May 252019
 

angels last missionSummary: An angel messes up his last mission. Instead of taking the soul of a ballerina, he saves her from the brink of death. He is given though another chance, a mission to make the ballerina fall in love. However she is one difficult soul and that gives our angel a hard time. In the end, she falls in love but no other than with the angel himself.

Trailer: Angel’s Last Mission: Love

Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Episodes: 32
Stars: Shin Hye Sun as Lee Yun Seo
L as Dan
Lee Dong Gun as Ji Kang Woo
Kim Bo Mi as Geum Ni Na



Likes: What a wonderful and graceful intro with our prima ballerina on the spotlight and our gorgeous angel looking good on all-white flapping his wings going for his next mission. It looked such a very promising fantasy drama I had been waiting for. But how did it fair for me? Let’s find out…

Beautiful story on how the soul of a young boy who went to heaven early and became an angel got reunited with the girl he liked when he was still alive. Their fate got entangled when he couldn’t resist saving the girl from the brink of death. As a punishment, cute as it may sound, he became part human and make the girl fall in love with somebody. It’s just cute, really.

I love the cast! Shin Hye Sun was awesome! Her role in this drama… a bratty, rich heir slash prima ballerina fits her so well. I wonder if she really is a ballerina. There were some dancing scenes when she didn’t require a double. Her lean physique looked like a top ballerina to me and she was so looking great in all her outfits, so intimadatingly rich! Her facial expression was always good, always full of emotion.

L’s acting improved a lot although he’s not yet there but it’s good to see him as a main lead. He looked too young for Shin Hye Sun at start but his appearance towards the end kind of improved, making him looked more mature and handsome especially when he was sad.

Lee Dong Gun’s series of supporting leads gives him an edge again. Honestly, he had more chemistry with Shin Hye Sun here. Especially during the scenes when they were still together in the story. I thought he connected so well with her.

Kim Bo Mi wasn’t that bad. She could dance too but found her too thin. Well, that fits her role well as someone who has an eating disorder.

The kissing scenes. I’ve got to admit, some were awkward but I love the final kiss of life. I thought that was beautiful. L was not looking too nervous when he did that so it went really so well.

The saving scene. I held my breath when she fell and I held it even more when Kim Dan appeared as an angel catching her from that fall. It was a beautiful scene! Well, everytime his wings were out, it became exciting!

Giselle. I loved it that they were so detailed with the show. It wasn’t just all practice but they actually really did a good performance on stage.



Angel’s Last Mission: Love OST. Beautiful songs! You’ve got some sad tunes but remember the drama is not a romantic comedy.

Love the ending! I didn’t want to ask a lot questions but I liked how it ended. It was good. A great compensation for all the tears I shed for this drama.

Dislikes: I don’t totally agree with how the writer perceived how all this divine providence works. Misleading for Christians like me but tried to come up with an objective review anyway. Didn’t want to make it complicated, it’s a kdrama afterall.

Weak villains.

My Rating: 7.5 stars! (10 as highest)

Nov 032018
 

where stars land kdramaSummary: Lee Soo Yeon is physically disabled but able to live a normal life with the help of extra-ordinary machines which are attached to his limbs. However, they start malfuntioning when he falls in love with a colleague, Han Yeo Reum. The two are both working in Incheon Airport where a lot of interesting stories are happening.

Trailer: Where Stars Land

Genre: Romance
Episodes: 32 (35 minutes/episode)
Stars: Lee Je Hoon as Lee Soo Yeon
Chae Soo Bin as Han Yeo Reum
Lee Dong Gun as Seo In Woo
Kim Ji Soo as Yang Seo Koon



Likes: I definitely love the main story of Lee Soo Yeon and Han Yeo Reum. How they met the first time, how rough was the beginning when they started working together, how they fell in love, how they struggled with their relationship and how they got through the hard times. The chemistry is top with these two. They suddenly made Incheon Airport a romantic place (just like Namsan Tower).

