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Title: 내 딸 소영이 / My Daughter Seo Yeong
Chinese Title: 我的女兒素英
Genre: Family, Melodrama, Romance
Episodes: 50
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2012-Sep-15 to 2013-March-03
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 19:55

Synopsis

This family drama will tell the story, love, hate, reconciliation and relationship between a father who separates with his daughter.

Seo Yeong (Lee Bo Young) is a tough woman who tries to escape the harsh life of poverty with a strong passion to gain success, overcome her lower status and rise in society. On the road to fullfill her dream, She cuts ties with her poor family and incompetent father (Chun Ho Jin) who still love his daughter despite her bitterness.

Cast

Lee Sam Jae’s Home

Chun Ho Jin as Lee Sam Jae (Seo Yeong and Sang Woo’s father)
Lee Bo Young as Lee Seo Yeong
Lee Hye In as Seo Young (young)
Hwang Eun Hye as Seo Young (child)
Park Hae Jin as Lee Sang Woo (Seo Yeong’s twin brother)
Baek Seung Do as Sang Woo (young)
Kim Min Kyung as Lee Eun Sook

Kang Ki Bum’s Home

Choi Jung Woo as Kang Ki Bum
Lee Sang Yoon as Kang Woo Jae (Seo Yeong’s husband)
Kim Hye Ok as Cha Ji Sun (Woo Jae’s mother)
Park Jung Ah as Kang Mi Kyung (Woo Jae’s sister)
Lee Jung Shin as Kang Sung Jae (Woo Jae’s brother)

Choi Min Suk’s Home

Hong Yo Seob as Choi Min Suk
Song Ok Sook as Kim Kang Soon
Choi Yoon Young (1986) as Choi Ho Jung
Shim Hyung Tak as Choi Kyung Ho

Other People

Jo Eun Sook as Yoon So Mi
Jang Hee Jin as Jung Sun Woo
Min Young Won as Lee Yun Hee
Kim Bo Ra as Yun Hee (young)
Kwak Seung Nam as Ko Seung Chan
Lee Il Hwa as Bang Shim Duk
Park Chul Ho as Yoo Man Ho
Jo Ah Sung as Park Jae Hee
Kim Seol Hyun as Seo Eun Soo
Lee Seung Joo (이승주) as Oh Seung Woo
Kim Sang Won as General Manager Gong
Kim Joo Hwan (김주환) as Yong Kyu
Jung Ki Sung as Mi Kyung’s senior
Jun No Min as Bae Young Taek (magician)
Kim Kyung Joon (김경준) as Sung Jae’s friend
Kim Seung Hoon as chief
Jung Soo In as nurse of emergency room
Moon Sang Hoon (문상훈) as Sang Woo’s college friend
Son Hee Ryung (손희령) as Mi Yeon
Im Ji Sun (임지선) as Young Eun
Jo Ryun (조련) as shop aunty
Min Ji as Ha Young
Choi Sang Hoon as Hye San Group’s Chairman Jang
So Hee Jung as Jo Myung Soon
Nam Tae Boo as Lee Ho Tae
Han Yeo Wool

Cameos

Kim Jong Min as Seo Young’s fake boyfriend (ep1)
Lee Ji Hye (이지혜) as top model patient (ep6)
Jung Seung Hwan (정승환) as Restaurant employee
Lee Shi Un as Ho Jung’s blind date man
Kwon Yool (권율) as Man Se (Ho Jung’s blind date man)
Yang Yo Sup as popular star idol actor (ep25)
Jo Dong Hyuk as Kim Sung Tae (cameo)

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Moon Bo Hyun
Producer: Hwang In Hyuk
Director: Yoo Hyun Ki
Screenwriter: So Hyun Kyung

