Final episode date
31 May 2001
Number of episodes
Country of origin
First episode date
14 March 2001
Seoul Broadcasting System
Number of seasons
Lee Byung-hunChoi Ji-wooRyu Si-wonLee Jung-hyun
Lee Byung‑hun, Choi Ji‑woo, Shin Min‑a, Lee Jung‑hyun, Lee Hwi‑hyang
Stairway to Heaven, All In, Winter Sonata, Star's Lover, Air City
Beautiful Days (Hangul: 아름다운 날들; RR: Areumdaun Naldeul) is a 2001 South Korean television drama series starring Lee Byung-hun, Choi Ji-woo, Ryu Si-won and Lee Jung-hyun. The drama is the first entry in director Lee Jang-soo's Heaven Trilogy which includes Stairways to Heaven in 2003 and Tree of Heaven in 2006. It aired on SBS from March 14 to May 31, 2001 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes.
- Beautiful Days KDrama OST ZERO THE PROMISE EngSub
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Beautiful Days KDrama OST ZERO - THE PROMISE (Eng.Sub)
Similar to its drama contemporaries, Beautiful Days involves conflicts in family relationships, as well as a love triangle.
Lee Min-chul (Lee Byung-hun) returns from studying in the US, to take an active role in his father's prospering music business, Victory Records. It turns out that his father (Lee Jung-gil) was involved in unethical practices in the past, as well as the murder of the father of Min-chul's stepbrother, Sun-jae (Ryu Si-won).
Into the scene comes two girls from the orphanage, Yeon-soo (Choi Ji-woo) and Se-na (Lee Jung-hyun), who share a sisterly bond. Se-na gets inspired to become a pop star after a visit by the Victory Records boss on a charity event.
Years pass, and both girls arrive in Seoul to start their adult lives. However, they get separated. Yeon-soo finds a job working at Victory Records in hopes of one day meeting Se-na again and becomes involved in the lives of the stepbrothers, Min-chul and Sun-jae. Yeon-soo and Min-chul make a deal that they will help each other's siblings. Yeon-soo moves into Min-chul's family home as a tutor for his younger sister Min-ji (Shin Min-a), and Min-chul will help Se-na achieve her dream of becoming a singer. A complex drama unfolds,Min-chul and Sun-jae both fall for Yeon-soo. Yeon-soo chooses Min-chul, but their love is threatened by a terminal illness.
Many of the scenes were filmed on location in Seoul:
The original script had intended that the character of Yeon-soo would die, but in response to a flood of protest letters from anguished viewers, the drama lets her live. Sena went on to succeed as a singer.
- 그때까지 안녕 - Zero
- 약속 - Zero
- Heaven - Lee Jung-hyun
- 약속 - Ryu Si-won
- 그대뒤에서 - Zero
- For You - Zero
- 그때까지 안녕 - Ryu Si-won
- 언제나 오늘 처럼 - Various Artists
- 꿈 - Lee Jung-hyun
- Missing You - Ryu Si-won
- 상처 - Ryu Si-won
- 너만을 위해
- 부탁 - Zero
- Heaven (Music Video) - Lee Jung-hyun
The series aired in Japan on NHK in October 2004; it was popular and well received by Japanese viewers.
In Thailand first aired on Channel 3 every Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m., starting from January 6 to March 30, 2007.
An Indonesian remake was titled Cincin.