Lie to Me (2011 TV series)

Lie To Me (Korean내게 거짓말을 해봐) is a South Korean television series starring Kang Ji-hwan, Yoon Eun-hye, Sung Joon and Jo Yoon-hee.[1][2]

Lie to Me
First official poster
Created bySBS
Written byKim Ye-ri
Directed byKim Soo-ryung
Kwon Hyuk-chan
StarringKang Ji-hwan
Yoon Eun-hye
Sung Joon
Jo Yoon-hee
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Running timeMonday & Tuesday 21:55 (KST)
Production companiesVerdi Media
Pan Entertainment
Lie to Me SPC
Original release
NetworkSBS (South Korea)
Release9 May (2011-05-09) –
28 June 2011 (2011-06-28)

The series revolves around a civil servant named Gong Ah-jung (played by Yoon) who pretends to be the wife of the wealthy hotel heir, Hyun Ki-joon (played by Kang) to impress her former friend. It is directed by Kim Soo-ryung and Kwon Hyuk-chan, produced by Jo Sung-won and written by Kim Ye-ri.



Gong Ah-jung (Yoon Eun-hye) is a government employee of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. At the beginning of the series, Ah-jung lies to an antagonistic friend about being married to not lose face in front of her. The lie quickly snowballs (due to several misunderstandings) until Ah-jung realizes that everyone is gossiping about her supposed, secret marriage to Hyun Ki-joon (Kang Ji-hwan), the wealthy president of World Hotel.

Ki-joon confronts Ah-Jung and asks her to rectify the situation as the rumor has spread to even his friends. Ki-joon and Ah-jung decide to take action to squash the rumors, with Ah-jung agreeing to call her friends together so she can confess her indiscretion. When this doesn't go as planned, Ki-joon decides to take legal action against Ah-jung. However, after a series of events that bond the pair, they agree that pretending to be married for a short while would be mutually beneficial. Ki-joon says that inspire of this, Ah-jung's lie is not forgiven and threatens to eventually follow through with his lawsuit.

Things become even more complicated when Ki-joon's ex-fiancée returns from France. As Ki-joon and Ah-jung grow closer and fonder of one another over the duration of their pretended marriage, Ki-joon finds himself questioning his commitment to his former fiancée Yoon-joo.




Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2011-05-09 1 8.2% (19th) 10.1% (11th)
2011-05-10 2 8.3% (20th) 10.0% (10th)
2011-05-16 3 7.4% 9.5% (11th)
2011-05-17 4 7.6% (16th) 9.3% (8th)
2011-05-23 5 7.9% (19th) 9.5% (14th)
2011-05-24 6 8.6% (11th) 10.5% (7th)
2011-05-30 7 8.2% (17th) 9.8% (10th)
2011-05-31 8 8.5% (12th) 10.5% (10th)
2011-06-06 9 9.2% (10th) 11.4% (6th)
2011-06-07 10 9.3% (10th) 10.0% (9th)
2011-06-13 11 8.7% (13th) 10.7% (8th)
2011-06-14 12 8.9% (9th) 11.7% (7th)
2011-06-20 13 8.4% (12th) 9.7% (9th)
2011-06-21 14 8.7% (8th) 9.8% (8th)
2011-06-27 15 8.0% (20th) 8.8%
2011-06-28 16 8.0% (16th) 8.4% (17th)
Average 8.4%

Source: TNmS Media Korea

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2011 19th SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama Yoon Eun-hye Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Planning Drama Kang Ji-hwan Nominated
Special Acting Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama Hong Soo-hyun Nominated


  1. ^ ""Lie to Me" Kang Ji-hwan and Yoon Eun-hye 'hot kiss'". Hancinema. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  2. ^ "True Romance: new spin on rom-coms?". The Korea Times. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2014.