One Fine Day (TV series)

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One Fine Day
Genre Romance
Melodrama
Format Television drama
Written by Son Eun-hye
Directed by Shin Hyun-chang
Starring Gong Yoo
Sung Yu-ri
Namgoong Min
Lee Yeon-hee
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Production
Producer(s) Yoon Jae-moon
Location(s) South Korea
Sydney, Australia
Running time Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Broadcast
Original channel Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original run 31 May 2006 (2006-05-31) – 20 July 2006 (2006-07-20)
Chronology
Preceded by Dr. Kkang
Followed by Over the Rainbow
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul 어느 멋진
Revised Romanization Eoneu Meotjin Nal
McCune–Reischauer Ǒnŭ Mŏtchin Nal

One Fine Day (Hangul: 어느 멋진 날; RR: Eoneu Meotjin Nal) is a 2006 South Korean television drama series starring Gong Yoo, Sung Yu-ri, Namgoong Min and Lee Yeon-hee. It aired on MBC from May 31 to July 20, 2006 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

Although not related by blood, Seo Gun (Gong Yoo) and Seo Ha-neul (Sung Yu-ri) are legally siblings after the marriage of Gun's father and Ha-neul's mother. But after the deaths of their parents, the siblings are sent to an orphanage where they tearfully part once they get adopted into different families.

In Korea, Ha-neul is a given a new name, Park Hae-won, and grows up in a wealthy, loving family, so much so that she finds it suffocating. Her adoptive mother (Sunwoo Eun-sook) treats Ha-neul like her dead biological daughter, while her adoptive brother Park Tae-won (Yoo Ha-joon) is obsessed with her.

In Australia, Gun lives a life of destitution with his adoptive father Goo Kyung-taek (Lee Ki-yeol) and adoptive sister Goo Hyo-joo (Lee Yeon-hee). He becomes a small-time gangster whose main talents are swindling and fighting. When he hears from his best friend Goo Sung-chan (Kang Sung-jin) that his sister Ha-neul was adopted by a rich family and is now living like a princess, he decides to return to his native country in order to con Ha-neul into giving him money. Hyo-joo, who's nursed a crush on him for a long time, follows Gun to Korea.

Meanwhile, Ha-neul lives every day wanting to get away from her adoptive parents and brother. She secretly works at an aquarium and constantly gets into quarrels with the curator, Kang Dong-ha (Namgoong Min), who starts to like her. Then one day, Gun suddenly appears in front of her. She'd never forgotten him and like she'd imagined a million times in her dreams, her "real" brother has come back to get her, just as he'd promised. Now worlds apart from each other, they reunite after 15 years of separation. Gun initially just wants to swindle money from Ha-neul, but he can't help protecting and caring for his little sister. As the two grow closer, their relationship and feelings become more complicated, and they come to realize that their mutual affection is something more than that of a brother and a sister.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Kang Sung-jin as Goo Sung-chan / James (Gun's friend)
  • Lee Ki-yeol as Goo Kyung-taek (Gun's adoptive father)
  • Jung Dong-hwan as Park Jin-kwon (Ha-neul's adoptive father)
  • Sunwoo Eun-sook as Ji Soo-hyun (Ha-neul's adoptive mother)
  • Yoo Ha-joon as Park Tae-won (Ha-neul's adoptive brother)
  • Ahn Yeon-hong as Kim Mal-ja (Ha-neul's friend)
  • Lee Eon-jeong as Choi Sun-kyung (Ha-neul's friend)
  • Seo Ji-hee as young Ha-neul
  • Lee Jeong-ho
  • Yoon Yong-hyun
  • Woo Hee-jin

Reception[edit]

One Fine Day received average viewership ratings of less than 10%.[4]

International broadcast[edit]

Due to Gong Yoo's rising popularity in Japan after Coffee Prince, One Fine Day aired on Fuji TV beginning October 4, 2010.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MBC's New Mini-series One Fine Day". MBC Global Media. 14 February 2008. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  2. ^ Shin, Hae-in (17 July 2006). "Forbidden love in One Fine Day". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  3. ^ Park, Chung-a (21 June 2006). "TV Dramas Obsessed With Blood Ties". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  4. ^ Chung, Ah-young (31 July 2006). "Traditional Dramas Beat Trendy Ones". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  5. ^ Hong, Lucia (23 August 2010). "Gong Yoo meets with 5,000 fans during drama promotion". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 

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