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Bittersweet love triangles and heartbreaking first love in Do You Like Brahms?

Upcoming classical music drama Do You Like Brahms has released a new teaser and stills of Kim Min-jae (Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2) and Park Eun-bin (Hot Stove League).

The new teaser shows the complex relationships amongst six youths all passionate about classical music. The other young musicians are played by Kim Sung-chul (Arthdal Chronicles), Park Ji-hyun (It’s Okay to Not Be Okay), Lee Yoo-jin (Be Melodramatic), and Bae Da-bin (Arthdal Chronicles).

Kim Min-jae plays a piano prodigy undergoing a slump because of the constant pressure to perform well. Kim Min-jae’s character is the first Korean to win a prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition, and his performance was lauded as “A second place without a first place.” Despite his fame, he’s also the type of person that puts others before himself, and sometimes that leads him to be deceptive to others about his feelings.

Regarding his role, Kim Min-jae said, “I thought the occupation of a pianist was immensely charismatic. I wanted to embody Park Joon-young through this drama. Although Joon-young travels all around the world to perform, it didn’t seem like he was a happy person. As much as he is in the spotlight, there’s also a shadowy side to him, and I was attracted to that aspect.”

On the other hand, Park Eun-bin plays a twenty-nine-year-old classical music student who realized late that she was passionate about the violin. But as graduation approaches, she wonders if her decision to pursue music was practical.

In the teaser, Park Eun-bin narrates the copy shown onscreen, “Brahms’ lifelong love was Clara, the wife of his best friend, Schumann,” as she glances to Lee Yoo-jin in a violin-making workshop. A third friend, played by Bae Da-bin, is seen in pictures of Park Eun-bin and Lee Yoo-jin.

Kim Min-jae is presented in his natural habitat, the middle of an orchestral stage. A tear-stricken Park Eun-bin reaches out to Kim Min-jae still in his concert uniform. He narrates, “Every night after I had poured everything into my performance, I thought of her, and I thought of my other friend.”

Then the scene quickly flashes to a trio practice with Kim Min-jae quietly observing the sweet, romantic dynamic between cellist Kim Sung-chul and violinist Park Ji-hyun. He looks down with a bittersweet smile, and Park Eun-bin finishes narrating, “Brahms lived his entire life alone like that, next to Clara.”

At the airport, Park Eun-bin meets and asks Kim Min-jae, “Do you like Brahms?” They intently stare at each other, and she internally asks herself why she asked him that question.

SBS Monday-Tuesday drama Do You Like Brahms? will begin airing August 31.

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Oh! I’m really into this one!!!
By the way @oldawyer I’ve just checked and it will be on Viki and it’s now open with no restrictions, not at least in my zone, and a week ago it was restricted. Hope you can see it in the States.

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It's available in the States as well!

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Thank you so much, both of you, Eazal and Junie Bug I appreciate you both!

And, of course, my thanks to whoever broke down the barriers and made it possible.

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I'm so excited to watch this drama! COVID stay away from this drama, please!

Between this one and Do Do Sol... , this one looks more focused on classical music and I hope it will stay like this.

The teaser with KMJ playing Rachmaninov reminded me so much Nodame Cantabile, one of my favourite Japanese drama, it's a good sign :D

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I have seen NAE-IL'S CANTABILE, the Korean remake and enjoyed it a lot. Right now I and my entire family are watching the Mainland Chinese re-make SYMPHONY'S ROMANCE. It has less of the violence of the original but is actually pretty good.

I have always liked that fact that the character of Nodame in the original manga was actually based upon a real person (older now, but apparently still teaches piano).

In the Korean version we actually got to hear excerpts from the gorgeous Rachmaninoff but it was the Grieg piano concerto that Nae-il nearly kills herself trying to master.

In any case I am looking for ward to both DO YOU LOVE BRAHMS? and DO DO SOL (which is about to start on Netflix- I am so glad that the beanies talked me into giving Netflix a try- even though we still watch more on Viki- and Netflix really needs to get away from white letter subtitles).

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Lol, so is "do you like Brahms?" like "do you like Messi" for this drama?

Really looking forward to this one.

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And Park Eun-bin has a catchphrase like Swag maybe...

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Wow... great cast! Best outfits! I love it so much even with this show.

I hope I have unproblematic storyline at all. I still interested with this.

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Anticipating this drama quite a lot with the first love angst and all...

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With MEMORIALS/INTO THE RING wrapping up tonight I am saving this slot for DO YOU LIKE BRAHMS? Looking at the cast leads I only know Kim Min-jae as Nurse Park in RD,TK 1&2 and Kim Sung-cheol from his terrific performances in PRISON PLAYBOOK and ARTHDAL CHRONICLES. The other leads will be new to me.
I did notice that the wonderful Ye Soo-sung is in the cast and maybe in a role as a professional rather than the usual mom/grandma (NTTAWWT) lol.
As for availability right now it looks a little iffy on Viki but Kocowa has it as “Coming Soon” with 3 teasers subbed with the note that the first episode airs August 31. I subscribe to both so hopefully it will be available on one of them.

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Can someone explain to me what second place without a first place means. I don't understand. Thanks in advance.

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It means that there is no one is good enough to win the first place, so he won the second place, and the first place was vacant.
It's not unusual on music contest of a certain category.
There's a very famous contest in Spain, the Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition in which the first place was not awarded, but there was a second and a third prize.

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Thank you. That is an interesting way of putting it.

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Interesting..

Btw, who is Park Ji-hyun in IOTNBO?

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I remember her in Rookie Historian as one of the 4 rookies but not in IOTNBO...

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I wonder who she is there

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Lots of great dramas coming up! Looking forward to Kim Min Jae in this.

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I really like Park Eun-bin- she is always good.

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Ooh I finished Stove League not too long ago so I'm totally in for seeing Park Eun Bin again. I hope Kim Min Jae doesn't sport that curtain hair the whole drama though. Show me your forehead!!

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Park Eun-bin is one of the very few actresses that I always gonna check out her new work. She always manages to make her characters really likable.

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Praying for beautiful classical music!

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Park Eun-bin back on my screen~~!! I know I just finished Stove League a few months ago but there's no such thing as having too much Park Eun-bin!

Excited to see Park Sung-chul too!!

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I need a character relationship chart for this drama. Isn't it tear stricken Park Ji hyun who reaches out to Kim Min-Jae?

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The cast filmed a Running Man episode :)

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Good news on the BRAHMS availability front. The restriction notice on Viki has been dropped. There is a note now on Viki’s “Coming Soon” list that reads: “Available on 8/31/20”.

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