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OSTrich Mondays #2

bscap0000Recently i watched the 2004 drama I’m Sorry, I Love You with Im Su Jeong, So Ji Sub and Jung Kyung Ho among others and i remembered how beautiful older dramas are. They might not be perfect, but they hold another aesthetic, let’s say they have a more innocent aura, a purity of emotion. And all of a sudden i remembered the Endless Love quartet, one emotional operetta for every season: Autumn in my Heart (2000), Winter Sonata (2002), Spring Waltz (2006) and Summer Scent (2003). They were among the first South Korean dramas i watched and they will always hold a special place in my heart.

I hope soon enough, around the middle of February, to start watching older dramas i have in my mind for some time now. Dramas like Honesty (2000), Beautiful Days (2001), Stairway to Heaven (2003), Sandglass (1995), Sad Love Story (2005), Whatever Happened in Bali (2004) and such. I suppose these dramas are milestones for the romance/drama genre of nowadays dramas and they played their important role back then. Cinematography might lack a bit at some aspects due to the fact that most of them were released at least ten years ago, but the ambiance they convey will still be alive and that’s all that matters, right?

This Monday i will offer an ethereal piece without lyrics from Sandglass, its floating siren-like female vocals are enchanting and pace really well with the musical background; melancholic and soothing.

And since i covered the OST part of the second OSΤrich Monday of 2015, here’s something different, a South Korean cover on one of my favorite Greek songs, “The Train Leaves at 8”. It paces really well with the 80s South Korean music that i highly enjoy. I personally consider Cho Yong Pil as one of the most emblematic figures ever, his emotional interpretation is insuperable. But enough with all that, here’s the song:

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Kwon Sang Seung

Kwon Sang Seung

elles viennent
autres et pareilles
avec chacune c'est autre et c'est pareille
avec chacune l'absence d'amour est autre
avec chacune l'absence d'amour est pareille
-Samuel Beckett-


  1. January 13, 2015 at 4:21 am — Reply

    Ooh lovely post! I so agree, though lacking the big budgets of today’s dramas, the oldies had a charm all their own, and without the PPL and the slickness to distract you felt the emotional punches. One of the best watches I had last year was a 2001 melo called Snowman during which I bawled my way straight for two episodes. It cheap looking but it didn’t matter one bit. I made a resolution last year to marathon pre-2007 dramas exclusively. Then life happened and I fell off the wagon. I will get back on it soon!

    • January 13, 2015 at 6:41 pm — Reply

      Thanks a lot! Indeed, it’s a solitary drama pleasure of emotional punches 😀
      Read the synopsis of Snowman and the scenario is quite intriguing! There must be lots of pain in there 😀 And we all know that older dramas don’t have a good relationship with happeh endings 😛 Yeah, life is the martyrdom of dramas lol

  2. January 15, 2015 at 3:57 am — Reply

    Great post! After reading this, I kinda feel inspired to check out some older dramas that I’ve never had the chance to before. Like DDee, I also want to check out some more pre-2007 dramas, possible ones from the early 2000s. Although, after having a good look at some, most of them seem to be melos…Bring on the tissues!

    • January 15, 2015 at 7:03 pm — Reply

      Thanks a lot! 🙂 Yup, these older dramas were born to raise the tissue industry’s sales 😀

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