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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

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2013-09-28 1 6.0 7.1 6.2 6.8
2013-09-29 2 5.9 6.0 7.4 7.6
2013-10-05 3 6.0 (19th) 6.5 (19th) 5.9 6.1
2013-10-06 4 6.8 7.7 (17th) 6.9 7.4 (20th)
2013-10-12 5 8.3 (13th) 9.3 (12th) 7.4 (13th) 7.7 (10th)
2013-10-13 6 7.4 (17th) 8.2 (16th) 7.7 (17th) 8.3 (14th)
2013-10-19 7 6.2 6.7 6.5 6.8
2013-10-20 8 6.4 7.0 6.9 (19th) 7.3 (20th)
2013-10-26 9 6.4 7.0 6.1 6.8
2013-10-27 10 7.8 (15th) 8.6 (16th) 7.7 (17th) 8.3 (14th)
2013-11-02 11 8.7 (11th) 9.0 (10th) 7.1 (18th) 7.7 (16th)
2013-11-02 12 8.7 (11th) 9.0 (10th) 11.9 (5th) 11.8 (5th)
2013-11-09 13 7.1 (18th) 7.6 (17th) 6.5 6.9
2013-11-10 14 6.5 (20th) 7.1 6.9 7.1
2013-11-16 15 5.4 6.2 6.4 6.7
2013-11-17 16 6.5 7.2 6.6 7.4
2013-11-23 17 5.9 6.7 6.5 6.4
2013-11-24 18 6.5 6.9 7.6 (18th) 8.0
2013-11-30 19 5.7 5.8 6.0 7.0
2013-12-01 20 6.7 7.5 6.9 (18th) 7.3 (18th)
2013-12-07 21 6.4 7.0 5.7 6.7
2013-12-08 22 5.7 6.9 6.2 7.2
2013-12-14 23 6.0 6.5 6.2 7.0
2013-12-15 24 7.1 8.1 (19th) 7.6 (19th) 8.2 (20th)
2013-12-21 25 5.2 5.9 6.0 6.8
2013-12-22 26 6.8 (20th) 7.2 7.4 (20th) 8.0 (19th)
2013-12-28 27 6.6 (18th) 6.7 6.5 6.5
2014-01-04 28 6.9 (19th) 7.4 (20th) 7.4 (20th) 7.8
2014-01-05 29 6.5 7.7 7.5 7.8
2014-01-11 30 7.1 (20th) 7.9 (20th) 7.5 (17th) 7.9 (20th)
2014-01-12 31 6.1 6.8 7.0 7.6
2014-01-18 32 7.8 (17th) 8.8 (17th) 7.5 (19th) 7.5
2014-01-19 33 7.3 8.6 (17th) 7.0 7.1
2014-01-25 34 8.0 (19th) 8.3 (17th) 7.6 8.0
2014-01-26 35 7.8 (18th) 9.1 (18th) 7.9 8.0
2014-02-09 36 6.2 7.2 6.7 6.8
2014-02-16 37 8.2 (19th) 9.4 (19th) 9.2 (20th) 9.7
2014-02-22 38 8.2 (19th) 8.4 (18th) 8.5 (18th) 8.8 (20th)
2014-02-23 39 8.3 (20th) 9.2 (19th) 7.8 8.3
2014-03-01 40 8.3 (17th) 9.3 (15th) 7.9 8.0 (20th)
2014-03-02 41 7.8 (19th) 8.5 (19th) 8.5 8.8
2014-03-08 42 7.1 (19th) 7.4 7.6 (20th) 7.6 (19th)
2014-03-09 43 7.5 8.1 8.5 8.5
2014-03-15 44 7.3 (17th) 7.7 (18th) 7.5 (18th) 8.0 (18th)
2014-03-16 45 7.9 8.5 8.1 8.4
2014-03-22 46 7.5 (18th) 8.1 (16th) 7.3 (19th) 7.7 (17th)
2014-03-23 47 7.7 (19th) 8.5 8.7 (19th) 8.9 (18th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


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182 Responses to “Passionate Love”

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  1. 151
    Charmaine Says:

