Apr 032014
 

bridal mask kdramaSummary: The story revolves around Lee Kang Too, a Korean during the Japanese regime in the 1930s who made it serving the imperial police. He ended up killing Bridal Mask, a mysterious freedom fighter who without his knowledge was actually his brother. With anguish and call for revenge he put on the mask.

Genre: Action, Period
Episodes: 28
Stars: Joo Won as Lee Kang To
Shin Hyun Joon as Lee Kang San
Jin Se Yun as Oh Mok Dan
Park Ki Woong as Kimura Shunji




Likes: Lots of good actors! You know it’s a good drama when familiar actors are packed up in one. But I have to specially mention Park Ki Woong for a job well done. He was definitely upstaging Joo Won! Sorry Joo Won’s fans but will make it up on my next stanza.

Joo Won is just gorgeous! He looks so tall all the time and gave justice to all the suits he wore and not to forget that hot Imperial police uniform!

I love the era! Of course minus the violence, injustice and suppression. People were very conscious about their looks, they dressed up really nicely.

The action scenes were always heart-pounding! I think they’re the best in this drama! They’re worth every slow motion! There was this one scene I ended up watching 4x because it was just really good!

And the music! Especially the one accompanying the action! It’s still playing in my head until now.

A few good twists in the story that keep me interested till the end!

This drama made me read history! I think that is good :).

Dislikes: The 2 main characters’ transition was too abrupt! I didn’t have time to digest it. Like it was hard for me to see Lee Kang To changed from that ruthless imperial police to suddenly someone who cares. Same with Shunji, from a very kind school teacher to the torturing and obsessive Superintindent! That made him soo creepy.

Somewhere in the middle, it got redundant. Lots of delaying but glad it recovered.

Ahm, and of course the ending! I knew there would be sacrifices but I didn’t expect much. It was too heavy for me. I’m actually not yet over it. I just wish the drama I’m currently watching will help me soon.

My Rating: 8.0 stars! (10 as highest) 

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Apr 032014
 

the moon that embraces the sun kdramaSummary: Crown prince Lee Hwon was set to marry someone who he really likes and approved by his father, the King. A few people around him though just didn’t agree to that and tried all their might to get rid of the young crown princess.

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Period
Episodes: 20
Stars: Kim Soo Hyun as Lee Hwon
Han Ga In as Wol and Heo Yeon Woo
Jung Il Woo as Prince Yang Myung
Kim Min Seo as Yoon Bo Kyung




Likes: I love the script – the story and how it was told! Lots of surprises and unexpected moments for me!

I love the director (whoever it is), for making every episode worth watching by capturing every momentum of the story! I bet the scriptwriter of this drama was contented to work with you :).

I love the cast! Oh where do I begin… Well first I thought it was just Jung Il Woo but yeah I forgot his pretty face a lot every time Kim Soo Hyun was there :). Han Ga In is simply a good actress and Kim Min Seo, after seeing her as gisaeng in Sungkyunkwan Scandal, I was wishing I would see her more in the future. Not to forget the young actors, they were all great! I specially love the face of the young Yeon U, sooo pretty!

Great villains! Our main characters are nothing without them.

How other characters (aside from the main) developed and were never forgotten until the end. Everyone had their proper closure, happy or not.

Great chemistry between main leads. Even if they would just do wrist grabbing all the time, that would still make me giddy!

I’m happy for a long epilogue and an ending that brightens up my mood after the sad 2nd to the last episode.

Dislikes: A definite happy ending for our sun and moon but all the dying in the end was making me gloomy. My prince oh my prince, why did you sacrifice yourself! I would say Jung Il Woo stole the ending of the show!

My Rating: 9 stars! (10 as highest)

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Apr 032014
 

queen in hyun's man kdramaSummary: A scholar in the Chosun era time-travelled to the present with the power of a talisman which was intended to save him everytime he was facing death. He met an actress in the present who was always willing to help him and her playful and happy personality captivated him.

Genre: Fantasy, Romantic Comedy, Time-travel, Period
Episodes: 16
Stars: Ji Hyun Woo as Gim Boong Do
Yoo In Na as Choi Hee Jin
Kim Jin Woo as Han Dong Min
Ga Deuk Hi as Jo Soo Kyung
Park Young Rin as Yoon Na Jung




Likes: I love the story! I enjoyed every single episode of it! There was a good balance of comedy, romance and drama.

I love the title Queen In Hyun’s Man. It didn’t make much sense in the beginning but it definitely did in the end. Well done!

