Heartstrings (TV series)

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Heartstrings
Heartstrings Promotional Poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Heartstrings
GenreRomance, Comedy, Drama
FormatTelevision series
Directed byPyo Min Soo
StarringJung Yong Hwa
Park Shin-hye
Ending theme"You've Fallen for Me" by Jung Yong Hwa
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes15 +1 special
Production
Running time70 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelMBC
First shown in South Korea
Original run29 June 2011 (2011-06-29) – 19 August 2011 (2011-08-19)
Chronology
Preceded byThe Greatest Love
Followed byCan't Lose
External links
Official site
 
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Heartstrings
Heartstrings Promotional Poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Heartstrings
GenreRomance, Comedy, Drama
FormatTelevision series
Directed byPyo Min Soo
StarringJung Yong Hwa
Park Shin-hye
Ending theme"You've Fallen for Me" by Jung Yong Hwa
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes15 +1 special
Production
Running time70 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelMBC
First shown in South Korea
Original run29 June 2011 (2011-06-29) – 19 August 2011 (2011-08-19)
Chronology
Preceded byThe Greatest Love
Followed byCan't Lose
External links
Official site

Heartstrings (Hangul: 넌 내게 반했어; RR: Neon Naege Banhaesseo; lit. You've Fallen for Me) is a South Korean youthful melodrama about the main characters' love, friendship and dreams, set against the backdrop of a university.[1] Prior to its television premier in South Korea the rights to the series were sold to eight countries including Japan, China, and North America.[2]

Background Information[edit source | edit]

This drama's main leads, Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye, were originally paired from SBS's 2009 drama, You're Beautiful. Jung Yong Hwa's character in You're Beautiful, Shin Woo, was involved in a one-sided love relationship with Park Shin Hye's character, Mi Nam.

Summary[edit source | edit]

Lee Shin, (Jung Yong Hwa) is a university student majoring in Western Music. He is also the vocalist and guitarist of a band "The Stupid." Shin is known for his good looks, cocky personality, and strong passion for music. Everyone sees him as a cold-hearted and distant person, but he has a soft side inside him hidden away. He lacks interest in anything unrelated to music and has neither dreams nor plans for the future. He initially likes Jung Yoon Soo, a dance professor at the university, but this all changes when he meets Lee Gyu Won (Park Shin Hye).

Lee Gyu Won is a jolly, bright, and outgoing student who was born into a prestigious family and is majoring in Traditional Korean Music. She plays the gayageum. Gyu Won's grandfather, Lee Dong Gun, is one of the top 3 traditional musicians of his age and his biggest wish is to see his granddaughter become a traditional music prodigy. Trying to live up to her grandfather's expectations, Gyu Won immerses herself in practice and becomes a university student who knows nothing much outside of her studies. As her friends are fans of "The Stupid", she was forced to go to the band's concert with them. There she saw Lee Shin performing live, and is immediately captivated by him.

Yeo Joon Hee (Kang Min Hyuk) is a bumbling, shy, and ever hungry boy who doesn't act his age. He has a complete childlike personality, shaggy idiot by day, Stupid's lead drummer by night. During one of his shaggy phases during the day, he comes across University Princess and chairman's daughter, Han Hee Joo (Woori), who he immediately falls head over heels for, calling her his "Natasha." However, there are dark sides to Hee Joo's personality than his naïvety knows, and in the series, he fights between his ever-growing feelings for Hee Joo and helping his friends as she threatens their university lives.

The time when Lee Gyu Won decided to join the performance for the festival, every one sees her potential talent and this triggers Han Hee Joo's mother who plans together with Tae Joon, one of the school's administrators, to destroy Lee Gyu Won's and the Director's image for her to quit the upcoming festival in her fear that Lee Gyu Won might outshine her daughter Han Hee Joo.

Cast[edit source | edit]

Main Cast

Extended Cast

Soundtrack[edit source | edit]

The Heartstrings soundtrack was released in four parts every week starting from June 29, 2011, and concluding on July 20, 2011.


Ratings[edit source | edit]

DateEpisodeNationwideSeoul
2011-06-29016.7%8.8% (17th)
2011-06-30024.9%8.3%
2011-07-06035.3%7.5%
2011-07-07045.4%8.7%
2011-07-13055.4%8.3%
2011-07-14064.5%8.6%
2011-07-20075.7%7.9% (18th)
2011-07-27085.9%8.8%
2011-07-28095.4%9.4%
2011-08-03107.1%8.7% (12th)
2011-08-04116.7%7.7% (19th)
2011-08-10125.4%7.5%
2011-08-11136.2%7.9% (18th)
2011-08-17145.3%9.2%
2011-08-18155.6%8.2%
Average5.7%-

Source: TNMS Media Korea, a Kantar Group company


International broadcast[edit source | edit]

Awards[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ Choi, Min-ji (25 August 2011). "‘Heartstrings’ Jung Yong Hwa & Park Shin Hye, “Thank you for the precious times”". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  2. ^ http://www.hancinema.net/campus-romance-to-pull-at-heartstrings--30973.html
  3. ^ "넌 내게 반했어 OST Part 1" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ "넌 내게 반했어 OST Part 2" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "넌 내게 반했어 OST Part 3" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ "넌 내게 반했어 OST Part 4" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  7. ^ "넌 내게 반했어 OST 2" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  8. ^ Ho, Stewart (13 June 2012). "Jung Yong Hwa, Park Shin Hye to Hold Japan Fan Meeting Ahead of Heartstrings Premiere". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 

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