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Set in Jeju, the drama revolves around a loving, multi-generation family led by the parents, Yang Byung Tae and Kim Min Jae, and their four children Tae Sub, Ji Hye, Ho Sup, and Cho Rong, as well as assorted grandparents and uncles. The story follows the family's everyday lives and conflicts, including oldest daughter Ji Hye's marital problems with her husband Soo Il; younger son Ho Sup's pursuit of his mother's assistant, Yeon Joo; and oldest son Tae Sup's romantic pairing with divorced professor Kyung Soo, whose homosexual relationship their families react to while addressing issues of personal, social, and familial acceptance, leading to, finally, love and understanding. Edit Translation

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  • magyar / magyar nyelv
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 63
  • Aired: Mar 20, 2010 - Nov 7, 2010
  • Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: SBS
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 1,098 users)
  • Ranked: #3295
  • Popularity: #2984
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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47 people found this review helpful
Sep 16, 2013
63 of 63 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
I expected I would like this drama, because I'm in a "family drama" mood and it was great. I really loved it!
The story is not a typical kdrama story with a lot of twists, birth-secrets, evil characters etc. It's more like I was following the life events of a normal family, whit ups and downs, remaining always with the feeling that something like that could happen in real life. That's the reason why I really enjoyed the show. It is different.
The characters are very well written, all of them had theirs own story, with funny events, sad events, love stories, friendship, breakups and reconciliations, marriage, birth and death. The chemistry between all of the characters was very good, giving the feeling they're a real family.
Of course the strongest plus point is the love story of Tae Sub and Kyung Soo. I loved the way it was presented, it was not too much for a kdrama, sometimes I even had the feeling the kiss is missing (but , in the end, I think it was better without it). The other love stories were also good, but not like that one.
The acting was brilliant, everyone portrayed his character very good. After this drama i'm loving Lee Sang Woo more and I noticed Song Chang Ui. It's the first time I see him playing a main role.
If you wanna watch a family drama that's not very complicated, with a plot that flows smoothly, with strong characters, full of family-love, with good love-stories I recommend this one!

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49 people found this review helpful
Aug 16, 2012
63 of 63 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
This is a great drama with very strong characters.

To be honest I only started watching it because I read that the story would revolve a lot around the eldest son, who is in a gay relationship. I found this fascinating, seeing as it's a korean drama. The writers did a great job on that part, depicting the family's perspective and the couples perspective and how they each deal with this issue.

It was also interesting to see the interactions between the different generations of this huge family who all live together in one house.

What kept me watching was the great acting (especially song chang ui who plays the eldest son and kim hae sook who plays his stepmom)the amazing story, and also the amazing surroundings (jeju island).
Because it's quite a long drama you get to know each of the family members very well and you really feel the amazing bond that's between them.

I cried a lot, but I laughed too and watching it was an overall heartwarming experience!

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  • Drama: Life Is Beautiful
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 63
  • Aired: Mar 20, 2010 - Nov 7, 2010
  • Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: SBS
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 1,098 users)
  • Ranked: #3295
  • Popularity: #2984
  • Watchers: 4,670

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