If there is such a thing as perfection and flawless in this universe, then this Kdrama of the year is it- That Winter the Wind Blows is the most beautiful kdrama I've ever watched! Its indescribable until one actually watches it. It was love at first sight, when I read that Jo In Sung, the handsomest man in my universe signed up as lead, his very first drama 2 years after his mandatory army stint ended in May 2011 and 8 years after the kdrama Spring Day. It was love at first sight when Song Hye Kyo was confirmed as the main lead actress. It was love at first sight when the first scene gradually appeared on screen, a vast landscape of snow and a solitary tree.
And my love affair with That Winter The Wind Blows continues as I fall for the O2 couple the Oxygen couple Oh Soo the fake brother and Oh Young the blind heiress in a story of faux incest
unconsummated, of love that blooms between two people, both abandoned, both wanting to die, wanting to live, wanting to create beautiful memories in the chaos of their lives.
I want both to die in the end, so that they can finally be together on the other side. It would just be too cruel for one to go and the other to live on without the other. In a way they complete each other unknowingly. Both change for the good as they touch each others lives. Yes, writer nim Noh Hye Kyung just let them go, let them drink the euthanasia pill together or let them live even in obscurity so that they can finally be happy after all the pathos they experienced. I love the cinematography and production design and the color of the scenes, its like a wasteland, cold. forlorn, empty, yet the splotches of colors promise the renewal of spring. I love how the PD nim takes close ups of the leads and other actors, so that every emotion that registers on their beautiful faces is priceless. I feel like I'm part of the drama, only I am silent, like the fly on the wall, a voyeur extraordinaire, drinking in every second of their lives.Now this scene is one of my favorites in ep. 8 when Oh Soo brings Oh Young up to the top of the mountain, piggbacking her all the way up.And they listen to what sounds like a thousand crystal bells ringing only its the frozen icicles on the branches of the snow clad trees, clinking in the wind, and then he back hugs her and she in turn embraces him. I guess that's partly the raison de etre of the drama's title.( Read more...Collapse )( More of the beautiful...Collapse )