The Best Lee Soon Shin

The Best Lee Soon Shin (2013)

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Lee Soon Shin goes through hardships after the death of her father. Soon Shin and her mother struggle to find happiness. Her love story continues in the mist of ups and downs of her life.
Lee Soon Shin is the youngest member of a successful family. Despite her family′s successes, however, she seems to have failed to inherit any talent, and is marked as an oddball though she remains a bright, lively read moreand courageous girl. She then meets the head of an agency named Shin Joon Ho, and he turns her life around.
Shin Joon Ho is a confident, cold and competitive man who changes later after he begins to understand the real meaning of success through Lee Soon Shin

  • Native title:

    최고다 이순신
  • Also Known as:

    Lee Soon Shin Is The Best; Choegoda Isoonshin ; You're the Best Lee Soon Shin

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21 of 61 people found this review helpful
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Mar 20, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
Don't Know How to Describe this Drama!

It's quite good!! And I'm hooked.

I am not a big fan of family dramas because they are long, too many conflicts involved, and becomes uninteresting as episodes move on. This is definitely something different.

On the other hand, this drama quite surprised me with this underdog tale of unlucky and optimistic,Lee Soon Shin and arrogant, cold-blooded (hides his feelings) character, Shin Joon-Ho. With lack read more of confidence in both characters, this is neat way to build a story from scratch from an ordinary girl into a famous actress and from an arrogant president to a changed person. This will help build their romance and understanding.
Each character has their own background and this drama takes time to expand their stories so each have time to tell their tale and how they got to this point in the story.

After watching 2 episodes, I realized that this drama will be 50 episodes long. Did not expect this at all. Great start in the few episodes with its quirky yet interesting story-telling plot. Impatiently waiting to watch for more!!
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4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Aug 29, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
This is the longest drama I have ever watched and it was worth it for the most part. I was actually going to give up on it around episode 15-17 but I saw spoilers about the development of the relationship between Mr. Shin and Soon Shin so I made it through a few episodes and it started to pick up.

Some of the story dragged along but I thought it had to read more do with the amount of episodes this drama had. The cast and crew had the ability to drag out a bunch of different story lines so sometimes I got bored when it was not the love line I wanted to hear about.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this drama. Jo Jung Suk is one of my favorite actors and he is just superb in this drama. IU did good as well but Jo Jung Suk definitely stole the whole drama for me. His acting made me believe his character was real and the detail in his acting is just... amazing. I would not rewatch this only due to the fact it is very long. If someone edited cuts of just IU and Jo Jung Suk's story line then maybe I would rewatch it.
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you might like to watch it for the main actor Jo Jung Suk singing in the other drama. (Another kind of personality)
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A bit similar story about a talented girl that her mother is dead in accident that a celebrity was in....
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    alexk345 May 16, 2015

    I miss IU. She got tons of charisma. Only few actress who can carry the drama just by mere presence. Acting is kinda overrated word. You just have to be yourself and people Like that you that you project. IU always play hereself which is charming. Other actress overthink and just mess up.

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    Grace lander Apr 24, 2015

    This drama is alright. Not as entertaining as Smile You!

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    alexk345 Mar 24, 2015

    IU rocks!!! No one come close to her in kdrama in charm. May be han hyo joo.

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    DBSK Feb 18, 2015

    I miss this drama a lot. The main leads were amazing.

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    Shyames Dec 13, 2014

    Does anyone know who's the composer of background music? I've searched it for a long time but I coudn't find anything but 'Various artists'...

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    Christy Nov 12, 2014

    If the focus hadn't switched so much to the parents, I'd have stuck with this for the leads - I liked them a lot.

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    natsuberry Oct 4, 2014

    damn this drama has so many annoying characters

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    BB78 Jul 17, 2014

    today i was looking for a drama to watch but all the good one i watched already and dramas that are ongoing i cant watch because of my curiosity... but then i thought why is IU soo damn good in acting and singing from all actresse and idols she loos like a normal girl.. her acting in this drama is superb because of this i watches this drama so often even though normally i dont rewatch!! IU thank you for being soo good in this drama and keep appearing in good dramas not just focus on music okay??
    this drama should have higher ratings!

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    florazhang Jul 14, 2014

    There were wayyyyy too many mental breakdowns for me. I mean it's okay if theres a few cuz of the father dying, but like every other episode theres a mental breakdown

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    Ahena Jun 24, 2014

    Hi guys, I need your help. I'm at ep 25 - it means I'm exactly in the middle of the drama. I want to ask - shall I continue? Is it going to be better or? I really hate dropping dramas.

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      nxia Jun 30, 2014

      Oh, you reached that part? xD No, she won't be mad at Soon Shin the whole drama

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      Ahena Jun 30, 2014

      Hh, ok. Thank you for reply :D

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      nxia Jun 30, 2014

      omg, sorry if that was a spoiler

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      Ahena Jun 30, 2014

      No no, it's ok. This is pretty prdictable. :D

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      Ginger Jul 10, 2014

      I'd say skip up till ep34

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    Qwenty Apr 26, 2014

    I was really addicted to this drama at the beginning, until the episode 35 it was so great but then;.. It disappointed me that the romance was so light and Lee Soon Shin's career so slow... At least, I discovered IU in a drama, and I have to admit she was absolutely adorable, i really liked her acting ;-)

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      BB78 Jul 17, 2014

      absolutely IU the normal girl shows every actress thats not just about looks! (although she is cute in her own way)

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      Qwenty Jul 19, 2014

      For me she's very pretty, i don't understand why koreans say she's not ... lol Anyway, I didnt like her in the drama "Pretty Boy", she was quite annoying ><

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      BB78 Jul 20, 2014

      yeah she is very pretty but not goddess pretyy very natural like girl from enxt door pretty! xD
      i was really excited about pretty boy but that drama wasnt good. it was annoiying and her role was not good. i was very dissappointed.

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    AnnGominho Mar 28, 2014

    Por que sempre arrumam uma maneira para o casalzinho se separar perto do final para só no final eles ficarem juntos de fato?? Me abuso!! rsrs Adorei ;) IU linda!!

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    mesuzuITA Feb 27, 2014

    what does makjang mean? Does it mean totally unexpected events?

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      sesimesi_momo Apr 20, 2014

      It means something that is too... extraordinary, too out of the world, things that almost never happen in real life

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      mesuzuITA Apr 21, 2014

      Thanks ^^

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    Youlie Feb 5, 2014

    I like both leads but I'm not sure if i should watch it... I mean 50 episodes means 50 hours... it a LONG time...

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    sternchen Jan 5, 2014

    Sorry, had to drop it after 3 eps. I usually don't mind ling dramas, but this one was just too slow paced. I don't even know how they manage to fill every episode with so little going on.


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Mar 9, 2013 to Aug 25, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Saturday, Sunday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 7 min.


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    7.4 (scored by 2,653 users)
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