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Strange Family

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Title: 별난 가족 / Strange Family
Chinese Title: 怪異家族
Also Known as: Unusual Family
Genre: Family
Episodes: 149
Broadcast Network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2016-May-02 to 2016-Nov-25
Air time: Monday to Friday 20:25


‘The Unusual Family’ is about two country girls with different dreams. There is a girl from the countryside, named Kang Dan Yi (Lee Shi Ah). She wants to support rural communities. And, there’s Kang Sam Wol (Gil Eun Hye) who is happy to leave her hometown and has a dream of becoming one like Cinderella. With two different dreams, they both move over to Seoul. How would their life change in the near future? (Source)


Main Cast

Lee Shi Ah as Kang Dan Yi
Kim Jin Woo as Goo Yoon Jae
Gil Eun Hye as Kang Sam Wol
Shin Ji Hoon as Sul Dong Tak

People around Dan Yi and Sam Wol

Jeon Mi Sun as Sim Soon Ae (Sam Wol’s mother)
Ban Hyo Jung as Park Bok Hae
Park Hyung Joon as Kang Man Soo

People around Yoon Jae

Kang In Duk as Goo Kyung Man (Yoon Jae’s father)
Kim Ye Ryung as Son Do Soon (Yoon Jae’s mother)
Kang Seo Jun as Goo Choong Je (Yoon Jae’s older brother)
Lee Joo Hyun as Goo Kyung Chul (Yoon Jae’s older brother)
Han Seo Jin as Goo Kong Joo (Kyung Chul’s daughter)
Jung Si Ah as Young Shil

People around Dong Tak

Sunwoo Jae Duk as Sul Min Suk
Kim Kyung Sook as Jung Joo Ran (Min Suk’s wife)
Seo Yoo Jung as Sul Kong Joo (Min Suk’s younger sister)
Park Yeon Soo</a? as Sul Hye Ri
Yoo Seung Bong as Jung Woo Taek


Lee Yong Joo as Shim Soo Bong
Kim Hyo Won as Director Choi
Jeon Ji An as Min Yeon Joo
Geum Ho Suk as Lee Pil Moo
Ji Yi Soo as Lee Se Ra
Jo Seung Hee as Heo Soon Shim
Im Ji Hyun as Yoon In Na
Kwon Oh Hyun as Park Joon Sang
Lee Chang
Kim Ji Ho (2007)
Kim Young (김영)
Kim Gun (ep 6, 8, 9, 11)

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Park Ki Ho
Producer: Lee So Yun
Director: Lee Duk Gun
Screenwriters: Son Ji Hye, Jung Ji Eun, Heo Ji Young


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  1. 1 : Birddybuddy Says:

    Eng Plsss 😁

  2. 2 : imhel Says:

    It is disappointing that the storyline of conglomerate families paying off (either in cash or in kind, such as promotions) just to get their way is sooo rampant in most K-dramas It is even more unfortunate if this kind of situation is widespread in Korean culture. What a shame! What I hate in this drama is that the whole family encourages Hyeri to steal the guy from his fiance by all means. it’s quite descpicable that both the mom and dad lure Yoon Jae to be with their daughter and force YJ to break up with his fiance. The aunt is not even better since she even congratulated her niece. The grandfather is even worse. Instead of being the voice of reason, he seems to be happy about what the mom & dad did. Good thing Dong Tak spoke up. Yet he seems to not have a voice in the family, so it falls on deaf ears. I just hope this drama’s storyline gets better, Danyi should get her vindication.

  3. 3 : richard dunlap Says:


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  5. 5 : stela Says:

    I cant understand why the character of Samwol is always shouting and angry with everybody. It’s so annoying and very unnatural. Is it the fault of the scriptwriters, or it just bad acting? Story is so common, watching it is a waste of time.

  6. 6 : imhel Says:

    yes, watching this drama is wasted time….I now stop watching this series. It could be bad scriptwriting or it is just that Korean culture pays so much attention to money specially the conglomerate families. They think they are indestructible. Good example is this Hyeri, everybody spoils her, I think that is why she divorced her 1st husband. In the 1st place she is too young to get married and everybody is spoiling her. I’m just done with the way everybody is spoiling her especially her mom who makes all ways just to get Yoon jae to be married with her. DONE!!!

  7. 7 : richard dunlap Says:

    well i hope that the writers of this drama are happy because i am not i will make sure i tell all my korean and american friends not to watch this drama. the writers have failed to make this a nice and friendly drama instead it is a disaster happening.

