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Highlights of Our Blues Kdrama and a Quick Review

Our Blues got attention and good reviews from people all over the world, as it should have. This series has a lot of humor, romance, drama, and important things to say. Not only that, but the series also has great OSTs sung by well-known K-pop singers like Jimin from BTS, Aespa’s WINTER, and Ha Sungwoon from Wanna One.

In fact, everyone who worked on the production deserves a standing ovation and a round of applause. The show’s main idea is really one of a kind because it shows life and everything in between in a humanistic way.

Our Blues Recap

Dong-Seok and Miss Kang are still on their way to Madang-RI, Dong-hometown Seok’s that has been turned into a lake. They started climbing up through the forest. Miss Kang tries hard to keep up with her, but she sprained her ankle because she was wearing shoes with heels. She keeps this from Dong-Seok because she doesn’t want to be a bother. After a while, they get to the site of the reservoir and sit far apart from each other.

Dong-Seok asked Miss Kang what it was like to live in the village. Miss Kang said that when she was young, her mother, father, and brother all died and were buried together. On top of that, Dong-aunt Seok’s died three years ago. This showed that almost all of her family members had died.

Painful Conversations

As it started to look like it was going to rain, the two decided to go down the mountain. Dong-Seok saw that Miss Kang was hobbling and in pain. He feels sorry for her, so he wraps her in his jacket and puts her on his back. As it started to rain, Dong-Seok finally talked to Miss Kang about what happened in the past. He tells her that he was lonely and that he let himself get beat up so that her mother would feel sorry for him.

Highlights of Our Blues Kdrama and a Quick Review

For him, the only thing that mattered was her mother, but when Miss Kang told him not to call her that, she also took her away. Lastly, Miss Kang says that the woman who treated Dong-Seok the way she did was crazy and couldn’t have been her mother. This showed that Miss Kang felt bad about what she had done in the past and felt guilty about it.

She begs Dong-Seok to throw her and her daughter into the sea when she dies instead of having a funeral. Dong-Seok held back his tears, didn’t say a word, started the truck in the rain, and drove away.

Weary Hearts and Little Beginnings

When Dong-Seok and Miss Kang got to the hospital, the doctor yelled at him for letting his sick mother travel. The doctors say Miss Kang should stay in the hospital. Otherwise, she will soon die. But when Miss Kang wakes up, she tells him she doesn’t want to stay there and tells him she wants to go home.

Dong-Seok did what she told him to do and they kept going while stopping to eat jjajangmyeon. Dong-Seok helped Miss Kang so he could be nicer to her. In contrast, they were eating while asking her why she wanted to eat jjajangmyeon in the first place. She said that Dong-father Seok gave it to her as a sign of his love.

On the way back to Jeju, they started talking again, and Miss Kang asked Dong-Seok to help her learn how to spell names. Mount Halla, where Baengnokdam Lake is, was one of the words she didn’t understand. Dong-Seok asks her if she has ever been there, and she tells him in a sad way that she hasn’t.

He then tells her how beautiful the lake is and how it is one of the best things she will ever see. When Miss Kang hears this, she asks him to take her there. At first, he says no, but once they’re off the ship and she’s asleep, he agrees.

The Promise of Dong-Seok

Miss Kang’s eyes grew wide when she woke up at the base of Mount Halla and saw snow shining as it was blown by the wind. Even though it takes 4 hours to get to the lake, Miss Kang kept going so she could see it for herself. Not even 30 minutes later, Miss Kang is the only one who is totally worn out. During a break, she tells Dong-Seok that the trip she is on with him right now is the best time of her life.

Dong-Seok decides to go to the top himself and take a picture of the lake because he thinks Miss Kang might not be able to handle the walk. Miss Kang, on the other hand, waits for her at a tea shop at the base. Dong-Seok gets close to the lake, but he can’t go any further because the way is blocked. He decides to record the scenery on video.

Dong-Seok turns the camera toward him while he talks to her mother. The mountain is on his back. He says that when spring comes, the two of them will come back together. After getting down, Dong-Seok picks up Miss Kang at the tea shop and shows her the video, which she plays over and over.

Demise

Dong-Seok asks Miss Kang if she wants to see his house when he pulls up to her house. Seon-A and Yeol were there to greet them when they got there, which was a surprise. Miss Kang told Seon-A that his son had a kind and soft heart while they were together.

When Dong-Seok takes Miss Kang home to sleep, he asks her again to make him some doenjang stew for breakfast because it’s the only way he likes it. Miss Kang gets up early in the morning to make the stew and feed the dogs.

