Drama Casting & News
Teaser and stills for That Winter
by | January 1, 2013 | 173 Comments

Here’s our first look at the new Noh Hee-kyung melodrama set to air next month on SBS, That Winter, The Wind Blows, starring Song Hye-gyo and Jo In-sung. It… sure is dramatic, I’ll give you that. It honestly must just be the way it’s edited together to give maximum melo impact, but is anyone else feeling like Jo In-sung is acting a lot?

I know he’ll be better; I’m hoping it’s just the teaser, because I don’t think I could take him being that dramatic about everything, even in a melodrama with mistaken identities, fauxcest, chaebol fortunes, and blindness. And that’s just the start.

Song Hye-gyo stars as a blind heiress who lost her parents in a tragic accident along with her sight, and Jo In-sung is a gambler and a playboy whose first love died tragically as well. He’s a fortune hunter who cons the heroine into believing he’s her long-lost brother to get his hands on her money, only to then fall in love with her. Or her with him? I’m not sure who’s going to fall first, but in any case then there’s that whole you’re-my-brother thing, which if cleared up becomes a you’re-a-lying-sack-of-thief thing… so yeah…

Frankly I was most excited by the teeny tiny glimpses we got of Kim Bum and Jung Eun-ji. They’re both playing characters tied to Jo In-sung — Kim Bum is the bestie and Jung Eun-ji is the sister of his first love. In the teaser Jo In-sung narrates that he wanted to live, but met a woman who wanted to die. It seems literal, because the teaser basically consists of multiple suicide attempts from her. Dark. Guess you can’t say you weren’t warned.

That Winter, The Wind Blows follows The Great Seer and premieres February 13 on SBS.

Via Joy News


173 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. 51 misha

    my ultimate girl crush is back the most beautiful woman ever Song hye gyo gosh she’s so gorgeous here like she never ages at all! i love her acting look’s very promising i can her pain in her voice. can’t wait to watch!

  2. 52 misha

    my ultimate girl crush is back the most beautiful woman ever Song hye gyo gosh she’s so gorgeous here like she never ages at all! i love her acting look’s very promising i can feel her pain through her voice. can’t wait to watch!

  3. 53 nakai

    I have new found love for Writer Noh after Padam Padam. So I’ll watch this even though I’m not really a fan of the main actors.

  4. 54 S L

    Song Hye Kyo looks like Taylor Swift with that fringe… And Kim Bum reminds me of Legolas haha.

  5. 55 birdscout

    The title of this drama is bugging me. Shouldn’t it be That Winter, The Wind “Blew”? Or, am I missing something in the meaning?

    • 55.1 jomo

      You seem to have forgotten that making sense in translation is NOT a requirement for a title, for example, 9 End 2 Outs.
      Shouldn’t it be anything else but that?

      • 55.1.1 birdscout

        Lol. So true. Thing is, ” 9E2O ” actually grew on me (maybe because I loved watching it so much). Will have to see about TW,TWB.

    • 55.2 Gom

      I shouldn’t have read your comment. The grammar freak in me will haunt me in my dreams tonight. I may have to pull an all-nighter for this. Lol. Maybe the Korean title makes more sense?

  6. 56 missjb

    how I wish k-drama produce melodrama more like Nice Guy who always not always about tears tears and tears without a reason, and turn down over the top acting.

  7. 57 crixa

    I guess you can say that Jo In Sung looks overacting here in some way, but hey, give the guy a break, he wasn’t able to act for more than 2 years, maybe he wasn’t able to balance his acting or he got carried away or something. It doesn’t also mean that catching a few glimpses of the drama, we could be able to conclude about their acting or the drama as a whole. Whether the drama will be good or not, I’d still watch because I adore Song Hye Kyo and Jo In Sung that much. Yup, I’m biased like that.

  8. 58 sweetspring

    i’m watching this for one thing and one thing only- Jo In Sung- that walking, talking, breathing piece of beautiful art.

  9. 59 a.n.jell

    loving it already…love the cast….welcome back song hye gyo, jo insung, kim bum, and my newest favorite jung eunji…i hope this will turn out to be a good drama…

  10. 60 Amy

    its gonna be ‘crazy nite’ for wednesday and thursday for MBC,KBS and SBS..
    MBC – 7th grade civil servant (Joo Won,Choi Kang Hee, Chansung)
    KBS – Iris 2 (Jang Hyuk, Lee Da Hae, Lee Beom Su, Doo Jun
    SBS – That Winter, The Wind Blows (Jo In Sung, Song Hye Gyo. Kim Bum)

    All of them are great actors..

    • 60.1 belle

      Seems like we’ve got tough competition there. I still have my eyes on this one though. 🙂 I hope it garners the highest ratings.

    • 60.2 hui ting

      OMMMMMMMMG. I DIDN’T EVEN REALISE THIS! and I am gonna watch all of them! I love Joo Won, I love Jang Hyuk & Lee Bum-soo, I love Song Hye Gyo. Ah.. Good thing I’m not living in Korea, because I really won’t know which to watch, LOL.

