21 May 2016

Page Turner Review

Title: Page Turner
Genre: Drama, Music
Episodes: 3
Broadcast Period: Mar-2016 to Apr-2016
Cast: Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo, Shin Jae Ha, Ye Ji Won, Hwang Young Hee, Kim Dong Hee, Kim Min Sang

Yoo Seul (Kim So Hyun) is a student of an art high school. She is a talented pianist and who won various contests, but is driven by her mother. Yoo Seul's mother wanted to become a pianist when she was younger, however she failed to do so, and that's why she's forcing her dream on Yoo Seul. One day, Yoo Seul has an accident, which results in that Yoo Seul may never play the piano again. With the help of her friend Cha Shik (Ji Soo) and Yoo Seul's rival Jin Mok (Shin Jae Ha), Yoo Seul begins to live a new life.

I did not expect to laugh as much as I did in a drama about such serious, earnest themes. But the drama has a playful tone to it, where characters in the world are very serious, but we’re able to see the irony and the humor in the moments. Man Cha Shik is such a great character. I mean, they’re all good characters with lots of potential, but Cha-shik is so lovable right away. He’s delightfully dim, but I like that it doesn’t necessarily prevent the depth in his character. The directing/editing/cinematography was on point up till the end. I would give this full hearts but I took off half a heart point because I had certain expectations of the ending that weren’t met.

☆☆☆☆½ / 4½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥½ / 4½ out of 5 hearts

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