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Phoenix (불새)

불새 (Bool-sae)

Directed by Oh Kyeong-hoon (오경훈)

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Drama Romance

MBC | Airing dates :

MBC Drama Series (60" * 16eps)

Love is timing. Love needs just the "right time". It's not because you loved him or her less that you parted. Heaven brings you your soul mate when the time is just "right". "Phoenix" shows you this heaven's work.
There is a young couple who desperately fell in love but who couldn't be together because the time wasn't just right for them. Years pass by and these two meet again. And the trick of fortune switches their situation and environments. A daughter of a millionaire has now become an helper suffering from the grim realities of life. On the other hand, an orphan self-supporting student is now an accomplished wealthy businessman. Now these two people are looking at the world with different eyes. The childlike girl has finally learned the harshness of the world and the guy with once twisted mind has learned to enjoy the latitude of mind. In the end, these two start to understand each other, thus arriving at the "right time".


Jang, Sae-Hoon (Acted by Lee Seo-Jin)
He was raised by his father and grew up building up great ambitions for success and fame. Then he lost his father to a car accident and started working as a part-time job at a gas station to make his living. His life is a difficult one indeed but he's a natural born genius who has never missed a scholarship in school. One day out of the blue, a girl comes storming into his life. Her name is Ji-Eun, a girl of a completely different background and character from Sae-Hoon's. Knowing just too well of his harsh reality and of what waits for them ahead, he pushes her away. Ji-Eun however, is keen to get his heart and in the end, they get married. But as he expected, their marriage life was not rosy colored and Ji-Eun soon leaves him.

After signing on divorce papers, he gets on a plane heading for New York and "new life". After a series of all kinds of ups and downs, he accomplishes the "American Dream" and becomes a newly polished person, William Jang.

10 years have passed and he returns to Korea. Maybe it's a twist of their fate...He finds himself standing in front of her once again. But this time, he has someone , Mi-Ran beside him. What's even worse, Mi-Ran and Ji-Eun are friends who studied together in Boston.

10 years ago, he really had nothing to offer her but he loved her with all of his heart. Can he really let her go?


Lee Ji-Eun (Acted by Lee Eun-Joo)

She has grown up doing everything as she liked and in her every way. Her father is a successful CEO of a textile group and her mother is an hopeless and immature lady who only knows her luxurious world. With all this ever colorful background plus her beautiful looks, she's a reckless spoiled little brat. But there's no doubt that she's one lovable and attractive girl.

She comes home from Boston for holidays and as usual, she goes around acting like a spoiled little brat. One day, suddenly Sae-Hoon comes into her life and she desperately falls for him. But naturally, her parents are not happy fond of poor orphan Sae-Hoon. Ji-Eun doesn't give up here and gets pregnant. She leaves her parents and her luxurious life behind and starts her life with Sae-Hoon in a tiny weeny room. But very soon, she wakes up to the reality and starts to get tired of her life in destitution. As misery loves company, she gets a miscarriage and realizes she can't die for love. She gives a point-blank "no" and leaves Sae-Hoon. After divorce, upon hearing that Sae-Hoon is leaving Korea, she drives like crazy to the airport thinking it'd be her last chance to get him back. But again fate is still cruel to her and takes her father away by a car accident. With her father's sudden death and the fall of her family, hopeless Ji-Eun picks up the phone and calls Sae-Hoon who, without knowing her situation, coldly turns her town. She bites hard toward the harsh world and to Sae-Hoon as well.

Now to her also, 10 years have passed. Now a 32 year old divorcee, Ji-Eun is now a different person. With a manic-depressive mother and trouble maker sister, she has now become the bread winner from the reckless little brat who didn't even know how to turn on the stove.

And another love comes knocking on her door. Jung Min is no doubt the perfect prince charming every girl would die for. Then, again she finds someone whom she desperately wanted to get off her mind but whom she just couldn't forget. Now her so-called ex-husband Sae-Hoon turns up in front of her. And the twist of their fate makes them meet as client and helper.


Yoon, Mi-Ran (Acted by JEong Hae-Yeong)

Daughter of a rich real estate agent, she grew up in a wealth carefree environment. Somehow, she has always felt somewhat inferior to Ji-Eun. Without knowing Sae-Hoon was once married to Ji-Eun, she gets to know Sae-Hoon at one Christmas donation party. She also desperately falls for him and decides to make him hers doing everything possible. She did manage to get Sae-Hoon to be with her but this was due to a car accident. The accident makes her live in a wheel chair. Feeling guilty and responsible for the accident, Sae-Hoon decides to marry her. Things get more complicated when Mi-Ran learns of Sae-Hoon's ex-wife. She then becomes more obsessed with Sae-hoon in order not to lose him to her lifetime rival Ji-Eun. She even hides that she can now walk again...


Suh, Jung-Min (Acted by Eric Moon)

He's the prince charming of a huge conglomerate called Suh-Rin group. The term "Prince Charming" always comes with his name. He seems to have everything: the colorful background as the heir of Suh-Rin, perfectly good-looking face, gentleman-like manners, talents in every sports. Maybe it could even be said that the word "perfect" is made for this kind of person.

When he graduated from a prestigious university in Boston with honors, people were putting highest hopes on him. However even to him was a twisted fate...
He can never forget the day when he lost his twin brother. Only if he had not shouted out to his brother..".Come on, you can do better than that. Beat me!" He has been feeling guilty for the accident ever since as if to revenge himself on his twisted fate, he just goes on enjoying living a life of a debauchee. He's got everything but himself. Then fate brings him Ji-Eun...

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 Lee Seung-chul (이승철)
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60 min 4/3
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Airing dates : 2004/04/05~2004/06/29

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lee seo-jin is very very hand some and good actor i will be see his in iran kiis to his
2009-12-03 03:23:49
2009-10-11 10:07:37
Is this drama Happy ending or Sad ending?
this drama and OST are the best.
2008-02-21 23:13:09
2007-12-29 22:49:55
?!!!Is good!!^^
One of the best korean drama. Lee eun joo is a very talented actress. Don't understand how she could commited to suicide. Too bad.
2007-12-20 23:01:16
2007-07-05 03:04:24
Lee Seo-jin,Lee Eun-joo,Jeong hye-young and Eric Mun...Ahh.handsome and beautiful actress.Too bad Lee Eun-joo comitted suicide...This drama and the OSTs are nice.Drama.Very good.OSts.Too good.
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