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Golden Garden



Drama: Golden Garden

Hangul: 황금정원

Genre: mistery, melodrama

Network: MBC

Episodes: 60

Director: Lee Dae-young (Romance, Be Strong, Geum-Soon!, Queen's Flower, Father, I'll Take Care of You)

Writer: Park Hyun-joo (Golden Bride, Man Who Sets the Table, Queen's Flower)

Release Date: July 20th - October 26th, 2019

Runtime: Saturday 21: 05-23: 05 (4 episodes of 30 min back-to-back) following drama Different Dreams

Production Company: Kim Jong Hak Production

OST: part 1 Tei- My Love

               part 2  Lee Ye Joon - AWAY

part 3 나비(Navi)-Always Like This

Official site: HERE




“Golden Garden” tells the story of four people who have lived totally different lives from one another but get involved in each other’s lives due to an incident.

Eun Dong-Joo (Han Ji Hye)attempts to get back her stolen life. When she was 6 years-old, she was abandoned at an orphanage. She did not remember anything except her name. Despite her difficult environment, she has grown into a woman with a positive and bright personality.

Cha Pil-Seung (Lee Sang Woo) is a detective, who is good at his job. His parents died when he was young and he was then raised by his wealthy grandmother. Even though he is popular with women, he doesn't fall in love with anyone due to trauma from his parents' deaths. (Asianwiki)




Han Ji Hye as Eun Dong Joo

Lee Sang Woo as Cha Pil Seung

Oh Ji-eun as Sa Bi-Na

 Lee Tae Sung as Choi Joon-Ki

Cha Hwa-Yeon as Jo Nam-Hee

Kim Yu Seok as Choi Dae Sung

Jo Mi Ryung as Han Soo Mi

Jung Young-Joo  as Shin Nan Sook

Moon Ji-Yoon as Lee Sung Wook

Kim Young Ok as Kang Nam Doo

Jung Si A as Oh Mi Joo

Yeon Jae-Hyeong as Lee Ki Young

Kang Jun Hyuk as Lee Mid Eum

Jeong Seo Yeon as Lee Sa Lang

Wang Bit-na as special guest (cameo)

Hong Kyung Min as special guest (cameo)


Character description

Eun Dong Joo ( Han Ji Hye ) isn’t eye-catching, but the more you get to know her, the more you are drawn to her just like wild flower. She had a happy childhood under a father who owned a shoe factory. However, her life becomes bumpy after her mother passes away and her father brings stepmother. When her father passes away, the stepmother has her biological daughter take the place of Dong Joo to steal the assets that are under Dong Joo’s name and leaves her at an orphanage. Despite the mental and physical distress, she is strong spirited, but she is lonely and has a void in her heart. She meets the person that can fill that void and he is detective Cha Pil Seung, who has dreamed the same dream as her since their childhood. They actually met a long time ago. He is part of Dong Joo’s last happy memory at the Golden Garden right before her stepmother abandoned her 27 years ago. She was happy as she chased after fireflies that shone like gold. Pil Seung was with her even when her stepmother caused a huge car accident in order to abandon her.


Cha Pil Seung (Lee Sang Woo) dates women, but doesn’t plan to get married nor to start a family. His father was a doctor and he had a happy family. However, he loses his parents in a hit-and-run accident on their way home from the Golden Garden Festival in Busan when he was 7. He was raised by his grandmother and had a comfortable life, but struggles with nightmares of the trauma he experienced. Happy memories, flashbacks of the accident and guilt of letting criminals get away have made him a cynic. It seems as if he’s enjoying his life as a single man, but he feels lonely in a corner of his heart. Then he meets Eun Dong Joo, who shares the same nightmares as him. The two people meet through Joon Gi’s hit-and-run accident, feel drawn to each other and fall in love, but find out that Dong Joo is the daughter of the woman that ran away after hitting his parents 27 years ago. 



Sabina/Eun Dong Joo (Oh Ji Eun) is a woman who has it all, strikingly good looks, intelligent and fatal charm. She was always known for her looks since she was little and her mother had high hopes for her. However, she has a tough childhood after her parents get divorced and she is raised by an alcoholic father. When her stepfather passes away, she goes with her mother, who suddenly comes to see her, and lives a life of someone else after changing her name to Eun Dong Joo. Having conflicts with her mother who drives her hard with hopes of becoming rich, she runs away in her senior year of high school and moves in with her boyfriend. Together, they have a son, but being sick of poverty, she goes back to her mother and starts burying her past. A decade later, she makes a grand comeback as the Korean-American social media influencer Sabina. Due to her looks and influence, she becomes a celebrity in the cosmetics industry, and captures the interest of Choi Joon Gi, the heir of Stars Cosmetics. Nevertheless, Eun Dong Joo, the owner of the life she is living, and her son stands in her way.  


