I know many viewers who are highly anticipating the new KBS music themed drama Tomorrow Cantabile, which is based on a very popular and beloved manga Nodame Cantabile which was also adapted into an equally adored J-drama of the same name. Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung star as main leads in the show with a hero who dreams of becoming a conductor and a heroine who has a 4D personality and is a genius pianist. I’m only mildly excited as neither I have seen the actors in anything before nor have I seen the original story. It’s actually a good thing that I’ll go with an open mind and I actually like the promo materials released so far. This drama could prove to be a classic rom-com for me with a bickering couple and cold-reluctant hero. The show also has a long cast list and I hope we’ll get some good camaraderie. The actors are Go Kyung Pyo as a student who plays violin and believes in following your heart and is free-spirited, Do Hee as a student who majors in contrabass, Park Bo Gum who takes on a new character who is not present in the manga, Jang Se Hyun who plays timpani and Baek Yoon Shik who stars as a famous conductor. I really love the poster above where everyone is holding their respective musical instrument and it really gives off a vibrant, cheerful aura.
Tomorrow Cantabile premieres coming Monday and is taking over the slot vacated by Eric-Jung Yumi reunion vehicle Discovery Of Romance which I originally planned to watch but then gave up as it was not getting many favourable reviews. I’m hoping for a youthful, musical, fun journey from Tomorrow Cantabile. Fingers crossed!
The Japanese version of it is crazy hilarious. XD
I hope the Korean one is too but it just doesn’t happen the way it does in J-dramas, for example – To the beautiful you.
Have you watched any J-drama?
I have watched only one Jdrama…Rich man Poor Woman…and I loved it!
Can you recommend some more cute and funny shows?
I really hope the K version is decent enough 🙂
I haven’t yet watched Rich Man Poor Woman but it’s certainly on my to watch list. 🙂
You can find the same main lead in Hana Kimi (2007 version) and I cried with laughter while watching it – it is extremely funny! It’s the best start you could give yourself for a J-drama.
Proposal Daisakusen is highly recommended by me – the lead is wow and it has an awesome story. Nobuta Wo Produce and Hana Yori Dango (The Japanese Boys over flowers) are great as well.
If you want to delve into the sad ones then – One litre of tears(drama and movie, go for the drama), Koizora (drama and movie, go for the movie), I give my first love to you (movie)
The best part of J-drama is that they don’t make it long – it’s mostly 11-12 episodes, so the stories don’t have to be dragged.
So, there you go! 😀
Wow….thanks for so many recommendations! Yes…Hana Kimi is on my list…I have already seen Boys Before Flowers…so I might not watch HYD…but I know that show is very awesome….
I’m not too keen to watch sad dramas because I think they are a lot more tragic….
I completely agree that one of the great points about Jdramas is their length….I mean there is so much to watch…the shorter a series, the more I can watch 😛
You should watch RMPW asap…it’s really cute 🙂
I just watched the first two episodes and I’m totally in for the long haul. It’s pretty much exactly like the Japanese version except not quite as over the top, which I appreciate because that was one of the things that sometimes annoyed me about the J version. I actually think they’re going to fix the other things I didn’t like with the J version as well, which is going to be awesome.
It’s great that you’re liking it. I was hesitating as I was expecting some over-the-top shenanigans but not your comment has given me hope. Haven’t started it yet but gonna do it pretty soon!