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For the 2020 SBS drama of the same title, see Phoenix 2020.


  • Title: 불새 / Bulsae
  • Also known as: The Firebird
  • Genre: Drama, romance
  • Episodes: 26
  • Viewership ratings: 25.3% (average) / 31.4% (peak)
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2004-Apr-05 to 2004-Jun-29
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
  • Original Soundtrack: Phoenix OST
  • Related TV shows: Phoenix 2020 (SBS, 2020)


Love is timing. Love needs just the "right time". It's not because you loved him or her less that you parted. Heaven brings you your soul mate when the time is just "right". Phoenix shows you this heaven's work.

There is a young couple who desperately fell in love but who couldn't be together because the time wasn't just right for them. Years pass by and these two meet again. And the trick of fortune switches their situation and environments. A daughter of a millionaire (Lee Eun Joo) has now become an helper suffering from the grim realities of life. On the other hand, an orphan self-supporting student (Lee Seo Jin) is now an accomplished wealthy businessman. Now these two people are looking at the world with different eyes. The childlike girl has finally learned the harshness of the world and the guy with once twisted mind has learned to enjoy the latitude of mind. In the end, these two start to understand each other, thus arriving at the "right time". --MBC Global Media

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Dae Jang Geum
Monday & Tuesday 21:55
The Age of Heroes