The Witch’s Diner

the witch's diner kdramaSummary: The Witch’s Diner is run by the witch Jo Hee Ra and it serves food that grant wishes in return for something. Her assistant Jung Jin is the first customer to try the witch’s food and fulfills her revenge wish. Jung Jin works in the diner and would always try to warn the new customers that there’s a hefty price in exchange for their wishes.

Trailer: The Witch’s Diner

Genre: Fantasy, Food, Supernatural
Episodes: 8
Stars: Song Ji Hyo as Jo Hee Ra
Nam Ji Hyun as Jung Jin
Chae Jung Hyeop as Lee Gil Yong



Likes: The theme. At times it’s dark, it’s funny and it has delicious food! It just caught my attention right away and started watching it. The details on the food making were superb! Make you drool and hungry! I was especially craving the steaks!

The opening. I always enjoyed this part. Love the music and the animation. It’s full of mystic and magic. Check it out… The Witch’s Diner Opening.

Main story. I wasn’t expecting that much and was surprised by its depth. How things unraveled like the true identity of our main witch and her apprentice. I love the mystery behind the characters. It really didn’t look what it seemed. I also love the focus on two mothers – one giving birth and one raising the child, very similar to Mine. That makes one message clear, it doesn’t matter who does who, they were both mothers to the child. I found that very touching.

Mini stories. I enjoyed those short stories by the people who ate the food at the Witch’s Diner. What were their wishes? I was always curious if they were at all worth losing an arm or a liver or an eyesight. And the moral of every story is that how their loss of something gives them another thing that makes them truly happy. I really like that!



Witchy cast

Song Ji Hyo as Jo Hee Ra – Love this witch! Tall, beautiful and stylish! I love her commanding presence, it lights up when she enters the room. It was also great to see her act as the young Joo Hee Ra. You couldn’t really tell with the age.

Nam Ji Hyun as Jung Jin – It’s good to see this girl after a long time. I like her, she’s a natural. Funny and bubbly too.

Chae Jung Hyeop as Lee Gil Yong – very convincing as a high school student. I was really rooting for him to be with Jung Jin in the end. They looked great together.

The ending. How Jung Jin embraced her fate at the end was I think courageous and beautiful. It didn’t just free her mom but also herself.

Epilogue bonus. I’m glad they gave Gil Yong the reward that he deserved. Passed on the baton!



Dislikes: Sorry no romance.

8 episodes were too short. They could have more mini stories.

Jung Jin’s wardrobe and styling were hideous but at least they made her look so pretty at the very end.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)

My Roommate is a Gumiho

my roommate is gumiho kdramaSummary : A male gumiho, Shin Woo Yeo, losts his fox bead to a female college student, Lee Dam. In order to keep the bead safe and close to him, he asks her to live with him in his house until he finds a way how to take it back. However, spending time together bring the two of them closer.

Trailer: My Roommate is a Gumiho

Genre:  Fantasy, Supernatural
Episodes: 16
Stars: Jang Ki Yong as Shin Woo Yeo
Lee Hye Ri as Lee Dam
Kang Han Na as Yang Hye Sun
Bae In Hyuk as Gye Sun Woo
Kim Do Wan as Do Jae Jin




Likes: I particularly like how they put some details on the Gumiho’s background story. Before Shin Woo Yeo came into being, there was this lonesome fox who asked the mountain deity to turn him into human. Love it even more that it was nicely visualized. It gave that “Long long time ago” kind of feel. Just like the beginning of a fantasy book.

The Real Gumiho Looks. I think this is the only gumiho kdrama wherein they show the real fox looks. It’s normally just those 9 bushy tails. But here, our main girl Lee Dam was right away introduced to the fox behind the handsome Shin Woo Yeo. The scene was hilarious with the giant fox appearing in front of our girl but after the initial shock, Lee Dam managed to warm up to our gumiho.

The Gumiho House. I won’t expect a very handsome, young guy living there but considering Shin Woo Yeo is 900 years old, it was such a fitting house for the character. Love the atrium, although it could get really cold in winter. But who cares, he’s a gumiho afterall.

