Smile Again (2006 TV series)
|Written by||Yoon Sung-hee|
|Directed by||Hong Sung-chang|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Running time||60 minutes
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
|Original channel||Seoul Broadcasting System|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original run||May 17, 2006– July 6, 2006|
|Preceded by||Bad Family|
|Followed by||Please Come Back, Soon-Ae|
Smile Again (Hangul: 스마일 어게인; RR: Seumail Eogein) is a 2006 South Korea television series starring Lee Dong-gun, Kim Hee-sun, Lee Jin-wook and Yoon Se-ah. It aired on SBS from May 17 to July 6, 2006 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.
Ban Ha-jin is calculating and ambitious. Even though he's an orphan and a high school drop out, he will use any means to fulfill his ambition. Through coincidence, he meets Yoon Jae-myung at a bar in Switzerland. Jae-myung is a popular former baseball player who went to the same high school as he did, and Ha-jin manipulates a series of events to become Jae-myung's best friend. He also runs into Oh Dan-hee, the girl he loved and hurt in high school.
Despite her painful childhood, Dan-hee grew up to be a tenacious, optimistic go-getter who dreams of becoming a world-class professional softball player. Although tormented from the memory of being humiliated by her ex-boyfriend Ha-jin, Dan-hee makes a pact with herself to move on. Her sports hero is Yoon Jae-myung.
After Switzerland, the three again become part of each others' lives back in Korea. Ha-jin starts working in Jae-myung's father's company and does everything to make the rich chairman like him, shrewdly climbing the corporate ladder until he becomes the boss's right-hand man. Dan-hee, who also works for the same company, is a softball player on the company's league team. Jae-myung becomes the team's coach, and he falls in love with Dan-hee whose headstrong and optimistic personality attracts him. Jae-myung tries every possible way to win her heart, as Ha-jin becomes torn between his ambition and his love for Dan-hee.
- Kim Hee-sun as Oh Dan-hee
- Lee Dong-gun as Ban Ha-jin
- Lee Jin-wook as Yoon Jae-myung
- Yoon Se-ah as Choi Yu-kang
- Kim Bo-yeon as Sara Jung / Jung Ye-boon
- Im Chae-moo as Oh Joong-man
- Hong Ji-young as Oh Yeon-gyo
- Jo Hye-ryun as Kim Ok-joo
- Lee Eun-hee as Hong Young-ah
- Im Hyun-kyung as Park Chan-hee
- Lee Young-jin as Jung Hyun-soo
- Jo Dal-hwan as Ha-jin's friend
- Huh E-jae
- Park Yong-ki
- Choi Beom-ho