Lovers (TV series)

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Lovers
Lovers (TV Series) poster.jpg
Created by Kim Eun-sook
Shin Woo-chul
Based on Turn Around and Leave
by Lee Man-hee
Written by Kim Eun-sook
Directed by Shin Woo-chul
Starring Kim Jung-eun
Lee Seo-jin
Country of origin South Korea
No. of episodes 20
Production
Producer(s) Gu Bon-geun
Location(s) Korea
Hainan Island
Running time Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55
Production company(s) K-Dream
Release
Original network Seoul Broadcasting System
Original release November 8, 2006 (2006-11-08) – January 11, 2007 (2007-01-11)
Chronology
Preceded by Korea Secret Agency
Followed by Surgeon Bong Dal-hee
External links
Website tv.sbs.co.kr/lovers2006
Lovers
Hangul 연인
Revised Romanization Yeon-in
McCune–Reischauer Yŏnin

Lovers (Hangul연인; RRYeon-in) is a South Korean television series starring Kim Jung-eun and Lee Seo-jin who play a plastic surgeon and a gangster who enter into an unlikely romance.[1][2][3] The series is based on the Lee Man-hee stage play Turn Around and Leave, the same work that inspired the 1998 blockbuster film A Promise starring Jeon Do-yeon and Park Shin-yang.[4] It aired on SBS from November 8, 2006 to January 11, 2007 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.

It is the third and final installment of the "Lovers" trilogy by writer Kim Eun-sook and director Shin Woo-chul. Unlike previous installments Lovers in Paris (which Kim also starred in) and Lovers in Prague which were partly shot in Europe, Lovers filmed on location in China's Hainan Island.

Synopsis[edit]

Yoon Mi-ju (Kim Jung-eun) is the daughter of a reverend, who has adopted many children and set up an orphanage, and works as a plastic surgeon in a hospital, although her dream is to open a clinic of her own. Ha Kang-jae (Lee Seo-jin) is an orphan raised by Kang Choong-shik, a gangland boss, and his trusty right hand. The two meet when Mi-ju mistakes Kang-jae for her adoptive sister's former boyfriend, who dumped her after discovering she was pregnant; as Mi-ju learns a little later, Kang-jae is actually in a relationship with Park Yu-jin (Kim Gyu-ri), Mi-ju's neighbor. Kang-jae is also the potential buyer for the land that houses Reverend Yoon's orphanage, and that Mi-ju wants to sell, not knowing that the land and the house are at risk for seizure because of his father. When Kang-jae is wounded by some Chinese gangsters, Mi-ju treats him and he begins to fall for her; meanwhile, Kang Se-yeon (Jung Chan), son of the boss Kang-jae works for, falls in love with Mi-ju, who his mother wants as a daughter in law because she considers her a good catch.

Cast[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2006-11-08 1 11.3% 12.1%
2006-11-09 2 12.2% 12.8%
2006-11-15 3 14.3% 14.8%
2006-11-16 4 15.6% 15.9%
2006-11-22 5 14.7% 15.5%
2006-11-23 6 15.6% 15.6%
2006-11-29 7 16.1% 16.4%
2006-11-30 8 16.0% 16.2%
2006-12-06 9 16.2% 16.7%
2006-12-07 10 15.8% 15.9%
2006-12-13 11 16.3% 16.3%
2006-12-14 12 19.5% 20.3%
2006-12-20 13 17.0% 17.4%
2006-12-21 14 18.0% 19.0%
2006-12-27 15 18.3% 19.4%
2006-12-28 16 16.6% 17.5%
2007-01-03 17 21.0% 22.2%
2007-01-04 18 23.2% 23.9%
2007-01-10 19 20.8% 21.8%
2007-01-11 20 25.3% 26.8%
Average 17.2% 17.8%

Source: TNS Media Korea

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cho, Chung-un (11 December 2006). "HERALD INTERVIEW: Actor Lee Seo-jin seeks versatility". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Kim Jeong-eun admits romance". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. 16 April 2007. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  3. ^ Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (17 April 2007). "Celebrity Romance Heats Up". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Lovers (DVD) (SBS TV Drama) (English Subtitled) (Korea Version)". YesAsia. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 

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