Title: 웃어라 동해야 / Useora Donghaeya / Smile, Dong Hae
Chinese Title : 笑吧东海
Genre: Family
Episodes: 159
Broadcast network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2010-Oct-04 to 2011-May-13
Air time: Monday to Friday 20:25

 

Synopsis

Dong Hae was raised in America by his beautiful but unmarried and mentally deficient mother, Anna Laker, who was adopted there. He goes to Korea for a short-track skating competition and brings his mother along in secret, arranging for her to be picked up at the airport by his girlfriend, Yoon Sae Wa, an ambitious TV announcer who harbours a secret disdain for Anna’s disability. Dong Hae meets Bong Yi, a poor assistant chef, when Sae Wa prioritizes her job and sends her to meet Anna instead. After Sae Wa later betrays him, Dong Hae begins to search for his father, creating a new family and finding new romance along the way.

Cast

Ji Chang Wook as Dong Hae / Karl Laker
Do Ji Won as Anna Laker (Dong Hae’s mother)

Lee family

Im Chae Moo as Lee Kang Jae
Lee Bo Hee as Gye Sun Ok
Alex as Lee Tae Hoon
Oh Ji Eun as Lee Bong Yi
Kim Yoo Suk as Lee Pil Jae
Lee Joon Ha (이준하) as Lee Song Yi (Pil Jae’s daughter)

Kim family

Kang Suk Woo as Kim Joon
Jung Ae Ri as Hong Hye Sook
Lee Jang Woo as Kim Do Jin

Yoon family

Park Hae Mi as Byun Sool Nyeo
Park Jung Ah as Yoon Sae Wa
Lee Joo Yeon as Yoon Sae Young

Other people

Kim Sung Won as Jo Pil Yong (Anna’s birth father)
Jung Young Sook as Kim Mal Sun (Anna’s birth mother)
Choi Yoon So as Baek Yoo Jin
Lee Jung Ho as Lee Dae Sam
Kang Chul Sung (강철성) as Home Shopping PD
Jung Eun Woo (정은우) as Sun Woo
Kim Sung Hoon as policeman
Shin Dong Yub (신동엽) as hotel restaurant kitchen assistant (cameo)
Yoon Jong Shin (윤종신)as hotel restaurant kitchen assistant (cameo)
Kim Yoon Hee (김윤희)
Kim Yoon Tae

Production Credits

Producer: Moon Bo Hyun
Director: Kim Myung Wook, Mo Wan Il (모완일)
Screenwriter: Moon Eun Ah

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