Directed by Boo Seong-cheol (부성철)
Screenplay by Oh Soo-yeon (오수연)SBS | Airing dates : 2008/12/10~2009/02/12
As the ghostwriter for star actress Lee Ma-ri’s bestselling travel essay ‘Lovers in Asuka’, Chul-soo gets to meet Lee Ma-ri one day. Around that time, Lee Ma-ri also has a chance meeting with Jung Woo-jin, who happens to have the same name as her first boyfriend. She feels her heart flutter for the first time since her former boyfriend Kang Woo-jin suddenly vanished from her life. Lee Ma-ri finds out that Jung Woo-jin became interested in her after reading her travel essay, which was actually ghostwritten. So she tries to brush up her knowledge of culture by contacting Chul-soo for private lessons. So this is how Chul-soo and Lee Ma-ri meet again. However, Chul-soo's life becomes complicated after Lee Ma-ri enters his life. Meanwhile, Byung-joon, a friend of Chul-soo and a journalist, discovers that Chul-soo is the actual writer of the travel essay, "Lovers in Asuka" and so he proposes that Chul-soo sell a story about Lee Ma-ri's personal life. He urges Chul-soo to seriously consider his proposal because he knows that Chul-soo needs the money desperately for his ailing sister. While Chul-soo weighs his options, Jung Woo-jin returns to Korea and Lee Ma-ri becomes more concerned about improving her cultural and literature understanding so she asks Chul-soo to live at her home to teach her intensively. Amidst this, Lee Ma-ri and Jung Woo-jin begin to see each other more frequently and Chul-soo becomes indispensable to Ma-ri as a private tutor. One day, Chul-soo realizes that he is no longer needed by Ma-ri and this triggers conflicting emotions within him. Since Chul-soo is pressed for money to pay for the operation that his sister desperately needs, he decides to sell his story about Ma-ri's personal life to his journalist friend Byung-joon. When the story about Ma-ri turns into a big scandal, Woo-jin’s resolve to marry Ma-ri becomes stronger and he proposes marriage to her. As a wedding gift, Jung Woo-jin tells Ma-ri that he'll bankroll a documentary film based on her travel essay, "Lovers in Asuka." He then asks his former professor to recommend a couple of writers for his documentary film and that is how Chul-soo and Eun-young join the film project as writers. When Chul-soo and Ma-ri meet again during the filming of the documentary...
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|Choi Ji-woo (최지우)|
Top star movie actress, Lee Marie (톱스타 영화배우, 이마리)
|Yoo Ji-tae (유지태)|
Graduate student/part-time lecturer, Kim Cheol-soo (대학원생/시간강사, 김철수)
|Lee Ki-woo (이기우)|
Businessman, Jeong Woo-jin (사업가, 정우진)
|Cha Ye-ryeon (차예련)|
Cheol-soo's Korean literature alumnus, Choi Eun-yeong (철수의 국문과 동기, 최은영)
|Seong Ji-roo (성지루)|
Entertainment company president, Seo Tae-seok (기획사 사장, 서태석)
|Lee Joon-hyuk (이준혁)|
Road manager, Min Jang-soo (로드매니저, 민장수)
|Yang Hee-kyeong (양희경)|
Make-up designer, Lee Seung-yeon (메이크업 디자이너, 이승연)
|Kwak Hyun-hwa (곽현화)|
Coordinator, Lee Eun-shil (코디네이터, 이은실)
|Ban Hyo-jeong (반효정)|
Marie's maternal grandmother (마리의 외할머니)
|Choi Philip (최필립)|
Photographer, Kang Woo-jin (사진작가, 강우진)
|Ki Tae-yeong (기태영)|
Third generation plutocrat, Son Ha-yeong (재벌3세, 손하영)
|Jeong Woon-taek (정운택)|
Internet newspaper reporter, Jeon Byeong-joon (인터넷 신문기자, 전병준)
|Kim Ji-yeong (김지영)|
Cheol-soo's first aunt, Kim Ok-ja (철수의 첫째 이모, 김옥자)
|Lee Jong-nam (이종남)|
Cheol-soo's second aunt, Choi Ryeon-hee (철수의 둘째 이모, 최련희)
|Kim Ye-ryung (김예령)|
Cheol-soo's third aunt, Lee Ji-sook (철수의 셋째 이모, 이지숙)
|Kim Ji-sook (김지숙)|
Cheol-soo's mother, Lee Bo-yeong (철수의 어머니, 이보영)
|Shin Min-hee (신민희)|
Cheol-soo's younger sister, Kim Yu-ri (철수의 여동생, 김유리)
|Bae Ki-beom (배기범)|
Cheol-soo's father (철수의 아버지)
|Yoon Joo-sang (윤주상)|
Cheol-soo's academic advisor, Professor Ahn (철수의 지도교수, 안 교수)
|Lee Seung-hyung (이승형)|
Internet newspaper editor, Choi Seong-ook (인터넷신문 편집장, 최성욱)
|Shim Eun-jin (심은진)|
Ma-ri's manager, Seo Ye-rin (마리의 매니저, 서예린)
|Jung Da-bin (정다빈)|
Young Marie (마리)
|Park Bo-young (박보영)|
Young Marie (마리) - Cameo
|Julien Kang (줄리엔 강)|
|Kang I-seok (강이석)|
Young Cheol-soo (철수)
|Moon Seong-hyeok (문성혁)|
|Min Joon-hyeon (민준현)|
Entertainment journalist (연예부 기자)
|Jo Woon (조운)|
|Yoo Sang-moo (유상무)|
Broadcast master of ceremonies (방송 진행자)
|Lee Dong-geon (이동건)|
Hyeon-joon (현준) - Cameo
|Seo Jin-wook (서진욱)|
Director Jo Beom-seok (조범석 감독)
|Jeong Byeong-cheol (정병철)|
|Ji Jin-hee (지진희)|
Marie's ex-lover - Cameo
|Gong Hyung-jin (공형진)|
Cameo, Hong Kong Director- Special appearance (cameo, 홍콩 영화감독)
|Jo Seon-joo (조선주)|
|Kim Ji-suk (김지석)|
Movie Actor - Special appearance (cameo - 극중 영화배우)
|Seung Jae (승재)|
Choi Eun-yeong's blind date (최은영의 맞선남)
|Kang Seong-hoon (강성훈)|
|Oh Ji-yeon (오지연)|
Lee Marie personal assistant (이마리 비서)
|Yoon Hee-joo (윤희주)|
|Jung In-seo (정인서)|
Childhood image (어린시절 이미지단)
|Shin Hyun-joon (신현준)|
DVD (TW - Ch Tr Subtitled)
DVD 7-disc (US Version - English Subtitled)
DVD (TW - Ch Tr Sub)
DVD (MY - En, Ch Tr, My Sub)
|60 min •HD •16/9|
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