My Daughter Seoyoung

My Daughter Seoyoung (2012)

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This drama will tell the story of a father who separates with his daughter, their love, hate and reconciliation. Seo Young is a tough woman who tries to escape the harsh life of poverty with a strong passion to gain success, overcome her lower status and rise in society. On the road to fulfill her dream, She cuts ties with her poor family and incompetent father who still love his daughter despite her bitterness.

  • Native title:

    내딸 소영이
  • Also Known as:

    Nae Ddal Seoyoungi ; My Daughter Seo Young ; Nae Ddal Soyoungi ; My Daughter So Young ; Seo Young, My Daughter

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Dec 31, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
This drama is sincerely beautiful. Yes, it was a very long journey, 50 episode this is the longest drama i have ever completed. It was really good. Let's break it down:

First of all, family dramas are meant to be very annoying and meaningful, but who's family isn't annoying. I love this drama so much.

Actors/Acting: A perfect 10
-Wow this the first time i ever fell in a love with a read more Korean mother in law, why? It's because Korean mother are played to be really evil in most dramas. Ujae's mom was the best. She always made me laugh, she was really warm even though she got angry at some parts. i really liked her.

-No one could have played Seoyoung better than Lee Bo young. I knew she was an okay actor, but she embodied her role so much that I actually hated her for it. She really did some genius acting in this show.

-Ujae (Lee Sang yoon) was not only flipping sexy, but he was such an amazing actor. I loved him throughout the whole show. I really want to marry someone like him when I am older.

-The rest of the cast was perfect, funny and loveable. The twin brother (Park HAE JIN) I wished he was my twin brother instead of the twin sister i have.

The story: Without, the cast i think i would have dropped this show. The one thing i hate are secrets and misunderstandings and this was the story frequent theme. Nevertheless, this show was so addicting because it was so interesting, so I couldn't even drop it. The writer and director were brilliant because they made everything make perfect sense.
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23 of 25 people found this review helpful
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Jun 4, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
MDSY is indeed a MASTERPIECE !! it's been a long but wonderful journey... Now I can say with complete confidence MDSY really deserved the high ratings...

Story: SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL and full of emotions... emotions that I've never seen in other dramas. It felt like watching something real something I need to watch and learn from, it didn't feel at all like a "drama" for entertainment. The story has everything you need to read more learn about life, about people and understand what trust means what betrayal means, and why people act they way they do, how to look beyond what you actually see or what seems to be right and how to forgive...etc For a change there wasn't evil characters, crazy characters, annoying characters, weakling characters, cheesy characters...etc NONE of the things which exist in other Typical K dramas were here in MDSY.

Acting: The whole cast showed an amazing acting skills from small characters to the main characters... I have seen Lee Bo Young 2 times before I never did admire her as an actress I was wondering why give her such a huge project the girl can't even act... well SHE proved me wrong !! No one would've done Seo Young any better !! my 2nd surprise was Lee Jung Shin this is my first time admiring an idol's acting skills !! I'm definitely looking forward to their next projects !!.

Music: The instrumentals were so beautiful went very well with the story... my favorite OST is "Melody Day Like Back Then" I can't stop listening to it
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Both dramas have same actress, she playes similar character (her behaviour and her job too, MDS inspirated IHYV in my opinion). IHYV is mix of comedy, romance, thriller and justice drama, MDS focuses more to relationships in family, guilt, and its consequences. MDS reminds me work of Thomas Hardy, because you can't avoid your past, it will be hunted you and it can destroy you.
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In both MY DEAR CAT and MY DAUGHTER SEO YOUNG, Money Troubles cause one of the family to runaway.
After several years they come back into contact with their family and then have to deal with the guilt and hurt feelings.
Both have several adorable romances brewing.
Actress Choi Yoon Young is my favorite in both
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    Nijura Jan 6, 2015

    To be honest, I loved the first 10episodes but then I kind of knew how the story will develop so I started to skip episodes. Basicaly I always skipped 5-10 and I still knew what was going on, too predictable. I don't undersatnd how people can say that this drama is the best, at least the best family drama. The acting was horrible, however, there were some exceptions. It seems that Lee Bo Young is one of the poker face actresses in this drama.
    I guess that I am just comparing this drama with Glorious Day, which is, in my opinion, the jewel of family dramas

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    shiu545 Nov 23, 2014

    I watched Ep 1 and was interested enough to go on to Ep 2. Just 15 minutes into that episode, I suddenly lost interest … two reasons: Lee Bo Young and Lee Sang Yoon. Although LBY did well in the first scene, I found her acting somewhat bland … she is beautiful … too beautiful that it is almost like watching a mannequin perform (in her encounter toward end of Ep 1 and start of Ep 2, I thought I was watching her in "I Can Hear Your Voice"). I like actors and actresses who use different facial expressions to show emotions appropriate to the situations (i.e., Gong Hyo-jin and Ko Soo).

    As for Lee Sang Yoon … same thing = acting somewhat bland. I watched him in "The Duo," where Chun Jung-myung outperformed him. I also watched him in "Life is Beautiful" and before too long I was fast-forwarding the parts he was in.

    I would have continued to watch this drama had Park Jeong-ah had a Main Role. I didn't even recognize her as the same actress who played Saewa in "Smile, Donghae." She looked so different when she bounced into the Dining Room to join the rest of the Kang family.
    Now, there is one superb actress! She also has a beautiful voice.

