Title: That Winter The Wind Blows
Also known as: Wind Blows in The Winter
Genre: Romance, Melodrama
Broadcast network: SBS
This melodrama drama is a remake of a Japanese drama “I Don’t Need Love”. The story of a man who want to live meet a woman who want to die.
Oh Soo (Jo In Sung) is an orphan, lives a meaningless life and a complete player after the death of his first lover. He becomes the best gambler in Cheomdamdong and leads a comfortable lifestyle.
Oh Young (Song Hye Gyo) is separated from her mother and brother since she was 6 years old after her parents divorced She loses her eyesight shortly after that and have to rely on his father’s secretary and mistress, Ms. Wang (Baek Jong Ok). She becomes the sole heiress to PL Group after her father dies.
One day, Oh Young receives a letter from her brother Oh Soo (Lee Jae Woo). From the mailman, she learns that her brother regularly sent her letters but she’s never received it. She decides to visit her brother without telling Ms. Wang using the address written on her letter. She finally meets Oh Soo, but not her brother but the gambler.
Oh Soo is sleeping when he hears the doorbell rang. He sees a woman standing outside of his room but doesn’t recognize her. That woman introduces herself as ‘Oh Young’ and looking for her brother ‘Oh Soo’. Then, Oh Soo realizes that she is looking for the other Oh Soo. He explains that he’s sharing the same name as Oh Young’s brother and asks her to come back later because her brother is not at home at that time. Oh Young doesn’t budge, she waits in the lobby for a few hours while Oh Soo goes back to sleep.
A few hours later, Oh Soo sees Oh Young still in the lobby and he approaches her. He finally realizes that Oh Young is blind. He takes her outside of the hotel and reads the letter to her. While reading the letter, he receives a call from Jin Sung (Kim Beom), telling that he was framed by his girlfriend So Ra (Seo HyoRim). He notices some men are running towards him. Before fleeing, he manages to tell Oh Young that her brother loves her.
Oh Young’s brother suddenly appears, he spotted Oh Soo is running and begin to follow him but was struck by a car. Oh Soo is then caught because he stops when sees terrible thing happens to another Oh Soo. Meanwhile, Oh Young receives a call to inform that her father has passed away. She’s leaving without knowing that her brother is fatally injured in front of her.
Oh Soo serves one year in prison for 7.6 million dollars embezzlement scheme. While Oh Young becomes the sole heiress of PL Group after her father dies.
One year later, Oh Soo is out of prison. He learns that he has loss everything that he has own before and he has to pay back that 7.6 million dollars in 100 days if he don’t want to die. He finds hope when he is approached by PL Group’s attorney, Mr.Jang who believes he is the loss son of the late PL Group’s president.
How can love survive if it is based on lies?!
It looks like it has a predictable storyline. I believe this drama is going to break my heart in the end. So I have prepared my heart for that predictable ending but it happened otherwise. I feel the ending is like an anti climax but I still love it.
This drama really touches my heart. Every episode is like a time bomb because of all those lies. Every scene is so dense and all emotions are perfectly captured. The casts is excellent, the storyline is interesting, The OST is good, and the cinematograhpy is beautiful.
I have to admit that the main reason for me to watch this drama is because of Jo In Sung and Song Hye Gyo. And they live up to their name. Their chemistry was great and I have no regrets.
This is the first drama that makes my heart flutter this year. Thank you for making my heart flutter until the last second.