The drama premiered in November and went on to become a success with audience ratings peaking at 18.8%, making it the highest rated drama in Korean cable television history.
Hyeri received critical and audience acclaim for her award-winning portrayal of Sung Duk-seon.
Later that month, she was cast as the lead in the SBS drama Entertainer along with actor Ji Sung and CNBLUE member Kang Min-hyuk, which began airing on April 20 and for which she won "New Star Award" at 2016 SBS Drama Awards.
Lee Hyori (Hangul: 이효리; Hanja: 李孝利; born May 10, 1979), is a South Korean singer, actress, record producer, activist, and television presenter. In 2003, she released her debut solo album Stylish which won several "Artist of the Year" awards. The second release from their debut album, "To My Boyfriend", became the first of their multiple number one hits. In January 2005, Lee made her acting debut in the SBS TV series Three Leaf Clover, starring opposite Ryu Jin, Kim Jung-hwa, Kim Kang-woo, and Lee Hoon.
Dubbed as the "Nation's Fairy" during her Family Outing days, she debuted as a member of the successful K-pop girl group Fin. In 2006, Lee was the highest-paid female singer in her native country when she signed a contract with Mnet Media. As the eldest member, she was the leader of the group. However, the 16-episode drama received low ratings (less than 10%) and Lee was criticized for her acting, with viewers saying she was miscast as a downtrodden but cheerful steel mill worker.
Why the public thinks they own her Source: Oh My News via Naver Article that points out how Kim Tae Hee and Lee Hyori are both two top female stars that received the opposite reactions to news of their relationships.
Journalist speculates that Kim Tae Hee's image as the ideal woman for nearly every man in Korea has a lot to do with the negative response her relationship with Rain is garnering.
Like Them had several instances of overt product placement, in addition to using Lee's songs in the soundtrack.
The Korean Broadcasting Committee ruled that the drama can never be aired in South Korea again, and that the network must apologize to its viewers.In February 2007, Lee announced her new digital single which would essentially be the soundtrack to If in Love... She performed all three main tracks from the single on Inkigayo on February 25, 2007.The lead song was "Toc Toc Toc" (Hangul: The single, although initially given a digital-only release, was given a limited retail release of only 30,000 copies.Although originally announced as being only one episode long, it aired for four episodes on Mnet.An edited two-episode version of the drama also ran on SBS.[ 80, -1] That's true, people are always pointing out that she's a Seoul Uni graduate3.