Preview: Futuristic! A very good looking future indeed as this robot will replace a chaebol who got into an accident and left in a coma! “This looks very promising and I’m curious of Seo Kang Joon as a robot. Oh those eyes don’t lie however. But we have a good start, looking forward to the next episode.”
Summary: Sung Hye Sung died when he was in high school and his special friend, Jung Jung Won blamed herself for that. 12 years later Sung Hye Sung comes back to the living world and looks for his family and friends who have all aged 12 years older. He is reunited with Jung Jung Won who is now working as an assistant at a restaurant.
Likes: Interesting story! Someone actually came back to life and didn’t age a bit! The plot makes one curious… why is that, what happens now and how long is that gonna last. At least, those were the questions that bugged me all the time as I was watching the show.
I love the flashback setting… countryside, high school life, simple living, riding bikes, young love… simply very relaxing to watch. I like the young Jung Jung Won… pretty, a bit flirty and sparks a good of chemistry with Hye Sung! The 12 years ago flashbacks were given much weight which were vital foundation to the present-day story.
The love of Hye Sung and Jung Won defied age and worlds. I think this was the most important message of the story. Their love story was very touching and it seemed to go on just like the ol’ Titanic couple :).
The mystery on the death of Yang Chul was nicely unraveled giving me another good reason to watch this drama. Thrilling enough to keep me hooked.
Noona-love is new to me and loving it. That’s all thanks to Yeo Jin Goo‘s confident acting. Very good acting and not at all intimated considering he was next to Lee Yun Hee. Definitely, a very talented young man.
I like a lot of characters here but I love Shin Ho Bang and Hong Jin Joo the most! The comical relief of the show! I liked it when it would get melodramatic then this couple would come up with something funny like the unforgetable “brazilian waxing!”. So funny!
Ahn Jae Hyun as Cha Min Joon – although awkward sometimes, I still like him. I love his voice. His quiet and lonely character here is not his best but good to see him trying out a different role.
The ending, although it was bitter-sweet, I liked it! Well, I couldn’t think of a better way to end it, so it was good. The epilogue was a bonus!
Dislikes: Lee Yun Hee was not as fierce as her other roles in the past. Was it her acting or her character that was dull?
Summary: A former agent, Baek Shi Yoon who just came out of prison is trying to find out who was responsible for the death of his close friend and colleague while doing their last operation together in Macau. While plotting his revenge he’s become the protector of his current neighborhood and befriended with ex-agents so as with other people who later become a big help to realizing his goal.
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Stars: Park Shi Hoo as Baek Shi Yoon
Jo Sung Ha as Im Tae Ho
Lee Soo Hyuk as Choi Chan Gyoo
Kwon Yoo Ri as Bae Jung Yeon
Yoon Tae Young as Yoon Sang Min
Jung Man Shik as Jung Soo Hyuk
Likes: It’s great to see Park Shi Hoo making this successful comeback after his much-talked scandal. Though a bit slim, he looks real good and has a well-toned body to show off. So not too surprised to see him half-naked a lot in this drama.
Packed with great actors! This drama wasn’t just about Park Shi Hoo and his role but also all the other members of the cast who delivered excellent performance to their roles. These following men and their roles basically made up this great drama…
Ahn Suk Hwan as Park Sun Hoo – he’s undoubtedly the best actor here. His role as a sneaky, big-talker boss doesn’t go unnoticed in the first few episodes. His facial expressions are so good, it always wanted me to hit his face ;).
Lee Soo Hyuk as Choi Chan Kyoo – I always thought of him as the handsome vampire in the Scholar Who Walk the Night but seeing Lee Soo Hyuk pulled off his character here is a change of impression. This guy can take any role. Loved seeing him here wearing a police uniform.
Jo Sung Ha as Im Tae Ho – his common policeman role in this drama who’s easily getting swayed by money due family concerns is I think his best performance so far.
Jung Man Shik as Jung Soo Hyuk – big guy, easy, calm and best accessory of the most powerful received the most unfortunate ending.
Yoon Tae Young as Yoon Sang Min – he’s got the face, the over-all look of a handsome villain who can fight! Driven by greed and ambition, his darkest moment was to get rid of his own bestfriend.
The New York Study Group – these powerful, rich, well-dressed and not so bad-looking men are to watchout for. I love the atmosphere when these men are around.
A James Bond and a neighborhood hero theme makes an action-filled drama – lots of action from our very well-dressed former agent. And since our hero is well-dressed, you can expect the villains to be the same. Fighting eye candies! Aja!
Levels of villains! Our hero thinks he’s fighting the right guy only to find out he’s just level 0 and there are more powerful people behind the whole thing. Of course in level 0, our hero can fight using his fists but on a higher level, there’s got to be some politics involved. It’s great to see how our guy gets through all this opponent levels.
The shadow / hero effect! How about wearing those H hats. In the end, everyone looked great wearing one. And if only we could solve problems like that in real life.
Hurrah for epilogue! I get to see Chan Kyoo wearing his police unirform for real. And a confirmation that our original hero didn’t leave us for good.
Dislikes: What was our Hero thinking? Sending the memoirs to mum’s preschool. It’s endangering his mum and all the kids in there. Not so thoughtful.
Writer Bae’s nagging character was getting so annoying. She was worse than the actual girlfriend.
Our hero getting out and back in the hospital. Was that to stretch the show so it could reach its 16th episode?
Summary: A third-generation chaebol, Cha Do Hyun suffering from multiple personality disorder seeks help to deal with his illness and met a young psyciatrist, Oh Ri Jin in the process. As they try to work together, grim secrets from the past started to get unraveled while also discovering that they both originally knew each other.
