Missing You

Missing You (2012)

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15-year-old Soo Yeon is a victim of bullying at school. They target her, because her father is a murderer. Soo Yeon has an ally named Jung Woo, who always protects her from the bullies. Soo Yeon and Jung Woo are in love, but due to an unexpected accident they become separated. Now as adults they meet again through destiny.

Jung Woo is now a detective and his first love has always remained read morein the back of his mind. Soo Yeon is now a rookie fashion designer who tries to have a bright personality, but still carries emotional scars inside of her. Hyung Joon is Soo Yeon's lover, who appears warm and nice, but he will try to take vengeance upon Jung Woo.

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    Bogoshibda; I Miss You

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Apr 2, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
I remember trying to watch this drama back in 2012 when it started airing. Back then, it seemed too depressing for me and I kept it on-hold ever since. Picking up this drama again after such a long time is one of the best decisions I ever made. This drama now goes straight to my favourites list (*the list keeps on getting longer*).

I have noticed how this drama is not received read more well with a lot of people. I can understand why. It's got to be one of the most depressing dramas ever. 'Missing You' falls in more of a makjang-tastic melodrama genre which could have gone wrong. For me, of course, this drama worked very well. I loved the whole plot and enjoyed every character in it.

I am usually critical of tragedy being used as a cheap means to get the plot moving. Often, including tragedy is seen as convenient for Kdrama writers when they want to create the 'shock effect' in the viewer. What sets this drama apart from so many others is how tragedy is used as a base here instead of some random, bang-up scenario. It makes room for rest of the plot to build up, leaving scope for a lot of plot development and some amazing character development- which is commendable.

The sad parts of the drama are so wonderfully done (especially the childhood parts) that they will remain in my memory for a long time. They are touching and were successful in moving me. Even the sub-plots are very interesting, including the romance.

I loved how even though a lot of bad stuff happened to its characters, they were able to bear with it. That shows us how there's hope even in the darkest of the times. Okay, I know I am making it sound like some sadistic, boring drama but it is not. It is both beautiful and poignant in many ways. It had a nice pacing and many interesting sides to it.

The cast gave stellar performances. I believe this was Yoon Eun Hye and Park Youchun's best role till date. Although I am not the biggest fan of Youchun's acting, he impressed me here. His chemistry with Yoon Eun Hye was very good and believable to me. Apart from that the child actors were TERRIFIC- especially Kim So Hyun. When she suffered, I got the goosebumps. It was that great! Kudos to the director for making it seem so real.

The OST of this drama is terrific. I recommend every one to listen to it.

Overall, this drama is a whole package with a memorable cast, a touching story, lots of tears, lots of love and a solid soundtrack. Though it doesn't have a very high rewatch value, I won't mind rewatching my favourite scenes between the main leads.

Recommended to fans of melodramas and sad stories with good endings. :)
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Jan 17, 2013
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
I am actually glad this drama is over, I would really not survive if it got more extension.

This drama started magically, I mean it, when I watching the first 2 episodes I was weeping from the cuteness ad genius acting of the child actors. It will be very rude of me not to mention that I fell for Yeo JinGoo... totally and forever. That boy is not acting, he is actually read more living every damn second of his role. There are so many moments I would like to highlight in his acting, but this particular part I must write here: the part when we are shown the children holding each other's bloody hands and their faces were shown so scared and alarmed, and then suddenly the separation of hands... and JongWoo's face at the scene in front of his eyes... I was honestly hyperventilating from tears, as I couldn't take the beauty and genius acting, but at the same time the heaviness of the scene... one of the most memorable scenes in my dramalife.

As I discovered throughout this drama, I am not a fan of melodramas and get bored or long revenge stories, I, of course, kept coming back, as the acting, the set-up, the aura of the drama were dragging me in (tell me, if you were me, would you be so cold hearted and leave Yoochun and Yoo SeungHo hanging? you wouldn't, especially when they were doing a great job).