Episode Ratings

Date Ep TNmS TNmS AGB AGB
    Nationwide TNmS Nationwide Seoul
2012-09-15 1 23.4 (1st) 23.4 (1st) 19.3 (1st) 19.3 (1st)
2012-09-16 2 29.1 (1st) 28.9 (1st) 26.2 (1st) 25.9 (1st)
2012-09-22 3 25.7 (1st) 24.9 (1st) 23.3 (1st) 23.7 (1st)
2012-09-23 4 31.3 (1st) 31.8 (1st) 29.1 (1st) 29.8 (1st)
2012-09-29 5 25.0 (1st) 25.9 (1st) 21.2 (1st) 22.1 (1st)
2012-09-30 6 24.8 (1st) 24.9 (1st) 22.2 (1st) 22.0 (1st)
2012-10-06 7 28.9 (1st) 28.9 (1st) 26.3 (1st) 26.2 (1st)
2012-10-07 8 33.8 (1st) 34.9 (1st) 31.5 (1st) 32.2 (1st)
2012-10-13 9 29.9 (1st) 29.2 (1st) 27.5 (1st) 27.8 (1st)
2012-10-14 10 34.4 (1st) 34.9 (1st) 31.2 (1st) 31.4 (1st)
2012-10-20 11 32.0 (1st) 33.2 (1st) 27.7 (1st) 28.0 (1st)
2012-10-21 12 32.9 (1st) 33.7 (1st) 32.6 (1st) 33.2 (1st)
2012-10-27 13 32.5 (1st) 32.4 (1st) 29.6 (1st) 30.0 (1st)
2012-10-28 14 36.7 (1st) 36.1 (1st) 33.3 (1st) 33.8 (1st)
2012-11-03 15 30.9 (1st) 31.6 (1st) 28.3 (1st) 28.1 (1st)
2012-11-04 16 34.0 (1st) 35.6 (1st) 32.9 (1st) 33.8 (1st)
2012-11-10 17 29.8 (1st) 30.1 (1st) 28.2 (1st) 28.9 (1st)
2012-11-11 18 36.6 (1st) 36.4 (1st) 32.7 (1st) 33.4 (1st)
2012-11-17 19 29.2 (1st) 29.2 (1st) 27.9 (1st) 27.9 (1st)
2012-11-18 20 32.8 (1st) 33.8 (1st) 31.1 (1st) 30.8 (1st)
2012-11-24 21 28.8 (1st) 28.1 (1st) 26.1 (1st) 25.7 (1st)
2012-11-25 22 35.2 (1st) 35.2 (1st) 31.6 (1st) 31.0 (1st)
2012-12-01 23 30.0 (1st) 29.2 (1st) 26.4 (1st) 26.2 (1st)
2012-12-02 24 35.8 (1st) 36.9 (1st) 32.6 (1st) 33.3 (1st)
2012-12-08 25 30.3 (1st) 30.0 (1st) 28.6 (1st) 29.6 (1st)
2012-12-09 26 33.8 (1st) 35.0 (1st) 32.2 (1st) 32.0 (1st)
2012-12-15 27 31.3 (1st) 32.0 (1st) 27.1 (1st) 26.6 (1st)
2012-12-16 28 33.0 (1st) 34.5 (1st) 29.6 (1st) 31.2 (1st)
2012-12-22 29 32.4 (1st) 33.2 (1st) 29.0 (1st) 29.2 (1st)
2012-12-23 30 39.8 (1st) 40.2 (1st) 35.6 (1st) 35.0 (1st)
2012-12-29 31 35.5 (1st) 35.2 (1st) 33.9 (1st) 33.8 (1st)
2012-12-30 32 39.9 (1st) 38.7 (1st) 37.2 (1st) 36.6 (1st)
2013-01-05 33 39.9 (1st) 40.6 (1st) 36.3 (1st) 36.1 (1st)
2013-01-06 34 41.3 (1st) 41.4 (1st) 40.2 (1st) 39.8 (1st)
2013-01-12 35 38.1 (1st) 39.4 (1st) 36.8 (1st) 36.0 (1st)
2013-01-13 36 45.0 (1st) 44.8 (1st) 42.3 (1st) 42.7 (1st)
2013-01-19 37 38.5 (1st) 38.1 (1st) 38.1 (1st) 38.2 (1st)
2013-01-20 38 44.7 (1st) 47.4 (1st) 42.2 (1st) 42.2 (1st)
2013-01-26 39 39.5 (1st) 41.1 (1st) 39.8 (1st) 40.5 (1st)
2013-01-27 40 47.2 (1st) 47.5 (1st) 45.6 (1st) 46.1 (1st)
2013-02-02 41 42.6 (1st) 44.2 (1st) 38.8 (1st) 38.5 (1st)
2013-02-03 42 46.9 (1st) 47.9 (1st) 43.4 (1st) 43.5 (1st)
2013-02-09 43 38.6 (1st) 39.0 (1st) 34.6 (1st) 34.5 (1st)
2013-02-10 44 38.5 (1st) 38.8 (1st) 34.6 (1st) 34.7 (1st)
2013-02-16 45 42.7 (1st) 43.4 (1st) 41.1 (1st) 41.8 (1st)
2013-02-17 46 48.5 (1st) 49.3 (1st) 46.0 (1st) 45.8 (1st)
2013-02-23 47 41.7 (1st) 42.9 (1st) 41.3 (1st) 41.7 (1st)
2013-02-24 48 46.3 (1st) 48.3 (1st) 44.6 (1st) 45.0 (1st)
2013-03-02 49 43.7 (1st) 43.8 (1st) 39.0 (1st) 39.7 (1st)
2013-03-03 50 46.7 (1st) 47.6 (1st) 47.6 (1st) 47.7 (1st)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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

Note

Choi Jung Won and Kim Ji Hoon were originally cast in the lead roles, but both actors dropped the project due to the scheduling conflicts.

Awards

2013 Apan Star Awards – Scriptwriter Award: So Hyun Kyung (My Daughter Seo Young, Two Weeks)
2013 Korea Drama Festival Award 2013 – Best Picture
2013 Korea Drama Festival Award 2013 – Grand Prize: Lee Bo Young (My Daughter Seo Young, I Hear Your Voice)
2012 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Awards, Lee Sang Yoon & Lee Bo Young (My Daughter Seo Yeong)

– 2012 20th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards: Drama Popularity Award (Lee Sang Yoon)

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242 Responses to “My Daughter Seo Yeong”

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  1. 151
    kdfan Says:

    @Jennie me too couldnt resist catching raw asap. today i rewatched a few times ep 40 the part Papa Lee told WJ about SY. WJ crying by the river was so so sad. He’s so good. All the actors n actresses in this show are so good.

  2. 152
    ptsh836 Says:

    viewers tend to stand behind LSY n sympathize with her plight despite her very flawed persona just by basing specifically on her sufferings when she was young…when she had to balance her studies with her part-time work, her bitter struggles to repay her dad’s gambling debts n funding LSW’s medical studies…

    its true LSY had a hard time growing up, thus her character development is skewed n veering towards much resentment, she’s cold n unemotional, hard headed n a prideful person; prone to lies n deception in order to achieve her happiness;

    actually, this is the first time a female lead is presented with such undesirable characteristics; while viewers may be blinded by sympathy towards LSY…personally, i find her rigid, egoistic, arrogant, stubborn, proud n non-compassionate especially towards her own dad…when LSW can bring himself to forgive his dad, LSY resists n hates him terribly….she does not believe he will ever change n she firmly thinks he will never change!

    but she is wrong….however bad a person may be, given a chance…he will make amends n he will change…nothing is permanent…no one should be condemned to hell forever….circumstances will affect that person n he will change for d better….

    here, i would like to share some quotes which are quite relevant in describing LSY’s character:-

    ~”all men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, n repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”….Sophocles, Antigone

    ~”it is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.”….John Ruskin

    ~”humility is nothing but truth, n pride is nothing but lying.”….. St. Vincent de Paul and

    ~proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves…..Emily Bronte

  3. 153
    Jennie Says:

    @ptsh836 I understand your take on LSY and how many viewers think her as a cold and unforgiving person. I confess I wasnt comfortable with her character in the first couple of episodes for exactly the same reasons. However as the drama progresses, I see glimpses of that LSY that the writer wants us all to see and kudos to LBY for portraying this character so successfully. I see SY as a strong and determined girl who forces herself to endure whatever that gets thrown her way. In one of the earlier episodes, she tells SJ that she went hungry for days when she was younger. When asked how she managed, she told SJ that she had no choice. She drank tap water to keep off the hunger and she just had to endure it. To me it is this strength in her that she can endure the hardship when she was younger and it is precisely this strength in her that makes her rigid and stubborn. She told SJ that endurance was the key if he wanted to make it as a successful model during the earlier days.

