You Are My Destiny (TV series)

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You Are My Destiny
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Also known as You Are My Life
Created by Korean Broadcasting System
Written by Moon Eun-ah
Directed by Kim Myung-wook
Starring Im Yoon-ah
Park Jae-jung
Lee Ji-hoon
Gong Hyun-joo
Country of origin South Korea
No. of episodes 178
Production
Running time Mondays to Fridays at 20:25 (KST)
Release
Original network KBS1
Original release May 5, 2008 (2008-05-05) – January 9, 2009 (2009-01-09)
Chronology
Preceded by Likeable or Not
Followed by The Road Home
External links
Website

You Are My Destiny (Hangul너는 내 운명; RRNeoneun Nae Unmyeong) is a South Korean television series that aired on KBS1 from May 5, 2008 to January 9, 2009 on Mondays to Fridays at 20:25 for 178 episodes.[1][2] Starring Im Yoon-ah, Park Jae-jung,[3] Lee Ji-hoon and Gong Hyun-joo,[4] the rating of the drama is started from more than 20% since the 1st episode and keep increased rating. The rating reached a peak viewership rating of 41% in its final episode.

Im Yoon-ah is a member of the K-pop group Girls' Generation, and this was her first leading role.

Plot[edit]

Jang Sae-byuk is a cheerful and grateful orphan who always tries her best. She dreams of one day becoming an interior designer, despite her lack of education and money. Because of an accident that happened before the story starts (about three years ago), she loses her sight and undergoes corneal transplant surgery. Different events unravel when she encounters the Kim family, who has lost a daughter in a horrible car crash, unbeknownst to everyone besides the father and older brother. The stories then intertwine when Sae-byuk meets the Kim's extended family and the son of a big interior design company, Lohas, in Korea.

Cast[edit]

  • Im Yoon-ah as Jang Sae-byuk, a milk delivering woman who finds her way through Lohas' design competition
  • Park Jae-jung as Kang Ho-sae, manager of Rohas, a company specializing in making kitchen sets
  • Lee Ji-hoon as Kim Tae-pung
  • Gong Hyun-joo as Kim Su-bin (Kim Tae-pung and Kim Tae-young's cousin)
  • Lee Pil-mo as Kim Tae-young. Tae-young is a teacher at a course institution
  • Jang Yong as Kim Dae-jin (Tae-pung's father). Dae-jin owns a mover service company, Pung Express. Before establishing Pung Express, Dae-jin was the Kang family's driver.
  • Jung Ae-ri as Oh Young-sook (Tae-pung's mother). Works at a food catering company owned by Lee Hwa-ran for some time. Used to work as a housemaid at the Kang family's house.
  • Kim Hyo-seo as Kim Na-young (Tae-pung's deceased twin sister).
  • Sa Mi-ja as Son Poong-geum (Dae-gu's and Dae-jin's mother)
  • Kang Seok-woo as Kim Dae-gu (Su-bin's father). He worked as a mayor
  • Lee Hye-sook as Hong Yeon-sil (Su-bin's mother). Nosy and gossipy.
  • Lee Seol-ah as Kang Yu-ri (Ho-sae's sister).
  • Hyun Seok as Kang Chil-bok (Ho-sae's father). Chil-bok is the president of Lohas.
  • Yang Geum-seok as Seo Min-jung (Ho-sae's mother).
  • Kim Hyung-il as Kang Charles (Chil-bok's brother / Yeon-sil's dance tutor)
  • Kim Jung-nan as Ban So-young (Tae-young's love interest and Yun-hui's single mother)
  • Park Min-ji as Ban Yun-hui (So-young's daughter)
  • Sunwoo Yong-nyeo as Lee Hwa-ran (So-young's mother). She owns a food catering company named "Sandeul Bada".
  • Choi Won-young as Nam Gyeong-woo (Na-young's boyfriend). He survived the accident they were in together.
  • Park Seul-gi as Bok-ju (Sae-byuk's best friend). Ditched Sae-byuk and stole her money. Sae-byuk later sees her in town and finds out why she left.
  • Kwak Hyun-hwa as Oh Sun-jeong (female Lohas employee)
  • Lee Jung-ho as Lee Dong-soo (male Lohas employee)
  • Yoo Hye-ri as Jeong Mi-ok (Sae-byuk's biological mother)
  • Jung Jae-gon as Jo Sang-ki (Yun-hui's biological father)
  • Kim Sung-hoon as Jang Pan-jae (night sales manager)
  • Shin Pyo as assistant director

