Love Truly

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Love Truly
Lovetruly-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Love Truly
Also known as I Really Really Like You
Written by Bae Yoo-mi
Directed by Kim Jin-man
Starring Eugene
Lee Min-ki
Ryu Jin
Opening theme "I Really Really Like You" by Eugene
Ending theme "Like a Candy" by Eugene
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 34
Production
Executive producer(s) Shin Ho-gyun
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 50 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 (KST)
Broadcast
Original channel Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original run April 8, 2006 (2006-04-08) – August 6, 2006 (2006-08-06)
External links
Website

Love Truly (Hangul: 진짜 진짜 좋아해; RR: Jinjja Jinjja Joahae; lit. I Really, Really Like You) is a 2006 South Korean television series starring Eugene, Lee Min-ki and Ryu Jin. It aired on MBC from April 8 to August 6, 2006 on Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 for 34 episodes.[1] [2]

Title card used in the Philippines.

Plot[edit]

Yeo Bong-soon (Eugene) grew up in the province, but she's given a chance to become a chef at the presidential residence Blue House. At first, she seems out of touch with the real world and people find her naïve. However, her sweetness, thoughtfulness, and diligence made it easier for the people around her to like her and eventually accept her for who she is.

Nam Bong-ki (Lee Min-ki), the seemingly lazy and self-centered presidential guard, who disliked Bong Soon from the beginning for her outdated looks and provincial mentality, gradually starts to fall for her. Bong-ki is shallow and arrogant, but being near Bong-soon changed his perspective: he became more generous, willing to help, and understanding. When Bong-ki develops feeling for Bong-soon, the story turns into a love triangle, - Bong-soon already gave her heart to a man she saved on a mountain next to her house, the handsome and intelligent doctor Jang Joon-won.

Jang Joon-won (Ryu Jin) is the President's son but none of his friends or colleagues know about it, which allows him to keep his privacy. He is a well-loved doctor but he carries a secret that is known only to a select few. After his encounters with Bong-soon he becomes enamored by her. But how long can Joon-won keep his feelings in check, especially since his secret prevents him from falling in love with her?

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

25 years old, chef at the Blue House. She's a cheerful, honest and naive person. She loves daydreaming. She's always thinking about something. Her little room is filled with stacks of books. She loves cooking and won a few cooking contests. She used to live with her grandmother in the countryside but after her grandmother's death she came to Seoul to find her birth parents. Since she was completely out of touch with the world, she seems like an alien to other people. She runs into problems at every corner in the bustling metropolis of Seoul. She speaks with a very thick Gangwon Province accent.[3] For most people, it's difficult to understand her dialect. However, it's easy to like her. She's incredibly diligent. She's always on the move. She gets breakfast ready by 6 in the morning as she used to do in her hometown. Her neighbors have hard time understanding her. For them, her interest in other people's business seems unnecessary. They aren’t used to getting help that they don’t ask for. However, as time goes by, they start opening their hearts and accept her.
28 years old, bodyguard to the President's family. He's tall and good-looking. However, he's lazy and self-centered. He's a player and he looks down on women. He's the kind of person that people love to hate. He doesn’t want to get involved in other people's lives. He's a very individualistic and selfish person. He tries to avoid anything that requires responsibility. He doesn’t have any problem saying no when someone asks for his help. He doesn’t feel bad about anything. He loves shoes and collects them. He is constantly unhappy, complaining and unbalanced, muttering, shouting or kicking things. Appearance means everything to him. He's very popular with women. He even categorizes them by appearance. According to his classification, Bong-soon belongs to the lowest group. He never wastes his money and time on the 'unqualified' women. He becomes the bodyguard of the president's granddaughter.
31 years old, son of the President. He's always smiling. He's as handsome as a movie star. He's very intelligent and kind. The women in the hospital where he's working agree that he's the sexiest doctor in the country. He's generous, modest and warm-hearted. He's very popular with his patients. It's hard to believe that he's the son of the president. He's not interested in the way he looks. Only a few people know that his father is the president. He's been married for 13 years. He has a five-year-old daughter. His wife has been suffering from Dementia for three years. Joon-won feels helpless about the fact that he can’t do anything to make her better, after his wife took care of him for 8 years, while he studied and worked. His in-laws want him to get a divorce and start a new life. However, he can’t give up on his wife unless she wants to leave him.

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Geum Bo-ra as Lee Han-sook, Bong-soon's mother, former movie star, 47 y/o
  • Jang Yong as Nam Dae-sik, Bong-ki's father, carpenter, 61 y/o
  • Choi Bool-am as Jang Min-ho, President of South Korea, Joon-won's father, 59 y/o
  • Kim Hye-ok as Oh Young-sil, Joon-won's mother, First Lady of South Korea, 53 y/o
  • Jung So-young as Go Ji-soo, Joon-won's wife, 31 y/o
  • Jung Da-bin as Jang Hyo-won, Joon-won's daughter, 5 y/o
  • Ahn Hye-kyung as Noh Jin-kyung, nutritionist-in-charge of the canteen, 29 y/o
  • Kim Chang-wan as Kang San, head chef at the Blue House, 50 y/o
  • Kwon Ki-sun as Ma Ok-hee, cook, 47 y/o
  • Lee Young-ja as Song Eon-joo, cook, 39 y/o
  • Yoon Yeo-jeong as Goo Hyang-sook, cook, 55 y/o
  • Shin Min-hee as Geum Soo-kyung, Han-sook's stepdaughter, 19 y/o
  • Yoon Seung-won as Lee Sang-jik, chief of the guard department, 48y/o
  • Ryu Tae-joon as Kim Joo-yeob, bodyguard nicknamed Robocop, 28 y/o
  • Yoon Ji-hoo as Kang Moon-sik, bodyguard, 28 y/o
  • Kim Guk-jin as Ki Hyung-do, photographer, 35 y/o
  • Kang In-deok as Bang Pil-do, Ok-hee's ex-husband, barber, 59 y/o

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Love Truly". MBC Global Media. 14 February 2008. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Love Truly Makes a Good Start~!". MBC Global Media. 14 February 2008. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  3. ^ Hwang, You-mee (10 August 2006). "Actresses venture to show their other side on TV". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 

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