My Sassy Girl (TV series)
|My Sassy Girl|
|Based on||My Sassy Girl|
by Kwak Jae-yong
|Written by||Yoon Hyo-je|
|Directed by||Oh Jin-seok|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||32[a]|
|Running time||30 mins[a]|
|Production company(s)||Huayi Brothers|
RaemongRaein Co. Ltd.
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|First shown in||South Korea|
|Original release||May 29 –|
July 18, 2017
My Sassy Girl (Korean: 엽기적인 그녀; RR: Yeopgijeogin Geunyeo) is a 2017 South Korean television drama starring Joo Won, Oh Yeon-seo, Lee Jung-shin and Kim Yoon-hye, based on the 2001 South Korean movie My Sassy Girl by Kwak Jae-yong, but during Joseon period. It aired on SBS from May 29 to July 18, 2017 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 (KST) time slot for 32 episodes.
An eminent and respected scholar who is highly praised by the ruler of Qing. Gyeon Woo earned the title of 'National treasure of Joseon' in his childhood given by the king Hwijong. He is the son of the education minister. Gyeon Woo falls in love with Princess Hye-myeong, with whom he has a childhood connection. 
- Oh Yeon-seo as Princess Hye-myung
She is a strong willed, independent yet mischievous and a trouble making person with a kind heart and cannot stand the wrong doings of people. Initially she dislikes Gyeon Woo but, later falls in love with him. She is struggling to know what has happened to her mother. 
- Lee Jung-shin as Kang Joon-young
The inspector at the police bureau. He cherishes princess Hyemyeong and always protects her. 
- Kim Yoon-hye as Jung Da-yeon
She is the stubborn and spoiled daughter of the left minister Jung Ki-joon. She falls for Gyeon Woo and will do anything to get him. She is the love rival of princess Hyemyeong. 
People in the Palace
- Son Chang-min as King Hwijong
- Yoon Se-ah as Queen Park
- Yoon So-jung as Dowager Queen Jahye
- Choi Ro-woon as the Heir Presumptive
- Ryu Dam as Young-shin
- Tae Mi as Byeol-i
- Lee Kyung-hwa Deposed Queen Han
- Hong Ye-seo as Court Lady Bang
Gyeon Woo's Family
- Shim Hyung-tak as Choon-poong/ Prince Eunseong, younger brother of Prince Choosung
- Kwak Hee-sung as Park Chang-whi
- Lee Si-eon as Bang Se-ho
- Seol Jung-hwan as Maeng Kwang-soo
- Park Young-soo as Hwang-ga
- Seo Eun-ah as Mal-geum
- Han Ji-woo as Boo-yong
- Kim Yang-woo as Do-chi
- Jung Da-sol as So-yong
- Na Hye-mi as Bo-young
- Kris Sun (孙祖君) as Qing prince Darhan
- Noh Susanna as Sun-kyung
- Son Ji-yoon as Yoon-ji
- Ko Min-seo as Sun-kyung
- Lee Je-yeon
- Lee Si-gang
- Jung Tae-in
- Go Min-si as Seon-kyeong
- The series is one of a handful of youth sageuk set in production after the success of Love in the Moonlight (2016) starring Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung.
- This project marked the second collaboration between actor Joo Won and director Oh Jin-seok, after working together in the 2015 hit drama Yong-pal. The first script reading took place on August 27, 2016. My Sassy Girl is a fully pre-produced TV series. Filming began on August 2016 and finished on March 7, 2017.
- Actress Kim Ju-hyeon was selected to play the female lead role through auditions, but was replaced by Oh Yeon-seo after quitting.