    @ Yuna 150, I can appreciate the fact that you are not of Korean heritage, that much to me was obvious and you don’t quite seem to me to understand the fundamentals of my heritage and Korean culture only what you have learnt through dramas, clearly when you live it it’s different, I feel if you fully understood then your thought process would make a bit more sense, I feel I just need to point out to you when your born into a specific culture who is better to talk about that culture, only the person born to it, if you only knew that although this may only be a drama to you it is born out of a real life situation that happened in the past in Korea, and yes the story has be elevated in parts for a more dramatic effect, hence the word Drama but the underlying story actually happened, I thought I should share that fact with you, anyone can watch tons of dramas but it clearly does not make them an expert, also the reason why I mentioned I’m Korean is because I wanted you to be aware of the fact that I actually know what i’m talking about, you really shouldn’t make assumptions about people on here because you don’t know the background of the forum writers on here, if you don’t agree with the comments then you don’t agree you do not have to state to anyone that their opinion is wrong, it’s just as valid as yours, that was very spurilous and unnecessary. Happy Viewing

  2. 152
    Fighting!! Says:

    @reindeer song with comment no.149

    For SH , I always asked myself.. ‘if I were Yoo Jung, How should I do?’

    My answer is 1million% absulutely no-NO-NO-NO..noway to return back to him!!
    I CAN NOT live peacefully-mind until I die!!!

    His mom killed her mom that made permanant terrible scars in her heart.

    If it was happened to me, I might be got the severe trauma disorder syndrome. (coz I am so sensitive, so weak and so chicken! “(^_*)’ …ki.ki.ki..)

    My curiousity is the baby, or this baby (if) it gonna be importance massege about MY’s Unconditionlly Love and Passionate Love towads YJ?

    Sincerely, At the ending of this drama, I would like so much to see * the ROMANTIC REAL KISS scene* between MY and YJ.

    Whenever I recalled their kissed scene in the ep.14.
    I must laugh so hard!!

    Flashback to :-

    The night on episodes 14, after MY’s nightmare with his half conciousness.
    He felt hurt on his hand and he was looking around the room before he walked towards YJ and kissed her.(like an half-awake / half-sleep) and when he realize that passionate kissed it was not for Yoo Rim but Yoo Jung.

    He kept apologize YJ so many times, that made YJ so embarrassed and upset about his mistaken kissed.

    YJ told him that should not called the kissing because just like byby and baby only did ‘lips smacked lips’…that nothing meaning to her, and then she walked away from him to hide her (almost to cry) feeling (^.^) LOL!!
    (This is the one of the best of CYY portrayed scene)

    With my opinion, both Choi Yoon Young and Sung Hoon did a great job.

    Only 2 more finale episodes to come on this weekend. Don’t forget to watch my dear friends.

    Take it easy..and be HAPPY everyone, I LOVE YOUGUYS.

  3. 153
    Fighting!! Says:

    @comment no.152

    Correctitude :-

    1.My curiousity is the baby….
    …..inportance message*……..

    2.YJ told him that should not called the kissing…..
    just like baby and baby only did ‘lips smacked lips’……

  4. 154
    reindeer song Says:

    Charmaine, a tad bit sensitive eh! I can understand, I’ve been to Korea many time likewise Japan. Korea the most beautiful country that’s it, delicious foods. Charmaine, log into “The Top Ten.” Each person has their own opinions, may not be the same as others but people speak thru experience.

  5. 155
    Charmaine Says:

    @ reindeer song 154, not sensitive per say, just stating the facts, it’s just not right when someone you don’t know believe they know more about my korean culture and everything that encompasses more than I do, someone who don’t know you tells you your opinion is wrong, like you said everyone has their own opinions, but I would never tell someone their opinion is wrong in such a dismissive way asthough what they have to say does not count, it’s just not right, that’s all i’m gonna say on the matter, but thank you for your input.

  6. 156
    reindeer song Says:

    Having said that, I am a smorgasborge of ethnic culture, so in my young age my parent encourges us to travel the world and learn about other people and culture, he stated it will be our learning ground, I would not dear say to someone who is culturally and ethnicly of a certain group what is wrong about their culture that will be crossing the line. I can elaborate on my own experience within that culture be it good or bad. I truly love Korea, especially Jeju Island, there I will visit again on my next trip to Japan. Fighting!!!!!

