Fated to Love You (2014 TV series)

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Fated to Love You
Fated to Love You 2014-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asYou are My Destiny
Genre
Written by
  • Joo Chan-ok
  • Jo Jin-kook
Directed by
  • Lee Dong-yoon
  • Kim Hee-won
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producer(s)Kim Sang-ho
Producer(s)
  • Kim Mi-na
  • Jung Jae-yeon
Production location(s)
Production company(s)
  • Number Three Pictures (N3)
  • Page One Films
Release
Original networkMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original releaseJuly 2 (2014-07-02) – September 4, 2014 (2014-09-04)
Chronology
Related showsFated to Love You (2008)
No 309 (TV series)
External links
Website

Fated to Love You (Hangul운명처럼 널 사랑해; RRUnmyeongcheoreom Neol Saranghae) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Jang Na-ra, Choi Jin-hyuk and Wang Ji-won.[1][2][3][4] It aired on MBC from July 2 to September 4, 2014 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.

It is the Korean drama remake of Taiwanese drama Fated to Love You starring Joe Chen and Ethan Ruan, which received high ratings during its run in 2008.[5] The series also reunited Jang Hyuk and Jang Na-ra, who previously starred together twelve years before on Successful Story of a Bright Girl (2002).[6][7]

Synopsis[edit]

Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) is the successor to a large company run by his family. Kim Mi Young (Jang Nara) is an average-looking secretary in a law firm who earned the nickname “Post-It” for her inability to say no to her colleagues who dump work on her. When the two cross paths one night after separately having drunk a drugged liquid a comedy of errors occurs. Kim Mi Young goes into the wrong hotel room because the hotel door number accidentally changes, and the door is propped open by the mischief-making drugged liquid makers. She ends up sleeping with Lee Gun. When Mi Young finds out afterwards that she is pregnant, what will become of them? And will Kang Se Ra (Wang Ji-won) and Daniel (Choi Jin Hyuk) just stand by and let Gun and Mi Young deal with the situation in their own way? “Fated to Love You (Korean Version)” is a 2014 South Korean drama series that is a remake of the popular 2008 Taiwanese drama

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

The wealthy heir to a large hair product company with a trademark maniacal laugh. He is a descendant, the only one of his generation, of the distinguished Jeonju Lee clan, a lineage that has all the males dying in their thirties due to Huntington's disease. Though utterly devoted and affectionate towards the people he cares about, Lee Gun can be cold, selfish, and prickly to everyone else. However, he is genuinely warm-hearted and responsible, wanting to do his best for Mi-young and their baby. Although he was shocked and reluctant at the news of a shotgun wedding, Gun starts warming up to Mi-young's sweet nature and pure heart.
A naïve office worker at a law firm. She has no wealthy family, prestigious education, or much beauty, but rather comes from a small island where her mom owns a small restaurant. Because of her timid and kind-to-a-fault nature, she cannot bear to turn down a request from anyone and is nicknamed the "post-it girl," someone who is necessary but unimportant. While she lacks self-confidence, Mi-young always sees the best in people and upholds a quiet strength. When an accidental one-night stand gets her pregnant, her plain and insignificant existence changes as Lee Gun enters her life.
An internationally famous Korean-American designer whose single goal is finding his long-lost biological sister. He meets Mi-young by accident, and is intrigued by her kindness. From then on, he becomes her Daddy-Long-Legs, encouraging her when she is down and coming to her rescue when she needs help. Constantly worrying about her, Daniel begins to realize that what he feels towards Mi-young is something more than protectiveness. He is a biological brother of Kang Se-ra.
The love of Lee Gun's life. She is a ballerina in New York City with a surprisingly no-nonsense attitude. She has been with Gun for 6 years, delaying any plans of marriage for her career. But when she fails to get a lead part, Se-ra comes back to Korea to stay with Gun. A sudden callback has her choosing ballet over Gun one more time, but when she comes back for good, she finds drastic changes in Gun's life.

