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Title: 풍문으로 들었소 / Heard It Through the Grapevine
Chinese Title: 聽到傳聞
Also known as: Heard It as a Rumor
Previously known as: War of Brilliant Minds
Genre: Family, Romance, Black comedy
Episodes: 30
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2015-Feb-23 to 2015-June-02
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00


This is a black-comedy drama depicting a prestigious family whose lives are suddenly shaken because of a rumor about their teenage son impregnating his schoolmate.

Choi Yun Hee (Yoo Ho Jung) and Han Jung Ho (Yoo Joon Sang) are a wealthy couple from a prestigious family. Their reputation suddenly turned upside down because of their son’s relationship with an ordinary girl. The girl, Seo Bom (Go Ah Sung), determined to endure the humiliation and isolation from the family for the sake of her child’s future while the son, Han In Sang (Lee Joon), struggles between his love for Seo Bom and his family’s high expectation.


Han Jung Ho’s family

Yoo Joon Sang as Han Jung Ho
Yoo Ho Jung as Choi Yun Hee
Lee Joon as Han In Sang
Park Shi Woo as Han Yi Ji

Seo Bom’s family

Go Ah Sung as Seo Bom
Jang Hyun Sung as Seo Hyung Sik
Yoon Bok In as Kim Jin Ae
Gong Seung Yun as Seo Noo Ri
Jun Suk Chan as Seo Chul Shik

People around Choi Yun Hee

Baek Ji Yun (백지연) as Ji Young Ra
Jang Ho Il as Song Jae Won
Kim Ho Jung as Uhm So Jung
Seo Jung Yun as Lee Sun Sook
Lee Sun Joo (이선주) as Hong Geum Yun

People around Han Jung Ho

Gil Hae Yun as Yang Jae Hwa
Jang So Yun as Min Joo Young
Lee Hwa Ryong as Kim Tae Woo
Park Jin Yeong as Baek Dae Hun
Baek Ji Won as Yoo Shin Young
Kim Kwon as Yoon Je Hoon


Jung Yoo Jin as Jang Hyun Soo
Kim Jung Young as Jung Soon
Jung Ga Ram as Sung Min Jae
Kim Hak Sun as Butler Park
Heo Jung Do as Park Kyung Tae
Joo Min Kyung

Production Credits

Production Company: Paulownia
Chief Producer: Han Jung Hwan
Producer: Lee Sang Min
Director: Ahn Pan Suk
Screenwriter: Jung Sung Joo


2015 SBS Drama Awards:New Star Awards – Go Ah Sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine)
2015 SBS Drama Awards:New Star Awards – Gong Seung Yeon (Heard It Through the Grapevine & Six Flying Dragons)
2015 SBS Drama Awards: Special Actor (Mid-Length Series): Jang Hyun Sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine)
2015 SBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actress (Mid-Length Series): Go Ah Sung (I Heard It Through the Grapevine)
2015 SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Actor (Mid-Length Series) – Jo Jae Hyun (Punch) & Yoo Joon Sang (Heard It Through the Grapevine)
2015 Korea Drama Festival Award – Excellence Actor: Lee Joon (Heard It Through the Grapevine)
2015 51st Baeksang Arts Awards: New Actress (Go Ah Sung)
2015 51st Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Drama