  7. 157
    just_saying Says:

    @reindeer song 143; that’s my point, this drama should not be a 50 eps drama. It should be shorter and the drama will be GREAT.

    If it’s a shorter drama, then YJ will not have to marry SH. But since they are marrying YJ and SH – there should be some sort of loyalty and fairness to SH because they’ve been a married couple for more than 20, 30 eps? And now the writer is trying to get YJ and MY back at ep 44? With only 6 more eps to go?

    And of course, they cannot show too much lovey dovey scenes between YJ and MY in the next few episodes because SH just tried to kill himself because he can’t live without YJ. We can’t expect YJ to be portrayed so callously right.. (* So MAS @144, don’t get your hopes up).

    I just hope that the ‘really romantic, lovey dovey scenes’ between YJ and MY is not shown only at the last 10-20 minutes in the final eps. Sigh …

  8. 158
    Yuna Says:

    @Charmaine – 155 ….From the beginning there is a misunderstanding. I NEVER said that your opinion was wrong !!!!!!!!!! Read carefully what I wrote my darling: this is my comment -133 “@ Charmaine All Korean tv series are called Drama ! So , be it a comedy, a tragedy, or a history tv series, it is called in the same way : A Drama! So your statement is completely wrong.” It clearly refers to this statement of yours: -132 “Seriously, LOL, people it’s called Drama for a reason, lol, the plot lines are dramatic and specifically written and created……….. “. Well, I said enough. It doesn’t matter anymore to continue this conversation. And just for information: I studied Korean for years, I met Korean people and visited Korea, and watching Korean dramas came much more later my darling…………..
    I didn’t wanted to respond to your previous comment,because I thought I should stop this nonsense talking. But when I saw that you were insisting in something that is completely non existent, I thought I should explain myself.
    Please next time be sure to understand the comment before you respond to it. LOL

  9. 159
    Charmaine Says:

    @ yuna 158- Im starting to feel very sorry for you, seriously, what are you not understanding, you have clearly contradicted yourself, if your saying my statement is wrong you are stating my opinion is wrong, who are you to tell anyone their statement or comment is completely wrong, therefore check yourself before you respond to anyone, you must really need to study some more I feel, as you said your not Korean so that speaks for itself you can never truly know, Please next time you should be fully aware of subject matters before being so dismissive, as the saying goes Ignorance is bliss. NFOADO

  10. 160
    Yuna Says:

    @Charmaine -159 Wowwwwwwwww seriously !! This is so ridiculous! I can’t believe that you don’t get what I’m saying!
    You said that THIS DRAMA it is called a drama for a reason: because it is supposed to be dramatic, and I said that this is wrong, because all Korean TV series are called dramas! This is not an opinion but is a FACT!!!!! And we are sure about facts,we know exactly if they are right or wrong! You could have been offended if I said that : “Your opinion that this drama is beautiful is wrong”; but my darling i NEVER said so…………..
    AND I don’t need to study more, thank you for your concern, but I already know everything I need to know. You should study more my darling……..I FEEL SO SORRY FOR YOU, and please don’t be for me!
    I can see that you are only RUDE, nothing else!
    Because I already apologized if you felt offended, but you continued your own way!
    I can only say : Have a wonderful and peaceful Life!!!
    THE END !!!
    P.S (Don’t mention my name ever again)!

  11. 161
    Fighting!! Says:

    @comment no.159 n 160

    With my intention, may I apologize to both of youguys about my comments have always came between your’s comments as usual.

    My friends, let just have fun with ‘Pasiionate Love’ drama together.

    I just visited other web side and I saw the picture of Yoo Jung and her son.
    Let me so overwhelming to see YJ by this happy image.

    Her son is so hansome and so cute like his mom YJ, and so adorable with kindly smile.
    (My personl opinion, this child actor’s smile, his smile looks like Choi Yoon Young’s smile a lot but his eyes and his face look like Shim Ji Ho, I think the child’s casting team did a great job on this.)

    Tomorrow it will be the last day for the finale episode.