    Do you see pride as a crime? I don’t especially not in SY’s case when she had nothing else but this pride. You can lose whatever but never your pride because you lose your self respect as well. I was so proud of SY when she insisted to WJ that she will not beg his parents to accept her just because she was not up to their standard, when he proposed to her that they try to convince them to allow them to marry. Cold and unemotional? Yes, that’s a front she puts on but have you noticed those soliloquys she had when she was uncertain? If she was unemotional she wouldnt have those sad lonely tears which make me tear up too!!

    You ask why LSW can forgive their father while LBY cannot. Obviously there’s a dialogue that you missed when this was explained by LSW. Again, in one of the earlier episodes, LSW told his sister that he understood why she hated their father more and how she could not forgive their father. LSY had always been the one who made sacrifices, together with her mum. She had only one more semester left in her studies but she had to defer again and again and made one sacrifice after another, whether it was that her brother could continue his studies or to pay off their father’s debts. LSW said himself that it was easier for him to forgive their father because he never had to be burdened with anything else other than working to pay for his own tuition fees, unlike LSY and their mum. This is just one instance where we are shown the depth of LSY’s sacrifices and how much she resents her father. There are a few others – eg working in the morgue at the age of 12 to pay off father’s debts, deliveries at 3am, getting slapped and humiliated working part time etc etc. but I think you get the idea how great her sacrifices were and though she endured each time and hoped her father would change, he never did but instead gambled the last of their savings for both their tuition fees while their mum died all alone, after learning that the husband had taken all their savings. That was the last straw. SY would not be able to believe her father again so easily after being duped by him so many times over.Are we blindly standing with SY because we sympathise with her earlier sufferings? I think not. I stand behind SY because I see it from her perspective and under those circumstances, if I were in her shoes, I can’t promise that I won’t be resentful of the father too, perhaps maybe even more? I’m only human 😀 And why is it so wrong for her to resent her father and not so wrong for the father to neglect his duties and promises, time and time again? He had a choice whether to be a father or not whereas SY did not have a choice – she never asked to be born and she never had a choice to choose her father should be.

    LSY comes across to me as a very real character, flaws and all. Realistic in the sense that she is not your typical self-sacrificing character up to the point of being pathetic and a fool. Yes, she did lie and because of this one lie, she paid it with three years of her life when she could have basked in domestic bliss being happily married to WJ. Now that SY is at peace after the divorce, I hope time will heal her heart, that she learns to forgive and love her dad again, and offer her dad a chance to atone for his past deeds and for the dad to help his daughter learn to love herself and him again. Dad says so himself, where in the world a dad would not love his own? 😀

    You know what I love the most about this drama? It reminds me of the fact that behind every action, there’s a reason for the action. The characters in this drama all have their own reasons and POVs on why they acted like they did, including the supporting cast, including Seonu. Like you and I, we all have different opinions on SY , just depending on how we view it, that’s all. I just happen to think that LSY is an awesome character, proud, stubborn, cold etc….I love them all and thanks to LBY for portraying this character so well and the writer for giving us such a wonderful character. 😀

  4. 154
    rei Says:

    @ptsh836

    Your above post about SY took all the words out of my mouth ! What more can I say about my impression of SY?

    Yes, she is a very dangerous character. If she had been caught in some more worse situation, I believe she’s even capable of becoming a killer. This is what her character is, a sociopath. Though she has not reached the serial killer level, but her basic characteristics point to being a one of a lower level. But who knows, like I’ve mentioned, if cornered and with no where to run, I would not be surprised if she (SY) would resort to killing to get away.

  5. 155
    Jennie Says:

    @kdfan I love that scene by the river too. I love seeing those flashbacks which were making him and me cry ;-( I watched that a few times too, thanks to Astro’s recording gadget heehee. I wish I knew how to dl from Astro, so that I dont have to buy the DVD for keeps 😀

  6. 156
    ptsh836 Says:

    @rei #154:

    i looked up d meaning of being a sociopath n this is what i learnt:

    “A person with antisocial personality disorder. Probably the most widely recognized personality disorder. A sociopath is often well liked because of their charm and high charisma, but they do not usually care about other people. They think mainly of themselves and often blame others for the things that they do. They have a complete disregard for rules and lie constantly. They seldom feel guilt or learn from punishments. Though some sociopaths have become murderers, most reveal their sociopathy through less deadly and sensational means.” (most famous sociopath in history is charles manson!)

    LSY may have some of d traits of a sociopath but i cant imagine her turning into a murderer when cornered….all she did in this drama was to run n hide…she hates confrontations n arguments with KWJ….when her lie was exposed, what did she do?? she submitted her divorce application to her in-laws n without any courtesy of an explanation or even a single apology, leaves d household n her beloved husband who was shocked to d core ovr such irresponsible behavior!

    but i will reiterate that LSY is a product of a disruptive, unhappy n tumultuous upbringing n i do not blame her for turning into such an extreme character; full of hatred towards her dad…she had not once addressed him as ‘father’ throughout d time she met him again after her marriage…(epi 46)

    @jennie: i admire your passion n support for LSY…ur so thorough, its unbelievable we’re just discussing a fictional character that is LSY! there are so many different takes n views fr viewers n mine was just one of them….
    i simply wish for LSY to soften her stand just a tiny lil bit, afterall her dad has changed for d better n has regretted n repented, what more does she want?? in kdrama, LSY is not d first n only character to suffer an unhappy childhood…but she’s d first ive seen to bear such a huge grudge towards her dad…its abt time she learns to forgive n forget so as to become a wholesome, warm n better person once again….thats all i wish for her!

  7. 157
    Jennie Says:

    @ptsh836 LOL, sorry for my very long post and admitted I got carried away but I do believe that some dramas and characters, even in fiction deserve more attention and appreciation than others and this is one of them. It’s such a well written script and in order to show my appreciation to this writer’s hard work, I love to look at in detail 😀

    Since I’m at it, you said:

    “LSY may have some of d traits of a sociopath but i cant imagine her turning into a murderer when cornered….all she did in this drama was to run n hide…she hates confrontations n arguments with KWJ….when her lie was exposed, what did she do?? she submitted her divorce application to her in-laws n without any courtesy of an explanation or even a single apology, leaves d household n her beloved husband who was shocked to d core ovr such irresponsible behavior!”

