I'm Sorry, I Love You

I'm Sorry, I Love You (2004)

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Cha Moo Hyuk was adopted by an Australian family but was abused and left homeless at an early age. One day he comes across Song Eun Chae, the coordinator for Choi Yune, a famous singer in Korea, whom she is secretly in love with. Her fateful encounter with Moo Hyuk ends up affecting not only her life but that of her precious Yune as well.

Because of an accident involving his ex-girlfriend, read moreMoo Hyuk is left with 3 months to live. This leads him to head back to Korea in search of his biological mother. The discoveries he makes, changes his heart from longing to revenge. Even with all this darkness surrounding him, he finds an unexpected source of happiness with someone he did not expect to love.

  • Native title:

    미안하다, 사랑한다
  • Also Known as:

    Mianeih, Sarangeih; I'm Sorry I Love You; Sorry I Love You; Sorry But I Love You; Mianhada, Saranghada

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Apr 27, 2011
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
Its been awhile since I watched this drama. So I just write down what I remember. But then again, most of the time you only remember the important stuff. ^_^ I really liked the story because it isnt your usual love story and you cant really predict what's gonna happen next. (It surely isnt a comedy.)

Something special about this drama is certainly the scenery they used for some scences. Just read more Beautiful. (Next to other awards this drama got Best Picture Award). Some thing else that is special about this drama is the ending (which I loved). I am sure you cried while watching a movie before, not because you're actually sad but because it was so emotional. And when the movie ended so did your tears. Here, I cried because I was actually sad. That's how attached you get to the characters.

But dont let that keep you from watching it. It has a great male lead. good story that keeps you interested.
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Feb 5, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
This drama is an extremely emotional one, so those looking for a lighthearted romance should avoid it. I would definitely file this drama under tragedy, so keep a box of tissues close. By the end of the first episode, I knew this drama would not hold back.

The story involves longing, betrayal, revenge, secrets, family ties, and ill-fated love. The cast does a good job of balancing really heavy scenes with funny, read more and sweeter scenes.

Im Su Jung was so good as naive Eun Chae, that she made some of the more over the top moments completely believable. The same can be said for the rest of the cast, including Lee Hye Young's character who I loved to hate, and showed unexpected depth.

My absolute favorite was So Ji Sub. He really played his character brilliantly. He did so much more than just cry, yell, and laugh on cue. As Moo Hyuk, he showed so many complicated emotions, and I could never predict how Moo Hyuk would react. During moments in the drama that started to feel a little repetitive, he always pulled me back in. The fact that he is visually appealing didn't hurt either.

The plot does have the privileged vs the poor, and love triangles/squares, which is expected in most dramas, without following the same path. Every time I felt the story becoming predictable, a new revelation would catch me by surprise. I also could not predict how it would all end, which was refreshing.

Some of the down sides to this drama, to me, was the laughably bad english (so distracting), Yoon's terrible singing (also distracting, since he was supposed to be a pop idol), and showing way too many flashbacks. Later episodes seemed to rely on flashbacks to fill up the time. Some scenes were repeated so often that I no longer needed subtitles to understand them. Still, I never felt like dropping this drama after becoming so invested in the characters, and what would happen to them.

I think the positives heavily outweigh the negatives. So Ji Sub alone would make me recommend it. The soundtrack was good, and included some random songs like Billy Joel's "The Stranger" (which was a perfect fit). I don't know if I can stand emotionally to rewatch the entire drama, but It's so good that I might.
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Gomen, Aishiteru is the Japanese version of I'm Sorry, I Love You. In my opinion the Japanese version is better. And Nagase Tomoya is great!
Recommended by Beeshooo
-Both REVENGE ROMANCE MELODRAMAS, where male lead takes revenge on family (direct family & family-in-law respectively)

- Both have a leading male actor whose acting is AMAZING! (Green Rose: Go Soo. ISILY: So Ji Sub)

-I'm Sorry I Love You is better (10/10!) , so it's better to watch Green Rose first, other way around may feel like a step-down, especially GR male lead's trauma might seem very light in comparison to the trauma of ISILY male lead's.

-ISILY has a more sympathetic/tragic male lead than GR
-ISILY is more romance-focused & the love story MUCH better
-GR is slow-paced, while ISILY has a much better pace/doesn't drag or bore you
Recommended by JulySnow2

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    Makaela 12 days ago

    I watched this a long time ago and I still think about it. I loved it.

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    dramaAddict68 28 days ago

    too much violent male lead!!!!!!!!

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    joannesmith Aug 11, 2017 - edited

    A story about co-dependence, obsessiveness, selfishness, passive-aggressiveness and finally revenge. Its a classic drama but it is long and drawn out in so many places...so much waiting...so much repetitiveness to the behaviors their are trying to convey in the story when I, the viewer, got it the first couple of times you showed it. The acting was great and compelling. You get attached to the characters and are willing to forgo all of the above to root for and hope to see that the couple get together somehow in the end. The ending worked for me. I did not cry buckets because i was so worn out watching the drama that i couldn't draw that level of emotion. While it was NOT predictable, it was an ending that made sense (except for the country the ending took place) . 7/10

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    HAVA-RAVA Jul 15, 2017 - edited

    Now that this is getting a Japanese remake seems like it's finally time for me to woman up and watch this original one. I still haven't watched it because I'm too scared XDDdd

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    MomoSenshi Jul 14, 2017

    Finished watch this one and I don't regret. But still trying to recover from sadness. Great drama.

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    AmauryLindy Jul 11, 2017

    Debating if I should watch this again.. this is what got me into dramas when I was like 12 through YouTube "sigh" good old days

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    real_Mokona Jul 9, 2017

    dropped it... after reading spoilers I know now, it was the right decision to do so

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    reyhane Jun 12, 2017
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    Mary28 May 18, 2017 - edited

    This plot story is so beautiful, but there is tragedy so nah. I'll wait a few more years till my heart matures.

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    Maks May 10, 2017 - edited

    It's not setting in Korea, isn't it???? (i'm asking for a challenge)

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      Mo-chan May 30, 2017

      I remember some part of story is in USA

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      Maks May 30, 2017

      thanks <3

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      Mo-chan May 30, 2017

      Omo, not USA! It's Melbourne, Australia, sorry for the confusion

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      Maks May 31, 2017

      AH yeah thx ~~

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    NesrineTao Apr 25, 2017 - edited
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    MrsChoeYeong Dec 30, 2016

    best drama ever!!!!!!!! most realistic drama...<3 <3 <3

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    JulySnow2 Dec 23, 2016

    Cha Moo Hyuk - ideal type / most attractive character EVER!

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    VishalIngle Nov 12, 2016 - edited

    what happened with Eun Chae??

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      Mo-chan May 30, 2017
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    LPA Oct 27, 2016

    This is sooo under rated. I loved this drama--it's one of my favorites now. It starts out a bit slow the first 15 minutes or so because you're not sure what's going on, but then you can't stop watching it! I gave it a full 10 stars on MyDramaList and have re-watched it three times. If you want something spell-binding, this is it. Enjoy!


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Nov 9, 2004 to Dec 28, 2004
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    8.1 (scored by 3,407 users)
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