    Whoever gonna end up with Yoo Jung, Right now I don’t mind at all.

    Additionally, For Choi Yoon Yong’s fan club

    I had watched her (24 minutes) short movie ‘Couple Ring’
    and repeated to watch several times (no Eng sub), It’s so funny and I liked it so much. (I knew and understood just a few word of korean language and they used some body language in this movie too)

    TASTEmakers Film Project (Couple Ring)-Movie Full….
    on Youtube

    Have a good time my dear friends!!

  12. 162
    MAS Says:

    Hi ….
    Comments no 161..,
    Just curious when you said finale episode…mean epi 50…is it..
    In Korea the episode ahead of others is it..
    If yes,how can I excess to the web…

  13. 163
    Fighting!! Says:

    Comment no.162

    @MAS…I’m glad to see you here again.

    The SBS official finale episode is ep.47.

    So, Today is the last day that ‘PSNL’ drama will be broadcasting in Korea.

    BTW, I’m not korean, my dear, and now I live in Southeast Asian Country.

  14. 164
    MAS Says:

    I had just watched the final episode & very very disappointed with the ending.
    Wasted all the months watching & anxious to see MY & YJ to be together
    but never did.
    Such a terrible ending.just like fashion king.
    Even SH had head injury never die….⚡️⚡️⚡️
    Agreed its not MY the lead but SH.
    Should change the both actors playing the role than it is more meaningful.
    Good that it was cut 47 episodes only or else more hatred….

  15. 165
    Fighting!! Says:

    We wasted time to watch this drama almost seven months(more than an half-year) by got a little bit fun but more stress /painfulness and torment.

    I pity all actors and actresses who worked very very hard in such a real bad gloomy (environment) drama.

    Hwang Shin Hye / Choi Yoon Young and Shim Ji Ho.

    There were a lot of crying /screaming /yelling scenes etc.,those emotions can make them real sick and got trauma after.

    I worry about CYY’s eyes so much because she had cried her eyes out almost 2 in 3 parts of this drama, and HSH/SH/YJ’s mother/MY’s father and Sung Hoon as well.

    Please take good care yourself, be strong and be healthy everyone.

    Finnally, Hope to see all of my 3 favorite CYY+SJH +SHB in other show by professional writers, soon.

  16. 166
    reindeer song Says:

    Oh! Oh! Heads Up! How can these writer do this to YJ & MY? How can they force a woman to live with a man whos parents murdered their parent because there is a child involve? RUBBISH! In this day and age who thinks like that? A constant reminder of how her parent was brutaly murdered due to greed, and having to call then Mother & Father and Grandparents? That is so dispectable to fathom. Who are these writers? The son still carries the guilt and blame of his parents he continued the deception what reward him for his shame? THis is soo insane>>>>that is why Kdramas are a laff fest we see inside the deviuos mind of these writers, blood for blood. Are they forgetting Korean history is a mixed bag of make beliefs!!!???

  17. 167
    MAS Says:

    @165,hi fighting ….
    Totally agreed -a waste of time.

    Just hope CYY & SH in other drama as a couple as they don’t got the chance in this.
    take care all,as this chapter is close.
    Hope to see you all again in other drama,I’m watching Emergency Couple & cunning single lady.
    Stay Healthy & be well!

  18. 168
    vareena Says:

    The only disappointment I have is YJ go back to SH. I don’t want MY to end up with YJ because SK is a better choice, she is smart and understanding. she helped MY with all her heart, she never got mad when YJ called MY never show any jealousy. As for YJ she deserved SH, he is a scumbag who tried to destroy MY even though MY never fight back. SH sitting on the wealth that belong to MY, when he learned the truth about his bio-father, he still wanted to be living with his fake father and never stop to hurt MY with all dirty plots The writer is somehow feel sorry for his crime and let him got away with it, that is what I don’t like about the writer, you let the ass** SH
    got away with out punishment. That suck, tell me if I am wrong.????????

