Lovers in Paris

Title: 파리의연인 / Pa-ri-eh yun-in
Also known as: Des amoureux á Paris / My Sweetheart In Paris / Romance in Paris
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2004-Jun-12 to 2004-Aug-15
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:55

Tae Young lives in Paris and is working on a screenplay. She meets Gi Ju while working at a friend’s stall and Soo Hyuk, when her bicycle breaks down. Soo Hyuk and Tae young become friends. Gi Ju asks her to act as his fiance for work reasons. Things go badly and everyone returns to Korea.
Back in Korea Tae Young, Gi Ju and Soo Hyuk begin to develop friendships with Tae Young and end up feeling more feelings towards her than they initially thought. However, Gi Ju is Soo Hyuk’s uncle and they had grown up like best friends since they were only about 7 years apart. Their feelings towards her slowly begin to be revealed causing heartache for all the people around them.

Kim Jung Eun as Kang Tae-young
Park Shin Yang as President Han Ki-joo
Lee Dong Gun as Yoon Soo-hyuk (Ki-joo’s nephew)
Oh Joo Eun as Moon Yoon-ah (daughter of Congressman Moon)
Kim Suh Hyung as Baek Seung-kyung (Ki-joo’s ex-wife)
Jung Ae Ri as Han Ki-hae (Soo-hyuk’s mother)
Kim Sung Won as Chairman Han Sung-hoon (Ki-joo’s father)
Park Young Ji as Director Choi Won-jae (President Han’s right-hand man)
Jo Eun Ji as Choi Yang-mi (Tae-young’s friend in Paris)
Yoon Young Joon as Kim Seung-joon (Ki-joo’s secretary)
Sung Dong Il as Kang Pil-bo (Tae-young’s uncle)
Kim Young Chan as Kang Gun (Tae-young’s little cousin)
Lee Se Chang as Park Jung-hak (CEO of J Motors)
Kim Sang Soon as Congressman Moon Ji-hwan (Yoon-ah’s father)
Suh Kwon Sook as Mrs. Moon (Yoon-ah’s mother)
Kim Chung as Madame Vaudier
Kim Hyung Bum
Joo Min Soo

Park Shin Yang and Kim Jung Eun were awarded the Daesang (Grand Prize) at the 2004 SBS Awards (2004-12-31).
was awarded Best TV Drama and Kim Jung Eun was awarded Best TV Actress for her role in at the 41st Baeksang Art Awards (2005-05-20) as well as the 2005 Asia TV Awards.
Lovers in Paris OST song “By Your Side” by Jo Sung Mo was awarded Best Original Soundtrack at 6th Mnet KM Music Festival (2004-12-04).
Lovers in Paris is the first of the “Lovers” trilogy. The second drama is Lovers in Prague, and the third is Lovers.
Lovers in Paris was voted one of the highest rated dramas in Korea.

Episode Ratings
Date Episode Nationwide Seoul Area
2004-06-12 ep. 1 23.6% 23.9%
2004-06-13 ep. 2 25.9% 27.6%
2004-06-19 ep. 3 31.9% 33.1%
2004-06-20 ep. 4 32.5% 34.0%
2004-06-26 ep. 5 35.0% 37.1%
2004-06-27 ep. 6 37.1% 37.9%
2004-07-03 ep. 7 40.5% 42.8%
2004-07-04 ep. 8 43.6% 44.4%
2004-07-10 ep. 9 42.5% 44.1%
2004-07-11 ep. 10 46.1% 48.4%
2004-07-17 ep. 11 44.1% 44.9%
2004-07-18 ep. 12 49.5% 51.9%
2004-07-24 ep. 13 47.0% 48.4%
2004-07-25 ep. 14 50.0% 51.1%
2004-07-31 ep. 15 37.6% 38.7%
2004-08-01 ep. 16 39.2% 38.7%
2004-08-07 ep. 17 41.3% 41.7%
2004-08-08 ep. 18 51.5% 52.2%
2004-08-14 ep. 19 51.3% 53.1%
2004-08-15 ep. 20 56.3% 57.6%
average 41.3% 42.5%

Source: TNS Media Korea

Production Credits

Producer: Kim Yang
Director: Shin Woo Chul
Writer: Kim Eun Sook, Kang Eun Jung

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