Secret Garden (SBS-2010-Korean Drama)
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- Drama: Secret Garden
- Revised romanization: Sikeurit Gadeun
- Hangul: 시크릿 가든
- Director: Shin Woo-Cheol, Kwon Hyuk-Chan
- Writer: Kim Eun-Sook
- Network: SBS
- Episodes: 20
- Release Date: November 13, 2010 - Janaury 16, 2011
- Runtime: Saturdays & Sundays 22:00
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Kim Joo-Won (Hyun-Bin) is from a wealthy family, smart and good looking. He runs the luxurious Roel Department store, which his family owns. Oska (Yoon Sang-Hyun) is a popular singer around Asia, but he doesn't have musical talent. He is also a womanizer. Joo-Won and Oska are also cousins and highly competitive towards each other.
On a request by Oska, Joo-Won goes to pick up actress Park Chae-Rin from a shooting set. Joo-Won mistakes stunt woman Gil Ra-Im (Ha Ji-Won) for Park Chae-Rin and takes stunt woman Ra-Im to a hotel. Oska made the request in an attempt to prevent Park Chae-Rin from revealing their relationship to the press. At the hotel, Joo-Won discovers that the woman he picked is not actress Park Chae-Rim but a stunt woman. During this time, Joo-Won starts to experience strong feelings for the feisty stunt woman, even though she isn't his type. Joo-Won tried getting Ra-Im out of his mind for Ra-Im does not own a high status life nor is even rich. Nevertheless, Joo-Won can't stop thinking about Ra-Im.
Later, Joo-Won sneaks into an action school to watch Ra-Im. Meanwhile, Ra-Im tries her best to ignore Joo-Won because she knows Joo-Wan belongs to another higher social level compared to her. Nevertheless, Ra-Im can't help her blooming feelings towards Joo-Won.
Yeun-Sul (Kim Sa-Rang) and Oska are ex-lovers, but they can't seem to forget each other. Because Yeun-Sul had a high-living status, she was arranged to attend a blind date with Joo-Won. Even though Joo-Wan made it clear that he doesn't have interest in her, Yeun-Sul keeps pursuing Joo-Won. Yeun-Sul knows Joo-Wan is Oska's cousin and wants to use him to get under Oska's skin. Yeun-Sul then manages to become the director for Oska's next music video, which is scheduled to be shot on Jeju Island.
Meanwhile, stunt woman Ra-Im is a fan of Oska's music and wins a contest to go to Jeju Island with Oska himself. Ra-Im also wanted to take part in Oska's music video. Joo-Won learns that Ra-Im won the contest to spend time with Oska and decides to follow them to Jeju Island.
On Jeju Island, the main participants all gather. While they were mountain biking, Ra-Im gets separated from Joo-Won and Oska. Joo-Won searched frantically to find Ra-Im. Eventually, Joo-Won was able to find Ra-Im but ended up stranded in a mysterious restaurant in the middle of the woods called 'Secret Garden'. Even more mysteriously, the owner of 'Secret Garden' seems to know both Joo-Won and Ra-Lim very well. The owner presented two bottles of homemade floral wine to Joo-Won and Ra-Im. They manage to find their way back to the hotel before night and went their separate ways. At night, neither Joo-Won nor Ra-Im find themselves able to sleep and each takes this time to clear their mind while drinking their individual gifted wine. A twist of intrigue takes place in the plot when both Ra-Im and Joo-Won wake up in the morning to find that their souls have switched to the other's body!
- "Secret Garden" takes over the SBS Saturday & Sunday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by "Life is Beautiful" and will be followed by "New Tales of the Gisaeng" on January 23.
- "Secret Garden" had its first script reading on August 14, 2010. Filming will begin in September, 2010.
- Jay Park and Jang Hyuk were dropped from the list of potential casts, and Hyeon Bin was finally chosen to play the main male lead.
|Kil Ra-Im||Kim Joo-Won|
|stunt woman||pres. of dept. store|
|Yoon Sang-Hyun||Kim Sa-Rang||Phillip Lee||Lee Jong-Suk||Yoo In-Na|
|Oska||Yeun-Sul||Im Jong-Soo||Han Tae-Sun||Min Ah Young|
|pop star||CF director||action director||musician||dept. store worker|
|Kim Ji-Sook||Park Jun-Keum||Kim Sung-Oh||Choi Yoon-So||Kim Seong-Kyeom|
|Moon Yeon-Hong||Moon Boon-Hong||Kim Sung-Oh||Kim Hee-Won||Moon Chang-Soo|
|Oscar's mom||Joo-Won's mom||Joo-Won's secretary||Joo-Won's sister||Joo-Won's granddad|
|Lee Byung-Joon||Sung Byoung-Sook||Yun Ki-Won||Kim Gun||Yoo Seo-Jin|
|Park Bong-Ho||Park Bong-Hee||Choi Dong-Kyu||Yoo Jong-Hun||Lee Ji-Hyun|
|dept. store director||Chang-Soo's wife||president of Oscar Ent.||Oscar's manager||Joo-Won's shrink|
Additional Cast Members:
- Jung In-Gi - Kil Ra-Im's father
- Baek Seung-Hee - Park Jae-Rin
- Ryoo Sung-Hoon - gang member of "Eungalchi"
- Choi Young-Shin - assistant director
- Son Ye-Jin - cameo
- Kang Chan-Yang
- Song Yoon-A - appears in a photo (cameo)
- Lee Jun-Hyuk - Jun-Hyuk (cameo)
- Min Joon-Hyun - smoking man
- Nam Hyun-Joo - Director Nam
- Heo Tae-Hee - Rude Party Guest (cameo)
|2010-11-13||1||16.1 (2nd)||16.5 (2nd)|
|2010-11-14||2||15.0 (5th)||15.6 (4th)|
|2010-11-20||3||17.9 (2nd)||18.9 (1st)|
|2010-11-21||4||20.0 (3rd)||20.8 (3rd)|
|2010-11-27||5||25.4 (1st)||26.3 (1st)|
|2010-11-28||6||25.2 (3rd)||25.6 (3rd)|
|2010-12-04||7||24.1 (2nd)||24.7 (1st)|
|2010-12-05||8||24.6 (3rd)||24.8 (2nd)|
|2010-12-11||9||27.0 (1st)||27.8 (1st)|
|2010-12-12||10||28.0 (2nd)||28.7 (2nd)|
|2010-12-18||11||27.0 (1st)||28.2 (1st)|
|2010-12-19||12||28.2 (2nd)||29.2 (2nd)|
|2010-12-25||13||24.4 (2nd)||25.0 (2nd)|
|2010-12-26||14||26.5 (3rd)||27.1 (2nd)|
|2011-01-01||15||23.0 (1st)||29.3 (1st)|
|2011-01-02||16||23.9 (1st)||29.9 (1st)|
|2011-01-08||17||23.8 (1st)||30.0 (1st)|
|2011-01-09||18||27.4 (1st)||34.1 (1st)|
|2011-01-15||19||29.1 (1st)||35.0 (1st)|
|2011-01-16||20||31.4 (1st)||38.6 (1st)|
Source: TNS Media Korea
- 2011 (6th) Seoul International Drama Awards - August 31, 2011
- Outstanding Korean Director
- Outstanding Korean Screenwriter
- Outstanding Korean Drama OST ("That Woman" - Baek Ji-young)