A love story of a young poor student pianist fell in love with his piano teacher, who was married to another man. Despite disapproval from the society and the "moral standard," their pure love for each other only grew stronger. Could she give up her status that she had long fought for? Could their love win over the adulterate world around them?
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Hee-ae Kim Hee-ae Kim ...  Oh Hye-won 16 episodes, 2014
Ah-In Yoo ...  Lee Sun-jae 16 episodes, 2014
Hyuk-kwon Park Hyuk-kwon Park ...  Kang Joon-hyung 16 episodes, 2014
So-yeon Jang ...  Ahn Se-jin 16 episodes, 2014
Hye-jin Shim ...  Han Seong-sook 15 episodes, 2014
Hye-eun Kim Hye-eun Kim ...  Seo Young-woo 15 episodes, 2014
Soo-jin Kyung Soo-jin Kyung ...  Park Da-mi 15 episodes, 2014
Yong-geon Kim Yong-geon Kim ...  Seo Pil-won 15 episodes, 2014
Chang-wan Kim ...  Min Yong-ki 15 episodes, 2014
Ji-won Baek Ji-won Baek ...  Wang Jeong-hee 15 episodes, 2014
Chong Park Chong Park ...  Jo In-seo 13 episodes, 2014
Min-Young Yang Min-Young Yang ...  Kim In-joo 12 episodes, 2014
Jung Do Hur Jung Do Hur ...  Im Jong-soo 12 episodes, 2014
Eui-Soon Jeong Eui-Soon Jeong ...  Mi-soon 11 episodes, 2014
Tae-Hwan Choi Tae-Hwan Choi ...  Son Jang-ho 10 episodes, 2014
Hae-yeon Kil Hae-yeon Kil ...  Ms. Baek 10 episodes, 2014
Bora Jin Bora Jin ...  Jeong Yura 9 episodes, 2014
Kwon Kim Kwon Kim ...  Shin Woo-seong 9 episodes, 2014
Shin-jae Kim Shin-jae Kim ...  Jang Shi-eun 9 episodes, 2014
Bok-in Yoon Bok-in Yoon ...  Yoon Ji-soo 8 episodes, 2014
Hyun-Sung Jang Hyun-Sung Jang ...  Kim In-kyeom 7 episodes, 2014
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Sun-jae is a twenty year old piano genius who became a delivery man without finishing high school due to his poor background. One day, he delivers a package to a classical music concert hall, and he plays the piano positioned on stage. Sun-jae is found by Hye-won, an elite art director in the Arts Foundation and wife to a piano professor. Hye-won instantly recognizes his talent and sends him to lessons under her husband to cultivate him into a leading young musician. Born to a poor family, Sun-jae had never taken formal music lessons and is overwhelmed by Hye-won's support. Piano lessons are his salvation and she becomes his muse. One thing leads to another and he confesses to her, "I need you more desperately than music now." Hye-won is deeply affected by his masculine charm and pleading eyes. Yet she cannot afford to throw away everything she has worked to build. However, it would be even worse to lose this young lover. Hye-won thinks to herself, "This is my punishment, for being ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official Site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

17 March 2014 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Milhoe See more »

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Drama House,Future One See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The Beauty and Tenderness of Love
11 February 2018 | by spasekSee all my reviews

Anyone who watches this series, hoping for a depiction of a torrid, passionate love affair will be disappointed.

This series is handled with a certain delicacy; a restraint that doesn't prevent or hold back, but depicts the tender beauty of two people in love. I submit that a viewer may find it very difficult to pass judgment, for how does one justify judging love? Can love be judged?

To the naive viewer, Sunjae Lee is a young man, barely 20, who thinks and feels with his hormones. This is a gross misinterpretation and understanding of who he is. Sunjae Lee is a simple young man who knows how to do things in only one way: with love and passion. A gifted pianist, Sunjae is able to captivate his audiences, whether they be a concert hall or a few listeners, not with just the beauty of his play, but with the heart and passion he puts into it. Several viewers are so captivated by his play, that he moves them to tears. It is a bit ironic that a young man of 20 already knows the secret to love and living simply.

Oh Hyewon is a middle-aged woman, approximately twenty years older than Sunjae. A renowned pianist when she was Sunjae's age, she has now found herself pulled into the world of wealth and power. She works for a Seohan Art Institute as an executive/accountant. She loves the life that her money buys for her, and she has long forgotten the passion and her own love for music. She is married to a university professor, who also works for the institute. They share a house and a life that is more like those of roommates than of spouses. There is little tenderness or warmth in their relationship or in their house, which looks like a cold bastille atop the street. It is somewhat ironic that the only room in the house that has any warmth at all, is the music room.

Sunjae's talent is soon discovered, and he's asked to come over to the professor's house to play. Hyewon is asked to listen, given her musical background. Immediately, she is taken back to a time when she used to share the same love and passion for music that Sunjae has. Hyewon can't help but be enamored by the young man, unable to realize that she has already captivated him.

There is a certain degree of irony in their relationship, in which Hyewon attempts to teach Sunjae about her world; the world of power and treachery. It is a world that is completely foreign to Sunjae, and he already realizes that he wants no part of it. He is not interested in money or acquiring things. And yet, it is his simple and complete way of loving, that makes him Hyewon's teacher in that regard.

The acting performances are all first-rate, especially those of Ah-in Yoo (Sunjae) and Hui-ai Kim (Hyewon). The relationship between these two characters is handled deftly, like a piano piece...full of love, beauty, and grace. Viewers may find themselves longing for their own "Sunjae"...someone who can love so unequivocally and unconditionally as Sunjae can. His love is all the more profound in the little things that he does to ensure her comfort.

One cannot mention this series without the incredible musical performances. Nearly every episode has a piano piece that seems to perfectly coincide with the feelings of Sunjae and Hyewon. Watching this series is like listening to a long concert, and by the end, you feel all the better for it!


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