    In LSY’s defense (or rather the writer’s), LSY did explain to her close friend that she couldnt offer any explanations to her in laws and WJ cos it would only make her dad look worse, something which she didnt want to do. She still has pride, you see, that others do not look down on her family ie her dad. Btw, she did apologise to her MIL and WJ later on, although she refrained from offering any other explanation.

    Yes, I agree that there are lots of KDs out there about the sufferings of the heroine but as you say, she’s the first to bear such a huge grudge. But this is exactly what the entire drama is all about. It’s about Seo Yeong, a daughter who disowned her father and brother, an act which is morally wrong and this is what sets her apart from all the other never-do-wrong heroines 😀 And judging from the latest episode, I believe she’s on her way to becoming “a wholesome, warm and better person once again”, and a much happier and relaxed one, if I may add.

    TQ for indulging me on this! (>‿◠)✌

  8. 158
    dev Says:

    I love this story. It seems the writer of this drama is extremely intelligent. I love watching the drama over and over again. Not just the actors/actresses did a great job, the writer, director, the staff and crew made this drama worth watching. So many lessons can be learned from here. This drama is highly recommended for everyone. It is also worth reflecting on the words of wisdom expressed on certain situation. The story is about to end and I hope the ending would be favorable so as it would linger to the mind and heart of the viewers who appreciate artistic production.

  9. 159
    mml Says:

    This drama is going to complete the 50 episodes soon, am very happy , all viewers can switch to watch a hundred years inheritance this drama, air time is also the same, Saturday and Sunday…..

    A hundred years inheritance is a mystery romance family drama, the greedy with power to abuse ,the power to bully,the power to anyhow threaten,the power to accuse and blame others…….

    The success of a family noodle company, it consists of greedy , harsh cruelty, the reality of the poor, the hardworking ones with a passion to succeed, the ones that being hurt strongly struggling to carry on life, the kind hearted loving ones, the caring ones…….

    As you go along following and watching the drama, you will learn to appreciate the value of life, treasure what is happiness, be thankful to life if one can meet kind hearted positive friends,
    a friend in need is a friend indeed, you will learn to be humble to think positive in thinking even if things may not turn right, you will still want to remain positive……

    I really like the drama director and screenwriter of a hundred years inheritance this drama , who really came out this drama,
    it is really a good education drama to lead ,guide and enlighten people towards good moral values….

    No one is perfect, when watching a hundred years inheritance this drama, more or less it will lead viewers to thinkers, towards better understandings, not perfect people can win and gain love when they have kind character and being notice by someone, to understand life, do not create more problem more quarrel to occupy time, do not look down on people if they are not rich , do not insult other people by hurting their pride and ego,by watching this drama, it can make some difference in wanting to change to be a better person ,a better tomorrow and a better happy life……..

  10. 160
    desi Says:

    fully recommended drama..very very love it..best drama..

  11. 161
    kdfan Says:

    @Jennie that was one great editing job of a flashback. it just piles up the guilt on WJ one after another that I just couldn’t help crying with him. I am so glad with Astro it just automatically records but I’m no good with gadgets, just know how to record n delete. This show I will keep in the box for a while to re-watch later. Going to watch ep 40 again now 😀

  12. 162
    kdfan Says:

    @Jennie i did some research, it seems astro content is hardcoded to the box, no way to dl. The only option I know is to dl fr dcrazy with pc/laptop with realplayer installed. If you upgrade realplayer u can dl n burn onto dvds.

  13. 163
    Jennie Says:

    @kdfan Hehehe thanks dearie. I know I can easily dl with realplayer but I thought I could save myself some time since I’d already recorded them from Astro. I actually asked the installer whether we could copy to a CD or USB and he told me it wasnt possible 🙁 But I’m pretty sure there must be a way. I suspect those from DrCr are actually ripped from TV cos if you’d notice, for this drama, the episodes with subs only appear after they had been shown on TV. Just a guess, anyway. Maybe I’ll check with my regular CD supplier, one of these days 😀 Thanks again.

  14. 164
    kdfan Says:

    @Jennie i thought so initially but i do watch both astro n DR versions and found that some of the subs differ so i think it may not be fr that source.

  15. 165
    Jennie Says:

    @kdfan Mayb not from Astro but another country which uses subs from a different source because there are other shows eg Ohlala Couple being flashed at top right hand corner about the show times. Anyway I’d probably get a copy once the show ends – my supplier is pretty quick heehee.
    I will be missing this week’s live episodes as I will be back in SG attending a wedding 🙁 I like how the drama is coming to a full circle – I like that in a drama – shows the writer did not digressed and lose its plot. Keeping my fingers crossed for a satisfying ending 😀

  16. 166
    kdfan Says:

    @Jennie I was disappointed they did not extend the show. Since this is the writer for 49days which I thot was so well written, I was confident it will do well with a few more eps. Really salute u for yr DVD collection. I hardly hv time catching up wt current shows. Just started That Winter n no time to catch up wt this thread yet!

  17. 167
    poonie Says:

