Her Private Life (TV series)

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Her Private Life
Promotional poster
그녀의 사생활
그女의 私生活
Revised RomanizationGeunyeoui Sasaenghwal
GenreRomantic comedy[1]
Based onNoona Fan Dot Com
by Kim Sung-yeon
Developed byStudio Dragon
Written byKim Hye-young
Directed byHong Jong-chan
Music byChoi In-hee
Opening theme"Help Me" by (G)I-dle
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Running time60 minutes
Production companyBon Factory Worldwide
Original release
ReleaseApril 10 (2019-04-10) –
May 30, 2019 (2019-05-30)

Her Private Life (Korean그녀의 사생활) is a 2019 South Korean television series, created by Kim Hye-young and directed by Hong Jong-chan, starring Park Min-young and Kim Jae-wook. Developed by Studio Dragon and produced by Bon Factory Worldwide, the show is based on a web novel called Noona Fan Dot Com (Korean누나팬닷컴; RRNunapaendatkeom) written by Kim Sung-yeon and published in 2007.[2] The series aired on tvN from April 10 to May 30, 2019.[3][4]


Sung Deok-mi (Park Min-young) is a talented chief curator of Cheum Museum of Art, who also happens to have a secret: she is a fanatic fangirl of White Ocean's Cha Shi-an (Jung Jae-won). In addition, she is also the fansite manager of the famous "The Road to Sian" (Korean시안은 나의 길; RRSianeun Naui Gil; lit. Sian is My Way), the abbreviation of which (Korean시나길; RRSiNaGil) she uses as her screen name. Ryan Gold (Kim Jae-wook) is a standoffish artist who develops Stendhal syndrome, eventually retiring as an artist. After the current boss, Uhm So-hye (Kim Sun-young), is investigated for embezzlement, Ryan Gold becomes the new Art Director of Cheum Museum of Art.

After unfounded rumors break out claiming Deok-mi and Shi-an are dating, Ryan suggests he and Deok-mi pretend to date to ward off Shi-an's fans who threaten to harm her. However, Kim Hyo-jin (Kim Bo-ra), Um So-hye's spoiled daughter who, unknown to her mother (who would strongly disapprove), is another fansite manager of Cha Shi-an under the pseudonym Sindy. She manages to land a job as an intern in the museum seeking to prove Ryan and Deok-mi are a fake couple, leaving them both no choice but to continue the act even at work. Eventually, they fall in love.


Lead characters[edit]

The chief curator at Cheum Museum of Art who often does not get credit for the work she does under Director Uhm, an incompetent socialite. She runs a fan website called "The Road to Sian" which she intends on keeping secret. She later falls in love with Ryan.
The standoffish new art director of Cheum Museum of Art who is very strict and is allergic to caffeine. After seeing Lee Sol's painting, he develops Stendhal syndrome which prohibits him from painting, eventually leading to his retirement. He is also famous in New York for his perspective on new artists. He eventually falls in love with Deok-mi.

Supporting characters[edit]

