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.

  • Native title:

    빠담빠담
  • Also Known as:

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

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MoseKnows_all
8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Sep 4, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
"Padam Padam" is hands down one of the greatest K-Drama I've ever watched, and sets the bar ridiculously high for dramas that follow it! The acting was sublime; every actor was perfectly cast for their role (even Tenngie). Jung Woo Sung's take on a wounded man was both refreshing & poignant. He has the ability to pull off a million and one emotions without ever going over the top, and his amazingly read more expressive face & eyes speak volumes even when he's silent. The story was so deeply engrossing, beautifully written, and wonderfully paced. This show gave me everything I needed; perfectly mixing fantasy, violence, heartbreak, comedy, & romance to create one single masterpiece. I don't throw that word around lightly: "Padam Padam" is quite truly a modern day masterpiece. I recommend this show to any & everyone!
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PrettyCarEye
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Oct 20, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
This was my first ever K-drama and I loved it with a heavy heart. I have just started to watch South Korean films/dramas and was not aware how dark and morbid so many of them tend to be.

Padam Padam was an amazingly well conceived drama all around. With well drafted, fully developed, flawed characters, an original complex story with elements of crime, fantasy and a whole lot of emotion, this show read more was able to pack such punch it'll leave you wanting long after the final episode. Exactly my type of drama. I jumped into watching this because I love a good redemption story, and having completely fallen in love with Jung Woo-sung after seeing him in A Moment to Remember and Season of Good Rain, I did not hesitate. The acting, especially his, was just superb.

From the opening scene to the final montages, I was hooked. Even when I wanted to stop watching and run away from all the emotional turmoil this show unleashed.

Jung Woo-sung plays adorable, working class man-child Yang Kang Chil. Loyal and tough he isn't afraid to take on anyone who threatens his loved ones, but having lost his youth to the Korean prison system he looks at life through the eyes of a child, discovering and marveling at such simple pleasures as owning his first car, riding the train or going to the zoo. I adored Kang Chil's innocent world weariness. In this role Jung Woo-sung gave one of his bravest, most poignant performances. I loved the relationship he had with his family, esp his mom, who was so movingly portrayed by actress Na Moon Hee. The way she nurtured Kang Chil with her tough love was heartwarming to watch, and there were some hilariously funny scenes between them too.

Unlike many of the mostly western dramas that I've seen where the leads fall in love on sight and get together within the first 2-3 episodes, this was not the case in Padam Padam. The love story between Kang Chil and Ji Na took time to develop (over 10 episodes to be exact). This was torture for me because I was practically foaming at the mouth to see them together, so mad was their on-screen chemistry. In hindsight, though, their budding relationship was appropriately played out.

After all, here are two people, each with their own emotional baggage to overcome. It's only natural that they would look at the prospect of a having a relationship together from completely different standpoints, and this was what you got from Kang Chil and Ji Na. They had to overcome both internal and external obstacles before they could come together as a couple. When they finally did, their love story was so sweet and romantic it'll take your breath away. As usual, I wish there was more physicality between these characters. After making us wait so long, what we got was too tame. Of course, I wasn't looking for explicit sex, but some deep, ardent kisses would have suffice. That said though, their interactions were all heartwarming and beautiful.

I can not praise this drama enough. This is a show that will impart valuable life lessons. I wished I had known certain things before investing so much of myself in the characters. This drama took me on an emotional roller coaster ride that I'm not sure I liked. It weighed heavily on me days after I had seen it, but this was a good quality production. I'd recommend it. There's a lot of sadness and heartbreak, but I think it's manageable if you know going in that that's coming. I'll probably be able to re-watch it after many months have passed.
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Both dramas are romantic heart warming melos with the same screen writer, director "and other cast members: Kim Bum..."
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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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    Sweety-Face Apr 26, 2014

    IS THIS A GOOD DRAMA ??

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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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    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

    I LOVE LOVE THIS DRAMA IT WAS VERY BEAUTIFUL I AM SO HAPPY I Watched it!

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Dec 5, 2011 to Feb 7, 2012
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    jTBC
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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  • Score:

    7.8 (scored by 1,623 users)
  • Ranked:

    #698
  • Popularity:

    #107

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