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Title: 너는 내 운명 / You Are My Destiny
Also known as: You Are My Life
Chinese title : 你是我的命运
Genre: Romance, family
Episodes: 178
Broadcast Network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2008-May-05 to 2009-Jan-09
Air time: Mondays to Fridays 20:25


Jang Sae Byuk is a a girl who tries to find a new meaning in life after she receives an eye cornea transplant from the doctor that took care of her after her accident. That doctor, Kim Na Young, died in a car accident on her way back from Africa. Sae Byuk becomes close with the Na Young’s family after finding them. The family slowly accepts her as part of the family. Kang Ho Se and Kim Tae Poong, Na Young’s twin brother, have disliked each other since they were young kids. This is mostly Tae Poong hates Ho Se because Ho Se’s family was rich and because Tae Poong’s father was Ho Se’s father’s driver and his mother was the maid.


Im Yoon Ah as Jang Sae Byuk

Kim family

Lee Ji Hoon as Kim Tae Poong
Lee Pil Mo as Kim Tae Young
Jang Yong as Kim Dae Jin (Tae Poong’s father)
Jung Ae Ri as Oh Young Sook (Tae Poong’s mother)
Kim Hyo Seo as Kim Na Young (Tae Poong’s deceased sister)
Sa Mi Ja as Son Poong Geum (Dae Gu’s mother)
Gong Hyun Joo as Kim Soo Bin
Kang Suk Woo as Kim Dae Gu (Soo Bin’s father)
Lee Hye Sook as Hong Yeon Shil (Soo Bin’s mother)

Kang family

Park Jae Jung as Kang Ho Se
Lee Seol Ah as Kang Yu Ri (Ho Se’s sister)
Hyun Suk as Kang Chil Bok (Ho Se’s father)
Yang Geum Suk as Seo Min Jung (Ho Se’s mother)
Kim Hyung Il as Kang Charles (Chil Bok’s brother / Yeon Shil’s dance tutor)

Ban family

Kim Jung Nan as Ban So Young
Park Min Ji as Ban Yoon Hee
Sun Woo Yong Nyeo as Lee Hwa Ran (So Young’s mother)

Other people

Choi Won Young as Nam Gyeong Woo (Na Young’s co-worker)
Park Seul Gi as Bok Joo (Sae Byuk’s best friend)
Kwak Hyun Hwa as Oh Sun Jeong (female Lohas employee)
Lee Jung Ho as Lee Dang Soo (male Lohas employee)
Yoo Hye Ri as Jeong Mi Ok
Jung Jae Gon as Jo Sang Ki
Kim Sung Hoon as Jang Pan Jae (night sales manager)
Shin Pyo as assistant director
Lee Seol Hee

Production Credits

Director: Kim Myung Wook
Screenwriter: Moon Eun Ah


2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actress Award (Im Yoon Ah)
2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award (Im Yoon Ah)
2008 Korean Drama Festival: Netizen Award (Im Yoon Ah)
2008 KBS Drama Awards: Netizen Award (Im Yoon Ah)
2008 KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actress Award (Im Yoon Ah)
2008 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Daily Drama – Actor (Lee Pil Mo)
2008 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Daily Drama – Actress (Kim Jung Nan)

Official Site


345 Responses to “You Are My Destiny”

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  1. 201
    Aulani Says:

    Saebeyok is a GLUTON for punishment..Her mother in law is a mother in law from HELL and Saebeyok is a gluton for punishment…she should STAY AWAY FROM THAT HATEFUL WOMEN…it is because of this character that I hope NOT to watch these Korean Soaps ever again…How HATEFUL can one be. What a turnoff. In fact ALL Korean mothers in law seem to be very HATEFUL but especially this one…I can’t believe how this one drama has me totally disgusted with KOREAN MOTHERS IN LAW…why don’t they MARRY their precious sons…HOW DISGUSTING of these mothers…geesh. Needless to mention Hosea is not much of a husband. What a dingle berry. This is a soap opera from HELL! I do not watch it anymore!

  2. 202
    Sunshine Says:

    You know what, i think Saebyeok deserved her punishment… because although her real mother realy want to help her, she stil wana stick to her “lovely” mother-in-law…

    and wat annoyed me most is Saebyeok’s family… her family keep supporting her no matter wat happen…

    This drama is getting boring oo…

  3. 203
    Lena Says:

    I am not Korean but I love to watch Korean drama with English subtitle, even learn a to speak some Korean, not enough to undwerstand without English subtitle though , You are my destiny have over 170 episodes, I watched it on MySoju, it ended at episode 138, I found all episode on another website but can not watch b/c not English subtitle. it does have dialogue but take to long to read. so now I’m stuck at episode 128, anyone know of another site with all episodes that have English subtitle?

