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Can't Live with Losing / Can't Lose

Drama Title: Can’t Live With Losing
Korean Title: 지고는 못살아
Also Known As: Can’t Lose / Jikoneun Motsalah / Jigoneun Motsala / Ji-go-neun Mot-sal-a
Chinese Title: 绝不认输 / 绝不服输 / 死不服输 / 死不认输 / 宁死不输
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Episodes: 18
Broadcast Place: South Korea
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 24th August 2011 to 20th October 2011
Language: Korean
Air time: Wednesday and Thursday 9:55 PM

Preceded by: You’ve Fallen for Me / Heartstrings
Followed by: Me Too, Flower!


Choi Ji Woo (최지우) as Lee Eun Jae (이은재)
Yoon Sang Hyun (윤상현) as Yeon Hyung Woo (연형우)
Kim Jung Tae (김정태) as Ko Ki-chan / Go Gi Chan (고기찬)
Jo Mi Ryung (조미령) as Kim Young-joo (김영주)
Sung Dong Il (성동일) as Jo Jung-koo / Jo Jeong-goo (조정구)
Park Won Sook (박원숙) as Yoo Jeong-nan (유정난)
Kim Ja Ok (김자옥) as Hong Geum-ji (홍금지)
Ju Jin-mo / Joo Jin Mo (주진모) as Kang Woo Shik (강우식)
Ga Deuk Hee (가득희) as Ga Deuk Hee
Ha Suk-jin (하석진) as Lee Tae-young (bartender)
Lee Soo-kyung (이수경) as Hye Shil – cameo appearance as Hyung Woo ex-lover
Song Jae-ho (송재호) – cameo special appearance
Kim Na Woo (김나운) – special cameo appearance as divorce lawyer
Shin Goo as Jung Tae – special appearance

Can’t Live With Losing / Can’t Lose Characters Description

Production Credits

Screenwriter: Lee Sook-jin
Director: Lee Jae-dong

Plot Summary / Synopsis

Eun Jae and Hyung Woo are a married couple who are both highly competent lawyers. They met and fell in love at first sight during a baseball game, subsequently married with vow of “Til death do us part”, without knowing each other’s occupations. Their relationship was initially sweet and loving, but their marriage slowly began to crack under their constant fights, and also because of different personality and values. They are now in the midst of their divorce proceedings, which leads to “fierce, but funny” episodes.

Episode Synopsis


1. The divorce proceeding of lawyers

It’s almost as fast as storm passing from they met each other, married until talking about divorce.
And later even started a divorce fighting which is similar to a war.
The lawyer couple who never wants to lose, both cheating and been cheated to fight.
It’s easy to help others to divorce, but when it’s their turn, it’s hard.
Because when it’s happening to them, they lean forward emotional feeling rather than rational thinking.
How are they going to divorce?

2. The maximization of daily life

However, the process of the intense arguing is just a comical circumstance. The method of the fight is hilarious. There is lots of resonance because of quarreling. The reason for arguing is especially typical, but after arguing and get angry, how many husband and wife let feeling takes the upper hand and say want to divorce?
There is no real intention to actually divorce, but some people has almost step into the door of the court.
The cause of the argument, i.e. ya, woman must be like that. Really funny, man is even worse!It’s the similar reason used when we fight, husband and wife is all like this, so the resonance.
So, can once again look back at own married life. Recently a lot of TV drama series with heavy atmosphere, and it’s true that it makes viewers feel burdensome.
Put on a daily used coat on the serious divorce topic, continue the strong brightly and funnily.

3. Together ahead to things that want to help

They easily and has the capacity to handle their cases indifferently.
But they also encounter some cases which is wronged, and want to complain the law and in solidarity with their difficulties, so want to aid. Realizing the family love, the incidents happened during divorce proceedings let the couple gradually change and grow when dealing with the messy family matters, and leads to a lot of forgiveness and reconciliation.

4. Study and and investigation of divorce

Study about divorce. One word that every couple will consider at least once – divorce. Although this sentence is easy to blurt out, but in fact the process of divorce is not easy.
Through this process, want to ask a question: If divorce is the only positive solution?
Is not want the audience to follow and implement, but these stories are worth some careful consideration.
Seeing other people’s divorce process, do we see our own problems?


  • Can’t Lose (Can’t Live with Losing) is an adaptation from 2008 Japanese drama “佐々木夫妻の仁義なき戦い” (Japanese Name: Sasaki Fusai No Jingi Naki Tatakai or Chinese Name: 佐佐木之戰 / 佐佐木夫妻大戰).

Episode Ratings (Ranking)

Date Episode Nationwide (TNmS) Seoul (TNmS) Nationwide (AGB Nielson) Seoul (AGB Nielson)
August 24 2011 1 6.4 (> 20th) 8.0 (18th) 6.2 (> 20th) 6.8 (> 20th)
August 25 2011 2 5.7 6.9
August 31 2011 3 5.0 6.0
September 1 2011 4 4.6 6.6
September 7 2011 5 5.7 6.3
September 8 2011 6 5.4 5.8
September 14 2011 7 5.9 6.7
September 15 2011 8 5.9 6.6
September 21 2011 9 8.9 (16th) 10.5 (10th) 10.2 (10th) 11.3 (8th)
September 22 2011 10 5.3 5.8
September 28 2011 11 5.0 5.6
September 29 2011 12 5.5 6.1
October 5 2011 13 6.0 6.9
October 6 2011 14 5.9 6.4
October 12 2011 15 7.2 9.3 (15th) 8.0
October 13 2011 16 6.0 7.8
October 19 2011 17 6.6 7.9
October 20 2011 18 6.0 7.5

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Can’t Live with Losing Trailers
– More Trailers: Teaser Trailer (via YouTube) & Preview Trailer (5-minutes long trailer released during press conference via YouTube)

Can’t Live with Losing OST Part 1 – And I Love You
Can’t Live with Losing OST Part 2 – Can’t Live
Can’t Lose OST Part 3 – Do You Know I Have Used to Your Presence
Can’t Lose OST Part 4 – Where Do You Come From
Can’t Lose OST Part 5 – Come Back
Song in Drama – Falling Star

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Can’t Lose Filming Location – Resom Forest Resort

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