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Single Dad in Love

Title: 싱글파파는 열애중 / Single Dad in Love
Also known as: Single Papa in Love
Chinese title : 单身爸爸恋爱中
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2008-Feb-18 to 2008-April-08
Air time: Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55 (9:55 Korean time)


The love story of a single dad, Kang Poong Ho, who raises his 7 year old son alone after being abandoned by his first love, Yoon So Yi. By day he works as a pest exterminator and by night he is a martial artist. Jeon Ha Ri, is a medical student from a wealthy family who falls for Poong Ho. She secretly teaches Poong Ho’s son, San, how to play the piano. Poong Ho’s first love is also his son’s mother who is a cold and proud woman who left her family to study abroad as a pianist. She was sponsored by Jeon Ki Suk who happens to be her fiancée and Ha Ri’s father.


Oh Ji Ho as Kang Poong Ho
Heo Yi Jae as Jeon Ha Ri
Kang Sung Yun as Yoon So Yi
Park Chan Hwan as Jeon Ki Suk (Ha Ri’s father / So Yi’s fiancée)
Im Joo Hwan as Min Hyun Ki

Extended Cast

Shin Dong Hee as Oh Chil Gu
Ahn Do Gyu as Kang San
Kim Ja Ok aw Jung Eun Jee
Kim Ha Eun as Ha Ri’s friend
Lee Doo Il as Kang Poong Ho’s boxing coach

Production Credits

Director: Moon Bo Hyun
Scriptwriter: Oh Sang Hee (오상희)

Official Site



  1. 1 : eesor Says:

    Does the drama upload in any website for free online watch? I am not korean, but I love Korean Drama. I hope I get English Sub-title online Single Dad in Love drama.

  2. 2 : haha Says:

    seems to be those kind of realistic dramas that i LOVE so much..getting excited…can’t wait..^_^

  3. 3 : maye Says:

    ohhh ill surely love this one…

  4. 4 : kittengurl Says:

    i cant wait to watch this drama tommorrow…must be interesting!!

  5. 5 : yurie Says:

    I in love with oh il ho

  6. 6 : Alexis Says:

    oh ji ho, love his smile best!

  7. 7 : devin Says:

    gettin more and more excited about this drama..don’t know why but it seems differant so i wanna watch it..^_^

  8. 8 : siu2 Says:

    Another Oh Ji Ho drama, yeah……!

  9. 9 : Caecilia Says:

    Oh Ji Ho??? Oh! I’m in love with you! But sounds similar with Get Karl! right? Oh Ji Ho get abandoned by woman at first…

  10. 10 : mbruby Says:

    Thats so true it is sorta like get karl! i agree But i still want to watch this drama so far so good!!

  11. 11 : Caecilia Says:

    Will it funny? Oh Ji Ho really fit in comedian story.

  12. 12 : Hollywood Says:

    Hello fellow drama addicts, I just started on this drama and so far so good even without english sub. I have yet to skip through scenes and is looking forward to the next episode.
    The storyline is evidently common and I was hesitant to watch because lately there was nothing beside HGD and Bad Love that is worth watching. I thought that I give this a try one day and got addicted. Recommend to watch.

  13. 13 : doctorwannabe Says:

    ahh ! iam late ! i watch this muvii at episode 8

  14. 14 : musicbox Says:

    this story’s just been aired on kbsworld here
    i’ve watched the 1st episode and it’s ok..u know another love triangle’s coming..but the casts are so great..worth watching!but it’s quite complicated bcoz poong ho’s ex is ha ri’s stepmom!!can’t wait to find out more about it!!

  15. 15 : Wall Paper Says:


  16. 16 : myazara Says:

    i have seen these drama about 2 epi.totally superb!!! can’t wait for the next epi

  17. 17 : PS Says:

    I’ve finished watching ep 7 last night at KBS channel with my eyes all wet. Initially it was quite boring, I almost want to give up but last night changed my perception of this show. Kang Poong Ho’s son, Kang was dignosed with brain tumor was warded into hospital. I was amazed by the range of emotions shown between father and son. Good show!

