Cruel Love, Bad Love – Koreanovela

Cruel LoveThe “Cruel Love”, originally known as “Bad Love”, premiered on June 22, 2009 at the GMA7 after the “Adik Sa Iyo”.

About the “Cruel Love”:

One of the most anticipated television comebacks of 2008, Kwon Sang Woo (Stairway To Heaven) is back in full motion with Bad Love, a classic love story about two men entangled in a stormy love affair with the same woman. Kwon plays the illegitimate son of a tycoon who engages in a heated rivalry with his ambitious stepbrother-in-law played by Kim Sung Soo (Stained Glass, Full House). Top actress Lee Yo Won (Surgeon Bong Dal Hee) also joins the cast as the woman caught in the middle of the love triangle. A benchmark tearjerker, Bad Love adopts the formula familiar from earlier hit melodramas. Written by the same author behind the 2004 hit drama Phoenix, Bad Love has been in talks of production since 2005 with other big names such as Kim Hee Sun, Ko So Young, and Rain also in line for casting consideration. Met with modest viewership ratings due to the massive popularity of competing dramas like Yi San and The King and I, Bad Love still packs in all the elements that have made Kwon the star that he is today, from the heart-wrenching dialogue to the controversial steamy elevator scene that will probably remain one of the all-time favorite love scenes in K-drama history.

The illegitimate child of a wealthy man, pop artist Yong Gi (Kwon Sang Woo) carries a rebellious chip on his shoulder, but beneath the tough mask lies a lovelorn heart that bleeds in silence. He meets and falls madly in love with fellow artist Joanne (Cha Ye Ryun, Muoi), but life’s cruelty takes over and wreaks havoc in the relationship. Meanwhile, cellist In Jung (Lee Yo Won) faces the shock of her lifetime when Soo Hwan (Kim Sung Soo), the man she loves, finally reveals to her that he is married. More devastating than his confession is Soo Hwan’s ultimate choice: a rich wife (Kim Ga Yun, Queen of the Game) for the sake of furthering his career. While sobbing uncontrollably one night by the riverside walk, In Jung bumps into Yong Gi. As it turns out, this was not the first time they had met.

If you want to get the original set of DVD of this Koreanovela, you can get it here. The available set of DVDs use Korean and Mandarin languages, and Traditional Chinese subtitle.

The English subtitled DVD is not yet released, but I’m sure, it will be released soon.

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2 thoughts on “Cruel Love, Bad Love – Koreanovela”

  1. I want to congratulate the actors and the actress in these telenovela for a wonderful job. Specially Kim Sung Soo . This is the first film of kim that I have seen and I begin to love all his films. I wish I could find more of his films here in our country. And the other actor Kwon Sang. Both of them are handsome and the portrayal of their roles are excellent. Also the lead actress. Isaw her before in 49 days. She is nice too. Continue the good job guys. We all love you hare in the Philippines.

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