  4. 204
    smartalec Says:

    Don’t blame Seybruk or Hosae for the poor script. They are only reading what they are given by the writers.

    Im Yoon Ah is a very lucky beautiful young lady. Does anyone know if she has a good unique singing voice in that rock singing group she’s in?

    Is she good enough to make the final 12 in the American or Korean Idol shows?

  5. 205
    simple_life Says:

    Is this drama finished?. I am just hoping that they – the writers & producers – don’t drag it too long and come up with awful story lines just to extend it.

    We’re now on the part where the mom regains consciousness after the accident and is once again plotting something bad against Saebyeok. Like what has happened before, Saebyeok will accept the ill doing wholeheartedly & will ask for the mom in laws forgiveness.

  6. 206
    bea Says:

    please don’t be sad at my comment
    1st of all
    im bea from philippines you can call me cb_28 instead
    at first You are my destiny is so interesting and cool but now i think it is getting boring because saebyeok’s mother-in-law is so mean.(like filipino drama-corny) I hate Saebyeok now because she keeps saying sorry to her mother-in-law but nothing happens.

    comment to saebyeok-please don’t be mean to your birth mother. she has peersonal reasons about it.

    comment to saebyeoks mother-in-law-please dont be mean to saebyeok.

    hosae-please take care of saebyeok

    birth mother of saebyeok-don’t give up i know you can convience sabyeok again/



  7. 207
    Katie Says:

    I got the whole set and finished it. It was really good. I think you guys would like it . Maybe not . It’s a little sad.

  8. 208
    luba Says:

    This is my second Korean soap and the one before “You Are My Destiny” was just wonderful (I think that it was called “High as the Sky…) But, “You Are My Destiny” is just getting ridiculous. My friend told me how much she was enjoying watching the Korean soaps and now I’m hooked. But, we’re both getting very upset with this one. She called me tonight and was very upset with Hosae’s mother. We’re both just SICK of her. Are most Korean mother-in-laws like her?She’s a rich witch, mean, a slave driver and it’s just getting to be impossible to watch. Please end it soon because I’ve wasted enough time watching this ridiculous soap. Why doesn’t Sabyeok stand up for herself and she keeps on apologizing for something that she didn’t do. Is this cultural? or what?

  9. 209
    chaimoon Says:

    Exactly my feelings guys! I used to look forward to watching this drama but now I just HATE Saebyok , Hosae, his mother and Yuri! They are either MEAN or PLAIN STUPID! Now I don’t care if it ends tomorrow. The situations are just ridiculous that simple people can react and think better than the characters to solve their problems. Some of their so called problems are actually NO BRAINERS! There are so many ways of solving their problems. Mr. Writer I used to be in awe of your story, but now, you can end it anytime and I would no longer care. You still have some few episodes left though , I think, you still have a chance to redeem yourself!

  10. 210
    chaimoon Says:

    It is so funny that I have spent so many hours watching this drama hoping that everything will be A-okay as it goes on. Now I am TIRED! Tired of Hosae’s character of being less of a man for his wife. I could just hit him on the head to wake him up , to be a man for his wife. I am tired of Saebyoks “I am sorry” character. It’s just pure stupidity not to fight for your right as a human being! Even those who have not gone to school know what their rights are and can react to situations accordingly. I am tired to Hosae’s mother and sister who are getting uglier everyday. Can’t they at least tell their writer and directors that there characters are less human and more of the the devils reincarnate!? Are Koreans naturally courteous and obedient or just plain ST….D?! Sorry, you’re being slaughtered in this drama!

  11. 211
    simple_life Says:

    I agree with the latest comments absolutely! I thought it was only me who has found this drama getting so ridiculous that it is now painful even to watch it.

    And yes, I’ve now stopped watching it too.

  12. 212
    Elsie Says:

    I have been a devotee for many, many Korean soaps and have been watching for many years and have loved all of them.However, I am enraged and very upset about how you are presenting women in “You are my Destiny.” Sabyoek’s mother-in-law is one of the meanest, selfish, self-centered, self-absored, despicable, horrific persons on this soap. (Are most Korean mother-in-laws like her?) How long is this going to go on?My friend and I were so upset when Sabyoek was thrown out of the house and she slept outside all night!! Hope that she gets sooo sick that the mother-in-law will learn her lesson and never do that to her again. Sabyoek is just the sweetest person but every time she tries to stand up for herself here mother-in- law tells her that she’s being disrespectful. Please, please end this soap already. My friend and I have invested enough time watching it. What kind of writers do you have? For example when Hosae came to the place where the ceremonial was being held and his mother wasn’t there – why didn’t he find out why she wasn’t there. I can go on and on with ridiculous examples but prefer to ask you to end it on happy note. Thanks!!