  18. 18 : Jeanie Foo Says:

    I love Oh Ji Ho very much especially his smile. He is my favourite actor. I can’t wait to see the last ep. of this drama.Is it good ending?

  19. 19 : HannyBae Says:

    I don’t know about the story yet, but sure I’ll watch this drama, because of the knock out Oh Ji Ho.

  20. 20 : JF Says:

    Finally finish watching last ep. The story line is not so interesting but consider ok!

  21. 21 : *** DVD Cover Label *** Says:

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  22. 22 : maria Says:

    watch it on you tube with english subs up to episode 8.
    Still waiting for subs for episode 9 and next episodes…. This drama is so lovely I hope it has a happy ending, but something tells me that it won’t.

  23. 23 : marites gerona Says:

    My fave Oh Ji Ho again with a new drama! he is surely very popular because he is always the lead character. But is this a good one?

  24. 24 : Eka-Jkt Says:

    Hi JF..how’s the ending of this drama? is it happy end or vice versa?i’m about to watch it tonite..:) thanks

  25. 25 : Maggy Says:

    OMG, Oh Ji Ho, I like his entire body, not only his smile. I am watching him in Fantasy Couple or Couple or Trouble.

  26. 26 : chrisitnechua Says:

    is it a happy ending?

  27. 27 : GY-F1 Says:

    The ending suck but the acting is superb!

    Have watched most of Ji Ho drama and i think this is his best so far. Very touching story just feel that the ending really suck!!

    Look forward to his next drama soon………….

  28. 28 : marites gerona Says:

    only watched this drama bec oh ji ho is in it. the beginning of the story seems good and funny but as the story progresses, it becomes a very, very sad drama that the title should instead be, single dad and his bad luck or miseries or misfortunes! and his partner, the girl has no chemistry with oh ji ho it looks forced.

    anyways, for dramatic goodness of oh ji ho, as usual, he delivers.

  29. 29 : Kimberly Sarreal Says:

    Oh Ji Ho is a delight to watch he is soooooo pretty! The acting isn’t bad, but I agree with some the relationship between he and the student is a little far fetched.There isn’t much to the story line it seemed to drag a bit. Oh Ji Ho is worth watching and the child is really cute and has very good timing.

  30. 30 : HannyBae Says:

    This drama’s not recommended for happy ending lovers. For Oh Ji Hoo fans, prepare a lot of tissue when you’re watching. Salute for Oh ji hoo, his acting in this drama is good. And the kid’s so cute.

  31. 31 : gfz Says:

    Crappy Ending!!!

  32. 32 : Kimberly Sarreal Says:

    Ending isn’t so bad at least you don’t “see” anyone die. Oh Ji-ho is better at the drama then I thought he would be, Kudos to OJH!!!!

  33. 33 : veronica Says:

    i love this drama, very touching and sweet when he fall for hari. when he found out the relationship between hari and his ex., he has to hold back his feeling for hari though beginning to like her, was very sad and bitter.
    i cried with oh ji ho on some episodes, really like this series.
    looking forward to his next drama………

  34. 34 : veronica Says:

    i love oh ji ho very much, enjoying watch his drama/series. howcome no news of his upcoming drama????
    hope he can act with choi ji woo in his next drama

  35. 35 : arik Says:

    i love this story, very sweet and can make how watching can bring it. i am hope next in single dad in love 2

  36. 36 : marites gerona Says:

    i missed oh ji ho. loved him since couple of fantasy whch by far still his best. get karl and single dad not so good. pls pair him with better actresses because he acts so well! wana see him again in a new drama…i wish i can meet u someday…

  37. 37 : Beth of LA Says:

    Daddys in Love is by far the best acting of Oh Ji Ho. Hopefully he will get a best actor award this year. It is true that this drama started as a comedy and ends up very sad. I found the ending Ok maybe because I have watch a lot of foreign movies ending same as DIL which let the moviegoers decide. OJH is also good in Autumn Shower. He could be good in either drama and comedy. I have watched all his drama except Second Proposal which I found a hard time looking for one. I am not korean nor chinese so I need english subtitles. I have also watched 4 of his movies Gangster 3, Love Trilogy, Silver Knife and La Belle and so far had enjoyed La Belle. It is true if he is paired with good actress his acting will shine more. And lastly, I will be watching all his drama and movies and also will be a fan of his forever as He brings life in all his drama and movies!

