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16 Best Korean Dramas You Need to Watch Right Now

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If you read this, you have probably watched tens or hundreds or maybe even more Korean dramas and are looking for new series worth your attention. Well, I´ve got you covered with the list the top 16 best Korean dramas you need to watch right now!

What Are the Best Korean Dramas?

  • Cinderella and Four Knights (16 episodes)
  • Moon Embracing the Sun (20 episodes)
  • Coffee Prince (17 episodes)
  • High Society (16 episodes)
  • It's Okay, That's Love (16 episodes)
  • Cheese in the Trap (16 episodes)
  • My Secret Romance (13 episodes)
  • To the Beautiful You (16 episodes)
  • Marriage Contract (16 episodes)
  • Playful Kiss (16 episodes)
  • Boys Over Flowers (25 episodes)
  • The Legend of the Blue Sea (20 episodes)
  • Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (16 episodes)
  • Secret Love Affair (16 episodes)
  • W Two Worlds (16 episodes)
  • Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (20 episodes)

16. Cinderella and Four Knights

Cinderella and the Four Knights is a fun and easy watch. Though it is a modern-day drama, it draws certain characterization and plot devices from the original fairy tale. The series tells the story of a girl who gets the opportunity to live at the fancy mansion and make some money to pay for her upcoming university tuition fees. She doesn't realize first that she draws the affections of three boys (the grandsons of the man who owns this mansion). If you are looking for a drama that will bring you light-hearted pleasure, it's worth a try.


  • Park So-Dam as Eun Ha-Won
  • Jung Il-Woo as Kang Ji-Woon
  • Ahn Jae-Hyun as Kang Hyun-Min
  • Lee Jung-Shin as Kang Seo-Woo
  • Choi Min as Lee Yoon-Sung

15. Moon Embracing the Sun

The Moon Embracing the Sun is a historical fiction drama about the love story between a king and a female shaman. However, the young lady hasn't been a shaman for her entire life. Moreover, she met the king and fell in love with him long ago, before her presumed death. Unfortunately, she remembers nothing about it. Will she recognize her admirer? Will she remember her past? And why did she turned out into a shaman?


  • Kim Soo Hyun as Lee Hwon
  • Yeo Jin Goo as Hwon (15 year old)
  • Han Ga In as Heo Yeon Woo / Wol
  • Kim Yoo Jung as Yeon Woo (13 year old)
  • Lee Min Ho as young Yang Myung
  • Jung Il Woo as Prince Yang Myung
  • Kim So Hyun as young Bo Kyung
  • Kim Min Seo as Yoon Bo Kyung

14. Coffee Prince

Coffee Prince revolves around the story of a tomboyish girl. She used to be mistaken for a boy. One day she befriends with a handsome, rich man. Soon they both realize they fall in love with each other, but the rich man doesn´t know his new friend is a girl. If you are looking for an unusual, unique plot-line, give this k-drama a shot!


  • Yoon Eun-Hye as Go Eun-Chan
  • Gong Yoo as Choi Han-Kyul
  • Lee Sun-Kyun as Choi Han-Sung
  • Chae Jung-An as Han Yoo-Joo

13. High Society

They say the grass is always greener on the other side – this is what it's about. High Society is about people who wish to live not their own lives but to pretend they live the life of someone else. This Korean drama introduces us to a daughter of a family that owns a huge corporation and a man who wants to climb the social ladder. The girl prefers to keep her wealthy background a secret while trying to find true happiness in life, but the man comes from a poor family and his plans are somewhat different.


  • Uee as Jang Yoon-Ha
  • Sung Joon as Choi Joon-Ki
  • Park Hyung-Sik as Yoo Chang-Soo
  • Lim Ji-Yeon as Lee Ji-Yi

12. It's Okay, That's Love

If you are looking for a sweet and strange (positively) drama, probably you should try this one. It's Okay, That's Love seems to be really modern and realistic as it focuses on issues involving mental illnesses. Basically the story is about a mystery writer, radio host who struggles with a mental illness and a woman, psychiatrist who tries to help him. The woman also has some mental problems – she suffers from a phobia of sexual intimacy. You should check this drama if you want to know how their lives change after their first meeting.


  • Jo In-Sung as Jang Jae-Yeol
  • Sung Yoo-Bin as young Jang Jae-Yeol
  • Gong Hyo-Jin as Ji Hae-Soo
  • Kang Joo-Eun as young Ji Hae-Soo
  • Sung Dong-Il as Jo Dong-Min
  • Lee Kwang-Soo as Park Soo-Kwang
  • Do Kyung-Soo as Han Kang-Woo

11. Cheese in the Trap

Cheese in the Trap is a 16 episode series that follows a turbulent relationship between a shy girl with an extremely popular but mysterious top-student. Their relationship develops amidst the chaotic life that students face in their twenties. If you want to watch a drama about student life with a compelling and fresh storyline, the Cheese in the Trap is for you.


  • Yoo Jung as Park Hae-Jin
  • Hong Seol as Kim Go-Eun
  • Baek In-Ho as Seo Kang-Joon
  • Baek In-Ha as Lee Sung-Kyung

10. My Secret Romance

My Secret Romance is for all the prayers who want a pure candid story full of romantic clichés. The romantic comedy revolves around two people bound by a one night-stand. They meet again several years later, realizing that it was destiny that brought them together on that first time. Cha Jin Wook is an arrogant and selfish son who comes from a wealthy family that runs a large company. Obviously, he enjoys his privileged life, dating girls as much as he wants. As you might have already guessed, he changes when he meets Lee Yoo Mi, who has never even had a boyfriend before. The episodes of this drama are filled with tons of sweet moments. So, if you have been looking for such series, give it a shot!


  • Sung Hoon as Cha Jin-Wook
  • Song Ji-Eun as Lee Yoo-Mi
  • Kim Jae-Young as Jung Hyun-Tae
  • Jung Da-Sol as Joo Hye-Ri

9. To the Beautiful You

If you aren't looking for an endless series with crazy plot twists, this high-school setting youthful drama is just the ticket. To the Beautiful You is based on Japan's Hana Kimi manga series. So if you have already watched the Japanese adaptations, you will certainly be interested in it.

The drama tells the story of an American girl who comes back to her Korean homeland to inspire her favorite athlete to return to competition. She disguises herself as a boy, so that she can enroll at the boys-only boarding school, where she can find her idol. To inspire the athlete is her sole purpose, but the relationship between them blossoms into something more amazing.


  • Sulli as Goo Jae-Hee/Jay Dawson
  • Choi Min-Ho as Kang Tae-Joon
  • Lee Hyun-Woo as Cha Eun-Gyeol

8. Marriage Contract

This melodrama feels warm, heartfelt and engaging, and you will feel easily drawn into characters' emotions and their stories. Marriage Contract is about an unlikely pair — a rich man and a financially-challenged single mom — who sign a mutually beneficial marriage contract. The drama tells us about the importance of family. It teaches us the lesson that the term "family" is defined not by blood but rather support and care about each other.


  • Lee Seo-Jin as Han Ji-Hoon
  • Uee as Kang Hye-Soo
  • Kim Yong-Geon as Han Seong-Gook
  • Park Jung-Soo as Yoon Seon-Yeong
  • Lee Hwi-Hyang as Oh Mi-Ran

7. Playful Kiss

Here's a K-drama about high school students for those of you who are still looking for a series that will be a pure, heartfelt joy for you. Playful Kiss is a romantic comedy about a girl who ends up living under the same roof with her crush: the smartest, most handsome and popular boy in school. This charming drama follows the relationship of these two students through high school and beyond.


  • Kim Hyun-Joong as Baek Seung-Jo
  • Jung So-Min as Oh Ha-Ni
  • Lee Tae-Sung as Bong Joon-Gu
  • Lee Si-Young as Yoon Hae-Ra

6. Boys Over Flowers

Boys Over Flowers tells the story of a girl who attends a prestigious high school, where she draws the affections of several popular boys there. These guys are rich, handsome, and they literally rule the school. The series was originally a Japanese Manga, then it was made into a Japanese drama and animation. This series has become a classic that is required to watch for any fan of Korean dramas.


  • Ku Hye-Sun as Geum Jan-Di
  • Lee Min-Ho as Gu Jun-Pyo
  • Kim Hyun-Joong as Yoon Ji-Hoo
  • Kim Bum as So Yi-Jung
  • Kim Joon as Song Woo-Bin

5. The Legend of the Blue Sea

Do you remember My Love From the Star, the fantasy melodrama about a centuries-old alien with superpowers and his human girlfriend? The Legend of the Blue Sea is written by the same writer, Park Ji Eun. One more similarity is that they both follow two storylines: one in the modern time and another happening a long time ago. Except Lee Min Ho is not an alien but a regular human, and Jun Jin Hyun is not an actress but a mermaid.

Flashing back to the history, we learn that the human and the mermaid were deeply in love with each other in the past. Yet, they met a tragic end due to the greed of their enemies around them. The drama is set in the present day and tells us about their love story repeating itself. Watch The Legend of the Blue Sea to learn whether they will lose each other again or will remain together despite all the odds.


