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English Title: The Best Lee Soon-Shin / You're the best, Lee Soon-Shin


Revised Romanization: Choegoda Isoonshin


Hangul: 최고다 이순신


Network: KBS


Genre: Romantic, Comedy, Family


Episodes: 50


Release Date: March 9th 2013

Press Conference: March 4th, 2013


Runtime: Saturdays & Sundays 19:55

Replaced:  My Daughter Seo young


Director: Yoon Sung Shik (gaksital, sling shot)


Writer: Jung Yoo-Gyung (Which Star Did You Come From, Insoo is pretty, marry me)

Production Company: A Story (에이스토리)


Casts: IU, Jo Jung Suk, Lee Ji-Hoon, Yoo Inna, Lee Mi Sook, Kim Gab Soo, Go Doo Shim, Son Tae Young etc.


Official Site Korean: http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/soonsin/

Official Site English: http://english.kbs.co.kr/tv/about.html?tv_code=22

Viki Channel: http://www.viki.com/channels/10456-lee-soon-sin-is-the-best

DC: http://gall.dcinside.com/list.php?id=soonsin


This drama is about a mother and her youngest daughter searching for happiness after the death of her husband, which plunges their lives into turmoil. Thorough many trials and tribulations they find the real meaning of family, love, success, happiness, and life. They come to realize that the real precious thing in life can be found within oneself and happiness is a blessing that comes to the courageous few who have high self-esteem and take charge of their own lives.  Being poor is okay, not being first is okay, and not being in the spotlight is okay. It’s okay to be happy with just the way you are. This drama hopes to give genuine comfort to those scarred by life and make us look back on our lives and deep into our souls. (cr:KBSworld)

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Promotional Videos 

  1. [subbed] Teaser #1 II
  2. Teaser #2 II
  3. [subbed] IU & JJS Video Message II
  4. [Translation] IU & Lee MiSook news cut  II
  5. BTS Photoshoot Interview with IU & JJS II Interview during poster photoshoot IU & Jo jung suk
  6. BTS Photoshoot Interview with the Cast Members II Yoo Inna and Goo Joo Won BTS Photoshoot Interview
  7. [Translation] Episode 1 Preview II Preview Epi - 1 by KBSdrama
  8. Press Con Trailer II
  9. Full Press Con Video II
  10. [Translation] 120305 KBS Ent Relay II 30306 Good Morning Korea
  11. [Translation]130305 Star News - IU/Jo Jungsuk couple II
  12. [sUBBED] Interview after the press con with iu/jo jung suk & yoo inna/go joo won
  13. KBS Ent NEWS- YTBLSS Star Date- Yoo Inna
  14. You're the Best Lee Soon Shin on Arirang World


  1. TAHITI (타히티) - 몰라몰라 (Molla Molla)
  2. Sunny Hill (써니힐) - 별 헤는 밤 (Counting Stars At Night)
  3. Jo Jung Suk (조정석) - 완전 사랑해요
  4. Changmin (of 2AM) & Dahee (of GLAM) – I Only See One Person (한 사람만 보여요)
  5. IU& Jo Jung Suk- Beautiful Song   (IU's message to ytblss DC when she posted this song (self composed) for free) Eng translation (This song is not part of official OST)




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Eng Subbed can be found at dramafever, dramacrazy, dramaholics, darksmurfsub

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Lee Soon Shin’s family IU as Lee Soon Shin
Go Doo Shim as Kim Jung Ae
Jung Dong Hwan as Lee Chang Hoon
Kim Yong Rim as Shim Mak Re
Son Tae Young as Lee Hye Shin
Yoo In Na as Lee Yoo Shin
Kim Hwan Hee as Han Woo Joo
Shin Joon Ho’s family
Jo Jung Suk as Shin Joon Ho
Kim Kap Soo as Shin Dong Hyuk
Lee Eung Kyung as Yoon Soo Jung
Bae Geu Rin as Shin Yi Jung
Park Chan Woo’s family
Go Joo Won as Park Chan Woo
Kim Dong Joo as Jang Gil Ja
Song Min Hyung as Park Bok Man
Park Ga Won (1991) as Park Chan Mi
Agency people
Lee Mi Sook as Song Mi Ryung
Yoon Da Hoon as Hwang Il Do
Kim Yoon Seo as Choi Yun Ah
Other people
Jung Woo as Seo Jin Wook
Lee Ji Hoon (1979) as Kim Young Hoon
Lee Ji Hoon (1988) as Jo In Sung
Production Credits
Production Company: A Story
Chief Producer: Bae Kyung Soo
Producer: Mo Wan Il
Director: Yoon Sung Shik
Assistance Directors: Kim Hyung-Joon, Kim So-Young
Screenwriter: Jung Yoo Kyung
Assitance Writers: Kim So-Young, Shin Ji-Min
DP: Kim Jang-Soo
EDITOR: Lee Jung-Hoon
 LIGHTING: Yoon Myung-Seok
 MUSIC: Kang Dong-Yoon

