Couple or Trouble

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Couple or Trouble
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(from left) Oh Ji-ho, Han Ye-seul and Kim Sung-min
Also known as
  • Fantasy Couple
  • Couple of Fantasy
  • Fantastic Couple
GenreRomantic comedy
Based onOverboard
by Leslie Dixon
Written by
Directed byKim Sang-ho
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Creative Leaders Group 8
Original networkMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original releaseOctober 14 (2006-10-14) –
December 3, 2006 (2006-12-03)
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Couple or Trouble (Korean환상의 커플; RRHwan-sang-eui Keo-peul; lit. Fantasy Couple) is a 2006 South Korean television series loosely based on the 1987 Hollywood film Overboard. Starring Han Ye-seul and Oh Ji-ho, it aired on MBC from October 14 to December 3, 2006 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:40 for 16 episodes.[1][2] The romantic comedy series was popular in the ratings, and received recognition at the MBC Drama Awards.[3]


Anna Jo (Han Ye-seul) is a rude, spoiled, arrogant and impossible-to-please American-bred heiress. She returns to Korea only to continue being a controlling wife to her already cowardly husband, Billy Park (Kim Sung-min). When her yacht gets stuck for repairs, she hires local handyman Jang Chul-soo (Oh Ji-ho) to fix her shower, but when they have a heated spat over her dissatisfaction with his work and refusal to pay, she pushes him overboard and dunks his tools into the ocean right along with him. Later, after a quarrel with Billy that threatens to end their marriage, she herself gets drunkenly pitched overboard and falls victim to a bad case of amnesia.

In the hospital, she ends up beside none other than Chul-soo, who's still recovering from his own swim in the ocean for his lost tools. Unknown to her, he's been raising his three orphaned nephews in their unkempt house and desperately needs a nanny. Taking advantage of her memory loss, he manages to convince her that she's his live-in girlfriend and renames her Na Sang-shil. But he didn't expect her spoiled selfishness to slowly turn into compassion. And he didn't expect to fall overboard again — this time, for her.


Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Kim Kwang-kyu as Department head Gong
  • Kim Jung-wook as Ha Deok-gu
  • Lee Mi-young as Oh Kye-joo
  • Jung Soo-young as Kang-ja
  • Lee Suk-min as Jang Joon-seok
  • Kim Tae-yoon as Jang Yoon-seok
  • Park Joon-mok as Jang Geun-seok
  • Lee Sang-yi as Shim Hyo-jung

Awards and nominations[edit]

2006 MBC Drama Awards
2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards


  1. ^ "Han Ye-seul Wins Over Detractors as Amnesiac Heiress". The Chosun Ilbo. October 28, 2006. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  2. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (December 12, 2007). "Herald Interview: Han Ye-seul, a bilingual beauty, eyes foreign entertainment markets". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "Couple or Trouble". MBC Global Media. Retrieved June 18, 2015.

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