[Kdrama] ‘My Daughter Seo Young’ episode 1 ~ review/recap/opinion ~

“Delicate boy” is back….although he isn’t the leading male still I’m happy he is back into Korean dramas – Ah but he looks so skinny now.

Plot (from dramawiki): This drama will tell the story of a father who separates with his daughter, their love, hate and reconciliation. Seo Young (Lee Bo Young) is a tough woman who tries to escape the harsh life of poverty with a strong passion to gain success, overcome her lower status and rise in society. On the road to fulfill her dream, she cuts ties with her poor family and incompetent father (Chun Ho Jin) who still love his daughter despite her bitterness.

“My Daughter Seo Young” is pretty much the common Korean drama – poor girl tries to overcome her status.

The first episode starts with Seo Young getting beaten while filming for a show (don’t actually know what the show is about…) and Kang Woo Jae getting discharged from the army.

After finishing the recording, Seo Young receives a call from her mother – her mother tells Seo Young that she got money to pay the tuition for her and Sang Woo. But at the same time, Seo Young’s father was betting the tuition money on horse races – where he actually won but later on, the father loses the money on illegal betting (it wasn’t entirely his fault – a “friend” dragged him there).

Woo Jae arrives home after being discharged from the army, but his father seems rather uninterested since “doing army isn’t a big thing”. At dinner, the youngest member of the Kang family asks Woo Jae if he is going to marry Sun Woo (Woo Jae’s girlfriend) but Woo Jae says that she is just 50% and only if Sun Woo were 100% he would marry her. Sung Jae tells Woo Jae that it doesn’t matter anyway since their father will pick a girl for Woo Jae to marry and Woo Jae answers saying that he is sure of what their father will pick (meaning the girl will surely be 100%).

Next day, after finishing her recording, Seo Young receives a call from her younger brother, informing her that her mother collapsed. Because she didn’t have enough time until the plane to Jeju leaves, Seo Young steals Woo Jae’s motorbike. When Seo Young arrives at the hospital in Jeju, where her mother was, the doctor tells Seo Young and her younger brother, Sang Woo, that their mother died.

To be honest here, the writer really annoyed me, Seo Young is portrayed as if she was the only person suffering from the mother’s death, and always blaming her father for everything what happened.  I understand that Seo Young is the main character but Sang Woo also lost his mother, he also has the same financial problems as his older sister because of their father – It’s a little wrong from my point of view to make Seo Young like she was the only victim.

After the funeral of their mother, Seo Young packs her stuff to leave for Seoul, her younger brother tries to tell her that she should be more forgiving towards their father but Se Young still blames the father for the death of the mother and their financial problems. And as if it wasn’t enough, some people came to ask the father to give their money back.

When Seo Young arrives in Seoul, she calls her brother to tell him that she transferred some money to give it to the people who came in the afternoon to ask their money back from the father. Because the money she transferred weren’t enough, Sang Woo writes a statement in where he promised to pay the rest of the money the father owned to those people after he finishes University.

The next day, Sang Woo comes at Seo Young’s house together with their father, telling Seo Young that until he graduates, the 3 of them will live together. Seo Young didn’t want but in the end she accepted.

At the University, Seo Young meets her senior. The senior tells Se Young that he knows someone who needs a tutor and will pay a lot of money, because she was in need of money, Seo Young accepts the job.

The next day, while trying to find the home of the person she is supposed to tutor, Woo Jae drives near her and splashes with dirt from a puddle – by mistake.

The only thing I don’t like about this drama – so far – is the way the writer wants to show the ‘victim’ Se Young and how she is the only one in the world who suffers.

Sorry for my rushed recap – since it’s the first episode, I’m not really sure what to write.



  1. I’ve been searching for this drama recap but cannot find it. I’ve only read the recap till 12 epi. Can u tell me where i can find it. I love this drama and thank you for helping me.

    1. I’m sorry, I don’t know where you can find the recaps after ep 12. m(_ _)m

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