The Thorn Birds is a 2011 South Korean television series where one woman forsakes her love and family for her ambition while another woman embraces with love all that the former had left behind. Fates of a bit part actress Seo Jung-eun and a film producer Han Yoo-kyung who chose success are intertwined and resolved gradually as their mutual stories progress.
The "thorn birds" of the title refers to Jung-eun's character, who only brings out her best at the cost of great pain. A thornbird is a mythical bird who searches for a thorn tree from the day it is born. When it finds it, the bird impales itself upon the sharpest thorn, and rises above the agony to sing the most beautiful song ever heard.
Set in a tumultuous period where the political scene is murky and various people fought to gain power and the throne, the young king will do anything to strengthen his shaky position in court. His childhood friend Baek Rok leads a secret military force loyal to the king, called the "Black Cloud Swords." Baek Rok lives for his king, his brother Baek Kyul and his lover Jung Yeon, but when his ambitious brother betrays him and leads him into a trap, he finds himself on the run. He becomes a slave and gladiator, eventually returning to Joseon to seek revenge.
Will the tragedy of spring be repeated years later?
To escape debt, Lee Su Ho's father escaped to a remote island where his friend has a young daughter Eun Young, who is the same age as Su Ho. After being abandoned by his father, Su Ho sought to leave, but his mind changed after being touched by Eun Young's pure heart. A series of unfortunate events ensue, and Su Ho disappears, while Eun Young is sick in the hospital.
Years later, while travelling in Austria, Eun Young meets the talented pianist Jae Ha, a man with a cold exterior with a few words, who bears a resemblance to Su Ho. As their love starts to develop, the truth unfolds... Can their love endure the harsh spring tragedy many years ago?
Based on the 2001 film, Friend, Our Legend expands and retells Kwak Kyung-taek's semi-autobiographical rough-and-tumble tale about four childhood friends coming of age in the tough streets of Busan in the 1970s and 1980s. As they enter into manhood, best friends Dong-soo and Joon-seok become enemies and bitter rivals in the city's underworld of gangs.
Invincible Lee Pyung Kang is a 2009 South Korean television series starring Nam Sang-mi and Ji Hyun-woo. In a modern retelling of the classic Korean folktale "Princess Pyeonggang and the Fool Ondal" in which a princess helps her timid husband transform into an outstanding general during the Three Kingdoms era, Lee Pyung-kang is a golf course planner who "tames" Woo On-dal, the prodigal son of a rich man. It aired on KBS2 from November 9 to December 29, 2009 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.
Emperor of the Sea is a South Korean television drama series directed by Kang Il-soo and Kang Byung-taek and starring Choi Soo-jong, Chae Shi-ra, Song Il-gook and Soo Ae. It aired on KBS2 from November 24, 2004 to May 25, 2005 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:50 for 51 episodes. The historical drama is based on Choi In-ho's novel of the same title, which depicts the life of Jang Bogo, who rises from a lowly slave to a powerful maritime figure who dominated the East Asia seas and international trade during the Unified Silla Dynasty.
The drama was received extremely well, holding the number one spot in the ratings for majority of the weeks it aired. It was also exported to eight countries earning approximately US$1.8 million in profits.
The filming set in Wando County, South Jeolla Province also became a tourist attraction.
Seo Young-joo was abandoned by her parents as a child and betrayed by the man she loved. But despite all that, she stays positive as she raises her five-year-old daughter on her own while working part-time jobs.
This is the story of various characters who learn about love, courage, healing and savior in the name of ‘family’ who stand by your side in times of hardships. This drama is a beautiful love story which will comfort your exhausted soul.
A drama about the battle between people for love and revenge.
Eun So-yoo works as a stylist. She struggles to make enough money to pay for her mother’s operation fee. Due to a case, So-yoo gets involved with Choi Seo-joon . He is rich and from a chaebol family. So-yoo pretends to love him for his money, but she falls truly in love with him. Seo-joon has an in incurable disease. He is more interested in playing around than working and he doesn’t believe in true love.
A wife has only loved her husband since she met him in her teen years. The wife though learns that her husband is having an affair. She meets a man who supports her.
Hae-Jin is 36-years-old. She is married to Jin-Sang, who is 6 years younger than her, and they have a daughter Yoo-Ri. Hae-Jin runs a restaurant that she took over from her father-in-law. She supported her husband Jin-Sang while he studied to enter a university. Because of Hae-Jin, Jin-Sang is now attending a prestigious university, but he has an affair with Joo-Ri. She is the young daughter of a rich family. Hae-Jin becomes aware of her husband's affair, but she doesn't want a divorce. Meanwhile, Dae-Gu appears in front Hae-Jin. Dae-Gu is a drama series writer. He was once in demand for his screenwriting, but his popularity has waned. His marriage life is not doing well either.
A drama that draws the love of Ki Woon Chan, a high school-graduate struggling to find a job and Na Moo Goong Hwa, the only daughter of an amazingly rich family and the conflicts and reconciliation of their families.