I must say Yoochun's JongWoo is a really great character, whom I came to love with all my heart. And the interesting fact I noted, that Yoochun had paid a lot of attention how Yoo JinGoo had played JongWoo, and was actually not creating an adult version, but continuing from where JinGoo had left JongWoo. And I really admire that fact, that made me love Yoochun more as a n actor. I must say this is his best role yet.
Can't say anything more than neutral about adult SooYeon, though I love-love-love Yoon EunHee, her SooYeon was boring to me, I saw strength in her only in the last episode for a couple of minutes, the other times, she was either supported either by Harry, or JongWoo... nothing like her child version who went after the boy she loved and got kidnapped with him.
I cannot also leave SeungHo's Harry. Though, of course, not my favourite character in the drama (duh), he did a splendid job! There was not a second I didn't believe his Harry, not a single tear, which went unnoticed, bravo~

The music was ok, nothing to scream about, I have downloaded only one song from the OST, which is rare for me, well, MBC can't create awesome OSTs every time...

About rewatch value... I'll come back, I think, BUT only for the first 3 episodes and the last part of the last episode... I am done with it.
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Both are about searches about there first love and the fight to search for the truth and there first love dissapearence
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Has an unexpected event happened, changed both Characters, this is action and romantic heavy too. The male characters deadly in love with the girl just like city hunter, with little crime and action.
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    MrBanana 8 days ago

    Its an excellent drama, but it could have been cut into 16 eps for a better pacing/tempo.

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    KatySarang_TGeyes Jul 14, 2017 - edited

    Is this worth watching past the child story? I heard the child story is really good, but is the adult story any good?

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      real_Mokona 12 hours ago

      I is right, that the child story is outstanding and very emotional. After that it is a little slower and less remarkable but still very good. I didn't regret watching it.

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    AmauryLindy Jul 10, 2017

    Soooooooooo trash smh this really got to me more than it should have SMH I think because the first couple eps gave me high expectations but I literally can't stand th ML at all so there is no way I can watch this. Cowards are trash

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    AmauryLindy Jul 10, 2017 - edited

    Ep so 4 is literally one of the hardest to watch episodes of any kdrama EVER Non stop crying by the actors lies left and right then you have to look at ML cowardly self the whole time just skip it

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      Lala Jul 11, 2017

      Ikr I stopped after episode 4 what is this drama tf

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    real_Mokona Jul 9, 2017

    Ep 1 until 6 (I think) were great, I cried, I loved, I hated... the middle of the drama is a little boring but later it becomes interesting and emotional again

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    Whiskas8 May 14, 2017

    After watching this 2 years ago, it's still in my top 3 list. The feels it gave me is just daebak. Although at times I feel that the drama was being stretched to reach 20 episodes, and a lot of unnecessary subplots were added, it was just okay for me. But seriously, I hoped that the child YJG and KSH were the lead characters because they stole the show!!! Nevertheless, good performance by adults, but not as great as the children

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    Banada6 May 12, 2017 - edited

    When i think about kim so hyun was only 12 when she was at this drama , it makes me feel impressed wow she was brilliant . Just an amazing actress .

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    MrsChoeYeong May 3, 2017

    i love how they took away all our bad memories at the end with that swaah spell <3
    it was truly melodrama but that was only time i cried :)

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    Sunsu Apr 11, 2017 - edited
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    LenySyndicate Mar 26, 2017 - edited

    Be straight with me guys. Is it a happy or sad ending. Can't handle sad endings.

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    Valier Mar 8, 2017 - edited

    Man....those childhood episodes....I am only at Ep 4 and I already emptied my tissue box....This better has a happy end ;(

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    airenLMH Feb 12, 2017

    Im very in love with this drama!!!! This drama also much better compared to the other popular koren drama nowdays. It very worth watching and full of emotions

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    makeuptemple Feb 9, 2017

    I have watched this drama a couple of times, and this was way before his scandal but in anyway created 2nd lead syndrome... this is a great watch...

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    ayse Jan 24, 2017

    i love this drama, watched it couple of times and somehow it never gets old, the plot , acting, directing overall everything about it was great
    yes it was heartbreaking but the important thing is, it could convey those feelings through the screen which is the hardest thing to do, i felt for the characters and in the end it was all worth it despite the outcome :)


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    South Korea
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    Nov 7, 2012 to Jan 17, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    8.1 (scored by 8,698 users)
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