Dear My Friends
Dear My Friends (Korean: 디어 마이 프렌즈; RR: Dieo Mai Peurenjeu) is a South Korean television series starring Go Hyun-jung, Kim Hye-ja, Na Moon-hee, Go Doo-shim, Park Won-sook, Youn Yuh-jung, Joo Hyun, Kim Young-ok and Shin Goo. It aired on cable network tvN on Fridays and Saturdays at 20:30 (KST) for 16 episodes from May 13 to July 2, 2016.
|Dear My Friends|
|Written by||Noh Hee-kyung|
|Directed by||Hong Jong-chan|
|Narrated by||Go Hyun-jung|
|Theme music composer||Choi In-hee, The Chairman, Yoo Young-jun|
|Opening theme||"Go Go! Picnic" by Martin Smith|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer(s)||Bae Jong-byung|
Jinnie Jin-hee Choi
|Production location(s)||South Korea|
|Production company(s)||Studio Dragon|
|Original release||May 13 –|
July 2, 2016
The stories between friends in their last years of life, people who say some words like "It is not the end, we're still alive".
- Go Hyun-jung as Park Wan – age 37, a Japanese translation writer
- Kim Hye-ja as Jo Hee-ja – age 72
- Na Moon-hee as Moon Jeong-ah – age 72, Hee-ja's elementary school classmate, Seok-gyun's wife
- Go Doo-shim as Jang Nan-hee – age 63, Park Wan's mother, Hee-ja and Jeong-ah's elementary school junior, a successful owner of a jjamppong shop
- Park Won-sook as Lee Young-won – age 63, Nan-hee's classmate, a former actress holding advertising model
- Youn Yuh-jung as Oh Choong-nam – age 65, Nan-hee and Young-won's senior
- Joo Hyun as Lee Seong-jae – age 72, a former attorney, Hee-ja and Jeong-ah's school friend
- Kim Young-ok as Oh Ssang-boon – age 86, Nan-hee's mother
- Shin Goo as Kim Seok-gyun – age 75, Jeong-ah's husband
- Jo In-sung as Seo Yeon-ha – age 32, Park Wan's friend, Slovenia resident
- Lee Kwang-soo as Yoo Min-ho – early age 30, Hee-ja's youngest son
- Nam Neung-mi as Gi-ja – age 72
- Baek Seung-do as Yang Joo-young – Choong-nam's parental nephew
- Byun Woo-seok as Son Jong-sik – Choong-nam's outside nephew
- Yeom Hye-ran as Soon-young – Jeong-ah's first daughter
- Kwon Hyuk as Oh Se-oh – Jeong-ah's first son-in-law
- Kang Eun-jin as Kim Ho-young – Jeong-ah's second daughter
- Han Jeong-hyun as Soo-young – Jeong-ah's third daughter
- Kim Jeong-hwan as Jang In-bong – Ssang-boon's son, Park Wan's uncle
- Cha Jong-ho as Pal-dal – Nan-hee's jjamppong shop employee
- Jeong Eui-soon as Nan-hee's jjamppong shop employee
- Ji Yi-soo as Sang-sook – Nan-hee's jjamppong shop employee
- Go Bo-gyeol as Ha-neul – Hee-ja's youngest daughter-in-law
- Lee Kwang-soo as Bong-yi – Seok-gyun's elementary school alumni
- Go Jin-myung as security colleague
- Kwak In-joon as professor Yang
- Kim Tae-hoon as professor Lee
- Joo Boo-jin as cathedral congregation member
- Choi Jae-seop as Hee-ja's son
- Jo Seung-yeon as Hee-ja's son
- Park Seong-yeon as Hee-ja's daughter-in-law
- Park Soo-bin as Hee-ja's daughter-in-law
- Kang Moon-kyung
- Yoo Pil-ran
- Kim Pil
- Kim Hak-yim
- Jo Hye-won
- Kim Kyung-ae
- Kim Byung-choon
- Kim Hak-seon
- Ok Joo-ri
- Park Gwi-soon as taxi driver
- Noh Nam-seok
- Kwon Jae-hyun as Soon-cheol
- Lee Jeong-goo as priest
- Baek Eun-kyung
- Goo Bon-young
- Kim Yeon-hee
- Shin Shin-beom as Seok-gyun's younger brother
