From the little pieces that we saw, Go Kyung-pyo reminds me a lot of Siwon in King of Dramas, which is definitely a good thing. She's really a great actress and I can't wait to see her in those emotional scenes. Despite having big shoes to fill in, I must say he has made the role his and fleshed out Chiaki in the way I had always wanted. After watching the first episode of this drama I went back to watch a few episodes of the Japanese Nodame Cantabile. And I'm sold on Joo Won. Crying, she gathers her things and leaves the room. I will still be watching because I was not expecting much of the k-version and so far it is not bad for what it is.
Streseman tells Mina that his plan is to create a special orchestra, not just teach the orchestra that currently exists at the school. Also, if the theme of the drama is all about Classical music, why have an ending song that isn't??? Tomorrow Cantabile suits me fine. Yoo-jin says he came here because of the awful noise they were making, calling it two separate pieces rather than an accompaniment. Well, I like the promo material released so far. He chucks her half of dinner groceries in the garbage and stalks off angrily. It was funny, full of music and some growth of characters, that's about it. And his dad is no slouch in the looks department, either.
Teacher Do leaves the meeting in a hurry when he gets a call that the campus pervert has returned, and catches Streseman in the act of snapping pictures of female students. But otherwise, the drama is pretty good - maybe I had too much expectation for this given all the hype. So this must be the first time. That bathtub scene looks promising. I would find it strange if the Korean version will look like the manga in every single aspect because, it will not be possible, different culture, different setting, different taste.
Teacher Do is there and gets an idea, and compliments Il-lac on his expressive and colorful playing. He devolves into fits of laughter, and she attacks him with his own bow. Actor are already very impressive this male lead guys. An encouraging Dad who can cook? He arms himself with cleaning supplies and gets to work, even as Nae-il intervenes, trying to argue for keeping everything, down to the days-old sludge passing for food. It's hard to have any clue about western music without studying Ancient greek music, Despres, Palestrina and Bach first. The most interesting character is Yoo Il rak aka Ko Gyung pyo.
Here, it felt more choppy and cut up and not as organic. Her feet start to dance now, and she says that at the moment, she wants to leap right into his chest. Like if there wasn't the constant narration over it. We only have toned-down chocolate eating, which Yoo-jin doesn't actually see. Why would the Korean production team want something exactly like the Japanese version when it's for the Korean audience? Cha Yoo Jin is a third year student in a school of music majoring in piano and dreaming of becoming a world renowned conductor. They kept it pretty realistic.
In the manga, Nodame was mistaken for a middle schooler when she performed with Stresemann on Europe. So far I like this version better than the Japanese. I do hope thay at lest keep the idea that Naeil is the real 'genius' and by the end of the drama it is Chiaki always having keep up with her. I'm more curious where the character is going to go. It's like I'm supposed fill in some gaps with the knowledge I have from watching the J-Cantabile to get the full point in K-Cantabile.
They are so cute together. With Joo Won's giving his own interpretation on his character as Cha Yoo Jin, I am now drawn to it more than I think I will be. Beside need to keep the hype. But in the Kdrama there was none of this build up and exposition, none of this continuity and link to later unfolding events. Joo-won, however, has done a good job as the Chiaki typr character.
I was worried about the characters though even if we dont want to there will always be comparisons and because the portrayals of j drama casts were so well done. I also felt that Chiaki did not sell me into how he fell in love with Nodame. As they play, Streseman pauses outside the practice room to watch. And I like this show so far so it's not a bash on the show, but I'm rather curious about the Japanese version just for the music. Then cut to the real Yoo Jin with his cold and indifferent look. Teacher Ahn is very impressed at their performance and asks Yoo-jin how it feels to have overcome a big wall—did he not have fun? Dean Song Mina sits in on a rehearsal of a student orchestra, and while not much happens in the scene other than this, I am always happy to listen to some Dvorak. Its giving me the playful kiss feelz.
An arrogant top student at a college of music becomes involved with an eccentric, but energetic pianist. I do hope Shim Eun Kyung finds her ground soon though because sometimes she just came off as over the top or cutesy and that's not Nodame. Also, I'm already connecting with the little moments of poignancy they threw in, so I'm hoping they keep going with that. Teacher Do is done with Yoo-jin, though, and washes his hands of him. But Teacher Ahn has a few tricks up his sleeve, saying that Yoo-jin has already been ditched by one teacher—does he want to be ditched by another? I actually laughed out loud when watching this!!! While I really liked Yoo-jin he was like the perfect blend of serious and goofy , the character of Nae-il was hit or miss with me. The camera work marvellous- my favourites were scenes filmed in dusk with sunset catching on Nodame's hair and face. Furious, Teacher Do throws him out and threatens to have Yoo-jin expelled.
Yoo-jin flicks his wand and moves with the wind, and the two are finally in sync. Most definitely I agree that for a student of music, dead music is just as necessary to learn as living music. In the middle of it is Nae-il, seated at a grand piano, playing her heart out. I think that it would be informative and enlightening to add the major pieces in the episodes. Although I must admit that I didn't actually sit through the original.