Drama: Couple or Trouble
Revised romanization: Hwansangui keopeul
Hangul: 환상의 커플
Director: Kim Sang-Ho
Writer: Hong Jung-Eun, Hong Mi-Ran
Release Date: October 14 – December 3, 2006
Runtime: 60 min
Country: South Korea
Anna Jo (Han Ye-Seul), daughter of real estate giant Richard Joh and sole heiress to his incredible fortune, gets fed up with the dreary New York weather and decides to take off for Korea. Meanwhile, Billy Park (Kim Seong-Min), her unhappy husband, has been living in Korea for the past three months to stay away from her, under the pretense of working at Anna’s resort. Anna arrives in Korea. However, while driving herself home, she gets lost and ends up getting stuck in a deep ditch.
Jang Cheolsu (Oh Ji-Ho), who lives with his three nephews and runs a small, jack-of-all-trades interior/construction/engineering company, spots Anna’s car on the road. Cheolsu is a man who loves his money, and he quickly jumps at the chance to fix the situation for Anna, provided she is willing to fork over $30. While Cheolsu is struggling to lift the car out of the ditch, Anna wipes the mud off her shoes using Cheolsu’s coat.
While doing so, she mistakes the red paint on Cheolsu’s clothes as blood, and she goes even further by mistaking the mannequin in the backseat as a dead human corpse. Naturally, she is scared out of her wits. The lightning and thunder outside only help to escalate Anna’s fear and tension.
Meanwhile, Cheolsu misunderstands Anna’s behavior as a trick to steal money from him, which is understandable, as she is holding his coat with his money inside the pocket. Suspicious of her actions, Cheolsu slowly approaches the car, while Anna frantically searches for something to defend herself with. She finally locates a shovel. Cheolsu draws nearer and opens the door. Just then, Anna gives the door a swift kick, which knocks Cheolsu to the ground…