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Seven orphaned brothers and sisters who have closer ties than blood family are compared to a blood-tied family that is being broken by its own greed to think about the true meaning of family and happiness. The story mainly revolves around Jang Ha Bin/Kim Baek Won, a girl who grows up to be a police woman and Do Young, a boy who grows up to be a prosecutor. He falls in love with her again after she broke his heart in the past. (Source: MBC, DramaWiki) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 41
  • Aired: Nov 2, 2013 - Mar 30, 2014
  • Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 6 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 1,533 users)
  • Ranked: #4559
  • Popularity: #821
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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22 people found this review helpful
Apr 3, 2014
41 of 41 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
WOW, what a journey! I dont get why it got such a low rating...
Its a family melo drama, which also included elements like friendship, success, violence, crime.
Its hard to tell, what the story is exactly about, because if I tried to explain the story, I would have to spoil you. Its so complicated, but in such a good way. I was really surpised, the story was so new, not like one of the 100 plots we´ve already seen. It was such (to me at least) new concept...
I loved that you never knew what was going to happen next. Unless like many other dramas, you can never tell how this episode or drama is going to end. Whenever you think you know, youll be surprised & shocked. Almost every episode has a cliffhanger, that will make you go crazy.
I started this drama crying and ended it crying. Im not lying, there was hardly an episode where I didnt have to cry. So be prepared...if you think youre mentally not strong enough to go through all this hardship, dont even start it! lol
But there will also be cute funny moments, especially between BaekWon&DoYoung;
Childhood episodes will go till episode 11. Im usually the kind of drama-watcher who gets bothered by childhoo eps and just want to skip to the adult-episodes.
But I dont know how the producer made it to completely got me hooked from the first episode, from now on I will never judge childhood-episodes of a drama. lol

She was actually the reason I started this drama. After finishing Ojakgyo Brothers I thought I wouldnt love her more...but damn, she was even better in this one. Cant believe what a great actress she is! Whenever she cried (and she cried a lot! lol) it was so hard to believe that she was just acting. Her crying will tear your heart apart and make you cry, too.
Baek Woon is such a good hearted girl, who would do everything for her family and for those who need help. But still she manage it not to be that kind of puppy-main leads, we know from other dramas.

Jung Ill Woo:
Thats the first Ill Woo drama Ive ever watched. And I immediately fell in love with this guy. He made it to potray Do Young perfectly, who is a nice and cute guy, but going through hell because of some family matters. I cant imagine someone better than JIW for this role.
(Now i gotta marathone all his dramas!)

Kim Sang Joong:
WOW! That ahjussi is really daebak! I know him from City Hunter, where he played a kinda cold hearted father...but in this drama, he is the nicest and most warm-hearted dad youve ever seen in dramas. This will make you fall in love with him.

Jo Min Ki:
And that ahjussi is just a perfect villain. lol If you already know him from Two weeks and know how crazy and mad he was...youll be completly surpised. In this drama he is even worser...I mean of cours not the actor, but his role Jin Ki. He wouldnt be such a great actor, if he didnt scare me every episode.

I didnt notec many songs in this drama...but there is one song, that got me goosebumps: The Vow by ALI.
This song was just played at the right moments and made you cry even more while the situation/scene was already so heartbroken.

Rewatch Value
Im not giging it 10/10 only because its so long to rewatch the whole drama...but Im 100% sure I will rewatch some of my favourit episodes. Im already missing it so much...(with 41 episodes you grow a lot with the main leads)


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17 people found this review helpful
Apr 3, 2014
41 of 41 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I really enjoyed watching this drama, even though I usually avoid dramas with a lot of episodes. The reason I decided to watch it was because I hadn't watched anything with Jung Il Woo for a long time and I was curious about Uee's acting. c:

Story - For me, the story seemed both strong and weak at the same time. While the concept of the story is good, there were definitely some draggy parts that made me feel the drama was unnecessarily long. This drama is mostly about family, secret birth identity and ambition (that goes very wrong). During the episodes the child actors starred in, it's more based on family but when the kids grow up, the episodes focus more on company-related ambitions where people fight for ownership of the company. If you don't like depressing dramas, this drama can be sad at times because there are a lot of emotional moments in the family that made me cry a lot. It's not surprising that the drama had draggy episodes though, most long dramas do. There are episodes where you can't wait to see the next episode but there are also episodes where you can get a bit bored. There's good and bad about the story.

Acting/Cast - The child actors were incredible and I really enjoyed the episodes they were in, I even missed them when they grew up. But I also liked Jung Il Woo and Uee, they were also good in portraying their characters. Do Young (played by Jung Il Woo) was so funny in the first half of the drama, he offered a lot of comedic relief with of his antics. I love how he acts like he's an idiot (especially during the childhood episodes) but in reality, he's actually really smart. I feel like in the second half of the drama he cried too much for my liking but I think that can be justified since he had a pretty good reason to. Kim Baek Won (played by Uee) was an interesting main character. She's a not intelligent but not stupid sort of character, she's the main character that fights for what she believes is right. Although her inference with things was annoying sometimes (mostly in the beginning). She's a bad ass when hunting criminals down as a police officer xD She can be weak and break into tears though, both main characters kind of cry a lot but in their situation it makes sense. Chun Won, the second lead character... let's just say she's the typical annoying character that gets in the way of things often. She has a serious ambition and does anything she can to get what she wants. She's smart, like Do Young but she abuses her intelligence. She seems to have no conscience throughout the series. Man Won, second lead actor. He's a pretty cool guy, he can be unreasonable and impulsive but he looks out for Baek Won and cares about his family. There are a bunch of characters that you'll hate and a lot you'll probably love. Young Won (Baek Won's youngest brother) was my favorite character, he was so adorable when a child and when he grew up he continued to be awesome!

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  • Drama: Golden Rainbow
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 41
  • Aired: Nov 2, 2013 - Mar 30, 2014
  • Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 6 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 1,533 users)
  • Ranked: #4559
  • Popularity: #821
  • Watchers: 4,871

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