Birdie Buddy

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Birdie Buddy
Birdie Buddy-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Birdie Buddy
GenreRomance, Comedy, Sports
Written byKwon In-chan
Yoo Young-ah
Bae Jong-byung
Directed byYoon Sang-ho
StarringUee
Lee Yong-woo
Lee Da-hee
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes24
Production
Producer(s)Song Byung-joon
Location(s)Jeongseon County, Gangwon Province, South Korea
Running time45 minutes on Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 (KST)
Production company(s)Group Eight
Broadcast
Original channeltvN
Original run8 August 2011 (2011-08-08) – 25 October 2011 (2011-10-25)
Chronology
Preceded byI Need Romance
Followed byFlower Boy Ramen Shop
External links
Website
 
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Birdie Buddy
Birdie Buddy-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Birdie Buddy
GenreRomance, Comedy, Sports
Written byKwon In-chan
Yoo Young-ah
Bae Jong-byung
Directed byYoon Sang-ho
StarringUee
Lee Yong-woo
Lee Da-hee
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes24
Production
Producer(s)Song Byung-joon
Location(s)Jeongseon County, Gangwon Province, South Korea
Running time45 minutes on Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 (KST)
Production company(s)Group Eight
Broadcast
Original channeltvN
Original run8 August 2011 (2011-08-08) – 25 October 2011 (2011-10-25)
Chronology
Preceded byI Need Romance
Followed byFlower Boy Ramen Shop
External links
Website

Birdie Buddy (Hangul: 버디버디; RR: Beodibeodi) is a South Korean television series set in the world of professional golf. Based on the 2007 comic series of the same title by Lee Hyun-sae, it starred Uee,[1] Lee Yong-woo and Lee Da-hee.[2][3]

The drama was pre-produced in 2010 (filmed completely before broadcast),[4] and initially expected to air on MBC in December 2010,[5] but the network decided not to give it a timeslot. After several postponements, it aired on cable channel tvN from August 8 to October 25, 2011 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00.[6] But instead of the original 20 episodes of 70 minutes each, it was re-edited into 24 episodes spanning 45 minutes each.

Plot[edit]

Sung Mi-soo (Uee) is a cheerful, humble country girl from Gangwon Province. She comes from a poor family, and her mother works as a caddy. With her bright personality and determined efforts, she is striving to become a professional golf player.

On the other hand, Min Hae-ryung (Lee Da-hee) is an elite athlete who has been groomed for professional golf since a young age. Placed in the best environment to play golf, Hae-ryung's emotions are always controlled and she has a deep emotional wound inside of her.

These two girls from different backgrounds share the same dream of being the next top golfer, a dream that leads them to former pro golfer John Lee (Lee Yong-woo).

John Lee was the first Korean to win a PGA title. His background was a mystery other than the fact that he was an adoptee. Aside from golf, he also excelled in the Afro-Brazilian dance/martial arts style known as capoeira. But even though he found success by winning the PGA title, John Lee stopped playing golf to become a golf course tester. John Lee agrees to lead Mi-soo and Hae-ryung into becoming the next queens of golf like Se Ri Pak, Michelle Wie, Jiyai Shin, and Eun-Hee Ji.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "After School's Uee Talks About Transition to Acting". The Chosun Ilbo. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ Lim, Hye-seon (10 February 2010). "Song hopes to sweep Asia off its feet again with Birdie". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  3. ^ Han, Sang-hee (16 February 2010). "Birdie Buddy Aiming to Captivate TV Viewers". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  4. ^ Lee, Kyung-nam (25 October 2011). "Birdie Buddy: A Promising Pre-Produced Drama". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  5. ^ Hong, Lucia (25 November 2010). "Birdie Buddy in talks to air on MBC in late-December". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  6. ^ Kim, Jessia (6 July 2011). "UIE-starrer series Birdie Buddy pre-sold to 9 countries". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 

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