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Ji Seok and Do Jin meet Hyeon Woo during high school at a judo competition between high schools in Seoul. Hyeon Woo, who is obsessed with fighting despite knowing that he will get hurt, uses reckless techniques against his opponent to win. In the end, Hyeon Woo ends up on a stretcher, but he can't hide his joy at the feeling of having managed to win. Ji Seok and Do Jin are curious about Hyeon Woo from that day on. Do Jin follows Hyeon Woo to the same school and meets Hyeon Woo again at the judo club. As the elite prospect of a family of judo medalists, Do Jin, who swept the current judo championship, is bullied by the jealous superiors of the judo club. Hyeon Woo wisely saves Do Jin, and in the process, the two become close. Ji Seok approaches Hyeon Woo with the intention of being a friend and ends up becoming a lover. Do Jin is called to a competition between athletes in a situation where he is falling in love with Hyeon Woo. Hyeon Woo, who receives Do Jin's confession before leaving for the competition, rejects his confession and prays for Do Jin's Olympic victory. Six years later, Do Jin, who became a gold medalist, meets again with Hyeon Woo and Ji Seok, who are in their third year of college, and are struggling with their time together. Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 5
  • Aired: Mar 15, 2022 - Mar 29, 2022
  • Aired On: Tuesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: Viki
  • Duration: 10 min.
  • Score: 5.8 (scored by 2,884 users)
  • Ranked: #10290
  • Popularity: #1930
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Blue
27 people found this review helpful
Mar 29, 2022
5 of 5 episodes seen
Completed 3
Overall 6.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 5.0

Works against its time limitations

"Blue of Winter" has plenty of potential and indie charm, but what it didn't have was enough time. Unfortunately, its screenwriting makes this as obvious as possible. Instead of using a smaller fraction of the source material and fleshing it out, it seems the screenwriter attempted to squeeze in too many events for its short duration. This makes the progression of the story rushed and difficult to follow.

While it doesn't completely make up for the underdeveloped story, I did enjoy the atmosphere of the drama. Its camera framing, editing, and moody instrumentals give it a pleasantly nostalgic feel. And I must say the actors did well for their debut. Actor, In Gi stands out among the cast as the role of "Ji Seok" required more versatility. He was able to deliver both the confident charisma and sincerity of the character.

It's not the most memorable thing you'll watch but if you're a BL/LGBTQ drama enthusiast, go for it. As a warning, it does end on a cliffhanger and a continuation is not guaranteed at the time that I’m writing this.

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Completed
ManiicPunk
25 people found this review helpful
Mar 29, 2022
5 of 5 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 4.0
Story 3.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I had no idea what was going on. I knew their was a love triangle but I didn't know who the couple was and who was the 3rd until the very last episode.

There was no development at all and then there was a 6 year time jump.

You can tell that it's an indie/amateur production needless to say the production and filming was up to K standard, beautifully filmed. The acting itself was professional and believable.

To be honest I wouldn't waste your time watching it even if it will take you 30 mins to watch all 5 eps.
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Details

  • Drama: Blue of Winter
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 5
  • Aired: Mar 15, 2022 - Mar 29, 2022
  • Aired On: Tuesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: Viki
  • Duration: 10 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 5.8 (scored by 2,884 users)
  • Ranked: #10290
  • Popularity: #1930
  • Watchers: 8,054

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