Choi Joon Gi ( Lee Tae Seung) is wealthy, but always feels lonely. He dreams of having a happy family rather than becoming successful in his career. He is the only son of rich parents, but his parents didn’t get along and he never felt loved during his childhood. He married the woman his mother chose for him, but ends up getting a divorce within a year, disappointing his parents. One day, an angel shows up in his life. It’s the highly ambitious Sabina. His mother disapproves of Sabina the day he formally introduces her, and he ends up hitting someone with the car while drunk driving and chasing after her, but flees the scene. He takes Sabina’s advice to keep it a secret and they get married. He forgets about the accident and dreams of starting a happy family, but Sabina’s greed knows no end. He tries to persuade her to stop, but she doesn’t listen to him. With the power of love, Joon Gi decides to risk everything he has to recover the human nature in her.















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Han Ji Hye And Lee Sang Woo In Talks To Reunite For Weekend Drama

by C. Hong

Han Ji Hye and Lee Sang Woo might be reuniting for another weekend drama!

On April 23, a source reported that Lee Sang Woo had received a casting offer for the upcoming MBC weekend drama “Golden Garden” (literal translation). He was reportedly cast in the lead role, Cha Pil Seung, a police detective with a traumatic past.

At the same time, Han Ji Hye’s name had been floated for the role of the female lead, Eun Dong Joo. Lee Sang Woo and Han Ji Hye had previously worked together on the KBS weekend drama “Marry Me Now,” which wrapped up last September.

Later on April 23, a source from MBC stated that Han Ji Hye and Lee Sang Woo were both positively reviewing their offers.

“Golden Garden” tells the story of four people who have lived totally different lives from one another but get involved in each other’s lives due to an incident. Written by Park Hyun Joo and directed by Lee Dae Young, it is expected to premiere sometime in July.

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May 13 2019

Han Ji-Hye & Lee Sang-Woo cast in MBC drama series “Golden Garden”


Han Ji-Hye and Lee Sang-Woo are cast for lead roles in MBC drama series “Golden Garden” (literal title). Also cast for major supporting character roles are Oh Ji-Eun and Lee Tae-Sung. “Golden Garden” will revolve around a woman played by Han Ji-Hye who grew up in a difficult environment and is trying to get her stolen life back. Lee Sang-Woo will play a detective carrying his own emotional scars.

“Golden Garden” first airs July, 2019 (takes over MBC’s Saturday 9PM time slot after “Different Dreams“).



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Han Ji Hye, Lee Sang Woo, And More Confirmed To Star In Upcoming Weekend Drama

by Y. Kim

MBC’s upcoming weekend drama “Golden Garden” (literal translation) confirmed Han Ji Hye, Lee Sang Woo, Oh Ji Eun, and Lee Tae Sung as the lead roles. The mystery romance drama will tell the story of Eun Dong Joo (played by Han Ji Hye) attempting to truly live her life to its fullest.

“Golden Garden” is a collaborative project between director Lee Dae Young, who directed “Be Strong, Geum Soon,” “Father, I’ll Take Care of You,” and more, and screenwriter Park Hyun Joo, who wrote “Hooray For Love,” “Man Who Sets the Table,” and more. The expectations are high given that their collaboration in “Flower of the Queen” four years ago was a big hit.

Han Ji Hye’s character Eun Dong Joo was abandoned at an orphanage at the age of six. She does not remember anything aside from her name and grows up as a cheerful woman who endures her life despite many hardships. With Han Ji Hye’s success in “The Legendary Witch,” “Marry Me Now,” and many more dramas, the expectations are high for the success of her next project in terms of viewership ratings.

Lee Sang Woo will be acting the role of Cha Pil Seung, a man who is as cold-hearted as can be when it comes to love. Cha Pil Seung, the grandson of a wealthy woman, is a detective with a very high arrest rate. Despite his popularity among women due to his handsome looks, he is not easily seduced because of the wounds from having lost his parents when he was young. As Lee Sang Woo’s first role as a detective, it will be interesting to see how he differentiates this character from his previous roles in “Marry Me Now,” “Touch Your Heart,” and others.


more https://www.soompi.com/article/1324161wpp/han-ji-hye-lee-sang-woo-and-more-confirmed-to-star-in-upcoming-weekend-drama

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  • Guest changed the title to [Upcoming Drama 2019] Golden Garden, 황금정원 - Han Ji Hye & Lee Sang Woo - Premieres in July

Lee Sang Woo preparing for the detective role


Actress Jung Young-ju, MBC 'Golden Garden' appearance confirmed!



Chung Young-joo was a middle-aged novelist Shin-An-Sook, who also combined his beauty with a brilliant rhetoric and a clever gesture of self-destruction. Born as a daughter of a poor miner, she spent her childhood years hard, but because of her abhorrence of poverty in the world, she lives with a firm belief that "the beauty should never be poor."