Different Eras. Like the gumiho background, this drama took time to show what had happened in our main character’s past. I especially like the Joseon period when Shin Woo Yeo got to wear Hanboks, played around with some ladies and finally met his first love. He also met another gumiho who later became his only friend.  The heartbreak from the first love and the strong bond from having a long-time friend gave us all a peek on Shin Woo Yeo’s background.



The Chemistry. It was undeniably good! The reason why I got so hooked. Jang Ki Yong and Lee Hye Ri’s awesome chemistry was so addicting. I couldn’t get enough of this two that I even ended up looking for some behind the scenes video. The kissing scenes were awesome! They didn’t hold back!

The Cast.

Jang Ki Yong as Shin Woo Yeo – the most handsome Gumiho (sorry Lee Dong Wook lol). He was just looking perfect in every angle! So tall and handsome and always looked great in winter coats. Although, his acting is not yet perfect, the chemistry saved it all.

Lee Hye Ri as Lee Dam – her bubbly and bright personality fitted Lee Dam perfectly. Love the way she talked and smiled. She was also quite funny, I enjoyed watching her so much. Of course, her chemistry with Jang Ki Yong, as mentioned, was just daebak!

Kang Han Na as Yang Hye Sun – she’s really a great actress. She nailed her Hye Sun character here like how she nailed her role in Start Up. Loved how she would tease Shin Woo Yeo how amazing the feeling was to be a human, knowing that the latter hadn’t achieved his goal yet. And how cute she was every time she misunderstood Korean idioms.



Love Teams. The additional love teams really added excitement to the show especially Yang Hye Sun and Do Jae Jin. These two were just so cute! The possible romance between the funny Soo Kyung and Jung Suk and the dongsaeng love between Lee Dan and Gye Seo Woo made it all happy and full of love.

Cameos. There was Jung So Min, Kang Mi Na, Go Kyung Pyo, and even the veteran Kim Eung Soo.

Love the OST. The song Door is just love! Here’s My Roommate is a Gumiho OST!

Dislikes: Agressive product placement at the end. I thought the obvious Subway sandwich ad was really bad. Same with the instant coffee. It really messed up the ending.  It would have been perfect without that.

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)

Doom at your Service

doom at your serviceSummary: Tak Dong Kyung lives an ordinary life until she realizes that she is dying. She only has 3 months to live. She meets Myul Mang, doom incarnate, and ends up agreeing to a 100-day contract with him.

Trailer: Doom at your Service

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural
Episodes: 16
Stars: Park Bo Young as Tak Dong Kyung
Seo In Gook as Myul Mang / Kim Sa Ram
Lee Soo Hyuk as Cha Joo Ik
Kang Tae Oh as Lee Hyun Kyu
Shin Do Hyun as Na Ji Na




Likes: I love supernatural being and this one gives me a “Meet Joe Black” vibe! So totally! Why do they have to look so hot? Brad Pitt, Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook and now, Seo in Gook! I knew it, it was something I needed to watch no matter how lacking the script was.

The Story. The idea was awesome although I thought it was poorly executed. (I’ll leave the negative one later for the dislike part.) Doom roaming around doing his job (basically being doom), through an unfortunate event meets our heroine, Tak Dong Kyung, who just received the bad news that she’s dying. Her dying wish to end the world summoned Doom to her doorstep. But wait, she actually didn’t mean that wish. Too late, Doom was there to claim what was supposed to be claimed, and she was left with no choice but surrender. Good thing, it was Doom’s birthday that day and he gave her one wish. Of course she wished not to die but if Doom couldn’t claim her soul, the person she loved most would die on her stead. So she came up with an idea of turning Doom to be the person she loves most! Smart eh? Told ya, it’s Meet Joe Black!

The Leads. Love Park Bo Young. I always watch her dramas but Seo In Gook, I think I watched one drama where he was second lead and I didn’t really warm up to him. Glad, I gave him another chance. I was totally smitten by him as Doom!

Park Bo Young as Tak Dong Kyung – She was so cute and funny here. I love the character and the character name. It’s something you remember for a long time. She also looked gorgeous with her outfits. Love her long hair too. Her teasing personality was quite fun.

