Tree of Heaven

Tree of Heaven (2006)

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Hana is a bright young girl who lost her father at a young age. When her mother returns to Japan, she comes with her new Korean husband and his son Yunsuh. Yunsuh's mother died during his 10th birthday and after her death, he becomes autistic. While Hana is fond of her new step-brother, he wants nothing to do with her. When their parents leave on their honeymoon, Hana's mother leaves the children read morewith her deceased husband's sister who will manage their inn during the trip. While they are gone, the aunt and her daughter Maya abuse Hana and make plans to sell the inn in order to pay for gambling debts and college. Despite all of this, Hana finds comfort in her brother who begins to open up to her and eventually speaks after his 20th Birthday and the day his mother passed away. Yunsuh's mother died on the same day as he was turning 10, 10 years ago. As they start to have feelings for one another, Hana is afraid to love him. She soon leaves with her "senpai", Fujiwara Ryu, who also likes her. Later on, Maya gets jealous, and decides to make Hana's life even more miserable.

  • Native title:

    천국의 나무
  • Also Known as:

    Heaven's Tree ; Trees in Heaven ; Chunkookeh Namoo ; Tengoku no ki

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Feb 24, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I had mixed feelings once I finished this drama....first I felt very very sad. Then I felt relieved that I finished this drama and now could be able to do my homework in peace. Overall I was just feeling a whole mess of emotions.

Ok I'm going to try to make this short...

So plot wise this story was a very heavy melodrama but for me it wasn't overpowering like most melodramas. read more It had a different feeling to me. A bittersweet feeling. It always felt as though even during the happy moments there were hard ones.

Yes this drama is painful to watch. It's a story of a forbidden love filled with heartbreak. What can you expect? I loved every single second of it though.

All of the cast gave of this real and raw energy. The emotions that they expressed just felt so real...
Park Shin Hye was only 16 at the time when she filmed this drama but she was able to portray a adult and someone who was being abused with ease. I was impressed not very many 16 year olds would be able to do what she did.

Lee Wan who I had never heard of before was great. He didn't speak for a large part of the drama but was able to express himself without talking. That's when you know their good actors.

I tried listening to the OST after finishing the drama but I kept on visualizing what had happened. The OST was astounding but I recommend waiting a few days before you start listening to it again.

I gave this a low re-watch value because for me it would be to hard watching this drama again..while knowing what happens.

I would say to everyone go and watch this drama! I highly recommend but do it when you are feeling happy and are in a good place.
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Nov 14, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Usually, I'm not at all sensitive to drama's, but I loved it! I still do obsess about Lee Wan!
This drama is so sad, tears falling down my cheeks TT_TT when watching it. My eyes were big and puffy too.
Just listen to the OST makes me cry a lot. I cried out loud too. That's how sad this movie is.
I rewatched Tree of Heaven, and I couldn't even bear the read more pain of this drama!
This is a really painful but beautiful drama.
The music is a great masterpiece, I love everything of this great drama.
Please watch this and feel the pain YoonSuh & Hana felt.
I recommend this to everyone, its watchable, painful, but yet, still beautiful.
I just am really obsessed with this sad sad sad... drama, just thinking of it is so sad.
I love it! I think you would too!
Its just 10 episodes that you'll enjoy, its not a waste of drama time!
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it is about a story of a forbidden love between twins (sister and brother)
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A stepbrother and stepsister fall in love even though they are not blood related, their love is still forbidden.
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    LPA Jul 26, 2017 - edited

    I really can't watch dramas about brothers and sisters falling in love. It's just beyond sad. One of my favorite dramas turned out that way in the end and I'm still horrified every time I think about it because I liked that drama so much in the beginning and the ending was just too over-the-top shocking ):

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    Roxyna Mar 28, 2017 - edited

    This drama started so well and gave me such a sad but warm feeling, the plot was really interesting until around ep 5 or 6... after that for me it was only FRUSTRATING!
    It was as if the writer forced the story to be like that on purpose and not how naturally should it be, it was also childish in my opinion and I would have appreciated if the love story between them It had evolved a bit more than that. Btw the male lead actor was really great, his acting was superb for me.The OST is just amazing!

