WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING CLEVERLY FUSES ROMANCE AND FANTASY IN A THRILLING COURTROOM DRAMA THAT WILL LEAVE YOU WANTING MORE.
What the rest of supernatural themed dramas missed this year, While You Were Sleepingaccomplished in full marks consistently.
At some point, I imagined the writer meticulously penning the script with a big board of connecting scenarios similar to how detectives work on criminal cases. The heedful writing contributes to the seamless linking of the mini conflicts up to the eventual climax.
Lee Jong Suk, Bae Suzy and the rest of the gang put up a superb collective performance. It highlights the stable storytelling and unswerving focus to present the inventive picture
While You Were Sleeping proves it deserves the hype it got prior to airing. The polished storytelling reflects why they lead the midweek drama race considering it was pitted against impressive dramas on the same time slot.
It switches from comic highs, courtroom thrills and heart-fluttering moments while treading on the exciting fantasy landscape. If you are up for a binge, this is the perfect Kdrama for you.
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This really narrated the story about hot blooded youth set in the 80’s. Boiling hot that half of the story just involved brawls and bullyings. kkk I like period movie productions because I get to be transported back to the time when I was not yet born or too young to remember. And in this movie the only feel good thing I remembered is how I was able to have that “they-were-like-that-in-those-times” thoughts.
Joong-gil used to dote and protect Young-suk when they were in gradeschool but when he was misled that his mom left because of his father’s long absence due to work, he presumed that his dad’s frequent staying in Young-suk’s mother’s restaurant was because of an affair. The friendship fell apart and Joong-gil became a resident playboy as Young-suk became the leader of the high school’s sorority group in High School.
Eventually Joong-gil learned of his mother’s infidelity. Young-suk engaged in a fight with the girl (So-hee),Joong-gil likes and just decided to quit school and head to Seoul. Young-seok’s boyfriend and also the leader of another school gang avenged Young-seok which infuriated Choon-gil but his weak self can’t match to his opponent’s strength. To protect Joong-gil from being beaten up, Young-suk was clobbered by her former gang as she stepped out of her throne and left the town to let life bring her to where she could be. Joong-gil learned of Young-suk’s sacrifice but he was already too late to claim back his first love who left him a letter encouraging him to pursue his dream of being a sailor. He pursued his dream and years later went to visit Young-suk and married her.
It was not as affecting and enchanting as “A Werewolf Boy”, and most of the time it was lacking of engaging elements. It spiked up a little in the dying minutes, but overall it was not as engrossing as I hope it would be. The potential of a nostalgic youth film was there but it lacked comic inserts and spotlight scenes that would make the viewers relate to the characters, or just even reminisce those reckless days they also had when they were young. Fairly done, but a movie you will just easily forget.
The title itself says how this drama is about… SCHOOL… High School to be exact. So to put it simply it dealt with the stereotype High School characters we can all relate and their angst, woes, happiness, weirdness, eccentricity and mischiefs.
The bromance in this drama will be in contention for my favorite this year, and while I’m writing it now I remembered how I was feeling when Heung-soo and Nam-Soon were dramatically exchanging those why-did-you-leave-me-when-you-know-you-are-what-I-only-have scene… I thought they will almost do a kissing scene after… *chuckles
The problems raised in this drama was very disheartening, honest and retrospective at the same time that even if the story was just literally “school bound” I was able to relate with the pain and bliss of the students and the teachers portrayed.
This also said a lot about how teacher affects his students, and how a teacher can teach but can never influence his students. I’m glad that my life was a student was gifted with educators that were able to nurture my skills and potentials to the extent of defying my limitations.
School 2013 narrated the typical classroom setting where side stories of the A-student, bullies, slow-learners, mediocres and uncaring students struggled to keep up with their personal issues alongside the stress they were getting while getting educated. This is very easy to digest and almost anyone can relate to because everyone was once a student.
If you are set to attend a school reunion, this will be something you can watch to set up your mood and make your thoughts wonder back to those good old times when you only worry about your grades failing and nothing about life, love, money and relationship. *sigh This school drama was sweetly done, resonating and nostalgic. -jediprincess