What can I say, this drama again is a great one. Now one may wonder how and why I give thumbs up for all the dramas I watch. Seems like i don’t have any taste hai!. Well there is a simple explanation. I only choose and watch dramas with high user ratings and reviews. ^o^
Even though the story revolve around few people and limited number of sets there were no boring bits and ending left a really warm and joyful feeling in the heart.
Finally, from the cast, the one I liked most was none other than Hye Mi's little sister Ahn Seo Hyun - The little Ajumma.
|Ahn Seo Hyun|
Some background info first:
Dream High (드림하이 ) is a 16 episode Korean TV Drama broadcasted on KBS2 TV Network, Korea starring Suzy (Go Hye Mi),Kim Soo Hyun (Song Sam Dong), Taecyeon (Jin Gook ) , Ham Eun Jung (Yoon Baek Hee) and Wooyoung ( Jason). It was aired from Jan 03, 2011 to Feb 28, 2011 on Monday and Tuesday nights. This series is currently broadcasting in Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore with great success.
According to TNS Media, ratings in Korea are not that disappointing with average rating of 14.9% nationwide with peak rating of 18.2% for the last episode.
Six students at Kirin Art High School work to achieve their dreams of becoming stars in the Korean music industry. During the drama, the students learn how to develop their singing, songwriting and dancing skills while also undergoing personal growth. Each one of the students have their own strength and their own weaknesses, but with the support and guidance of each other, they strive to debut on stage.
(2011, Dream High , Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. )
Lets see what others say:
hobogful says : Surprisingly Great
This drama is really good. At first I thought it was going to be boring and have no point to it but I decided to give it a try and was surprised at how addicting and good it became. The characters were loveable but some in the beginning were really annoying and make you hate them so much.
The main girl character started off as really annoying and rude to some people who is way different than your usual lovable hard working girl. But as the drama goes on you kind of start taking her side and seeing why she is like that. Don’t judge this drama and the characters so quickly because you might find yourself addicted to it after the 3rd episode. I recommend this to anyone mostly since the plot is different and takes you to see struggles of kids and seeing how they get to the top when the they are under so much pressure and facing some of the hardest obstacles.
Jutasija Says: Dream BIG Dreams "cause little ones have no magic"
Realistic, humorous, captivating, thrilling. All this and so much more.
The acting is fabulous. The characters make you love and hate them at the same time. Though Dream High is not your usual drama. It makes you guess from the first minutes to the last seconds, eagerly waiting for the next episode. The various twist, intrigues - the directors of Dream High manage to put the clichés in a new light.
The whole drama tells us the hardships of 6 students, who are trying to find out their dreams. Misunderstandings lead them to lean on each other, makes them fight and reconcile. The storyline captivates you, because it doesn’t take you out of the real world boundaries. You can imagine yourself being in their place, you can sympathize and you can scold them.
Dream High is a place, where you can find hope. The drama gives so many advices; hidden in hilarious situations, that unconsciously we pick up.
The moments spent watching this drama were enjoyable to the highest degree. Everything about this drama is optimistic, fun, happy…It is a drama worth watching.
(2011, Dream High Korean Drama Review - DramaCrazy)
Some favourite quotes of mine from the drama :
- If you go slower in life , you can see lot more than what others will be able to see.
- In this world there is no such thing as foolish dreams.
- What it means to be an adult? They say that there are less and less reasons to smile.
- A normal person , if he wants to give something to someone else , he will keep a portion for himself first before giving the rest away. But a great person will think about others before thinking about himself.
If you are interested in downloading the OSTs for this drama follow the link below. It is generously provided by Ms Ji-Hye through her blog.
Here is the download link: