| Just Love
|is a story about broken, splintered families that have become increasingly common
in these modern times and portrays a love story that people of all ages can relate
There are three main characters in the drama who are tied together through
their past and present relationships. Jung Dong-jin (actor Kim Seung-soo), the
leading male character, is a network director and a single dad who has a daughter
named Da-som. He develops a close relationship with 'Yoo Eun-ho (actress Yoo
Ho-jung), a widow who works as a scriptwriter for a radio program. But when
his ex-wife, Seo Ji-hae (actress Kim Bo-gyeong), a TV host, appears in his life
again after she returns from her studies abroad, the three people get involved
in an awkward relationship. The families of all three people also know each
other. Then Jang Sa-ya (actress Park Shin-hye) enters the picture and the situation
gets more complicated...
The way that families love each other change over the times but family bonds
always remain the same. This drama tells a warmhearted story about splintered
families in these modern times.
And love is always the common theme in dramas.
Most people from the older generation regard youth as being too reckless in
love while youth consider elderly people to be too conservative in their relationships.
But the love among couples is only different in its appearance as it belies
a common emotion. Couples get into fights but the reason they are fighting is
usually because they care about each other in ways that foster misunderstandings.
This drama will try to weave together a story that people of all generations
can empathize with.
As life expectancy rises among the population and more people spend their years
in retirement, it is paramount that people prepare a nest egg before the reach
old age. What do parents need to change about themselves as they look ahead
to a long retirement? Family dynamics change and adjustments need to be made
in the structure of a family. These are some of the elements that will be portrayed
in this drama.
||Jung Dong-jin (The first son
of Jung Han-mo. Network TV director) - actor Kim Seung-soo
Whoever calls Dong-jin a bad person is probably a bad person himself because
there is no one as nice and gentle as him. He is a dutiful son who never caused
any problems at home and since he is so perfect, his younger brother and
troublemaker Dong-shik finds it hard to ever be like him. He has a high-paying,
stable job at the network and he never disobeys his parents. He is satisfied
with what he has achieved in life and making his parents proud of him.
there is one minor problem in Dong-jin’s life and that is the fact that he got
divorced. He fell in love with Ji-hae, a young prospective anchorwoman who had
an irresistible smile. Ji-hae was also attracted to the handsome Dong-jin, who
successful and well-mannered. They became passionate lovers and Ji-hae became
pregnant. It wasn’t a planned pregnancy but they rushed to get married because
of it. She had a child at a relatively young age when she still wanted to get
ahead in her career. Her decision to study abroad was rejected by her in-laws
and so she decided that the only way to get her career back on track was to file
for a divorce. Dong-jin could understand why Ji-hae was anxious about her career
but on the other hand he disapproved of her decision to leave the marriage and
abandon their young daughter. So when he was served the divorce papers, he
signed them with a ferocity that even he himself had never known he had. He was
determined to raise Ha-som into a bright girl. But he realizes that he cannot
fill in the role as a mother to Ha-som ...
||Yoo Eun-ho (Seung-yong’s
daughter-in-law. Scriptwriter) - actress Yoo Ho-jung|
pretty looks and calm demeanor, she is the perfect daughter-in-law. She goes
beyond her duty to do all the household chores around the house. As a
well-organized and competent person at work, it is hard to imagine that anyone
would find fault with her. Even when she has a heavy workload at work, she will
always take the time to do the household chores. She is considerate and dotes on
her sister-in-law. She is a wonderful daughter-in-law but her in-laws lament the
early death of their son, leaving their daughter-in-law bereft. She was raised
by her grandmother after both her parents died in a plane crash. When her
grandmother also died, she was left alone, longing for a family. Even though she
lives with her in-laws after the death of her husband, she looks up to her
mother-in-law like her own mother. Sometimes, she even momentarily forgets she’s
the daughter-in-law because of her close relationship with her mother-in-law.
||Seo Ji-hae (Dong-jin’s
ex-wife. Anchorwoman) - Actress Kim Bo-gyeong|
She is a
determined woman who wants to be successful in her career.
She wasn’t a sassy
woman with an attitude at the time she married Dong-jin but after studying
abroad in America for several years, her bright, sunny disposition changed into
a constant display of arrogance and snobbishness. She went to study abroad on a
company-funded scholarship but when she returned, she began showing flair in
acting. In person, she is a sassy woman but on camera, she is the most endearing
and charming TV personality to ever grace the small screen. As her popularity
soars, no one comes close in matching her presence on TV. Even though she is
difficult to work with and has an attitude, every producer of a TV variety
program is eager to cast her as the host of their show. This fuels her ego even
more to new heights. But even though she seems to be a heartless person, she has
a soft spot for Dong-jin. She hardly regarded Dong-jin as a clumsy guy but he
seems to be vulnerable to her now. It seems that he’s getting old like the rest
of us... He always wore neat suits without one stray thread but now he goes
around wearing a dress shirt with a button missing. And he gets stains on the
bottom of his pants... Whenever Ji-hae tries to reenter Dong-jin’s life, Eun-ho
will appear and stitch a button to fix Dong-jin’s missing shirt button. Eun-ho
will even clean off the stains on Dong-jin’s pants. How could she? What’s it to
her? He’s not her man... Oh, but Dong-jin is not her man either. But it’s
unbearable to watch another woman do such things for
||Jang Sa-ya - actress Park
Nobody remembers the day she began living at a
Buddhist temple. According to the monks, someone had left her in front of the
Buddhist temple wrapped in a baby’s quilt and when the cries of the baby rung
through the temple grounds, the head monk uttered, “Is that the cry of some
Jangsaya (street peddler)?“ And so she was given the name Jang Sa-ya. She is
full of curiosity and has an unpredictable personality. Since she was a kid, she
constantly got scrapes and bruises on her knees and elbows. When Buddhist
followers took off their shoes to enter the temple to pray, she’d hide behind
them and then mix up their shoes for fun.
When people brought flashy
gadgets, she’d play with them the head monk would scold her for showing an
interest in material things. Sa-ya’s curiosity is insatiable even in her teens.
She’d put on the high heels that some young Buddhist follower might wear to the
temple and then trip over herself. She once found a lipstick gloss that someone
had dropped and she spent all night putting it on. She eventually woke up late
the next morning and the head monk’s face turned aghast when she saw Sa-ya’s
glossy. Sa-ya is full of innocent mischief and she always leaves behind a mess
wherever she goes. But as she grows older, she becomes infatuated with life
outside the temple. She dislikes the notion of living the life of a monk for the
rest of her life. So when she finally ran away for the ninth time from temple,
the head monk allows Sa-ya to go live in the mundane world.