A Shoulder to Cry On (2023) poster
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Notes: 7.6/10 par 16,349 utilisateurs
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Da Yeol entend deux types s'amuser dans le bureau de l'infirmière et renverse accidentellement la tringle à rideaux. Lorsque l'infirmière découvre la scène, Tae Hyun, le beau gosse, lui dit que Da Yeol a essayé de l'embrasser. Avant que Da Yeol ne puisse corriger le malentendu, la rumeur se répand et sa bourse de tir à l'arc est menacée. Pour aggraver les choses, Tae Hyun ne montre pas le moindre remords ; en fait, il commence à fréquenter Da Yeol sans vergogne. Il ne faut pas longtemps avant que les deux commencent à marcher sur la fine ligne entre la haine et l'amour. (Source: English = Yaoi Wiki Fandom || Traduction = Oryane Dumont à MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the manhwa "Sonyeoneul Wilohaejwo" (소년을 위로해줘) by Dong Mul (동물). Modifier la traduction

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  • Pays: South Korea
  • Catégorie: Drama
  • Épisodes: 7
  • Diffusé: mars 15, 2023 - mars 29, 2023
  • Diffusé Sur: Mardi, Mercredi
  • Durée: 30 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 16,349 utilisateurs)
  • Classé: #4979
  • Popularité: #452
  • Classification du contenu: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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79 personnes ont trouvé cette critique utile
mars 29, 2023
7 épisodes vus sur 7
Complété 2
Globalement 7.0
Histoire 7.0
Acting/Cast 6.5
Musique 8.0
Degrés de Re-visionnage 5.0

Rough path with some sweetness and the ending that lost focus…

A Shoulder to Cry On delivered quite a few good messages that would resonate with teens and young adults, and even a few lessons that can change the perspective of the adults, as long as they are willing to think about these topics after the episodes end. A nice step into a different direction in a well known high school set up.

That said, is this truly the deep and complex psychological story as some people claim it to be? Depends on what you compare it to. It’s not as sweet and silly as many high school and university BLs, and there is an attempt to add layers to the characters, especially on Tae Hyun’s side. So compared to other K-BLs, one could see it as something more. If you look at it in a broader manner, sadly it’s just another enemy to lovers trope with trauma as a cherry on top.

Yes, it does tackle some serious and important topics like childhood trauma, lack of emotional support, repressed feelings, guilt, resentment, forgiveness. Yet, all on surface level. It’s like a weather talk - just a starter for the conversation.

I think the biggest disappointment for me comes from how black and white they tried to present really complex situations and how fast they moved away from them without truly putting time and effort to give a proper resolution, which was especially obvious in the last two episodes. How to put it… it lacked nuance. It made me feel like the production team does not trust the audience to handle difficult topics so they made them as approachable and simple as possible. God forbid someone finishes an episode with conflicted feelings about the characters.

Personally, my favorite part of the plot was Da Yeol’s doubts about his path. It’s an issue most young people resonate with and many adults still struggle with. It was best written, paced and concluded part of the story and I wish the drama focused on it a little bit more.

Then we have the acting, which was fine during the teen daily life scenes, and questionable at best during the emotional scenes. There were a few moments I could see Shin Ye Chan tried to convey strong emotions, but it just did not translate on screen. Similar issues happened with more “heart wrenching” scenes from Kim Jae Han. Realistically speaking, for debut roles, these were quite challenging, so I’m; not exactly surprised by the end product.

Undoubtedly the production was a massive improvement compared to other short k-bls. Longer episodes allowed the story to have a more even pacing without too many things being painfully rushed (putting aside the final conclusions). While it still lacks in comparison to mainstream dramas, it’s on par with other web dramas, which is far better than what we’ve got until this point from Korean BLs.

Improvement from makeup artists needed though.

Overall, it’s great to see a longer format and I’m glad it was given to a story with an actual plot that at least attempted something more than “sweet teen romance”.

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88 personnes ont trouvé cette critique utile
mars 29, 2023
7 épisodes vus sur 7
Complété 15
Globalement 10
Histoire 10
Acting/Cast 10
Musique 10
Degrés de Re-visionnage 10


At the beginning I was not impressed with this drama, I'll be honest. I am not a fan of romanticizing bulling. But my brain apparently didn’t process the "psychological" tag among all the others and when I finally understood I looked at it with a different mindset. It got me hooked, yeah. I guess being in the same idol group helps a lot, because their chemistry was great and their dynamic felt natural. The last 2 eps felt a lil bit rushed, I can't put my finger on the why I felt that, but I can pass that because overall it was great.
Now, people and their obsession with kisses!!! Is that really the defining point to score a drama? for real?! my goodness. let me get this straight... So TBLs with mediocre plots and cringe acting are deserving 10 because they do have make out sessions, right?! But an exquisite KBL drama is no good if there's no kissing? I am pissed! A really great drama gets low score because of horny brats who didn't get what they wanted! Look... I get it, it's a romance drama among other tags, but you HAVE the romance. The touches, the glances, the subtle smiles and the straight up lovey dovey staring screams romance! The story was so beautifully portrayed, they had such a great chemistry, loved how natural their dynamic was(yes, I'm repeating myself), the character development was so nice and in the end they were so good at expressing what they feel that they dipped those red flags from the beginning in bright shiny green. From my pov, I am more annoyed when they do kiss but they resemble 2 dead fishes lip locked. I would rather prefer no kiss as long as it's a good drama. If they kiss and it's nice, halleluiah (enters Our dating Sim). KBL takes the industry like a storm and i'm here for it all in no matter if there's kisses or not. They build great background stories, the plot is well constructed and the actors chemistry is always on point... with a few small exceptions. So yeah, Let's go Korea!!!
In conclusion, IT IS WORTH IT!

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  • Drama: A Shoulder to Cry On
  • Pays: Corée du Sud
  • Épisodes: 7
  • Diffusé: mars 15, 2023 - mars 29, 2023
  • Diffusé On: Mardi, Mercredi
  • Durée: 30 min.
  • Classification du contenu: 15+ - Adolescents de 15 ans ou plus


  • Score: 7.6 (marqué par 16,349 utilisateurs)
  • Classé: #4979
  • Popularité: #452
  • Téléspectateurs: 30,120

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