Detailed InformationBroadcasting company: MBC
Official Website : http://imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/reallylikeu/
TV Premiere: 2006.04.08
Production : screenwriter- Bae Yoo-mi
Director: Kim Jin-man
Main Casts : Yoo Jin, Lee Min-gi, Lyu Jin
Running Time per Episode : 50 mins
Total Episodes : 36 eps
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There's no 'nobody.' Everybody is once an important person to somebody. The Life Story of Beautiful-minded People 'The true meaning and hope of life can be learned from ordinary people.'What makes Love Truly different from other stories is its characters; those who work in the Blue House (Korean presidential residence). This drama introduces the viewers the place considered mysterious and tabooed in TV dramas. It also features the people working inside the most unknown place in the country.
Even though the presidential residence is the main setting of the story, the main characters of the story aren't the presidential family. The story focuses on the true residents of the Blue House; those who have always been in the very center of the history, but remained nameless for many years. In this story, the viewers will meet the presidential cook, kitchen staff, a carpenter, a photographer, bodyguards and other workers.
These people are working in the most unusual and interesting place in Korea. Nobody recognizes their hard work, but they strongly believe that the food they cook, the door they fix, and a phone call they answer can make a difference. They take their work very seriously and always do their best. The story features the simple, but noble spirit of those who love their job and work hard. Therefore, the Blue House in this story represents the workplace of the hardest working people in the country, rather than the secret and off-limits presidential residence.
Yeo, Bong-soon (Actor: Yu Jin): 25 years old, cook
She's a happy, fun-loving, honest and unpredictable person. She loves daydreaming. She's always thinking about something. She's such a bookworm. Her little room is filled with stacks of books. She loves eating. She recently realizes that she's a gifted cook. She used to live with her grandmother in the middle of nowhere. Since she was completely out of touch with the world, she seems like an alien to other people. She runs into problems at every corner in the bustling metropolis of Seoul. She gets carsick all the time. She speaks with a very thick Kang-won (East province of Korea) accent. For most people, it's almost impossible to understand exactly what she says. However, it's easy to like her. She's incredibly diligent. She's always on the move. She gets up at 4 in the morning as she used to do in her hometown. Her assiduity bothers Bong-ki who is extremely lazy. Soon she realizes that there isn't much to do in the city at 4 in the morning, so she takes a job delivering milk. Her neighbors have hard time understanding her. For them, her interest in other people's business seems unnecessary. They aren't used to getting help that they don't ask for. However, as time goes by, they start opening their hearts and accept her.
Nam, Bong-ki (Actor: Lee, Min-ki): 28 years old, bodyguard
He's tall and good-looking. His physical appearance seems almost perfect. However, he's terribly lazy and self-centered. He's such a player and he looks down on women. He's the kind of person that people love to hate. He doesn't want to get involved in other people’s lives. He’s a very individualistic and selfish person. He tries to avoid anything that requires responsibility. He doesn't have any problem saying no when someone asks for his help. He doesn’t feel bad about anything. He loves shoes and collects them. He often argues with his father who isn't happy with his being shallow. Appearance means everything to him. He's very popular with women. He knows many women. He even categorizes them by appearance. According to his classification, Bong-soon belongs to the lowest group. He never wastes his money and time on the 'unqualified' women. He once fell in love with a woman. She was his high school sweetheart. However, after his girlfriend of 7 years left him to marry a doctor, he hates all the doctors in the world. He becomes the bodyguard of the president's son, Jang Jun-won. Ironically, he's a doctor. Bong-ki can never understand Jun-won. 'How can a married man fall for another woman? How can any man fall for Bong-soon?' However, protecting this man is his job. He's confused; it seems that he's instead protecting Bong-soon from Jun-won. He follows Jun-won everywhere; the hospital, operation room, rest room and his house.
Jang Jun-won (Actor: Ryu Jin): 31 years old, the son of the president
He's always smiling. He's as handsome as a movie star. He's very intelligent and kind. The women in the hospital where he's working all agree that he's the sexiest doctor in the country. He's generous, modest and warm-hearted. He's very popular with his patients. It's hard to believe that he's the son of the president. He's not interested in the way he looks. In truth, he doesn't have time to worry about such things. His hair is usually messy and his clothes aren't always clean. Judging by appearance, Bong-ki looks more like the son of an important person. Only a few people know that his father is the president. Without knowing that Jun-won has a bodyguard, people find it strange that Bong-ki is always following Jun-won. He’s been married for five years. He has a five-year-old daughter. His wife has been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for three years. Jun-won feels helpless about the fact that he can't do anything to make her better. His in-laws want him to get a divorce and start a new life. However, he can't give up on his wife unless she wants to leave him.
*Characters surrounding Bong-soon*
Lee Han-sook (47 years old /Geum Bo-rah)
As woman as one can be, a woman whose womanhood is stronger that motherhood, and as meek and sentimental as she can be. She is still very beautiful but was even more stunning when she was younger and was once able to become an actress and still dwells upon those days. She can sometimes be ignorant, frivolous and boastful. She has a lot of affection, which keeps guys surrounding her, but her boasting also gets her into a lot of trouble. As well, the fact that she has a lot of grudges held inside her heart causes her to have a lot of tears. Her fate tells her that if she had become an actor or something of that sort she would’ve become big, but because she didn’t go into that field she thinks that her life is filled with twists and turns. Every guy she has met has had some kind of problem, and in order to fix her fate she got married to a man with children and lots of money. Three years into their marriage, however, he died in an unexpected accident. Eventually she ended up taking care of all his children. She also loses all the assets he left her to all sorts of frauds, and the job she took in order to make a living, being an extra for different TV shows, is her current job. This job is where she met Hyun-joon's father; a complete romantic who is 5 years younger than her and marries her despite his family's protests, because he loves her. The son she had with him is Hyun-joon, but this awesome romantic tragically leaves her for his new love 7 years into their marriage.
