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4 hours ago, LeftCoastOppa said:

I love this drama, but this new future better be Sun Jae just playing with Im Sol - I'm not interested in a blank slate/no memories Sun Jae learning to love Im Sol all over again for the last 3 episodes.  So how is he playing her? ...


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When Sun Jae fell into the water after being stabbed, his watch flashed first. I'm hoping he time traveled further back before he died, and knowing Im Sol would never stop trying to save him, he allowed her to believe they never had their first meeting. 


Just as Im Sol retains her memories of all her trips to the past, Sun Jae has all his memories with Im Sol likewise intact.  He was just waiting/running - as he once said - to meet her in the future. 



I'm really not going to like it if it turns out he doesn't know her. 



I m very curious to know how the plot will proceed, anything can happen. Remembering the previous memories may not always be good (look how it made uri Sol cry every ep). If SJ fall in love w Sol again, it's still great.


But i have many qns - did Tae Sung in new future know anything? So since SJ/Sol didnt meet, freaking pyscho didnt abduct Sol in 2008/2009? How did Sol travel back to future after not meeting SJ? So their meeting was "cursed" for SJ's fate (to die)? Where is the watch now? Still have 2 more time travel chances? Now they both meet in new future, is the freaking pyscho going to attack them again?


Hope we can get more flashbacks in ep 14!

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Here is the ratings for Episode 13! :)



"Lovely Runner" Remains No. 1 In Ratings + "Crash" Earns Its Highest Ratings Yet


The Monday-Tuesday ratings battle is fiercer than ever!


According to Nielsen Korea, the May 20 broadcast of tvN’s “Lovely Runner” garnered an average nationwide viewership rating of 4.6 percent. This is a 0.3 percent increase from its previous episode’s rating of 4.3 percent, nearing the drama’s personal best score of 4.8 percent.



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waaahhh it's been decade, since the last time i visited these site, not until Lovely Runner, i love it so much that i want to share my happiness and excitement... one of the best k-dramas romcom i've watched... 

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20240521082154_kim-hye-yoon-byeon-woo-seKim Hye Yoon And Byeon Woo Seok Revisit Nostalgic Memories At Amusement Park In "Lovely Runner"

May 21, 2024
by M Lim

Lovely Runner” has released new stills ahead of tonight’s episode!

Based on a popular web novel and penned by “True Beauty” writer Lee Si Eun, “Lovely Runner” is a time-slip romance drama that asks the question: “What would you do if you had the opportunity to save your ultimate bias?” Kim Hye Yoon stars as Im Sol, a passionate fan devastated by the death of her favorite star Ryu Sun Jae (Byeon Woo Seok), who goes back in time to save him.


The newly released stills capture Im Sol revisiting the amusement park where she had a date with 20-year-old Ryu Sun Jae. As she wanders through the unchanged park, memories of taking pictures by the carousel and sharing ice cream with Ryu Sun Jae flood her mind, bringing a nostalgic smile to her face.



In the following stills, Ryu Sun Jae is also seen at the amusement park. Despite it being his first visit in this timeline, he gazes at the Ferris wheel with a tender look, as if the place holds a strange familiarity.






Previously, Ryu Sun Jae had promised to come back together again on Im Sol’s 34th birthday saying, “Does this place exist in the future too? Then let’s come again. When we meet again in the future, let’s come here together.” The amusement park holds significant memories for the couple, being the place where Ryu Sun Jae gave Im Sol a necklace as a token of his love.

Has their love led them back to the amusement park even in the changed future? Will destiny prove unbreakable and bring them together once more?

To find out, catch the next episode of “Lovely Runner” on May 21 at 8:50 p.m. KST.



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 ep 14


1. Tae Seong is here to nab the pyscho in this timeline.


2. A clever way for writer to allow SJ to learn what he lost via "the wrong script"


3. SJ is slowly remembering his past timelines after reading the script - i enjoyed this plot


4. Poor Sol trying so hard to push SJ away, yet he cant help falling in love w her (smiles and laughter)


5. Two more ep to our happy ending!!


6. My bet is SJ will miraculously rem how to sing Sonaki, hehe



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Here is the ratings for Episode 14! :)



"Lovely Runner" And "Crash" Soar To Their Highest Ratings Yet


Lovely Runner” and “Crash” hit new all-time highs in viewership last night!


