Sweet Spy

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (62)

Sweet Spy is a romantic comedy spy thriller that aired on MBC from November 7, 2005 to January 10, 2006, for a total of 20 episodes. The show stars Nam Sang-mi as Lee Soon-ae, a bumbling rookie spy who is tasked with infiltrating the company of her childhood crush, Kang Joon-hee (played by Yoo Seung-jun), who just so happens to be a potential North Korean spy.

The show kicks off with a bang as we see Lee Soon-ae fumbling her way through a training exercise, much to the annoyance of her instructors. However, despite her clumsiness, Soon-ae is plucky and determined to prove herself as a competent spy, thanks to her family's history of working for the Korean Central Intelligence Agency.

Soon-ae is quickly given her first big assignment: to work for the conglomerate Yoondong Electronics, where Joon-hee is a rising star. Yoondong is in the midst of a major deal with a Japanese company, and the KCI wants to make sure that Joon-hee is not secretly funneling information to North Korea. To this end, Soon-ae is tasked with befriending Joon-hee and keeping an eye on his every move.

As Soon-ae settles into her role at Yoondong, she quickly finds herself falling for Joon-hee all over again. The two of them were childhood friends, and Soon-ae has never quite gotten over him. However, Joon-hee is aloof and distant, and seems to show little interest in Soon-ae beyond their shared past.

Meanwhile, Soon-ae's colleagues at Yoondong are a colorful and quirky bunch. There's her boss, Bae Dae-chul (played by Lee Joo-hyun), a charming but scheming executive who is constantly trying to undermine Joon-hee. Then there's Joon-hee's assistant, Lee Soo-kyung (played by Yoo Sun), who is clearly smitten with Joon-hee herself, and is suspicious of Soon-ae's motives.

The show plays with its genre conventions, toggling between romantic comedy and spy thriller with ease. Just when things seem to be getting too heavy, there's a comedic interlude to lighten the mood. But just when things seem to be resolving, there's a sudden twist that throws everything into chaos.

One of the hallmarks of the show is its charming cast of characters, who are all well-drawn and memorable. Nam Sang-mi is particularly delightful as Soon-ae, bringing a sense of vulnerability and humor to her role. Her chemistry with Yoo Seung-jun is also strong, and it's easy to see why she falls for him despite all the danger and deception.

The show also does a good job of exploring the political and social tensions of the time period in which it is set. The early 2000s were a time of uncertainty and political upheaval in Korea, as tensions with North Korea were high and there was a growing sense of unease about the country's relationship with the US. Sweet Spy takes these tensions and weaves them into the show's plot, creating a sense of urgency and danger that keeps the audience hooked.

Ultimately, Sweet Spy is a fun and light-hearted drama that manages to blend genres and keep the audience engaged from start to finish. It's a romance, a comedy, and a spy thriller all at once, and it manages to pull it off with aplomb. If you're looking for a breezy, enjoyable drama with plenty of twists and turns, Sweet Spy is definitely worth checking out.

Sweet Spy is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on July 27, 2010.

