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  • 6 Teaser
  • 7 Episode Ratings
  • 8 Awards
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  • Drama: The Thorn Birds
  • Revised romanization: Gashinamoo Sae
  • Hangul: 가시나무새
  • Director: Kim Jong-Chang
  • Writer: Lee Sun-Hee
  • Network: KBS2
  • Episodes: 20
  • Release Date: March 2 - May 5, 2011
  • Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 21:55
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea


Seo Jung-Eun (Han Hye-Jin) works as a small-time extras actress, but dreams of becoming a star someday. Seo Jung-Eun grew up in a orphanage and does not know who her parents are. She hopes to find her real mom if she does become a star.

Lee Young-Jo (Joo Sang-Wook) is from a chaebol family, but he gives up being the successor to the chaebol family to starts his own business. Seo Jung-Eun and Han Yu-Kyung (Kim Min-Jung) both love him.

Choi Kang-Woo (Seo Do-Young) is a movie director who loves Seo Jung-Eun.


  1. "The Thorn Birds" takes over the KBS2 Wed. & Thu. 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "The President" and will be followed by "Romance Town" on May 11, 2011.


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Han Hye-Jin Joo Sang-Wook Kim Min-Jung Seo Do-Young Cha Hwa-Yeon
Seo Jung-Eun Lee Young-Jo Han Yu-Kyung Choi Kang-Woo Yun Myung-Ja
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Kim Ha-Eun Park Ji-Il Kim So-Hyun Lee Min-Ho Yoon Jeong-Eun
Yang Mi-Reon Choi Jong-Dal Seo Jung-Eun (young) Lee Young-Jo (young) Han Yu-Kyung (young)

Additional Cast Members:

  • Song Ok-Suk - Kim Kye-Soon
  • Choi Jae-Won - Park Han-Soo
  • Kim Dong-Young - Park Han-Soo (young)
  • Jung Eui-Gap - Lee Young-Kook
  • Ahn Seung-Hun - Yun Myung-Goo
  • Jang Eun-Poong - Yun Hak-Goo
  • Lee Mi-Young - Soon-Geum
  • Kim Soo-Hyun - Han Byul
  • Oh Hyeon-Kyeong - Young-Jo's grandfather
  • Kim Soo-Hyun - Han-Byul
  • Lee Mi-Eun - policewoman
  • Jung Eun-Byul - Seo-Jin
  • Jung Young-Sub - Seo Jung-Eun's manager
  • Lee Hak-Won


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Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2011-03-02 1 NR NR
2011-03-03 2 NR NR
2011-03-09 3 NR NR
2011-03-10 4 NR NR
2011-03-16 5 8.1 (17th) 8.6 (20th)
2011-03-17 6 8.3 (17th) 9.0 (15th)
2011-03-23 7 8.7 (18th) 8.9 (15th)
2011-03-24 8 8.5 (18th) NR
2011-03-30 9 9.4 (15th) 9.8 (12th)
2011-03-31 10 9.8 (17th) 10.8 (11th)
2011-04-06 11 9.2 (16th) 10.5 (11th)
2011-04-07 12 9.4 (18th) 10.8 (11th)
2011-04-13 13 9.7 (11th) 10.1 (10th)
2011-04-14 14 10.7 (9th) 11.7 (9th)
2011-04-20 15 10.8 (6th) 10.7 (8th)
2011-04-21 16 9.5 (12th) 10.0 (13th)
2011-04-27 17 10.9 (6th) 11.8 (8th)
2011-04-28 18 9.6 (12th) 10.1 (11th)
2011-05-04 19 11.1 (4th) 12.2 (5th)
2011-05-05 20 11.5 (5th) 12.8 (6th)

Source: TNS Media Korea


  • Popularity Actress Award (Han Hye-Jin) - 2011 KBS Drama Awards - December 31, 2011


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