My Lovely Girl

My Lovely Girl (Korean내겐 너무 사랑스러운 그녀; RRNaegen Neomu Sarangseureoun Geunyeo) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Jung Ji-hoon (Rain), Krystal Jung, Kim Myung-soo, and Cha Ye-ryun. Having the K-pop industry as the backdrop, the drama tells the story of two pained individuals who find healing through music. It aired on SBS from September 17 to November 6, 2014 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.[2][3]

My Lovely Girl
MyLovelyGirlPromotionalPoster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asMy Lovable Girl
Too Lovely Girl For Me
She's So Lovable
GenreRomance
Musical
Drama
Written byNoh Ji-seol[1]
Directed byPark Hyung-ki[1]
StarringJung Ji-hoon (Rain)
Krystal Jung
L
Cha Ye-ryun
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production
Running time60 minutes
Production companyAStory
Release
Original networkSeoul Broadcasting System
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 17 (2014-09-17) –
November 6, 2014 (2014-11-06)
External links
Website
My Lovely Girl
Hangul
내겐 너무 사랑스러운 그녀
Revised RomanizationNaegen Neomu Sarangseureoun Geunyeo
McCune–ReischauerNaeken Nŏmu Sarangsŭrŏun Kŭnyŏ

SynopsisEdit

Lee Hyun-wook (Rain) is the CEO of a talent agency that scouts and trains idols. Hyun-wook lives in great difficulty as he is unable to let go of his ex-girlfriend who died in an accident 3 years ago, which he witnessed first hand. His ex-girlfriend's sister, Yoon Se-na (Krystal), moves to Seoul in order to pursue her music-composing career and meets Hyun-wook who helps her achieve it. As Hyun-wook replaces his father (Park Yeong-gyu) as the president of ANA Entertainment, he faces challenges in his career. In the midst of healing each other through music, Hyun-wook and Se-na fall in love.[4][5]

CastEdit

MainEdit

A successful singer, songwriter and producer. He appears cold and indifferent on the outside but is sensitive and kind-hearted. After So-eun's death, he left the music industry as he couldn't write songs any more. When he received a call from Se-na, he looks for her and eventually brought her into his company, ANA Entertainment. As he falls in love with Se-na, he is able to write songs again.

An aspiring singer and songwriter, and sister of Yoon So-eun. She becomes acquainted with Hyun-wook while trying to find her sister, whom she later develops feelings for. She has a bickering relationship with Shi-woo, and is continuously wavered by his advances.

A member of boyband Infinite Power under ANA Entertainment. He is seemingly arrogant but he turns kinder to Yoon Se-na whom he develops feelings for. He is at constant conflicts over Lee Hyun-wook, who chastise him for his irresponsible actions, as well as due to their rivalry for Se-na's love.

One of the directors in ANA Entertainment. She has a long-term crush for Lee Hyun-wook, and constantly disrupts his relationships, with both Se-na and So-eun.

SupportingEdit

People in AnA EntertainmentEdit

Shi-woo's ex-girlfriend and Rae-hoon's current girlfriend.[13]
Leader of fictional idol group Infinite Power.[7]
Member of fictional idol group Infinite Power.[14][15]
Member of fictional idol group Infinite Power.[14][15]

OthersEdit

Hyun-wook's father.[16]
Hyun-wook's ex-girlfriend who died in a car accident.

ProductionEdit

This drama is Director Park Hyung-ki and Writer Noh Ji-seol's third collaboration after Scent of a Woman and Dr. Champ.[23] The first read-through was held in August 2014 at an SBS studio in Ilsan.[12][18][24][25] A press conference was held on September 15, 2014.[26][27][28][29]

Original soundtrackEdit

My Lovely Girl:
Original Sound Track
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedNovember 6, 2014
GenrePop, K-pop, soundtrack, R&B
LabelAStory, LOEN Entertainment
No.TitleArtist[30]Length
1."This Song" (이 노래)Loco and Mamamoo3:49
2."Crazy Boy" (개또라이)Park Mi Young0:51
3."All Of A Sudden" (울컥)Krystal Jung4:26
4."Will You Love Me" (사랑해줄래)Alex Chu3:55
5."Pray" (Female version)Joo-yi3:15
6."Pray" (Male version)In4mal3:25
7."Promise"Kim Bo Kyung3:45
8."Only U" (너 하나만)Kim Tae-woo3:14
9."I Know"Kim Bo Kyung3:53
10."My Lovely Girl" (내겐 너무 사랑스러운 그녀)G.Brown3:35
11."Rewind"Gavy NJ4:13
12."Calling Out" (불러본다)Jin Min Ho3:55
13."Super Stiction"Halo3:44
14."Tight" (타이트해)Fiestar3:30
15."It's Okay I Love You"Lee Simon3:25

