Summer Scent

Summer Scent (2003)

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Three year's previously Min Woo lost his first love in a tragic accident. As he struggles on with life he meets Hae Won who reminds him of his lost love but is racked with emotion and confusion as his feelings for these two women become intertwined. Unbeknownst to the florist Hae Won she has received her heart transplant and a second chance at life from Min Woo's first love. When the two read morecross paths Hae Won notices her unusual heart beat. Nobody knew it was her heart that remembered and beats strong for her lost love Min Woo. As Hae Won starts falling in love with Min Woo soon the conflict erupts between the lovely florist and her fiance Jung Jae.

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Aug 8, 2012
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Summer Scent suffers unfortunately from the same ills as the rest of the Endless Love dramas, which is to say that it's slow as molasses and at least 10 episodes too long. However, like its predecessors, the foundation of the show's main plot is phenomenal! The main characters' chance encounter on the mountain, and every scene they're in for at least the next the next 6 episodes at least are well worth read more the time. If you find you can't handle it after that, just skip to the end for faster resolution. We won't judge you!
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Dec 4, 2014
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
First things first- what a terribly underrated drama! I am amazed at how this drama is the lesser popular one from the Endless Love series. I am really, really glad I watched this drama in spite of the mixed opinions I heard about it. It was refreshing and very addictive on the whole. It is a deep, mature drama not for everyone so I understand why many fail to connect with it. read more The drama has a good story and the build-up is pretty great. In spite of the simplicity of the plot, I was amazed at the depth it possessed otherwise. The feelings in the drama are very tangible and they left me feeling warm- much like its name. This is the happiest and lightest of all melodramas I have seen in spite of its sad elements. The plot isn't too heavy and is very smooth flowing until the very end. Only emotions drive the drama and keep you invested in them. The characters are likable (minus the 2nd leads) and I loved the chemistry the main characters had.

The otherwise robotic Song Seung Hoon surprisingly did a good job here. I suppose his looks were an added advantage in spite of his terrible hairstyle but he very well managed to put across the emotions his character was going through. Although he doesn't have an impressive range, I forgive him for that. I am not a very big fan of Son Ye Jin but she was downright lovely in this drama and acted with great poise.

Lately I have been a fan of stories having to do with fate and destiny and this one has that majorly. This drama treats love like fate and serendipity. It's about the inevitable and how something will happen if it has to. I loved the tone of the entire drama and it uses summer in an appealing way. You can see the beautiful backdrops and they are always quite in sync with the theme of summer. I love the cinematography and often dreamy, melancholic moments in the drama.

Although it has its sad parts, it isn't heavy or depressing. Another great thing about it is that it is not too majkang-tastic which often ruins most melodramas. I would like to compare it to Love Rain and say they have a lot in common- in a good way except this drama is better. This drama isn't too romantic but the feelings with which it is driven is fantastic. I also love one song from the OST which I will put on repeat till I get bored. I couldn't connect with some parts in the last episode and the ending isn't really satisfying but I liked how they filmed it. It at least didn't leave out the main question unanswered.

I would recommend this drama to hopeless romantics or those who don't mind a slow drama. This now goes down in my favourites list and I can say this is the best Season drama hands down with a memorable cast.
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These two plots are very similar because one of the main characters receives a heart transplant from the other person's ex lover.
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Both dramas deal with heart transplants and how the leading man falls in love with the woman who has his late girlfriend's/wife's heart.
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    RhondaB Jan 2, 2017 - edited

    I had to drop this drama, as I couldn't take the misogyny. Maybe culture differences, but what doctor talks to the boyfriend instead of the patient? It was so awful to watch. Pretty cinematography, and the actors were pretty. I attempted this because I actually loved Love Rain, but Love Rain is much more modern.

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    yarnie Sep 8, 2016

    my mind THAT ENDING -_-

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    jxsilicon9 Aug 29, 2016 - edited

    So was it Jung Jae that sent fake letter that she died?

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    Meli Jul 30, 2016

    the female lead smile reminds me in kim soo hyun 1999 ......

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    My first drama ever. It's a part of 'Four seasons' dramas. 10/10.

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    Blademan2 May 17, 2014 - edited
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    werwiewowas95 Nov 12, 2012

    I love the endless love drama, well no I just love all the old classic dramtic, melodramatic ones :)

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    trueturquoise Jul 3, 2012

    I find it super funny that before the show starts it always says "not appropriate for children under 15." I can not figure out what about the show would be considered inappropriate! And I'm pretty conservative myself.

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    iindu Mar 19, 2012

    After the first ten episodes, I was asking myself why I started this exercise?..
    It started off so well, despite being slow. But, I couldn't go beyond three fourths of it..too much of draining melodrama around "love"..was more than happy to skip to the ending and finish it off.


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    South Korea
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    Jul 7, 2003 to Sep 9, 2003
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    60 min.


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    7.0 (scored by 970 users)
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