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Posted on 09/08/2014 by KJT (aka kjtamuser)

Review. Fated to Love You is a 20 episode 2014 Korean drama about a shy girl and dynamic man whose initial encounter results in pregnancy and a subsequent marriage. Their road to love is not straightforward or easy. Nutshell Summary: I enjoyed this show.…

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Posted on 09/07/2014 by KJT (aka kjtamuser)

Nutshell Recap Episode #20: This episode begins with Mi Young (Jang Na Ra) and Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) bursting into the wedding hall late but ready to be married. To their surprise and pleasure, Mi Young’s mother arrives as they begin…

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Posted on 09/06/2014 by KJT (aka kjtamuser)

Nutshell Recap Episode #19: Last episode Mi Young (Jang Na Ra) and Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) reunited. Their only obstacle was to win the approval of Mi Young’s mother. The episode begins with Mi Young and Lee Gun in their…

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Posted on 08/30/2014 by KJT (aka kjtamuser)

Nutshell Recap Episode #18: Last episode Mi Young (Jang Na Ra) was stunned to find the crib and videos Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) made to remind himself about Mi Young should amnesia take hold of him again. In these videos he reveals…

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Posted on 08/29/2014 by KJT (aka kjtamuser)

Nutshell Recap Episode #17: Mi Young (Jang Na Ra) is stunned to see Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) in her studio. He has the DP painting and admits he is her number one fan, Young Ja. Instead of this moment bringing them…

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Posted on 08/24/2014 by KJT (aka kjtamuser)

Nutshell Recap Episode #16: Even with a fever Mi Young (Jang Na Ra) tries to leave the botanical garden cottage but Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) stop her. They stare intently into each other’s eyes…he leans in for the kiss…and she collapses from…

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Posted on 08/23/2014 by KJT (aka kjtamuser)

Nutshell Recap Episode #15: Daniel Pitt (Choi Jin Hyuk) proposes to Mi Young (Jang Na Ra) while Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) watches unseen. As Mi Young tells Daniel that she felt him a kindred spirit in Paris Lee Gun exits the room…

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Posted on 08/17/2014 by KJT (aka kjtamuser)

Nutshell Recap Episode #14: Recognizing that he is drunk, Mi Young (Jang Na Ra) puts Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) to bed on the couch in her room. He awakes the next morning and finds a post-it note requesting that he…

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Posted on 08/15/2014 by KJT (aka kjtamuser)

Nutshell Recap Episode #13: Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) has lived the 3 years since the fateful accident where Mi Young (Jang Na Ra) lost their baby and their marriage imploded NOT moving forward. He is friends with Se Ra and visits…

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Posted on 08/11/2014 by KJT (aka kjtamuser)

Nutshell Recap Episode #12: Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) remembers Mi Young (Jang Na Ra), their baby, and their marriage. At her mother’s eatery he watches Mi Young interact with her sister’s baby but drives away unseen. He asks the doctor at…

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The latest drama that I have completed, due to a pile of school work and work work, is Fated to Love You, starring Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara.

First, let me introduce you to the cast.

Jang Hyuk as Lee Gun: The eccentric CEO and heir to a large hair product company.

Jang Na Ra as Kim Mi Young/Ellie Kim:  A sweet worker at a law firm who doesn’t know how to say no.

Choi Jin Hyuk as Daniel Pitt:  A famous Korean – American designer in search of his biological sister.

Wang Ji Won as Kang Sera: A professional ballerina in New York City.

 

Now that we have gotten that out of the way, it is important that I mention that these are only the lead characters.  There were a lot more main characters that helped to make this drama what it is, but because that list is soooo long, I decided to only name the leads.

Fated to Love You is a romantic comedy about the relationship between an eccentric CEO and heir to a large company and a middle class sweetheart.  Lee Gun and Kim Mi Young meet at a shopping mall, where Gun is buying an engagement ring for his beloved, Kang Se Ra, and Mi Young is running an errand for one of the partners at the law firm at which she works.  Due to a mishap, the ring is dropped and Mi Young, unable to just walk away helps Gun chase after it.  The ring eventually ends up in a dog park and near to the water bowl of a big, mean looking dog.  Mi Young secures the ring, but wakes up the dog in the process, causing a hilarious chase to follow.  Once that scene has ended, it is revealed that she had slipped the ring onto her finger in an attempt to keep it from dropping and getting lost.  The foreshadowing is strong as Gun says to her that an engagement ring should only be worn by the one getting married.

The two meet again in Macau.  Mi Young has won a prize from her office and Gun is preparing to propose to Se Ra on a weekend getaway.   Mi Young invites a young lawyer that she has a crush on with her.  However, the weekend doesn’t go as planned and Mi Young is ditched almost immediately after arriving.  In Gun’s case, Se Ra never shows up because she was offered a lead role in a ballet in New York.  While in Macau, the president of a factory on the small island Mi Young is from, along with Mi Young’s brother in law, plan to drug Gun to create a scandal that will even the playing field and allow them to blackmail him into returning the factory that was just purchased from them.  The plans go wrong and Mi Young ends up being drugged as well. The two end up in each others bed and their fate becomes sealed once Mi Young discovers she is pregnant.

Mi Young, being the selfless woman she is, decides not to burden Lee Gun with a child that came by accident, however, her mother and his grandmother have other plans for them and the two are forced to marry.  However, Lee Gun is on the verge of losing his sanity when he finds out that he was drugged by her family and friends, and writes up a contract for them to live by.

As time passes, the two fall in love with each other, with Daniel Pitt helping Mi Young in the background and Se Ra being the annoying second lead we k-drama watchers have learned to hate.  Lee Gun shows off his kind, caring personality as the months go by and I personally fell in love with the main couple, which is extremely rare.  But, there’s a rule against happy relationships in kdramas and Lee Gun passes out and suffers from amnesia.  He forgets that Mi Young is his pregnant wife, but remembers Se Ra as his love.

