All About Eve (TV series)

All About Eve (Korean이브의 모든것; RRIbeuui Modeun Geot) is a South Korean television drama[1] which aired in 2000 on MBC that focused on two beautiful, young TV news reporters (portrayed by Chae Rim and Kim So-yeon) competing for the top position at the network they work for.

All About Eve
Written byPark Ji-hyun
Directed by
  • Lee Jin-suk
  • Han Chul-soo
Opening theme"True Love" by FinKL
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes20
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Original networkMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Picture format1080i HDTV
Original releaseApril 26 (2000-04-26) –
July 6, 2000 (2000-07-06)
Related showsAll About Eve (Philippines)
External links

Besides sharing a title and the premise of female rivalry, this drama has nothing to do with the film starring Bette Davis.


Sun-mi (Chae Rim) is a lovely college student who lives with her upper middle-class widowed father. She has a happy childhood with her best friend Woo-jin (Han Jae-suk). Life changes radically for Sun-mi when her father decides to support Young-mi (Kim So-yeon), a beautiful girl the same age as Sun-mi.

Young-mi became an orphan when her father, an alcoholic who frequently abused her, dies in an accident while working for Mr. Jin's (Sun-mi's father) construction company. Young-mi has grown up in poverty, but she is not a humble person. She's arrogant, greedy and full of resentment. She initially becomes friends with Sun-mi, but eventually envies her for all she is and has, even Woo-jin's love.

Young-mi becomes Sun-mi's rival in every aspect of her life. First, Young-mi steals Woo-jin from Sun-mi, then tries to take over her job at a very important TV network as they both dream to be famous news anchorwomen. She finally turns her eyes on Sun-mi's new boyfriend, Hyung-chul (Jang Dong-gun) one of the network's top executives, whom Sun-mi met during a trip to London. But Hyung-chul's love for Sun-mi is stronger than Young-mi's estimation. Meanwhile, Woo-jin suffers of a broken heart as Young-mi makes his life miserable and finally dumps him so she can chase Hyung-chul, even though it hurts her just as much since she does not love him and is only after him for her career's sake.

The climax of the plot comes when a former lover of Young-mi appears and threatens to reveal her deepest secret should she not return to him: a dark past as a prostitute. Since the gangster did not succeed in his attempts, he decides to kill Young-mi. Woo-jin dies while saving her life. However, all of Young-mi's treachery is exposed. Losing everything and heartbroken because of Woo-jin's death, she attempts to commit suicide, but her efforts are frustrated when she is found unconscious by a group of nuns on the shore of the Han River. When Young-mi wakes up, she suffers from amnesia and has lost almost all memory of her past.

The drama ends with a happy reconciliation between Young-mi and Sun-mi, who cries beside Young-mi forgiving her for the misunderstandings between them since they met. Finally, Hyung-chul swears eternal love and proposes to Sun-mi right in the middle of a street, asking her not to move to London.


  • Chae Rim as Jin Sun-mi
  • Kim So-yeon as Heo Young-mi
  • Jang Dong-gun as Yoon Hyung-chul[2]
  • Han Jae-suk as Kim Woo-jin
  • Hyun Seok as Mr. Jin, Sun-mi's father
  • Park Won-sook as Mrs. Song, Woo-jin's mother
  • Park Chul as Kim Sun-dal
  • Kim Jung-eun as Yoo Joo-hee
  • Lee Geun-hee (이근희) as Lee Kyung-hee
  • Park Sook-chul as Shin Ki-dong
  • Yoon Gi-won as Choi Jin-soo
  • Kim Hyo-jin as Jo Cho-jae
  • Ahn Jung-hoon as Ahn Joon-mo
  • Choi Joon-yong as Bae In-soo
  • Han In-soo as Chairman Yoon, Hyung-chul's father
  • Lee Kyung-jin as Hyung-chul's mother
  • Kyeon Mi-ri as Yoon Hyung-chul's stepmother
  • Super Junior member Leeteuk had a four-second bit part as a moviegoer listed in the credits under the name "Park Jung-su."
  • Lee Tae-ran had a cameo appearance in Episode 12 as a celebrity attendee at a fashion show.
  • Song Il Gook appeared as a field reporter in Episode 11.
  • Lee Eon-jeong appeared onscreen for two seconds as a model in the fashion show.

International broadcastEdit

It aired in Japan on TV Asahi from October 11 to December 13, 2002, on Fridays at 11:15 p.m.[3]

In Thailand first aired on Channel 5 in December 2000, on Mondays and Tuesdays. And repeat telecast on ITV from June 15 to August 30, 2003, on Saturdays and Sundays at 01:00 p.m. to 02:00 p.m.[4]


The hit drama has had two remakes.

All About Eve aired in the Philippines on GMA Network in 2009, starring Iza Calzado, Sunshine Dizon, Mark Anthony Fernandez and Alfred Vargas.[5][6]

Ai Shang Nu Zhu Bo (爱上女主播, "Fall in Love with Anchor Beauty") aired in China on Zhejiang Satellite TV in 2010, starring Zhu Dan, Cheryl Yang, Wu Jian, and South Korean actor Jang Hyuk.[7][8] Chae Rim made a cameo appearance as Jang Hyuk's ex-girlfriend.[9]


  1. ^ "Dramas Enjoy Hot Demand Overseas". The Chosun Ilbo. January 22, 2003. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "Latin America Washed Out to Sea by Korean Wave". The Chosun Ilbo. March 28, 2004. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  3. ^ Brasor, Philip (December 1, 2002). "South Korea helps Japan to get more trendy". The Japan Times. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  4. ^ "All About Eve - สงครามแห่งความรัก". (in Thai). October 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Jimenez, Fidel (March 20, 2009). "Iza Calzado, Sunshine Dizon rivalry heats up in All About Eve". GMA News Online (in Tagalog). Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  6. ^ Miralles, Nitz (April 27, 2009). "Sunshine Dizon tells fans not to take onscreen rivalry with Iza Calzado too seriously". Philippine Entertainment Portal (in Tagalog). Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  7. ^ Hong, Lucia (March 26, 2010). "Jang Hyuk to star in Chinese remake of All About Eve". 10Asia. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  8. ^ Hong, Lucia (October 15, 2010). "Chinese remake of All About Eve No. 1 show in China". 10Asia. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  9. ^ Kim, Lynn (May 27, 2010). "Chae Rim to appear in Chinese remake of All About Eve". 10Asia. Retrieved May 30, 2013.

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