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Birth Secret

Title: 출생의 비밀 / Birth Secret
Chinese Title: 出生的祕密
Genre: Family, Melodrama, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 18
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2013-April-27 to 2013-June-23
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:50


Jung Yi Hyun (Sung Yu Ri) lost memory of her husband , Hong Gyung Doo (Yoon Joo Sang) and their daughter, Hae Deum (Kal So Won) due to amnesia. She has lost ten years of her life in memory, not able to recall the events specifically from age 17 to 27. This drama will show us the journey to recovering her memory piece by piece, and also falling in love with him all over again.

Meanwhile, Lee Sun Young (Lee Jin) will plays as her high school best friend and Park Soo Chang (Kim Young Kwang) will plays as her ex-boyfriend.


Main Cast

Yoon Joo Sang as Hong Kyung Doo
Sung Yu Ri as Jung Yi Hyun
Kim So Hyun as as Jung Yi Hyun (young)
Kal So Won as Hong Hae Deum

People of Ye Ga Group

Kim Gab Soo as Choi Gook
Lee Hyo Jung as Choi Suk
Lee Jin as Lee Sun Kyung
Kim Young Kwang as Park Soo Chang
Han Min as Soo Chang (young)
Han Sang Jin as Choi Ki Tae
Jin Hyuk as Choi Ki Joong
Yoo Hye Ri as Mrs. Jo

People in the Market

Jo Mi Ryung as Shim Yun Jung
Jung Suk Yong as Tae Man
Shin Seung Hwan as Jong Tae
Park Eun Ji as Kwang Sook

Other People

Seo Hyun Chul as Go Eun Pyo
Kim Hye Jin as Lee Hye Young
Choi Soo Rin as Jung Joo Gyum
Im Hyung Joon as Tae Soo
Lee Ga Won

Production Credits

Production Company: IHQ
Director: Kim Jong Hyuk
Screenwriter: Kim Kyu Wan


2013 SBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actress (Mini Series) – Sung Yuri (Birth Secret)
2013 Korea Drama Festival Award 2013 : Best Child Actor/Actress: Kal So Won (Birth Secret)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2013-04-27 1 6.5 (18th) 7.9 (13th) 6.4 (20th) 6.7
2013-04-28 2 6.0 7.2 5.8 6.1
2013-05-04 3 6.6 (18th) 6.6 (17th) 7.1 (19th) 8.4 (14th)
2013-05-05 4 6.0 6.5 7.2 8.2
2013-05-11 5 6.4 (16th) 6.4 (18th) 7.5 (15th) 8.3 (16th)
2013-05-12 6 6.8 6.8 6.9 7.7
2013-05-18 7 6.5 6.6 (19th) 7.4 (18th) 8.0 (19th)
2013-05-19 8 6.2 (<7.7) 7.7 8.8 (19th)
2013-05-25 9 7.2 (17th) 7.4 (14th) 7.1 (20th) 7.4
2013-05-26 10 6.9 (20th) (<7.2) 7.8 (19th) 8.3 (18th)
2013-06-01 11 7.1 (16th) 7.7 (15th) 8.3 (12th) 8.8 (11th)
2013-06-02 12 7.2 (18th) 7.4 (19th) 6.8 7.2
2013-06-08 13 7.1 (18th) 7.7 (14th) 8.1 (15th) 9.0 (11th)
2013-06-09 14 5.9 (<7.0) 7.2 (18th) 7.6
2013-06-15 15 8.2 (10th) 9.3 (10th) 7.3 (14th) 7.9 (11th)
2013-06-16 16 (<6.2) (<6.8) (<7.2) (<7.2)
2013-06-22 17 7.1 (16th) 7.3 (15th) 6.9 (15th) (<6.4)
2013-06-23 18 7.3 (19th) 7.8 (16th) (<7.4) (<7.6)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


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  1. 1 : Micc Says:

    Hmmm….I read somewhere this is not a romantic comedy…

  2. 2 : Park jun sung Says:

    Wah. .. Yoon joo sang. . . I want to watch

  3. 3 : dinaz Says:

    The storyline is similar to 18 vrs 29..
    my cutie pie sowon is here too..do well sweetheart.goodluck little angel 🙂

  4. 4 : emerald Says:

    KIm young kwang is a Hot Dude….