      Wed-Thurs will be one tough slot…

    • 60.3 jdji

      if they will equel it may end up around 13-15% for all three drama, but if one of them dominate and can break 20% more other may around 11-12% and the other one will suffer low rating with highest only 7-8%

  11. 61 Anne

    Well they’re pretty. That’s for sure.

  12. 62 Enz

    All I can think, watching the trailer, was how pretty this song hye go is. I haven’t watched anything from either of them so I might tune in but really hate the crazy storyline right now. But too much pretty and as mystisith says, the cinematography looks good.

    Des anyone know if Jo in sung and gong yoo are still good friends? Just curious

    • 62.1 nakai

      Awww…Miss the gold ol’ days when they hang out together. And with Kang Dong Won too. My eyes miss the sight of them together.

  13. 63 Rani Heriyani (@aiya_anie)

    the story reminds me of one of Moon Geum Young’s movie…. ????

  14. 64 Ruth

    Hmm. I feel like I might be the only one that’s not interested in watching such an obvious remake of Love Me Not. I mean, I know there’s a lot of crossover from jdrama and movies and all the rest. At the same time, the Korean movie version with Moon Geun Young is so well known and fairly recent (2006), I guess I don’t see the point. Are there no other story ideas? Are they anticipating that this treatment will do a better job for the story? I dunno, but they haven’t hooked me yet. At this point, it seems like a melodrama for the sake of melodrama rather than an intriguing and innovative story.

    Reading through the comments, however, I was reminded how soon we are to seeing Jang Hyuk back on the small screen. Yay! Even with that awful haircut, I’m excited. Hope the new Iris (2) is as good as the beginning of Iris and not as draggy as the ending. (which also reminds me that GI Joe comes out in March with Lee Byung Hun being all hot…yay!)

    • 64.1 misha

      obviously you don’t really like the drama so why bother to read & comment in this blog & bring up other show? gosh. NONSENSE

  15. 65 christine

    i bet song hye gyo is gonna try to date him >.>

    • 65.1 Opal

      Or he is the one who wants to date her?

      • 65.1.1 en

        i agree with you. is her co-star wants to date her.

  16. 66 altair

    Yay! A melo!!!! In my book, dramas should only be melos!!!!! To each his own. I LOVE melodramas. Plus Jo In-sung is a total eye candy. The plot sounds great, the leads look hot and did I mention it’s a melo???!! I can’t wait. I predict ratings above 10 for this one. At least SBS will have one drama with good ratings in 2013 after the semi-disastrous, rating wise, 2012.

    • 66.1 rjyuggy

      Yay for melos!!! Rom com are too cutesy and never really funny. I watch stand up or slapstick comedy movies to get my laughs.

    • 66.2 jdji

      im not sure if look to the competitor, IRIS 2 and Level7 CS

  17. 67 jing

    There was a movie starring Moon Geun Young with this story..blind heiress being conned by her supposed brother…

  18. 68 rjyuggy

    Trailers are out of the context (most of the time). So I’m sure that we have to watch the scene in context to judge whether he is overacting or not.

  19. 69 Kwazz

    thanks gf,

    When the character is a partially blind person then it is

    already a handicap, so you can’t participate much in

    active physical movements but has to be assisted by

    someone, the acting will become rigid except for facial

    movements, example the drama MY –

    the 2nd lead actor with the cane.

  20. 70 topper

    Wow, OTT acting.

  21. 71 Gom

    The film version of this was so dark and quiet. I loved it. So I’m definitely keeping my eye on this one.

  22. 72 rose

    i really hope SHG can give justice to her character… bcoz, if this is really a remake from a movie(w/c MGY starred in,i have to see that after).. i dont like another history of Hwang Jin-I (wherein SHG did the movie version of Ha Ji Won’s hit t.v drama and then it didn’t turn out well.. just stating the fact,no offense to her fans)

  23. 73 song yong in

    sigh. Jo In Sung! why melo? i don’t think i’ll watch this.
    oh man, a lot of blindness going on in kdramaland of late, gosh.

  24. 74 niKai

    did SHK remove her lovely mole? didn’t see it in the stills.

  25. 75 Lai

    ahhhhhh at last! SHG is back! love her since full house! she is hilarious…I’m not into melo but i will watch this for her and JIS. 😉 oh and Kim Bum 😉 I thought it sounded like Love me not movie, reading the comments just confirmed it! ahhhhh cannot wait!!

  26. 76 Rach^^


    Drama producers: where are the comedies? WHERE ARE THE COMEDIES???

  27. 77 müge

    my first thought:
    ‘OK! Song Hye-gyo’s new man has been decided because she has a habit to pick her men from her co-stars.’
    about over-acting of JIS, I’m really suprised if you could see/decide it just waching a speedy teaser. I don’t agree yet.
    and about the drama, I’m looking forward to see it because I LOVED the original movie ‘Love Me Not’. I hope the drama will be good, too.

