This melodrama is about a “fatal romance” between a man who loses his girlfriend in an accident, and falls in love with the woman responsible for her death. Kang Yoo Jung (Hwang Jung Eum) goes to prison, because of the hit-and-run accident that killed Min Hyuk’s girlfriend. This drama is written by rookie writers who both won KBS TV Drama Screenwriter Competition; writer Yoo Bo Ra won Top Excellence Prize for One-Act Play in 2011 while writer Choi Ho Chul won Excellence Prize for Mini Series in 2012. Secret was succes make me annoy with bae soo bin, overall this is good drama, I skip many of bae soo bin scene because I’m really feel annoy. All drama’s of JI SUNG got a Higher rating PERCENTAGE because of his lading lady best actress like Kim hyu jin and Hwang jung eum. Ji sung is so cool in this movie and believe me because of this movie I try to find your other movies.
Nowadays, a lot of drama make me give up while comes to Ep 10, coz the story is deeply boring.
I watched this drama bcoz I became a fan of Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum after watching Kill Me, Heal Me. Meanwhile, stunt woman Ra-Im is a fan of Oska's music and wins a contest to go to Jeju Island with Oska himself. Jay Park and Jang Hyuk were dropped from the list of potential casts, and Hyeon Bin was finally chosen to play the main male lead.
The lovely voices of Jihwan and Junhyung, of 2 BiC (To be continued) are the singers of the theme song I so enjoy. If you like good "falling and growing in love" and thoughtful conversation , don't miss "My name is Kim Sam soon". Perhaps my favourite line of the series takes place at the museum in the beginning episode.
While at a marriage meeting at the museum and after Kim Joo-Won sits with the woman to talk. When Yeun Sul speaks of 'love at first sight', Kim Joo-Won then lists for her all of the elements that help to make an arranged marriage successful and asks Yeun Sul why she thinks that "kissing" is a valid substitute for all the planning and matching that goes into an arranged marriage. It is a great line, and like so many of the lines that Hyun-Bin delivers, this one is delivered with delicious flippancy that caught me off guard ! On another noe, as a Canadian, I have grown increasingly tired and bored with North American productions that present a quick shedding of clothing and "first-date-jumping-under-the-sheets".
The representing in drama, of a growing into love, instead of a 'falling' with a crash into it, is the wiser approach.
To offer my input on the reason for the story to continue for the 20 episodes, I would say the fantastic character of the mother !
The character of Kim Joo-Won, although he does not seem to let his mother influence his final decisions, nor even many of his day-to-day decisions, is nevertheless dealing with the traditional elements of parental input into spouse-choosing.
To wit, I love the dialogue of the Kim Joo-Won character, at the beginning, while at a marriage meeting, at the museum and after, when the two sit to discuss 'marriage-meetings' in general as opposed to 'love-at-first-sight' meetings, Kim Joo-Won lists all of the elements that help to make a marriage successful and asks the woman he is meeting why she thinks that "kissing" is a valid substitute for all those elements he has just listed.
My watching of Korean dramas since this past spring is a first for me and I have had a great time watching them. If you haven't watched this drama and don't want any spoilers, please don't read my comments because it will give out some clues.
Was visiting an elderly relative in a retirement home in Canada and happened to see the movie “That Touch Of Mink” (1962). I might deserve a medal for reading sub-titles for the 20 episodes of Secret Garden, even more so because I paused the video a gazillion times, in order to savour the great, great lines. Yoon Sang Hyun’s play of both his character’s stage & private persona is an incredible performance. I don't think that Hollywood writes love-triangle dialogue like this anymore, or, if Hollywood indeed ever did write such dialogue as well as it is written and delivered in this Korean drama. Park Jun Keum, at one point, lifts her right hand to her cheek, to check that a strand of hair is still in place, and that little gesture transmits so well her character’s utter inability to step outside her comfort zone. Ha Ji Won, who’s character has the triple role of playing off of not one or two, but tree other characters (the mother, the boss, the suitor), gives it her absolute all.