  • Jun Ji-Hyun as Se-Hwa / Shim Chung
  • Shin Eun-Soo as teenage Se-Hwa
  • Lee Min-Ho as Kim Dam-Ryung / Heo Joon-Jae
  • Park Jin-Young as teenage Kim Dam-Ryung / Heo Joon-Jae

4. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This cheerful, sweet and engaging show revolves around the life of weightlifter athletes on a college campus. Kim Bok-Joo can't imagine her life without weightlifting until one day, when she has a crush on a handsome doctor. The girl hides the fact that she´s a weightlifter and even begins to doubt her passion for weightlifting.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo may lack a major conflict and crazy plot twists that many viewers expect to see in any today's drama. However, watching this series, you feel as if you are watching college students living their lives while chasing their dreams and getting through many problems.


  • Lee Sung-Kyung as Kim Bok-Joo
  • Nam Joo-Hyuk as Jung Joon-Hyung
  • Lee Jae-Yoon as Jung Jae-Yi
  • Kyung Soo-Jin as Song Shi-Ho

3. Secret Love Affair

Thoughtfully written, executed and excellently acted, Secret Love Affair will be an absorbing, immersive watch for you. This k-drama revolves around the relationship of a woman in the prime and a much younger man. It pushes all the boundaries on what we think a couple can look like; nevertheless, we witness how they feel immediately attracted to each other despite the 20 year age gap.


  • Kim Hee-Ae as Oh Hye-Won
  • Yoo Ah-In as Lee Sun-Jae
  • Park Hyuk-Kwon as Kang Joon-Hyung

2. W Two Worlds

Everyone has fallen in love with a fictional character at least once in their lives. Imagine for a moment that you meet that character and get the opportunity to live in his fictional world!

Oh Yeon-Joo's father is writing the popular comic W. So she has grown up reading his fantasy stories. She literally has fallen in love with Kang Chul, the main character. However, the writer's daughter and the handsome guy from the comic are from different worlds. But one day the real and fictional worlds collide. That's when the girl realizes she is pulled into W, as she is watching a man bleeding out from wounds. Wait, is it her favorite character? Evidently, her father decides to finish his book by killing the lead character.


  • Lee Jong-Suk as Kang Chul
  • Han Hyo-Joo as Oh Yeon-Joo
  • Hyun Seung-Min as teen Yeon-Joo
  • Park Min-Ha as child Yeon-Joo

1. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

If you haven't picked up any historical drama from this list yet, you might want to choose Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. The story of this K-drama centers on a 21st-century woman who lives a regular life but whose life has changed tremendously after she almost drowned saving others. That time a solar eclipse takes place. So, magic happens and she survives, but now she is in the body of Hae Soo (the cousin of the 8th prince's wife).

The girl realizes soon that she is not going to have her normal life again, as she has traveled back in time to Goryeo Dynasty. However, she is still a 21st-century woman, so she can't imagine what to expect from the new life.


  • Lee Joon-Gi as 4th Prince Wang So
  • Lee Ji-Eun as Go Ha-Jin / Hae Soo
  • Kang Ha-Neul as 8th Prince Wang Wook
  • Hong Jong-Hyun as 3rd Prince Wang Yo

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cecilia nyoni on August 31, 2020:

you guys should watch faith and city hunter they are the best

Mar on July 28, 2020:

Healer! and definitely Secret Garden, my all-time fave! Seriously please watch these two!!

Lana on July 21, 2020:

scarlet heart ryeo is a must watch!!

Nikki on July 17, 2020:

My best is boys over flower. It was so good it got turned into a comic.

Cleo on July 05, 2020:

I like Cinderella and four knight and Moon embracing the sun. Because my favourite actors are there.

Tasnim Firdaus on July 01, 2020:

how is descendants of the sun not on the list someone pls explain

David reigns on June 28, 2020:

Korean movies are best.

Sheri D on June 15, 2020:


naana on June 05, 2020:

the best Korean movie I have watched is Queen for seven days I've watched it over and over

Ajayi samson on June 04, 2020:

I really love korean drama

Ssi on May 20, 2020:

Plz hindi dubble

Ms.Pa on May 18, 2020:

I love korean drama and for listing these are my favorite Goblin TLOTBS you are beautiful touch my heart...etc

jonia valentin on May 16, 2020:

Where is she's beautiful and weapon

neha on May 06, 2020:

goblin is not in the list. its worth watching!!!!!

Hauwa Usman Tahir on May 01, 2020:

Where did The heirs and My lovely girl go to.

Chris on April 25, 2020:

Everything on this list is so old. What about itaewon class? King? World of the married? to name a few....

Arlene on April 11, 2020:

The best ever korean telenovel ever shown in phil. television is "LOVERS IN PARIS". I've watch it 4 times. But i also watched others like My love donna, Legend of the Blue Sea, the Heirs. But for me LIP is the best and inspiring.

meha on March 29, 2020:

moon embracing the sun poster...

park lee on March 28, 2020:

i like everyone but bts v is not in the list

Soumya mishra on February 24, 2020:

There is no name of decendants of the sun. Wow

Audrey on February 11, 2020:

A longer drama to watch is Meteor Garden with 49 episodes, if you are not tired of the story from Boys over Flowers (I certainly am not) :P

Mahnoor khan on December 11, 2019:

The most fantastic drama of the world is "W Two Worlds". I am literally fallen in love with this drama and it's lead couple, all I really need is a season 2 with the same lead cast Lee Jong suk and Han hyo joo

Anna on December 01, 2019:

Legend of the blue sea,i can never let it go

nisha on October 30, 2019:

the w two world is the best drama i ever watch because it shows the sacrifice and love both in such a beautiful manner that anyone may even cry I personally really appreciate this drama

Faith on October 09, 2019:

Scarlet heart ryeo is my best movie

Stardom on October 07, 2019:

to the beautiful you very intresting movie

Mahesh on July 17, 2019:

I think my secret romance is the best

Sarfo Comfort Brago on July 10, 2019:

nice one

IHC on June 26, 2019:

Why "Descendant of the Sun" is not there?

VC on June 26, 2019:

I am just so much into the drama . Can just not come out of it.

NANDERA PATIENCE on June 12, 2019:

OMG,your the best am a big fun of korean movies and I've never been bored they are all amaizing,love u all funs

Leelamma on June 06, 2019:

we cannot just name one, as so many of them ware very good.

specioza on May 24, 2019:

wawawa cant stop watching {boys over flowers}

Tharu Janiiii on April 28, 2019:

I have liked them all.Butsome are longer that I don't have time to watch the new series.

Mugoya Asaph on April 01, 2019:

I Like Them All

fathiat afolabi on February 17, 2019:

i just love all k -dramas

Stephy Varghese Thazhone on February 05, 2019:

I think I like all of them..

Amena on December 26, 2018:

Omg i stared watching korean drama from 2005 long and short drama they are all so good

Ala Hafferssas on December 20, 2018:

K-Drama is taking a whole other level. Their stories are original and strong, and the actors are well-chosen.

P.S: I watched a number of k-dramas, but the first one I've ever watched, to my memory, was: Moorim School. Yeah I'm new to this.

Thank you for sharing some others : )

boys before flower on August 30, 2018:

very intresting movie i always watch dis movie evy weak

Jacob Joel from Nigeria on May 08, 2018:

boys over flowers and high society....

your list is amazing.

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Kang Hyun Min


Kang Hyun Min


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Friend #2 of Hyun Min

Kang Hyun Min(강현민, Kang Hyun Min) is the main character in Cinderella and Four Knights.


Main Article: Kang Hyun Min/Appearance

Hyun Min is a young, thin and fairly tall man, measuring about 1.86 cm, making it within the average normal height of a man. His hair is a brown color, pulling more of a chestnut slightly clear and his eyes, are a brown color pulling more to a brown color.

With regard to his wardrobe, he always tends to wear suits with designs or smooth suits but with colors like blue or purple, always dark. Also, it is to use clothes quite loose and camperas, that usually, are quite long.


Hyun Min is a rather cheerful young man, immature and to some extent quite arrogant. However, as has been seen in the series, he is a young man with a lot of pain and who can become the kindest person in the world if he does. In addition, and you have only seen very little, is the fact that you will always be willing to help others, even, is able to give up expensive belongings or money in case there is any conflict.

In the series, he is better known as "the playboy" due to the fact that he is always with a different woman every week, even he mimso believes that he can have at his feet any woman he wants. Hyun Min is a young man who does not know what love really is but after a while he ends up falling in love with someone, being this person, his first love and to complete a unilateral love.

Something to keep in mind is the fact that he has been accustomed since childhood to have everything in his life. Practically, he has lived alongside the money and all the advantages of it in the palm of his hand. According to his official description, Hyun Min looks like an enchanted prince and conqueror, but never an odious person. Also, it tends to be very narcissistic.

