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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4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Aug 8, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Though this drama could easily have been scored an overall 10, I chose a 9 simply because of the ending. It's not a bad ending, though I personally didn't like it, but it's ambiguous as hell and I HATE that. It leaves you wondering what really happened... and after such a great emotional drama roller coaster, don't do that to the viewer!

Summary: The story and acting are top notch, and the read more acting so much so that you fall into the characters without realizing you've done so. I'm lucky that I started watching it after all episodes aired and could do a 16 hour marathon or I might have had a heart attack. The ability for the story and actors to blend so well that you feel punched in the gut at times, cry like a baby, and smile through the tears is amazing. Few dramas achieve that this well. For most of the drama, the first 13 or 14 episodes, there is nothing incomplete and it just flows right along. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but about ep 14, it feels a bit off, but it still moves you. The OST is fantastic and matched the moods perfectly.

As for the cast, Jo In Sung and Song Hye Kyo had some of the best on-screen chemistry I've seen in a while. Song Hye Kyo played the tortured blind heiress like she grew up that way and you felt like you really were watching Jo In Sung grow from street thug to respectable human right in front of your eyes. There were other really great actors/actresses in this cast, but these two just captivated me.

All in all, this movie was put on my top 5 favorite list for a reason. It has it's flaws, the ending being the biggest in my opinion, but jerked my heart strings like a professional guitar player.
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7 of 36 people found this review helpful
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Mar 12, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Every episode i've seen gets interesting.Jo-in-sung is slowly revealing his true intention to his not-true sister Song Hye Kyo that he has to endure every pain just to be by her side.
They really give justice to the role they portray! They are a good match not only in limelight but in real ife as well..
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    joyje 20 days ago

    Jo In Sung nailed the character he played in this drama. The ending was a bit confusing though........ Nevertheless, the drama was okay. I preferred this drama compared to It's Okay That's Love.

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    leila Aug 30, 2015

    I gave it a 10. It was daebak ! I fell for in sung oopa

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    DoHani Aug 22, 2015

    Well... I'm confused.

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    DBSK Jul 29, 2015

    Time to re-watch this beautiful drama.

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    lorrainesong Jul 10, 2015

    I Guess this is one of the best drama of!

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    blueaoichan Jul 9, 2015


    started out good but at the mid point it drag a lot. the ending kind of rushed and confusing in my opinion.
    overall it's a great drama and I actually enjoy it a lot. and the actors are amazing 99999 thumbs up !
    (not that sad though, I cried but not that much.)

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    Aggnes Jul 7, 2015

    2 years and I can't get over this drama... Still in love with Oh Soo.

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    ldrx Jun 24, 2015

    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

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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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      lorrainesong Jul 10, 2015

      Then don't watch it! i mean i may offend you but i guess you didn't like hye kyo? ohhh u know 2003 most beautiful girl in korea 2009 10 most influencial women in the world 2011 new face of asia and 2014 12 most prettiest women in the world out of 15 so what? don't beleive just search! U KNOW I'M PISSED OF YOU AS HELL! HAHAHAHA!!!

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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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      sal123 Jul 13, 2015

      can u pls explain the ending so he doesn't die right I mean if he died the other guy would have to go to jail.

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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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      lorrainesong Jul 10, 2015


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    dore430 Jan 4, 2015

    Excellent drama!!!!!

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      sal123 Jul 13, 2015

      can u pls explain the ending so he doesn't die right I mean if he died the other guy would have to go to jail.

      I really don't want to believe he died. But he was stabbed and fell to the groundso which is it and others say it a open ending what does that mean

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      lorrainesong Jul 18, 2015

      ahhh u mean the fake oh soo<Jo In Sung>? He doesn't die!~

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      lorrainesong Jul 18, 2015

      Please! what part did u ask u mean the ending?!

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      sal123 Jul 18, 2015

      Don't worry know i have finished the whole drama so the ending became clear. Thanks anyway :)

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      lorrainesong Jul 21, 2015



  • Country:

    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.


  • Score:

    8.2 (scored by 5,924 users)
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