Kyung Sook’s Father

Kyung Sook’s Father


Title: 경숙이 경숙아버지 / Kyung Sook’s Father
Also known as: My Dad Loves Trouble
Genre: Family
Episodes: 4
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2009-Jan-21 to 2009-Jan-29
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55



This drama started its life in theater, getting two encore runs thanks to its tremendous popularity and Jo Jae-Hyun’s leading role, but it was peculiar that its TV adaptation ended up being produced by Hong Seok-Gu, he himself one of the most talented alumni of the Dramacity canon. His was the brilliant black comedy 저수지 (Reservoir) from 2007, which is a good appetizer for this, but even those well acquainted with his work will be surprised by this little gem. With Jung Bo-Seok playing an irresponsible, selfish prick of a father leaving his family to save his bacon during the Korean War, and super-talented Shim Eun-Kyung playing his daughter Jo Gyeongsuk, this 4 episode special mixes very dark and wicked comedy with tragedy in such a breezy, eclectic way that you wonder if you’re really watching a Korean TV Drama, particularly considering how polished all this looks. Family love during the Korean War has never been this intelligent. Nor this funny.


Kyung Sook’s family

Shim Eun Kyung as Jo Kyung Sook
Jung Bo Suk as Jo Jae Soo (father, a drummer)
Hong Choong Min as Kyung Soo’s mother
Jung Jae Soon as Kyung Sook’s grandmother

Other people

Jung Sung Hwa as Park Nam Sik
Yoo Yeon Mi as Eun Bi (Kyung Sook’s best friend)
Jo Hee Bong as Myeong Rang (Eun Bi’s father)
Seo Jae Wook as Go Man Geun (Kyung Sook’s friend)
Jung Won Joong as Go Sang Pil (Man Geun’s father, musician)
Park Gun Tae as Choi Yoon Sup (Kyung Sook’s friend)
Ahn Suk Hwan as Mr Choi (Yoon Sup’s father, rich businessman)
Choi Soo Rin as Yoon Sup’s mother
Chae Min Hee as Lee Hwa Ja (gisaeng)
Lee Min Ho as Jin Soo (N. Korean soldier)
Kim Sung Tae as Kim Doo Han
Heo In Young as psychic
Park Sang Chul
Yoo Joon Sang