Stairway to Heaven


Section:Korean Dramas


Number of Episodes:20


Language: Korean

Korean Title: 천국의 계단

Average Rating:       (out of 8 ratings)


Han Jung-suh's life starts out very much like Cinderella's Story. Her dad remarries and her step-mother moves in with her daughter, Yoori and son, TaeHwa. While Jung-suh's dad is at work, her step-mother's true colors come out. Her step-mother keeps her from going to study abroad with her childhood love Cha Song Joo. So Song Joo leaves to go abroad without Jung-suh. Jung-suh's stepmother trying to set her daughter Yoori up with Song Joo because he comes from a well to do family. Out of jealousy, Yoori hits Jung-suh with her car on the day that Song Joo comes back from studying abroad. Jung-suh loses her memory and Yoori switches Jung-suh's identity with one of the patients from a fire that had died, and TaeHwa having fallen in love with Jung-suh runs away with her, and gives them new identities. Five years after the accident, Jung-suh who is now Jisoo runs into Song Joo the day before his wedding to Yoori. Jung-suh regains her memory and gets back together, but then discovers that she has eye cancer. So she goes back to TaeHwa and asks him to take her away because she doesn't want to cause anymore pain for Song Joo. TaeHwa goes and tells the truth, and Song Joo and Jung-suh get married. Jung-suh is now blind, as the cancer has taken her sight. She tells TaeHwa that her last wish would be to see Song Joo one last time. TaeHwa plans that he is going to move to Paris, France so that he can commit suicide to donate his corneas to Jung-Suh, since the doctors will not take them from live donors. In the end, Jung-suh gets the cornea transplant but finds out that the cancer has spread throughout her body and she decides to forego the treatments and live out the rest of her life with Song Joo.


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Stairway to Heaven

Reviewed by: KwonSangChoiJiWOO October 23, 2010

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Faith, Trust and Believe that Love will come back. No matter how far two people are, if they truly love each other, they will return back to each other. Cha Song Ju and Han Jung Suh are two childhood friends who definitely and explicitly proved the statements above. Seperated by unfortunate turn-up of events made by the second marriage of his father, Jung Suh, who had lost her memories, was brought back by Heaven back to Song Ju 8 years...

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Stairway to Heaven

Reviewed by: dianat October 02, 2005

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

I gave in to watching this serial because my girlfriend said that she fell in love with the leading man, Kwon Sang Woo. I needed to see for myself how charming this guy is. Well, he sure is oh, so good looking and I even went to bed remembering his face! However, I must say that with this Korean serial (I've watched other Korean soapies like Autumn in my Heart, Winter Sonata), I think...

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Stairway to Heaven

Reviewed by: sukting July 18, 2005

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Foreword Knowing this serial causes a storm, I watched it out of curiosity. Many are swept off their feet by Kwon Sang Woo. So am I. Before this, I saw him as Du Wan in 'Love and Ambition'. I only felt that he resembled Ahn Jae Wok in looks at certain angles. This serial can be considered as his one man show. Many thanks to Jing Yi for lending me her vcds and Li Mei...

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Stairway to Heaven

Reviewed by: bheng March 20, 2005

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Cast: Cholo Cha: Kwon Sang Woo Jodi Han: Choi Ji Woo Tristan Han: Shin Hyun Joon Yunice Hani: Kim Tae Hee Ms. Maita (Tae-hwa & Yuri's mom, actress): Lee Hui Hyang (Jung-suh's dad, architect): Ha Jae Young Ms. Zoila:(Song-ju's mom): Kim Ji Sook Synopsis: Cholo and Jodi are childhood friends. Friendship turned into love for one another. But one tragedy change their lives. After five years Cholo is now a successful president of their company but still...

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Stairway to Heaven

Reviewed by: tengkuan December 18, 2004

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Stairway to Heaven: Fragments of a Christian Allegorical Interpretation "...everything for me becomes an allegory, and my dear memories are heavier than boulders." - Charles Baudelaire, “Le Cygne” More than anything else, "Stairway to Heaven" has startled and edified me with its theological depth. Whoever said that theology (a word that doesn’t have to be as cumbersome or intimidating as it is made out to be) is to be found only in books? He has not left...

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Stairway to Heaven

Reviewed by: Devache1 October 08, 2004

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Cast: Cha Song Juh: Kwon Sang Woo (Delicious Proposal/Into the Sun) Han Jung Suh: Choi Ji Woo (Winter Sonata/Beautiful Days) Han Tae Hwa: Shin Hyun Joon (Wedding Dress) Han Yu Ri: Kim Tae Hee Tae Mi Ra (Tae Hwa & Yu Li's mom, actress): Lee Hui Hyang (Beautiful Days/Secret) Han Su Ha (Jung Suh's dad, architect): Ha Jae Young (Glass Slipper/Beautiful Days) Min Suh Hyun (Song Juh's mom): Kim Ji Sook Han Pil Su...

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Stairway to Heaven

Reviewed by: il_mare June 29, 2004

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Cheonkukui Gyedan a.k.a. Stairway to Heaven SBS drama special (2003) - 20 episodes For SBS homepage for this drama (in Korean), go to: Aired in Korea: December 3, 2003 - February 5, 2004 on SBS Wednesday & Thursday nights at 9:55. Cast: Cha Song-ju: Kwon Sang Woo (Delicious Proposal/Into the Sun) Han Jung-suh: Choi Ji Woo (Winter Ballad/Beautiful Days) Han Tae-hwa: Shin Hyun Joon (Wedding Dress) Han Yuri: Kim Tae Hee Tae Mira (Tae-hwa...

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Member Ratings


08-14-2010 12:49 AM


The only thing keeping me from giving this 5/5 is that the drama drag too much in the ending but other than that it was awesome. The movie got your attention right from the start. Brilliant movie. Very sad. Watch it!


08-27-2009 08:04 AM


as expected Sang Woo did a great job in portraying his role... the entirety of it was so really worth to watch even if it has sad ending still it captivates me, a heart warming love story!!


06-28-2009 06:46 AM


The ending was really sad. She died at the end even she just got the surgery.

Elika Nguyen

05-27-2009 01:28 PM


i love this movie. is was very sad about that she had an eye cancer but in the end is was she die. this movie have feeling. and this movie made me cried with tears.


11-08-2008 04:17 AM


this movie is absoulutely amazing(but i think lovers in paris is better!)well its a story of sadness,love,quite funny,jealousy and cruelty.

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