The Greatest Love

Details
Title: 최고의 사랑 / Choegoui Sarang
Also known as: Best Love,
Previously known as: 애정의 발견 / The Discovery of Affection
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2011-May-04 to 2011-Jun-23
Air time: Wednesday and Thursday 21:55

Synopsis
Ae Jung was once the most popular member of girl band The National Treasure Girls. However 10 years ago the band broke up and she received most of the blame. Despite her warm personality her career has suffered ever since and she now spends her time fighting for air time on variety shows. Dokko Jin is a top movie star at the height of his career. The two meet and become involved in each other’s careers. Yoon Pil Joo is a doctor of oriental medicine who has no interest in the entertainment industry but agrees to make a dating show. Dokko Jin helps get Ae Jung a role on a new reality show called Couple Making. Pil Joo is the bachelor being set up on Couple Making. Both men fall for Ae Jung both off and on the screen.

Cast
Gong Hyo Jin as Goo Ae Jung
Cha Seung Won as Dokko Jin
Yoo In Na as Kang Se Ri
Yoon Kye Sang as Yoon Pil Joo

Extended Cast
Choi Sung Min as Kim Eun Ho PD
Kim Mi Jin as Producer Han Myung Jung
Jung Man Shik (정만식) as Director Jang
Hyo Young as Ha Roo Mi
Han Jin Hee as Goo Ja Chul
Jung Joon Ha as Goo Ae Wan (Ae Jung’s brother/manager)
Park Won Sook as Pil Joo’s mother
Choi Hwa Jung as Representative Moon
Lee Hee Jin as Jenny
Im Ji Kyu as Kim Jae Suk
Bae Seul Gi as Han Mi Na
Yang Han Yeol (양한열) as Goo Hyung Kyu

Cameos
Lee Seung Ki as himself
Brian (브라이언) as Kang Min
Park Si Yeon as Kim Hee Jin
Ho Ran (호란) as radio DJ
Lee Je In (이제인)
Kim Sung Joo (김성주)
Jung Yoon Ki (정윤기)
Lee Byung Jin (이병진)
Jang Hang Joon
Jung Doo Hong (정두홍)
Kim Goo Ra (김구라)
Lee Hwi Jae
Park Mi Sun
Lee Kyung Shil
Jo Hyung Gi (조형기)
Kim Ji Sun (김지선)
Jo Hye Ryun
Ji Sang Ryul
Kim Hyun Chul (김현철)
Park Kyung Rim
Kim Shin Young (김신영)

Production Credits
Producer: Kim Jin Man
Screenwriter: Hong Mi Ran, Hong Jung Eun
Director: Park Hong Kyun, Lee Dong Yoon (이동윤)
Episode Ratings

TNmS Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2011-05-04 1 6.5 8.6 (11th)
2011-05-05 2 7.1 (20th) 9.6 (9th)
2011-05-11 3 8.6 (14th) 11.2 (7th)
2011-05-12 4 9.7 (8th) 12.3 (5th)
2011-05-18 5 10.4 (5th) 13.9 (4th)
2011-05-19 6 10.2 (6th) 12.7 (6th)
2011-05-25 7 14.4 (3rd) 17.9 (1st)
2011-05-26 8 15.2 (2nd) 18.0 (1st)
2011-06-01 9 14.4 (3rd) 17.0 (1st)
2011-06-02 10 13.8 (3rd) 17.4 (1st)
2011-06-08 11 14.3 (3rd) 17.3 (1st)
2011-06-09 12 14.6 (2nd) 18.5 (1st)
2011-06-15 13 13.1 (4th) 17.7 (1st)
2011-06-16 14 14.5 (2nd) 18.1 (1st)
2011-06-22 15 15.9 (3rd) 19.3 (1st)
2011-06-23 16 17.4 (2nd) 21.2 (1st)
Average 12.5% 15.7%

Source: TNmS Media Korea

AGB Nielsen Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2011-05-04 1 8.4 (15th) 10.0 (10th)
2011-05-05 2 9.7 (9th) 11.5 (7th)
2011-05-11 3 12.1 (6th) 13.6 (5th)
2011-05-12 4 13.9 (4th) 17.1 (3rd)
2011-05-18 5 14.0 (4th) 16.2 (3rd)
2011-05-19 6 15.1 (4th) 17.5 (2nd)
2011-05-25 7 17.4 (2nd) 19.8 (1st)
2011-05-26 8 17.9 (2nd) 20.2 (1st)
2011-06-01 9 17.8 (1st) 20.3 (1st)
2011-06-02 10 18.4 (1st) 21.2 (1st)
2011-06-08 11 18.4 (1st) 21.3 (1st)
2011-06-09 12 18.4 (1st) 20.9 (1st)
2011-06-15 13 17.8 (1st) 20.4 (1st)
2011-06-16 14 17.9 (1st) 20.1 (1st)
2011-06-22 15 18.0 (1st) 21.3 (1st)
2011-06-23 16 21.0 (1st) 23.7 (1st)
Average 16.0% 18.4%

Source: AGB Nielsen Korea

External Links

Recognitions

2012 48th Paeksang Arts Awards
Best TV Drama Actress (Gong Hyo Jin)
2011 38th Korea Broadcasting Prizes
Best Actor Award (Cha Seung Won)
2011 4th Korea Drama Awards
Best OST: “Don’ Forget Me” (The Greatest Love OST) by Huh Gak
2011 Grimae Awards
Best Actor Award (Cha Seung Won)
2011 3rd Melon Music Awards
Music Style Best OST Song: “Pit-a-Pat” (The Greatest Love OST) by Sunny Hill
2011 MBC Drama Awards
Drama of the Year
Mini Series Top Excellence Award, Actor (Cha Seung Won)
Mini Series Top Excellence Award, Actress (Gong Hyo Jin)
Best Couple Award (Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin)
Child Actor Award (Yang Han Yeol)
Writer of the Year Award (Hong Mi Ran and Hong Jung Eun)
Popularity Award (Gong Hyo Jin)

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