Seo In Gook as Myul Mang / Kim Sa Ram – He actually really looked handsome. I love that mole under one of his eyes! I think it makes him more gorgeous. He was cute before but I think he looked much better now that he’s older. His mysterious character Myul Mang must be the icing on the cake. I loved his expressionless looks, so cold, so sexy lol! And I shouldn’t forget, his grayish hair color. It really looked good on him! Thus, he just made it to my list of watchable male leads!



The Chemistry. Park Bo Young and Seo In Gook definitely have an awesome chemistry. I love the kiss in the rain, the almost kiss on the beach, the walk through cherry blossoms, the sunset talk and the wishing-upon-the-stars night. These two make me fall in love!

Second Love Team. It was a completely different story which sometimes too distracting to the main, but nevertheless, a nice and sweet addition.

The House Set. Tak Dong Kyung’s house reflected her personality and so does Myul Mang’s. Having them both combined was awesome. How do you feel coming home to your cute, cozy place with an extension to your boyfriend’s impressive mansion’s living room? Of course with your gorgeous boyfriend in it?

The Mystery of the Butterfly.  The deity’s intention was so puzzling. She came at first as someone annoying, meddling with everyone’s life. However, I like how the butterfly story turned out to be.

Favourite Quotes:

“False hope is still hope. Fake love is still love.”

“What is frightening is not living to the fullest.”

“The reduction of the universe to one person, and the expansion of one person to a deity. That is love.”

Addicting OST. As the drama ended, I only not miss the characters but also its moving and addicting tracks. Here’s Doom at Your Service OST!

Ending. Getting a happy ending from something that would seem end disastrously is a huge treat. I also got my epilogue bonus!



Dislikes: As what I mentioned above, it was quite a good story but poorly executed. It was lacking explanations. I would have rather have one storyline (Tak Dong Kyung and Doom) to give more details on how everything come into place than switching back and forth between the main and the second loveteam’s storylines. It was so lacking, it didn’t justify the love that broke realms.

I don’t know why Doom was always wearing something too big for himself. Was it supposed to be a fashion statement? I love Tak Dong Kyung’s outfit, they suit her so well, but Doom’s, nah! His winter coats are too big! The only outfit I like on him was the doctor’s gown!

And why were they suddenly in Jeju? Just like that?

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)

Great Real Estate

great real estate kdramaSummary: Hong Ji Ah is a very good exorcist. She’s also a real estate broker and is the owner of Daebak Real Estate. She clears properties of bad spirits and ghosts before selling them. One day, she crosses path with Oh In Bum, a person who tries to con property owners by selling them a tool he claims would drive away bad spirits.

Trailer: Great Real Estate

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural
Episodes: 16
Stars: Jang Na Ra as Hong Ji Ah
Jung Yong Hwa as Oh In Bum



Likes: A ghost drama with Jang Na Ra was something new! She’s one of my favourite kdrama actresses and I love seeing her explore different roles. She was fantastic in VIP last year and this year, she’s just super cool, fighting and exorcising all those ghosts! Love her looks! Very different, so emo. Those smokey eye shadows surely made her look fierce. She’d completely left her cute image! Such a versatile actress!

Intriguing storyline base, with the mysterious death of the mum and her unrested spirit clinging onto our main girl, Hong Ji Ah. At first, it was kind of scary every time the mum appears but realized how pitiful she actually was, being stuck in the realm of the living, something that Hong Ji Ah has yet to solve.

I’m a big fan of Jung Yong Hwa, so it was such a treat to see him again in a drama. It’s been a long while since The Three Musketeers! Taking the role of a powerful psychic, who became the vessel of the spirits before getting exorcised and absorbing their memories for a short period, looked interesting, funny and scary at the same time. Jung Yong Hwa’s character Oh In Bum definitely got some of his acting skills out. He was always a flower boy to me but I would consider this, his road to more serious roles.



I love watching all those different ghosts and their stories. Death leaves people sad, but it’s more heartbreaking to be able to visualize spirits with unfinished business in this world who just couldn’t leave peacefully because of reasons like resentment and anger. True or not, we all should learn how to live our lives without resenting anything or anyone.

