One Fine Day (South Korean TV series)

One Fine Day (Korean어느 멋진 날; RREoneu Meotjin Nal) is a 2006 South Korean television drama series starring Gong Yoo, Sung Yu-ri, Namkoong Min and Lee Yeon-hee. It aired on MBC from May 31 to July 20, 2006 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.[1][2][3]

One Fine Day
One Fine Day TV poster.jpeg
Promotional poster
Written bySon Eun-hye
Directed byShin Hyun-chang
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Producer(s)Yoon Jae-moon
Production location(s)
Original networkMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original releaseMay 31 (2006-05-31) –
July 20, 2006 (2006-07-20)
External links
Korean name
Revised RomanizationEoneu Meotjin Nal
McCune–ReischauerǑnŭ Mŏtchin Nal


Although not related by blood, Seo Gun (Gong Yoo) and Seo Ha-neul (Sung Yu-ri) are legally siblings after the marriage of Gun's father and Ha-neul's mother. But after the deaths of their parents, the siblings are sent to an orphanage where they tearfully part once they get adopted into different families.

In Korea, Ha-neul is a given a new name, Park Hae-won, and grows up in a wealthy, loving family, so much so that she finds it suffocating. Her adoptive mother (Sunwoo Eun-sook) treats Ha-neul like her dead biological daughter, while her adoptive brother Park Tae-won (Yoo Ha-joon) is obsessed with her.

In Australia, Gun lives a life of destitution with his adoptive father Goo Kyung-taek (Lee Ki-yeol) and adoptive sister Goo Hyo-joo (Lee Yeon-hee). He becomes a small-time gangster whose main talents are swindling and fighting. When he hears from his best friend Goo Sung-chan (Kang Sung-jin) that his sister Ha-neul was adopted by a rich family and is now living like a princess, he decides to return to his native country in order to con Ha-neul into giving him money. Hyo-joo, who's nursed a crush on him for a long time, follows Gun to Korea.

Meanwhile, Ha-neul lives every day wanting to get away from her adoptive parents and brother. She secretly works at an aquarium and constantly gets into quarrels with the curator, Kang Dong-ha (Namkoong Min), who starts to like her. Then one day, Gun suddenly appears in front of her. She'd never forgotten him and like she'd imagined a million times in her dreams, her "real" brother has come back to get her, just as he'd promised. Now worlds apart from each other, they reunite after 15 years of separation. Gun initially just wants to swindle money from Ha-neul, but he can't help protecting and caring for his little sister. As the two grow closer, their relationship and feelings become more complicated, and they come to realize that their mutual affection is something more than that of a brother and a sister.


Main charactersEdit

Supporting charactersEdit

  • Kang Sung-jin as Goo Sung-chan / James (Gun's friend)
  • Lee Ki-yeol as Goo Kyung-taek (Gun's adoptive father)
  • Jung Dong-hwan as Park Jin-kwon (Ha-neul's adoptive father)
  • Sunwoo Eun-sook as Ji Soo-hyun (Ha-neul's adoptive mother)
  • Yoo Ha-joon as Park Tae-won (Ha-neul's adoptive brother)
  • Ahn Yeon-hong as Kim Mal-ja (Ha-neul's friend)
  • Lee Eon-jeong as Choi Sun-kyung (Ha-neul's friend)
  • Lee Jeong-ho
  • Yoon Yong-hyun
  • Woo Hee-jin


One Fine Day received average viewership ratings of less than 10%.[4]

International broadcastEdit

  • Due to Gong Yoo's rising popularity in Japan after Coffee Prince, One Fine Day aired on Fuji TV beginning October 4, 2010.[5]
  • It aired in Vietnam on HTV9 from January 30, 2007.


  1. ^ "MBC's New Mini-series One Fine Day". MBC Global Media. February 14, 2008. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  2. ^ Shin, Hae-in (July 17, 2006). "Forbidden love in One Fine Day". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  3. ^ Park, Chung-a (June 21, 2006). "TV Dramas Obsessed With Blood Ties". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  4. ^ Chung, Ah-young (July 31, 2006). "Traditional Dramas Beat Trendy Ones". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  5. ^ Hong, Lucia (August 23, 2010). "Gong Yoo meets with 5,000 fans during drama promotion". 10Asia. Retrieved August 25, 2013.

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