  5. 5 : taraLuvJJ Says:

    kim so hyun..? love this girl…
    but read the synopsis.. sound not interesting to me…

  6. 6 : tigerb Says:

    is this like “the vow” (tatum channing/rachel mcadams), except that in here they have a child?

  7. 7 : Jyenie Says:

    curious to see the chemistry between the two leads despite the cliched title and synopsis. LOL.

  8. 8 : mail Says:

    looks like a boring drama….not going to watch it…

  9. 9 : Ana Says:

    gonna watch this…

  10. 10 : iammee Says:

    I’ve always followed and watched all the drama of Sung Yu Ri. She’ has always been paired with handsome and charming actors. However, I am having second thought watching this drama because I don’t find the lead actor charming and handsome enough.

  11. 11 : sunflower93230 Says:

    YHS is one of the most CHARMING & SEXY Korean actors!

  12. 12 : MAY Says:

    Dahhhhh….. Just like the american movie THE VOW last year!

  13. 13 : MaZaka Says:

    Drama adaptation of ‘A Moment To Remember’ but just a few modification I think. It sounds interesting, I’ll give it a chance…

  14. 14 : Aga Says:

    I like Sung Yu ri from Feast of the gods & the snow queen.
    Aja Aja! Hwaiting!!!

  15. 15 : Tokki Says:

    Thank so much for the info!
    I look forward to it! Sung Yuri is forever my love. A bit sad that the male lead is not handsome enough but I’ll still support

  16. 16 : Chris Says:

    Hmmm…. Reading the synopsis i understood one thing. Either i’m gonna love it or i’m gonna get bored watcing this. I hope it’s not gonna be too romantic because i prefer mystery dramas and comedy. Anyway good luck.

  17. 17 : chim Says:

    i like YJS..waiting for his next drama after My Husband Got Family..
    Yoon Jon Sang and Sung yoo ri,,what a perfect partner!!
    really anticipating this drama^^

  18. 18 : Sharon Says:

    @ mml
    Try you are the best Lee Soon Shin, it may be a little slow in the beginning but it get soo much better, I really like it. Try it you have nothing to loose if you don’t like it just stop watching it. My advice is to give it a try.

  19. 19 : Kitty Says:

    I love all sung yuri dramas. She is very beautiful and sweet and make me want to see her more each time she works with a new drama. This drama storyline sounds interesting too, can’t wait. Hope that this drama will get an awesome rating (no 1).

  20. 20 : Sharon Says:

    Mml, When A Man Loves is another drama I am watching and it has evoke so many emotions in me and many others on the blog I think you will like this one.

  21. 21 : Haaay Says:

    The story is common there is a lot of drama and movies the same w/ this. The storyline is just having a loving and understandable husband and a nice kid and little by little she will remember something or not to remember at all and the ending is already said in the synopsis she fall inlove again w/ her husband, that is all about, so, what is interesting in this drama? NOTHING

  22. 22 : hamo4 Says:

    i just finsihed feast of the gods and am really glad to watch annother sung gyuri drama so so

    the title may be a cliche but i hava a feeling the dram will be.

  23. 23 : sandy_balls Says:

    amnesia and birth secrets????? count me in !!!!

  24. 24 : fjklsdfjklsdfjkdshhghfgjhfggfhkfg Says:

    the ratings are horrible

  25. 25 : tera Says:

    I’ve watch the first episode…the first episode is quite good, i wonder when the sub for second ep will come out.

  26. 26 : Jyenie Says:

    Just watched Ep 1, I absolutely love it! It’s quite touching that my eyes were welling up with tears a few times.

  27. 27 : Jyenie Says:

    just finished ep 2, looking forward to watching ep3. Yoon Joo Sang’s acting is very touching and yet funny at the same time. Not a boring moment in ep 1 and 2.

  28. 28 : Jyenie Says:

    Let’s watch ep 3 live tonight!

  29. 29 : tokki Says:

    Just finish ep 1, better than I thought, really!
    The storyline looks promising! Give it a try
    Kim So Hyun is really good. I enjoy seeing her. Waiting for ep 2 to be subbed

  30. 30 : Jyenie Says:

    watching ep 4 live now. very interesting storyline and non conventional!

