|Dear Mr Kim Jong-Hyeok,
Greetings from Singapore!
I have always been impressed by the hidden talents behind the production of K-dramas whereby the impact of their work can be seen and felt besides the performance of the whole casts upfront on the TV screen. It's truly attributed to a great team work to produce a drama whereby the flavor gets richer just by watching it over and over again, provided you have the luxury of time.
As such, may I also express my heartfelt thanks for a beautiful job done in directing this drama "Spring Days" and bringing to live this romantic story told from a child's perspective revolving round the role and impact of the mother as well as testing the spirit of brotherhood.
Sincerely believe the time has come for Asia to tell our story from Asia perspective led by K-dramas. As such my grateful thanks & deep appreciation to K-dramas for helping Asia to re-discover her good enduring Asian values and at the personal level for continuing to enrich our lives with your inspiring scripts and life philosophies !
2) Good Directorship
Since the start of the Korean Wave I have always been impressed by the directorship skills of K-dramas whereby the directors know how to deliver a simple and focused message to the audience: for example knowing where to emphasize and how much....I think the general principle is "less is more" through the use of objects (usually close-up shots) to convey a story. As such we as audience also learn to think deeper and to interpret the facial expressions of the casts as in K-dramas the stress is more on feelings than words.
Another strength of K-dramas is the ability of K-actors and K-actresses to shed tears naturally, beautifully and neatly whereby the camera really waits patiently to capture the drop of the first tear!
"Spring Days" being a weepy sad love story, I believe all casts members have mastered the art of shedding tears beautifully from beginning to the end.
3) The White Knitted Scarf
For me watching K-drama is like reading an e-literature book. I noted that the white knitted scarf appears not to have created a great impact in helping the elder brother to recover his memory. It could be that the memory of his natural mother serves a more lasting impression in his mind which is more important than anything else.
4) Great Packaging/Music/Artistic Element/Quick Turnover of Scenes
I am also deeply impressed by SBS Dramas which usually have a small but strong cast whose charisma and intense acting skills could virtually capture your soul, not forgetting the great packaging efforts made by adding in moving, soulful music and songs and "injected" at the right time to create the drama mood at its highest intensity.
In addition, the artistic way of shooting a drama with multiple shootings just for a particular drama scene, gives the audience a sense of momentum and by editing and connecting related storylines engages the audience and adds depth to the story telling process!
5) Going Global
Last but the least it seems to me that SBS leads the way in going out of Korea to do location shootings for its drama series for example from Paris to Prague to Bali to Hanoi and hopefully my dream destination would be in our city-state Singapore! By the way, we have a bus company by the name "SBS Transit" which perhaps could be used a means of transport in a future drama!
In any case, watching SBS Drama series with its overseas location shootings is like you have "visited" those places covered and indeed what a great visual sight-seeing experience for us. Indeed again it's a rare treat whereby you can't usually get to see in dramas produced by countries outside Korea.
Thank you very much for your time and in allowing me the chance to share with you my thoughts.
With best regards,
Wee Fong-Fong (Miss)