Cheongdamdong Alice

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Title: 청담동 앨리스 / Cheongdamdong Alice
Chinese Title: 清潭洞愛麗絲
Also Known as: Alice in Cheongdamdong
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2012-Dec-1 to 2013-Jan-27
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:50

Synopsis

Han Se Kyung (Moon Geun Young) is a talented young designer with a very positive character. She wins many designing contests and finally joins a clothing company. But She only does errands and chores rather than design at work. Meanwhile, the wife of the upper management in this company humiliates her. The wife is actually her former high school classmate who didn’t do better than her in school. The situation change until she met Cha Seung Jo (Park Shi Hoo), who is a president of a luxury brand shop in Cheongdamdong and he will change her life after that.

Cast

Main Cast

Park Shi Hoo as Cha Seung Jo
Moon Geun Young as Han Se Kyung
So Yi Hyun as Seo Yoon Joo
Kim Ji Suk as Tommy Hong

Supporting Cast

Kim Yoo Ri as Shin In Hwa

People around Se Kyung

Nam Goong Min as So In Chan (Se Kyung’s ex-boyfriend)
Jung In Ki as Han Deuk Ki (Se Kyung’s father)
Lee Jong Nam as Jung Yoon Hee (Se Kyung’s mother)
Hye Jung as Han Se Jin (Se Kyung’s younger sister)
Shin So Yool as Choi Ah Jung

People around Seung Jo

Han Jin Hee as Cha Il Nam
Park Kwang Hyun as Heo Dong Wook
Choi Sung Joon as Secretary Moon
Jung Myung Joon (정명준) as Artemis’s executive officers

People around Yoon Joo

Kim Seung Soo as Shin Min Hyuk
Goo Won as Seo Ho Min
Yoon So Jung as Mrs. Jung
Park Young Ji as Chairman Shin

Cameo

Song Sun Mi as Artemis’s costumer
Jun No Min as Jang Myung Ho (Tommy Hong’s party guest)
Park Kwang Soo (박광수) as Tommy Hong’s party guest
Lee Jong Bak as Tommy Hong’s party guest
Park Sang Yun (박상연) as Tommy Hong’s party guest
Ida Daussy (이다 도시) as Tommy Hong’s party guest
Edward Kwon (에드워드 권) as Tommy Hong’s party guest

Production Credits

Production Company: KP&SHOW
Producer: Lee Sung Hoon, Joo Dong Min
Original novel: Chungdamdong Duck by Lee Hye Kyung
Director: Jo Soo Won, Shin Seung Woo
Screenwriter: Kim Jin Hee, Kim Ji Woon

Awards

2013 SBS Drama Awards: New Star – Kim Yoo Ri (Alice in Cheongdamdong, The Master’s Sun)
2013 Apan Star Awards – Best Rookie Actress: Kim Yoo Ri (Cheongdamdong Alice, The Master’s Sun)

Episode Ratings

Date Ep TNmS TNmS AGB AGB
    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2012-12-01 1 8.7 (17th) 10.0 (10th) 8.6 (17th) 9.3 (14th)
2012-12-02 2 8.3 (19th) 10.3 (15th) 8.6 (15th) 9.4 (11th)
2012-12-08 3 11.0 (12th) 13.3 (5th) 10.6 (9th) 10.9 (9th)
2012-12-09 4 9.7 (15th) 12.0 (13th) 9.1 (17th) 10.1 (12th)
2012-12-15 5 13.1 (6th) 14.5 (5th) 12.5 (7th) 13.4 (5th)
2012-12-16 6 10.9 (12th) 13.1 (7th) 10.2 (12th) 11.4 (8th)
2012-12-22 7 11.0 (14th) 13.1 (6th) 10.6 (12th) 11.9 (7th)
2012-12-23 8 10.6 (14th) 12.8 (8th) 10.9 (13th) 12.1 (10th)
2013-01-05 9 17.6 (3rd) 19.8 (3rd) 15.2 (3rd) 16.6 (3rd)
2013-01-06 10 15.0 (8th) 17.1 (6th) 14.7 (6th) 16.2 (5th)
2013-01-12 11 15.2 (4th) 17.5 (3rd) 14.4 (5th) 15.6 (5th)
2013-01-13 12 13.9 (9th) 16.3 (5th) 13.5 (8th) 15.0 (6th)
2013-01-19 13 12.9 (6th) 13.9 (4th) 15.0 (4th) 16.2 (3rd)
2013-01-20 14 13.4 (8th) 15.3 (7th) 14.4 (7th) 16.6 (4th)
2013-01-26 15 14.9 (5th) 16.7 (4th) 15.6 (4th) 16.7 (4th)
2013-01-27 16 14.8 (6th) 17.1 (5th) 16.6 (4th) 18.6 (3rd)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here