- In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
- NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date
|Ep.||Broadcast date||Average audience share|
|1||May 29, 2017||8.3% (16th)||9.9% (9th)||8.5% (12th)||8.9% (10th)|
|2||9.3% (10th)||11.3% (4th)||9.3% (8th)||10.0% (7th)|
|3||May 30, 2017||6.5% (20th)||6.8% (20th)||7.4% (13th)||7.7% (10th)|
|4||8.1% (11th)||9.5% (5th)||9.3% (8th)||9.3% (7th)|
|5||June 5, 2017||7.4% (17th)||8.3% (9th)||7.2% (16th)||7.9% (10th)|
|6||7.7% (16th)||8.5% (8th)||8.2% (10th)||8.9% (7th)|
|7||June 6, 2017||7.1% (NR)||8.0% (13th)||8.1% (13th)||8.6% (9th)|
|8||8.2% (15th)||8.8% (7th)||9.3% (8th)||9.7% (8th)|
|9||June 12, 2017||7.4% (NR)||7.9% (12th)||7.9% (12th)||8.1% (10th)|
|10||8.1% (16th)||9.1% (7th)||9.0% (7th)||9.2% (7th)|
|11||June 13, 2017||7.4% (17th)||7.7% (11th)||8.5% (8th)||9.3% (6th)|
|12||9.0% (10th)||9.4% (5th)||10.5% (5th)||11.8% (4th)|
|13||June 19, 2017||7.5% (18th)||8.1% (11th)||8.1% (9th)||8.7% (9th)|
|14||7.8% (16th)||8.1% (10th)||9.3% (7th)||9.5% (7th)|
|15||June 20, 2017||5.5% (NR)||6.4% (17th)||8.3% (12th)||9.2% (7th)|
|16||6.6% (18th)||7.4% (15th)||10.3% (6th)||11.2% (5th)|
|17||June 26, 2017||7.2% (18th)||7.9% (10th)||8.2% (11th)||8.2% (9th)|
|18||7.8% (14th)||8.6% (7th)||9.4% (8th)||9.1% (7th)|
|19||June 27, 2017||6.8% (20th)||7.5% (14th)||8.2% (11th)||8.4% (9th)|
|20||7.9% (16th)||8.7% (9th)||9.6% (6th)||9.9% (6th)|
|21||July 3, 2017||7.4% (NR)||7.9% (17th)||8.5% (12th)||9.2% (7th)|
|22||7.8% (18th)||8.4% (14th)||8.8% (8th)||9.3% (6th)|
|23||July 4, 2017||6.9% (20th)||7.5% (16th)||8.3% (14th)||8.4% (12th)|
|24||7.9% (18th)||8.5% (12th)||9.7% (7th)||9.9% (6th)|
|25||July 10, 2017||7.7% (NR)||8.4% (19th)||7.6% (NR)||7.6% (NR)|
|26||8.0% (NR)||8.6% (17th)||8.6% (15th)||8.5% (10th)|
|27||July 11, 2017||6.7% (NR)||6.8% (18th)||7.7% (15th)||7.7% (14th)|
|28||7.4% (17th)||7.6% (16th)||8.7% (12th)||8.5% (10th)|
|29||July 17, 2017||7.3% (NR)||8.5% (13th)||8.9% (14th)||9.6% (6th)|
|30||8.0% (17th)||9.3% (9th)||10.2% (6th)||10.8% (4th)|
|31||July 18, 2017||9.2% (12th)||11.2% (5th)||9.6% (6th)||10.4% (5th)|
|32||10.4% (8th)||12.3% (4th)||11.4% (5th)||12.0% (4th)|
|My Sassy Girl|
|Soundtrack album by |
|1.||"Because It Is You" (그대이기에)||The One||03:46|
|2.||"Because It Is You" (Inst.)||03:46|
|1.||"Permeate" (스르륵)||SE O (Jelly Cookie)||02:54|
|1.||"Because I Love You"||Gummy||03:35|
|2.||"Because I Love You" (Inst.)||03:35|
|1.||"Like Destiny" (운명처럼)||Ben||4:06|
|2.||"Like Destiny" (Inst.)||4:06|
Awards and nominations
|2017||10th Korea Drama Awards||Best Original Soundtrack||Gummy (Because I Love You)||Nominated|||
|SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday–Tuesday Drama||Joo Won||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday–Tuesday Drama||Oh Yeon-seo||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday–Tuesday Drama||Jung Woong-in||Nominated|
|Best New Actor||Lee Jung-shin||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award||Joo Won & Oh Yeon-seo||Nominated|
- In Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, My Sassy Girl aired at the same time as its Korean broadcast on Sony One, In Taiwan it airs on CHOCO TV, friDay and KKTV, it also airs the day after the original date on IQiyi.
- In Hong Kong, the drama started airing on Viu starting from May 30, 2017.
- In Japan, the drama started airing on KNTV from June 3, 2017.
- In Taiwan, the drama started airing on LTV from June 29, 2017.
- In Sri Lanka, the drama is available to stream on-demand via Iflix with Sinhalese and English subtitles.
- In Malaysia, the drama started airing on NTV7 from February 6, 2018, Monday - Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm.
- In the Philippines, the drama started airing on GMA Network from March 25, 2019, Monday - Friday, 9:20 AM, and reairs on GMA News TV from January 27, 2020, Monday - Friday, 11:00 PM.
- My Sassy Girl (2001)
- My Sassy Girl (2008)
- Ryokiteki na Kanojo (2008)
- Ugly Aur Pagli (2008)
- Sano Sansar (2008)
- My Sassy Girl 2 (2010)
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