His relationship with his family is not very good. From childhood he has been raised by his mother so that he becomes the heir of everything that the Kang family possesses. After his cousins ​​have appeared in his life, he has never given in to becoming the heir and his relationship with his middle cousin, is not very good. As with his mother, he does not seem to want her.


Hyun Min was sent to the Sky House when he was ten by his mother even though he didn't wanted his mother to leave. After he was situated to the Sky House, he went to boarding school and presumably went to business school under his mother's and grandpa's wishes. When he was a little boy, he was friends with Park Hye-ji and her twin brother. Sadly, Hye-ji's brother was killed in front of Hyun Min in a road accident with Hyun Min running away scared while Hye-ji's brother laid dying.


Eun Ha-Won[]

He was in a fake relationship with Eun Ha-won as his fiance and his girlfriend. In Episode 2, he tries to insult his Grandpa by bring Ha-won as his "fiancé and as a gift to him." In episode 7, she rejects him because she thinks he is too much of a womanizer and knowing that he still had feelings for Park Hye-ji. This marks a turning point for him to learn to forgive himself and later care for his cousins, grandpa.

Park Hye-ji[]

He had feelings for Hye-ji since childhood, but because he witnessed her brother's death and still ran away from him leaving him there, he resented himself for not helping her brother and thought that her brother's death was his fault. So he pushes her away, as he believed that he doesn't deserve her. By the end of the show he explains her about how he felt. Hye-ji forgives him after some consideration. At last they dates each other.


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Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Jung Il Woo and Park So Dam

Cinderella and the Four Knights is about a young woman (Park So Dam) who is given the opportunity to live at the mansion of a rich chaebol and make some money to go to college. And  if that isn’t lucky enough, the chaebol’s three handsome grandsons (Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun, & Lee Jung Shin) also live there as well a handsome bodyguard (Choi Min) who is to look after her.

Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun, Park So Dam, Choi Min Sung, and Lee Jung Shin

Cinderella and the Four Knights was such a fun and easy watch. On the surface, it’s more of a fluff piece where we just get to enjoy watching the poor Cinderella girl get to live in a fancy house and draw the affections of multiple handsome guys. And all of that was definitely fun!

But it’s also a story of people finding happiness by coming to terms with who they are and reconciling past hurts in order to finally become a family. One girl is tasked with helping this fractured family come together. And while she helps them, she also goes on her own journey.

Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Park So Dam

Park So Dam was fantastic as our leading lady Eun Ha Won. She is the absolute perfect mixture of sweet, cheerful, and strong. She takes no grief from any of the guys and can completely hold her own in any situation.

And Park So Dam is absolutely beautiful and adorable in this role. Her smile just completely lights up every scene, and I always can’t help but smile right along with her.

Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Jung Il Woo and Park So DamCinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Ahn Jae Hyun and Park So Dam

I also give a lot of credit to Park So Dam for having this effortless chemistry with all of the guys. She just comes off so natural and comfortable with each guy that it really helped bring out the best in each of them.

Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Jung Il Woo

Jung Il Woo was very solid in the role of Kang Ji Woon. This role is very different from other roles I have seen him in. His characters are frequently loud, unique, and overly confident. Whereas Ji Woon is really a very normal character.

He’s that quiet, tortured, rebel who really needs some happiness in life. It took a while for him to really begin opening up, but it was great to see. I really enjoyed Jung Il Woo in this, and it’s definitely my favorite character of his.

Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Ahn Jae Hyun

We have Ahn Jae Hyun in the second lead role of Kang Hyun Min. He’s the cocky playboy of the group, and he’s the one who gets Ha Won involved with his family. I always find Ahn Jae Hyun a bit stiff and awkward, but I think his interactions with Park So Dam helped make him pleasant enough to watch since he got to spend a lot of time with her in the beginning.

Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Lee Jung Shin

Lee Jung Shin plays Kang Seo Woo. He’s the sweet and fun one of the group. As a popular singer, he keeps busy. It doesn’t take long for him to fall for Ha Won, and the two of them certainly had a cute dynamic.

Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Choi Min Sung

Lee Yoon Sung (Choi Min Sung) is our resident bodyguard. He has a hard time letting loose and having fun, but Ha Won is even able to bring out that side of him a time or two. He is very loyal to the Kang family, and does his best to look after them.

Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Son Na Eun

Son Na Eun plays the other woman in our main love square, Park Hye Ji. Ji Woon has had feelings for her for a long while, but she only has eyes for Hyun Min who doesn’t seem to look at her as more than a friend. She added an interesting dynamic to the group for sure.

Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Jung Il Woo and Park So DamCinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Jung Il Woo and Park So Dam

Ji Woon and Ha Won ended up being a completely adorable couple! There was just so much cute! I thought Jung Il Woo and Park So Dam had this wonderful and easy going chemistry between them, and I just couldn’t get enough of it.

I also really loved the progression of Ji Woon and Ha Won’s relationship. It had this very natural flow to it that took its time from moving from bickering to friendship and finally to romantic love.

Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Jung Il Woo and Park So DamCinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Jung Il Woo and Park So Dam

Watching Ji Woon open up to Ha Won and start to feel some happiness in his life was such a joy to see. And these two had some fantastic couple moments! The big confession of feelings by Ji Woon is one of my favorites I have seen in a drama. It was such a sweeping romantic moment that gave me so many feels. I really loved this couple!

Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun, Park So Dam, and Son Na Eun

I really enjoyed that the drama had an actual love square. I loved the dynamics between the two couples as they all had to work out their feelings for each other. It made for a complex and interesting romantic entanglement.

Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Jung Il WooCinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Park So Dam

Cinderella and the Four Knights also has a wonderful soundtrack that was utilized very well. I immensely enjoyed all of the songs and was so glad that they played them all frequently. It really helped set up a fun, romantic, and heartwarming atmosphere.

Cinderella and the Four Knights Korean Drama - Jung Il Woo and Park So Dam

Cinderella and the Four Knights is just a good solid drama. It was tons of fun with a lot of heart. Park So Dam was the absolute perfect female lead, and Jung Il Woo really gave a wonderful performance as we slowly watched his character grow. And with one of the cutest couples around Dramaland, I was never short on smiles. All in all, Cinderella and the Four Knights was a joy and has left me with a lot of good memories.

My Rating: 8/10

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Cinderella And The Four Knight-Episode 13 (ENG SUB)

Cinderella and Four Knights Episode 16 Recap (Final)

Will Cinderella and the Knights find happily ever after?

Cinderella and Four Knights Episode 16 Recap (Final)

The results of the vote to keep or dismiss Grandfather as chairman are revealed. Votes to keep – 52% and votes to dismiss – 46%. Kang Hyun Min (Ahn Jae Hyeon) is thrilled at the victory. Grandfather’s wife is not happy. She berates her son, Assistant Lee, for turning against her. He tells her this was the only way he could think of to stop her. She’s livid that Assistant Lee betrayed his mother for the people that he works for.

The doctor tells Hyun Min and Eun Ha Won (Park So Dam) that the liver transplant went well. Grandfather is in the recovery room, and should wake soon. But Kang Ji Woon (Jung Il Woo) went into shock and is now unconscious. Hyun Min can’t believe it is his cousin that had issues during the surgery. He presses the doctor for answers. The doctor tells him that Ji Woon knew that he was allergic to anesthesia and might go into shock during the surgery. However Ji Woon elected to go forward with the surgery. Ha Won sinks back into Hyun Min’s arms, both of them are in shock.

Grandfather is examined by the doctor who pronounces him doing quite well. Hyun Min and Seo Woo are relieved. The doctor says that Grandfather is alive because Ji Woon was a match and agreed to the surgery. Grandfather asks how Ji Woon is doing. Hyun Min gives the doctor a shake of his head so the doctor omits the details and says that Ji Woon is recovering from the surgery.

But Ji Woon is still unconscious. Ha Won sits by his bed and holds his hand. Kang Seo Woo (Lee Jung Shin) enters the room and urges her to take a break from waiting for Ji Woon to wake. Ha Won bemoans the fact that she was willing to leave him, but she never thought that he might leave her. She wishes they had had more time together, there’s so much that their young love has not explored. She’s sorry that she didn’t tell him how she really felt. Didn’t she say I love you just yesterday? Seo Woo assures her that Ji Woon knew how she felt.

Grandfather tells Assistant Lee that he’ll expect his resignation. He tells Assistant Lee to divest himself of any stocks that he owns before he leaves the company. He points to an envelope and says to give this to his wife. He tells Assistant Lee that the papers are divorce papers. Assistant Lee admits that Grandfather’s wife is his mother. That surprises Grandfather. Assistant Lee claims that his mother did nothing wrong. He claims he was the instigator. He apologizes and leaves.

In the hallway Assistant Lee runs into Hyun Min. Not happy to see him, Hyun Min reminds Assistant Lee that he was never to see Grandfather again. Assistant Lee says he was saying goodbye to Grandfather. Hyun Min tells him he never wants to see him again.

Ha Won faithfully waits for Ji Woon to wake. She tells him that originally she thought he was him a jerk. But then Ji Woon was there whenever she was facing a problem. Then she expected his help when she was facing a problem. Then she only cared about him. She’s grateful for the moments they had the previous day before the surgery, she fell in love with him. Ha Won says even though he’s right in front of her, she misses him. She cries.

