49 Days

49 Days (2011)

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A young woman named Ji Hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to be married with her fiance, but her perfect life is shattered in a car accident that left her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it comes with a condition: she has to find three people outside of her family who would cry genuine tears for her. In order read moreto do this, she borrows the body of Yi Kyung, a part-time employee at a convenience store.

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May 23, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
I had a lot of fun watching this "highly entertaining, very different from the norm" drama. It has a very real human story within a fantastical framework. It was entertaining and thought provoking throughout its run.

The actors had great chemistry, the music was very fitting and the cinematography was wonderful. It is not your typical love story. It is not a rom-com. It isn't really comparable to other dramas that have read more recently aired. The writer and director of this drama stand out in a spectacular way.

For the writer's part: So Hyun Kyung told a very good story with twists and turns and a movable plot that kept you watching. Just when you think the story is moving in one direction it does a little flip and takes you on another, unexpected path. The themes of 49 Days are love, forgiveness, family, death and learning to truly live. It is a beautiful story.

For the director's part: He kept the plot moving and stayed true to the writer's vision. The camera work was very well done and I love when the lighting and the shots are part of the action and mean everything to how the story is told.

There are plenty of light moments but this show was never meant to be a comedy. I have seen comparisons to other more comedic shows and I feel that is doing this show an injustice. It's been a long time since I've watched a drama where the plot was so evenly paced and well planned out. Even though that plan may have taken me in places I didn't expect and were not the norm for a Kdrama.

It is easy to stick with this show and sometimes you will be on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen to the characters you have grown to love. (Han Kang! I adore you) I was satisfied with the ending. I was impressed and pleased with the story I was told. I recommend 49 Days highly.

If you haven't seen it, try not to read the spoilers!
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Jun 7, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I was on the edge of my seat for each episode.
Sometimes I skip parts in dramas because they predictable, but this drama was the complete opposite. If you skip an episode you will be lost or will greatly regret it.
This is the first drama that has ever made me cry, laugh, and ship 4 couples with four cast mates (think about it hahaha)
I usually don't watch melo dramas because read more I like happy endings and melo dramas don't really follow that story line, but this drama is different it's not a romance comedy-but is, and not a melo drama- but defiantly is. Some points in the drama you cry or tear up for a very sad reason which in my case seem like a melo drama. other times you laugh with the characters which seem like comic relief.
I started to watch 49 days because I saw Jung Il Woo dressed in all black with black hair- hello one of my top actors of all time looking sexy... of course I will watch it. i can say he is hot the whole way through the drama, but he will make you cry- a lot...
All the cast mates let you connect with their character. Each character has a story to be told watch 49 days and find out their stories. I promise you won't regret watching it. i sure didn't
i true hope you enjoy watch the drama as much as i did!
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    gemini98 5 hours ago - edited

    I'm watching this drama just because of Jung Il Woo oppa, Otherwise guys don't watch it.........

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    Chrystal Jul 7, 2017 - edited
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    namopanik Jun 8, 2017 - edited

    Is there any chance Jung Il Woo overtakes as a lead? He's listed first... I don't mind spoilers.

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    Andy Apr 23, 2017

    Still the Best Drama for me up to this date :)

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    claudya87 Apr 13, 2017

    I will just say that I didn't like it..the only good thing I could find about it was the presence of Jung Il Woo.

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    peacefulsoul Mar 25, 2017

    i barely finished the first episode..

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    naenae Jan 21, 2017

    Shouldn't this be labeled as a tragedy? It isn't in the list of genres.

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    Akaisora Dec 6, 2016

    Is there romance in this? The plotline doesn't seem like it...

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    sugaryday Nov 7, 2016

    drags on too much

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    Mai_99 Nov 6, 2016

    Need to rewatch this soon

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    sugaryday Nov 6, 2016

    surprisingly this isn't too bad of a plot ,, i cringe a lot at nam gyu ri's acting (as well as lee yo won but she's good)..

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    DoHani Nov 2, 2016 - edited

    My reaction to episode 1 can be summed up as: "... lol wtf..."
    Plus I'm hurt by Nam Gyu Ri's awful acting (even my 6 y/o nephew plays a better role as a badass pirate than she does in showing emotion) but I'll assume it's too soon to judge and move along.

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    Suicidal_Hermit Oct 18, 2016 - edited
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    DefuseAButterfly Oct 18, 2016

    Great drama. I honestly liked all the characters. It's not your typical drama but still, I would strongly recommend it for anyone who wants to go on a drama marathon.

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    Docta Oct 7, 2016 - edited
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    South Korea
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    Mar 16, 2011 to May 19, 2011
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    8.4 (scored by 12,634 users)
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