April Kiss

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April Kiss
April Kiss poster.jpg
Starring Soo Ae
Jo Han-sun
Lee Jung-jin
So Yi-hyun
Country of origin South Korea
No. of episodes 24
Producer(s) Lee Eung-jin, Choi Ji-young
Running time Wednesday & Thursday 21:50
Original network KBS
Original release April 21 – July 8, 2004
Preceded by More Beautiful Than a Flower
Followed by Full House
External links
April Kiss
Hangul 4 키스
Hanja 4 키스
Revised Romanization 4wol Kiseu
McCune–Reischauer 4wŏl K‘isŭ

April Kiss (Hangul4월 키스), also called Kiss of April, is a South Korean TV drama that aired from April 21 to July 8, 2004 on KBS.[1]



Song Chae-won[edit]

Portrayed by Soo Ae. Chae-won is a charming woman, who is also talented in arts. She majored in sculpture in college, and currently teaches at her private art school. One of the things that she cherishes the most is a pair of paddy birds that she received as a gift from her middle-school boyfriend. Every time Chae-won looks at the birds, she comes to recall her middle-school love. But she can’t figure out if her feelings for Jeong-woo, her middle-class boyfriend, are her affection for him or simply a piece of memory. However, one thing is clear: she is currently with the guy named Kang Jae-sup. But one day, Jeong-woo shows up, and the two men find themselves embroiled in a whirlpool of love.

Kang Jae-sup[edit]

Portrayed by Jo Han-sun. Kang Jae-sup possesses the charisma of an eagle. He learned about the importance of hard work and patience at a very young age. He succeeded in becoming a director at a renowned corporation solely through his hard work and abilities, and he firmly believes that everything in life is possible through a hard work. Jae-sup spent his childhood in utter poverty, and now he desperately strives to become rich and famous. One day, he even learns how to bake, and bakes a cake for Chae-won, who becomes very impressed. When his older brother, Jae-dong, who was always treated coldly by their father, tells him about his decision to marry a terminally ill woman, a café owner, who has only two years to live, Jae-sup eagerly supports his brother. Through that support, Jae-sup probably endeavors to realize his own yearning for a destined love.

Han Jeong-woo[edit]

Portrayed by Lee Jung-jin. Han Jeong-woo has an aloof and careless personality, like a stork. But at the same time, he is a romantic and unceremonious person who seems to live apart from the tumult of the world and easily adapts to circumstances. He was raised in a financially well-off family, and he doesn’t yearn for success that much. He believes that life is too short not to enjoy it and indulges in the pleasures of life, spending most of his time on his hobbies. He enjoys riding a bicycle in the forest and looking at birds. But one day, his life changes dramatically because of Chae-won and Jae-sup, and something that brings him to ruin.

Jang Jin-ah[edit]

Portrayed by So Yi-hyun. A daughter of the owner of Daejin Group, Jang Jin-ah is director of the Design Department and a college senior of Chae-won. She has an outgoing and self-confident personality underscored by her sophisticated looks. Since her childhood, she has despised her father’s indulgence in women. That is why she does not believe in love and does not trust men. But the day she meets Jeong-woo, Jin-ah finds herself attracted to his unique romantic personality and good sense of humor.

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Koo Joon-yup as Kang Jae-dong
  • Lee Yoon-sung as Shim Soon-young
  • Kim In-moon as Kang Woon-bong, Jae-sup's father
  • Kwon Kwi-ok as Hong Mi-ryun
  • Lee Jung-gil as Dr. Han Tae-joon, Jeong-woo's father
  • Lee Hye-sook as Oh Shin-ja
  • Shin Choong-sik as Song Young-man, Chae-won's mother
  • Park Soon-chun as Seo In-sook, Jeong-woo's mother
  • Han In-soo as Chairman Jang Kap-sool
  • Kim Ji-yoo as Kang Jae-hee
  • Jang Tae-sung as Noh Kong-tak
  • Song Yoon-kyung as Han Jung-yeon
  • Kim Kibum as young Han Jeong-woo