tvN’s sports drama Birdie Buddy starring Uee, Lee Da Hee and Lee Yong Woo will premiere on Monday, August 8, 2011. This drama who was completed last November 2010 have encountered problems on which network it’ll be shown. It was supposed to air after Queen of Reversals but was cancelled. After several cancellations and postponements, came the news that tvN will broadcast the drama and will replace I Need Romance. Below is the synopsis, character description and video teasers for you to look at.
Title: 버디버디 / Beodibeodi / Birdie Buddy
Chinese Title: 无名侠客
Genre: Sports, romance
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2011-Aug-08 to 2011-Oct-25
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 23:00
“Birdie Buddy” tells the story of former pro golfer John Lee and how he leads two women to become the next golf queens. John Lee became the first Korean to win a PGA title. His background was a mystery other than the fact that he was an adoptee. Aside from golf, he also excelled in the Afro-Brazilian dance/martial arts style known as “Capoeira.” Even though he found success by winning the PGA title, John Lee stopped playing golf to become a golf course tester.
Min Hae Ryung was raised to become an elite golf player and was always placed in the best environment to play golf. Her emotions have always been controlled and she has a deep wound inside of her. In contrast, Sung Mi Soo is a country girl from Kangwon Province. She comes from a poor background, but her mom worked as caddie. With her bright personality and determined efforts, she attempts to become an elite golf player.
Uee as Sung Mi Soo
Sung Mi Soo is a poor farm girl who grew up in the mountainous Gangwon Province. She dreams of becoming a national professional golfer eversince she got to touch a no.8 golf club when her mom was working as a cabby. She grew up facing a road full of difficulties as she makes her way towards the goal of becoming a golfing queen. Her love for her family is so strong that it made her stand up to all the difficult circumstances that comes her way.
John Lee is a Korean orphan who is adopted to America since he was young.He is the first korean PGA cup holder who is known for his mysterious golf skills but he quits golfing suddenly to become a golf course tester all around the world whom no one knows when he will appear or disappear. However his appearance in the golf resort own by Min Hae Ryung’s family makes the rivalry between Min Hae Ryung and Sung Mi Soo intensify as he brings them closer to their dreams of becoming the golfing queen.
Min Hae Ryung is a beautiful female golfer who is talented in golfing and is the heiress of World Golf Resort. She was raised in the best environment that was provided for the life of elite golfers and her skills are as good as a living textbook of golf.
Although she has been the envy of lots of people because of her beauty and intellect , she carries a deep wound in her heart and is also the subject of compassion.
She lives together with her husband and daughter in the mountainous Gangwon Province where her husband used to work as a coal-miner. She works as a caddy to provide income for their family and ended up inspiring Mi Soo’s dream of becoming a national golfer when she lets her touch a golf club.
Min Se Hwa is a single mother who raised her daughter, Hae Ryung single-handedly. As the acting chairman of the golf resort that she has inherited from her father, she is known for being an iron lady that is both resourceful and charismatic. She tries to gain control even in her own family despite her grown daughter’s fierce resistance towards her life management.
Gong Suk has been best of friends with Mi Soo ever since pre-school. Being a loyal friend, Gong Suk became Mi Soo’s cabby when Mi Soo began to enter the world of professional golf. Gong Suk is rather friendly and chatty although she is clumsy as well.
Tae Gab grew up under the pain of not getting the attentions of his parents although he is the only son in the family. He became known as a neighborhood gangster upon graduating from school despite his dreams in music. He began to take a liking to Gong Suk when he learns that she has a crush on him.
Yoon Gi Won
Park Sung Woong
Kim Jung Hak
Han Seung Hyun (한승현)
Park Young Rin (박영린)
Production company: Group Eight
Director: Yoon Sang Ho
Original writing: Manhwa “Buddy” by Lee Hyun Se (이현세)
Sceenwriter: Kwon In Chan
[Synopsis, character description and photos sources: Birdie Buddy Soompi Thread and koreandrama.org/Video source: mayries05 via YouTube]
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