Bullet Point Review: The Hymn of Death

  • The Hymn of Death is a stellar example of how to pack the sensibilities of a 16 or 18 episode drama into a tight 3-hour runtime.
    The plot is based on the life Korea’s first professional soprano, Yun Sim Deok (played by an excellent Shin Hye Sun), and her meeting and subsequent relationship with Kim Woo Jin, (Lee Jong Suk, looking like he walked straight out of an anime), a student of English Literature. Now, I went into this drama without any background knowledge, so some revelations, which were otherwise expected, came off as a surprise for me, hence, my viewing experience was a bit…

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