Padam Padam

Padam Padam (2011)

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The drama revolves around a love story between a tough guy, Yang Kang Chil and a bright veterinarian, Jung Ji Nah. Ji Nah's character is described as a cold and indifferent person with some deep emotional scars, but she changes after meeting Kang Chil who's lived a rough life and served some hard time as a result of a friend's scheme. She then learns to give all of herself for the one read moreshe loves. Meanwhile, Kim Bum is set to play as Kang Chil's most-trusted friend who's described as a guardian angel type character and has always been by Kang Chil's side.

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    The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats; Bbadam Bbadam .. Keuwa Keunyeoui Shimjangbakdongsori; 빠담빠담... 그와 그녀의 심장박동소리; 빠담빠담 그와 그녀의 심장박동소리;

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Feb 10, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
When I first read the synopsis for Padam Padam I honestly didn’t think much of it. Okay so a guy falls in love with an unemotional girl but has a “guardian type” friend played by Kim bum on the side? Just so you know all I got from this was Kim Bum. That is basically the only reason I even thought of watching in the first place. Amazingly enough though the first read more episode was so interesting that I looked beyond what first attracted me to even watching in the first place…

Story- Right from the first episode your mind will be all over the place while watching. I kept going WTF every moment and then the ending of that episode was like “are you serious?!” but in a good way. After watching that first episode I knew I was in for a show with a story I had never seen before in the Kdrama world. The story went at a slower pace but it was needed to not only build up the plot in a way that will keep the audience interested throughout the entire run, but also it was needed for the development of Kang Chil’s relationships(not just romantic). I wont give a way the ending (which honestly with the way they started the drama it could’ve gone anyway the writers wanted being unpredictable) but I will say it was bittersweet and not completely closed. Really though I cried in the last 2 episodes and its hard to make me cry!

Acting/Cast- Phenomenal acting by everyone involved including every single one of the supporting characters. Really though JWS. HJM, and KB really shined and brought their characters to life. Those three deserve acting awards and I hope they at least get nominated. I just wanted to point out that I really did not like the character Ji Nah at all during the first half of the series so much so I didn’t care about her romance with main character. But her character development during the second half was so good and made me root for her. This is what good writing is all about. Making you hate a character one minute but then changing your mind in another is pretty amazing to me.

Music- I liked the music score more than the OST but the songs did elevate the scenes in which they were meant to.

Rewatch- I would wait 3-4 years before watching this again just because this is one of those dramas that doesn’t need to be watched for a while because once the plot is known you don’t get the same feel you had the first time. Hopefully by then I will forget most of what happened during the story so I can enjoy watching it again.

Overall Padam Padam plays like a movie with the excellent cinematography, acting, plot, and score. This drama was new, refreshing and I hope there are more dramas like this to come.
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3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Feb 20, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
Since my part got cut, I'll start a new.

This drama gets addictive from the beginning to the end. I was really curious to see how it would end.

The actors performed really well, and to see Kim Bum in such a role, I almost drooled *o* The main lead was absolutely exceptional, too.

The plot... I don't usually watch dramas like those, so for me it was really amazing. I was read more afraid it would finish badly, but I kept watching it.

The only thing I wish they could have done better was develop a few things more like why did Min Ho got stabbed and what was the relationship between the four of them or the ending, I was hoping Kang Chil to get cured but the story just ends it without any advice. It makes us think all their effort were a bit worthless.

Still, it's a drama that has a good message and it lived up to my expectations!

This is really an amazing drama. Watch it :)
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the plot is different, but these two melo-dramas have several similar element: Murder scene in the past. Friendship and betrayal. The main female lead who sincerely loves the male lead no matter how sick and how screwed up he is. and beautiful acting! (but stil Jung Woo Sung as Yang Kang Chil is still the best acting I've ever seen in dramas)
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    Mary28 Aug 6, 2014

    I am so happy that this was my 100th drama that I completed. Absolutely beautiful. My favorite scene was the sunrise scene on the mountains which made me cry because it was so heart warming. Best main male lead ever, Jung woo Sung<3

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    Mary28 Aug 6, 2014

    Even though it was somewhat frustrating because the main lead life was so unfair, it was an incredibly beautiful drama to watch. 8.9:)

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    Randevouz Jul 19, 2014
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    donkosala Jul 14, 2014

    One of the best k-dramas I've seen

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    rainecat Jun 5, 2014
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    rainecat May 18, 2014

    Finished ep 5 and I can see why some people might not like it, but others will love it. It isn't flashy like your popular shows. Rather, it feels more mature and carefully written. It's a show where you feel like you're watching relationships grow. As they get to know each other, you are right there getting to know them too. Some people may find that boring but I love it. I actually feel invested in these characters for more reasons than, "Wow he's cute and rich!".
    But I'll see what I think when I finish it. lol

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    Yourtear_myrain Mar 8, 2014

    is this drama good? idk if i should watch it..

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      Raza Mar 18, 2014

      It's the best! Watch it!

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    chebu Feb 24, 2014

    on ep13 now. very nice drama. I really like it. JWS is doing amazing job here. I truly hate detective Jung. And Kim Bum is sweet. Although he looks too much like Takeshi Kaneshiro in "Lavender".

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    mesut_ozil Feb 21, 2014

    This drama is perfect. So perfect till someone like me who is not a fan of Korean drama can watch it until the end of it. Absolutely worth to re-watch it (which what I'm doing right now). 10/10.

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    sobu Feb 9, 2014

    I like this drama so far, but was surprised that in episode 1 they let the robber drop the poodle out of his arms.. poor doggie ;(

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      Claire 26 days ago

      I saw that scene and im really shocked and i said awts what the hell his doing something like that poor doggie aw aw lol

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    wafa-aktouche Dec 31, 2013

    so much tears. so much imotions. i love it this drama was wounderfull . i loved the realationships between the cahracers so heartwarming . so glad i watched it tottaly a mst watch drama

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    SaraXD Dec 24, 2013
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    SaraXD Dec 21, 2013

    at ep 3 and oh my God I LOVE IT!! T_T
    That dude…he's so good!
    and it's hilarious!

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    iamsarah Nov 10, 2013



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    South Korea
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    Dec 5, 2011 to Feb 7, 2012
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    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    7.8 (scored by 1,647 users)
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