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Beethoven Virus: Episode 18, Finale

This is how I want to remember Kang mae, I think – working diligently behind the scenes, with his happy dog for company.

I was looking at the dramawiki for Beethoven Virus, and it’s got all these awards. Kind of boggling, but I guess quality is in the eye of the beholder.

In case you don’t remember what’s going on with this series (I don’t blame you, it’s been a long time), here are the previous recaps.

Alright then. Let’s get this finished.

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Beethoven Virus OST – “사랑은 선율을 타고” (Day by Day) by Girls Generation. [ Download ]

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Episode 18, finale

Maestro Kang recovers from his bout of sickness and wakes up in time to receive an express package containing the documents for his contract with the Munich Orchestra. It is the same orchestra that Kang’s idol, the famous Celbidache, had also led. Gun-woo, sensing that the maestro is inordinately pleased at receiving a flattering offer from the Munich Orchestra, realizes that his teacher is probably leaving for good this time.

It seems like they’ve both reached an unspoken agreement about their respective paths in life. While Kang relentlessly asserts that they do not see eye-to-eye when it comes to music interpretation, he does agree to acknowledge and teach Gun-woo. However, he has a set of very strict academic conditions (it’s almost like applying for the exclusive Maestro Kang scholarship, except it’s not open to anyone else).

It’s another instance of his bark being much, much worse than his bite. Gun-woo knows this, and jokingly asks for Jung’s number just to lighten the atmosphere.

Later in the day, Kang is reading quietly at home when Beethoven begins to bark and whine at the door. Ru Mi is on the other side, hesitating over whether to ring the doorbell or not. Thanks to his high-tech security system, Kang sees every hesitant move Ru-mi makes. As Beethoven continues to bark, Ru-mi flinches from the door and walks away. Furious, Kang glares at Beethoven. (But he doesn’t run after her. Interesting.)

At night, Hee-yun comes with several boxfuls of Korean food staples and begins packing them away to send via express to Kang’s new address. He’s prickly as ever, but when he sees that she intends to stop playing cello, he tells her about Paul Potts, who was a humble shop clerk before he rose to fame. Though she understands the value of perseverance, Hee-yun also knows that she doesn’t have the skills to excel, and thanks Kang for his kind words.

When Kang comes to drop off some books, ostensibly because has no more use for them, Gun-woo is already asleep. On the bedside table, Gun-woo’s personal calendar notes the cancellation of Mouse’s last performance. Kang sees this and comes to a decision.

He gathers all the orchestra members together and tells them (commands, actually) that they prepare for a concert in two hours, with the same pieces as the canceled one.

Gun-woo arrives and tries to talk Kang out of conducting for them – he’s already done too much for their group. However, the two have come full circle as Kang uses Gun-woo’s words from earlier against him.

Kang: It is when you say things like, “Oh, we are not good enough, it’s no use”, that you are forcing it to become true. I was like you once, I had nothing when I started out. And yet I am famous now. This piece, I, all of you, anything can become famous and gain recognition.

He goes on to compliment the adaptation in a backhanded way, pointing out faults. Kang’s only condition is for no photos to be taken, because officially, the great Maestro Kang does not conduct popular ballads. 😛

During the piece, Gun-woo (well, everyone) stare at his beloved mentor and thinks back on all the happy times.

This gradually segues into everyone’s good-bye to their life as a member of the orchestra: Park sells his bass, Ru-mi packs her violin away, Yi-deun breaks down in the middle of cleaning up the warehouse and Bae refuses to leave altogether.

Kang is saying his farewells too, and sits down for a lavish private dinner with the former mayor. The mayor’s bootlicking habits are as strong as ever, and he reads the complimentary portions of Munich orchestra’s invitation for Kang. The words, however, do seem to find a chord within the maestro: his conducting before always had a sense of frustration, but now he is allowing the emotional nuances of the piece show themselves. Kang recognizes that he has the Mouse orchestra to thank for this, but the mayor goes further, comparing his initial attitude towards them (‘You are my instruments’) to now (‘These people are mine’).

It’s an agreeable change, but Kang is embarrassed and snatches the papers out of the mayor’s hands.

The next day, Kang goes to the music complex, where the particularly diehard members are still at their protest tent. Their send-off is much less expensive, but more sincere and well-received. Kang allows himself a few moments to look back at them and the buildings behind them, probably for the last time.

Ru-mi’s professor for her composition classes offers her a chance to continue at a higher level. What cheers her more, though, is a text from Kang: ‘Beethoven wants to see you.’ (Kang mae, you are too cute.)