Am now watching the scene in the office, between Hyun-Bin and Phillip Lee in episode-3, also an amazing back-and-forth.
Am watching this drama at the moment, am now watching episode7 but i don't think if i will finish it i do not really like the idea of body switching! Just finished this drama, i fast forwarded through a lot of it, proly because ive been kdrama binging. I really like this drama watched so many times, Im so interested with ha ji-won for her action scene I wish to be like her! One of my favorites: in many ways a classic fairy tale with the poor maiden (but tough and smart), handsome prince, and evil witch. I would love to watch this but this does not have English subtitles very disappointing why? Most afraid and fearful of Kim Joon’s Mom’s most serious threat to hurt and destroy her loved sweetheart, Kim; and thus convinced she really needs to have to give up Kim Joon, Gilarm made every feasible lie to get Kim to think he has to part from her. 1) Thus, she pretended she could not bear to keep thinking Kim was the reason her Dad died while all along loving him and enjoying life with Kim.
2) Even more touching was her further pretending her receiving and keeping that memorable broken handbag newly fixed by Kim with a very elegant looking clip, specially purchased by Kim would only hurt her feelings as it would presumably remind her how Kim looked down on her because of that broken cheapy handbag. 3) The her two good byes to Kim Joon: The scene at the Mall when pretending she was calling from the movie shooting set, with the pretext she was occupied with shooting movie scenes afar, she most emotionally expressed to Kim how she misses him so very much. 4) To repeat, convinced it to be necessary that she parts from her beloved Kim, the incident in the home library of Kim when, with Oska as accidental but very proper witness, she secretly left her very own memento of final goodbye with the inserting of the image of her – the self-denying, self-sacrificing mermaid – bidding her beloved Kim farewell as she, now, most unwillingly and most agonizingly will have to disappear like a foam and a bubble according as fate had ordained her in relation to her beloved Kim. Very clearly, the story-line of Secret Garden showed the lead female character, Gilarm, a simple common girl; but a girl not necessarily naive and impressionable girl. Chun Sung Woon (Kim Heung Soo) is the director of a large fashion company and he is a cold-blooded man.
I only watch this drama because its on my cabel channel, i won’t download it if i must to. Does anyone know what happened to the $150,000 that Philip gave Ahreum’s aunt that is missing????? The scene with the two young boys in the ladies department trying to buy lingerie was cute and funny.
Yang Jin Woo plays a least favorite role every drama I watched, especially in Cheer Up, Mr. You would think Sung Yoon’s father would speak to him at work about private matters instead of home so Lee Soo Ah can hear everything they are talking about.
It appears Philip didn’t have such a great family life, and his dad, in his infinite stupid mind, feels children should be with their father. Why doesn’t Philip just re-marry his ex-wife and they can have their own children to make his dad happy. Where I live the last 3 days KBS has not had any dramas — only news and I don’t know what??!!! I live in Chicago and as of March 18, KBS stopped airing all their dramas, musical, talk shows, everything.
How does Sung Chul let himself get involved with his dip stick daughter and her idiot boyfriend trying to teach Soo-A to sing. I stopped in their office last summer as one of the dramas they were airing had no Eng subs. I only found one other person who posted about this program that it wasn’t airing at noon where she lives and wondered what happened.
So why did it go from 120 episodes to 102 is a mystery to me but maybe it was simply because the writer didn’t have new ideas and had already made her point.

Hasn’t Philip’s dad figured out that Tiffany was born while his son was married to that girl???? I really hate to see this series end though I would have preferred a different ending just to throw off everyone. Also, though it is no longer the norm but for Tiffany’s sake I would have preferred to see Phillip & Areum back together. Phillip – grew from his love of money and his obsession to possess others to a man with a heart & a conscious who was not willing to inflict on his child what was inflicted on him as a child. I agree an had hoped all along that at the end, the writer would change the odds and get Areum and Philip back together.
