The BEST Episodes of Heartstrings

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2021

Network: MBC

Lee Shin is a university student majoring in modern music. He is also the vocalist and guitarist of the band "The Stupid." Shin is known for his good looks and strong passion for music, but in reality he is cold, lacks interest in anything unrelated to music and has neither dreams nor plans for the future. He initially likes Jung Yoon-soo, a dance professor at university, but this all changes when he meets Lee Kyu-won. Lee Kyu-won is a bright and outgoing student who was born into a prestigious family and is majoring in traditional Korean instruments, especially the gayageum. Kyu-won's grandfather, Lee Dong-gun, is one of the top 3 traditional musicians of his age and his biggest wish is to see his granddaughter become a traditional music prodigy. Trying to live up to her grandfather's expectations, Kyu-won immerses herself in training and becomes a university student who knows nothing outside of her studies. As her friends are fans of "The Stupid", she was forced to go to the band's concert with them. There she saw Lee Shin performing live, and is immediately captivated by him.

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With The Thought That It Must Be Forgotten

#1 - With The Thought That It Must Be Forgotten

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 14, 2011

Gyu Won can't stop interfering with Lee Shin, even if it hurts her feelings more. She and her grandfather get new neighbors.

star 8.28
36 votes
Let Your Dreams Soar

#2 - Let Your Dreams Soar

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 18, 2011

Shin's injury is far worse than imagined, but he refuses to let it interfere with Gyu Won's bright future.

star 8.27
11 votes
Like This... Will Be Forgotten

#3 - Like This... Will Be Forgotten

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 20, 2011

Gyu Won tutors Lee Shin in traditional music. Suk Hyun convinces Gyu Won to try out for the lead role, only to have her grandfather find out, much to his disapproval.

star 8.24
38 votes
That is My World

#4 - That is My World

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 30, 2011

Annoyed with Lee Shin's personality, Gyu Won challenges him to a music face-off. Suk Hyun arrives with new plans for the performance.

star 8.17
36 votes
High Speed Romance

#5 - High Speed Romance

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 28, 2011

The entire performance team goes on a weekend retreat.

star 8.12
66 votes
Encountering You By Accident

#6 - Encountering You By Accident

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 29, 2011

Traditional music major Lee Gyu Won sets up a fundraiser to help her sickly professor. She hires rock star Lee Shin's band to help attract a bigger audience.

star 8.10
68 votes
Fly High

#7 - Fly High

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 11, 2011

Hee Joo's absence wreaks havoc for the performance as they struggle to save the production from being canceled.

star 7.97
62 votes
Little by Little, Slowly Stepping Towards You

#8 - Little by Little, Slowly Stepping Towards You

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 3, 2011

Shin and Gyu Won embark on their first days as a couple. A surprise performance for sponsors puts Gyu Won back in the spotlight.

star 7.66
65 votes
That Place, That Time

#9 - That Place, That Time

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 4, 2011

Tae Joon and Hee Joo's mother plot to sabotage Suk Hyun's reputation in an effort to remove Gyu Won from the performance.

star 7.62
63 votes
Towards Tomorrow

#10 - Towards Tomorrow

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 7, 2011

The other drama majors are jealous that Gyu Won is going to act when she clearly lacks dancing skills. Lee Shin meets a famed guitarist who isn't all that he seems to be.

star 7.61
66 votes

#11 - Champion

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 6, 2011

The day of the auditions arrive, and Suk Hyun tries to convince a former student to make his stage comeback.

star 7.60
67 votes
My Love, Cry Baby

#12 - My Love, Cry Baby

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 27, 2011

Shin finds himself growing more attracted to Gyu Won as he works with her on the ending song. Hee Joo is miffed she's being upstaged by Gyu Won.

star 7.57
65 votes
Don't Cry

#13 - Don't Cry

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 10, 2011

Suk Hyun's quitting weighs heavily on Gyu Won's conscience. Shin realizes that he's met Gyu Won before in Jeju Island.

star 7.54
63 votes

#14 - Confession

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 13, 2011

Lee Shin and Gyu Won encounter the pains of desire and rejection as they experience their first loves.

star 7.14
65 votes
Smile, You

#15 - Smile, You

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 17, 2011

Gyu Won is given a new opportunity abroad that could change her entire life, and would affect her relationship with Shin.

star 7.11
63 votes