Se Ra takes advantage of this situation and tries to push Mi Young out of the picture for good.  Luckily though, his amnesia only lasts for one episode, and at the end of the episode, he remembers how much he loves Mi Young and feels horribly guilty about forgetting her.  However, he can’t bring himself to be with her again simply because a disease runs in his family and he’s afraid that it is beginning to take over his life.  He fears that his selfishness will hurt Mi Young the way his father’s own hurt his mother.  He pretends to be cold to Mi Young in an attempt to push her away. Mi Young, unable to let go, gets herself knocked down and Lee Gun has to make the decision of whether to let the woman he loves or his child live.  He asks the doctors to save Mi Young.

When Mi Young wakes up and realizes that she lost her baby, she has a heartbreaking meltdown.  Daniel, being the amazing second lead that he is, whisks her away to France, so that she can study art because he realizes that she has a natural talent and love for it.  Three years later, Mi Young comes back as a totally different person, both in personality and in name.  She has transformed into Ellie Kim.

She and Daniel have a closer relationship and it almost looks as if the second lead is going to win (for once), but Gun, once again, manages to grab and hold onto her.  Daniel coolly lets her go.

My Rating: 8.5/10

This is not my absolute favorite drama, but it is easily one of the best dramas I have ever watched.  There was a lot of comedy in the series, which contrasted sharply with the more dramatic scenes.  It helps that the entire cast are excellent actors.  Fated to Love  You made me laugh and cry.  There was hardly a boring moment. Right when it started to fade, Gun’s evil laugh or President’s “Hamo hamo” would pick it right back up.

I especially liked seeing Jang Na Ra and Choi Jin Hyuk working together.  They have great on screen chemistry and I thought they clicked really well together.  

I loved the twist of the rich family adoring the girl chosen.  The grandmother is played by Park Won Sook.  The role I remember her best from is that of Chul Gyu’s mother in A Hundred Years Inheritance.  And if you haven’t watched that, she was pure evil in it.  Seeing her play this role makes me respect her as an actress because I absolutely loved her character, despite the fact that I hated her former one.

The second leads were not as annoying as usual, and it was actually very realistic the way their relationships with the main leads played out. While Se Ra was being selfish and bitchy, the way she acted was actually very realistic, minus the printing out a fake contract to try and make Mi Young sign.  Daniel was  a real guy stuck in the friend zone and Choi Jin Hyuk portrayed that really well.

Kudos to the actors and the writers. This was an amazing drama.

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Review – Fated to Love You

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This is a romantic comedy that stays pure to its genre.  It’s stupidly, adorably romantic and really, really funny.  It has the same zany humor, in many respects, as The Greatest Love and The Master’s Sun (though not quite as great as either).  In other words, there’s one weirdo and one normal person trying to figure out how to navigate life with weirdo in tow.  The weirdo in Fated to Love You is the male lead, played by Jang Hyuk.

Try to make it through the opening scene of this drama… which is incredibly awkward and the reason I turned off this show the first time I tried to watch it several years ago.  Let us all collectively wipe the shampoo commercial from our memories.  It serves its purpose for introducing the character, his abs, his bizarre personality, and the product that made his family fortune, but it’s just… awkward.  The pacing is off.  It actually made me feel uncomfortable – both times I watched it.  BUT… stick to it.  If you do, you will be richly rewarded with screwball comedy and a refreshingly different (and simple) romance.

Overall Rating – 8.5/10.  Cheesy, adorable rom com.

Spoilers Follow

I know this was a Taiwanese drama first, but I haven’t gotten into T-Dramas… or Chinese dramas or even Japanese dramas… though I may eventually.  At the moment, I’m too enamored by the sound of the Korean language to deviate from my particular fandom.  So there are no references or comparisons in this review to the other version.

Let’s just start with Jang Hyuk… “THE TEETH”  as I call him.   In this series, he sports the exact same haircut that the second male lead had in The Secret Garden.  The cousin.  Remember him?  The washed up pop star?  He was hysterical in The Secret Garden and Jang Hyuk is hysterical in this show.

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Seriously, what kind of shampoo are these dudes using, cause I’m super jealous of how amazing their hair is.  I still hold firmly to my belief that all handsome Korean actors should all be forced to grow out their hair long enough for a high ponytail in at least one drama.  They pull it off.

Jang Hyuk plays the over-thirty, never married, heir to a family dynasty.  He has this startling loud laugh that he uses when he’s nervous, or when he’s trying to get attention, or when he’s basically needing a few extra seconds to come up with a response.  He is a showboat and tends to steal the microphone, both proverbially and literally.  People don’t really like him but they begrudgingly respect him.  He’s not a playboy rich heir but an active figure in the family business, going to work each day and steering the direction of his company.

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(what did I say about the high pony tail?)

He’s so freakin’ weird!  And everyone thinks so.  In some shows, characters act flagrantly bizarre and everyone around them just plays it off as if that is somehow the acceptably weird behavior of the rich.   Not in this show.  His coworkers, his family, strangers on the street… everyone thinks he’s strange.  “That laugh…?” They mutter.  “At first, I thought he was a lunatic… but he’s actually quite nice.”  Watch the facial expressions of the people around him when he starts acting crazy… they look as baffled as we are, as viewers.  “What’s happening?  Is this really happening?  WTF?”

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I have only seen Jang Hyuk in the historical dramas Slave Hunters and in Tree With Deep Roots.  In both he played this tortured, serious brooding character that lurked around with a doomed fate, so this is my first time seeing him in a modern show.  I had no idea he could be funny.

Cause he is.  He’s really, really funny.  To play someone who’s basically a buffoon yet utterly endearing, you have to have a certain je ne sais quoi.  I didn’t think Jang Hyuk had it.  I’ve certainly never seen it before.  But lo and behold… the man delivers.  I liked him by the end of episode one and was ready to marry him by the end of episode two.

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“Do you take this buffoon to be your lawfully wedded weirdo?” –  “I DO!”

Another thing I liked about his character was that he wasn’t a huge jerk.  He didn’t run around talking about how everyone else was below him.  How they didn’t deserve his company or affection.  How rich he was.  How amazing he was.  He’s actually a pretty humble millionaire, by K-drama standards.  In business, he can be cut throat, but personally he’s a pretty nice guy.  Sure, there are a few episodes in the beginning where he’s treating our female lead like a leper, but you can tell his own behavior bothers him.  The man was conflicted.