I love the characters and the actors who gave life to them. First I wasn’t so sure with a scholar and actress tandem but it was just well done that the chemistry between the 2 was undeniably strong since the beginning of the drama.

Lots of kissing scenes! That’s why I love Yoo In Na’s character, she would always find a way to kiss him :). So sweet!

The never ending interrogation by the actress’ assistant / manager about Gim Boong Do’s background. I just thought that was funny. They even did it again in the epilogue.

And I love the ending! Not because of the kissing scene 😉 but how they close the story without being dependent to that talisman (though it was really useful at the start). It was just fate! It was fate that she was asked to narrate that documentary that made her remember things about him and made her call him which connect her to him just before he was about to die and so on and so forth… And yeah I’ll just include the last kiss :).

Dislikes: I really like that Gisaeng who gave Gim Boong Do the talisman so I was so sad that she had to die like that. She was so heartbroken already not to have him. Aside from that,  it’s hard to think of something I dislike.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)

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Apr 032014
 

cheongdamdong alice kdramaSummary: Brokenhearted and penniless, Han Se Kyung desperately wanted to enter Cheongdamdong no matter what it takes. She had her biggest chance when she met the president of a huge fashion brand.

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 16
Stars: Park Shi Hoo as Cha Seung Jo
Moon Geun Young as Han Se Kyung
So Yi Hyun as Seo Yoon Joo
Kim Ji Suk as Tommy Hong
Kim Yoo Ri as Shin In Hwa




Likes: The story was well done! I like the way how the Cinderella got twisted with Alice in Wonderland story.

Fashion, fashion and more fashion! Everyone looked great specially Cha Seung Jo in that bear coat! Not to forget Seo Yoon Joo and Shin In Hwa’s outfits! These ladies always look intimadating!

I love the 2 leads! Great chemistry. Though I always see Moon Geun Young as a little girl, the character of Park Shi Hoo which was childish just perfectly fits with her babyface.

Now a fan of Park Shi Hoo! He got really handsome towards the end!

I was always impressed how the character of Han Se Kyung comes up with something sensible to say. Always fighting girl!

Great supporting characters!

I love how it ended! A bit awkward in the kissing scene but I was happy with how they solve that “Prove your love!” problem.

Dislikes: What happened to Tommy Hong’s character? He started quite black but he got soft and turned white in the end :).

Only 2 kissing scenes and the second one was even a bit awkward!

My Rating: 7.5 stars! (10 as highest)

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Apr 032014
 

a gentleman's dignity kdramaSummary: A story of 4 good friends in their 40’s struggling with their relationships with women and trying to keep their friendship and dignity as they age.

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 20
Stars: Jang Dong Gun as Kim Do Jin
Kim Ha Neul as Seo Yi Soo
Kim Soo Ro as Im Tae San
Kim Min Jong as Choi Yoon
Lee Jong Hyuk as Lee Jung Rok
Yoon Se Ah as Hong Se Ra
Kim Jung Nan as Kim Min Sook
Yoon Jin Yi as Im Me Ah Ri
Lee Jong Hyun as Colin

Likes: 4 love stories in one drama!
And my favorite loveteam was Atty. Choi Yoon and Im Me Ah Ri. Just love these two!
Happy endings with a wedding scene from my fave loveteam!
Great cast! Everyone was just so good!
Good and elaborate dialogues!
Who are those 2 good-looking highschoolers?? Make more dramas please!
Happy drama! Just what I needed to see after a melo!

Dislikes: The character of Seo Yi Seo was just so annoying. She was getting drunk a lot!
Chemistry between Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul was poor. I was more excited with the other loveteams.
The proposal at the end was quite cheesy, sorry.

My Rating: 7.5 stars! (10 as highest)

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Mar 272014
 

faith kdramaSummary: A female plastic surgeon in the present was kidnapped by a Woodalchi general from the Goryeo era as per command by the King in order to save the wounded and dying Queen. The doctor was stuck in that world of conflict and politicking between the King and his enemies but found herself liking and falling in love with the General.

Genre: Romance, Time-travel, Period, Medical, Fantasy
Episodes: 24
Stars: Lee Min Ho as Choi Young
Kim Hee Sun as Yoo Eun Soo
Yoo Oh Sung as Ki Cheol, the freezing prince
Lee Philip as Jang Bin
Ryu Duk Hwan as King Gong Min
Park Se Young as Princess Nogook
Park Yoon Jae as Duk Heung, the poison prince




Likes: Lee Min Ho in period drama, I was really curious and excited!
I love how they introduced characters in the beginning using animation!
The time-travel mystery was solved properly. It made sense in the end!
Got to love the 2 villains: the Freezing and Poison Princes!
Commendable acting of the young prince!
The romance between the King and Queen. These 2 were just too cute!
OST is great! “Carry On” by Ali is my favorite!
I love the ending! Hands down! It compensates everything what it was lacking of.

