My Fair Lady (2003 TV series)
|My Fair Lady|
|Also known as||Yojo Lady
The Perfect Girl
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Chorokbaem Media|
|Original network||Seoul Broadcasting System|
|Original release||August 13– October 12, 2003|
|Preceded by||Fairy and Swindler|
|Revised Romanization||Yojo Sungnyeo|
My Fair Lady (Hangul: 요조숙녀; RR: Yojo Sungnyeo) is a 2003 South Korean television drama produced and first broadcast by SBS. It has a total of 16 episodes, and is a remake of the 2000 Japanese drama Yamatonadeshiko (やまとなでしこ), which aired on Fuji Television.
Min-kyung,is a fresh high school graduate. She has worked in a liquor restaurant to pay off her father's gambling debt. However, Min-kyung borrowed some money and ran away, hoping to find a rich man as her spouse.
Young-ho's father observed his diligence and decided to give Young-ho a chance to prove his worth in comparison with Dong-kyu. Young-ho's father announced that there would be a fair competition from the two men to prove their worth and decide the heir to the company.
That same night, Young-ho's father met Min-kyung's father. Dong-kyu's father, who was drunk, knocked down the duo as they were talking to each other and crossing the road. Dong-kyu was seen rushing and persuaded his father to escape while he called for an ambulance.
Dong-kyu used this opportunity to gain advantage over Young-ho in the competition to become the heir, with his father's help. Young-ho, on the other hand, was having a hard time struggling to compete against Dong-kyu and his acts of sabotage.
Young-ho was shocked when he saw his father at the meeting. Young-ho was declared to be the heir of the company and both Dong-kyu and his father announced their resignations.
Young-ho instead wished to fulfill his long-time dream of becoming an astronomer and announced his intention of resigning as boss in order to become a full-time astronomer, after working for a few months. With the consent of his father, Young-ho took up astronomy at a space observation centre in Australia. He later married Min-kyung, and was seen swearing their wedding vows in front of a Christian priest.
- Kim Hee-sun as Ha Min-kyung
- Go Soo as Shin Young-ho
- Park Han-byul as Su-yeon
- Son Chang-min as Mun Dong-kyu
- Kwon Hae-hyo as Go Hyun-tak
- Shin Jung-hwan
- Park Joo-mi
- Kim Jung-nan as Yoon Jung-hee
- Lee Soon-jae as Moon Dae-cha (Young-ho's illegitimate biological father)
- Sunwoo Eun-sook as Oh Nam-sook (Young-ho's mother)
- Im Hyun-sik as Ha Yeon-ku (Min-kyung's father)
- Jung Wook as Moon Dae-pyeong (Dong-kyu's's father)
- Jung Jae-soon as Baek Seol-hwa (Dong-kyu's mother)
- Lee, Dong-hoo (2004). "Cultural Strategies of Remakes: The Case of Yojolady". 13th JAMCO Online International Symposium.