So let’s talk about the conflict.  AKA, the plot.  It’s quite simple (okay, there MAY be some amnesia thrown in, but whatever… clearly everyone suffers from brain trauma in K-world, that is a given).  Our lead male is hopelessly in love with his girlfriend of six years.  She’s a ballerina who has been touring abroad but she’s about to come home.  Our lead male plans to propose to her and spends the entirety of the first episode planning an elaborate, romantic proposal scenario.  Except everything goes wrong.  She gets suddenly called back to New York, landing the lead in a ballet production.  He gets drugged and ends up sleeping with another woman… who ends up pregnant.  Even though this woman is a total stranger to him and he’s desperately in love with someone else, he agrees to marry her.

It’s a simple plot and it works perfectly.  Because you can’t fault a man for still being in love with someone else.  His struggle to do the right thing, by both women, is so heartbreaking and emotionally charged you never really fault him for his struggle.  The ballerina basically twirls off stage for the first half of the show, leaving us with the main couple… our heir and our doormat.

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Here’s our cute couple sharing morning sickness together.  Gahhhhhh, so cute.

Let’s talk about the doormat.  People refer to her as a post-it.  Useful but disposable.  She refers to herself that way, poor gal.  Our male lead calls her “the snail,” first as an insult and then as a term of endearment.  Jang Na-Ra was perfectly cast in this role.  She’s tiny.  So, so tiny.  Her diminutive physical appearance, her soft whispered voice, and her huge anime eyes behind those thin rimmed glasses all create this adorably pathetic yet lovable girl that you’re rooting for day one.  This is my first time seeing this actress and I loved her.

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Again, I felt the rom com mold was broken a bit by this character.  Even when she’s “transformed” into Cinderella, so to speak, with the traditional expensive makeovers, she’s still this mousy little thing with a bowed head.  She’s nice, accommodating, and used to coming in last.  She’s not a martyr, though.  You don’t feel overly sorry for her.  She doesn’t have a tragic backstory, she doesn’t live in poverty, she isn’t desperate or broken by the world.  There’s no huge obstacle she must overcome or secret to her past that must be revealed.  The usual drama devices are abandoned here.  She’s got a loving family and a decent job and self respect.  She just gets swept aside in life.  Until she meets our male lead.

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I loved them together immediately.  When they woke up in each other’s arms in episode two, both thinking they were in bed with someone else while their drug addled brains (she was drugged too) make sense of their surroundings, I was smitten.  They were so freakin’ cute together.  It was like getting a sneak preview of the happy ending.

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The romance is awesome.  Cause they’re friends, really.  He likes her and she likes him.  There is no animosity between them.  There is just this awkward situation.  Okay, our male lead does freak out for a few episodes but that quickly blows over to strange acceptance.  Followed by karaoke.

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You get the feeling that someone has been looking out for our male heir his entire life.  His family, his secretary.  But he’s never had to take care of anything before.  He finds that he’s pretty good at it.  Our doormat makes him feel needed.  Their romance is quiet, creeping in through small exchanges and tiny gestures.  It brought out the sleeping school girl in me, to be sure… I was literally smiling and gasping and gushing when these two started to realize their feelings for each other.  Oh my gosh, when they start “platonically” sharing a bed?  One of the most memorably adorable romance scenes of all time.  Those matching pajamas alone…

His girlfriend, the ballerina, is the exact opposite of our female lead, played by Wang Ji-Won.  She’s fiercely independent, strong willed, and driven.  She’s also largely forgettable.

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Choi Jin Hyuk plays the equally forgettable second male lead.  He’s searching for a long lost sister, or something.  And preposterously ends up being mistaken for a priest by our female lead… cause… okay.  But in reality he’s just a modern designer… and not quite a second love interest of our female lead or second female lead, because of the whole sister angle.  He really wasn’t in the show much, and every time he was he was overshadowed by our male lead.  I wasn’t impressed.  He neither added to nor really distracted from the plot.

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He also had the same expression in almost every scene.  He was blank-faced scenery.  And did anyone else think his voice is well suited for anime?  He may not be the best actor, but his voice could easily be a leading role in Japanese animation.

There are a nice handful of supporting roles that are filled with quality actors.  The moms on both sides, the sister, the friends, the families.  They’re all quirky and funny and add to the story.  Oh my gosh, that secretary!  He was outstanding…

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Basically, there are two parts to this story.  Part One – accidental one night stand leads forced marriage leads to unlikely but unforgettable romance.   This is roughly the first half of the show.  The funny, rom/com half.

Part Two I will now refer to as…. three years later, our lead characters get new hairdos and torture each other for a while.

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Seriously, his hair is like a secondary character in this show.

Basically, stuff happens in the middle of the show that separates our perfect pairing.  Time has gone by and they’ve both grown up a bit more.  Jang Hyuk now looks foxy with a styled crew cut and Jang Na-Ra has found some henna dye and contact lenses.  Oh, and she’s an artist now… and having a solo exhibit at a gallery.  I liked her coffee mug sketches, but am just not the biggest fan of her paintings.  Apparently the real artist, Youk Shim Won, is very popular in Korea.  But… Korean style is always questionable so let’s just suspend belief and go with the flow.

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Randomly, the second male lead, who spent the first half of the show treating Jang Na-Ra’s character like a little sister, now seems to have decided to be a love interest.  I guess?  It’s vague and not very romantic.  Even the character seems to realize it’s not very romantic.  I actually think he’s still in “big brother” mode and believes he’s taking care of our female lead by now acting as her romantic partner.  There isn’t much more to it than that – and it’s just a convenient plot device to offer a little conflict to our leading lovers.

Second female lead, our invisible ballerina, is now an invisible teacher.  Poor kid.  I felt sorry for her the entire show.  I mean… she really did get the short end of the stick here.   I felt like Wang Ji-Won might have more to bring to the drama table… she just wasn’t given much room to do anything of significance in this drama.  I would like to see her in something else… maybe with more lines.  The IDEA of this character was more powerful than the actual character.  This makes sense if you’ve watched it.  All those couples pictures… all those home movies… all the weight of that six year relationship hanging over our lead couple made for excellent drama throughout the show.  What was and what might have been were much more powerful than what was happening in the present moment for our ballerina.

