Preview: Moon Kang Tae works as a psychiatric caregiver and also takes care of his grown up brother who has special needs. He is great at his job but he doesn’t stay long in one hospital or employer. Due to a childhood trauma, he moves around with his brother a lot. Moon Kang Tae meets Ko Moon Young, a popular, succesful and eccentric kids book author. Ko Moon Young takes a liking to Moon Kang Tae and starts following him around. “It’s awesome to see Kim Soo Hyun back and I’m glad he’s paired with the beautiful Seo Ye Ji! Love the story and the artistic design of this drama.”
Summary: Moorim school is not an ordinary school. It’s hidden and protected by a seal in the depth of the forest so not just everyone could enter. But one day, someone broke the seal and the person who was deemed responsible is a famous idol seeking to cure himself from a physical suffering. He then meets other students and developed a close relationship to them.
Genre: School, Fantasy, Action, Teens
Stars: Lee Hyun Woo as Yoon Shi Woo
Hong Bin as Wang Chi Ang
Seo Ye Ji as Sim Soon Duk
Jung Yoo Jin as Hwang Sun Ah
Likes: Having a teenie, action and school drama in one is definitely new and I enjoyed it a lot. I love the school setting, reminds me of my school days and it reminds me well of one of my favorite school dramas, Boys Over Flowers. Not only that, they even use the same place (as seen in BOF) as the entrance hall of the school. I also like the choice of the leading cast. They’re all good-looking (your typical crushes in highschool, definitely!) and tough (convincingly able to fight)!
Lee Hyun Woo as Yoon Shi Woo – he was a total hottie and a G-dragon deadringer! He totally nailed the idol look. Loved his blonde haircolor in the first few episodes. He was the absolute highschool crush.
Hong Bin as Wang Chi Ang – this idol (in real life) wasn’t bad at all though there were moments when his face looked too frozen. His character was funny and he pulled that off pretty well. I don’t wonder why he was half-naked a lot, he definitely had the body to show off.
Seo Ye Ji as Sim Soon Duk – I loved her already in a previous drama but my first time to see her as the leading lady. Pretty like Arielle (the mermaid) and also simple like her character Soon Duk.
Jung Yoo Jin as Hwang Sun Ah – she’s got to be my favorite. Her beauty is cool and her acting has improved a lot. Action drama could just be the right genre for her.
This drama features a very beautiful birch tree forest as pictured above. Something to see when you’re in Korea.
Love the OST, Alive – powerful and catchy and just realized it’s by VIXX! Aja boys!
Lots of foreigners who could speak perfect Korean in this drama. Just impressive.
Cute and cool scenes like the scooter ride, dressed-up party exam, Soon Duk saving Wang Chiang in the sea hence her nickname Arielle, Yoon Shi Woo and Wang Chiang fights and the Moorim peak challenge.
The best-looking of them all is of course the dean! He always looked good in his suits, even in winter coats.
I loved the first kiss! Shi Woo made the girl’s knee absolutely weak!
Dislikes: I was disappointed to see Shi Woo’s hair turned black. I know it was necessary for the change of character but I had a big crush on the blonde idol wahhh!
Too much drama and face offs in the last episodes. It became a bit draggy towards the end. Thankfully, the drama had only 16 episodes.
They pulled off a Kungfu Panda ending. “There’s no secret ingredient” kind of ending.
Summary: Secretly, the old king gathered some men to guard the land from ghosts or evil spirits. These men are called the Night Watchmen! When the King died, the job of the Night Watchmen also ended. Meanwhile, Prince Lee Rin, who can see ghosts and the original heir to the throne found a journal of a Night Watchman. While searching for answers he met Do Ha and Jo Sang Hun, a former Nightwatchman.
Genre: Period, Fantasy, Romance, Action
Stars: Jung Il Woo as Lee Rin
Go Sung Hee as Do Ha
Jung Yoon Ho as Moo Suk
Seo Ye Ji as Park Soo Ryun
Likes: I love the historic setting and the ghost theme of this drama. It was fun to watch something different for a while. The beginning was that big battle between the old King and the water Dragon which was about to attack a helpless lady Shaman. Pulling a Genghis Khan attack, the King shot the Dragon with an arrow putting the latter to sleep. Great scene, great start!
It’s good to watch Jung Il Woo again! That nose, that chin, that face!
An idol in the house in the person Jung Yoon Ho of TVXQ. Surprised by his acting, not bad.
Seo Ye Ji, a promising young actress. I’ll watch out for this lady.
Favorite comical reliefs: the friendly ghosts who were following prince Lee Rin and the Inn hostess who had a crush
on the blacksmith. They made the show not so dark and grimmy.
And not to forget Sadam. You’ll never forget his face after watching the whole drama. Great villain.
Dislikes: Go Sung Hee, sorry but she was just really bad in acting. I tried to ignore it in the beginning hoping she would get better in the later episodes but dang she was so consistent! Her poor acting didn’t help with improving the chemistry between her and Jung Il Woo making the ending so awkward. Supposed to be a special moment, a reunion of 2 important characters that just didn’t appeal at all to me.