10 August 2011

Can You Hear My Heart Review

Title: Can You Hear My Heart
AKA: Do You Hear My Heart / Listen To My Heart
Genre: Romance, drama
Episodes: 30
Broadcast period: 2011-Apr to 2011-Jul
Cast: Kim Jae Won, Hwang Jung Eum and Nam Goong Min.

Cha Dong Joo (Kim Jae Won) is the grandson of the chairman of Wookyung corp. After his father dies, his mother re-marries to Choi Jung Chul, and because Dong Joo isn’t in age yet, Jung Chul becomes the chairman. One day, Dong Joo runs away from his parents and meets a girl (Hwang Jung Eum) whose name he doesn’t know, he finds out that her mother is deaf, so she was never able to give her a name. The two become friends, and he promises to teach her piano.
At the girls house her mother is marring a mentally retarded, but nice man, who is the father of Bong Ma Ru (Nam Goong Min). Ma Ru doesn’t like the way his family is living, poor and full of defected people, basically embarrassed, and when he meets Dong Joo’s mother, he dreams of having a mother like that.
When by accident Dong Joo witnesses his grandfather being murdered by his step-dad, he falls off a latter, and losing his hearing in the fall. At the same time the girl loses her mother in a fire, which Wookyung is responsible for, and Ma Ru runs to Dong Joo’s mother for help. But Dong Joo’s mother had earlier that day found out that Ma Ru is the real son of Choi Jung Chul, and decides to take Ma Ru in as her own son. A year later, Dong Joo still unable to hear, becomes close to Ma Ru now Jang Jun Ha, but his mother refuses to have him labled as handicapped, so she decides to make him fake that he can hear. That’s how the revenge against Choi Jung Chul begins…
16 years pass, and the girl has become Bong Woo Ri, she lives with her step-father and grandmother, and lives most days looking for Ma Ru. On the other side, Dong Joo comes back from America with his ‘brother’ Jun Ha, and surprises his father with an amazing piano performance. Nobody knows about his handicap, no one except Jun Ha and his mother, the revenge plan seems perfect, until Woo Ri happens to see Dong Joo, thinking it’s Ma Ru…

Omo, long review, sorry :P
This drama is the typical ‘right-owner-back-to-right-place’, lol, with the fight in order to get the business back, and etc. Only with the difference, that the lead is deaf, which sort f spices the drama if you ask me. The fact that he keeps it hidden and that he is able to read lips too. Okay, yeah it’s a drama, but it’s pretty neat, with the entire 16 years in hiding in order to make my step-dad pay. All in all, defiantly worth a watch, and if you’re not into the entire ‘chaebol’ thing, just watch it because of the brothers, they are so good together, real fun. The entire feud is DAEBAK, and the love story makes it even better. I do recommend it, but it’s not that action pacted, so don’t expect the world :)

☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts

Jenji's verdict
This was one of the best dramas in a very long time! I really recommend it seriously! And dont give up after watching first episode, it's really not what you expect. I watched first episode and just didnt feel like it, months later I decide to give it a shot again and wow! only one regret, not giving it a chance first time I checked it out. The whole thing about being deaf and all, it just twists the typical drama so much so its like something new, doesnt have that annoying typical feeling. The lead actor, so lovely! everything about him! And the brother relationship is one of the big pluses in this drama, those scenes were just on replay every single time lol. I really loved it. The whole story is great too, and all the actors too. I really loved that it wasnt too much of fighting over one girl. It wasnt all too much, very bearable. I absolutely recommend it. Very enjoyable and easy to watch with a lot happening but it still doesnt feel all too complicated.

☆☆☆☆½ / 4½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥♥ / 5 out of 5 hearts


Asii said...

sounds interesting. I want to see more of the highly ranked dramas, I know you have a good sense for that =) I simply juuust loved Cain And Abel. I might try this one

Anonymous said...

Hmm, its nothing like Cain & Abel, and occasionally draggy.. but i liked it :)

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