Mar 152018
 

that man oh soo kdramaSummary: Oh Soo is a successful IT specialist but also the descendant of a family who was fated to tend a mysterious tree that releases magic pollens. Oh Soo, while trying to give a drink to somebody with pollen to fall in love, his police officer neighbor accidentally drank it. They fall in love with each other but one is put in danger, as it is the curse of the tree.

Trailer : That Man Oh Soo

Genre: Fantasy, Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 16
Stars: Lee Jong Hyun as Oh Soo
Kim So Eun as Seo Yoo Ri




Likes: I love the idea of a cupid tree. It gave the drama that whole msyterious feel. Like, you don’t know if the tree is going to love you or devour you. It was changing from being colourful to dark then back again. Pretty unpredictable. The set – the traditional house with the tree in the yard – was also quite charming!  Glad someone so handsome was living in it :).

Lee Jong Hyun looked great and his melancholic role here suited him well. I also liked his chemistry with Kim So Eun.

Kim So Eun has become a better actress since BOF. She looked pretty and well-toned as shown in the beginning when she was doing fitness. I like her bubbly role here. She didn’t seem to run out of something to say.

Kang Tae Oh as Kim Do Yun, the second lead. His being a secret chaebol didn’t help him getting the girl but he won my heart. He’s a good actor, very natural and charismatic.

The kiss. We had the first teaser on the first episode but the real one happened on the 9th episode. I was about to complain but the kiss was great so I’m good :). As I have mentioned above, the two top leads had a great chemistry so kissing scene was to look forward to.

Aside from our main couple, we’ve got here two supporting couples which were cute and entertaining. Honestly, it would have been completely boring without these diversions.




Dislikes: It was the most disconnected storyline I ever watched of a drama. Lacking a lot of explanations, like something just happened that way and this way. The pollen mystery hadn’t been explained properly until the middle of the drama. It was quite confusing. Even at the last episode, there was no clear explanation how he lost his memory and how the two leads reunited. So are we expected to come up with our speculations?

The story was quite slow and in the end, it failed to progress. The roles failed to progress as well. Such a pity because I had the impression that it had a great potential.

My Rating: 6.5 stars! (10 as highest)

Nov 052016
 

sweet stranger and me kdramaSummary: Hong Na Ri, a beautiful flight stewardess goes home to her deceased mother’s house only to find out that it’s now owned by a guy Go Nan Gil, who lives there and runs the family dumpling business. She finds out that her mother married Go Nan Gil and he’s not just running the family business but also is the legal owner of the family’s house and land. 

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 16
Stars: Soo Ae as Hong Na Ri
Kim Young Kwang as Go Nan Gil
Lee Soo Hyuk as Kwon Duk Bong
Jo Bo Ah as Do Yeo Joo




Likes: It started really well. Cast looked promising. Story, a typical crazy setup but intriguing. Provincial setting is a good break from Seoul. It looked sweet and I was up to finishing all 16 episodes of it.

Soo Ae is one of my favorite Korean actresses. She’s a brilliant actress. She can be cute, she can be serious without overacting. And above all her beauty is timeless. I don’t get tired of it at all. Her character as a stewardess in this drama brings out that elegance in her. She looked really great in her stewardess outfit.

The drama had the same feel like The Vineyard Man. Small town, but instead of a farmer, the guy is a dumpling chef, girl goes from city style to province, simple outfits, simple life, simple living but there was a possibility of big love.

Comical reliefs in this drama are not bad. I love Kwon Duk Shim! Though she could be really bratty, she was always cute whenever she sees the main guy, Go Nan Gil. Another one, Lee Yong Gyoo, one of the dumpling guys was also funny, chatty and a possible partner to our already cute Duk Shim!

Some beautiful scenes of the countryside we don’t normally get to see when the main set is in the city. Love the beach, the lake, the forest, the small town street scenes.

The ending was cute though kind of expected.




Dislikes: As I mentioned above, the drama started really well. I was very hopeful about it but after I think the 5th or 6th episode, there was not much improvement. It became really boring.

