This interesting think piece argues that there is simply no such thing as the "Korean Wave". The author argues that this premise is based on Western validation of cultural products, as if one culture is superior to the other. Although not a completely convincing argument, it is worthwhile to note that I am looking at this through the lens of a foreigner, outside the culture rather than a Korean national.
Endless Love featured four parts, with each named after the seasons of the year. Each part of the series had its own plotlines, characters, and actors. The series was widely viewed in Asia and continued the Korean wave that had gripped the region since the late 1990s and early 2000s. The moniker 'Endless Love' stuck and was used to identify all the series as one. The four parts of the 'series' are: Autumn in My Heart (2000) Winter Sonata (2002) Summer Scent (2003) Spring Waltz (2006)