Likes: Simply put, an excellent drama! Let’s hear out why?
Great script! This is undeniably the best storyline I ever had in a kdrama. The twists are great, they never fail to surprise me. Every episode was a bomb. I thought oh okay, the great secret has been revealed, nothing interesting left but boy the surprises never stopped until it finally ended. I kept on saying, Oh my, that’s why! (with goosebumps of course)
Great director! It’s obvious, the story won’t shine and the cast won’t either if it wasn’t directed awesomely.
Great cast! Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum is definitely a success pair. I love them both in Secret and was glad to find out they collaborated again. There can’t be any other choice than these two for this drama especially Ji Sung who did a FANTASTIC performance of all 7 characters. Also the supporting cast couldn’t be left out, everyone was just great!
Great personalities! I love them so I’ll talk about every single one…
Mr. X – he appeared last so I thought oh there’s no need for him but when his identity was revealed, I had goosebumps again :).
Nana – she’s one of the biggest surprises here. Oh that name revelation is still giving me goosebumps!
Ahn Yo Sub – I just wanna hug this one a lot. So young, so talented but so depressed :(.
Ahn Yo Na – this girl will make you crack up! So funny! And Ji Sung oh Ji Sung, you did such a great job with this one.
Perry Park – I lurve the accent! But I think what I like about Perry Park most is the story behind why he existed.
and last but not the least, my favorite of them all…
Shin Si Ge – the looks, the style, the voice, the confidence, the no-fear attitude, the temper… he was just sizzlin hot! I almost fell off my chair when he got his parting gift from the lady love. I’m terribly terribly missing him. Shin Si Ge dear, you made a really great rival!
Great OST! That awesome song which is always played at the right moment and makes my heart beats faster. Yep the one with the rapping :). I don’t understand a word but it sounds really great.
Great ending! Though it had come to the end for the personalities that I started to like, they’ve been given so much value in the drama assuring they’re gonna be missed. It was a bitter, sweet one but done so well.
Note: No dislikes for this drama. I love it and I’m giving it a top rating, same level like my all-time favorite Secret Garden. So there you go…
Summary: After her failed marriage in Las Vegas, Nam Sang Hyo got back on her feet working as a wedding planner for the wedding department of Secret Hotel, a well known hotel in Korea. She unfortunately bumped into his ex-husband who was a groom-to-be to a wealthy heir and an important client of the hotel. She herself was hopeful to find love again in the person of her very good-looking boss.
Likes: Though the intriguing background of the love between Nam Sang Hyo and her ex Goo Hae Young was promising, it was the thrilling case of murder that definitely captured my attention. And it did till the end. The secret was unfolding slowly and carefully without giving a hint that could spoil it. At the end, you would say, ahh that’s why. I love this murder-solving case in a drama, it reminds me of a Japanese movie called The Murder of the Inugami clan.
Among the 2 guys, I would definitely go for Jo Sung Gyum. He was too handsome, rich, smart and yeah, the body, too sexy! Such a waste he didn’t end up with our girl.
I thought the competition between Nam Sang Hyo and Yeo Eun Jo fighting over their handsome boss was funny and understandable considering the guy was such a great catch.
Dislikes: I so love Jin Yi Han in Empress Ki, reason why I watched this drama but unfortunately I don’t like
his character here. He was just way too annoying and yeah such a jerk. Though the writer tried to save that annoying character by throwing some flashbacks, the damage had been done. He was just too dislikeable.
Since Nam Sang Hyo ended up with her jerk of a husband and how trying hard the writer had to bend the story line so these 2 would be together, the love story part of this drama became unbearable.
Summary: Park Soo Ha, a high school student is looking for the woman who once helped him put the man who killed his father into jail. He then realized she became a lawyer and went to meet her. With his ability to read people’s mind, he’s trying to protect her from now newly released killer of his dad.
This is another noona-love drama I like. It was good to watch it with You Who Came from the Stars which is (guess what) a noona-love drama as well. It seems to be the trend in 2013 and it gives us (all within noona-age bracket) some hopes. Lol!
Another superpower drama. The other one is alien alright, this one is hearing thoughts!
Lee Bo Young – first time to see her in a drama. She definitely did give justice portraying
Jang Hye Sung. She has a cute and young face which helped me accept the fact she would end up with the young guy :).
Lee Jong Suk – hm definitely a cute guy! But was he too thin? I swear I won’t fit in hos skinny pants!
Yoon Sang Hyun – I like him here. I liked him as Oska in Secret Garden but a lawyer seems to suit him well.
Lee Da Hee – She’s just gorgeous! She always looks very intimidating. And yeah she can also act!
Though the lawyer-theme can become so serious, there were some comical relief that made it easier to watch especially to viewers like me who can’t stand heavy drama. Oh wait, I was actually able to stand them! They were really good heavy drama moments.
I have to mention the cameo of the popular lawyer Choi Yoon of A Gentleman’s Dignity. Love to see him again!
It was a good ending! I like the kiss!
Dislikes: There were some annoying scenes that I didn’t like. It was too stupid for it to happen!
The villain became soo draggy with his intention to kill. But well, we won’t have a drama, right?
Likes: Both leads are pretty! Lee Joon Ki competes well with Shin Min Ah’s beauty!
Martial arts skill of LJK is impressive!
LJK in Magistrate outfit makes me swoon!
Beautiful scenes especially with the flowers!
Very good script!
Happy about the ending!
Dislikes: The thing about period drama is there’s less kissing scenes. Have to live with wrist-grabbing a lot.
Some irritating sidekicks.
Confused with rapping background music ???