I was watching about 20 shows on KBS and I just cannot watch all those shows on the computer. I am having trouble trying to see this show and You Are The Only One, I am behind on the episodes. I did agree that Ahrem was keeping Philip out of the picture when Tiffany needed a transplant and glad the she admitted to him that she was pushing him away, even though he might not have heard it since he was unconscious. Secrets can help people succeed and even fall in love; but secrets can also destroy people. Her boyfriend, Ahn Do Hoon (Bae Soo Bin) is the one that actually committed the hit-and-run accident, but Yoo Jung took the blame. She’s described as “thirsty for love,” and she’ll be a character in pain because she can’t have the one person she wants. Last time when I watched it, I thought the lesson was, don’t ever sacrifice yourself for anybody, not even in the name of love, nothing worth that. If a person truly loves you, he won’t let you sacrifice yourself for his sake no matter what. The thing is the person worth your sacrificing is the person who will not let you sacrifice for him. Joo-Won mistakes stunt woman Gil Ra-Im (Ha Ji-Won) for Park Chae-Rin and takes stunt woman Ra-Im to a hotel. Meanwhile, Ra-Im tries her best to ignore Joo-Won because she knows Joo-Wan belongs to another higher social level compared to her. Because Yeun-Sul had a high-living status, she was arranged to attend a blind date with Joo-Won. It's so cute and I cried for half of the ending, because he risked his life to save her and it was so cute!! Kim Soo-hyun (born in 1943), South Korean screenwriter and novelist, is a respected writer.
I am still very new to Korean dramas and by no means am familiar with all the ones that ‘veteran viewers’ know of.
This one is more simple Cinderella theme, more lighted heart, don't need miracle or defectives, just be yourself and thoughtful. As i am a great fan of Ji won so after watching her movies i looked for her other debuts and that's when i found this awesomely awesome drama. I am trying to learn the language with the "Memrise" site: that is how much I am enjoying Korean dramas. Unlike original Cinderella who is a victim of abuse and wants an escape, she is a survivor of self-supporting life, has a career she has a passion for, a father she is proud of. These are the sequences that I am impressed how the author use conversation for Joo Won telling 'I love you' to Ra Im.
Of course, its dialogue is not as well done as some of the other older love-triangle movies with Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart. I start watching korean drama coz this drama.the chemistry between ra im n jo won is really awesome !! Hoon Sang-Hyun uses every muscle in his face to deliver both exaggerated and subtle emotions, switching from his 'singer' persona to the 'authentic core' of his character with lightning speed. But that time i didnt give attention to it bcoz i was at my 4th yr as college student and so busy with my studies. Secret Garden could take pride in its very in-depth dialogue, mostly between Gilarm and Kim Joon, and between Gilarm and Kim's Mom, Moon Bong.
Whereas in fact that broken bag fixed with loving tender hands of Kim actually poignantly only endeared Kim to her even more, and made her aware how truly that broken handbag ironically and very memorably now serves a bond of their profound love for each other. Despite the advances of Kim Joon from the 1st episode up to midway of the 10th episode, Gilarm never exhibited herself like a melted flower under the most aggressive impertinent and arrogant advances of Kim Joon. I think the female lead is to desperate to be a leading actress, she doesn’t care how the story goes.
Why should Tiffany be denied growing up with her daddy who had come to love her more than money and himself. Her positive was that even as a woman she still maintained a level of innocence that seemed very pure. His positive was the episode where he displayed such intense emotion while confronting his dad & visiting his mom’s memorial with Areum.
Oska made the request in an attempt to prevent Park Chae-Rin from revealing their relationship to the press. Even though Joo-Wan made it clear that he doesn't have interest in her, Yeun-Sul keeps pursuing Joo-Won. Joo-Won learns that Ra-Im won the contest to spend time with Oska and decides to follow them to Jeju Island. She has such an expressive face, she doesn't even have to say anything and you can tell exactly what shes thinking.
But my ear is doing lots of listening and am learning a few words of the language on the Memrise site.
I am not Korean and i don't speak Korean either so it was hard for me to follow Ji won, but finally i got a very good deal for all those hard searches.
