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Big (TV series)

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Country of origin
South Korea

Original language(s)

Romance Comedy Drama Body swap

Written by
Hong Jung-eun Hong Mi-ran

Directed by
Ji Byung-hyun Kim Sung-yoon

Gong Yoo Lee Min-jung Shin Won-ho Bae Suzy

Big (Hangul: ) is a 2012 South Korean television series starring Gong Yoo and Lee Min-jung. The romantic comedy/body swap series aired on KBS2 from June 4 to July 24, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.


Written by the Hong Sisters, Big was Gong Yoo's first television series after The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince in 2007 and since being discharged from mandatory military service.


Gil Da-ran (Lee Min-jung) is a struggling substitute teacher trying to get her certificate. She is engaged to a kind and handsome doctor, Seo Yoon-jae (Gong Yoo); it is a fairy-tale-come-true until one month before the wedding, Yoon-jae inexplicably becomes distant. At the same time, Da-ran meets an 18-year-old transfer student from the United States, Kang Kyung-joon (Shin Won-ho), who's got an attitude towards everyone except Da-ran. Kyung-joon gets into a fateful car accident with Yoon-jae and the two of them drive over the guard rail and into the deep waters. Yoon-jae tries to save Kyung-joon but in the process, Yoon-jae ostensibly dies and Kyung-joon ends up in a coma. Kyung-joon soon wakes up finding himself in Yoon-jae's body.

Main characters

  • Gong Yoo as Seo Yoon-jae / Kang Kyung-joon
  • Lee Min-jung as Gil Da-ran
  • Shin Won-ho as Kang Kyung-joon
  • Bae Suzy as Jang Ma-ri
  • Supporting characters

  • Baek Sung-hyun as Gil Choong-shik, Da-ran's brother
  • Jang Hee-jin as Lee Se-young
  • Kim Seo-ra as Ahn Hye-jung, Yoon-jae's mother
  • Ahn Suk-hwan as Gil Min-kyu, Da-ran's father
  • Yoon Hae-young as Lee Jung-hye, Da-ran's mother
  • Jo Young-jin as Seo In-wook, Yoon-jae's father
  • Choi Ran as Kim Young-ok, vice principal
  • Moon Ji-yoon as Na Hyo-sang, PE teacher
  • Shin Ji-soo as Lee Ae-kyung, math teacher and Da-ran's friend
  • Jang Hyun-sung as Kang Hyuk-soo, Kyung-joon's uncle
  • Go Soo-hee as Lee Kyung-mi, Kyung-joon's aunt-in-law
  • Im Ji-eun as Kang Hee-soo, Kyung-joon's mother
  • Lee Hee-jin as the bride (cameo, episode 1)
  • International broadcast

    It aired in Japan on CSTV beginning August 3, 2012.

    It aired in Malaysia on KBS World and 8TV under the title "真爱上错身" (read as "Zhen Ai Shang Cuo Shen", literally: True Love goes into the wrong body).

    It aired in Cambodia on Hang Meas HDTV beginning December 2012.

    It aired in the Philippines on GMA Network from March 4 to May 3, 2013.

    It aired in the Middle East on MBC 4 beginning May 18, 2013, dubbed as Man ana?.("من انا", literally: Who Am I?).

    It aired in Thailand on Channel 7 beginning July 7, 2015, dubbed as Run Nai Huajai Kor Ja Rak . ("รุ่นไหนหัวใจก็จะรัก", literally: Love without generation).


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