  19. 169
    reindeer song Says:

    This is the problem again and again with Kdrama they pull you in , you invest all the time and then they either rush an ending or make it so unbelievable stupid that you become frustrated. Let send a message to these writer they have to step up and write believable endings according to the drama and its characters, these endings are the worst to comprehend, the writers think they are dealing with idiots not realizing we are much more smarter than them because we see the character understand and see how the flow should go. Why do they continue these stupid and unbelievable endings. These DUMB ending seems personal to these writers, like it has happened to them. Punishment should of been distributed all around from son to parents.

  20. 170
    Charmaine Says:

    @ yuna – you are a very sad individual, you should study more even if it is for you to learn some manners, clearly that’s very lacking, your so called point is now mute, and so Zzzzzzzzz boring (PS) NFOADOUSADO

  21. 171
    Yuna Says:

    @ Charmaine- 170- Thank you, sincerely……….
    Life is Beautiful !

  22. 172
    hk fanatic Says:

    so they just finished only 47 episodes,it ends well!thank you!

  23. 173
    hk fanatic Says:

    its better to pull out the ending fast than make it worst,and maybe because they received a lot of criticism and the ratings is really bad,but I’m excited for the replacement,so don’t be affected for what their decision,if there is an end there is a better beginning

  24. 174
    Maddie Says:

    Thank you for the heads-up re: the ending folks. A drama this long ought to leave the viewer contented with the ending. Anyway, up to episode 11 was all I could take. The script is pretty awful with lines like:

    “Why don’t you say what you really want to say…”
    “So you finally said what you’ve been wanting to say.”

    Which is okay I guess, but the rest of what I have seen is much of the same droning in the key of mediocrity and fluffy padding. It’s not in the gutter but it doesn’t rise above it either.

    Were it not for the good looking players, this thing would bomb.

  25. 175
    maja Says:

    after reading all the comments here, i am so happy i stopped watching this a long time ago…. 20 episodes were all i can take… i didn’t like where the story was heading….

  26. 176
    reindeer song Says:

    Maja 175, I wanted to stop watching this drama to but my curiosity got the better of me, now I am so PISSED! Be it drama and elevated instances the underlying focal point still remains power for thought. As a drama the writing are saying hye people of the world come live in korean you can murder your whole family but you stillhave to love us and take care of us because you have our BLOOD! Who care about remorse, please be understanding, I had nothing to do with this ..it’s my parents fault, is this the message you the writers want to send to the young people watching this drama? You made a big “FAUX PAS” not a goos message.

  27. 177

    bang sang hoon i love you, saranghae, mahal kita! you’re very handsome. hope to see more korean series of your’s in a lead role. pls a romantic comedy next time and 16 to 20 episodes at least. so that we can repeat it over and over…. thank you…..

  28. 178
    phebcy Says:

    i love dis movie,but the title of d movie do nt go wit d content of d movie. .

  29. 179
    Borneo Says:

    im so Bored with this drama.. That’s all I can say. no fun at all.. always crying+yelling. i stopped.. wasting my time.

  30. 180
    jyl77 Says:

    There is a new web drama called, “6persons room”. Sung Hoon is the male lead. You can watch it on YouTube.

  31. 181
    hnyJo Says:

    now I understand why sung Hoon drama not soo popular, is not becouse he not good in acting coz the episode of drama are too long..this is the same like New tales of gisaeng…that time I skip that drama coz too long episode, i just known him after watch Noble my love…hmmmm now i finish watching New tales of gisaeng and run to this drama 4 sung Hoon oppa ;)) love him so much mostly at Cool kidz on the block.

  32. 182
    ShellBell Says:

    I’m glad I always read the overall comments before wasting my time watching any of these shows. It’s sad because tho I’ve seen a few great works when it comes to Korean dramas. Too many of these show’s have character’s that are complete idiots. The writer’s lack talent, so they can’t write about clever people. The only thing that really causes the so called drama is the fact that people never speak up, so misunderstandings cause issues that would quickly be avoided if only someone talked. I’m ready to see writer’s achieve some skill as well as growth and write about people that aren’t practically mentally handicapped. Stop with same ole same old verbiage and scenario’s. Write some real plots and story lines that not only make sense, but are believable. The people that watch these show’s aren’t extremely stupid so why would we want to continue to watch shows with character’s that are imbecile’s?

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