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Korean Dramas: Love and duty at stake

Korean drama Secret Love Affair and thriller 3 Days tread the fine line between true romance and responsibility

Published on May 15, 2014 6:51 PM
 

Playing a Schubert piano duet by the end of their first meeting, their fingers flutter, their hands graze and they throw their heads back in ecstasy.

Later, just in case you failed to notice that headboard-banging musical encounter between Lee Seon Jae, a delivery boy and YouTube-taught piano prodigy, and Oh Hye Won, an arts administrator old enough to be his mother, he recounts it in lyrical, sexual terms to an online confidant.

It is an odd instance of overstatement in Secret Love Affair, a South Korean drama which often stays cool.

Emotions are abundant in this current hit show by cable channel JTBC but mostly contained and submerged in art, which is how it should be, as Hye Won (Kim Hee Ae) advises Seon Jae (Yoo Ah In) before a performance.

 
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SECRET LOVE AFFAIR

Apps such as Dailymotion, any time

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3 DAYS

One (StarHub TV Channel 820 or mio TV Channel 604), Wednesday and Thursday, 8.55pm

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