This was suuuuuch a great watch! Oh, my heart. This was indeed a heartwrenching show to watch but I loved every moment of it.
The show starts off with the story of the parents who fall in love with each other but when they confess it’s too late. After quite a few years, their children accidentally meet without knowing their parent’s history and they end up falling in love. But when the truth comes out, everything falls apart. They are left alone to choose their love or return the love their parents couldn’t fulfil all those years ago.
First of all, I was not interested in the parents’ story and so I skipped the first 4 episodes as adviced by one of the commenters and directly started with the present day version. That didn’t affect my views on this show. Seo In-Ha (Jang Geun Suk) and Kim Yoon-Hee (Yoona, she is soooo cute!) accidentally meet when their phone gets exchanged on a trip. And despite their first interaction starts off quite badly, they keep bumping into one another. The romance slowly develops throughout the drama and it’s soooo cute!! My heart melted! They were absolutely perfect for each other and there were quite a few hilarious moments! Especially their first kiss! xD
BUT, the conflict comes in when their parents meet each other after soooo many years and after a lot of convincing from Seo In-Ha’s father, Kim Yoon-Hee’s mom decides to pick up where they left off without knowing their children were in love too. From that onwards, it was soo hard to watch it sometimes and I ended up sobbing seeing my favourite characters suffer.
But the angst was perfectly build up and the way everything was executed, I couldn’t have been more satisfied with this drama. Though I wished the parents’ parts were a bit less because I wanted more of Seo In-Ha and Kim Yoon-Hee.
I really hated Seo In-Ha’s father, he was the thorn in the way though I understood his view too!! But my babies were hurting and I could less about that guy. My… my heart was completely on the edge while watching this drama. Overall, I looved the acting, the chemistry between the two leads were absolutely perfect and I’m so glad I decided to watch this drama.
Show Name: Heartstrings
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Director: Pyo Min-Soo, Lee Min-Cheol
Cast: Park Shin-Hye, Jung Yong-Hwa, Song Chang-Eui, So E-Hyun, Kim Yoon-Hye, Kang Min-Hyuk, etc.
This was another cute watch and it was recommended by Raven @ Dreamy Addictions! This show reminded me a lot of Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan which was one of the best Hindi youth show I had ever watched but as expected they quite messed up the ending. Anyway, before I divert any further let’s come back to this review!
Lee Kyu-Won (Park Shin-Hye) and Lee Shin (Jung Yong-Hwa) are on the opposite ends when it comes to music. It was basically classical versus rock and due to this they often clashed. But when they are forced to work together they find that combining the two music is much more beautiful than they expected. Their feelings also start to change along the same way.
This was a cute and fast watch. Lee Shin originally had a crush on one of his teachers but after meeting Lee Kyu-Won, that slowly starts to change. And I was veeeery glad that teacher didn’t lead him on in any aspect. They start working together for their annual function which is kind of a song-dance-drama. The songs were the best freaking part of this drama!!! I fell in love with all the tracks!
Their relationship starts from hate to love, one of my favourite tropes and I enjoyed how everything was pulled off. But the competition involved a lot of other students and that brought a different dynamic to the show especially Han Hee-Joo’s (Kim Yoon-Hye). I loved her character development but it felt all too sudden, it wasn’t a steady growth I expected. Also, the plot twist during the last few episodes were completely unnecessary but oh well. I’m glad how the ending came out! But, the execution of the actual competition kind of lacked the wow factor. Anyway, I still enjoyed it!
So guys, have you watched any of these two shows? Do you watch K-Dramas or are you interested in watching? (You should if you haven’t, you’ll forget everything else… XD)