Supporting[edit]

  • Park Won-sook as Chairwoman Wang, Lee Gun's grandmother
  • Choi Dae-chul as Manager Tak
  • Choi Woo-shik as Lee Yong, Lee Gun's half-brother
  • Na Young-hee as Lee Gun's stepmother and Lee Yong's mother
  • Song Ok-sook as Mi-young's mother
  • Park Hee-von as Jeon Ji-yeon, Mi-young's co-worker and roommate who later becomes Yong's girlfriend
  • Han Kyu as Kim Mi-sook, Mi-young's oldest sister
  • Lee Mi-do as Kim Mi-ja, Mi-young's second oldest sister
  • Jung Eun-pyo as Company president Park, owner of soap factory
  • Im Hyung-joon as Mr. Choi, Mi-ja's husband
  • Jang Gwang as Doctor Moon
  • Park Jin-woo as Lawyer Hong
  • Kim Young-hoon as Lawyer Min Byung-chul
  • Yang Geum-seok as Se-ra's mother
  • Park Sun-hee as Eun-jung
  • Jung Han-hyun as Lee Sung-mok
  • Im Ji-hyun as Soo-hyun
  • Yeon Mi-joo as Miss Kim
  • Park Hee-jin as Prenatal class instructor/Baby store employee/Dance instructor
  • Kim Sung-il as Stylist
  • Park Tae-yoon as Makeup artist
  • Jung Gyu-soo as Psychiatrist
  • Ki Se-hyung as Security guard
  • Shin Young-il as Moderator at auction event
  • Clara as Hye-jin, shampoo commercial model (cameo, ep 1)
  • Jung Joon-young as Radio DJ (cameo, ep 8)
  • Joon Park as Himself, body wash commercial model (cameo, ep 13)
  • Kim Yong-gun as Ji-yeon's chaebol father (cameo, ep 20)

Original soundtrack[edit]

Fated to Love You:
Original Sound Track
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedAugust 28, 2014 (2014-08-28)
GenrePop, K-pop, soundtrack
LabelForest Media
LOEN Entertainment
L100004940
ProducerOh Joon-sung
Part 1:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Morning of Canon" (캐논의 아침)Baek A-yeon3:43
2."Morning of Canon (Inst.)" (캐논의 아침)Baek A-yeon3:43
Part 2:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Be the One"Jeff Bernat3:36
2."Be the One (Inst.)"Jeff Bernat3:36
Part 3:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Ready for Love"Megan Lee3:42
2."Ready for Love (Inst.)"Megan Lee3:42
Part 4:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Destiny Sonata" (운명 같은 너)Chung Dong-ha (Boohwal)4:15
2."Destiny Sonata (Inst.)" (운명 같은 너)Chung Dong-ha (Boohwal)4:15
Part 5:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."My Girl"Ken (VIXX)3:24
2."My Girl (Inst.)"Ken (VIXX)3:24
Part 6:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Goodbye My Love" (잠시 안녕처럼)Ailee4:16
2."Goodbye My Love (Inst.)" (잠시 안녕처럼)Ailee4:16
Part 7:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."You're My Everything" (사랑을 몰라서)Melody Day4:13
2."You're My Everything (Inst.)" (사랑을 몰라서)Melody Day4:13
Full Track List:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Destiny Sonata" (운명 같은 너)Chung Dong-ha (Boohwal)4:15
2."Goodbye My Love" (잠시 안녕처럼)Ailee4:16
3."Be the One"Jeff Bernat3:36
4."Morning of Canon" (캐논의 아침)Baek A-yeon3:43
5."My Girl"Ken (VIXX)3:24
6."You're My Everything" (사랑을 몰라서)Melody Day4:13
7."Ready for Love"Megan Lee3:42
8."Momento (Title)" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung4:29
9."Desino" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung4:11
10."Stars" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung4:24
11."Tristeza" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung3:12
12."Joie" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung3:33
13."Cordialite" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung3:07
14."Awaken" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung4:08
15."Lyrisme" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung3:04
16."Agnes" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung3:40