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884 Responses to “Cheongdamdong Alice”

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  1. 651
    lisa6 Says:

    The greatest strength of CDDA is the writer and main leads portrayl of imperfect hero / heroine… so flawed but real and still likeable.
    I like the way the writer redeem SK in EP 9 and 10….
    Dont we all sometimes feel guilty because of our bad thoughts or actions towards others but because we are pricked by our conscience we acknowledged our wrong doings … and repent by promising not to sin again.
    No human is a saint … at least not all the time. It’s not always black or white.. it can become murky…but then final decision is not to go black all the way.
    Same goes for SK. She felt guilty towards SJ when he came to confess his true identity and his feelings for her. SK’s silent prayer and confession in church is so human ..isnt it? she confessed that she made a mistake and sought God’s forgiveness and promised not to sin again… and instead will make up for her mistake by loving him more…if God allows her to continue their relationship.

    Love Ep 9 and 10 because CSJ and HSK and their romance are so real.. so touching…love the team (doc, secretary moon, SK’s friend and sister) that supported the couple… so sweet. CSJ and HSK fighting! Excellent teamwork and acting from all… CDDA fighting!
    PSH fighting! Love you… where can I find a man like CSJ … ha ha

  2. 652
    saraSJS Says:

    @moonLOVER
    When the heroin completely changes in one episode, you wonder what happened. It seems Anthony is not satisfied with her writing. But the surprising, unacceptable twists of characters aside, how you wearing high heel can be faster than elevator? I can wait but i don’t want the writer to take me as a fool.

  3. 653
    moonLOVER Says:

    @ saraSJS
    I think she wasn’t change suddenly! And she is not dark at all till now.
    SK choose the right decision for her Love. Or it could be she knew the real
    identification of SJ. ( if i used to be candy type and that’s why Rich guy
    love me! So, why am I try to go to dark side? I also want to be rich girl. So, I will change faster than SK did………It’s mine ^^) Don’t u think SK did the realistic decision?

    You can see the comment about SK above ( Lisa6 said)
    Dont we all sometimes feel guilty because of our bad thoughts or actions towards others but because we are pricked by our conscience we acknowledged our wrong doings … and repent by promising not to sin again.No human is a saint … at least not all the time. It’s not always black or white.. it can become murky…but then final decision is not to go black all the way. So, SK also human being like us !

    And you used to see all vilian in KD land (in real life too) are start from Child character. It means it’s their original seed! Sk is not the same like that.

    Aww, I have never seen or competed High heal and elevator.
    I’ll try next time :) May be it’s unrealistic coz it’s Drama. I used to see unacceptable things always in any dramas/films. Could you plz say the
    perfect drama/films for me? I wanna try!

  4. 654
    moonLOVER Says:

    @sarSJS

    Really? you can’t get what this writer is trying to do for these two ladies.
    Ok, here is the recapper opinion for the ladies from Drambeam.

    These two girls are just so unfortunate to be honest and conscientious. I know they have been manipulative, and it’s worse that they are so consciously aware of their decision to be manipulative, but these ‘bad women’ are speaking the truth to me. This drama forces you to look at their circumstances, where what they’re doing is not much different from what an average couple may do if they’re enjoying the thrill of “the chase”. You’re a little flirty, and you’re a little mysterious, but you probably also stalked them on Facebook and Google to find out their middle name and their siblings’ names. Will you ever reveal that newfound information before he tells you though? No – and you may never will. It’s not too far from what Se-kyung and Yoon-joo did, but what’s unfortunate for them is that they’re playing with higher stakes at the table. I pitied them and I sided with them, because they’re playing with poker chips that they don’t have. I found their thoughts to be the truth, because society does look down upon poor females trying to get the rich man – they’re the gold diggers; if we know that the rich man chased them, they’re the Cinderellas.