  8. 8 : lclarakl Says:

    [email protected], I have not been watching this drama but was trying to see if it is something I want to start because the ratings for this drama is almost 25% (#1 in its time slot). There is a real life story that shows the writer when depicted the wealthy is very much on target with their special treatments (Google South Korean Airline nut crazy or check out this link– http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/south-korean-airline-heir-year-prison-nut-rage-article-1.2112282). I loved this real life happening because if felt like a little bit of payback. The only reason she probably was held accountable for her actions, was because she did it on U.S. soil.

    I think I will give this one a pass. It seems that Korean likes shows with the over the top foolishness.

  9. 9 : kitkat Says:

    I can understand how my fellow commentors here feel, i.e. digusted with the way some characters in this drama live their lives. Shallow, without principles, selfish, inconsiderate and are materialistic. I feel disgusted too.

    I believe the story here reflects real life and the money culture permeating in S.Korea now. Not nice.

    And I think the story here is trying to tell about the rise and fall of the materialistic families as opposed to the internal peace and sprituality of a simple life (eg Sangmi village folks. President Seol was once from here).

    Be patient, in this drama I believe we will be able to see how the simple will triump over the materialistic (who are devoid of life principles or know what living is all about).

    YJ and Vice President will fall hard. DongTak and Dani might be the ones picking up the pieces and save the day

    I may be wrong with this summation. Correct me if I am wrong.

  10. 10 : Luvkd Says:

    The pace of the show is so annoying. I sincerely hope the writers concentrate on DT/DY’s now. I want DY to be much stronger now, have happiness after being kicked to the kerbside by YJ. I hope DT also becomes a more clued up person. He’s slow with figuring things out! SW should be given the can. I find her character unconvincing and unlikable. Always fast forward when it comes to her part! No offence to the actor… just dont like her character in the show.

  11. 11 : kitkat Says:

    From what I see, I think Dani is on her way to forging ahead with her life. She is a strong girl. As for DongTak so too will he keep on maturing and looking at life differently since the day he joined Bonjour, though he may be clueless sometimes (dont most guys are? Hehe ! ). But he seems to be like his dad Pres.Seol. He has a good set of back bones.

    As for Samwol, she is currently a silly and stupid girl . Will learn her lessons the hard way. She is like some people, needs to learn things the hard way. Otherwise nothing can get into her head. If she is lucky she might get out alive and in one piece and much wiser. There are many like her who ended up in the gutters, never able to get out again.

  12. 12 : Cuity17 Says:

    Hadeeuuhh… Kang dany…be brave girl… Beat them… You are too slow n flat… Uuugghh grgetaaaan…

  13. 13 : cw Says:

    (1) Ok, I know I haven’t been able to watch all episodes, BUT after dating Dani for 5 years did he not know that Sam-Wol was her niece.

    (2) How is it ok for Hyeri to have been married, but Dani, who only dated her jerk of a husband, is considered “tainted” and a lessor person for Dong-Tak!!

    I’ve never been to Korea, but would like to go there and get first-hand answers to a lot of questions. Read on another blog that Koreans are really calculating like we see in these dramas. One question I would certainly pose is, why some parents pimp their children for the sake of money/business advancement, etc., especially in view of the efforts to get compensation for the Comfort Women that suffered so much.

  14. 14 : stela Says:

    I think the most stupid character here is the police-detective uncle, who is always the last to know. For a detective, how could he be so clueless that he cant even find where his ex-wife is living and figure out why she wants their daughter for 3 months. Watching his character is such a pain.
    Also, the mother of Samwol and Dani are driving me nuts. Why are they even tolerating Samwol’s deceitfulness, and how could all the members of the rich family be so gullible that they easily believe everything she says? Samwol wants to marry into that family, how would she even be able to pull this off. Doesnt she realize that her lies would be found out in the process?

  15. 15 : wongee Says:

    @14 Stela

    LOL ….. cant help laughing so hard at your comments.

    Like you, I find the police detective so unbearably blur and stupid, especially when he is a police detective who should be sharp.

    Next, the Grandma and Dani’s aunt. Why cant they stop sharpening their hooks and put them away for gods sake. Why eye every male as a potential husband? Come on, ladies!!

    And this bloodly Seol guy (Dontak’s father) – why cant he inform that he is a married man?

    I can go on….and on about this real senseless and stupid drama. But Got no energy left to rant about this drama anymore.

    Come to think of it…. why am I watching this stupid drama? I must be stupid too….

  16. 16 : wongee Says:

    The more the story goes, the more stupid and ridiculous it is. And it has 150 episodes to run. Why cant the drama be made shorter? If its too long, all the story will do is, going round and round in circles. Wasting time.

