Oh My Venus (Korean TV Series 2015)

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Oh My Venus (Hangul: 오 마이 비너스; RR: O Mai Bineoseu) is a South Korean television series starringSo Ji-sub and Shin Min-a. It airs on KBS2 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes beginning November 16, 2015

Contents  [hide] 1Plot
5Awards and nominations
7External links

Kim Young-ho is a personal trainer to Hollywood stars. Despite his family's wealth, Young-ho suffered a devastating injury in his childhood. But he believes any problem can be overcome by patience and determination.

Kang Joo-eun was once an ulzzang in her teens, semi-famous for her pretty face and enviable figure. Now a 33-year-old lawyer, she has gained a lot of weight since. After getting dumped by her boyfriend and being told by her doctor that she has health issues, Joo-eun hires Young-ho to challenge her to diet and lose weight.

As they work on her physical transformation, they heal each other's emotional wounds and fall in love.


So Ji-sub as Kim Young-ho/John Kim

Young-ho is a personal trainer of Hollywood stars in America where he uses the alias John Kim. After a Hollywood scandal with a famous actress puts the spotlight on him, Young-ho returns to Korea to wait for the scandal to die down. On the plane back to Korea, Young-ho saves Kang Joo-eun after she suddenly collapses. A series of events bring the two together on several occasions with Young-ho saving Joo-eun from pitiful situations several times. Things become further complicated when he is prevented from returning to America by his grandmother, the CEO of his family's company, who hopes Young-ho will one day become her successor. Despite his personal and family issues, Young-ho has a kind heart and tries to help others.

Shin Min-a as Kang Joo-eun

Kang Joo-eun is a 33 year-old lawyer and formerly called the "Venus of Daegu" in her hometown. After finishing high school and fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer, Joo-eun gains weight and feels she is no longer beautiful. After being dumped by her long term boyfriend on their 15-year anniversary, Joo-eun takes an overseas trip to America for work. On the ride back to Korea she faints after too much alcohol, medication and a corset puts her into respiratory distress. Young-ho saves her and they meet several more times, often with Joo-eun in an embarrassing situation. After finding out the identity of Young-ho as John Kim, she asks him to help her lose weight in return for not telling anybody about his dual identity. She is a blunt and hard-working person.

Jung Gyu-woon as Im Woo-shik

Im Woo-shik is a former national swimmer. After meeting her while she was still in high school, Woo-shik falls in love with Joo-eun and she becomes his long-time girlfriend. Despite claiming she is his first love, Woo-shik begins to lose interest in Joo-eun and secretly goes out with Oh Soo-jin, Joo-eun's former best friend. Eventually Woo-shik officially breaks up with Joo-eun. Despite the change in their relationship, he continues to worry about Joo-eun and keeps watch over her. He is curious about the relationship between Kim Young-ho and Joo-eun.

Yoo In-young as Oh Soo-jin

As an overweight girl in school, Soo-jin was very self-conscious and was lonely until Joo-eun befriended her. Now a succesful lawyer, Soo-jin has shed the weight and has the body of a super model. She takes a job at the same company as Joo-eun as her superior and dates Woo-shik to exact revenge on Joo-eun, who she had always been jealous of because of her good looks.

Sung Hoon as Jang Joon-sung

He is a professional boxer trained by John Kim, his alias is "Korean Snake." He used to be an orphan but John Kim gladly took him as his student and trained him to become a successful boxer.

Henry Lau as Kim Ji-woong

Ji-woong is naturally the mood-maker, a goofy and nice person. He works as Joon-sung's manager.

Jung Hye-sung as Jang Yi-jin

Jang Yi-jin is a CF Queen of South Korea, also a girl with full of aegyeo (mean "acting cute" in korea). After she confessed to Joon-sung that she is a big fan of him, she always following him around and obsessed to him. Despite her career in entertainment industry, she is a daughter of rich CEO.

Jin Kyung as Choi Hye-ran

Hye-ran is the second wife of Young-ho's father, who married him after Yong-ho's mother died. Hye-ran has a son and wants him to get attention from Young-ho's family but he is not treated as an equal because he has no blood relation to them (Young-ho's father is the son-in-law of Young-ho's grandmother thus he is not a Gahong bloodline)

Jo Eun-ji as Lee Hyun-woo

Hyun-woo is Joo-eun's friend and a single-mother. She works as a chef in a restaurant and is a loyal friend to Joo-eun. She has a strong bond with Joo-eun and they act almost like sisters. She is also close to Joo-eun's younger brother.

Choi Jin-ho as Min Byung-wook

Byung-wook is a trust-worthy secretary for Young-ho's family and also a private secretary, he is a person whom Young-ho can depend on and trust. He is also concerned about Young-ho and helps him out.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
4th APAN Star Awards
Popular Star Award, Actress Yoo In-young Won
29th KBS Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor So Ji-sub Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress Shin Min-a Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries So Ji-sub Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Shin Min-a Won
Popularity Award, Actor So Ji-sub Nominated
Popularity Award, Actress Shin Min-a Nominated
Best Couple Award So Ji-sub and Shin Min-a Won