    So, the main reason is the writer want to show the society about the
    gold diggers( I think).The gold diggers, why they become? what is the
    actual life of them? What’s their feeling ……….may be alot!

    See u! Have to go work( I’m Late ) **

  5. 655
    moonLOVER Says:

    Oh…wait……

    You have alot of question for CDDA (especially SK and YJ)
    Ok, it’s my time.. What the hell SJ doing in episode 10 in last
    scene? arrange SK to meet with her future in law father like that?
    Doesn’t he think it could be difficult for SK? How she’ll enter again
    in GN or……………………..( i know you see all) . So, can you give
    me the answers ( not only you also other viewers).

    He could be coward or immature in love. But my feelings for
    SJ right now is HE IS SO SELFISH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. 656
    mtoenlob Says:

    To confess or not to confess. This is SK’s dilemma and has led us to likewise question ourselves. If we were SK, what would we do?

    If she confesses, there will only be 2 responses from SJ depending on his perspective of things. Either negatively or, I’d rather use the word acceptance instead of positively. If he thinks or feels betrayed by the truth of what SK has to say, then most likely he will response negatively. He’ll be hurt, he’ll get angry or he might even go to the extreme of exacting revenge. He has done it before, it is not unlikely he’ll do it again. The confession might even lead to a break-up of the relationship and worst a travel back to despair and emotional breakdown for SJ. At the other side of the balance, he might just understand where she’s coming from and accept SK’s moment of weaknesses – the thought of using him (in the persona of Jean Thierry Cha) and his money to uplift herself from her current status. Granting that she harbored the idea of using SJ, but once she learned that JTC and Secretary Kim are one and the same person that’s when her anguish sets in as she agonizes between pursuing her dream of entering Cheongdamdong and loving the man in the person of Kim Seung Jo (Secretary Kim) as she knows him.

    If she chooses not to, does it benefit SJ? Maybe. Sometimes, what you don’t know won’t hurt you. But to SK, keeping it to herself could be an unnecessary burden. There will always be a nagging thought and a feeling of remorse. Although she is not morally bound to tell SJ that once she contemplated the idea of using him for his money, for her own peace of mind it is prudent and sensible to do so. Secrets have ways of finding their way out into the open. For the sake of their relationship, it is advisable that they start on a clean slate. Just as SJ came out clean before SK and gave her the opportunity to decide whether to accept him as he is, it would benefit them both that she be honest with her intention, too.

    “There is a voice inside of you That whispers all day long, ‘I feel that this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.’ No teacher, preacher, parent, friend Or wise man can decide What’s right for you — just listen to The voice that speaks inside.” – Shil Silverstein

    It would be judicious for SK to listen to what the voice inside her says.

    And to SJ, “Love comes to those who still hope even though they’ve been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they’ve been betrayed, to those who still love even though they’ve been hurt before.” – Positive Treasure

  7. 657
    saraSJS Says:

    @moonLOVER
    Actually it depends on your taste to decide if a drama is perfect. But if you haven’t watched Secret Garden, i recommend you to watch it. It doesn’t lack anything. Perfectly perfect. If you enjoy more serious realistic dramas, watch City hall, King of Dramas, Reply 97, Shut up flower boy band and 49 Days. If you are into saguk, try watching Sunkyungwan Scandal, Princess’man and Faith. Melodramas are not everyone’s cup of tea, but I miss you and on a lower level, Nice guy are excellent ones. My girlfriend is a Gumiho and Queen Inhyun’s man are great mixture of fantasy and romance. And finally, if you want to watch the sweetest drama ever, try watching Can you hear my heart.