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2015-02-23 1 6.8 8.7 (19th) 7.2 8.3
2015-02-24 2 7.9 (18th) 10.6 (11th) 8.1 (18th) 9.7 (13th)
2015-03-02 3 7.0 9.9 (14th) 6.5 7.2
2015-03-03 4 7.9 (17th) 10.5 (12th) 8.7 (15th) 10.0 (12th)
2015-03-09 5 8.1 10.2 (15th) 8.3 (20th) 9.4 (14th)
2015-03-10 6 8.3 (18th) 10.7 (13th) 9.0 (17th) 10.4 (12th)
2015-03-16 7 8.2 10.5 (13th) 10.1 (14th) 11.8 (10th)
2015-03-17 8 8.3 (17th) 11.1 (13th) 9.3 (16th) 10.6 (10th)
2015-03-23 9 8.7 (20th) 11.5 (11th) 10.7 (13th) 13.0 (6th)
2015-03-24 10 9.4 (18th) 12.5 (10th) 10.5 (12th) 12.2 (8th)
2015-03-30 11 9.1 (19th) 11.9 (10th) 10.3 (10th) 12.1 (7th)
2015-03-31 12 9.5 (15th) 12.7 (6th) 12.0 (6th) 13.7 (5th)
2015-04-06 13 9.2 (17th) 11.7 (9th) 11.3 (11th) 12.4 (8th)
2015-04-07 14 10.3 (15th) 13.2 (7th) 11.0 (10th) 12.3 (6th)
2015-04-13 15 10.5 (15th) 13.2 (7th) 11.6 (8th) 13.3 (6th)
2015-04-14 16 10.1 (15th) 13.1 (6th) 11.7 (7th) 12.9 (6th)
2015-04-20 17 11.1 (11th) 13.4 (6th) 11.6 (8th) 12.2 (7th)
2015-04-21 18 11.3 (8th) 13.6 (6th) 12.8 (6th) 13.6 (6th)
2015-04-27 19 9.8 (13th) 12.1 (9th) 11.1 (9th) 12.9 (6th)
2015-04-28 20 10.9 (10th) 14.2 (5th) 12.2 (7th) 13.7 (5th)
2015-05-04 21 8.3 (17th) 10.2 (11th) 9.3 (10th) 9.8 (9th)
2015-05-05 22 10.8 (8th) 14.1 (5th) 10.9 (8th) 11.6 (7th)
2015-05-11 23 9.3 (15th) 11.3 (9th) 10.6 (10th) 11.5 (8th)
2015-05-12 24 9.4 (14th) 11.4 (9th) 10.1 (11th) 10.6 (9th)
2015-05-18 25 8.8 (15th) 10.9 (10th) 10.4 (10th) 11.3 (8th)
2015-05-19 26 9.2 (13th) 11.7 (8th) 10.8 (9th) 11.8 (7th)
2015-05-25 27 9.3 (12th) 11.6 (6th) 10.0 (7th) 11.5 (6th)
2015-05-26 28 9.2 (11th) 11.4 (7th) 9.8 (9th) 11.2 (8th)
2015-06-01 29 9.6 (13th) 12.0 (6th) 11.0 (8th) 12.0 (6th)
2015-06-02 30 11.1 (10th) 14.9 (3rd) 11.7 (6th) 12.9 (4th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


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67 Responses to “Heard It Through the Grapevine”

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  1. 51
    CoolBeans Says:


    I will explain the link between Secretary Min Joo Young and Seo Bom’s uncle, Seo Chul Sik – Joo Young’s brother and Uncle Chul Sik use to work together when they were both injured in the Daeson company factory accident (explosion?) . Joo Young’s brother was critically injured and is still hospitalized with severe burns. Uncle Chul Sik has major burn scares on his upper body. Seo Bom stated she was sad because her uncle must wear long sleeves in the summer because the scars are ugly.The injured workers received no monetary compensation from the company Daeson because The Hansong Law Firm helped to change the dates to show the accident occurred after the workers were fired. So, the company was not liable. The secretary, her brother and Uncle Chul Sik are from the same town. The secretary approached the uncle to convince him to sue Daesan. She has all the documents that show the falsification of documents and complicity that she took from the law firm.

    More info:
    – Actor Kim Kwon plays the boy friend of Seo Bom’s sister. He is the newbie lawyer and law school valedictorian of Hansong law firm. He is the lawyer for Uncle Chul Sik even though he works for Hangson.
    – The money reserved for Daeson’s workers compensation was syphoned off into offshore slush fund accounts over the years with the help of Hansong lawyers.
    – The CEO of Daeson is the husband going through the divorce with the girl friend of In Sang’s father , Ji Young Ra. He is also the father of Seo Bom’s rival, Jang Hyun Soo.

  2. 52
    Carmen Says:

    Thank you CoolBeans for that explanation, now I see more of the story, now, why the father and the mother blaim Boom for everiting and mistreat her that way now???It is true that he is a monster(the father)and then the mother “I hate her”, but why why why???the husband was the one try to sheat on her….I did love what all the servant in the house did-they put rules.that was good…but why Boom husband is behaving like his father is right????I did cry when Boom told him that they make her like a pupet, she is smart I hope she can end up been a good Lawyer and teach them.

  3. 53
    hankk Says:

    I am rather hooked on historical Kdrama for a while now, but for the balance I like to watch a modern one too once in a while.
    Not flowerboy-drama’s or a regular chaebol-family versus poor family.

    I hesitated with this one, but as usual, within the first 10 minutes you know if the drama is the one you want to watch.
    Well, Heard It Through The Grapevine is my favorite modern drama for now !

