A Thousand Kisses (TV series)

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A Thousand Kisses
A Thousand Kisses-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for A Thousand Kisses
Genre Romance
Format Television series
Written by Park Jung-ran
Directed by Yoon Jae-moon
Starring Seo Young-hee
Ji Hyun-woo
Ryu Jin
Kim So-eun
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 50
Location(s) Korea
Running time 60 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays at 20:40 (KST)
Original channel Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original run 20 August 2011 (2011-08-20) – 5 February 2012 (2012-02-05)
Preceded by Twinkle Twinkle
Followed by God of War
External links
Korean name
Hangul 천번의 입맞춤
Revised Romanization Cheonbeon-ui Immatchum
McCune–Reischauer Ch'ŏnbŏnŭi Immatch'um

A Thousand Kisses (Hangul: 천번의 입맞춤; RR: Cheonbeon-ui Immatchum) is a 2011 South Korean television series, starring Seo Young-hee, Ji Hyun-woo, Ryu Jin and Kim So-eun. It explores the question of age differences in romance. It aired on MBC from August 20, 2011 to February 5, 2012 on Saturdays and Sundays at 20:40 for 50 episodes.


Woo Joo-young (Seo Young-hee) is the eldest daughter in the family and have come through hardships in life thanks to her bright and caring personality. Her husband Tae-kyung has an affair which ends in their divorce. One day, Joo-young takes her son Chan-noh to a soccer game and meets Jang Woo-bin (Ji Hyun-woo), a former national soccer player who’s now a sports agent. Chan-noh warms to Woo-bin and this leads to a close friendship between Joo-young and Woo-bin. Woo-bin romances the divorced single mom, but their differences in age, social status and life experience create obstacles to their relationship.

Jang Byung-doo (Lee Soon-jae) is the chaebol head of a resort group who falls in love with his caregiver Yoo Ji-sun (Cha Hwa-yeon), and they marry. (In real life the actors have a 25-year age gap; Lee is 75 and Cha is 50.)

Meanwhile, the chaebol’s son Jang Woo-jin (Ryu Jin) is the cold and haughty planning manager at his father’s resort, who has a strained relationship with his father marked by lingering resentment — he feels Dad showed little kindness to his mother, who died of a hereditary illness. Woo Joo-mi (Kim So-eun) is a freelance reporter for a magazine who doesn’t remember her own mother’s face, having been raised by her older sister Joo-young and grandmother. She falls for Woo-jin at first sight despite their 9-year age difference, and thanks to her proactive personality, tackles her crush head-on. Rather than suffering from lovesickness on her own, she goes after him assertively, and wins him over by melting his icy exterior with her optimistic, affectionate nature.


Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Cha Soo-yeon – Han Yoo-kyung (Woo-bin's first love)
  • Shim Hyung-tak as Park Tae-kyung
  • Lee Soon-jae as Jang Byung-doo
  • Cha Hwa-yeon as Yoo Ji-sun
  • Goo Seung-hyun as Park Chan-noh
  • Kim Chang-sook as Min Ae-ja
  • Jung Ga-eun as Jang Hye-bin
  • Jung Jae-soon as Yum Jung-soon
  • Nam Ji-hyun as Jang Soo-ah
  • Ban Hyo-jung as Cha Kyung-soon
  • Lee Mi-young as Oh Bok-joo
  • Lee Ja-young as Yang Joon-hee
  • Kim Chang-wan as Jang Byung-shik
  • Yoon Doo-joon as Yoon Ki-joon (cameo)
  • Lee Min-ho as Moon Gi-joon (cameo)
  • Yoo Yeon-seok as Hyung-soo, soccer player


  1. ^ "Actress Seo Young-hee Takes Center Stage After Decade on Sidelines". The Chosun Ilbo. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Actress Kim So-eun Seeking New Challenges". The Chosun Ilbo. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  3. ^ Park, Hyun-min (12 December 2011). "Interview: Kim So Eun Says Bright Characters Have Changed Her Personality". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 

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