  13. 213
    chaimoon Says:

    And now Hosae’s witch of a mother told her weakling son to divorce Saebyok, and because the witch is sick , her weakling son told his equally boneless wife that they now have to END EVERYTHING because that is what the witch wants. WHAT!! BRAVO!! I am eagerly waiting what other stupidities these characters will make! Keep it coming guys! This is one for the books! Mr. Writer you have just pulverized the Korean husband, wife, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and the Korean family into brainless, boneless, stupid non-human beings! Mr. Director can’t you at least do something if your writer is incapable of doing so? Come on man, give your characters a little dignity. They have become a pitiful and hateful bunch!

  14. 214
    Ying Says:

    In the end she got along with her mother in law but her mother died. I didn’t like the part her mother died. I think that this might happen to anyone in life. The storyline is very twisted but i think it was worth my time to watch it even if most scenes were ridiculous.

  15. 215
    zabrinafromphilippines Says:

    I was so hooked by this Korean drama. my God, this drama is almost real. I was so upset when SB’s mom died for her…I mean she died just for the surviving of her SBs happiness. At first, I thought Hosae’s mom will die but i was totally mistaken. But at the end I was so glad when Hosae’s mom decides and realized the right thing to doooooo..We better recommend this drama to all people who are preparing for their future and for them to know the true essence of mother-daughter relationship…More korean dramas to salute for!!!

  16. 216
    yane Says:

    I was anxious,boosted,thrilled,suspended too by this drama series…oh wow! its de best drama i’ve seen so far. im from Brunei, the bad things in my life is when i missed to watch it whenever having outside function..haha. Yoon ah..i lyk ur character & salute ur braveheart! anyway, loves seeing kong hyeon ju smiles in this drama…she has 1 of de best actresses smiles ever! Bak Min Ji..love u too! c u all in my “mission impossible” hopes..loves u all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. 217
    mirjalni Says:


    i love this drama it really helpful 2 understand the drama with english subtitles because i am a srilankan and i dont no korean

    i wish the drama had a happy end and it made me joy…….. thank u all 4 giving us such a entertaining drama…………

  18. 218
    sincerely_yours Says:

    How long will this drama go on for? I’m sorry to say but I’ve lost interest on it since Saebyeok (as how Aulani puts it) started showing signs of being a GLUTON for punishment.

    Saebyeok / Yoona is painful to watch as an actress. She should find herself lucky that she is surrounded by really very good actors & actresses, otherwise I would have said that this Drama was a total waste of KBS drama time.

  19. 219
    smartalec Says:

    sincerely_yours Says:

    Since in Phila. we are behind you in episodes viewed, I am finally seeing why you are so disgusted with the abuse Saebrek willingly takes from her mother in hell.
    Last nights episode had Saebrek cutting 100 big cabbages working all night in preparation for making kimchi the next day with the mother in hell’s socialite friends to be presented to orphanages.

    First of all, I don’t understand why any person would willingly agree to quit their office design job to be man-handled by a mother-in-hell.

    Why live with parents if you are financially able to have your own place.

  20. 220
    Veronica Says:

    Saebyok is such an endearing young woman, I can’t understand how anyone could ever be cruel to her. There were moments when I thought Mrs. Kang maybe really did love her, but not so sure anymore. Episode #168 just aired over here on KBS and I know there are only 10 left and I am so despondent , as this will be the end of this very inspired series. I will go through absolute withdrawal. This show actually inspired me to learn the Korean language too! The weekend drama “Mom’s Dead Upset” is also brilliant, keep them coming KBS!

  21. 221
    sarah jones Says:

    i’m watching korean soap opera “you are my destiny” i like the story at the beginning but i learned from reading comments from your site, i felt sad that the birth mother will die, how i wish the writer will do something realistic in this story. Hard to understand and hard to accept the fact that she left her daugher because of poverty. In reality, Sujin must give her love to her mother than her mother-in-law.

