Stairway to Heaven

천국의 계단 / Cheon-kuk-ui Gye-dan / Stairway to Heaven / Stairs To Heaven / Steps in Paradise


  • Kwon Sang Woo (Cha Song Joo)
  • Choi Ji Woo (Han Jung-suh)
  • Kim Tae Hee (Han Yuri)
  • Shin Hyun Joon (Han Tae-hwa)

Year: 2003

Episodes: 20 (60 minutes)

Ratings: 38.8%

Story/Synopsis: Jung-suh and Song-joo grew up together. They were always there for each other. Tragedy begins when Song Joo begins his studies overseas without Jung-suh. Jung-suh‘s father remarries Tae Mira. Mira takes in her two children from a previous marriage, Tae-hwa and Yuri. Yuri is envious of the life that Jung-suh leads and is determined to take everything away from her, including Song Joo. Tae-hwa begins to develop feelings for his stepsister, however Jung-suh still loves Song Joo.

Five years later, tragedy occurs when Jung-suh gets into a car accident causing her to lose her memory. Together with Tae-hwa, they start anew. Song Joo is led to believe that she is dead. However, when they meet again one day, he is determined to remind her of the love they had for one another. Will fate let them be together?


StrawBan’s Review: 


Okay, I must admit, the acting was absolutely … perfect! But for me, it was too much drama inside … well, a drama! As to be expected from a classic korean one, but still. I guess it missed a bit of … humor? The first few episodes were sometimes funny, but it was still pretty … well, not dramatic, but like, not happy (I’m sure you don’t really understand what I’m saying, but that’s okay!). The young actors though, are sooooooo cute x] All of them! Even the evil step-sister. I don’t like her character, but everyone’s acting was realistic, but a very sad storyline.

There’s also this uber-dramatic’ish song that’s always playing, the orchestral one. I don’t dislike it, but after hearing it like 19048342 times, it kinda tells you something bad’s gonna happen, you know? I don’t really know what to say about this, but if you like drama, it’s DEFINITELY for you. Without any doubts. I’d love to write more, but I have a feeling it’s just gonna end up being a whole wall of text of spoilers, sooo I’m gonna leave this blank and give you a chance to judge for yourself. 😀


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