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Sam Soon is an old-fashioned name in Korea and it literally means “third daughter”. Sam-soon is a loud and brash (nearly) 30-year-old woman who is not confident with her self-appearance and body weight. After few times “coincidental” meeting, she promises to pretend Jin-heon’s girlfriend in exchange for the money (she needs a large amount of money in the emergency). They signed a complicated contract and the most important stipulation is they should never fall in love with each other for real.

What we have seen from the other dramas (Autumn in My Heart & Save the Last Dance with Me), the car accident is a commonly used element in Korean Drama. In “ My Name is Kim Sam Soon”, Jin-heon’s ex-girlfriend has left Korea right after the car accident that had caused death and injuries to Jin-heon and his family. The quadrangle love relationship formula applies in this drama too, the ex-girlfriend is the “evil” woman that tries to break the relationship of two main leads.

Some background information 🙂

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Average viewership ratings: 37.6%
  • Written by: Kim Do-woo
  • Directed by: Kim Yoon-cheol
  • Starring: Kim Sun-a, Hyun Bin, Jung Ryeo-won, Daniel Henney
  • No. of episodes: 16
  • Production Company: Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC)