O Su was betrayed by a former girlfriend, leaving him with a criminal record and a dangerous debt worth billions. When the lawyer of a wealthy family arrives looking for a friend that recently passed away, a desperate Su claims to be the long lost son they have been searching for. The only other surviving family member, O Yeong, has become blind since the childhood departure of her mother and brother, and is immediately distrustful, used to being surrounded by people who only look out for their own interests. Even as Su is forced to find new ways to continue his ruse and gain her trust, he is unprepared when he begins to care for Yeong more than the money -- and as more than a sister. Regardless of the bond they forge, Su's debt as well as his lies still loom over his head, soon accompanied by the threatening deterioration of Yeong's health.
That Winter, The Wind Blows is reminiscent of the older Korean dramas of the famous Seasons dramas. Melodramatic for sure, the show is buoyed greatly by fantastic acting.
The plot can get a bit tedious and does go into limbo in the middle. However, there are great moments interspersed throughout, which makes for a decent watch.
However, the highlight is the acting. The only other show I've seen Jo In Sung in was What Happened in Bali, and compared to that, he's amazing. You feel for his character and he takes you with him. While the rest of the cast does admirable, it's clearly Jo In Sung who takes the cake.
If you're a fan of melodramas or the Seasons dramas, this show is for you. Otherwise, give it a shot and see how it feels. Not for everyone, but it's done well.
Both series are about a man with a dark and violent past that comes back to haunt him, and the blind women he falls in love with. Though Always has a more lighthearted feel throughout the film, both Always and That Winter The Wind Blows have a very similar feel and plot.
The stories and cinematography of both have a very similar feel to them. Both dramas incorporate mental and physical disabilities to further the melodramatic plot. The endings also feel very similar, plot wise.