According to Nielsen Korea, the May 21 broadcast of tvN’s “Lovely Runner” garnered an average nationwide viewership rating of 4.8 percent. This is a 0.2 percent increase from its previous episode’s rating of 4.6 percent, marking a new personal record for the show.



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"Lovely Runner" Ranks No. 1 On Viki For 6 Weeks + Achieves Highest Viewer Count Of 2024 Dramas

May 23, 2024
by S Kim

Lovely Runner” continues to be a hit with viewers around the globe!


According to global OTT (over-the-top) platform Rakuten Viki, Byeon Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon’s “Lovely Runner” placed No. 1 in viewership in a total of 130 regions on its sixth week of broadcast. In particular, the drama ranked No. 1 for six consecutive weeks in 109 countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Brazil, Mexico, and more.


A representative of Rakuten Viki remarked, “‘Lovely Runner’ is breaking its own record every week in the number of weekly viewers in North America, and it is recording the highest number of weekly viewers among 2024 dramas.”


Based on a popular web novel and penned by “True Beauty” writer Lee Si Eun, “Lovely Runner” is a time-slip romance drama that asks the question: “What would you do if you had the opportunity to save your ultimate bias?” Kim Hye Yoon stars as Im Sol, a passionate fan devastated by the death of her favorite star Ryu Sun Jae (Byeon Woo Seok), who goes back in time to save him.


Rakuten Viki is a global OTT platform that provides video streaming services for Asian dramas and films in more than 190 countries around the world. In addition to “Lovely Runner,” Viki currently services many other recent K-dramas such as “The Midnight Romance in Hagwon,” “Dare to Love Me,” “Beauty and Mr. Romantic,” and more.



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by Lily Alice, May 22, 2024
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tvN's fantasy drama Lovely Runner achieved its best-ever nationwide rating of 4.82% for episode 14. But it couldn't break its streak of 4% viewership. Nevertheless, the K-drama remained the most-watched in its time slot. 

Lovely Runner will now enter its finale week.




When and where to watch the K-drama Lovely Runner?

Episode 15 of Lovely Runner will air on May 27 (Monday). The K-drama is available to stream on Viki.



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Lovely Runner: Episodes 13-14

by Dramaddictally


Love, loss, and a whole new life befall our time-traveling heroine as she makes a final attempt at getting the future right. But as she sidelines our hero in order to save him, she’s learning that some fates just can’t be evaded — especially when your counterpart is hellbent on making them happen.



We start a little further back in the story than where we left off last week — meaning we’re forced to have our hearts ripped out again by seeing Sun-jae cry. To make up for it, we skip back a few days into the past and see Sol’s birthday, when she and Sun-jae went to an amusement park to celebrate. If cuteness could be sold on a stick, this is what it would like. There’s handholding, corndog sharing, and Ferris wheel riding — complete with a candled cake.

Sun-jae gives Sol a necklace as a gift, clasps it around her neck, and thanks her for being born. She tells him that the person who saved her and made her want to live again was him, and she’s nothing but grateful for it. It’s the sweetest, happy-tears-filled moment I can imagine, which is why it hurts so much when we cut to Sun-jae crying on that train again. But now, he’s decided to hop off and take action, going in search of his Sol-mate.


Meanwhile, our heroine is so desperate to save everyone, she clicks out lies like a Pez dispenser. Not only has she misled Sun-jae into believing she slipped back through time, she fibs to her mom about how safe she is in that small town. Mom wants her back in Seoul stat, but Sol wants to wait it out for the killer. Through a series of newly gained memories, she knows when and where she’ll be abducted — and decides to follow the path that will lead her to that moment.

Luckily, Tae-sung’s detective dad is forever on her side, and he and another officer trail Sol as she makes her way into the danger zone. Just at the second she’s supposed to be nabbed, she stands still and waits, but it’s a security guard that approaches (and we see the killer watch from a distance). The guard is there because Sun-jae called saying she needed protection.


Sol realizes that Sun-jae figured out her plan and is back in town to save her. She leaps off to locate him just as we see Sun-jae stumble onto the killer and start to chase him. Sol runs to the woods — the same spot where she had a vision of Sun-jae coming to rescue her — and as soon as she arrives, Sun-jae is stabbed in the stomach. The police are right behind her to apprehend the crazy cabbie with the shiv, but it’s too late.

