How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor

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How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor
Also known as The Perfect Neighbor
Genre Romance, Comedy, Drama
Written by Jung Ji-woo
Directed by Jo Nam-kook
Starring Kim Seung-woo
Bae Doona
Park Si-hoo
Wang Ji-hye
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 20
Producer(s) Huh Woong
Location(s) South Korea, Cambodia
Running time Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Original channel Seoul Broadcasting System
Original release 25 July 2007 (2007-07-25) – 27 September 2007 (2007-09-27)
Preceded by War of Money
Followed by Lobbyist
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How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor (Hangul: 완벽한 이웃을 만나는 법; RR: Wonbyeokhan Yioteul Mannineun Beom) is a 2007 South Korean television series starring Kim Seung-woo, Bae Doona, Park Si-hoo, Wang Ji-hye, Son Hyun-joo and Kim Sung-ryung.[1] It aired on SBS from July 25 to September 27, 2007 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.

The romantic comedy series was partially filmed in Cambodia, the first time for a Korean drama to be shot in that country.[2]


Baek Soo-chan is a playboy infamous for manipulating women. After meeting Jung Yoon-hee and her older sister Mi-hee on vacation, he puts the moves on them as usual, but Yoon-hee sees right through him, and tries to keep him away from her naive sister. Fate draws them together again, however, when back in Korea, Soo-chan ends up living next door. Meanwhile, Yoon-hee begins working as secretary to Yoo Joon-seok, the new president of her company. Forced to come back and take over their family business when his father suddenly collapsed, Joon-seok shoulders the burdens of corporate responsibilities and of trying to please a father who has never shown him any affection. At first the perfectionist Joon-seok clashes with his quirky secretary, then gradually begins to fall for her. But Joon-seok's arranged marriage to Go Hye-mi, an heiress, is already being planned.


Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Park Won-sook as Sun-woo, Yoon-hee and Mi-hee's mother
  • Jung Dong-hwan as Go Chang-shik, Hye-mi's father
  • Seo Kwon-soon as Song Young-ja, Hye-mi's mother
  • Kim Roi-ha as Detective Kang Yeok-gae
  • Kim Sung-tae as Detective Kim
  • Kwon Tae-won as Chief detective
  • Lee Won-jae as Byun Hee-sub
  • Kim Sun-hwa as Choi Bo-kyung, Hee-sub's wife
  • Han Ye-in as Byun Seon
  • Lee Byung-hyun as Byun Young
  • Kim Jung-hak as Cha Young-jae, J Corporation executive
  • Park Kwang-soo as Wee Dae-han, Jung-sook's husband
  • Kim Gil-ho as Yoo Man-ho, Joon-seok's father
  • Kim Seok-ok as Han Ok-geum, Joon-seok's mother
  • Park Yeon-ah as Ahn Ye-seul, Mi-hee's daughter
  • Cha Seo-won as Lei Kim
  • Kim Young-jin as Mina, Joon-seok's other secretary
  • Jang Hye-sook as Yeon Soo-yeon, Go-mi's mother
  • Kim Dong-gyun as Kim Dae-shik
  • Jo Han-na as Na Ha-ni
  • Kim Ye-ryeong as Dan Myung-hee
  • Pov Theavy (credited as Ka Cho)[4]
  • Lee Ji-oh as young Baek Soo-chan

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2007 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Kim Seung-woo Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Bae Doona Nominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries Son Hyun-joo Nominated
New Star Award Park Si-hoo Won
Best Young Actor Shin Dong-woo Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

It aired in Japan on cable channel KNTV from October 11 to December 14, 2010.[5]


  1. ^ "Bae Doona to Join Kim Seung-woo in Drama Series". Hancinema. 25 April 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Kim Seung-woo and Bae Doona go to Cambodia". Hancinema. 4 June 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Bae Doona, "Right now? I'm having the time of my life!"". Hancinema. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  4. ^ Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (28 August 2007). "More Foreign Faces in Korean Dramas". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
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