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IU and Jo Jung Suk to lead KBS 2TV drama ‘You’re The Best Lee Soon Shin’

IU and Jo Jung Suk have been confirmed to star in upcoming KBS 2TV weekend drama ‘You’re The Best Lee Soon Shin’ where they will play a couple.

‘You’re The Best Lee Soon Shin’ talks about the trials and tribulations that a mother and her daughter Lee Soon Shin goes through following the death of their husband/father. The mother and daughter duo try to find love and happiness in the aftermath, and will offer messages of healing and hopes through stories that viewers can relate to.

IU stars as Lee Soon Shin who is a good-for-nothing and a born loser, but she is always able to overcome her impossible circumstances due to her bright and courageous spirit, and will seek to provide courage and hope to the young generation. IU has always greeted the public with a lively and bubbly image, and will seek to present a more mature image to her adoring legion of uncle fans with her new drama.

With ‘You’re The Best Lee Soon Shin’ being IU’s first lead role as an actress in only her second drama, after playing a supporting role in her debut drama ‘Dream High’, IU expressed, “The script was really interesting, and I was greatly attracted to the role of Lee Soon Shin. When I first received the offer, I felt some pressure as this was an important role, but I had a desire to give it a go and felt that I could do a good job with it, so I decided on starring in the drama in the end.”

IU then talked about her new role, “Lee Soon Shin is a girl who has average looks and luck, and has no special talent at hand. But she is brave and courageous. She knows she is a good-for-nothing, but still hopes to be liked by everyone just like others, and catch the attention of people. Lee Soon Shin has a strong mentality, and regardless of how dire the situation, she always reminds herself to be strong and overcomes the problem. That is her greatest charisma. “

She added, “I hope that filming can begin quickly, and I will work really hard to learn whatever I need to, and show it to viewers. I am really honored to be able to work with my seniors whom I have always respected. I will work hard to learn everything that I can so that I will not be a burden to them,” and not forgetting to greet her seniors whom she will be working with in the coming months.

Jo Jung Suk who has acted in a variety of roles, will be playing the role of Shin Jun Ho who is a director of an agency. Shin Jun Ho appears as a confident, arrogant, and cold-hearted man who slowly changes for the better after meeting Lee Soon Shin and understanding the true meaning of success from her. Jo Jung Suk has won much praise from the public through a variety of roles that he had taken in the past, and many will be looking forward to see how he reprises his brand new role.

Jo Jung Suk came away with the New Actor award at last year’s ‘Blue Dragon Film Awards’, and became the most popular rising star in an instant. His roles as Eun Shi Gyung in ‘The King 2 Hearts’ and Nabddeuckyi in ‘Architecture 101’ were both chosen by Daum website as ‘2012 Best Role’. With such high popularity in the past year, Jo Jung Suk remarked, “It was really a happy 2012 for me, and made me have the thought of having to do even better in 2013. I will work really hard to show everyone an even better side of me.”

Jo Jung Suk also revealed his high expectations for his new drama, “I am really honored to be the leading man for KBS 2TV new weekend drama. I am also anticipating the collaboration with director Yoon Sung Shik and screenwriter Jung Yoo Kyung. I will do my very best and work happily, so that viewers can have a good time watching it.” Jo Jung Suk also reviewed his new role, “Shin Jun Ho is someone who appears to be intense but yet free-spirit. That appealed greatly to me,” and also revealed that he was honored to be working alongside the ‘Nation’s Little Sister’ IU.

