Our Blues K Drama Review
Our blues just concluded on Netflix. It is one of the most highly rated K dramas so far this year. After watching it, I can see why.
This drama is a refreshing change from the typical story of corruption, and rich people behaving badly theme in so many K dramas.
It is a warm heart look at the life of ordinary people living in Jeju and focuses on the life of several friends in their 30’s who all grew up in the same village and stayed in Jeju rather than migrating to the mainland like many of their classmates had.
They all work together in a local fish market. A number of them are women divers. The story plot follows the life of the various couples involved as they struggle to find love and happiness.
There are several intriguing sub-plots including teenage pregnancy and frenemies who become friends as their children get married early, a love triangle, husband abuse, the life of the haenyeo, the famous woman divers, growing up taking care of a downs syndrome child, and what for me was most poignant, a young man who was abused by his mother and his half-siblings, finally reconciling with his mother when he finds out she has only a few weeks to live.
Another interesting factoid, I noticed a trend in K Dramas – They are increasingly been set outside of the Seoul metro area, and are featuring more average people rather than just the upper class. And many of them now have at least one minority person in the drama, either a sexual minority, a disabled person, or a foreigner.
All of which are welcomed trends in my opinion.
For more information see the following articles on the series, and tourism sites in Jeju, including information on the Jeju Olle Trail. I am hoping to visit Jeju for the first time later this year and hope to visit many of these sites in person and will update this blog piece then.
Our Blues WIki
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|Revised Romanization||Urideurui Beulluseu|
|Developed by||Studio Dragon|
|Written by||Noh Hee-Kyung|
|Directed by||Kim Kyu-tae|
|Music by||Choi Seung-Kwon
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Executive producer||Jang Jeong-do|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original release||April 9 –
June 12, 2022
Our Blues (Korean: 우리들의 블루스; RR: Urideurui Beulluseu) is a 2022 South Korean television series starring Lee Byung-hun, Shin Min-a, Cha Seung-won, Lee Jung-eun, Uhm Jung-Hwa, Han Ji-min, and Kim Woo-bin. The series revolves around the sweet and bitter life of people standing at the end, climax, or beginning of life, and depicts their stories in an omnibus format against the backdrop of Jeju Island. It premiered on tvN on April 9, 2022, and aired every Saturday and Sunday at 21:10 (KST) with 20 episodes. It is available for streaming on Netflix in selected regions. It is also the eleventh highest-rated Korean drama on cable television.
Oct 7, 2021″Our Blues ” follows a group of people on Jeju island. Lee Dong-Seok (Lee Byung-Hun) was born in a small village on Jeju Island. He now sells stuff from his truck on the island. He is not a sophisticated man. Lee Dong-Seok then gets involved with Min Seon-A, who has just moved to Jeju. She has her own story which nobody knows.
Apr 18, 2022Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Our Blues’ On Netflix, A K-Drama That Follows a Series of Romances in a Bustling Island Town. By Jade Budowski @ jadebudowski Apr 18, 2022 at 1:30pm. In Our Blues, now …
Apr 9, 2022″Our Blues”, the drama and its stories illustrate as well exhibit the blues of a varied spectrum of lives and the arrays to which life can haul us. Produced by ‘GTist’ and developed by ‘Studio Dragon’, “OUR BLUES (우리들의 블루스)” is an omnibus-themed Kdrama created and nourished by none-other-than one of the best Korean writers…
Apr 9, 2022Netflix’s new Korean anthology series Our Blues is filled with both veteran actors and up-and-coming names in the world of K-drama. As the latest Korean drama to hit Netflix, The Most Beautiful Goodbye writer Noh Hee-Kyung uses Our Blues to break the typical male-female lead format, instead choosing to tell the stories of seven main characters. . Here is a guide to the cast and characters of Our Bl
4 days ago our Blues does that. While it starts slowly, the pacing is part of the point: resolutions don’t occur immediately, but there is a sense of cathartic release when they do.
“Our Blues” takes on an omnibus-style drama, which tells the story of diverse characters that are somewhat interconnected, in one way or the other. Lee…
3 days ago”Our Blues” should have stuck to just ten episodes. The show would have been a lot more entertaining with that. K-dramas lately seem to be struggling with this one problem: they have the perfect characters, perfect storylines, and perfect sets, but it all goes away because they just cannot decide on the appropriate length of the show. …
Places Seen in the Drama
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Biyangdo Island can be seen directly from Hyeopjae Beach, which is located northwest of Hanrim Port. The word Biyang means to fly over, and indeed, legend has it that Biyangdo Island flew over from China more than 1000 years ago. The tiny island, accompanied by Hallim Park, Hyeopjae Beach, and Hallim Port, creates a truly picturesque …
Cheonjeyeon waterfall is located at the southern tip of Jeju island near Seogwipo-do. It is about 1.5 hours bus ride from the airport. It is called the 3-tier waterfall as it falls over 3 cliffs before ultimately ending up in the ocean.
