Discovery of Love

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Discovery of Love
Discovery of Romance-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Discovery of Love
Also known asDiscovery of Romance
Finding True Love
Written byJung Hyun-jung
Directed byKim Sung-yoon
Lee Eung-bok
StarringJung Yu-mi
Eric Mun
Sung Joon
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Executive producer(s)Ham Young-hoon
Producer(s)Kim Hyung-seok
Park Woo-ram
Production location(s)Korea
Running timeMondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s)JS Pictures
Original networkKorean Broadcasting System
Original release18 August (2014-08-18) –
7 October 2014 (2014-10-07)
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Discovery of Love (Korean연애의 발견; RRYeonaeui 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.[1][2]


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.[3]



This was the second acting collaboration of Jung Yu-mi and Eric Mun, seven years after Que Sera, Sera in 2007.[10][11] 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.[12][13][14]

It was also Mun's first television series three years since Spy Myung-wol (2011),[15] 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."[16]


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.[17]

Episode Broadcast date Title Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[18] AGB Nielsen[19]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
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%
Average 6.1% 7.1% 7.0% 7.9%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
3rd APAN Star Awards
Best New Actress Kim Seul-gie Won
KBS Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor Eric Mun Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress Jung Yu-mi Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Eric Mun Won
Sung Joon Nominated
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[20] Gold Remi for TV Series Comedy Discovery of Love Won
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
Popular Actor (TV) Eric Mun Nominated
Popular Actress (TV) Jung Yu-mi Nominated
Best New Actress (TV) Kim Seul-gie Nominated
36th Banff World Media Festival[21]
Rockie Award, Melodrama category Discovery of Love Won



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  16. ^ Jung, Jin-young (14 August 2014). "Eric's Drama Comeback was Late Because Shinhwa Promotions were Important". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  17. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (26 August 2014). "[Ratings: Mon, 08.25.14] Discovery of Romance Drops Despite Raves". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 29 August 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-05.
  18. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2014-08-18.
  19. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2014-08-18.
  20. ^ '괴물' '정도전', 제48회 휴스턴 국제영화제 대상 수상 [Monster and Jeong Do-jeon, 48th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival award winners]. My Daily (in Korean). 23 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  21. ^ "2015 Rockie Award Nominees". Banff World Media Festival. Archived from the original on 2015-04-23. Retrieved 2015-04-25.

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