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- Drama: Miss Ripley
- Revised romanization: Miss Ripley
- Hangul: 미스 리플리
- Director: Choi Yi-Sub, Choi Won-Suk
- Writer: Kim Sun-Young
- Network: MBC
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: May 30, 2011 - July 19, 2011
- Runtime: Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Jang Mi-Ri (Lee Da-Hae) works as hostess in Japan. She is held there to payoff her stepfather's debt. The evening that Mi-Ri finally pays off her stepfather's debt, the bar owner Hirayama (Kim Jeong-Tae) still doesn't let her go. Mi-Ri then runs away from the place and is able to make it to South Korea.
Mi-Ri then rents a small room in South Korea. In the same building, Yootaka (Micky Yoochun) also rents a room. Yootaka has recently arrived from Japan as well and he rents the low-budget room even though he comes from an affluent family. He hopes to learn the ways of the world on his own.
Mi-Ri, becoming situated in South Korea, works various part-time jobs like washing cars while also seeking out permanent employment. This is important because as a Japanese citizen Mi-Ri needs to find a permanent job to stay in the country. Unfortunately, Mi-Ri finds it difficult to find a permanent job due to her educational background - Mi-Ri only has a high school degree and didn't attend college. Time is running out for Mi-Ri.
Meanwhile, Jang Myung-Hoon (Kim Seung-Woo) works for a hotel owned by his father-in-law. His wife is renown pianist Lee Gui-Yeon (Hwang Ji-Hyun). To placate an important customer at the hotel, Myung-Hoon needs to find someone able to speak the Japanese Hataka dialect. His searches comes up empty as that spoken dialect is extremely rare in South Korea.
Mi-Ri goes for another interview hoping to find a permanent job. This time, Mi-Ri is sexually assaulted by her interviewer. She is able to fight off the man and escape out of the buliding. While leaving, Mi-Ri is almost hit by a car. The man driving the car is Jang Myung-Hoon. He gets out of the car and asks if she is OK. Mi-Ri, angry over her entire situation, blurts out words in Japanase. Jang Myung-Hoon, who is still looking for someone able to speak the Hataka dialect, recognizes that Mi-Ri could fill that position. Myung-Hoon offers to hire her temporarily for a few days to see if she can do the work. Mi-Ri passes on the offer because her deadline to find a permanent job is approaching and she needs a permanent job. Mi-Ri then says hopelessly, "... even if I graduated from Tokyo University I won't be hired." Myung-Hoon, not understanding her correctly, says since you graduated from Tokyo University there is no reason not to hire you. This is how her lie begins ...
- Based on the true story of Shin Jeong-Ah who once worked as a professor of art at Dongguk University and chief curator at Sungkok Art Museum. She was then elected as artistic co-director for the 2008 Gwangju Biennale (one of Korea's biggest art events). It was then revealed that Shin Jeong-Ah forged her college credentials (a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. from Yale University) and was fired from her positions. Shin Jeong-Ah served 18 months in prison. She was also romantically linked to former presidential aide Byeon Yang-Kyoon, who helped Shin Jeong-Ah gain employment at Dongguk University.
- "Miss Ripley" takes over the MBC Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "The Duo" and will be followed by "Gye-Baek" on July 25.
|Lee Da-Hae||Kim Seung-Woo||Park Yoo-Chun||Kang Hye-Jung|
|Jang Mi-Ri||Jang Myung-Hoon||Yootaka||Na Hee-Joo|
|Hwang Ji-Hyun||Song Jae-Ho||Choi Myoung-Gil||Jang Yong||Kim Na-Woon|
|Lee Gui-Yeon||president Lee||Lee Hwa||Song In-Soo||Jung Si-Young|
|Kim Chang-Wan||Baek Bong-Ki||Lee Bo-Ram||Kim Jung-Tae||Lee Sang-Yeob|
|Choi||Kim||Jo Eun-Bom||Hirayama||Ha Cheol-Jin|
|general manager||deputy section chief|
|Ryu Je-Hee||Park Ji-Yeon|
|front desk clerk||Yuwoo|
Additional Cast Members:
- Jung Da-Bin - Jang Mi-Ri (young)
- Yang On-Yoo - Yootaka (young)
- Yang Mi-Kyeong - Yootaka's birth mom
- Uhm Ki-Joon - prosecutor
|2011-05-30||1||11.3 (3rd)||14.2 (3rd)|
|2011-05-31||2||11.9 (4th)||15.6 (3rd)|
|2011-06-06||3||10.4 (5th)||12.5 (4th)|
|2011-06-07||4||9.6 (8th)||11.8 (7th)|
|2011-06-13||5||9.0 (11th)||11.3 (5th)|
|2011-06-14||6||9.8 (7th)||12.6 (6th)|
|2011-06-20||7||9.1 (9th)||10.4 (6th)|
|2011-06-21||8||10.1 (6th)||12.2 (5th)|
|2011-06-27||9||8.9 (16th)||11.0 (8th)|
|2011-06-28||10||10.8 (4th)||12.8 (5th)|
|2011-07-04||11||10.7 (7th)||12.7 (5th)|
|2011-07-05||12||10.5 (6th)||12.9 (5th)|
|2011-07-11||13||12.3 (6th)||14.6 (4th)|
|2011-07-12||14||14.0 (3rd)||16.4 (3rd)|
|2011-07-18||15||12.4 (4th)||15.5 (4th)|
|2011-07-19||16||12.2 (4th)||15.4 (3rd)|
Source: TNS Media Korea
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