Tree of Heaven (TV series)

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Tree of Heaven
Tree of Heaven drama.jpg
Also known as Heaven's Tree
Trees in Heaven
Genre Romance, Melodrama
Written by Moon Hee-jung
Kim Nam-hee
Directed by Lee Jang-soo
Starring Lee Wan
Park Shin-hye
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
Japanese
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) Huh Woong
Producer(s) Ko Kyung-hee
Location(s) Japan
Running time Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Release
Original network Seoul Broadcasting System
Original release 8 February (2006-02-08) – 9 March 2006 (2006-03-09)
Chronology
Preceded by My Girl
Followed by Bad Family
External links
Website tv.sbs.co.kr/tree/

Tree of Heaven (Hangul천국의 나무; RRCheon-guk-ui Na-mu) is a 2006 South Korean-Japanese series starring Lee Wan and Park Shin-hye .[1] It aired on SBS from February 8 to March 9, 2006 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 10 episodes. The drama is also the final entry in director Lee Jang-soo's Heaven Trilogy which included Beautiful Days in 2001 and Stairway to Heaven in 2003.[2]

Also known as Tengoku no ki (天国の樹?), the series was filmed completely in Japan and featured a cast of both Korean and Japanese actors.[3]

Plot[edit]

Bright and optimistic Korean Japanese teenager Hana (Park Shin-hye) lives at a small hot springs inn owned by her mother. When her mother decides to marry a Korean man, she tries her best to reach out to her odd, introverted stepbrother-to-be Yoon Seo (Lee Wan), who likes to walk barefoot in the snow. He rebuffs her initial efforts, but her cheer eventually wins him over. With their parents on honeymoon, together Hana and Yoon Seo stand up to Hana's spiteful aunt Yoko (Kim Chung) and cousin Maya (Asami Reina), and the two develop an increasingly close relationship over time. Yoon Seo is forward in his love for Hana, but despite feeling the same way, she is unwilling to break the taboo of a romance between step-siblings. After graduating from high school, she leaves for Tokyo with her admirer Fujiwara Ryu (Asahi Uchida), and loses contact with Yoon Seo. 2 years later, Hana, Yoon Seo, and Maya meet again. Time has led them down very different roads, but the love and the rivalry remain the same.

Cast[edit]

International broadcast[edit]

In Japan, an abridged version of the series dubbed in Japanese aired on terrestrial network Fuji TV on late-night Thursdays beginning April 13, 2006, and on Fuji TV's satellite channel BS Fuji on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. beginning April 6, 2006. The original version (with Korean audio and Japanese subtitles) aired on Fuji TV's cable channel CS Fuji in July 2006.[2]

It aired in Thailand on Channel 7 beginning July 25, 2012, under the title "สุดปลายฟ้าสัญญารักนิรันดร์" (read as "Sud Plai Fha Sunya Rak Nirandon", literally: Eternal Love at Horizon).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Park and Lee previously starred together in Stairway to Heaven (2003), also directed by Lee Jang-soo.
  2. ^ a b "Drama Trees in Heaven to Air in Japan". KBS Global. 7 March 2006. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  3. ^ Shin, Hae-in (1 March 2006). "Tree of Heaven: a new tryout for a resurgence of Korean Wave". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  4. ^ "Lee Wan's Fan Meetings Draw 2,000 Japanese Fans". KBS Global. 11 July 2006. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  5. ^ "Park Shin-hye Invited to Photo Exhibition for Korean Top Stars". KBS Global. 15 June 2006. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  6. ^ "ภ.เกาหลีชุด สุดปลายฟ้า สัญญารักนิรันดร์ (TREE IN HEAVEN)". Channel 7 (in Thai). Retrieved 2015-11-24. 

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