Title: 남자가 사랑할 때 / When a Man Falls in Love
Chinese Title: 當男人戀愛時
Also Known as: When a Man is in Love / When A Man Loves
Genre: Melodrama. Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2013-April-03 to 2013-June-06
Air time: Wednesdays & Thursdays 21:55


Han Tae Sang (Song Seung Hun) is a former gangster, but now a successful business man. He has a cold-blooded decisiveness and incredible drive. This helped him to attain his current status, as he started with nothing. He then meets a younger woman named Seo Mi Do (Shin Se Kyung). Her personality reminds him of himself when he was that age. Han Tae-Sang begins to feel love for the first time in his life.

Seo Mi Do is full of ambition and she is also bright and lovely. Seo Mi Do isn’t afraid of anything, because she went through so many difficult times when growing up.

A man named Lee Jae Hee (Yun Woo Jin) then confronts Han Tae Sang over Seo Mi Do.


Main Cast

Song Seung Hun as Han Tae Sang
Shin Se Kyung as Seo Mi Do
Chae Jung Ahn as Baek Sung Joo
Yun Woo Jin as Lee Jae Hee
Yoon Chan Young as Jae Hee (child)

People around Tae Sang

Kim Seo Kyung as Roy Chang / Han Tae Min
Lee Tae Woo as Han Tae Min (child)
Jo Jae Ryong as Yoon Dong Goo
Jung Young Sook as Yoon Hong Ja

People around Mi Do

JB as Seo Mi Joon
Jr as Ddol Yi
Kang Shin Il as Seo Kyung Wook
Oh Young Shil as Choi Sun Ae

People around Sung Joo

Lee Chang Hoon as Goo Yong Gap

People around Jae Hee

Kim Sung oh as Lee Chang Hee


Lee Seung Hyung as Bae Choon Sam
Lee Min Ji as Jin Song Yun
Nam Kyung Eup as Jang Ji Myung
Park Min Ji as Eun Ae
Lee Sung Min as Kim Dae Kwang / Han Tae Sang’s boss
Lee Sang Eun (이상은) as Kelly Jo (cameo)
BtoB as popular idol group Black Machine (cameo, ep 8)

Production Credits

Production Company: I Will Media
Chief Producer: Park Hong Gyoon
Producer: Choi Joon Suk
Director: Kim Sang Ho, Choi Byung Gil
Screenwriter: Kim In Young


2013 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Actress (Mini Series): Shin Se Kyung (When a Man Loves)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2013-04-03 1 7.3 (20th) 7.8 (19th) 6.6 7.6
2013-04-04 2 10.8 (10th) 12.1 (7th) 10.1 (11th) 11.0 (7th)
2013-04-10 3 9.3 (16th) 10.3 (9th) 11.4 (7th) 13.1 (5th)
2013-04-11 4 11.6 (8th) 13.0 (5th) 12.1 (6th) 13.5 (5th)
2013-04-17 5 11.1 (7th) 12.7 (5th) 11.4 (7th) 12.0 (7th)
2013-04-18 6 10.2 (13th) 12.1 (6th) 11.3 (9th) 12.3 (9th)
2013-04-24 7 9.9 (9th) 11.8 (5th) 10.5 (7th) 11.7 (7th)
2013-04-25 8 9.7 (13th) 12.0 (6th) 10.2 (10th) 11.3 (9th)
2013-05-01 9 9.9 (9th) 11.7 (5th) 9.5 (9th) 10.6 (8th)
2013-05-02 10 9.7 (10th) 12.0 (6th) 10.8 (8th) 12.5 (7th)
2013-05-08 11 9.3 (10th) 10.8 (6th) 8.9 (12th) 10.1 (10th)
2013-05-09 12 9.0 (18th) 10.0 (11th) 9.0 (14th) 9.9 (12th)
2013-05-15 13 9.0 (13th) 10.7 (5th) 9.1 (12th) 10.0 (13th)
2013-05-16 14 9.7 (10th) 11.1 (4th) 10.3 (8th) 12.1 (5th)
2013-05-22 15 10.1 (8th) 12.0 (3rd) 11.4 (6th) 12.6 (4th)
2013-05-23 16 9.8 (10th) 11.2 (6th) 11.2 (6th) 12.5 (4th)
2013-05-29 17 10.9 (5th) 13.5 (3rd) 10.6 (8th) 11.8 (5th)
2013-05-30 18 10.5 (9th) 12.0 (5th) 9.9 (9th) 10.2 (11th)
2013-06-05 19 9.8 (8th) 11.7 (5th) 11.1 (6th) 11.7 (4th)
2013-06-06 20 9.7 (7th) 11.9 (4th) 12.1 (6th) 13.3 (6th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


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2,301 Responses to “When a Man Falls in Love”

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  1. 776
    say Says:

    And for people who are saying that TS is going to die, I hope not because he has not done nothing wrong to deserve death but do good to help someone whom he think that deserve to be save from the life that he lived before now,why this is a bad drama is because it show bad example to the viewers doing good is bad why doing bad is rewarding,I have said this before that this is not a drama that should be produce to the public to watch due to the bad teaching of it.