  22. 222
    Johanna Says:

    When Saeybok’s birth mom came into the drama, WHOAA, what a classy, beautiful lady! I loved the way she carried herself–confident, independent, determined, gorgeous wardrobe and the love and want for her daughter’s happiness. WHY was Saeybok resisting her sooo much?? I’d have fallen to the ground and kiss her feet. Fool! It broke my heart on last Friday’s episode that she died in Saeybok’s arms! WHY didn’t they have her live on and have THAT mother-in-law from HELL die of her lukemia?? I have two Asian friends who both have mother-in-laws from HELL. Watching these Korea soaps explains to me why my friends have put up with such crap and disrespect from their MIL’s. It’s a cultural thing. Bossy MIL’s and weak spined sons! My one friend’s husband dropped her off at the hospital to give birth and left to go visit his mama! IMAGINE! Why? Because mama called and wanted sonny boy to visit right then, no matter that the wife was about to give birth! Back to YAMD, I can’t wait for the MIL from hell to realize that Saeybok will be holding all those shares of Lhoas company. Fall to your knees, MIL! You, too Yuri! Sister-in-law from hell. Hosea, develop a backbone!

  23. 223
    smartalec Says:


    I like the way you took my phrase mother-in-hell and refined it. Firstly as mother in law in HELL and cleverly as an acronym MIL from HELL.

    You should be writing the scripts and then maybe we can have the MIL from HELL die of cancer and have the birth mother live happily with her daughter.
    Actually, I would rather have the MIL from HELL lose her fortune and have her working down on her knees as a maid to Saebruk and her birth mother.

  24. 224
    Cia Fran Says:

    i enjoyed watching this korean drama. “you’re my destiny” me and mom really love this soap alot. speaking of mrs.kang i hate her sO much!
    it’s sad how saebyeok had to donate her bone marrow to her monster mother in law instead of her birth mother. yuri is a real bitch! i think of the kang family including taepung are selfish. all they think of is mrs.kang.

  25. 225
    smartalec Says:

    I enjoyed Subin’s middleaged mother becoming pregnant. I also enjoyed seeing Subin’s father pull out his saprano saxophone and try to play it.

    Reminded me of Hearts Of Nineteen when the fathet portrayed a washed up crooner with curly hair and the mother was his girl friend before she married his 70 year old father(the Taylor)

    In Phila. area, there is some kind of reality show that comes on before You Are My Destiny. It is in Korean without English sub-titles. It’s difficult to understand but there is some really fat girl on the show trying to deal with her obesity They hardly ever show her eating but by the looks of her she must be eating 2 dozen eggs for breakfast and 3 footlong Subway sandwiches for lunch.

  26. 226
    chaimoon Says:

    And the winner is- the witch mother-in-law! The birth mother solved all their problems and that means ALL – saved Lohas, provided a job to Taepong’s brother, gave all of them enough money to work with, money for Saebyok which was decided to be a start for a foundation, instructed Saebyok to give her marrow to the witch, and other problems were solved. And then – she died… It could have been the other way around – kill the witch. This is a lesson to the writers out there – don’t disappoint your audience with a mediocre ending to your stories. It should be the highest point of the entire drama , one which would give your audience satisfaction for watching your stories religiously. To all writers and directors, Hear! Hear!

  27. 227
    AMANUEL Says:

    i love the derama it is very nice and i am from ETHIOPIA i am amanuel . i saw the film with my family and we alwyes enjoed. the finishing part of the drama is very good and i like to say good buy ,have a nice work.

  28. 228
    Larry Says:

    This series died one hundred episodes ago.

  29. 229
    chaimoon Says:

    Hey Larry, I guess you’re RIGHT!

  30. 230
    Larry Says:


    Mrs. Kang suffers a relapse and dies.

    Sae Byuk has a miscarriage. Later, her eye transplant fails.

    During a cruise to assuage their grief, Ho Se and Sae Byuk are lost at sea in a typhoon.

    Yu Ri has a breakdown and is confined to a sanatorium.

    Tae Poong finds happiness with a wealthy model. They and their well-adjusted children bring joy to the entire extended family.

    Dr. Nam returns and marries Soo Bin. Likewise, they parent a healthy, happy family.

    Screenwriter Moon Eun Ah apologizes to the world for writing this drama and promises to never, ever write again.

    The actors’ careers are not damaged by appearing in this series.

  31. 231
    Bea Says:

    This was the worst soap opera EVER! I try to watch all of them and I did not like this one. This mother-in-law was the WORST! She wins the prize for the most EVIL!

  32. 232
    Paris Says:

    I watched all 178 episodes.
    Though many times I curse and swear at the evil mother-in-law but I have to say that overall it’s a pretty good drama. Cried many times because of poor Sae Byuk.

    It’s no wonder that Yoon Ah who acts as Sae Byuk got the Best New Actress Award at the recent 45th Baeksang Arts Awards.