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Actor Yeon Jae-Hyeong was cast in drama Golden Garden




Golden Garden 'is a mystery human melodrama with a process for finding the true life of a woman, Dong-Ju (Han Ji-hye), who has been stolen from her life.

He plays the role of Lee Ki-young. He  is a charming man who has a lot of love for his parents and has a warm personality and clean manners, and is a graduate of the police force.


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Outdoor shooting


Lee Tae Sung BTS. I thought it was Lee Sang Woo at first when I saw the picture. SW will play a detective so he won`t wear suits. Lee Tae Sung is playing someone rich? :)


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Pictures from the first script reading











June 19 2019

First script reading for MBC drama series “Golden Garden”


First script reading for upcoming MBC drama series “Golden Garden” (literal title), starring Han Ji-Hye, Lee Sang-Woo, Oh Ji-Eun and Lee Tae-Sung, took place May, 2019 in South Korea. The first script reading took approximately 4 hours to complete. Main cast members that attended included Han Ji-Hye, Lee Sang-Woo, Oh Ji-Eun, Lee Tae-Sung, Cha Hwa-Yeon, Kim Yu-Seok, Jo Mi-Ryung, Jung Young-Joo, Kim Young-Ok, Jung Si-A, Moon Ji-Yoon & Yeon Jae-Hyeong.

“Golden Garden” first airs July 20, 2019 (takes over MBC’s Saturday 9PM time slot after “Different Dreams“).

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@larus Thank you for all the updates :blush::blush:


Am looking forward to this new drama that will start on July 20.


Some updates today by child actor....


At an earlier date, he also posted this....


On 6/14/2019 at 8:47 PM, larus said:

Lee Tae Sung BTS. I thought it was Lee Sang Woo at first when I saw the picture. SW will play a detective so he won`t wear suits. Lee Tae Sung is playing someone rich? :)

You are right Lee Tae Sang will take on role as Choi Joon Ki, he comes from a wealthy family.


Here is list of actors for Golden Garden.....


Main Leads
이상우 Lee Sang Woo as 차필승 Cha Pil Seung 
한지혜 Han Ji Hye as 은동주 Eun Dong Joo
오지은 Oh Ji Eun as 사비나 Sa Bi Na
이태성 Lee Tae Sung as 최준기 Choi Joon Ki

(4 lived totally differently from one another, but 1 case/incident brought 4 of them together. From the sound of info so far... they each come with their own pain story)

Other members of cast
차화연 Cha Hwa Yeon as 조남희 Jo Nam Hee
김유석 Kim Yu Seok as 최대성 Choi Dae Sung
조미령 Jo Mi Ryung as 한수미 Han Soo Mi
정영주 Jung Young Joo as 신난숙 Shin Nan Sook
김영옥 Kim Young Ok as 강남두 Kang Nam Doo
정시아 Jung Si A as 오미주 Oh Mi Joo
문지윤 Moon Ji Yoon as 이성욱 Lee Sung Wook
강준혁 Kang Jun Hyuk as 이믿음 Lee Mid Eum
정서연 Jeong Seo Yeon as 이사랑 Lee Sa Lang
연제형 Yeon Jae Hyeong as 이기영 Lee Ki Young


Hope to receiving more news on this drama. Have a great Friday!!:heart:


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Update today .....


Lee Sang Woo greeted us with his sunshine smile this noon ...while he was doing his walk in the park :blush:



Little sweety child actress greeted us with a bright and cheerful smile this afternoon too. Seo Yeon will play role of Lee Sa Lang.  She will have same family name as role of other child actor, Jang Jun Hyuk. I wonder how they are all related to main leads.


Look forward to start of Golden Garden.


Good day to all :heart:


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First 3 posters released :wub::D









Google translation

MBC new weekend special project 'Golden Garden' antique posters were released. Elegant figure of four main actors 'Han Ji Hye - Lee Sang Woo - Oh Ji Eun - Lee Tae Sung' in the frame of an antique frame is filled with an eerie atmosphere, and captures the attention at a glance.


The main four poster is attracted by the subtle facial expressions of Han Ji Hye - Lee Sang Woo - Oh Ji Eun - Lee Tae Sung in an antique picture frame. Four people dress in classical style with old-fashioned dresses and neat suits. In particular, the four people 's expressions are meaningful and attract attention. Han Ji-hye is a pure white blouse and has pure eyes. Lee Sang-woo, whose head is clean and clear, is gazing at Han Ji-hye, raising his interest in how the two people will show the relationship. On the other hand, Oh Jie, who is looking at the front with a firm expression, reveals his anxiety in the eyes of his gorgeous tiara, and stimulates his curiosity. However, in the upper frame, Lee Tae-sung looks at me somewhere. The poster with the main four expects the fate of four unusual people and raises questions about the dramatic story surrounding them.

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