Save the Last Dance for Me

Save the Last Dance for Me (2004)

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Eun Soo (Eugene) is a pure but unsophisticated woman who runs a small resort inn with her father. Eun Soo is just an ordinary girl, but her life changes when she meets a man (Ji Sung) who's completely lost his memory. She takes him in and cares for him, and even gives him a name: "Baek Chang Ho". Love blossoms, and soon wedding bells can be heard. But on the night of read moretheir wedding ceremony, Eun Soo's father passes away. And soon after, Chang Ho disappears too! In the blink of an eye, the two people Eun Soo loves most in the world have left her. But Chang Ho had his reasons for disappearing: his real name is Kang Hyun Woo, and he's heir to a large conglomerate. Even more, someone is plotting to kill him...

--Dramawiki

  • Native title:

    마지막 춤은 나와 함께
  • Also Known as:

    Save Your Last Dance for Me;The Last Dance Is With Me

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Drama Review: SBS's Save the Last Dance For Me
An in- depth review of this 2004 bittersweet, sweeping drama starring Eugene and Ji Sung.
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_Rosie
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Jan 22, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
Let me start off by prefacing that I never write reviews but I noticed that no one has reviewed this drama & felt I had to rectify that glaring omission.

I stumbled across this drama never thinking I would really like it that much I had read the synopsis in MDL & was intrigued, anyway I was hooked from the first episode (which is rare). The main actors played their roles really read more well sweet without being saccharine.

What I liked best about it was the story yes its a a makjang & if you don't like that then steer clear, I personally love makjangs :D

The story had twists & turns & always kept you glued to your seat breathless with anticipation as to what would happen next. I found myself shouting at the screen at the near misses/missed opportunities for the protagonists & I am sure you will as well.

The whole look of the drama looks a little dated (fashion wise) as it is from 2004 but that didn't really phase me.

I have given a low score to the music simply because it wasn't particularly memorable to me.

Also a low re-watch score as I rarely re-watch dramas as I have too many to watch on my Plan To Watch List.

If you like dramatic, fast-paced storylines with lots of cliff hangers & good acting then this is the drama for you.
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biniBningPunkista
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Jun 11, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I have been thinking so much about the title, because it never really made sense to me even at the very end. Why the title? Koreans has this weird way of putting in titles to their drama which sometimes doesn’t make sense (or maybe it's just the translation?). I will dwell on title confusion some other time, but for now, let me talk about the drama.

Save the last dance is melodramatic read more so don’t expect yourself to smile all throughout the episodes because, I’m warning you in advance, you won’t. There would be action scenes in which I have noticed in most Korean melodrama series, they never cease to insert any fist-fighting-kick-ass-moves to make a statement that this is where all troubles began. Then after all these, the romantic moments come in along with conflicts.

The story revolves around two different people who have an entirely different family background: Kang Hyun Woo get’s the dose of amnesia, while Ji Eun Soo helps him recover his memories. In that period of time, romance blossoms and when things were going smoothly for both of them something tragic happens in Eun Soo’s end. Then the plotline gets pretty much out of this world after that.

I like how the story ran not letting you know what would happen next. The twist and turns at the ending and the portrayal of the characters were a bit refreshing after watching too much rom-com with predictable sub-plots. It’s quite amusing to see them running around, chasing something which may or may not be there because in truth, they’re just confusing themselves for the things they’ve done to each other.

Another highlight of this drama is the sound track. If it’s possible to be in love just because of a song… then I was probably already in love when I was watching this drama. The main theme song had a very nice composition and the lyrics (yes it was translated to English as well, that’s how good the song is) was simply love.

What made me recommend this drama are the story line and its romantic moments. That hooked me into the drama big time, then throw in the OST, ah… just perfect.
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In both dramas:
-The male lead has lost memory and is taken care of by a girl, their family think they are dead.
- Both male leads are kind and cute.
- Good chemestry for the main couple.
- The male leads are from rich families.
-The female lead loses someone of her family she loves at the beginning.
-The female lead is much stronger than she seems at first sight.
-There is someone who wants the male lead to disappear because he wants to take his position in the company.
-The supporting characters are interesting and appealing.
-The female lead ends up working at the male lead's firm.

Points of divergence:
- In SKL, the guy loses the memory once whereas in STLDFM, the guy loses his memory twice, and falls for the female lead once again.
-In STLDFM, the second male lead falls hard for the female lead, whereas in SKL, the love triangle is less highlighted.
-In SKL, the couple is more childish and it is a comedy with a light storyline.
-In STLDFM, the story is more tragic, the storyline is heavier than in SKL but there are still some comedy elements.

