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Lovely Runner | Korean Series | Wiki, Cast, Synopsis & More

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Lovely Runner is an ongoing South Korean television series based on a web novel titled “Tomorrow’s Best” by Kim Bbang. It tells the story of Im Sol, a fan of idol Ryu Sun-jae who travels back in time to prevent his tragic death. The series stars Kim Hye-yoon as Im Sol and Byeon Woo-seok as Ryu Sun-jae. It is directed by Yoon Jong-ho and written by Lee Shi-eun. The drama premiered on tvN on April 8, 2024 and airs every Monday and Tuesday. It is also available for streaming on various platforms.


Lovely Runner
Also known
The Best of
TV Series
Directed by
Yoon Jong-ho
Kim Tae-yeop
Written by
Lee Shi-eun
Based on
Tomorrow’s Best
by Kim Bbang
Top Casts
Byeon Woo-seok
Kim Hye-yoon
IMDB Rating
(Audience Score)
Google Users
96% (Liked) 
South Korea
Running time
70 minutes
First episode
release date
April 8, 2024
Last episode
release date
Moon Suk-hwan
Oh Gwang-hee
Park Soon-tae
Park Yoon-ah
Bon Factory
No. of
No. of
Air time
Every Monday
TVING (South Korea)
U-Next (Japan)
Vidio (Indonesia)
Viki (English)
Viu (Asia,
the Middle East
and South Africa)


Byeon Woo seok & Kim Hye yoon in Lovely Runner series

Byeon Woo seok & Kim Hye yoon in Lovely Runner series

Ryu Seon Jae (Byeon Woo Seok) is a top star whose seemingly perfect life in the entertainment industry has left him exhausted. Iim Sol (Kim Hye Yoon), an adoring fan, finds solace in his music after an accident forces her to abandon her dreams. When Ryu Seon Jae’s tragic suicide is announced, Iim Sol is devastated. Miraculously, she travels back 15 years and encounters a 19-year-old Ryu Seon Jae in high school. Determined to change his fate, she struggles to prevent his tragic future.

Lee Seung hyub & Song Geon hee & Byeon Woo seok & Kim Hye yoon in Lovely Runner Korean series

Lee Seung hyub, Byeon Woo seok, Kim Hye yoon & Song Geon hee in Lovely Runner Korean TV Series



Below, you can see the actors of the “Lovely Runner” Korean TV Series along with their biographies.

Byeon Woo seok

(Byeon Woo seok) as Ryoo Seon jae

Byeon Woo seok is a South Korean actor and model born on October 31, 1991. He started his career in entertainment as a model in 2014. He made his acting debut in the historical drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo in 2016. Over the next few years, he continued to act in supporting roles in various dramas, including Search: WWW and Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency. In 2020, he landed his first lead role in the drama Record of Youth. Since then, he has starred in leading roles in the film 20th Century Girl, the drama Strong Girl Nam-soon, and the currently airing drama Lovely Runner. He has also won Best New Actor at the 2022 KBS Drama Awards.

Kim Hye yoon

(Kim Hye yoon) as Im Sol

Kim Hye yoon (born November 10, 1996) is a South Korean actress who rose to fame for her role in the drama Sky Castle. She has since starred in a number of other popular dramas and films, including Extraordinary You, The Girl on a Bulldozer, and Secret Royal Inspector & Joy. Kim Hye-yoon is known for her versatility and her ability to play a variety of roles. She has won several awards for her acting, including Best New Actress at the Baeksang Arts Awards.

Song Geon hee

(Song Geon hee) as Kim Tae sung

Song Geon hee is a South Korean actor born on August 16, 1997. He is best known for his role in the drama series “Sky Castle” (2018-2019). Song Geon hee has acted in various films and television series including “A Christmas Carol” (2022), “Mystic Pop-up Bar” (2020), “Missing: The Other Side” (2020), “Joseon Attorney” (2023), and “Lovely Runner” (2024). He has also appeared in web series like “Love Alarm” (2019) and “Alice: She’s the Last Weapon” (2022), and a theater play “Midnight Sun” (2022).

Lee Seung hyub

(Lee Seung hyub) as Baek In hyeok

Lee Seung hyub (born October 31, 1992) is a South Korean multi-talented entertainer. He is the leader of the band N.Flying, where he sings, raps, writes songs, plays guitar and piano. He also debuted as a solo artist under the name J.Don in 2021. Besides music, Lee has acted in dramas and web dramas. He was exempt from mandatory military service due to a knee injury.

Seo Hye won

(Seo Hye won) as Lim Geum,
Lee Hyun joo

Seo Hye won is a South Korean actress who began her career in 2018. She is known for her roles in various dramas, including True Beauty, Cheongdam-dong Alice, Welcome 2 Life, Nevertheless, Business Proposal and Alchemy of Souls. She was born on November 4, 1993 and holds a Bachelor of Theater Studies degree from Yong In University.

Song Ji ho

(Song Ji ho) as Lee Hyun Joo,
Im Geum

Song Ji ho, a South Korean actor born in 1992, has gained recognition for his portrayal of characters in various television series. He debuted in 2013 and has continued to act ever since. Notably, he played roles in the drama series Stranger (2017-2020) and more recently in Doctor Cha (2023).

Lovely Runner Photos

Lovely Runner Awards

Considering that the Korean series “Lovely Runner” has just been released and is in the early days of its broadcast, it has not yet won an award. However, due to the high scores obtained from reputable sites and also the very good reception of this series by the audience, it is expected that we will see this series winning awards in the near future.

FAQ about Lovely Runner

  • TVING (South Korea)
  • U-Next (Japan)
  • Vidio (Indonesia)
  • Viki (English)
  • Viu (Asia, the Middle East and South Africa)

It consists of a 16-episode season so far.

Lovely Runner is an ongoing South Korean television series based on a web novel titled “Tomorrow’s Best” by Kim Bbang.

Note: The information provided is sourced from reliable websites. In case there are any contradictions in the text, readers are encouraged to point them out in the comments.

References: Wikipedia, IMDB

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