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Nice Guy - Korean Drama 2012

Updated on September 29, 2014

Nice Guy is penned by the scriptwriter who's famous with her classic melodrama poignant touch in her past drama such as Will it Snow at Christmas. It's emotionally sweet & heartbreaking. Even though the English translation of the title is "Nice Guy", however it actually has a more sarcastic tone, the writer intentionally made the leading man as the nice guy who's not a nice-guy. I've never heard any "nice guy" purposely "uses" a woman for his own revenge.

Starring dream casts Song Joong Ki (Tree with Deep Roots, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Obgyn), Moon Chae Won (The Princess Man, It's Okay Daddy's Girl, Brilliant Legacy) and Park Shi Yeon (Coffee House); Nice Guy portrays harsh life of its three main characters who are twisted with betrayal, revenge and ambition.

It is aired in Korea in September after Bridal Mask wrapped up. They filmed in Hirosaki, Japan in early August.

Nice Guy Teasers

Nice Guy
Nice Guy


Number of Episodes: 20

Also Known As: Innocent Man

Original run: September 12, 2012 - November 15, 2012 on KBS2 every Wednesday & Thursday 21.55KST

Genre: Melodrama


- Song Joong Ki as Kang Ma Ru

- Moon Chae Won as Seo Eun Gi

- Park Shi Yeon as Han Jae Hee

- Lee Kwang Soo as Park Jae Gil

- Lee Yoo Bi as Kang Cho Co (Maru's sister)

- Kim Young Chul as Seo Hoe Jang (Seo Eun Gi's Father)

- Lee Sang Yeob as Park Joon Ha

- Jin Kyung

- Oh Young

- Jo Sung Ha (cameo)

Director: Kim Jin Won (Just Ordinary Love Story)

Scriptwriter: Lee Kyung Hee (Will It Snow at Christmas?, I'm Sorry I Love You)

Official Website: Innocent Man

Nice Guy - Relationship Chart

Nice Guy - Relationship Chart
Nice Guy - Relationship Chart
Song Joong Ki as Kang Ma Ru
Song Joong Ki as Kang Ma Ru


Kang Ma Ru [30] (Song Joong Ki) was the "nice guy" until he is betrayed viciously by his girlfriend and the woman who he really loves (Han Jae Hee). She killed a man and put a trap on Ma Ru so he was sent to the prison. While he was patiently waiting for her to comeback into his life; he is viciously betrayal & angry when he sees with his own eyes that she's married with a rich guy and has a young son.

Broken-heart, he turned into a "not-so-nice-guy" by using an amnesiac woman (Seo Eun Gi, Hoe Jang's daughter) to get back at Jae Hee & seek his own revenge.

Moon Chae Won as Seo Eun Gi
Moon Chae Won as Seo Eun Gi

Seo Eun Gi [29] (Moon Chae Won) is a pure woman who has a hidden agenda because his father dumped her mother for a young woman and she also tries her hardest to inherit her father's company (Taesan Group). A very hardworking businesswoman, at young age of 23 years old she received her MBA from Harvard University. She has an illness which makes her incredibly weak, but she hides it because she doesn't want her position in the company be taken away from her.

Further down the road, she will become an amnesiac and everyday she's living trying to recollect the memory of her life.

Park Joon Ha (a lawyer at Taishan Group) is a very heartwarming man who deeply loves her and is her guardian angel. They both work in the same company, in which Eun Gi's father is the head of this company.

Park Shi Yeon as Han Jae Hui
Park Shi Yeon as Han Jae Hui

Han Jae Hee [35] (Park Shi Yeon) is a very ambitious woman who doesn't hesitate to take extreme actions so she can achieve her personal goals. That includes ditching the man who loved her for 13 years for an older man, a CEO of a well-known company.

She hides all the pains she has to go through in order to achieve her ambitions.

Lee Yoo Bi as Kang Cho Ko
Lee Yoo Bi as Kang Cho Ko

Kang Cho Co (Lee Yoo Bi) is Kang Ma Ru's little sister. She really loves her older brother and will fall in love with his best friend, Park Jae Gil.

She loves chocolate, but unfortunately, she's not a very healthy woman.

One night when she was boiling hot with fever, her brother left her alone. She resented him so much, and believed that because he didn't take her to the hospital that night, she becomes sicker.

Park Jae Gil (Lee Kwang Soo) is Ma Ru's best friend and he is very well educated. Comes from a wealthy chaebol family,

Nice Guy OST Music Video - Love is Like a Snow Flower by Junsu

Nice Guy OST

OST Part 1 - Released September 26, 2012

1. Love is Like a Snow Flower by JYJ Junsu

2. Lonely

3. Bueno Hombre

4. Blue Moon

5. Late Autumn

OST Part 2 - Released October 10, 2012

1. Nice Girl by Lee Soo Young

OST Part 3 - Released October 17, 2012

1. Good Person by Cho Eun

OST Part 4 - Released October 31, 2012

1. Really by Song Joong Ki

Released November 7, 2012

1. Really by Song Joong Ki

2. I Only Wanted You by Son Ho Young

Nice Guy - Awards

KBS Drama Awards 2012

- Song Joong Ki: Best Actor

- Moon Chae Won: Best Actress

- Song Joong Ki & Moon Chae Won: Best Couple

- Song Joong Ki: Netizen Award

- Moon Chae Won: Netizen Award

2012 1st K-Drama Star Awards

- Song Joong Ki: Best Actor


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