I Need Romance 3

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I Need Romance 3
I Need Romance 3.jpg
Promotional poster for I Need Romance 3
Also known as In Need of Romance 3
Genre Romance
Written by Jung Hyun-jung
Directed by Jang Young-woo
Starring Kim So-yeon
Sung Joon
Namkoong Min
Wang Ji-won
Park Hyo-joo
Yoon Seung-ah
Park Yu-hwan
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Executive producer(s) Kim Young-kyu
Producer(s) Jo Moon-joo
Jung Se-ryung
Location(s) Korea
Running time Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 (KST)
Production company(s) JS Pictures
Distributor tvN
Original network tvN
Original release January 13 (2014-01-13) – March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04)
Preceded by Twenty Years Old
Followed by Witch's Romance
Related shows I Need Romance
I Need Romance 2012
External links
Website program.interest.me/tvn/romance3

I Need Romance 3 (Hangul로맨스가 필요해 3; RRRomaenseuga Pilyohae 3) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Kim So-yeon, Sung Joon, Namkoong Min, Wang Ji-won, Park Hyo-joo, Yoon Seung-ah and Park Yu-hwan. It aired on cable channel tvN from January 13 to March 4, 2014 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 for 16 episodes.

This is the third installment of tvN's romantic comedy franchise following the popularity of I Need Romance and I Need Romance 2012. Like its predecessors, the series realistically depicts the friendships, workplace rivalries, and love lives of three career women in their thirties, this time set at a home shopping channel company.[1]


Shin Joo-yeon is a 33-year-old fashion marketing director at a home shopping channel company. She's developed a tough prickly outer shell in order to succeed in the workplace, and has almost given up on the idea of true love after countless failures in the relationship department. She becomes involved in a love triangle with two very different men.

Joo Wan is a 26-year-old songwriter and carefree spirit who returns to Korea after seventeen years living abroad. Up until the age of 9, he was practically raised by his mom's friend and her daughter, Shin Joo-yeon. She only remembers him as a kid she was forced to play with him when her mom was busy, while all his early memories from bath time, to play time, to learning how to tie his shoe, include her. Upon meeting again, he aims to heal Joo-yeon's jaded sense of romance.[2]

Kang Tae-yoon is Joo-yeon's senior colleague and mentor, a workaholic perfectionist who does whatever it takes to meet his goals. He's smooth and refined, but inwardly he doesn't really believe in love after getting his heart broken by his last girlfriend.

Oh Se-ryung is a model-turned-stylist who is Joo-yeon's constant rival at work. She's uninhibited, honest, and always true to her emotions. Though Se-ryung has a line of guys waiting to date her since her school days, Tae-yoon is the only man she's genuinely fallen for, and she'll do anything to get him back.

Lee Min-jung, Jung Hee-jae and Lee Woo-young are Joo-yeon's best friends and office mates. Min-jung prefers casual, no-strings-attached hook-ups, so she's thrown for a loop when her usual sex partner Ahn Min-seok unknowingly moves into the apartment next door and she finds out that she's pregnant with his child. Hee-jae's longtime boyfriend is studying for the civil service exam, but her scrimping and saving for their future is beginning to take its toll on their relationship. Despite being the only male in their circle of friends, Woo-young is considered one of the girls since he was raised by a strong-willed mother and several older sisters; he's always there for Hee-jae and tries to get her to try new things and loosen up.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016 tvN10 Awards Romantic-Comedy King Sung Joon Nominated


  1. ^ Park, Jin-hai (9 January 2014). "Cable dramas having heyday: tvN's I Need Romance 3 appeals on straight-talk, colorful love game". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  2. ^ An, So-hyoun (10 February 2014). "Sung Joon and Kim So Yeon Cuddle Up During I Need a Romance Script Practice". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  3. ^ Lee, Cory (19 November 2013). "Kim So-yeon to Take Lead Role on In Need of Romance 3". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  4. ^ Lee, Sun-min (19 November 2013). "Kim So-yeon joins I Need Romance". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  5. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (8 January 2014). "Kim So Yeon Plans on Being Bold If a Bed Scene Comes Up in I Need a Romance 3". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  6. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (20 November 2013). "Sung Jun Cast in I Need a Romance 3 with Kim So Yeon". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  7. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (8 January 2014). "Sung Jun Admits He Was Scared of Kim So Yeon At First". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  8. ^ Lee, Cory (13 December 2013). "Namgung Min to Turn "Mr. Perfect" in New tvN Series". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  9. ^ Lee, Cory (27 November 2013). "Park Yuhwan Joins New Season of In Need of Romance". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  10. ^ An, So-hyoun (10 February 2014). "I Need a Romance Park Yoo Hwan Gifts Rookie Employees with Coffee". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  11. ^ 유하준 '로맨스가 필요해 시즌3' 종영 소감 "달콤한 기억으로 남길" 경인일보 2014-03-04

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