Closer to Heaven
Other name: Nae Sarang Nae Gyeote; My Love By My Side
Country: South Korea
Genres: Drama, Movie, Romance, Tragedy
Date aired: Sep 24, 2009
Lee Ji Soo is a twice-divorced funeral director, and no stranger to death or loss. She reunites with old friend Baek Jong Woo when he arranges for funeral services for his deceased mother. Jong Woo has been battling Lou Gehrig’s disease since he was a teenager, but he is still a bright and cheerful person. Ji Soo deals with death everyday and doesn’t think twice about Jong Woo’s disease, and the two fall in love and get married. As Jong Woo’s symptoms continue to worsen and he begins to lose control over his body, he lashes out at Ji Soo. Despite her hurt, all Ji Soo wants is to stay by his side and hope for a cure.