(aka Glass Shoes
) was a 40-episode South Korean
drama series, first broadcast by SBS
in 2002 starring Kim Hyun Ju
and Kim Ji Ho
as the two orphaned sisters Yun-hee and Tae-hee.
Yun-hee and her elder sister Tae-hee were born into a one-parent family; their mother having died giving birth to Yun-hee. Their devoted father vowed not to marry again and struggled to raise them but was killed in a car accident while already suffering from leukemia
. The girls were left to fend for themselves but a series of events caused by gangsters separated the sisters for fifteen years. Yun-hee grew up as Sun-Woo and was abused by the Hee family (Seung-hee especially), who had been forced to adopt her because she was knocked down by their truck. Meanwhile, Tae-hee spent fifteen years with her grandfather and became a successful entrepreneur. Another male character, Chul-woong, frequently stood up for Sun-woo, and once ransacked the Yee househld when Sun-woo was being abused. Seung-hee later pretended to be Yun-hee when a letter from Tae-hee enquiring after her sister arrived. At this point, Sun-woo took refuge at Chul-woong's house.
Internal strife develops when a man called Jae-hyuk decides to take revenge on the sister's grandfather, who had indirectly caused his grandfather's death as a child. Shortly before the sisters are reunited, their grandfather is killed in a car accident. Chul-woong is then stabbed to death by gangsters after a reunion with Yun-hee, who is... Read More