CAN YOU HEAR MY HEART
Title: Do You Hear My Heart / Nae Maeumi Deulrini
Genre: Romance, drama
Producer: Im Hwa Min
Director: Kim Sang Ho
Screenwriter: Moon Hee Jung (Smile, You ; Last Scandal)
Broadcast Network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2011-Apr-02 (replacing Flames of Ambition)
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:45 to 2011-Jul-10
Cha Dong Joo (Kim Jae Won), a chaebol who loses his hearing due to a car accident meets up with Bong Woo Ri (Hwang Jung Eum), the “candy girl” who always ‘cleaning’ the mess and troubles caused by her “mentally retarded” father through a twist of fate.
The drama will be also focusing on how people stand up and overcome their sad fates with determination, cheerfulness through the love they receive/given from the others around them.
Bong Woo Ri (Hwang Jung Eum)
She is raised by a dad whose mental age is only of a 7 year old whose made her special ability only nagging, turning the house upside-down after she cleaned it and have to habit of mumbling to herself. She lives with persistence even when it’s hard as she is a flower-age 25 year old with a IQ of 180.
She had lived without a name nor a father until she was nine when her mom who is a deaf married Bong Young Gyu, an intellectually disabled man and was given the name “Bong Woo Ri” while she also became siblings with Ma Ru oppa who is her first love.
One day, an accident which happened at the factory causes her to lose her mom and her dad was going to be arrested after being wrongly blamed for it while Ma Ru oppa used this chance to leave our house. She doesn’t date even once after she is left alone to take of her intellectually disabled father and old grandmother. She mistaken Dong Joo as her Ma Ru oppa when she was dragged into a cosmetics shop by her elementary classmate, Seung Chul.
How can you not be my Ma Ru oppa when the accent you speak with and habits are like his?
Don’t you remember who I am? Tell me what I don’t know? I’m Woo Ri, Bong Woo Ri.
Now I get it, you can’t hear!! But the answer given by this man is perfectly fine. Why am I seeing sadness from this man who doesn’t seems to be a stranger to me?
Cha Dong Joo (Kim Jae Won)
He is known as being a cold blooded straightforward man with eyes that shows ice-cold venom.
He encountered Bong Woo Ri when they were children when he was attending his piano lessons and would always promise to buy her treats whenever they get to sneak out.
But after Dong Joo woke up from a deep sleep one day, he finds himself unable to hear anything. As it’s a fatal flaw for inheritors to be hearing impaired, Tae Hyun Suk sends Dong Joo overseas with the help of Jun Ha in a desperate effort to train Dong Joo for intensive lips reading which will enable him to understand and communicate with the other parties.
He is not allowed to take part in car racing and must to pretend to dance to the music, play the piano and is able to put on a good act pretending that he hears perfectly.
From now onwards, his goal is to take back the company that is stolen away by his step-father like his mom instructed.
And since his maternal grandfather’s cherished dream was to start a cosmetics business, he makes it one of his planning projects as well.
One day, a woman appears in front of him and he isn’t able to keep his emotions in control around her. Oh no, why is he able to hear the voice of Bong Woo Ri?
Jang Jun Ha / Bong Ma Ru (Nam Gung Min)
Ambitious. Men change their own destiny. To Dong Joo, he is his guardian and a hyung who is always taking care of him without a word of complaint but in actual fact, Jun Ha feels both sympathy and jealousy towards Dong Joo.
When he was still known as Ma Ru, he had believed that he was able to be successful if he had studied hard. But although he is always no.1 in the school, he was given the nickname of “fool” because of his intellectually disabled father “Young Gyu” and was forced on another name calling of being deaf son because of his deaf step-mother.
What a poop life! This is the same world. Ma Ru wants to get out of this house.
His step-mother had lost her life in a factory accident while his father, Young Gyu was arrested after he was accused of setting fire. Ma Ru was given a chance by Tae Hyun Suk to change his fate as long as he gives false testimony that Young Gyu is a schizophrenic patient.
