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Cinderella's Sister (Hangul: 신데렐라 언니, lit. Cinderella's Older Sister, also known as Cinderella's Stepsister), is a Korean Drama that ran between March and June 2010 for 20 episodes. The family dynamics are set in a small winery that a conglomerate is attempting to take over. It stars Moon Geun-young as Eun Jo, Seo Woo as Goo Hyo Sun, Chun Jung-myung as Hong Ki Hoon, and Ok Taec-yeon (from 2PM as Han Jung Woo.

This series contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Eun Jo, who has no real father figure until her mother marries Dae Seong, repeatedly ignores Dae Seong's attempts to help/befriend her and never quite gets a chance to tell him that she appreciates him. Then he dies.
  • All Love Is Unrequited:
    • Hyo Seon likes Ki Hoon, who likes Eun Jo, who rejects Ki Hoon.
    • Jung Woo likes Eun Jo, who thinks of him as a kid brother.
  • Daddy's Girl: Hyo Seon was the darling of everyone who worked at the winery—until her father dies
  • Dramatic Shattering: Done by Go Dae Seong, against the ceramic wine pots using an axe.
  • Freudian Excuse: Song Kang Sook is the root of all this: her biological daughter Eun Jo in the first half of the series, and her stepdaughter Hyo Seon in the latter half
  • Precocious Crush: Jung Woo's had a crush on Eun Jo, who's several years older than him, since he was in elementary school.
  • Wicked Stepmother: Song Kang Sook. Subverted in that, for the first eight years, she chose her stepdaughter over her biological one.