[Drama 2013] When a Man Loves 남자가 사랑할 때 *Character Descriptions Updated*

Title: When a Man Loves  남자가 사랑할 때
Genre: Melodrama
Episodes: 20
Broadcast Network: MBC
Broadcast Period: April 3, 2013 to June 6, 2013
Air Time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55 KST
Director: Kim Sang Ho
Writer: Kim In Young
Official Website: mil


A star-crossed love destiny between Han Tae Sang 한태상 (Song Seung Hoon) a business man in his 40s who went through a lonely childhood after he was abandoned as a child and Seo Mi Do 서미도 (Shin Se Kyung), a bright and cheerful girl in her 20s who never gave up her dreams despite growing up in poverty.
Although Tae Sung always has a crush on and eventually marries his late boss's woman, Baek Seong Joo 백성주 (Chae Jung Ahn) who has the aura of a bewitching beauty, his heart began to get attracted to Mi Do who is living like a reflecting mirror of his own past self.

Meanwhile Mi Do is pursued by the ambitious and smart Lee Jae Hee 이재희 (Yeon Woo Jin) who is known to be as sharp and intelligent like a lone wolf.

Although Jae Hee is grateful towards Tae Sung for being friends with his brother "Chang Hee", their relationship starts to fall apart when he realised that they are fighting for the love of the same woman.

source: soompi

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Song Seung Hoon as Han Tae Sang 

A self-made businessman. Using profits from his successful lending firm, Golden Tree, he pursues a project to build a multi-use building called Space Q. He has plans to use several floors for a boutique hotel and also house a concert hall in the projected building. After making millions in the lending business, he enters the business of arts and culture for the love of one woman. For the longest time he was smitten with a woman much younger than himself. He fell in love for the very first time. After waiting patiently for years, he finally gets the nerve to confess his love. Whenever he'd eat at a spicy rice cake shop or steamed monkfish restaurant he would be talking on the phone in a very serious tone. Once the woman he liked saw him crying while he was eating a hot chili pepper at a steak restaurant. This same woman called him a baby for liking his coffee with heaps of syrup and milk. And whatever she said would warm his heart and make him love her even more.

Shin Se Kyung as Seo Mi Do

Her father became bankrupt when she was in high school. She was also at the top of her class. She is multi-talented and she never considered herself to be poor. After failing to get into the college of her first choice, she finds it hard to take the college entrance exam a second time because her family cannot afford to send her to cram school. She becomes acquainted with a successful moneylender whom she is eternally gratefully to. Thanks to his longtime support, she finds herself falling in love with him and decides to get married. But then she takes a vacation where she meets a young man. After learning that Han Tae-sang had ordered a hitman to kill her in the accident, she pretends that she has amnesia and acts like she does not know Jae-hee for both of their sakes. She even fakes that she is paralyzed. When Tae-sang finds out about her ruse, Mi-do asks for forgiveness to avoid his wrath. He releases her, letting her live the life she want. Will she be able to find happiness now?

Yeon Woo Jin as Lee Jae Hee

Although he was born in a poor family, he excelled at school and possessed grit and determination. His goal in life was to have a happy marriage with kids instead of aiming for success. He is very fond of dogs and loves to be around kids. Before returning to Korea, he met a special woman whom he was attracted to and fell head over heels for her. But she didn't appear on a date they were supposed to have. Without knowing if he would ever see her again, he encounters her in Seoul by coincidence. But he finds out that she is Han Tae-sang's fiance. By accident, he reveals his feelings to her and they make love. They become closer and meet secretly behind Han Tae-sang's back. Ridden with guilt, Jae-hee decides to come clean with Han Tae-sang but then the woman he loves slips into a coma after being involved in a car accident.

Chae Jung Ahn as Baek Seong Joo

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