Phoenix

Phoenix (2004)

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Love is timing. Love needs just the "right time". It's not because you loved him or her less that you parted. Heaven brings you your soul mate when the time is just "right". Phoenix shows you this heaven's work.

There is a young couple who desperately fell in love but who couldn't be together because the time wasn't just right for them. Years pass by and these two meet again. And the read moretrick of fortune switches their situation and environments. A daughter of a millionaire (Lee Eun Joo) has now become an helper suffering from the grim realities of life. On the other hand, an orphan self-supporting student (Lee Seo Jin) is now an accomplished wealthy businessman.

Now these two people are looking at the world with different eyes. The childlike girl has finally learned the harshness of the world and the guy with once twisted mind has learned to enjoy the latitude of mind. In the end, these two start to understand each other, thus arriving at the "right time".

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  • Native title:

    불새
  • Also Known as:

    Bul Sae; The Fire Bird

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cryss
16 people found this review helpful
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Jan 5, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
The drama is really good and the cast is exceptional. I usually don't watch dramas that have more than 20 episodes unless they're historical, because they tend to get boring. But this one, this one made me watch the whole drama in just 2 days.
I loved it from the first episode to the last, it's a roller coaster of emotions - I laughed, I cried, I hated some characters and then read more I loved them - and then I hated them again, I smiled, I got frustrated and angry in some situations and I loved every minute of it. It is definitely worth watching.
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pattyrn4
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May 3, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
What's not to like about this drama! You have 2 handsome men sparring over a gorgeous ex wife and a beautiful fiance who will do anything, ANYTHING to keep her man. It is really entertaining to watch Eric Mun and Lee Seo Jin as rivals in love and business. And whenever the drama slows down a bit, MI Ran, the fiance, wil do something else outrageous.
If you want to watch this read more for the romance, it all happens in the first steamy, passionate episode. This is more of a revenge drama, which makes it rather unique. Mi Ran is reminiscent of Glen Close in the American classic, Fatal Attraction. Yes, it's not a relaxing watch, but it is definitely entertaining. The acting is exceptional and the music has some of the best pieces in any drama.
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Both series have somehow sad stories,about four people in love.Both have a lead girl that is in a bad situation and two powerful men love her.
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The female in Phoenix does outrageous things, another good romance/ revenge story.
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    Akaisora Aug 5, 2017

    Where did you guys watch this? I can't seem to find it anywhere. :(

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    3ngin33r Oct 6, 2016

    BokJa suddenly disappeared and they killed off that storyline

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    dore430 Jul 16, 2016

    I originally wanted to watch this because of Lee Seo Jin, but I fell in love with te performances of Eric and Lee Eun Joo. also. ... I'm so glad I finally watched this drama that has been in my queue for a long time. Even at an early age, Lee Seo Jin had the acting skills that have made him one of my top favorites! He must have been 31 when this was made! Now I'm looking forward to seeing more of Eric's early projects! I highly recommend this melodram!!!!!

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    famkie Jun 17, 2016 - edited

    it's a Nice story i love the way Eric Moon care & makes her smile all the time ,I'm so touching everything he does to her ,but other woman has their own taste of Love & also this is just a Drama so i won't feel upset to her ,the way she treat him hmmm ,but it's so sad because Lee Eun Joo is not in this world anymore

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      dore430 Jul 16, 2016

      I keep a log of the K-dramas / movies I watch, info on the cast with other dramas I've seen with them... I just finished watching Phoenix which I had originally wanted to watch because of Lee Seo Jin, but so enjoyed the performances of Eric and Lee Eun Joo that I was anxious to find out more about them. I had looked up Eric to realize I had seen him in a couple of dramas but didn't realize who he was as he was so different in Phoenix... As I was starting to start a log of Lee Eun Joo, I saw your post where you said she is no longer in the world .... Shock! It happened less than a year from when she was in Phoenix! We never know what's in a person's mind and heart if they don't reach out and tell us... that's what makes this even more sad. What a beautiful and talented woman that has and will be missed...

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    Sohan Nov 17, 2015 - edited

    Its a very nice drama. You will learn the difference between love and obsession .

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    SpicedSugah Sep 18, 2014

    I can't believe that was Baek Seung Jo's (Playful Kiss) mom.

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    KateBison Sep 18, 2013

    what a drama! wonderful story. great acting and a sad moment. the moment when I found out that she's dead in real life. rest in peace lee eun joo :´(

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    _Rosie Jan 13, 2013

    This is a really good drama shame its so under rated I recommend it highly!!

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    _Rosie Dec 25, 2012

    I have started this and am on ep 9 now, I have to say the story is very good & I am enjoying it so far.....

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    cryss Jan 5, 2012

    The drama is really good and the cast is exceptional. I usually don't watch dramas that have more than 20 episodes unless they're historical, because they tend to get boring. But this one, this one made me watch the whole drama in just 2 days.
    I loved it from the first episode to the last, it's a roller coaster of emotions - I laughed, I cried, I hated some characters and then I loved them - and then I hated them again, I smiled, I got frustrated and angry in some situations and I loved every minute of it. It is definitely worth watching.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    26
  • Aired:

    Apr 5, 2004 to Jun 29, 2004
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    7.3 (scored by 301 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1739
  • Popularity:

    #3399

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