Dislikes:  Costumes, makeup and styling didn’t just fit the period drama. They all look so flawless! The warriors look always spotless and our doctor lady was always sporting a perfect hairstyle that all Gangnam ladies would be jealous of, lol!

The drama was too stretched that some parts became redundant towards the end. Could have ended at episode 20 or even 16.

Honestly, I didn’t feel any chemistry between the main actors. The lack of was saved by the King and Queen.

The Great Doctor’s character, that very frantic Eun Soo especially in the beginning, I didn’t like her at all.

And omo, not to forget when they killed the character of Dr Jang Bin played by Lee Philip, they didn’t even show a corpse or something. Frustrating! They could just have dressed someone else to look like him lying there dead. I knew they killed his character because of an accident but just a disappointment how they killed him. So he wasn’t important at all. Sad.

My Rating: 7.5 stars! (10 as highest)

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Mar 272014
 

rooftop prince kdramaSummary: A prince in the Joseon era was transported to the present time together with his entourage. By solving the mystery of the princess’ death, they’ll be able to go back to the past but falling in love with someone in the present makes it all hard.

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Fantasy, Time-travel, Period
Episodes: 20
Stars: Park Yoochun as Yong Tae Yong and prince Lee Gak
Han Ji Min as Park Ha
Jung Yoo Mi as Hong Se Na
Lee Tae Sung as Yong Tae Moo
Lee Min Ho as Song Man Bo
Jung Suk Won as Woo Yong Sul
Choi Woo Shik as Do Chi San

Likes: It was hilarious especially the 1st 2 episodes!
The beginning of Yoochun addiction! Superb acting by him!
Very good story with very good twists. Couldn’t guess at all how it would end!
Glad they could pull a good ending after all the drama!

Dislikes:  Oh my, that evil sister was so annoying!
It was just soo sad towards the end. Though it was really good but can’t watch it again!

My Rating: 9 stars! (10 as highest)

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Mar 262014
 

arang and the magistrate kdramaSummary: Arang, a wandering ghost finally met the man who could help her solve the mystery of her death and that person is the newly appointed Magistrate in the village.

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Period, Melodrama, Mystery, Fantasy
Episodes: 20
Stars: Lee Joon Ki as Kim Eun Oh
Shin Min Ah as Arang
Yun Woo Jin as Choi Joo Wal

Likes: Both leads are pretty! Lee Joon Ki competes well with Shin Min Ah’s beauty!
Superb acting!
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 ???

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)

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Mar 262014
 

big kdramaSummary: A young guy came back to Korea according to his late mom’s wish. He met a young and charming lady teacher in his school but she was already engaged to marry a young doctor.

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Fantasy
Episodes: 16
Stars: Gong Yoo as Seo Yoon Jae
Lee Min Jung as Gil Da Ran
Bae Suzy as Jang Ma Ri
Jang Hee Jin as Lee Se Young
Shin Won Ho as Kang Kyung Joon

Likes: Gong Yoo oppa, finally!
Funny moments!
Reminds me of Hello My Teacher!

Dislikes: Switching bodies, seen it before.
Heavily advertised Pororo.
Gong Yoo’s young character didn’t just suit him.

My Rating: 7 stars! (10 as highest)

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Mar 262014
 

love rain kdramaSummary: A love that got conceived when it rained in the 70s but due to circumstances, the persons involved didn’t live it. That same love found its way back again with the offspring in the present time.

Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Episodes: 20
Stars: Jang Geun Suk as Seo In Ha and Seo Joon
Im Yoon Ah as Kim Yoon Hee and Jung Ha Na
Kim Si Hoo as Lee Dong Wook and Lee Sun Ho
Jung Jin Young as Seo In Ha
Lee Mi Sook as Kim Yoon Hee

Likes: 2 love stories!
Lovely faces of JGS and Yoona! I also think Kim Si Hoo is cute!
Both leads did a good job protraying 2 different characters!
Great chemistry!
Kissing scenes are heart-stopping especially the fountain!
Wedding scene!
It makes me love rain!

Dislikes: Towards the end, the script kept on insisting to separate the 2 young leads that gives an impression of just stretching the whole show up to 20 episodes if it could have been finished with less. Just my impression.

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)

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