She takes the chance to sneak up on him with her cameraphone. He gets angry at her, which gives Ru-mi an opportunity to use her puppy face – she won’t have any proof that Kang was really here without even a picture.

Kang gives her the ring he always wears on his pinky, which is gratifying, but Ru-mi thinks it’s not very appropriate since it came from another woman. Using his most potent I’m-with-idiot face, Kang explains that no, he got the ring from Beethoven’s hometown. He’d bought the ring in defiance of the fact that conductors were not allowed to wear jewelry, but now he’s giving it to Ru-mi for her to build up her own strength. (Kangmi shippers may swoon now.)

Not to be outdone, Ru-mi leads Kang to a music studio where she shows him that she’s been emulating Evelyn Glennie and trying to feel the music with her body instead of listening. She offers to repeat back what he says to her using her new technique, though it’s more of an opportunity for the writers to show the progression in their relationship. Kang gives out stinging barbs and is generally his usual grouchy self, but Ru-mi translates his words into praise.

He admits, after a longish pause, that he walked away from Ru-mi because he found himself changing because of her, and adds that he knows escape isn’t the answer. She’s content with that, at least for now. So they both settle for the distant promise of ‘someday’.

Meanwhile, Bae Yong-gi of the snorty laugh and questionable trumpet skills is annoying the life out of Park, who has settled for working as a florist. Somewhere in the interim, the Park family lost their apartment, and now both parents are working to provide for Bora and the new baby girl. Park feels the humiliation at working in a job that was provided by his wife’s family, and doesn’t answer well to Bae’s prodding for a reunion.

Bae, on the other hand, goes on to urge Gun-woo into visiting the city symphony members who are still protesting. There aren’t a lot of them left, and Gun-woo can’t spare a lot of his time as he just got into university. After hanging up on Gun-woo, Bae visits Hee-yun to urge her to join in one last performance.

Hee-yun’s resignation at the state of affairs is echoed by the former city orchestra leader. The musicians have mostly gone their own ways, and the ones who are left are very discouraged. Gun-woo’s sneaky, though, and he rouses them while casually hinting that his group would have to give up on their performance because they lack people. Naturally the city orchestra is all ears, and the two groups agree to cooperate.

At home, Gun-woo enumerates the benefits of the concert to his mentor, but Kang mae ignores all mentions of beneficial publicity and tears into Gun-woo for being stupidly optimistic. Despite pleading and puppy eyes, Kang mae refuses to conduct for them.

The next day, Gun-woo looks like he’d rather have taken Kang mae’s advice and given up when the two groups clash over a simple thing like precedence in the concert title. Everyone holds tightly to pride and refuses to cooperate. The bigger problem, however, is in getting the right amount of instruments in each section.

At the same time, Ru-mi is helping Yi-deun pack up Grandpa Kim’s things. Kang gives a terse call, informing her that Grandpa Kim left a letter to Yi-deun in his CD cabinet. The letter is short but sincere – he wanted to see he become a successful musician, but he’s afraid Alzheimer’s may not let him. However, he wants Yi-deun to know that he knows she’s capable, and to keep on trying at all times. (He’s also leaving half of his property to her, but that doesn’t have the same emotional ring to it.)

The advantage of living with Kang mae is that Gun-woo is free to poke him and hint at him with all the patience in the world. This way Kang mae finds out all the details of the next day’s concert without having to lift a finger, though he’s still pretty grumpy. The performance is certainly a group effort, as everyone from the former mayor to the choir are helping out gratis. Gun-woo mournfully remarks that this is the last performance Ru-mi will give before her operation, and then sighs that Kang mae won’t be there to lend them a hand too.

Unfortunately, Kang mae’s flight coincides with the time of the concert, precluding all possibility of his being there. Ah, cruel fate. And he won’t even let them host a going-away party.

The next morning, Kang mae doesn’t even wait to wake Gun-woo up before leaving. [Insert chorus of ‘Aww’.]

It’s not really possible to hide something as big as a concert in a public park, but the former mayor does his best to distract Evilface so everyone can set up. Yi-deun gingerly sets down Grandpa Kim’s clarinet down in his seat. Even Park, who’s getting rather henpecked, is allowed to come for this one performance.

A sizable crowd’s shown up for the concert, and while the playing is painful to watch, the effect is lighthearted and the audience certainly seems to enjoy it.