Both Jo Jung Suk (The King 2 Hearts, Architecture 101) and IU (Dream High) put up impressive performance in their respective dramas. In ‘You’re The Best Lee Soon Shin’, the story will revolve around Lee Soon Shin who overcomes dire situations to find success, the problematic entanglement of Lee Soon Shin and Shin Jun Ho, and how they gradually progress to become a couple. Many are now curious as to how love blossoms between Lee Soon Shin and Shin Jun Ho in the drama.

Director Yoon Sung Shik who showed impressive directing and artistic directions in dramas like ‘Story of a Man’ and ‘Bridal Mask’ will be at the helm of ‘You’re The Best Lee Soon Shin’, while screenwriter ‘Jung Yoo Kyung’ whose previous works include ‘In Soon is Pretty’ and ‘Please Marry Me’ will attempt to create a story that people can relate to, and hopefully create a touching national drama together.

‘You’re The Best Lee Soon Shin’ will succeed ‘My Daughter Seo Young’ and begin broadcast this March.


Kim Gab Soo confirmed to be in this drama as father of Jo Jung Suk's character
others casts also confirmed! they had a script reading rehearsal yesterday. Filming will start in February and will most likely to air on March 9th after My daughter Seo young ended.
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Hello you guysI'm a new memberThank you for updating infor abt The Best Lee Soon Shin :)This film will be hit drama kekeThe Plot is very interesting and the cast is perfectIU n yoo in NaSon Tae Yongwowcant wait for ep 1 hihi

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“The Best Lee Soo Shin” works towards its March premiere with the addition of a new cast member. According to reports in local news agencies, Yoo In Na is set to co-star with the drama’s leads IU and Jo Jung Suk

The confirmation was made through an announcement by Yoo In Na’s management agency, YG Entertainment. The actress will play the heroine Lee Soon Shin’s sister, who is a a freelance writer and public relations professional.

“I am glad to take on this drama, and to be working with IU, who I know personally. The drama will give us a chance to hang out more,” Yoo In Na is quoted as saying. “I liked IU when she appeared in the past SBS entertainment program ‘Heroes,’ and so her decision to play this heroine Lee Soon Shin became an attraction. When I was offered to review for the role, I was excited and I look forward to a good filming experience playing a different character this time.”

“The Best Lee Soo Shin” is slated to air on KBS.


Yoo In-na cast for "Lee Soon-sin is the Best"

Actress Yoo In-na is starring in the upcoming drama "Lee Soon-sin is the Best".

She takes on the role of IU's second sister Lee Yoo-sin.

Lee Yoo-shin is a marketing executive of an outdoor brand and is outstanding in everything she does from exercising and art.

She is coming back with this drama a year after the drama "Queen In-hyun's Man" last year.

Yoo In-na says, "I am happy to be in this drama and my mom is especially happy with it".

"I decided to star in this drama based on my trust for writer Jeong Yoo-kyeong who writes stories with interesting material and my confidence in director Yoon Seong-sik. I was also drawn by the character of Lee Yoo-sin".

Yoo In-na also said, "She is a proud and flawless daughter to her parents. She might pick on Lee Soon-sin but eventually she will show her sister warmth. She is so confident she seems conceited but that's her biggest advantage".

"Lee Soon-sin is the Best" is about finding happiness for a mother and the youngest daughter after the father passes away suddenly. Based on love, it is full of family reconciliation and truth. To be aired on the 9th of March.

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Lee Mi-sook in "Lee Soon-sin is the Best" as IU's mentor

Source | 2013/02/03 | 


Lee Mi-sook has come aboard the new KBS weekend drama, "Lee Soon-sin is the Best".

Popular character Deul-ja from the JTBC drama, "Can We Get Married??" has joined a new upcoming drama.

She takes on the role of Song Mi-ryeong, the greatest actress in the time who one dominated all men with her popularity. Even at a middle age, she maintains her beauty and is a role model for many younger actresses.

She discovers the talent in Lee Soon-sin (IU) and helps her to grow. She is also going to create a tense relationship with Soon-shin's mom because of her secret relationship with her.

Lee Mi-sook said, "I was appealed by the firm story line of the synopsis and I was sure of this drama after I met the director. I think it's going to be fun".

