Ban Ha Jin, an orphan and high school drop out, is calculating and ambitious. Even though he dropped out of high school and lives with Choi Yoo Kang due to extenuating circumstances, he used to be the high school president and hoped to go to college. Through coincidence, he meets Yoon Jae Myung, the popular former baseball player from high school, at a bar in Switzerland. Ha Jin manipulates a series of events to become Jae Myung's best friend. Also coincidentally, he meets Oh Dan Hui (Kim Hee Sun), the girl he loved and hurt in high school. Oh Dan Hui used to play baseball on the boy's team but now plays softball in college. Her baseball hero is Yoon Jae Myung. All three meet again in Switzerland and again back in Korea. Ha Jin starts working in Jae Myung's father's company and does everything to make the rich chairman like him. Jae Myung starts working as the softball coach of his father's company's team but then gets transferred. He falls in love with Dan Hui who's headstrong and optimistic personality attracts him. He asks Ha Jin for advice, but Ha Jin cannot bear to watch Jae Myung take his true love. Add Synopsis In Spanish
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Story: I wouldn’t call this a melodrama but its not a romcom either. There are a ton of light moments (due to the softball team’s antics), heavy angst mix with tears (romance), evil doings (2nd female lead), bromance turned rivalry in business and love (both male leads), and some new plot developments within the last episode. While I thought this was well written (not that predictable and never boring), some impatient people might be turned off by the slow pacing.
Acting/Cast: Both female leads had more to work with acting wise and they had to bring on the tears and also experienced mood changes. I like Yoon Se Ah because she does play a lot of evil characters in most of her dramas but she has a way of making you feel sympathetic for her as well. For the 2 male leads I like their acting styles cause their kind of laid back. They both had chemistry with Kim Hee Sun and honestly I would have been fine with either of them ending up with her in the end.
Music: It was all over the place and sometimes I didn’t understand why they chose the score for certain scenes but I thought everything was pleasant to listen to while watching the drama.
Rewatch: This was a very easy watch that I breezed through so its something I would consider watching again but not for a while cause the plot wasn't that exciting.
Overall Smile Again is a more realistic sports drama mixed with a bit of basic drama elements.
Yeah, there was some difference, about a birth part, but it was all about greed, betrayal and love.
Acting: I loved Lee Dong Gun's acting as well Lee Jin Wook's. Both played hard roles, one is a sly, calculative man who will do anyhing for money and the other one is a rich innocent good man, but after a betrayal of a close friend he changes.
Kim Hee Sun was the very first Korean actress I knew and she didn't disappoint me till now. In here she played a cheerful, playful girl who dreams to became a professional pitcher and she gets entangled in a lives of a two men.
Yoon Se Ah played a pretty good villian and I really liked her acting in here. One of the few good villians I've seen so far.
Music somehow didn't fitt in a scenes of a drama, but there were two good osts!
I skip-watched towards the ending, it became boring, so I don't think I'll rewatch it.