Here we have it, my first weekend drama and it’s 50+ episodes. Will I make it through or will Jo Jung-seok have to carry me?
(Last updated: 3/23/13)
So one of the character descriptions of Lee Soon-shin is that she’s an average looking, talentless woman who is nonetheless brave and courageous.
Well then please tell me how she gets scouted by a talent in order to try to succeed on the stage if she has no talent. She has to have something. And, IU is playing her. The girl is gorgeous and has a voice to kill.
These character descriptions are so silly.
Basically everyone rains on her parade, tells her she’s ugly and worthless and then bad shit happens to her. Somehow, she isn’t a sobbing wreck the whole time.
Actor: Jo Jung-seok
My precious Jo Jung-seok is playing an arrogant, cold-blooded CEO of an entertainment management company. Now first of all, I know this is so typical of the genre, but uri oppa will bring color to this lame description. I KNOW IT!
With the first episode watched, I can say he also has some fun insecurities that Jung-seok oppa will definitely have fun with.
Actor: Lee Ji-hoon
This guy is a Renaissance character: Joon-ho’s sunbae and best friend, a coffee shop manager and Soon-shin’s guardian angel. Aww, how sweet…*Barf* Give me something new with these descriptions KBS2!!!
Actor: Yoo In-nah
*squeeeeeeee* Yoo In-nah. Totally girl crushing right now!
Okay, I’m done now.
She plays a freelance writer and public relations professional. She’s Soon-shin’s second oldest sister and she also gets some love action going with her hottie neigbhor Park Chan-woo.
She is a MEAN MEAN sister. But it’s Yoo In-nah, so I’m lovin’ how I can hate her and love her allllll at the same time.
Actor: Son Tae-young
Like me, this woman is an eldest daughter. Also like me, she feels the pressure of being the eldest daughter. She has trouble expressing herself save for being responsible and family oriented.
Actor: Go Doo-shim
This is the mother of the Lee daughters who moves with Soon-shin to Seoul after the sudden death of her husband. She and Soon-shin lean on each other in order to get through the tough times.
Actor: Lee Mi-sook
A famous actress who discovers that Lee Soon-shin is talented, despite the character description that said Soon-shin was talentless…heh. She also has a secret relationship with Soon-shin’s mom. Is she…her sister? Her long lost lover? Her husband’s long lost lover? Soon-shin’s potential mother? So many makjang paths to take. Which to choose?
Actor: Go Joo-won
This dermatologist neighbor will be macking it with
Yoo In-nah Lee Yoo-shin.
Actor: Kim Gab-soo
Shin Joon-ho’s daddy. He looks a bit scary in that picture…
Actor: Kim Yoon-seo
Shin Joon-ho’s actress ex-girlfriend. The implication is that he left his music career for her. She’s pretty arrogant, too.
Actor: Lee Ji-hoon
Shin Joon-ho’s plucky assistant. He is always crackin’ on Joon-ho and getting reprimanded.
Actor: Bae Keu-rin
Shin Joon-ho’s sister.
Actor: Park Ga Won
Park Chan-woo’s sister and Soon-shin’s friend. She seems to like her food and is very frank. She is a freelance journalist.
Actor: Song Min-hyung
Park Chan-woo’s father.
Actor: Kim Dong-joo
Park Chan-woo’s mother. She doesn’t seem to like Soon-shin, just like everyone else.
Actor: Jung Woo
The neighborhood baker who made his first appearance in episode three.
Actor: Yoon Da-hoon
Song Mi-ryeong’s ex-manager. He used her to settle some gambling debts. He also has been her manager for thirty years so he has a few of her deep dark secrets under his belt. Now that he’s been fired, he’s kinda a loose cannon, don’t ya think?
Actor: Lee Eung-kyung
Shin Joon-ho’s mother.
Actor: Kim Yong-rim
Lee Soon-shin’s grandmother.
Actor: Kim Hwan-hee
Hye-shin’s daughter and Soon-shin’s niece
Actor: Jung Dong-hwa
Lee Soon-shin’s daddy who’s gonna kick the bucket.
The sourpuss waiter who work at Young-hoon’s cafe. He doesn’t like Soon-shin because she loitered and then got a job at the cafe.
reporter park who asked all the questions in the first episode
President Fake Shin
Actor: Kim Kwang-gyu
The conman who scams Soon-shin and Jung-ae for a ₩20 million bank loan in her nam
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast Period: 3.9.13
Air Time: Saturday and Sunday 19:55
Director: Yun Song-shik
Screenwriters: Jung Yoo-kyung
Korean title: 최고다 이순신