Title: Coffee House / Page One
Director: Pyo Min Soo (In Soon Is Pretty, Worlds Within)
Screenwriter: Song Jae Jung (Unstoppable High Kick)
Broadcast network: SBS , Monday & Tuesday 20:55
Broadcast start : 2010-May-17 (replacing Oh! My Lady)
“Coffee House” covers the life of young & successful Seo Eun-Young (Park Si-Yeon). Eun-Young is the owner of a successful franchise cafe “Coffee Bene”, as well as the CEO of a publishing company. In the romantic-comedy, Seo Eun-Young encounters Lee Jin-Soo (Kang Ji-Hwan), a successful writer. Jin-Soo has published consecutive best sellers. The pair enters into a strange relationship.
A successful writer who writes several best-selling books in his early ages.
Everybody loves him because he’s good looking and has good manner. Of course, he has good manner, kind, humorous. But, just a few people know that he makes more smile if he feels bad, shows more courtesy if he doesn’t like some person, spends more money if he wants to leave a place more early. Actually, he is very hard to please, for example even a cup of coffee, there is no café to make him satisfied with. So, he studies himself how to make coffee, then, he only drinks his own coffee.
Why this kind of difficult person keep contracts with just one publishing company?
The reason is Eunyoung who is difficult to deal with just like him. When Eunyoung, who is workaholic and perfectionist, pushs him to finish the job early, though he shows temper, he still believes her ability. That’s why their relation can continue.
By chance, he happens to enter some shabby coffee shop in suburb. The name of coffee shop ”Caffee Palace” also makes him uncomfortable. It’s amateur name. Surely, the coffee shop is far from professionalism including the barista. The barista looks like a jobless person at first sight.
But, by some absurd reason, Jinsoo happens to hire her as a secretary. Frankly speaking, he doesn’t need secretary. At first time, he doesn’t expect anything from her. One thing he want: she doesn’t bother him. But, this stupid naive girl want to be his real secretary. Do you want to be real professional person? Then, I will make you.
She says modestly “ I am a average Korean woman in twenties”. But, to say frankly, she is under average. There is no sign that her life turns to be bright. But, she still doesn’t know the real world. So, she doesn’t know there will be no sign of good news to her life. But she lives positively while dreaming that some day she will pass the governmental official test.
She has spent life like that before Jinsoo appear in front of her at the her coffee shop , “Caffee Palace” which is falling down. She happens to feel attractiveness to Jinsoo’s kindness, then without deep thinking, directly become a Jinsoo’s secretary by friend’s recommendation.
At the first time, she taught she can start her career as a right hand of famous author, but, Jinsoo has extra-ordinary personality which she never met before.
“If you can’t, devote yourself to the last energy. That’s the way of professional” That is Jinsoo’s sophistry. But, anyway, why I must do this? Without any chance of protest, her life already involved with Jinsoo. Get into the mud together with me, it’s not my fault. It’s you who hired me. She thinks she is academic girl, but actually, it is not. She acts first before thinking. She always regrets after accident happen. One good thing for her is that she catches the meaning of happening after she takes hard time.
President of best publishing company in Korea.
The publishing company which was established by her grandfather inherited to her after her father died. She enlarged the company size, and entered book-café business, then made it to nation-wide franchise. Indeed, she is now on the way of success. She is sexy also and frequently visits foreign country. She smiles herself while dreaming her picture is showed in Time magazine cover page as one of most success woman in the country. She has a few things to hate : cat, exercise, ex-fiance and Jinsoo. Jinsoo is representative author of her company. Then, they work together. Both have same thinking, that is, only kind but incapable person is most hatred. So, even though they don’t like each other, they believe each other’s ability.
But, Eunyoung always think this is unfair – both has bad personality, then why other person think Jinsoo is good man while Eunyoung is some kind of bad witch.
Now, their uncertain relation-friends or enemy? – faces extra ordinary situation.
The first thing, the ex-fiance of her whom she hates more than Jinsoo moved to next building to her office. Then he talks non sense ‘ Let’s start our love again” The second thing, Jinsoo’s new secretary, something strange, her presence make Eunyoung uncomfortable. Now, Jinsoo’s boring humor sounds funny and his working style becomes curious to her.
Han Jiwon (36 years old, Consulting company director / Ex-fiance of Eunyoung) / Jung Woong In.
He thinks himself that , though bad fate disturbed their relation, his soul partner is Eunyoung. Fatal love between them must be finished as a happy ending.
As a born rich but a single minded person , he feels the world move around him. He left Eunyoung for Eunyoung’s friend.
But, he still thinks that Eunyoung is too jealousy and doesn’t understand male’s inner feeling. So, after break-off, he stayed Hongkong to earn time to smooth his wounded mind, then, he decided to forgive Eunyoung, then back to Seoul.
Sure that Eunyoung still loves him, he approaches Eunyoung directly and he doesn’t know how she hates that .
Kang Ji Hwan as Lee Jin Soo
Park Si Yeon as Seo Eun Young
Ham Eun Jung as Kang Seung Yeon
Jung Woong In as Han Ji Won
Ahn Kil Kang as Seung Yeon’s dad
Kim Ji Young as Seung Yeon’s grandmother
Jung Soo Young as Oh Hyun Joo
Park Jae Jung as Kim Dong Wook
Jin Sung as Park Young Chul
Lee Soon Jae
Heo Tae Hee
Jung Joon Ho (cameo, ep1-2)
- Park Si Yeon with hot pink lipstick at No Wear launching event
- Park Si Yeon is the leading lady for Scent of A Woman – the movie
- Kang Ji Hwan wrapped his musical Cafe In
- Seo Eun Young is nothing but simply ‘the love of my life’ for Lee Jin Soo
- Ham Eun Jung will play a talented performer in Dream High
- Coffee House ended but Park Si Yeon steals the show
Coffee House OST Music Video
Press Conference Pics
Episode 1 2010/5/17–8.8
Episode 2 2010/5/18–8.7
Episode 3 2010/5/24–8.5
Episode 4 2010/5/25–7.8
Episode 5 2010/5/31–9.7
Episode 6 2010/6/1–9.3
Episode 7 2010/6/7–8.5
Episode 8 2010/6/8–8.7
Episode 9 2010/6/28–6.2
Episode 10 2010/6/29–5.6
Episode 11 2010/7/5--8.4
Episode 12 2010/7/6--8.0
Episode 13 2010/7/12–8.8
Episode 14 2010/7/13–10.1
Episode 15 2010/7/19–8.9
Episode 16 2010/7/20–9.7
Episode 17 2010/7/26–8.5
Episode 18 2010/7/27–8.3