Title: 그대, 웃어요
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Family
Episodes: 45, an hour each
Average Rating: 15.88% Nationwide
Where to watch: Viikii
Main Characters:

Jung Kyung Ho as Kang Hyun Soo:

—About: I only saw Jung Kyung Ho in Time Between Dog and Wolf, but I did not remember him at all because while watching that drama, I was too focused on Lee JunKi x] But after looking at his actor profile on Dramawiki, I remembered him.

—Character in Drama: Kang Hyun Soo, the only child in the family, is highly loved by his mom. He is a computer geek that studied abroad in America. He is 30 years old.

Lee Min Jung as Seo Jung In:

—About: Lee Min Jung is a pretty new actress. She was the assigned fiancée to Lee Min Ho in the popular drama Boys Before Flowers.

—Character in Drama: Seo Jung In is a spoiled brat who only cares about her clothes and materialistic possessions. However, all this changes when her family goes bankrupt and her fiancé dumps her.

Lee Kyu Han as Lee Han Se:

—About: This is actually the first drama I’ve seen Lee Kyu Han in. When looking at his profile on Dramawiki, I found that he was in My Name is Kim Sam Soon as the cheating boyfriend.

—Character in Drama: Lee Han Se is the rich heir of Global Motors. He actually married Seo Jung In, but after finding out that her family is bankrupt, he dumps her.

Choi Jung Yoon as Seo Jung Kyung:

–About: This is the first drama I’ve seen Choi Jung Yoon in.

—Character in Drama: Seo Jung Kyung is an independent doctor who didn’t like living with her materialistic family. She is also cold hearted and snobby.

***Because this is a family drama, there are a lot more characters..too many for me to give a description. But I guess the top 4 are the “main” ones.***

Synopsis (from Dramawiki):

Seo Jung In is the second daughter of a chaebol family, whose family suddenly meets with financial ruin. She is dumped by her husband, Lee Han Se, after their wedding ceremony when his family finds out about her family’s financial problems. Her family is then left with no other alternative but to move in with their longtime chauffeur’s family. The once rich and spoiled daughter and her family must now learn how to adjust to life as commoners in the Kang household.


To be honest, I was hesitant about watching this drama because it was 45 episodes! Most of the Korean dramas I’ve seen in the past were only 16-20 episodes long! I have seen a few long dramas, but that was after reading reviews from viewers. Since I started this drama when it aired, then there wasn’t a review I could read before watching. The title was also kind of strange-  Smile, You. In English it doesn’t really make sense. Anyways, I was watching Creating Destiny at the same time since they both aired on the same days, and I honestly liked Creating Destiny better. However, when Creating Destiny got put on hold and I had to wait over a month for the episodes to come out (some copyright problem in Viikii), then I started paying more attention to Smile, You. At first, I thought the storyline was okay, but it wasn’t extremely interesting. Some episodes seemed slow and draggy to me, and I really hated Seo Jung In’s family in the beginning because they were just so snobby and rude. They were so materialistic and even when they at least had a place to stay in, they only complained instead of being grateful. However, as the drama progressed, the characters also changed. There’s no way for me to try to describe the whole drama in words. I loved watching the characters change and turn from bad to good; over time, it happened to even the most stubborn of them. I also liked watching Hyun Soo and Jung In’s relationship slowly change. And when they started going out, then unlike most Korean dramas, they did not waver. They stayed strong together and didn’t let anything break them apart. It was really admirable (I know, it’s a drama). In addition, they had many cute and adorable moments- you could really sense their chemistry! It was as if they were really going out. I also loved seeing the two families grow together to become one united family. This drama could make you laugh one moment and cry the next. I really commend the writers’ talent in making such a drama where you could have a great time and feel like you were in the drama yourself. All the other characters and their stories were also intertwined into the drama well and nothing was missing. The ending was also very nice and complete. Throughout the drama, nothing was rushed at all either. After watching Smile, You, I really have to look for more family dramas. This drama really left me feeling fuzzy and warm inside.

Rating: 4.6/5

Remember, no drama is EVER perfect! But it can be close! This drama was very cute and it’s really easy to get hooked on! Once I watched, I found it difficult to stop. I’m sad that it’s over now..but it’s time to move on!~

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