- Kim Mi-ryang as Seok-gyun's sister-in-law
- Kim Jeong-soo
- Jin Seok-chan
- Woo Sang-wook as young Kim Seok-gyun
- Nam Jeong-hee as elderly nursing home care helper
- Kwon Hyuk-soo as nursing home care helper
- Kim Ya-ni
- Shin Sung-woo as Han Dong-jin – early age 40, a publisher representative, an editor-in-chief
- Sung Dong-il as professor Park
- Jang Hyun-sung as Il-woo – Nan-hee's jjamppong shop regular customer
- Lee Won-jong as Jang Ho-jin – Nan-hee's father
- Song Yong-tae as Yoo Jeong-cheol – Hee-ja's husband
- Daniel Henney as Mark Smith – Hee-ja's male neighbor, photographer
- Chae Gook-hee as Seo Yeon-hee – Yeon-ha's older sister, Slovenia resident
- Ha Jae-young as Dae-cheol – Young-won's ex-husband
|1.||"Baby Blue"||Kevin Oh||3:15|
|2.||"Baby Blue" (Inst.)||3:15|
|1.||"Wonderful (얼마나 좋아)"||Jannabi (잔나비)||3:01|
|3.||"Beautiful" (Eng Ver.)||Jannabi (잔나비)||3:01|
|1.||"Want to Be Free (바람에 머문다)"||Lyn||3:27|
|2.||"Want to Be Free (바람에 머문다)" (Inst.)||3:27|
|1.||"Don't Go (떠나가지마)"||Park Ji-min||3:16|
|2.||"Don't Go (떠나가지마)" (Inst.)||3:16|
|1.||"Go Go! Picnic"||Martin Smith||3:37|
|2.||"Be My Side"||Da-eun||3:09|
|3.||"Paso a Paso"||Edan||3:37|
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|1||May 13, 2016||Sorry, I'm Not Curious About You Guys.
(미안하지만, 난 당신들이 궁금하지 않아요)
|2||May 14, 2016||I Can Do It Alone. I Can Live Alone.
(혼자 할 수 있어요. 혼자 살 수 있어요.)
|3||May 20, 2016||Down to the Braless Street with a Torn Jeans
(노브라에 찢어진 청바지를 입고 길 위에서)
|4||May 21, 2016||Please, I Beg Everyone, Don't Say You Know Everything About Us.
(부디, 부탁하건대 당신들, 우릴 다 안다 하지 마세요.)
|5||May 27, 2016||Don't Be Lonely. I'm Beside You.
(외로워 마세요. 그대 곁에 내가 있어요.)
|6||May 28, 2016||The Way You Can Return, The Way You Can't Return
(되돌아 갈 수 있는 길 되돌아 갈 수 없는 길)
|7||June 3, 2016||The Wind Blows. The Waves Are Hitting.
(바람이 분다. 파도가 친다)
|8||June 4, 2016||As If Nothing Had Happened
(마치 아무 일도 없었던 것처럼)
|9||June 10, 2016||Life Is Really Very Beautiful, Isn't It?
(인생 정말 아름답지 아니한가)
|10||June 11, 2016||Honing the Sword of Revenge 1
(복수의 칼날을 갈며 1)
|11||June 17, 2016||Honing the Sword of Revenge 2
(복수의 칼날을 갈며 2)
|12||June 18, 2016||What I Was Aware Of, A Hundred of My Sins.
What I Was Unaware Of, Tons of My Sins.
(내가 알고 지은 죄, 백가지. 내가 모르고 지은 죄, 천가지 만가지)
|13||June 24, 2016||Like a Mother to the End, Like a Fighter to the End 1
(끝까지 엄마답게, 끝까지 투사처럼 1)
|14||June 25, 2016||Like a Mother to the End, Like a Fighter to the End 2
(끝까지 엄마답게, 끝까지 투사처럼 2)
|15||July 1, 2016||When Did We Ever Look at You This Long?
(우리가 언제 당신을 이렇게 오래 바라봐 준 적 있었나?)
|16||July 2, 2016||Our Love Story
(우리들의 러브 스토리)
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2016||9th Korea Drama Awards||Best Screenplay||Noh Hee-kyung||Won|
|tvN10 Awards||Best Actress||Go Hyun-jung||Nominated|
|Best Content Award, Drama||Dear My Friends||Won|
|Two Star Award||Shin Goo||Nominated|
|Best Kiss Award||Jo In-sung and Go Hyun-jung||4th place|
|2017||53rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Drama||Dear My Friends||Won|
|Best Director||Hong Jong-chan||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay||Noh Hee-kyung||Won|
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