Broadcast: December 3, 2003 ~ February 5, 2004
Starring Shin Hyun-joon, Choi Ji-woo, Kwon Sang-woo and Kim Tae-hee, "Stairway to heaven" stirred up fever and spurred thousands of viewers to flock to chat rooms and discussion forums to share their views and comments on the drama. Jung-seo's (Choi Ji-woo) step-brother Tae-hwa (Shin Hyun-joon) loves Jung-seo wholeheartedly, but she unfortunately lost her memory in a car accident and was sheltered by Tae-hwa. Jung-seo was recognized by her wealthy fiance (Kwon Sang-woo) in the party celebrating his engagement with another girl...
The first episode of Stairway to Heaven aired on February 5, 2004. A total of 20 episodes aired every Wednesday and Thursday night at 10 pm on SBS. This drama quickly became known as one that could bring on laughter and tears, pulling at viewer's heartstrings every time they watched. This TV miniseries was extremely well-received by audiences. Lead actress, Choi Ji-woo's immense popularity with young female audiences, along with a wonderful storyline has kept people talking long after the final episode aired.
Stairway to Heaven captured viewer's attention with passionate performances combined with movie-like qualities. Many viewers would be surprised to learn that the scenes of Han Tae-hwa as a child are actually played by Han yu-ri's real-life young brother.
Synopsis Song-ju (played by Kwon Sang-woo) and Jeong-seo (played by Choi Ji-woo) grew up together as close friends. Their parents close relationship gave them the feeling of being brother and sister as youngsters. As the only son of a wealthy executive of Global Group, Song-ju went abroad to study management. Before leaving, the two childhood friends exchanged necklaces.
After suddenly losing his wife to illness, Jeong-seo's father remarries Tae Mi-ra. For no reason Mi-ra's daughter Yu-ri seems to dislike Jeong-seo from the very beginning and is often cruel to her. During this time of cruel treatment, Jeong-seo is in a serious car accident, resulting in memory loss.
She remembers nothing of her childhood friend, Song-ju and is unexpectedly reunited with him. The four young main characters Cha Song-ju, Han Jeong-seo, Han Tae-hwa, and Han Yu-ri all have different ways of expressing love, making each character unique. The show incorporates the beauty and sadness of love set in beautiful filming locations with sweet, mellow tunes on the soundtrack.
"Stairway to Heaven" redefines Korean Dramas with a touching plot, vivid characters, a sublime soundtrack, and its own undeniably unique innovations. Many American fans have cited this drama as the single reason they became addicted to Korean Dramas in the first place!
For as long as they can remember, Han Jung-Suh (Choi Ji-Woo of Winter Sonata) and Cha Song-Joo (Kwon Sang-Woo of Love So Divine and My Tutor Friend) have always been meant for one another. But when Jung-Suh receives a new family, everything changes. Stepmother Tae Mi-Ra cruelly manipulates Jung-Suh, and when envious stepsister Yoo-Ri (Kim Tae-Hee) commits an unspeakable act, Jung-Suh is literally left helpless, and loses her memory.
At the crucial moment, Jung-Suh's lonely and affectionate stepbrother Tae-Hwa (Shin Hyun-Joon of Guns and Talks) seizes the opportunity to escape his cruel family - and takes Jung-Suh with him. Song-Joo is left behind, and as the years go by, his heart remains irreparably broken. But one day Song-Joo sees a girl who bears a remarkable resemblance to Jung-Suh, and he becomes convinced that this girl is really his long-lost love...
Topping viewship charts in South Korea, SBS's blockbuster TV-series "Stairway to heaven" is now steamrollering to all K-TV fans, starring Shin Hyun-joon, Choi Ji-woo, Kwon Sang-woo and Kim Tae-hee, "Stairway to heaven" stirred up fever and spurred thousands of viewers to flock to chat rooms and discussion forums to share their views and comments on the drama.
Jung-seo's (Choi Ji-woo) step-brother Tae-hwa (Shin Hyun-joon) loves Jung-seo wholeheartedly, but she unfortunately lost her memory in a car accident and was sheltered by Tae-hwa. Jung-seo was recognized by her wealthy fiance (Kwon Sang-woo) in the party celebrating his engagement with another girl...