Ratings[edit]

In the tables below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings. Source: AGB Nielsen[5]

Episode ratings
Date Episode Average audience share
Nationwide Seoul National
Capital Area
2008-05-05 1 23.4 (2nd) 21.9 (2nd)
2008-05-06 2 23.4 (2nd) 22.7 (3rd)
2008-05-07 3 23.1 (2nd) 23.2 (2nd)
2008-05-08 4 20.4 (2nd) 20.0 (2nd)
2008-05-09 5 22.5 (1st) 21.4 (1st)
2008-05-12 6 19.2 (2nd) 18.3 (2nd)
2008-05-13 7 24.7 (2nd) 23.3 (2nd)
2008-05-14 8 22.7 (2nd) 21.3 (2nd)
2008-05-15 9 22.8 (2nd) 21.8 (2nd)
2008-05-16 10 18.3 (1st) 18.6 (1st)
2008-05-19 11 24.8 (2nd) 23.7 (2nd)
2008-05-20 12 22.4 (2nd) 21.5 (2nd)
2008-05-21 13 21.2 (1st) 20.1 (1st)
2008-05-22 14 19.9 (1st) 19.3 (1st)
2008-05-23 15 20.5 (1st) 19.5 (1st)
2008-05-26 16 22.1 (2nd) 21.7 (2nd)
2008-05-27 17 23.4 (2nd) 23.2 (2nd)
2008-05-28 18 21.4 (1st) 20.4 (1st)
2008-05-29 19 21.4 (1st) 21.6 (1st)
2008-05-30 20 20.6 (1st) 19.9 (1st)
2008-06-02 21 24.1 (2nd) 23.1 (2nd)
2008-06-03 22 23.6 (2nd) 22.3 (2nd)
2008-06-04 23 24.2 (1st) 23.0 (1st)
2008-06-05 24 21.0 (1st) 19.9 (1st)
2008-06-06 25 21.1 (1st) 19.3 (1st)
2008-06-09 26 23.7 (2nd) 23.0 (2nd)
2008-06-10 27 22.3 (2nd) 20.6 (2nd)
2008-06-11 28 22.6 (1st) 21.1 (1st)
2008-06-12 29 22.9 (2nd) 21.5 (2nd)
2008-06-13 30 20.7 (1st) 19.9 (1st)
2008-06-16 31 23.7 (2nd) 22.0 (2nd)
2008-06-17 32 24.7 (1st) 23.1 (1st)
2008-06-18 33 25.2 (1st) 23.1 (2nd)
2008-06-19 34 22.3 (2nd) 20.5 (2nd)
2008-06-20 35 23.1 (1st) 21.5 (1st)
2008-06-23 36 23.9 (1st) 21.4 (1st)
2008-06-24 37 25.0 (1st) 23.6 (1st)
2008-06-25 38 23.4 (1st) 21.4 (2nd)
2008-06-26 39 23.8 (2nd) 22.0 (2nd)
2008-06-27 40 21.8 (1st) 19.5 (1st)
2008-06-30 41 25.9 (1st) 24.2 (1st)
2008-07-01 42 23.8 (1st) 22.7 (1st)
2008-07-02 43 25.8 (1st) 24.4 (2nd)
2008-07-03 44 23.4 (2nd) 21.0 (2nd)
2008-07-04 45 24.3 (1st) 23.1 (1st)
2008-07-07 46 26.8 (1st) 26.2 (1st)
2008-07-08 47 24.3 (1st) 22.8 (1st)
2008-07-09 48 24.0 (2nd) 22.4 (2nd)
2008-07-10 49 24.2 (2nd) 22.3 (2nd)
2008-07-11 50 23.7 (1st) 22.1 (1st)
2008-07-14 51 27.3 (1st) 25.2 (1st)
2008-07-15 52 25.1 (1st) 23.5 (1st)
2008-07-16 53 24.8 (2nd) 23.0 (2nd)
2008-07-17 54 24.7 (2nd) 23.5 (2nd)
2008-07-18 55 24.5 (1st) 23.3 (1st)
2008-07-21 56 25.0 (1st) 23.3 (2nd)
2008-07-22 57 25.1 (1st) 23.4 (1st)
2008-07-23 58 26.3 (2nd) 25.5 (2nd)
2008-07-24 59 28.8 (2nd) 28.3 (2nd)
2008-07-25 60 26.8 (1st) 25.2 (1st)
2008-07-28 61 27.0 (1st) 24.9 (1st)
2008-07-29 62 26.1 (1st) 23.9 (2nd)
2008-07-30 63 25.4 (2nd) 24.3 (2nd)
2008-07-31 64 24.8 (2nd) 23.6 (2nd)
2008-08-01 65 24.5 (1st) 23.6 (1st)
2008-08-04 66 27.8 (1st) 25.8 (1st)
2008-08-05 67 28.9 (1st) 28.3 (1st)
2008-08-06 68 25.6 (1st) 24.5 (1st)