On his way to the airport, Kang mae seems to have chosen the one road lined by posters and banners promoting the performance. I think we all know what’s going to happen, but in any case, Kang mae is going through some major mental gymnastics.

As Gun-woo waits for a Ru-mi and Park to arrive, he sees Kang mae standing a little bit in front of him, and the effect is everything the melodramatic conductor could have wished for.

Kang tears into Gun-woo for being so stupid and not being able to see that things have already ended, for both the city symphony and Mouse. However, Gun-woo is convinced that this is the beginning, and giving up now would be truly the end of both orchestras.

Looks like Kang still has a few things to learn from Gun-woo.

Kang: Don’t think you can succeed so easily. Classical music was written for the noble, the elegant. How can you aspire to that?
Gun-woo: But as you said, even we can become famous. We’re doing as you did, and we won’t give up.
Kang: If you must walk the thorniest path, then I will conduct for you. But you must all obey me, without conditions.

Kang announces that he will only conduct the 9th Symphony by Beethoven, but this is greeted with screams of wild joy, and he leaves with at least a smile on his face. (Ode to Joy seems particularly appropriate for the moment.)

Shots of the orchestra performing fades out to a shot of Kang walking away. He goes through a tunnel into the coming light, to the accompaniment of his orchestra, Beethoven trotting faithfully alongside him.

End episode.

Commentary/Rambling:

– Okay, a few things to clean out of the closet, and then I’ll shut up. 😀

– I love the open ending. When I finished the show, I had the ‘wait, what happens to everyone’ reaction – but then I realized that the point is not whether or not they went on to make lots of money and get famous, but that this love of music brought all these people together. And they’ll keep in touch, maybe form another orchestra once Evilface is replaced. The mature, somewhat nostalgic feeling this drama brought at the end balanced the fluctuations in tone in the middle. The loose ends that it leaves aren’t loose ends at all – that’s how life works. As Gun-woo says, it’s just the beginning.

– And now for shipping – to be quite honest, I interpret his giving the ring to Ru-mi as a promise that he’ll come back – after all, he says that this time he ran away from wavering, but when the desire to waver comes again, he may not be able to escape it. (I’m slightly annoyed by the implication that he can’t love a woman and still conduct properly, but I’m not artistic, so I guess the influence of a muse is acceptable.)

– BV’s had its share of bumps along the way, but this is the drama that introduced me to Kim Myung-min, so it gets an overall plus, I think. Lee Jia continues to improve (really) and Jang Geun-seok also. I don’t think Beethoven Virus was ever meant to rival Nodame in terms of sheer erudition/passion about classical music – it focused (as kdramas will) on interpersonal relationships. To be quite honest, if I hadn’t been recapping the show, I would have enjoyed Beethoven Virus. But it just doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

– Thanks to everyone for reading and being such good sports about my agrammatical and procrastinatory ways! I couldn’t have done it without all the encouragement you gave.

Sevenses

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THANK YOU, babe! I know these things are time-consuming to write, but it's so satisfying to wrap up a series, isn't it? ;)

And I liked the ending too. I only watched this drama in patches, so I had no objections to the ending (I know some wanted a more definite wrap-up), and I thought the image of Kang-mae walking off in the distance was pretty fitting.

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I finished watching this drama - i fast forwarded the non-musical parts.. the music is wonderful! and both characters - older and younger conductors were spot on..
It is a sad commentary on society when the music video like Gangnam Style ( nothing against Psy) is garnering 1 B hits on Youtube. musical tastes going down the tube....

It is nice to watch a drama like Beethoven Virus to remind us of the beauty of classical music. Good Job Beethoven Virus !!!!! like a rainbow we rarely see in the sky.

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Keep in mind, Mozart and Beethoven were the Justin B and Psy of their generations. They were the pop icons of that time. They were considered irreverent for their time. Music is ever changing and if you listen carefully, the classics are still in every line of music being produced today.

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Please tell me you did not just write Mozart and Beethoven name in the same sentence as Justin B and Psy!! That was disrespectful the Mozart and Beethoven. Two world renowned composers who spent most their lives making classic master piece. Master pieces that today music cannot compare.

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Heheh, thanks for the recap! I have to catch up on Beethoven virus this summer~

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thanks for recap!! one of my fave dramas of all times!!

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As a drama, I really enjoyed Beethoven Virus. It had it's (major?) flaws but it was enjoyable how it was, provided one didn't look too hard ;)

As an ending, I was very satisfied and, like you said, I liked how it wasn't about how they all went on to become successful, rich, married, whatever, but the show was about a group of people who loved music. Different to a lot of other dramas.

