Friends turn Rivals in Only Because It’s You on ONE

Only Because It’s You

Singapore, 7 June 2013 – Every once in a while, we bump into friends that we have not met in ages and find much have changed. Yet he or she brings back a familiar part of our past, whether pleasant or otherwise, and the unexpected reunion can open up a new chapter of the friendship, and sometimes even more than that.

ONE’s upcoming South Korean drama series Only Because It’s You plays out such an interesting scenario as a lot happens after a trio of high school girl friends reunite in their mid-thirties – in fact 117 episodes trace their rekindled friendship that turns into a rivalry in life and love.

Premiering on 17 June airing from Mondays to Fridays at 10.10pm, in dual sound, first and exclusively on ONE, Only Because It’s You is a drama series that follows the joys and sorrows of reunited high school friends Kang Jin Joo, Yang Soo Bin and Yoon Gong Ja who once bravely skipped school together in the face of impending examinations.

Fast-forward 18 years, Yoon Hae Young (Love and Ambition) plays Jin Joo who is now married to Chun Myung Han (Park Hyuk Kwon, Deep Rooted Tree), has a bright and sweet young daughter, but has to work hard alongside her husband as colleagues in the same company.

In contrast, Soo Bin, played by Yoon Ji Min (Warrior Baek Dong Soo), has married into a well-to-do family, but is in an unhappy marriage that is already on the rocks. On the other hand, Gong Ja (Fashion King) is still unable to make up her mind about love and offers much of a comic relief in the series.

Afraid to be judged by each other, the trio of friends pretend that all is well and encourage each other. But when Soo Bin’s marriage eventually heads for a divorce, envy drives her to tempt Jin Joo’s husband. Soo Bin’s ex-husband Ji Hwan, (Lee Jae Hwang, Smile, Mom), will try to foil her attempt to steal Jin Joo’s husband. Things are never the same again for the three friends…

Only Because It’s You debuted in South Korea as a successful long running morning primetime drama series. It was directed by Shin Kyung Soo who was also part of the team behind the hit drama series Deep Rooted Tree.

Just as the chance reunion of old friends in Only Because It’s You looks far from being a blessing for Jin Joo, Soo Bin and Gong Ja, their friendship-turned-rivalry and struggles of life make for great emotive drama that comes to you this June only on ONE, the gem of Asian entertainment.

Only Because It’s You premieres on 17 June 2013
Airing from Mondays to Fridays at 10.10pm in dual sound
First and exclusively on ONE


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Wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, ONE is dedicated to bringing the best of Asian general entertainment, with an emphasis on prime Korean content, first and exclusively to all pan-Asia viewers.

ONE showcases the latest Korean dramas, with selected titles premiering within weeks of their debut broadcasts in Korea on an exclusive and first-run basis. Viewers can catch the biggest stars and hottest names in Korean entertainment, from young and trendy idol dramas to highly popular soap operas. The programming line-up also includes the most current K-pop variety and music programs.

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