The drama about making the drama: 'On Air'
From the makers of the popular Lovers trilogy (Lovers in Paris, Lovers in Prague, Lovers) comes another smash hit, a star-studded tale of the ins and outs of the entertainment industry itself. One of the highest-rated dramas of the early half of 2008, On Air explores the world of TV drama production. The story centers around the making of a fictional television drama which draws a director, writer, actress and manager together in a collision of private and professional lives.
Beloved superstar Kim Ha Neul (90 Days, Time to Love) plays a diva actress who is as demanding offscreen as she is popular on it. Song Yoon Ah (Hotelier) co-stars as a quirky screenwriter, Park Yong Ha (Winter Sonata, A Man's Story) is a visionary director, and Lee Bum Soo (Surgeon Bong Dal Hee) is a manager desperate to reclaim his former glory.
When Korea's thespian sweetheart Oh Seong Ah (Kim Ha Neul) refuses to accept the Grand Prize co-awarded to her onstage at SBC's end of the year awards because she must share it with another, she risks her career. When her fans rally around her, however, she decides to shake things up even more, and fires her hotshot manager Jin Sang Woo (Lee Hyung Cheol).
Seong Ah goes in search of Jang Ki Joon (Lee Bum Soo), a former top-notch manager who quit years ago because he couldn't compete with the other agencies. She hires him, saving him from bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Seong Ah's archenemy and nemesis, Seo Young Eun (Song Yoon Ah), a bestselling scriptwriter of cliched love stories, is attempting to write her first "serious" script, but her director nixes it in favor of another of her traditional drama scripts. Furious, she promptly ditches him and turns instead to young, rookie director Lee Kyung Min (Park Yong Ha), who has his own ideas on what she should write...Watch On Air now!