  31. 31 : tera Says:

    The story has a very intriguing beginning. Sung Yu Ri and Yoo Joon Sang, both are amazing….the story line in very intersting. I’m sure that the rating will pick up and contantly increase from now on….

  32. 32 : Molly Says:

    I’m confused. What did her friend do that was so bad that she was trying to hide it? Also, how did she get amnesia?

  33. 33 : nellam Says:

    waaa sung yu ri eonni, i will be watching this drama

  34. 34 : fjklsdfjklsdfjkdshhghfgjhfggfhkfg Says:

    waiting for the subs is rly frustrating, i rly hoped when this drama started that some1 would take care of it :/

  35. 35 : Korean-American Says:

    Molly, according to a few different Korean websites abt. this drama series, the friend had stolen both SYR’s boyfriend & her thesis, & she’s very afraid that SYR’ll remember these facts, & it looks like SYR’s amnesia had been caused by some sort of a rare disease.

  36. 36 : Molly Says:

    Thank you Korean-american

  37. 37 : aznative Says:

    Viki has yet to obtain license to air this drama for Americas or anywhere else for that matter (as of today).

  38. 38 : John k Says:

    They hired the wrong actor,43 really???

  39. 39 : Molly Says:

    Yes they did hire the wrong actor, he’s to old….
    However I don’t get why on ep 8, for anyone who’s seen it, how come the maid freaks out after she looks at SYR’s phone?
    And what did 자 근 아 빠 do to SRY’s dad that was so bad? He seemed to be spazzing out when his wife called him out on it.

  40. 40 : Molly Says:

    Also, what did ki joong tell Gyung doo? He told him something that he wasn’t supposed to. Then Gyung doo got really mad…..

  41. 41 : Jyenie Says:


    Are you watching this drama without subs? Just curious:)

  42. 42 : Jyenie Says:

    This drama is quite entertaining so far despite the low rating.

    Professor Choi Gook is wearing a pair of glasses without lens, come on, production team, what is this nonsense?!

    Because she thought he had JYH’s father killed a few years ago due to JYH’s custody, and now she is pleading him not to do it again, she misunderstood that he wants to have HKD killed this time due to hae deum’s custody

    Ki Joong told Gyung Doo that he could count on him to sell the rest of the concert tickets as he heard from JYH that he used to be a top salesman for signage. As soon as he heard that he knew she recalled their time spent together. He was angry because she kept mum about it.

  43. 43 : Ttuk Says:

    This is the third Sung Yu Ri drama I’ve seen where she stood at the edge of a cliff contemplating suicide.

  44. 44 : Ttuk Says:

    I’m on Ep#4.

    Couples connect at some level but I’m not seeing it here. Not with Sung Yu Ri and Hong Kyung Doo. And certainly not with their characters.

    Hong Kyung Doo ought to tone down the idiot acting. His face alone sufficiently conveys the right quantity of doofus. Beyond that it becomes difficult to see what is “real” about the character and what that thing was which brought them closer to consummate their relationship. So far it ain’t there.

  45. 45 : Jyenie Says:

    @Ep 9

    Kyung Doo feels reluctant to let go of his daughter but for the sake of better up bringing and education, he has to sacrifice. Hae deum loves the idea of living with Yi Hyun but not without her father and then they starts crying and hugs each other, I also cry along. Sniff, sniff. I love the interaction between KD and HD, Yoon Joo Sang acts so convincingly as a loving father, the little girl who plays the role of Hae Deum is so adorable. Hae Deum is actually quite a cry baby in this drama.
    It’s amazing to see that the genius gene can pass down from grandfather to his daughter and then his granddaughter.

  46. 46 : Jyenie Says:

    @Ep 10
    Another good episode. Very unusual story line, get ready with tissues. sniff sniff. Yi Hyun lost 10 years of her memory, something big and unethical happened during that period, it led her to attempt suicide, secrets are being revealed gradually following with her recovering memory. Why is her father hiding himself? Now he is finally ready to confront whatever he has been hiding from. For the sake of his daughter and granddaughter, he knows he has to come out to do something, so he asks KD to help him as he is socially awkward. Did something unethical happen in the closed down stem cells research company? Are YH’s uncle and his eldest son behind this? Will she forgive them? Will she forgive Lee Sun Young for stealing her thesis? Is KD Hae deum’s biological father? I can’t wait to find out the answers!

