The Greatest Love is about Ae Jung was once the most popular member of girl band The National Treasure Girls. However 10 years ago the band broke up and she received most of the blame. Despite her warm personality her career has suffered ever since and she now spends her time fighting for air time on variety shows. Dokko Jin is a top movie star at the height of his career. The two meet and become involved in each other’s careers.
- Drama: The Greatest Love (English & literal title)
- Revised romanization: Choigowei Sarang
- Hangul: 최고의 사랑
- Director: Park Hong-Kyun, Lee Dong-Yoon
- Writer: Hong Mi-Ran, Hong Jung-Eun
- Network: MBC
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: May 4 – June 23, 2011
- Genre:’ Romance
“The Greatest Love” depicts a sometimes comical, sometimes sad, sometimes sweet and sometimes maddening love square between a popular actor, a washed up former pop idol, a successful former pop idol, and a doctor of traditional Asian medicine.
10 years ago, girl group “Kukbo Sonyeo (National Treasure Girls)” was the top girl group, but 18 months later the group held a press conference announcing their breakup–for unknown reasons. Since that time, lead vocalist Ku Ae-Jung (Kong Hyo-Jin) has gone through many difficulties; she released a solo album, but it flopped. Many negative rumors also swirled around her, but again, for unknown reasons, she never discussed them or explained them in any way.
Meanwhile, top actor Dok Ko-Jin (Cha Seung-Won) is considered by the public as the perfect man; he is an action movie star who is sexy, yet humble–to the public. In actuality, Dok Ko-Jin is arrogant, self absorbed, and downright mean to those who know him. By chance, Dok Ko-Jin and Ku Ae-Jung cross paths at a gas station. Ku Ae-Jung seems to be recognized by a young fan and, because she is flattered, stands next to Dok Ko-Jin’s decked out van while he is still sitting inside–as if it is hers. After the fan leaves, she becomes curious who might be in the van and peers into the heavily tinted windows, but is unable to see anything. Dok Ko-Jin sees her trying to peer through the window and believing she is a fan of his, grabs her arm through a partially opened window and autographs his cyrptic signature onto her palm. He then has his driver drive off without identifying himself to her.
- The Greatest Love Torrent Files takes over MBC’s Wed. & Thurs. 21:55 time slot previously occupied by “Royal Family” and followed by “Heartstrings” on June 29, 2011.