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Sweet Spy 20
20. Sweet Spy 20
July 27, 2010
Kang June and Eun Joo follow Soon Ae as she goes to see You Il. Soon Ae questions You Il about the death of her husband and she makes a important decision.
Sweet Spy 19
19. Sweet Spy 19
July 27, 2010
You Il tries to understand Soon Ae's change of attitude towards him but she only inquires about a photo. Soon Ae and Kang June work on gathering important information from Hyun Chul.
Sweet Spy 18
18. Sweet Spy 18
July 27, 2010
Kang June takes You Il by surprise when he suddenly starts a fight. Soon Ae questions Kang June about the You Il situation and Bum Goo makes a choice concerning her.
Sweet Spy 17
17. Sweet Spy 17
July 27, 2010
A concerned Soon Ae tries to avoid You Il but runs into him anyway. Eun Joo pays a visit to You Il’s home and Soon Ae speaks to Bum Goo.
Sweet Spy 16
16. Sweet Spy 16
July 27, 2010
Kang June meets with Bum Goo to discuss issues including Soon Ae. You Il presents a gift to Soon Ae and his secretary teaches her about how to trail someone.
Sweet Spy 15
15. Sweet Spy 15
July 27, 2010
Kang June makes a request to Soon Ae and he inquires about her knowledge of Heuk Ryong Hwae. Park enters as Jae Soo faces harsh questioning from Shim concerning Soon Ae’s information.
Sweet Spy 14
14. Sweet Spy 14
July 27, 2010
You Il shows his appreciation to Soon Ae for all of her assistance with the stomach injury. Eun Joo makes a surprising announcement about her new title and the current investigation.
Sweet Spy 13
13. Sweet Spy 13
July 27, 2010
A seriously injured You Il asks for Soon Ae’s help to treat his wound. Soon Ae faces distraction at work but Kang June makes a decision concerning the release of information.
Sweet Spy 12
12. Sweet Spy 12
July 27, 2010
Soon Ae tells Kang June that she will continue to live with You Il and deals with her growing feelings for him. Hyun Chul makes a request of Jae Soo that pertains to Bum Goo.
Sweet Spy 11
11. Sweet Spy 11
July 27, 2010
At work, Kang June pressures Soon Ae and inquires about the situation involving You Il. Soon Ae gets into an argument with You Il and Jae Soo pays a visit.
Sweet Spy 10
10. Sweet Spy 10
July 27, 2010
You Il searches for Soon Ae but she shows more concern about a simple driving infraction. After inviting Soon Ae to his home, You Il discovers she has left the room.
Sweet Spy 9
9. Sweet Spy 9
July 27, 2010
Soon Ae questions Jae Soo about the status of her romantic relationship with Park. You Il and Son Ae hint at their true feelings for each other while drinking champagne and dancing.
Sweet Spy 8
8. Sweet Spy 8
July 27, 2010
You Il and Kang June take on each other in a tense fight. A jealous You Il confronts Soon Ae but Jae Soo makes a discovery that the two are not strangers.
Sweet Spy 7
7. Sweet Spy 7
July 27, 2010
You-il is upset by Soon-ae and Kang June’s apparent bond, but holds his feelings back. You-il, the Bum-goo gang, Soon-ae, and Kang June all train together at the gym. As they all begin to leave, Soon-ae is privately confronted by You-il, who offers her a place in the investigation division if she publicly claims they are lovers.
Sweet Spy 6
6. Sweet Spy 6
July 27, 2010
You-il takes Jae-soo in his car, and is surprised to see that she requests to be dropped off at Soon-ae’s place of work. Meanwhile, Kang June shows off his masterful martial arts skills at Wang Sah-bal’s gym. Kang June and Wang Sah-bal quickly realize that they don’t know how Soon-ae registered at the gym.
Sweet Spy 5
5. Sweet Spy 5
July 27, 2010
You-il interrogates Soon-ae about who Kang June is. The two men meet, shake hands, and leave each other with less than friendly impressions. Soon-ae soon meets up with Kang June later. He questions her about the Bum-goo gang, and then makes a remark about Soon-ae’s dead husband, deeply upsetting her.
Sweet Spy 4
4. Sweet Spy 4
July 27, 2010
Kang June continues to notice Soon-ae doing suspicious things. You-il’s hired gang lose their tracking of Soon-ae. Their presence becomes more suspicious to aware officers. Soon-ae makes a quick exit from the party, only to be confronted by You-il and his secretary, who grab her, gag her, and take her away.
Sweet Spy 3
3. Sweet Spy 3
July 27, 2010
Kang June notices Soon-ae in interesting places, but she denies having been there. You-il’s intentions become more clear, as he and his secretary try to find out who Soon-ae really is, assuming she is a female spy. They make arrangements to have her watched, which quickly become very effective.
Sweet Spy 2
2. Sweet Spy 2
July 27, 2010
Officers Jo Jung-hae and Shim are stressed from locating all the files to unsolved cases. A new investigator named Eun-joo introduces herself to the division, wowing everyone with her beauty. Kang June attempts to bond with Soon-ae, as mysterious man You-il seems to be up to something, and an inmate is released from prison.
Sweet Spy 1
1. Sweet Spy 1
July 27, 2010
Soon-ae is a passionate police officer who winds up in many dangerous situations. She has various run-ins with people who act as though they are above the law. Soon, a mysterious man who has just left the airport who goes by the name of You-il makes a very handsome, yet irresponsible, impression on the stubborn female cop.
Where to Watch Sweet Spy
Sweet Spy is available for streaming on the MBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Sweet Spy on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    July 27, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (62)