  2. 777
    usa-mary Says:

    Excuse me everyone. I just saw ep. 12 in the raw and I’m so WT….TICKED!

  3. 778
    loulou Says:

    @say, nobody here wants TS dead (i suppose), but I have a feeling this drama will have a tragic ending. I really thought When a man falls in love was about Romance between the lead guy and the girl he loves…but I don’t see any romance.. it’s just about a man who’s treated as a fool since he met the girl he fell in love with…they should’ve titled it When a man falls in love with the WRONG girl… MD has nothing to offer, poor, was only able to get an education with TS money, there are tones of girls who are prettier, but he still picked her over any other girl… than she had the nerves of cheating on him and there are who people still defend her saying she’s young she can love whoever she wants, she only owes him money and not love…We’re at ep 12, only 8 ep to go and nothing good (except for the money) happened to TS yet…I know its just a drama but still the writer SUCKS

  4. 779
    JB Says:

    SSH should have been popular if he knows how to choose roles to play. without my princess he would have been nothing

  5. 780
    JB Says:

    how can you defend MD by saying TS is not fun. She should break up if that the case. What she did is unforgiving in accepting the love TS is offering while she can not make up her mind. she is old enough to know what is right and wrong

  6. 781
    JB Says:

    If i am TS i will bury the girl alive

  7. 782
    Hanover Says:

    Aren’t you all getting too serious? Just chill. It’s just another typical Kdrama – endings compare miserably with beginnings. It’s just a way to pass time. Frankly, the lower the expectation the lesser the disappointment.

  8. 783
    loulou Says:

    @JB , SSH was amazing in East of Eden…

  9. 784
    JB Says:

    i said he do not know how to choose role. He is indeed amazing there but story line is the same. In EOE the story is saying whatever good you intend to do you will never win and will end up dead

  10. 785
    loulou Says:

    @JB most of the dramas he did were good, as for his role in east of eden even thought the ending was crap at least he was loved while he was alive… his role in this drama is another thing he sure did a mistake by accepting it as this story is going nowhere…
    If people want to watch a good drama I recommend I summon you Gold!

  11. 786
    JB Says:

    @loulou i think story is good when justice prevail. In EOE he change the concept of casino as dirty business. in the end he was just given 1000 years to live because a day to them is 1000 year. sometimes you can just feel why spielberg was world renowned because of how he end his stories even though he is a director.

    Having said that ending makes the whole story, remember that

  12. 787
    say Says:

    yes,I summon you gold is very good drama, you will know were the drama going to,very time you watch it you don’t want it to end.very good drama no complications this awful one that we are watching.people please don’t make excuses for MD please, for God seek she is 27years old according to synopsis, she not a baby anymore, she took advantage of a man who is innocent about love, to make this worse this is TS first time of loving a woman and end up like this, I hope he send them parking because I am tired of seeing MD face in this drama.

  13. 788
    usa-mary Says:

    The writer, Kim In Young or Yeong, as I stated earlier is a female, not a male. If anyone is interested…you can go to the following for a list of the dramas she’s written and along with a photo:

    Go to wiki-d-addicts.com.

    1) Select Korean dramas.
    2) Next, select writers.
    3) The names are listed alphabetically…of course, last name first.

    I’m really trying to contain myself because I was livid after watching ep. 12! What’s wrong with this writer. It was so disrespectul and offensive to me as a woman to see a supposedly intelligent woman act this way! MD being poor has nothing to do with having integrity which TS has always shown. How would MD’s dad like her disgraceful behavior now if he knew this about her! Always putting TS down and praising her like she’s better and above his type. Treating her like she’s whiter than the pure falling snow in her heart when she’s actually dirty! Only people who are dirty in their soul would be that inconsiderate. Right now, they don’t have a pot…or a window to throw it out of and treat TS like he’s low life! They would all be staying in a sauna if it wasn’t for him. Well, I don’t know about her dad, but I’ll provide her mother with a year’s supply of bamboo sticks to whip her behind! Now, you all know that Korean mothers are notorius for that and will do it, too (all in the name of love)! hehehe Okay, if the writer goes this far with this drama, I hope that MD and JH get carried away again and she gets pregnant by him! Serves her right for not listening to her mother and JH for not listening to his brother, CH.

    Now its…SHOW TIME! All I can say is that I WOULDN’T WANT TO BE THEM! BE AFRAID…BE VERY AFRAID! They awakended the sleeping vicious viper!

  14. 789
    usa-mary Says:

    This drama is a fiasco! I need a dose of comedy after ep. 12!

    In the mean time TS sweetie…GET THAT HEFFA OUT OF YOUR HOUSE!