  47. 47 : okey dokey Says:


    How much episodes will there be? 18 or 20? At mydramalist, drmafever, dramawiki etc it says 20, but here is a table only for 18 ?

  48. 48 : Jyenie Says:

    @okey dokey47

    I read from somewhere that they cut down 2 episodes from 20 episodes due to the poor rating. 🙁 I don’t understand why such a good drama is not doing very well. In facts, most of the KD nowadays are scoring low rating. Are the Koreans not watching “TV” anymore? I guess the rating is low probably more people are using gadgets like Ipad, Samsung Galaxy Note, tablets, laptop etc to watch tv shows/dramas nowadays.

  49. 49 : okey dokey Says:

    Thanks for the info Jyenie, but i hope that are just rumors and they will make it to 20 as planned, cause i rly enjoy wathing this

  50. 50 : Jyenie Says:

    @okey dokey
    It’s a good drama indeed and It’s a breeze to watch 10 episodes as it is not draggy and boring at all. 🙂

  51. 51 : Ling Says:

    I agreed is a good drama. It is not draggy like other dramas which is 50 episodes. Too draggy will made viewers boring. I wonder why the rating is low.

  52. 52 : Ayu Edwina Says:

    this drama is so good. good story-line, good actor and actress, also good soundtrack. love this drama so much

  53. 53 : bimby Says:

    same here :'( why has the low rating.. i love the story than other drama.. it was very exciting..

  54. 54 : Jyenie Says:

    I noticed some sort of condensation on Professor Choi’s glasses when he is talking to KD in the wood in Ep 11, he is wearing a pair of glasses “with lens “at last! Thank God, he doesn’t look ridiculous anymore. I would like to believe that they have read my comment @42. Hahaha!

  55. 55 : Ttuk Says:

    By episode 11, there’s no turning back. I’m in there hook, line and sinker.

    The turn-off for me in the earlier episodes was the the main actor. But when his character moved into the background it began to work. I started to feel better about him and his place in the story.

    A pity really, a different actor, or a more laid back approach by Joo Sang might have sold those early episodes IMO. He was just over the top. A lot of acting with no substance. And too much teeth.. hehe.

  56. 56 : Fullheart Says:

    Amazing how everyone seems to be a critic. For me I happen to like the main actor. He is the right age, acts well and portrays the character in just the right way. If he is so bad why are any of you still watching.
    I have seen other things he has been in I would say he is carrying the role.

  57. 57 : thienanlove Says:

    @Ling and @bimby because it has been aired along with 100 years legacy in same time. And this made all series low ratings. You can check 100 years legacy page and see what it is going on…unlucky for the staff of this drama.

  58. 58 : Park jun sung Says:

    I think its has almost same plot with drama 17 vs 29. I will watch this drama if i have times. Soon. . .

  59. 59 : bebe Says:

    I am sorry to say i don’t like the main actor, he’s been over acting with his character. I really can’t stand his acting. He look’s like he is crazy in the wrong way acting for expressing his thoughts and feelings. I have stop watching the drama, because I can’t stand the guy.

  60. 60 : Ttuk Says:

    @Fullheart says: “If he is so bad why are any of you still watching.”

    Astonishingly failed logic.

    You baddie you… making the false assumption that all so-called negative comments have malicious intent and waving that accusatory finger. Naughty. 🙂

    Heh.. Everyone should be critical for the right reasons, rather than for the sake of being critical.

    I think Joo Sang in real life is probably a nice guy. I say that because there were moments when he wasn’t trying. We got a glimpse of his real-life personality. It was warm and attractive.

    I want that. As the audience I am entitled to it. He, as the artist is happy to provide it. But how will he know if I (the audience) gave no indication? And how will the DoP (director of photography) know if I didn’t show my dislike for something that he has the power to mitigate — should he choose to — through framing the scenes. And so on..

    This attitude of stifling criticism of art is prevalent. It is annoying. I shall remain one of the the happy few, who disdains the culture that puts political correctness above common sense and fetishieses moral relativism.