Beside the woods, Sun-jae is standing at a cliff’s edge and his ominous line from last week repeats in voiceover: “There are choices you make even though you know the consequences, because you like it.” Then he falls off the cliff and into the water (in a new version of falling off the balcony and into the hotel pool). Sol screams and sobs over the deadly brink — and then we’re in 2023 again.


Before we find out the aftermath, we see Sol going about her life in the present “as if nothing has happened.” She tells us that “several seasons have passed” and we see her working as a PD at her film production company. To lighten the mood after what we just witnessed, the drama turns comic, as Sol negotiates with a drunk and persnickety male lead who refuses to do kiss scenes (Kim Min-ki, in a True Beauty cast cameo).


Their argument turns hostile and lands Sol at the police station (yet again), but this time she bumps into Tae-sung! (There’s no cure for Chronic Sun-jae Loss, but Tae-sung is a decent balm in my book.) He’s behind bars, but it’s just a goofy setup — he’s actually a cop. And once Sol is allowed to leave the station, he takes her for dinner and drinks (where he serves her tofu like she just got out of prison, lol).

The flirty vibe between these two is ever present (well, at least on his side), and when Sol gets too trashed to walk, Tae-sung piggybacks her in the direction of home. But when it starts snowing, Sol thinks about Sun-jae — and all their pretty moments together — and begins sobbing on a bench, saying that she misses Sun-jae. Tae-sung doesn’t know what to do, so he just tries to shield her head from the falling snowflakes. (I love him.)

The next day, Sol finds herself at a movie awards ceremony (for work, sort of), and when she trips on some stairs and begins to fall, Sun-jae is the one who catches her. What?! As we might have guessed, he’s alive and well, thanks to Sol changing the past yet again. This time, he has no idea who she is.

We learn that after he died at the cliff, his watch became a time machine, as it always does when he dies. He’s still wearing the watch when they pull him from the water and Sol sees it activate. She decides that the best solution is to make it so they never meet at all. And when she hits the watch’s button (though it’s not midnight), she travels back in time to high school again.

It’s the day when she and Sun-jae first met in the rain in front of her house. This time, instead of running up to him with an umbrella, she turns around and walks away. They never meet that day, and her family moves to a new house, so they never meet as neighbors either. Sun-jae lives but doesn’t know Sol exists, and now she’s the one with the broken heart.

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"Lovely Runner" And Byeon Woo Seok Top Most Buzzworthy Drama And Actor Rankings For 3rd Week In A Row

tvN’s “Lovely Runner” has continued its reign at the top of the rankings of the most buzzworthy dramas and actors!


For the third consecutive week, “Lovely Runner” remained No. 1 on Good Data Corporation’s weekly list of the TV dramas that generated the most buzz. The company determines each week’s rankings by collecting data from news articles, blog posts, online communities, videos, and social media about dramas that are either currently airing or set to air soon.


Not only did “Lovely Runner” top the list of most buzzworthy dramas, but its leads also continued to dominate the list of most buzzworthy cast members. Byeon Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon maintained their respective positions at No. 1 and No. 2 for the third week in a row, while their co-star Song Geon Hee stayed strong at No. 7.


The top 10 TV dramas that generated the most buzz this week are as follows:

  1. tvN “Lovely Runner”
  2. JTBC “The Atypical Family”
  3. tvN “The Midnight Romance in Hagwon”
  4. MBC “Chief Detective 1958”
  5. JTBC “Frankly Speaking”
  6. KBS2 “Beauty and Mr. Romantic
  7. SBS “The Escape of the Seven: Resurrection
  8. ENA “Crash”
  9. KBS2 “Dare to Love Me”
  10. MBN “Missing Crown Prince

While the drama list only includes series airing on broadcast television, the newly integrated actor list also includes cast members from OTT shows—and “Uncle Samsik” star Song Kang Ho made this week’s list at No. 10.

