I saw this on a teaser video that is airing at GMA Network these days and I was a little bit confused. It is because I am not familiar with the “Smile, Dong Hae” title but with “Smile Again” instead. I googled it and found out already. Hehe!
Smile, Dong-hae or Smile Again (or whatever you want to call it) was originally broadcasted by KBS (Korean Broadcasting System). Dream High, Mary Stayed Out All Night, King of Baking: Kim Takgu and Master of Study are some of their successful Korean drama series. Smile Dong-hae has a broadcast period from October 4, 2010 up to May 13, 2011! That was about 7 months!
|Smile, Dong-hae (Smile Again) Korean Drama 2012 on GMA Philippines|
Here are the ensemble cast for Smile Dong-hae (courtesy of koreandrama.org):
1. Ji Chang Wook (Hero, Warrior Baek Dong Soo) as Dong Hae / Karl Laker
2. Do Ji Won (Three Brothers, General Hospital 2) as Anna Laker (Dong Hae’s mother)
Im Chae Moo as Lee Kang Jae
Lee Bo Hee as Gye Sun Ok
Alex as Lee Tae Hoon
Oh Ji Eun as Lee Bong Yi
Kim Yoo Suk as Lee Pil Jae
Lee Joon Ha as Lee Song Yi (Pil Jae’s daughter)
Kang Suk Woo as Kim Joon
Jung Ae Ri as Hong Hye Sook
Lee Jang Woo as Kim Do Jin
Park Hae Mi as Byun Sool Nyeo
Park Jung Ah as Yoon Sae Wa
Lee Joo Yeon as Yoon Sae Young
This drama is about romance and family – Dong-hae’s journey of finding love and building a family in Korea (that only gave him hurt and painful memories). And one thing that’s very interesting in here was the number of total episodes they got, 159!
As stated above, GMA Network will be responsible for airing Smile Dong-hae here in the Philippines this year 2012. We are hoping that it will receive positive reviews!