The Tale of Janghwa and Hongryeon

The Tale of Janghwa and Hongryeon


Title: 장화홍련 / The Tale of Janghwa and Hongryeon
Chinese Title : 两姐妹的故事 / 張花紅蓮
Also known as: Janghwa Hongryeon (Rose Flower and Red Lotus) / The Tale of Two Sisters / Love & Obsession
Genre: Drama
Episodes: 150
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2009-Apr-20 to 2009-Oct-10
Air time: Monday to Friday 9:00



Janghwa is the woman who gets everyone’s attention and love with her gorgeous appearance. She had a perfect marriage and enjoys her luxurious life. She only concerns and cares about herself, and she’s not changed after she got married.

Hongryeon, the deprived single mother, has a dream of having a happy family of her own, but this modest hope is not easy for her. Nevertheless, Hongryeon is an energetic and optimistic person who lives her life to the fullest.

The two very contrary women confront each other, as Janghwa abandons the mother-in-law and Hongryeon starts to look after her.


Yoon Hae Young as Hong Ryeon
Kim Se Ah as Jang Hwa
Jang Hyun Sung as Kang Tae Yoon
Yeo Woon Kye as Madame Byeon (Episode 1-18)
Jun Yang Ja as Madame Byeon (from Episode 19)
Choi Jae Won as Han Soo Chan
Choi Na Rae as Bang Gong Mi
Ahn Sun Young as Jin Jung Hae
Kim Jin Soo as Maeng Hyung Gyu
Han Tae Soo as Ki Woon Nam
Kim Yoon Tae as Park Seok Doo
Lee Tae Seung as Hong Hyeok
Han Kyung Sun as Han Soo Ok (Soo Chan’s sister)
Seo Kap Sook
Jun Hee Sun (전희선) as (Gong Mi’s first daughter)
Min Joon Hyun as Soon Kyeong
Heo In Young as Geum Soon
Lee Duk Hee as (Jang Hwa’s mother)
Yoon Ye Hee as Sa Ra Jang
Jo Soo Hyun (조수현) as Mae Ri
Jo Woo Jin (조우진)
Jung Byung Chul (정병철) as lawyer

Production Credits

Director: Lee Won Ik (이원익)
Screenwriter: Yoon Young Mi (윤영미)
Producer: Kwak Ki Won (곽기원)


Actress Yeo Woon Kye became sick and was replaced in episode 19 by actress Jun Yang Ja.