The chemistry of the main leads wasn’t that good. I love Soo Ae but pairing her with Kim Young Kwang just didn’t work. Young Kwang, though a promising young actor, just didn’t suit the character Go Nan Gil well. Too soft for a supposed to be tough character.

It was lacking good antagonists. It was lacking the challenge. It makes the show so dull.

Too many flashbacks! Was it because the show didn’t do well that they had to recycle a lot of previous scenes? The last episode were full of flashbacks, so bored that I had to forward a lot.

I haven’t given a low rating in a very long time but I guess I have to now…

My Rating: 6.5 stars! (10 as highest)

Mar 032015
 

hyde jekyll and i kdramaSummary: Geo Seo Jin, an heir and the CEO of a theme park Wonderland is suffering from a multiple personality disorder. The other personality he possesses is called Robin, a very talented artist who always helps him whenever he’s in a difficult situation that could be triggered by his traumatic past. On the other hand, Jang Hana who works in the Wonderland circus got to know Robin and fell in love with him.

Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Episodes: 20
Stars: Hyun Bin as Goo Seo Jin / Robin
Han Ji Min as Jang Ha Na
Sung Joon as Yoon Tae Joo
Hyeri as Min Woo Jung




Likes: The most anticipated return of Hyun Bin to the small screen made everyone (I’m sure not just me) very excited! Love Hyun Bin! Who doesn’t?

Paired with Han Ji Min sealed it to be a great drama! (Wait, not too quick. Just read the dislikes below.)

No matter what happens, I still love the 2 leads. I think they’re great actors. Hyun Bin was great in portraying both Seo Jin and Robin that sometimes I forget that they’re the same actor. Same goes to Han Ji Min, she’s a melodrama princess.

Who would I choose? Hm, difficult question.

Seo Jin – I love his cold personality. Rich and cold to be precise :). I also prefer his looks (minus the glasses) more than Robin’s. And he get’s to wear suits all the time which is Hyun Bin’s specialty (as per Secret Garden experience).

Robin – I love the way he smiles, it’s contagious! His talent in drawing makes him sexy. His happiness is also contagious (at least before he became very sad). He’s just very likeable!

So who wins? At the end, I was leaning towards Robin. I think the show was made focused on Robin’s character before he disappered making him very special. A tragic love, a tragic ending (I was howling!).

I like the last 2 episodes. I think these were the only times when I got so serious watching it. Taking all the sadness the drama might bring in (so I had Kleenex by my side).

Have to mention how I like Hyeri. She was fun and cute. She’s got potentials, just need to be in a good drama.

Dislikes: Gosh, where do I begin? Simply said, a very bad script! How on earth did Hyun Bin fall for this. Now you have a bad script which was badly executed, how do you call that? A disaster! It was hard to watch, my heart was bleeding. These great actors looked like amateurs in this poor drama. Poor Hyun Bin oppa, I hope you do a followup soon!

So bad that it made the police look very stupid. They just couldn’t catch the psychiatrist. When they were close, they got hypnotized instead. So laughable!

Nothing much about the circus really? Aside from the Gorilla in the beginning. To make that kind of intro, it make viewers believe that there’s much to it. But nothing.

The drama reminds me of 3 great dramas which made this one not up to par…

Kill Me, Heal Me – for the multiple personalities disorder theme.
It’s Okay, That’s Love – for being a radio commentator.
Rooftop Prince – for disappearing in the end and for having Han Ji Min in it.

My Rating: 6.5 stars! (10 as highest)

Apr 032014
 

ttbhSummary:  A story of a girl who pretended to be a boy so she could get into the school of her idol who’s dealing with YIP syndrome.

Genre: Romantic Comedy, School, Teens
Episodes: 16
Stars: Min Ho as Kang Tae Joon
Choi Seol Ri as Goo Jae Hee
Lee Hyun Woo as Cha Eun Kyul
Kim Ji Won as Seol Ha Na
Suh Joon Young as Ha Seung Ri
Kang Ha Neul as Joo Ji Chul
Hwang Kwang Hee as Song Jong Min




Likes: There were a number of moments when I found myself laughing a lot. Let’s see if I can remember a few, hm? Ah the ghost part (very funny!), the coach trying to impress other teacher with his veiny arms, Eun Kyul’s imagination, Seung Ri farting in front of Ha Na… and some more!