  38. 38 : mygurl Says:

    i missed this drama…….isk2…i went to the tuition…

  39. 39 : mygurl Says:

    i loves oh ji ho…muahh

  40. 40 : ifang Says:

    how’s the ending actually ?? Is he die or no ?? I feel a little bit confuse about the ending. Will it be the second season coming up next ?? Because I really hope that Kang Poong Ho in that story can be cured and live happily ever after with his son and Ha Ri.

  41. 41 : NDM Says:

    I think this drama was Oh Ji Ho’s best (excellent acting). I didn’t like the ending, it’s not very clear if he died or not? He should win the best actor award in this drama. His child co-star Ahn Do Gyu’s acting was also excellent. I cried a lot watching this drama. I don’t understand why most of the Korean dramas end tragically, somebody dying, somebody has cancer or amnesia & most were love triangles, too. I hope they changed their stories or style to a happier endings to satisfy their viewers. We’re running out of tears.

  42. 42 : nicoleviolence Says:

    wow, they filmed it in less then a month.
    love this drama.

  43. 43 : Beth Says:

    Was it really, filmed within a month? How? Anyway loved the drama. Missed Papa though.

  44. 44 : Beth Says:

    Would love a Part 2.

  45. 45 : DramaExpert Says:

    Wonder why KBS select Heo Yi Jae as the lead actress after her bad acting in Goong S….NOT MUCH improvement in this drama either, only acted cute.:( I believe most of the fans watch this drama becus of Oh Ji Ho.

  46. 46 : Goong Ju Says:

    Just finished watching it. It was a very touching storyline. Some parts are rather slow but that’s ok. OH JI HO’s acting was marvellous. He acted so well (his best work so far). He touched my heart with his tears. I love the acting of his son too (KANG SAN). He is so adorable & they look like a real father & son because both have dimples. Jeon Ha Ri’s character was just too childish. No chemistry between her & OH JI HO. Being a single parent is not easy but being a single daddy is even more tough & i believe after watching it, we are able to understand them better. AZA AZA FIGHTING! Recommended

  47. 47 : Poohs Says:

    what is the ending of this drama?

  48. 48 : Moon Says:

    I always thought though JiHo’s acting skills are marvellous, he’s a lot complemented by his gorgeous looks. But think he’s proven me wrong. Not only looks score 100%, acting skills another 100%. I actually shed tears whenever i see him cry, uuuuu……..tis’d never happened before. Think he’s very successful in making the audience feel Pung-ho’s pain, and wanted to shoulder it with him. He deserves the Best Actor Award more than anyone else. GREAT WORK JiHo!!!

  49. 49 : June Says:

    Yeah, agree w u. OJH Best actor award, and Single Papa Part II :):):):):):):):):):)

  50. 50 : cutee18 Says:

    Can’t agree less to what Beth of LA said. OJH best actor ever seen, both skills & looks. His professionalism is commendable.

  51. 51 : soocheng Says:

    nothing new about story but OJH very good

  52. 52 : keng Says:

    Heo Yi Jae not very good in this role.

  53. 53 : Naima Says:

    heo yi jae is so beautiful and she has a wonderful smile. i love her role in this movie

  54. 54 : Ali Says:

    I always watch Korean Dramas and i loved this Drama and it has beautyful story. thanks.

  55. 55 : amany Says:

    the drama is great..it is my first introduction to fabulous OH JI HO then i got addicted:i watched Couple or Trouble and Get Karl with english subtitles and i find hardtimes in getting Autumn Shower or Thank U life..which arenot avaliable in mysoju.com..
    if anyone can recommend me a site for watching it online (ith english subtitles)i will be thankful..i just want to watch as much OH JI HO as i can..
    i really hope he got awarded for this drama..it is a huge turn from comedy to tragedy..i laughed and cried..and in both i enjoyed..
    the whole cast is great..and korean drama just rocks 🙂

  56. 56 : Sony Says:

    I like the ending of the drama as there does not state the condition of the Poong -Ho after the surgery. It means the happiness is not rely on the result of surgery, but the love of the father to the son and son to the father.

