[HanCinema’s Drama Review] ‘Our Beloved Summer’ Episode 14 @ HanCinema

last time in “Our beloved summer” Wong Yoon Soo, in the course of resuming their romance, asked why she broke up with him five years ago. The episode ends with him asking him the exact same question again. It just includes more assurances that he’s not going to be crazy and that he’s simply dedicated to finding out everything that’s going on with her. This is despite there being several scenes that hint that he already knew basically that I don’t even know what to think in terms of who knows what about the backstory.


The problem with “Our beloved summer” is that the struggle has no obstacles. Yeon-soo simply refuses to speak to Woong for no reason, because every possible motive for her verbal occurrence is presented in a very scattered manner. Early on, we reminisced about Eun-Soo as a child heading early into seclusion because apparently she has no parents. Wong apparently knows that Yeon-soo has no parents and lives with her grandmother.

That’s no reason for her not to talk to him! “Our beloved summer” It’s also gotten to the point where NJ’s story actually makes the overall story worse, just because NJ’s story is more graphic. New Jersey suddenly realized during a recording session that she could not relate to the experience of wanting to share a quiet moment with friends because she had no friends. As usual, Roh Jeong Eui A huge nuance appears at the moment. She is not upset.

New Jersey didn’t get the premise of an ad intended for a wide audience because its whole idea of ​​what counts as normal is so skewed. We can also see, from her conversation with Ji-woong, that what attracted her so much about Woong wasn’t that Woong himself was so special, but just the fact that he talked to her like she was an ordinary person at all. Those scenes with NJ show specific growth of the character based on past experiences.

What makes these nominally good scenes frustrating is that they draw so much attention to how the main story doesn’t. Woong and Yeon-soo’s love story is charming with the meaning of affirmations. Yeon-soo, despite her shyness, really wants Woong to fight for her, even though this challenges his character. This has almost nothing to do with any of the story’s actual plot hooks. The documentary was finally released, for example, with almost no effect on the actual narrative.

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“Our beloved summer” directed by Kim Yeon Jin I, written by Lee Nayun Iand features Choi is imminentAnd Kim Da MiAnd Kim Sung CheolAnd Roh Jeong EuiAnd Ahn Dong JooAnd Park Won Sang. Broadcasting info in Korea: 12/06/2021~ It’s now broadcasting, Mon-Tuesday 22:00 on SBS.

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William Schwartz

Team writer. He has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, and has lived in South Korea since 2011. He started in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema’s 2016 summer travel diary series, and is settled Currently in Anyang. He has good tips for using the public bus system in South Korea. William Schwartz can be contacted at william@hancinema.net. He also has an alternate at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future films to review.

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