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Thanks for your recaps Sevenses!
I really loved Beethoven Virus but mostly because of Kim Myung-min (Kang mae), i always thought that if Myung min wasn't in this drama i may had to give up watching. The drama itself had a lot of flaws and unnecessary angst but it was good at entertainment level.

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Well done, sweetie! *claps*

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oh yay!! thanks muchly~!

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thanks for the recap! I'm once more reminded of the series that I loved the most in 2008.
BV forever. Although Gun Woo (young Gun Woo!) and Ru Mi didn't get together, I still thoroughly enjoyed BV.

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Yes, this drama made me yell at the screen every now and then but despite the flaws I loved it as well. The final scene made me a little teary - it was PERFECT! Loved the light at the end of the tunnel.

Thanks so much for the recaps!

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Thank you for the recaps! This drama was my introduction to Kim Myung Min, too, and having seen Bad Family and begun watching White Tower, I just might try Yi Soon Shin. (omo, so many episodes.)

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Thanks Sevenes for the recap.

One of my fav dramas, Kim Myung-min was really great in it.

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THANK YOU Sevenses! I have never stop loving this drama. It's seriously Kim Myung Min's magic.

I love the ending also. at first i was like. "neh?" but then reflecting back, it's really a very beautiful ending. it gives the kind of hope that music and the musicians' dreams still lives on and on....which was articulated more properly with the special.

and i love how subtle the love story between kang mae and rumi is. i think this is a very well-developed albeit not very conclusive love story.

yes, it's definitely a drama i'd watch again. never mind if the middle was "huh", KANG MAE...totally love.

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I completely forgot about this! lol

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I loved the KangMi moments!! *_* so sweet!

Of course I would have prefered a more romantic ending... like a KangMi wedding or something (unrealistic much?). But I liked the open ending!

I don't think this drama has such a good quality that it deserved so many awards, except for the leading actor who was awesome.

Anyways... an enjoyable drama that should be watched without thinking too much about what's happening! XD

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I stumbled upon this site 2 weeks ago 'cause I only managed to watch it then. Unlike all the other kdrama I've seen (not much, I have to admit), BV is definitely very different from the rest.

I totally love your recaps! Even though I've watched the whole series, it still excites me to read what you have written. Mainly because of your witty words. Heh~ Thumbs up for you!.

Like what "thistle12" said, this drama was my introduction to Kim Myung Min too. I'm starting on Bad Family and can't help falling more and more in love with KMM, in an almost asexual manner. ;)

I can't put in words how much joy BV brought to me. I really really hope they would produce a part 2 or something. Kangmi!

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Thank you for the recaps, Sevenses!
I've totally enjoyed BV last year. I was waiting for your recaps even though I've watched BV already. Totally fell in love with Kang Mae and Kim Myung Min!
As for the ending, I was kinda disappointed at first but I eventually liked the open ending. I think it was kinda sweet with how Kang Mae and Rumi's relationship progressed and that promise of "someday." Totally loved it! :D

Thanks again. :D

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omg thank you SO much for the final recap. i've been waiting for it for such a long time.

i wish kangmae and rumi had a more romantic ending like kangmae hugging rumi or something but... oh well.

I LOVE YOU KANGMAE!!!! :D

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thanks for the recap ^^

i wish they had a season two for beethoven virus. haha

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thanks so much for this, sevenses!
BV will remain as one of my top most favorite dramas of all time :)
love KMM and Kang Mae :)

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i love the song is this episode what his name pleaze sorry for my bad english i'am french !!

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waaaiiiit! did anyone notice that Ru Mi wore Kang mae's ring on her RING FINGER?! i mean, hint hint!
love the KangMi moments! i sincerely wish they'd make a season 2 just to see what happens to kang Mae and Ru Mi XD

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Yeah I noticed that too ;)

And i second the wish for a Season 2!

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Thank you very much for your detail episode synopsis.
This show has recently broadcasted on the tv in where I stay now... I can't wait to know the stories, so I came here.
Now that I know the stories already, I don't need to beat the crazy traffic to rush home for the show on time. :p At least I know where to catch up when the next episode is on air.

Anyway, thanks a lot for your effort.

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hi maisy,

I'm totally agree with you. I need to see myself how maestro Kang proposed, their beautiful wedding day and of course their first kiss. ohhh, really hope they make the sequel.

I'm from Malaysia and I'm coming to Korea next February. I pray hard so that I'll get a chance to accidentally meet KMM. dowh, i'm such an idiot.