    CDDA script is full of holes and characterization is not good. It’s obvious the writer was forced to change the story. To me, SK’s actions were unacceptable from the beginning. So her change seems unreasonable. Anyway, those who love MGY, don’t care about the plot holes. Really why a perfect man like JTC should beg her to accept him? He needs a strong blow to come to his senses and see the truth. I don’t like one-man shows.

  8. 658
    tc Says:

    Ep 10 – more serious and no wacky antics from SJ but love it as there are many poignant and adorable scenes between the OTP . I like the closure scene between SJ and YJ , so moving and showed maturity on SJ’s part to also accept responsibility for their breakup.

    The plot is moving fast with some revelations especially SK now knows the relationship between SJ and YJ and so torn up on whether she should confess to ease her own conscience but worry that SJ may not be able to forgive her. Since there are so many people who know the truth, SK should confess to SJ immediately but I think this is the central conflict used by the writer and will only be revealed later by either TH or In Hwa to break the couple up.

    I hope the buyer of the painting is SJ’s dad as this will definitely help to heal the relationship between them.

    What a cliff hanger! SJ is so impulsive but yet so adorable. Understand the reason why he dropped such a bombshell to nip the arranged marriage at the bud and showed his independence to his dad but he should have asked SK first! Yet I can’t get angry with him coz it is really worth it to see the shock faces of TH and In Hwa.

  9. 659
    moonLOVER Says:

    @ saraSJS

    Yes, I love MGY and all her works. Yes, I’m her bias fan.
    I do love PSH too. I wish I wanna get my future bf looks
    like him (real PSH is impossible ). But If i have a chance
    to choose only one, I’ll choose MGY over PSH. After God
    and my beloved mother, she’s in third place in my mind.
    Yes, I love her so much and I can’t describe in words!

    But, don’t say those who love MGY, don’t care about the
    plot holes. Yesterday, you said you can’t get what this writer
    is trying to do for these two ladies. So, I copied the comment
    about these two ladies in (www.dramabeans.com) . The recapper
    who wrote these comment is not a fan of MGY nor SYH.
    And I didn’t say CDDA is perfect! I just said it’s the first time
    for the writer who want to change character side. So, the plot has
    a lot of holes. I know and I accept it. But CDDA can still attract
    viewers and isn’t one-man show.

    Anyways, thx for ur suggest for drama name! Half of them are already
    finished! I’ll try to watch City Hall soon coz your suggest. I’ve bought
    CH but didn’t try it yet! BTW, Why most of the titles you choose are
    about unrealistic stories?

    SG and 49days = bodyswapper,
    Faith and Queen Inhyun’s man= time-space traveler
    My girlfriend is a Gumiho = Gumiho girl???

    Ok, I agree ” Actually it depends on your taste to decide
    if a drama is perfect”..It’s right for every viewers. You said
    SG is perfectly perfect, but I saw the criticising to SG plot
    in some blogs. Same as other drama name that you mentioned..
    Different people have different opinions! I will show you one
    example. About MMM(marry me mary) Don’t u surprise MMM
    got the best korean drama of 2010 in this site? I love MGY that’s
    why I watched MMM. But I think it mustn’t deserve that award! My
    opinion for MMM is bad but other are not the same as me!
    So, let’s taste as your own!

    P.S. I replied most of your comments as a CDDA viewer not as
    a MGY bias fan. I still love to comments about CDDA

  10. 660
    rearwindow Says:

    This episode was sooooooooo goooooooooood. Instead of heroes and villains, we’re getting a bunch of people acting in their own self-interest and following the mandates of their own moral codes. The character psychology for even secondary characters is off the hook. Yoon Joo, for example. What an interesting, complicated person. I disagree that she’s “helping” Se Kyung and Seung Jo (this is definitely debatable, but she is trying to keep them together in the best way that she knows how) because she has their best interests at heart. I think she is primarily hung up on pushing them together in order to prevent In Hwa from marrying Seung Jo. It’s subtle, but I noticed that throughout this episode, she would think things like, “this helps me too but it also helps you” when talking, or thinking, about helping helping SJ & SK stay together. I too find it a little surprising that she is able to stifle her emotions so well w/r/t SJ & SK’s relationship. However, given that she has spent years perfecting the art of stifling her emotions in order to move forward, it makes perfect sense that she would not act rashly. I feel towards her what I feel toward all of the other characters at this point, even Tommy Hong (and even/especially our delightfully flawed leads): I am entirely sympathetic towards her, even though I don’t always love her decisions.

