[KDrama~2011] Thorn Tree Bird / The Thorn Bird
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* Title: 가시나무새 / Kashinamoosae
* Also known as: The Thorn Bush Bird
* Genre: Melodrama, romance
* Episodes: 20
* Broadcast network: KBS2
* Broadcast period: 2011-Mar-02 to TBA
* Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55



Plot
This is the story of two women, Seo Jung Eun and Han Yoo Kyung, who walk very different paths to achieve their desires. Seo Jung Eun is a strong and courageous woman who has suffered a difficult life, having grown up in an orphanage, but continues to embrace people around her despite longing for affection herself. Jung Eun harbours the hope that she will meet her mother if she becomes a star, striving to reach her goal and overcome her suffering with her pure and innocent nature. In contrast, Han Yoo Kyung has a birth secret for which she is willing to throw away everything in order to get revenge. The "thorn birds" of the title refers to Jung Eun's character, who only brings out her best at the cost of great pain. A thorn bird is a mythical bird who searches for a thorn tree from the day it is born. When it finds it, the bird impales itself upon the sharpest thorn, and rises above the agony to sing the most beautiful song ever heard.



Main Cast:

# Han Hye Jin as Seo Jung Eun


# Kim Min Jung as Han Yoo Kyung


# Joo Sang Wook


# Seo Do Young


#Cha Hwa Yun



Additional Cast:
# ung Eun Byul
# Kim Ha Eun
# Oh Hyun Kyung


http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Thorn_Birds
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han hye jin so pretty..
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Posted 1/21/11
KBS’s Thorn Birds begins rehearsals




There’s a new drama in the works for KBS’s Wednesday-Thursday timeslot, Thorn Birds, which hasn’t been much on my radar because it seems like a muddly mess in the making.

But first, the details: It stars Han Hye-jin (back to TV a year after 2010′s Jejoongwon), Joo Sang-wook (who revitalized his career with Giant), Seo Do-young (who took an edgier turn with his dark cable drama Yacha), and Kim Min-jung (in her first drama since being forced to drop Hero due to injury).

I have nothing against those actors; it’s the creative team that has me on alert. This drama is described as the story of two women who make radically different choices in pursuing their ambitions. It also centers around “a beautiful and fierce love” between the heroine and the two men (Han, Joo, Seo).

Han Hye-jin plays a tough woman who faces off against a difficult fate, while Kim Min-jung’s villaness character harbors a birth secret that leads her on a path of revenge against the world. Joo Sang-wook plays the heir to a powerful chaebol, while Seo Do-young plays a romanticist and film director whose affection for the heroine is described as a “shadow love.” Oh great, more romantic stalking.

This kind of plot seems in keeping with the director-writer pair behind it. PD Kim Jong-chang did 2005′s weepfest A Rosy Life, and then 2009′s mess of jerky writing (so I hear), Again My Love.

Writer Lee Sun-hee has more tears on her resumé with the 2009 short drama Father’s House, which was a wonderful showcase for its cast (Choi Min-soo, Kim Soo-hyun, Moon Jung-hee) but plot-wise seemed like a mere vehicle for angsty crying. She also did 2007′s airport-action drama Air City, which was so bad I felt bad for Choi Ji-woo and Lee Jung-jae for marring their A-list resumés with it.

Anyway. Thorn Birds recently held its first script reading, shown in these photos, and will premiere on February 23, following the currently airing President.

If it turns out to be good I’ll be happy to congratulate it, but so far? Blegggh.


http://www.dramabeans.com/2011/01/kbss-thorn-birds-begins-rehearsals/
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Posted 1/28/11
"The Thorn Bush Bird" Han Hye-jin and Joo Sang-wook, First step 'Slap hazing'





Han Hye-jin and Joo Sang-wook couple from "The Thorn Bush Bird" had a fierce first meet.

The first take of the KBS 2TV drama "The Thorn Bush Bird" took place in Seoul on the 22nd with actress and actor Han Hye-jin and Joo Sang-wook as the lead characters.

This take was for the first scene where the two meet each other. Jeong-eun misunderstands Young-jo for a fraud and slaps him, and Young-jo also can't keep his anger down. This scene predicts the love they will go through as they have both left such strong impressions on each other.

The two were to spill out explosive emotion in the first meet, but instead they tried dealing with the 'pain' in a lively atmosphere. Joo Sang-wook joked he would cry if she hit him too hard and she said to receive it well.

The atmosphere around the set was more encouraged as the two actor and actress showed fantastic play. A person in the GnG Productions said, "Usually it isn't easy for two actors to carry out emotion scenes well before they actually get close but these two make it hard to believe it's their first time together".

He continued, "Seeing how they were able to carry out a fierce and emotional scene so well, it looks like they're going to make this a great drama".

Meanwhile, "The Thorn Bush Bird" is about minor role actress Jeong-eun who chooses her way to succeed in the movie business and movie producer Yoo-kyeong, and will be first broadcasted this coming February 23rd.

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Han Hye Jin and Joo Sang Wook take couple proof shots



Recently, two photos of actors Han Hye Jin and Joo Sang Wook have been uploaded onto the official Twitter site for KBS’s new drama, “The Thorn Birds.”

The photos are proof shots of the two as a new couple for their drama. In the photos, Han Hye Jin shows off her chic charm with smokey eye makeup and an all-black outfit, whereas Joo Sang Wook shows off his own charms with an intense look and a more casual outfit.