People around Sung Deok-mi
An Olympic silver medalist in judo who opens his own gym and becomes an instructor. After his single mother abandoned him in the hospital, Deok-mi's mother took him in and raised him with Deok-mi as family.
Deok-mi's best friend who is the owner of CocoMoco café which Deok-mi, Ryan, and Eun-gi frequents. Like Deok-mi, she is also a fangirl of Cha Shi-an who often voices her sadness she can no longer be a full-time fan after becoming a mother. She helps with the creation of Ryan and Deok-mi's fake relationship. After seeing her employee, Joo-hyuk, at a concert, she becomes a fan and makes and runs a fan site for him.
Deok-mi's mother who is a knitting-obsessed woman who is often portrayed as a head of the household. She urges Deok-mi to give up being a fangirl, citing it would be difficult for her to date since men would find her hobby off-putting. Not knowing Ryan and Deok-mi's relationship is fake, she becomes ecstatic and treats Ryan as her future son-in-law, inviting him for dinner and giving him side-dishes.
Deok-mi's father who is a quiet, soft-spoken man who began collecting suiseki stones after his business failed. He is completely immersed in taking care of his rocks which annoys his wife.
A chief editor of an art magazine and mother of Nam Eun-gi. After having personal troubles, she lets Young-sook care for her son since he was an infant. Young-sook and Se-yeon becomes friends and have accepted that they are both the mother of Eun-gi. Although she has a good relationship with her son, he often calls her as "Editor Nam" and Young-sook as "Mom", which she doesn't seem to mind.
People around Ryan Gold
A visual art director from New York who is in love with Ryan, her friend of ten years. She follows Ryan and moves to South Korea. She works at Cheum Museum of Art in collaboration with Cha Shi-an for his upcoming album and art exhibition. Feeling dejected learning about Ryan and Deok-mi's relationship, she becomes happy after Eun-gi tells her their relationship is fake.
An idol and the most popular member of the boy group, White Ocean (Korean화이트오션; RRHwaiteu Osyeon). He adores the fansite "The Road to Sian", stating that it is the only fansite whose owner seems to understand him. He is a fan of artist Lee Sol and plans on collecting all of her nine paintings. He grew close to Ryan Gold after learning that they were neighbors.
A retired artist who caused Ryan Gold's Stendhal syndrome and she is Ryan's biological mother.
Cheum Museum of Art
A wealthy and eccentric former art director of Cheum Museum of Art who resigned after her investigation of embezzlement and slush funds. Despite resigning, she plans on taking back her position after the investigation is completed. She remains a powerful authority in the museum after becoming the head director of TK Cultural Foundation, which funds the museum. She uses her connections to get her daughter, Sindy, a job in Cheum Museum of Art as an intern.
An investigative intern in Cheum Museum of Art and the daughter of the former art director, Uhm So-hye. She is a fan of Cha Shi-an and runs a fansite called "Sindy" where she calls out Deok-mi as Shi-an's girlfriend. After an article comes out reporting that Ryan and Deok-mi are dating. Hyo-jin uses her mother's connections to get a job in Cheum Museum of Art. She makes another site called "CUPATCH" where she investigates the validity of Ryan and Deok-mi's relationship. Eventually, it is shown how she becomes a part of the Cheum Museum family through her determination, creativity and hard work.
So-hye's secretary who often helps to hide Hyo-jin's fangirling activities from her mother.
Seon-joo's husband who is a television documentary series director who hopes to switch to variety shows after the release of his current documentary.
  • Jung Si-yul as Kang Geon-woo
Seon-joo's son
  • Yoo Yong-min as Joo-hyuk[12]
Seon-joo's part-time employee who often breaks cups while working. He is the vocalist and guitarist of an underground band called Fade.

Special appearances[edit]


Original soundtrack[edit]

Her Private Life OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
LabelStone Music Entertainment

Part 1[edit]

Released on April 11, 2019 (2019-04-11)[19]
1."Help Me"
  • Park Geun-cheol
  • Lim Hyun-joon
  • Soyeon
  • Park Geun-cheol
  • Lim Hyun-joon
2."Help Me" (Inst.) 
  • Park Geun-cheol
  • Lim Hyun-joon
Total length:7:56

Part 2[edit]

Released on April 18, 2019 (2019-04-18)[20]
1."Floating" (둥둥)Kim Ho-kyung1601Hong Dae-kwang3:22
2."Floating" (Inst.) 1601 3:22
Total length:6:44

Part 3[edit]

Released on April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)[21]
1."Shining Star"Glody
  • Glody
  • Vulcan4
  • Hidden Card
2."Shining Star" (Inst.) 
  • Glody
  • Vulcan4
  • Hidden Card
Total length:5:52

Part 4[edit]

