My Lovely Sam-Soon

Details
Title: 내 이름은 김삼순 / Nae I-reum-eun Kim Sam-soon
Also known as: My Name is Kim Sam-Soon / (KBFD-TV)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2005-Jun-01 to 2005-Jul-21
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Synopsis
Kim Sam Soon (Kim Sun Ah) is a baker who has a talent in making pastries and cakes. On Christmas Eve, she caught her boyfriend, Min Hyun Woo (Lee Kyu Han), cheating on her and breaks up on the same night. On that same night, she accidentally went into the men’s restroom and met Hyun Jin Hun (Hyun Bin), a somewhat callous fellow but sometimes considerate guy. By sheer coincidence, Jin Hun needs a baker for his restaurant Bon Appetit and Sam Soon is unemployed. Sam Soon is hired as the restaurant’s chief baker and the two fights like cat and dog. Nevertheless, they started to have feeling for each other and Sam Soon agreed to post as Jin Hun’s girlfriend so his mother would leave him alone. Things got complicated when Jin Hun’s ex-girlfriend Yoo Hee Jin came back from the States intending to win him back.

Cast
Kim Sun Ah as Kim Sam-soon
Hyun Bin as Hyun Jin-heon
Jung Ryu Won as Yoo Hee-jin
Daniel Henney as Dr. Henry Kim

Extended Cast
Kim Ja Ok as Park Bong-sook (Sam-soon’s mother)
Lee Ah Hyun as Kim Yi-young (Sam-soon’s sister)
Na Moon Hee as Na Hyun-sook (Jin-heon’s mother)
Suh Ji Hee as Hyun Mi-joo (Jin-heon’s niece)
Yoon Ye Hee as Yoon Hyun-sook (Jin-heon’s “aunt”)
Lee Kyu Han as Min Hyun-woo
Lee Yoon Mi as Jang Chae-ri
Won Jong Rye as Chae-ri’s mother

Restaurant staff
Yeo Woon Kye as Ms. Oh (Manager)
Kwon Hae Hyo as Lee Hyun-moo (Chef)
Han Yeo Woon as Lee In-hye (Sam-soon’s assistant)
Kim Hyun Jung as Jang Young-ja (Dining room captain)
Kim Ki Bang as Ki Bang (cook)

Awards
2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Daesang (Grand Prize)
2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Screenplay Award (Kim Do Woo)
2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award (Hyun Bin)
2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Couple Award (Hyun Bin and Kim Sun Ah)
2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Cast Award
2006 Seoul Drama Awards: Best Mini Series
2005 7th Mnet KM Music Festival: Best OST Award – “She is” (My Lovely Sam-Soon OST) by Clazziquai
2005 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award – Actress (Kim Sun Ah)
2005 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award – Actor (Hyun Bin)
2005 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Award – Actress (Jung Ryu Won)
2005 MBC Drama Awards: Best New Actor Award (Daniel Henney)
2005 MBC Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Kim Sun Ah)
2005 MBC Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Hyun Bin)
2005 MBC Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Hyun Bin and Kim Sun Ah)

Episode Ratings
date episode nationwide seoul area
2005-06-01 ep. 1 18.3% 19.2%
2005-06-02 ep. 2 21.3% 23.1%
2005-06-08 ep. 3 27.8% 29.6%
2005-06-09 ep. 4 32.7% 30.8%
2005-06-15 ep. 5 35.4% 38.9%
2005-06-16 ep. 6 35.1% 38.2%
2005-06-22 ep. 7 35.6% 38.0%
2005-06-23 ep. 8 37.7% 39.8%
2005-06-29 ep. 9 40.7% 43.8%
2005-06-30 ep.10 41.7% 43.5%
2005-07-06 ep.11 44.2% 46.2%
2005-07-07 ep.12 44.6% 46.5%
2005-07-13 ep.13 44.7% 46.9%
2005-07-14 ep.14 44.1% 46.9%
2005-07-20 ep.15 47.9% 50.2%
2005-07-21 ep.16 50.5% 53.4%
average 37.6% 39.6%

Source: TNS Media Korea

Production Credits

Producer: Kim Sa Hyun
Director: Kim Yoon Chul
Writer: Kim Do Woo