“A Good Day to Be a Dog” Korean Drama (Review)

The South Korean TV show A Good Day to Be a Dog (Korean: 오늘도 사랑스럽개) is based on "Lee Hey's Naver" webtoon of the same name, which aired from 2017 to 2019.

A Good Day to Be a Dog 2023

The South Korean TV show A Good Day to Be a Dog (Korean: 오늘도 사랑스럽개) is based on “Lee Hey’s Naver” webtoon of the same name, which aired from 2017 to 2019. The show is directed by Kim Dae-woong and stars Park Gyu-young, Cha Eun-woo, and Lee Hyun-woo. The first episode aired on October 11, 2023 every Wednesday at 21:00 (KST), it airs on MBC TV. As well, you can watch it on Viki and Viu in some places.


DramaA Good Day to Be a Dog
Revised RomanizationOnueldo Sarangseureobgae
Hangul오늘도 사랑스럽개
DirectorKim Dae-Woong
WriterLee Hye (webcomic), Baek In-A
No of Episodes11+
Release DateOctober 11, 2023 —
RuntimeWednesdays 21:00
CountrySouth Korea

A Good Day to Be a Dog: Synopsis

Han Hae Na is a high school teacher who works alone and has a family secret. Because of something a relative did, Han Hae Na’s family has been cursed for many years. People in her family who kiss someone turn into dogs at midnight and stay that way for six hours. After that, they go back to looking like they normally do. 

This change happens again and again every night until that person kisses the same person while looking like a dog. For possible romantic reasons, Han Hae Na tells men she meets not to kiss her. Manly guys usually leave her because of this.

One night, Han Hae Na kisses Jin Seo Won, a teacher at the same high school, by chance, even though they don’t know each other well. Soon, Han Hae Na starts to feel scared and keeps going up to Seo Won to kiss him again. But Jin Seo Won is scared of dogs.

A Good Day to Be a Dog: Cast

Main Character:

1) Park Gyu-young as Han Hae-na (Instagram)

Park Gyu-young

Park Gyu-Young is a famous actress and model from South Korea. On July 27, 1993, she was born in Busan. In 2016, she got her start as an actress in Jo Kwon’s music video “Crosswalk.” You may recognize her from her performances in the TV shows “A Good Day to Be a Dog (2023)”“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” (2020), Sweet Home” (2020), and “Dali and Cocky Prince” (2021). 

She has also been in a number of music videos, such as “Crosswalk” by Jo Kwon, “Remains” by Kwak Jin Eon, “I Like You” by Day6, “You’re the Reason” and “As I Wished” by Urban Zakapa, “I Will” by Lee Seung Gi, and “Beautiful Night” by Yesung.

2) Cha Eun-woo as Jin Seo-won (Instagram)

Cha Eun-woo

Cha Eun-woo is a South Korean singer, actor, and model. He was born on March 30, 1997 in Gunpo, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. He’s a part of the Astro boy band from South Korea. 

Cha Eun-woo’s acting career began in 2014 with a small part in the movie “My Brilliant Life.” His recent roles on TV include “A Good Day to Be a Dog (2023)”, “Hit the Top” (2017), “Gangnam Beauty” (2018), and “Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung” (2019). 

The actor has also made guest appearances in a number of music videos and comedy specials. For his good looks, Cha Eun-woo has been named by TC Candler as having one of the most beautiful faces in the world.

3) Lee Hyun-woo as Lee Bo-gyeom (Instagram)

Lee Hyun-woo

Lee Hyun-woo is a South Korean actor and singer. He was born in Seoul, South Korea, on March 23, 1993. Lee started acting as a kid when he was nine years old. Since then, he’s been in a number of TV dramas, such as “A Good Day to Be a Dog (2023)”, “The Return of Iljimae” (2009), “Queen Seondeok” (2009), “Master of Study” (2010), and “To the Beautiful You” (2012). 

He became well-known for his roles as a North Korean spy in “Secretly, Greatly” (2013) and a smart hacker in “The Con Artists” (2014). Lee has also been the main character in a number of TV series, including “Moorim School: Saga of the Brave” (2016) and “The Liar and His Lover.”

4) Yoon Hyun-soo as Choi Yul (Instagram)

Yoon Hyun-soo

Yoon Hyun-soo is a South Korean actor. He was born on March 17, 1999. The 2021 TV show “Racket Boys” was his first role on TV. Many other TV shows, like “A Good Day to Be a Dog (2023)”“Seasons of Blossom” (2022), “Hope or Dope” (2022), and “A Good Day to Be a Dog” (2023), have also featured him. Also, Yoon Hyun-soo has been in the movie “Strong Underdog” (2023).

5) Kim Yi-kyung as Min Ji-ah (Instagram)

Kim Yi-kyung

Kim Yi-kyeong is a famous actress and model from South Korea. On September 22, 1997, she was born. People know her from TV shows like “A Good Day to Be a Dog (2023)”“Unasked Family,” “Extracurricular,” and “Sweet Home.” She has also been in a number of movies, such as “Bring Me Home” (2019) and “The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful” (2019). Many people love Kim Yi-kyeong because of how good she is at playing and how nice she is.

Supporting Characters:

Hae-Na’s Family

  • Ryu Abel as Han Yu-na
  • Jung Young-joo as Shin Mi-seon
  • Kim Hong-pyo as Han Pan-dong
  • Cho Jin-se as Song Woo-taek
  • Kim Hae-jun as Hae-na’s

Garam High School Teachers

  • Lee Seo-el as Yoon Chae-ah
  • Song Young-ah as Cheon Song-yi
  • Yoo Seung-mok as the vice principal

Hae-Na’s Students

  • Jo Ah-young as Song Da-eun
  • Kang Soo-bin as Kwon Ri-ae
  • Kim Min-ji as Chu So-yeon
  • Shin Jun-hang as Jo Jun-seo

Why I Watch This TV Show?

The above story is a synopsis of a Korean drama called Dog Kiss. It’s a romantic comedy that makes fun of the difference between dream and reality. Here are some possible reasons why you might have to watch this TV Show:

  1. You’re interested in how Han Hae Na and Jin Seo Won will get through their strange situation and fall in love.
  2. When the characters change from people to dogs and back again, you enjoy seeing how they deal with the problems and chances that come with it.
  3. You like love comedies because they can make you laugh and feel good. They can also talk about things like fate, family, and identity.
  4. You want to learn more about Korean language and culture through the show.
  5. You like the main actors, like Kim Soo Hyun and Park Shin Hye, who are well-known and skilled stars in Korea.

If any of these things happen, you might be forced to watch this show. Of course, everyone has their own likes, so there are other reasons you might have as well. In the end, the best way to know if you like this story or not is to watch it and see if it fits your tastes. I hope this helps. Enjoy your day! 😊