  33. 233
    Johanna Says:

    I realize that everyone is on different episodes. For me, last nite, the witch MIL flew to the States to her sister to ask–in person–for her bone marrow transplant for Seaybok’s birth mom. Could someone please tell me…..does the birth mom die or not?! Right now she is very, very ill. (I do hope she lives). I’m SHOCKED that the witch MIL is trying to save Mrs. Jeong’s life! Is she turning nice? Is it because she has Seaybok’s blood marrow in her?? From this point, does anyone know how much longer the story goes on? Just a couple weeks ago they had Christmas and here it was February. I’m so hooked, but I want to know ‘what comes next’…..

  34. 234
    smartalec Says:

    The writers surely aren’t reading this English writing thread to react to our comments. But if they did, it would be nice to direct them in the creation of these ditties.

    There doesn’t have to be continual discord for us to continue to watch. What about a drama where everyone lives happily in their daily lives wihout all this nastiness of the mother-in-law. They seem to always introduce some sort of major health problem.

    It seems these writers are using some writing 101 guidelines in creating all there dramas. How about thinking outside the box and come up with some original and different plots.

  35. 235
    Loves KDs Says:

    To answer Johanna’s question…The last episode is 178. In NJ that will be aired tonight. Does anyone know what the next drama is?

  36. 236
    mIA Says:

    Is there anywhere I can buy this series? I love it!

  37. 237
    shinbi Says:

    i really love this drama.i’m a big fan of girls’ generation.so, if i miss one of the episode,i feel really bad.and i try my best to keep watching this drama even though my father said he hate this drama because saebyuk were so kind to her evil mother in law.

  38. 238
    James Says:

    This is probably my most favorite korean drams of all time I love the plots that goes with this drama not to metion the great acting from the cast. I’ve been looking all over to see where I can purchase this drama or download it. If anyone has any information about where I can purchase this drama or download it please tell me.

  39. 239
    Debbie Says:

    I am from Calif, USA and I’ve been watching this show on cable tv, but they swithed to another drama before I got to see the end of you are my destiny, I loved this drama. It left off when they were rushing miok to the hospital, I now know they weren’t able to save her. what else has happened? Someone please let me know. Thank You

  40. 240
    delyn Says:

    hyee.. i woould like to watching this programmes..
    this is my e-mail… delyn_angle91@yahoo.com.my

  41. 241
    Ameythst Says:

    i was sooooo sad wen the series ended. it deseved to continue on

  42. 242
    smart alec Says:

    We have about 10 episodes to go in Phila.,Pa. and I can’t wait for this thing to end. Seybreuk started out being attractive and sweet and now I have a hard time looking at a girl so stupid about her loyalty to the witch mother in law.

    The writer overdid this to the point of naseau. My question is, when is the witch going to get what she so richly deserves? I hope Seybreuk doesn’t give her a gram of bone marrow. I know the witch is just an actress but I’m so incensed by her behavior toward her daughter in law.

  43. 243
    gag Says:

    Can anybody tell me why she donated her bone marrow to
    her mother-in-law instead of her real mother?

  44. 244
    nanda from india Says:

    well,i still can forget the moments i waited for this drama and watched it.i love sabyeok.hope she marries me!!!

  45. 245
    tanzina Says:

    does anybody knows where can i watch korean drama “to be with you”?

  46. 246
    delyn Says:

    i love to watched ”your are my destiny”… yoona i love you… join me…… delyn_angle91@yahoo.com

  47. 247
    Vinh Mai Says:

    This is an awesome drama….Yoona is the best 😀

  48. 248
    Vinh Mai Says:

    these are my thoughts on y she gave her bone marrow to her mother in law instead….
    1) She knew that mother in law got leukemia earlier then her real mother…also she wanted to give her bone marrow to her mother-in-law in the first place…and with the whole real mother abandon thing probably she still have that hatred inside of her….
    2) My 2nd thought is that her real mother didn’t tell her about her sickness in the first place…and that she kept it a secret all to herself…

    those are my reasons y saebyuk gave her bone marrow to her mother-in-law instead…..

  49. 249
    LuoXiaoLing Says:

    I don’t like this drama…

    I got bored by the 2nd episode..

  50. 250
    balvinder singh Says:

    hi i am balvinder singh i came to USA this march 2009 .i am basically from india .In india i used to watch this daily soap……..it is best

    i love this show……….i even in usa miss this and what to watch it
    i saw in KBS world . it was in korean but translated in english..i use to read these words and enjoyed this serial

    can u tell how i can watch this online
    i love this serial

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