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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11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Apr 15, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Are you looking for a drama what will completely blow your mind with its epic plot, amazing cast and awesome music? The this is the drama for you.

I must say that since 2013 seems to be a melodrama year, I felt like this drama would just be one of those "melodramas" of the year. But boy was I wrong. From the very first episode you get pulled in and the drama read more becomes a straight 10/10 ride all the way to the end. There were times when you thought like "omg will he really succeed in doing this?" or "omg will they find out his real identity?" etc. It was like watching a suspense movie that constantly held you sitting on the edge of your seat, and at the same time it had those cute and romantic moments where you feel as if the time had stopped for our main characters and you get drowned in all the emotions. But the plot is not the only amazing thing about this story, what both amazed me and surprised me where the characters, or to be more precise, the actors and actresses. Jo In Sung was simply pure epicness in this drama. He did an amazing job portraying Oh Soo, a man with many sides, a man who both hated and loved life. Song Hye Kyo was O_O. No comments, seriously. She shun in this drama so much that it made me speechless. She played the role of a blind girl so well, that I had to check as I watched the drama if she wasn't actually blind in real life O_O. How did she manage to play it so well? It looked so real....just wow. She seriously deserves an award for her acting. Last but not least, how can we talk about TWTWB without mentioning the other two "main characters" played by Jung Eun Ji and Kim Bum. If Jo In Sung's and Song Hye Kyo's acting and chemistry didn't blow my mind completely, then this couple certainly did! I shipped this couple like crazy! I'm not even joking. I loved their craziness, their jokes, their chemistry, the way they looked at each other....gah just everything about them made me fangirl. Not to mention that Kim Bum rocked the red hair and looked super-sexy as a rebellious guy in his late teens/early 20's.

ENDING: Some people were a bit disappointed with the ending since it felt a bit rushed and unexpected, but I personally loved it. I think the ending was perfect and if you look into more detail around it, it didn't just come out out of the blue. Withing spoiling anything for the viewers who haven't seen this drama, all I can say is that I felt that the ending fit this kind of genre of drama. Oh Soo played a dangerous game, which could mean death to both him and the people close to him and in that kind of gambling-gangster-business having to deal with decisions such as "is it worth risking the lives of the people I love just to gain this?" is a everyday life-style. So, to be completely honest the decision Kim Bum's character decided to take didn't surprise me to 100% but at the same time it was "expected either" it was somewhere in between, like you could see it happening but at the same time you wished that it wouldn't. I know that some people had hoped for a happy lovey-dovey ending, but this was a sad story about the value of life, guilt and promises and I think the ending was the perfect cherry to top the cake known as That Winter, the Wind Blows.
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8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Apr 27, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This drama is almost perfect in every aspect.

Story: the story is done in several films and japanese dramas before however this one topped them all for me. New elements where added that made me more emotionally attached to this drama.
I will not explain the story.... to avoid any spoilers (u can read summary above) however; i should say i didnt give story 10/10 due to the ending even so the read more ending was ok but it wasnt the perfect one for me; i wanted or wished that they executed a better ending.

Acting: Jo In Sung and Song Hye Kyo (main roles) are almost the perfect match ; never i was rooting or emotionally attached to drama couple like this before. They were flawless in every seen together; the chemistry was over the top.
The sad scenes where acted perfectly which made me shed couple tears.
the idea of forbidden love was also been acted so well.

music: if u ask me what i like most about this drama i will tell u scenes when main roles together with music at the background.
Yes YES the music was for me the single best thing in this show and it all summarized in one word THE ONE .
thank u THE ONE for doing the 2nd best ost in korean drama for me

Rewatch value; iam not big fan of rewatching but i rewatched some episodes again which mean that this drama has impacted me also i watched some youtube videos about this drama

Overall it 9 from 10 and it almost got 10 but the ending was mainly the cause if u ask me its
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    xenogear 6 days ago

    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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    YooHae96 Aug 17, 2014

    It was kinda slow and disappointed me...but it was sure nice to watch :)

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    Saps Jul 30, 2014

    Does this drama have a sad ending?

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      178cm Aug 2, 2014
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    TakiyaOomine Jul 10, 2014

    So Beautiful <3 after finish this ( in 2day) my feeling like what now?


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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 5,197 users)
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