Do You Like Brahms?
Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Friendship, Music
Origin: South Korea
Air-date: August 31 to October 20, 2020
Starring: Park Eun Bin as Chae Song Ah, Kim Min Jae as Park Joon Young, Park Ji Hyun as Lee Jung Kyung, Kim Sung Chul as Han Hyun Ho, Lee You Jin as Yoon Dong Yoon, Bae Da Bin as Kang Min Sung
I ended 2020 with a bang and I’m starting it off with an even bigger bang. Bang bang bang. My first review of 2021 is dedicated to a beautiful drama that I binged, yes binged. Listen y’all know I be old and crusty and cannot binge for shit anymore so imagine my surprise when I sat for 10 hours and then 6 hours straight and gobbled this drama all the way up. I even went through a little depression when I was done cause I was like whyyy. It’s so funny because I distinctly remember being told that this drama was a flop and boring, but holy hell, I really loved this shit. It was so beautiful. It was a rollercoaster drama with my emotions and I think this is best described as a very cathartic drama. I enjoyed the way it made me feel watching this drama and the top notch chemistry between Eun Bin and Min Jae.
My favorite thing about this drama was just how realistic the characters were. As much as I hated and I do mean HATED, like it is on SIGHT when I catch that motherfucking bitch in the streets, Jung Kyung, she was still very much a pliable character. The story wasn’t the strongest in the sense that we did receive our cliches and the over dramatics, but it was the characters that made it absolutely endearing. I enjoyed that we had the narration from our female lead from time to time because it set the pace for the drama. I understood the way they tackled their problems and for once I didn’t dislike the inevitable breakup because listen, if I was Song Ah, I would’ve felt the same way.
I can say with certainty that everyone in this drama needed to go to therapy and in a dream world they all did. I think something that really stuck out to me was the choice to have Song Ah give up the violin and the words that were used to explain that. Idk y’all, I can’t explain it, but I really think this is just one of those dramas where you have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy it. I just really felt such a kismet connection to their struggles be it through grad school, or settling on a job after graduation or the struggles of supporting your family and eventually turning something you love into something you hate, it really just touched me.
Let’s not even discuss the soundtrack because that alone is reason to devour this drama like I did. There were also so many beautiful shots as well and it deserved the SBS award for best couple because THEY WERE IT. Please give this drama a shot because it really was so beautiful and sweet. However, if you’re not a fan of slower paced dramas, then you should definitely skip this one.