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Kang San Hyuk, a man who would go to any lengths for a business deal, is the CEO of the investment company RLI. He enters the 911 special rescue team to research a resort development in Miryeong Forest. Jung Yeong Jae is an up-and-coming surgeon who was sent to a deserted hospital in Miryeong after an unexpected incident. The pair have what seems like serendipitous moments until they meet in the forest, where they are strangely drawn to each other. However, Miryeong does not just seem to contain beautiful scenery but is also home to several secrets and tragedies. With no memories of his childhood and suffering from psychological trauma, will Kang Sun Hyuk be able to save his business deal and keep his secrets from the next-door doctor and the rest of the rescue team, or will he choose his heart over everything else, so as to save Miryeong and its residents? (Source: LuckyGirlGwenIce at MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Русский
  • Ελληνικά
  • Español
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: Jan 29, 2020 - Mar 19, 2020
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 31 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 7,115 users)
  • Ranked: #3588
  • Popularity: #716
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
MattPeddlesden
46 people found this review helpful
Mar 22, 2020
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
The most striking thing about this drama is the visuals, being set in Gangwon province and in the forests there's just tree's in almost every scene. It's got a really unique visual presence compared to most dramas.

Didn't get quite what I was expecting from early descriptions though - so, it's roughly: FL gets sent to the country hospital as punishment, ML turns up with a view to buying the place up for a resort, joins the rescue team to get more knowledge, conspiracies happen, fires happen, bad people do bad things etc. :) I should write them for a living don't ya think? :-P

I enjoyed the main storylines and the romance between the ML and FL but there did seem a couple of times that the FL just decided to move on from a previous issue and forgive rather than it feeling like things had been properly worked out...

The bad guy was really quite deranged and I enjoyed (in a 'throw popcorn at the tv' kinda way) when he was on-screen.

There's lots of touching moments, since it's based around a village suffering from problems and a 119 rescue team.

Park Hae Jin had a commanding presence as always and worked will with the scenes and script, whether he was in mega business-man mode, loving boyfriend mode, or action-man rescue team mode.

Jo Bo Ah - this is the first drama i've seen her in so I need to see more (i'll do that, just for you all, i can take it :) ) to get a broader view but i'm tentatively impressed with what I saw. There were some aspects where she seems to be smiling as she delivers her lines that I didn't think smiling was quite the right thing - so it felt out of sync - but - I enjoyed her performance more overall.

I really enjoyed the side couple with the police officer Oh Bo Mi - while the male in that couple was ok, I thought her character and how she played it was brilliant and then the play-off between her and the FL was great too.

Overall it's a great watch, even if you don't gel with the story for some reason, there's some gorgeous scenery and just a generally quite different feel to it than other dramas due it taking place in the depths of the forests in Gangwon-do.

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Completed
michelleoc
10 people found this review helpful
Oct 11, 2020
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 4.0

Beautifully filmed

I think the star of this show was the forest. It was beautifully filmed, and time seemed to shift whenever anyone was in the forest. I could feel myself relaxing along with the characters. And if I lived in that house in the middle of that forest, I would never leave.

I loved the story between the lead characters. Their relationship spoke to being stronger together, and power of love in the healing process. The symbolism of the healing power of the forest was apparent. Park Hae Jin and Jo Bo Ah did an excellent job. Both main characters were wound pretty tight, but spending time in the forest and with each other softened them, but ultimately made them stronger. They were so cute together, there were a couple of scenes with loving baby talk that I just had to watch multiple times! Seeing Park Hae Jin being playful was worth the price of admission! Their kisses were very lovely (especially the stethoscope kiss!).

Especially creepy bad guy - the actor did a wonderful job, he was really hard to watch and seriously gave me the heebie-jeebies!

However, I felt that this show suffered from too many episodes - it was so drawn out I fast forwarded through a lot of it toward the end, and the ending, as is unfortunately commonplace in Korean dramas, was too rushed.

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  • Drama: Forest
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: Jan 29, 2020 - Mar 19, 2020
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 31 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 7,115 users)
  • Ranked: #3588
  • Popularity: #716
  • Watchers: 21,028

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