Triple – An Introduction
Drama: Triple (트리플)
Preview: Click onto KP’s YouTube account for your first look!
Broadcast Schedule: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:55pm on MBC; premieres on June 11, 2009 with both episodes 1 and 2
Director: Lee Yoon Jung
Screenwriters: Lee Jung Ah (Coffee Prince), Oh Soo Jin (Love So Divine)
- Lee Jung Jae – Shin Hwal
- Min Hyo Rin – Lee Ha Ru
- Lee Sun Kyun – Ch/Jo Hae Yoon
- Yoon Kye Sang – Ch/Jang Hyun Tae
- Lee Ha Na – Choi Soo Yin
- Kim Hee – Kang Sang Hee
- Song Joong Ki – Ji Poong Ho
The drama will explore four main subjects: 1. figure skating (“figure skating fairies”) 2. advertising 3. victory & defeat 4. friends & colleagues.
Ha Ru is a figure skating athlete. Upon her mother’s remarriage when Ha Ru was 6, she became stepsiblings with Hwal. Upon their parents’ deaths in a car accident when she was 13, Ha Ru was separated from Hwal to go live with her birth father. Due to her cheerful personality and mature character, she keeps her pain regarding her mother and stepfather’s deaths to herself. Skates become Ha Ru’s friend and source of refuge (comfort). Ha Ru makes up her mind to pursue skating seriously and takes off for Seoul to fulfill her dreams. There, she ends up going to her older stepbrother’s house where surprises are in store.
Hwal is the Account Executive at Koryeo Creative and is very driven to win. He’s quick to see the strengths and weaknesses of everyone, and just as quick to express them. Hence, he unintentionally hurts other people’s feelings with his lack of social skills. Hwal was hurt by his wife, Soo Yin. Although he initially tries to ignore his stepsister, she remains on his mind and he can’t help but to take care of her. Ha Ru and his friends, Hae Yoon and Hyun Tae, help Hwal understand what family is like as they live together under one roof.
Hwal, Hae Yoon, and Hyun Tae were schoolmates and are now colleagues at the advertising agency. However, they then quit to begin their own company, their workplace and playground.
Hae Yoon is the advertising agency’s Creative Director. He is simple-minded, yet full of good sense. In general, Hae Yoon is warm, respectful, and well-mannered. Although he has the excellent aesthetic sense (“eye for beauty”) required for his job, he can compromise when necessary. His anger sometimes explodes violently due to his short temper. Uncomfortable with seeing people in bad or awkward relations, Hae Yoon does his best to help resolve the situation and make peace.
Hyun Tae is a Copywriter – an extremely talented one at that. Although he seems easygoing and simple, he actually has a deep understanding. He has excellent intuition regarding people and objects. With his good looks, he can throw on anything and still look impressive. Hyun Tae is often the life of the party and appears to adapt to any atmosphere; however, he works really hard [to do so]. Hyun Tae excels at his job and is very handy in fixing machines. He falls in love with Hwal’s estranged wife, Soo Yin.
Soo Yin is a gold medallist and figure skating coach who is self-centered yet has a childlike purity. In general, she’s full of laughter and love; in work, she’s stern, focused, and scrupulous. Since youth, Soo Yin has had an industrious and moderate lifestyle; hence, she’s good at managing herself. From her past experiences with victory and defeat, she has built up strong perseverance and will. To try fixing things with her estranged husband, she agrees to coach Hwal’s sister. However, things get complicated as Hwal’s best friend continues to pursue her.
Sang Hee stands out in a crowd with her bright energy. She’s highly sociable and has the gift of listening well to others and matching their moods. Whenever and wherever somebody needs help, she turns up to help. Although Sang Hee doesn’t express her feelings much, she doesn’t hesitate in acting as her heart leads. She’s very free, despite being sort of a “yes-woman”. A corporate career didn’t work out for her, so Sang Hee set up her own bar. She’s been friends with Hwan, Hae Yoon, and Hyun Tae for 17 years.
Poong Ho is a national athlete for short-track speed skating. He has the ability to encourage and comfort others with a simple word or gesture. Therefore, he’s very popular with girls and gets along with them as good friends. In regards to the sport, he doesn’t lose focus and sets his own standards. Poong Ho is brave and strong-willed. No matter how tired he is, be doesn’t procrastinate what needs to be done. He becomes interested in Ha Ru, but she is too engrossed into gaining her stepbrother’s attention to notice Poong Ho.