Recipe for Happiness

Recipe for Happiness 행복의 진수
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Recipe for Happiness: Jin-soo is satisfied with life and tries to make the best of things. When his father disapproves of the girl he likes, he is determined not to give up. However, his resolve is tested with the death of a former classmate and news that his love interest is planning to leave Korea.

  • TV Movie: Recipe for Happiness (English title) / Essence of Happiness (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Haengbokui Jinsoo
  • Hangul: 행복의 진수
  • Director: Yoon Jae-Won
  • Writer: Yoo So-Won
  • Network: JTBC
  • Episodes: 2
  • Release Date: May 18-19, 2020
  • Runtime: Mon & Tue 21:30
  • Official Website


Namgoong Jin-Soo (Gong Myung) works as a low level grade 9 civil servant. He pursues the essence of happiness and tries to find small happiness to overcome stress. Meanwhile, Jung Soo (Sojin), who has decided not to marry and not to have a child, tries to be happy.


  1. Recipe for Happiness takes over JTBC’s Monday & Tuesday 21:30 time slot previously occupied by “When the Weather is Fine” and followed by “Sweet Munchies” on May 25, 2020.

Recipe for Happiness

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Recipe for Happiness

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