A big lesson and an eye-opener to me is the main moral story of the drama, that when someone dies, it’s not your fault, so don’t blame yourself about it! This is one thing a lot of us are struggling, we appease ourselves from guilt and pain of loss by putting all the blame on us. However, by doing that, we’re not giving our departed the peace that they needed, so we should let go! Just let go!

This reminds me a lot of GhostBusters, the movie. Like the similarity of those necessary tools they need to get rid of ghosts and how they would always prepare for a mission, just like soldiers preparing to go to war. But I think I could relate more to this drama than the Hollywood movie. I just like imagining ghosts as lost spirits and not monsters.



Love this super upbeat OST by Jung Yong Hwa himself… I Got Ya, Great Real Estate OST! Lights up the whole ghostly mood!

I like how it ended. They’ve finally solved the greatest mystery of them all. We all could expect a peaceful departure of those who are bound to depart, and our pair lady exorcist and her handsome psychic are carrying on with what they do best.

Dislikes: No romance, sorry.

What was that snack they were trying to obviously promote in the middle of the show? Forgot 🤔! Sore in the eyes, anyway.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)

The Tale of the Nine-Tailed

th etale of the nine tailed kdramaSummary: Lee Yun is a thousand year old gumiho who used to be a mountain spirit who could control the air and the rain. In return for the reincarnation of his human first love, he gave up being the ruler of nature. Lee Yun now lives in the present world dedicating his life getting rid of evil spirits roaming around the human world. He meets Nam Ji Ah, a TV show producer, who totally looks like his past love.

Trailer: The Tale of the Nine-Tailed

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Action, Supernatural
Episodes: 16
Stars: Lee Dong Wook as Lee Yun
Jo Bo Ah as Nam Ji Ah
Kim Bum as Lee Rang
Kim Yong Ji as Yoo Ri




Likes: I’m always in for a good fantasy drama and I really liked how this one started. It had a “Goblin” feel to it. That tragic love story between a mountain spirit and a human girl and set thousands of years ago when the world was different. I love how good-looking our mountain spirit was, a nine-tailed fox who had power over his forest. Beautiful, untouched world which was set to be abandoned because of his love to a human girl.

Background stories. Kind of contented and satisfied with the throwbacks to that forgotten world. Not just the tragic love story of our hero Lee Yeon, who’s a nine-tailed fox but also his severed relationship with his half brother Lee Rang. I also liked the detailed background story of the existence of our villain, the Imoogi, who, later in the present kept on pestering our hero.

Foxly bromance. Lee Yeon and Lee Rang’s relationship was turbulent but no matter how bad it was, they would always end up rescuing each other. Love the brotherly chemistry between these two!  On the other hand, Lee Yeon’s bromance with his right hand Shin Joo was also something admirable.

Daebak first episode. I have to give that episode a ten! The introduction to the characters especially Lee Yeon, and how it was filled with daebak actions which made our hero looked super cool, definitely left me super excited!

Episode titles. Love the titles of each episode. They were creative and nicely summarizes the episode and gives a heads up on what’s going to happen.

The sister of King Hades. I just love her character, her world, her job – she was this stuck-up manager of the Afterlife Immigration Office, who has the power to decide when a human dies and lead him or her to the afterlife by crossing the Samdo river. Although she was that stuck-up, she also possessed a humanly character who is capable to love and grieve.

Love teams. Lee Yeon and the reincarnation of his first love, Nam Ji Ah – their story goes back to the ancient time which ended tragically but both got another chance in the present. Or Shin Joo, the right-hand fox of Lee Yeon who falls in love with the rescued Russian lady fox of Lee Rang, Yoo Ri. The second team is adorable too!



Bok Gil twist. This was a twist at the end and I didn’t see it coming. It surprised me, that’s why I really like it.

The Cast…

Lee Dong Wook as Lee Yun – I just couldn’t stop swooning  over his fox looks. This is definitely the sexiest looks Lee Dong Wook ever sported. I loved his reddish fox hair, his eyes when they gleamed, his  sexy smile and his slank figure! He could give Gong Yoo a run for his money when it comes to sword swinging!

Jo Bo Ah as Nam Ji Ah was her normal pretty self but did two challenging roles. I’m not such a big fan of her but her performance here is definitely a level higher than her past roles.