  57. 57 : Jane Says:

    Dear ZIO-Angels AMANY and DOJA, you are not going to like what I am saying here, but it’s something to “get off my chest”.


    Because ZIO’s hairstyle in “King” of Housewives is the same as that in SINGLE PAPA, I decided to watch SINGLE PAPA again.

    Much as I enjoy ZIO’s superb acting, expressions, actions, handsomeness and his lovely, adorable and cute “son”, unfortunately, I still do not know how to appreciate the leading lady, HEO YI JAI, who acted as Jeon Ha Ri — I still find her to be much too skinny, i.e. skinny arms and skinny legs – she reminded me of Olive Oyl, Popeye’s girlfriend!

    The rest of the support casts didn’t “move” me either.

  58. 58 : Jane Says:

    Dear AMANY and DOJA, you are not going to like what I am saying here, but it’s something that I wanted to “get off my chest”.


    Because ZIO’s hairstyle in “King” of Housewives is the same as that in SINGLE PAPA, I decided to watch SINGLE PAPA again.

    Much as I enjoy ZIO’s superb acting, expressions, actions, handsomeness and his lovely, adorable and cute “son”, unfortunately, I still do not know how to appreciate the leading lady, HEO YI JAI, who acted as Jeon Ha Ri — I still find her to be much too skinny, i.e. skinny arms and skinny legs – she reminded me of Olive Oyl, Popeye’s girlfriend!

    The rest of the cast didn’t “move” me either.

  59. 59 : Jane Says:

    Dear OH JI HO,

    *** HAPPY BIRTHDAY ***

    Unni Jane

  60. 60 : Jane Says:


    You’ll love this – a new ZIO-Angel from Chicago USA (originally from Michigan) joined the Soompi forum.

    She said she came across Oh Ji Ho last summer when she moved into her new house and did not have cable for a few months. One night she was extremely bored and started watching the Korean channel (she thinks it was KBS) since it had subtitles and she was curious about other cultures. She started watching what she thought was a soap opera (it was SINGLE PAPA IN LOVE) and saw the most beautiful man she had ever seen in her life!

    Lucky for her, she has a good guy friend who is Korean and demanded he tell her who that gorgeous man was. She’s been obsessed ever since! Thanks to mysoju.com she also watched ZIO in Get Karl, Oh Soo Jung (she says he was so dreamy), La Belle, and queen of housewives. She’s currently working her way through Super Rookie and next is Fantasy Couple. She says ZIO is such a great actor!

  61. 61 : jj Says:

    Would love to see a happy ending actually……a very touching story. I love that little boy so much! He is such a wonderful child actor.

  62. 62 : arezou Says:

    oh ji-ho,thanks for ur acting in this drama,this is very lovely because of ur acting,that father u show in this film is very kind & lovely,i cant never forget it,GOOD LUCK & GOD BLESS U!!!!!!
    im an iranian girl.

  63. 63 : Moldir Says:

    The best kdrama I have ever seen!!! Great work!;-)

  64. 64 : Sony Says:

    My top 20 of Korean Drama I’ve ever watched are:
    1. Boys Before Flower
    2. The Snow Queen
    3. Coffee Prince
    4. Jumong
    5. The Legend
    6. Hong Gil Dong
    7. My Girl
    8. Princess Hours
    9. Full House
    10. Witch Amusement
    11. My Name is Kim Sam Soon
    12. Bad Love
    13. Single Dad in Love
    14. Lovers in Paris
    15. One Mom Three Dad
    16. Love Story in Harvard
    17. Who are you?
    18. Hello Miss
    19. Stairway to Heaven
    20. Wonderful Life

  65. 65 : Jane Says:

    Sony (64),

    I’m glad you like Single Dad in Love ‘cos a lot of people didn’t!

    What do you like about it?