Hyun Min pushes Grandfather down the hall in a wheelchair. Grandfather thinks about the risk that Ji Woon took to save him. Hyun Min pushes open the door to Ji Woon’s room. Ha Won is surprised when Grandfather is wheeled into the room. Grandfather stares at Ji Woon. The enormity of his sacrifice apparent. Later Grandfather asks Ha Won to take him back to his room. Grandfather asks why she is still involved with his family. She admits she feels guilty for his collapse and apologizes. She tells him that she was going to leave after the surgery but then Ji Woon fell into unconsciousness. Grandfather assures her that she’s not the reason that he collapsed. Grandfather asks if Ha Won has chosen Ji Woon. Ha Won admits that she wants to stay with Ji Woon. Grandfather tells her that she needs to be sure and committed to Ji Woon, or her words are meaningless. She cries.

She faithfully tends Ji Woon. Grandfather observes her devotion. When she needs to she goes to the bathroom for a crying jag. But she always returns to his room positive and constant. Grandfather observes this.

Ha Won meets with stepmother and stepdaughter. Stepmother tells her that her father is at the police station. Her father fell asleep at the wheel and got into an accident. Ha Won’s father is fine; however, the other driver was badly injured. Stepmother says unless they can come up with the settlement money, the other driver’s family will press charges against her father. Ha Won is shocked to hear that the settlement figure is 6M won. Stepmother admits to Ha Won that they have no money. She asks Ha Won to go to Grandfather and ask for money.

As Ha Won ponders the request her stepmother made, she gets a phone call about Ji Woon. As she rushes back to his room, she sees Hyun Min wheeling Grandfather in. She remembers Grandfather’s question of whether or not she’d be able to give up everything for Ji Woon.

c4k_ep16_3ac4k_ep16_3bGrandfather apologizes to Ji Woon for his actions. Ji Woon tells him it’s okay. Ji Woon asks Hyun Min and Seo Woo where Ha Won is. She looks in though door, and decides not to enter. She’s thankful that Ji Woon woke and is fine. She goes back to original plan of leaving him.

As Ha Won walks the streets, she doesn’t answer a phone call from Ji Woon.

Grandfather is surprised when his wife shows up. She received the divorce papers. She says she disgraced herself with her actions. She puts the signed papers and her wedding ring on the coffee table. Grandfather asks if she ever loved him. She said she loved him. But her desire to improve Assistant Lee’s lot in life became more important. She tells Grandfather that even though it destroyed their marriage, she has no regrets. She feels badly how she treated him. Grandfather tells her to live with the guilt for the rest of her life. He declares he’ll never forgive her. She tells him she doesn’t want his forgiveness. She wants him to only hate her, not Assistant Lee. She says that Assistant Lee decided that his loyalty was with Grandfather and his grandsons. She tells him that Assistant Lee helped organize the vote against Grandfather being dismissed. She says her sons only crime is having her as his mother. Grandfather stares at the wedding ring on the coffee table and mutters that she’s a wretched woman. Hyun Min watches her leave Grandfather’s room.

At the police station Ha Won calls her stepmother and tells her that she sent the settlement money and her father should be released shortly. Just like that, her father is released. Her father says that he understands that she was the one that got the settlement money together. He asks how she was able to get that much money. She tells him that by working at the mansion she was able to secure the money. He takes her hand and says it’s time for them to go home.

Ji Woon goes to Ha Won’s room and sees that it’s empty. The housekeeper shows glad that he’s home. He wants to know where Ha Won is. The housekeeper doesn’t know.

When Ha Won gets off the bus with her father, she surprised to see Ji Woon. Her father buys a clue and says that he needs to buy something at the convenience store. Ji Woon says to Ha Won they need to talk.

Ha Won tells him that they need to make their talk brief, she’s got to go home. Ji Woon says that he waited for her. But she left him. He admits that he misses her. She tells him that her final mission for Grandfather was to get him to the hospital to have the surgery. Ji Woon asks if that’s all it was to her. Ha Won lies and said that staying with him through the surgery, was her way to ensure that he went through with it. Ji Woon doesn’t believe her lies. He knows that she felt warmth for him, showed warmth to him. Ha Won lies that she only stayed with him for the money. Ji Woon snaps that he doesn’t care about her reasons. He asks her to stay by his side. Ha Won says that she took Grandfather’s offer to pay her for the missions, pay her college, and send her abroad if she gave up Ji Woon. Ha Won says she realized that she didn’t fit into Ji Woon’s world, so she took the money. She turns to leave but he stops her. He pleads with her promising to give up the rich life. She tells him that he just reconciled with Grandfather, that needs to be his priority. She mocks him for throwing away a world that can give him everything he needs. She tells him he’s not all that. She never wants to see him again. He tells her that he can’t live without her. He tells her that losing her means he’s losing everything. Tears in her eyes, Ha Won walks away from the love of her life. Ji Woon stands there staggered that he bared his soul, but to no avail. Nice scene on both of their parts. This was a crucial scene if we are to believe their separation, and both actors delivered. I loved Ji Woon’s willingness to lay it on the line.

When Ha Won gets home, she breaks down and cries. She remembers the lovely moments they shared together. She cries more.

Ji Woon walks the streets alone and devastated.

Seo Woo tells his manager he’s come to a decision. He’s going to take a break from singing and hitchhike around the country. That surprises manager.

Hyun Min meets Park Hye Ji (Son Na Eun) at a coffee shop. He declares that if he wants to kiss her, he’ll kiss her, if he wants to hug her, he’ll hug her, he vows to never let her go. Hye Ji promises that she’s never leave him. They kiss.

Seo Woo finds Ji Woon moping outside. He asks if he was able to get in touch with Ha Won. Ji Woon tells Seo Woo that Ha Won told him she never wants to see him again. That surprises Seo Woo. He can’t believe that she stuck by his side the entire time he was unconscious in the hospital only to leave him and reject him now. Ji Woon says he doesn’t understand how she feels. In fact, he’s not sure of anything anymore. He decides that if she doesn’t want him, the kindest thing he can do is let her go. Seo Woo doesn’t believe that she doesn’t like Ji Woon. Seo Woo shares that Ha Won told him in the hospital that she thought she could stay away from Ji Woon. That’s why she left the mansion. Seo Woo says that Ha Won acts like she had to leave, because it was the best thing for Ji Woon. Seo Woo is positive that Ha Won likes him, he’s the only man for her. Seo Woo tells us cousin not to let her slip through his fingers. Ji Woon thanks him for the pep talk. Nice!

Seo Woo says to himself that Ji Woon took his first love, so he can never mistreat Ha Won.

Ji Woon burst into his Grandfather study and demands to know if he’s the one that sent Ha Won away. Grandfather says Ha Won leaving was the best decision for Ji Woon’s future. Ji Woon accuses him of doing the same thing to Ha Won that he did to his mother. Grandfather asks if Ha Won and Ji Woon are the perfect couple. Ji Woon counters he doesn’t care about perfection, he only wants time with the woman he loves and that woman is Ha Won. Ji Woon tells his Grandfather that if he lets her go, he’ll regret it for the rest of his life. He reminds his Grandfather that he regrets sending his father away. He asks if he wants another round of regret with the next generation. He begs his Grandfather to accept Ha Won. He even gets on his knees and makes the request. Nice!

Later Grandfather considers what Ji Woon asked. He remembers how diligently Ha Won cared for his grandson. He remembers Ha Won telling her that she wanted to be by Ji Woon’s side.

Stepmother and stepdaughter and Ha Won and her father go out to dinner. Stepmother honestly tells her Ha Won’s father that she loves him. Stepmother offers an olive branch to Ha Won and gives her fruit. Ha Won offers her stepsister and olive branch and puts some food on her rice. Everyone smiles and they enjoy their meal together. Ha Won receives a call from Grandfather asking her to see him.

She goes to Grandfather’s office as requested. Ha Won is happy to see him healthy. He tells her everybody at the house is worried about her because she left without a word. He asks if she liked living at the mansion. He asks how Hyun Min seemed when she lived at the mansion. She describes Hyun Min as someone that pretends not to care, but he is a thoughtful and sweet guy. She assures Grandfather that Hyun Min is only pretending to be a playboy. Grandfather asks her opinion about Seo Woo. Ha Won declares that Seo Woo is a genuinely warm person. She says that Seo Woo may seem aimless, but he’s got his own philosophy about life. Grandfather asks her impressions about Ji Woon. He tells her that what happens next with Ji Woon, is her choice. He’s giving the two of them his blessing. He tells her that Ji Woon misses her. Ha Won tells Grandfather that he was right, she couldn’t choose Ji Woon over the money. She ran away from him. She’s the one that made the choice the landed them in this unhappy state. She jokes with Grandfather that even though she doesn’t live at the mansion anymore, and she doesn’t have to do missions anymore, she thinks that his grandchildren are better people now. Grandfather reminds her of the promised him three months living at the mansion, and she hasn’t fulfilled that promise. He tells her to come back whenever she wants.

