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Title: 맏이 / The Firstborn
Chinese Title: 老大
Also known as: Oldest / The Eldest
Genre: Melodrama, Family, Romance, Period
Episodes: 54
Broadcast network: jTBC
Broadcast period: 2013-Sep-14 to 2014-March-16
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 20:45


A drama about the firstborn of five siblings, taking care of the rest to become successful people in society after losing their parents early in the 1960s.


Main Cast

Yoon Jung Hee as Kim Young Sun
Yoo Hae Jung as Young Sun (young)
Jae Hee as Park Soon Taek
Chae Sang Woo as Soon Taek (young)
Oh Yoon Ah as Lee Ji Sook
Noh Jung Ui Ji Sook (young)
Park Jae Jung as Lee In Ho
Oh Jae Moo as In Ho (young)

The Five Siblings

Jo Yi Jin as Kim Young Ran
Park Ha Young as Young Ran (child)
Kang Ui Sik as Kim Young Doo
– Kim Yoon Sub (김윤섭) as Young Doo (child)
Jung Yoon Hye as Kim Young Sook
Han Seo Jin as Kim Young Sook (child)
Lee Joon Seo (이준서) as Kim Young Jae
– Kim Ye Chan (김예찬) as Kim Young Jae (child)

Soon Taek’s family

Hwang Bo Ra as as Park Soon Geum
– Park Ji Won (박지원) as Park Soon Geum (teen)
Lee Dal Hyung as Park Jae Oh (Soon Taek’s father)
Yoon Yoo Sun as Ban Chon Daek / Yoon Im Soon

Aunt’s family

Kim Byung Se as Lee Sang Nam
Jang Mi Hee as Lee Sil
Jin Hee Kyung as Kim Eun Soon
Jo Seung Yoon as Jong Bok
Lee Hyung Suk as Jong Bok (young)


Lee Jong Won as Gong Chang Rae (uncle Chang Rae)
Jun Won Joo as Choi Sa Yub (grandma)
Kim Jin Soo as Son Jae Shik (uncle Jae Shik)
Ra Mi Ran as Na Mi Soon (miss Mi Soon)
Kim Soo Mi as Shi Duk’s mother
Cha Kwang Soo as Baek Ho
Ahn Jae Min as Lee Joon Soo
Jo Yang Ja as Seo Eun Ja
Min Ji as Eun Joo
Kim Gyu Sun as Jae Im
Ryu Han Bee as Kim Young Sun’s friend


Moon Jung Hee as Park Jung Shim (Young Sun’s mother)
Yoon Dong Hwan as Kim Ki Baek (Young Sun’s father)
Im Hyun Shik as Goo Chang Bong
Goo Bon Im as Mrs. Pang
Lee Yong Yi as Goo Chang Bong’s wife

Production Credits

Production Company: Lee Kwan Hee Production
Chief Producer: Jo Joon Hyung
Producers: Go Jung Ho, Park Jong Suk, Seo Jang Hyun, Kim Eun Kang
Director: Lee Kwan Hee
Screenwriter: Kim Jung Soo


The Firstborn Poster1

Official Site

Trailer I & Trailer II & Trailer III

Watch Online with English, Chinese & Other Subtitle (Coming Soon)

64 Responses to “The Firstborn”

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  1. 51
    um really Says:




  2. 52
    jewles Says:

    @48 Iris,

    The rating should not matter so much if you enjoy the show. There are many great shows with low ratings anyway. I’ve enjoyed so many k-dramas that no one seems to watch or given low ratings…

    This is a well done drama regardless of popularity, in my opinion. Hope you do too!

  3. 53
    maso Says:

    I love this drama. I really really like it, don’t care about the ratings. I think that Yoon Jung Hee is one of the most dignified, classy, and elegant women in Korean Dramas. there are only two other women on her level.


  4. 54
    Panaitescu Luciana Says:

    love this drama

  5. 55
    AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Totally agree…ratings did not matter if one really appreciates this drama…I just finished 8th episode.

    You have this feeling of sadness due to the misfortunes of the lead star and her siblings, and then become happy again when good things start to unravel because of her willingness to help other people and having a pure heart by taking good care of her younger brothers and sisters.

    The first 7 episodes were really painful and heartbreaking. Acting of most stars are superb…If the ending would not let me down, I would be voting this as top drama for 2014.

    Fighting!!! Really really good drama!!!

  6. 56
    AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    This drama takes me to where the characters are… the music is excellent! Just finished watching 12th episode….13th to follow tomorrow, fighting! 🙂

  7. 57
    flower Says:

    @lady and everybody who want to know the complete ratings of this drama, come to The First Born soompi drama thread…


  8. 58
    aicy Says:

    thanks to flower says that i was able to see the ratings of this drama which is indeed very low ,to think that this is a very nice drama .as jewles said. rating doesn’t matter what is important is the storyline.that’s right.i enjoy very much watching it and i have already finished up to the latest ep.which is ep.45.looking forward to the succeeding episodes.i am already very eager to see the ending so please whoever is subbing it, make it fast for our sakes.thanks

  9. 59
    sml Says:

    drama was over, but no progress for eng sub. Please eng sub till ep 54 ASAP. Thank you…

  10. 60
    AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Now on 34th episode…cried a lot after watching 33rd…nunas and hyung reunited with the youngest…very moving…!!!

  11. 61
    AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Done with this drama. The story ended beautifully. I had to agree, who cares if the drama did not do much in the ratings … am a happy fan. One of the best dramas so far in 2014. The acting of the young actors and actresses as well as the adults is superb.

    I have seen Golden Rainbow but I believe Firstborn has a far better storyline.

    Fighting, everyone! Aja Aja! 🙂

  12. 62
    Kimberly Says:

    I hope there are More moviesto come for adorable Park Ji Won. Because we like her❤️❤️❤️👍👍👍

  13. 63
    flower Says:

    @aicy and all TFB fans…

    The ratings of this drama are quite high since its broadcasted in cable TV which 1-2 % was considered as great ratings and popular drama…

    Our drama even ever soared till 7+ % at peak…no wonder its got 4 episode extentions…

    Just look at its following drama now…because its struggle to broke 1 % it has to cut from 50 to 26 episodes…my symphatize for all casts and production teams…

  14. 64
    Thu Van Says:

    Could you share me the link of the song at the end of this film, plz! I really enjoy it!

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