별에서 온 그대 or You Who Came From The Stars (my favourite translation of the title) Review
I admit, I started to watch this after seeing people constantly posting pictures on Tumblr. I know its a weird reason, but I was interested in what it would be like.
At first, I was really annoyed by Cheon Song Yi. Her English was a little annoying for me. But I guess it was the strong American accent that annoyed me more than anything. I did like how Jeon Ji Hyeon tried though. I think it was the character’s ego that annoyed me, when she thought she was everything.
Yet when I saw Do Min Joo(Kim Soo Hyun) I was glad he was a quiet, introverted in a way. It seemed to suit the qualities of an Alien. Although, I am still unsure as to why a towel is warn in the shower, I am sure some clever photography would have been best to make the view think he was naked… was the towel really necessary? I guess it was really a PG drama… but it was shown at 22:00… no young child should be up at this time…. Should have used clever shooting!
It was great to see Do Min Jo slowly open up and actually connect with human’s. Even if it was to an Actress who likes the lime-light. But she soon because a softy, and of course, a clingy women who tries to act strong but isn’t inside.
The chemistry between the two leads was cute and it was nice to see them show more emotions as you watch each episode. Though, the supporting characters were too much most of the time. This drama had a lot of people who were clinging to their crushes and to be honest….. THEY SEEMED LIKE STALKERS!!! it was a little scary at times. If I ever become like that, I want someone to shoot me!
Overall, I really enjoyed watching it and was sympathizing with Do Min Jo’s emotional realization of what love really is. It was great to see him portray those heart squeezing scenes (when yo watch the clips at the end of each episode, you will understand).
I think the cast was picked well as all were able to show different emotions. Although, I found the side story of the Lee brother’s to be a little stale and wanted to skip past to go back to the lovers. But that is my personal opinion.
If you love watching romantic drama’s, then this should definitely be on your list to watch. Its not the normal where the female is this cutesy, dumb, and naive character. Yet, she can really get annoying at times. I think it is a little appealing to watch in some aspects. I wasn’t disappointed at the end of each episode. Instead, I was kept at the edge of my seat, waiting for the next episode to see what happens. Cliff hangers were good and the little bonus clips at the end of each episode added to the story and to the characters.
Watch it when you get the chance!!!