As Seo Woo leaves to go hitchhiking around the country, his manager tells him that he’s going too. And as an added bonus, Ha Won’s friend shows up. His manager tells her that she’s a manager in training and must listen diligently to everything that he tells her. They both take a piece of Seo Woo’s luggage and head off. Seo Woo smiles and laughs.

Grandfather gives Ji Woon the wedding ring his father wore. He tells Ji Woon to give that ring to the woman he loves. Grandfather says that he doesn’t have his mother’s ring, because he’s the one that broke up his parents. He tells Ji Woon that his mother should’ve had an identical ring. He asked Ji Woon if he’s ever seen it. Ji Woon tells his Grandfather that his mother never wore ring. But when he opens up the ring box he stares at his father’s ring, he remembers Ha Won having an identical ring around her neck. He remembers Ha Won believing that was her mother’s ring. He remembers Ha Won saying her father doesn’t have a ring like this. He remembers her saying that her mother died with the ring clutched in her hand. He remembers that their mother shared the same death anniversary. The pieces of the puzzle click together for Ji Woon.

Hyun Min meets Ha Won with the remainder of her things. He chides her saying that she’s not a criminal, and she could get the things from the house if she wanted. She chides him that he should be happy to do her a favor. She comments that she’s happy that he’s dating Hye Ji. Hyun Min wonders if she regrets letting him slip through her fingers. She declares that Hyun Min and Hye Ji are perfect for each other. Hyun Min asks why after diligent nursing and obvious adoration of Ji Woon, she left him. Ha Won doesn’t answer. Hyun Min puts a box on her lap and tells her that she left this behind when she fled Grandfather’s wedding. Hyun Min chides her that she’s not Cinderella and she didn’t need to leave her shoes behind in such a dramatic fashion. She gives the shoes back to Hyun Min and says agrees she’s not Cinderella. She declares that the shoes don’t suit her. Hyun Min disagrees and puts the shoes back on her lap. Hyun Min tells her to wear the shoes and go find the man she loves. Hyun Min advises her to not run away from her feelings, instead embrace them and live life to its fullest. He encourages her to tell Ji Woon how she feels about him. I like the tie in with the shoes from the first episodes. Reminded us a bit of the magic these 2 characters had initially.

Ji Woon stares at his father’s wedding ring. Ji Woon calls someone to look at the registry of the dead. Ji Woon is surprised to learn that someone was looking for him. Hmm, that’s interesting.

Ji Woon is surprised when Ha Won’s father meets him. Ha Won’s father is equally surprised to find that Ji Woon is the man he sought. He tells Ji Woon that Ha Won’s mother died in the same accident as Ji Woon’s mother. He gives Ji Woon the locket and asks him to confirm it is his mother’s. Ji Woon recognizes it as the necklace that Ha Won always wears. Her father says that Ha Won mistakenly thought the necklace was her mother’s, and wore it. He says only later did he find out that his wife tried to save Ji Woon’s mother in the fire and ended up dying. He says that his mother made the request that her ring go to her son. He said because the ring was in Ha Won’s mother’s hand when she died, they mistakenly thought it was hers. He says he wishes that his wife could’ve saved his mother. He’s philosophical and says it was time for both women to leave this earth. He admits he never understood the significance of the ring, and why his mother’s final request was that it be returned to him. Ji Woon shares that the ring was the one that his mother and his father exchanged. Ji Woon believes that his mother was trying to help him find his real family. Ha Won’s father says that it appears that his wife did one final good deed before she died. Her father says that he wanted to return the ring to its rightful owner. Ji Woon thanks him. He marvels that both Ha Won and Ji Woon lost their mothers at the same time. He comments that fate runs deep between the two of them. Her father reminds Ji Woon that the funeral for both women was at the same hospital. Ji Woon is blown away.

As Ji Woon drives along the road he remembers his first meeting with Ha Won, the flowers for her mother that she carried, and retrieving those flowers and her gratitude. He remembers as a young child giving Ha Won a white rose on the day of the funerals for their mothers. He remembers wiping her tears. He remembers showing her how to look into the heaven to spot their mothers. He remembers giving her the funeral band that he wore. He remembers her giving him a hair ribbon from her hair. He remembers her making him promise to give that back to her one day. Present day Ji Woon smiles now knowing that his fate is clear and its Ha Won.

Ha Won looks at the shoes that Hyun Min gave her. She recalls Hyun Min encouraging her to wear the shoes and admit her feelings to Ji Woon. Her father calls her and tells her that he found the owner of the wedding ring and returned it to him. Her father asks if she wants to know who it was. He surprises her with the news that the rightful owner of the ring was Ji Woon. Her father asks if she cares for Ji Woon.

Ji Woon gets out of his car with shoes that say “yeah baby”. Ha Won is wearing the red shoes. They meet and smile at each other. They must be impressed by each other’s choice in footwear. As they climb the steps to each other, Ha Won’s father voiceover states that Ha Won’s mother had the ring in her hand when she died and Ha Won wore that same ring for 10 years. Ha Won and Ji Woon had the funerals of their mothers in the same location. When Ha Won and Ji Woon meet the halfway point and stand on the landing and stare at each other. Ji Woon opens his hand and reveals the hair ribbon. Ha Won offers the armband. Ji Woon says better late than never. Ha Won thanks him for returning it. Their smiles are a mile wide. Ji Woon slips his mother’s wedding ring on her finger. He tells her in the future not to think about her mother, but think about him instead. She slips his father’s ring on his finger. She tells him ditto. He grabs her and kisses her. She leans into the kiss. Participation!

We see Seo Woo (and Ha Won’s friend) doing a street performance.

Hyun Min observes Assistant Lee teaching students at his dojo. Hyun Min asks Assistant Lee if he’s ever going to return. Assistant Lee says that he doesn’t have the right to return. Hyun Min apologizes for not being able to trust him. Hyun Min says that he wishes he could have protected him as much as the company. He urges Assistant Lee to return, he says Grandfather is waiting for him. Assistant Lee smiles.

We see that Assistant Lee’s mother selling life insurance. Grandfather approaches, gets down on one knee and presents her roses. Okay this is surprising me. Grandfather tells her he doesn’t want to have any regrets. He offers the flowers. He smiles. She stares at him in disbelief. He admits that he made a mistake with his son because he thought he knew what was best for him. He admits he almost made the same mistake with his grandson. She begins to cry. He says Ji Woon asked him if he was going to have regrets for the rest of his life. Grandfather says that Ha Won encouraged him to return to her and reignite their relationship. She cries. Grandfather asked why she’s crying. She tells him because she sorry and thankful. They smile at each other.

Hyun Min and Hye Ji visit the tree with the plaque to Hye Ji’s brother. The plaque reads “we will never forget you”. Hyun Min places flowers at the base of the tree. Hye Ji asked her brother if he’s doing well. Hyun Min tells her brother that he’s been thinking about him for the last 10 years. He tells her brother he’ll only think about his sister from now on. He asks his forgiveness for that. He promises to love Hye Ji in his stead. Hyun Min hugs Hye Ji. That was a sweet and touching moment. They marvel how lucky they are that where they were able to find each other again. They kiss. Hey, there’s some participation in that kiss.

At the mansion Ji Woon takes a picture of Ha Won. He tells Ha Won that she’s looking pretty. She grabs the camera and takes a picture of Ji Woon. But then she doesn’t. Ji Woon notices she’s not wearing her ring. He shows the ring he’s wearing and asked where her ring is. Ha Won says she just took it off her while she was helping the housekeeper. She whips the ring out of her pocket. Ji Woon chides her for taking the ring off. He tells her he never takes it off. She puts the ring on her finger and promises to never take it off again. Smiling at his insistence. He tells her that she can do whatever she likes. He threatens her with no physical contact for an entire month. She chides him for getting to be Mr. Grumpy again. She says it’s like dating a child. That’s a good line! She steps closer to him and says and you really think they’ll be no touching? She says I wonder who will suffer more from that silly rule. She starts to way walk away and he runs after her hugging her. She reminds him that there’s to be no touching. Ji Woon tells her that he’s sensitive about the ring because it will link them for the rest of their lives. He asked for her ring. He slides it on her finger. He tells her that he loves her. She smiles and says she loves him too. He says then she knows that she likes dating him. She still calls him Mr. Grumpy. He follows her. They hold hands as they walk away.

We end the series with a family picnic. Seo Woo plays the guitar, Hyun Min and Hye Ji laugh together and Assistant Lee’s there as well. Ji Woon and Ha Won join them. Everyone has fun. Smiles and laughs abound. Even Assistant Lee smiles, that’s a rare sighting. The show ends with still shots of each character. Ji Woon and Ha Won show the rings on their fingers. And they lived happily ever after.

