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
37 people found this review helpful
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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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Both show how corrupt the government can be. Both have some crappy Prosecutors who only think of themselves. In Remember - War of the Son it deals with Alzheimer's and in Duel one of the characters has memory loss.
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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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    JinBei 4 days ago

    This drama ks really really good lost lot of tears in this drama. Recommended it to everyone.

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    MrBanana 18 days ago - edited

    Deserves a higher rating, luxurious high quality drama.

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    Lorie Oseo 18 days ago

    Hands down to Nam Kyu Man acting!

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    Meiiu Jul 15, 2017 - edited
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      OliCT 30 days ago
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    Panda Jun 17, 2017 - edited

    Im marathoning it now

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      palak Jun 17, 2017

      I tried a couple of episodes. Nam Gung Min scared the shit out of me Idk why. Will continue one day.

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      Panda Jun 17, 2017

      I have high tolerance to violence :p (but i cant handle child/animal abuse)

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      palak Jun 17, 2017

      Haha good luck! Don't forget to post your reviews in the feed :)

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      Narco Jul 3, 2017

      It was a good show. Nam Gung Min was a great bad guy. He was that good that every time something bad happens to him makes you smile. You should finish it.

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    Jasteraz Jun 12, 2017

    I sensed that good to bad to good guy plot which made me drop the drama, I don't like the main looking like trash and acknowledging the side main when all he did was enjoy life and becomes a hero at the end.

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    SaeedKhan Jun 12, 2017

    Loved the drama but hate those sad endings

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    emily Jun 9, 2017

    one of my favs ! i recommend yall watch it beacuse this show is super great!

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    Panda May 27, 2017

    Omg some of the cast from chief kim.
    Ill watch it now

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    OliCT May 24, 2017 - edited

    I just finished watching it T____T. I want more haha. I think the character that made me want to keep watching this drama the most is Dong Ho. I was very curious about his character and wanted to know more about him. I have to say that he's a very cool character lol. If he was a good guy, I would be his fan. If he was a bad guy, I would still be his fan lol. That's how charismatic he is.

    This drama is 9.5/10. I don't think it's a 10 because the romantic aspect feels a bit forced. I wanted them to just have a brother-sister relationship. On the other hand I really liked the bromance between Jin Woo and Dong Ho^^.

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    MrBanana May 23, 2017

    Excellent drama, give it a shot.

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    msa May 13, 2017

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

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    sylph May 13, 2017 - edited

    any romance?

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      LenySyndicate May 25, 2017

      A little but it's not the main focus.

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      sylph Jun 25, 2017

      thanks.I already finished this .its a wow

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    msa May 13, 2017

    ///SIGHS HEAVILY LOLLLLL

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    msa May 13, 2017

    WAT SHOULD I DO IN MY LIFE AFTER THIS LOOOOL

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 4,112 users)
  • Ranked:

    #252
  • Popularity:

    #66

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