| Melodrama, Romance|
Hyun Bin, Sung Yu-ri
| Lee Hyung-min|
| Kim Eun-hee
The Snow Queen (Hangul: 눈의 여왕; RR: Nunui Yeowang) is a South Korean television series starring Hyun Bin and Sung Yu-ri. It aired on KBS2 from November 13, 2006 to January 8, 2007 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.
The Snow Queen (TV series) Wikipedia
The drama starts with Han Tae-woong (Hyun Bin), a quiet, 17 yr-old math genius, entering a prestigious high school. There he meets Kim Jung-kyu, also a genius in mathematics. The two immediately develop rivalry and tension, but later become best friends. Through their conversations, we learn that Jung-kyu is a big boxing enthusiast. Meanwhile, Tae-woong stumbles upon a little girl being bullied in the street and saves her. The girl develops a crush on him and gives him her pager so that she can see him again, but they never exchange names or contacts. They promise to meet again soon, but this never happens.
In a highly anticipated International Math Olympiad, Jung-kyu fails to fulfill his father's expectations, and commits suicide in shame. Tae-woong, who wins the gold medal, struggles from guilt, as he feels like he is partly responsible for Jung-kyu's death. From guilt, Tae-woong quits school, leaves home, and disappears.
Eight years later, Tae-woong, now 25, is a nameless boxer, living a completely different life. He abandoned mathematics and pursued boxing in honor of Jung-kyu, but he still bears painful memories of his past. He then meets Bo-ra (Sung Yu-ri), a beautiful, but cold-hearted young woman. She is the daughter of a rich businessman, but has an incurable disease. After a chain of events, Tae-woong is hired as her chauffeur. They end up falling in love, but Tae-woong discovers that she was the little girl that he met eight years earlier, and that she is Jung-kyu's little sister. Throughout the story the two learn to find true happiness by helping each other. Tae-woong melts Bo-ra's heart with love and helps her open up her heart. In return Bo-ra helps Tae-woong with his painful memories of the past.Hyun Bin as Han Tae-woong/Han Deuk-gu
Sung Yu-ri as Kim Bo-ra
Im Joo-hwan as Seo Geon-ho
Yoo In-young as Lee Seung-ri
Go Doo-shim as Park Young-ok, Tae-woong's mother
Jang Jung-hee as Go Soon-ja, Bo-ra's housekeeper
Chun Ho-jin as Kim Jang-soo, Bo-ra's father
Oh Mi-hee as Bo-ra's mother
Kim Eung-soo as Lee Dong-sul, Seung-ri's father
Lee Cheol-min as Park Dong-pil, boxer
Kim Tae-hyun as Choi Choong-shik
Jung Hwa-young as Park Deuk-nam, Soon-ja's daughter
Lee Sun-ho as Kim Jung-kyu
Lee Seo-yoon as Hong Ji-hye
Kim Hak-jin as Ahn Sang-ho
Ko Joo-yeon as young Kim Bo-ra / Yeo-rin
Park Jin-young as Dr. Park, Bo-ra's doctor
Choi Deok-moon as Section chief Oh
Kim Jung-geun as Lee Geum-soo
Ryu Jae-seung as Jung Eun-bok
Kim Beol-rae as college math professor
Choi Yeo-jin (cameo)
Kim Yeo-jin (cameo)
2006 KBS Drama Awards
Popularity Award, Actor - Hyun Bin
Popularity Award, Actress - Sung Yu-ri
Netizen Award, Actor - Hyun Bin
Best Couple Award - Hyun Bin and Sung Yu-ri
It aired in Japan on TV Tokyo beginning May 10, 2007. It was rebroadcast in March 2014 on Japanese cable channel LaLaTV.
It aired in Thailand on Channel 7 beginning November 3, 2007.It was rebroadcast in 2015 on True4U.
An Indonesian remake was titled Ratu.