Title: TV소설 – 삼생이 / TV Novel – Sam Saeng
Chinese Title: TV小說- 三生
Also known as: TV Novel: Samsaengi
Genre: Medical, Family, Romance
Episodes: 120
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2013-Jan-07 to 2013-June-21
Air time: Monday to Friday 09:00
Related Series: TV Novel


This drama is telling a romance story that happens in Seoul in 1970s.


Main Cast

Hong Ah Reum as Suk Sam Saeng
Hyun Seung Min as Sam Saeng (12 years old)
– Kwak Ji Hye (곽지혜) as child Sam Saeng (4 years old)
Son Sung Yoon as Bong Geum Ok
Kim Ji Min (2000) as Geum Ok (12 years old)
Jang Seo Hee as Geum Ok (4 years old)
Cha Do Jin as Park Dong Woo
Kim Ji Hoon as Dong Woo (14 years old)
Ji Il Joo as Oh Ji Sung
Kim Seung Chan as Ji Sung (13 years old)
Jung Yoo Geun as Ji Sung (4 years old)

Suk Bong Chool family

Lee Dal Hyung as Suk Bong Chool
Lee Ah hyun as Go Mak Rye
Shin Hyun Tak as Suk Chang Shik
– Jung Seung Won (정승원) as Chang Shik (16 years old)
Lee Soo Bin (이수빈) as Suk Chang Hee
– Esther (에스더) as Chang Hee (6 years old)

Bong Moo Ryong family

Dok Go Young Jae as Bong Moo Ryong
Yoo Tae Woong as Sa Ki Jin
Lee Yeon Soo as Hae Joo Daek
Ban Hyo Jung as Mrs. Jo

Oh Pil Soon family

Kim Na Woon as Oh Pil Soon
Go Do Young as Jung Yoon Hee
– Kim Hye Yoon (김혜윤) as Yoon Hee (14 years old)
– Lee Jae In (이재인) as Yoon Hee (6 years old)

Oh In Soo family

Kim Seung Wook as Oh In Soo
Kim Do Yun as Park Kyung Ja

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Kim Sung Geun
Director: Kim Won Yong
Screenwriter: Lee Eun Joo


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143 Responses to “TV Novel – Sam Saeng”

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  1. 126
    tahui Says:

    not happy with Dish…i miss the last episodes of samsaengi but i’ll be damned if I sign up with direct tv…they are good on the first year of service then after that the ass fuckin is ON..i’ll just do without the KBS for now till Dish will get the head straight… if not i’ll just get the DVD’s of korean dramas i would like to watch!!!

  2. 127
    victoria Says:

    I will not switch to Direct TV. The service is terrible, and trying to find channels is daunting. Not to be political, but Direct TV is owned by Murdoch who is not a very honest or ethical person. The reasons are the same as to why I don’t watch Fox News.

    But as least I know the ending. I can get many programs for free on digital TV without any cost except buying a good set and antenna.

  3. 128
    mauricia Says:

    I know about the tiered pricing for DIRECT, but its still cheaper that what I was paying DISH. At least I have a year to find an alternative (if necessary), which is 1000 times more notice that what DISH gave us.

    I’ve been unsuccessful in watching dramas on line or through links. 8 times out of 10 I always get horrible viruses and have to take my computer in for service. And, buying DVDs is not an option for me….my house would be filled to the brim ‘em.

    But good luck to those that can do it.. Will see your comments on the next TV Novel (if I decide to watch it). :-)

  4. 129
    badette Says:

    It’s funny how the “conversation” went from “Samsaengi” to television providers; yet… no mention of Comcast. Comcast substriber in the San Francisco Bay area get their fill of Korean dramas on two stations for free. Yet, the Seattle area subscribers have to pay $15.00 a month. Figure that out; but, I would rather have to pay than to watch the shows on a small computer screen. For the person who wondered what happened to Mr. Sa., I think Episode 18 showed that we was so traumatized by accidentally shooting Geumok that he took wine to the location where he poisoned Samsaengi’s “other father”… The wine, of course was laced with poison… he was shown face up on the mound where the gravesite was. Then, the drama went on… I actually enjoyed the way the writers “tied up all the loose ends” and made a wonderful ending to the story…. Jiseon ended up with Geumok(after all they have always been childhood sweethearts), Dongwu and Samsaengi getting married and having a daughter. I specially enjoyed the birthday celebration of their one year old daughter where they showed the tradition of having their child pick an instrument which would show what she may grow up to be. The explanations as to how the “sisters” ended up with their “mates”… made sense. I would rather watch Korean dramas where there is an ending and conclusion even if it drags to 120 episodes than watch an American drama that goes on for years and years! And, when the drama is cancelled, you will never know how the story ended. I especially enjoyed the way this drama ended because it was a happy ending… people were smiling even “those who came back for the ending”(the ones who died in the process of the story… Dr. Bong, the weird doctor, Mr. Sa, “other father”)…. and the know that the little sister became a star and she sang the show’s theme song! wonderful job!

  5. 130
    mauricia Says:

    Thanks for letting me know how Mr. Sa died. How did he accidentally shot Geumok? How did Drs Hwang and Bong die?

    I watched up to episode 115 (then no more service).. I was lucky enough to see the last episode 120.

  6. 131
    Bea Says:

    Where can I watch with English subtitles?