  28. 78 CA

    SMH. Some ladies in here sure have some issues from the way they talk about SHK. Talk bout her acting, sure. But making her seem like a woman whose only wish is to aim for guys? That’s crossing the line, and is just downright disrespectful. Please don’t do it here. Or anywhere for that matter. It reflects on your personality.

    The trailer looks really beautiful. Am watching out for this drama for sure!

    • 78.1 hui ting

      I agree. Not sure if most of them are just joking but some really are ridiculous. Using her beauty to seduce her co-stars? They make it sound like ‘SHG is beautiful on the outside that’s for sure, but I’m sure she doesn’t have any inner beauty.’ Can’t believe she’s getting a torrent of criticism for dating her co-stars, who, by the way, are humans too. Ludicrous.

  29. 79 coby

    I scrolled and scrolled..and then KIM BUM! I’m in! Why is she so pretty?

  30. 80 Keis

    Aww, the video is now private. Can you take it down then?

  31. 81 nymf

    the shk seducing her leading man comment only started after sega thingy. some of the sega fans well some coz if ur a sega fan & u reacted in my post then your guilty.. hated shk coz she dated hb & they want hjw for hb. spread degrading fabricated & cheap things about shk in different forums & in youtube pathetic. insecure fools! your nothing compare shk all of you are just brave coz your hidden in your computer ugly trolls!!!!

  32. 82 Cherry

    Is it based on the movie “Love Me Not” ?
    It’s the same story, except, if i remember correctly, the bestie is a gangster (Kim Bum here? Really?! )

    I don’t think i’ll watch this one because the movie’s ending was so tragic 🙁

  33. 83 zashi

    Can’t wait for Feb. to start watching this. The teaser looks good. Hope it does well in the ratings. Considering it will have stiff competition.
    SHG haters will always come out and spill their negative quips. Some are jealous, insecure or just plain mean. I hope she takes all negative comments and turn it to positive. I have hopes the writer of this drama is good! AJA FIGHTING!

  34. 84 HeadsNo2

    Early contender for Most Acting 2013!

  35. 85 asdjfkl

    the video is not working for me -______-

  36. 86 meanrice

    Its my hommie who looks like old song joong ki

  37. 87 goldeng

    kimbum!!!!oh that man i love him… i wanna watch this and allbut im a bit afraid this would b too much melo for me… i dont like sad sad tragic melos that make me cry to the point my head hurts… hope thy hae a way of telling the story without making it feel suffocating…

  38. 88 iwaa

    Wow! Can’t wait for this. I just hope that it is broader and better than the two (though i love Love me not).
    I want things to happen like:
    1. Hopefully the stabbing thingy will be done at some episode 5 or 6 not on the ending part (because if that happens we will all have a tragic ending :()
    2. SHG will be treated, and will have her vision back
    3. TIME JUMPS. (i really love dramas with time jumps like Nice Guy)
    4. Then when they meet each other again after a long time they were already new people, and not as hard as rock anymore.. Like SHG from a lonely rich to a bitch rich and JIS from a playboy and gambler to an innocent and kind one!

    In that way they can express more their feelings to each other, right?

    Please Writernim and Directornim we’ll look forward to this, so don’t disappoint your viewers!

  39. 89 lingga

    seems not good…its to usual drama from korea. let we see

  40. 90 MB

    The video is private. Can’t view it. 🙁
    Anyhow, base on the plot, am I feeling it’s quite similar to Moon Geung Young’s “Love Me Not”? Same thing – blind heiress, then goes the man who pretends to be his long lost brother. I just hope the ending is not as tragic as the movie’s.

  41. 91 MBMD

    Can’t view the video. its private 🙁
    Anyhow, isnt it quite similar to Moon Geun Young’s “Love Me Not”. Same thing – blind heiress, a guy who pretends to be his long lost brother.

  42. 92 sharealittle

    Actually, I want to watch the japanese version of this drama but never got subbed anyway (upto 4 episodes only). Aside from the story of the 2 main leads, the background stories of the supporting casts are interesting and quite mysterious (the movie version did not dwell on them that much). And many say the jdrama version has a more satisfying ending than the movie.

    Looking forward to this.

  43. 93 tieuyeunu

    isn’t there a korean movie with the same plot?

  44. 94 Fairy Tale Junkie

    Is it just me, or the plot in this drama is similar with Moon Geun-young’s Love Me Not movie (which also adapted from a Japanese drama played by Ryoko Hirosue)?
    The blind heiress and the pretend-to-be-lost brother as the main leads?

    (Please forgive me for my broken English)

  45. 95 Amethyst

    I love Song Hye Kyo and I will watch this drama because of her

  46. 96 ARO

    JO IN SUNG… you are the most beautiful thing that ever grace my screen. I love you already!!!

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