Kim Bum as Lee Rang – I liked Lee Rang’s character. Angry little brother who actually just wanted to be clingy and he had the most dramatic ending. It was good to see Kim Bum again! It’s been ages since I watched Boys Over Flowers!

Lee Tae Ri as Imoogi – I love this guy. I think he’s underrated. Glad he was given such an important role.

Dislikes: Honestly, I’m not a fan of Jo Bo Ah’s acting. I don’t know what it is but I never warmed up to her.

What was with the ending? It was confusing! I thought Lee Yeon turned human but what was with the wielding of sword???

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)

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Zombie Detective

zombie detective kdramaSummary: Kim Moo Young had been living in a village as a zombie for the past two years and learned how to move and act like a real live person. He moves to the city and takes over the identity of a dead detective. While starting his detective work, he meets Gong Sun Ji, who takes an interest working as a detective assistant.

Trailer: Zombie Detective

Genre: Mystery, Horror, Comedy, Detective, Supernatural, Boss Romance
Episodes: 24
Stars: Choi Jin Hyuk as Kim Moo Young
Park Joo Hyun as Gong Sun Ji
Kwon Hwa Woon as Cha Do Hyun




Likes: Short but downright hilarious and entertaining. Story was very compact, no dilly dally, just straight to the point.

I love the zombie intro! That realization when Kim Moo Young became a zombie and how ridiculously slow he was. And on top of that, he couldn’t even speak! What a frustrating situation interpreted in a funny way. Of course love the determination that came with it. It was like Rocky training to be a boxing champion or  Kung Fu Panda training to be the dragon warrior! A slow zombie training to move like a real and quick human by running on a treadmill and learning how to speak before finally moving to the city.

The two mysteries that gave answers as to why our zombie existed. The first part gave clarity as to why Kim Moo Young died. He had been curious about his past life and how he ended up dead. The second part was focused on how he became undead. Who was responsible for it, that Kim Moo Young himself  wanted to know badly. Therefore, becoming a zombie detective was the best way to solve the mysteries.

The ending with an epilogue. One year later what happened to the story. I love the hint of Kim Moo Young going back to detective work, the hopeful news that there might be a way to zombies becoming human again and of course, a possible romance between our zombie lead and his former assistant. Love the Halloween Party dress up at the end. Thought Choi Jin Hyuk looked really hot in his costume!

I always dislike ad placement but the BB Cream well placed ad was something I could live with.

Good job for putting such effort coming up with creative titles for every episode.

LOL for these funny scenes…

  • That part when they were making a parody of Boys Over Flowers and that famous “Almost Paradise” OST played in the background!
  • When our zombie was trying to learn the ways of the living by watching kdramas!
  • The fight between our zombie and the wild boar!
  • Joseon Zombie vs Chinese Zombie!
  • Non-stop funny moments from the rival neighboring detectives, Lee Sung Rok and Wang Wei!
  • The blossoming love between Wang Wei and the tripe lady!

Our main leads…

Choi Jin Hyuk as Kim Moo Young – this role suits Choi Jin Hyuk much better. Love seeing him in a light, funny character. Being a zombie, he actually looked convincing. And everytime he put on his BB cream, he turned into this very handsome detective!



Park Joo Hyun as Gong Sun Ji – it took a while to warm up to her but eventually when her character was less annoying and frantic, she turned out to be so much likeable. Love her bridal costume at the Halloween Party.

Dislikes: Was enjoying it too much, I don’t remember anything to dislike about it.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)

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Hotel del Luna

hotel del luna kdramaSummary: Hotel del Luna is owned by Jang Man Wol who has been around for over a century, stuck in between the world of the living and the dead. Her hotel caters to the needs and wishes of those souls before they would proceed to the afterlife. Hotel del Luna gets a new manager who is a living human to manage all the paper works and other things which deals with the world of the living and he is no other than Goo Chang Sung, a well-sought manager in his field.