My Thoughts

This was a pleasant final episode. We had the requisite estrangement between our primary couple. They found their way back to each other, linked by the magical ring that their mothers shared. In the end everyone found a resolution and happiness. That’s a nice way to end a series. This series that was marred by a slow pace, shallow plot points and superficial characters. But after you watch a series for 16 episodes, you’ve invested. In the end I’m pleased that everyone found happiness.

Ha Won ended up with the right man. She stuck by Ji Woon when he was unconscious after the transplant surgery. She proved her love to anyone that notice, including grandpa. But when her family needed money to avoid putting her father in jail, she gave up Ji Woon to get money from Grandfather (or so I assume). But everybody knew that she loved him and encouraged her to go back. Even Ji Woon begged her to come back to him. But she stood firm and refused. Then fate intervened. Ji Woon was revealed to be the son of the woman that her mother died trying to save. They remembered each other helping each other through the funeral of their respective mothers. And that was all she wrote. Ji Woon presented Ha Won with his mother’s ring, and Ha Won presented him with his father’s ring. This couple was the soul of this series. Without this couple, this series would have been sadly lacking.

Ji Woon was determined to get Ha Won back in his life. He didn’t understand why she left him. Her answer that she only used him for the money, just didn’t satisfy. But her adamant refusal to get back together put him in a position to allow the breakup. Ji Woon impressed me when he went to Grandfather and begged his Grandfather not to make the same mistake he made with Ji Woon’s father. He begged his Grandfather to accept Ha Won and not reject her like he rejected his mother. That was effective and bold, especially kneeling in front of his Grandfather. Ji Woon learned that it was Ha Won’s mother that saved his own mother. Her father told the story of how Ha Won’s mother died with the ring in her hand. He also told the story Ha Won mistakenly believed the ring was her mother’s. In the end it was clear that Ji Woon and Ha Won were fated for each other. So they got back together. Finally, we got to see a happy couple with no secrets to derail them. While Ha Won was the heart of the show, Ji Woon truly was the man that made things happen. Because he was a knight in shining armor, he saved many people in distress, not just Ha Won. But in the end he was not only Cinderella’s knight in shining armor, but also her Prince charming.

Hyun Min finally came to terms with Hye Ji’s brother’s death. It was good to see him put the guilt behind him and returned to a happier version of himself. The depressed Hyun Min was difficult to watch during the series when he started out as such a fun character. I’m never going to like the choice of Hye Ji for Hyun Min, but I saw the writing on the wall and knew this was the way the story would go. At least she seems more lively when she’s with him, we know that she genuinely cared for him all those years even though he was terrible to her.

Hye Ji finally got the man she wanted. She’s not my favorite character in the world. She completely lucked out when she snagged Hyun Min. The best thing I can say about her is that she was constant in her love for him.

Seo Woo walked his own road and found his own happiness. His love for Ha Won wasn’t a black hole that he fell into, it was a bump on the road and opened his eyes to the possibility of having real love one day. This character was genuinely a nice guy, and wanted his family to be happy. His friendship with Ha Won was always fun to watch to.

Assistant Lee did the right thing and decided that Grandfather should not be removed from his position. His mother was livid at his betrayal. She couldn’t believe that he chose his employer over his mother. But that’s exactly what he did. And when Grandfather told him that he needed to resign, he understood as it was his due. When Hyun Min came to him at the end of the episode and asked him to return to Grandfather, Assistant Lee had to think about it. But in the end he returned to the family and found happiness, and a sense of belonging with the Kang cousins.

How did I do on my wishes for the final episode?

  • Ha Won rids herself of the notion that she’s got to leave the Kang grandsons alone and not interface with just because of a contract that Grandfather made her sign, or guilt that Grandfather’s wife made her feel. Granted. She found happiness with Ji Woon.
  • Hyun Min should become chairman while Grandfather recuperates and for the long haul. Not granted. Hyun Min committed himself to Hye Ji.
  • Hye Ji won’t take the job opportunity in Paris. Granted. Hye Ji committed herself to Hyun Min.
  • Seo Woo finds a relationship with Ha Won’s friend. Granted though it appeared to be more of a friendship versus love interest.
  • Assistant Lee needs to take a stand, and make a decision to move away from his money grubbing mother. Granted. He came back to family in the end.

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Cinderella kdrama

Cinderella with Four Knights

2016 South Korean television series

Cinderella with Four Knights
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Also known asCinderella and the Four Knights
GenreRomantic comedy
Based onCinderella and Four Knights
by Lee Min-young (Baek Myo)
Developed byStudio Dragon
Written by
Directed by
  • Kwon Hyuk-chan
  • Lee Min-woo
Creative directorLee Chan-ho
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Executive producers
  • Lee Jung-su
  • Gwak Geun-su
  • Kim Mi-ra
  • Kim Ye-ji
Production locationSouth Korea
EditorBang Su-yeon
Running time60 minutes
Production companyHB Entertainment
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i
Original releaseAugust 12 (2016-08-12) –
October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)
Production website

Cinderella with Four Knights[1] (Korean: 신데렐라와 네 명의 기사; RR: Sinderellawa Ne Myeong-ui Gisa; lit. Cinderella and Four Knights) is a South Korean television series directed by Kwon Hyuk-chan and Lee Min-woo, and starring Park So-dam, Jung Il-woo, Ahn Jae-hyun, Lee Jung-shin, Choi Min and Son Na-eun. It aired on tvN from August 12 to October 1, 2016.[2][3][4][5][6]

Based on the novel with the same title published in 2011, the series is about a group of passionate young people in their 20s who happen to live together.[7] It drew parallels to the 2009 TV series Boys Over Flowers.[8]


Eun Ha-won (Park So-dam) is a bright high school senior who dreams of becoming a teacher. Unfortunately, she loses her mother in a tragic accident. When her father remarries and a cruel stepmother moves in and steals Ha-won's college tuition. She is forced to take on part-time jobs to make payments for her mother's memorial and her college tuition. She meets an older man, chairman of large corporation who convinces her to move into his mansion with his three grandsons who are heirs to his family fortune. Between the rebel-minded loner Kang Ji-woon (Jung Il-woo), playboy money machine Kang Hyun-min (Ahn Jae-hyun) and the super-sweet singer Kang Seo-woo (Lee Jung-shin), Ha-won finds herself in the middle of the hottest love quadrangle to ever befall a modern fairy tale. Rounding out the mansion's chaebol lifestyle are Lee Yoon-sung (Choi Min) who serves as the cousins' handsome bodyguard, and Park Hye-ji (Son Na-eun), a girl who has been neighbors and in love with Hyun-min since childhood.




A smart, athletic high school student. Ever since her mother died, she lives a terrible home life because of the ill-treatment from her new stepmother and stepsister. In order to pay for her college tuition, she accepts an invitation to the Sky House and gets entangled with the Kang cousins. She met Kang Ji-woon at their mothers’ funerals, giving him her white ribbon hair pin and he gave her his white arm band. Their friendship was a brief one, so they could not recognize each other when reunited after 10 years.

The Four Knights[edit]

The middle cousin, who went from an orphan living in poverty to a royalty overnight. Although he seems to be wild and rebellious on the outside, he is soft-hearted, extremely lonely and sensitive on the inside. At first, he tries to get closer to Ha-won in order to protect Hye-ji, who likes Hyun-min. However, as he gets to know Ha-won, he gradually falls in love with her. He originally met Ha-won at his mother's double funeral with Ha-won's mother, and gave words of comfort and his white arm band to her, while she gave him her white ribbon hair pin. It is suggested that their friendship was a brief one as they could not recognize each other when they were reunited after 10 years.
The eldest cousin, an arrogant playboy and smooth-talker who is used to getting whatever he wants in life. He firmly believes he can win any woman. At first, he appears to take an interest in Ha-won and pretends to be Ha-won's fiancé. However, he is still in love with Hye-ji, his childhood friend and his dead best friend's sister, but he hides the fact and chose to push her away due to his childhood trauma. As the time comes he realizes his foolishness for pushing Hye-ji away and apologizes for what he did and goes back to his first true love. He has a troubled relationship with his mother due her constantly pushing him to be Haneul Group's successor, and for abandoning him when he was younger, only coming back to ask about his position.
The youngest cousin, a popular singer-songwriter and top star. He is a sweet, playful guy who is affectionate towards Ha-won whom he starts developing feelings for. He gives up his first love as he gets to know about Ha-won and Ji-woon's relationship. In the finale, it is hinted that he possibly ended up with Ja-yeong.
The secretary of Chairman Kang, and bodyguard to the three Kang cousins and Ha-won. He treats Ha-won well and helps her settle into her new environment at Sky House. He protects Haneul Group by voting against the removal of chairman Kang, going against Chairman Kang's fifth wife, who is revealed to be his mother.

