Like Land and Sky

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Like Land and Sky
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Promotional poster of Like Land And Sky
Also known as As Much as Heaven and Earth
Heaven and Earth
By Land and Sky
High as the Sky, Wide as the Earth
Genre Romance, Drama, Family
Written by Choi Hyun-kyung
Directed by Moon Bo-hyun
Starring Park Hae-jin
Han Hyo-joo
Kang Jung-hwa
Lee Joo-hyun
Hong Soo-ah
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 165
Production
Producer(s) Go Young-tak
Location(s) Korea
Running time 30 minutes
Mondays to Fridays at 20:25 (KST)
Release
Original network Korean Broadcasting System
Original release January 15 (2007-01-15) – August 31, 2007 (2007-08-31)
Chronology
Preceded by Pure in Heart
Followed by Likeable or Not
External links
Website www.kbs.co.kr/drama/sky

Like Land And Sky (Hangul하늘만큼 땅만큼; RRHaneul Mankeum Ddang Mankeum; also known as As Much as Heaven and Earth) is a 2007 South Korean television series starring Park Hae-jin, Han Hyo-joo,[1] Lee Joo-hyun, Kang Jung-hwa, and Hong Soo-ah. It aired on KBS1 from January 15 to August 31, 2007 on Mondays to Fridays at 20:25 for 165 episodes.

The daily drama was a hit, maintaining an average viewership rating of 30% throughout its nine-month run. Its peak viewership rating of 36.1% (on episode 164) made it the third highest-rated Korean drama of 2007.[2]

Plot[edit]

Jung Mu-young (Park Hae-jin) was the love child borne of an affair his father Kim Tae-shik (Jung Han-yong) once had. Tae-shik and his wife Park Myung-ja (Jung Ae-ri) raised Mu-young together with his half-brother Kim Sang-hyun (Lee Joo-hyun). Despite a lack of money, Myung-ja has managed to keep the family together; moreover, she never once treated Mu-young any differently than her biological son. Still, Mu-young is outwardly rebellious, unforgiving, and in constant conflict with his family; he keeps an emotional distance from them, for fear of getting hurt one day. Then he meets the cheerful and kindhearted Seok Ji-soo (Han Hyo-joo), who not only values her family greatly, but goes out of her way to help others. As he sees Ji-soo putting a lot of effort into making her family relationships happy and harmonious, Mu-young's heart mellows and she brings out the best in him.

But in a twist of fate, Ji-soo begins working for Myung-ja's stepsister Park Myung-joo (Yoon Hae-young), and learns that she and her single father Seok Jong-hoon (Hong Yo-seob) are in love. Though Ji-soo fully supports her father's newfound romance, she's conflicted because if her father ends up marrying Myung-joo, then she and her own boyfriend Mu-young will become step-cousins.

Like Land and Sky tackles the issues the modern family faces, such as the difficulties faced by stepparents and stepchildren; conflicts between biological and adoptive parents; the aftermath of a remarriage; and the high divorce rate among the younger generation, and resulting involuntary childcare from their grandparents.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Kim family
  • Jung Han-yong as Kim Tae-shik, Sang-hyun and Mu-young's father
  • Jung Ae-ri as Park Myung-ja, Sang-hyun's mother
  • Ban Hyo-jung as Han Bong-rye, Myung-ja's mother
  • Jung Jae-soon as Lee Soon-im, Myung-ja's stepmother
  • Yoon Hae-young as Park Myung-joo, Soon-im's daughter
  • Kim Il-woo as Park Myung-tae, Myung-ja's younger brother
Seok family
  • Hong Yo-seob as Seok Jong-hoon, Ji-soo's father
  • Seo Jae-kyung as Seok Ji-woong, Ji-soo's older brother
  • Kang Rae-yeon as Se Mi-ae, Ji-woong's wife
Yoon family
  • Jung Dong-hwan as Yoon Jae-doo, Eun-joo and Eun-ha's father
  • Kim Ja-ok as Ahn Hye-kyung, Eun-joo and Eun-ha's mother
Extended cast

Awards[edit]

2007 KBS Drama Awards[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I want to try out for more extreme roles". The Dong-a Ilbo. 5 April 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Popularity rating of dramas in 2007, from top 5 to bottom 5". Hancinema. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  3. ^ "2007 Year-end Korean drama awards round-up". Hancinema. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 

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