    Member of The Society of Wannabe Critical Thinkers

  61. 61 : Jyenie Says:

    Have you watched Yoon Joo Sang’s previous drama, Unexpected You? You will find a very different YJS there, he was exactly what you would like to see in that drama, he will make you wish to have a husband like him. Ha!

  62. 62 : Fullheart Says:

    LOL. I laugh because I get into more trouble because I am not political correct, not the other way around. I also don’t believe that the continued critism is correct which is why I detained it. If Yoo Sang acted any other way than he is in this drama, he would not be portraying the character as he was meant to be portrayed. He is NOT suppose to be a polished, perfect individual. If he was, where would be the surprise in her loving him. You can critisize all you want, but critic the drama for its inadequatacy, if it has any, not beat the actors over the head for no other reason than you simply do not like him.

  63. 63 : usa-mary Says:

    I have a lot of catching up to do in this drama! The male lead is so quirky…especially in appearance, that I look forward to finding out what she saw in him. Could it be that he has a kind, gentle heart, and they were in a similar situation? I’ll find out for sure.

    I’m glad he dropped that weird hair-do (one huge flip bangs) and high water tide pants before he met her at the cliff! She probably would have jumped (eventhough she remembers him without that look) if he looked like that, again. He does look better when he dresses up…like in the scene where she helped him get back at his former girl friend who ditched him for his former best friend! That was an even swap in my eyes! RLOL Well, I’m back to trying to understand the order of her 10 lost years as she tries to recover them.

  64. 64 : okey dokey Says:

    i see you have changed definitely the numbers of episodes to 18 ? so that mean its confirmend?

  65. 65 : okey dokey Says:


  66. 66 : usa-mary Says:

    This drama is really very good! When I first saw the lead character, GD, my first thought was…WTHeck! Who or more like what is that! My second thought was that this writer has a very good sense of humor. At least, we knew immediately who the towne idiot is! But an idiot he’s not! In fact, he has a very impressive…exaggerated grins, dimples, and all! He may not be a cute ‘flower’ boy, but he’s a very, very good, handsome, dependable man!

  67. 67 : Fullheart Says:

    Yea, someone with insight.

  68. 68 : Jyenie Says:

    They are trying to convey that TLC of a man overrules his other shortcomings. The portrayal of YJS’s character succeeds to tell me that KD is a cute, simple-minded, straight forward, loving man. When you feel lonely, betrayed and abandoned by your closed ones, this kind of man would be like the floating wood on the sea before you are drowning! So I understand why YH fell for him and will fall for him again.
    BTW, 18 episodes seems to be too short for this drama. :(. 24 episodes will be good.

  69. 69 : Jyenie Says:

    Base on the comments you made about some dramas, I knew that you would like this drama. 😉

  70. 70 : Jyenie Says:

    I watched ep 14 to ep 16 today, it remains interesting. I really like KD very much because he is so warm and caring with his loved ones. 🙂

  71. 71 : usa-mary Says:

    @Jyenie-69: Yes, you guessed right. I am so impressed with KD’s warmth and desire to protect and secure the well-being of his loved ones! At first he was like a ragweed that suddenly blossomed into a beautifully opened rose when YH came like sunshine into his dismal life. His emotional strength and security saved her and her acceptance of him to be loved, saved him. Together, they will be a force to be reckoned with!

    Talking about dysfunctional…this Choi family is beyond something else! It’s so interesting to see the portrayal of a female Pharisee personifide (the aunt) in this drama. Her religious philosophy is more twisted than the vines that grows in her spatial garden. She wears her belief (a mere mask) like a badge of honor when Chairman Choi’s rage causes everyone in the household, including the ‘help’ to scurry for a hiding place. Then quickly becomes the tingling brass and loud sounding cymbals when she supposedly has YH’s best interest at heart by wanting to take her MENSA gifted child away. What’s so dangerous is she believes she’s right! She’s a worse opportunist than her husband who’s using YH for her genius acumen. No wonder there’s such chaos in her house! Well, all I can say is she hasn’t seen or experienced justice’s wrath in that household like she’s going to experience when it becomes known by KD that she’s going to take HD away from him and YH!

