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My Love from the Star (Hangul: 별에서 온 그대; RR: Byeoleseo On Geudae; literally You Who Came from the Stars) is a South Korean television series starring Jun Ji-hyun, Kim Soo-hyun, Park Hae-jin and Yoo In-na in lead, written by Park Ji-eun. It aired on SBS from December 18, 2013 to February 27, 2014 on Wednesdays and Thursdays for 21 episodes; the production company extended the original 20-episode run with one episode, due to high viewers' demand.

The series was a major hit in South Korea and received immense popularity across Asia. Jun won the Daesang (or "Grand Prize"), the highest award for television, at the Baeksang Arts Awards and the SBS Drama Awards, and as did Kim at the Korea Drama Awards.

Plot

Do Min-joon (Kim Soo-hyun) is an alien that landed on Earth in the year 1609, during the Joseon Dynasty, and gets stranded on Earth for the next four centuries. He possesses a near-perfect appearance, enhanced physical abilities involving his vision, hearing, and speed, and a cynical, jaded view regarding human beings. As time goes by, Min-joon is forced to take on a new identity every ten years, as his human appearance never ages.

In the present, he works as a college professor. With only three months left before his long-awaited departure back to space, he meets Cheon Song-yi (Jun Ji-hyun), a famous actress who suddenly becomes his next-door neighbor. Slowly, he finds himself entangled in Song-yi's crazy and unpredictable situations and finds out that she looks like the young girl he first saved on Earth. Min-joon tries to keep himself away from Song-yi as he needs to leave the planet but finds himself failing to do so.

However, the pair gets entangled in the dangerous game of Lee Jae-kyung (Shin Sung-rok), the elder brother of Lee Hee-kyung (Park Hae-jin), who has been her friend since middle school and is in love with her. Yoo Se-mi (Yoo In-na) is Song-yi's childhood best friend, who has had a crush on Hee-Kyung since middle school, and one-sided rival in terms of their acting careers.

Cast

Main cast:

Trivia

  • This is the second collaboration between Kim and Jun, who previously worked together in the blockbuster heist film The Thieves.
  • This marked Jun's small screen comeback after 14 years.

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