That Winter, The Wind Blows

That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013)

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"The Winter, The Wind Blows" is a story about a man who is known to be the best gambler in Cheongdam neighborhood. He lives a meaningless life after being abandoned by his parents and failing at his first love relationship. In order to pay his debt, he starts living with a rich girl who is the heir to a large corporation. However, he falls in love with the girl, who is also read moreas lonely as him. She has also lived a difficult life. She has lost her eyesight and her father has passed away. She will have to protect herself from those around her.

  • Native title:

    그 겨울, 바람이 분다
  • Also Known as:

    Wind Blows in Winter; Baramibunda

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6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Apr 19, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I was watching this drama when it aired and While watching this drama, I was thinking how can this show be so good. It has this special thing that makes you want to watch it till the end despite some flaws.

The good points:

The camera work is really well done and you find yourself captivated by every small detail on the screen. Whethere it's the beautiful actors or the beautiful sceneries. read more I was also suprised by the acting (not that I didn't know they could act :p) but You can easily feel the hardwork of the entire cast.

What also makes that show good is Jo In Sung and Song Hye Kyo's chemistry onscreen. It's just amazing how they both look good together.

The story was also well written .. or at least for most of the parts.
The first episodes were just perfect... The dialogues .. the story .. every moment was just touching .

The bad points:

The story didn't move a lot at around the middle of the drama.
The pace was kind of slow with repetitive cliffhangers and the ending was a little bit off.
Some side stories were incoherent in the end. It's like the writer wanted to end it even if it didn't make sense.

Overall, the drama had some writing flaws but it was still interesting to watch.
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6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Apr 5, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
So what can I say about TWTWB. First of all, the cinematography is absolutely out of this world. The scenery shots are all beautiful, pastel, blended and even the costumes are pretty much a perfect fit. It's like the drama is a painting. Getting that out of the way, the story is pretty much your standard melodrama. It's full angst, deep love, bromance, and unwavering loyalty of all kinds. Even some of read more the would be villains are redeemed. For me, 5/6 of the drama was amazing. BUT, the last few episodes were a bit rushed and full of loop holes in my opinion. There are some characters, mainly Moo Chul, that I would have been glad to see get more screen time especially at the end. He was jipped and glossed over! Plus, the whole happy ending seems almost farcical to me on one level. Perhaps its because I've seen the movie version first, Love Me Not, that it has biased me against the drama. The ending really seems unrealistic. I did hear rumors that netizens pleaded with the writer for a happy ending. I understand why his best friend did what he did at the end, but HOW did he survive it? EH? Just thinking back to how Maru in Nice Guy almost was a goner reminds me of this. Why would Boss Man let him go too? Hmmm? Anyways, overall, it is a great drama, plus or minus the ending, depending on what you prefer. For me, I could have cut it off at any section before the last 6 min and have been satisfied. To end on a happy note, I believe this is one of Jo In Sung's greatest performances. His sorrow and self-torture was portrayed deeply and every gesture spoke of his feelings. As for Young, it is one of the only roles I ever liked her in. If I didn't know she could see, I really would have thought she was blind! Jin Sung and Hee Sun were lovely secondary characters and surprisingly fleshed out. Overall, this drama is worth your time!
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This is the movie in which this whole drama was based on. It is paralleled at some point in the story line but has different scenarios when it comes to details and endings. I still recommend the movie for further comparison.
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Jo in sung is also in this drama. Conman falls in love with his subject who is blind.
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    gxzb 12 days ago

    finally just finished this drama. It started out to be good but then later at some episode it would drag too much, Also the ending was too rushed and messy which added to my disappointment. Regardless it was a decent drama, recommended to those who like this type of dramas

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    Nanotao May 17, 2015

    Bad I spent one day on it. That was unnatural, slow and boring. I watched because I wanted to fill myself with sentiments of OSoo and OYeong. So I skipped many other scenes, didn't watch them. And shit.. I kept watching it to the last ep because I love Jo InSung.
    Don't like chaebols stories.

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    LotusElan May 13, 2015
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    xenogear Mar 22, 2015

    was a nice drama,i decided to watch it after It's okay thats love but i felt a bit empty towards the end.Was a good drama,Had to think about the ending abit but seems like a pretty good ending.

    Its okay thats love is better from my point of view though.This series was way to dark and slow paced.

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    denise ann pendulas Feb 27, 2015

    i like this drama very much it so touching of heart my tears are falling down i watch it in new years day i like this i love song hye kyo

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    bLoodYThoughtS Feb 3, 2015

    Too much drama and throwbacks scene but it didn't even make me cry -_-. Though they are not really siblings I still feel a bit awkward O_o . The ending was confusing.

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    heartbreaker17 Jan 5, 2015

    Very weird drama but I manage to finish it.

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    dore430 Jan 4, 2015

    Excellent drama!!!!!

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    DaydeeBB Nov 20, 2014
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    2013started Nov 14, 2014

    I am watching it right now and I must admit there has been moments when it was beginning to drag... I mean they "milk" some scenes too much, like they cryyyyyyyy when they can just cry and as a viewer you get it already. I am in episode 15, I hope this won't be a disappointment... Jo In Sung is a great actor but I like him more in "It's Okay, It is Love"

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    mirmigle Nov 12, 2014
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    jumpstar Nov 9, 2014

    one of the best.

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    DarkZone Oct 27, 2014

    At first it was great and I couldn't stop watching but soon it somehow started getting boring... The plot was good but it lacked something and I didn't really like Oh Young.

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    Mahnoosh Sep 30, 2014

    I Love it <3

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    Reham Sep 1, 2014

    I want to know (Oh Soo) died or not??

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      MinaVIP Sep 7, 2014
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      dayidream Sep 16, 2014
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      ChoiEunMin May 27, 2015

      Really? USE SPOILER ALERT!!!! Fuck...


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Feb 13, 2013 to Apr 4, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    8.2 (scored by 5,580 users)
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