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The love, conflicts, and reunions of 5 siblings. A drama about 5 children who were separated at the death of their parents. They meet again as adults and have all gone their separate ways. Tae Poong, a minor league ball player, meets his half-brother Ji Suk who has become a counselor. The process of the thawing of their relationship through conflicts and twisted love leaves a deep impression. Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Jun 16, 1999 - Aug 5, 1999
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: SBS
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 167 users)
  • Ranked: #85554
  • Popularity: #10046
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
NoobieFan
1 people found this review helpful
Apr 28, 2023
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
This review may contain spoilers
First, let me talk about this cast. Lee Byung-hun (JSA, Iris), Song Seung-heon (You & I, East of Eden), Kim Ha-neul (Piano) and Jun Ji-hyun (My Sassy Girl, My Love from the Star). All big stars, or were at one point. And the supporting cast for this has Cha Tae-hyun and Cho Jae-hyun. Korean dramas weren;t at their peak of the ‘Korean Wave’ but for well known actors starring in the small screen, this is a pretty top period. Most of these names are still fairly big, due to movies or later dramas. Some have simmered down from their earlier status but still retain a respectable career. Either way, it’s a privilege to have a show in this era, in wide circulation.

Happy Together is about 5 people who are related in some way, through marriage or blood, that find themselves at odds with each other. The leading man is Lee Byung-hun, as Seo Tae-poong, an ageing underachiever in Baseball, who longs to bring his siblings back together after he got separated from them following the death of his parents. 3 of the siblings still live together but lead different lives and barely co-exists, Tae-poong is considered an outcast, hardly a brother and there is a younger sister that they both think is lost to them forever. And while Tae-poong’s attempts to bring the family back together aren’t appreciated, the family goes through a tremendous growth, not only as individuals but as a family. It’s a simple premise and a plot. There are added themes about prostitution and gang life through some of the main characters, such as Seo Moon-joo (Kang Sung-yeon) and Jo Pil-doo (Cho Jae-hyun), but the family is the true crux of the story. Even the love triangle is an extension of the story between the two brothers of the family (Lee Byung-hun & Song Seung-heon) The whole trope of an illness for one of the characters isn’t terribly overused by this point and is used to bring the family closer, opposed to Beautiful Days (2001) or Stairway to Heaven (2003). It’s a concise drama that doesn’t go too bold with its storytelling while retaining heart and a good earnest message about family.

Don’t expect a big revenge or love story but expect to be pleasantly surprised by this drama. 16 episodes long and it went by like *clicks fingers*.

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  • Drama: Happy Together
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Jun 16, 1999 - Aug 5, 1999
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: SBS
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 167 users)
  • Ranked: #85554
  • Popularity: #10046
  • Watchers: 683

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