[TV – KDrama] The Greatest Love: An Introduction & Preview

A new drama will premiere on May 4, 2011 (Wednesday) replacing MBC‘s Royal Family entitled The Greatest Love starring the oh so cool Cha Seung Won (City Hall), the witty Gong Hyo Jin (Pasta) and funny hunk Yoon Kye Sang. When I first read the synopsis my reaction was like IT’S SO WE GOT MARRIED-ish! Another reason why I got so interested with this drama is because it’s written by the Hong Sisters who wrote some of my favorite Korean dramas like Delightful Girl Chun Hyang, My Girl and You’re Beautiful.

I’m afraid I have high expectations for this drama since it is star-studded plus it’s written by the Hong Sisters and hopefully it doesn’t disappoint us. Please read the drama synopsis, character description and preview below to judge whether or not it’s worth watching.

Title: 최고의 사랑 / Choegoui Sarang / The Greatest Love
Chinese Title : 最伟大的爱
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-June-23
Air time: Wednesday and Thursday 21:55

 Synopsis

Ae Jung (Gong Hyo Jin) is a female band member who is already over the hill. When she enters a variety show to pretend marriage with the top star Dok Go Jin (Cha Seung Won), she gets entangled in a love triangle along with her ex-bandmate (Yoo In Na). Yoon Pil Joo (Yoon Kye Sang) is a doctor of oriental medicine who has no interest in the entertainment industry but meets Ae Jung by chance and falls for her.

Main Cast

Gong Hyo Jin as Goo Ae Jung

She was the most popular member in the most popular girl group “Treasure Girls” 10 years ago but she is now always caught up in bad press situations due to unforeseen circumstances.The washed-up former idol star who is now hardly able to make a living with her TV appearances, has to deal with the “crazy” Top-star “Dok Go Jin” with whom she shares a bad fate with. But thanks to him as well, she managed to secure a spot on the program ‘Couple Making’ and gets to meet Yoon Pil Joo, a golden bachelor. Thinking that this could be her last chance of getting away from the life she is now living as she gets closer to him, Ae Jung decides to try her best to go for it but why Dok Go Jin standing in her way of happiness right now?

Cha Seung Won as Dok Go Jin

Why is my heart beating so crazily again whenever Gu Ae Jung is near? Is my artificial heart malfunctioning this time? Top star! The absolute No. 1 that People love! The Perfect Man, sexy and wonderful man, all the popular vote no.1!

The model who is most favored by advertisers, has covered various CFs under his belt. He had a really big heart surgery when he was young and is now living with an artificial heart in his body. But after having cheated death at one time, he developed an Obsessive-compulsive disorder habit of checking/monitoring his heart beating rate for fear of it stopping although nothing happened all these years. He actually a mean, selfish person unlike his friendly image to the people. He is also currently in a pretend love-relation with Kang Se Ri although they have already broke up a long time ago for their appearance sake. He had lived the life he had wishes and done all that he wanted until Gu Ae Jung enters and messed it up.

Yoon Kye Sang as Yoon Pil Joo

He is an Oriental Medicine Doctor who doesn’t give a care about celebrities nor their lives and his only hobby is find the herbs on the mountains around the country over the weekends and finding new medicines to study but he is added to the love square between the three stars when he falls unexpectedly for Ae Jung.

Yoo In Na (Kang Se Ri) 

She was a member of Treasure Girls along with Ae Jung and Ae Hwan is her manager as well. She used to be overshadowed by Ae Jung when they were still performing as Treasure girls but now she gets much more attention and fame than Ae Jung after she switched to acting and MC. As the MC of ‘Couple Making’, Se Ri finds herself growing with jealousy towards Ae Jung again when she finds her ex-boyfriend, Dok Go Jin and Yoon Pil Joo, the man that she is interested in falling for Ae Jung.

 Jung Joon Ha (Manager Gu Ae Hwan)

He is a doting brother towards his sister, Ae Jung and even took on the role of her manager when no one wants to. He was a successful businessman with a loving marriage until his downfall. His son, Hyung Gyu was given birth during his divorce. Jenny and Hyung Gyu is working to get to know each other.

Ryu Hyo Young as Ha Roo Mi

She is the youngest artiste cast in ‘Couple Making’ and is the leader of girl group ‘Candy’. She had tried to ignore Ae Jung who is on the same show but gradually turns to her for advices when she faces the difficulties of living as a member of girl group

Production Credits

Screenwriter: Hong Mi Ran, Hong Jung Eun
Director: Park Hong Kyun

Here are the trailers for the drama, enjoy!

[Source: koreandrama.org/Video: blinkzgalaxy2 at YouTube]

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