Birdie Buddy / 버디버디*** (2010)
TVN Drama / 24 episodes
Director: Yun Sang Ho (윤상호)
Screenwriters: Bae Jong Byeong (배종병), Kweon In Chan (권인찬), Yu Yeong Ah (유영아)
Cast: UEE (김유진/유이), Yi Da Hee (이다희), Yi Yong Wu (이용우), Yun Yu Seon (윤유선), Oh Hyeon Kyeong (오현경), Yang Hee Kyeong (양희경), Yu In Na (유인나), Pak Han Bi (박한비), Jin Ji Hee (진지희), Kim Dong Hyeon (김동현), Park Seong Ung (박성웅), Yun Ki Weon (윤기원), Kim Jeong Hak (김정학), Gu Bon Im (구본임), Han Seung Hyeon (한승현), Pak Yeong Rin (박영린), Chu So Yeong (추소영), Samuel Kang (사무엘 강), Robert Holley (로버트 할리/하일), Choi Il Hwa (최일화)
Sang Mi Su is from a rather poor background. She lives with her family in the country side, her father away to earn his life on a fishing boat. She dreams of becoming a professional golf player. Min Hae Ryeong is from a privileged background, having being trained in the best environment since her younger age to become a top golfer. Feeling her daughter has reached a plateau, she asks John Lee, a former pro golfer and PGA tour winner to train her. When Mi Su’s father is victim of an accident, he becomes mentally impaired and the family doesn’t have the ability to support Mi Su’s activities anymore. Taking on part-time jobs, she’s on the verge of giving up on her dream when she meets John Lee. As he sees in Mi Su a rough diamond that needs to be polished, he takes her under his wing…
***SPOILER WARNING*** The drama was good overall. I was actually surprised how good Uee can act. I tried golf myself and it was surprisingly fun despite body aches the next day so I got some interest in this one…^^ My favorite character is Mi Su’s mother. The cast is really good anyway. I recognized several very good actors. I don’t agree with the ending though. It’s “unnatural” in terms of story flow. You can see the writers were heading to turn Mi Su and John Lee into lovers and suddenly they changed it to reunite Hae Ryung and John Lee. iI hate when they do that.