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The Thorn Birds
English Name: The Thorn Birds
Korean Name: 가시나무새
Other Name: The Thorn Bush Bird / Kashinamoosae
Genre: Melodrama, Romance
Broadcast period: 02 March 2011 To 05 May 2011
Air Time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Jung Eun has been searching for her biological mother who had abandoned her since birth.
Jung Eun and Young Jo become close friends because they share the pain of growing up without a mother.
Jung Eun’s friend Yoo Kyung, however, is jealous of their relationship.
At the age of 25, Jung Eun works as a part-time actress while waiting for her mother to find her.
On the other hand, Yoo Kyung struggles for her debut as a film director and meets producer Young Jo.
Yoo Kyung seduces Young Jo after discovering that he is an heir to a conglomerate and then gets pregnant.
But when Young Jo gives up his family inheritance, she coldly cuts him off from her life.
When Yoo Kyung goes into labor and is carried to the hospital due to premature birth, she registers herself as “Jung Eun”. And when Yoo Kyung finally finds her biological mother, who is old, sick, and poor, she abandons both her mother and baby.
Jung Eun, who is desperate to have a family, takes Yoo Kyung’s baby in and visits Yoo Kyung’s mother Myung-Ja. And by doing so, Jung Eun changes her fate by pretending to be Myung-Ja’s daughter.
Han Hye Jin as Seo Jung Eun
- Kim So Hyun as young Jung Eun
Joo Sang Wook as Lee Young Jo
- Lee Min Ho as young Young Jo
Kim Min Jung as Han Yoo Kyung
- Yoon Jung Eun as young Yoo Kyung
Seo Do Young as Choi Kang Woo
Cha Hwa Yun as Yoon Myung Ja / Lee Ae Rin
Kim Ha Eun as Yang Mi Ryun
Song Ok Sook as Kim Kye Soon
Choi Jae Won as Park Han Soo
- Kim Dong Young as young Han Soo
Jung Ui Kap as Lee Young Gook
Park Ji Il as Choi Jong Dal
Ahn Seung Hoon (안승훈) as Yoon Myung Goo
Lee Mi Young as Soon Geum
Jung Eun Byul as Seo Jin
Oh Hyun Kyung as Young Jo’s grandfather
Kim Soo Hyun (김수현) as Han Byul
Lee Won Jae (이원재) as Yoon Hak Goo
Choi Sang Hoon as Seo Jin’s father
Jung Kyung Soon as Yoo Kyung’s adoptive mother
Jang Min Ho (장민호) as Lee Soo Young
Jang Yong (cameo)
Kim Ji Young
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