  66. 66 : Jane Says:

    jj (61):

    Yes, a happy ending would have made a big difference!

  67. 67 : arezou Says:

    🙂 single dad in love 🙂

  68. 68 : damsel Says:

    top 10 korean dramas that i loved most…

    1. save the last dance for me
    2. stairway to heaven
    3. winter sonata/winter love song
    4. shining inheritance
    5. spring waltz
    6. autumn in my heart
    7. bad love
    8. boys over flower
    9. soulmate
    10. love story in harvard

    i’m a pilipino…but i really loved korean drama’s…..their stories are very heart stirring…
    the actors and actresses are really great…

  69. 69 : dp Says:

    spaghetti w/o meatballs is tasteless, underwear w/o elastic band is bad! cute. common quote shared btw dad and son 🙂 a v nice show but disappointing ending 🙁

  70. 70 : sarah Says:

    i like your show i watch it on the ubi channel the stroy was very good but it was sad.
    i like the little boy the most and the father too.

  71. 71 : Jane Says:

    Two MVs for “SINGLE PAPA IN LOVE” by Kitland

    Single papa in love ZIO solo
    Youku link:
    Tudou link:
    http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/_CqyoZuCA1E/ (HD version)
    Baidu link:

    Single Papa in Love
    Youku link:
    Tudou link:
    http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/oLxgbw-XM3A/ (HD version)
    Baidu link:

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  73. 73 : john Says:

    u r soooooooo sweet.
    LOVE UR performance in Single Dad in Love

  74. 74 : mutiara Says:

    I love those kid… so cute… ^^

  75. 75 : mel Says:

    the drama is great.. good recomended…

  76. 76 : nining Says:

    great tory.. i love it..

  77. 77 : wilma Says:

    did he die in the end …im confused heheheh…?

  78. 78 : Cyra Says:

    This is a a very touching story line. Zio’s looks and acting skills are always marvellous. His little son Kang San is also cute and very good little actor. The only thing I am not happy about this drama is that the main actress Heo Yi Jae is not that great. There is no chemistry between OJH and herself. I don’t know why she was chosen as the lead actress in this drama. Her acting skills are very bad and childish. She is not that pretty either. I found it very annoying when she was trying to make Pung Ho laugh by sniffing her nose into the water bottle. There was nothing funny about it. This drama is definitely worthed more if OJH was paired with another better leading actress. I like him a lot when he was paired with LDH in Slave Hunters. That was the best!

  79. 79 : nellam Says:

    heo i jae is very good in single papa i lke her
    and cyra you wrong

  80. 80 : ejaelover Says:

    i lke heo i jae in single papa and goong s
    hwaiting unnie

  81. 81 : Anwar Says:

    Single Dady In Love is the second Korean drama I followed faithfully. Unfortunately, I got disapointed the way the drama ended. Mr Director, what a waste???

  82. 82 : rainy Says:

    i followed this drama eagerly but the ending is,,,,,,,?i assumed that pungho is doing his treatment but i need a not confusing ending

  83. 83 : blanca Says:

    i just finished watching this, made me cry, the bonding of father & son was just fantastic, but yeah i agree the ending seems kinda hanging in the air, i can only assume he didn’t make it? overall, i just was surprised that it’s a good drama, i didn’t watch it while airing but since i saw O Ji ho in chuno i wanted to see how this one with him as well! the child actor was so good, convincing in his acting & he made me cry a lot! OJH was also great in this drama, i like him more now!

  84. 84 : blanca Says:

    i meant to say also that the OST of this drama is really nice! i just wished they’ve extended this series showing OJH whether he made it or not! one thing with Kdramas sometimes the story gets you going but the ending spoils all the momentum! 🙁

  85. 85 : reny Says:

    very good movie not only the character but all the artist …i love this story..perfect … :D…

  86. 86 : Hanako Says:

    I never like sad endings so I only aim for all happy endings series LOL
    In life we go for and aim for happy endings..and I do not like crying for so many episodes cos the movies are sad like autumn in my heart and some others

  87. 87 : beto Says:

    where i can find episode 11 with English subtitle ?!!

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