Like Land and Sky
|Like Land and Sky|
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|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||165|
|Running time||30 minutes
Mondays to Fridays at 20:25 (KST)
|Original network||Korean Broadcasting System|
|Original release||January 15– August 31, 2007|
|Preceded by||Pure in Heart|
|Followed by||Likeable or Not|
Like Land And Sky (Hangul: 하늘만큼 땅만큼; RR: Haneul 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, 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.
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.
- Park Hae-jin as Jung Mu-young
- Han Hyo-joo as Seok Ji-soo
- Kang Jung-hwa as Yoon Eun-joo
- Lee Joo-hyun as Kim Sang-hyun
- Hong Soo-ah as Yoon Eun-ha
- 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
- Choi Won-young as Jang Young-min
- Han Jin-hee as President Jang, Young-min's father
- Seo Jun-young as Song Ji-min
- Lee Hye-sook as Jin-sook
- Park Hyo-bin
- Han Young-kwang
- Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama: Park Hae-jin
- Popularity Award: Han Hyo-joo
- Best Couple Award: Park Hae-jin and Han Hyo-joo
- "I want to try out for more extreme roles". The Dong-a Ilbo. 5 April 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
- "Popularity rating of dramas in 2007, from top 5 to bottom 5". Hancinema. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
- "2007 Year-end Korean drama awards round-up". Hancinema. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 2013-08-25.