Remember – War of the Son

Remember – War of the Son (2015)

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Seo Jin Woo has the condition of hyperthymesia, which allows him to remember almost every day in perfect detail. To prove the innocence of his father, Jin Woo becomes a lawyer. He struggles to prove his father's innocence, but he begins to lose his memory due to Alzheimer’s.

  • Native title:

    리멤버 – 아들의 전쟁
  • Also Known as:

    Remember-Son's War; Remember; Remember: War of the Son;

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jangdonqwoo
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Feb 18, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
If I could summarize the whole story in one sentence, it would be a sadistic story that really plays with your emotions.

Story: Is there a love story in this? Yes, but it's not the main focus of the story. I thought a love story was unnecessary, because the main focus was Jin Woo fighting against a hugely corrupted company / judicial system that falsely accused his dad, which I thought was read more 10x better.

This story is depressing, melodramatic, and I experienced a lot of moments where I was frustrated with the writers for making the story so sadistic and sad. But this frustration did not prevent me from enjoying the show; every episode was thrilling, intense, and played with my emotions wholeheartedly. There is so much satisfaction when you see injustice turn into justice and how the downfall of the villain is executed. There is always something happening in every episode, and I thought the story was well paced for a show with 20 episodes

Acting: I feel like in this case everyone's perspective on each character will be different based on your own morals, preferences, etc, but I found the cast to be amazing, but a little frustrating to watch as I questioned some of the characters and their significance to the story

Major props to Nam Goong MIn as the evil guy, he really knows how to make the audience's blood boil. I enjoyed Park Sung Woong as Dong Ho, not only did I love his Busan accent, but he is a very rational character that knows what's right and what's wrong, regardless of how the show/audience portrays him. To be honest, I found Seung Ho's character kind of annoying due to his stubbornness, but he is very passionate and ambitious. Park Min Young's character is very civil and determined, and at the same time she also was Seung Ho's emotional support. I felt the chemistry between Seung Ho and Min Young was amazing, but not in a romantic way at all.

Music/Overall: I haven't really payed attention to the music cause the opening theme song kind of overpowered the rest of the tracks and it constantly plays in my head (LOL), but pretty decent OST collection.

I am giving this a 9 for minor reasons (love story, over usage of flashbacks, frustration of characters, etc.), but If you like thrillers, want to take a rest from all those romance dramas, and cry from sadness you should definitely give this a chance.
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Elizabeth
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Jun 22, 2016
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
If I could summarize this drama in one word it would be this: painful. This drama is SUPER sad so prepare a box of tissues or you'll end up getting tears everywhere. If you're looking for a drama that is realistic and sad to watch then I wholeheartedly recommend this, but if you don't like watching realistic dramas, this one's not for you. That being said, lets get to the review!

Story: read more This story is very well written even though it does have some typical kdrama elements in it but I really appreciate how there are no plot holes and the pace is quick. A lot of people don't like the love story in this but I think it's refreshing. I don't think I could make it through this drama without some refreshing breaks LOL. I really like the character developments and I don't think In Ha is unnecessary in the drama. It's nice to see the main character have someone to rely on (thats a girl ofc lol). One thing though, the ending could have been tweaked a little better.. well I wanted some magical cure for Alzheimers but its okay I understand lol.

Acting/Cast: Min Young, as always, was great and she did a really good job portraying In Ha as Jin Woo's supporter and noona. Seung Ho as Jin Woo was amazing, I'm in love with his acting. Everytime he cried I cried and everytime he smiled I smiled. His acting is splendid and I'd like to see him as a main role in more dramas :) (happy dramas lol). P.S. he's super handsome so thats a bonus haha. Nam Goong Min as Nam Kyu Man (wow so close... a coincidence I don't think so? haha) was AMAZING as a villain. He really portrayed all sides of the villain. Kyu Man spends his whole life pleasing his father and you can really see that and his anger issues are extreme. I'd have to say he definitely did an awesome job at giving this character dimension. Kyu Man's sister was okay, nothing special about her & lastly Park Dong Ho's character was amazing. His Busan accent and his acting was very good.

