Lovers of Haeundae
|Lovers of Haeundae|
Promotional poster for Haeundae Lovers
|Also known as||Lovers in Haeundae|
|Genre||Romance, Comedy, Action|
|Written by||Hwang Eun-kyung|
|Directed by||Song Hyeon-wook|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer(s)||Lee Jae-young|
|Running time||Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)|
|Production company(s)||SSD Co., Ltd.|
|Original release||12 August –|
24 September 2012
|Followed by||Ohlala Couple|
|official KBS website|
|Revised Romanization||Hae-undae Yeon-indeul|
Lovers of Haeundae (Hangul: 해운대 연인들; Hanja: 海雲臺戀人들; RR: Hae-undae Yeon-indeul; lit. Haeundae Lovers) is a 2012 South Korean television series about a prosecutor who goes undercover to infiltrate a crime family in Haeundae, Busan, and after losing his memory, falls in love with the daughter of a mob boss.
Newly wed public prosecutor, Lee Tae-sung, goes undercover in pursuit of a gangster in Haeundae, Busan, attacked by his quarry and thrown into the sea, he loses his memory of who he was. Homeless and alone in the world he is taken in by the family of a deposed crime boss, who believe him to be his cover, a body builder and performer in a night club revue, who came to Busan after falling in love with Go So-ra, the daughter of the crime boss. Despite misunderstandings and bickering, Lee and Go marry and the two fall in love for real. However, after he recovers his memory, he stands at a crossroads and has to decide which of his wives he will stay with; the one he married out of duty and who can help him in his career, or the one he loves.
|Kim Kang-woo||Lee Tae-sung / Nam Hae / Yang Tae-sung||Public prosecutor who hates gangsters with a passion. Married Lee Se-na in an arranged marriage calculated to help further his career and advance the social position of his adopted parents. Long lost son of President Yang who took control of the Haeundae Hotel from Go Joong-shik. As an amnesiac took the name Nam Hae and believed himself to be a body builder and night club performer. In order to prevent Go Joong-shik from being committed into a mental hospital, married Go So-ra after the groom failed to show for the wedding, came to love So-ra so much that he would have been happy to live out the remainder of his life as Nam Hae|
|Jo Yeo-jeong||Go So-ra||Daughter of a deposed crime boss, makes a living delivering live fish to Busan eateries, and other odd jobs such as sushi chef and homestay rentals, dreams of regaining control of her childhood home, the Haeundae Hotel|
|Jung Suk-won||Choi Joon-hyuk||Korean American vice-President of the Haeundae Hotel, son of the owner of Prestige Hotels which is planning an hostile take-over of the Haeundae Hotel, step-brother of Go So-ra with whom he is infatuated and is a rival of Lee Tae-sung for her love, however in the end chooses to help her and Lee Tae-sung because of it|
|Nam Gyu-ri||Yun Se-na||Lee Tae-sung's wife, footwear designer, daughter of the Minister of Justice, in an unhappy marriage with Lee Tae-sung as she loves him and knows that this love is not returned, in the end learns to let go of Tae-sung, and seeks a happier relationship with Choi Joon-hyuk|
|Im Ha-ryong||Go Joong-shik||Father of So-ra, head of what remains of the White Sands Gang, deposed mob boss and kindergarten student, brain damaged in his last gang fight and now has the mental age of a six-year-old|
|Lee Jae-yong||Lee Soon-shin||ex-gangster and fisherman, one of the last of Go Joong-shik loyal followers, Lee Gwan-soon's father|
|Park Sang-myun||Boo Young-do||ex-gangster and fisherman, one of the last of Go Joong-shik loyal followers, has a liking for all things Kawaii|
|Park Geon-il||Lee Dong-baek||ex-gangster and fisherman, one of the last of Go Joong-shik loyal followers|
|Choi Sang-hoon||Lee Se-jo||Attorney at law, Lee Tae-sung's adoptive father|
|Kim Young-ok||Shim Mal-nyun||Yang Tae-sung's nanny as a child, President Yang's last hope in finding his son|
|Kim Hye-eun||Yook Tam-hee||Second wife of President Yang, and acting President, hates Go So-ra and rivals with both the White Sands Gang and Choi Joon-hyuk|
|Kang Min-kyung||Hwang Joo-hee||Senior secretary at Haeundae Hotel, So-ra's childhood friend, and Se-na's college classmate, keeps knowledge that Nam Hae is Lee Tae-sung with the thought of having him for herself though nothing comes of these plans|
|Park So-yeon||Lee Gwan-soon||Scatterbrained daughter of one of the White Sands Gang, as a sister to Sora|
|Kim Tae-hyun||Kang Min-goo||Fraudster, became engaged to So-ra to defraud her and her family, stood her up on their supposed wedding day|
|Episode #||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|TNmS Ratings||AGB Nielsen|
|Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area||Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area|
|1||6 August 2012||8.5%||7.5%||9.8% (15th)||9.3% (16th)|
|2||7 August 2012||11.5%||12.4%||12.1%||12.8%|
|3||13 AUgust 2012||8.5%||8.2%||8.0%||8.4%|
|4||14 August 2012||9.9%||10.4%||8.2%||8.7%|
|5||20 August 2012||9.6%||9.0%||9.7%||9.9%|
|6||21 August 2012||10.5%||10.6%||9.3%||9.7%|
|7||27 August 2012||9.7%||9.2%||9.1%||9.8%|
|8||28 August 2012||11.2%||11.2%||9.8%||11.2%|
|9||3 September 2012||10.4%||11.5%||9.9%||10.5%|
|10||4 September 2012||10.3%||10.2%||9.3%||9.3%|
|11||10 September 2012||9.3%||9.0%||7.7%||8.6%|
|12||17 September 2012||9.9%||9.7%||9.0%||9.0%|
|13||18 September 2012||11.0%||10.6%||10.3%||10.9%|
|14||24 September 2012||10.4%||10.6%||9.2%||9.4%|
|15||24 September 2012||10.2%||10.6%||9.3%||9.6%|
|16||25 September 2012||11.5%||12.3%||11.3%||11.6%|
Awards and nominations
- Nomination - Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries - Kim Kang-woo
- Nomination - Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries - Jo Yeo-jeong
- Hong, Lucia (21 June 2012). "Cho Yeo-jung, Kim Kang-woo confirms main roles in new KBS drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- Ho, Stewart (26 June 2012). "'Haeundae Lovers' Holds its First Script Reading". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- Hong, Lucia (16 July 2012). "Cho Yeo-jung, Kim Kang-woo get intimate during drama shooting". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- Jeon, Ji-young (3 August 2012). "First release of official poster of 'Lovers at Haeundae Beach'!". KBS Global. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- Jeon, Ji-young (30 July 2012). "Cast member Kim Kang-woo sweeps across 'Haeundae Beach' jogging, jumping and rolling in the sand!". KBS Global. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- "Disciple of justice, prosecutor Lee Tae-seong!". KBS Global. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
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- "Sora changes to a goddess in white dress!". KBS Global. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- Jeon, Ji-young (16 August 2012). "Tae-seong forgets his investigation to see So-ra in a bikini!". KBS Global. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- "Jo Yeo-jeong Says Acting Lets Her Explore Her Hidden Self". The Chosun Ilbo. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- "So-ra and Jun-hyeok Caught on Date in Busan". KBS Global. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-03-17.