Ruler of Your Own World

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Ruler of Your Own World
Ruler of Your Own World TV poster.jpeg
Also known as As You Wish
Written by In Jung-ok
Directed by Park Sung-soo
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 20
Producer(s) Jang Keun-soo
Original network Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original release July 3 (2002-07-03) – September 5, 2002 (2002-09-05)
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Ruler of Your Own World
Hangul 네 멋대로 해라
Revised Romanization Ne Meottaero Haera
McCune–Reischauer Ne Mŏttaero Haera

Ruler of Your Own World (Hangul네 멋대로 해라; RRNe Meottaero Haera; lit. "Do As You Wish") is a 2002 South Korean television series starring Lee Na-young and Yang Dong-geun. It was written by In Jung-ok and directed by Park Sung-soo.[1]

Often regarded as the best Korean drama of 2002, the series was critically praised for its daring realism and refusal to rely on K-drama conventions.[2]


Go Bok-su (Yang Dong-geun) has had a difficult childhood and served time in prison. He has a longtime girlfriend, Song Mi-rae (Gong Hyo-jin) who is a cheerleader of the LG Twins. Jeon Kyung (Lee Na-young), a moody tomboy and a daughter of a rich family, is the keyboardist of an unknown indie rock band.[3]

The lead female vocalist of Kyung's band is diagnosed with a brain injury due to an accident, and her fellow band members try to earn money for the surgical procedure that might save her life. Kyung begs her father, an authoritative hotel owner, but is unable to get the funds. One day Bok-su steals Kyung's wallet which contains the money for the operation.


  • Yang Dong-geun as Go Bok-su
  • Lee Na-young as Jeon Kyung
  • Gong Hyo-jin as Song Mi-rae
  • Lee Dong-gun as Han Dong-jin
  • Shin Goo as Go Joong-sup (Bok-su's father)
  • Youn Yuh-jung as Jung Yoo-soon (Bok-su's mother)
  • Jo Kyung-hwan as Jeon Nak-kwan (Jeon Kyung's father)
  • Lee Hye-sook as Kang In-ok (Jeon Kyung's mother)
  • Lee Se-chang as Jeon Kang (Jeon Kyung's brother)
  • Kim Myung-kook as Sgt. Park Jung-dal
  • Heo In-bum as Ko Boong-yi (Junior)
  • Jeon Hye-jin as Song Hyun-ji (Mi-rae's sister)
  • Kim Jae-wook as Ki-hong (band member)
  • Kim Jae-man as Jung-kook (band member)


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