With Love [Rating: 10/10]
Initially I just wanted to write a comment because when I read the first review posted on this page, for this drama. I was compelled to clarified something the author wrote. But I cannot leave a comment, or don't know how to. So this will do.
When comparing the story line of this drama to the American film You've Got Mail, as both being similar, the author made a remark about the "coincidence of neither being written inspired on the other" in this case it would have been You've Got Mail since the author went to state the dates of their release, YGM being released after With Love.
For those wondering about the connection of these two stories. There is none. You've Got Mail is the remake of the 1940 American film Shop Around The Corner; the story was adapted for modern viewers and instead of both characters being in love trough letters, they are in love through e-mail.
With Love just happens to be another story inspired by the possibility of a romantic relationship between two strangers, by means of a computer. Technology bringing two hearts together.
If the writer for this story was inspired by The Shop Around The Corner, I have no clue. As it is the same kind of plot: two people that don't get along with each other in real life, while they fall in love through mail. Be it letters or e-mail.
Having been watching plenty of shows both western and eastern, I can say that while there are some authors that blatantly take a story and make it their own, nothing is really new in this world. Everything has already been created, all the stories are basically the same, what makes them different is how they are told and the details.
Aside from this little misconception of the author for this review I am referring to. I do agree with him/her on every other aspect that was addressed on the review.
Like this reviewer, I have also given With Love a 10 but I know It could never be rated as such objectively.
However, I feel confident that for most of us, when watching this drama we can all feel the same nostalgia of a love that once was or could have been. We can all connect with the feelings of Mister Hata and Amane.
I have also lived an online love story, unfortunately he wasn't my Mister Hata. But this story touches really deep in my heart. And I feel confident to say that it will do the same for most of us.
The music is so beautiful it will make you want to listen to it again, again. I personally bought the soundtrack. I love it.
I have written a very un-official review. For that forgive me.