Cinderella's Sister

Cinderella's Sister (2010)

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Ratings: 7.1/10 from 5,301 users
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A modern day adaptation of Cinderella with a twist as our Cinderella, Goo Hyo Sun, is loved by everyone whereas her stepsister, Eun Jo, has a dark past and struggles with the fact that her mother starts to care more for Hyo Sun than her.

  • Native title:

    신데렐라 언니
  • Also Known as:

    Cinderella Unni ; Cinderella's Stepsister ; A Modern Story of Revenge

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Jun 27, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I wanted to write a review for this since it's one of my all time favorite dramas. I think it kinda divides opinions and it really depends on the watcher if you like it or not.

The plot... I too, as many others, love the first half of the story more up to like episode 11? but the later half isn't bad either. It just has less happening. Some people say it read more dragged on and maybe it did, but i didn't really pay attention since i was so in love with everything else in it.

The plot had wonderful details that really showed different sides of the characters. Like Eun Jo; She is basically the evil stepsister and if this story was from another point of view, she would be seen as a complete bitch but cause the plot allows you to understand Eun Jo and all the other characters, and it seems much more realistic. No human is perfect and everyone has a bad side and it depends on how you see it who is the villain and who is the hero/in. And i feel like this drama portrayed that pretty perfectly.

I LOVED the acting. After watching this Moon Geun Yong became one of my favorite actresses of all time. The other actors were all great too, there's really nothing i complain about. And the acting really completed the plot and I got into the story with it. Every time Moon Geun Yong cried I cried with her. If im ever feeling sad and just wanna cry, I rewatch the sad scenes of CS and cry my heart out.

I really liked the music too, i love listening to the ost and remembering this drama. I felt that the music fit the scenes really well

The rewatch value.. hmmm... I feel like there are parts that are really worth rewatching, and then some parts are parts that were necessary the first time but now that you know the plot you don't really need them anymore, but since i dont usually rewatch dramas anyways i think me watching even some parts of this means its really good :) I've already rewatched some episodes like 5 times when i usually only watch them once or twice...

Oveall I gave it a 9 but i wanted to give a 10. It's really a favorite of mine and the first serious (and second ever) k-drama i watched. I think it's best suited for people who can focus on dramas well xD and for people who like sad dramas (you might need tissues!)
And also for people who can see the bigger picture and understand the characters... It made me kinda sad when i read comments that said "How can Eun Jo be so cold?" when all the time i had been thinking "Poor Eun Jo, no one understands you but Ki Hoon".

But still I recommend this drama for everyone to watch :) If it ever seems confusing i'm happy to help ;)
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Jul 8, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I have mixed feelings about Cinderella’s Sister . Everything was super good until they decided to go 7 years further. I learned later that, at that times, they changed the screenwriter. Good damn it.

The reason why I started this drama was because I was curious about Moon Geun Young being casted as a “vilain”. Her face is way too sweet to be mean. I have to say: she rocked it ! read more Why ? Because, Ok she’s a bitch, but a bitch with a reason for being so bitchy. You feel empathy for her and her crying scene was really touching. I even cried once. And that’s pretty rare. That’s how good Moon Geun Young acting skills are. You go girl !

I also like the intensity between the character. There was fire, screams, tears, first… Too much maybe. At the end it was a bit tiring. And sometimes a bit ridiculous.

The biggest turn off was Seo Woo’s plastic face. Everytime she appeared on screen, I couldn’t concentrate on her acting and kept wondering about what was her original body and what was fake. Plus her character was annoying like hell. The all “lolita-please-protect-me” act pissed me off like crazy. And to be honest, I found the all rice wine crisis a bit ridiculous. And Taecyeon’s character was pretty useless, just watching from a far distant what was going on…

As I’m writing down those words, I still don’t know how to feel about that drama. Sure it gave some intense moments but also made me roll my eyes several times. But I would put it in my “Love” list because Moon Geun Young
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Both drama are about a girl who lives happily with her father until he remarries with an evil stepmother who has an evil daughter and who make the young girl's life a living hell.
Though in Cinderella's sister, it's about the stepsister who's not that evil
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In both, there are complicated family problems, drama, and the stepmother has a strange hate/love with her step-son/daughter
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    moonziyan May 31, 2017

    I don't understand why a lot of people don't like this... it's one of my all time favorite kdrama..

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    claudya87 Apr 17, 2017

    During the series I actually rooted for the second girl..Eun Ju was a lost cause for me.