Love KangMi always...

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Thanks a lot for the summary of the last episode which I miss. Now, I know how the drama ends. Watching Beethoven Virus has definitely make me appreciate classical music. I use to take it for granted. Now I know how hard it is for an orchestra to perform well. So much effort from the members. Listening to classical music will never be the same anymore, no longer just listen... but feels......

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who does she end up with????? JANG GEUN SUK or the the old guy?

pls tell me :DD

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What a great effort in putting up all this!

The ending is perfect. I can't imagine if Kang mae marries DuRumi and becomes a family man, with children running around him, disturbing him when he is working etc...

He is born to be a lone ranger.

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Love KMM & Kang Mae.
am now attacked by BV & still down with Kang Mae syndrome!!
crazy ...crazy .... crazy ... wish to see a BV2 soon .... and long to see KangMi moment & someday to come ....
thanks to BV where I am now enjoy & appreciate classic music more .....

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thank you ...:)
i love this drama too much ..

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kim myung min ♥
hehe... i have succumbed to the KMM virus :]

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AHHHH BV2
PLEASE MAKE A BV2
i need to see more KangMi moments ♥

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It is so sad that Ru Mi and Kang cannot be together… Kang is so selfish. Once Kang leaves Ru Mi, Ru Mi is lonely… Why Kang want to suppress his emotion…. With feelings, his music is still nice…I still believe that Kang gives Ru Mi the ring as a promise that he will be back… He is always at her side. I hope there will be Beethoven Virus II…..

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Hoping, praying, and begging for a Beethoven Virus Season 2... I want to be able to see Kang Mae face his emotions head on one day. Someone should smack some sense into that guy in the next season (I'd like to assume there'll be one, since the very open ending still leaves a lot of room for another story). I want to see him understand that there wouldn't be music if Beethoven or Mozart or whoever hadn't felt strong emotions in the first place. Heck, when I was first learning how to play the piano, my mother would always scold me on how I lacked emotion when I played.

Ack, oh well... I have to agree with you with the whole angst-thing and the manufactured conflict. I hope if the day comes that there would be indeed, a second season for BV, I hope they do away with too much angst and allow [Read more]

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Hhhhmmmm, how I wish it never ended that way... I hope there's Part 2! hahahah!!!

I really enjoy the scenes, the music and the most of all, the CHARACTERS! Whenever i see them playing music, I, am warping to another place... hahaha!! I feel so relaxed.... And seeing KangMae conducting, little by little, I'm falling in love with him! harhar! to the author, I hope, he'll make Beethoven Virus season II.... I feel, uhm! uHmmFtt! I can't say it! haha!

I'm not satisfied with the ending.... I want to see more KangMae and Ru Mi scene!!! I really missed them a lot! Sometimes, I imagine KangMae and Ru Mi will have kids, see their children grow and encourage them to learn classical music! tada!! A family playing classics! Maybe, there'll be a slight change in KangMae's attitude!! But still, he's [Read more]

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did they lived together?? (kangMae and Ru Mi)

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hey . . . do you know where can i get dvd copy of beethoven virus ?

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i really love this drama..yeah i hope kang mae with du ru mi too...hope there part2...LOVE KANG MAE..@ KMM

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my friend download this drama coz his fan of jgs, well in the beginning, I wanted to watch this drama coz jgs too.

LAst night I just wanted to see first epi and after that I planed to did my home work, but...

I totally falled into kang mae!!! couldn,t stop since 7 pm until 3 am and totally got hooked by kang mae!

I am 20 years old and can't deny that I am now totally love him!!!

kang mae totally ruled this drama!

my friend at least love him more than jgs too..
well, I thinks everyone who have been finished to watch this drama, would falled him too...

for me, this drama is great, love music and casting mostly...

thanks for your recaps...

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love this drama so much, especially KANG MAE!!!

really hope more skinship between kang mae and rumi, min a kiss?!

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I hope there will be a season 2.

and in this season, Mouse Orchestra will be headed by Kang-mae and the story will be focused on the battle between Mouse orchestra and an orchestra that Jung Myung Hwan will be creating!

:D that would be fun

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thanks for this!!

i agree to all! hope there'll be a BV season 2!! urrghhs!! Kang Mae's so good ..i first saw him in Bad Family and since then, i was totally into him..=) though his hairstyle bothers me in BV..haha

anyone knows where i can watch white tower?

