Page Turner

Page Turner (2016)

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Yoo Seul is a student of an art high school. She is a talented pianist and who won various contests, but she is driven by her mother. Yoo Seul's mother wanted to become a pianist when she was younger. One day, Yoo Seul has an accident. Yoo Seul may never play the piano again because of the accident. With the help of her friend Cha Shik and Yoo Seul's rival Jin Mok, read moreYoo Seul begins to live a new life.

  • Native title:

    페이지 터너
  • Also Known as:

    Peiji Teoreo;

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Charming92
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Apr 9, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Page turner, the drama that told the most wonderful story in only 3 episodes. So simple, so straighforward, so uncomplicated, and yet so compelling, so beautiful, and so deep!

STORY
The concept of this marvelous piece of drama, that was too small but will stay indelibly marked in our memories, is life dreams and aspirations. How important it is for us to follow our dreams no matter how stupid or unrealistic they read more may seem. How important it is to do what we want for us, and for nobody else, how significant it is for us to believe in ourselves even when everyone else is against us, how essential is for us to fight for them even when they seem completely unnatainable. A story about life decisions and choices, about growing up, about fighting our inner demons, overcoming obstacles, chasing dreams or giving them up, finding reasons to live and dream and ultimately how to understand and love ourselves. A perfect coming of age story that everyone should watch. The secondary concept of the show is to showcase different types of parent-children relationships, how they intefere with our dreams (and our life in general), and how we need to confront them.

The story is pretty straightforward, it centers on three teenagers. The story is set in a high school and the background is piano-playing. Embedded in the story we get to see each protagonist struggling with their demons and through their heartwarming story they learn how to face their fears, grow up, forgive, become better people. The drama, as expected, never gets dragged, it has a point and goes for it from the very beginning. It is funny, whithout being superficial, it manages to be emotional, without being melodramatic, and most importantly it is serious without getting boring. I seriously have no drawback to point out as this was simple and yet beautifully written and thought out.

ACTING
Kim So Hyun, never fails to impress and she was impeccable once again. She pulls of her character greatly, she is kinda bitchy with a quirky personality, yet she is loveable and a great leading character and actress.

Ji Soo was luscious to watch, so fun, yet so sentimental. A great performance.

Shin Jae Ha completes the wonderful leading trio with another exquisite performance. All 3 actors presented their unique and realistic characters perfectly.

The supporting cast was brilliant, namely Ye Ji Won and Hwang Yeon Hee played their respective roles amazingly, being moms, they felt very realistic. Congrats

RECOMMEND/REWATCH
This is one of those dramas which can be watched and appreciated by everyone. Definately worth watching, it is just 3 memorable and well spent hours here. Teenagers will get great life lessons, and as for the older kdrama fans, as did i, you will feel a warming deja-vu feeling of your school years, longing feelings about those times, the good, the bad and the ugly everything is presented here in the best way possible. Definately worth a watch, and certainly rewatch-worthy.
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ChainedKarma
28 people found this review helpful
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Apr 10, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
First things first, in case you're like me, DO NOT expect a love story. Even if there are two male leads and one female lead and all the cogs in your mind (especially if you're a seasoned drama viewer) start tossing and turning about all the possibilities even though 'romance' isn't one of the listed genres...no, just no. There are no kisses or romantic, teary-eyed hugs here.

My heart was felt pounding read more for entirely different reasons:
- The growth of the characters
- The pure and honest depth of the story
- A sense of warming accomplishment communicated by the great acting

With a very easy to follow story that's both believable and motivating, completed by relatable, developing characters whose interactions with each other made me both cry and then grin, Page Turner encapsulates everything a short drama should be.

The story feels mostly predictable but there are certainly twists and surprises! The music is of course fantastic. The acting, I expected no less! And I'd certainly rewatch the whole thing again at some point just to get those butterflies again *cough*andwatchaperkyJiSooagain*cough*. It was a great ride. But be warned, the ending may not be all that you expect it to be.
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Page turner is a mini drama that also tells the characters' passion for music, only classics. He tells about Yoo Seul is a student of an art high school. She is a talented pianist and who won various contests, but she is driven by her mother. Yoo Seul's mother wanted to become a pianist when she was younger. One day, Yoo Seul has an accident. Yoo Seul may never play the piano again because of the accident.
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It's not the same story, of course... But the feeling is the same! To give your best, always!
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    marwagennish 9 days ago

    loved it ! totally recommend !

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    Asianstan Feb 27, 2017

    Art

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    PabboStell Jan 31, 2017
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    Sayyy Jan 7, 2017

    this drama is short yet so amazing.

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    Eos Dec 22, 2016 - edited
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      ThaCrivelari Dec 30, 2016
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    iamsarah Dec 6, 2016

    This was really nice

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    veronicaruiz Nov 13, 2016

    To my surprise, this is actually quite good

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    Rand z Nov 5, 2016

    Well to me this series was quite normal, I liked it but it lacked something inspite the ending was really good though I hoped for more!

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    blubb0butterfly Nov 2, 2016 - edited

    This is such a lovely drama. I'm sad that there are only three episodes. These three actors are so good! But I was so shocked when I heard German. XD I was reading the subs but was wandering why I could understand what they are saying without reading the subs. XD

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    Luna_ Oct 21, 2016

    I'm dying to see Ji Soo and Kim So Hyun together in a drama again. They are perfect <3

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    Emily Oct 8, 2016

    Watched it few months ago...can anyone recommend a drama like this?!

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    Ockanna Sep 28, 2016

    i just have few words to say. this is superb! <3

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    Mimi Aug 26, 2016 - edited

    I feel like what made it great was how in only 3 episodes, the drama was able to show important themes and character development. It was really well paced and I think that the ending was a good finish to the drama.

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      kimwoobinEunNekkoya Sep 11, 2016

      EACTLY! lol was gonna write sum like this but i see someone had already did hahah

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    mayo Aug 25, 2016

    The plot really good but i wonder why the drama has 3 episode not more?!

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama Special
  • Episodes:

    3
  • Aired:

    Mar 26, 2016 to Apr 9, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Saturday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    8.5 (scored by 4,316 users)
  • Ranked:

    #147
  • Popularity:

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