The Snow Queen (South Korean TV series)

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The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen (TV series)-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
GenreMelodrama, Romance
Written byKim Eun-hee
Yoon Eun-kyung
Directed byLee Hyung-min
StarringHyun Bin, Sung Yu-ri
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Producer(s)Ki Min-soo
Production location(s)South Korea
Running timeMondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s)Yoon's Color
Release
Original networkKorean Broadcasting System
Original releaseNovember 13, 2006 (2006-11-13) –
January 8, 2007 (2007-01-08)
Chronology
Preceded byCloud Stairs
Followed byWhen Spring Comes
External links
Website
The Snow Queen
Hangul
눈의 여왕
Hanja
눈의
Revised RomanizationNunui Yeowang
McCune–ReischauerNun ŭi Yŏwang

The Snow Queen (Korean눈의 여왕; RRNunui Yeowang) is a South Korean television series starring Hyun Bin and Sung Yu-ri. It aired on KBS2 from November 13, 2006 to January 8, 2007 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

The drama starts with Han Tae-woong (Hyun Bin), a quiet, 17 year old math genius, entering a prestigious high school. There he meets Kim Jung-kyu, also a genius in mathematics. The two immediately develop rivalry and tension, but later become best friends. Through their conversations, we learn that Jung-kyu is a big boxing enthusiast. Meanwhile, Tae-woong stumbles upon a little girl being bullied in the street and saves her. The girl develops a crush on him and gives him her pager so that she can see him again, but they never exchange names or contacts. They promise to meet again soon, but this never happens.

In a highly anticipated International Math Olympiad, Jung-kyu fails to fulfill his father's expectations to win the gold medal, and commits suicide in shame. Tae-woong, who wins the gold medal instead, struggles from guilt, as he feels like he is partly responsible for Jung-kyu's death. From guilt, Tae-woong quits school, leaves home, and disappears.

Eight years later, Tae-woong, now 25, is a nameless boxer, living a completely different life. He abandoned his mother, dropped out of school, left mathematics, and pursued boxing in honor of Jung-kyu, but he still bears painful memories of his past. He then meets Bo-ra (Sung Yu-ri), a beautiful, but cold-hearted young woman. She is the daughter of a rich businessman, but has an incurable disease. After a chain of events, Tae-woong is hired as her chauffeur. They end up falling in love, but Tae-woong discovers that she was the little girl that he met eight years earlier, and that she is Jung-kyu's little sister. Throughout the story the two learn to find true happiness by helping each other. Tae-woong melts Bo-ra's heart with love and helps her open up her heart. In return Bo-ra helps Tae-woong with his painful memories of the past.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Go Doo-shim as Park Young-ok, Tae-woong's mother
  • Jang Jung-hee as Go Soon-ja, Bo-ra's housekeeper
  • Chun Ho-jin as Kim Jang-soo, Bo-ra's father
  • Oh Mi-hee as Bo-ra's mother
  • Kim Eung-soo as Lee Dong-sul, Seung-ri's father
  • Lee Cheol-min as Park Dong-pil, boxer
  • Kim Tae-hyun as Choi Choong-shik
  • Jung Hwa-young as Park Deuk-nam, Soon-ja's daughter
  • Lee Seon-ho as Kim Jung-kyu
  • Lee Seo-yoon as Hong Ji-hye
  • Kim Hak-jin as Ahn Sang-ho
  • Park Jin-young as Dr. Park, Bo-ra's doctor
  • Choi Deok-moon as Section chief Oh
  • Kim Jung-geun as Lee Geum-soo
  • Ryu Jae-seung as Jung Eun-bok
  • Kim Beol-rae as college math professor
  • Choi Yeo-jin (cameo)
  • Kim Yeo-jin (cameo)

Original Soundtrack[edit]

Awards[edit]

2006 KBS Drama Awards

International broadcast[edit]

It aired in Japan on TV Tokyo beginning May 10, 2007.[2][3][4] It was rebroadcast in March 2014 on Japanese cable channel LaLaTV.[5]

It aired in Thailand on Channel 7 beginning November 3, 2007.[6]It was rebroadcast in 2015 on True4U.

Remake[edit]

An Indonesian remake was titled Ratu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chun, Su-jin (28 November 2006). "New drama's concept has passed its time". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  2. ^ "Snow Queen, Spring Waltz to Air in Japan". KBS Global. 22 February 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  3. ^ "Korean Idol Actor Hyun Bin to Visit Japan". KBS Global. 12 April 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  4. ^ "Hyun Bin's Fan Meeting in Japan Sold Out". KBS Global. 2 May 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  5. ^ "韓流・華流イケメン見るなら!-DATV". datv.jp.
  6. ^ "ลิขิตรักละลายใจ (The Snow Queen)". Sanook.com. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2007. Thai: ภาษาไทย

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