Along with the photos, Han Hye Jin posted, “Filming ‘The Thorn Birds’! Formed ‘31′ with Joo Sang Wook oppa! What kind of scene do you think it is?” Her post garnered fan attention because of her comical 2NE1 parody with “31″.

“The Thorn Birds” will air its first episode on February 23rd.

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Han Hye Jin: ‘I Challenged Myself Desperately’



Actress Han Hye Jin will play the protagonist named Seo Jeong Eun in the KBS drama “The Thorn Birds.”

The MBC TV drama “Prince of the Legend,” in which Han appeared by playing the character “So Seo No,” finished in March, 2007, but people still remember actress Han Hye Jin (30) as “So Seo No.” She could not escape the character for the past four years. After the “Prince of the Legend,” she appeared in dramas such as “Terroir” and “Jejungwon” and the movie “No Mercy,” but those works were not successful enough to remove her previous image from the “Prince of the Legend,” which had recorded 51.9 percent viewer ratings. But this time, she said that she felt like having a perfectly good card in her hand.

The good card that she mentioned is the KBS 2TV drama “The Thorn Birds” (written by Lee Sun Hee, directed by Kim Jong Chang) that will begin airing from March 2 as a follow-up drama to the drama “President.” She said with twinkling eyes, “It might be like counting my chickens before they hatch, but I have a feeling that this drama will be very successful. I can read the script smoothly and other cast members all agree that the story of the drama is very interesting.” She continued, “I hope that this drama will become another representative work of mine and actually I have that feeling. I had received too much love from people for playing the ‘So Seo No’ in the ‘Prince of the Legend,’ and I really appreciate the love, but I feel ashamed to still be called ‘So Seo No’ in 2011.



The “The Thorn Birds” is a story about a woman who throws away everything only for her desire, and another woman who embraces those things the other woman had thrown away with love. Han Hye Jin will be the latter, a strong and good woman named Seo Jeong Eun. Han explained about the character, saying, “The character is the most difficult role to play as it requires wide acting ability. Seo Jeong Eun is a bit actress from an orphanage. She lives bravely with a hope that she might be able to find her mother if she could become a star actress. Basically, she is a pure and innocent character, but she always misses her mother. I have to play her becoming a star at last after many troubles and sufferings, so I need various acting ability. She lives a life full of ups and downs, she is like a mixture of every character that I had played until now.”

Han Hye Jin explained the character is a difficult role, but actually the drama is a typical melodrama that viewers can easily understand and become immersed in. The story reveals an apparently obvious confrontation between good and evil in the twisted destinies of the two women. But Han disagreed, saying, “At first, I also thought that the story would be very simple, but actually it was not.



It seems to be very simple, but more complicated psychology is contained in the simple storyline. Expressing that complicated psychology is very difficult. Seo Jeong Eun gives her love to people around her, but actually she suffers from lack of love. She always longs for affection. On the other hand, she has too pure of a personality, enough so to make people think that she is a foolish person. She experiences many difficulties and she always becomes humiliated by people, but she never loses her pure and naïve personality. I feel pressure because I have to present more mature acting to make people sympathize with the character, but I wanted to give it a try. It might be like running into the fire. I was so tense before the first shooting, but I could not even sleep the day before the first filming.” Playing an actor in the drama seems to be very exciting to her. She said, “I can recall the past when I was in my second year of high school. At that time, I went to many auditions with only my desire and no talent, but I could not pass any of those (laugh). I remember that I had heartbreaks due to failures at that time. I have to play Seo Jeong Eun, who will become a successful actress after many difficulties, and it will be presented in detail, so it might be very exciting.”



When Han Hye Jin appeared in her previous work “Jejungwon,” she expressed her strong affection and pride for the drama by writing her despondent feelings over low viewer ratings on the board of the drama’s website, and it had attracted people’s attention. She said, “I just wanted to say that the viewer ratings cannot be the sole criteria to decide whether a drama is successful or not. Actors should not be controlled by the viewer ratings, but actually it is true that actors can be encouraged by high viewer ratings and can be discouraged by low viewer ratings. The character named Seok Ran that I played in ‘Jejujngwon’ was a great character and I really appreciated that I could play the role. The work itself was very good, but I felt bad because the drama was not successful.” She added, “This drama, ‘The Thorn Birds,’ is a melodrama, but it will be differentiated from other melodramas by outstanding psychological aspects. I will act with my utmost effort for the drama’s success.”
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Posted 2/22/11
I can't believe this drama is airing tomorrow already.

I'm so excited for it!
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Posted 2/22/11

spazzy06 wrote:

I can't believe this drama is airing tomorrow already.

I'm so excited for it!


2nd Mac....next wednesday...not tomorrow....
Posted 2/23/11

ungumuda wrote:


spazzy06 wrote:

I can't believe this drama is airing tomorrow already.

I'm so excited for it!


2nd Mac....next wednesday...not tomorrow....


Oh. I could have sworn I read some where it was airing today.

Oh well. Thanks for the heads up. Now I don't have to stalk viki today, waiting for an upload that will never come.
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Press conference 23 Feb 2011





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# Seo Do Young

whats the shoe he has on can someone find out thx
Posted 3/19/11
Jung Eun is embarrassingly dumb. There is really no excuse for her idiotic behavior anymore. (after episode 6)

I think this drama still has tons of potential, but it's getting increasingly harder to trust this screenwriter. (in other words the writing is crap and it continues to be crap) I can't watch anymore of this until it finishes airing. I need to know how it ends before I invest any more time into it.
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spazzy06 wrote:
.....before I invest any more time into it.


^^^like your statement.....hehehe
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