Sunday, June 9, 2013

TV Show/Drama Review~Love Rain

Title: Love Rain
Writer: Oh Soo Yeon
Director: Yoon Seok Ho
Producer: Yoon's Color
Main Cast: Jang Geun Suk as Seo In Ha (1970s) & Seo Joon (2012), Im Yoona as Kim Yoon Hee (1970s) & Jung Ha Na (2012), Kim Shi Hoo as Lee Dong Wook (1970s) & Lee Sun Ho (2012)
Genre: Romance, Melodrama
Original Run: March 26, 2012 - May 29, 2012
Original Channel: KBS (Korean Broadcasting System)
No. of Episodes: 20
Language: Korean
Links: MDL ~ Wikipedia ~ Amazon 
Synopsis: "Love Rain" depicts a 1970's pure love and a love from the present day at the same time. It shows how the children of a previous ill-fated couple, who met in the 1970s, managed to meet and fall in love. Seo In Ha and Kim Yoon Hee, an art student and a shy beauty, met and fell in love with each other during college in the 1970s but unfortunately their love was fated to never be. Now in the present 21st century Korea, Seo In Ha's son, Seo Joon (a liberal photographer) meets and falls in with the daughter of Kim Yoon Hee, Jung Ha Na, a cheerful and energetic girl who's personality is different from her mother's. Will their love for each other keep them together or will they have to face the same fate as their parents?


My Rating: 5/10

My Thoughts: Aaahh! I was so sure Love Rain would make it to my favorites! Why do you have to do this to yourself, why??!

Uhm.. Anyway, I'll divide this review into 2 parts. Things I loved, & things I hated. So here goes..

Things I loved: I loved loved LOVED the scenery! It's one of the things I loved the most about this drama. The scenery were so pretty! See for yourself:

Another thing I loved was the 1970s story. I loved the cast and the fashion and the scenes and the story! I like the past story better than the 2012 one. The love was cute and innocent. The acting was really good. I liked seeing JGS play a different role. Yoona was almost unrecognizable and she did a pretty good job. The side characters were fun to watch too.

All the actors that were both in 1970s and in 2012 (Yoona, JGS, Kim Si Hoo etc) did a really good job in playing the different roles.  The looked and acted really different in 2012 than from their 1970s self so it was really good to see that.

I loved how the 2012 cast looked like their 1970s self. It was like it was an older version of them, though they were played by different actors; especially Hye Jung, Yoon Hee and Chang Mo.

Things I hated: I hated the fact that the 2012 JGS was exactly like all the other roles he has played (for example You're Beautiful & Mary stayed out all night), and why does he love to look so... gay?

I hated the love triangle. It was sweet in the 1970s story but there was no point in adding it to the 2012 story. It annoyed me a lot! And why does every guy in the show love Ha Na so much? It was a bit (a lot!) over done. I mean, 4 guys were in love with her... Seriously?

The 2012 Ha Na-Joon love story was bleck.. I just couldn't believe that they were actually in love. It was like they were forced to be together and they had to pretend that they were in love but in reality they didn't feel anything for each other. Yes, the kissing scenes were better than some other dramas but other than that I didn't see any chemistry. Plus, sometimes it got too cheesy to bear.

The story was good at first, but after half of the episodes it got stupid. First of all, I felt that it dragged a lot. Secondly, everyone was making such a big fuss about little things. I really didn't get why Ha Na and Joon couldn't be together. What was the big deal about Yoon Hee, it wasn't like she was dying (though everyone was acting like she was). And almost all the problems were caused because the characters didn't talk to each other and assumed everything. It was all just stupid and frustrating and during the last few episodes I couldn't wait for the drama to end. I even found myself wandering off in thoughts while watching it.

Honestly, this drama had potential. But the story got so.. stupid and weird by the end that it fell flat. I would not recommend watching this drama if you're looking for something entertaining. It just gets boring by the end. Or maybe you could only watch the 1970s episodes. :P

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