Singin' In The Rain, Love Rides The Rain, sarangeun bireul tago, 사랑은 비를 타고
26 Mar, 2012 - 29 May, 2012
21:55 - 23:05
3.57 of 5 by 1932 users
Back in the 70's, Seo In Ha falls in love with Kim Yun Hui at first sight. Yun Hui slowly develops feelings for the silent and charismatic boy too and they eventually start a relationship. But then Yun Hui has to leave South Korea and never comes back again. In 2012, Seo Jun, In Ha's son and a freelance photographer, bumps into Kim Ha Na, the daughter of Kim Yun Hui, while he is in Japan because of work. Is history going to repeat itself?
I really liked the concept of this drama. The whole parents were in love 20 years and then the kids fall in love bit was intriguing, emotional and highly interesting. The lead characters of course were excellent. I love Jang Geum Suek in everything he does and Yoon A was adorable as Ha Na. The supporting actors added dimension to the series. The soundtrack was good. The ending was the perfect adorable bow to wrap around the drama. My only issue was the pacing of the drama. I felt the indecision of whether or not to remain together because of their parents in episodes 15-18 or so, was overdone. I simply fast fast forwarding those parts to the end. I felt like they tried to stuff in too many other conflicts in addition to the main one, which was unnecessary. I mean in addition to the star-crossed lovers bit, we had the evil mom, the love rectangle and even a disease! lol Despite my complaints on the pacing, I really enjoyed Love Rain and would recommend it to any K-drama enthusiast.
Love Rain is a very quiet and calm show. There's no birth secrets, no over the top moments, and no craziness. Are there characters that can annoying and often too loud? Yes, but they are far outweighed by the ones that are calm, that are more human in their nature.
The 1970s part of Love Rain is geared more towards the older generation. Its moments are captured in the cinematography and underlying tones and less in the large reveals. The present section is more like current shows, and yet both time periods are framed within the scope of slice-of-life. Of loving your family as much as you love your significant other. And about deciding whose happiness should come first.
Love Rain is not for all audiences, but if you're looking for a quiet, simple romance, with nothing great and nothing terrible, this is a great show to try.