Older female actresses in the West love this kind of great writing for actresses who are over the age of 50. As a Canadian, I have grown increasingly tired and bored with North American television, disliking in particular the quick shedding of clothing and "first-date-jumping-under-the-sheets". Watching the 1962 flick brought home again to me just how good the dialogue is in Secret Garden. I'd always thought that switching bodies thing isn't that necessary but maybe it won't be this good if it wasn't,right?? Like all fairy tales, it includes a dark side--but it is most importantly a romance in which no man ever loved a woman more. Music is great, chemistry is unbelievable, plot is tight, it has everything (drama, comedy, action, fantasy, family, etc.).
I must admit both Ha Ji-Won and Hyun-Bin adapted their characters pretty well during body switch. Then, add further the frequent exchange of hurt feelings and profound sad misunderstandings between Choi Mon Young and Yoon Seul: plenty of story-lines of poignant and ironic conflicts and fights between two very much in love couple, the second love story in the show.
It was so moving because this Kim’s most genuine expression of tender loving of Gilarm had to be ruined by Gilarm’s most hurtful sacrificial repression of her truly touched loved heart having to pretend with her lying despise for the handbag pin, which she would actually, rather, cherish lovingly like a very precious jewel from her beloved. While she fancied his very publicly and personally raising her actress renown equal to the level of the top artists, and while she did reckon the marvel of this rich man's particular attention to her, up to this point, which is already half way past the whole story, she had not seriously owned up a supposed opportunity of really getting involved with Kim Joon. Due to Han Ah Reum and her daughter, Chun Sung Woon turns more humane and becomes a strong support for them. The female character is selfish only thinking of her survival without overlooking her family. After all the drama, Phillip finally stepped up to the plate and became the man Areum & Tiffany needed.

I just knew that after Phillip gave Tiffany back to Areum then Seongun would have acknowledged Phillip’s change & would have sacrificed his own feelings to encourage Areum to return to Phillip just as Yuni did for him by encouraging him to pursue Areum. His negative was that his character was a little unbelievable because he never had to sacrifice or risk anything or overcome a past shortcoming or tragic flaw therefore his character had lesser depth than Phillip & Areum, in my opinion. At the hotel, Joo-Won discovers that the woman he picked is not actress Park Chae-Rim but a stunt woman. Eventually, Joo-Won was able to find Ra-Im but ended up stranded in a mysterious restaurant in the middle of the woods called 'Secret Garden'.
Even though, I am Asian in Australia, Korean name is still quite intellectual challenge for me!!
I was and still disappointed that Kim Joon mother still didn't accept Ra at the end, but she accept the grand-children.
Then, include further the many funny but realistic expressions of true love between An Young and 'Secretary Kim.
Sometimes KBS is behind some of the other groups with subtitles, but I generally just stick to KBS posted ones as they are the same as the TV aired ones. I started watching this at night and when I look at the clock after some time it’s 6 in the morning.
The actors (and actresses all of them actually) executed their roles very well especially Hwang Jung Eum–she doesnt really look like an actress at all but the true-to-life Kang Yoo Jung as if this story were reality. Ahn Do Hoon is a very hateful character so sometimes I had to fight the urge to skip whatever parts his face comes out. During this time, Joo-Won starts to experience strong feelings for the feisty stunt woman, even though she isn't his type.
Yeun-Sul then manages to become the director for Oska's next music video, which is scheduled to be shot on Jeju Island.
Even more mysteriously, the owner of 'Secret Garden' seems to know both Joo-Won and Ra-Lim very well. As her profession is an invisible existent, so, it's the author's intention to set the distance between he and her, I guess, as it appears in the conversation between Ra im and Yoon Seul in art gallery, her description about him in ep 13 and they always walk parallel in distance both in reality and in his thought. And many more very deep dialogues spoken even by very secondary role parts performers in the story, eg.
If at all, she was merely leaving an opening if this man would really prove himself genuinely and honestly falling for her. Joo-Won tried getting Ra-Im out of his mind for Ra-Im does not own a high status life nor is even rich.
