보통의 연애 Just An Ordinary Love Story (Korean Drama Special)

I’ve just finished watching this Korean drama special series called Just An Ordinary Love Story and can’t help but swoon over the melodrama story and beautiful cinematography. It’s called Korean drama special because it’s just 4 episodes. This short drama was broadcasted right after Wild Romanceperhaps giving some time for the filming of the next K. drama; Man From the Equator to take off so that Man From The Equator will start on the same day and same time with Rooftop Prince and King 2Hearts.

Update: You Da In and Yeon Woo Jin won the actress and actor One-Act Special award at 2012 KBS Drama Awards. So happppppy!

I love this love story. Although just 4 episodes, it’s dramatic yet gentle and mellow. The scenery are so beautiful. Nicely captured! One of the filming location is in Jeonju Hanok Village.

When path crosses…

When 2 people falls in love…

Synopsis (source from KBS):
A man, who lost his brother to a murderer, approaches the murderer on purpose, but instead he finds himself falling in love with the killer’s daughter.

Alternate synopsis:
Han Jae Gwang is a tour writer. He approaches Kim Yoon Hye, the daughter of a man who killed his older brother. However, they fall in love each other after that.

The acting and chemistry between the 2 leads are superb as well. One of the best love story I’ve seen. It’s good when you (the viewers) can feel it too.

Korean title: 보통의 연애
Korean romanization title: Botongui Yeonae
International English title: Just An Ordinary Love Story
Alternate English title: Ordinary Love
Chinese Title: 平凡的爱
Running period in Korea: 29th February 2012 to 8th March 2012
Runtime in Korea: Wednesday and Thursday 9.55pm (70mins)
Running period in KBS World: 21st March 2012 to 29th March 2012
Runtime in KBS World: Wednesday and Thursday 9.03pm (70mins)
Total episodes: 4
Genre: Romance

You Da In as the beautiful Kim Yoon Hye.

Yeon Woo Jin as the adoring Han Jae Gwang.

You Da In as Kim Yoon Hye
Yeon Woo Jin as Han Jae Gwang

Lee Ju Sil as Yoon Hye’s grandma
Lee Sung-Min as Kim Joo Pyung (Yoon Hye’s dad)

Kim Mi Kyung as Mrs Shin (Jae Gwang’s mom)
Kwon Se In as Han Jae Min (Jae Gwang’s dead bro)

Choi Min as Kwon Dae Woong (mechanic and Yoon Hye’s love interest)
Song Min Ji as Joo Sang Ah
Shin Dong Mi as Gyung Ja
Kim Young Jae as Carpenter Kang

Just An Ordinary Love 4 mins highlights.

3.25mins she asked “Would you like to sleep with me?” which almost cause an accident. Hahaha

I’m loving the tunes at the beginning of the drama. Where can I find it?

Photos from KBS.

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  • Reply Emily @LivingLongfellow March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    This is so interesting that you posted this. When we were in Korea, everyone was obsessed with K drama, but we thought it was b/c we were just living there. Well, we come home to the states and K dramas are all over the web and hulu now. I never watched them while there b/c there were no subtitles, but here there are. You’ve got me intrigued 🙂

    • Reply Che-Cheh March 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Hi Emily, not all K. dramas are bad. Some dramas gets the extra special treatment because of its famous starring leads but they don’t always work out well. Sometimes yes sometimes no. So we choose the story that intrigued us be it small or large. Like this one which is a small scale drama but are better than many famous dramas out there.

  • Reply tekkaus March 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Sounds like a drama that I love because there are only 4 episodes. :p

  • Reply Adino March 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Yeah agree with Tekkaus haha, I might give this drama a try!

    • Reply Che-Cheh March 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      I don’t believe it. Hahaha You guys have your hands full with babies… where got time.

  • Reply Adino March 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Since 4 episodes only can find time hehe. If 20 episodes I think cannot finish.

    • Reply Che-Cheh March 31, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Hehe Fyi most K. dramas has only 16 epis. Some has 20 or over but those are under ‘longish’ K. dramas category.

  • Reply ct_haibara March 31, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I watched this drama on KBS last week and to be honest I was touched with the plot story even tho there’s just 4 epis…the ending part was sad and symbolic…and makes me wonder why it shud be end like that…well that’s just an ordinary real love story…looking forward for next short dramas…

    • Reply Che-Cheh March 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Hi, I agree with you 100%, it’s a short drama but very touching and meaningful. For the ending I think their path will cross again. That’s how I interpret it. Thanks for sharing your view with me. 🙂

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