Our two main lovers must come back together – which is exactly what happens.  Doormat has a little more spunk, but not a lot more (which was believable and I appreciated them not giving her an entirely new personality with her red hair).  Weirdo is slightly less weird but still as awkward as ever.  There’s an illness to be overcome.  There’s an obligatory “nursing you back to health” scene.  Warm compresses to the forehead equal true love, ya know.  They have to shuffle through your basic misunderstandings, miscommunication, suppressed emotions, and confessions before laying all their cards out on the table for each other again.

 

In K-Dramas, there is no better place to unexpectedly declare you feelings than in front of a room full of strangers at a press conference. Cause international business isn’t as important as your heart, damn it.

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And it’s fun to watch…. if not a little too slow for my taste.  Part One had great pacing but Part Two tended to meander around.  They could have cut five or six entire episodes from this show without loosing anything, but that can be said of almost every drama I have ever watched.  I only found myself itching to fast forward a few times throughout the entire series, which is rare.

I really enjoyed this show, even though it dragged itself around towards the end.  It was basically light-hearted, funny and romantic.  Highly recommended if you need a break from melodramas and overly emotional plotlines.   If you just want to relax with a great Cinderella/Frog Prince story, this is your ticket.

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Fated to Love You Korean Drama - Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra

Fated to Love You tells the story of a quirky rich chaebol and a timid office worker who accidentally have a one night stand that results in a pregnancy and one amazing love story.

Oh how I adore Fated to Love You! This drama just hit so many sweet spots for me.  The first half is your standard romantic comedy that then transitions to more of a melodrama in the second half.

Fated to Love You Korean Drama - Jang Hyuk

Jang Hyuk is absolutely perfect for the role of Lee Gun.  He is so animated and off the wall with a very over the top comedic style.  And then there’s the classic Jang Hyuk laugh!  It is prominently on display throughout this drama, and I love it to pieces!

Fated to Love You Korean Drama - Jang Hyuk

But the wonderful thing about Jang Hyuk is that he is just as amazing when it comes to being serious.  Lee Gun goes through such a difficult time in the second half of the drama, and Jang Hyuk has the ability to bring forth such powerful emotions.  He’s one of those actors that really conveys his feelings through his eyes.  I’ve mentioned this before, but when he cries, I cry.  His tears just always move me that much.  He is simply an amazing actor.

Fated to Love You Korean Drama - Jang Na Ra

Jang Na Ra plays our sweet and innocent Kim Mi Young perfectly.  Despite being so timid and apologetic, she always comes off as likable.  I couldn’t have chosen a better actress to pull that off so perfectly.  And Jang Na Ra effortlessly delivers the emotional punches concerning her own heartfelt storyline.

Fated to Love You Korean Drama - Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra

But this couple together is absolutely adorable.  They are one of my all time favorite kdrama couples because of their amazing chemistry, fun personalities, and the journey they go on together.  They will always have a spot in my heart because of their wonderful love story.

Fated to Love You Korean Drama - Choi Jin Hyuk

Our second male lead is Daniel Pitt (Choi Jin Hyuk).  He’s that perfect guy who is always there for Mi Young no matter the circumstance.  I actually really liked his chemistry with Jang Na Ra too.  They had such a sweet relationship, and I always enjoyed him.

Fated to Love - Wang Ji Won

Se Ra (Wang Ji Won) is Lee Gun’s girlfriend when the drama begins.  Luckily, for the most part, she is a pretty likable second female lead.  She was caught in the middle of a bad situation and aside from one selfish attempt to hold on to Lee Gun, she does her best to move on.

SPOILERS BELOW

How I loved watching Gun and Mi Young prepare for the arrival of their baby in the first half of the drama.  They went through their share of challenges, but it always had a humorous tone.  But things take a terrible turn when Mi Young miscarries.  This initiates such a sad chain of events.

The drama explores both Gun and Mi Young’s grief in depth as they both frequently speak of the pain they are feeling in detail.  Due in large part to that amazing intensity from Jang Hyuk, but also from the talented Jang Na Ra, I was  a complete mess in the second half of the drama.

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Fated to Love You is officially the drama I have cried the most during.  From about episode 10 onward, I cried throughout a good chunk of every episode.  But that is definitely not a bad thing.  This drama was just able to move me so deeply because of it’s well developed characters and their engaging story.

But even in the midst of tragedy, the drama still had plenty of feel good and fun moments.  Jang Hyuk continues to be quirky and his smile and laugh just livens things up.  Then watching Gun and Mi Young reconnect was always a joy.  Seriously, this couple is one of the best around!

Fated to Love You Korean Drama - Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra

For me, Fated to Love You is that perfect mix of comedy and melodrama.  With an amazing love story, extremely talented actors, and such a heartwarming story, it truly is a special drama.  As one of my all time favorite kdramas, I highly recommend Fated to Love You.

My Rating: 10/10

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Fated to Love You (2008 TV series)

Fated to Love You (Chinese: 命中注定我愛你; pinyin: Mìng zhòng zhù dìng wǒ ài nǐ)(as known You're My Destiny / 100% Love Avi), is a 2008 Taiwanese television series, starring Joe Chen, Ethan Juan, Baron Chen and Bianca Bai. The series was first broadcast in Taiwan on free-to-air Taiwan Television (TTV) (台視) from 16 March 2008 to 24 August 2008, every Sunday at 22:00 and cable TV Sanlih E-Television from 22 March 2008 to 30 August 2008, every Saturday at 21:00. It was produced by Sanlih E-Television and directed by Chen Ming Zhang with location filming in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The series was adapted into Korean and Thai language versions with the Thai series dubbed in Filipino for release in the Philippines.

The drama holds the record for the highest average single-episode rating at 10.91 with a peak at 13.64 for episode 20 broadcast on 27 July 2008,[1] and broke the previous record held by The Prince Who Turns into a Frog. It was nominated in 2008 for six awards at the 43rd Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan. It was awarded the 2008 Best Television Series and Best Marketing Programme.

