Do You Like Brahms? (2020) poster
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L’histoire prend place dans une prestigieuse école de musique. On découvrira Park Joon Young, un talentueux pianiste qui a commencé à jouer à l’âge de 6 ans. Il a déjà remporté de nombreux concours internationaux. On fera également la rencontre de Chae Song Ah, une jeune femme qui, après avoir eu une licence de business, décide de retourner dans la même université pour faire des études de musique, afin de devenir violoniste. Après quatre essais, elle est enfin acceptée. Elle a donc 7 ans de plus que ses camarades. Un certain lien semblerait naître entre les deux… Mais il y a-t-il réellement de la place pour une quelconque relation quand il faut arriver aux attentes du système (Source : Dogaru) Modifier la traduction

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  • Pays: South Korea
  • Catégorie: Drama
  • Épisodes: 16
  • Diffusé: août 31, 2020 - oct. 20, 2020
  • Diffusé Sur: Lundi, Mardi
  • Station de diffusion initiale: SBS
  • Durée: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 13,558 utilisateurs)
  • Classé: #2125
  • Popularité: #444
  • Classification du contenu: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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minj99
77 personnes ont trouvé cette critique utile
sept. 8, 2020
16 épisodes vus sur 16
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Globalement 8.0
Histoire 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Musique 9.0
Degrés de Re-visionnage 6.0

Shining characters trapped in a drab plot line

Standout characters immediately grab your attention, and Do You Like Brahms? starts with one of the strongest first 4 episodes of 2020 premieres, second only to Flower of Evil. The two main leads, a burned out superstar and a struggling artist, seem cliché, but their foil is fully explored and surprisingly relatable. However, little substance is built on the foundation of their relationship. You better understand and relate with each character, with each episode, but the evolution of their relationship stagnates. Either DYLB? should have been told in fewer episodes or bigger dramatics were needed to stimulate a more engaging reaction.

Story:
The contrast between the quality of characters vs plot is stark by the ending of Do You Like Brahms? From leads to supports, the characters have an incredible amount of depth. Even the motivations of the antagonists are mired in complexity. As a character drama, DYLB? excels by making the unique lives and challenges of musicians relatable to casual drama viewers.

As a thrilling romance or gripping melodrama, it falls short. The love triangle(s) that is crux to the plot of DYLB? is presented in the first couple episodes, and its potential outcome feels inevitable (i.e. miscommunication, confusion, heartbreak). The lack of suspense transforms into frustration as the middle segment of DYLB? trundles toward the finale following a subdued climax.

I want to include one last comment about time skips and flashbacks. They were not always crystal clear, but I appreciate that the director did not baby the audience with title cards like “1 year ago”, “1 month later”, etc. Overall, the plot is the main weakness in an otherwise well directed drama.

Acting:
The combination of character design and cast brings to life the fictional characters on screen. Park Eun Bin adds another excellent role after her underappreciated performance in Hot Stove League. Kim Min Jae has a long list of great roles for such a young actor, almost comparable to Yeo Jin Goo. Their interpretations of their characters just make sense. They act and behave like genuine human beings instead of characters.

The rest of the cast is equally decorated, but I will specifically praise Choi Dae Hoon and Baek Ji Won for creating characters that knew all the right buttons to push for maximum irritation. The way they frustrate the viewers and the main leads is the definition of entertainment, in stark contrast to my frustration with the flat plot.

Music:
More so than the characters and cast, the music within Do You Like Brahms? rises above First, the use of classical music is slightly cheesy and often used as a plot device, but it is refreshing to hear a different sound from the standard drama ballads. Second, the OST of DYLB? is anything but “standard”. The same musical producer from Hotel Del Luna worked on this drama, and the quality of the OST is unparalleled in 2020. It is hit after hit sung by some of the biggest names in Korean music, from Taeyeon to Heize. It is good enough to listen without even watching DYLB?

Rewatch Value:
The lack of dynamic plot and explosive confrontations make it hard to justify a rewatch. This weakness even bleeds into the strong character designs. The main female lead starts off as a relatable, struggling young adult, but she seems too perfect as the story drags on. Being untalented or soft-spoken is far from a real character flaw, and her immaculate actions wear her initial relatability thin. I may be overly critical since I started DYLB? with high hopes. Unfortunately, it falls short of the best drama of 2020 which currently belongs to Crash Landing on You (depends if you consider it a 2019 or 2020 drama) or Flower of Evil.

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Kdrama Feminist
65 personnes ont trouvé cette critique utile
oct. 22, 2020
16 épisodes vus sur 16
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Globalement 6.5
Histoire 4.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Musique 9.5
Degrés de Re-visionnage 2.0

The characters shine. The plot... not so much.

This drama’s rating is high purely because of the characters. Song Ah x Joon Young are two of the softest, politest, most introverted leads I’ve ever watched. I fell in love with them from the start and I never fell out despite my declining interest in the drama. PEB & KMJ play them to perfection.

The second leads are both great too. Hyeon Ho is easy to love - the smiling, puppy in love. Jung Kyung is more complex. Struggling with her fallen star & complicated feelings, she’s still clever and kind and I don’t care what anyone says, I loved her. I’ll be adding her to my pantheon of second female leads who deserved better. (It’s a really great club btw I’ll make a list of them all one day)

Cha Young In (the noona from the kyunghoo foundation) was also a quiet favourite of mine. Unlike the many immature & selfish professors from the university, she’s grown wise with time & dispenses advice and knowledge freely without judging or looking down on anyone. Everyone is lucky to have her as their senior in life tbh. I’d love an older female friend like her.

So yes. 6.5 stars purely because they all live bright in my heart and the first third or half was really good.

The plot lets it down. At some point past act 1 it becomes this endless slog of misery and miscommunication (from a couple that thrived on being open with one another no less!)

I didn’t mind it being slow because it felt like a healing drama and for a while it was. It soon devolved into a melodramatic mess however and the neat bow-wrapped ending isn’t enough to save it.

Just another drama of what-could-have been to join the many already littering the LOST POTENTIAL graveyard.

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  • Drama: Do You Like Brahms?
  • Pays: Corée du Sud
  • Épisodes: 16
  • Diffusé: août 31, 2020 - oct. 20, 2020
  • Diffusé On: Lundi, Mardi
  • Station de diffusion initiale: SBS
  • Durée: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Classification du contenu: 15+ - Adolescents de 15 ans ou plus

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  • Score: 8.0 (marqué par 13,558 utilisateurs)
  • Classé: #2125
  • Popularité: #444
  • Téléspectateurs: 30,569

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