    Having watched all the episodes of the drama, I am very surprised how viewers are only seeing the negative aspects of LSY and not see why she was cold towards the father. Although the show did not emphasize on her angry towards the father when her mother died, but LSY’s attitude towards her father is in a great part due to that. Anyone who had been so close with her mother, in particular, in helping her mother with paying the father’s debts and also LSW’s tuition fees, it must have grieved her so much with her mother’s death from heart problem. She must have hated her father for not knowing about the wife’s illness when he was the only one at her side. Furthermore, he did directly caused his wife’s death by stealing the children’s tuition fees and also not responding to her numerous calls. Anyone in the situation would naturally hate the father.
    Why didn’t LSW felt so negative about his father? It was because he relatively had a pretty good life. As he mentioned in one of the episode, underlike LSY who had to work and defer her studies, he only had to work for his daily expenses during his study. It was either LSY or his mother who had to put him through medical school. Furthermore, in the episode where he was hit by the teacher when he couldn’t pay the school fees, LSY came to the rescue and agreed to quit school to help his brother. LSW then mentioned to LSY why did she gave the money she earned from giving tuition to the loansharks, and to that, LSY mentioned that she couldn’t allow her mother to by beaten by the loansharks. In fact, LSW is not as caring as LSY. Actually he was very mean to LSY when she disowned the father. The same thing happened when he broke off with KMK, he was really mean to her.
    So while all were seeing LSY in negative lights, there were so much goodness in LSY which were not seen by lots of the viewers. Her caring towards her brother, no matter how much she hated her father, she could not turn him away from her little room, and had to move out instead. If LSW had been just as capable, he would have find a place to stay with his father rather than needing LSY to help. In fact the same thing happen to when the debtors where going after his father, he couldn’t handle and had to turn to LSY for help. It was LSY who had to fork out $10,000 to clear part of the debt.
    While all eyes were on how LSY had lied to be married into KWJ’s family, however, everyone tend to ignore the circumstances that made her told the lie. It was just after she had to bail her father out of the police station when he was accused for trying to con married women. Also the eyes of KWJ’s parents, KMK and also JSN were so unfriendly and to the point of dispise. So it is understandable she had to lie at that point in time. She too know that she can’t be with KWJ because of their social status disparity, that is why she had rejected him. Why can’t she tell the truth after marriage, I guess it was how KWJ looked upon her. So many times he had mentioned his respect for LSY and making it difficult for her to disclose the truth.
    Why did she insisted to leave KWJ much to the angry of many viewers. Frankly, LSY is one who reflect on her mistakes. She knew KWJ’s standard, she also knew that KWJ’s parents would not forgive her, and that is why she chose to leave KWJ despite he still wanted to be together with her. She just did not want KWJ to have a hard time with his parents if he insists on staying with her. Just like what KWJ’s friend said to him at the bar that KWJ will have to desert his parents if he chose to stay with LSY. LSY also mentioned to her friend the reasons why she chose not to explain herself, for she would not want to insult her father again just to clear her name. I am also another reason for leaving KWJ was her great disappointment in KWJ when he initiated the divorce and said that he does not love and trust her anymore.
    The other person who lied about her family background was KMK. Her reason for telling others she was an orphan was so ridiculous – fearing others to take advantage of her because of her rich family. However to her parents, that is OK – coz she can’t be fleeced by others. But this is the double standard of rich family. It is OK for their children to hurt others with her lies, but not LSY, what she did was so unforgivable. I think KMK’s action is worst than LSY. At least when LSY told the lie, she was cornered, and that group of people includes KMK. Viewers tend to forgive KMK coz she acts cute in the show and she was sincere towards LSW. LSY was hated coz she was the reason for the breakup. But I see that they are all at fault. How could LSY be responsible for the breakup which she didn’t know. If she had know about the relationship between KMK and LSW, I am sure she would choose to disclose the truth. She loves her brother too much, much more than LSW’s love for her.
    Actually, LSY’s character is greater other than her strong defensive walls she set up. She is one person who just took everything in, she has high tolerance level. She would just cry in secret and not shown to others. That is sad but that is her. Although she maybe seen selfish at times, but she was always quick to acknowledge her mistake and not pursue it. Just like when she told LSW to move to another hospital, but immediately she would apologise to him for saying the wrong thing. It was LSW who was real mean in his treatment towards her especially with his words. That is also one reason why she chose to live alone after the divorce. LSW told her she had no family left except KWJ.
    LSY is also pretty quick and smart when she asked her father-in-law to pay her more since she had settled her mother-in-law’s case. She understood her father-in-law does not treat her as a family anymore, and since she needed the money to help the abused teenage boy, she tend took advantage of the situation to help others. She is caring in a very quiet way, and I don’t think those viewers who viewed her negatively took notice of that.
    Just like when she helped her friend to get away from the loanshark, it was brave of her, and her being protective of her friend by standing in front of her in the face of the loanshark. Even though she is not wealthy, she actually gave her friend the money to repay the loan and putting it in a nice way – the money for scouting her.
    I also like the where she washed the car and return it to KWJ’s family. When KWJ wanted to get an apartment for her after divorce, she actually told KWJ that she should be the one givng the compensation.
    While all thinks that KWJ is great, I feel he is a far cry from the husband of the show “My husband has a family”. Why? he is just a spoilt and pampered brat with lots of money bequeath from his grandfather. Only went to work for his father as a bargaining chip to marry LSY. When LSY didn’t fall into his standard of what LSY should be, he then quickly end their relationship. It was JSN that reminded him the reason why he married LSY in the first place, to make her sleep, laugh and eat. He was ironical in that on one hand he said he cant tell LSY that he knew about her father coz LSY would run away, but on the other hand, when LSY did not confess, he divorced her. So why go through all the trouble when he wanted to divorce her. Maybe if he told LSY, her leaving would be he was not in control of the situation, whereas, when he divorce LSY he was in control. If he love her so much and went through so much to find out about her family, with all the effect PI in korea, he could have easily found out the truth, or at least he could have try to get the truth out from LSY’s father so that LSY wont know about it. But then…… I also did not like the way he told LSY after the divorce, that she should live according to the way he expected of her after the divorce. Why is he such a controlling person…. a spoilt brat who always get his way.
    So let’s hope the ending is good. Both sad and happy that the drama is not extending. Happy it is not dragging but sad to see the end so soon. Cheerios

  18. 168
    ptsh836 Says:

    there is no denying fr most viewers that LSY had a real hard time growing up under such an irresponsible father. we all agree she has d right to hate him, disown him even (altho its morally wrong in d eyes of d moralists, of course!) nevermind, (i think i better speak for myself) she has d right to disown her bro even when threats fr him fails to dislodge her finalist decision…

    so, to get a breather fr such a hard life, LSY snared d nearest rich, fool of an innocent man, who is oblivious to her background n past; happily believing they love each other enough to make it to d altar…what he doesnt know was d amount of conspiracy being cooked up in LSY’s head, right down to how she’s gonna make her gracious exit fr his household when her secret’s out n without d burden of having a kid born to them under such circumstances…if he knew d extent of what’s brewing in her mind…would he have been so loving to her till his own mom gets jealous ovr her own loveless marriage??