When Dong-Seok got there, his food was already on the table, and she was sleeping right next to it. As Dong-Seok takes his first sip, he notices that his mother isn’t doing anything. She was no longer alive.

Dong-Seok held her mother’s lifeless body close to him and gave her a tight hug as he looked at her with sadness. He thinks about how he feels while he is crying. He finally realized that he had never felt bad about what she had done in the past. All he ever wanted to do was give her a hug and makeup with her.

Our Blues Best Points

Storyline and Characters

Noh Hee Kyung is best known for writing stories that are easy to understand and true to life. Not only that, but she has won awards for bringing well-written characters to life in her writing. In fact, Writer Noh gave each of the stars in this series a unique and different role. The show had a lot of representation and meaning.

In fact, Noh is the best at writing slice-of-life stories and melodramas. This is the first time she has worked with Director Kim Kyu Tae on an omnibus series. Still, they did it so well that it will be hard for other shows with similar themes to meet or beat the standards set by Our Blues.

Important and Humanistic Themes

Each episode or arc is made with meaning and a sense of humanity. There are many scenes that break your heart. The story also includes a lot of hard-to-talk-about topics. This includes things like having a disability, getting the right kind of representation at work, making friends, and dealing with family problems like domestic violence, lost love, dreams, and friendships. Not only that, but the series also talked about teen pregnancy, depression, discrimination, and career.

Highlights of Our Blues Kdrama and a Quick Review

These themes were brought out and fit well into the 20 episodes. In fact, it is hard to fit all of these important themes into one series. But the way they set up the lives of each character, even those with small parts or cameos, is just brilliant and brilliantly done. The story of the Jeju people was brought to life in a way that was true to life by Writer Noh, Director Kim, and the rest of the production team.

Because of this, you can see their hard work and values in the work they have made. More importantly, each episode tells a beautiful story about pain and hope. People who watch the show will feel like they are starting out on the journey of life as they get to know the great characters and see how they have lived and how they want to live.

Fantastic Cast Performances

Every single person in the cast did a good job. In fact, they took their roles even further than expected. The most important thing is that they have a beautiful and appealing synergy and chemistry. It’s fun, sad, heartwarming, and empowering to watch them play their roles and live the lives of their characters.

Both the main characters and the supporting ones had struggles and goals that were clear and made sense. It has a strong effect on people of all ages. Not only are the actors perfect for their roles, but it also seems like the show was made just for them.

There are a lot of great actors and actresses, but the people in the cast of Our Blues are the perfect mix of talent and strategy. Even the minor and guest characters gave the story so much life, and everything is so easy to relate to.

Our Blues Series Thoughts

Our Blues didn’t use regular actors and actresses to play the role of a person with a disability. Instead, it was open to everyone. Both Noh Hee Kyung, the writer, and Kim, the director, knew what they had to do. They featured not only Lee So Byeol, an actress who is deaf, but also Jung Eun Hye, an actress who has Down syndrome.

Even better, the way they acted out the roles of the two actresses taught people something. Our Blues did not add to the bad reputation. Writer Noh and Director Kim didn’t make actresses with disabilities look pitiful or give them typical roles like in movies or TV shows.

Instead, they gave them power and showed that, just as people like them can live normal lives (or try to), they deserve to be shown well and in a positive way in TV shows and movies.

The best thing about it was how real the ending was, even though it was happy. Also, the way the characters grow and change is very inspiring. More importantly, the series’ happy ending doesn’t feel rushed.

Some people might find it very refreshing to watch. After seeing the characters go through pain and change, it’s beautiful to see how they all get to be themselves, be with their loved ones, and get another chance to live a better life.

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Final Words

Our Blues is one of a kind because it shows life and everything in between in a humanistic way. The series also has great OSTs sung by well-known K-pop singers like Jimin from BTS, Aespa’s WINTER, and Ha Sungwoon from Wanna One. When Dong-Seok met Miss Kang, she told him to take her to Baengnokdam Lake because she had never seen it before. She also asked him to help her learn how to spell names. In Demise, Dong-Seok meets Miss Kang at the base of a mountain and decides to take a picture of the lake.

When he gets close to the lake, he can’t go any further because the way is blocked. He decides to record the scenery on video. Every episode or arc is made with meaning and a sense of humanity. The story also includes a lot of hard-to-talk-about topics. Not only are the actors perfect for their roles, but it seems like the show was made just for them.

Even the minor and guest characters gave the story so much life, and everything is so easy to relate to. Our Blues did not make actresses with disabilities look pitiful or give them typical roles like in movies or TV shows. Some people might find it very refreshing to watch.