Korean dramas nowadays doesn’t make you cry anymore but this one called My Love, My Family did so many times to me. This drama consist of 62 episodes and the fact that it’s a weekend drama means you only get 2 episodes per week… making you either a strict follower for the next 7 months plus or just give up… The fact that I stuck by this lengthy drama is something to be proud of. Hahaha Lucky for you this drama ended its run few weeks back in Malaysia. Now you can just watch the online version in your own sweet time.
My Love, My Family (사랑을 믿어요) covers the story of a loving old couple and the life of their four children. This drama revolves around family warmness, hardship, joy, success, misunderstanding, love, respect… something we experience, share and learn in our daily life.
Korean title: 사랑을 믿어요
Korean romanization title: Sarangeul Mideoyo
International/Literal title: My Love, My Family / Believe In Love
Running period in Korea: 1st January 2011 to 31st July 2011
Total episodes: 62
Genre: Family, romance
Synopsis (source from KBS):
Two strangers meet, fall in love and get married. After they have settled into married life, however, they face numerous marriage problems. Couples start to wonder why they even get married at the first place and think about divorce lamenting “I didn’t get married to live like this!’ But, shortly, you think of your parents who have managed to save their marriage for 40, 50 years. Why are the marital relationships of young generation more likely to break down easily? Are we too smart? Are we impatient? Or is it the way it should be in modern society? Tons of married couples visit family courts to break their vows, while numerous young people go on a date to find Mr. Right. . People do divorce at a huge rate nowadays and some think marriage is dead. However, lots of people still get married because they believe in this traditional institution. In this drama, high school vice president Kim and his 4 children struggle to resolve their marriage problems and towards the end they learn how to save their marriage.
Song Jae-Ho as Kim Young-Ho (dad)
Sun Woo Yong Nyeo as Lee Mi-Kyung (mom)
Na Moon-Hee as Cha Kwi-Nam (grandma)
Lee Jae-Ryong as Kim Dong-Hoon (son)
Moon Jung-Hee as Kim Young-Hee (daughter)
Han Chae-Ah as Kim Myung-Hee (daughter)
Hwang Woo Seul Hye as Choi Yoon-Hee (daughter)
Park In-Hwan as Kim Soo-Bong (dad’s bro)
Yoon Mi-Ra as Yoon Hwa-Young (wife)
Lee Pil-Mo as Kim Woo-Jin (son)
Park Joo-Mi as Seo Hye-Jin
Kim Hwan-Hee as Kim Ran-I
Kwon Hae-Hyo as Kwon Ki-Chang
Oh Jae-Moo as Kwon Doo-Hyun
Kim Dan-Yul as Kwon Doo-Hee
Jo Jin-Woong as Kim Chul-Soo
Ha Jae-Suk as Kim Chul-Sook
Lee Sang-Woo as Han Seung-Woo
This is one kick-a$$ grandma. Very sporting! Love her.
My favorite Lee Pil Mo acts and sings in this drama.
I first watched his acting in You Are My Destiny.
My second favorite person in this drama is Hwang Woo Seul Hye whereby Pil Mo called her ‘ppang’ (bread). Haha She’s the lady in purple in the below picture whereby Pil Mo is dragging her cardigan.
My first impression on this drama was aiyah just a normal drama la… BUT I was hooked as I watch more and more. This drama has interesting and strong storyline and good cast line-up. The chemistry amongst them are really good too. Bravo to the producer, writers and actors of this drama. The only thing I dislike is Park Joo-Mee’s acting and her character (Seo Hye-Jin). It’s confusing and dragging. Whenever she’s up I would skip her part. Sorry dear.
Don’t worry about the crying as it only gets dramatic and serious towards the end. But that doesn’t mean the early episodes aren’t good. All the episodes are great. Ohh there are some hilarious moments too. Hmm I think you would feel ‘issh… can meh?’ at this one big thing that will happen towards the end. Anyway if you have MANY free time, do watch My Love, My Family. Highly recommended!
To compliment this wonderful drama is the lovely soundtracks. Love ’em.
Photos from KBS.