Seo Yeong, My Daughter

Seo Yeong, My Daughter (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:

    내 딸 서영이
  • Also Known as:

    Nae Ddal Seoyeongi; My Daughter Seoyoung; My Daughter Seo Yeong; My Daughter Seoyeong; My Daughter Seo Young; Seoyeong, My Daughter;

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May 15, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I don't know if I would recommend My Daughter Seoyoung to EVERYONE. For starters, this drama is 50 episodes long, so some parts are bound to drag and it needs patience. It's certainly not for people who make ep-to-ep analysis. I don't even know what I was thinking when I picked this one. Usually I pick dramas with episodes not more than 20. This was my first 50 episodes drama(Ok, Technically, Lee read more Soon Shin is the Best is my first 50 episodes drama, but that one's still airing). I guess I was bored.

Anyways, coming to my opinion on this drama, I loved it (I guess that's pretty obvious from my ratings. lol). This drama didn't drag for me at all. I didn't skip anything. The relationships were so beautiful. The father-daughter relationship full of emotions that every daughter can relate to. I mean, let's face it, at some point we've all fought with our dads. But we still love them unconditionally. That's how kids are programmed into this world (wait, did I just quote Anastasia Grey? I think I did). Obviously, things between Seoyoung and her dad are at another level. But she still loves him and their reconciliation is beautiful. There are other amazing relationships that took my breath away. The brother-sister, the husband-wife. I loved Seoyoung's mother-in-law and OMG HER BRO-IN-LAW IS SOO HOT!! I really like him (not just because he's hot though, lol).

I can't believe Seoyoung felt so lonely when all these people were in her life, loving her and encouraging her in their own ways. Her husband is just..PERFECT. I think I'm going to rewatch this whole drama in a couple of decades. In fact, I think I'm going to buy this on DVD. All the high tv ratings for this drama aren't for nothing. This drama fully deserved them. One of my favorites.
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Mar 25, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
First of all, these families’ heavy conflicts drama and for sure not typical dramas we’ve seen nowadays, this is the exact drama that I’ve been looking for so long. One of the most intense dramas I’ve ever watched so far, full of surprises. It tortured you so hard in the beginning and cuddle you so warm at the end.

Now I found the reason why this drama conquered very high rating in read more Korea, even there’s no big star in it yet can hits the weekly rating. 50 episodes I bet it’s worth watching it till the end. I never found any dull moments from the start until the end. The screenwriter knows how to produce a good drama. When times goes around here and there, everyone has their character and the reason to be there. In the end we couldn’t find anyone to blame because they’re fated to be there and everything happen for reasons.

If we try to understand it, not try to pulling it too much and never try to pushing it too far, we are actually been here because we are destined to be this way. Massive conflicts in this drama teach us that we are today as we are and no one to blame and no need to regret it. Just accept it with open of heart and moving forward.

Ujae’s determination finally changed, he learns to be a person who can give and take it when he needs too. Seo young once fights for her pride even from her husband in the end the only thing that she wanted to and can comfort her is being truly her. My favorites characters are Ujae’s parents, even you find them harsh and self centered but actually they’re warm hearted and forgiving parents and believe in things with just simple common sense.

Seo Young’s aboujie, his kind of heart always leads to misunderstanding, and Seo Young always misjudging him. After reconcile, I bet your heart once at ease because everybody’s understand each other’s feelings.

Music the ost Melody Day – Like Back Then, there’s no word can express how I love this song. So beautiful.
This video link with English sub. Listen to this song bring me tears:(.

For the viewers below than 15’y.o, I preferred parents to guide them because this drama carrying heavy messages and deep meaning, sometimes could lead misunderstanding.

Finally, Seongjae or CNBLUE’s bassist Lee Jungshin, for his first drama ever, I rate him 9/10. He is so talented and doing very good job in acting.

I recommended this drama to ALL. I promise, it worth your precious time
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    Hime_sama Jan 14, 2017 - edited

    can anyone say with who Mi Kyung ends up? or remains alone?

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    sinta Oct 21, 2016

    My second drama I've watches with more 20 episodes besides be strong geum soon...

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    Shani Aug 15, 2016

    I never get tired of re-watching this drama. <3

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    dannapark6002 May 15, 2016 - edited

    I keep on rewatching Sang Woo and Ho Jeong's scenes. They are my favorite! Ho Jeong is such a pure soul. One of my favorite drama characters.

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    Pommyfrog Feb 8, 2016

    Long life to HOLLYS COFFEE !!!! hehe XD

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    dramaconnoisseur Jan 28, 2016 - edited

    I want to watch this drama but there are just sooo many episodes.

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      CjRun Mar 9, 2016 - edited

      I am almost to the end.. I just skip the side stories that i find annoying. I am glad i hang on. Finally got to the secret revealing part - resolution is very very well made...gave me a nice surprise. Such nice explanations! I love Seo Young's independence!! Very impressed with Lee Bo Young here.

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    green_tokki Oct 13, 2015

    I never get tired of rewatching this drama. :-)

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    mb7 Aug 3, 2015

    i dont know why that drama not Popular ؟؟؟ it is amazing

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    alice Aug 2, 2015

    I am glad I didn't watch it when it's on-air, otherwise I would be up in the air waiting for new eps every week. I love watching family dramas and after watching My Daughter Seoyoung, it has become one of my favorite dramas. I sometimes get frustrated at Lee BoYoung character's but the ending is very satisfying and everything just goes back to its original position. I become a fan of Lee Sang Yoon after this drama.

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    alexk345 May 16, 2015 - edited

    Waste of DRAMA. I just skip watched because drama has seriously nothing in it. LEE BO YOUNG is just one overhyped actress. She looks clean and nice looking. Acting wise she does nothing. Just staring at wall whole drama is not acting

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      alice Aug 2, 2015 - edited

      I respect your opinion but Lee Bo Young acting is great in My Daughter Seoyoung. This drama plot is very fast paced and everything falls into place nicely even though there might be melodramatic moments given that this is a family drama. Lee Sang Yoon and Lee BoYoung have great chemistry and all the casts did a good job. This is one of the dramas that its ratings represent the quality of the drama.

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      alexk345 Aug 2, 2015

      Actually i liked her in first few episode of IHY. Then she switched to her boring look. She is one of overhyped dead face. Some have luck and she is one of that type. I like any drama where actress brings charisma. She is really bad in this drama. Just awful.

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      jxsilicon9 Sep 12, 2015

      Yea she does suck. I hear your voice was carried by Lee Jong Suk and Jeong Wung In.

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    Nijura Jan 6, 2015 - edited

    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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      bLoodYThoughtS Mar 14, 2015

      Does it have comedy scenes?..or is it pure melodrama?

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      Ana Apr 12, 2015

      I haven't seen any comedy so far...

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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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    kjn Nov 2, 2014 - edited

    So, anyone know where I can watch this drama?

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      kjn Nov 10, 2014

      It doesn't have all the episodes but thanks for the reply.

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      HAVA-RAVA Nov 12, 2014

      I think they're still publishing the new episodes every week. At least on my YT subscriptions is a new one or two episodes weekly :D

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      kjn Nov 14, 2014

      Ok thanks :D

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      Rainedon Nov 21, 2014

      The full drama is on

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      kjn Nov 23, 2014


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    RhopalocerA Jul 7, 2014 - edited

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


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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:

    8.1 (scored by 1,055 users)
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