  1. Byeon Woo Seok (“Lovely Runner”)
  2. Kim Hye Yoon (“Lovely Runner”)
  3. Chun Woo Hee (“The Atypical Family”)
  4. Jung Ryeo Won (“The Midnight Romance in Hagwon”)
  5. Jang Ki Yong (“The Atypical Family”)
  6. Wi Ha Joon (“The Midnight Romance in Hagwon”)
  7. Song Geon Hee (“Lovely Runner”)
  8. Go Kyung Pyo (“Frankly Speaking”)
  9. Lee Je Hoon (“Chief Detective 1958”)
  10. Song Kang Ho (“Uncle Samsik”)



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Watch: ATEEZ’s Jongho Sings His

Watch: ATEEZ’s Jongho Sings His "Lovely Runner" OST Song "A Day" Live In Special Clip

ATEEZ’s Jongho has gifted his fans with a special live clip!


On May 26, Jongho released a video of himself performing his solo song “A Day” (from the soundtrack of the hit tvN drama “Lovely Runner”).


Jongho also performed a brief snippet of the emotional song live during ATEEZ’s appearance at Yonsei University’s Akaraka Festival earlier that day.


Check out the special clip of Jongho singing “A Day” below!





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Kim Hye Yoon Finds Byeon Woo Seok Shirtless In Her Home In "Lovely Runner"

May 27, 2024
by S Kim

With just two episodes remaining, “Lovely Runner” has raised viewers’ excitement with new stills!

Based on a popular web novel and penned by “True Beauty” writer Lee Si Eun, “Lovely Runner” is a time-slip romance drama that asks the question: “What would you do if you had the opportunity to save your ultimate bias?” Kim Hye Yoon stars as Im Sol, a passionate fan devastated by the death of her favorite star Ryu Sun Jae (Byeon Woo Seok), who goes back in time to save him.

The newly released stills capture Ryu Sun Jae bursting into Im Sol’s home.


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Byeon Woo Seok Becomes Heo Hyung Kyu's Target In

Byeon Woo Seok Becomes Heo Hyung Kyu's Target In "Lovely Runner"

tvN’s “Lovely Runner” has teased new stills featuring Byeon Woo Seok in crisis!


Based on a popular web novel and penned by “True Beauty” writer Lee Si Eun, “Lovely Runner” is a time-slip romance drama that asks the question: “What would you do if you had the opportunity to save your ultimate bias?” Kim Hye Yoon stars as Im Sol, a passionate fan devastated by the death of her favorite star Ryu Sun Jae (Byeon Woo Seok), who goes back in time to save him.


Ahead of episode 15, tvN released new stills featuring Ryu Sun Jae, who is frowning with his head down as if he has a headache. The sight of Ryu Sun Jae dangerously standing in the middle of the road on a snowy night makes viewers nervous.





The still image below captures serial killer Kim Young Soo (Heo Hyung Kyu), who is staring at Ryu Sun Jae inside the taxi. His sharp eyes and evil smile create tension, leaving viewers eager to find out whether Sun Jae is put in danger once again in his current life.




The second to final episode of “Lovely Runner” airs on May 27 at 8:50 p.m. KST. Stay tuned!



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Kim Hye Yoon and Byeon Woo Seok dish on their favorite Lovely Runner scenes; tease finale episode, recreate cute moments

In today’s episode of Salon Drip 2 featuring guest stars Byeon Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon from Lovely Runner the duo discussed their favorite scenes from the series and more.

Published on May 27, 2024

In today’s episode of Salon Drip 2 featuring guest stars Byeon Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon from Lovely Runner the duo discussed their favorite scenes from the series and more. 

Lovely actors Kim Hye Yoon and Byeon Woo Seok brought charm to Jang Do Yeon’s variety talk show as guests, captivating everyone with their adorable chemistry. They chatted about their K-drama scenes, favorite moments, teased the finale episode, and even reenacted some cute moments from their shows.


During the conversation with the host, Kim Hye Yoon shared her favorite scene from Lovely Runner, recalling the moment when both characters fell into the river together after Sun Jae, played by Byeon Woo Seok, rescued her. 

Kim Hye Yoon described how, upon emerging from the water, her character, Im Sol, and Sun Jae shared an intimate moment where she realized he had saved her before. This tender and raw moment was immensely loved by fans for its authenticity. Hye Yoon expressed her fondness for the scene, explaining how it conveyed the feeling that they were the only two people alive on the planet and relied solely on each other.