  7. 132
    badette Says:

    Mr. Sa had gone back to Dr. Bong’s house with his intention to shoot Dr. Bong but Geumok tried to stop him and she got shot instead… in the arm… she healed later on… went to Paris to study dress design and Jiseon went to Germany to pursue law…. You can tell Dr. Bong was going to die because of pictures he had taken of the girls with him and he wanted to have a picture of himself taken… you know… they carry the picture of the dead during a funeral? Anyway, it did not show how Bong and Hwang died…. Am glad you saw the ending…
    I am liking Eunhee.. though many probably has given up watching long dramas; but Comcast has started showing two episodes a day, which would make this one faster to finish. This time, they are going into introducing its viewers with tofu making! These daytime dramas have taught me rice wine making”makeoli”, hand dyed silk and hanbok, oriental medicine and herbs…
    Can’t wait until the night time drama “Good Doctor” comes up… with Joo Woon… it should be interesting. Can’t stand Yerin in the drama “Twin of Two Sisters”…. she is so wicked! to boot… her mother is too!

  8. 133
    Bryan Says:

    can any one tell me where i can watch the episodes on the net i was watching until dish pulled the plug they can say it was to help with the cost all they was helping was them selfs not the public

  9. 134
    mauricia Says:

    Thanks Badette…for telling me what happened :-)

  10. 135
    bea Says:

    Does Dr.Bong find out that Samsaengi is his natural daughter? And does she also realize Dr. Bong is her natural dad.

  11. 136
    bea Says:

    Badette please tell me where is your location. I have comcast and I have only seen once a day I am on East coast can I also watch this kdrama twice. We are only at ep. 68!

  12. 137
    I love all soap operas Says:

    I have optimum cable and this drama comes on 5 days a week and its still not enough! I’m not patient, lol. We are only up to ep 62 and this is the second tv novel i’m watching. I saw a little of my sister drama, and they all seem to have unsatisfying endings (for me). That may be my American sensibilities, but I’ve watch loads of Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese dramas and these tv novels are the only ones with such horrible endings that are supposed to be happy. For me the point of watching dramas is so good wins and true love prevails (unless based on historical fact). Everything leading up to the end I love the tantalizing story, the evil/hateful characters and the naïve ingénue. I just don’t see how they can be happy settling for second best (Dongwu or the non brother character in love my love) and I don’t believe their love for 2nd choice could be as satisfying.

    PS some one recommended a drama called a hundred years inheritance, I’ve seen it and love it also. That was a satisfying ending!

  13. 138
    ILKD Says:

    Just finished watching episode 95. Samsangi confirms her suspicion that she is the biological daughter of Dr. Bong and that the two girls were switched.

  14. 139
    ILKD Says:

    This drama has about 13 episodes left on WMBC in the New York City area. I think anyone, in any part of the world, should be able to watch the remaining episodes of this drama for free on the Internet with english subtitles. Here is how:

    Sign up for a 30-day free trial on http://www.aereo.com. Select New York City (NYC) as your location and tune into WMBC. I hope this information helps someone.

  15. 140
    Deborah Says:

    I hated this drama, although interesting. I find unrealistic the end. the bad make life impossible for others but in the end all form a family. in real life if such a thing happens, it would be realy unfair. what to do about the suffering, abuse, and other, about the time lost ? on the other hand, I must admit that sometimes in real life things go really like that, hence my frustration

    p.s.: Mr Sa don’t died but remain familly with Mr Song at the end. sad right?!

  16. 141
    Deborah Says:

    Mr Sa died in the end. sorry, my mistake :D

  17. 142
    elvani Says:

    The drama is so long, the plot is quote inserting though.
    I’m happy with the ending:
    Dongwu and Samseng got married and had a daughter together ( yay, finally… )
    Geum-ok and Ji-sung got back together, too.

    Geum-ok doesn’t deserve a bad ending because she saved Ji-sung and did the same thing to Dr. Bong by risking her life! It’s good to see her and Ji-sung were finally back again, Ji-sung has loved her from the beginning and it was just a misunderstood that made him dislikes her. His parent let them be together is easy to understand, she saved him, and they have realized that their son’s happiness is important ( and none of them or us want to see Ji-sung spends his life one-sided loving Samseng like Dr..Hwang or trying to steal her from Dongwu )
    Mr.Sa died because he was a bad man, anyway.

    I’m satisfied with the ending except for this detail: they didn’t show any scene from Samseng and Dongwu’s wedding and the didn’t share any kiss for the entire drama ( while Samseng has shared a kiss with Ji-sung ), she should have said she loved Dongwu at least once ( not accepting to marry him because he always saved her ), the writers should have had some scenes like that, instead of a bunch of stupid episodes about Samseng and Ji-sung were together.

    The relationships between the four of them were complicated and sometimes annoying ( when Samseng was with Ji-sung and made the other two sad for many episodes really made me rate the drama 2.5/5 )
    1. Samseng: Dongwu- former friend, officially spouse
    Geum-ok – good friend
    Ji-sung – former crush, former romantic interest ( or boyfriend ), currently friend
    2.Dongwu: Samseng – former best friend, former crush, former romantic interest, officially spouse
    Geum-ok – friend
    Ji-sung – former enemy, currently friend
    3.Geum-ok: Samseng – former enemy, currently good friend
    Dongwu – friend
    Ji-Sung – boyfriend then ex then boyfriend again
    4.Ji-sung: Samseng – former crush, former romantic interest ( or girlfriend ), currently friend
    DongWu – former enemy, friend
    Geum-ok – girlfriend then ex then girlfriend again

  18. 143
    love film Says:

    Please tell me know the name of song in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFYcN5vPzOw. Thanks so much!!

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