Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Orchid | 06/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was a wonderful drama to watch. Ok ok so there were a few coincidences where you sort of "knew" what was going to happen but what movie doesn't have that? the story line was excellent and it held my interest all the way to finish. I do know that asian shows like love triangles and they also have sad endings so... I wasn't sure if this would be one of those sad endings or happy endings. It really kept me guessing until the end and I do mean the end... you'll have to watch it to know what I mean.
This show will make you cry! Get the tissue box out ladies! A snack and a drink doesn't hurt either."
LOVE this drama!
L | Where unicorns and fairies play | 08/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There is just something about Korean dramas that are soooo addictive that make you want more. Winter Sonata is no exception. Korean dramas are like a roller coaster ride, they take you up and down and really stress you out (in a good way though!).=) I found myself yelling and throwing things at the tv screen while watching this drama, it was that good.
In this particular drama, it starts about 10 years before while the main characters are in high school. Joon-Sang is the new student, having just moved to town with his mother who's a famous pianist. He is a quiet, aloof and doesn't make friends easily except for one classmate who tries to be friends...a girl named Yujin. Of course, Yujin isn't the only girl who likes him. In Korean dramas there is always the "evil" girl who tries to take the nice girl's guy away from her. In Winter Sonata, that person is classmate Chelin. Also typical of Korean dramas are love triangles. Joon-Sang, Yujin and Yujin's best friend from childhood Sang-Hyuk. Yujin and Joon-Sang become a couple and it is first love for both of them.
But of course it doesn't last and Joon-Sang gets into an accident and dies (or does he?), and Yujin grieves over his death. 10 years pass and everyone has grown up. Yujin is now engaged to Sang-Hyuk and though she still thinks about her first love over the years she is determined to move on. She works as an architect in a firm and they land a contract with another company to help design and oversee a ski resort being built. The new director of this company, Min Hyung, arrives to Korea from the United States, and that's when everything starts getting really interesting in Winter Sonata. You see, Min Hyung looks EXACTLY like Yujin's first love Joon Sang. Everyone is stunned, what's worse Yujin's catty classmate Chelin (who always harbored an interest in Joon-Sang) has sunk her claws into Min Hyung.
Anyways, that is just a brief summary of the 1st 2 episodes and there is a lot more craziness and melodrama that you cannot miss so I highly recommend this drama!!!"
English subtitles are absent.
Yanie | Washington | 02/04/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I borrowed this drama in Chinese version from my friend. I watch it over and over. This is the best drama I have ever met. It explain me the meaning of true love. I have to cry when they are crying. I am addictive in the theme of an immovable,sacrificial infatuation that we couldn't meet in reality among the people. I could meet my dream by this drama. The softer music comfort me,too. I highly admire their exquisite performance and drama making. I haven't find out any critic of this drama. So I decide to buy one for myself.
I could only find this verson here. It says Korea with English subtitles. Actrually, from episode 1 to 18, the subtitles are absent.
I haven't return it because I have opened it and out of returning date. I have to guess what they are talking about when I enjoy the pictures and plots now. Hope onyday I can read the original book.
I suggest you think about it if you don't understand Korea before ordering.I don't know whether every box is the same or it is ouly my unfortunate.
Robert A. Schupp | USA | 02/11/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After my wife and I watched all 20 episodes to this Korean Drama i thought i was going to have a heat attack with all the emotional ups and downs watching this drama unfold till the very end. We didn't have enough tissues to watch this show and with my yelling at the TV when the "villians" got in the way of the two main "love" characters didn't help any either. Without spoiling the drama it does contain beautiful locations and backgrounds while filming this drama, the director really captured awesome "winter" scenes that we normally do not see in our lifetimes. I ordered and have the other 3 "seasons" by the same director and look forward to watching them as well. This drama is highly recommended for those who like beautiful scenery and romance in their movie preferences."