see his granddaughter become a traditional music prodigy. Trying to live up to her grandfather's expectations, Gyu Won immerses herself in practice and becomes a university student who knows nothing much outside of her studies. As her friends are fans of "The Stupid", she was forced to go to the band's concert with them. There she saw Lee Shin performing live, and is immediately captivated by him.
Yeo Joon Hee (Kang Min Hyuk) is a bumbling, shy, and ever hungry boy who doesn't act his age. He has a complete childlike personality, shaggy idiot by day, Stupid's lead drummer by night. During one of his shaggy phases during the day, he comes across University Princess and chairman's daughter, Han Hee Joo (Woori), who he immediately falls head over heels for, calling her his "Natasha." However, there are dark sides to Hee Joo's personality than his naïvety knows, and in the series, he fights between his ever-growing feelings for Hee Joo and helping his friends as she threatens their university lives.
The time when Lee Gyu Won decided to join the performance for the festival, every one sees her potential talent and this triggers Han Hee Joo's mother who plans together with Tae Joon, one of the school's administrators, to destroy Lee Gyu Won's and the Director's image for her to quit the upcoming festival in her fear that Lee Gyu Won might outshine her daughter Han Hee Joo.
- Jung Yong-hwa as Lee shin
- Park Shin-hye as Lee Gyu-won
- Song Chang-eui as Kim Suk-hyun
- So Yi-hyun as Jung Yoon-soo
- Kang Min-hyuk as Yeo Joon-hee
- Woori as Han Hee-joo
- Lee Hyun-jin as Hyun Ki-young
- Im Se-mi as Cha Bo-woon
- Lee Jung-hun as Im Tae-joon
- Jung Kyung-ho as Goo Jung-eun
- Jang Seo-won as Lee Soo-myung
- Shin Goo as Lee Dong-jin
- Sun Woo Jae Duk as Lee Sun-ki
- Lee Il-hwa as Song Ji-young
- Moon Ga-young as Lee Jung-hyun
- Kim Sun-kyung as Professor Hong
- Seo Bum-suk as Lee Hyun-soo
- Oh Won-bin as guitarist of The Stupid
- Song Se-hyun as bassist of The Stupid
The Heartstrings soundtrack was released in four parts every week starting from June 29, 2011, and concluding on July 20, 2011.
|1.||"넌 내게 반했어" (Neon Naege Banhaesseo, You've Fallen for Me)||Jung Yong Hwa||3:11|
|2.||"사랑하게 되는 날" (Saranghage Doeneun Nal, The Day We Fall in Love)||Park Shin Hye||3:22|
|1.||"별" (Byeol, Star)||Kang Min Hyuk||3:12|
|1.||"그리워서..." (Geuriwoseo..., Because I Miss You...)||Jung Yong Hwa||4:35|
|2.||"어떻게 하면 좋을까요" (Eotteohke Hamyeon Joheulkkayo, What Do You Want Me to Do)||Various Artists||2:20|
|3.||"그대를 만나러 갑니다" (Geudaereul Mannareo Gabnida, Going to Meet Me)||Various Artists||2:01|
|4.||"그리워서... (Inst.)" (Geuriwoseo... (Inst.), Because I Miss You... (Inst.))||Various Artists||4:35|
|5.||"넌 내게 반했어 (Inst.)" (Neon Naege Banhaesseo (Inst.), You've Fallen for Me (Inst.))||Various Artists||3:11|
|6.||"그리워서... (Guitar Ver.)" (Geuriwoseo... (Guitar Ver.), Because I Miss You... (Guitar Ver.))||Various Artists||1:55|
|7.||"싸울 준비 되었나요" (Ssaul Junbi Doeeotnayo, Are You Ready to Fight?)||Various Artists||1:52|
|1.||"모르나봐" (Moreunabwa, I Don't Know)||M Signal||5:04|
|2.||"꼭은 아니더라도" (Kkogeun Anideorado, Even If It's Not Necessary)||F.T. Island||4:25|
|1.||"모르나봐" (Moreunabwa, I Don't Know)||M Signal||5:06|
|2.||"그래 웃어봐" (Geurae Useobwa, Give Me a Smile)||M Signal||3:38|
|3.||"친구로만 알았는데" (Chinguroman Ar-atneunde, Thought We Are Only a Friend)||Oh Won Bin||3:57|
|4.||"꼭은 아니더라도" (Kkogeun Anideorado, Even If It's Not Necessary)||F.T. Island||4:25|
|5.||"그리워서... (Band Ver.)" (Geuriwoseo... (Band Ver.), Because I Miss You... (Band Ver.))||Jung Yong Hwa||3:05|
|6.||"모르나봐 (Inst.)" (Moreunabwa (Inst.), I Don't Know (Inst.))||M Signal||5:06|
|7.||"그래 웃어봐 (Fusion Ver.)" (Geurae Useobwa, Give Me A Smile (Fusion Ver.))||M Signal||3:42|
|8.||"The Battle of Life"||Various Artists||2:14|
|9.||"비제를 위하여" (Bijereul Wihayeo)||Various Artists||2:00|
|10.||"슬픈 사생결단" (Seulpeun Sasaeng-gyeoldan, Sorrowful Decision)||Various Artists||1:30|
- Japan: Fuji TV from 9 July 2012. Ahead of the premiere an official fan meeting attended by both leads, Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin-hye, was held on 16 July at Tokyo’s International Forum.
- Philippines: ABS-CBN premiered the TV series from January 9, 2012 to July 20, 2012, 2:30 pm to 3:30pm for 27 episodes.
- 2012 48th Baeksang Arts Awards: Popular Drama Actress (Park Shin Hye)
- 2012 KBS K-Drama Star Awards: Hallyu Star Award (Jung Yong-hwa)
- 2013 Asian Television Award: Best Single Drama
- Choi, Min-ji (25 August 2011). "‘Heartstrings’ Jung Yong Hwa & Park Shin Hye, “Thank you for the precious times”". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
- "넌 내게 반했어 OST Part 1" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
- "넌 내게 반했어 OST Part 2" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
- "넌 내게 반했어 OST Part 3" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
- "넌 내게 반했어 OST Part 4" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
- "넌 내게 반했어 OST 2" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
- Ho, Stewart (13 June 2012). "Jung Yong Hwa, Park Shin Hye to Hold Japan Fan Meeting Ahead of Heartstrings Premiere". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
- Official site (Korean)