White Lies (TV series)
Promotional poster for White Lies
|Also known as||'White Lie'|
|Written by||Jo Eun-jung|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||159|
|Executive producer(s)||Lee Dae-young|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation|
|Original release||December 1, 2008– July 10, 2009|
White Lies (Hangul: 하얀 거짓말; RR: Hayan Geojitmal) is a South Korean television series starring Shin Eun-kyung, Kim Hae-sook, Kim Yu-seok, Kim Tae-hyun and Im Ji-eun. The morning daily drama aired on MBC on Mondays to Fridays at 7:50 a.m. from December 1, 2008 to July 10, 2009 for 159 episodes.
Seo Eun-young (Shin Eun-kyung) is happily engaged to marry Kang Jung-woo (Kim Yu-seok) until he suddenly dumps her to marry a rich woman, Hong Na-kyung (Im Ji-eun). Eun-young, alone and pregnant, is left behind as her ex-fiance and his new bride go abroad. Managing to get a job as a nurse at a hospital, she supports herself while five years go by.
Meanwhile, one of her patients, Kang Hyung-woo (Kim Tae-hyun) falls in love with her and wholeheartedly pursues her. With Hyung-woo's wealthy mother Madam Shin, a department store owner, in support of the match, Eun-young has no reason to refuse him beyond her memories of Jung-woo. But then Jung-woo suddenly returns, and Eun-young discovers that Hyung-woo is his half-brother. Hyung-woo is autistic, and with Eun-young, he is able to express himself and open his mind to the world. And though Eun-young initially marries him for money and revenge, with time she starts to genuinely love Hyung-woo.
- Seo family
- Shin Eun-kyung as Seo Eun-young
- Yoon Hye-kyung as Seo Bo-young (sister)
- Ahn Suk-hwan as Seo Ho-goo (father)
- Kim Hye-ok as Na Jin-soon (mother)
- Kang family
- Kim Yu-seok as Kang Jung-woo
- Im Ji-eun as Hong Na-kyung (Jung-woo's wife)
- Kim Young-ran as Joo Ae-sook (Jung-woo's birth mother)
- Madam Shin's family
- Kim Tae-hyun as Kang Hyung-woo (Jung-woo's half brother)
- Jung Yoon-jo as Kang Shin-woo (Jung-woo's half sister)
- Kim Hae-sook as Shin Jung-wook, or Madam Shin (Hyung-woo and Shin-woo's mother)
- Extended cast
- Kim Jin as Joo Hong-jin
- Jung Hee-tae as Ahn Bi-seo
- Lee Eun-soo as Bi-an
- Kang Suk-jung as Cha Min-jae (photographer)
- Song Ji-eun as Song Yeon-hee (Madam Shin's new housekeeper)
- Seol Ji-yoon as Lawyer Kang
- Min Joon-hyun as doctor
- Seo Dong-hyun as Bi-an's friend
- Han Young-kwang
- Heo Tae-hee
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