LOVE RAIN is a very nice tv series. All the actors had portrayed their roles well. I really enjoyed the fantastic and awesome scenarios as if you were in that place, like in 70s or 80s era.
All the soundtracks being played that made me fell in love with this. (infernes, ringtone ko ang Pyururong) Jang Geung Suk was so pretty cool in here and the sweet chemistry with him and Yoona kept me wanting to watch it all the way.
At first and the reason why I want to watch this is that, I REALLY want to see Yoona act. I am a fan so SNSD/Girls Generation and things that I can tag to Yoona is being a singer, dancer, mascot, model.. but to act? Naaahh.. BUT I was suprised how well she can act!
So I've realized that it's not the low ratings that counts but how this drama made each of my day right. I'm glad that this going to be aired soon in Philippines. It's a must drama to watch. Be ready to be swept off your feet! Be ready for tissues, downloaders (OSTs), and laughters all the waaaaaay!
- TV Show: Love Rain
- Revised romanization: Sarangbi
- Hangul: 사랑비
- Director: Yoon Seok-Ho
- Writer: Oh Soo-Yun
- Network: KBS2
- Episodes: 20
- Release Date: March 26, 2012 - May, 29 2012
- Runtime: Mon & Tue 21:55
- Genre: Romance / Youth
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Oh, here's the storyline....
The experience was nostalgic. It reminded me the reason why I love watching Asian dramas, on how to do twists in a story line..
“Love Rain” depicts a 1970′s pure love and a love from the present day at the same time. It shows how the offspring of a previous ill-fated couple, who met in the 1970′s, managed to meet and fall in love.
On a rainy day, In-Ha (JGS) sees Yoon-Hee (Yoona) standing in front of building without an umbrella. In-Ha offers to walk her with his umbrella. As they walk together they feel a bond. A date is set to meet the following Sunday to watch the movie "Love Story" an American film.
In-ha an art student and Yoon-Hee a shy beauty, met and fell in love with each other during college in the 1970′s but unfortunately their love was ill-fated. :(
Now in the present 2012 time, Seo In Ha’s son, Seo Joon (Jang Geun Suk) (a liberal photographer) meets and falls in love with Kim Yoon Hee’s daughter, Kim Ha Na (Yoona), 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?! THEN YOU MUST WATCH! :))
The first few episodes are really slow and dragging. Moreover, it’s hard to make viewers appreciate it because the target audiences of K-dramas today are mostly teens and young adult. I even had difficulty connecting with the characters in the 1970’s because I’m not familiar with Korea’s culture during that period. What I appreciate in this era was its cinematography. I may not know what Korea is in the 70′s but I have a feeling they captured the actuality of this time.
The 2012 plot has the typical formula in K-drama now a days. It was only different because of the family issue they incorporated in the story. Seo Joon and Han Na’s relationship was light and funny but it gets dramatic later in the series when their family’s connection were discovered. On the other hand, the love between In Ha and Yoon Hee was poignant and selfless. A love that great deserves a happy ending. But then, there are circumstances that one cannot disregard especially if it’s the happiness of the people you loved the most.
I was impressed with how well JGS and Yoona played their two roles. They were able to show the difference in the characters and set it apart. You can easily pin point who’s from who without tracing any similarities in their attitudes or mannerisms in their acting.
I like the Geun Suk-YoonA tandem. They look cute together. Perfect.
"Love means never having to say you're SORRY." ~ my favorite quote from here. This is a broad saying that anyone can have its own interpretation.
Maybe at the first episode it doesn't attract.. but if you continue watching up to 5th-up episodes you’ll surely love this!
Watching the Diamond Snow together in Japan and Second watching the mist in the river which both promises a happy love story for a couple like them :) (Just cute!)
LOVE RAIN SOUNDTRACKS
1. Because it's you- Na Do Kyun
2. Confession, La la la la version- Milktea
3. Love Rain- Jang Geun Suk
4. First Love- “Bonggu” from Gilgu Bonggu
5.Because it's you- Tiffany
6. Again and again- Yozoh
7. 수줍은 고백송 (Shy Confession)- Milktea
8. Fate (like a fool) / Seo In Guk
9. After raining, it rains again / “Bonggu” from Gilgu Bonggu
10. Now I am / Kang Seung-Won
11. Loving You / (Scat) Son Binna
12. Love is like Rain- Na Yoon Kwon