Overview: “Lovers In Paris” Kdrama (also known as “My Sweetheart in Paris” or “Romance in Paris”) is an SBS original drama series that released on June 12, 2004. It will tell the story of the romance story of Han Ki Joo and Kang Tae Young who overcome their social status gap to come together. “Lovers In Paris” stars Park Shin Yang, Lee Dong Gun and Kim Jung Eun in the main cast. It is available to watch online on streaming platform Viki*.
Table of Contents
“Lovers In Paris” Korean drama tells the romance story of Han Ki Joo and Kang Tae Young. Han Ki Joo is from a wealthy family and has everything in life. His father has arranged Moon Yoon Ah, the daughter of an influential politician, to be his wife. However, Han Ki Joo is in love with Tae Young.
In Paris, Tae Young is studying film. To make her ends meet, she starts working as a housekeeper for Ki Joo. There they both falls in love for the first time after Ki Joo asks her to be his fake fiancée for his business meetings. He takes her on dates and both find themselves attracted to each other. However, later they split up.
Meanwhile, Tae Young also meets Yoon Soo Hyuk, Ki Joo’s nephew. Later, for some reason, both Tae Young and Ki Joo meet each other multiple times and again gets attracted to each other. This time both confesses, however Moon Yoon Ah and Yoon Soo Hyuk plans to separate them. Later when they actually get a chance to be together their social status comes in between. Will destiny still bring them together?
Main Cast & Characters
- Kim Jung Eun as Kang Tae Young
- Park Shin Yang as President Han Ki Joo
- Lee Dong Gun as Yoon Soo Hyuk (Ki Joo’s nephew)
- Oh Joo Eun as Moon Yoon Ah (daughter of Congressman Moon)
- Kim Suh Hyung as Baek Seung Kyung (Ki Joo’s ex-wife)
- Jung Ae Ri as Han Ki Hae (Soo Hyuk’s mother)
- Kim Sung Won as Chairman Han Sung Hoon (Ki Joo’s father)
- Jo Eun Ji as Choi Yang Mi (Tae Young’s friend in Paris)
- Yoon Young Joon as Kim Seung Joon
- Park Young Ji as Choi Won Jae
- Kim Cheong as Tae Young’s senior
- Kim Young Chan as Kang Geun
- Kim Ga Yeon as CSV Cinema employee
- Sung Dong Il as Kang Pil Bo
- Seo Kwon Sun as Yoon Ah’s mother
- Kim Hyeong Beom as Soo Hyeok’s friend
- Lee Se Chang as Park Jung Hak (Park Motors boss)
- Yoon Jin Seo as girl on the beach
- Joo Min Soo as Gi Ju (child)
- Shim Hyun Sub
- Jang Eun Bi
- Jung Na On
Each episode is approximately of 1 hr. 5 min.
Korean drama “Lovers In Paris” have a total of 20 episodes.
Notes & Facts
1. “Lovers In Paris” is the first in the Lovers trilogy by writer Kim Eun Sook and director Shin Woo Chul.
2. This was followed by Lovers in Prague (2005), and Lovers (2006).
3. During that time “Lovers In Paris” became the most highly rated Korean drama with 40+% average viewership rating .
4. In 2009, ABS-CBN produced a Philippine remake based on “Lovers in Paris”. The adaptation was short-lived due to negative feedbacks.~ Wiki
5. The drama was also adapted into a stage musical in 2012.
6. Awards Won:
7. 1. Best Star~ Lee Dong Gun (2nd Andre Kim Best Star Awards)
8. 2. Best OST~ “By Your Side” by Jo Sung Mo (6th Mnet KM Music Festival)
9. 3. Best Actress~ Kim Jung Eun (17th Grimae Awards)
10. 4. Grand Prize (Daesang)~ Park Shin Yang and Kim Jung Eun (SBS Drama Awards)
11. 5. Top 10 Stars~ Park Shin Yang, Kim Jung Eun, Lee Dong Gun (SBS Drama Awards)
12. 6. Grand Prize (Daesang) for TV~ Lovers in Paris (41st Baeksang Arts Awards)
13. 7. Best Actress TV~ Kim Jung Eun (41st Baeksang Arts Awards)
14. 8. Best Screenplay TV~ Kim Eun Sook and Kang Eun Jung (41st Baeksang Arts Awards)
15. 9. Best Actress~ Kim Jung Eun (Asian Television Awards)
16. Many of the scenes in “Lover in Paris” were filmed on location in Paris, France, and Seoul, South Korea.
17. The Series famous quotes, fashion and music also created trends during that time.
18. Director: Shin Woo Chul
19. Scriptwriter: Kim Eun Sook, Kang Eun Jung
Where To Watch Online?
You can watch “Lovers In Paris” online on Viki here.
Trailers & Clips
(Episode 1 & 2 short clip)
*Drama is subject to regional availability.