Show Introduction: Heartstrings

Posted by Stephanie on April 24, 2012



Or the one where Shin Woo finally gets the girl.

Or how a show can be ruined by a really bad kiss.

After watching You’re Beautiful, where we were sad(?) Shin Woo did not win the heart of Mi Nam, the two actors got together again and starred in Heartstrings, as the main couple. For the most part I really liked this show. It captured my attention with cute characters, a sweet lead couple, and great music. They had me until the very end–then screwed the dismount. I have problems with the last episode altogether and the dumb things that happened, but the biggest problem I had was with the kiss at the very end. Ugh. Out of a pretty solid series, that kiss at the end just colors my whole experience. I’m going to try to forget about it while watching the show again.

Side note: My friend Kate usually only watches Kdrama with me, picked this one up and watched it herself–cursing me through her late night marathons. Squee!

Lastly, it’s through Heartstrings I learned of (this week’s Musical Monday) who I really enjoy.

Show Stats: Heartstrings also known as The Festival or You’ve Fallen For me aired on MBC from 6/29/11-08/18/11 with 15 episodes. Surprisingly, it did not have great ratings. Spunky kids, music, Park Shin Hye? I expected better.

Synopsis from DramaFever :

Real-life rocker Jung Yong Hwa from Korean rock band CNBLUE plays Lee Shin, a college student majoring in modern music. Singer and guitarist for a band called The Stupid, he is known for his good looks and passion for music. With a cold personality, he only cares about his music, uninterested in a traditional career or future. Shin is infatuated with a dance professor at his university, but this all changes when he meets Lee Kyu Won.
Park Shin Hye plays Lee Kyu Won, a bright, outgoing student born into a prestigious family. She is majoring in traditional Korean instruments, such as the gayageum. Kyu Won’s grandfather is one of the top traditional musicians of his age, and his wish is that his granddaughter will become a traditional music prodigy.
Trying to live up to her grandfather’s expectations, Kyu Won immerses herself in training and knows nothing besides traditional music. One day, Kyu Won’s friends drag her to a concert to watch The Stupid, and she is instantly captivated by Lee Shin playing guitar on stage…

Opening (which watching, just makes me want to listen to the soundtrack again!)


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