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[11] AGB Nielsen[12]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 July 2, 2014 6.0% 7.7% 6.6% 7.2%
2 July 3, 2014 6.3% 7.5% 7.2% 7.6%
3 July 9, 2014 8.8% 11.4% 7.9% 8.5%
4 July 10, 2014 7.9% 10.3% 9.0% 10.3%
5 July 16, 2014 9.1% 10.8% 8.6% 8.9%
6 July 17, 2014 9.6% 11.9% 9.7% 10.5%
7 July 23, 2014 9.6% 11.3% 9.7% 10.7%
8 July 24, 2014 10.6% 13.5% 10.6% 11.8%
9 July 30, 2014 9.4% 12.4% 10.2% 11.8%
10 July 31, 2014 8.9% 10.6% 9.7% 10.7%
11 August 6, 2014 9.8% 12.1% 9.9% 11.3%
12 August 7, 2014 10.6% 13.75 10.3% 11.4%
13 August 13, 2014 11.0% 14.0% 11.5% 13.6%
14 August 14, 2014 11.0% 14.0% 10.7% 12.5%
15 August 20, 2014 11.0% 13.6% 10.6% 11.4%
16 August 21, 2014 11.1% 14.0% 11.1% 12.9%
17 August 27, 2014 10.8% 13.6% 9.9% 11.2%
18 August 28, 2014 12.0% 14.7% 11.5% 12.8%
19 September 3, 2014 10.8% 14.2% 10.1% 11.6%
20 September 4, 2014 10.6% 13.5% 10.5% 11.5%
Average 9.8% 12.2% 9.8% 10.9%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2014 7th Korea Drama Awards Best OST Goodbye My Love - Ailee Won
3rd APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Jang Hyuk Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Jang Na-ra Nominated
Best OST Goodbye My Love - Ailee Won
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Jang Hyuk Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Jang Na-ra Won
Golden Acting Award, Actress Song Ok-sook Nominated
Best New Actress Wang Ji-won Nominated
Popularity Award, Actress Jang Na-ra Won
Best Couple Award Jang Hyuk and Jang Na-ra Won

International broadcast[edit]

Due to its popularity, the program is also broadcast in selected countries worldwide. Due to Jang Na-ra's popularity in China, the online broadcasting rights went for US$120,000 (₩120 million) per episode, making it the most expensive Korean drama sold in China at the time. It broke previous records held by Three Days and Doctor Stranger, which received US$50,000 and US$80,000 per episode, respectively.[13] This record was later surpassed by My Lovely Girl at US$200,000 per episode.[14] In the Philippines, it aired on ABS-CBN from January 26, 2015 to May 1, 2015 every weekday afternoons at 4:00pm under the network's Kapamilya Gold block. The series re-aired on Jeepney TV from September 19 to October 20, 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chung, Joo-won (June 30, 2014). "Will Jang Hyuk, Jang Na-ra survive the same old rom-com formula?". The Korea Herald. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Chung, Joo-won (June 30, 2014). "Jang Hyuk says Jang Na-ra looks the same as 12 years ago". The Korea Herald. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  3. ^ Chung, Joo-won (June 30, 2014). "Jang Na-ra feels familiar with acting out pregnancy". The Korea Herald. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  4. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (July 2, 2014). "Two Jangs reunite for newest MBC rom-com". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  5. ^ Choi, Shin-ae (April 3, 2014). "Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara to Reunite in Drama Fated to Love You". enewsWorld. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  6. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (April 4, 2014). "Fictional couple reunites after 12 years". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  7. ^ Park, Sung-hee (May 21, 2014). "Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara Meet Again on Small Screen". BNTNews. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  8. ^ Lee, Jeong-bong (September 22, 2014). "Chinese are loving latest MBC drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  9. ^ Go, Soo-jin (September 28, 2014). "Interview: Jang Hyuk Talks 17 Years of His Hot and Cold Acting Career". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Actress Jang Na-ra Makes Ordinary Extraordinary". The Chosun Ilbo. September 20, 2014. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  11. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on November 28, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  12. ^ "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 December 26, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  13. ^ "New Korean drama series sells for $120,000 per episode in China". The Korea Herald. July 4, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
  14. ^ "New Korean drama starring Rain sold to China at record price". GlobalPost. September 2, 2014. Archived from the original on September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014.

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