Righteous Love (TV series)

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Righteous Love
Valid Love (일리있는 사랑) - Promotional poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asSensible Love
GenreRomance, Drama, Comedy
Written byKim Do-woo
Directed byHan Ji-seung
StarringUhm Tae-woong
Lee Si-young
Lee Soo-hyuk
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes20
Executive producer(s)Kim Young-kyu
Producer(s)Kim Kwang-il
Kim Ryun-hee
Production company(s)KPAX
Original networktvN
Original releaseDecember 1, 2014 (2014-12-01) –
February 3, 2015 (2015-02-03)
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Righteous Love[1] (Korean일리있는 사랑; RRIlliinneun Sarang; lit. Valid Love) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Uhm Tae-woong, Lee Si-young and Lee Soo-hyuk.[2][3][4] It aired on tvN from December 1, 2014 to February 3, 2015 for 20 episodes.[5][6]


Jang Hee-tae and Kim Il-ri first met thirteen years ago when Hee-tae was a substitute biology teacher at an all-girls high school where Il-ri was a student. She had a huge crush on him, and though inappropriate, he started having feelings for her too. But when Il-ri is left seriously injured after a car accident in which she tried to save him, Hee-tae resigns from the school. Seven years later, they meet again by chance, fall in love, then get married and have a typical, happy marriage.

Now a marine researcher on fishery, Hee-tae one day discovers that his wife is contemplating having an affair. Il-ri, who has only loved and slept with one man her entire life, finds herself strongly attracted to a carpenter she works with, Kim Joon, while Hee-tae gets furious for the first time in his life. He spies on his wife.


  • Uhm Tae-woong as Jang Hee-tae - A Marine biologist husband of Kim Il-ri who was her professor back in highschool. He first suspected his wife was having an affair by receiving a message from an anonymous number. After confirming the suspicion and throwing a fit, he filed a divorce petition and started living separately. Another problem arise in their family causing the two of them to stay together which made things difficult. But after having his thoughts collected, and realized that he still love her wife he decided to get back with Il-ri but this time Il-ri refused telling him how her feeling were hurt when he did not listen and forgave her when she was pleading.
  • Lee Si-young as Kim Il-ri - A hard-laborer who only finished her high school, Il-ri married her high school sub-professor Jang Hee-tae after they met again after 7 years. However, as soon as they got back from their honeymoon vacation, Hee-tae's sister collapsed which gave her the decision to not have any baby and treat Hee-soo as her baby as Hee-soo body paralyzed. When she accepted a Part-time work from her co-worker, she met Carpenter Kim, whom she find herself attracted to. The two of them found mutual feelings but is later discovered by her husband causing a crack in their perfect marriage and filed a divorce. But after different trials in their family, she decided to leave carpenter Kim and got back together with Hee-tae.
  • Lee Soo-hyuk as Kim Joon - Found by his grandfather at his doorstep, Kim Joon grew up following his grandfather's footsteps by becoming a carpenter. He hired someone to be the painter for his new studio and did not expect it to be a girl. At first being cold and grouchy with Il-ri and her chattering, he later fell in love with her even with the knowledge of Il-ri being married.
  • Choi Yeo-jin as Jang Hee-soo - Hee-tae's sister who was once a ballerina but because of her collapsing and becoming a paralyzed person, she only observed around her family, often imagining herself having conversations with her family.
  • Lee Young-lan as Mrs. Go
  • Im Ha-ryong as Jang Min-ho
  • Park Jung-min as Jang Ki-tae
  • Seo Jung-yeon as Kim Boon-ja
  • Han Eu-ddeum as Kim Yi-ri
  • Ryu Hye-rin as Jung Soo-young
  • Han Do-woo as Choi Duk-bae
  • Han Soo-yeon as Yoo Sun-joo
  • Kim Ki-moo as Hwang Jung-goo
  • Han Seung-yoon (Lunafly) as Lee Suk
  • Kim Sung-ki as Mart Grandpa
  • Seo Tae-hwa as Professor Park
  • Hong Tae-ui as Park Min-ki
  • Jin Hee-kyung as Kim Joon's mother
  • Park Jin-seo
  • Hwang Gun
  • Gong Hyung-jin (cameo)
  • Lee Si-eon (cameo)
  • Sung Ji-ru (cameo)

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  1. ^ "Righteous Love". CJ E&M Lineup. CJ E&M Corporation. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  2. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (25 November 2014). "Sam-soon writer pens new drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  3. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (19 November 2014). "Lee Si Young is Burdened by Lee Soo Hyuk′s Good Looks and Finds Uhm Tae Woong More Comfortable". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-11-25.
  4. ^ An, So-hyoun (19 November 2014). "Lee Soo Hyuk Feels Honored to Show Romance Acting in Valid Love". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-11-25.
  5. ^ Lee, In-kyung (16 September 2014). "Uhm Tae Woong, Lee Si Young, Lee Soo Hyuk and Choi Yeo Jin Confirmed for Drama Valid Love". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-11-14.
  6. ^ "Valid Love kicks off with teacher-student romance". K-Pop Herald. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-15.

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