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- Drama: Spy MyeongWol (English title)
- Revised romanization: Seupayi Myeong Wol
- Hangul: 스파이명월
- Director: Hwang In-Hyuk
- Writer: Jeon Hyeon-Jin, Kim Eun-Young
- Network: KBS2
- Episodes: 18
- Release Date: July 11 - September 6, 2011
- Runtime: Mon & Tue 21:55
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Han Myeong-Wol is an agent in North Korea working to suppress the rising wave of South Korean pop culture in North Korea. She goes after people who watch South Korean dramas, movies, or pop music, but she hopes to one day move up as an agent in the special forces. Myeong-Wol then takes a test to become a special agent, but fails the test. Nevertheless, Myeong-Wol doesn't give up her hope of becoming a special agent just like her father.
Myeong-Wol is then given a mission to go to Singapore as the bodyguard for a high ranking military officer's daughter. The daughter is crazy about Korean pop star Kang Woo (Eric) and goes specifically to Singapore to watch his concert. The daughter is accompanied to Singapore by Myeong-Wol and the chief of special agent team Choi Ryu (Lee Jin-Wook). After the concert, the military officer's daughter asks Myeong-Wol to get Kang-Woo's autograph. Myeong-Wol obliging the daughter, follows Kang-Woo but finds it difficult to obtain his autograph. Kang Woo brushes off Myeong-Wol and states he doesn't give autographs in the public. Finally, Myeong-Wol sneaks into a masked auction event where Kang-Woo participates. Kang Woo buys an old book that is part of a 4 book collection. Meanwhile, Myeong-Wol goes near Kang Woo to get his autograph. At that time, 3 masked men attack Kang Woo to get the book. Myeong-Wol thwarts the 3 masked men's attempt by throwing a pen.
When Han Myeong-Wol goes back to North Korea she meets with the chief of special agents Choi Ryu. Choi Ryu informs Myeong-Wol that he won't pick her for the special agent team. At that moment, Myeong-Wol notices the pen she threw at the masked auction event in Singapore. Myeong-Wol then realizes that she ruined their mission. Myeong-Wol then decides to go to South Korea to complete their mission without informing her superiors.
When Myeong-Wol arrives in South Korea she follows Kang Woo around by visiting the shooting locations for the drama series he is appearing in. During a break in filming, Myeong-Wol approaches Kang Woo and then notices leaking gas. Instinctively, she jumps on Kang-Woo and saves his life. Mywong-Wol is hospitalized and the media jumps on the story.
Meanwhile in North Korea, they learn that Han Myeong-Wol saved Kang Woo's life. They contact North Korean spy Han Hee-Bok (Jo Hyeong-Ki), who is already working undercover in South Korea, to give Myeong-Wol a new mission. The new mission is for Han Myeong-Wol to marry Kang Woo and persuade him to defect to North Korea ...
- "Spy Myeong-Wol" will take over the KBS2 Mon & Tue 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "Babyfaced Beauty" and will be replaced by "Poseidon" on september 19, 2011.
- On August 14th, lead actress Han Ye-Seul did not appear for filming. She also did not appear on August 15th. According to Han Ye-Seul's publicist the shooting on August 13th was supposed to end at 2AM, but finished at 5AM and the next day's shooting was scheduled to start at 7am. Episode 11 and 12, scheduled to air August 15th and 16th, is only 40% complete. Actress Han Ye-Seul has also complained of the drama series' director.  Because of the filming delay, on August 15th KBS2 will air a Spy MyeongWol special instead of episode 11.
- Actress Han Ye-Seul has left South Korea by Korean Air flight KE0017 at 3pm on August 15th. Han Ye-Seul traveled to Los Angeles where her parents live.
- On August 16, 2011 Han Ye-Seul's management company Sidus HQ announced that Han Ye-Seul will come back to South Korea on August 17, 2011. Her management company released a statement that Han Ye-Seul was exhausted by the tight shooting schedule and her mind was less than clear because of this. Her absence from the filming set negatively effected many others involved the drama series. Han Ye-Seul and Sidus HQ apologizes for this. Han Ye-Seul will come back to South Korea to film the remainder of "Spy MyeongWol" and do her best.
|Han Ye-Seul||Eric||Lee Jin-Wook||Jang Hee-Jin|
|Han Myeong-Wol||Kang Woo||Choi Ryu||Joo In-Ah|
|Jo Hyeong-Ki||Yu Ji-In||Lee Kyeon||Park Hyeon-Suk||Shin Seung-Hwan|
|Han Hee-Bok||Lee Ok-Soon||Lee Dae-Kang||Kyung Jae-In||Bang Guk-Bong|
|Lee Deok-Hwa||Son Eun-Seo||Lee Byung-Joon||Lee Ji-Hoon||Cha Seung-Joon|
|company president Joo||Yoo Da-Hae||Yoo Jung-Sik||Kwak Ki-Tae||Jang Han-Soo|
|Kim Ha-Kyun||Jeong Da-Hye|
|Kim Young-Tak||Kim Eun-Joo|
Additional Cast Members:
- Kim Ka-Young - Joo Kyung-Joo
- Yang Jae-Hee - (dabang) coffee shop girl
- Kim Sung-Oh - cameo
- Yum Seung-Hyun - Jang Han-Soo
- Min Song-A - reporter
|2011-07-11||1||9.6 (18th)||10.6 (13th)|
|2011-07-25||5||8.3 (16th)||10.0 (11th)|
|2011-08-02||8||7.3 (20th)||8.4 (14th)|
|2011-08-09||10||8.1 (20th)||10.1 (11th)|
Source: TNS Media Korea / * NR denotes not ranked within the Top 20 daily shows according to TNS Media Korea.
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