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- Drama: Romance Town
- Revised romanization: Romaenseu Tawoon
- Hangul: 로맨스 타운
- Director: Hwang Ui-Kyung, Kim Jin-Won
- Writer: Seo Sook-Hyang
- Network: KBS2
- Episodes: 20
- Release Date: May 11 - July 14, 2011
- Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 21:55
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
A young woman, whose mother and grandmother worked as a housemaid, finds herself working as a housemaid. One day she wins the lottery and faces a turning point in her life ...
Soon-Geum's (later played by Sung Yu-Ri) mother and grandmother both work as housemaids. Soon-Geum's mother, who never had the opportunity to go to college - vows to send young Soon-Geum to a university so she won't work as a maid when she grows up.
Soon-Geum is a junior high school student, but she isn't interested in studying and is frequently scolded by her teachers for absences. Soon-Geum works part-time jobs as a waitress and also as a dancer at a night club. One night she goes to a night club to check on her friend Shi-A (Kim Jae-In) who is dating an older guy named Young-Hee (Kim Min-Jun). At that time a police raid occurs and she is taken into custody as a minor. At the police station Shi-A, Young-Hee and Young-Hee's friend Gun-Woo (Jung Gyu-Woon) are also there. When Soon-Geum's mother arrives she goes after her daughter with a broomstick. Later they argue with Soon-Geum telling her mom she doesn't want to go to college and would rather work or get married. That night Soon-Geum's father runs off with her mother's savings only leaving a note saying sorry.
Years later, her mother has passed away. Soon-Geum is carrying Shi-A's baby on her back and goes to a room salon to find Shi-A. Gun-Woo also goes to the room salon with his friends and passes out. His friends leave him sleeping in the room salon. Soon-Geum and Shi-A goes into the room where Gun-Woo is passed out. A waiter comes in and mistakes Soon-Geum as Gun-Woo's girlfriend. The waiter asks Soon-Geum to pay the bill for Gun-Woo who lost his wallet. Soon-Geum unable to talk her way out ends up paying the waiter with her rent money. To get her rent money back she goes with Gun-Woo to his house, but on the way there she receives a phone call that her father took her deposit for the apartment where she stays with Shi-A and Shi-A's baby. She leaves her number with Gun-Woo and leaves.
When Gun-Woo arrives at home, his father (Lee Jae-Yong) is there and asks for a favor. Gun-Woo's father recently remarried to a much younger woman known as Trophy (Yang Jeong-A). When they came back from their honeymoon a mini-crisis ensued. A grandmother brought a baby to their home looking for its father. Gun-Woo's father asks Gun-Woo to say that the baby is his, so his new wife won't get mad at him. Gun-Woo is planning to go to New York to study so he won't even have to look after the baby.
Meanwhile, Gun-Woo's stepmother finds a napkin with phone number scribbled on it in Gun-Woo's room. Believing the phone number might be the number of the new baby in their house she calls her for a meeting. Soon-Geum believing she will get her rent money back eagerly agrees to meet. After the meeting, Soon-Geum finds herself working for the family as their new maid. Gun-Woo leaves for New York.
Soon-Geum gets along well with the other maids in the exclusive neighborhood her employers reside in. At night she often plays cards with the other maids. They often pool their winnings to buy lottery tickets and Soon-Geum buys tickets for herself as well.
Gun-Woo then arrives back from New York. He remembers Soon-Geum and tells her that he did try to call her. Gun-Woo also learns that head housemaid Yoo Choon-Jak was fired and Soon-Geum was hired in her place. Gun-Woo was extremely close to Choon-Jak and fires Soon-Geum hoping to get her back. Soon-Geum is depressed over losing her job. One day she eats cheap black noodles in a Chinese restaurant when she discovers that she won the lottery - 14 billion WON ($13 million USD)!
- Takes over the KBS2 Wed. & Thu. 21:55 time slot previously occupied by The Thorn Birds and followed by "The Princess' Man" (literal title) on July 20.
- Early working title was "Sikmodeul" (literal translation "Maids").
|Sung Yu-Ri||Jung Gyu-Woon||Kim Min-Jun||Min Hyo-Rin|
|No Soon-Geum||Kang Gun-Woo||Kim Young-Hee||Jung Da-Kyeom|
|Park Ji-Young||Lee Kyung-Sil||Kim Jae-In||Joo Jin-Mo||Lee Jae-Yong|
|Oh Hyun-Joo||Uhm Soo-Jung||Yun Shi-A||No Sang-Hoon||Kang Tae-Won|
|Yang Jeong-A||Jo Whee-Joon||Ban Hyo-Jung||Kim Ye-Won||Cho Seong-Ha|
|Trophy||Kang San||Yoo Choon-Jak||Da jareu rin||Hwang Yong|
|Kim Soo-Hyun||Lee Jeong-Kil||Shin Shin-Ae||Kwon Ki-Seon||Kim Dong-Bum|
|Hwang Joo-Won||Jang Chi-Kook||Kim Soon-Ok||Oh Boon-Ja||Choi|
|convenience store clerk|
Additional Cast Members:
- Lim Ye-Jin - Soon-Geum's mom
- Ko In-Beom - No Sang-Hoon's friend
- Choi Eun-Suk - gangster
- Kim Yang-Woo - burglar (cameo / ep 8-9)
- Choi Jae-Hwan - burglar (cameo / ep 8-9)
|2011-05-12||2||7.2 (19th)||7.8 (13th)|
|2011-05-18||3||7.6 (15th)||7.4 (18th)|
|2011-05-19||4||7.1 (20th)||8.3 (13th)|
|2011-05-25||5||9.7 (8th)||10.5 (8th)|
|2011-05-26||6||9.7 (10th)||9.8 (12th)|
|2011-06-01||7||9.3 (9th)||10.1 (7th)|
|2011-06-02||8||8.9 (11th)||10.1 (8th)|
|2011-06-08||9||8.3 (12th)||9.7 (10th)|
|2011-06-09||10||9.3 (9th)||10.2 (8th)|
|2011-06-15||11||8.2 (10th)||8.7 (11th)|
|2011-06-16||12||9.0 (10th)||10.6 (9th)|
|2011-06-23||14||7.8 (20th)||8.9 (14th)|
|2011-06-29||15||9.0 (13th)||10.6 (10th)|
|2011-06-30||16||10.8 (9th)||13.1 (6th)|
|2011-07-06||17||9.8 (11th)||11.4 (7th)|
|2011-07-07||18||11.4 (8th)||13.3 (6th)|
|2011-07-13||19||11.1 (8th)||12.3 (6th)|
|2011-07-14||20||12.4 (6th)||13.7 (6th)|
Source: TNS Media Korea