I loved STLDFM better because of the casting (Eugene and Ji Sung fan) and the storyline. We really felt the love all along this drama. (I am a bit sad to know that later on he married the girl playing the female rival of Eugene, and not Eugen herself????) Both dramas are good even though STLDFM is older, but in my opinion old dramas are the best because modern dramas lack something older dramas had. If you want a light drama, watch SKL, if you want to witness the birth of a "once in a lifetime and strong love" conquering all, watch STLDFM.
Recommended by Azalae
Similar rich person gets amnesia story. In Couple or Trouble, it is the female lead who loses her memory.
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    crazyhearts23 Jan 28, 2014

    *sigh* if Only love like that really existed, I loved this drama from beginning to end. The acting was amazing every moment was memorable. This drama actually meant something.Maybe everyone can Find a love as deep as the ocean one day^.^

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    kdramalover Nov 27, 2013 - edited

    lol, i was looking for the drama that Ji Sung and Bo young were together that i came here to see this drama again that i suddenly saw it,weird cuz when i watched the first episodes i didn't know it was Ji Sung..ahahaha

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      DreamingKoreanBallad May 31, 2014

      I first saw Ji Sung in Protect the Boss (and I didn't think he was this attractive) when I watched him in this drama I was like "man this guy is Good-Looking <3" lol - then I found out who he was and I was like: "no way, that's the same guy?!"

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      kdramalover Jun 3, 2014

      Me too! Protect the boss was so funny ^-^ my 2nd was secret the best <3 His eyes are so attractive +-+ but the funny thing is that i was going to finish this drama and then i saw him on the main actors list, and i was like : O.M.G. he's so much younger here , maybe that's why i didn't recognized xD

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      being younger probably helped lol, his hair I think had a lot to do with his different appearance :)

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    Kromesta Aug 19, 2013

    I love lee bo young and ive been watching most of her drama's lately. The synopsis doesnt say anything about her character. Can someone explain what is her role in this without giving spoiler? is she somewhat 2nd main female antagonist or a friend of eun soo?

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      nyny Sep 8, 2013

      She's Eun Soo's rival but in the end her character does end up supporting Eun Soo ^^ <3 Hope that helps.

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    DanoOo52 Aug 9, 2013

    The story reminds me of Han Yu-rang manga " idol clubs " o.o

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    scarletwinged Jun 20, 2013

    My first love. ^^

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    witlily May 26, 2013

    I'm very like OST from this drama :D (Edward Chun - Give My Love)

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    dummykid Apr 19, 2013

    i remembered when me and my sister used to watch this when we are young (it was aired on our country when i was young) and as a 7 year old (me) and 10 year old child we really liked this. hahaha xD especially the ending which really made us say that this is the best drama when we are kids xD i can't forget this drama because it reminds me of my childhood.

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    MysticLullaby Feb 2, 2013

    Although i got annoyed alot by this drama, i ended up loving it <3

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    Rogue876 Nov 2, 2012

    Love this drama...a bit long, ya redundant at the end, but satisfactory...wanting more kissing scenes though (",)

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    LLL78 Jul 20, 2012

    Such a shame if it wasn't for the ending i would have given it a 10 but 9 is still good :)

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      Ginger Oct 28, 2012

      please spoil it for me...is the end sad???

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      LLL78 Oct 28, 2012
      Reveal Spoiler »
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      Ginger Oct 28, 2012

      not so sad...I can handle that ^^

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      LLL78 Oct 28, 2012

      It's not sad it's just ... I don't know ... maybe it's just me :)

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      _Rosie Oct 11, 2013
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    mstfydgrl08 Jul 2, 2012

    OMG! This is one of my favorite drama and I have a DVD on this (I just don't know where..hehe) but I have to rewatch this coz I didn't know Kang Ji Hwan is in here!! Maybe bcoz when I was watching this years ago, I have not known too may actors or kpop stars. Lol!

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    goldenseal50 Apr 24, 2012 - edited

    I tried to watch this but the only place it still seems to be steaming is Dailymotion and the sound is ahead of the video and sometimes it looks like they are walking on the moon then it jumps to catch up, lol and the subtitles aren't very good...so I gave up after 2 1/2 episodes

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    Hangebokhan May 17, 2011

    Minorly related, this happens to be the title of my favorite song, Ben E. King and the Drifters version. I won't repost the lyrics here but I think it does echo what I am guessing the Drama is about.

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      Ginger Oct 28, 2012

      I love that song...I'm gonna watch the show just because of the title ^^

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    Hangebokhan May 16, 2011

    The main guy is pretty cute and as a not so starving artist who really dresses down I LOVE that look he has. He has NAILED the 'unrepentant starving artist look' while still being HOT! I am superficial, sue me.

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      Bladey May 10, 2012

      agreed, haha, i dare say this particular role really suited him :P

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Oct 23, 2004 to Jan 2, 2005
  • Aired On:

    Saturday, Sunday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    7.8 (scored by 1,396 users)
  • Ranked:

    #921
  • Popularity:

    #894

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