    Seo Bom is the perfect timid girl, that knows all the good manners, but will nevertheless have the last, whispered word after a long tirade from her in-law parents.

    The whole cast is perfect.
    I like the fact that there is a main story, and there are main couples, but in fact all the things that happen in the staff-circles are as important.
    And as funny !

  4. 54
    Carmarie Says:

    Thanks CoolBeans, I did not know all of the background. It makes me like this drama all the more.

  5. 55
    dood Says:

    Seo Bom is annoying…

  6. 56
    Carmen Says:

    I did not knew this was cut to 30 episode….OMG….Good End….love it

  7. 57
    Pedro Azinhais Mendes - Brasil Says:

    I agree with Carmen…..very good and interesting end

  8. 58
    Amor Says:

    Why in the world it ended at episode 30? It is supposed to be 32 episodes. I feel cheated.

  9. 59
    Carmarie Says:

    I loved this drama, and I do not know why they cut it down to 30 episodes.
    I have two K-drama lists, one for historical dramas and one for modern dramas. I Heard It Through the Grapevine is now number one on my modern K-drama list. This drama was refreshing, funny and realistic. I loved the last scene where the father ended up coming home to an empty house. His righteous attitude, cheating, and underhanded practices ran everyone way.

    I hope other K-dramas take a cue from this drama and stop with the women who are used and abused by the mother-in-law and have husbands who condone it; or, just because someone tells them to, leave their partner, never thinking about how much it hurts the one they left. If there is no other take-away from this drama, I hope that other writers will pick-up on the fact that couples do have obstacles in their relationships, but they don’t run off, but work through them. Writers please allow your characters to grow up and behave as adults. You can produce a good show without the mindless woman scenario.

    Thank you Heard it Through the Grapevine for an well written adult drama…way to go! The actors, writers and director all did a fantastic job.

  10. 60
    choopatiu Says:

    This drama was good,the actors played their characters really well,no over acting or unnecessary cuteness and comedy spills.Seo Bom character was believable,she’s not your “typical” korean beauty but she fits the character really well.In sang was amazing too,ive watched lee joon on Gap dong n his character as In sang was a totally different,it only proves that he is versatile as an actor.And the rest of the cast were good too.
    I jut wished they ended this drama showing us what happened to the characters after while,2 more episodes would have been perfect.Anyways,i loved it still.

  11. 61
    Navi Says:

    Does anybody know the name of the theme song? It’s not on the soundtrack… desperately trying to find it!!

  12. 62
    Fullheart5 Says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this drama. Like the fact that the young couple stayed pretty much solid on their relationship. Thought Lee Joon did a good job.

  13. 63
    drisris Says:

    I found the info for the theme song and tracks here: http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Heard_It_Through_the_Grapevine_OST
    if you copy and paste it you can pull it up on YouTube

  14. 64
    drisris Says:

    here is one of the direct links to YouTube:

  15. 65
    Fullheart5 Says:

    Absolutely loved this drama. Have watched it three times. It’s different but hilarious and so so interesting. Glad I have watched it several times because I was able to pick up on things I did not understand the first time. Every actor/actress did a fabulous job. No complains here, hope to find more like this drama. Oh………Lee Joon was definitely a plus in his role.

  16. 66
    renna Says:

    I hate the two lovey dovey.. they really stone head and dont understand whay they did was wrong. How ever they are children who always ask everything to their parents.. and dissapointing their parents. What a shame… but this is only a drama.. i hope my children dont have the same mistake LOL

  17. 67
    MVPM Says:

    This is an excellent satire but I think many missed the point of this drama; the servants, the children, the teachers and the in laws are just as bad -or worse in my opinion than the self righteous aristocrats. Even by western standards, the frog-like pregnant and latter teenage mother seems slimy, manipulative, calculating and dishonest while fueling the discord between her husband and his parents. The young lawyer and the teacher use very base and underhanded tactics and arguments to manage and confuse the apparently mentally challenged rich boy into betraying his father. Their real motives directed at placating their pinup envy and ambition for control while formally appealing at the half-baked idealism and sense of shame of the boy and others. The band of conspirators appears cowardly and opportunistic and the girl family, ignorant, lazy and dirty. All the personages reveal at some point their unscrupulous and hypocritical nature -that’s how we human are!.
    In short, this is a great but disturbing portray of human society from left to right, rich to poor and clever to dummy. The dry humor alone makes it worth watching.
    Anybody know other titles by this director? Hi is a genius.

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