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My Daughter Seo Young - Korean Drama 2012
Weekend Family Drama about Father - Daughter Relationship
KBS2 Weekend Drama My Daughter Seo Young flied under my k-drama watchlist radar. I'm a huge fan of family drama, however, I never had any motivation to watch any drama longer than 32 episodes.
Surprisingly, I totally enjoyed 58 episodes of My Husband Got a Family aka Unexpected You which occupied the previous timeslot of My Daughter Seo Young. So I thought I might give MDSY a go too.
Lee Bo Young who recently wrapped up her latest drama The Equator Man playing as Lee Seo Young in MDSY, a daughter who has deep resentment against her father Lee Sam Jae (played by Chun Ho Jin). I love this father-daughter combo, and they've played as father-daughter as well in MBC Weekend Drama Hooray for Love.
MDSY is penned by scriptwriter So Hyun Kyung who wrote one of my favorite family drama of all-time Brilliant Legacy, as well as 49Days and Prosecutor Princess.
It aired on KBS2 every weekend, starting from 15 September 2012.
The first four episodes gained high viewership ratings, it reaches almost 30% (episode 4 rating based on AGB Nielsen is 29.1% for Nationwide and 29.8% for Seoul metropolitan area). Maybe it receives the boost from its predecessor drama which achieved more than 40% ratings. So it will be interesting to see if MDSY can retain the high viewership and give the viewers a strong, engaging, realistic family drama.
At the moment, I'm on board and will be looking forward to watch MDSY on KBSWorld.
Image Credit: screencap from MDSY Teaser
Details & Casts
Number of Episodes: 50
Original run: September 15, 2012 - March 3, 2013 on KBS2 every Saturday & Sunday 19.55 KST
Genre: Family, Romance
- Chun Ho Jin as Lee Sam Jae [Father]
- Lee Bo Young as Lee Seo Young [Daughter]
- Park Hae Jin as Lee Sang Woo [Son]
- Choi Jung Woo as Kang Ki Bum
- Kim Hye Ok as Cha Ji Sun
- Lee Sang Yoon as Kang Woo Jae
- Park Jung Ah as Kang Mi Kyung
- Lee Jung Shin (CN Blue) as Kang Sung Jae
- Hong Yo Seob as Choi Min Suk
- Song Ok Sook as Kim Kang Soon
- Choi Yoon Young as Choi Ho Jung
- Shim Hyung Tak as Choi Kyung Ho
Director: Yoo Hyun Ki
Scriptwriter: So Hyun Kyung
Official Website: Seoyoung
Brief Character Descriptions
Lee Sam Jae'S Family
Lee Seo Young (Lee Bo Young) is a smart beautiful woman who despite all the hardship in her life, is able to place first in anything she does.
Working part-time in various jobs (including a tutor to a rebellious young man Kang Sung Jae) to pay for her college tuition fees & living cost, she studies law and graduated top of her class.
Seo Young hates her irresponsible father as he always looks for trouble and rarely support his family. Seo Young's mother sadly passed away during the surgery from a heart disease, her mother knew about the illness, but didn't tell anyone. The whole family devastated, especially Seo Young who put all her hatred towards her father and in the end cut her relationship with his father.
Lee Sam Jae (Chun Ho Jin) is Lee Seo Young's and Lee Sang Woo's father. He used to work as a contractor, however, due to monetary crisis and incidents, his hardship life began. He's an optimistic person but also temperamental.
Her daughter blamed him for her mother's death and cut ties with him.
So he pledged that he will change for the sake of his family, to be the best dad for his children and to gain her daughter's love back.
Lee Sang Woo (Park Hae Jin) is Lee Seo Young's twin brother.
Similar as his twin sister, he is also a very smart man. He is doing his residency at General Hospital Internal Medicine and is willing to forfeit his study so his sister can graduate from college.
He is torn between his sister & his father icy cold relationship, but in the end, he is trying to reconcile them & bring the family back together.
Kang Ki Bum's Family
Kang Ki Bum (Choi Jung Woo) is a very prominent and successful businessman.
Cha Ji Sun (Kim Hye Ok) is Kang Kim Bum's wife. She loves singing and has a selfish personality.
Sometimes she envy her son Kang Woo Jae & daughter-in-law Lee Seo Young's marriage life because she rarely receives the love from her own husband.
Kang Woo Jae (Lee Sang Yoon) is Seo Young's future husband (from the description ^^). The first fateful meeting was quite memorable in a bad way. Woo Jae splashed Seo Young's favorite white dress and she demanded an apology from him.
Comes from a wealthy family, Woo Jae thought everything can be settled by money; so he gave her a cheque in which she returned it back to him.
Little did he know that Seo Young was on the way to his house, to look for a tutoring job advertised by Woo Jae's mother.
Kang Sung Jae (Lee Jung Shin) is the youngest in the Kang's family and is a rebellious teenager. He hates studying and prefer to listen to music.
All of his tutors gave up on him, until one day, a beautiful Seo Young came & be his tutor.
He slowly has a crush with her and studies harder to impress her.
Choi Min Suk Family
News | Casting News
- Kim Jong Min to make a cameo appearance on 'My Daughter Seoyoung'
- CNBLUE Kang Min Hyuk Passes off the Baton to Lee Jung Shin
- [Exclusive] Park Hae Jin and Lee Bo Young Cast for 'My Daughter So Young'
- My Daughter So-young recasts with Lee Bo-young, Park Hae-jin
- Kim Ji-hoon cast in comeback drama with Choi Jung-won
My Daughter Seo Young OST List
My Daughter Seo Young OST Part 1 - Released September 28, 2012
Miss You by Melody Day
My Daughter Seo Young OST Part 2 - Released November 19, 2012
Quietly by Go Yoo Jin
My Daughter Seo Young OST Part 3 - Released November 30, 2012
Lonesome Story by Beige