People around the four Knights[edit]

A university student majoring in fashion design. She is a childhood friend of Hyun-min, and has liked him since they were kids. She tried using Ji-woon's crush on her to get closer to Hyun-min. She has a genuine and pure heart, but is constantly at battle with it because of Hyun-min constantly pushing her away, especially after her brother's death.
Chairman of Kang Group and the Kang cousins' grandfather. He is the reason behind Ji-woon not having his father present in his life because he forcibly ended his parents' relationship, citing that people from different social classes should not be together. He almost does the same to Ji-woon and Ha-won, but relents and lets the couple be happy, not wanting history to repeat itself.
Chairman Kang's fifth wife, and the mother of Yoon-sung. She schemed to take over Haneul Group, by taking advantage of Chairman Kang being in coma, and briefly placed her son as CEO of Haneul Group. Her efforts were foiled by Kang Hyun-min convincing enough of the board against removing his grandfather and also secretly by her own son. Chairman Kang divorces her, but relents and starts a relationship with her again.


People around Cinderella[edit]

Ha-won's father. He works as a dump-truck driver at construction site. After his wife's death, he believed Eun Ha-won to not be his daughter, and thus hated not only her, but her deceased mother as well, therefore kicking her out. His theory was disproved by Kang Young-jin, and he tries to make amends with his daughter again. He also moves his second wife and step-daughter to the same small room that Eun Ha-won slept in at the beginning of the series, as punishment for their cruel treatment of his daughter.
  • Choi Eun-kyung as Park Soo-kyung
Ha-won's stepmother. She works at a spa and dreams of getting her daughter rich and famous. She is eventually fired from her job for trying to offer her service as a spy to Madam Kang, in a vain and ill-thought out plan to have her daughter marry one of the Kang cousins and make her famous.
Ha-won's stepsister. She aims to be a top star one day and marry Kang Hyun-min. Her grades in school were poor, seeing as how she could not get into University, and is lazy and unemployed. She tries to switch her advances to Kang Seo-woo, but is rebuffed by him writing in her autograph book to "be nice to Eun Ha-won". She is childish and immature because her mother constantly spoils her and never made her lift a finger to work in her life, and thus relies on her mother for everything.
Ha-won's best friend who works part-time at the cafe. She met Eun Ha-won when she could not afford food, and Ha won gave her some of her almost expired food. They have been best friends since then. She has a mother who works full-time, and a father who can not work yet due to recovering from cancer treatment. She is a fan of Kang Seo-woo, and it is hinted that she becomes his girlfriend in the series finale.


She died before the main events of the series. Ha-won's father believed her to be unfaithful to him, but this was proven to be false. She died alongside Ji-woon's mother, trying to save her. Ji-woon's mother entrusted her with her wedding ring to give to Ji-woon, but this ring ended up being mistakenly given to Ha-won.
  • Jin Hye-won as Hye-ji's friend
  • Jung Young-joo as housemaid
  • Kim Jin-tae
  • Jo Kyung-hoon as Ji-woon's boss
  • Kim Kang-hyun as Seo-woo's manager
  • Lee Ah-hyun as Seo-woo's mother
She is very easy going and somewhat childish, but still loves her son a great deal, and is still very much in love with her deceased husband, Seo-woo's father.
  • Son Seon-geun
  • Park Kyu-jeom as Director Kim
  • Gong Da-im
  • Park Hyo-jun as customer in car center
  • Kim Kwang-seop
  • Jo Eun-suk as Hyun-min's mother
Cold and arrogant, she only cares about her son succeeding Haneul Group, constantly pressuring him to stay as the main heir.
  • Gong Jung-hwan as Kang Young-jin
He was mistaken as Ha-Won's biological father, but this turned out to be false. He tried using this false information to his advantage by getting money from Ji-Woon to pay his debt, but was foiled by Ha-won.
  • Jin Ju-hyung as Jun-su, Hyun-min's friend
  • Na In-woo as Joon Soo, Hyun-min's friend
  • Kim Ji-sung as Han Ji-seon, Ji-woon's mother
Deceased before the events of the series; she dies alongside Ha-won's mother and begged Ha-won's mother to give her ring to Ji-woon as her dying wish. She did not let Ji-woon's grandfather know him for fear that he would not be able to love someone without the worry of social status and might be ripped apart like her and Ji-woon's father were.
He was forcibly separated from Ji-woon's mother by his own father who believed that people of different social classes should not be together. It is believed he died before he could ever find out about his son.
  • Kim In-ho as doctor
  • Jun Hye-young
  • Kim So-hye
  • Song Ha-rim
  • Kang Seok-ho
  • Song Woo-suk
  • Kim Su-in
  • Seo Han-gyul

Special appearances[edit]

  • Moon Se-yun as a convenience store manager (Ep. 1–2)
  • Park Young-soo as Butler Kim (Ep. 1)
  • Choi Dae-sung as a man in cloth store (Ep. 1)
  • Park Eun-ji as a TV reporter (Ep. 1)
  • Seo Bo-ik as a reporter (Ep. 2)
  • Chun Yi Seul as Kang Hyun-min's blind date (Ep. 4)
  • Park Gwi-sun as a monk (Ep. 6)
  • Kim Dong-gyun as a plastic surgery doctor (Ep. 7)
  • Hyun Suk-hee as an orphanage's headmaster (Ep. 13)
  • Choi Kyu-hwan as Carry Hong, a clothing designer and friend of Hyun-min's who offers Hye-ji a chance to study design in Paris. (Ep. 15-16)

Filming location[edit]

The "Sky House" is the clubhouse of the luxury golf resort South Cape Owners Club on the southern coast of Changseon Island in Namhae County in the Southern Gyeongsang Province in South Korea.[10]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Part 1[edit]

1."For You"BTOB04:19
2."For You" (Ballad Ver.)BTOB03:58
3."For You" (Inst.) 04:19
4."For You" (Ballad Ver. Inst.) 03:59
Total length:16:35

Part 2[edit]

1."My Romeo"Jessi04:01
2."My Romeo" (Inst.) 04:01
Total length:08:02

Part 3[edit]

1."Confession (고백)" (ft. 시진)SinB (GFriend)03:56
2."If I Ever See You Again (언젠가 그대 다시 만나면)" (ft. Monet (모네))Green Cacao (그린 카카오)04:28
3."Confession (고백)" (Inst.) 03:56
4."If I Ever See You Again (언젠가 그대 다시 만나면)" (Inst.) 04:28
Total length:16:48

Part 4[edit]

1."Without You"Yoon Bomi (Apink)04:12
2."Without You" (Inst.) 04:12
Total length:08:24

Part 5[edit]

1."I Believe"Younha03:32
2."I Believe" (Inst.) 03:32
Total length:07:04

Part 6[edit]

1."Star Fall on You (별이 쏟아지는 너)"DickPunks03:28
2."Star Fall on You (별이 쏟아지는 너)" (Inst.) 03:28
Total length:06:56

Part 7[edit]

1."Only One"Zia04:10
2."Only One" (Inst.) 04:10
Total length:08:20

Part 8[edit]

1."The Way To Find Love (사랑을 찾는 방법)"CNU (B1A4)4:18
2."The Way To Find Love (사랑을 찾는 방법)" (Inst.) 4:18
Total length:8:36

Part 9[edit]

1."Confession (고백)"Lee Jung-shin3:59
2."Confession (고백)" (Inst.) 3:59
1."The Chorus Of Knights (Opening Title)"Oh Joon-Sung1:40
2."Cinderella Story"Oh Joon-Sung1:50
3."Don't Cry"Oh Joon-Sung1:53
4."Leave Me Alone"Oh Joon-Sung2:29
5."Lonely Melody"Oh Joon-Sung1:49
6."Only for you"Oh Joon-Sung1:54
7."Pinocchio Dance"Oh Joon-Sung2:08
8."Pit-A-Pat"Oh Joon-Sung1:14
9."Protect you"Oh Joon-Sung1:40
10."Sad Walking"Oh Joon-Sung1:38
11."Sky Walk"Oh Joon-Sung1:48
12."Smile Is a blessing"Oh Joon-Sung1:43
13."Stop the Rain"Oh Joon-Sung1:10
14."Urban Guy"Oh Joon-Sung2:04
15."Wondergirl"Oh Joon-Sung1:10


In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep.Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[11]TNmS[12]
1 August 12, 2016 3.549% 4.548%3.7%
2 August 13, 2016 1.796%2.136% 2.5%
3 August 19, 2016 2.680% 3.043% 4.7%
4 August 20, 2016 2.230% 1.913%2.8%
5 August 26, 20162.967%2.585%3.8%
6 August 27, 20163.903% 4.169%4.0%
7 September 2, 20163.216%2.855%4.2%
8 September 3, 20163.031%3.425%4.0%
9 September 9, 20163.036%2.939%3.3%
10 September 10, 20162.748%2.883%3.1%
11 September 16, 20162.392%3.054%3.0%
12 September 17, 20162.009%1.961%2.8%
13 September 23, 20162.601%2.430%3.2%
14 September 24, 20162.407%2.334%3.2%
15 September 30, 20162.456%2.267%3.1%
16 October 1, 20163.118%3.132%3.8%
Average 2.76%2.85%3.5%
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^[#XKisses] (ENG/SPA/IND) Il Woo ♥ So Dam Kiss Scenes Compilation #CinderellawithFourKnights #Diggle. YouTube (in Korean). tvN D ENT. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  2. ^ ab"Park So-dam to play heroine". The Korea Times. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  3. ^ abKim, Young Shin (22 January 2015). "Jung Il Woo to Return to the Small Screen". BNT News. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  4. ^ abPyu, Jae-min (22 January 2015). . Naver (in Korean). Osen. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  5. ^Choi, Bo-ran (22 January 2015). . Nate (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  6. ^Han, In-goo (8 February 2016). . Naver (in Korean). Xports News. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  7. ^"신데렐라와 네 명의 기사 1". book.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  8. ^"안재현 "'신네기', 구혜선 출연 '꽃보다남자'와 닮은 부분 있다"". Naver (in Korean). Herald Pop. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  9. ^Lee, Yousun (22 January 2015). "CNBLUE's Lee Jung-shin to transform into top singer on "Cinderella and Four Knights"". Asia Today. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  10. ^South Cape Golf Resort
  11. ^"AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  12. ^"TNmS Daily Ratings on Naver". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  13. ^Mathew, Ilin (2016-09-27). "APAN Star Awards 2016: Complete nomination list; Descendants of the Sun earns 8 nods". IB Times. International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  14. ^"2016第七届澳门国际电视节获奖名单". Macau International Movie Festival.

