Discovery of Love
|Discovery of Love|
Promotional poster for Discovery of Love
|Also known as||Discovery of Romance |
Finding True Love
|Written by||Jung Hyun-jung|
|Directed by||Kim Sung-yoon |
|Starring||Jung Yu-mi |
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer(s)||Ham Young-hoon|
|Producer(s)||Kim Hyung-seok |
|Running time||Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)|
|Production company(s)||JS Pictures|
|Original network||Korean Broadcasting System|
|Original release||18 August –|
7 October 2014
Discovery of Love (Korean: 연애의 발견; RR: Yeonaeui Balgyeon) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Jung Yu-mi, Eric Mun, and Sung Joon. It aired on KBS2 from August 18 to October 7, 2014, on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.
Han Yeo-reum (Jung Yu-mi) is a furniture designer who owns a workshop space that she shares with other designers. For the past year, she's been dating Nam Ha-jin (Sung Joon), a plastic surgeon with a sweet and gentle personality. But Yeo-reum's peaceful existence is shaken when her ex-boyfriend Kang Tae-ha (Eric Mun) suddenly reappears in her life. The CEO of an interior design company, Tae-ha is a smart, confident man with a strong competitive edge who always gets what he wants. Meanwhile, Ha-jin comes across Ahn Ah-rim (Yoon Jin-yi), whom he recognizes as the girl he treated like a sister when they were both children living in an orphanage. As she begins working with Tae-ha, Yeo-reum is forced to re-evaluate her romantic history, which sets her off on a search for true love.
- Jung Yu-mi as Han Yeo-reum
- Eric Mun as Kang Tae-ha
- Sung Joon as Nam Ha-jin
- Yoon Jin-yi as Ahn Ah-rim
- Yoon Hyun-min as Do Joon-ho
- Kim Seul-gie as Yoon Sol
- Kim Hye-ok as Shin Yoon-hee
- Ahn Suk-hwan as Bae Min-soo
- Lee Seung-joon as Yoon Jung-mok
- Sung Byung-sook as Ha-jin's mother
- Gu Won as Choi Eun-kyu
- Jung Soo-young as Jang Gi-eun
- Nam Kyung-eup as Han Jae-shik
- Choi Hee as Ha-jin's blind date
- Park Ah-in as Da-yeon
- Lee Moon-sik as Taxi driver (recurring cameo)
- Jung Joo-ri as Plastic surgery patient (cameo, ep 2)
- Cha Yu-ram as Tae-ha's billiards instructor (cameo, ep 4)
- Yoo Ah-in as Woodworking class student (cameo, ep 16)
This was the second acting collaboration of Jung Yu-mi and Eric Mun, seven years after Que Sera, Sera in 2007. Jung and Sung Joon had also previously worked with screenwriter Jung Hyun-jung on I Need Romance 2012 (2012) and I Need Romance 3 (2014), respectively.
It was also Mun's first television series three years since Spy Myung-wol (2011), about which he explained, "There was the period when I was at the army and also the period I promoted with Shinhwa. It wasn't that I was purposely not appearing in any dramas, but Shinhwa promotions were important. I also think I didn't discover a project that I really wanted to do."
Despite the single-digit television ratings, the drama recorded ratings as high as 31.3% on Tving, a mobile and internet streaming site for live television. This figure was more than double the percentage of its competition. However these figures are not included in TNmS or AGB Nielsen ratings.
|Episode||Broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|TNmS Ratings||AGB Nielsen|
|1||2014-08-18||How did we end up sleeping in the same bed?||5.0%||5.2%||6.3%||7.1%|
|2||2014-08-19||Will you break up with him and come back to me?||5.3%||5.8%||6.3%||7.3%|
|3||2014-08-25||Can't help it if you think it's jealousy||4.6%||5.2%||5.6%||6.2%|
|4||2014-08-26||You like Han Yeo-reum?||5.2%||5.9%||6.2%||7.0%|
|5||2014-09-01||I know that it's a confession I'll regret tomorrow!||7.1%||8.5%||7.6%||9.3%|
|6||2014-09-02||Even if the sky falls, I'm not going to you||5.6%||6.5%||6.6%||7.8%|
|7||2014-09-08||This is your first one-sided love, isn't it?||6.3%||8.7%||7.3%||7.9%|
|8||2014-09-09||This isn't dating; it's war||6.7%||7.5%||7.7%||8.4%|
|9||2014-09-15||I said "I love you" hundreds of times...||6.2%||7.0%||6.9%||7.5%|
|10||2014-09-16||Let's break up...||6.6%||8.1%||7.2%||7.8%|
|11||2014-09-22||Staring out the window several times a day||5.4%||6.1%||6.8%||7.6%|
|12||2014-09-23||The day the words "I love you" touched my heart...||6.0%||7.0%||7.6%||8.6%|
|13||2014-09-29||Should I act drunk and just kiss you?||7.2%||7.4%||7.6%||8.6%|
|14||2014-09-30||Did you just call me a bitch?||6.8%||8.0%||7.7%||8.4%|
|15||2014-10-06||Will they be able to love again?||7.4%||7.5%||7.5%||8.3%|
|16||2014-10-07||Although there's no such thing as everlasting love...||7.2%||9.5%||7.6%||8.3%|
Awards and nominations
|2014||Best New Actress||Kim Seul-gie||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor||Eric Mun||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Jung Yu-mi||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Eric Mun||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Jung Yu-mi||Won|
|Best New Actor||Yoon Hyun-min||Nominated|
|Best New Actress||Kim Seul-gie||Won|
|Netizen Award, Actor||Eric Mun||Won|
|Netizen Award, Actress||Jung Yu-mi||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Eric Mun and Jung Yu-mi||Won|
|2015||48th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival||Gold Remi for TV Series Comedy||Discovery of Love||Won|
|Popular Actor (TV)||Eric Mun||Nominated|
|Popular Actress (TV)||Jung Yu-mi||Nominated|
|Best New Actress (TV)||Kim Seul-gie||Nominated|
|Rockie Award, Melodrama category||Discovery of Love||Won|
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