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The Best Lee Soon Shin - Korean Drama 2013

Updated on October 13, 2014

A new family drama The Best Lee Soon Shin occupied the best weekend time-slot in which no other competing stations air their drama at 7.55PM KST. It's one reason why KBS2 weekend drama such as Ojakyo Brothers, My Husband got a Family and the current weekend drama My Daughter Seo Young enjoy a very high viewership rating.

I have no doubt that The Best Lee Soo Shin will reap another 30% rating and I'm very excited to welcome Jo Jung Suk (The King 2Hearts, What's Up) to entertain my family & I for 25 weekends. What I love about Jo Jung Suk is that he always challenges himself with various characters, and this time, he'll be playing as a cold, arrogant CEO whose life perspective will be changed after he meets and falls in love with an ordinary girl Lee Soon Shin (IU).

IU will be tackling her first lead as Lee Soon Shin who moves to Seoul from a small village after the sudden death of her father. Although her life situation isn't great, she always tries to do her best. Using her singing talent, she captures the heart of the uncle fans (just like IU in her real life!). A bright, cheerful young woman who's an aspiring actress crosses path with a CEO of a successful entertainment agency, what will she do after she finds out that he loves her?

IU's best friend from Heroes' day, Yoo In Na will join her as her older sister Lee Yoo Shin. Yoo Shin is a freelance journalist and I can't wait to see her interaction with IU. She will develop a romantic relationship with Chan Woo (Go Joo Won).

To complete the sisterhood, Son Tae Young will be playing as the eldest sister, Lee Hye Shin who carries the responsibility as the eldest daughter.

Veteran actress Go Doo Shim will complete Lee family. Together, this family will rise up against the unfortunate life situation and brave all the challenges life throws at them.

Another veteran actress Lee Mi Sook will portray a very successful actress and she'll become a mentor for Lee Soon Shin to achieve her dream.

I'm not familiar with the scriptwriter's (Jung Yoo Gyung) previous works, but PD Yoon Sung Shik did a very great job in Bridal Mask, so cinematography and direction-wise; I'm confident; but I hope the plot will be good enough for me to stick through all 50 episodes.

Acting-wise, IU looks like she'll play a similar character as her real-self, while Jo Jung Suk can portray any type of character naturally. I will hold my judgement about their chemistry until I see their chemistry on-screen, but I believe they'll be fine.

I hope through this drama, we can get a glimpse of entertainment agency, and the entertainment business; how hard it is for an unknown young woman who has no connection but has a singing talent can rise up to stardom and what challenges she'll face once she joins the entertainment agency and starts her career as a singer.

Are you looking forward to The Best Lee Soon Shin?

Details, Synopsis & Cast Members

The Best Lee Soon Shin Korean Drama
The Best Lee Soon Shin Korean Drama

The Best Lee Soon Shin Trailer (English Sub)


Number of Episodes: 50

Genre: Family, Romance, Comedy

Original run: March 9 - August 25, 2013 every Saturday & Sunday 19.55KST


Lee Family

- IU as Lee Soon Shin

- Yoo In Na as Lee Yoo Shin

- Son Tae Young as Lee Hye Shin

- Go Doo Shim as Kim Jung Ae (Mom)

Shin Family

- Jo Jung Suk as Shin Joon Ho

- Kim Gab Soo as Shin Dong Hyuk (Father)

- Go Joo Won as Chan Woo

- Lee Mi Sook as Song Mi Young

- Lee Ji Hoon as Jo In Sung

Production Director: Yoon Sung Shik (Gaksital)

Scriptwriter: Jung Yoo Gyung

The Best Lee Soon Shin Official Website: Soon Sin

The Best Lee Soon Shin Official English Site: You Are The Best

Average Rating: 25.8%

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    woah!?!! i'm gonna wait it televised here in the philippines!!!!