"Lee Soon-sin is the Best" is about the happiness and love of a mother and daughter who suffer a tough time after the sudden death of the father.

Source : news.sportsseoul.com/... ( English )

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"The Best Lee Soon Shin" to begin filming on Feb 12th,
press con on 2/26 at 2pm KST and first broadcast is on 3/9

Lee Ji hoon (school 2013) got cast to play Shin Jun ho (jo jung suk)'s secretary- Jo In Sung

Jungwoo to play a baker who has a crush on lee hye shin (son tae young)- Seo Jin-ook


Bae Geu-Rin to play Shin Jun ho (jo jung suk)'s sister. - Shin I-jung


Park Ga-won (gaksital) to play Lee soon shin (IU)'s friend, Chan Woo's sister, have a crush on Lee Ji hoon- Park Chan mi
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Lee Ji-hoon will be joining the cast of the weekend drama You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin, starring IU as the title character. Her love interest in the drama will be played by Jo Jung-seok, and Lee Ji-hoon has been cast to play the hero’s best friend. They’re going to be so cute together. Jo Jung-seok is cute with anybody, but a huge part of his breakout stardom is really because he was such an awesome sidekick bestie. Who better to be paired with when you’re the newbie actor? It’s described as a comedic role, and the director reportedly cast him specifically because of his performance in School.
The drama centers around Mom (Go Doo-shim) and her three daughters, played by IU, Yoo Inna, and Sohn Tae-young. The heroine, the youngest of the three sisters, wants to become a star, and it’s the story of her start in the industry, along with family hijinks of course. Lee Mi-sook plays the top-star-turned-agency-exec who will represent her, and Jo Jung-seok works for her at the agency. It’s being produced by the director of Gaksital and the writer of Marry Me.

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Go Joo-won to play Yoo Inna’s love interest


Yoo Inna plays second daughter Lee Yoo-shin, a marketing exec for an outdoor brand. Outside of her family life, she’s great at everything — art, sports, her job, even dating. But at home, she’s the middle child and constantly overshadowed by her unni (played by Sohn Tae-young) and the maknae (IU).

Go Joo-won plays the boy next door, literally the kid who grows up in the next house over, and is classmates with Yoo-shin. He’s a dermatologist and a particularly sweet oppa to IU’s character Soon-shin. In fact, growing up next door to the family, he’s always seen the second sister give the maknae a hard time, and has had a one-sided crush on the little sister for a really long time.

So while he’s sweet and nothing but nice to the little sister, because he’s friends and classmates with Yoo-shin, they have a totally different relationship — he’s constantly bickering with her and they drive each other crazy. Which of course means they’re doomed to fall madly in love someday. They sound like an adorable pair of characters, and I really love stories with old friends who bicker their way into romance. Here’s hoping for good things.

You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin premieres March 9 on KBS.


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The Best Lee Soon Shin casts @ Resort for script reading workshop

The cast will begin filming Today =D

class="content-title"Cast of “The Best Lee Soon Shin” Get Together For a Workshop

IU, Jo Jung Suk, Yoo In Na, and the rest of the cast of “The Best Lee Soon Shin” came together for a workshop to prepare for the upcoming drama.

On February 8, the cast and crew of the KBS weekend drama spent one night and days at a resort in Gangwon Province. The script reading workshop allowed the cast to practice reading the script and develop chemistry in a secluded setting. The comfortable atmosphere and director Yoon Sung Shik’s guidance also made it so that the actors could be more immersed in their characters

A representative of AStory said, “I was impressed with the actor’s dedication in spending their Lunar New Year holiday at the workshop. With their youthful compatibility they showed great energy and enthusiasm during the workshop. We are excited to start filming.”

The workshop not only had script reading but plenty of fun and games. They formed teams and had a traditional new year’s game competition, in which IU scored many points and led her team to victory. The cast and crew also built their teamwork with some casual drinking after the games.

“The Best Lee Soon Shin” will air on March 9.


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Yippe! I'm so excited for this drama. My weekends will be continuously fun since it will be following MDS. I'm really excited about seeing YIN back on screen after her awesome performance in QIHM. I'm equally excited to see the rest of the cast. The only two I'm unfamiliar with are IU and Go Joo Won, but I'm eagerly anticipating their performances as well. :D

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