Extraordinary You

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Extraordinary You
Extraordinary You.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • July Found by Chance
  • Suddenly One Day
Hangul어쩌다 발견한 하루
Based onJuly Found by Chance
by Moo Ryu
Developed byKim Dae-jin
Written by
  • In Ji-hye
  • Song Ha-young
Directed byKim Sang-hyeop [ko]
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes32
Executive producer(s)Kim Dong-rae
Producer(s)Moon Joo-hee
Namkoong Sung-woo
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time35 minutes
Production company(s)
  • MBC Drama Production
  • RaemongRaein Co., Ltd.[2]
Original networkMBC TV
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseOctober 2 (2019-10-02) –
November 21, 2019 (2019-11-21)
External links

Extraordinary You[3] (Korean어쩌다 발견한 하루; RREojjeoda Balgyeonhan Haru; lit. Ha-roo Found by Chance) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Kim Hye-yoon, Kim Ro-woon, Lee Jae-wook, Lee Na-eun, Jung Gun-joo, Kim Young-dae and Lee Tae-ri. It is based on the webtoon July Found by Chance which was first published in January 2018 on Daum Webtoon.[1] The series aired on MBC TV's Wednesday-Thursday 21:00 KST time slot from October 2 to November 21, 2019.[4]


The series follows high school girl Eun Dan-oh (Kim Hye-yoon) who is a student at a prestigious academy. One day, by chance, she discovers that she and everyone else in her world are actually characters in a comic book entitled Secret (비밀, RR: bimil). She has a heart condition and worse yet, Dan-oh is only a minor character in this story and is expected to die soon.

Not satisfied with this fate, Dan-oh decides to forge her own destiny by changing the story's plot and finding her own true love. Her hopes of freeing herself from the Writer's control becomes stronger than before when she unexpectedly meets nameless Student Number 13 (Kim Ro-woon). But as the events around Dan-oh and Number 13 gradually starts to have parallels with the Writer's previous work, Neungsohwa (능소花, "trumpet creeper"), changing her destiny could have a price to pay.



The only daughter of a wealthy family who still has a heart disease despite having been operated on multiple times. After sensing weird things happening to her, Dan-oh finds out that she and everyone else around her live in a fantasy world inside of a teen fiction comic book entitled Secret (비밀, RR: bimil), of which she is only a supporting character. Her destiny and the destiny of everyone else in the comic book world are all pre-determined by the book's Writer. As a character in Secret, she is engaged to Baek Kyung, her crush for almost a decade, and could possibly die soon due to her health condition.
Dan-oh was a former main character in one of the Writer's previous works, the period romance comic book Neungsohwa (능소花, "trumpet creeper"), which is set in the Goryeo era. In Neungsohwa, she is Lady Eun Dan-oh, a noble maiden betrothed to Prince Baek Kyung.
A handsome student that Dan-oh starts noticing and liking after he saves her multiple times, helping Dan-oh in changing her fate. He is a nameless extra in Secret that even other characters are not aware of his existence. Being the 13th student in the class roster, Dan-oh calls him Number 13 (13번, RR: Sipsambeon). Later on, Dan-oh names him Ha-roo (하루, RR: haru, "day"). He has been aware that he is a character in a comic book.
He was also a former main character in Neungsohwa as Ha-roo, a warrior and Prince Baek Kyung's personal guard.
A rude and arrogant student who has an abusive father and a greedy stepmother. He is a member of the A3, a trio of the most handsome and powerful boys in their school. He is engaged to Dan-oh, whom he dislikes due to circumstances around their arranged marriage. After observing Dan-oh, Ha-roo, and Do-hwa's strange behavior, he starts becoming aware that he is a character in a comic book.
He was also a former main character in Neungsohwa as Prince Baek Kyung, the brother of King Geum Jin-mi and Lady Eun's fiancé.
A student who comes from a poor family but is optimistic despite being bullied and has a kind heart. She is the female main character[a] of Secret.
A friendly student who is skilled in music and hides his loneliness and sadness behind his bright smile. He is the second male main character (after Nam-joo) of Secret and is a member of the A3. He secretly harbors feelings for Joo-da and is in a love triangle with A3 leader Nam-joo. Like Dan-oh, he senses weird things happening to him and later learns from Dan-oh about his existence as a character in a comic book.
A second-generation chaebol, and the leader of A3. He is the male main character[a] of Secret. He also has feelings for Joo-da and is entangled in a love triangle with A3 member Do-hwa.
The mysterious school cafeteria cook nicknamed Dried Squid Fairy (진미채 요정, RR: Jinmichae Yojeong) by adoring female students. He seems to know more about the world of comics than anyone else. He was formerly playing the role of King Geum Jin-mi in Neungsohwa, where he started to become aware of his existence as a comic book character.


