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Title: 나빌레라 / Navillera
Also known as: Like a Butterfly
Genre: Comedy
Episodes: 12
Broadcast Network: tvN
Broadcast Period: 2021-Mar-22 to 2021-Apr-27
Air Time: Monday & Tuesday 21:00


This drama is based on webcomic “나빌레라 / Navillera” written by Hun and illustrated by “지민 / Ji Min” which was published from 2016-July-26 to 2017-Oct-31 via Daum Webtoon Corp.

Shim Duk Chul (Park In Hwan) is a 70-year-old retired mailman who decides to pursue his life-long dream of learning ballet, which does not please his family. At the dance academy, he meets Lee Chae Rok (Song Kang), a 23-year-old dancer who became interested in ballet after trying out different sports — his mother was a ballet dancer before she died of a disease when he was young. He is struggling financially and thinks of giving up ballet when he meets Duk Chul, which changes his mind.


Main Cast

Park In Hwan as Shim Duk Chul
– Lee Hyun Kyun (이현균) as Duk Chul (young)
– Han Chang Min (한창민) as Duk Chul (child)
Song Kang as Lee Chae Rok

Duk Chul’s family

Na Moon Hee as Choi Hae Nam (Duk Chul’s wife)
Hong Seung Hee (홍승희) as Shim Eun Ho (Duk Chul’s granddaughter, Sung San’s daughter)
Jung Hae Kyun as Shim Sung San (Duk Chul’s eldest son)
Kim Soo Jin as Shim Sung Sook (Duk Chul’s eldest daughter)
Jo Bok Rae as Shim Sung San (Duk Chul’s youngest son)
Shin Eun Jung as Kim Ae Ran (Shim Sung San’s wife)
Jung Hee Tae as Byun Young Il (Shim Sung Sook’s husband)

Chae Rok’s family

Jo Sung Ha as Lee Moo Young (Chae Rok’s father)

Chae Rok’s school friends

Kim Hyun Mok as Kim Se Jong (Chae Rok’s best friend)
Kim Kwon as Yang Ho Bum

Ballet studio

Kim Tae Hoon as Ki Seung Joo (ballet teacher)
Yoon Ji Hye as
Lee Hwa Ryong as Oh Joong Shik (orthopedic surgeon)
Eun So Ri (Ki Seung Joo’s ex-wife, dance instructor)
Im Sa Rang (임사랑) as Kwon Bom (dance academy student)
Yong Ki (용기) as Kim Sang Soo (23, dance academy student)
Lee So Young (이소영) as Yoo An Na (ballet studio pianist)


Lee Moon Soo as Duk Chul’s friend (ep. 1)
Kim Ki Chun as Duk Chul’s friend (ep. 1)
Jung Kyu Soo as Duk Chul’s friend (ep. 1)
Lee Young Suk as Lee Kyo Suk (ep. 1, Duk Chul’s friend)
Jung Jae Sung as Duk Chul’s father (ep. 1)
Seo In Gook as Hwang Hee (ep.9)

Production Credits

Production Companies: Studio Dragon, The Great Show
Executive Producer: Oh Hwan Min
Director: Han Dong Hwa
Screenwriter: Lee Eun Mi

Episode Ratings

Date Episode AGB TNmS
2021-03-22 1 2.810 -
2021-03-23 2 2.964 -
2021-03-29 3 3.325 -
2021-03-30 4 3.623 -
2021-04-05 5 2.764 -
2021-04-06 6 2.759 -
2021-04-12 7 2.783 -
2021-04-13 8 2.464 -
2021-04-19 9 3.150 -
2021-04-20 10 2.859 -
2021-04-26 11 2.992 -
2021-04-27 12 3.679 -

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea (Nationwide)

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***


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Official Trailer
Trailer I
Trailer II

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  1. 1 : Subehan Says:

    I think it seems inspirative series.

  2. 2 : Justin Adams Says:

    Please looking forward this! Friendship between Old man x Young Man make this interesting! Ive read the Webtoon and this is one of best slice of life story. I really want hug granpa:'( he is the best granpa.. https://asiantv.su/cast/park-hyung-sik/

  3. 3 : annmasae Says:

    Enjoying this drama on Netflix. Love the grandfather and his dream to learn ballet. Looks like a winner.

  4. 4 : Peejay Says:

    I really do not understand taste of Korean in dramas. The story and script of Navillera is so great, and while the actors are not as popular as Lee Min Ho, Kim Soo-Hyun, etc. they all really play their parts so well. Episode 10 really had me in tears by the end of the episode. Well, just know the we foreign korean drama watchers are loving this drama even if it does not have good ratings by Korean standards. It’s about hopes and dreams, and staying positive. I hope the cast and crew of the drama will stay positive, too. Aja! Navillera!

  5. 5 : JOELMA Says:

    Estou estarrecida com essa série,,,, maravilhosa!!!! Enredo e atores fantásticos!!! A abordagem dos temas está sendo feita de maneira precisa e intensa…..muito emocionada e feliz por estar presenciando um trabalho desse nível. Parabéns a todos os envolvidos!!!!!!

  6. 6 : Yolanda Wang Says:

    Agree with Peejay!

  7. 7 : Myo Thura Says:

    IMDB rating 8.5
    i am so proud for the cast and crew of the drama.

  8. 8 : Pedro Azinhais Mendes Says:

    Srª JOELMA …concordo plenamente com seus comentarios…um trabalho fantástico…parabéns a Park In Hwan a Song Kang e aos demais…o último capítulo é emocionante

  9. 9 : tigerb Says:

    an excellent family drama worth watching!

  10. 10 : Yolly Monzon Says:

    Must watch…..so touching…..congratulations to the two lead

  11. 11 : Yolly Monzon Says:

    Park In Hwan and Song Kang again please for another drama, love them so much

  12. 12 : Myo Thura Says:

    Storyline is very unique & adorable , excellent acting, awesome job highly recommended. I love them a lot.

  13. 13 : annmasae Says:

    @Peejay (#4) you said it so well. i loved this drama so I don’t understand the low ratings in Korea. I hope it has a lot of viewers on Netflix USA. Maybe I need to watch again to increase ratings!!
    Terrific drama with great acting and wonderful story line.

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