The Road Home

The Road Home (2009)

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Yoo Min Soo (Shim Hyung Tak) is the eldest son of a hospital's CEO. His wife, Jang Mi Ryung (Jo Yeo Jung), bore a child out of wedlock but raises it with maternal love.

  • Native title:

    집으로 가는 길
  • Also Known as:

    On The Way Home; Jipeuro Ganeun Gil

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Jul 1, 2014
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
This review may be a bit long....lol

I really enjoyed this drama, it seemed like something new happened every 10 episodes.
There were lots of real-life situations and problems, lots of struggles and obstacles along the road to understanding and acceptance.
The story was paced very well, and every episode was well written, the characters could either fill you with warmth & happiness or irritation and disbelief at what they say. Lots read more of emotion for every character, but overall it was very heartwarming and nice to watch, i'm glad I was finally able to see this drama.

Cast: Hyeonsu (Lee Sang Woo) - never disapoints me with any of his characters on dramas - every drama i have seen this actor in (even if i didn't favor the drama overall) his characters are always "my type" lol ^^
His character was loveable and un-bending - he was loyal and trust-worthy - I loved him <3
Suin (Jang Shin Young) - this was the first drama i had seen her in - she took some getting used to in the first few episodes but i gradually warmed up to her and ended up loving her early on - she had a horrible hairstyle in the first 19 episodes that really made the viewer focus in on her nose and lips but by episodes 20-22 her hairstyle changes and she looks really pretty ;) she was a pretty good actress - there were a few times i could tell she was "acting" but overall she was good. Her character was strong, sweet, brave and i liked her alot.
Juho (Choi Minhwan) - I believe he was my second if not tied with the first place actor in this drama - I always looked forward to his scenes - they were always cute and sweet - he was a really great brother and lover ;) Loved his scenes at school with Shinae.
Minsu (Shim Hyung Tak) - he makes you feel lots of things...(i believe he is the comedy part of this drama), i laughed so many times at the scenes of him and his wife lol - he was cute at times and i was in disbelief at times lol....
Jisu (Park Hyewon) & Hiro (Ryohei Otani) - you can tell they are inexperienced actors - but i still enjoyed every scene of them - they were good at acting at times and at times you could "see" the actor lol
Other characters: Hyeonsu's parents - i was mad most of the time at Hyeonsu's mom but she finally accepts things in the end... Hyeonsu's aunt - was a rude person who said whatever was on her mind - which really irritated me most of the time but she comes around towards the very end too and i couldn't hate her...Hyeongtae (a co-worker of Hyeonsu and Suin) he reminded me alot of yoon shi yoon's character on Flower Boy next Door...Sumi (Kim Yoo Ri) - she was a brat in the begining but she was also silly and cute :) ....the only characters i really hated were Chowon (ep.5-38) and Seongtae (Suin's ex.)

Music: I LOVED the theme song!!! <3 It makes me happy ^^ I just wish i knew who sings it and what it is called.... & there is a ballad song i know i know from another drama...(it plays in a few scenes and one is on ep.101 at the end.....

This drama made me feel like i should watch documentaries at some point lol (it was Hyeonsu's job)

Re-watch value: 7.5 - reason it's long - but i still really liked it so i may watch again.

Issues portrayed on this drama: Single Moms, Foreingers working, tangled family history, abuse, prejudices....
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The road home is a better drama to me but they do have a similar feel maybe because they are family dramas lol

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    ^the description isn't even about the main couple lol (it's about the eldest brother only)

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    I just finished this drama 2 days ago - but i already miss it :) - it was a really good drama :)

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    DreamingKoreanBallad Jun 28, 2014
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    DreamingKoreanBallad Jun 13, 2014

    I'm on episode 11 now - and I really like this drama - makes me happy especially with the theme song lol and Sang Woo's smile ;) I also like his sister Jisu & the model guy as well as Sumi's brother's roles :)

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    ...nam chowa....nanin...yeongwoni haengbokae..." <------I really want this song - wish I knew the artist then I might be able to find it - *sigh* it's such a lovely song <3

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71GNC0thXm4&feature=youtu.be

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    DreamingKoreanBallad Jun 12, 2014

    I love the opening theme song - does anyone know where I can download it?

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    Herbalis Feb 9, 2014

    If there is a worst actress award, the main actress should get it.
    I wasted my time watching this crap. Terrible...just terrible..

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    120
  • Aired:

    Jan 12, 2009 to Jun 26, 2009
  • Aired On:

    Monday
  • Network:

    KBS
  • Duration:

    33 min.

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  • Score:

    6.4 (scored by 41 users)
  • Ranked:

    #4948
  • Popularity:

    #1500

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