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  • Special: Drama Special Season 5: The Dirge Singer
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: Mar 9, 2014
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 1 hr. 9 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 297 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 624

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A story about a daughter with a mother who was born to cry.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Special
  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: Mar 9, 2014
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 1 hr. 9 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 297 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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DreamingKoreanBallad
5 people found this review helpful
Apr 8, 2016
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
"A woman who was born to cry." ~ Basically means she was born into a family that gets paid to cry at noblemen's funerals (I can't believe they actually did that!). That's their job, their duty - what a sad life to have to cry for your money... The daughter doesn't like this so she wants to smile for a living instead thinking it would be better than crying. Then we have our main lead guy who was born half noble (Noble father and gisaeng mother) So he on the other hand hates to smile. These two come across each others path and question each other on why he/she doesn't like to smile/cry - their answers were pretty much the same with different circumstances. They are both suffering individuals of different ranks who sort of heal each other - in a friendship kind of way (I'd like to imagine that their might be something for them in the future) lol ^^

Both Kim Yoo Jung and Seo Jun Yeong did a great job portraying their characters desperate feelings of desire, hate and anguish. and it was nice to see their "change" in the end :)

I don't remember any music besides the little bit Kim Yoo Jung sang on here...

Since I ended up watching it raw, I think I will go back and watch a couple scenes with subs lol - but other than that I think one time through is enough. It's not a boring drama special but it also doesn't have that much to the story either. I think its a decent watch especially if you are watching for a certain actor. For me it was mainly Seo Jun Yeong - but I also like Kim Yoo Jung so she was just an added bonus for me in this :P

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mobosies
1 people found this review helpful
26 days ago
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Let me just say that I was expecting some grade A dirge singing, so I was a little disappointed. I was only granted one beautiful performance from the mom, and then a surprise one at the end where I finally understood how the mourners are considered singers (and presumably what they are supposed to sound like); Rather Beautiful.

I also spent the whole drama trying to figure out a mourners social standing; I decided to believe they are out with the undesirables who deal with death: butchers/slaves (since being a gisaeng seemed to be a better position).

I enjoy watching "Drama special"s, they are interesting one off's that are full of public service announcements as well as a more realistic view of Korea. Very interesting to see these messages, sometimes a little disconcerting. This drama's PSA was a bit nice, "Love your mom, she sacrificed everything for you".

What I enjoyed the most about this special was the little peek we get into some of the traditional funeral rites of Korea; very interesting.

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