    what viewers dislike abt her is d extent she goes abt to protect this deception n lie, dishonestly deceiving everyone within her vicinity is not enough, she had to remove obstacles n anyone fr her path who so much as threatens her immaculate plans…this includes her own bro being told to shoo off fr d hospital he works in so she doesnt bump into him, n her good friend at d legal office to resign n move off elsewhere coz her secrets may get leaked out should both of them linger around her…

    LSY had to fight off her personal battles of being selfish n happy at d same time; all d while her lies keep getting bigger n uglier, she’s constantly in conflict with herself for all d troubles she brought upon herself…so now she’s having a good life living as a rich man’s wife, but is she at ease, contented even??? her one moment of making a wrong decision in lying has made her feeling guilty all d time, looking ovr her shoulders constantly n longing for a family she once had…for a moment there, is this even worth all d trouble n pain she caused to all those innocent ppl around her??

    even her sis-in-law, KMK resented her for upsetting her marriage plans with LSW…had she known LSY’s marriage is like a timebomb with a limited lifespan…wouldnt she be all d wiser had she waited her time out in order to marry LSW??

    finally, LSY, after three years is still d same person who still heaps all d blame on her father…she blames him for creating an opportunity for KWJ to know him, to work in his company, n thus derailing all her efforts in keeping her big secret safe…all in all…she still hates him n refuses to acknowledge what LSW told her abt her dad…that he has repented n changed for d better…

    its good that LSY is a fiercely independent woman, no one’s denying that either…but its d conscience n compassion in her as a normal human being, one who can forgive n forget, who can move on n live without regrets that will earn her d respect she deserves fr viewers…this is just another opinion of mine…im sure d writer will have to bring her down to earth n knock some senses into her before the drama finally wraps….this, im quite sure of!

  19. 169
    rei Says:

    @poonie

    Sorry, the picture of LSY I get from you is that of a politician. Unfortunately, you prefer to see the facade of LSY only. Look deeper into a person, and we will be able to see the real one.

    @ptsh836

    Kudos. I fully agree with you. Again, you have said it all.

  20. 170
    poonie Says:

    While you people may think that she is selfish, let’s put it this way, we are not perfect and obviously some of you may want to look at her from your own perspectives like me from my own perspective too.
    What I feel that some of you feel that LSY left her father because of wanting to marry into a rich comfortable life, I would like to disagree. If she had no feelings for KWJ, she would not have gone back to him after he left for the States. Yes she lied and tried to buy her way through, and also did not want to have any children since she is prepared to leave the family when the lie is discovered. However, she is also someone who is using her head more than her heart. Her rationality and insecurity, probably from years of having to fight for survival, taught her to be wary of others. Why did she have the idea of needing to leave the family once her lie being discovered? Well, if you have gone back and watch the episodes numerous times or probably watch those with the more correct version of translation, then maybe you will discover some of the things that KWJ said about his trusting of her. It is inconceivable for someone to continue lying but sometimes, in real life it is easier said than done.
    As for some who kept harping on the fact that LSY hated and blamed the father after 3 years. Still, in the first place, the father should not have work for KWJ if he had been considerate for his daughter. It is only natural for her to be angry at the dad that KWJ discovered the truth, however, she did in fact went back to apologise (not to ask for forgiveness) after her divorce. She in fact told her father that he was not responsible for the breakup. LSY is never a perfect person, and of course she had done wrongs in her marriage to KWJ, but where did all forget her caring for the people around her, caring for them quietly, as though it was only right for her to do so, but it was so unforgiveable with her lie.
    KMK resented LSY is only a normal reaction because she blamed LSY for her breakup. But if KMK hadn’t told the lie about being an orphan in the first place, she and LSW would not have been together. So why is it OK for KMK to lie about her parents being dead when they are so alive and so rich, whereas it is so wrong for LSY to lie to marry into the family. Not forgetting that KMK had no choice to disclose her lie to LSW coz LSW is the one which has to be accepted by her parents. Anyway, the truth reasons for her breakup too was because LSW knew that he could not fit into her rich life style. Where his father is so careful with using hot water and the cheap clothings he wore, KMK is unable to accept that kind of lifestyle.
    BTW although LSY tried to persuade LSW to move to another hospital and helping her friend to change job – remember it was also her friend who was uncomfortable wit her in the same company and said that she would try to find another job. Of course LSY was glad that her friend wanted to leave and help her to find another job, at least she got her a good job not just making her leave. Dont forget, when the friend told her off and did not leave the company, she did not harbour any ill feelings for her friend and stood up for her friend in the face of the loanshark. If you think LSY is still a selfish person, I beg to differ. She in fact told her friend (who was fill with guilt concious about shaming LSY in front of their classmates), it was LSY who told her otherwise and that she should not be guilty as she left because of family problems. In fact, she offered to help her friend to pay off the loanshark. When her friend misunderstood her intention to help, she actually told her friend about her own personal experience of how the loansharks get after her mother and how she hope there were relatives who could help them. If that is selfish that she wanted to get rid of obstacles, I don’t know what then is not selfish. She never treated her friend badly while they were in the company, just except that she didn ‘t want her to disclose things about her and her family.
    As for her asking LSW to leave the hospital, that is just a natural response to her fear. However, she apologised to her brother immediately and did not further pursue. If she had insisted and force her brother to change hospital, that I would say she is really selfish and a person who scheme. But no matter what her brother did, she was always there to support him.
    To Rei, I do not agree with you that LSY is a political and I only see her from skin deep. I think you have not watch her deeply to understand her personality, but you are skin deep in looking at her on her reactions to KWJ and maybe her father. She is no where near a politician (if you know what politicians are). She is just a person who lied while being cornered unaware, and that lie that driven her to react in some selfish manner. However her selfish actions also do not warrant the labels that she is a cunning and schematic person (if you think that what politicians are).
    Think, if LSY is such a horrible person, why would her brother, KWJ, her father, LSW’s wife, and her friend stood by her and protect her. She only asked her brother for help once which rejected, and she never asked anyone to help or protect her. If she is such a horrible person, I am sure they are all not blinded and continue to care for her.