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    Vegmeh Mar 5, 2017

    One of my top favorites now even if it was made 11 years ago. So good! If you can find it, watch it. The leads have pure chemistry between them.

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    anna Dec 31, 2016 - edited
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      Ellie Jan 18, 2017

      omo lmao i was going to watch it, (i didn't yet) and i scrolled down to the comments by accident and saw 'spoiler' and was like 'i probably shouldn't click it,' but i got too curious and CLICKED IT lolll

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      anna Jan 21, 2017

      lol ya happens to me A LOT

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    Kimtan1999 Aug 12, 2016 - edited

    It's really amazing , I'm so sad I cry now ♡♡
    Ost in this drama woo really great ~

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    Farshokoof Jul 11, 2016
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    cvparadise Jul 5, 2016 - edited

    This is a beautiful drama and I recommend you to watch it. Please do. I was writting a comment and it turned out to be a too long xD so I'm posting it at the review thingy

    I am rewatching this after 6 years. This was my very first Korean drama, and what brought me to the Hallyu Wave. Even though I memorized every scene, watching Lee Wan portraying YoonSuh surprises me everytime.
    This is where I started my slight obsession for Park Shin Hye, she was my first Korean actress crush, and will still be. Seeing her in Doctors now, makes me think how much she evolved and changed.

    Lee Wan, is amazing. I hope he keeps acting these days and grabs some big projects. He needs that. He is the brother of the legendary Kim Tae Hee, they need to collaborate in a project, and give his brother some popularity. People need to see him again.

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    Bodea Jun 8, 2016

    This drama had me hooked when I watched a few years ago, but the ending killed me. I'd love for Lee Wan and Park Shin Hye to act together again.

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    Lavendova May 15, 2016 - edited

    Im the only one who come back here read comments, cry and leave again? xD
    Because I watched this drama 3 or 4 years ago and I hate/love this xD
    The ending is... ;((((( here we go again

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    MokaAkashiya Oct 31, 2015 - edited
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      YukiIwama Dec 28, 2015

      Please put a spoiler warning on your comment!

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    Annalisse Oct 2, 2015

    I just sped, re-watched this one (you know,where you only watch the parts you like) minus the sad ending. This has a lot of my 1sts: my 1st melo-love, and probably one of the only times I really liked Park Shin Hye's acting, 1st time seeing Lee Wan (he needs to be in more dramas) and the 1st time I fell in love with an OST. I mean that whistle song still makes me tear up! It has its flaws, but I still love it.

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    DixieDee Aug 19, 2015 - edited

    My only comment for this one..."OPPPPAAAAAAA!" Because that got old about 3 episodes in. Skimmed through a lot. Looked up spoilers. Was glad I skimmed. Not long ago I started watching Stairway to Heaven and same, is same (without the OPPPPAAAAA! every ten minutes). Looked up spoilers on that one, too. Similar ending. I think I've learned my lesson now and will stay away from melodramas. I like my happy endings better.

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      SaraXD Aug 21, 2015

      Not all melodramas have sad endings btw! I had the same opinion as you but it changed after a couple of dramas.

      And funny thing about "OPPPPAAA". It's the only korean word my sister learned after watching me watch an "OPPPPPAAA" drama hahahaha. Seriously what u said was accurate.

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      MokaAkashiya Oct 31, 2015

      ha ha ha

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    tini Jul 26, 2015

    i give this a 9/10 rating though this is my no.1 ranking on korean romance drama... yeah i agree, the "oppa" word is irritating sometimes. the story is not that perfect either, but i love this.


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Feb 8, 2006 to Mar 9, 2006
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    7.6 (scored by 2,167 users)
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