Fated to Love You was also covered by America's Wall Street Journal.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

Chen Xin Yi (Joe Chen) is a dowdy legal assistant at a large law firm, where she is known as ‘The sticky note girl’ — someone helpful, but easily dispensed with once a task is completed. Her co-workers frequently take advantage of her eager-to-please nature by dumping mindless tasks on her. She plans and pays for a romantic love cruise, hoping to lose her virginity to her boyfriend/coworker Gu Chi. Once on board, Xin Yi is devastated when she catches Gu Chi cheating on her and when he tells her that he planned to break up with her anyway.

Fellow passenger Ji Cun Xi (Ethan Juan), the wealthy sole heir of a toiletries company, plans to propose to his long-time ballerina girlfriend Anna (Bianca Bai) and sets about finalizing the preparations, unaware that she didn’t board the ship. Anna has opted to accept the principal role of Odette in The Black Swan, a coup for an Asian ballerina. As she flies to New York City, she marvels at the thought that it’s a dream come true for her to be on the world stage and surely Cun Xi would understand how important this was to her, even if it was the 11th time she had stood him up. Aware that Cun Xi planned to propose, she abandons him by choosing the ballet over the boyfriend, confident he would wait for her just once more.

In a huge mix-up involving drugs, a blackmail plot, and other mishaps, Xin Yi and Cun Xi wind up spending the afternoon in bed, both mistaking the other for their actual partners. Suddenly, Xin Yi’s brother-in-law and his father burst in their suite to snap photos of Cun Xi and the prostitute they hired to lure him into an indelicate situation. They hope to blackmail him into stopping from closing their hair products factory on Ginger Island.

Although each vows to forget about the indelicate incident and to continue on with their lives, Xin Yi soon discovers that she’s pregnant. Not wishing to tell Cun Xi, he finds out anyway, courtesy of the national news, no less!

Initially, she decides to have an abortion, but Cun Xi changes his mind at the last minute and offers to financially support Xin Yi until the birth. Her family rejects this idea, and tries to persuade Xin Yi that aborting is the best solution. When Cun Xi's grandmother, Granny Ji, learns she is about to have a first great-grandchild, she is ecstatic and insists that they marry.

Cun Xi, angry and feeling trapped, forces Xin Yi to agree to a post-birth divorce and the relinquishment of the baby. In exchange for her silence, she will receive a handsome financial settlement. But she refuses his offer of compensation, leading him to question why she agreed to marry in the first place. Xin Yi tells him that giving the baby a happy family was her only priority, but now knows that it's not feasible, as they are not in love.

She starts up a friendship with Dylan, a kind young man from Shanghai, who sympathizes with her plight to be financially supported by Cun Xi while he berates her. Genuinely interested in Zin Yi, Dylan becomes her confidante and source of support in the face of Cun Xi's mistreatment. Dylan reveals to her that his lifetime goal is to find his long-lost biological sister, Dai Xin Yi, from whom he has been separated from since childhood.

Still besotted with Anna and still believing Xin Yi became pregnant to get money out of him, Cun Xi struggles between his selfishness and taking responsibility. Xin Yi feels deeply burdened by guilt for her mistake as she struggles to stand up for herself. Despite no longer wanting to be a dispensable sticky note in other people's lives, she resolves to not fall for Cun Xi. Xin Yi's simple and selfless nature soon endears her to Cun Xi's family and, eventually, to Cun Xi. Slowly, Cun Xi begins to realize his love for Xin Yi and the child she is carrying, leaving him to wonder what life would be like if they lived together as a family. He desires to protect Xin Yi from those who would mistreat her and decides that he doesn't want her to leave him after the baby is born.

Unfortunately, his epiphanies are interrupted by the unexpected return of the injured Anna. In order to conceal his marriage and impending fatherhood, Cun Xi requests that Xin Yi return to her mother’s home, until such time that he can explain the situation to Anna and his grandmother. Unfortunate events lead the devastated Anna to discover the truth while engaged in an ugly confrontation with Cun Xi’s incensed grandmother. Enraged, Cun Xi blames Xin Yi for ruining his life and accuses her of telling his grandmother, in an effort to force him to stay with her. He moves out of the house to live with Anna.

Cun Xi later regrets his angry outburst and worries constantly about Xin Yi and the baby. He decides to return to his original plan to care for Xin Yi until she gives birth, requesting that Anna be considerate of the situation and to wait for him during the remaining months. He has new divorce terms written up that ensure Xin Yi will be generously taken care of for the rest of her life. Anna, worried that Cun Xi will leave her, delivers a fake abortion agreement to Xin Yi, indicating it’s from Cun Xi. Horrified, a distraught Xin Yi decides to leave and raise the child alone.

During an ugly confrontation at Grandma Ji's birthday party, Cun Xi finally realizes his true feelings for Xin Yi and departs the celebration to look for her. Upon locating her, she pleads with him to leave her alone. As she tries to escape, she distractedly crosses the street into traffic and is hit by a car, leaving Cun Xi in shock. At the hospital, Cun Xi is advised by the doctor that an emergency abortion is required to save Xin Yi's life and that time is of the essence. Cun Xi has no choice but to sign the consent form, while Xin Yi emphatically begs him not to.

When Xin Yi recovers, she refuses to see Cun Xi. To escape both her grief and Cun Xi, she changes her name and plans a move to Shanghai with Dylan. Before she leaves, she signs the divorce papers, leaving Cun Xi vowing to find her one day.

Two years later, Xin Yi, no longer the sticky note girl, is now a successful pottery teacher, and her relationship with Dylan is deepening. Despite being engaged to Anna, Cun Xi continues his search for Xin Yi. He eventually finds her, only to realize that he never filed their divorce papers, and that they are still married! Jealous of Dylan, Cun Xi tries many tricks to coax Xin Yi to interact with him. At the same time, he hopes that she can forgive him for how he treated her and to prove to her that his love for her is indeed genuine. But Xin Yi is incapable of forgiving him, and accuses him of being relieved that she lost the baby. In the face of this rejection, Cun Xi decides to go along with marrying Anna. But when Xin Yi visits the island some two years later, Cun Xi learns that Anna was the one who created the faux abortion papers and that was why Xin Yi hated him. Furious, Cun Xi cancels the wedding with the heartbroken Anna. Then he attempts to make amends to Xin Yi by telling her that he didn't want her to get rid of the baby. Xin Yi is still reluctant to forgive him, but allows him to explain. Afterwards, with her reawakened feelings of love, Xin Yi forgives him and they reconcile. Meanwhile, Dylan finds his long-lost sister and the two siblings reunite.

