TV Review: Love Rain (Korean)

c/o allkpop.com

Aired: March 26 – May 29’12
Episodes: 20
Cast: Jang Keun-Suk, Yoona, Kim Shi-Hoo, Kim Young-Kwang, Jung Jin-Young, Lee Mi-Sook, Yu Hye-Ri

The series begins in the ‘70s, where In-Ha (Jang Keun-Suk) is an art major, Dong-Wook (Kim Shi-Hoo) is a medical student and Chang-Mo (Seo In-Guk) is in law. All three are musicians and play gigs which may them really popular with the ladies.

The beginning portion of the drama depicts an innocent love between and Yoon-Hee (Yoona). It takes exactly 3 seconds for him to fall in love with Yoon-Hee, and as the next few episodes run on, we find ourselves immersed in the love triangle including Dong-Wook.

Halfway through, we’re taken to the present day, where we are introduced to modernized society, Joon (Jang Keun-Suk) and Ha-Na (Yoona). Joon is a photographer and well-known and popular with the ladies (especially models). Ha-Na is a student and gardener. Again, we find ourselves watching another love triangle this time between Joon, Ha-Na and Ha-Na’s childhood friend.

Whether you love the rain already or hate it, I recommend watching this rainy romantic-comedy because it will have your heart melting each time it pours outside.

Spoilers ahead!

What I loved the most about this drama was the span of generations between the 70’s in the beginning and the present day couple. I wasn’t attracted to In-Ha from the 70’s, but I couldn’t help but fall for Joon.

What I didn’t like was how predictable and annoying Ha-Na was during the love scenes. She was so vulnerable, and she’s the biggest pushover who cannot decide what she wants. Sorry, no offence, but I cannot stand women in dramas like that. It just makes them lookso weak.

I’ve never seen Yoona in a drama before, and although I didn’t like how weak her character was, I loved her as an actress. The girl knows how to melt my heart when she cries. I felt everything she felt. I just wish she was more of a go-getter from the beginning. OR not even the beginning!.. the middle, just not the end. She waited too long, and then I felt like the drama dragged on.

Anyways, my rating for this drama would be 3.75/5. The missing quarter to make it a 4 went away when Yoona let Joon go for the second time.

*Photos c/o: http://asianwiki.com/Love_Rain_(Korean_Drama)

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