|Something About 1%|
|Also known as|
|Based on||Something About 1%|
by Hyun Go-woon
|Written by||Hyun Go-woon|
|Directed by||Jang Geun-Su|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Original release||July 6 –|
December 28, 2003
|Related shows||Something About 1 Percent (2016)|
Something About 1% (Korean: 1%의 어떤 것; RR: 1%ui Eotteon Geot; lit. 1% of Something) is a South Korean TV drama that was broadcast on Sunday mornings for 26 episodes from July 6, 2003, to December 28, 2003. Its central characters are played by film star Gang Dong-won and Kim Jung-hwa of SBS's 2002 TV drama, Glass Slippers. This romantic comedy drama series is based on an original novel of the same title, and it is a classic tale of boy-meets-girl. The plot follows traditional love stories of clashing personalities, familial obstacles and triumphant love-conquers-all themes.
Kim Da-Hyun is a kind-hearted elementary school teacher who helps an elderly man who passed out behind her school while she was in the middle of her class. The "old man" turns out to be Chairman Lee, a multimillionaire CEO of one of the largest conglomerate corporations in South Korea, and Da-Hyun's act of kindness towards the Chairman leads to a series of strange events. She is written into his will and stands to inherit all of his fortunes. The Chairman's two grandchildren will see none of the inheritance, unless they choose to sincerely woo, win, and marry Da-Hyun. Caught in this web is Lee Jae-in, one of Chairman Lee's grandsons, who had worked hard to rise in the corporate world without his grandfather's help. At first unwilling to play his grandfather's game for control, Jae-in is abrasive and constantly fights with Da-Hyun as they attempt to negotiate the strange turn of events for the better. In the end, the two fall in love despite the differences in their personalities, objections from their families, and other obstacles.
On March 2016, it was announced that a remake will be put in production with Ha Seok-jin and Jeon So-min taking on the roles previously portrayed by Gang Dong-won and Kim Jung-hwa, respectively. Hyun Go-woon wrote the screenplay while Kang Chul-woo (Cheo Yong) took over the director's job.