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Terms of Endearment (애정의 조건)

애정의 조건 (Ae-jeong-eui Jo-geon)

Directed by Kim Jong-chang (김종창)

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KBS | Airing dates :

60 episodes

Synopsis

This drama shows how devastating and hurtful it can be for a woman to live with a boyfriend before marriage and not end up tying a knot with him. Korea has the second highest divorce rate in the world as more and more families become ruined -- mainly because one of the spouses cheats. To make things worse, the mass media continues to champion premarital cohabitation as a choice that unmarried couples are free to make. Terms of Endearment depicts today's harsh reality and once again reminds us of the sacred meaning of marriage and the importance of family.


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Chae Si-ra

Keum-pa's married life is quite enviable on the surface: her husband is a lawyer, and they have a child. But in reality, she is one of the unhappiest women. Her husband cheats on her with his female coworker, and Keum-pa doesn't have courage to divorce him even though she knows about her husband's betrayal. One day, she runs into her elementary school boyfriend, her first love, through online chatting. The two become close, and Keum-pa even finds spiritual consolation in him. But eventually Keum-pa's husband learns about their precarious relationship, and Keum-pa ends up divorcing her husband.


Lee Jong-won

Eun-pa is a protagonist of a tragic life. Since childhood, she has been treated coldly by her mother, who always compared her with her older sisters. While in college, Eun-pa falls in love with Jun-sung, who was very popular with girls. Eventually, Jun-sung moves in with Eun-pa, who lies to her mother that she will live with one of her college friends. Although she is scared that her family may find out that she is living with a boyfriend, Eun-pa's firmly believes that Jun-sung will marry her one day, and does her best to become a caring girlfriend to him.


Han Ga-in

Eun-pa is a protagonist of a tragic life. Since childhood, she has been treated coldly by her mother, who always compared her with her older sisters. While in college, Eun-pa falls in love with Jun-sung, who was very popular with girls. Eventually, Jun-sung moves in with Eun-pa, who lies to her mother that she will live with one of her college friends. Although she is scared that her family may find out that she is living with a boyfriend, Eun-pa's firmly believes that Jun-sung will marry her one day, and does her best to become a caring girlfriend to him.


Ji Seong

Yun-taek once dreamed of becoming an ethics teacher. He had to take a leave from college because he didn't have money, and went to the army. He is vibrant and witty, and has a good sense of humor, but on the other hand he is also very prudent, gentle and warm-hearted. As soon as he becomes discharged from the army, he embarks on looking for Eun-pa, his first love, but to no avail. One day, he suddenly meets Eun-pa at a nightclub where he works as a waiter in order to earn money and go back to college.




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60 min 4/3
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Airing dates : 2004/03/20~2004/10/10

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terms of endearment by maria arni

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elodrama. The casts are very good, especially Song Il Gook.

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its very sad...althought it kinda teaches u a little bit bout life
2008-07-11 03:08:41
2008-03-04 08:46:38
i like Ji Seong in Save the Last Dance & i think i'd look for this one also to see! He is a great actor! more power to you Ji Seong!
For me it's one of the best korean drama series i've ever been watched. Very touching and you'll be gained a lot of lessons here. A "MUST" see show!!!
2008-02-26 04:25:30
2008-02-16 06:03:24
I just watched this encore movie in KBS World. I love the character of Han Ga In and Song Il Guk. I think they played good in this movie. Very touching to see their bitter love before fineally they reunited.
I like to see Ji Song in movies. He's a good actor
2007-12-07 07:26:09
2006-12-26 10:18:50
it's a bit sad but it's okay.. love to watch Ji Seong playing
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