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  • Drama: Stairway to Heaven
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network: SBS
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Rating: 15+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 3,061 users)
  • Ranked: #866
  • Popularity: #392
  • Members: 5,854

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7.9
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Ratings: 7.9/10 from 3,061 users
# of Members: 5,854
Reviews: 14 users
Ranked #866
Popularity #392
Members 3,061

The relationship of childhood sweethearts Cha Song Joo and Hang Jung Suh becomes complicated when Jung Suh's father remarries. Along with a new stepmother, Jung Suh also has a new introverted stepbrother, Han Tae Hwa and a scheming stepsister, Han Yuri. Gradually, Tae Hwa falls in love with kind-hearted Jung Suh and Yuri decides to pursue Song Joo. Nothing can shake the bond between Jung Suh and Song Joo, however, not evenSong Joo's departure to study abroad in America.

On the night of his return, however, Jung Suh is mysteriously hit by a car and believed dead. Having lost her memory in the crash, she is taken in by Tae Hwa, who relocates and gives her another name. Five years later, on the eve of his engagement to Yuri, Song Joo sees someone who looks exactly like his lost love Jung Suh.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: Dec 3, 2003 - Feb 5, 2004
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network: SBS
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 3,061 users)
  • Ranked: #866
  • Popularity: #392
  • Rating: 15+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Reviews

Skye-N-Rain
70 people found this review helpful
Mar 8, 2012
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Let me first explain how I got to watching this drama. I was going on a trip so I filled up on random dramas in case I got bored on the trip, among those dramas was this drama Stairway to Heaven, which I had heard so much about. So the trip comes and goes and one night I end up without internet, unable to sleep, and so I start watching this. In hindsight, I'm both glad and sad to have made that choice. Now onto the review:

Story: 11/10 (because 10/10 is just not enough!): The story is very unique for me (maybe because this was my first drama of this genre). You end up hating the stepmother/stepsister so much that you want to jump into their world, and stab both...repeatedly. What else can I say? Oh right, keep a box of tissues handy otherwise you'll be wiping away your tears using your blanket(true story!) One other thing I enjoyed about this drama is seeing how the main male lead and the secondary male lead work together to accomplish a goal greater than either of them.

Acting/Cast: 10/10 . Everyone in this cast from the child actors from the first few episodes to the adult actors were PERFECT. I had one small dislike in the middle of the drama, and that was how the main female lead cried. Yes. That's all. Later on, I got used to it and it didn't bother me at all, so it was just me.

Music 9/10: I'm actually listening to the OST as im writing this review. It's GREAT, but not a 10. It conveyed the emotion perfectly and all that, so it was good for the drama...but for some reason giving it a 10 would be unfair in my humble opinion.

Rewatch Value: 5/10: I DON'T rewatch dramas or movies 99% of the time which is why I gave it this low of a score.

Overall: 10/10 - This is a masterpiece that every Kdrama fan should watch. But keep in mind, this can cause tears even from the eyes of manly men like myself. However, sometimes while those tears are dropping, your mouth will be smiling uncontrollably.

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delta777
22 people found this review helpful
Feb 9, 2012
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
THE ultimate emotional "trial-by-fire" drama of all time(also my 1st melodrama). Watching STH you find yourself being enchanted/heartbroken by the young Park Shin Hye and Baek Sung Hyun, you find yourself screaming and wanting to b*tch-slap Kim Tahee and the evil step-mom and you find your tears flowing at Kwon Sang Woo’s soul piercing, heart-shattering sobs. The result being your fully vested in this hauntingly unforgettable drama. Added bonus is the provoking/beautiful/memorable OST.

7 years ago STH was my first journey into dramaland and even now when I hear "Bogoshipda" their's a quick bittersweet tinge of feeling. A must watch....just make sure to select lighter fare after STH.

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