RatingsEdit

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[31] AGB Nielsen[32]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 September 17, 2014 8.2% 9.9% 8.2% 9.2%
2 September 18, 2014 8.1% 10.9% 7.5% 8.3%
3 September 24, 2014 7.0% 9.1% 7.8% 8.7%
4 September 25, 2014 7.2% 8.6% 7.3% 8.4%
5 October 1, 2014 6.2% 7.0% 6.9% 7.8%
6 October 2, 2014 4.7% 5.8% 4.7% 5.4%
7 October 8, 2014 6.5% 7.4% 6.4% 7.3%
8 October 9, 2014 8.1% 9.5% 6.6% 7.4%
9 October 15, 2014 6.4% 7.4% 5.7% 6.3%
10 October 16, 2014 7.1% 8.5% 6.9% 7.1%
11 October 23, 2014 6.0% 6.5% 7.9%
12 October 29, 2014 5.1% 6.1% 5.7% 6.6%
13 October 30, 2014 5.4% 5.5% 5.6% 6.0%
14 November 5, 2014 5.7% 6.1% 5.0% 5.7%
15 November 5, 2014 4.9% 5.1% 3.9% 4.7%
16 November 6, 2014 5.6% 6.6% 5.5% 5.7%
Average 6.4% 7.5% 6.3% 7.0%

International broadcastEdit

ChinaEdit

The drama's online broadcasting rights have been sold to Youku Tudou, at a record price of US$200,000 per episode, making it the most expensive Korean drama ever to be sold in China at the time. The record was previously held by Fated to Love You, which had a price of US$120,000 per episode.[33][34][35] As of October 2014, the drama has topped 100 million views on both Youku and Tudou websites.[36] This record was later surpassed by Pinocchio at US$280,000 per episode.[37]

PhilippinesEdit

It aired in the Philippines on ABS-CBN starting April 27 to June 12, 2015 [38] with re-runs on Jeepney TV starting June 26, 2017.

IndonesiaEdit

It aired in Indonesia on RCTI in May 2015.[39][40]

ThailandEdit

It onair in Thailand on PPTV in August 2015.[41]

