- Alone in Love
show_name = Alone in Love (연애시대)
caption = "Alone in Love "
Son Ye Jin Gam Wu-seong Gong Hyeong-Jin Lee Hana
country = ROK
language = Korean
num_episodes = 16
producer = Koh Kyoung-Hee
executive_producer = Oh Nam-seok
Bundang, Gyeonggi-do, ROK
runtime = approx. 60 min.
network = SBS
April 3, 2006
May 23, 2006
website = http://tv.sbs.co.kr/yeonae/
imdb_id = 0843239
Alone in Love (Korean: 연애시대,
Hanja: 戀愛時代) is a 16-episode South Korean TV drama series which aired in 2006, starring Son Ye-jin, Gam Wu-seong, Lee Hanaand Gong Hyeong-Jin. The story is about two ordinary people who fall in love, marry and divorce, but are unable to move on from that point, because their love did not end when they separated. The main storyline is based on a Japanese novel by Hisashi Nozawa.
Through dry monologues of the two main characters and realistic depictions of life, the drama attempts to place the main characters in the vulnerable gap between the married and the unmarried. The two main characters approach love and marriage from separate viewpoints. The drama was praised for reflecting the viewers' own stories, even for those who had never married, divorced or even fallen in love.
Eun-Ho (Son Ye Jin) and Dong-Jin (Gam Wu-seong) meet one day at the bookstore where he works and they are immediately drawn to each other. They fall in love after subsequent meetings, and are eventually married.
Two years later they are divorced. Dong-Jin still works at the bookstore, while Eun-Ho works at a fitness club. The pair continue to meet and figure in each other's lives. The narrative is punctuated by either character's internal monologue on their past, their current relationship, and how things are to move on. As complications, new love interests have entered their lives: Mi-Yeon (Oh Yoon-Ah) and Hyeon-Joong (Lee Jin-Wook). Even so, a year and a half after their divorce, the two still meet in their favorite bakery for breakfasts, quarrel over trivial things like a married couple, and eat dinner on their wedding anniversary with a free meal coupon provided by the hotel where they got married.
All of this makes them wonder whether these lingering feelings are love, although both are too afraid to start over, and even more afraid to end the relationship completely. With neither brave enough to confront each other about the misunderstanding on the day Eun-ho had a stillborn baby, they are unable to move on.
The script was written by Park Yeon-Seon, who also wrote the film "
My Tutor Friend".
The house of Eun-Ho and Ji-Ho is in
Bundang-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnamnear St. John's Cathedral. The Dunkin' Donutsbranch, where Dong-Jin and Eun-ho usually meet, is in Jeongja-dong, Bundang. Dong-Jin's house is "Ewha Villa" located in Bundang-dong. The bookstore where Dong-Jin works is the Kyobo Bookstore, located near Gangnam Station. The fitness club where Eun-Ho works is the "Worldcup Sports Center" located in Suwon, behind Suwon World Cup Stadium. The hospital where Joon-Pyo works is Bundang Jesaeng Hospitalnear Seohyeon Stationin Bundang.
Source: [http://www.tnsmk.co.kr/ TNS Media Korea]
*Title: "Alone In Love OST (SBS TV Series)"
*Released: 8 May 2006, EMI Music Korea Ltd.
Yoon Jong-shin, Chung Won-young, Roh Young-sim
*Songs:1 Love Is… :2 만약에 우리(Original bossa_ver) - 진호 :3 Breeze - 이재준 :4 아무리 생각해도 난 너를 :5 사랑이 사랑에게 묻다 :6 사랑이 사랑에게 말하다 :7 보내지 못한 마음 (Piano Ver.) :8 독백 :9 영국 런던 그리니치 천문대 :10 나폴리 피자 :11 우린 이미 끝났는데 :12 은솔이와 실전화 아저씨 - 이재준:13 그녀 미소 :14 When I Saw you(내 사랑을 바다에 맹세해,부서지는 파도에 맹세해) :15 I`m Still With You - 진호 :16 모빌 박스 :17 긴 슬픔 :18 그건 바로 사랑이었을까 :19 당신의 행운을 돌려드립니다 :20 Frankly Speaking - 최우혁 :21 만약에 우리(Samba ver.) - 진호/김정배 :22 보내지 못한 마음(piano & guitar with strings) :23 After Love(그 남자의 20kg 감량에 대한 열망) :24 YK259 Zipper
* [http://soompi.com/?q=node/272 soompi.com: Alone in Love (연애시대)]
* [http://tv.sbs.co.kr/yeonae/ Official Website (SBS)]
* [http://www.twitchfilm.net/archives/005401.html Twitch: 연애시대 (Alone in Love) Production Meeting Report]
* [http://news.media.daum.net/foreign/englishnews/200605/24/korherald/v12804989.html The Korea Herald, June 3, 2006: Are you 'Alone in Love'?]
* [http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/culture/200603/kt2006031218592411700.htm The Korea Times, March 12 2006: After Big Screen Success Son Ye-jin Returns to TV]
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