Premiere Watch: Do You Like Brahms, Lies of Lies
…And it’s time for more dramas! With significant shifts in premieres and air dates due to the pandemic, it looks like we’ll be getting Brahms before we get our other upcoming music-themed drama, Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol. Either way, this week we have a youthful romance featuring music to feast our eyes (and ears) on. Additionally, for my fellow melo-holics, we have a juicy tale of revenge and motherhood headed our way as well.
Do You Like Brahms
Time slot: Monday & Tuesday
Genre: Melo, romance
Episode count: 16
Reasons to watch: With two youthful music-centric dramas slated to premiere within the same drama lifecycle, it’s awfully hard not to compare them before they are even out of the gate. However, even if they have youth and romance and music in common, our dramas seem quite different in tone and in setting. SBS’s latest Monday-Tuesday drama, Do You Like Brahms, takes place in a prestigious university, and we follow the story of several students who attend there. Our leads are Kim Min-jae, a prodigy pianist who has hit a bad slump, and Park Eun-bin, a violinist who finds herself questioning if classical music is the right career path for her. Something about music and romance always seems to pair well, and in our drama it sounds like we’ll follow our characters’ musical aspirations as much as their tales of requited/unrequited love. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some solo recitals full of sadness and longing.
Lies of Lies
Time slot: Friday & Saturday
Broadcaster: Channel A
Genre: Suspense, romance
Episode count: 16
Reasons to watch: Channel A is back with a new drama called Lies of Lies. The drama stars Lee Yuri and Yeon Jung-hoon in what looks like a juicy tale of revenge, love, and, well, lies. I actually really like the premise of this one, since it adds the motherhood angle to the wrongfully convicted angle, which will hopefully result in a yummy drama sandwich. In the drama, Lee Yuri is falsely accused of murder, and later plots to find the man who adopted her daughter. Wait, what? This sounds like it could be a rom-com just as easily as it could be a revenge melo. However, I’m sure the drama’s early set-up will give us all the soapy details, and we’ll learn what’s at stake for our heroine, and why she’s willing to trample hearts and tell “lies of lies” to get what she wants.
- Bittersweet love triangles and heartbreaking first love in Do You Like Brahms?
- Lee Yuri and Yeon Jung-hoon get entangled in deception and mysteries for Lies of Lies
- Script reading for classical music youth drama Do You Like Brahms?
- Kim Sung-chul joins Park Eun-bin, Kim Min-jae in SBS’s Do You Like Brahms?
- Park Eun-bin, Kim Min-jae up for new SBS drama, Do You Like Brahms?