Bad Love (TV series)

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Bad Love
Bad Love-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Bad Love
Also known as Cruel Love
Genre Romance, Melodrama
Written by Lee Yoo-jin
Directed by Kwon Kye-hong
Starring Kwon Sang-woo
Lee Yo-won
Kim Sung-soo
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 20
Production
Location(s) Korea
Running time 60 minutes on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Broadcast
Original channel Korean Broadcasting System
Original run 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) – 5 February 2008 (2008-02-05)
Chronology
Preceded by Evasive Inquiry Agency
Followed by Single Dad in Love
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul 못된 사랑
Revised Romanization Motdoen Sarang
McCune–Reischauer Motdoen Sarang

Bad Love (Hangul: 못된 사랑; RR: Motdoen Sarang) is a 2007 South Korean television drama series starring Kwon Sang-woo, Lee Yo-won, and Kim Sung-soo.[1] It aired on KBS2 from December 3, 2007 to February 5, 2008 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.[2]

Despite lackluster domestic viewership ratings, it recorded high export revenues from Japan and Taiwan due to Kwon's Korean wave appeal.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

Na In-jung struggles with her love between the rather cold and rebellious Yong-ki and a successful businessman, Soo-hwan. Kang Yong-ki is a pop culture artist.[4] He was separated from his first love, Jo Ann, and still carries the wound that he suffered from their relationship. His half sister is Joo-ran who is married to Soo-hwan. Soo-hwan begins an affair with In-jung but he only has ambition for the CEO position of Yong-ki's father's company. Soon after he discovers that his ambition does not fill the emptiness that he has inside and realizes he needs In-jung. But In-jung and Yong-ki have already fallen in love with each other. Will In-jung go back to her first love or stay with Yong-ki?

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Park Geun-hyung as Chairman Kang Woo-taek, Yong-ki's father
  • Song Ok-sook as Lee Jin-sook, Joo-ran's mother
  • Kim Chang-wan as Hwang In-soo
  • Bang Eun-hee as Park Chan-sook
  • Kim Min-jung as Soo-hwan's mother
  • Choi Yong-min as In-jung's father
  • Yu Ji-in as In-jung's mother
  • Choi Sung-min as Yoon Sil-gang
  • Jung Woo as Han Jung-woo
  • Kim Hyang-gi as Lee Mi-so, Soo-hwan's daughter
  • Yoon Hee-seok as Yong-ki's friend
  • Lee Ha
  • Lee Joo-seok

Ratings[edit]

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2007-12-03 01 7.7% -
2007-12-04 02 7.5% -
2007-12-10 03 8.2% -
2007-12-11 04 11.6% (14th) 11.8% (12th)
2007-12-17 05 9.2% -
2007-12-18 06 8.7% -
2007-12-24 07 6.3% -
2007-12-25 08 9.2% -
2007-12-31 09 8.7% -
2008-01-01 10 8.7% -
2008-01-07 11 9.1% -
2008-01-08 12 7.9% -
2008-01-14 13 8.0% -
2008-01-15 14 7.8% -
2008-01-21 15 8.5% -
2008-01-22 16 7.1% -
2008-01-28 17 7.1% -
2008-01-29 18 6.0% -
2008-02-04 19 6.6% -
2008-02-05 20 6.8% -
Average 8.0% -

International broadcast[edit]

Under the title Cruel Love, it aired in the Philippines beginning June 22, 2009 on the GMA Network.[5] The Tagalog-dubbed version was re-aired twice worldwide on GMA Life TV from April 7, 2014 to June 11, 2014 and November 17, 2014 to January 21, 2015.

It premiered in Japan on cable channel WOWOW on September 19, 2008.[6] This was followed by re-airings on terrestrial network TBS[7] and on cable channel KNTV from June 18 to August 21, 2012.[8]

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