- Director Lee Dae-young
- Writer Park Hyun-joo
Han Ji-hye,Lee Sang-woo,Oh Ji-eun,Lee Tae-seung
- Category Drama
- Year 2019
- Running Time
- Homepage http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/thegoldengarden/index.html
- First Episode
A mystery melodrama about a woman who has her life stolen and tries to get her life back.
There are four people in their 30s that have different personalities, jobs and backgrounds.
Eun Dong Joo, a woman who has her life stolen,
Sabina, a woman who stole other people’s life, but still thirsty for success,
Cha Pil Seung, a man who couldn’t be colder when it comes to love and
Choi Joon Gi, a man who has everything except love.
These four people were living their separate lives until an incident brings them together causing a turning point in their lives. Dong Joo and Pil Seung, who both had the same nightmare due to a traumatic experience in their childhoods, discover a horrible secret buried deep in their minds from 27 years ago. They also find out that Sabina and Choi Joon Gi are involved with it.
Eun Dong-joo – Starring Han Ji-hye
She isn’t eye-catching, but the more you get to know her, the more you are drawn to her just like wild flower. She had a happy childhood under a father who owned a shoe factory. However, her life becomes bumpy after her mother passes away and her father brings stepmother. When her father passes away, the stepmother has her biological daughter take the place of Dong Joo to steal the assets that are under Dong Joo’s name and leaves her at an orphanage. Despite the mental and physical distress, she is strong spirited, but she is lonely and has a void in her heart. She meets the person that can fill that void and he is detective Cha Pil Seung, who has dreamed the same dream as her since their childhood. They actually met a long time ago. He is part of Dong Joo’s last happy memory at the Golden Garden right before her stepmother abandoned her 27 years ago. She was happy as she chased after fireflies that shone like gold. Pil Seung was with her even when her stepmother caused a huge car accident in order to abandon her.
Cha Pil-seung – Starring Lee Sang-woo
Detective in violent crime
He dates women, but doesn’t plan to get married nor to start a family. His father was a doctor and he had a happy family. However, he loses his parents in a hit-and-run accident on their way home from the Golden Garden Festival in Busan when he was 7. He was raised by his grandmother and had a comfortable life, but struggles with nightmares of the trauma he experienced. Happy memories, flashbacks of the accident and guilt of letting criminals get away have made him a cynic. It seems as if he’s enjoying his life as a single man, but he feels lonely in a corner of his heart. Then he meets Eun Dong Joo, who shares the same nightmares as him. The two people meet through Joon Gi’s hit-and-run accident, feel drawn to each other and fall in love, but find out that Dong Joo is the daughter of the woman that ran away after hitting his parents 27 years ago.
Sabina (Real name: Eun Dong-joo) – Starring Oh Ji-eun
Social media star
She is a woman who has it all, strikingly good looks, intelligent and fatal charm. She was always known for her looks since she was little and her mother had high hopes for her. However, she has a tough childhood after her parents get divorced and she is raised by an alcoholic father. When her stepfather passes away, she goes with her mother, who suddenly comes to see her, and lives a life of someone else after changing her name to Eun Dong Joo. Having conflicts with her mother who drives her hard with hopes of becoming rich, she runs away in her senior year of high school and moves in with her boyfriend. Together, they have a son, but being sick of poverty, she goes back to her mother and starts burying her past. A decade later, she makes a grand comeback as the Korean-American social media influencer Sabina. Due to her looks and influence, she becomes a celebrity in the cosmetics industry, and captures the interest of Choi Joon Gi, the heir of Stars Cosmetics. Nevertheless, Eun Dong Joo, the owner of the life she is living, and her son stands in her way.
Choi Joon-gi – Starring Lee Tae-seung
Director at Stars Cosmetics
He is wealthy, but always feels lonely. He dreams of having a happy family rather than becoming successful in his career. He is the only son of rich parents, but his parents didn’t get along and he never felt loved during his childhood. He married the woman his mother chose for him, but ends up getting a divorce within a year, disappointing his parents. One day, an angel shows up in his life. It’s the highly ambitious Sabina. His mother disapproves of Sabina the day he formally introduces her, and he ends up hitting someone with the car while drunk driving and chasing after her, but flees the scene. He takes Sabina’s advice to keep it a secret and they get married. He forgets about the accident and dreams of starting a happy family, but Sabina’s greed knows no end. He tries to persuade her to stop, but she doesn’t listen to him. With the power of love, Joon Gi decides to risk everything he has to recover the human nature in her.