The Greatest Love
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D. Bannon was the subtitler for the MBC America broadcast and DVD release of The Greatest Love. He has subtitled many Korean dramas for MBC America and YA Entertainment. He discusses subtitling in The Elements of Subtitles, Revised and Expanded Edition: A Practical Guide to the Art of Dialogue, Character, Context, Tone and Style in Subtitling
If you haven't discovered Korean Dramas, I urge you to give them a try. I abhor Kung Fu movies and have never enjoyed foreign films, but Korean Dramas are all I watch now, it seems. I love the plots and learning about their culture, but also because Korean films are so unpredictable. You never know how many of them are going to end! Likewise, virtually all of these series have a set number of episodes of 16-24 hour episodes, like the mini-series that we have in the U.S., rather than programs that go on for years if they are successful.
THE GREATEST LOVE is a rather charming, but odd movie in some ways. It is about Koo Ae-Jeong, who was previously a huge star in an all-girl group - kind of like The Spice Girls. The group disbanded and for the last 10 years, she has been the sole supporter of her family. She has earned her money by singing in dives and taking almost any singing job she can get.
She abruptly meets Dokgo, who is this mega movie star. He is arrogant and ridiculously proud, but finds himself strangely drawn to her. Amazingly, Dokgo can't fathom why he is the least bit interested in Koo Ae-Jeong, as he considers her totally beneath him. OK - This is the part that is odd: It turns out that Dokgo has an artificial heart and years ago while he was undergoing surgery - his doctor was listening to music performed by Koo Ae-Jeong and her girl group, as he felt that he performed better surgery while listening to music. And THAT is why Dokgo is so enamored with her. (We won't even ask how he is able to be insured for his movies with an artificial heart - but that is another story!!)
In spite of a few stretches to the imagination, this movie really is very cute and the acting is brilliant!
Not only is Gu Aejong (Gong Hyo Jin) an absolutely adorable character as a "has-been" star, she captures your heart with her portrayal of a determined and loyal family member and friend. She makes her character shine and you can't help admiring her throughout the series. She's an amazing actress- you can actually see her in the KDrama Pasta (one of my favorites as well)
This series will make you laugh, it will make you mad at the "villains" and it will make you sigh.
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Koo Ae-jeong, is a former star singer from a girl group, "Treasure Girls." Years later, she is trying desperately to become a celebrity again with the help of her brother... Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by LoveBug
After viewing this DVD three time and coming to the same conclusion, there is nothing else I can say but superb job all around, the actors etc... the plot the everything. Read morePublished on November 22, 2013 by Khadi/Eloise
My daughter loved this drama and she is picky. Before watching "The Greatest Love" , her favorite was "Lie to Me". This will be her birthday present.Published on April 7, 2013 by Mary Leal
I loved "The Greatest Love" when I watched online. I paid $60; however, this show and characters are worth it!Published on March 25, 2013 by GMB
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