Released on May 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)[22]
  • Athena
  • Galactika
Lee Hae-ri (Davichi)3:48
2."Maybe" (Inst.) 
  • Athena
  • Galactika
Total length:7:36

Part 5[edit]

Released on May 9, 2019 (2019-05-09)[23]
  • Joo Seong-geun
  • Alan JS Han
  • Oh Ji-hyeon
  • Joo Seong-geun
2."Happy" (Inst.) 
  • Oh Ji-hyeon
  • Joo Seong-geun
Total length:6:10

Part 6[edit]

Released on May 16, 2019 (2019-05-16)[24]
1."Think of You"Kim Ho-kyung1601Ha Sung-woon4:18
2."Think of You" (Inst.) 1601 4:18
Total length:8:36

Part 7[edit]

Released on May 23, 2019 (2019-05-23)[25]
1."Smile Again"
  • Park Geun-chul
  • DANI
  • RUNY
  • JUNO
2."Smile Again" (Inst.) 
  • RUNY
  • JUNO
Total length:6:42
Disc 2:
1."Starstruck Accident"Various Artists2:14
2."Hello!Ryan gold Hello!"Various Artists2:08
3."Romance of Deokhoo"Various Artists2:25
4."Mr. Wolf"Various Artists1:53
5."Trauma"Various Artists3:37
6."Ddu Ddu"Various Artists2:22
7."Thinking Lion"Various Artists2:22
8."Lazy Violin"Various Artists2:27
9."Code name Sinagil"Various Artists2:38
10."Rabbit Couple"Various Artists2:55
11."Photo Zone"Various Artists1:30
12."Water Drops"Various Artists2:50
13."The goddess of cannon"Various Artists2:07
14."U, Who?"Various Artists2:03
15."Good and Gone"Various Artists3:20
16."The Age of Deokhoo"Various Artists2:15
17."Draw the Line"Various Artists1:57
18."Home Master"Various Artists2:32
19."Story of us"Various Artists4:45
20."The best golden lion"Various Artists1:58
21."The Picture of the Water drops"Various Artists2:13
22."Idol fan club"Various Artists2:50
23."I like you"Various Artists4:00
24."Deokjil Mate"Various Artists2:06
25."Sweet Day"Various Artists1:08
26."Crayon"Various Artists1:49
27."Deokhoo's song"Various Artists1:59
28."Busy Day"Various Artists1:27
29."The game of wit"Various Artists1:46
30."Like this"Various Artists2:14
31."Missing"Various Artists4:08
32."Deokming out"Various Artists1:53
Total length:77:51


Her Private Life : South Korea viewers per episode (thousands)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Media Research.[26]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[27] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 April 10, 2019 2.661% 3.572% 3.395%[28]
2 April 11, 2019 2.410% 2.921% 3.504%[29]
3 April 17, 2019 2.432% 2.576% 3.153%[30]
4 April 18, 2019 2.347% 2.600% 3.120%[31]
5 April 24, 2019 2.539% 3.079% 3.091%[32]
6 April 25, 2019 2.675% 3.392% 2.986%[33]
7 May 1, 2019 2.716% 3.364% 3.213%[34]
8 May 2, 2019 2.808% 3.246% 3.608%[35]
9 May 8, 2019 3.085% 3.381% 3.814%[36]
10 May 9, 2019 2.730% 3.243% 3.368%[37]
11 May 15, 2019 2.697% 3.250% 3.808%[38]
12 May 16, 2019 2.793% 3.587% 3.570%[39]
13 May 22, 2019 2.655% 3.008% 3.346%[40]
14 May 23, 2019 2.735% 2.888% 3.478%[41]
15 May 29, 2019 2.474% 2.618% 3.495%[42]
16 May 30, 2019 2.864% 3.341% 3.279%[43]
Average 2.664% 3.129% 3.389%
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • This drama aired on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2019 12th Korea Drama Awards Best Original Soundtrack "Maybe" (Lee Hae-ri) Nominated [44]


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