  21. 171
    Micc Says:

    Wow, seems like there is a big debate going on. Can’t really read the long comments but just one thing comes across my mind watching this drama, and that is to never lie, no matter what the circumstances are. I don’t think LSY was trying to lie, she was trying to avoid being humiliated as she never thought she would actually marry into that household. But once you started a lie, it’s really hard to know what will come next. My elementary school teacher once said, lying is like a chain, one hooks on to the next one and has to keep going. I just wish I could teach that to my son, without mentioning the drama, that is.

  22. 172
    poonie Says:

    I truly agree with you. Yes one lie always lead to another hahahaha…. how about the boy who cries wolf….

  23. 173
    Micc Says:

    He was just unlucky! They believed him every time until he really needed the help! hahahaha! Just kidding… 😉

  24. 174
    ptsh836 Says:

    i dread going thru another round of endless debate ovr this drama but one thing is for sure n that is its impossible to agree with everyone whether its jus watching a drama or anything else. we may be watching d same drama but d angle that hitches our individual hearts are diverse n different.

    some viewers may think its alright to be dishonest n deceive ppl so long as its compensated with other kind n caring actions but there are also others who cannot tolerate a heroine who is imperfect n flawed; this brings to mind another drama, ‘cheongdamdong alice’….many viewers just cannot bring themselves to like d heroine no matter how much she tried to redeem herself….her single action of trickery lost her many fans altho they loved d male lead, they simply cannot continue to watch n torture themselves.

    similarly in this case…we can argue till d cows come home…we’ll never reach an agreeable conclusion. all in all, lets jus say that Lee Bo Young is a very outstanding actress who is so into her character that moves many of us whether in d right or wrong direction.

  25. 175
    poonie Says:

    Yes I agree, we each see the character in our own perspectives, but just this once, dont deem others as in the wrong direction just when we disagree with your views. Your perspectives may not be the real one too. It maybe hidden by your own perspectives of being a “right” person. In life, there is alot of things in the shades of grey.

  26. 176
    ptsh836 Says:

    poonie dear, ive always emphasized that whatever i wrote here is only my personal opinion…this is not d first time ive commented so i know its detrimental to force one’s views on others…it’ll create a war! im afraid of wars ^^ coz i advocate peace!

    everyone is entitled to voice their opinions n comment whatever they like…no one’s gonna stop them so long as its not abusive n vulgar then d moderators will have to step in….so plzzz do not accuse me of something ive not done, ok??

  27. 177
    Suin Says:

    Wow, Congratulations. Some commentors have already broken the record of writing the longest comment. I felt so flabbergasted to read such long ‘essay’.

  28. 178
    cassie Says:

    Where can I watch this? ANybody…It is not on VIki nor Dramafever. HELP

  29. 179
    B Says:

    you can watch it here
    http://www.dramacrazy.net/korean-drama/my-daughter-seo-young/

  30. 180
    sinatra Says:

    Just simple….I agree with mml 159 comments….merci my friend 🙂

  31. 181
    rei Says:

    @ptsh836

    It’s cool. Rest assured, to me, your comments are not offensive. So please do not be discouraged from posting your thoughts here. Please continue to do so, after all what we are doing here is a healthy discussion, not pulling anybody’s hair out. Hope, other posters will appreciate and do the same.

    I do really agree with the points you posted, and am not afraid to say so.

    Here’s a quote which I believe in :

    Integrity is an inner power without which, it is difficult to command true respect from others. – B.Menezes

  32. 182
    qualityKdrama Says:

    Whoa! Hold your horses here! Poonie, it’s just a drama and Korean, that’s all. There’s no need to get upset with other commentators. By the way, ptsh836, I have to applaud your very philosophical comments, they are fantastic quotes to support your stance.

  33. 183
    ptsh836 Says:

    @rei n @qualityKdrama: thanks to u both for ur kind words…its a relief to know there are others who share d same views as me…

    its a pity this drama is coming to an end very soon now altho we have all enjoyed d spectacular acting of all actors n actresses involved…one thing ive to say tho…i admire d guts of this writer to introduce to us such a head strong female lead who had during d process, ruffled enough feathers seeing d many comments contributed by viewers here n elsewhere…

    personally, im a sucker for characters who improve n become better persons during d duration of a drama viz d father fr being a gambling addict n despicable father to someone humble, respectable n much loved by his son n daughter-in-law…d amount of suffering n humiliation he had to put up with in safeguarding his daughter’s secret is now becoming clearer thru d many flashbacks of LSY n she is now seeing him in a newer light.

    the next character i like is choi hojeong…altho some viewers call her creepy n weird, i think she is just being sincere, honest n steadfast in pursuing d love of her life n by being consistently patient n persistent…she successfully snagged her prince n is triumphant having him reciprocate her love finally…

    at the end of d day, this drama will eventually deliver its stances of 1) truthfulness n honesty ovr lying n dishonesty n 2) forgiveness n love will override self-centredness n selfishness…its a universal truth afterall…one that is advocated n taught by all religions so d writer has inevitably some redeeming work to perform on d female lead before its too late (d unavoidable ‘death in d family’ plot is rearing its ugly head yet again) indeed why cant one repent n live a long, fulfilling n happy life after going thru so much upheavals, pain n suffering??? why must death n separation be thrown into d cauldron too??

    in d meantime, ive discovered another gem of a family drama in “childless comfort”…its very interesting d way d writer tells his story…it keeps one entertained n hooked on d escapades of a very large family n its colorful characters; altho dis drama is presently @ epi 33, it has only started to be subbed while ratings have been pretty impressive to warrant an extra extension of 9 epis to make it 39…

  34. 184
    melinalarosa Says:

    but finally someone has figured out if sangu and his wife have consumed the tenement or are you waiting for?

  35. 185
    kcp Says:

    @poonie, Thanks for sharing your perspective, which I agree very much. I also enjoy reading other view points as well but I like yours most becauseyou sound more understanding of human nature and forgiving our human frailities. Thanks for your humanistic warmth I got from your writing.

  36. 186
    Jennie Says:

    Agree with @kcp and thanks @poonie for that awesome write-up. I can’t wait to see the final episodes this week and keeping my fingers crossed that we will get a fantastic finale, with everything all neatly wrapped up. Fighting, MDSY!!!!