    You touch on this a little bit, kaedejun, but my favorite part of this drama is how successfully it engages in an exploration of classism. Particularly with Se Kyung & Tommy’s discussion of ugly love vs. beautiful love, and SK’s refrain of wondering why she is the only one who has to take these things into consideration, while the wealthy are free to love in whatever way they’d like. What is so wrong about taking wealth into consideration when choosing a partner? Most, if not all, people do it, whether they admit it or not. The wealthy do it even more explicitly, hiring matchmakers to help catalyze a romance that is financially advantageous to both parties. This show seems to ask: Is there a difference between what Se Kyung and Yoon Joo have done, and what In Hwa is doing? And if so, why? Simply because SK and YJ were poor and are thus challenging the social structure?

    Interesting, interesting stuff.

  11. 661
    lexie Says:

    @moonLOVER

    As what saraSJS said, you can try Innocent Man if you havent watched it yet…Greatest Love is also good (in my own opinion). You can also try Prosecutor Princess and Flower Boy Ramyun Shop.

    I want to recommend Full House, Sassy Girl Choonhyang, My Lovely Sam Soon, My Girl, Dalja’s Spring, and Princess Hours to you but I guess you already watched all of them. =)

  12. 662
    beauty Says:

    Those people who commented that there’s loopholes in this drama why continue watching?I don’t think you will continue to watch a drama if u dont like it,right?but you still commenting so meaning your enjoying watching this drama!My advice to people reading this thread don’t depend watching dramas by reading the comments/reviews of other people cos you don’t know you might enjoy watching the drama…every people have different likes and taste…who knows?you might like this drama?cos for me I really did enjoy watching this drama…as long as I am entertained I don’t really care what other people say.So,try watching and judge it for urself…Cheers.

  13. 663
    Arawn Says:

    I don’t think one should dwell on which is worse, telling a white lie as SK or being somewhat vindictive & petty like SJ. Neither is good, but neither are they something very horrible.

    In SK’s case I wouldn’t say that the deed itself is so very bad or damaging but keeping silent about it will make it very damaging to SJ at least. If SK won’t tell him herself, it will look like she has indeed used him only for his money and that will really be a punch into his guts. And considering that Tommy knows (and so do Ah-Jung and Yoon Joo – too many people know), it’s only a matter of time when somebody will spill the beans. So ultimately SK’s choice is not whether SJ will know or not but will she be the one to tell him or will it be somebody else.

    YJ was immensely unreasonable in her words. She basically just placed SJ’s sanity, happiness and even his LIFE on the shoulders of SK. That’s a horrible burden nobody should be asked to carry – that nobody CAN carry as ultimately we cannot save anybody who won’t help him/herself in the process. YJ kicked SJ to the ground and is now expecting somebody else to clean the mess. Ish.

    And finally SJ… that was one lousy trick he pulled there in the end of the episode. He’s doing same to SK what he did to YJ: using her against his father. I’m sure he loves her but that is not an excuse. He still has issues to work trough until he’ll be able to have a healthy and loving relationship with another person.

  14. 664
    moonLOVER Says:

    @ lexie , yes, I’ve wached except one or two drama that aired in 2012. But really thx you :-)

    I had my eye problem during these years, that’s why i stopped watching TV (all drama/films) ! Except looking for my bias news and her drama :-)

    Anyways, thx again!

