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Kyung Sook’s Father


Title: 경숙이 경숙아버지 / Kyung Sook’s Father
Also known as: My Dad Loves Trouble
Genre: Family
Episodes: 4
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2009-Jan-21 to 2009-Jan-29
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55


This drama started its life in theater, getting two encore runs thanks to its tremendous popularity and Jo Jae-Hyun’s leading role, but it was peculiar that its TV adaptation ended up being produced by Hong Seok-Gu, he himself one of the most talented alumni of the Dramacity canon. His was the brilliant black comedy 저수지 (Reservoir) from 2007, which is a good appetizer for this, but even those well acquainted with his work will be surprised by this little gem. With Jung Bo-Seok playing an irresponsible, selfish prick of a father leaving his family to save his bacon during the Korean War, and super-talented Shim Eun-Kyung playing his daughter Jo Gyeongsuk, this 4 episode special mixes very dark and wicked comedy with tragedy in such a breezy, eclectic way that you wonder if you’re really watching a Korean TV Drama, particularly considering how polished all this looks. Family love during the Korean War has never been this intelligent. Nor this funny.


Kyung Sook’s family

Shim Eun Kyung as Jo Kyung Sook
Jung Bo Suk as Jo Jae Soo (father, a drummer)
Hong Choong Min as Kyung Soo’s mother
Jung Jae Soon as Kyung Sook’s grandmother

Other people

Jung Sung Hwa as Park Nam Sik
Yoo Yeon Mi as Eun Bi (Kyung Sook’s best friend)
Jo Hee Bong as Myeong Rang (Eun Bi’s father)
Seo Jae Wook as Go Man Geun (Kyung Sook’s friend)
Jung Won Joong as Go Sang Pil (Man Geun’s father, musician)
Park Gun Tae as Choi Yoon Sup (Kyung Sook’s friend)
Ahn Suk Hwan as Mr Choi (Yoon Sup’s father, rich businessman)
Choi Soo Rin as Yoon Sup’s mother
Chae Min Hee as Lee Hwa Ja (gisaeng)
Lee Min Ho as Jin Soo (N. Korean soldier)
Kim Sung Tae as Kim Doo Han
Heo In Young as psychic
Park Sang Chul
Yoo Joon Sang

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2009-01-21 1 11.1 (10th) 10.7 (11th)
2009-01-22 2 12.4 (10th) 11.9 (11th)
2009-01-28 3 10.8 (12th) 9.9 (14th)
2009-01-29 4 14.2 (9th) 13.9 (10th)

Source: TNS Media Korea

Production Credits

Director: Hong Suk Goo (홍석구)
Screenwriter: Kim Hye Jung (김혜정)

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  1. 1 : jess Says:

    short drama, only 4 episode.

  2. 2 : Watch Bleach Online Says:

    very short….4 episodes come on!!

  3. 3 : Watch Naruto Says:

    this capcta thing is annnoying….god i hate IT!!

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  5. 5 : Sunny Says:

    In a way, it’s amazing that a drama like this without a son of Chaebol, no secret past, no revenge had a good response from views.

    Maybe because it’s talking about good old days of Korea. Even if the past is riddled with was war and poverty, Korean people then may had some warmth of heart that is hard to find these days.

  6. 6 : epdrama Says:

    this drama looks cute. i will update once they are out with english subs

  7. 7 : Bea Says:

    I do not like it! Does anyone know what the new one is after this garbage?

  8. 8 : Ivy Says:

    This drama shows after – http://www.koreandrama.org/?p=758

  9. 9 : Daisy Says:

    Just because one does not like a show, it means it is ‘garbage’. This is not a show for everyone, but it does have its merits. It is a ‘black comedy’, which means there is humor in sad or tragic situations. It is definitely not a crowd pleaser, but it is different from the bunch of rich boy/poor girl or cute boy/pretty girl (cinderella) novelas.

    It’s about a poor family whose father only thinks of himself, before, during and after the Korean War. I t also shows how one person, with a different attitude and responsible ways, can make a family happy and secure. The end is sweet. It’s short ( 4 episodes) and not a waste of time

  10. 10 : mutiara Says:

    very short drama, but fun though…

  11. 11 : ardhan Says:

    this drama looks cute

  12. 12 : mel Says:

    looks like interesting… i want to watch this drama..

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    love korean drama much..

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