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Passionate Love

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Title: 열애 / Passionate Love
Chinese Title: 熱戀
Also Known as: Hot Love / Madly in Love
Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Family
Episodes: 47
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2013-Sep-28 to 2014-March-23
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 20:45


This drama is described a humanistic melodrama that follows the tragic love and success story of a man and woman who get tangled up in tragic destinies due to conflicts in their parents’ generation. The drama depicts how one generation’s problems can negatively affect the next generation.

Kang Moo Yeol (Sung Hoon) is a third-generation chaebol who has the both the looks and wealth, seems to have it all on the outside, but grows up with family issues and pain from the loss of his past love Han Yoo Rim (Seohyun). Meanwhile, Han Yoo Jung (Choi Yoon Young) is a diligent and bright, and very independent woman who has a tomboyish and unruly personality which helped her overcome the sudden loss of her family. She is Han Yoo Rim’s younger sister and will get involve with Kang Moo Yeol 10 years later. Both Kang Moo Yeol and his half brother Hong Soo Hyuk (Shim Ji Ho) will fall in love with Han Yoo Jung. But, Moo Yeol and Yoo Jung are star-crossed lovers. Their tragic love story begins because of a tragedy due to their parents. How will they escape their dreary surroundings to succeed?


Main Cast

Jun Kwang Ryul as Kang Moon Do
Hwang Shin Hye as Hong Nan Cho
Jun Mi Sun as Yang Eun Sook
Sung Hoon as Kang Moo Yeol
Lee Won Geun as Kang Moo Yeol (young)
Choi Yoon Young as Han Yoo Jung
Lee Hye In as Han Yoo Jung (young)
Shim Ji Ho as Hong Soo Hyuk
Yeo Eui Joo as Hong Soo Hyuk (young)

People around Moo Yeol

Joo Hyun as Yang Tae Shin
Jin Seo Yun as Kang Moon Hee
Kang Seo Joon as Park Jong Hyuk
Yoon Mi Ra as Jang Bok Hee
Woo Hee Jin as Yang Hye Sook
Oh Dae Gyu as Yoo Min Soo

People around Yoo Jung

Seohyun as Han Yoo Rim
Kang Shin Il as Han Sung Bok
Song Chae Hwan as Song Kyung Hee
Lee Han Wie as Ban Soo Bong
Jun Soo Kyung as Joo Nam Ok
Kim Yoon Seo as Ban Dal
Lee Jung Hyuk as Ban Tae Yang
Kim Hye Ji as Cha Mi Rae


Park Sung Min as Lawyer Choi
Jung Chan as Baek Young Hoon
Kim Joon Hyung (김준형) as Im Se Kyung
Park Jung Woo as Secretary Kim

Production Credits

Production Company: Pan Entertainment
Chief Producer: Choi Moon Suk
Producers: Jo Eun Jung, Lee Hae Kwang
Director: Bae Tae Sub
Screenwriter: Park Ye Kyung


2013 SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Actor (Long-Length Series) – Jeon Kwang Ryul (Passionate Love)

Episode Ratings

2013-10-0536.0 (19th)6.5 (19th)5.96.1
2013-10-0646.87.7 (17th)6.97.4 (20th)
2013-10-1258.3 (13th)9.3 (12th)7.4 (13th)7.7 (10th)
2013-10-1367.4 (17th)8.2 (16th)7.7 (17th)8.3 (14th)
2013-10-2086.47.06.9 (19th)7.3 (20th)
2013-10-27107.8 (15th)8.6 (16th)7.7 (17th)8.3 (14th)
2013-11-02118.7 (11th)9.0 (10th)7.1 (18th)7.7 (16th)
2013-11-02128.7 (11th)9.0 (10th)11.9 (5th)11.8 (5th)
2013-11-09137.1 (18th)7.6 (17th)6.56.9
2013-11-10146.5 (20th)
2013-11-24186.56.97.6 (18th)8.0
2013-12-01206.77.56.9 (18th)7.3 (18th)
2013-12-15247.18.1 (19th)7.6 (19th)8.2 (20th)
2013-12-22266.8 (20th)7.27.4 (20th)8.0 (19th)
2013-12-28276.6 (18th)
2014-01-04286.9 (19th)7.4 (20th)7.4 (20th)7.8
2014-01-11307.1 (20th)7.9 (20th)7.5 (17th)7.9 (20th)
2014-01-18327.8 (17th)8.8 (17th)7.5 (19th)7.5
2014-01-19337.38.6 (17th)7.07.1
2014-01-25348.0 (19th)8.3 (17th)7.68.0
2014-01-26357.8 (18th)9.1 (18th)7.98.0
2014-02-16378.2 (19th)9.4 (19th)9.2 (20th)9.7
2014-02-22388.2 (19th)8.4 (18th)8.5 (18th)8.8 (20th)
2014-02-23398.3 (20th)9.2 (19th)7.88.3
2014-03-01408.3 (17th)9.3 (15th)7.98.0 (20th)
2014-03-02417.8 (19th)8.5 (19th)8.58.8
2014-03-08427.1 (19th)7.47.6 (20th)7.6 (19th)
2014-03-15447.3 (17th)7.7 (18th)7.5 (18th)8.0 (18th)
2014-03-22467.5 (18th)8.1 (16th)7.3 (19th)7.7 (17th)
2014-03-23477.7 (19th)8.58.7 (19th)8.9 (18th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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