[K-Drama Favs] That Winter The Wind Blows, Beyond the Clouds

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Eventually I will be posting full reviews of some of my favorite dramas (if I ever sit down and finish writing them).  In the meantime, I want to try a new type of post in which I’ll give short recommendations for some of my favorite dramas.  They will serve as both a short review of sorts, as well as quick breakdown of what the show is all about and what you can expect.  Hopefully they will help some would-be drama-fiends sort out what to watch!  So here we go!

THAT WINTER THE WIND BLOWS (2013)

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Genre: Romance / Melodrama

Setup: To save his own life, a handsome swindler from the wrong side of the tracks becomes involved in an elaborate con posing as the long lost brother of an icy, rich, beautiful chaebol heiress, who happens to be blind.

Cast: Jo In-sung, Song Hye-kyo, Kim Bum, Jung Eun-ji

Comment: Tied for my favorite drama of all time (along with Beyond The Clouds). Moody and romantic. Beautiful cinematography. Jo In-sung’s performance is my favorite lead male performance of all time. Song Hye-kyo and he have electric chemistry. If you like moody, romantic melodramas, you’ll love this.

 

BEYOND THE CLOUDS (AKA THE FULL SUN) (2014)

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Genre: Romance / Melodrama

Setup: After serving time in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, a con-artist vows to exact revenge on those who falsely imprisoned him. His con becomes complicated when the daughter of the object of his revenge, proves herself more lamb than wolf.

Cast: Yoon Kye-sang, Han Ji-hye, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Yoo-ri

Comment: My other favorite drama of all time (tied with That Winter The Wind Blows). Another moody and romantic melodrama. Yoon Kye-sang is my second favorite male lead performance, behind Jo In-sung in That Winter The Wind Blows. Han Ji-hye is beautiful and vulnerable, one of my favorite female lead performances. Also features my favorite second lead performance by Cho Jin-woong. The whole show is dark (but not too dark) and angsty, extremely romantic and beautiful. Again, if you like moody and romantic melodramas tinged with revenge plots, you’ll love this.

 

(Credit to A Koala’s Playground for the screencap.)

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One thought on “[K-Drama Favs] That Winter The Wind Blows, Beyond the Clouds

  1. kwenzqoatl April 25, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    I dont watch many melodramas but That winter the wind blows and one called Angel Eyes have been two of my faves recently.

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