  72. 72 : usa-mary Says:

    I watched ep. 17 and 18 raw, and I am trying to wait patiently for the subs. This is a phenominal drama! The storyline is excellent, and the chemistry among the actors is great! I must say this is by far the BEST kdrama about an amnesiac that I’ve seen and I’ve seen a few!

    When I first came to this thread, I read one comment about the character KD and chose not to read any more comments prior to that one because I wanted to come to my own conclusions. This is my first time seeing this gifted actor, Yoon Joo Sang, work his magic through one of the most uncanny, seemingly wild, and unsettled character’s who at first, was not easy on the eyes! LOL But, surprisingly, this wonderful, extraordinary, actor brought a tranformation to the exaggerated portrayal of KD like no one else could, I believe. He went from a crazed, village idiot who chased a man with a handheld cutting sickle because he cheated him out of money needed for his mother’s operation, plus argued with a young YH who he believed was given the money by the crook. To become a man more noble than any of the most herald of historical kings (in my opinion). He went from…who could love him to…who wouldn’t want a man like him love after he met and fell in love with YH. Their chemistry during the recalling of her memory scenes was sweet, caring and loving. YH, though resistant, couldn’t help but lean on KD when she was troubled. It seemed as if her feet followed where ever her heart led her and it was always to him. KD, though struggling with the memory loss and her abandonment of their child, patiently waited for her to regain her memory, and made himself available whenever she needed him. Not forcing himself on her or forcing her to recall how they were together in the past, but allowing her memory to do that on its own. Some of the most endearing scenes was when he unexpected showed up, wanted to make sure she had eaten because when she didn’t, she acted violent. That was so cute! He was her emotional rock and deep down inside she knew it.

    Initially, I passed up this drama to watch something else. Yet, I’m glad that I returned while it was still in the airing process to follow along. I can’t say enough about how pleased I am with it; its absolutely a MUST WATCH!!!

  73. 73 : Fullheart Says:

    Are there 18 episodes or is it 20. A bunch of other sites say 20′ I am confused,

  74. 74 : Fullheart Says:

    Thanks for a lovely and insightful review. It’s nice to see someone take the time to avoid the negative comments posted and objectively look for themselves. I most assuredly agreed Yoon Joo Sang has done a good job in acting this role.

  75. 75 : usa-mary Says:

    @Fullheart-73: Its 18 episodes.

  76. 76 : usa-mary Says:

    @Fullheart-74: You’re welcome!

  77. 77 : usa-mary Says:

    P.S. This should tell folks something! The man, Yoon Joo Sang, is married to a wonderful actress and they have a child together. While the fine, single hunks are just that…still single!

  78. 78 : Doreen Wightman Says:

    The ending is kind of confusing and anti climactic after all that happened. Why are all the Korean drama endings so lame? I guess it’s because they weiters try so hard to write complicated stories that at the end they experience burn out and do not know how to finish them.

  79. 79 : nixie Says:

    Love the story and good to watch it with your family.
    Everyone had their own punishments. People that is so greedy and evil they will only hit rock bottom. No matter how far they go they may succeed to everything but they can’t have what they want. Its better to live your life to the fullest and happ.n

  80. 80 : Josh Says:

    I’m a huge fan of Sung Yu Ri. She is very gifted and talented. This drama had all the potential in the world to be a ratings success but the ball was dropped when they cast Yoon Joo Sang as the male lead. It was pretty simple to see early on that he just turned off a lot of viewers hence it bombed. I hope for Sung Yu Ri’s sake we see her in many more dramas with much better male leads in the future like we have in past!

  81. 81 : Will Says:

    Actually, this drama has a good main story, but, unfortunately, become a little mess for 4 latest episodes, and also have to struggle with another drama, 100 Year Legacy. But, It has already happening.

    Sung Yu Ri and Yoo Jun Sang have a huge age apart, and they seem a little unbalanced chemistry. But, it’s not too dissapointing.

  82. 82 : usa-mary Says:

    First of all…Thank You…to Screenwriter KKW, Director KJH, the Production Company IHQ, the outstanding actors/actresses and to the entire PD team for making this a phenomenal drama! BRAVO…BRAVO…BRAVO!

