First Love (1996 TV series)

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First Love
Genre Romance, Drama
Written by Jo So-hye
Directed by Lee Eung-jin
Starring Bae Yong-joon
Choi Soo-jong
Lee Seung-yeon
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 66
Location(s) Korea
Running time Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 (KST)
Original network KBS2
Original release 7 September 1996 (1996-09-07) – 20 April 1997 (1997-04-20)
Preceded by Men of the Bath House
Followed by A Bluebird Has It
First Love
Revised Romanization Cheot Sarang
McCune–Reischauer Chǒt Sarang

First Love (Hangul첫사랑; RRCheot Sarang) is a South Korean television series starring Bae Yong-joon, Choi Soo-jong and Lee Seung-yeon. It aired on KBS2 from September 7, 1996 to April 20, 1997 on Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 for 66 episodes.

It is currently the second highest-rated Korean dramas of all time based on single episode viewership ratings, reaching 65.8% on its final broadcast on April 20, 1997. Its average rating for its entire run was 52.6%.


Depicting the afflictions of youth, First Love is the story of two brothers who fall for the same woman.


International broadcast[edit]

Due to Bae Yong-joon's popularity post-Winter Sonata, First Love was aired in Japan on NHK in 2005.[1]

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