  17. 17 : lclarakl Says:

    [email protected], I couldn’t agree more. This drama is beyond stupid and leading the way is the lead female, DY. She’s just stupid to me. Why they felt the need to extend this drama from 120 to 150 is truly a mystery because the writer doesn’t have any creativity left…….it’s the same stupid plot over and over an over again.

  18. 18 : DSant Says:

    Whoa!!!! they are extending this train wreck to 150 episodes. I can’t believe it!!!!

  19. 19 : Lour Says:

    What..they extend this drama..my gosh..the love story going to different direction..the lead star dy is so stupid..sw the liar still getting her way,dt is pitiful..yj betrayal still on…writer more creative..this drama has no sense at all…

  20. 20 : Remy Durham Says:

    Look ,it’s time for Dy to have a back bone

  21. 21 : Wongee Says:

    Yes, 150 episodes !! I was stupidly and frantically following and counting the days when the story will end hoping to catch the baddies meeting their fate… until I found out about this extenion. Painful discovery.

    Most of the characters here except Dontak are stupid. They got no sense or individuality. Why has it got to be so Scriptwriter? Cant you do better than this.?

    Leader of the stupids are Dani and leader of the crooks is YunJae. Next, leader of the greedy are Yunjae’s materialictic mother, father, Director Jeong and the con artiste Sara Lee (Samwol) The rest are 3rd level stupids.

    So what does this mean? It means that this is a stupid drama. ( And me? Answer @15. Sad to admit it though.)

  22. 22 : Monica Says:

    The writer shld be aware of the common scenes i.e DY looking blankly into thin air, the co executive coming into the President’s room frequently just to say a few unimportant words, crossing path at the corridor, DY not getting to meet the former President in her countryside house, Sam Wol with her nevrr changing flick of her eyes….piss….

  23. 23 : lala Says:

    LOL at the comments, this drama seems horrible ehh I won’t bother watching it.

  24. 24 : cw Says:

    Is it just me, or have comments dropped off site. Also, no ratings chart. I just hope SJH gets a better drama. I enjoyed watching him the most off all the roles in this one.

  25. 25 : kitkat Says:

    I dont know whether anyone has noticed this?

    That almost each and everyone of the characters here are not truthful or sincere in whatever they say? Basically, they tell lies everytime they open their mouth, even in ordinary conversations. Why have they got to be like this? Why cant they be themselves? Dont they find that it is hard to live this way?

    What is wrong with living a life sincerely and being honest about it? Why do we have to worry about how other people feel about knowing the truth? They wont die knowing the truth. They are too selfish and are too scared of death to die.

    My opinion about this drama is that it is a ROTTEN drama. Literally, ROTTEN. It gives the message that humans nowadays live like this. Really, do people live like this?

    Is this the life the scriptwriter of this drama is really living in? Hope not.

  26. 26 : Evelyn Says:

    Haba! 149eps? Why? When drama is lengthen it is never nice to air and even watch. I have not watched it, the length is too much. The comment has saved me. Good luck.

  27. 27 : olanike Says:

    i love this drama

  28. 28 : cw Says:

    What happened to current comments? Episodes dropped to 149.

  29. 29 : imhel Says:

    I have watched/unwatched this drama. When it got to Ep 130+, I thought the storyline was getting better. But what’s this, Ep 144 and instead of YunJae getting his punishment for his deeds, few more bad deeds ensue, Dongtak gets into an accident saving DanYi. And why the heck is DanYi not telling the truth to the uncle detective. She should outright say that it is his nephew that’s the culprit. There were so many instances that the problems would have been solved if DanYi spoke up. Why does she still cover up for YunJae when she claims she doesn’t have feelings for YunJae. She’s such a weak lead. Aigoo, I know it’s only up to 149 ep but why is the writer not trying to make the storyline get better and the female lead be stronger. I’m just flabbergasted. When will the story get better?

  30. 30 : HTML Says:

    The consequences of cause and effect have never been so stark as in this drama.

    Almost each and every character here has their share in creating the mess that faces them one way or another. Should we feel sorry for them? No. They deserve what they get.

    Maybe the message from this drama is “You reap what you sow”?

  31. 31 : lclarakl Says:

    This drama was just ridiculous. As with all daily dramas, the females are stupid in so many cases. The lead female let her niece have her way—even if it meant taking her man. One I didn’t like in this drama is how the lead female never told the man she loved the truth about her relationship with her niece–so stupid on so many, many, many levels. The worse dramas for me is still Witch’s Castle, Crazy Love, Beautiful You and, of course, this one.

  32. 32 : lclarakl Says:

    On a side note, I will say that Protect the Family aka Save the family was pretty good in that it had a great hook and changed things up—evil didn’t always win.

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