K-Drama: I Miss You (보고싶다)
K-Drama: I Miss You (보고싶다)
Starring: Yoon Eun Hye, Park Yoochun, Yoo Seung Ho
Title: I Miss You aka. Missing You
Genre: Romantic Melo-drama
Broadcast Station: MBC
Airtime: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55 KTH
Director: Lee Jae Dong
Writer: Moon Hee Jung
Official Website: http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/bogo/
Synopsis: Missing You is a heartbreaking love story of a man and a woman who live life with scars and painful memories
Cast: Who Are They
Yoon Eun Hye as Lee Soo Yeon / Joy
Kim So Hyun as Young Lee Soo Yeon
Everyone knows her as a murderer’s daughter so they all hate her. She is a victim of abuse and violence who tries to live her life with dignity. At the age of 15, she found a friend in Han Jung Woo and fell in love with him. However, due to a tragic incident, they are separated for 14 years. She came back with new name and new personality as an up-and-coming designer, Joy (or Zoe).
Park Yoochun as Han Jung Woo / Nickname Crazy Rabbit
Yeo Jin Goo as Young Han Jung Woo
Growing up in USA, Han Jung Woo has never experienced pain or hardship a day in his life. He came back to Korea for his father and there he met Lee Soo Yeon, the girl who opened up his world to darkness in reality. They gradually became friends and fell in love at the tender age of 15. The age where you are capable of love, but not capable of protect. 14 years later, Detective Han Jung Woo still bears the scar and aching memories of his first love.
Yoo Seung Ho as Kang Hyung Joon / Harry Barrison
Kang Hyung Joon was thrown into darkness when he was merely 11 years old resulted from all the adults’ action, a child has to suffer. The only kindness he received was from a noona and he hold on to her, believing they are destined to be together. He reached out for her when she was torn into pieces and in a way; they find solace in each other. 14 years have passed; Harry Barrison is a successful wealthy business man with a woman he loves by his side. But things are about to take a turn as the past finally catches up with him.
Jang Mi In Ae as Kim Eun Joo
She’s a cheerful daughter of a righteous detective and wish to become a detective herself to follow her father’s footsteps. Eunjoo has a crush on Jungwoo who has no eyes for any women other than Soo Yeon.
Jun Kwang Ryoel as Detective Kim Sung Ho
A man with honor. An upright crime squad detective and Eunjoo’s loving father. He is a father figure to not only his daughter, Eunjoo, but also to Sooyeon and Jungwoo who never experienced fatherly love or had any man in their life to look up to. After a severe mistake, he felt responsible towards Sooyeon and her mother, and since then try to protect them while living together as a family.
Song Ok Sook as Kim Min Hee, Sooyeon’s mother
Loud and Tough. She might not be a perfect mother for Sooyeon but she holds profoundly love for her kid.
Han Jin Hee as Han Tae Joon, Jungwoo’s father
A control freak who thinks everyone has to obey him. He is a greedy man who is ready to do anything in order to get what he wants.
Do Ji Won as Hwang Mi Ran, Jungwoo’s stepmother
She married a loveless man and has always bared a grudging feeling towards Jungwoo. She has a daughter, Han Ah Reum. Mi Ran is a splendid fashion designer.
Cha Hwa Yeon as Kang Hyung Joon’s mother
She was a new wife of President Han, Han Tae Joon’s father. Upon his death, the president left her and their son, Hyung Joon, a considerable amount of inheritance money, the money Han Tae Joon believes is his. Her son was taken away from her and she has no choice but to choose money for their survival.
Kim Sun Kyung as Nurse Hye Mi / Michelle Kim
She was the nursing assistant of the late President Han and had close relationship with his new wife. She was scouted as part of the plan to keep Hyung Joon and his money safe.
The decisions and actions of these adults have profoundly effects on the children who must continue their life with these after effects.
I was hesitant before but after 6 awesome episodes, I decided that I must recap this drama. It is too good for me to let others who do not really appreciate it do the job.
I have to admit, even as a hardcore Yoon Eun Hye’s warriors that I am, her latest dramas – My Fair Lady and Lie to Me – are not appealing to me. Part of this may be from the fact that she didn’t really choose to do those dramas, but due to the circumstances at those given times, she ended up doing it because of her loyalty.
With My Fair Lady, Eunhye was too late to deny her involvement as the news report came out right after she received the script. And as a promise to her fans, she eventually agreed to star in it. The script was originally about 3 sisters and a gold-digging butler and it was titled Lady Castle, a suspense romance rather than a rom-com. The Lee Kim Production was under a lot of scandal controversies at the moment. The writers were replaced, the script got changed, and solely because of her loyalty, Eunhye decided to stick with it.
My Fair Lady, as we all know, suffered from bad and inconsistent writing. Though the rating department was still considered successful, opening with 17% and ending with 19%
Same as Lie to Me, with her loyalty, Yoon Eun Hye decided to stick with Verdi Media where she initially signed the contract for a remake of Chinese movie, Tian Mi Mi – Love Song, and star with another hallyu star, Park Yong Ha. We all heard about the tragic suicide of Park Yong Ha and the production suffered from being unable to replace him. Yoon Eun Hye of course decided to help them out by promising she will wait for them, and eventually starred in a new drama opposite Kang Ji Hwan. Lie to Me also suffered from bad writing and I still do not really understand the true plot. With that being said, I must admit that the chemistry between the leads were off the chart.
I was already looking forward to I Miss You since I heard of the casting of Park Yoochun. Many of you probably already knew I am a big big fan of DBSK. It’s not every day that you get to see your favorite actress and a member from your favorite band in the same story. I was ready to go down with that ship… that is until the casting of Yoo Seung Ho as second lead. I have only seen the boy acting like a boy in his dramas and I was worried about the chemistry between him and Eunhye considering the 8-9 years gap. But after watching the episodes, I immediately jump ship. (LOL Sorry Yoochun-ah)
The story was well-written; the filmography is just flawless; the child cast did an amazing job that I would continue watching it even if this is just a teen drama; and the chemistry between the leads are almost tangible. So from today onwards till the end of this heartbreaking drama, I’ll do some recaps and post related videos or articles for your pleasure. Feel free to comment or leave a request. 😀