The island is mostly covered by wheat fields with two small villages at two ends of the main road that bisects the island. Several houses on the main road are decorated with informative murals that describe the culture and history of Gapado making it an interesting walk. The center of the island has a viewpoint about 20 meters above ground that …
Jun 2020. Geumneung Beach and Hyeopjae Beach are the two beaches of Hallim located about a kilometer apart from one another. While swimming is not allowed for some stretches, both areas are stunning during sunset. The stretches of the camping area looked like a great place to spend the daylight hours and at low tide, there was plenty …
Mokpo (Korean pronunciation: Mokpo-si) is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, located at the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula, close to Yudal mountain. Mokpo has frequent high-speed train services to Seoul and is the terminus for several ferry routes serving islands in the adjacent Yellow Sea and Dadohae National Maritime Park.
Mokpo is a port city located on the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula. Easily accessible by KTX or SRT, Mokpo still has important traces of the Japanese colonization of Korea. The Mokpo Marine Cable Car takes you to the beautiful views of Yudalsan and small islands scattered on the West Sea. The cable car stops at two points: Yudal …
Mokpo. The sprawling port city of Mokpo (목포), set on a small peninsula jutting out into the West Sea, is the end of the line for trains and expressway traffic, and a starting point for sea voyages to Jeju-do and the western islands of Dadohae Haesang National Park. Korea’s National Maritime Museum is appropriately located here, and the …
Mokpo Tourism: Tripadvisor has 1,098 reviews of Mokpo Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Mokpo resource.
Mokp’o, also spelled Mokpo, port city, South Chŏlla (Jeolla) do (province), southwestern South Korea. Situated on the tip of the Muan Peninsula, at the southwestern end of the Korean peninsula, it is the door to the Honam Plain, the largest granary in the country. During the Chosŏn (Yi) dynasty (1392-1910), it was a naval base, and it was opened to foreign trade in 1879.
The cable car opened in 2019. Mokpo Marine Cable Car is the longest (3.23 kilometers) and highest (155 meters from the ground) cable car in Korea. It crosses Yudalsan Mountain and the sea to reach Gohado Island. Mokpo Marine Cable Car offers an amazing view of the city of Mokpo, and the surrounding natural beauties.
Downtown Mokpo: The Ogeori The Ogeori was an area centered on an intersection of five roads feeding in from Mokpo Station, the harbor, the northern (Korean) neighborhood, and the southern (Japanese) neighborhood. Consisting of restaurants, markets, shops, businesses, bars, inns, financial institutions, and theaters, this would have been …
Mokpo is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, located at the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula, close to Yudal mountain. Mokpo has frequent high-speed train services to Seoul and is the terminus for several ferry routes serving islands in the adjacent Yellow Sea and Dadohae National Maritime Park. Wikipedia
Mt. Halla (Hallasan)
Hallasan is the highest mountain in South Korea and is worshipped by people as they believe that gods and spirits live on the mountain. Alternate English names for the mountain include Hanla Mountain or Mount Halla and older English sources refer to the peak as Mount Auckland. Hallasan is written in Hangul as if it were Hanrasan ( 한라산 …
4 Hallasan Trails – Which one is best and how to get there? There are four Hallasan trails on and around the mountain, but only two of these trails will take you up to the volcano’s crater lip – the Gwaneumsa trail, and the Seongpanak trail: Gwaneumsa Trail – 8.7km (one-way) and 8-10 hours return hike <- the BEST views!; Seongpanak Trail – 9.6km (one-way) and 7-9 hours …
As one of Korea’s 3 spirit mountains, Hallasan Mountain is located in the southernmost part of the Korean Peninsula and lays claim to the title of South Korea’s tallest mountain with a height of 1,950m above sea level. Home to all sorts of vegetation, the mountain possesses immense scientific value and is a veritable treasure trove of animals and plants, leading to the designation of …
Jeju Sanbangsan Carbonate Hot Spring
The hot springs have a good reputation and are very popular amongst Koreans. There is a large indoor area, separated of course for males and females, and then an outdoor area with 4 small pools the size of a hot tub and one larger lap pool that has cold spring water. Out of the 4 smaller pools 3 have hot water, and 1 has cold water.
