Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Korean Drama The Snow Queen


  • Hyun Bin as Han Tae Woong/Han Deuk Gu
  • Sung Yu Ri as Kim Bo Ra
  • Im Ju Hwan as Suh Gun Woo
  • Yoo In Young as Lee Seung Ri
  • Kim Tae Hyun as Choi Choong Shik

Synopsis of Snow Queen

The beginning of the Snow Queen was quite different. Though it had its typical korean drama traits, ie. the young lovers and separated love, a different concept was brought into the drama. The powerful love between two friends was quite prominent in this drama and through a short amount of time through understanding this, it was quite enough.

What seemed strange was that the young girl who played Bo Ra seemed rather too young to act against the young Hyun Bin. It was not a secret that the older Bo Ra was infact the young girl who he had met. In my opinion, it was a bit weird. If the purpose was to eliminate potential memory jerkers, they should have used a different Tae Woong too.

The next few episodes were quite fun as it showed viewers were able to see a rich young girl who was so ignorant and inconsiderate, and treated people with disrespect, get an earful from a young man (Tae Woong).

As the drama progressed, however, i found that it had dragged on quite a bit. The personal problems that Tae Woong had was worthy, but not so necessary to jeopardize the whole plot of the story. I felt quite sorry for Tae Woong’s guilt and understood his pain to some extent, but then it was only when everyone knew his past, that i realized why he could not tell Bo Ra his true identity. And in that way, the guilt become somewhat pointless at times for the direction of the drama.

Again, the ending was like any other Korean drama, so it was quite disappointing to have known the ending before i even reached the end. With such a tragic storyline, it’s hard to believe so much sadness could ever reach a father or a genius.

I believe there was too much running in circles and no justification of running back, when having ran away.

This drama did not have a love triangle attached…and it was more realistic in the way other people had liked the characters

but not fighting over each other and doing mean things. In a sense i watched this drama because of the extra meaning of the story. Though Hyun Bin and Yu Ri showed great chemistry, it lacked passion and sometimes the scenes were a bit too light. The feeling of love was felt, but not enough passion on Hyun Bin’s part.So in a sense, parts that needed to be developed and emphasisd, weren’t done so, and the parts which were elaborated too much, weren’t made short enough.

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