Title: Do You Hear My Heart / Nae Maeumi Deulrini
Genre: Romance, drama
Producer: Im Hwa Min
Director: Kim Sang Ho (김상호)
Screenwriter: Moon Hee JungBroadcast Network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2011-Apr-02 (replacing Flames of Ambition)
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:45
Can You Hear My Heart Synopsis
The love story of Cha Dong Joo, man who’s been rendered deaf after an accident but pretends he can hear, and Bong Woo Ri, a woman who’s intelligent but pretends she’s dim-witted to protect the dignity of her mentally handicapped father.
Bong Woo Ri (Hwang Jung Eum)
She is raised by a dad whose mental age is only of a 7 year old whose made her special ability only nagging, turning the house upside-down after she cleaned it and have to habit of mumbling to herself. She lives with persistence even when it’s hard as she is a flower-age 25 year old with a IQ of 180.
She had lived without a name nor a father until she was nine when her mom who is a deaf married Bong Young Gyu, an intellectually disabled man and was given the name “Bong Woo Ri” while she also became siblings with Ma Ru oppa who is her first love.
Choi Dong Joo (Kim Jae Won)He is known as being a cold blooded straightforward man with eyes that shows ice-cold venom.
He encountered Bong Woo Ri when they were children when he was attending his piano lessons and would always promise to buy her treats whenever they get to sneak out.
But after Dong Joo woke up from a deep sleep one day, he finds himself unable to hear anything. As it’s a fatal flaw for inheritors to be hearing impaired, Tae Hyun Suk sends Dong Joo overseas with the help of Jun Ha in a desperate effort to train Dong Joo for intensive lips reading which will enable him to understand and communicate with the other parties.
He is not allowed to take part in car racing and must to pretend to dance to the music, play the piano and is able to put on a good act pretending that he hears perfectly.
Jang Jun Ha(Nam Gung Min)Ambitious. Men change their own destiny. To Dong Joo, he is his guardian and a hyung who is always taking care of him without a word of complaint but in actual fact, Jun Ha feels both sympathy and jealousy towards Dong Joo.
When he was still known as Ma Ru, he had believed that he was able to be successful if he had studied hard. But although he is always no.1 in the school, he was given the nickname of “fool” because of his intellectually disabled father “Young Gyu” and was forced on another name calling of being deaf son because of his deaf step-mother.
Kang Min Joo (Go Jun Hee)She works as a senior researcher and although she is known for being an Elite, she has a 4th dimensional character which sometimes seems erratic to others. She has a liking for both Dong Joo and Jun Ha whom she had been studying overseas along with and three of them are always hanging out together but she began to feel lonely when they came back to Korea. Could it be because of Bong Woo Ri?
Lee Seung Chul (Lee Gyu Han)He has been best friends with Woo Ri for 16 years and he is also the only son of Young Gyu’s best friend. Their family has been operating a fried chicken business and farm from as long as he can remember. No, he doesn’t hate her although Woo Ri may be scary at times. His heart flutters when he caught sight of Bong Woo Ri sleeping as she looks so cute. He has always hoped to confess his crush to her one day and tell her to ‘Let’s get married’.
Bong Woo Ri : Child (Kim Sae Ron)
Mi Suk : Bong Woo Ri's mom (Kim Yeo Jin)She was killed in a car accident when she was unble to avoid an oncoming car due to her deafness.
Tae Hyun Suk : Dong Joo’s mom (Lee Hye Young)She’s a tough mother who is the only daughter of the CEO of a cosmetics group. She sends Jun Ha overseas with Dong Joo to ‘train’ Dong Joo to be a ‘normal’ person.
Choi Jin Chul : Dong Joo's father(Song Seung Hwan)
Kim Shin Ae : Jang Jun Ha's real mom (Kang Moon Young)
Bong Young Gu : Bong Woo Ri's dad(Jung Bo Seok)
Hwang Geum Soon : Kim Shin Ae's mother(Yoon Yeo Jung)
Kim Jae Won as Cha Dong Joo
Hwang Jung Eum as Bong Woo Ri
Kim Sae Ron (김새론) as little Woo Ri
Nam Goong Min as Jang Joon Ha
Go Joon Hee as Kang Min Soo
Kim Yeo Jin as Woo Ri’s mother
Song Seung Hwan
Lee Hye Young as Dong Joo’s mother
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