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Also known as
'Wind Blows in Winter'

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Final episode date
3 April 2013


Written by
Choi Seong-kwon

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Based on
Ai Nante Irane Yo, Natsuby Tatsui Yukari

Jo In-sungSong Hye-kyoKim BumJung Eun-ji

PaekSang Arts Award for Best Television Director

Song Hye‑kyo, Jo In‑sung, Kim Bum, Jung Eun‑ji, Bae Jong‑ok

Korean drama that winter the wind blows

That Winter, the Wind Blows (Hangul그 겨울, 바람이 분다; RR: Geu Gyeo-ul, Baram-i Bunda) is a 2013 South Korean romantic melodrama television series starring Jo In-sung, Song Hye-kyo, Kim Bum and Jung Eun-ji. A gambler and con man (Jo) pretends to be the long-lost brother of a blind heiress (Song), but these two damaged people come to find the true meaning of love after meeting each other.


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The series is based on the Japanese drama I Don't Need Love, Summer (愛なんていらねえよ、夏, Ai Nante Irane Yo, Natsu) that aired on TBS in 2002, and was previously adapted into the 2006 Korean film Love Me Not. This 2013 Korean drama adaptation was written by Noh Hee-kyung and directed by Kim Kyu-tae.

It premiered on SBS with 2 back-to-back episodes on February 13, 2013. The series continued airing on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes, ending on April 3, 2013.

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A melodrama about a man and a blind woman, who don't believe in love. Oh Soo is an orphan who is left heartbroken after his first love dies. He leads a goal-less life as a high-stakes gambler. Oh Young is a lonely heiress who lives alone, after her parents got divorced and she finds herself becoming visually impaired. The two learn the true meaning of love after meeting each other.


  • Jo In-sung as Oh Soo

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    An orphan who doesn't care about anything after the death of his first love, he becomes a high-class gambler and playboy. Desperate to find money to repay a debt or forfeit his own life, he becomes a con artist who sets sights on a new target: Oh Young, pretending to be her long-lost brother.
  • Song Hye-kyo as Oh Young

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    A legally blind heiress to giant conglomerate. Oh Young lives alone, estranged from her mother and older brother since she was a child.
  • Kim Bum as Park Jin-sung
  • Soo's best friend and right-hand man. Loyal and hot-headed, Jin-sung dreams of scraping up enough money to buy his father an organic cattle farm.
  • Jung Eun-ji as Moon Hee-sun
  • Younger sister of Hee-joo, Soo's first love. Hee-sun is a quirky, tomboyish girl with a deep fondness for flowers. Though Hee-sun tries to despise Soo after he leaves Hee-joo, she finds that she cannot, and instead helps him in his scheme.
  • Bae Jong-ok as Wang Hye-ji
  • Officially a secretary, she runs the company and is Young's caretaker.
  • Kim Tae-woo as Jo Moo-chul
  • A gangster, with past ties to Soo, Jin-sung, and Hee-sun.
  • Kim Kyu-chul as Jang Sung
  • Family lawyer of the Oh's.
  • Kim Young-hoon as Lee Myung-ho
  • Young's fiance.
  • Im Se-mi as Son Mi-ra
  • Young's friend who works at a coffee shop.
  • Choi Seung-kyung as Shim Joong-tae
  • Han Jung-hyun as Kim Jung-hyun
  • Jung Kyung-soon as Jo Sun-hee
  • A doctor, and Moo-chul's estranged older sister.
  • Kim Jong-hyun as gangster
  • Go In-beom as Jin-sung's father
  • Seo Hyo-rim as Jin So-ra
  • Soo's ex-girlfriend and mistress of a gang boss. She steals the boss's money, a crime which Soo is framed for.
  • Lee Jae-woo as Oh Soo
  • Young's older brother, who died in a car accident.
  • Kyung Soo-jin as Moon Hee-joo
  • Soo's first love who was pregnant with his child and dies in a motorcycle accident.
  • Yoo Gun as Jung-woo
  • Young's first love.


    Writer Noh Hee-kyung and director Kim Kyu-tae had previously collaborated with Song Hye-kyo on the 2008 series Worlds Within. Kim Bum had also worked with Noh and Kim on the 2011 series Padam Padam... The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats. Jung Eun-ji was the last major casting to be announced; this is her second TV series after the popular Reply 1997.

    This marked Jo In-sung's first television series in eight years since Spring Day in 2005, as well as his first acting project since being discharged from mandatory military service. Jo said, "When I first decided to do it, I saw the script and felt it was worth a go. But the more I read it, the more I felt that if I didn't do it right, it would be a total disaster," further explaining that there was a "huge gap between reading the script and acting it out."

    Song said about her role as a blind woman, "Because my character cannot see, I am unable to make eye contact with In-sung and can only see how it plays out when I monitor the scenes afterwards. I must rely on his voice and his voice carries enough emotional weight for it to work." Regarding criticism about her characterization, she said, "Many asked why blind people would wear high heels and makeup, even eyeliner. But when I visited facilities for the blind and asked them, they told me that they also wear makeup and colorful clothing."

    The four leads attended the drama press conference held on January 31, 2013.


    On February 4, 2013, Jo cut his hand while filming a scene in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, where he had to punch a wall in anger, after the glass frame broke on impact. He received 13 stitches for his wound at a nearby hospital, then returned to the set and finished shooting.

