Lovers (TV series)
|Created by||Kim Eun-sook
|Based on||Turn Around and Leave
by Lee Man-hee
|Written by||Kim Eun-sook|
|Directed by||Shin Woo-chul|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55|
|Original channel||Seoul Broadcasting System|
|Original run||November 8, 2006– January 11, 2007|
|Preceded by||Korea Secret Agency|
|Followed by||Surgeon Bong Dal-hee|
Lovers (Hangul: 연인; RR: Yeon-in) is a South Korean television series starring Kim Jung-eun and Lee Seo-jin who play a plastic surgeon and a gangster who enter into an unlikely romance. It aired on SBS from November 8, 2006 to January 11, 2007 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.
It is the third and final installment of the "Lovers" trilogy by writer Kim Eun-sook and director Shin Woo-chul. Unlike previous installments Lovers in Paris (which Kim also starred in) and Lovers in Prague which were partly shot in Europe, Lovers filmed on location in China's Hainan Island.
Chang-bae (Kim Roi-ha) vents his anger on Kang-jae (Lee Seo-jin) after being reprimanded by President Kang. Chang-bae shows Yang-geum (Yang Geum-seok) a photo of Mi-ju, which leads to Yang-geum's decision to arrange a marriage between her son and Mi-ju. Yang-geum calls Se-yeon (Jung Chan) to meet Mi-ju on an arranged date. Se-yeon is not interested in meeting someone that his parents have picked out as his future wife so he sends a friend in his place instead. Meanwhile, Mi-ju gets angry with the rude friend that Se-yeon sent to meet her. In a fit of anger, she splashes wine all over Se-yeon's friend. Se-yeon begins to feel interested in Mi-ju as he watches her startling actions.
Mi-ju barges into a Japanese restaurant to pick a fight with Kang-jae, whom she mistakes for another man who got Jung-hwa pregnant and then dumped her. While roughly clutching Kang-jae's collar, a group of gang members wearing black suits emerge before her...
Mi-ju (Kim Jung-eun) is disturbed when she hears the sound of breaking glass from the home of her neighbor where Yu-jin (Kim Gyu-ri) lives. Yu-jin is arguing with her boyfriend and tells him that the flowers he sends and the expensive luxury car he bought for him are meaningless. When Yu-jin demands that Kang-jae settle down and live with her, he tells her that he can't.
Minister Yoon is faced with problems when the orphanage shelter is seized. Kang-jae is filled with contempt when Mi-ju tell him to buy the land that the orphanage is sitting on. While Mi-ju keeps pressuring him to buy the land since he's rich, Kang-jae is knifed in the back by an unidentified assailant. Mi-ju is shocked to see Kang-jae bleeding and Sang-taek (Lee Ki-young) tells her to immediately treat Kang-jae's knife wounds because they won't be able to reach a hospital in time.
- Lee Seo-jin as Ha Kang-jae
- Kim Jung-eun as Yoon Mi-ju
- Jung Chan as Kang Se-yeon
- Kim Gyu-ri as Park Yu-jin
- Lee Han as Tae-san
- Yeon Mi-joo as Choi Yoon
- Lee Ki-young as Uhm Sang-taek
- Park In-hwan as Reverend Yoon Mok-sa
- Choi Ha-na as Hong Soon-jung
- Yoo Jung-hyun as Seol Won-chul
- Choi Il-hwa as Kang Choong-shik
- Yang Geum-suk as Jung Yang-geum
- Kim Roi-ha as Nam Chang-bae
- Jang Hang-sun
- Kim Ki-bang
Source: TNS Media Korea
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