2008-08-07 69 25.9 (1st) 24.2 (1st)
2008-08-11 70 25.2 (1st) 23.9 (2nd)
2008-08-12 71 21.6 (1st) 20.4 (1st)
2008-08-13 72 23.6 (3rd) 22.7 (3rd)
2008-08-14 73 26.4 (1st) 25.2 (1st)
2008-08-18 74 28.4 (1st) 27.6 (1st)
2008-08-19 75 30.2 (1st) 28.9 (1st)
2008-08-20 76 29.5 (1st) 28.8 (1st)
2008-08-21 77 27.8 (1st) 26.3 (1st)
2008-08-22 78 29.8 (1st) 28.4 (1st)
2008-08-25 79 29.8 (1st) 28.1 (1st)
2008-08-26 80 30.0 (1st) 29.0 (1st)
2008-08-27 81 28.9 (1st) 27.6 (1st)
2008-08-28 82 29.5 (1st) 27.9 (1st)
2008-08-29 83 28.5 (1st) 27.3 (1st)
2008-09-01 84 32.7 (1st) 31.0 (1st)
2008-09-02 85 27.9 (1st) 25.5 (1st)
2008-09-03 86 28.0 (1st) 26.4 (1st)
2008-09-04 87 28.7 (1st) 26.9 (1st)
2008-09-05 88 26.4 (1st) 24.4 (1st)
2008-09-08 89 28.8 (1st) 27.5 (1st)
2008-09-09 90 27.1 (1st) 26.1 (2nd)
2008-09-10 91 27.6 (1st) 27.0 (1st)
2008-09-11 92 27.6 (1st) 26.2 (1st)
2008-09-12 93 25.9 (1st) 24.2 (1st)
2008-09-15 94 26.6 (1st) 25.0 (1st)
2008-09-16 95 28.9 (1st) 27.3 (2nd)
2008-09-17 96 27.7 (1st) 26.9 (1st)
2008-09-18 97 29.6 (1st) 28.6 (1st)
2008-09-19 98 27.6 (1st) 26.3 (1st)
2008-09-22 99 32.0 (1st) 30.3 (1st)
2008-09-23 100 29.8 (1st) 28.7 (1st)
2008-09-24 101 28.8 (1st) 26.3 (1st)
2008-09-25 102 29.1 (1st) 27.9 (1st)
2008-09-26 103 26.7 (1st) 25.9 (1st)
2008-09-29 104 30.5 (1st) 28.5 (1st)
2008-09-30 105 30.2 (1st) 28.1 (2nd)
2008-10-01 106 30.2 (1st) 29.0 (1st)
2008-10-02 107 27.6 (1st) 26.0 (1st)
2008-10-03 108 28.5 (1st) 26.7 (1st)
2008-10-06 109 29.6 (1st) 27.7 (1st)
2008-10-07 110 28.9 (1st) 28.3 (1st)
2008-10-08 111 27.5 (1st) 26.1 (1st)
2008-10-09 112 27.9 (1st) 27.2 (1st)
2008-10-10 113 28.3 (1st) 26.5 (1st)
2008-10-13 114 30.3 (1st) 28.7 (1st)
2008-10-14 115 28.6 (1st) 26.9 (2nd)
2008-10-15 116 27.5 (1st) 25.8 (1st)
2008-10-16 117 27.8 (1st) 26.9 (1st)
2008-10-17 118 28.4 (1st) 28.7 (1st)
2008-10-20 119 27.8 (2nd) 25.8 (2nd)
2008-10-21 120 29.3 (1st) 27.4 (2nd)
2008-10-22 121 30.2 (1st) 28.8 (1st)
2008-10-23 122 28.6 (1st) 27.6 (1st)
2008-10-24 123 26.8 (1st) 25.1 (1st)
2008-10-27 124 28.3 (1st) 26.9 (1st)
2008-10-28 125 28.6 (1st) 27.1 (1st)
2008-10-29 126 26.6 (1st) 24.3 (1st)
2008-10-30 127 29.4 (1st) 27.3 (1st)
2008-10-31 128 26.9 (1st) 24.8 (1st)
2008-11-03 129 30.6 (1st) 28.5 (1st)
2008-11-04 130 31.0 (1st) 29.0 (1st)
2008-11-05 131 30.1 (1st) 28.6 (1st)
2008-11-06 132 28.1 (1st) 26.2 (1st)
2008-11-07 133 28.9 (1st) 26.5 (1st)
2008-11-10 134 31.0 (1st) 28.7 (1st)
2008-11-11 135 29.8 (1st) 27.0 (1st)
2008-11-12 136 30.4 (1st) 28.0 (1st)
2008-11-13 137 30.8 (1st) 29.0 (1st)
2008-11-14 138 32.0 (1st) 30.2 (1st)
2008-11-17 139 35.3 (1st) 32.5 (1st)
2008-11-18 140 37.1 (1st) 35.1 (1st)
