Winter Sonata
Alternative Names:

겨울연가

Gyeoul Yeonga

Winter Ballad

Winter Love Song

Endless Love (Series 2)


Country of Origin: Korea (South)
Year Produced: 2002
Air Date: Jan 14, 2002 to Mar 19, 2002
Episodes: 20
Type: Series
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Winter Sonata

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Overview
AKA
겨울연가
Gyeoul Yeonga
Winter Ballad
Winter Love Song
Endless Love (Series 2)

Summary
The story begins when Jun-sang, who is the son of an eminent musician, moves to Chuncheon, a rural city in South Korea. As an extraordinarily talented student, Jun-sang is welcomed by his fellow students as well as teachers, but remains a quiet, introverted young man. As a result of his belief that his father is dead and serious conflicts with his mother, Jun-sang believes that no one truly loves him.

On one fortuitous day on the ride to school, Jun-sang's classmate Yu-jin interrupts him on the bus. Jun-sang soon falls in love with Yu-jin, who opens herself to him with an innocent heart. Their love, however, is cut short after Jun-sang is involved in a serious auto-accident and, due to brain damage, is unable to recall his past life.

Jun-sang's mother, desiring Jun-sang's love and respect, has Jun-sang brainwashed by a psychologist, so that Jun-sang will not remember his painful memories of growing up as an illegitimate child. As a result, Jun-sang's memories prior to the accident are erased. Jun-sang's mother decides to move to the United States with Jun-sang, where he can start a new life under the identity of Yi Min-hyung. As such, both his friends and teachers are told that Jun-sang is dead.

Ten years later, Jun-sang is an award-winning architect in the United States. He does not remember anything about his life in Korea. He is completely different, an open-minded person who cares about other people, including his mother. He returns to Korea and Yu-jin sees him on the street, prompting her to put off her engagement to childhood friend Sang-hyuk. Little does she know that Min-hyung is dating her friend and sometime rival Chelin. The story's plot intensifies when Yu-jin begins work at the firm where Min-hyung is employed, and tries to find out if he is her lost lover Jun-sang.

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Extended Information

Broadcast network: KBS2
Theme Song: From the Beginning Until Now by Ryu

Production Credits

Director: Yun Seok Ho, Lee Hyung Min
Writer: Kim Eun Hee, Yoon Eun Kyung, Oh Soo Yun
Cinematography: Kim Byeong-Cheon


Soundtrack

01. From the Beginning Until Now
02. My Memory
03. First Time
04. Only You
05. From the Beginning Until Now (instrumental version)
06. My Memory - piano and violin version
07. The Love I Can Not Send
08. The Beginning
09. Only You - piano and violin version
010. My Memory - piano version
11. Don't Forget
12. Inside the Memories
13. Lover
14. Violet
15. Only You - piano version
16. First Time - piano version
17. Violet - instrumental


Awards

2002 - KBS Awards: Top Excellence in Acting (Bae Yong Jun)
2002 - KBS Awards: Top Excellence in Acting (Choi Ji Woo)
2002 - KBS Awards: Excellence in Acting (Park Yong Ha)
2002 - KBS Awards: Popularity Award (Bae Yong Jun)
2002 - KBS Awards: Popularity Award (Choi Ji Woo)
2004 - KBS Awards: Special Award (Yoon Seok Ho)

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