U Ju Yeong is a housewife to an adulterous husband. She is tired of her husband's affairs and as a result, wants a divorce. However, her husband is extremely persistent about not settling for divorce because U Ju Yeong takes really good care of their son, Chan No, and his mother. However, she meets Jang U Bin through a coincidental encounter where she ends up breaking a porcelain vase he received from one of his soccer players. Jang U Bin, also, gets along great with her son as well. He seems like the perfect man for Ju Yeong to have a wholehearted romance with.
Meanwhile, the second couple consists of Ju Yeong's younger sister, U Ju Mi, and Jang U Bin's older cousin, Jang U Jin. U Ju Mi is young with a seemingly innocent charm who falls instantly for Jang U Jin. However, Jang U Jin is afraid to love because he believes he is like his father. He believes his father has never been able to make both of his wives generally happy.
Starting off as a great show about a newly divorced woman fending for herself, A Thousand Kisses soon loses its way and because trite with cliches and unnecessary melodrama meant only to draw out plot lines.
The story begins nicely, as we watch the love lives of the two sisters unfold. And despite the early signs that there were going to be barriers (as they date two close cousins), the story deals with the issues quite nicely. And then you promptly get hit with birth secrets, characters undergoing personality changes every episode, and plot lines coming up that make no sense compared to the previous story arcs. And the final episode, while nice, has nothing to do with what the previous 49 episodes have told us. Infuriating, unless you like the fast-forward button.
The acting was one of the decent things about the show, as the acting never really falters despite the story doing so. While it was never great to begin with, it was great considering what the actors had to work with. If for nothing else, watch because you like one of the actors.
This is a show to skip unless a) you need to finish a show that you've begun, b) you've invested too much time in it or c) you really, really, really liked the actors. Either way, have your finger on the fast-forward button.