    When the production filmed on location at Yongpyong Ski Resort in Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, fashion magazine High Cut was invited along the shoot for three days and two nights. The feature appeared on the cover of High Cut's March 2013 edition (or Issue 97).

    Director Kim Kyu-tae utilized a lot of ultra close-up shots, to highlight the characters' emotions and accentuate the smallest movement in the actors' faces or expression in their eyes. Cinematographer and visual director Kim Cheon-seok said such visual techniques differentiated the show from the standard set by existing Korean dramas, which usually resort to medium shots or bust shots. To produce such detailed shots, the crew used expensive high-definition ALEXA Plus cameras, known for their rich color and high-speed cinematography. Lighting director Park Hwan also employed twice as much lighting equipment as do other dramas. Another technique the crew used was post-production correction, which was possible because when the first episode aired, eight were already taped. Park said, "It's both my and Kim's philosophy that the actress should look beautiful even when she is wailing."

    Among the product placements (PPL) in the series were Laneige cosmetics (featured in episode 4 when the character Oh Young gets a makeover at a Laneige store before her high school reunion; Song has been the brand's endorser for six years), tuxedo maker Parkland, and Hyundai Motor Company. Viewers have complained on the drama's website about the overuse of PPL.


    Oh Young's mansion was filmed at the arboretum Jade Garden in Gangwon Province (Full House Take 2 and Love Rain were also shot there), and her flower garden was filmed at the Hantaek Botanical Garden in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. The various scenes set in a coffee shop were shot at the Nonhyeon-dong and Cheongdam-dong branches of coffee shop franchise De Chocolate Coffee in Gangnam District, Seoul.

    Original soundtrack

    The official soundtrack album of That Winter, the Wind Blows was produced by Golden Thumb, and was released on May 16, 2013 through LOEN Entertainment.

    "Winter Love" by The One and "Snowflake" by Gummy charted on Gaon Single Chart at number one and three, respectively, for the week of February 24 to March 2, 2013. Yesung and Gummy performed their tracks, "Gray Paper" and "Snowflake," respectively, on SBS's music program Inkigayo on February 17 and March 3, 2013.


    According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the premiere episode achieved a nationwide rating of 11.3 percent in viewership, ranked third behind Iris II on KBS and 7th Grade Civil Servant on MBC. The second back-to-back episode rose 1.5 percent to 12.8 percent. By the third episode the series was ranked first along with Iris II at 12.4 percent, then both episodes the following week were ranked first in their timeslot. In its third week, That Winter, the Wind Blows remained on top, while its two rival series competed for second place with small differences in viewership rating. According to TNmS, the series continued to rank number one in its timeslot for the remainder of its broadcast, though quoting slightly different figures. The series finale maintained its first-place ranking and recorded its highest rating with a viewership of 15.4 and 15.8 percent nationwide, and an average of 19.1 and 18.2 percent in the Seoul National Capital Area, according to TNmS and AGB Nielsen respectively.

    In the media

    Scenes from the drama were parodied by sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live Korea on cable channel tvN. On the episode broadcast on March 9, 2013, hosts Lee Young-ja and Shin Dong-yup, in the roles of Oh Young and Oh Soo, respectively, performed a 19+ skit in the SNLK style, including a parody of the cotton candy kiss. The series also been parodied in SBS's own Running Man

    In March 2013, Song sponsored the cost of publication of guidebooks for the blind at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province. The project was organized by Seo Kyoung-duk, a professor at Sungshin Women's University, after learning that braille brochures were unavailable at the site and other local museums despite the large number of visually impaired visitors. Song joined the effort at Seo's suggestion in November 2012, noting that her role as a blind woman helped her better understand the daily challenges faced by people with disabilities.

    International broadcast

  •  Singapore: ONE TV ASIA – The television broadcast rights were purchased by Singapore immediately after the drama's premiere in February. At the time, it was unusual for dramas to be sold and shown overseas before it had finished its original run in South Korea. The premiere episode on March 13, 2013 surpassed its target rating of one percent.
  • Hong Kong: – TVB J2 (June 20, 2013 to July 17, 2013)
  • Taiwan: – GTV Drama (July 16, 2013 to August 16, 2013)
  •  Philippines: ABS-CBN – It aired from July 8, 2013 to August 23, 2013 after Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, then Muling Buksan Ang Puso from August 26 to 30 in timeslot with a total of 40 episodes before replacing Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin, which premiered on September 2. It is also available to stream on Iflix with subtitles. Re-runs are airing soon on Jeepney TV.
  •  Indonesia: Trans TV – It aired from November 4 to 29, 2013. It was dubbed in Indonesian by Reza Rahardian, Indra Bekti, Kiki Farrel, Fitri Tropica and Rianti Cartwright. It is also available to stream on Iflix with subtitles.
  •  Vietnam: HTV3 - It aired from April 22, 2014.
  •  Japan: TBS – It recorded ratings as high as 4%; it had been more than 2 years since a Korean drama recorded ratings higher than 3% on a Japanese terrestrial channel. Reruns also aired on cable channel KNTV beginning June 1, 2013.
  •  Malaysia: 8TV, Iflix
  •  France: TF1 – It aired from July 4 to 4, 2015 in French by Jean-Pierre Focault, Olivier Minne, Elle Fanning and Nolwenn Leroy.
  •  Thailand: Workpoint TV on Mondays and Tuesday starting August 7, 2015. It is also available to stream on Iflix with subtitles.
  •  Sri Lanka: The drama is available to stream on Iflix with subtitles.
  • References

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