    Slightly off topic but it’s funny how LBY is always in the dramas that I really love and treasure eg Seodongyo (Song of the Prince), Queen of the Game, Equator Man (a very small role but significant) and now, My Daughter SY. She’s not my favourite but the fact that she appears in most of my all-time favourites (which also did very well in ratings) must count for something, I guess. Maybe she’s good with selecting scripts 😀

  37. 187
    rei Says:

    @ptsh836

    Finally…. the story is about to end. Only two more episodes to go. Keeping fingers crossed for a good ending all round.

    As mentioned in your above post, that there will be a death in the story, the romantist in me hope it will not come true. But yet on the other hand, can we all escape from falling victim to the screenwriter’s syndrome? Which is, not having to face a death or a tragic medical condition in a good story? This story itself is already a good story, full of dramas. No need to add anymore dramas…… yikes !

  38. 188
    ptsh836 Says:

    @rei:

    i hope so too that the ending will be a good one; preferably no one dies.

    im hoping for a reunion at last for LSY n her family…abt her getting back with KWJ…some viewers think its not probable coz of d hurt suffered by d kang family; looks like it’ll take a longer time for LSY’s parents-in-law to forgive her.

    anyway, im looking forward to d last two epis this weekend…~~

  39. 189
    Micc Says:

    I think the in-laws have already forgiven her!

  40. 190
    lovingyou Says:

    OMG…i was surprised..i love woojae and seoyoung more.i need more kisses
    from them!

  41. 191
    greatdrama Says:

    the confession at the end was touching.. i love the kisses too.i’m sorry for the spoilers!!!

  42. 192
    maja Says:

    almost end already,, hope to see sang woo and ho jung in an intimate scene to consumate their husband and wife relationship… to show that sang woo has really fallen for ho jung

  43. 193
    Jennie Says:

    The drama has not ended yet but already taken off from the Now Showing list? About WJ and SY, I think I can die happy now! So we are going to have babies in the finale?

  44. 194
    rochel Says:

    i really love this drama so much! i wanted to see more about hyejong ang sanggu i really lyk their love story… congrats!

  45. 195
    kdfan Says:

    @Jennie LBY is my top 3 k actress. The other 2 are SYJ n MCW. I love all LBY dramas too including Save the Last Dance. She takes the cake with MDSY acting wise bec her character is so real. This is the first weekend drama that i watched every single episode and where all the characters story are so interesting. This is a writer who gives her story development a thorough plan before writing the script. She deserves an award for an outstanding job for such a long drama. Just a few more hours to catching the finale and must not miss the starting part 🙂

  46. 196
    Jennie Says:

    @kdfan Hi there! I didnt know LBY was in Save The Last Dance? I dont remember her at all but then again, it was one drama I remember doing a lot of FF-ing . Interesting – must go search for the dvd again. Does it mean JS and her started dating that long ago? Oh yes, I intend to glue myself on my notebook in about 30 mins time and probably post some screencaps on S.. which btw, did you receive my PM? I hope I didnt send it to the wrong person – jeez, I hope not!!!! Agree with you 100% about the writer – a very well-thought out script and awesome execution by the cast and crew. It’s one family drama that doesnt drag and with none of those exaggerated acting and dialogue. I’m really going to miss LSY’s winning smile and I will definitely miss Mama Kang:-D

  47. 197
    Jennie Says:

    SPOILER!!!

    One of the best ending ever. Love the pacing and just love how the writer wrapped up the story ever so nicely. All our wishes and prayers were answered and the cinematography simply beautiful. AWESOME drama from the start to finish!!!

  48. 198
    poonie Says:

    hahahaha…. finally at last, an ending that is not dragging, and manages to round up everything nicely. Unlike most Korean dramas where either the show is so dragging, or they would suddenly wrap up everything in one episode, but for Seoyoung, I am glad that it ends well. It is something which I had not seen for a long time with Korean dramas. Even my previous favourite, My Husband has a Family, it tends to drag a little at the end, but this one, I am just thankful they didn’t extend the show.
    BTW, LBY acted as the supporting lead in Save the Last Dance, a character that was not well like by some, someone deserted by Ji Sung when he fell in love with the lead. Apparently they both got together after the drama.
    Sorry if my comments offended some, but I guess we are looking from different perspective. I just watch LBY on Happy Together 3 Episode 275, and she did in fact make some good comments. As she said, if it is from her own perspective, she didn’t think LSY is forgivable, because she did not went through what LSY had gone through. However, it would be different if she had the same experience. So for that question, she abstained from given a A or B answer.
    However, from the drama, I realised, it is not about right or wrong or about the lies. It is about us as a person, and how do we choose to resolve our issues and problems. It is also about life’s process. We all have different experiences, but often we dont put ourself in other’s perspective. What I realised from years of experience are that we are like a “mirror that reflect the demons” or in mandarin “zhao yao jing”. Very often that mirror is used to look at others faults, but very seldom do we use it to look at ourselves. I too fell into that fallacy and a great many times. That is why I like about this drama, all the characters are less than perfect, and at least the writer did a good job in making all learnt their lessons. The acting is great too with LBY and her father and the rest of the casts.

  49. 199
    kdfan Says:

    @jennie i didnt realize you sent me a PM. Just went to check, yes i got it! Over there ppl r so active i was too busy catching up reading n wasnt looking at msg box. Yes LBY was second lead in Save, she was so pretty there I bet JS fell in love at first sight. I suspect he may hv broken up wt his then gf to go after LBY. She does hv a very beautiful smile, irresistible, i m sure LSY is also very smitten as many commentors over at S seem to notice as well. I just finished watching the finale, what a great ending. It has everything we wished for for fotg ending but did not get then .. Hugs, kisses, wedding n babies! Love this writer to pieces 🙂 Btw i m not a fan of melo but i hv been watching it n also visiting That Winter thread. No other drama is getting me hooked, will miss MDSY a lot!

  50. 200
    Micc Says:

    Awwww……you all said everything I wanted to say.

    Very satisfactory 50 episodes! Going into my collection. 🙂

    See you all in other forums.

    xoxo

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