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.

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  • Dec 31, 2013 50 of 50 episodes seen
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  8
    • Story  8
    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  9
    • Rewatch Value  7
    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 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
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  • Jun 4, 2013 50 of 50 episodes seen
    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  10
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    • Acting/Cast  9
    • Music  9
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    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 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
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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.
    1 ❤
  • genger 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! :)
  • 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.
    2 ❤
  • 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 roles. 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.
    3 ❤
  • gaeimri Dec 25, 2013
    one of the BEST story ever :) why dont i watch it earlier haha
    2 ❤
  • somyz Dec 14, 2013
    Recently watch it and love it .
    1 ❤
  • iamsarah Dec 14, 2013
    where can I watch this drama at?
  • boyzsuk1979 Nov 14, 2013
    i finished this last night.. now i am missing my Ujae so much! lol
    2 ❤
  • 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?
    1 ❤
  • frost Sep 17, 2013
    i hate the lying part but its part of the story that make this drama so amazing, this is my kind of drama xD
    4 ❤
  • Jupiter Aug 31, 2013
    Wow this mother is really something!! Telling her son to only marry a woman he passionately loves and then doing a complete turn around once she finds out that woman is Seoyoung!! She is being worse than the dad. Geesh!! Sorry for the mini rant but I needed to get this out haha. I know that half the point of family dramas are usually about characters growing and evolving as the drama goes on but she is really annoying right now, aish!
    • Jupiter Oct 6, 2013
      Just have to clarify that I totally love the mom now, she only made me mad for an episode of two. xD
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  • Jupiter Aug 28, 2013
    Just saw the first episode, totally hooked!
    1 ❤
  • gabriellexis Aug 22, 2013
    It was a good wrap up! All the characters were justified :)
    3 ❤
  • taengoo Aug 17, 2013
    I'm not really into family dramas, especially the ones that focuses on father cuz my relationship with my father is just like this drama... actually worse. But i'll watch it for the love of Lee Bo Young hahaha
    2 ❤
  • gabriellexis Aug 15, 2013
    I'm not into family and melodrama, but I don't know why I can't stop watching this.
    2 ❤


My Daughter Seoyoung

My Daughter Seoyoung


  • Main Title: My Daughter Seoyoung
  • 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

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
  • Aired: September 15, 2012 to March 3, 2013
  • Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
  • # of Episodes 50
    Average Duration 1 hr. 5 min. per episode
  • Genres: Family, Melodrama


  • Score: 8.00 (scored by 418 users)
  • Ranked: #211
  • Popularity: #193
  • Members: 1,111
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4.0 stars - based on 418 votes

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