Can You Hear
내 마음이 들리니
MBC (2011) 30 Episodes, Grade: A
Family Melodrama, Romance
Korean Drama Review by Jeannette "quisqueyana"
After finishing the 2011
Korean drama Can You Hear My Heart? I
reflected on what makes a good, old-fashioned love story
and this piece has it all.
The story unfolds around two lovers, Bong Woo-ri (child: Kim Sae-Ron / adult: Hwang Jung-Eum
Was Pretty) and Cha Dong-joo (child: Kang Chan-Hee / adult: Kim Jae-Won from My
Love Patzzi), who met as children and
were separated by tragedy. Cha Dong-joo, who becomes
deaf and loses his memory after an accident, but
pretends to hear, comes from a wealthy family, with his
grandfather as the patriarch. Bong Woo-ri comes from a
poor family and is raised by her mentally handicapped
step-father and her step grandmother. She spends years
searching for her step-brother Ma-roo (Seo Young Joo)
who left suddenly but who assured her he would return
someday. He later changes his name to Jang Joon-ha and
when he grows up he becomes a doctor.
Sixteen years pass and Bong Woo-ri
meets Dong-joo again. Fireworks soon erupt. She also
soon realizes that handsome Dr. Jang Joon-ha (Nam Goong
Min from Remember
Need Romance 3), Dong-joo's brother, is in
reality Bong Ma-roo, her long lost step-brother.
Choi Jin-chul (Song Seung Hwan), Dong-joo's father,
becomes the chairman of the family business and devises
many evil plots to retain and gain more power. Tae
Yeon-sook (Lee Hye Young), Dong-joo's mother, employs
Machiavellian schemes to seek revenge on Choi Jin-chul
for his wrongdoings. Once again in a Korean drama the
adults tend to mess up their adult children's lives by
Joon-ah / Ma-roo discovers that he has been the pawn in
Yeon-sook's game of revenge against Jin-chul. He feels
abandoned and betrayed. He becomes jealous of his
brother and envies him bitterly.
A game ensues between them, with
dangerous consequences, and a possibility of lost lives.
He receives information that his estranged brother has
backed away, so as not to reach the point of no return.
Joon-ah becomes aware of his father's final ploy against
Dong-joo and ultimately saves him.
The families had become entwined through a series of
events that surround the two lovers. Many secrets are eventually revealed by
both families. There was forgiveness, and they joined to
become one tight-knit family.
This drama had all the elements present
to make a good story: love, friendship, jealousy,
greed, revenge, envy, trust issues, and finally
You can watch this romantic family melodrama Can You
Hear My Heart? on DVD by buying it on DVD
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