- Love Story in Harvard
:"Love Story in Harvard" should not be confused with the film "Love Story", also set at Harvard University."Infobox Television
show_name = Love Story in Harvard
caption = Love Story in Harvard TV Poster
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country = KOR
language = Korean
num_episodes = 16
runtime = 60 minutes
network = SBS
November 22, 2004
January 11, 2005
website = http://tv.sbs.co.kr/lovestory/
imdb_id = 0439392
"Love Story in Harvard" (
Hangul: 러브스토리 인 하버드; "Rubeusutori in Habeodeu") is a romantic 16-episode Korean drama television seriesbroadcast in 2004. It was well-received both in South Koreaand throughout East Asia, though many mocked the poor English of the male leads (the female leads speak significantly better English).
The story is set at
Harvard Universityand tells of the love between a Harvard Law Schoolstudent, Kim Hyun Woo ( Kim Rae Won), and a Harvard Medical Schoolstudent, Lee Soo In ( Kim Tae Hee).
Though the story is set at Harvard University, the series was actually filmed at the
University of Southern Californiaand the University of California, Los Angeles.
The story is essentially about the lives of Kim Hyun Woo, Hong Jung Min, and Lee Soo In. Hyun woo and Jung Min, both first year law students, are rivals in class and for the affections of Soo In Lee. Jung Min applies himself more and as such is the favorite of Professor John H. Keynes (the strict Law professor, played by reputable Emmy-nominated actor and comedian
Frank Gorshin, most famous for his role as the " Riddler" on the 1960s Batman (TV series)). Hyun Woo, who had a hard time adjusting to the workload in the beginning, falls into the bad graces of the professor. However, Hyun Woo perseveres and eventually wins the respect of Professor Keynes and his classmates. Both men meet Soo In and fall for her. This intensifies the rivalry between them.
The first part of the story is set at Harvard University (it was actually filmed at USC since they could not get permission to film it in Harvard). Hyun Woo first saw Soo In at a hotel where he thought she was a prostitute (it was evident from a couple of times when he saw her with a couple of men). This caused confusion between the two. In reality, Soo In is a third year medical student at Harvard. When Soo In found out Hyun Woo's impression of her, she let him believe what he wanted until the moment she was hired by Hyun Woo's girlfriend (childhood friend) to help him study medical malpractice case studies. Eventually Hyun Woo fell for her and Soo In for him while they studied.
However, their relationship was short-lived as Soo In's application to join OEP, an organization that provides medical care to patients in Third World countries, was accepted. After their night together, Soo In left Hyun Woo, which devastated him.
The next half of the story was set in Korea after Hyun Woo graduated from
Harvard Law School. He was still idealistic and only accepted cases he believed in. Jung Min stayed in the US after graduation but returned to Korea to take on a case. Soo In also came back for a 2 month stay in Korea to conduct some research. And predictably they all met up again.
Although Hyun Woo was still mad with how Soo In left him, he couldn't let her go. And although Alex was in US, he was still in love with Soo In. Before Soo In left for the second time, her and Hyun Woo promised to wait for earch other. Unfortunately, on her way to the airport, she collapses and is brought to the hospital. At the hospital, Hyun Woo lies about the true nature of her illness because he didn't want her to leave him. This made Soo In stay.
Characters of the story also included Yoo Jin Ah (Alex's fiance), Jason (the American who hired Alex's law firm to defend his international company) (Bernhard Quandt). A twist in the story happened when Hyun Woo and Jung Min met again as they were about to defend the same environmental case where Soo In was also involved. At that moment, Soo In learned she had
T cell diseasebut chose not to tell Hyun Woo the truth.
As the story was resolved, Hyun Woo learned about Soo In's illness and tried to tell Jason to find a cure for Soo In's illness for him to make his case win. At the end Jason was was found guilty in an unexpected circumstance where Hong Jung Min appears in the final court trial as a witness against Jason and reports against Jason and his company and the foundation (Which was used it to cover the traces of what DE chemicals done to the environment).Since Jason was jailed, the bone marrow donor for Soo-in lee came out to offer her bone marrow for the bone marrow transplant for curing her illness.
In the end of the story Hyun Woo goes to U.S for continuing the case against DE chemicals in the U.S court to get the 50 times compensation for the affected people like he promised, Soo-in comes to the airport (fully recovered from the illness) to send off Hyun Woo,Hong Jung Min and others to the U.S. and by Soo-in's voice narrates the story more to say that Hyun Woo and soo-in live happily and have 3 children.
Source: [http://www.tnsmk.co.kr/ TNS Media Korea]
* [http://tv.sbs.co.kr/lovestory/ _ko. SBS 러브스토리 인 하버드] ko icon, official website
* [http://global.sbs.co.kr/America/AboutSBSPro/Drama/drama.jsp?vod_id=V0000289639 Drama "Love Story in Harvard"] , SBS Global
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0439392/ Love Story in Harvard - Rubeusutori in Habeodeu, IMDb]
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