In this action school setting, she is only a female and a senior, so she has a firm feeling of equality, power over her junior and dignity between her peers.
He has qualities apart from general Prince Charming should has (rich, well-education end, upper class social status and power, good-looking), he also is a perfectionist, single-minded and often use excessive power (I don't think he is a complete authoritarian) and rational. Following episodes when she provoked this question again, he at this time already accepted at some stage that he liked her.
A delight from the first episode to the conclusion: and this time KDrama gets the ending so right.
And it wasn't till the 14th episode when she actually fell for Kim Joon, who -- to his credit -- by far immediately before or around this moment in the story has tried to stop his many flippant, and 'showing-off' tactics of wooing Gilarm. And, I empathize with his orphaned past & him never getting his dream of being in a family which is why forgiving his obsessiveness would have really emphasized the power of second chances.
Tiffany needed both of them & for that reason I would have preferred to see it end with them getting married. So he admitted that he likes her and in reply she questioned back that she would be a Cinderella?
A memorable drama that had me laughing, crying, excited, cheerful, tearful, mysterious and so much more!!!!
Most K-drama couples can only DREAM of creating a FRACTION of the sexiness that Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won created in Secret Garden.
Well atleast she accepted her grandchildren, so i am sure that day will also come when she will accept her daughter in law as well.
With Areum, Phillip would likely have continued growing as he had begun to do so however keeping him with Suji would ensure his growth would be stifled. At night, neither Joo-Won nor Ra-Im find themselves able to sleep and each takes this time to clear their mind while drinking their individual gifted wine. I will watch it again at some point, but need time to let my first viewing of it ‘settle’ in my mind.
The thing that shows his being single-minded is the designer's tracking suits that he hand picks and thinks that is perfect for him and completely ignore the others pointing out that those tracking suits look peculiar. Then he answered that she could only be a little mermaid who would be a bubble and disappeared at the end and threw all convincing reasons to her. Therefore, I would have preferred to see Phillip with Areum then Seongun with Yuni & Suji by herself. A twist of intrigue takes place in the plot when both Ra-Im and Joo-Won wake up in the morning to find that their souls have switched to the other's body! A couple of amateur singers in my family, so I enjoy listening to anyone with good vocal talent. My point is, it is reasonable that he ignores other realities, and hand picks Gil Ra Im who is seen as poor and has a background far from his as his girlfriend. When the story progressed, she refused him again by saying that she doesn't have a right to be a little mermaid because little mermaid has to love the prince first to be able to disappear beautifully.
I would like to see these same cast of people working together in an second time on Secret Garden 2 before the kids and ending with a wedding with his mom there realize that true love is best!!!! The Korean lead actor in "Good Doctor", Joo Won, also sings the theme song for the series, entitled "I'm Loving You". Even though he realises his marriage involves many stakeholders, he goes to arranged dates routinely, but when it comes to essential in his life, he handpicks it by himself and once he thinks it's perfect and rationalises his thought and behaviour, he can ignore other factors and goes on with it.
Nevertheless, the author piles up more rational behind his deep affection to her by throwing in a cause of his claustrophobia and the magic for swapping bodies and that leaves viewer like me stunned and the last scene keeps cycling in my head a while! From what I could see on TV when they aired the event, not many people were there watching the entertainment in the early evening. He encountered her again and said if she did not want to be a little mermaid, then he would be a little mermaid instead. For me, even the story is finished at episode 14, does have content of swapping bodies and a defective memories that explains his deep affection to her, it already rationalises this Cinderella saga through conversation that reflects situation of Joo Won and Ra Im.
What amaze me is how hyun bin and ha ji won totally nailed the characters they were playing.
I swear i watched a lot of kdramas with supposedly good stories but bcoz the actors couldnt deliver their roles very well it became boring to me. When he and gil switched souls he delivered the character perfectly.haha, im laughing my ass off xD. The reason why this drama is almost in everyones bucket list is bcoz of how the actors manage to touched the hearts of viewrs with the characters they are playing.
Some even looks like they are just reading the script, no emotions, no connection to the characters.

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