As payback for the tricks Cun Xi played on her, Xin Yi convinces him to get into a barrel which she hits causing him to roll off a hill. He becomes temporarily blinded, causing Xin Yi to stay with him until his sight returns. It returned the next day, but he did not tell Xin Yi, in order to keep her by his side a bit longer. Of course she exposes his charade. She realizes that he has tricked her again, but acknowledges to herself that she still has feelings for him. She visits her doctor to see if she can conceive again, but is told that the chances of her carrying to term are quite low due to her miscarriage. Later in the day, Cun Xi asks Xin Yi to marry him but she declines, knowing how much Cun Xi's grandmother wants an heir for the Ji family’s tenth generation. Sadly she chooses to tell Cun Xi that she wants a relationship with Dylan because she finds him more suitable. With the persuasion of Cun Xi and the support of both their families, she finally relents and a formal wedding is held. Shortly there after, she becomes ill and while hospitalized she learns that she was misled about her ability to carry to term. Subsequently Xin Yi learns she is pregnant, gives birth to a baby they name Ji Nian Ri, as a testament to all the wonderful memories she and Cun Xi have shared together.

Cast[edit]

ActorCharacterRelationships
Joe ChenChen Xin Yi / ElaineCun Xi's wife
Ethan JuanJi Cun XiXin Yi's husband
Baron ChenDylan / Dai Jian RenCun Xi's rival, Anna's brother
Bianca BaiAnna / Shi An Na / Dai Xin YiXin Yi's rival, Dylan's sister
Tan Ai-chenJi Wang Zhen Zhu / GrandmaCun Xi's grandma
Na Wei XunAnsonCun Xi's trusted assistant
Lin Mei-hsiuChen Lin Xi ShiXin Yi's mother
Jessica SongChen Qing XiaXin Yi's first sister
Zhong Xin LingChen Feng JiaoXin Yi's second sister
Wei Min GeWu Qi QiXin Yi's brother-in-law
Luo Bei AnWu Liu LiuQi Qi's father
Wang JuanJi Liu Xiu LinCun Xi's stepmother
Tian Jia DaJi Zheng RenXiu Lin's son
Patrick LiGu ChiXin Yi's ex-boyfriend
Miu MiuJi Bao Bei (Baby Ji) - DogCun Xi's dog

Production[edit]

  • The production cost for the first episode was more than NT $5,000,000.[citation needed]
  • Ethan Juan and Joe Chen reprised their role as Ji Cun Xi and Chen Xin Yi in a cameo appearance in the first episode of Invincible Shan Bao Mei.
  • Anna's name was named after the beautiful and talented ballerina, Anna Pavlova.

Soundtrack[edit]

Fated to Love You Original Soundtrack (命中注定我愛你 電視原聲帶) was released on April 18, 2008 by Various Artists under Rock Records. It contains fifteen songs, in which three songs are various instrumental versions of the five original songs, and another three songs that are kala versions. The album was released in two versions: the regular edition (CD) with shiny Post-It Card,[3] and the deluxe edition (2CD+DVD) with an additional eleven track CD and a music video DVD.[4] The opening theme song is "99次我愛他" or "99 Times I Love Him" by Shorty Yuen, while the ending theme song is by Quack Wu (吳忠明) and Shorty Yuen entitled "心願便利貼" or "Sticky Note With Wishes". The track, "心願便利貼" (Sticky Note With Wishes) was listed at number 50 on Hit Fm Taiwan's Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart (Hit-Fm年度百首單曲) for 2008.[5]

Track listing[edit]

1."99 Times I Love Him" (99次我愛他)Shorty Yuen 
2."Sticky Note With Wishes" (心願便利貼)Quack Wu (吳忠明), Shorty Yuen/Yuan Ruo Lan 
3."Half Love Song" (半情歌)Shorty Yuen 
4."Get Up and Go" (起步走)Quack Wu (吳忠明) 
5."My Happiness" (我的快樂)Walkie Talkie 
6."I'm OK" (我好了)Shorty Yuen/Yuan Ruo Lan 
7."Blowing Wind" (吹吹風)Gary Chaw 
8."Fold" (對摺)Shorty Yuen 
9."Sticky Note With Wishes Kala ver." (心願便利貼)  
10."Half Love Song Kala ver." (半情歌)  
11."99 Times I Love Him Kala ver." (99次我愛他)  
12."Get Up and Go Kala ver." (起步走)  
13."Half Love Song-guitar version" (半情歌_療傷情弦 inst.)  
14."Sticky Note With Wishes-gentle version" (心願便利貼_浪漫溫馨 inst.)  
15."99 Times I Love Him-music box version" (99次我愛他_夢幻音樂盒 inst.)  
1."你就是吃定我" (楊乃文) 
2."可惜不是你" (梁靜茹) 
3."我們都是好人" (蘇慧倫) 
4."愛上你只是我的錯" (dMDM) 
5."女人何苦為難女人" (辛曉琪) 
6."睡吧!我的愛" (許景淳) 
7."只要你快樂" (汪佩蓉) 
8."成全" (劉若英) 
9."讓我想一想" (陳綺貞) 
10."孩子氣" (萬芳) 
11."飄洋過海來看你" (娃娃) 
1."Half Love Song music video" (半情歌 MV) 
2."Sticky Note With Wishes music video" (心願便利貼 MV) 
3."99 Times I Love Him music video" (99次我愛 MV) 

Books[edit]

International broadcast[edit]

Remakes[edit]

Main articles: You Are My Destiny (2014 TV series) and You're My Destiny (2017 TV series)

A 2014 South Koreanremake titled You Are My Destiny that starred Jang Hyuk and Jang Na-ra in the lead roles.[12][13]

A 2017 Thailand remake starred Esther Supreeleela and Sukrit Wisetkaew on ONE HD 31 titled You're My Destiny.

The remake was broadcast in the Philippines by GMA Network (company) with high rating in audience share from its competing network.

