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A winter love story

by Kiran on November 26, 2009 · 11 comments

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… sigh! I’ve been missing those Korean/Japanese/Cantonese drama series back home. It all started with much convincing from my friends back in 2003 :) Many of you would know what I am talking about. I just couldn’t resist writing a post on it. I recalled Winter Sonata during a phone conversation with my friend (Ms Suze) recently. The more we chatted about it, memories of this celluloid love story rush through my being. I could hear faint voices in my head, begging for attention, “Kiran..Kiran.. are you there? Hello? Ooiii!”

{I snapped back to reality!!!}

… ahem.. oh god! I redialed Suze’s number, but the connection went busy. I would try again later. Now as I am writing this post, I realized, the later was 3 hours ago! OMG! Suze, please have mercy on me!

Anyways…

Winter Sonata, a Korean directional, is a great love story, coupled with interesting twists and memorable acting from Winter Sonatathe main casts. Some of you might find it surprising, but this movie has a similarity to Bollywood serials. Don’t worry, not the length and endless die-alive-die again scenes, but just 20 episodes of great love story. Though I find it a little draggy in the first few episodes, it gained momentum thereafter and I was hooked! I couldn’t wait to complete the entire episodes. Just was way too curious to know how the plot ended. It was like re-enacting writings of Danielle Steele. This is by far one of the shortest tv show review I’ve ever came across. I won’t write much, instead get yourself hooked to Winter Sonata and tell me, did you cry? ;)

star-tulsiI would fall off my chair due to a burst of excitement if I don’t reveal this quicker – Winter Sonata does offer some beautiful medley’s! :) or should I say, Original Sound Track. Yes, believe it or not! Bollywood serials had a rival after all to compete against ;) You might find this fact a little dubious, but I was only

...Ekta Kapoor, why do you have to include those horrendously loud background music in all of your serials? Can any one please explain this phenomena?
introduced to Kyunki Saas and the rest of Indian serials by my mother in law in 2007! :) It was not televised in Malaysia till I married. But it’s never to late to catch-on with these great Indian serials. Though I prefer watching the 1st few years of productions. These days, the plots are running thin and the background score can be very irritating. I loved watching Kyunki Saas first year episodes. I’ve given up since, coupled with my Korean serials. Thanks to YouTube, I might find time to re-indulge in my old habits. Wait till mom finds out, she would freak out! :D

On a separate note, Speakbindas.com interviewed me about Chatterbox. You can read the full interview here. What do you think of my interview?

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sakhi November 26, 2009 at 3:31 AM

was that how smriti irani looked back then??? 8O 8O GOD!!!
.-= Sakhi´s last blog ..Venom II =-.

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2 Kiran December 9, 2009 at 11:25 PM

Yes, tell me about it! :D

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3 Reema November 26, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Oh I loved those Korean serials which used to come on HOME TV

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4 Kiran December 9, 2009 at 11:25 PM

Me too :) You should catch Winter Sonata, it’s addictive!

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5 Nikhil December 1, 2009 at 6:24 AM

Hey!! I’m back!!! :D
And I love this new layout!! :D
.-= Nikhil´s last blog ..No, I Said Back! =-.

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6 Kiran December 9, 2009 at 11:27 PM

Yay, the humor guy is back into the blogging world!

Thanks buddy, I love this new layout as well :)

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7 Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats December 10, 2009 at 4:14 AM

frankly i havent watched this serials. I personally hate watching serials and TV shows.. But this one seems interesting will check out a few episodes in YouTube..
.-= Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats´s last blog ..Download Beta Versions of Google Chrome for Linux & Mac =-.

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8 Kiran December 10, 2009 at 11:27 AM

Check this one out – it’s quite interesting, I promise :)

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9 indianhomemaker December 19, 2009 at 7:18 AM

I happened to watch Bhaskar Bharti which is a story of an MCP Bhaskar being punished by KK (Krishna Kanhaiya, I assume) and to learn what it means to be born a woman in India and live everyday fighting gender bias, he is sent to Bihar as a woman, married to another crazy MCP like himself (but this time as a woman- Bharti) ;) This one’s also available on You Tube.
.-= indianhomemaker´s last blog ..Rapists are listening gratefully. =-.

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10 Kiran April 28, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Thanks IHM, would check this out on YT!

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11 VISHAL April 30, 2010 at 12:23 AM

I never saw Winter Sonata but I will surely watch it on Youtube now… BDW prison break is ma all time favt serial :)
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