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Five Fingers - Korean Drama 2012

Updated on October 2, 2014

Music-Makjang Korean Drama

Five Fingers or previously known as The Piano Forest is SBS makjang melodrama, aired at the end of summer 2012. This 30 episode drama focuses on story about pianists' passion, conflict, life hardship and their journey to achieve their dreams & love.

Five Fingers flied under my k-drama watchlist radar, because I'm not a huge fan of makjang drama (ie. revenge, birth secrets, tragic-fate, etc). The only makjang drama that I loved is Can You Hear My Heart, and I'm stubbornly believed that it's not a real makjang. It's a beautiful rich family drama.

But everything changes as soon as I watched Five Fingers' first teaser (below). What a powerful 30 seconds teaser which made me really anticipating this drama, even more so than my previously anticipated weekend drama May Queen.

I'm intrigued with the darkness vibe portrayed in the teaser. I'm equally ecstatic when I saw Chae Si Ra playing piano, she's very well known as an amazing senior actress (her latest portrayal as Queen Insoo was fantastic).

Moreover, Joo Ji Hoon, what can I say about this young man. His last drama was Mawang in 2007 and he was entangled in drug issue which prompted him to enter the military service and blacklisted from broadcasting stations. It's a waste for people who have raw talent like him not being able to return to the small screen. So I'm glad that the production company chose him to be the leading man in this drama, he's a fantastic actor so hope that people will be able to forgive his past mistakes and open him with open arms.

This drama will be Ji Chang Wook first villain role which will be very interesting. I believe the scriptwriter will pen a dark interesting villain plot for him and I know he'll be able to do well.

Eun Jung is also a great actress, one step ahead from many idol-turned-actor/actress. She has plenty of acting experience too because she's been acting since she's young. She was also cast in Queen Insoo, playing as young Queen Insoo. Sadly, En Jung has been replaced by rookie actress Jin Se Yeon who plays as Mok Dan in Bridal Mask.

Overall, Five Fingers has a solid casts and the scriptwriter is also a makjang-expert; so if you like makjang-dark-melodrama and/or piano, don't miss Five Fingers. This weekend drama follows romantic comedy drama A Gentleman Dignity and aired in August 2012.

Five Fingers
Five Fingers
Five Fingers K-Drama
Five Fingers K-Drama


Number of Episodes: 30

Previously Known As: The Piano Forest

Original run: August 18, 2012 on SBS every Saturday & Sunday 21.50KST


Yoo Family:

- Joo Ji Hoon as Yoo Ji Sang [Older Son]

- Ji Chang Wook as Yoo In Ha [Younger Son]

- Chae Si Ra as Chae Young Ran [Mother]

- Jo Min Ki as Yoo Man Se [Father] (Cameo)

Hong Family:

- Jin Se Yeon as Hong Da Mi

- Jung Eun Woo as Hong Woo Jin

- Jeon Mi Seon as Song Nam Joo [Mother]

- Lee Hae In as Jung So Yeol

- Song Ye Ju as Dong Hee

- Jung Joon Ha as Roo I Gang

PD: Choi Hyeong Hun (Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors)

Scriptwriter: Kim Sun Ok (Temptation of a Wife)

Official Website: 5Fingers

Five Fingers Teasers & Highlight

Joo Ji Hoon as Yoo Ji Sang
Joo Ji Hoon as Yoo Ji Sang


Yoo Ji Sang (Joo Ji Hoon) is born with the raw talent as a pianist.

A genius and an extraordinary pianist which made his own younger brother jealous of his talent.

Many believes he inherited his talent from his beautiful mother.

He has to deal with his tragic past and his brother' inferiority.

Ji Chang Wook as Yoo In Ha
Ji Chang Wook as Yoo In Ha

Yoo In Ha (Ji Chang Wook) is Ji Sang's younger brother. He also wants to be a pianist and works really hard to achieve his dream but unfortunately he doesn't possess the raw talent like his older brother.

He's really jealous with his genius brother.

He has lots of inferiority and it becomes worse after he got into an accident which injured his hand aka his five fingers.

Jin Se Yeon as Hong Da Mi
Jin Se Yeon as Hong Da Mi

Hong Da Mi (Jin Se Yeon) has a dream to be a pianist, but her dream shattered as her father killed in a fire which blasted in their family shop.

To overcome the poor living condition & hardship after her father passes away, she works in a restaurant owned by Louis Kang.

Despite her tough life circumstances, she has a positive outlook towards life and she will be Ji Sang's love interest.

Chae Si Ra as Chae Young Ran
Chae Si Ra as Chae Young Ran

Chae Young Ran (Chae Si Ra) is Ji Sang's and In Ha's mother.

Her character has a bipolar personality, sometimes she can be warm and care towards her sons; but at times she can be angsty and cold too.

She has a dream to be a successful pianist and with her husband, they own & manage an instrument manufacturing company.

Five Fingers Wallpapers

Five Fingers - Award

SBS Drama Awards 2012

- Chae Si Ra: PD Award


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    5 years ago

    i want eunjung back..

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    5 years ago

    I am excited for this drama because it is about music. I enjoyed Nodame Cantabile as well as Beethoven Virus. This time Five Fingers will not only about music but also about family, love and dreams. And the characters are complex, rich and has many layers. To top it all, the actors have topnotch skills alongside their good looks. Fighting!

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    5 years ago

    I loved Beethoven Virus, so I think I'll love Five Fingers too. Can't wait, 11 days to go

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    5 years ago

    I've never seen a Korean Drama, but I've seen some fantastic Korean Movies. Nice Lens.


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