Thursday, December 08, 2011

The Snow Queen

I sat along the warm wooden board and watched some kids play in the sand. Saturday mornings are usually lull, where we got nothing to do. As I dry my hair from morning shower, I sneer at the kids on the road dressed in white and lined to go to school.
White color reminded me of the famous song sung by most of the Indian youth –“Gilru skinu whitu whitu”,but for a dreamy girl ,it reminded me more of a lonely Queen who lived in Lapland, in south pole, who was beautiful, yet lives alone covered with falling snow ,waiting to meet some one.
Whom does she want to meet to conquer her loneliness? Its kay, a little boy who loves Gerda, his childhood friend, but stays at the Snow Queen’s place .This fairy tale was written by Hans Christian. It ends with Gerda taking Kay away and they live happily. As always, a happy ending for the heroes of the story and villains or vamps perish in the dust.
Not my hero though! The story –The Snow Queen starts with Han Tae-Woong (Hyun Bin oppa), a math genius, meets this girl, Kim Bora (Sing Yu Ri unnie) ,when she was bulled at school. Of course she wants to go to Lapland to meet the Snow Queen, but Tae woong convinces her and sends her back home.
The story takes a twist when Tae Woong meets Jeong Kyu, another math genius and they become best buddies. The time span they spend is very less, but I find my self watching that part of the K-Drama again and again. I found it’s too lovely to see their deep friendship-like listening to same music bits, solving math and watching dash together. All happy? Well, the U-bend comes when Jeong Kyu comes second and Tae Woong first in the Olympiad test (if I remember correctly) and due to his dad’s reassure and I-cannot-Be-Defeated attitude Jeong Kyu ends his life.
The drama moves slowly than the Indian carts from here. Through out the drama we find Tae Woong blaming himself for his friend’s death. What kept me glued to this drama till the end, was for the fact that Hyun Bin being one of my favorite actors, and he doesn’t disappoint you with his acting skills. Though it’s a sad drama, little tit-bit stuff he does, keeps you in tact with the story. He is neomu neomu gwiyeo(cute) in many scenes. Especially in start of the drama, where we find him to fall off the cliff, of course it doesn’t happen in the same way.
The little girl he ones he met, grows out to be a monster, with arrogant attitude, but who suffers from a chronic disease . Although I feel bad for Gun Woo, Bora’s doctor and love triangle, Tae Woong soon learns that, Bora is his best friend’s sister, the girl Kyu promises to introduce once his life is settled. Though it’s sad to see her dead at end of the series and Tae Woong doesn’t marry another girl but continues his research in math.
This drama has lovey dovey between Tae woong and Bora.I liked the choreography and the OST, especially-Say hello, I need friend, maybe coz it plays at creezy  moments or teary times. The time Bora spends at Seung-ri house and all the fun stuff they do together was good too.
Eun Hee’s screen play is always the best, as she did with other dramas. Jun Yun’s performance as Young Kim Bora is cool; I mean extra pink, extra girly and extra cute. Even today this drama reminds one of the best I watched, slow and good, perhaps it’s because of Hyun Bin ageyo or because Yu Ri’s beauty, the slow plot, I do not know. This drama, to me, was like a warm breezed in winter meadows. The Snow Queen, as a drama or a fairy tale, still has a little place in my heart.
As I keep my now empty tea cup on the wooden plank, I go back to my PC, browsing Hyun Bin oppa’s pictures and thus rewind my thoughts about this Korean drama.
“Even if dying is better than living, still live. Staying alive is better, Live to regret, live to suffer” — Han Tae Woong
“You will surely find happiness” — Han Tae Woong
“Even if you want to dodge your problems, don’t close your eyes. Don’t run away. Live on, It’s better to live” — Kim Bo Ra

Hyun Bin
Sing Yu Ri

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