Trailer: Hotel del Luna

Genre: Fantasy, Revenge, Supernatural, Boss Romance
Episodes: 16
Stars: IU as Jang Man Wol
Yeo Jin Goo as Goo Chang Sung



Likes: Let me start with the story itself… Intriguing in the beginning, lots of loose ends, it was hard to say where it was going, background of the story was blurry then I was also questioning the chemistry between the two great leads but I think what kept me going was the various cases of the ghost guests of Hotel del Luna. Each story was interesting, funny and scary sometimes. When everything wasn’t so clear yet with the main story, these sub-stories pushed me to watch more and more episodes. Without those, I would have given up on the whole thing and missed all the sweet-bitter goodness that came later on, plus of course that cameo bonus that shaked the whole kdrama universe lol!

So among the sub stories, which one was my top favourite? Hm, so hard to choose. I like the story of the bride ghost and the twist that came with it but nothing came near the story of Sanchez and his girlfriend. Wahhh, I bawled my eyes out!

How about the main story, what to say about it, hm… so beautiful, so painful, so sad, so revenge-worthy that our main lady had to stay neither alive nor dead for a thousand of years just because of the grudges she’d been carrying in her heart. Such a wonderful, heartbreaking story of love, betrayal, resentment, anger and later on forgiveness and letting go. Everyone can learn from it!

Bitter-sweet torture, it’s quite addictive! And this drama is full of it! From beginning to end! If you can’t in any way stand such thing, I would advise you not to watch. Only for those who likes this kind of torture, lol!

The twists and cliffhangers were so good, it was so hard to wait another week for two more episodes.

Excellent outfits especially those worn by Man Wol! IU carried them all with such grace and beauty. I love the tiffany one! She looked adorable!

What a beautiful OST: nice mixture of happy and sad tunes… Hotel del Luna OST.

How about chemistry? Yes there was chemistry between our top leads but got to be honest, I think Man Weol had more chemistry with her first love!

And the brilliant cast…

IU as Jang Man Wol – Don’t be deceived by her baby face. She is a fierce one and deserved to be “the” Jang Man Wol! She looked so young but her voice was that of a grown up. Of course, a brilliant actress. She always get an A+ from me not just for her acting but also her choice of roles. Well, just like this one.

Yeo Jin Goo as Goo Chang Sung – love this guy, he’s consistently an awesome actor. And as Chan Sung, he was this firm personality who would always try to correct the stubborn boss. He looked like the type of guy who would sympathize with everyone including ghosts. And yes, have to mention that he was getting so handsome at the end! phew, I almost fell for the other guy!

Lee Do Hyun as Go Chung Myung – what a level up role for Lee Do Hyun and I’m glad he did so well. He was sooo handsome here! Really to fall in love with, just like Man Wol did. Looking forward to see him in a lead role.

The main staff of Hotel del Luna: Shin Jung Geun as Kim Seon Bi, Bae Hae Sun as Choi Seo Hee and Pyo Ji Hoon as Ji Hyun Joong, I love them all and their tear-jerking stories.



I shouldn’t forget the amazing supernatural beings, Mago and Grim Reaper! Seo Yi Sook who played Mago but like 6 different personalities of a diety, she was amazing!

The ending, as I’ve mentioned earlier, was bitter-sweet. But a great ending nevertheless. I wouldn’t ask for a different one. It was perfect that way.

Cameos! Lots of important guests here including Lee Jun Ki who was IU’s leading man in Moon Lovers – Scarlet Heart: Ryeo. But what shaked the kdrama world and made us begged for a season 2 was Kim Soo Hyun’s cameo at the very end! Ommo, ommo, please make it happen! Why’s KSH gone for too long, we’ve missed you dear! Please come back soon!

Dislikes: If I like the drama so much, my ability to remember dislikes is impaired :-).

My Rating: 9.5 stars! (10 as highest)

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Angel’s Last Mission: Love

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, Supernatural
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)

Abyss

abyss kdramaSummary: Go Se Yun and Cha Min are good friends. They both died and were revived though the power of the Abyss. Although they’re up and alive, their looks are different from before. Together, they’ll try to live knowing each other’s secret and hand in hand solve the murder case behind Go Se Yun’s death.

