Secret Love (South Korean TV series)
Promotional poster for Secret Love
|Also known as||Secret|
|Written by||Choi Ho-chul |
|Directed by||Lee Eung-bok |
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer(s)||Hwang Eui-kyung|
|Producer(s)||Kim Jung-hyun |
|Running time||60 minutes on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)|
|Production company(s)||Secret Love SPC|
|Original network||Korean Broadcasting System|
|Original release||25 September– 14 November 2013|
|Preceded by||The Blade and Petal|
|Followed by||Bel Ami|
Secret Love (Hangul: 비밀; RR: Bimil; lit. Secret) is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Hwang Jung-eum, Ji Sung, Bae Soo-bin and Lee Da-hee. It aired on KBS2 from September 25 to November 14, 2013, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.
- Hwang Jung-eum as Kang Yoo-jung
- She sacrifices her future by going to prison in place of her then-boyfriend, Do-hoon after he kills a woman in a hit-and-run accident. Refusing to give in to despair, she emerges from prison becoming a stronger woman who's determined to make a fresh start and live differently.
- A second-generation chaebol who has everything but a good personality, he burns with revenge after the death of his girlfriend, who was killed in the hit and run accident. He later realises there is a whole different story to the original culprit, and falls in love with the seeming wrongest person to do so (Yoo-jung) as he realised her kindness in life.
- Bae Soo-bin as Ahn Do-hoon
- Once a brilliant and righteous prosecutor, after his girlfriend went into prison instead of him, he transforms into an ambitious man, hungry for power.
- She is engaged to Min-hyuk, and she has been buried in insecurity because of Min-hyuk's love to Ji-Hee (his deceased girlfriend), then to Yoo-jung as the story progresses.
- Lee Deok-hwa as Chairman Jo Han-il
- Jo Mi-ryung as Madam Hong In-joo
- Song Min-kyung as Jo Min-joo
- Yang Jin-sung as Seo Ji-hee
- Lee Seung-joon as Choi Kwang-min
- Choi Woong as Choi Kwang-soo
- Kang Nam-gil as Kang Woo-chul
- Ahn Ji-hyun as Yang Hae-ri
- Jung Soo-yeong as Dan-bal / Lee Ja-yeong
- Hwang Seok-jeong as Sandra Hwang
- Moon Ji-in as Lee Hye-jin
- Yang Hee-kyung as Park Kye-ok
- Kang Shin-il as Ahn In-hwan
- Kim Hyun-kyun as Park Hyun-seok
- Han Ki-joong as Yang Ik-tae
- ?? as Assemblyman Shin Sang-ho
- Kim Hee-ryeong as Madam Yeon Mi-yeon
- Yoon Gil as Kim Jae-ha
- Kim Seong-hun as restaurant manager
- Jung Yoogeon as San/Jeong Hwan
- 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.
|Episode #||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|TNmS Ratings||AGB Nielsen|
|Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area||Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area|
|1||25 September 2013||4.7% (NR)||4.7% (NR)||5.3% (NR)||5.6% (NR)|
|2||26 September 2013||4.1% (NR)||4.3% (NR)||5.7% (NR)||5.9% (NR)|
|3||2 October 2013||6.2% (NR)||6.6% (NR)||7.2% (NR)||7.9% (19th)|
|4||3 October 2013||7.8% (18th)||9.1% (14th)||10.7% (11th)||12.7% (9th)|
|5||9 October 2013||10.6% (9th)||11.8% (7th)||12.4% (6th)||14.2% (4th)|
|6||10 October 2013||11.9% (9th)||13.1% (6th)||14.6% (3rd)||15.4% (3rd)|
|7||16 October 2013||12.4% (5th)||13.4% (5th)||15.1% (3rd)||16.2% (3rd)|
|8||17 October 2013||12.9% (6th)||14.6% (5th)||15.3% (3rd)||16.4% (3rd)|
|9||23 October 2013||13.0% (5th)||14.9% (4th)||15.3% (4th)||16.8% (3rd)|
|10||24 October 2013||13.8% (6th)||14.7% (6th)||16.3% (3rd)||18.4% (2nd)|
|11||30 October 2013||13.2% (6th)||15.9% (4th)||15.7% (3rd)||17.3% (3rd)|
|12||31 October 2013||14.6% (3rd)||17.2% (3rd)||16.7% (2nd)||18.8% (2nd)|
|13||6 November 2013||13.3% (5th)||15.5% (4th)||15.8% (4th)||16.9% (3rd)|
|14||7 November 2013||13.4% (6th)||15.6% (5th)||17.3% (3rd)||18.9% (2nd)|
|15||13 November 2013||13.3% (7th)||14.7% (5th)||17.4% (3rd)||18.6% (3rd)|
|16||14 November 2013||15.4% (4th)||18.0% (3rd)||18.9% (3rd)||20.6% (2nd)|
Awards and nominations
|2013||KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Ji Sung||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Hwang Jung-eum||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Ji Sung||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Hwang Jung-eum||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Bae Soo-bin||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Lee Da-hee||Won|
|Netizen Choice Award||Hwang Jung-eum||Won|
|Popularity Award||Ji Sung||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum||Won|
|Bae Soo-bin and Lee Da-hee||Nominated|
|2014||50th Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actor (TV)||Ji Sung||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actress (TV)||Hwang Jung-eum||Nominated|
|Best OST||Tears Stole the Heart - Ailee||Nominated|
|2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards||Outstanding Modern Drama||Secret Love||Won|
|7th Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Hwang Jung-eum||Nominated|
|3rd APAN Star Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Ji Sung||Nominated|
- Japan - KNTV - February 14, 2014
- Philippines - GMA Network - July 14, 2014 to September 11, 2014  and with replays on GMA News TV from December 10, 2016 to March 26, 2017
- Thailand - True Asian Series - May 17, 2014
- "Ji Sung plays a cold and cruel man who Hwang Jung-eum falls for!". KBS Global. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
- Jeon, Su-mi (12 August 2013). "Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum Attend Their First Script Reading for Secret". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
- Oh, Jean (11 September 2013). "Hwang Jung-eum ready for her close-up". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-09-12.
- Lee, Cory (11 October 2013). "Secret Love Takes 1st Crown, The Inheritors and Medical Top Team Make Smooth Debut". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
- Lee, Cory (15 November 2013). "Secret Love Exits at the Top Places on TV Charts". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
- Lee, Eun-ah (6 August 2013). "Ji Sung, Hwang Jung-eum Cast in New Drama". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
- Lee, Sun-min (7 August 2013). "Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum team up in new drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
- Jeon, Su-mi (6 August 2013). "Ji Sung to Star in Secret with Hwang Jung Eum". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
- Lee, Sun-min (12 September 2013). "Ji Sung holds off wedding plans for drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-09-13.
- Kang, Jung-yeon (7 August 2013). "Lee Da-hee to Join Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum's Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
- "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-09-25.
- "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-09-25.
- Lee, Cory (2 January 2014). "Kim Hye-soo Reclaims Glory, Good Doctor, Secret Love Win Big at the 2013 KBS Drama Awards". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
- "Secret Love preems tonight on GMA 7". The Philippine Star. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
- "(KBS2 2013) ซ่อนรักซ่อนเร้น (Secret Love) ทาง true 4U ดิจิตอลทีวีช่อง 24 เริ่มศุกร์ 19 ธ.ค.นี้". popcornfor2.com. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 2013-10-16. Thai: ภาษาไทย