Music: what? there was music? lol srry I was too busy crying...

Rewatch Value: yes. definitely. a gem. but I won't watch this when I'm depressed LOL

Overall: overall I definitely wholeheartedly recommend this drama to anyone who wants a sad, realistic drama. This drama is very realistic because in reality the rich really do overpower the poor. I watched this drama for the cast and I was not disappointed. Awesome cast and great storyline.
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They both talk about a mistaken murder suspect and law. Suspicious Partner is not as serious as Remember and SP is more entertaining but Remember is thrilling and intense to watch, in my opinion.
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Both lawyers in the drama work hard to remove the wrong accusations against them.

However, My lawyer, Mr Jo is much less lighthearted and Remember – War of the Son is super heavy in content.
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    MrBanana 5 hours ago

    Excellent drama, give it a shot.

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    msa 10 days ago

    I dont have alzheimer's but i also feel burden to others lol

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    sylph 10 days ago

    any romance?

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    msa 10 days ago

    ///SIGHS HEAVILY LOLLLLL

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    msa 10 days ago

    WAT SHOULD I DO IN MY LIFE AFTER THIS LOOOOL

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    msa 10 days ago

    MAN SERIOUSLY WAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH THIS IS SO SO SO SO WALQOJWWKOQKAKA I DONT EVEN KNOW WAAT TO SAY QKQOQIWJSJSJJWJWJWI2WISJHDAJJWJWHSHS

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    msa 10 days ago

    MAN I JUST FINISHED WATCHING THIS WAIT I CANNOT HANDLE THE FEELS WLKWJSJAKQKWJSJQQKJWJSJSJWOWIWOWPQOQKSNSNDBWHJASN

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    Ethio05 Apr 22, 2017 - edited

    Nam Gung Min plays the sociopathic psycho just perfectly! every time it was his scene I was just cringing on the edge of my seat over what he was gonna do next! great villain!

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      Kizzofdeath 14 days ago

      true he's the best for being psycho. that's why when i watched him in Chief Kim & Beautiful Gong Shim I was really amazed to him he can act as a good villain and lead perfectly..

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      Ethio05 14 days ago

      Oh I don't know that one. I'll give it a try I can't believe he's almost 40!!! WTH

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    Nozomi Mar 31, 2017 - edited

    I love Nam Gung Min, and I'm not sure if I want to see him as the villain of the story :(
    After seeing his cheerful character in both Beautiful Gong Shim & Chief Kim, I think this seems to be a little bit awkward.
    Any advice?

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      KoriNeko18 Apr 14, 2017

      He's a great villain though. Really, he pulls off the childishly awful person character very well ^^ You won't like him at all as a character though lol

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      Nozomi Apr 14, 2017

      Thanks for the reply ;)

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      KoriNeko18 Apr 14, 2017

      No problem. Hopefully you can decide whether you wanna see him play the villain :P

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    iambulletproof Mar 1, 2017

    still in tears while writing this...sobs TT... prepare to get drenched in tears for this. bittersweet ending. satisfying but the same time depressing. 9/10

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    inspirit91 Feb 16, 2017

    The acting in this drama was just so great. Nam Gung Min was freaking amazing ! The story is interesting but it had some boring moments. Overall a good drama.

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    superholic Feb 6, 2017 - edited
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      homaKP Feb 21, 2017

      Same here. that's good acting and character power.

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    Rawr123 Jan 29, 2017

    one of the better law based dramas I have watched. Compared to I Can Hear Your Voice, the main protagonist is more realistic in the obvious sense that Hyperthymesia actually exists where as mind reading does not exist. Overall I liked this drama much more, no heavy focus on romance. I'm glad I picked this up after putting it away for such a long time.

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    Nishat Jan 26, 2017

    lmao so cute in ah clearly has a crush on this "high schooler"

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    Nishat Jan 26, 2017

    I'm watching this drama for the four main leads actually, but it's not bad so far!

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Dec 9, 2015 to Feb 18, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    8.4 (scored by 3,781 users)
  • Ranked:

    #245
  • Popularity:

    #74

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