Title: 웃어라 동해야 / Useora Donghaeya / Smile, Dong Hae
Chinese Title : 笑吧东海
Also Known as: Smile Again
Genre: Family
Episodes: 159
Broadcast Network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2010-Oct-04 to 2011-May-13
Air time: Monday to Friday 20:25


Dong Hae was raised in America by his beautiful but unmarried and mentally deficient mother, Anna Laker, who was adopted there. He goes to Korea for a short-track skating competition and brings his mother along in secret, arranging for her to be picked up at the airport by his girlfriend, Yoon Sae Wa, an ambitious TV announcer who harbours a secret disdain for Anna’s disability. Dong Hae meets Bong Yi, a poor assistant chef, when Sae Wa prioritizes her job and sends her to meet Anna instead. After Sae Wa later betrays him, Dong Hae begins to search for his father, creating a new family and finding new romance along the way.


Ji Chang Wook as Dong Hae / Karl Laker
Do Ji Won as Anna Laker (Dong Hae’s mother)

Lee family

Im Chae Moo as Lee Kang Jae
Lee Bo Hee as Gye Sun Ok
Alex as Lee Tae Hoon
Oh Ji Eun as Lee Bong Yi
Kim Yoo Suk as Lee Pil Jae
Lee Joon Ha (이준하) as Lee Song Yi (Pil Jae’s daughter)

Kim family

Kang Suk Woo as Kim Joon
Jung Ae Ri as Hong Hye Sook
Lee Jang Woo as Kim Do Jin

Yoon family

Park Hae Mi as Byun Sool Nyeo
Park Jung Ah as Yoon Sae Wa
Lee Joo Yeon as Yoon Sae Young

Other people

Kim Sung Won as Jo Pil Yong (Anna’s birth father)
Jung Young Sook as Kim Mal Sun (Anna’s birth mother)
Choi Yoon So as Baek Yoo Jin
Lee Jung Ho as Lee Dae Sam
Kang Chul Sung (강철성) as Home Shopping PD
Jung Eun Woo as Sun Woo
Kim Sung Hoon as policeman
Kim Jin Soo as Bang Ki Nam
Shin Dong Yub (신동엽) as hotel restaurant kitchen assistant (cameo)
Yoon Jong Shin (윤종신)as hotel restaurant kitchen assistant (cameo)
Kim Yoon Tae
Jung Soo In
Oh Eun Ho

Production Credits

Producer: Moon Bo Hyun
Director: Kim Myung Wook, Mo Wan Il (모완일)
Screenwriter: Moon Eun Ah


2011 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Awards, Actor (Daily Drama), Actor: Ji Chang Wook
2011 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Awards, Actress (Daily Drama), Actress: Do Ji Won
2011 KBS Drama Awards: Best Supporting Awards, Actress: Park Jung Ah

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133 Responses to “Smile, Dong Hae”

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  1. 126
    marissa Says:

    ji chang wook is not only handsome but awesome actor. i became his fan after watching him in smile donghae. can’t wait to see you in your new drama. ji chang wook fighting!

  2. 127
    Dhaynhielle Says:

    안녕하세요 !

    I really like the flow of the story and I really idolize the cast esp. Ji Chang Wook and Lee Jang Woo. They’re so handsome. OMG !

    Hope to see ya.
    행운을 빌어요 !

  3. 128
    genz Says:


  4. 129
    WooJung :) Says:

    I really love the finale.
    Lee Jang Woo did a great job. I really love him. =)

  5. 130
    coralou Says:

    I like this story and it’s sad that it has come to an end. I’m going to miss this show. :-)

  6. 131
    Saranghae Says:

    i’m a big fan of korean drama, yet this drama is really bad… it’s certainly one of the worst korean drama i’ve watched this far. was thinking that the story must be very complicating, hence 159 episodes. but the fact is a simple story line can drag for so long. such story line can easily finish in no more than 30 episodes if it’s hk filming. the scriptwriter is really lousy. i wouldn’t be watching it if not bcos singapore is airing it and there’s no other nice drama being aired at the same time.

  7. 132
    Ed chan Says:

    Think the story line is kind of stupid. Why should the younger Jin get upset that Donghae is the son of his father. He’s just a spoiled brat and his mother, the director is to be blamed for indulging him. Donghae has got more to be angry for having his father, James abandoning them and marrying someone else..after all he knew them first…the best ending would be for the selfish, self opinionated younger Jin to disappear leaving Donghae to be reunited with his father…

  8. 133
    Anonymous Says:

    I cant see the vid :-/

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