Sweet 18

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Sweet 18
Promotional Poster
Format Drama
Comedy Romance
Starring Han Ji Hye
Lee Dong Gun
Country of origin South Korea
No. of episodes 16
Original channel KBS
Original run January 19, 2004 – March 9, 2004
Sweet 18
Hangul 18
Hanja 18
Revised Romanization Nangrang 18-se
McCune–Reischauer Nangrang 18-se

Sweet 18 is a South Korean television series produced by KBS in 2004. The story strongly focuses on both personal and clan-level relationships between Jung-sook, a member of Papyeong's Yun clan, and Hyuk-joon, a member of Andong's Kwon clan. Both clans had hoped for re-establishing good relations after being separated for three generations by war, by arranging a marriage between Jung-sook and Hyuk-joon upon Jung-sook's birth.

Plot summary[edit]

Yoon Jung-sook (Han Ji-hye) is an eighteen-year-old, dreamy, lively school girl. One day, she encounters a mysterious man in traditional Korean clothing on the streets who carries a piece of literature her quite famous grandfather treasured. Despite not seeing his face, she falls head-over-heels in love with him and vows to marry him. Since she is the member of an ancient and noble Korean Clan, the Yun clan, she will marry Kwon Hyuk-joon (Lee Dong-Gun), the heir of the Kwon clan. Hyuk-joon is ten years older than Jung-sook and already a prosecutor. Jung-sook finds out that Hyuk-joon is the mysterious man whom she fell in love with and willingly marries him. She becomes a housewife while her friends continue to attend college. Two worlds clash, as Jung-sook is still an immature teenager and Hyuk-joon a grown man. However, slowly, they become attracted to each other and fall in love, despite the fact that Jung-sook is pursued by a school mate and Hyuk-joon meets his first love again, who wants him back. Jung-sook has much to learn about the ancient traditions of the family of her husband and what it means to be married to a first-born son, however in the end, they are deeply in love with each other. Jung-sook gives birth to twins and starts a sewing business. Hyuk-joon continues working as a prosecutor in the police force in Seoul.


  • Han Ji-hye as Yoon Jung-sook
  • Lee Dong-gun as Kwon Hyuk-joon
  • Lee Da-hae as Moon Ga-young
  • Lee Joon as Jee Chul-reum
  • Yoo Hye Jung as Kwon Sun-ah
  • Park Hyung Jae as Kwon Jin-sa
  • Kim Hae-sook as Jung-sook's mother
  • Jung Kyung-ho as Jung-sook's blind date
  • Lee Eun-joo as Seo Hyun-ju (Second Princess)
  • Lee Eun-shil as Eun-ju (Third Princess)


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