  15. 665
    moonLOVER Says:

    @ arawn,
    Really love your POV ! Can’t wait for next episod.>-<

  16. 666
    ira Says:

    hello… i couldn’t see the hole of characterization of SK and SJ i could understand what SK felt, sometimes i feel it too. when angels and demons are spinning around in my head, which make me confuse to choose one of it so i make one decision but in the midle we change our decision. a lot of problem to think obout and sometimes we make some list to do and not to do. MGY and PSH do the best thing i guess.
    but whatever everyone had their own opinion i just don’t particulary like the haters

  17. 667
    mtoenlob Says:

    The issue of ‘double standard’ raised by Se Kyung to Tommy Hong is something worth mulling over. Why is In Hwa’s attempt to lure Seung Jo into marriage any different from the scheming plots of Yoon Joo or Se Kyung to marry a rich man? Subtle it might be, IH’s attempt through the machination of TH is as devious as the cunning bid of YJ or SK to crack Cheongdamdong. In the eyes of many, why are the likes of YJ or SK looked down as women who uses their charms to extract money and things from men? Why the condescending attitude to the likes of YJ or SK when IH’s primary interest to marriage is material benefits as well. Why is IH’s method acceptable while that of YJ or SK’s is unacceptable?

    It all boils down to social class and financial status in society. It is okay when done by the rich and famous but it comes down right dirty and ugly when done by someone from the low rank of society. Why this kind of perception?

    Double standard may take the form of an “instance in which certain concepts are perceived as acceptable to be applied by one group of people, but are considered unacceptable when applied by another group.” But this reeks of hypocrisy and violates the basic principle that all stand equal, a total disregard to impartiality which is based on the assumption that the same standards should be accorded to all people “without regard to subjective bias or favoritism based on social class, rank, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or other distinctions”. SK hit it right on when she questioned the validity of TH’s contention. TH is biased and rightfully so because he has a lot to gain financially and socially when the marriage match between IH and SJ is accomplished.

  18. 668
    faiza Says:

    toda han se kyung b’day,happy b’dAy Han se..

  19. 669
    myeon Says:

    Happy bday han se !

    i’ll looking for next eps <3 CDDA Fighting !

  20. 670
    ifabee Says:

    Indonesian Subtitle episode 10
    https://www.box.com/s/m6g7zkg39pai31lz8eo8 (HANrel)
    https://www.box.com/s/tlaosjnb9cma9w16vcef (KOR)

  21. 671
    amy Says:

    Girls…cant wait for ep 11. Here the review….m.youtube.com/?reload=2&rdm=mgft337p3#/watch?v=LWgSOg7LoJ0&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLWgSOg7LoJ0

  22. 672
    amy Says:

    Preview i mean ;)

  23. 673
    none Says:

    CDDA is interesting drama and the first drama that i never thought what would happen in next eps..the plot is very unique until make me cant wait for the next eps.. iam happy to see the preview of eps 11 but not happy to see the pic between PSH & KYR in BTS CDDA..i dont know why just i want to see PSH take a pic with MGY ..That will be sweet.. CDDA FIGHTING !!!MGY & PSH FIGHTING!!

  24. 674
    lisa6 Says:

    Written preview for episode 11:

    Seung Jo’s dad takes his unexpected wedding declaration not as real love but as Seung Jo’s way of seeking revenge on him and he gets upset. This causes Se Kyung to be very uneasy and she doesn’t know what to so. In Hwa tells Tommy to act like the matchmaking arrangement never happened………..

    Video preview for EP 11:

    Se Kyung: I won’t be like you. My values, my love, my existence, will completely be accepted as I enter Cheongdamdong………using my way.

    Yoon Joo: It won’t work. Using that method, in the end you’ll lose both…..

    Se Kyung: From now on, this is Han Se Kyung’s secret diary.

    Seung Jo: Se Kyung, you have shown me that in this world there is a love that isn’t scary. Se Kyung, marry me!

    Cr: kolasplayground

    Looking forward to Ep 11 tomor nite!
    CDDA fighting! PSH fighting!

  25. 675
    lisa6 Says:

    Preview of Episode 12 (to be broadcast on January 13):

    Cha Seung Jo comes directly to Han Se Kyung about her passport. He can’t wait to travel with her. Meanwhile, HSK invites CSJ to have dinner with her parents and proposes to include his father …

    Cr: parksihoo4u

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