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    Rainedon Nov 21, 2014

    I am at episode 8 and I am just loving this drama. I don't get the urge to fast forward because the episodes are really well done.

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    So, anyone know where I can watch this drama?

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    RhopalocerA Jul 7, 2014

    Just finished this! Already missed SangWoo+HoJeong couple.They're soooo cute together! What an adorable pair! <3

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    Bladey May 19, 2014

    Yes,I agree this drama can get tiresome. The main conflict gets irritating really fast all because of Seoyoung's pride. She's getting on my nerves, much as I understand her motivations. I do, however, like HoJeong. She's the only honest person in all this mess of pride and betrayals and secrets. Seoyong should reconsider her actions. What she did was wrong from the start even if she had her reasons. I really like the cool professor as well. He's just cool. Ultimately, I still like the story if only because of the side characters. The narrative itself is only semi-involving due to all the hysterics going on. The best exchanges are between professor and Mingyong- I love them together. I also really like Sungwoo and HoJeon. Otherwise, everything is mostly about lies and betrayals and cheating and secrets and it gets tiresome but I like how Mingyong deals with her problems (with a little help from a certain someone) and how the relationship between Sungwoo and HoJeon develops ultimately. The father himself is ambivlanet but he is very well cast and the actor is instantly likeable. So all in all

    -I liked the premise though it ultimately got tiresome, though it is still good to see woman protagonist who has pride; but there was just too much hysterics.
    -I liked the father actor
    -I liked Professor Choi and Mingyong and their banter
    -I liked HoJeong and Sangwoo.
    -I felt sorry for Saejong too.

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    PrettyCarEye Mar 16, 2014

    Romance should be removed as a genre. This is a family soap opera. Romantic themes facilitate the main theme of family, but remains underdeveloped throughout. Which is fine. This is not a complaint. Just FYI for folks who might start this with inappropriate expectations.

    Seo Young frustrated me with her enormous pride & stubbornness, but I liked her a lot. Her faults just made her more human. She was a refreshing change from the innocent, wide-eyed wilting lilies that are normally featured in Kdrama. Though she remained sweet & kind & domestic, I liked that she stayed career orientated. She possessed strength of character and independence. Some things she should've discussed with her husband, but in general I liked that she maintained her autonomy and did not allow other people (elders) to dictate her life from A-Z (those who've seen the show might know what I'm referring to here). So yes, would love to see more heroines like Seo Young in dramaland.

    LBY is a decent actress, but I doubt I'll ever fully warm to her. I've decided not to watch any more of her shows. But it's not because I think she has no talent. She's just not an actress that works for me.

    Finally, where the characters are concerned, they were fine. The story was okay, but is not my thing. I find desperate housewife type dramas exceedingly unrelatable & I've seen the same story too many times. I like things in moderation. All the desperation, resentment, whining & self - pity are inconvenient. Also many developments were glaringly contrived and silly. I can tolerate a lot, but when things don't make sense the rating will take a hit. I skipped a lot of this drama starting from ep 20. Many boring or draggy story arcs, to the neglect of more interesting ones.

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    Ginger Feb 19, 2014

    The 1st 10 eps are like a short drama that sets the base for the rest of the show (a little bit of melo/drama/romance)...
    then as the plot goes on you'll have 2 main stories of the twins...
    a) Lee Sang Woo's story (which I loved - felt like a cute Rom/Com with all the loveable cliches)
    b) The continuation of Lee Seo Young's story (more drama/family issues)
    both get equal screen time along with a few side stories that keep you interested! :)

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    wisa Feb 10, 2014

    started watching because of the high ratings and reviews, but not sure if I should continue. I'm stuck on episode 11 or 12, to me I'm kinda getting bored. I'm not sure if I should continue.

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    Drama4lover Jan 20, 2014

    An awesome drama. Totelly deserves 9 out of 10.!!!

    My most favorite character is Sung Jae! I can't believe how well JungShin played this role. It was DAEBAK. All I did was laugh and cry with him T_T
    Felt so bad for the guy. He had a hard time. And it was the hardest for him to adjust to everything. He had like no one to lean on. Poor guy.

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    gaeimri Dec 25, 2013

    one of the BEST story ever :) why dont i watch it earlier haha

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    somyz Dec 14, 2013

    Recently watch it and love it .

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    iamsarah Dec 14, 2013

    where can I watch this drama at?

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    vlam1979 Nov 14, 2013

    i finished this last night.. now i am missing my Ujae so much! lol

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      iamsarah Dec 14, 2013

      where did you watch this drama at?

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      vlam1979 Dec 15, 2013

      Gooddrama. But I have an android phone so I downloaded the dramania app. It allows you to dl the drama and watch anytime!!!

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      Dak-shi May 23, 2014

      I have such app too and i'm secretly watching it in night's:DDD

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    soong Nov 7, 2013

    Finally watched it just for Sang Woo and Ho Jung story. Are their any other similar story arcs in other dramas?

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      Ginger Nov 22, 2013

      Rarely ever! it actually felt like the 2nd female lead getting the male lead :D

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      you might like Smile Dong Hae - while I was watching this drama I kept thinking about that drama - they are different but give you the same feel and I loved all the characters just as I did while watching this drama..

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      soong May 24, 2014

      Seen it already. Didn't feel the same way though.


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Sep 15, 2012 to Mar 3, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Saturday, Sunday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


  • Score:

    8.0 (scored by 640 users)
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