Dan-oh's classmates (in Secret)[edit]

  • Kim Ji-in as Shin Sae-mi[7]
  • Kim Hyun-mok as Ahn Soo-chul
  • Jung Ye-nok as Kim Il-jin
  • Jung Mi-mi as Park Yi-jin
  • Jung Ye-jin as Lee Sam-jin
  • Han Chae-kyung as Kim Ae-il
  • Song Ji-woo as Park Ae-ri
  • Kang Min-ji as Lee Ae-sam
  • Jung Dae-ro as Kim Yang-il
  • Lee Chang-shik as Park Yang-yi
  • Yoon Jong-bin as Lee Yang-sam
  • Jo Deok-hee as Kim Ban-jang
  • Oh Jong-min as Kim Bo-tong
  • Kim Joon-sung as Park Mo-bum
  • Shin Yong-ho as Shin Ba-ram
  • Han Myung-hwan as Kang Chul-nam
  • Jung Ji-hyun as Han Soo-da
  • Lee Eun-hye as Kong Joo-hae
  • Heo Soo-bin as Wang Bit-na
  • Pyo Hyun-jin as Namgoong Dan-bal
  • Kim Tae-jung as Chae Yook-in


Dan-oh's father (Secret and Neungsohwa)
Kyung's father (Secret) / an official and Joon-hyun's father (Neungsohwa)
a cardiothoracic surgeon; Do-hwa's brother and Dan-oh's physician (Secret)
  • Yu Ji-soo as Ra Hye-young
Kyung's stepmother (Secret)
  • Bae Hyun-sung as Baek Joon-hyun
Kyung's half-brother (Secret) / son of Lord Baek (Neungsohwa)
  • Yu Ha-bok as Oh Jae-beol
Nam-joo's father (Secret)
  • Ji Soo-won as Cha Ji-hyun
Nam-joo's mother (Secret) / Queen Dowager and mother of King Geum Jin-mi (Neungsohwa)
  • Kim Jung-hak as homeroom teacher (Secret)
  • Kim Jae-hwa as art teacher (Secret)
  • Baek Song-yi as Kim Soo-hyang
a transfer student (Secret); King Geum Jin-mi's love interest (Neungsohwa)


The series was tentatively titled as July Found by Chance (어쩌다 발견한 7월; Eojjeoda Balgyeonhan 7-wol), the same title as the webtoon which it was based on.[1]

The series was first scheduled to premiere in September 2019 but was pushed back to October 2.[8]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Extraordinary You OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
  • MusicBuddy

Part 1[edit]

Released on October 2, 2019 (2019-10-02)
  • Taibian
  • JeA
  • Siha
2."Feeling" (Inst.) 
  • JeA
  • Siha
Total length:6:16

Part 2[edit]

Released on October 9, 2019 (2019-10-09)
1."My Beauty"
  • Kim Bum-ju
  • Kim Si-hyuk
  • Kim Bum-ju
  • Kim Si-hyuk
2."My Beauty" (Inst.) 
  • Kim Bum-ju
  • Kim Si-hyuk
Total length:7:42

Part 3[edit]

Released on October 16, 2019 (2019-10-16)
1."First Love" (첫사랑)Epitone ProjectEpitone ProjectSondia3:45
2."First Love" (Inst.) Epitone Project 3:45
Total length:7:30

Part 4[edit]

Released on October 23, 2019 (2019-10-23)
1."First Love (Drama Ver.)" (첫사랑)Epitone ProjectEpitone ProjectEpitone Project4:00
2."First Love (Drama Ver.)" (Inst.) Epitone Project 4:00
Total length:8:00

Part 5[edit]

Released on October 30, 2019 (2019-10-30)
1."Today I Wanna Say That I Love You" (오늘은 꼭)
  • Han-joon
  • Park Se-joon
2."Today I Wanna Say That I Love You" (Inst.) GOTCHA ! 2:36
Total length:5:12

Part 6[edit]

