This is a black-comedy drama depicting a prestigious family whose lives are suddenly shaken because of a rumor about their teenage son impregnating his schoolmate.

Choi Yun Hee and Han Jung Ho are a wealthy couple from a prestigious family. Their reputation suddenly turned upside down because of their son's relationship with an ordinary girl. The girl, Seo Bom, determined to endure the humiliation and isolation from the family for the sake of her child's future while the son, Han In Sang, struggles between his love for Seo Bom and his family's high expectation.

Heard It Through the Grapevine - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Korean

Status: Ended

Runtime: 65 minutes

Premier: 2015-02-23

Heard It Through the Grapevine - Grapevine (gossip) - Netflix

To hear something through the grapevine is to learn of something informally and unofficially by means of gossip or rumor. The usual implication is that the information was passed person to person by word of mouth, perhaps in a confidential manner among friends or colleagues. It can also imply an overheard conversation or anonymous sources of information. For instance “I heard through the grapevine that Brad was getting fired.”

Heard It Through the Grapevine - Etymology - Netflix

In his autobiography Up From Slavery, Booker T. Washington says that slaves in the South kept up-to-date on current events by “what was termed the 'grape-vine' telegraph.” However, the New York Public Library contends that the phrase derives from the infamous Grapevine Tavern in New York City's Greenwich Village. During the Civil War it “...was a popular hangout of Union officers and Confederate spies... It was the ideal place to get news and information, or in the case of spies and politicians, the ideal place to spread rumors and gossip, leading to the popular phrase 'heard it through the grapevine'.” The term gained a boost in popularity through its use in the Motown song I Heard It Through the Grapevine, a major hit single for both Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight & the Pips in the late 1960s.

Heard It Through the Grapevine - References - Netflix