Over The Rainbow

Over The Rainbow (2006)

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"Over the Rainbow" is the dark and bright side of the crazy world of dancers and singers. It is a realistically captured drama with dancers that want to become singers.

Kwon Hyeok-jo (Ji Hyun Woo) a stubbon and loving aspiring dancer falls for Jeong Hee-su (Kim Ok Bin) a dancer thats aspiring to be a singer. They start there journey of stardom together. While Rex (Hwan Hee) a pretty boy with outstanding read moretalent, and is the biggest asset to Pride Ent. tries to break free from his label and do his own thing.

Ma Sang-mi (Seo Ji Hye) a sweet but very awkward girl still trying to find her calling. This heart wrenching story of becoming and being a popular singering, with all it betrayals and constant meeting and partings. Gives us an inside look on the ups and downs to becoming a star.

(DW)

  • Native title:

    오버 더 레인보우
  • Also Known as:

    Obeo Deo Reinbou; Dance Battle

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Anonymous
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Mar 1, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
[my first time reviewing so please bare with me & also it's been a while since I last watched this]

I'm surprised that this drama isn't very popular;
The story is so realistic about how the industry of music and acting works: how people can get in just for their looks and how they change after fame and money, how stars are forced to perform because of contracts. It goes through a read more lot of ups and downs and the main characters do have a change of heart about who they're in love with which I find very unusual to see in a drama. The drama doesn't hit off properly for at least 2 or 3 eps so please bare with it. Some of the OSTs we're incredible e.g Hwan Hee - not only is he hot but his voice is absolutely amazing :3 [before his plastic surgery].
The actors played their roles really well, the touching scenes did definitively make me cry. I recommend this to anyone who's into Music, light romance & someone who can watch all the episodes without pulling their hair out! Since you'll want to be stabbing certain characters. ^^''

(Oh and it's really hard to find this drama online with good quality... I mean... I bought the DVD *wink wink*.)
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Dec 1, 2016
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Believe it or not I marathoned this drama in 2 days straight! It was really good! I enjoyed everything and it was a stress free watch ^^ The ups and downs of the characters the breakups and past and future loves, the struggles of trying to make it in the entertainment world - everything was a nice peaceful easy and very enjoyable watch! More dramas should be made this way! If you read more were a fan of 'Dream High' or 'What's Up?' then you will like this drama... maybe even more then you did those (like me) ;)

Story: "The bright and dark side of the world of stars is dramatically captured in this drama by giving a realistic depiction of singer-wannabes ambition and their dash for stardom.
A story about the painstaking work it takes to become a popular singer, the intrigues and betrayals arising from constant meetings and partings, and heartbreaking love that blooms amidst all that. It presents viewers with a glimpse of a life that burns like a flame." MBC (taken from Asianwiki).

Cast: Hwan Hee as Rex - He's been in the industry since he was 13 and he's being suffocated by not being allowed to do the kind of music he wants to do. He tries to break free. I liked him, despite his rude demeanor and sour attitude, he is really just an innocent kid who doesn't know how to share his feelings gracefully - I found him adorable and loveable ^_^ Half of my heart shipped him with Sangmi.
Ji Hyun Woo as Hyuk Joo - He was a rebel in school disobeying everything and was even a part of a gang, he turns into a dancer and goes through hardships with his teammates to make it. I liked him and the other half of my heart shipped him with Sangmi as well lol - He was a total fool in love and that was what mattered most to him... which honestly made it easier for my heart to be split in two. He loved dancing as it made him happy. It was his first dream so to say.
Seo Ji Hye as Sangmi - She was the awkward girl who is a huge fan of Rex - a total devoted and loyal fan - b/c of an incident she tries her best in a field she isn't good in and in doing that she discovers her true talent. I loved her! (to be honest I love any character SJH plays when she is equally innocent, sweet, smart and loveable) ^_^ As I said above I shipped her with both guys hehe - of course if I had to choose I did prefer one over the other but there were a few times where I was ready to kick him to the curb lol
Kim Ok Bin as Hee Soo - I didn't like her personally as a character - she was very selfish and at times quite manipulative (as Hyuk Joo's friends said) she's not all bad however - she is nice but she was just too selfish (and in that there was a lesson to be learned for the viewers) - With all choices there is a price to pay.
Nam Hyun Joo (Poppin Hyun Joon) as Manjong - He's a part of Hyuk Joo's dance team and for me he was the cherry on top of the Ice cream so to speak lol - I was totally shocked when I saw him as I didn't know he was in this drama! but I was even more surprised when I realized he wasn't just a "guest" but had a "supporting" role to play in it! Needless to say I loved it and loved his role in this drama even more - he was smart, clever and entertaining and he always gave good advice!
The rest of the supporting cast was great and I enjoyed everyone - it wouldn't be the same without one!

Music - I loved most of it (there was one English rap song played early on that I did not like and one song of Rex's that I did not like b/c well... uhm... yeah lets just leave it at that - you'll know why if you watch it lol - it's the lyrics ya'll) - but I LOVED at least 3 songs if I remember correctly - one was by Rex (or Hwan Hee) called 'Tomorrow' (and I actually listened to it before I watched this drama several times lol - I have it on CD - I LOVE it), there is a Ballad song by Ji Hyun Woo 'The Single Eyed Fish' (and I'm a total ballad lover so it speaks to my very soul lol), and one BG ballad song by a female artist that I don't know that I really liked. I also quite enjoyed Hyuk Joo's fathers Trot Song lol

Re-watch Value 8/10 - Definitely worth re-watching - and I recommend it to music lovers!
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Over the Rainbow is also about young people trying to survive in the music industry. It's a bit darker and more serious than Goo Hae Ra.
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Both dramas have similar theme about young people trying to survive in music industry. And Ji Hyun Woo has the main role in both.
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    Mary28 Sep 7, 2013

    is there romance in this?

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    bettyboo Sep 6, 2013

    It's on gooddrama.net

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    takako Jan 3, 2013

    Uh, I had this drama on my hd (may it rest in piece T_T), had it from a site that doesn't exist anymore, quality was HD, I wish I still had it ;_;

    Anyways, the review says it: this is one of the best dramas about the korean music industry as it used to be during that time (I think it changed to a more superficial or rather artificial kinda industry now, promoting perverted values, sex kittens, satanic rituals and all that crap...)!

    The characters are somewhat real, they have emotions, they make wrong decisions and regret them and they change due to certain circumstances/ people. There is no 100% evil person or 100%& good person in this drama, everyone has their positive and negative sides and no-one is absolutely perfect or imperfect.

    I loved the main characters and many of the side-characters, because they were portrayed so realistically. None of them felt "plastic" like for example in Dream High 2 - I just couldn't see JB as a human being, his feelings were all so artificial and fake (and let's not talk about the rest of the characters, there were even worse ones :P).

    And finally, it had the spark, that one special feeling to it, I think watched it like 6 or 7 times and it still feels special to me :)

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      Raincat Sep 26, 2013

      I agree with you 1000% (<- not typo)

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    mszither May 24, 2012

    The main lead looked like Rain Bi O__o

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    goldenseal50 Mar 1, 2012 - edited

    I watched this with good quality on Dramafever

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Jul 26, 2006 to Sep 14, 2006
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    6.7 (scored by 521 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2139
  • Popularity:

    #3033

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