2008-11-19 141 35.8 (1st) 33.8 (1st)
2008-11-20 142 34.3 (1st) 32.5 (1st)
2008-11-21 143 35.8 (1st) 34.6 (1st)
2008-11-24 144 36.7 (1st) 34.3 (1st)
2008-11-25 145 35.6 (1st) 33.5 (1st)
2008-11-26 146 37.2 (1st) 35.4 (1st)
2008-11-27 147 38.2 (1st) 37.1 (1st)
2008-11-28 148 36.7 (1st) 34.8 (1st)
2008-12-01 149 36.3 (1st) 35.0 (1st)
2008-12-02 150 35.3 (1st) 33.4 (1st)
2008-12-03 151 35.7 (1st) 34.0 (1st)
2008-12-04 152 36.1 (1st) 34.5 (1st)
2008-12-05 153 36.0 (1st) 34.3 (1st)
2008-12-08 154 37.0 (1st) 35.4 (1st)
2008-12-09 155 35.7 (1st) 34.4 (1st)
2008-12-10 156 33.9 (1st) 32.4 (1st)
2008-12-11 157 38.1 (1st) 36.9 (1st)
2008-12-12 158 28.6 (1st) 27.0 (1st)
2008-12-15 159 39.0 (1st) 37.0 (1st)
2008-12-16 160 37.6 (1st) 35.9 (1st)
2008-12-17 161 37.3 (1st) 35.4 (1st)
2008-12-18 162 36.5 (1st) 34.7 (1st)
2008-12-19 163 36.3 (1st) 35.0 (1st)
2008-12-22 164 39.4 (1st) 37.0 (1st)
2008-12-23 165 38.4 (1st) 36.4 (1st)
2008-12-24 166 33.1 (1st) 31.4 (1st)
2008-12-25 167 38.6 (1st) 35.6 (1st)
2008-12-26 168 38.0 (1st) 35.9 (1st)
2008-12-29 169 38.4 (1st) 36.0 (1st)
2008-12-30 170 37.6 (1st) 36.2 (1st)
2008-12-31 171 34.6 (1st) 33.4 (1st)
2009-01-01 172 38.6 (1st) 36.6 (1st)
2009-01-02 173 39.3 (1st) 37.6 (1st)
2009-01-05 174 41.0 (1st) 38.9 (1st)
2009-01-06 175 39.6 (1st) 37.8 (1st)
2009-01-07 176 40.6 (1st) 39.0 (1st)
2009-01-08 177 39.7 (1st) 36.9 (1st)
2009-01-09 178 40.6 (1st) 38.9 (1st)

Awards[edit]

2008 2nd Korea Drama Awards
2008 KBS Drama Awards
2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards

International broadcast[edit]

Country Network(s)/Station(s) Series premiere Title
 Thailand Channel 3 September 13, 2014 ชะตารัก ลิขิตหัวใจ (Chatarak Likithuajai; literally: Destiny Love[6])

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Drama Series You Are My Destiny Off to a Fresh Start". KBS Global. 7 May 2008. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  2. ^ "You Are My Destiny Viewer Ratings at 30%". KBS Global. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  3. ^ Kim, Heidi (22 December 2010). "Actor Park Jae-jung takes off to China for promotion". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  4. ^ Kim, Heidi (1 July 2011). "Kong Hyun-joo most anticipated Hallyu star of 2011, says Youku.com". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  5. ^ "AGB Nielsen Korea daily ratings" (To retrieve data, enter the desired date in the drop down menu) (in Korean). Nielsen Korea. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  6. ^ "เรื่องย่อ ชะตารัก ลิขิตหัวใจ". Kapook.com (in Thai). 20 October 2015. 

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