Promotional poster for Romance Town
|Written by||Seo Sook-hyang|
|Directed by||Hwang Eui-kyung|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Executive producer(s)||Moon Bo-hyun|
|Producer(s)||Im Kyu-yong |
|Running time||60 minutes |
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
|Production company(s)||CJ E&M|
|Original network||Korean Broadcasting System|
|Original release||11 May –|
14 July 2011
|Preceded by||The Thorn Birds|
|Followed by||The Princess' Man|
|Revised Romanization||Romaenseu Taun|
Romance Town (Hangul: 로맨스 타운; RR: Romaenseu Taun) is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Sung Yu-ri, Jung Gyu-woon, Kim Min-joon, and Min Hyo-rin. It aired on KBS2 from May 11 to July 14, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.
Noh Soon-geum is a spunky young woman whose mother and grandmother worked as housemaids, and due to poverty, finds herself continuing the tradition. Her life reaches a turning point when she wins the lottery, with a pot money of ₩14 billion (US$13 million).
Determined to keep her irresponsible father away from her money, Soon-geum stays on at her job and keeps her newfound wealth (stashed away in boxes and boxes of cash) a secret from the residents of her ritzy neighborhood, including her maid friends and her boss's irritable, disagreeable son Kang Gun-woo, with whom she shares a past. But as Soon-geum and Gun-woo later fall in love, her secret eventually gets revealed, and greed and betrayal mount in the neighborhood, from maids and masters alike.
- Sung Yu-ri as Noh Soon-geum
- Jung Gyu-woon as Kang Gun-woo
- Kim Min-joon as Kim Young-hee
- Min Hyo-rin as Jung Da-kyum
- Park Ji-young as Oh Hyun-joo
- Lee Kyung-shil as Uhm Soo-jung
- Kim Jae-in as Yoon Shi-ah
- Joo Jin-mo as Noh Sang-hoon
- Lee Jae-yong as Kang Tae-won
- Yang Jung-a as Seo Yoon-joo
- Jo Hwi-joon as Kang San
- Ban Hyo-jung as Yoo Choon-jak
- Kim Ye-won as Thu Zar Lin
- Jo Sung-ha as Hwang Yong
- Kim Soo-hyun as Hwang Joo-won
- Lee Jung-gil as Jang Chi-gook
- Shin Shin-ae as Kim Soon-ok
- Kwon Ki-seon as Oh Boon-ja
- Kim Dong-beom as Choi, convenience store clerk
- Heo Tae-hee as Son Jin-pyo
- Im Ye-jin as Soon-geum's mother
- Go In-beom as Sang-hoon's friend
- Kim Yang-woo as burglar
- Choi Jae-hwan as burglar
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