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Temperature of Love (Korean: 사랑의 온도; RR: Sarangui Ondo; lit. Love’s Temperature) is a 2017 South Korean television drama series written by Ha Myung-hee and starring Seo Hyun-jin, Yang Se-jong, Kim Jae-wook, and Jo Bo-ah. It is based on the screenwriter’s own novel titled Good Soup Never Picks up the Phone, released in 2014. This drama was aired on SBS from September 18th to November 21st, 2017, on Mondays and Tuesdays at the 22:00 (KST) time slot for 40 episodes.
Also Known As 
  • Degree of Love
  • Love Temperature
Korean (Hangul) 사랑의 온도 (Sarangui Ondo)
  • Romance
  • Melodrama
Based On Good Soup Never Picks up the Phone by Ha Myung-Hee (Novel)
Writer Ha Myung-hee
Director Nam Geon
  • Seo Hyun-jin
  • Yang Se-jong
  • Kim Jae-wook
  • Jo Bo-ah
No. Of Episodes 40 Episodes
Original Languages(s) Korean
Executive producer(s) Kim Hee-yeol
Running time 35 Minutes/Episode
Production company(s) Pan Entertainment
Distributor SBS
Original network SBS TV
Original release September 18 – November 21, 2017

Temperature Of Love‘s Synopsis

The Temperature of Love drama was adapted from a novel titled Chakhan Seupeuneun Jeonhwareul Bakji Anneunda by Ha Myung-hee, a reliable director who had previously successfully produced popular dramas, such as Doctors and High Society, tells the story of Lee Hyun-soo (played by Seo Hyun-jin) who is a drama screenwriter who has ambitions in reaching for his dreams but is often faced with severe problems that make him feel worse. One day, he meets someone in cyberspace who had a pseudonym Chakhan Seupeu (Good Soup), who he eventually encounters accidentally in the real world, apparently a young chef by the name of On Jung-sung (played by Yang Se-jong), who dreams of continuing cooking school in France to improve his cooking skills.

Actually Lee Hyun-soo and On Jung-sung had often crossed paths in the street but never noticed each other, until they were reunited and finally spoke while joining the night run held by a running club, thanks to Ji Hong-ah’s invitation (played by Jo Bo-ah) and Choi Won-joon (played by Shim Hee-seop), who is his second best friend. Strangely, Jung-sung already feels something is different when he first sees Lee Hyun-soo. In fact, he is desperate to ask her for a date after hours of searching for the whereabouts of Lee Hyun-soo, who seems to have disappeared because she did not know the direction of the road. Of course, this is considered crazy by Lee Hyun-soo. And how can it not? Besides, he looks younger than her, they also haven’t officially met, she doesn’t even know his name.

After that night, Lee Hyun-soo and On Jung-sung often meet up and spend time together, even though they don’t really define their relationship… But one day, On Jung-sung receives the happy news he has been waiting for from France. While, unfortunately, at that time, Lee Hyun-soo’s career is on the edge. That affects their relationship quite a lot, so much so that the last time On Jung-sung contacts Lee Hyun-soo, before his departure to France, Lee Hyun-soo doesn’t even pick up the phone, because at that time she was talking seriously to Park Jung-woo (played by Kim Jae-wook). They are eventually separated by thousands of kilometers for five years, without clarifying the status of their relationship or any parting words.

Five years later, Lee Hyun-soo finally makes her debut as a drama screenwriter. Unfortunately, she has to work with a director who is well-known for his habit of often changing the screenplay according to his personal wishes. Of course, Lee Hyun-soo, who felt she was struggling to make it, doesn’t easily accept this. In fact, she makes a scene in the middle of the shooting, causing the shooting process to stop. It was at this time that the figure of On Jung-sung could be seen again. It turns out that On Jung-sung is the chef who is supposed to take part in the drama she wrote. Seeing the incident, On Jung-sung suddenly comes over to Lee Hyun-soo, but because she feels ashamed and angry, she immediately runs away as fast as she can from the location, but is followed by On Jung-sung.

Temperature Of Love‘s Cast

Main Cast

seo hyun jin

Seo Hyun-jin as Lee Hyun-soo/Jane (username). She is an aspiring screenwriter who has spent ten years as an assistant writer. Lee Hyun-soo is confident, honest and the graduate of a prestigious university. After 10 years as an assistant writer, she is finally getting some well-earned recognition as a screenwriter, and unlike the theatrics in dramas, the pragmatic writer doesn’t believe in concepts such as “love at first sight.”

yang se jong

Yang Se-jong as On Jung-sung/Good Soup (username). He is a chef-owner of a Michelin-star restaurant called Good Soup. He is competitive, charming, and immensely talented. Having attended culinary school in Paris, Jung-sung is also very confident in his own intuition and doesn’t believe in the traditional hierarchy typically found in the kitchen.

kim jae wook

Kim Jae-wook as Park Jung-woo. He is an entertainment agency CEO and business partner of Jung-sung. A huge fan of Jung-sung’s cooking, Park Jung-woo was actually the primary investor in Good Soup. He has a good relationship with Jung-sung until he falls for Hyun-soo and starts seeing the chef as a rival.

jo bo ah

Jo Bo-ah as Ji Hong-ah. She is Lee Hyun-soo’s friend who was born with a silver spoon in her mouth but aims to be a screenwriter. She is the daughter of a successful CEO. Unlike her friend, she has little need for money and lives life with the knowledge that everything will be handed to her. Whenever she is with Hyun-soo, she gets all the attention, until she meets and falls in love with the respected chef Jung-sung.