Sanbangsan Mountain Carbonate Hot Spring is a unique hot spring where you dip yourself in a tub of naturally carbonated water. Release your stress and relax your tense muscles from exploring Jeju Island in the fizzy tubs. Carbonated water is known to relax your body in various ways. With both indoor and outdoor areas, come and experience a …
Jul 28, 2021Sanbangsan Mountain Hot Spring. Location -192, Sagyebuk-ro 41beon-gil, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do. Telephone – (+82) 64-792-8300. Tags: Jeju sauna Carbon hot spring Jeju Hot Spring sangbansan Hot Spring.
Jusangjeollidae (주상절리대) is known to be a national monument in Jeju. This cliff face was formed by volcanic rock pillars. You’ll be able to see hexagon-shaped rocks and expansive views of the sea and landscapes. Jungmun Daepo Columnar Joints (중문대포 주상절리) are more rugged cliffs created by volcanic pillars. This is another popular attraction for scenic views and great …
Pacific Rim Peace Park
Stepping Stones of the Pacific • 2010. Jeju Island is called the “Island of Peace.” “Stepping Stones of the Pacific” on Jeju Island was built in the heat of the summer just before the rainy season in July 2010. The park was constructed by 27 students from Yantai, Jeju Island, Seogwipo, Vladivostok, Puerto Princesa, and San Diego in …
JEJU ISLAND; KAOHSIUNG; YANTAI II; Park Site Map; People; News; Donate. A PEARL IS THE CENTER of each park, and all parks are on the Pacific Visit Park Sites … Sign up to receive updates on the Pacific Rim Park. SUBSCRIBE. Pacific Rim Park P.O. Box 1221, Julian, CA 92036 760-765-3427 [email address protected]
Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road
Mar 2019. Beautiful sunset from the roadside. A huge Windmill by the beach. Been here in early March so the weather was around 10°c and windy. Such a lovely evening I’ve had in Jeju. Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road is situated on the northwest side of Jeju. One of the most beautiful places to view the sunset so be sure to bring your camera!
Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road is on the northwest side of Jeju Island and has a distinctive offshore wind farm as a prominent landmark. The white windmills and emerald waters along the winding shoreline are a refreshing example of the autumn landscape and an environmentally friendly way to generate electricity.
496-1, Hangyeonghaean-ro,, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju-si, Jeju City, Jeju, 63002. $141. per night. Jun 16 – Jun 17. Stay at this property in Jeju City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Hyeopjae Beach and Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road are located …
Sinchang windmill farm is a wind turbine farm located on Sinchang coastal road. Even though it’s not as popular as other areas, this place is recommended as Jeju’s driving course because it combined beautiful natural scenery and technology. There is also a long bridge above the ocean. A fish sculpture called Dageumbari near the bridge …
A huge Windmill by the beach. Been here in early March so the weather was around 10°c and windy. Such a lovely evening I’ve had in Jeju. Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road is situated on the northwest side of Jeju. One of the most beautiful places to view the sunset so be sure to bring your camera!
Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road: 2020 Top Things to Do in Jeju. Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road travelers’ reviews, business hours, introduction, open hours. Check out the updated best hotels & restaurants near Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road.
Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road, Jeju: See 4 reviews, articles, and 8 photos of Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road, ranked No.76 on Tripadvisor among 167 attractions in Jeju.
Jeju Day 26 Part 2: Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road 200:00 Intro00:36 Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road06:27 Sinchang Port08:49 Sinchang Port – Sinchang Wind P…
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
Seongsan Ilchulbong also called ‘Sunrise Peak’, is an archetypal tuff cone formed by hydrovolcanic eruptions upon a shallow seabed about 5 thousand years ago. Situated on the eastern seaboard of Jeju Island and said to resemble a gigantic ancient castle, this tuff cone is 182 meters high, has a preserved bowl-like crater, and also displays diverse inner structures resulting from the sea cliff.
Seongsan Ilchulbong is one of Jeju’s Crown & Jewel destinations. This beautiful natural wonder provides awesome 360 degrees views, fresh air, and an escape from all the current issues impacting the World. … So we had to carry our things up to see the Seongsan Ilchulbong. We did not attempt to climb up to the peak due to our heavy bags. Instead …
The peak’s Korean name, Seongsan Ilchulbong, encompasses its two most salient features; a seongsan is a hill in the shape of a castle, and an ilchulbong is a high point with a view of beautiful sunrises. Seongsan Ilchulbong is situated on Jeju’s eastern side and is said to have the best view of sunrise on the island. It opens an hour before sunrise all year round and sees dawn break …
Dec 30, 2021Seongsan Ilchulbong, also known as Sunrise Peak, was formed more than 5000 years ago by volcanic eruptions. It used to be a separate island, but it’s now connected to Jeju’s main island. You have to climb to the top to see the true form of Seongsan Ilchulbong Mountain in Jeju. This majestic 182m high tuff volcano shapes like a large pie.