Sri LankaEdit

The broadcast rights for the drama were sold to Sri Lanka.[42]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Rain and Alex brighten up the streets in upcoming drama "My Lovely Girl" Hancinema.net (August 17, 2014). Retrieved on August 18, 2014.
  2. ^ a b f(x)’s Krystal Confirmed to Act Opposite Rain in Drama ‘My Lovable Girl’ Archived October 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Mwave.interest.me (August 4, 2014). Retrieved on August 4, 2014.
  3. ^ Krystal "I cannot believe I'm going to be in the same drama with Rain" (in Korean) Osen.mt.co.kr (August 4, 2014). Retrieved on August 4, 2014.
  4. ^ f(x) Krystal to star 'My Lovely Girl' with Rain Koreaherald.com (August 4, 2014). Retrieved on August 5, 2014.
  5. ^ f(x)’s Krystal Confirmed to Star Alongside Rain in “My Lovely Girl” Soompi.com (August 3, 2014). Retrieved on August 5, 2014.
  6. ^ Rain to Make Drama Comeback through ‘My Lovable Girl’ Archived October 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Mwave.interest.me (July 25, 2014). Retrieved on August 5, 2014.
  7. ^ a b Infinite's L and Hoya Confirmed for Drama ‘My Lovely Girl’ Archived October 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Mwave.interest.me (August 5, 2014). Retrieved on August 5, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Chu, Cha chosen for drama Originally from Koreajoongangdaily.joins.com (August 9, 2014). Archived on August 9, 2014. Retrieved on August 9, 2014.
  9. ^ Kim Jin Woo joins My Lovely Girl, playing a rival to Rain's character (in Korean) Osen.mt.co.kr (August 14, 2014). Retrieved on August 14, 2014.
  10. ^ Kim Ki Bang joins the cast of My Lovely Girl playing the manager (in Korean) Asiatoday.co.kr (August 5, 2014). Retrieved on August 7, 2014.
  11. ^ Comedian Lee Soo-ji joins My Lovely Girl (in Korean) Newsen.com (August 15, 2014). Retrieved on August 15, 2014.
  12. ^ a b Rain & Krystal at My Lovely Girl first script-reading (in Korean) Nate.com (August 11, 2014). Retrieved on August 11, 2014.
  13. ^ BESTie's Hae Ryung casting in drama 'My Lovely Girl' Archived November 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Sg.entertainment.yahoo.com (August 14, 2014). Retrieved on August 14, 2014.
  14. ^ a b 'My Lovely Girl' unveils album jacket and poster for L and Hoya's idol group "Infinite Power" (in Korean) Osen.mt.co.kr (September 11, 2014). Retrieved on September 11, 2014.
  15. ^ a b ‘My Lovely Girl’ Unveils Drama Idol Group ‘Infinite Power’ Archived September 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Mwave.interest.me (September 11, 2014). Retrieved on September 11, 2014.
  16. ^ Park Young Gyu plays Lee Hyun Wook's dad in My Lovely Girl (in Korean) Osen.mt.co.kr (August 4, 2014). Retrieved on August 7, 2014.
  17. ^ Kim Hye-eun joins My Lovely Girl (in Korean) Seoul.co.kr (August 13, 2014). Retrieved on August 14, 2014.
  18. ^ a b 'My Fair Lady' reveals script reading photos of Rain, Krystal, L, Hoya, Dani, and more Allkpop (August 10, 2014). Retrieved on August 10, 2014.
  19. ^ Lee Cho Hee plays Yoon Se Na's friend in My Lovely Girl (in Korean) Osen.mt.co.kr (August 7, 2014). Retrieved on August 7, 2014.
  20. ^ Park Doo Shik and Lee Cho Hee join My Lovely Girl (in Korean) Star.mt.co.kr (August 4, 2014). Retrieved on August 7, 2014.
  21. ^ Lee Ji-ah first appearance in My Lovely Girl shines (in Korean) Kwnews.co.kr (September 21, 2014). Retrieved on September 21, 2014.
  22. ^ Child actress Lee Soo-min in My Lovely Girl (in Korean) Busan.com (September 19, 2014). Retrieved on September 19, 2014.
  23. ^ “My Lovely Girl” Stills Show Rain, Krystal, L and More Gathered for First Script Reading Soompi (August 11, 2014). Retrieved on August 11, 2014.
  24. ^ Rain, Krystal, L, Hoya, and more attend the script reading for 'My Lovely Girl' Dkpopnews.net (August 11, 2014). Retrieved on August 11, 2014.
  25. ^ 'My Lovely Girl' first script reading (in Korean) SBS (August 11, 2014). Retrieved on August 11, 2014.
  26. ^ Rain seeks to break rosy illusions about celebrities via ‘My Love Girl’ The Korea Herald (September 15, 2014). Retrieved on September 15, 2014.
  27. ^ Rain and Krystal discuss the 12-year age difference as partners in 'My Lovely Girl' Allkpop (September 15, 2014). Retrieved on September 15, 2014.
  28. ^ Rain Chose ′My Lovely Girl′ Because He Wanted to be in a Fairy Tale-Like Drama Archived September 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Mwave.interest.me (eNewsWorld) (September 15, 2014). Retrieved on September 15, 2014.
  29. ^ SNSD's Jessica Promised to Send Food Truck to f(x) Krystal's Drama Site Archived September 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Mwave.interest.me (eNewsWorld) (September 15, 2014). Retrieved on September 15, 2014.
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  31. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  32. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  33. ^ 'My Lovely Girl' sold to China for $200,000 per episode, highest price ever (in Korean) Interview365.mk.co.kr (September 2, 2014). Retrieved on September 2, 2014.
  34. ^ New Korean drama starring Rain sold to China at record price The Korea Herald (September 2, 2014). Retrieved on September 2, 2014.
  35. ^ 'My Lovely Girl' makes a breakthrough with highest Chinese distribution price Allkpop (September 2, 2014). Retrieved on September 2, 2014.
  36. ^ Korean drama starring Rain tops 100m views on Chinese websites The Korea Herald (October 7, 2014). Retrieved on October 7, 2014.
  37. ^ Kim, Min-jin (November 24, 2014). "Pinocchio sells distribution rights to China for record price". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  38. ^ "Rain and Krystal's "My Lovely Girl" to air in the Philippines this May". April 24, 2015.
  39. ^ "RCTI Akan Tayangkan Drama Rain 'My Lovely Girl', Netter Malah Komplain". Wowkeren (in Indonesian). April 3, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  40. ^ "Drama Korea My Lovely Girl Segera Tayang di RCTI". Infospesial (in Indonesian). April 4, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  41. ^ "ตัวอย่างซีรีส์ My Lovely Girl เพลงรักหัวใจเลิฟ (24/8/58 20.15 น.)". pptvthailand (in Thai). August 17, 2015. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  42. ^ "The Current Situation of Sri lanka TV Media and the Challenges Ahead - 24th JAMCO Online International Symposium". Archived from the original on August 5, 2017.

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