Person Who Gives Happiness

Person Who Gives Happiness (2016)

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As a child, Eun-Hee and her younger sister Eun-A were placed in an orphanage and were eventually separated. As an adult, Eun-Hee has adopted Ha-Yoon, a young boy abandoned at birth, who has now become a recognizable child actor. Trouble brews for the two of them, when Ha-Yoon's birth mother appears and tries to take him back. Eun-Hee struggles to protect her son from his greedy birth mother and against a harsh read moreand exploitative entertainment industry.

  • Native title:

    행복을 주는 사람
  • Also Known as:

    Giving Happiness; Haengbokeul Juneun Saram;

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Tahlia M
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Feb 15, 2017
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.5
Absolutely love this drama. Even though it is only half way through it has me wait for the next episode. The relationships a very sweet and I can't wait for more. ??
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May 24, 2017
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
A very good daily drama ^^ I loved that nothing was ever drug out forever but that everything flowed very naturally from one thing to another.

Story: About a mother who adopts a child who was abandoned and as she helps him pursue his dream of being an actor, she has to try and protect him from his selfish birth parents. And the man who is completely devoted to both her and read more her child.

Cast: My favorite thing was definitely the love shown by our male lead Gun Woo (Son Seung Won). *The perfect kind of man* This drama was even better because of him ;) The unconditional love, friendship, companionship and fathership he displayed in this drama should be every woman's dream for a man. This drama was really good to begin with but he made it even a hundred times better just b/c he was there. A man full of loyalty, devotion, steadfastness, honor, love, backbone, direction, and sacrifice. Completely self-less in all his actions. He showed true love and care for those around him. (I'm excited to see him in another Main lead role soon).
Eun Hee goes through so much in this drama, you'll feel terrible for her. She's a really nice sweet girl who loves her adoptive son as much as any mother would love their own biological child. She shows the meaning of true parenthood. Blood related or not - he was her child. It's a beautiful bond that was both sad and endearing. In the former half of the drama she struggles with her inferiority complex of being an orphan and tends to run away from her happiness. But that all changes short of midway through the drama where she realizes she needs to put her own feet in in order to be with people who make her happy. Basically, she takes charge of her life.
I also loved the bluntness of Myeong Sun and Eun Ah lol - they are quite like me in their way of thinking - I may appear to be more like Eun Hee but my thought process is definitely like the other two lol - My words can be harsh, blunt and to the point but my heart isn't as cruel as my words lol
So Jung was so annoying and irritating early on in the drama (obsessive towards her brother) we find out the reason later, but man it bothered me. Luckily she changes later b/c of circumstances and such and I started to really like her (also the actress gets replaced midway b/c the former one got sick).
Oh and Gwang Soo was so adorable! Kyaa! I loved how he was so attracted to the "charismatic" woman Myeong Sun ^^ He's a charmer and oh so cute! ;) Another actor I will be anticipating in another drama. ^^
The fathers were SO great! and I loved the "friend-in-law" thing they added to it ^_^ They are the exact type of father-in-law's and fathers you'd want to be blessed with. Very loving, very respectable and they walk their talk.
Ha Yoon (the main kid) is still a novice at acting, I could tell especially in a few of his crying scenes but overall he did pretty good. ^^
I cried and laughed a lot during this drama - besides tons of other emotions felt towards other characters.
The main bad lady will drive you nuts with her terrible treatment and "using" of Eun Hee. A woman who refuses to admit her own fault and only sees the fault in others. One who is completely absorbed in her own blood line and uses that to treat others like dirt. She thinks only her family is worthy of being praised but others in her eyes are worth nothing. She's extremely selfish and all of her actions and words prove it. The secondary lead couple will make you hate them early on but sympathize with them in the latter half - it's so weird. One minute you hate them the next you feel for them.

It's really really good, by episode 46 I could not stop watching (luckily I had delayed watching this drama when it was airing from that point on so I could marathon the rest of it) :)

One slight disappointment was you could definitely tell they dropped 2 episodes off in the end :'( I wish they would have left it at 120 episodes instead of making it 118 :/ I could tell this cut by the end of episode 115 - they started to cut the end/beginning scenes and not continue it from there :/ I would have liked those to have been as well paced as the rest but even so it wasn't too bad of a rush - still would have been better to have those last 2 episodes though.


I would definitely re-watch this drama at some point if only for Gun Woo ^^

For daily drama lovers - this is a good one! I recommend it :)
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    SecondLeadQueen 8 days ago

    Man this drama was pure torment! I love the first 30!episodes but after I had to skip because it was punch after another.
    The only thing good about this is how perfect was the lead guy he deserves an awards for best male lead ever.
    Oh and Eun Hee love for her son. True love.