The name Seongsan (“fortress mountain”) comes from how the crater resembles a fortress, and Ilchulbong (“sun rising peak”) refers to the wonderful view of the sunrise. True to its name, it also offers a wonderful view of Hallasan Mountain and other forums (parasitic cones) around the area
Udo, (also called U-island, since do means island) is located northeast of Seongsan-RI, 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) off the coast of Jeju, South Korea. This is the largest of the islands included in Jeju City. Udo, literally “Cow Island” in Hanja, has this name because it looks like a cow lying down.
Jeju Welcome Center, 23 Seondeok-ro, Jeju City, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province 63122, Republic of Korea Tourist inquiries: Jeju Tourism Organization Tel: 064-740-6000~1 FAX: 064-740-6090 Business registration number: 616-82-21432
Jeju Wellness Destinationsfor 2021. Chuidasun Resort The Chuidasun Resort Tea & Meditation is a well-known healing spot for the tea ceremony, meditation, and yoga in Ojo-ri Village, on the east of Jeju Island. Southernmost Theme Park Greetings. Our farm is Jeju Rural Life Experiencing Farm.
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The oldest tree is about eight hundred and fifty years old. 8. Hallasan Seongpanak. 142. Hiking Trails. By 2039BobL. The way to the peak is hundreds and hundreds of stairs often with many oddly-shaped rocks to navigate around whilst…. 9. Jeju Stone Park.
Jul 12, 20179. Seaweed and sea urchin soup. Delicious soup of the sea. Beyond raw seafood, the array of local specialties includes pheasant, whole grilled mackerel in sea salt, and barbecued pork from Jeju’s …
Dec 30, 2021The main reason that people visit, however, is to unwind and enjoy its marvelous outdoors. With its gorgeous countryside and a jagged coastline dotted with stunning beaches, Jeju Island has a plethora of lovely scenery and fantastic recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. 12. Jeju Stone Park
Some of 2020’s hottest draws include Jeju Greem Café, a coffee shop that is decorated so it appears to be a 2D comic book, and Arte Museum Jeju, an immersive multimedia art experience. These are the perfect places to visit if you’re making a second trip to the island, or if you just want to participate in the most up-to-date activities …
The best time to visit Jeju is during the more moderate weather months. The warm and pleasant days often occur from March to May and September to November. Springtime (March to May) is considered one of the best times to visit Jeju island, as temperatures are balmy. The highlight of this season is the cherry blossoms bloom, and the island turns …
Under normal circumstances, Jeju Island can be visited for up to 30 days without a visa, as long as the traveler does not go to any other part of South Korea. In addition, nationals of over 100 countries can visit all of South Korea, including Jeju Island, visa-free for up to 30, 60, 90, or 180 days, depending on their nationality. From September 2021, they will need to register with the K …
Since it didn’t make sense to wait 30 minutes just to travel 15 minutes to our destination, we gave up on the public transportation system on Jeju Island. I read that the busses are not that great at coming on time. It’s possible to get around Jeju Island via the bus system, just count on at least doubling your travel time anywhere.
Apr 16, 2022When is the Best Time to Visit Jeju Island, South Korea. Jeju Island, like the rest of South Korea, has 4 very distinct seasons: fresh Spring, hot Summer, cool Autumn, and cold Winter. Summer is the busiest time to visit Jeju thanks to Summer vacations while Winter is the least popular time to visit thanks to the harsh temperatures.
However, unlike in the past, the whole atmosphere of the sea seemed to disappear as many buildings were built. There was a wish for a return to the old sea. Nevertheless, if I visited Jeju Island again, I wanted to go to Woljeongri Beach again. Viewers of this review also recommend going to Woljeongri beach where I went.
Bonus -Jeju Olle trail Information
Mar 30, 2022Why we walk Jeju Olle Trail. Be blessed on this road. Organization : Jeju Olle Foundationㅣ Chairperson : Ahn Eun Joo ㅣ 22 Jungjeong-ro (seogwi-dong 316-1) 2F Seogwipo-si Jeju-do 63592 .