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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 118
  • Aired: Nov 21, 2016 - May 12, 2017
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Network: MBC
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 87 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #3289
  • Members: 470

Person Who Gives Happiness (2016)

Person Who Gives Happiness
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Ratings: 7.8/10 from 87 users
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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 harshand exploitative entertainment industry.

  • Native title: 행복을 주는 사람
  • Also Known as: Giving Happiness; Haengbokeul Juneun Saram;
  • Genres: Romance, Family
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 118
  • Aired: Nov 21, 2016 - May 12, 2017
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Network: MBC
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 87 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #3289
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Tahlia M
2 people found this review helpful
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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1 people found this review helpful
May 25, 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 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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