Page Turner Demonstrates TargetedPersonaBuildingWritten through Sonya On April 15, 2016When Park Hye-ryun released data more or less her new KBS drama, Page Turner, there was oncea huge number of interest, given her song record: Pinocchio, Dream High, and I Listen Your Voice. With its plot of over-burdened music scholars and a gymnast, who query their direction in existence after two accidents, Page Turner is a gripping tale. It stars the ever unswerving Kim So-hyun as Yoon Yoo-seul, emergingmegastar Kim Ji-soo as Jang Cha-shik, and Sassy Move Go’s Shin Jae-ha as Suh Jin-mook.
This review contains spoilers; so once youprevent reading correct now, the maximum important takeaway is that Page Turner could bethe most productive drama of 2016, thank you to its forged storytelling-wise mixed amongstfantastic acting.
Unlike the moderateperiod of dramas, which variety about 16, or maybe drama specials, which can be one episode, Page Turner is a 3 episode drama. There's no minimum or maximum time in which to inform a just right story; yet every bitnoticed with weekend dramas, which span over masses of episodes, and the loss ofreputation for one-episode drama specials, pacing in a drama is paramount.
By having a shorter drama, time constraints accelerate the pacing and make allowance more center of attention to be put on dynamic characters and their development. Since the full drama is below three hours, there are not any superfluous characters. Each and every of the 3primary characters undergoes a dramatic trade in their mindset from the beginning of episode 1, to the finish of episode 3.
In a standard drama, the feminine protagonist would possiblyneed to sacrifice non-publicexpansionso as to redeem the male lead; in Page Turner, however, all three characters mutually grow. There is a drastic switch from two angry pianists and a gymnast to two passionate pianists and a budding pianist. This change is very bestvisible in episode 3 with the three-way piano at the piano concur.
Park Hye-ryun can havewithout problems rested on cliches, with the crucial plot of the drama being overburdened kids set in a music college setting. But as viewed with Dream High, and now with Page Turner, Park Hye-ryun has a definite knack for encapsulating the realities of minor and developing a talestuffed with hope.
Where the drama may just accepteffortlessly gone dark with Yoo-seul making an attempt suicide, Cha-shik considering suicide, and Jin-mook’s emotionally abusive father, Park Hye-ryun uses humor and irony to diffuse tension. There’s situational irony with Yoo-seul attempting suicide by jumping off a parking garage ledge, only to fall instantly into Cha-shik’s arms; and dramatic irony with Cha-shik contemplating suicide just moments before. And yet, the drama remains light.
The drama keepsquite a few realism with Yoo-seul changing into blinded and now notdressed in sunglasses, a well-liked trope in TV. Yoo-seul’s bloodless personality is additional exacerbated by her disability and she makes bigadjustments in her life; she says she needs to surrender piano and in any caseunearths her innermost mind to her mother.
The name of the drama, Page Turner, its manifestly music related; but being someone’s page turner is being someone’s support. This drama putsso much of literal emphasis on page turners, that can make or ruin a performance; but it's miles also all about being a page turner for any person else. Cha-shik supports Yoo-seul’s love for music; Yoo-seul unknowingly supports Jin-mook’s ardour for music; and Jin-mook supports Yoo-seul’s music.
While romance can make a drama more popular, Park Hye-ryun rightfully doesnt push for relationships where all three of the major leads aren’t able for romance. Yoo-seul is still adjusting to her disability and finding out how to make friends, while avoiding aloofness as a defense mechanism. And as evidenced with Cha-shik, he's at a turning point in his life, pursuing a new passion.
That isn'tto mention that the courting between the three won’t later turn romantic, as there were transparent hints in opposition to IT between Cha-shik and So-hyun. But any relationship at this era of time in their life would be bad and none of them are emotionally prepared.
The time constraint in this drama also would only permit for spur-of-the-moment romances, or romance dining away at their private development. Not having a romantic finishing is more realistic; with three characters in a happier position in their life, this is most likely notregarded asthe averageconcept of a glad ending but it should be.
Others might say that not revealing Yoo-seul’s reaction to winning the piano concur with Jin-mook become a letdown, and while having Yoo-seul acutely conscious of Jin-mook can besensible for their later friendship, it wasn’t vital for her character arc. Yoo-seul and Jin-mooks story arcs are ones where they rediscover their love of music in spite of familial drive to be the best. The flash ahead was mandatory so shall we see how those piano consentsreplacednot just their lives but the onesin their parents, too.
The genuine conclusion to Page Turner is that last piano functionality of Liszt’s arrangement of Beethoven’s 9th symphony, which defines the show’s essence: one of joy and the party of music. Park Hye-ryun’s Page Turner is like Liszt’s arrangement: when Liszt attempted to transcribe Beethoven’s symphony (an orchestral piece requiring a wide ensemble) for solo piano, he discoveredthe trouble for one consumer to play hence, two pianos. Having all three leads play in combination demonstrates how much having supportive buddies and taking section in music changed their lives.
In short, Page Turner was magical.