A 2019 Cambodian remake of this drama by hangmeas production, Cast by (Nico,main actor and pich solika, main actress) Title fated to love you or ah pea pi pea jai dorn

A 2020 Japanese Remake titled Unmei Kara Hajimaru Koi: You Are My Destiny (運命から始まる恋 - You are my Destiny, lit. "Love starting from fate - You are my Destiny") that starred Miori Takimoto and Takumi Kizu. It airs on Fuji TV starting February 12, 2020.[14][15]

A 2020 Chinese Remake titled You are My Destiny starring Xing Zhaolin and Liang Jie.

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fated_to_Love_You_(2008_TV_series)
[Recap] Fated to Love You (Korean Drama, 2014) - Episode 9

Story 6.0

Acting/Cast 10

Music 10

Rewatch Value 8.0

This review may contain spoilers

Have you ever asked yourself what's more important in a drama? Plot or acting? Can a good performance turn a mediocre plot into something unique?
Fated to Love You answers this question with a decisive Yes.

Let's have a look at this plot. Aside from it being a remake of a popular Taiwanese drama, this is a collection of old clichés: doormat girl meets obnoxious rich guy, an incident of some sort occurs and compels them to live under the same roof, meddling – and maddening – relatives, random humour, misunderstandings, birth secrets, the 'other girl' and the 'other guy', all spiced up with a lot of noble idiocy (although this might be one of the few cases when the noble act is frustrating but comprehensible). It's not hard to see why I treaded on this very makjang field on tiptoe.

Therefore, my overall 9 has to be ascribed entirely to the impeccable acting and one of the best thought of OST of songs I've come across. Try out the first 10 minutes of this show, and you'll have no doubts the whole thing is going to be played on style, rather than plot substance. The performance of the whole cast is brilliant, but the two leads manage to outshine everything and everyone.
What could have resulted in two trite, annoying characters in lesser hands, becomes one of the best matched couple in melo/romantic comedy. Even when their plot-line drags – and it does, here and there – they are both able to sustain the silence and make it resound.

Jang Hyuk… wow, the man can act. Yes, I suppose this is a very superfluous statement for the many of you who know him, but this is my first time and I was enchanted. The character he creates here has no grey areas: Gun is so over the line he goes from hysterically funny to heartbreaking in the space of a few minutes. At times the two aspects are interwoven, and the viewer gets glimpses of his pain through his laughter. But his best trait in my opinion is that he doesn't give a dry fig about what people think of him: he goes on doing what he believes is right in the craziest of manners.
It doesn't hurt that the actor is seriously hot. Seriously. When he cuts his hair – this is not considered a spoiler, is it? - I was so distracted here and there I forgot to watch the drama and just watched him.

This said, Jang Na Ra is downright brilliant. For the first time in my drama addicted life, I loved a 'weak' heroine. There's a special quality about the rendition of her character that turns her weakness into strength, and her compliance into endearing sweetness. One can see why Gun falls in love with her, because the viewer experiences the same. Possibly, we all know from the start that Kim Mi Young will eventually change, and yet she keeps her true, generous nature intact. With her beautiful, huge eyes she speaks volumes and her chemistry with Jang Hyuk on screen is tangible.

Notable mention for Song Ok Sook, aka Mi Young's mother. I enjoyed every minute of her antics and rejoiced in her relationship with both her daughter and her son in law.

I already mentioned the music. As a rule, I only like instrumental pieces in dramas. I'm making an exception here not only because the songs are beautiful, but because each piece is chosen with the utmost care, emphasising in turn the fun, the suffering, the romance, the absurd. Isn't this what an Ost should do? Perfect score from me.

Because I believe the plot to be absolutely secondary in this drama, I'm sure it lends itself very well to future re-watching.

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You Are My Destiny (2014 TV series)

This article is about the 2014 South Korean television series. For other uses, see You Are My Destiny.

2014 South Korean television series

You Are My Destiny[1] (Korean: 운명처럼 널 사랑해; RR: Unmyeongcheoreom Neol Saranghae; lit. Fated to Love You) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Jang Na-ra, Choi Jin-hyuk and Wang Ji-won.[2][3][4][5] It aired on MBC from July 2 to September 4, 2014 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.

It is a remake of the Taiwanese dramaFated to Love You starring Joe Chen and Ethan Ruan, which received high ratings during its run in 2008.[6] The series also reunited Jang Hyuk and Jang Na-ra, who previously starred together twelve years before on Successful Story of a Bright Girl (2002).[7][8]

Synopsis[edit]

Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) is the successor to a large company run by his family. Kim Mi Young (Jang Nara) is an average-looking secretary in a law firm who earned the nickname “Post-It” for her inability to say no to her colleagues who dump work on her. When the two cross paths one night after separately having drunk a drugged liquid, a comedy of errors occurs. Kim Mi Young goes into the wrong hotel room because the hotel door number accidentally changes, and the door is propped open by the mischief-making drugged liquid makers. She ends up sleeping with Lee Gun. When Mi Young finds out afterwards that she is pregnant, what will become of them? And will Kang Se Ra (Wang Ji-won) and Daniel (Choi Jin Hyuk) just stand by and let Gun and Mi Young deal with the situation in their own way?

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

The wealthy heir to a large hair product company with a trademark maniacal laugh. He is a descendant, the only one of his generation, of the distinguished Jeonju Lee clan, a lineage that has all the males dying in their thirties due to Huntington's disease. Though utterly devoted and affectionate towards the people he cares about, Lee Gun can be cold, selfish, and prickly to everyone else. However, he is genuinely warm-hearted and responsible, wanting to do his best for Mi-young and their baby. Although he was shocked and reluctant at the news of a shotgun wedding, Gun starts warming up to Mi-young's sweet nature and pure heart.
A naïve office worker at a law firm. She has no wealthy family, prestigious education, or much beauty, but rather comes from a small island where her mom owns a small restaurant. Because of her timid and kind-to-a-fault nature, she cannot bear to turn down a request from anyone and is nicknamed the "post-it girl," someone who is necessary but unimportant. While she lacks self-confidence, Mi-young always sees the best in people and upholds a quiet strength. When an accidental one-night stand gets her pregnant, her plain and insignificant existence changes as Lee Gun enters her life.
An internationally famous Korean-American designer whose single goal is finding his long-lost biological sister. He meets Mi-young by accident, and is intrigued by her kindness. From then on, he becomes her Daddy-Long-Legs, encouraging her when she is down and coming to her rescue when she needs help. Constantly worrying about her, Daniel begins to realize that what he feels towards Mi-young is something more than protectiveness. He is the biological brother of Kang Se-ra.
The love of Lee Gun's life. She is a ballerina in New York City with a surprisingly no-nonsense attitude. She has been with Gun for 6 years, delaying any plans of marriage for her career. But when she fails to get a lead part, Se-ra comes back to Korea to stay with Gun. A sudden callback has her choosing ballet over Gun one more time, but when she comes back for good, she finds drastic changes in Gun's life. She is the long-lost biological sister of Daniel Pitt.