Trailer: Abyss

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Legal, Fantasy, Detective, Rich Boy Poor Girl, Supernatural, Chaebol
Episodes: 16
Stars: Park Bo Young as Go Se Yun
Kim Sa Rang as Go Se Yun (before death)
Ahn Hyo Sup as Cha Min
Ahn Se Ha as Cha Min (before death)
Lee Sung Jae as Oh Young Chul



Likes: Unusual story that involved dying and resurrecting with the use of a big marble-looking object called the Abyss. I was willing to plunge into it obviously. Although there were some holes in the story since the start and left unanswered questions, I found it cute, charming, funny and I admire the effort on the gruesomeness part of the story. Yes, not the usual combination and that’s what made it interesting.

Park Bo Young as Go Se Yun – she was great! Park Bo Young seems to like strong woman roles and what can I say, it suited her very well. It’s also admirable of her to take a role which is actually making fun a bit of her looks.

Ahn Hyo Sup as Cha Min – he really looked so good here! I’ve been comparing his looks from Thirty but Seventeen, he had grown so handsome! I’ve been wondering if he had plastic surgery but I think not, just maybe a bit made up in this drama. His Cha Min role was a more mature one which he also delivered well.

The chemistry. This is one of the points that I extra like in this drama. Never mind the hollowness of the story when the leads had an amazing chemistry. Park Bo Young is for sure older than Ahn Hyo Sup but that didn’t affect the spark. It was having lots of sparks in fact!

The kissing scenes. And because of that chemistry, the kissing scenes were cute and awesome! It was never awkward.

The villain. I thought Oh Young Chul was brilliant! The first episodes were interesting because of him.

Supporting couple. Detective Park Dong Chul and Lawyer Lee Mi Do cheesy scenes were ice breakers. I love this couple! They were always there for our top leads.



The OST. I especially love Shalalalala. Funny scenes normally has this as background music. Fallin and Into the Abyss are also great to listen to.

The Ending. This had my tears flowing, it better be a happy ending. And I think they heard me.

Dislikes: The second to the last episode was quite cheesy but still bearable to watch.

Hae Jin’s screaming was really irritating.

Seo Ji Uk was sill lacking as villain.

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My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)

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That Man Oh Soo

that man oh soo kdramaSummary: Oh Soo is a successful IT specialist but also the descendant of a family who was fated to tend a mysterious tree that releases magic pollens. Oh Soo, while trying to give a drink to somebody with pollen to fall in love, his police officer neighbor accidentally drank it. They fall in love with each other but one is put in danger, as it is the curse of the tree.

Trailer : That Man Oh Soo

Genre: Fantasy, Romantic Comedy, Rich Boy Poor Girl, Supernatural
Episodes: 16
Stars: Lee Jong Hyun as Oh Soo
Kim So Eun as Seo Yoo Ri




Likes: I love the idea of a cupid tree. It gave the drama that whole msyterious feel. Like, you don’t know if the tree is going to love you or devour you. It was changing from being colourful to dark then back again. Pretty unpredictable. The set – the traditional house with the tree in the yard – was also quite charming!  Glad someone so handsome was living in it :).

Lee Jong Hyun looked great and his melancholic role here suited him well. I also liked his chemistry with Kim So Eun.

Kim So Eun has become a better actress since BOF. She looked pretty and well-toned as shown in the beginning when she was doing fitness. I like her bubbly role here. She didn’t seem to run out of something to say.

Kang Tae Oh as Kim Do Yun, the second lead. His being a secret chaebol didn’t help him getting the girl but he won my heart. He’s a good actor, very natural and charismatic.

The kiss. We had the first teaser on the first episode but the real one happened on the 9th episode. I was about to complain but the kiss was great so I’m good :). As I have mentioned above, the two top leads had a great chemistry so kissing scene was to look forward to.

Aside from our main couple, we’ve got here two supporting couples which were cute and entertaining. Honestly, it would have been completely boring without these diversions.



Dislikes: It was the most disconnected storyline I ever watched of a drama. Lacking a lot of explanations, like something just happened that way and this way. The pollen mystery hadn’t been explained properly until the middle of the drama. It was quite confusing. Even at the last episode, there was no clear explanation how he lost his memory and how the two leads reunited. So are we expected to come up with our speculations?

The story was quite slow and in the end, it failed to progress. The roles failed to progress as well. Such a pity because I had the impression that it had a great potential.

My Rating: 6.5 stars! (10 as highest)