External links[edit]

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Cinderella And The Four Knight-Episode 8 (ENG SUB)

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Title: 신데렐라와 네 명의 기사 / Cinderella and Four Knights
Chinese Title: 灰姑娘与四位騎士
Previously Known as: You’re The First
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2016-Aug-12 to 2016-Oct-01
Air time: Friday & Saturday 23:00


Based on the novel “Cinderellawa Nemyungui Kisa” by Baek Myo which was first published on 2011-November-4 by BandiBooks. The series was fully pre-produced before its premiere.

Eun Ha Won (Park So Dam) is a high school student who dreams to be a veterinarian, but needs money for her education. She ends up living in a mansion, Sky House, with three third-generation chaebol cousins under same conditions.

Kang Hyun Min (Ahn Jae Hyun) is a playboy plutocrat who does whatever he wants while Kang Ji Woon (Jung Il Woo) is soft hearted but lonely and wild-child rebel who rises in status to a member of the royal family in the Sky House. The third cousin, Kang Seo Woo (Lee Jung Shin), is a top singer-songwriter who is gentle and kind to Ha Won.


Main Cast

Jung Il Woo as Kang Ji Woon
– Park Min Soo as Kang Ji Woon (young)
Ahn Jae Hyun as Kang Hyun Min
– Jeon Jin Seo as Kang Hyun Min (young)
Park So Dam as Eun Ha Won
– Lee Na Yoon as Eun Ha Won (young)
Lee Jung Shin as Kang Seo Woo
– Hong Dong Young as Seo Woo (young)
Choi Min as Lee Yoon Sung
– Jo Yong Jin as Lee Yoon Sung (young)
Son Na Eun as Park Hye Ji
– Park Ji So as Park Hye Ji (young)

Heavenly house

Kim Yong Gun as Chairman Kang
Kim Hye Ri as Ji Hwa Ja

People around Ha Won

Seo Hyun Chul as Eun Gi Sang
Choi Eun Kyung as Park Soo Kyung
Go Bo Kyul as Choi Yoo Na
Jo Hye Jung as Hong Ja Young


Jo Mi Ryung
Kang Ui Sik
Jin Joo Hyung
Kim Hyun Bin
Jung Young Joo
Choi Kyu Hwan
Jung Min Sung
Kim Ji Sung as Ji Woon’s mother


Shin Dong Mi as Ha Won’s mother
Lee Ah Hyun as Seo Woo’s mother
Kim Kang Hyun as Seo Woo’s manager
Sun Woong as Hyun Min’s friend
Park Young Soo as Butler Kim (ep 1)
Park Hyo Joon as guy who complained at car repair shop (ep 1)
Choi Dae Sung as fabric seller (ep 1)
Park Eun Ji as TV reporter (ep 1)
Jo Kyung Hoon (조경훈) as car repair shop’s owner (ep 1, 2)
Moon Se Yoon as convenience store’s manager (ep 1, 2)
Chun Yi Seul as Kang Hyun Min’s blind date (ep 4)
Jung Soo In as Hye Ji’s senior (ep 14, 15)

Production Credits

Production Company: HB Entertainment
Director: Kwon Hyuk Chan, Lee Min Woo
Screenwriter: Min Ji Eun, Won Young Shil

Episode Ratings


Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea (Nationwide)

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***


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Story 3.0

Acting/Cast 8.0

Music 7.0

Rewatch Value 1.0

I pushed my way through the entire series because there were some sweet moments that made it really worth watching, yet I still feel like I'm writing this review to criticize more than compliment.

But let's start with a compliment:

I enjoyed the lead female character. This kind of nice, independent, no-nonsense lead female character has been a rare item in the Korean drama industry. I'm saying she's strong as in not TOO comically strong or bratty as well. Eun Hawon character is really likable, and it's the only part that makes sense why this kind of reverse harem plot works. The boys in the house genuinely like her, and I accept it. Most of the Korean dramas that go for either this generic reverse harem plot or the strong lead girl plot usually fail to deliver them naturally. I grew fond of her the most and her character made me stick around.

Another good point that somehow kept me around was the sweet moments and the chemistry between the lead characters. I could feel that they really care for each other. Nothing was forced. The love story wasn't rushed. I enjoyed it. Sometimes the sub plots dragged on for too long and their sweet moments would restore my faith for this show.

Now onto the bad part:

From the title: Cinderella and Four Knights, there are no four knights at all. They're trying to sell that this is a reverse harem kind of story, with one lead girl and four lead guys and such, but it only lasted probably up to the first few episodes. The first few episodes promised you a love triangle which was cliche but still entertaining.

From somewhere early in the series, however, out of *four* knights: 1) one of them loses complete interest in the lead female and goes back to the second lead female he ditched long ago for unexplained reasons, 2) one of them grows to like the lead female yet takes care of the second lead female to an unreasonable extent, 3) one of them likes the lead female genuinely but, of course, the plot won't allow them to even meet and talk properly, 4) and the last one of them leaves the *knight* title ever so quickly and branches out to his own super cliche sub plot although he has so much potential in everything from acting to his looks to his chemistry with the lead female.

It felt so much like the writers lured us into such F4 - Boys Over Flowers kind of settings, then ditched us to an extremely cliche plot that revolved more around the second lead female – who I have to use the word "annoyingly boring" to describe. I like Son Naeun as a member of A Pink, but I believe her acting is very bad – or this character does not shine a light on her as an actress at all. Her character is an "I-only-look-at-you" kind of pitiful(?) girl, but somehow the story (or her acting) made her evil. I thought she was going to grow into a likable second female lead because she was one of a few second leads that don't act evil towards the lead female character. However, her damsel-in-distress situations only turned her into a "I don't care if I look evil, I just want to own one of these rich guys" kind of character.

She has the looks and she's from a well-raised background. She was also incredibly stubborn for (literally) unsaid reasons while she could just go out and have a happy life while forgetting these main guys. Plus, her interest in fashion design seemed useless. It played no part in the plot, and I wish writers would stop stereotyping fashion design major as a "high class" thing. Beautiful barbie-like female characters don't need to like fashion to look sophisticated. Try harder.

Likewise, I didn't enjoy the stereotypes in this story at all. Jung Ilwoo's character (Kang Jiwoon) was built around a quiet, rebellious guy with a troubled past, so they gave him a street-racer persona while in the story it was just him fidgeting with his toy cars from time to time. It didn't look cool and rebellious. It looked pathetic.

Ahn Jaehyun's character (Kang Hyunmin) – the playboy successor of Haneul Group – can he be even more cliche than this? I mean, playboy chaebols are fun to have in a story, but this characteristic of him progressed to nowhere. He was out with random girls for only 2 or 3 episodes at the beginning. At the same time, he's a supposed successor of their family business, but I see him lazing around inside the mansion the *entire* series. In fact, he doesn't seem very aloof. He has a heart, but they didn't make use of it at all.

Lee Jungshin's character (Kang Seowoo) is a musician. Why? There's no back story to his characteristics. He's popular and is a good singer and he's very nice. Rich and romantic, yet he seemed the most unattached to the entire chaebol family. Again, there's nothing bad about this, I just feel like this musician character is very stereotypical. And again, for a chaebol grandson who's *finally* nice and decent, he's out of the picture from the first half of the series. He likes the main girl alone, feels sad alone, and lets her go alone. His music plays almost no part in putting his character together with the main girl or other guys, and despite that, there's no explanation in why he fails to convey his love to the main girl at all. (Oh, wait, why? Because the writer doesn't want that. Then WHY did they even make his character up at all?)

I still forced my way through the end purely because of the lead female character. She was the only decent one in the entire series. The "missions" and "part-time job" that put her in these guys' mansion made me cringe though. And although she's naturally kindhearted, genuinely wanting the boys to reunite as a family was a bit odd, given that she hasn't been raised in a warm *family* as well.

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