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. 1
    All Korean Dramas (2013) « KoreanDramaList Says:

    […] TV Novel – Sam Saeng (KBS2) […]

  2. 2
    tigerb Says:

    if this replaces ‘love, my love’, why does it have to be in the ’70s again? because the set is alread there?

  3. 3
    tigerb Says:

    my mistake, in this website, ‘love, my love’ is called ‘dear love’. someone has explained to me why one drama series is titled in many ways, but i think it is perplexing, specially when i have to look for it in another web site to watch the series. i just need the patience.

  4. 4
    mauricia Says:

    Was already fooled by “love my love”…TERRIBLE DRAMA! Hope its different writers, Because I won’t waste my time watching this if it is.

  5. 5
    Chee Nyuk Ngo Says:

    I like to Samsaeng on Astro but the timing is not right for me. Every time it showed I was always not at home to watch it. I missed quite a number of episodes. I will it would be on dramacrazy so that I could watch it on my free own timing.
    Thank you.

  6. 6
    wuchuk Says:

    This drama is worth watching. Would recommend it. The story is really a good, meaningful and well written one. It is an intelligent piece.

  7. 7
    staghorn Says:

    When will the episodes with english subtitles be available on this website?

  8. 8
    sophia Says:

    I like this drama :) so much better than the teenager cheesy dramas

  9. 9
    sk Says:

    love, my love is wasting my time it is the worst korean drama of all time, i hope samsaengi is better.

  10. 10
    AutoFill Haroldine Kronenberger Says:

    Watched first episode, so far I like it. It appears to be interesting.

  11. 11
    Vea Says:

    @CheeNyukNgo I’m watching this on Astro too.

    Well, the first 20 episodes are not that bad but I skipped a lot of episodes..hehe. Then came, episode 22 ( I think) the kids were already grown up and of course, the love story is obvious right? kekekeke. I really love watching this drama (nevertheless, 120 episodes ??? ahaha). :)

  12. 12
    badette Says:

    Samsaengi just started here in the U.S. “Love, My Love” ended early this week with an ending that was a culmination of weeks of preparation for drama watchers. What many of those who criticized this drama did not see is the beauty of how “love” and the art of “dyeing” are parallel to each other. With this drama, I respected Seunghi’s decision not to marry her step brother, Nogyeong…. because she would rather be a daughter instead of a daugther in law to her birth mother. I think the writers deserve praise for the way the drama had its “twist” and kept everything very touching, humorous and sad. I think “Samsaengi” will also be a beautiful drama. What lessons about the Korean culture these dramas have shared to its viewers… priceless!

  13. 13
    wwumo Says:

    where i can read recaps from this drama, does anyone hv link..? thank u

  14. 14
    Jenice Phung Says:

    Love the lead actress Hong Ah Reum. Enjoy watching this drama through astro.

  15. 15
    Maria Says:

    Didn’t get to see the end of “love, my love” because of changed airing time. Episodes are now at 12.50am, & I can’t stay up that late — not much time between that & the time I have to get up for work.

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    Ronald Yap Says:

    A very touching novel, dating far back real life situation and living conditions ! It shows us how the people suffered through that periods. So far have enjoy the show very much !!

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    Jasmine Says:

    On ‘Love, My Love’ I ended up disappointed. Samsaengi will do the same thing. I’m so afraid she’s into Jiseong because I prefer Dongwu becomes her man… :D :D Peace! (sorry for my goofy English)

  18. 18
    wuchuk Says:

    This drama is more than a hundred episodes to go. It is a long story. The characters’ and families’ lives are all in some sort of flux here. They look like that they are still finding their place in the scheme of life/society. I think many more events and churning will happen before there is any stabilisation in their lives. So I guess there is no use speculating or guessing what will happen. Things will fall into their rightful place one by one when the time comes, during the span of these hundred over episodes. Meanwhile, anything can happen…… in their life journey.

    Meanwhile, we can already see that an obvious change has happened to Samsaegi’s family. Her family’s lives has improved, from being dirt poor in the boondoks, to a new and better life…..

  19. 19
    badette Says:

    I am totally enjoying the daytime dramas on KBS. They are clearly introducing us to Korean/Asian culture… first it was the “makeoli” or rice wine; then, hand dyeing of cloth, now, oriental medicine. Their dramas aren’t only always about love but entwined with it is something educational. The evening dramas offered architecture, now.. advertising. Wow… what creative writers. They may not give us what we want as an ending; but, that’s life!

  20. 20
    TV Novel – Sam Saeng (KBS2)Korea drama | Korea drama Says:

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  21. 21
    wuchuk Says:

    The guy, Mr Sa (who is the bio father of Guemok, Dr Bong’s daughter) really gives me the creeps. He is evil but nobody suspects this, not even Dr Bong. He is so good at protraying himself a respected gentleman. Only Samsaengi knows that he is awfully bad and evil.

    He is currently enjoying what he thought he has it made, and that his evil plans are coming together. But….. he has not reckoned that there are no secrets in this world, that it is a matter of time when his secret will be found out. Who will defeat him?

    I can understand why Guemok hates him and feels so uncomfortable around him. It’s the way he attaches himself to Guemok so closely that he practically dictates her life ! Would you believe it, there were even times when he would enter her bedroom at will to talk to her without any respect for her privacy as if he is Dr Bong (Guemok’s father). Of course Geumok would protest each time , but he just would not care. Come on Creep, Geumok is a female, and a young adult at that, don’t just simply “rub” shoulders with her. Give her some space.

    The story is getting to be more interesting now, as Geumok has found out that this Creep is her bio father. He told her. This, plus the lies and bad advice fed to her by this Creep, make her more confused making her identity crisis going into a whirlwind of mix feelings…. Geumok really needs help to get out of this hell hole that the Creep is leading her into, but who can help her without her exposing her secret lineage? Poor girl !

    Meanwhile, there are many more developments happening around the lives of the characters in this drama…… getting more interesting now.

  22. 22
    roses4life Says:

    By accident, I came across the following link. For those who would love to read the episode synopsis, copy and paste the link.
    A wonderful person, gene71632 has given detailed synopsis of the episodes. Enjoy reading :-)

  23. 23
    roses4life Says:

    Sorry, that link is for page 18 (episode 52). You can click on page 1 and start reading from there on wards. The current synopsis posted is for episode 57 (on page 21). I was and am still amazed by gene71632’s postings that are so detailed.

  24. 24
    wuchuk Says:


    Thanks for the info.

  25. 25
    staghorn Says:

    Dear Roses4life – I clicked on your link but found forum discussion only. Can you tell me where to go to see the synopsis?

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