Released on November 6, 2019 (2019-11-06)
1."The Story That Has Never Been Told" (한 번도 하지 못한 이야기)
  • Han Kyung-soo
  • Choi Han-sol
  • Han Kyung-soo
  • Choi Han-sol
2."The Story That Has Never Been Told" (Inst.) 
  • Han Kyung-soo
  • Choi Han-sol
Total length:8:08

Part 7[edit]

Released on November 7, 2019 (2019-11-07)
1."Never Ending Story" (끝나지 않을 이야기)
  • Park Se-joon
  • Taibian
  • Changbin (Stray Kids)
  • Taibian
  • Baaq
  • CHKmate
Stray Kids4:05
2."Never Ending Story" (Inst.) 
  • Taibian
  • Baaq
  • CHKmate
Total length:8:10


In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Title AGB Nielsen[9]
1 October 2, 2019 Dan Oh’s Strange Symptoms 3.1%
2 The World of Comics 3.5%
3 October 3, 2019 Dan Oh, an Extra Character 2.2%
4 Someone Saves Dan Oh 3.3%
5 October 9, 2019[c] Do Hwa Becomes Aware of Himself 2.9%
6 Summer Camp 3.9%
7 Number 13 Finally Talks 2.7%
8 Dried Squid's Warning 3.1%
9 October 16, 2019 Let's Break Up
10 At Nam Joo’s Birthday Party 4.1%
11 October 17, 2019 Haru's Decision 3.0%
12 Haru's Name Tag 3.8%
13 October 23, 2019 Haru's Disappearance 3.1%
14 Haru Appears Again 4.1%
15 October 24, 2019 Haru's Dream 3.2%
16 Trumpet Creeper 3.5%
17 October 30, 2019 Haru is Back 3.0%
18 Haru's Past Life 3.7%
19 October 31, 2019 Kyung's Warning to Haru 2.9%
20 Haru and Dan Oh’s Promise 3.3%
21 November 6, 2019 Dried Squid's Identity 3.1%
22 A Transfer Student 3.6%
23 November 7, 2019 Something Seems Off About Ju Da 3.1%
24 Kyung's Proposal 3.6%
25 November 13, 2019 Dan Oh's Condition Gets Worse 2.9%
26 Haru is Afraid of Losing Dan Oh 3.1%
27 November 14, 2019 Dried Squid's Past 2.7%
28 Dan Oh is Still Sick 3.0%
29 November 20, 2019 Ju Da's Decision
30 Dan Oh Regains Her Memory 3.3%
31 November 21, 2019 Reconciliation 2.6%
32 Seuli High School's 115th Graduation 3.6%
Average 3.2%


  1. ^ a b The names of the characters Yeo Joo-da (여주다, yeojuda) and Oh Nam-joo (오남주, onamju) uses word play to imply their status in the comic book. "Yeo Joo-da" is based from yeo-ju (여주), the shortened form of yeoja ju-ingong (인공, "heroine" or "female main character"), while "Oh Nam-joo" is based from nam-ju, the shortened form of namja ju-ingong (인공, "hero" or "male main character").
  2. ^ Credited as a song by Verivery, sung by members Minchan, Gyehyeon and Yeonho.
  3. ^ Due to the broadcast of a football game for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification during Extraordinary You's time slot on October 10, four episodes aired on October 9.


  1. ^ a b c "[단독] 김혜윤·로운·이나은·이재욱, '어쩌다 발견한 7월' 주연(종합)". Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "동화 속 주인공 같은 김혜윤·로운…'어쩌다 발견한 하루' 포스터 첫 공개". Naver (in Korean). MK Sports. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "Extraordinary You [Title in the URL]". iMBC.com (in Korean). Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "'어쩌다 발견한 하루' 김혜윤-로운, 대본 리딩 현장 포착 '벌써 훈훈해'". iMBC (in Korean). iMBC Entertainment. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "김혜윤XSF9 로운X이재욱, '어쩌다 발견한 하루' 주인공 낙점 [공식]". Naver (in Korean). Hankook Ilbo. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "이나은·정건주·김영대 '어쩌다 발견한 하루' 출연확정…9월 첫방 [공식입장]". Naver (in Korean). Sports DongA. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "'어쩌다 발견한 하루' 이태리-김지인 합류, 차세대 배우 집결". Naver (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "'어쩌다 발견한 하루' 김혜윤-로운, 가슴 두근 거리는 청춘들의 이야기가 찾아온다!". iMBC (in Korean). iMBC Entertainment. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved October 3, 2019.

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