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Minggu, 15 Juni 2008

(K-drama) Summer Scent

Title: Summer Scent
Also Known As: Summer Aroma
Language: Korean
Subtitle: English
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 20
Broadcast Period: 2003-Jul-07 to 2003-Sept-09
Rating: 5/5

Casts:
Song Seung Hun as Yoo Min-woo
Son Yeh Jin as Shim Hye-won
Ryu Jin as Park Jung-jae
Han Ji Hye as Park Jung-ah
Shin Ae as So Eun-hye
Jo Eun Sook as Oh Jang-mi
Ahn Jung Hoon as Ji Dae-poong
Kim Hae Sook as Min-woo's mother

I recently finished watching Summer Scent (in just 3 days). It is a K-drama produced in 2003 but I haven't had a chance to buy the DVDs when they came out back then. I only bought it now because I wanted to see Son Ye Jin and Song Seung Hoon, who starred in Autumn in My Heart, a K-drama I rewatched last week.

Summer Scent is a slow-moving drama with beautiful views of the village. There are flower fields and bamboo trees everywhere, with good casts and strong plot. I especially like Son Ye Jin (after her stellar performance in A Moment to Remember, I continue to watch her movies such as April Snow and Open City, and dramas such as Alone in Love, Sunny and Jeanny, and Spotlight). I should say the first episode was so strong that it attracted me to watch till the end :) Son Ye Jin's character Shim Hae Won was lovable, although she seemed to change in personality as the story progressed. This also happened to Song Seung Hoon's character Lee Min Woo. However, after the first half of the series, everything started to slow down and the plot became more complicated. There were more tears and problems, although more solid, they did not always intensify the story.

The ending is magical, as the beginning. The soundtrack is exceptionally wonderful, with Bi Mil by Jung In Ho being my very favorite (the heartbeats playing at the beginning and the end fit the story well). The songs, the Serenade by Shubert, and Say Yes (played during happy times) also very well captured the scenes. I am downloading the whole OST for my MP3 collection now.

A K-drama worth watching, if you like both actor and actress, also if you feel like watching a sad but romantic love story filled with beautiful sceneries. Often the scenes drag and get slow, but don't worry there is always the fast forward button.

Rating: 7.5/10

OST Summer Scent

Track List

01. Main Title
02. Bi mil - Jung In Ho
03. Missing U - Seo Jin Young
04. Uh jjuh myun - Seo Jin Young
05. Yuh reum hyang gi - Jung In Ho
06. Serenade (guitar)
07. Second Romance - Seo Jin Young
08. Yuh reum hyang gi 2 (instrumental)
09. Doo bun jjae sarang - Seo Jin Young
10. Uh jjuh myun (piano)
11. Serenade - Yoo Mi Sook
12. Bi mil (piano)
13. Doo bun jjae sarang (instrumental)
14. Love - Seo Jin Young
15. Bi mil (instrumental)
16. Sarang han da myun - Jung In Ho and Seo Jin Young
17. Yuh woo bi (instrumental)
18. Love (instrumental)

I like all of them! :)

1 komentar:

Maryelen mengatakan...

I love this drama, my favourite of the all "Endless Love" dramas. I saw Summer Scent too, a beautiful drama but too long in my opinion. I prefer the story of Autumn Tale and Song Hye Kyo is one of my favourite actress. I discover the actor Song Seung Heon, i like him, he's an amazing actor, very talentued. Thanks to him, I started Summer Scent and thanks to the actress Son Ye Jin, I finished the drama. She is excellent, I'm going to watch her other movies, particularly A Moment to Remember, April Snow and The Art of Seduction. I recommended the movie He Was Cool with Song Seung Heon. Great! :D