  15. 790
    say Says:

    well, if the writer of this drama is woman, she must have done this kind Cruelty, wicked things to man in her life too, i am sorry say that but that is the way i fell ,also that why she wrote similar thing like this drama, she is not compassionate at all to write this kind of a hateful drama,if she is compassionate she will not take her writing to this extend that she took it to, introducing a good man like TS and call him a fool, that is not right for her write such a thing to the viewers because she belittle women like her in this drama.hope she doesn’t write such a thing again.is about time TS will take care of JH boy and his girlfriend once as for all, because JH boy is just walking all over him like a fool,TS he has integrity, all the years he was with his late boss he never make a move on SJ, he respected his boss,who can resist SJ for how time she had throw herself to him,but keep distant from her,that is someone who has conscience of right from wrong.

  16. 791
    fan Says:

    @Jyenie you were right about MD ! She thinks she’s in love with JH ! Foolish girl ! She doesn’t differentiate between DESIRE and LOVE, she’ll learn it by the hard way ! Now you’ll enjoy the dark side of TS :) I hoped to see TS happy :(
    @ usa-mary I still think that the story is good and the writer is doing a good job, it’s so different from the k-drama we used to watch, even though it’s painful, but still real and happening in real life. Maybe you’re experienced with k-drama but did you ever watched k-movies ? Besides comedy, most I’ve watched had sad ending and full of pain. It’s just new to see it in a drama.

    Now my guessing for this drama :
    TS after all the pain he will go through, he will give up in life and the rare disease will take over him, he’ll die like his father. Does he deserve it ? He trusted the wrong persons : MD, JH, SJ and CH.
    After discovering the truth and her feelings, MD will loose the love of her life TS, she’ll live in regret.
    JH is TS brother, when he’ll recover his memory and discover what happend in the past, he’ll live in regret.
    The suspected TS brother the business man from Hong Kong is the son of the art teacher. He’ll destroy TS by revenge thinking that he murdered his father.
    The man murdered and burried in the woods by CH is the art teacher, he took JH under his wing thinking that’s his son, and tried to rise him because of guilt.
    CH will end up in prison because of his love to TS and thinking that his doing him good.
    TS mom will see his son dying, she keeps seeing him in her dreams because he’ll soon die.

  17. 792
    fan Says:

    I hope that my guessing is wrong !

  18. 793
    fan Says:

    SSH made a wise decision by choosing this work. Because this drama allowed him to show his skills and how a wonderful actor he is ! Very impressive acting ! I wish him to be awarded in the end of the year, he deserves it !

  19. 794
    jen Says:

    i agree @ loulou he was amazing in east of eden the chemistry between him and lee yeon hee so great,5 yrs had been past since east of eden but until now i cant get over of their love story,even shin se kyung cannot surpass,though she looks like lee yeon hee a bit,but her character of ds drama sucks…i really admired song seung hun hoping that he will choose a better drama next tym compared to this

  20. 795
    marcel Says:

    kya cguro pababa ng pababa ang ratings,d me tlga maintindhan san pa2ngo yung s2ry kaloka!as in!

  21. 796
    Sharon Says:

    I love this drama it’s really deep and heartbreaking, but that’s what this drama is melodramatic!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!! Just watched ep 11 and I for the life of me i can’t understand JH, he has a cruel streak to him. Why! JH had that lady give MD the job then got so jealous, because TS and MD were lovey dovey on the train, he realized that TS is not leaving MD and they are still together, so JH have the lady take the job back to make MD accuse TS of sabotage. What a tangle web we weave!!
    Ooooh, that was not enough after the door was closing he forced himself in and kiss MD tossing her from wall to wall like a salad. What kinda s*#@¥%#t is that.
    JH you are a punk, because when TS knock on the door you should have stand up like a man and defend your love instead he kept quiet and start shaking like a B@#%*%%#*h. That’s what separate the man from the boys.
    JH asked MD if he could bring her kimchi to London she said they have it there, would you not get a hint and just let it go, of course not. JH went as far as to ask TS to let her go to London just to hint to TS that he and MD has some kind of relationship that TS knows nothing about. This is getting soooo deep and I love it. Can’t Waite to see ep 12 with sub.
    Guys, JH ticked me off on this one hahahahaha !!!!

  22. 797
    John k Says:

    Md is a stupid actress! Why is it that she always takes a role like this.this drama reminds of fashion king when she ended up with a weasel. I really hope i dont see her in anymore dramas.

  23. 798
    Sharon Says:

    I am reading the comments and what the hell happened in ep 12!!!!!!!!!!

  24. 799
    hunee Says:

    This drama is boring!!!!!! I feel sorrrrri for the main guy…He has done
    so much for that confuse girl. She doesn know what she want. He might
    as well married the other girl. She seems to know what she wants. I truly
    hope he doesn die in this drama…..oh yeah some tragic will happen at
    the end.

  25. 800
    Sharon Says:

    Yes, I believe that CH killed KSJ for TS. Remember, CH also said that TS is so smart he is way over their heads. I believe we are underestimating TS. I will be able to decipher more when I watch ep 12.

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