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    makeuptemple Jan 27, 2017 - edited

    It's very early to write a proper review about the drama but I can honestly tell this but while I am watching the drama I want to choke Eun Ju, there can't be another female lead as irritating as her. She is so negative, she does not simile, she never behaved well to her step sister, I am surprised who Taec Yeon is in the drama, it was smth I was not expecting.. I am only watching bec I like Taec Yeon, Hong Ki Hoon, & Seo Woo, I did not enjoy watching Cheongdam-dong Alice because of Moon geun young, she was playing an irritating girl named Alice on that drama like she plays Eun Ju here, I think either she is a very strong character creates an irritating image, or I do not know.. I dropped watching Achiara's Secret, I have noticed I either drop or give a break watching her dramas, better swallow some prozacs before watching her dramas.. On the other hand I do not want Eun Ju & Hong Ki end up, I want Hong Ki to be with Hyo Sun.. Eun Ju is free to find a grumpy negative guy like herself, but I am guessing this not gonna end up like that.....

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      makeuptemple Feb 22, 2017

      she is a mental case.. I think she will be on my top stay away from her dramas actress soon

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      Maham Tanveer Jul 8, 2017

      not every character is bubbly and doofus type. She has every reason to be negative considering her life. She is a far more realistic character, then all those female characters who jump around like 5 year old retards

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      makeuptemple Jul 8, 2017 - edited

      she created everything by herself, in my eyes she's the cinderella's evil sister.

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    Nadoosha Dec 20, 2016

    A.K.A:A Modern Story of Revenge!!!!!
    Seriously what revenge and what Cinderella There is nothing like that, something about this drama make it boring i fast forward every episode,there is no thrill at all from first episode to the last one the same rhythm same tone,Yes the acting was great and i liked the main couple too but then what? I watched all episodes with a poker face..that's Not a good thing.

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    siracorn Nov 26, 2016

    I feel like there must be some cultural gap here, because this drama is utterly incomprehensible

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    steph_ravita Sep 1, 2016

    If anyone's interested but not convinced enough to watch it, dramabeans has recaps of all 20 episodes.

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    RodinJooWon Jul 20, 2016

    what the .. low rating seriously? Lol! just finished this drama (I accidentally watched it), it's 9/10 for me this is not your ordinary Cinderella drama, I dont regret wtching it until the very end. this one is epic! love it so much! Love the character of hyo sun! all of them are great actor! this drama is a gem (not exaggerating it)

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    katrina21 Jul 9, 2016

    has anyone see the trailer to this?? if so then it is SOO different from the actual drama itself. i mean the trailer look 200x better and i was so excited to watch this show but i didnt see any scene that the trailer did. completely different plot but overall i really enjoyed this drama it beautiful. 9 stars :D

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    Ayaki Nakahashi May 8, 2016

    The rating does not do it justice... This is a terrific drama and it definitely has a high rewatch value for me!

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    MokaAkashiya Jan 18, 2016

    lizard face. hahaha

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    egg-mont Jun 21, 2015 - edited

    i really like this drama, especially first 4 episodes. i keep comming back to watch them from time to time
    (and i'm quite shocked it has such low rating here? it deserves more)

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      OKasiandrama Jul 27, 2015

      Your comment makes me want to watch it a bit more but I just really can't stand the actor Chun Jung Myung.. It's hard to me to START the first episode but I really want to watch it..

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      egg-mont Aug 2, 2015

      really? awww, thats bad. found him quite cute here :D

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    Sani May 27, 2015 - edited

    someone know who ia the main actor in this drama?

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    LisaWijaya Apr 16, 2015 - edited
    Reveal Spoiler »
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      TheGrowlingStomach Dec 8, 2015

      I feel like if she were to start calling him 'oppa' though it would be terribly out of character for her

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    Ambitious_96 Jan 3, 2015 - edited

    This one is surely not a waste of time. Donno why it got a low rating, specially that it had a really good one in Korea.

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    mejustcassie Nov 14, 2014 - edited

    I don't know why people find this drama boring I re watched it 7 times or more XD

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      NewKDramaAddict Dec 4, 2014

      Me too! It was watching a truly tortured soul that was Eun Jo and this role is why I love MGY today still!!

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      mejustcassie Dec 5, 2014

      Yeah she is my favorite actress ♥-♥ her acting is flawless


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    South Korea
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    Mar 31, 2010 to Jun 3, 2010
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 3 min.


  • Score:

    7.1 (scored by 5,301 users)
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