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First Love (1996 TV series)

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Directed by
Lee Eung-jin

Original language(s)
Written by
Jo So-hye

Country of origin
South Korea

Bae Yong-joonChoi Soo-jongLee Seung-yeon

First Love (Hangul첫사랑; RR: Cheot Sarang) is a South Korean television series starring Bae Yong-joon, Choi Soo-jong and Lee Seung-yeon. It aired on KBS2 from September 7, 1996 to April 20, 1997 on Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 for 66 episodes.


It is currently the second highest-rated Korean dramas of all time based on single episode viewership ratings, reaching 65.8% on its final broadcast on April 20, 1997. Its average rating for its entire run was 52.6%.


Depicting the afflictions of youth, First Love is the story of two brothers who fall for the same woman.


  • Bae Yong-joon as Sung Chan-woo
  • Choi Soo-jong as Sung Chan-hyuk
  • Lee Seung-yeon as Lee Hyo-kyung
  • Song Chae-hwan as Sung Chan-ok (Chan-hyuk and Chan-woo's sister)
  • Choi Ji-woo as Kang Suk-hee
  • Park Sang-won as Kang Suk-jin (Suk-hee's brother)
  • Lee Hye-young as Park Shin-ja
  • Son Hyun-joo as Ju Jung-nam (guitarist)
  • Bae Do-hwan as Oh Dong-pal
  • Jo Kyung-hwan as Lee Jae-ha (Hyo-kyung's father)
  • Yoon Mi-ra as Hyo-kyung's mother
  • Kim In-moon as Sung Duk-bae (Chan-woo's father)
  • Jeon Yang-ja as Chairman Jun (Suk-jin's mother)
  • Park Jung-soo as Shin-ja's mother
  • Kim Tae-woo as Park Hyung-ki (Chan-woo's classmate)
  • Song Hye-kyo as one of the students being tutored by Hyo-kyung
  • Park Sang-min
  • Lee Kyung-shim
  • Park In-hwan
  • Cha Tae-hyun as Chan-woo's friend
  • International broadcast

    Due to Bae Yong-joon's popularity post-Winter Sonata, First Love was aired in Japan on NHK in 2005.


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