You Are The Best! Lee Soon-Shin
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- TV Show: You Are The Best! (English title) / The Best Lee Soon-Shin (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Choegoda Lee Soon Shin
- Hangul: 최고다 이순신
- Director: Yun Seong-Sik
- Writer: Jung Yoo-Gyung
- Network: KBS2
- Episodes: 50
- Release Date: March 9 - August 25, 2013
- Runtime: Saturdays & Sundays 19:55
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Because of her father's sudden death, Lee Soon-Shin (IU) and her mother fall in trouble. They both attempt to find happiness, while Lee Soon-Shin falls in love.
Meanwhile Shin Joon-Ho (Jo Jung-Suk) is the president of an entertainment management company. He is over confident, arrogant and cold-blooded. By meeting Lee Soon-Shin, he realizes the meaning of true success and also changes.
Jung-Ae (Ko Du-Shim) has three daughters: Hye-Shin (Son Tae-Young), Yoo-Shin (Yoo In-Na) and Soon-Shin (IU). Hye-Shin, the oldest daughter, married a competent man and has a daughter. She has just arrived back from Hong Kong with her daughter, but without her husband. Yoo-Shin, the middle daughter, looks down upon younger sister Soon-Shin. Meanwhile, Soon-Shin tries to hold a steady job, but keeps failing. She is adopted, but unaware of that fact.
One day, Soon-Shin gets a temporary part-time job at a hotel. If she does well she can get a permanent position. On the first day of her new job, Soon-Shin works with actress Song Mi-Ryung's (Lee Mi-Sook) photo book release event at the hotel. Joon-Ho (Jo Jung-Suk), who is the president of an entertainment company, attends the event. Joon-Ho meets his ex-girlfriend Yeon-A (Kim Yun-Seo) there, whom he still hasn't gotten over.
Soon-Shin and entertainment company president Joon-Ho then physically bump into each other. Joon-Ho becomes covered with the food that Soon-Shin was serving. He becomes so angry that he asks the hotel manager to fire Soon-Shin, even though she begs him not to.
On the way home, Soon-Shin meets a man who introduces himself as a president of an entertainment company. He tells Soon-Shin that she has the looks to become a talent and gives her his name card. Soon-Shin goes back home excited. Her mother has prepared a festive dinner to celebrate Hye-Shin's return from Hong Kong. During dinner, Soon-Shin tells everyone that she was scouted on the street, but middle sister Yoo-Shin again acts condescending towards her. Soon-Shin bursts into anger. Even though her family laughs at her and thinks it's ridiculous, her mother Jung-Ae thinks differently.
- "You Are The Best! " takes over the KBS2 Saturday & Sunday 19:55 time slot previously occupied by "Seo-Young, My Daughter".
- First script reading took place February 4, 2013 at the KBS Annex Building in Yeuido, Seoul.
- Filming began February 13, 2013 in South Korea. The first scene film involved IU, Son Tae-Young & Ko Joo-Won.
|IU||Jo Jung-Suk||Ko Du-Shim||Kim Yong-Rim||Son Tae-Young|
|Lee Soon-Shin||Shin Joon-Ho||Kim Jung-Ae||Sim Mak-Rye||Lee Hye-Shin|
|Yoo In-Na||Kim Hwan-Hee||Kim Kap-Soo||Lee Eung-Kyung||Bae Geu-Rin|
|Lee Yoo-Shin||Han Woo-Joo||Shin Dong-Hyuk||Yoon Soo-Jung||Shin Yi-Jung|
|Ko Joo-Won||Lee Mi-Sook||Yun Da-Hun||Kim Yun-Seo||Lee Ji-Hoon|
|Park Chan-Woo||Song Mi-Ryung||Hwang Il-Do||Choi Yeon-A||Kim Young-Hoon|
Additional Cast Members:
- Jeong Dong-Hwan - Lee Chang-Hoon
- Kim Dong-Joo - Jang Gil-Ja
- Song Min-Hyung - Park Bok-Man
- Ga Won - Park Chan-Mi
- Lee Ji-Hoon - Jo In-Sung
- Choi Gang-Won - Jae-Bum
|2013-03-09||1||25.9% (1st)||26.6% (1st)||22.2% (2nd)||22.5% (2nd)|
|2013-03-10||2||27.2% (1st)||28.3% (1st)||24.3% (1st)||24.8% (1st)|
|2013-03-16||3||23.7% (1st)||23.9% (2nd)||21.0% (1st)||22.1% (2nd)|
|2013-03-17||4||25.6% (1st)||25.7% (1st)||25.2% (1st)||26.6% (1st)|
|2013-03-23||5||22.0% (1st)||23.1% (2nd)||22.3% (1st)||22.6% (1st)|
|2013-03-24||6||26.7% (1st)||26.8% (1st)||26.2% (1st)||26.4% (1st)|
|2013-03-30||7||25.3% (1st)||26.6% (1st)||23.3% (1st)||23.5% (1st)|
|2013-03-31||8||28.7% (1st)||29.6% (1st)||26.9% (1st)||27.6% (1st)|
|2013-04-06||9||25.7% (1st)||26.1% (1st)||25.9% (1st)||26.9% (1st)|
|2013-04-07||10||28.5% (1st)||29.0% (1st)||27.3% (1st)||28.6% (1st)|
|2013-04-13||11||24.0% (1st)||23.3% (2nd)||24% (1st)||25.4% (1st)|
|2013-04-14||12||27.4% (1st)||27.4% (2nd)||28.0% (1st)||29.8% (1st)|
|2013-04-20||13||25.6% (1st)||25.1% (2nd)||25.9% (1st)||27.1% (1st)|
|2013-04-21||14||26.2% (1st)||26.5% (1st)||27.3% (1st)||29.4% (1st)|
|2013-04-27||15||23.7% (2nd)||23.0% (2nd)||23.0% (2nd)||23.2% (2nd)|
|2013-04-28||16||26.8% (1st)||26.9% (1st)||26.7% (1st)||27.5% (1st)|
|2013-05-04||17||21.7% (2nd)||21.4% (2nd)||21.7% (2nd)||23.6% (2nd)|
|2013-05-05||18||25.4% (1st)||25.4% (2nd)||26.2% (2nd)||28.2% (2nd)|
|2013-05-11||19||21.0% (2nd)||22.0% (2nd)||22.0% (2nd)||23.7% (2nd)|
|2013-05-12||20||26.0% (2nd)||26.3% (2nd)||27.6% (2nd)||29.7% (2nd)|
|2013-05-18||21||24.9% (2nd)||25.6% (2nd)||24.6% (2nd)||26.1% (2nd)|
|2013-05-19||22||27.3% (1st)||28.5% (2nd)||29.5% (1st)||32.0% (1st)|
- NR denotes not ranked within the Top 20 daily shows according to TNS Media Korea and AGB Nielson.