As they conversed, the host couldn't resist smiling and playfully remarked that the duo were definitely dating, eliciting cheers from the staff.


For Byeon Woo Seok, his favorite scene was when Sun Jae and Im Sol were lying down during their visit to In Hyuk's family. In that tender moment, Im Sol expressed, "Don't cry too much after I leave," implying that she could time-slip back into the future again anytime, and he shouldn't cry even when she leaves. 


It was during this heartfelt exchange that they confessed their feelings for each other, making it an emotionally charged moment. Byeon Woo Seok reflected on how every cut and every time he and Hye Yoon made eye contact, they were both overcome with tears. He emphasized that this scene holds a special place in his heart.


Hye Yoon mentioned that in the scene, they had to maintain a cheerful demeanor while delivering the lines, particularly for Sol, who had to tell Sun Jae not to cry after she leaves. This added more pain and sadness to the moment, and both of them deeply felt it as they portrayed their characters.


As the finale approaches, scheduled for today and tomorrow (May 27 and 28), Kim Hye Yoon and Byeon Woo Seok confessed that they haven't seen the finale yet, so they're in the dark about how the story will conclude. Hye Yoon speculated that if episodes 1-14 have already aired, then there should be two more episodes left, right? However, Woo Seok revealed that they are indeed nearing the end. 


When the host, Jang Do Yeon, inquired about any twists in episodes 15 and 16, Woo Seok responded by saying they are intense. Jokingly, Jang Do Yeon asked how long the intensity will last, to which Woo Seok playfully replied that it's intense all the way, leaving fans in a state of confusion and anticipation.


Kim Hye Yoon delighted the audience by recreating the iconic dance that her character, 19-year-old Sol, performed for Tae Sung (played by Song Geon Hee) in the show. This time, she sang "Sun Jae jeoha Sun Jae (I like Sun Jae)" while feeling flustered. Byeon Woo Seok also joined in, albeit embarrassed, singing "Im Sol Jaeoha Im Sol (I like Im Sol)," much to everyone's delight and warmth.


Returning to the conversation, the host asked if there were any moments that made their hearts flutter, perhaps wanting to piggyback each other and run, a playful nod to the show's title. The duo exchanged glances, trying to figure out their answer. However, their close proximity seemed to fluster the host herself, and they admitted to feeling embarrassed too. The host even humorously added that it felt like she was watching Lovely Runner on a pixelated TV, further adding to the lighthearted moment.



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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching (May 25, 2024)

by DB Staff


So, what are we all watching this week?


What kept you reaching for more (or agonizing when there was no more), and what made you want to throw your remote through the screen? Time to weigh in…



Lovely Runner: Every time the plot twists to change up reality, I feel a twinge of resistance because I’m loath to thwart the current equilibrium (just when it’s starting to get enjoyable!) for more angst and tears — but every time, I end up loving the new twist and what it uncovers about our story and our characters. When Sol went back and erased their entire history together, my first reaction was vexed woe, but I did appreciate that it finally felt like they were making sacrifices on an equal scale, and it showed the depth of her feeling for him to give up his love in exchange for his life. (Even if, as Sun-jae points out, her decision isn’t automatically the better one.) But by this point I feel assured that there is a core essence to who they are as people that they will come back to each other and act in similar patterns — the details may differ, but the truth remains. I just hope they save enough time at the end to let us savor the resolution — haven’t we all earned it?



Lovely Runner: Oof, this week was a sucker punch. I must have gone through all five stages of grief (and then some) for everything that was just erased in an instant. And yet, even as I’d like to turn back time and stop Sol from doing what she did, I can’t say I don’t get why she did it. Plus, as the episodes went on, I started to see where (I hope!) this is going, and if it does keep going that direction, I’ll be here for it. I just need our Sun-jae back, happy and alive with Sol in the same timeline (though I weep for all the other characters’ development that I guess didn’t happen for them now)! Also, I’m undecided on how much I think this Tae-sung knows, but in every timeline I’ve really enjoyed the more platonic side of his relationship with Sol — they have a great dynamic as friends, and I like that they’re able to maintain a friendship in spite of the not-so-platonic parts of their history.




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