The top leads are great! Lee Je Hoon is a brilliant actor (not just handsome but he can really act). I love his role here… seemingly awkward to the people around him and also anxious of any commitment but that super strength he got from the machine made him look like Iron Man! He did so well in this role. As for Chae Soo Bin, she’s always the bubbly girl, a very good support to LJH’s role. Best is the chemistry of these two!

Although it’s a clear big ad placement for the Incheon Airport, it’s  nice to see how it functions everyday and to see which team is responsible for which job. The sub-stories might be made-up but it’s like that in real life… every sector and every person has a story to tell.

Every episode has a short side story which is really a good addition to the main one. Each side story normally ends every episode so there’s always a new one to look forward to. They definitely keep you interested.

I love the supporting love story of the security couple. I found these two so cute together! A spin-off perhaps?



Kim Ji Soo still looks great for her age! She has this cute face but her roles are always the serious ones just like this one. She was also the best dressed in this drama, always looking elegant in her office outfits!

Lee Dong Gun still looks handsome! His height is always a plus. It’s good to see him take a good supporting role where he can show off his acting talent rather than force himself in a lead role which is not so challenging.

The ending with epilogue! One year later… I love this kind of ending. Somehow whatever problem existing gets solved after a year or two or even 5.

Dislikes: Did I miss something or what? Did Han Yeo Reum’s dad die? It wasn’t clear for a role which was important for both leads.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)

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Apr 042014
 

marry him if you dare kdramaSummary: Na Mi Rae travelled from the future to when she was just about to meet her husband so she could stop it from happening and was hoping that would change her life when she travels back.

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Time-travel
Episodes: 16
Stars: Yoon Eun Hye as Na Mi Rae
Choi Myung Gil as old Na Mi Rae
Lee Dong Gun as Kim Shin
Jung Yong Hwa as Park Se Joo
Han Chae Ah as Seo Yoo Kyung




Likes: Attractive cast! I was looking forward to another YEH and been waiting for Lee Dong Gun to come out. Yong Hwa, I will always love to see his face. Han Chae Ah, I was curious if she was just a pretty face in Bridal Mask but no she can really act.

Different genre. I’m always curious about time-travel.

Favorite characters… Seo Yoo Kyung, she was pretty, funny, bubbly and actually smart! Miranda, I love her, she’s definitely the grandma of a handsome Chaebol!

Dislikes: I think Lee Dong Gun’s comeback took so long. I wasn’t just warming up to him, plus having Yong Hwa as his competitor just killed him.

Na Mi Rae, the character was just annoying. Don’t understand why these 2 guys were fighting over her.

The ending!!! Was it Kim Shin or Se Joo??? So annoying. I’d like to think it’s See Joo but they could have been clearer about this (for a goodnight sleep’s sake)!

My Rating: 7 stars! (10 as highest)

Mar 212014
 

stained glass kdramaSummary: A story of 3 bestfriends. One got divided away from the 2 by an accident but he later came back as a successful man.

Genre: Melodrama, Romance
Episodes: 18
Stars: Kim Ha Neul as Shin Ji Soo
Lee Dong Gun as Han Dong Joo
Kim Sung Soo as Park Ki Tae

Likes: Story started good!
Lee Dong Gun!

Dislikes: Too much drama.
Sad ending.

My Rating: 6 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)

Mar 202014
 

sweet 18 kdramaSummary:  A young girl set to marry a guy older than her. Initially not liking each other because of differences but  fell in love in the end. The story continues with how they live their lives together, going through trials and problems.

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Teens
Episodes: 16
Stars:  Han Ji Hye as Yoon Jung-Sook
Lee Dong Gun as Kwon Hyuk-Joon

Likes: Happy ending!
I love Lee Dong Gun!
Wedding scene!
Epilogue for a good wrap up!

Dislikes: Sometimes the lead girl annoys me.

My Rating: 7 stars! (10 as highest)