일리있는 사랑 (Valid Love)

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일리있는 사랑 (Valid Love)

tvN – 20 Episodes
A KPAX/Interpark International Production
Timeslot: Monday and Tuesday Evening, 11:00 PM
Genre: Romantic Drama
Format: 1080i Dolby Digital 2.0 – 60 Minutes
Ran from: 2014/Dec/01~2015/Feb/03

WITH 엄태웅 (Eom Tae-Woong) as Jang Hee-Tae; 이시영 (Lee Si-Young) as Kim Il-Li; 이수혁 (Lee Su-Hyeok) as Kim Jun; 최여진 (Choi Yeo-Jin) as Jang Hee-Soo; 류혜린 (Ryu Hye-Rin) as Jung Soo-Young; 임하룡 (Im Ha-Ryong) as Jang Min-Ho; 박정민 (Park Jung-Min) as Jang Gi-Tae; 장으뜸 (Jang Eu-Ddeum) as Kim Yi-Ri; 한수연 (Han Su-Yeon) as Yoo Seon-Joo; 서태화 (Seo Tae-Hwa) as Professor Park; 홍태의 (Hong Tae-Eui) as Park Min-Gi; 이영란 (Lee Young-Ran) as Lady Go; 김성기 (Kim Seong-Gi) as Mart Gramps; 서정연 (Seo Jung-Yeon) as Kim Bun-Ja; 김기무 (Kim Gi-Moo) as Hwang Jung-Goo; 한종영 (Han Jong-Young) as Choi Deok-Bae; 한승윤 (Han Seung-Yoon) as Lee Seok; ALSO 이현빈 (Lee Hyun-Bin), 이호재 (Lee Ho-Jae), 정영금 (Jung Young-Geum), 임지수 (Im Ji-Soo), 노형원 (Noh Hyung-Won); 이영윤 (Lee Young-Yoon); 황건 (Hwang Geon); 리우진 (Ri Woo-Jin); 박영 (Park Young)

CREW Production Director 한지승 (Han Ji-Seung) Main Writer 김도우 (Kim Do-Woo) Planning 최진희 (Choi Jin-Hee) 박지영 (Park Ji-Young) Executive Producer 김광일 (Kim Gwang-Il) Chief Producer 김영규 (Kim Young-Gyu) Producer 김륜희 (Kim Ryun-Hee) Director of Photography 최윤만 (Choi Yoon-Man) 한휘수 (Han Hwi-Soo) Lighting 손영규 (Son Young-Gyu) Art Director 류선광 (Ryu Seon-Gwang) Editor 이현미 (Lee Hyun-Mi) 황이슬 (Hwang Yi-Seul) Music 정중한 (Jung Joong-Han) Assistant Producer 안지숙 (Ahn Ji-Sook) 차병찬 (Cha Byung-Chan)

RATINGS
AGB Nielsen Nationwide
HIGHEST: 1.29% (12/09 - E04)
LOWEST: 0.58% (1/26 - E17)
AVERAGE: 0.92%

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SYNOPSIS

Jang Hee-Tae and Kim Il-Li first met thirteen years ago when Hee-Tae was a substitute biology teacher at an all-girls high school where Il-Li was a student. She had a huge crush on him, and though inappropriate, he started having feelings for her too. But when Il-Li is left seriously injured after a car accident in which she tried to save him, Hee-Tae resigns from the school. Seven years later, they meet again by chance, fall in love, then get married and have a typical, happy marriage. Now a marine researcher on fishery, Hee-Tae one day discovers that his wife is contemplating having an affair. Il-Li, who has only loved and slept with one man her entire life, finds herself strongly attracted to a carpenter she works with, Kim Jun. Hee-Tae gets furious for the first time in his life, but once he calms down, he decides he doesn't want to lose his wife, so he sets out to convince Il-Li that her new love is "invalid." [Wikipedia]

IN SHORT

If this were 2007, the mere mention of a drama produced by Han Ji-Seung, written by Kim Do-Woo and headlined by Eom Tae-Woong would have sounded like a can’t miss event. But less than a decade later and Han finds himself approaching his second drama after seven years of pedestrian, crowd-pleasing films; Kim has struggled to find any semblance of form after her genre-redefining work in 내 이름은 김삼순 (My Name is Kim Sam-Soon) and Eom has had a much too erratic and uneven choice of projects for someone with this much raw talent. The good news is that the show has finally settled down into a much less insufferably hyper drama more in tune with Kim’s sensibilities – although the irreverent flair she displayed in the mid 2000s is long gone. Han’s touch has considerably relaxed as well, letting the actors breathe it out a little, although we still get the occasional faux pas (music announcing a lighter moment after scenes of “serious” silence). As for the other side of the coin, Kim seems to struggle to get out of her synopsis’ premise, running in circles all throughout this second act. What sounded like an interesting starting point has merely become a McGuffin for yet another “shipping war” that will animate the diatribe between the pro Lee Soo-Hyeok crowd (just because he’s Lee Soo-Hyeok and he sounds like Barry White, really) and those favoring the older, safer choice. Neither have the characterization to make much of a mark, though, and when the object of their struggle acts as insipidly as Lee Si-Young does, you wonder if discovering who wins the girl at the end even matters. Passable work from all involved, but no highlights.

ACTING GRADES

70 엄태웅 (Eom Tae-Woong)
70 박정민 (Park Jung-Min)
66 한수연 (Han Su-Yeon)
62 이영란 (Lee Young-Ran)
62 서태화 (Seo Tae-Hwa)
62 서정연 (Seo Jung-Yeon)
61 이수혁 (Lee Su-Hyeok)
61 이시영 (Lee Si-Young)
60 최여진 (Choi Yeo-Jin)
60 김기무 (Kim Gi-Moo)
60 류혜린 (Ryu Hye-Rin)
59 홍태의 (Hong Tae-Eui)
58 임하룡 (Im Ha-Ryong)
56 한승윤 (Han Seung-Yoon)
55 김성기 (Kim Seong-Gi)
47 장으뜸 (Jang Eu-Ddeum)

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~ Last Update: 2015/03/22