Monday, September 12, 2011

49 Days (Pure Love) - Korean Drama Review

To be honest, I was never interested in this drama when I first saw it advertised on TV. But when I started watching a few episodes, I have come to like it. Idk why but something about the story of the series drew me to it, and so it has become one of my must watch drama series ^_^ If you haven't heard about this drama, I'll first give you an over view.

Drama Title: 49 Days
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Casts: Jo Hyun Jae, Jung Il Woo, Lee Yo Won, Nam Gyu Ri, Bae Soo Bin
Summary: A young woman named Ji Hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to be married with her fiancĂ©, but her perfect life is shattered in a car accident that left her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it comes with a condition: she has to find three people outside of her family who would cry genuine tears for her. In order to do this, she borrows the body of Yi Kyung, a part-time employee at a convenience store. 

My Review
Just like what I said, I wasn't really into this drama until I saw a few episodes. The story for me is quite unique, more of so not true or far from reality. Imagine a dead people being given the chance to live again. I mean yeah that could be possible, but no one can really prove it. I like the lead actress Ji Hyun (Nam Gyu Ri), she is very pretty and so kawaii. I must admit she was one of the reasons why I watched because she is so doll like and cute. And of course, no drama would be completed without a bad character, which for me is Shin In Jung. I really hate her in this drama, though I must admit she is pretty too but nah, how could she do such things to her best friend? Evil girl. Sometimes love really makes us do things that are so bad.

The plot for me was unpredictable. As Ji Hyun neared his 49th day, I never thought that she would be able to accomplished what she has to do. I was extremely happy when Ji Hyun was able to live because she can be happy now with Han Kang but an unexpected thing happen :| . I was truly crying and crying the whole time while watching this because Ji Hyun died in the end ^silly me for crying so hard lol^ . Anyways, this drama has a lot of twists in the story thats why I loved it. Who would have thought that the scheduler and Song Yi Kyung were once lovers? And although the reasons why Ji Hyun should use only Yi Kyung's body was stated, there was another reason behind it. Can you guess what? I totally wasn't expecting that they were sisters! Yes, in the end of the drama the truth was uncovered, and that Ji Hyun and Yi Kyung were sisters. Pretty much interesting :)

There were many scenes in the drama that made me cry, especially during the last few episodes. Yi Kyung and Yi Soo's scenes made me cry a river. I didn't know a love like that could exist, even in death. I could somehow feel the pain of the characters, especially when Yi Soo (scheduler) said that Yi Kyung should let him go because it would be the only way that they could both be happy. Letting go is never easy *tears are starting to fall again lol* . Maybe I was just able to relate it to my own situation that's why I was crying a lot :) But really, I suggest that you watch this drama. This is the third korean drama that made me cry, first was Endless Love I (Autumn in my Heart), then came My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, and now this :( To be honest, the ending disappointed me. I was already at that point where the story was so good and then suddenly it ended like that. But nevertheless I still love the plot, and the characters in this drama.

Okay enough babbling, I know you want to watch 49 Days so I'll give you the link. You can watch 49 Days online on this site. I'm sure you wont regret it :)

And now for some screen shots that I made... enjoy ^_^ and happy watching.

Shin Ji Hyun in Song Yi Kyung's body, talking to another 49 days traveler. The girl in the background is none other than the evil Shin In Jung.

Nam Gyu Ri kawaii ^^

I bet you weren't expecting to see them together right? Haha yes, they were a couple before Yi Soo died that tragic death which took away Yi Kyung's happy disposition in life

And another twist in the story! The four of them, Ji Hyun, Han Kang, Yi Soo and Yi Kyung have already met each other in high school. But they don't remember (this was just a flashback of Yi Kyung's memory)

Song Yi Kyung fainted after remembering the past. In this scene, the scheduler (Song Yi Soo) was also able to remember a little bit about his past...

Pity that he died :( And to think he was even ready to propose ^sad^

I must say, scheduler is super handsome haha

As he was nearing the end of his term as a scheduler, he was granted one wish. He wished to be able to be with Yi Kyung for the last time, tell her about what really happened on that day that he died. He finished what was left of their past. Although it was painful for both of them, Yi Soo had to do it for him to be able to continue a happy life in heaven. These scenes really made me cry a lot :|

And that's it. Hope you enjoyed reading my review :)


  1. how did they become siblings?

  2. HI :) Hehe towards the end of the story it will be revealed that they are indeed siblings. Yi Kyung got lost when they were still young, and the only proof of her identity is the backpack that she has which was kept by the scheduler (who was her bf in the past) :)

  3. what episode this?