Flames of Ambition

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Flames of Ambition


  • Title: 욕망의 불꽃 / Yokmangeui Bulkkot
  • Also known as: Flames of Desire
  • Previously known as: 여자는 인생에 단 한 번 사랑을 한다 / Women Only Love Once in a Lifetime
  • Genre: Drama, romance
  • Episodes: 50
  • Broadcast Network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Oct-02 to 2011-Mar-27
  • Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:45
  • Original Soundtrack: Flames of Ambition OST


The story of a conglomerate family that falls apart when the members are caught up in a furious battle for succession. Kim Tae Jin's children all covet his fortune and the power that he possesses as the company president, and they would do anything, however cruel and inhumane, to wrest it from the others. At the forefront of this desperate game is Yoon Na Young, the ruthless and ambitious wife of Kim Young Min, Tae Jin's third son. Her unquenchable thirst for power and wealth drove her to the point of no return, manipulating both husband and son to achieve her own desires.

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Flames of Ambition Cast Correlation

Kim family

Yoon family

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Production Credits


  • 2010 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award, Actress (Shin Eun Gyung)
  • 2010 MBC Drama Awards: Special Child Actor Award (Kim Yoo Jung)


  • This drama is the first big production by Ulsan MBC, a branch of MBC.

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