    This is the most heartwarming kdrama that I’ve seen during the first half of this year, 2013! Each character had their own personal metamorphosis period to either embrace or reject its opportunity. In my opinion, what seemed a little convoluted at first in the beginning, to me turned out to be a masterpiece in disguise. As I patiently watched the writer skillfully take us on YH’s journey to regain the 10 years she lost, we met the people that made up those lost years. Though some recalled instances of those people weren’t very pleasant or comforting, there were some instances that gave her hope and tears. Even the young YH’s initial meeting with KD was a harrowing and hilarious experience. Not even the young YH was brave enough to hang around to find out who that crazy man with the sickle was chasing around in a community built like a maze!

    YJS’s role as the crazy, odd appearance Hong Kyung Doo turned into the most solid, loving, and caring protective husband, father, son-in-law and friend which utterly blessed me! When this man sang or should I say when he screamed the Korean national anthem in front of the jail to divert the media’s attention so that YH could escape their thronging! I became teary-eyed first and laughed later (I know its a fiction, but still…)! I thought…now that’s a man who loves a woman unconditionally! He was willing to make a fool of himself so she could be safe. Viewers when you see the last part of episode 18, you’ll really understand what it means to be a ‘good’ fool for the one you love!

    The Choi Family:

    Even Choi Ki Tae, a chaebol son who married for the usual chaebol reasons surprisingly turned out to be a man who really was in love with his wife. Early in the drama, his behavior towards his wife was appalling. Yet, after she asked for a divorce and separated from him, I was touched by his humility when he asked her if he really changed his ways and was cleansed of the sins he committed would she take him back. I liked the fact that he at this point he wasn’t taking her for granted because he knew he had to prove his metamorphosis to her in order to win her back. Well, one thing about him that I liked was that we didn’t see him carousing around with karaoke bargirls or having affairs with other women. Even though he was still a horrible jerk, in the end, he told her that he really wanted her to like him during their marriage. Truthfully, he made it hard for me to like him, and I was just a viewer! LOL

  83. 83 : usa-mary Says:

    @77: Please excuse me for venting! Since I believe in self-correction, I extend my apologies to all the fine, single hunks that may have been perturbed by this statement or if you didn’t even notice and overlooked it, that’s even better. Everyone’s timeframe to meet that special someone and settle down is different. I purpose even more so going forward to not join in on the looks and appearance bandwagon!

  84. 84 : usa-mary Says:

    This writer is amazing! I thought writer Kim would have KD find out about the aunt’s plan to take his daughter away from him and YH, but is was KT who went to the house to protect sweetie HD, to make sure his mother didn’t send the ‘suits’ to take away the little girl! Redemption is a wonderful thing KT!

  85. 85 : Sandy Says:

    I’m only on episode 4, but I can see why some people couldn’t get into this drama or was turned off by it. For one thing, the storyline is stupid. When she lost her memory, she knew she must have been married and she knew she had a child. In the seven years of having no memory, not once did she make any effort, at this point in the drama, to find her husband or child. Doesn’t make sense for someone who is a genius. Not only that, the male lead is okay, I just hate that the acts almost mentally challenged. Also, I haven’t warmed up to the female lead at this point. I hope it changes soon.

  86. 86 : Fifi Says:

    Hv not watched Korean dramas for quite some time n wanted to watch Sung Yuri’s series. I wasn’t too impressed with her last two series so wasn’t banking much on this too. Hwr, much much much to my surprise, this series is good! The storyline was captivating. Despite the male lead’s looks and his super-charged behaviour in the show, it’s quite flawless.
    I will recomend this show to anyone.

  87. 87 : winnie Says:

    I just finished watching this show. I agree with most of the viewers that the male lead is not so charming but as the show progresses, you will find his charm more appealing especially when he is not acting retarded. I just don’t umnderstand why he had to have that character in the beginning. Another thing maybe is the huge age gap but it’s not really that bad. Their daughter is a good actress, I cried in more of her scenes and i enjoyed her accent, makes her look so innocent and pure. The scenes of two brothers even if the older brother rarely speaks, is so touching. Moral lesson is it’s better to have less money.

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  90. 90 : Malik Says:

    @Doreen Wightman,,,,i agree with u.90% korean drama’s ending awful.lame

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