Supporting[edit]

  • Park Won-sook as Chairwoman Wang, Lee Gun's grandmother
  • Choi Dae-chul as Manager Tak
  • Choi Woo-shik as Lee Yong, Lee Gun's half-brother
  • Na Young-hee as Lee Gun's stepmother and Lee Yong's mother
  • Song Ok-sook as Mi-young's mother
  • Park Hee-von as Jeon Ji-yeon, Mi-young's co-worker and roommate who later becomes Yong's girlfriend
  • Han Kyu as Kim Mi-sook, Mi-young's oldest sister
  • Lee Mi-do as Kim Mi-ja, Mi-young's second oldest sister
  • Jung Eun-pyo as Company president Park, owner of soap factory
  • Im Hyung-joon as Mr. Choi, Mi-ja's husband
  • Jang Gwang as Doctor Moon
  • Park Jin-woo as Lawyer Hong
  • Kim Young-hoon as Lawyer Min Byung-chul
  • Yang Geum-seok as Se-ra's mother
  • Park Sun-hee as Eun-jung
  • Jung Han-hyun as Lee Sung-mok
  • Im Ji-hyun as Soo-hyun
  • Yeon Mi-joo as Miss Kim
  • Park Hee-jin as Prenatal class instructor/Baby store employee/Dance instructor
  • Kim Sung-il as Stylist
  • Park Tae-yoon as Makeup artist
  • Jung Gyu-soo as Psychiatrist
  • Ki Se-hyung as Security guard
  • Shin Young-il as Moderator at auction event
  • Kim Sun-woong as Moon Woo Bin
  • Clara as Hye-jin, shampoo commercial model (cameo, ep 1)
  • Jung Joon-young as Radio DJ (cameo, ep 8)
  • Joon Park as Himself, body wash commercial model (cameo, ep 13)
  • Kim Yong-gun as Ji-yeon's chaebol father (cameo, ep 20)

Original soundtrack[edit]

1."Goodbye My Love" (잠시 안녕처럼)Ailee4:16
2."Goodbye My Love (Inst.)" (잠시 안녕처럼)Ailee4:16
1."You're My Everything" (사랑을 몰라서)Melody Day4:13
2."You're My Everything (Inst.)" (사랑을 몰라서)Melody Day4:13
1."Destiny Sonata" (운명 같은 너)Chung Dong-ha(Boohwal)4:15
2."Goodbye My Love" (잠시 안녕처럼)Ailee4:16
3."Be the One"Jeff Bernat3:36
4."Morning of Canon" (캐논의 아침)Baek A-yeon3:43
5."My Girl"Ken(VIXX)3:24
6."You're My Everything" (사랑을 몰라서)Melody Day4:13
7."Ready for Love"Megan Lee3:42
8."Momento (Title)" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung4:29
9."Desino" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung4:11
10."Stars" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung4:24
11."Tristeza" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung3:12
12."Joie" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung3:33
13."Cordialite" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung3:07
14."Awaken" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung4:08
15."Lyrisme" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung3:04
16."Agnes" (instrumental)Oh Joon-sung3:40

Reception[edit]

Due to its popularity, the program was also broadcast in selected countries worldwide. Due to Jang Na-ra's popularity in China, the online broadcasting rights went for US$120,000 (₩120 million) per episode, making it the most expensive Korean drama sold in China at the time. It broke previous records held by Three Days and Doctor Stranger, which received US$50,000 and US$80,000 per episode, respectively.[12] This record was later surpassed by My Lovely Girl at US$200,000 per episode.[13]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Viewership[edit]

Ep.Broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS[14]AGB Nielsen[15]
Nationwide SeoulNationwide Seoul
1 July 2, 2014 6.0%7.7% 6.6%7.2%
2 July 3, 2014 6.3% 7.5%7.2% 7.6%
3 July 9, 2014 8.8% 11.4% 7.9% 8.5%
4 July 10, 2014 7.9% 10.3% 9.0% 10.3%
5 July 16, 2014 9.1% 10.8% 8.6% 8.9%
6 July 17, 2014 9.6% 11.9% 9.7% 10.5%
7 July 23, 2014 9.6% 11.3% 9.7% 10.7%
8 July 24, 2014 10.6% 13.5% 10.6% 11.8%
9 July 30, 2014 9.4% 12.4% 10.2% 11.8%
10 July 31, 2014 8.9% 10.6% 9.7% 10.7%
11 August 6, 2014 9.8% 12.1% 9.9% 11.3%
12 August 7, 2014 10.6% 13.75 10.3% 11.4%
13 August 13, 2014 11.0% 14.0% 11.5%13.6%
14 August 14, 2014 11.0% 14.0% 10.7% 12.5%
15 August 20, 2014 11.0% 13.6% 10.6% 11.4%
16 August 21, 2014 11.1% 14.0% 11.1% 12.9%
17 August 27, 2014 10.8% 13.6% 9.9% 11.2%
18 August 28, 2014 12.0%14.7%11.5%12.8%
19 September 3, 2014 10.8% 14.2% 10.1% 11.6%
20 September 4, 2014 10.6% 13.5% 10.5% 11.5%
Average9.8%12.2%9.8%10.9%

References[edit]

  1. ^"You Are My Destiny". MBC Global Media. MBC&iMBC. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  2. ^Chung, Joo-won (June 30, 2014). "Will Jang Hyuk, Jang Na-ra survive the same old rom-com formula?". The Korea Herald. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
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External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Are_My_Destiny_(2014_TV_series)


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