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because of this drama, i was encouraged to continue and love music more. I'm even starting to plan to be a conductor someday

really hoping for a part 2. really inspiring..... I'm really hoping a part 2

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really love kim myung min. very good actor, really amazing

and so as the others............ excellent

as I was watching the drama, I,ve predicted that this drama would really earn a lot of awards, and i was not mistaken

really wonderful, words can't express

i,ve always been scolded by my parents for ignoring other things just to watch BV again again

hehehe this is my fifth time

still lacking i'm planning to watch again..

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What a great series. I just did a couple Hulu marathon sessions, watched all 18 episodes in two days. Far better than any American drama show on now, certainly better than any reality show.

One of the great points of K-drama is the ability to resolve a series without completely closing all threads. In conventional drama, one of the reasons is for repeat seasons. But K-drama doesn't really lend itself to extending itself more than one season. However, it does have an annoying habit of not lending itself to consistent ending points, for instance extending 2 episodes, or curtailing one, which can lead to inconsistent closures.

Having said that, Beethoven Virus ended nicely. Without intruding on many people's own interpretations on the disposition of the characters, I'd like to add my 20 [Read more]

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you are a genius! I LOVE IT!!

Except one thing i would change in your vision is for Kang Mae to return to marry Du Ru Mi. I do think they had something special between them that she did not have with the younger Gun Woo. The latter relationship had more of a platonic affection to it, but certainly not the "mind-meld" of Kang Mae and Ru Mi that you had also mentioned.

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Okay, who are you (Michael who?) & ~where can I read anything else you have written?? Yes, yes, YES! #OT3 for the win, happy ever after together in perpetuity lol that's pretty much how my version would go too except you put it all into words so much better than I ever could..

There was just so much btwn the three of them.. my favorite aspects being how Gunnie went from messy bachelor to caring housemate, & tired civil servant to passionate musician.. & Kang's own stubbornly slow growth (which made sense in that he'd been stuck in those ways for so long) all thanks to this overly ambitious girl & her accidentally-discovered music prodigy neighbor, lol. He leaves his Beethoven ring to Rumi, & betting he returned his long-used baton to GunWoo as well.

In my versio [Read more]

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I love this one because it tackles about classical musics. I also want to be a musician in the future and I learned alot from this drama. I love you Kang-Mae, but whom I love the most is Du-Ru-Mi ! =))

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Thank you sevenses ... great recap ...
I love and enjoy watching Beethoven virus much as well as reading your recap, like your side comments, Luv it!!! ... I'm already infected with Kang mae virus ♥♥♥
Check out their bloopers on youtube, their really funny though i haven't understand what their saying (no eng sub.. errrr)
I'm looking forward for your others reviews and recap sevenses :D

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As a cellist, I watched Beethoven Virus in hopes of a more realistic portrayal of the lives of working musicians in comparison to other shows. I have to say, it was actually pretty decent. However, if an amateur orchestra could get funding, advertisement, players, rehearsal space and a venue as quickly as this one did, I would die of shock.

To speak about love between musicians in general is to say that playing together most DEFINITELY arouses all kinds of crazy emotions. Music, although analyzed and methodically picked apart, is emotionally driven. Often times its hard to pick apart emotions built by musical cooperation and and those that come from genuine affection. The love triangle was something I think could actually happen...well, at least how it began. It got k-drama'd somewhere [Read more]

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I am 36 and BV is the first korean drama I watched by accident and it is the best drama I've ever watched. Love Maestro Kang.. really hope to see BV 2.

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I really love BV! It's great dorams! Very unusual because of ends. And I also hope to see BV 2))
Maestro is brilliant! I love him veeeery much!!!
I play flute.. and study in musical college now. After this doram, I love music more! So now, I know, I will be one of the best flutist in the world)))

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wow thank you for the recap!!

just finished the series exactly 10pm last night and my first impression with the ending is.... huh? that's it? or is there another episode to watch? i keep on looking at the file i have and it says FINAL EPI 18. but my mind speaks there must be a secret epi lols.

i really enjoy the series and decided to read recaps along. i am not a very technical person and i usually note more of the things i like, not that i neglect to see flaws but if they are bearable i'll bear with it.

your so called "manufactured conflicts" aren't that manufactured to me at all. since this is a music industry there is in great need of a concert to showcase the main theme of the show. and also, those conflicts were to give details on kang mae and gun woo's relationship as teac [Read more]

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and uhmmm...about the last part.

kang mae is walking in a tunnel heading on to a lighted exit with a view of a lake. a lake which pretty much signifies lots of memories.

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