After sharing the secret that Dong Joo is actually hearing impaired, Hyun Suk takes Ma Ru under her wings as Dong Joo’s care-taker and gives him his new name “Jang Jun Ha”.
From then, he grew up as someone who is like Dong Joo’s elder brother and family doctor. But upon returning to Korea with Dong Joo, he finds out that the person that Dong Joo actually likes is Bong Woo Ri, the sister that he had abandoned.
Kang Min Soo (Go Jun Hee)
She works as a senior researcher and although she is known for being an Elite, she has a 4th dimensional character which sometimes seems erratic to others. She has a liking for both Dong Joo and Jun Ha whom she had been studying overseas along with and three of them are always hanging out together but she began to feel lonely when they came back to Korea. Could it be because of Bong Woo Ri?
Lee Seung Chul (Lee Gyu Han)
He has been best friends with Woo Ri for 16 years and he is also the only son of Young Gyu’s best friend. Their family has been operating a fried chicken business and farm from as long as he can remember. No, he doesn’t hate her although Woo Ri may be scary at times. His heart flutters when he caught sight of Bong Woo Ri sleeping as she looks so cute. He has always hoped to confess his crush to her one day and tell her to ‘Let’s get married’.
Tae Hyun Suk : Dong Joo’s mom (Lee Hye Young)
She’s a tough mother who is the only daughter of the CEO of a cosmetics group. She sends Jun Ha overseas with Dong Joo to ‘train’ Dong Joo to be a ‘normal’ person.
Credit : Soompi
Kim Jae Won as Cha Dong Joo
Hwang Jung Eum as Bong Woo Ri
Kim Sae Ron as little Woo Ri
Kang Chan Hee as little Dong Joo
Nam Goong Min as Jang Joon Ha
Go Joon Hee as Kang Min Soo
Seo Young Joo as young Joon Ha
Lee Kyu Han as Lee Seung Chul
Jung Bo Suk as Bong Young Kyu
Lee Hye Young as Tae Yeon Sook
Song Seung Hwan as Choi Jin Chul
Yoon Yeo Jung as Hwang Soon Geum
Kang Moon Young as Kim Shin Ae
Kim Yeo Jin as Mi Sook
Lee Sung Min as Seung Chul’s father
Hwang Young Hee as Seung Chul’s mother
- Kim Jae Won in accident, left ‘Me Too, Flower‘
- Gu Jun Pyo’s mother from Boys Before Flowers backs in drama
- Kim Sae Ron debuts in Can You Hear My Heart
ep date AGB TNS
1 2011/4/2 12.6 10.8
2 2011/4/3 11.6 9.6
3 2011/4/9 12.1 10.9
4 2011/4/10 12.6 10.7
5 2011/4/16 15.1 12.6
6 2011/4/17 15.0 11.4
7 2011/4/23 15.5 11.8
8 2011/4/24 15.7 12.5
9 2011/4/30 21.6 16.9
10 2011/5/1 16.1 11.5
11 2011/5/7 15.8 13.1
12 2011/5/8 16.3 13.6
13 2011/5/14 16.6 13.5
14 2011/5/15 16.3 12.2
15 2011/5/21 18.0 14.5
16 2011/5/22 16.3 13.9
17 2011/5/28 16.8 15.2
18 2011/5/29 16.7 14.0
19 2011/6/4 17.0 14.7
20 2011/6/5 15.0 13.2
21 2011/6/11 15.2 12.7
22 2011/6/12 15.4 13.5
23 2011/6/18 15.8 13.2
24 2011/6/19 15.1 13.1
25 2011/6/25 15.0 12.3
26 2011/6/26 14.0 9.8
27 2011/7/2 14.0 12.3
28 2011/7/3 13.3 10.7
29 2011/7/9 15.5 12.6
30end 2011/7/10 15.6 12.8