Geum Soo-kyeong (19 years old /Shin Min-hee) Han-sook's stepdaughter.
The daughter of Han-sook's second husband's first wife, a senior in high school, who looks like she's in her mid-twenties when not wearing her school uniform because of her stunning supermodel body and looks. A complete rebellious girl and juvenile delinquent, who transfers from this school to that school in order to avoid getting kicked out of school, her misdeeds are not done secretly but in order to drive her stepmother insane because she hates her to death. Like a child planning on how to make Han-sook's life unbearably miserable she endlessly has her called to school and to the police department. There was a time when she opened her heart up to her stepmother; the time when she promised to take care of her and her sibling like her own children but the very same woman who promised to take care of them went ahead and got married to another young man, taking them with her. There were days when she wanted to take her sibling and run away to an orphanage but she didn’t have enough courage to actually do it. Her stepmother took her and her sibling by the hand and awkwardly walked into her new husband's house. Soo-kyeong can not forget the feeling of humiliation she felt that day watching her stepmother laugh and flirt in the arms of another guy, forgetting about her father. She decided never to forgive her stepmother from that day on and herself for still being next to her stepmother and not being able to leave her. Soo-kyeong, cynical and cold, a girl who has nothing she wants to do or be; a girl is suffering severely from growing pains.
*Characters surrounding Bong-ki*
Nam Dae-shik (61 years old /Bong-ki’s father-Jang Yeong)
A character who never wears socks and wears his pants folded up all year long. A hot-tempered perfectionist. He came into the Blue House in charge of the greenhouse and has been working there as a carpenter for 30 years. He has worked there the longest and has served 7 presidents during his time there. He worked at the general affairs secretary's office and retired, but because of his excellent work skills he was called back to work on a contract basis. He knows about every single corner of the Blue House and there is not a place in the building which hasn't been touched by him, so his existence is absolutely needed. His one super secret is that he’s fallen in love! There is absolutely not a single feminine trait on this woman but interestingly enough every time he sees her, his heart beats. Love at such an old age... The tingling feeling, the loneliness, the embarrassments...
Lee Sang-jik (48 years old /Chief of the Blue House Guard Department-Yoon Seung-won) The best bodyguard, a man who has served 3 successive presidents. A professional with an upright nature and strong will to get things done. He is one of the bodyguards that all the juniors look up to and want to be like. He never gets mixed up with official or personal matters, in fact he's so precise that at an unofficial occasion or event he can be fun and easygoing, but when at work he is sharp, full of charisma and a strict trainer of his juniors. His one goal these days is to train a guard to take his place. He watches Bong-ki and Joo-yeup closely and sometimes makes them compete with one another, purposely getting them upset and driving them through extra hard trainings. Out of all the butlers in the Blue House they are the most powerful but have poor economic power. He has thrown all his money into sending his wife, son and daughter abroad to study and lives a miserable life in his small single room. The fact that he lives in a small, rented room at Bong-ki's house is his biggest secret. Because of that, he sometimes feels threatened by Bong-ki.
Kim Joo-yeup (28 years old /Blue House guard-Yoo Tae-june) Bong-ki and he entered the Blue House together as guards. He is a born student and after his training goes right to the President Guard team. He is a social climber, wanting to be the best guard, and by nature the exact opposite of Bong-ki. He is moving up with his precise judgments and will to reason in any given situation. He has the abilities, looks, and the body but his one flaw is that he has a very cold heart. He is always in competition with Bong-ki and Bong-ki in fact is loved by all the women working in the Blue House. His martial arts skills are outstanding but when in competition with Bong-ki he is always a step late and loses to him because of their differences in fighting style. Bong-ki springs at anything while he calculates every move. Though it is always him who wins in a competition with Bong-ki, his anxiety to defeat him swells inside of his heart. Joo-yeup wants to become Korea’s best bodyguard, but what is the best bodyguard? He lacks skills in dating, something he looks like he would be good at. He is the only son of a police station chief.
Kang Moon-seuk (28 years old /Blue House guard-Yoon Ji-hoo) Bong-ki's closest colleague, he gets placed in the investigations department with Bong-ki after training. He is a lot like Bong-ki, mischievous and full of humor. He is able to play a lot of games and other miscellaneous stuff. He is especially good at singing, even better than some singers. He is in great shape and his looks aren't all that bad, in addition to that his has great dancing skills, which gets him all the girls…at least until he starts to talk, when all his charisma comes crashing down. He grew up in the Hwang Young-jo village in Samcheuk so he has a Kangwon-do dialect. He has great love and pride for his hometown and he proudly talks about how he is the second person to really succeed, after Hwang Young-jo, from his village. He is excited when he meets Bong-soon because she is from the same town as him and helps her with everything he can. He acts as a dialect interpreter between Bong-ki and Bong-soon. He loves Bong-ki, and even though Bong-ki tries everything to get out of work, in the end he is always the one that ends up actually doing to work. While Bong-ki judges people by their looks Moon-seuk thinks that there is no one like him. His family owns a restaurant in Samcheuk. He is the first son and is known as a very faithful son.