Good-looking and cute leads. Though the acting could still be improved, these 2 just looked great together!

I love Cha Eun Kyul, that cute, bubbly soccer player who fell for Jae Hee! He was a natural. And to top it all, he looks like that G-guy from Big Bang!

Kim Woo Bin was hot! When his character appeared on the show, suddenly all the other guys became less hot, lol! Sorry Min Ho.

I was impressed by the acting of the Jae Hee’s brother! He looked very Caucasian but he’s actually half Korean. I love the way he speaks Korean!

My favorite funny characters: the coach and the lipgloss guy!

Dislikes: Sorry but it wasn’t done well. If it wasn’t just for the funny parts, I don’t think I would last episode 4. They should have fired the scriptwriter, seriously.

Some poor dialogues and corny scenes.

The ending, hm, well the cheesiest!

My Rating: 6.5 stars! (10 as highest)

Mar 242014
 

that fool kdramaSummary: An ordinary postman meets a a very famous celebrity. They have to act in love in front of the media but the postman falls in love with her and she’s in love with someone else.

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Episodes: 16

Stars: Hwang Jung Min as Goo Dong Baek
Kim Ah Joong as Han Ji Soo
Joo Sang Wook as Kim Kang Mo

Likes: Funny moments!
Happy ending!

Dislikes: No chemistry between leads (sorry), it was hard to watch.
I always felt sorry for Goo Dong Baek’s character.

My Rating: 6.5 stars! (10 as highest)

Mar 242014
 

cinderella man kdramaSummary: A poor man’s life changed when he agreed to switch with a rich man who fairly looks like him. Things became difficult when all the lies unraveled, hurting the person he loves most.

Genre: Romance
Episodes: 16
Stars: Kwon Sang Woo as Oh Dae San
Im Yoon Ah as Seo Yeo Jin
Han Eun Jung as Jang Se Eun
Song Chang Ui as Lee Jae Min

Likes: KSW oppa!
You’ve got to have ambition ;)!

Dislikes: Yoona was too young for KSW.
Didn’t like Oh Dae San character.
1 kissing scene only?
Ending unsatisfactory.

My Rating: 6.5 stars! (10 as highest)

Mar 242014
 

goong s kdramaSummary: A story of a delivery boy who actually is a prince. While trying to prove everyone that he’s rightful to be one, he fell in love with a maid in the palace that made everything complicated.

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Teens
Episodes: 20
Stars: Se7en as Lee Hoo
Heo Yi Jae as Yang Soon Ae
Kang Doo as Lee Joon
Park Shin Hye as Shin Sae Ryung

Likes: Se7en is cute!
Great acting Park Shin Hye!
Colorful costumes!

Dislikes: Too teeny drama.
Lead girl wasn’t good (sorry).

My Rating: 6.5 stars! (10 as highest)

Mar 212014
 

full house kdramaSummary: Tricked by her bestfriends, a naive girl lost her house to a very famous actor. In order to get it back, she agreed to his demand of having a marriage contract for a year.

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 16
Stars: Rain as Lee Young Jae
Song Hye Kyo as Han Ji Eun

Likes: Some cute moments!
Rain is hot!

Dislikes: Missing chemistry between 2 leads (just my opinion).
Ran out of good story towards the end.

My Rating: 6.5 stars! (10 as highest)

Mar 212014
 

lovers in paris kdramaSummary: Love triangle which started in Paris. A girl met 2 guys who both like her and are both brothers that made it more complicated. Story continued as  characters returned to Korea.

Genre: Romance
Episodes: 20
Stars: Kim Jung Eun as Kang Tae-young
Park Shin Yang as President Han Ki-joo
Lee Dong Gun as Yoon Soo-hyuk

Likes: Cinderella story!
I love Paris!
Young Lee Dong Gun!

Dislikes: A bit melodramatic.
Story towards the end got boring.
Not really sure of the ending.

My rating: 6.5 stars! (10 as highest)