'Do You Like Brahms?': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Kim Min-jae K-Drama
'Do You Like Brahms?' takes over the SBS time slot that was previously occupied by 'Good Casting' starring Choi Gang-Hee, Lee Sang-yeob and Yu In-young among others.
'Do You Like Brahms' is scheduled to premiere on August 31 and will air on SBS on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 pm KST.
The show revolves around Chae Song-a and Park Joon-young, two musicians who play the violin and piano respectively. It is about who they fell in love with, who has fallen in love with them, and how they face up to the expectations from themselves and others. Whose love succeeds and why will be the central plotline of the story as the female lead Song-a seemingly compares her own story to that of Clara Schumann's. She was the woman that Brahms, the famous German composer, had been in love with, unfortunately, however, she was married to Brahms' best friend Robert Schumann. The show also travels through a similar life story of a musician who is possibly in love with his best friend's lover.
Kim Min-jae as Park Jun-young
According to SBS, Park Jun-Young is "a famous pianist who won the '2nd place without first place' at the Chopin International Piano Competition for the first time in Korea in 2013". He is a genius piano player gifted with good looks and who was content with just playing the piano until one day he had to stop because of his family situation. It is with the help of a timely scholarship that Jun-yeong is able to play again. How this scholarship becomes a noose around his neck when it comes to pursuing his love will be interesting to watch.
Park Eun-bin as Chae Song-a
Actor Park Eun-bin plays the role of violinist Chae Song-a, a student who was originally expected to receive the scholarship instead of Jun-young. However, this scholarship is also what connects Song-a and Jun-yeong as well. She always had eyes for her friend from school, who she seems to be romantically interested in, however, it is Jun-young's music that moves her to tears. She is also unable to pursue her interest because he also happens to be her best friend's ex-boyfriend.
Kim Sung-cheol as Han Hyeon-ho
Kim Sung-cheol plays the role of Hyeon-jo, Jun-young's best friend in the show. According to official synopsis, he spent a childhood full of love and affection in a simple and harmonious family. He has the belief that the other person will do as much as he loves people, so he has no hesitation in expressing his love transparently.
Other cast members include Park Ji-hyun, Lee You-jin, and Bae Da-bin among others.
The show is written by Ryu Bo-ri and debutante drama director Jo Young-min, who has only worked previously on a 2019 TV movie titled 'Seventeen-Year-Old's Condition' for SBS.
The trailer of the show introduces us to Jun-young, a piano player who has eyes only for Song-a, and Hyeon-ho, his best friend, who is also interested in her. However, who is Song-a interested in? She doesn't give us a hint but instead narrates the tale of German composer Brahms and his love for Clara Schumann.
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