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    Alice Jun 24, 2017

    Did anyone else start to dislike Eun Hee at a certain point?

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    Janey May 12, 2017

    I LOVED that they used Ran-ee, Lee Yoon Ji's real life daughter at the end. Everytime I saw Son Seung Won and Ran-ee pictures on IG, my heart would squeal so I'm glad they made this a reality.

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    MLoveKdrama Apr 17, 2017 - edited

    LOL.. I just love how Ja Kyung's mum keeps on roasting Park Bok Ae. That's basically her only purpose right now, haha. And the interaction between Myung Sun and Ja Kyung's mum is exactly what I'm living for!

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      Janey May 11, 2017

      Roasting PBA and hitting on Eun Hee's father in law :D

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    Miss-Addicted Mar 31, 2017

    i love the female lead she is so beautiful and also the male lead is so handsome
    i stopped watching the drama because i couldn't take all the evilness, don't get me wrong it's a good drama but i'll put it on hold cause it's making me pull my hair way too much lol typical for this kind of long dramas
    i have to give credit to the gorgeous talented kids! they did an amazing job!

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    Janey Mar 10, 2017

    Episode 74 made me cry tears of happiness. All this struggle and keeping up with this show has been worth it for this episode!

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    MLoveKdrama Feb 26, 2017

    OMG the kiss<3<3 Waited freaking 59 episodes for this

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    DiosaUnica96 Feb 25, 2017 - edited

    I love so much this drama.. my feelings ç_ç
    So sad is so underrated

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      WhiteGoldMVs1 Apr 18, 2017

      because we have similar tastes i will watch this one :DD

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    ahjussiaddict Feb 18, 2017

    is it worth my time?

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    So Jung needs to get a grip! >_< She's revolting with her obsession over her brother, it's disturbing to know she favors him so highly - she's straight out lusting after him and that's the whole reason she attacks any girl he likes (especially when they are "below her standards") & even Jung Hoon called her out on her obsession! - Gosh I want to give this bitch a reality check - let me jump into the screen and slap her really hard across the face. Just wait 'till when she finds out who she really is - she will regret every single little thing she's done or said to Eun Hee -_- Gosh, this spoiled brat has my blood boiling every time she treats Eun Hee like "that kind of a woman" - Her bias' and judgements are so ridiculous it infuriates me!!!

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    I saw a MV on YT that was a drama compilation - crack humor one and it showed a piece of this drama and I had to laugh as they showed Bok Ae as 'Scar' from Lion King and Im Si Won (Eun Hee's father) as 'Mufassa' lol - it honestly rings so true though :P

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      naccu Mar 8, 2017

      Do you perhaps remember the name of the video?

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      naccu Mar 8, 2017

      Thank you so much!! :D
      It turns out though I've seen this one already, I just forgot! Gosh, I love crack videos but why do I always feel like I've seen every single one of them? I am obsessed, I guess xD

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    Sometimes a girl needs spoilers so she can bear with the drama of the show lol - I just entered episode 12 and I was getting anxious about what might happen in the drama - so I went on YT and just watched all previews from episode 12 - 44 LOL XD At least I can deal with what they will throw at me in this show by doing this - otherwise I wouldn't be able to take it. All I want to watch this show for is Gun Woo, Eun Hee and Ha Yoon + a few side characters like her friend and potential love interest and his sister (who I'm pretty sure my guess is right about).

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      Lili Jan 22, 2017

      Chingu, is she a single mother or are they a married couple? I didn't understand very well by the description!

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      She adopted Ha Yoon when she found him abandoned - she took him to the orphanage where she was living and cared for him and went through the process of adoption - she was not married yet and thus became a "single mother" - she met the lead guy during this time (so he knows the whole story) - but right now she is still single and not married yet.

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      Lili Jan 22, 2017

      Tks dear chingu :)

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    SEULBI Jan 19, 2017

    I'm usually not a fan of daily ones, but the plot was interesting so I decided to give it a shot. I'm kinda cry over kdramas but this seriously got me sobbing

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    DiosaUnica96 Dec 21, 2016

    The main girl is so lucky to having a best friend like Myung-Sun and a supporter like Gun Woo. I really love their pure relationship. And I hate so many characters here -.-


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    South Korea
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    Nov 21, 2016 to May 12, 2017
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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  • Duration:

    35 min.


  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 75 users)
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