Mar 232016
 

Descendants-of-the-Sun kdramaSummary: Capt Yoo Shi Jin, a member of the Korean special force met the very pretty and talented surgeon Kang Mo Yun at the hospital where the latter was working. Trying to have a date with a soldier was almost impossible but their fate to be together got sealed when both were assigned in a far away, post-war country called Urk. Meanwhile the captain’s close comrade Sgt. Seo is having a complicated relationship with their commander’s daughter, Yoon Myung Joo.

Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Medical
Episodes: 16
Stars: Song Joong Ki as Capt. Yoo Shi Jin
Song Hye Kyo as Prof. Kang Mo Yun
Jin Goo as Senior Seo Dae Young
Kim Ji Won as Surgeon Yoon Myung Joo




Likes: Okay, where do I begin?! Let’s start with our leads… all 4 pretty and handsome leads!

Song Joong Ki – this is definitely his most popular role, hallyu-star worthy! He was well-toned, pretty as usual, playful and teasing and most of all, top-looking in uniform. You add the shades and the snubbish attitude, he definitely rocked in this drama!

Song Hye Kyo – very pretty but tough and smart. This lady has got what it takes to be the girlfriend of the Alpha company’s Big Boss! Even with her pretty face, she survived an earthquake and saved many in a not-so-friendly place.

Jin Goo – new face that left a big impression. The very charismatic Sgt Seo who has a complicated relationship with the general’s daughter (Take note of the last words. That can be pretty tough in the military). Great-looking in uniform, perfect complexion, serious face – almost like a soldier.

Kim Ji Won – another pretty leading lady. The general’s daughter. Sgt Seo object of affection. A uniformed surgeon. I can’t blame Sgt Seo for falling in love with her.

We have 2 teams, Shi Jin – Mo Yun team and Dae Young – Myung Joo team! So which team are you?!

Shi Jin & Mo Yun team – these 2 started unsure. They couldn’t make it to their dates due to Shi Jin’s military duty. In fact Mo Yun got stood up twice (which wasn’t actually too bad, it just made Shi Jin more attractive). But when they started going out, it involved beautiful sceneries and even dangerous minefields :). I would rate the couple’s chemistry 8 out of 10. They’re kissing scenes were always beautiful (with beautiful backdrops). My favorite was the last one of course when they were back at the shipwreck.  Most dramatic moment was when Mo Yun found Shi Jin, covered in blood in an ambulance.

Dae Young & Myung Joo –  hm complicated relationship. Her dad not in favor and that was a big problem but it made the two more inseparable. Friendship history as Myung Joo helped Dae Young at his ex’s wedding. Both are in uniforms which is favorable as both understand each other’s jobs well. Couple’s chemistry is 9 out of 10, a win for this couple. Their kissing scenes were always touching and dramatic (made me cry). Most dramatic moment was when Myung Joo was found to be positive with a virus and Dae Young rushed to hug her.

I have to mention how truly beautiful the sceneries were. Urk is a made-up place and it was in Greece where they shot most of the scenes. I would recommend to visit Greece as I’ve seen the place myself. Beautiful blue sky and water with fantastic lanscapes!

The most famous greeting in the military world that’s probably taking the civilian world by storm: Dankyeol! (which means unity or solidarity) It sounds very sexy now thanks to this drama :).

The OST is amazing! These are my favorites songs from the drama… enjoy!
You are my Everything by Gummy
Everytime by Chen (EXO) featuring Xpunch
Always by Yoon Mi Rae
Once Again by Mad Clown featuring Kim Na Young
Talk Love by K.Will

Great slow motion scenes like when the hospital team arrived in Urk and the Capt (who was really looking great in uniform plus sunglasses) and company showed up but Capt snubbed Mo Yun big time. Ouch!

Funniest moment is I think Yo Shi Jin who was thought to be a ghost by the lady doctor’s colleagues.

Heartbreaking moment – those goodbye letters were so cruel. Sob sob sob! Mo Yun got one and too bad she read it. Lucky for Myung Joo who insisted not to open hers.

Most patriotic moment – the flag retreat scene!

Great villain and hero awards go to Argus and our north korean warrior. Dankyeol!

Cameo by Lee Kwang Soo,  Yoo Ah In and Red Velvet. At least these the famous personalities I know.

Call signs!!! Which one is your favorite? Piccolo, Snoopy, Yellow Tiger, Wolf, Big Boss or Beauty?

Even with 16 episodes only, they were somewhat running out of good stories and the mood was getting quite serious so it was really great that they could pull off a funny last episode. It made the soldiers happy and I think it made everyone happy too! And of course, we got our Red Velvet performance in the end.




Dislikes: They should say everything in Korean. It sounds cooler than Song Joong Ki trying to sound cool in English. It’s painful everytime that I always have to close my eyes.

Kang Mo Yun nags a lot. It was becoming a turn off.

My Rating: 9 stars! (10 as highest)

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Apr 042014
 

that winter the wind blows kdramaSummary: Oh Soo, a notorious gambler is in big trouble and in order to save himself from the gangster boss and raise money to pay his debt, he’s posing as the long lost brother of a blind heiress whose name was also Oh Soo.

Genre: Melodrama, Romance
Episodes: 16
Stars: Jo In Sung as Oh Soo
Song Hye Kyo as Oh Young
Kim Bum as Park Jin Sung
Jung Eun Ji as Moon Hee Sun




Likes: I didn’t have high expectations but after a few episodes, I got hooked! It has a very common story but I think what made it really addictive is the chemistry between the leads and their best acting talents in a melodrama. I just couldn’t wait what happens next to the two characters so 16 episodes was a swift!

Every episode has a great cliffhanger! Watch and you’ll know what I mean!

Love the OST! I specially love the background music which is being played when everything gets exciting.

Filled with lots of picture perfect scenes which make the whole drama so beautiful! My favorite is when Oh Soo brought Oh Young to the top of a snowy mountain and let her hear the nature’s bells. So touching! I thought I’m gonna fall in love with Oh Soo right at that moment :).

Jo In Sung – I love him in this drama! I was rooting he’d do a great job after watching Frozen Flower (must watch)!

Song Hye Kyo – girl, you didn’t age a bit! She still has a gorgeous face since Full House!

Great to see Kim Bum again and surprised he can really act ;)!

My favorite characters would be Secretary Wang – couldn’t hate her for what she did and of course Moo Chul – I’ll give him the best Hyung award :)!

I was ready for a very sad ending but still hoped for a happy one. I’m glad this drama granted me my wish! So yes, I love the ending! I watched the last episode over and over again, lol!




Dislikes: Lots of heartaches of course but glad I was in shape to take them all :).

My Rating: 9.0 stars! (10 as highest)

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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)