Tag Archives: Korean

별에서 온 그대 ~ Review

You Who Came From The Stars별에서 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. The TowelAlthough, 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!!!

 

This is hilarious!!

sazzy-bu:

I think maybe I should move to South Korea…. S.Korean guys are HAWT!

I see we have another person here who thinks all South Korean guys look like the guys in K-dramas. Newsflash, not all Korean guys look like Korean celebrities, whether they be actors or idols. I live in California—my hometown is FULL of South Koreans, and there are also a lot of South Koreans (with international visas allowing them to study in the US) at the university I attend. They don’t look like the celebrities at all. Many of them are just average-looking—I have NOT seen a single Korean guy where i live who looked like Kim So Hyun or any other Korean celebrity.

Okay I posted the message.. and lets face it, it was just a random post but today, someone actually wrote this shit reply.
For someone to actually post this, its just beyond me.

First let me point out. Where in my post do I say that all guys in South Korea look like guys in K-dramas?? Like is there a sub-context I put in there that clearly states that everyone looks like this?? I pretty sure I only stated that “South Korean Guys are HAWT”. This is a general statement. Yes, I have a fetish for asian guys. I also think Japanese guys are hot and cute, I’ve yet to find anyone who is ugly, because its not all about the looks. I am someone who looks inside a person. If you don’t believe me, then clearly, you know jack shit about me.

I know I can be dumb sometimes, so can everyone else. But I really don’t honestly have that naive side where I think everyone looks like people in drama’s. If I did, then I am sure I would look like someone I’ve seen on TV and if its anything to go by, NO I DON’T LOOK LIKE SOMEONE FROM 1DIRECTION OR SPEAK LIKE THE QUEEN! If we are going to go along with this closed minded perspective, then I do speak like the queen and live in a palace. If you haven’t guessed, I’m from the UK, just in case you didn’t know where these examples are from.

Second, wait… this person is basing this on people in California? Does this person even know that things in California are different than South Korea. Or, is my geography that shit that I clearly didn’t know that California IS ACTUALLY South Korea? So it’s not an Asian country at all, but its American. Of course, lets not forget the culture difference as well. Unless the South Korean diet and life style is EXACTLY THE SAME?!?!?!?!?!?!

I know I’m being a bitch, but I am one so who cares! Let me rant for once and get this off my chest.

If you are going to post a smart reply, and say that I think everyone looks like Kim Soo Hyun in South Korea, then please use this comment when I have said this exactly. Otherwise, you are just basing this on your own assumptions and ignoring the clear fact, that I DIDN’T SAY THIS AT ALL IN MY OWN MESSAGE!!!

The Heirs ~Review

The Heirs

It has a great cast and I was trying to tone down my expectations, as I am a fan of Lee Min Ho (이민호). But it is still worth the watch. Especially as the opening scene you see him topless and speaking broken English.

I actually waited until this series had finished airing being I watched it. It was kind of worth the wait. As far as the plot goes, its the usual low class girl tries her best to not get involved with a rich guy who has a rival who he used to be best friends with. It has a good start with filming in America (why does this country get all the attention… WHAT ABOUT THE UK?!?!?!?!?) But anyway, then they move back to Korean, and Cha Eun Sang gets to experience the wonder world of the high class student. Where even in school there is sensitive social standings. Make one wrong movie and you are the scum of the school.

It was great to see Lee Min Ho and Park Sin Hye acting together as I hadn’t seem then acting for a while. So that was good news for me. Yet, my day was made when I realized that the most adorable guy Gang Min Hyeok was in this drama. He was so fun to watch in Heartstrings that I thought at last he was getting another drama! He had a strong supporting character and I was so happy to see another actor I like in this series. Also, why is there additional eye candy in this series? Gang Ha Neul has the most heart melting smile I’ve seen for a while and I was cheering for his character to get the girl he wanted. But I was happy when it didn’t really work out as it meant he was free, and so am I 😛

After a while, the series managed to just go a little stale and I was getting a little bored. I didn’t feel like I could marathon all the episodes in one go because it was gripping enough. I felt like I lost the connection with the characters and the storyline was jumping about from place to place that I guess I kind of lost interest.

Even the ending where they tried to tie things up and show what it would be like in the future, it just kind of fell flat and it was unnecessary to do it. But I guess they tried.

Overall, its still okay to watch if you follow one or a few of the actor’s. But it wasn’t as good as it could have been.

Heartstrings ~ Review

HeartstringsI really just wanted to see what this drama was like but I ended up love it.

As someone who loves music and it has always been a passion, along with dancing. This is a drama I can honestly relate to and sympathize with the characters.

The main actors played their parts well. Although at times it was a little awkward and you really just want the two main characters to kiss or do something.

This is definitely one I will be re-watching whenever I feel a little down and hope that I will find someone whom I can rely on and support me.

Shut Up! Flower Boy Band ~ Review

Shut Up! Flower Boy BandAs a lover of music and someone who really enjoys playing music but I don’t think I would get to pro level. This series really got me thinking. You have to work to get what you want.

This series also shows that with great friends, you can achieve your dreams. It really has a touching side to it. It even had some fight scenes which impressed me 😛 Watching L fight was cool.

The characters were portrayed really well by the actors and created a great sense of friend shop on screen.

Definitely a series for those who want to be famous in the music industry! I really recommend it!!!!

Lie To Me ~ Review

Lie To MeI thought it seemed interesting enough. As someone who is getting close to 30, I can totally understand Ah Jung’s reason for telling such a lie. Seeing all your friends happily married makes me jealous.

The main characters had amazing chemistry that I could help but marathon the series once I started. Even the supporting characters were a great fit.

If only I could turn into Cinderella, would be nice 😛

Secret Garden ~ Review

Secret GardenDefinitely a series to see!!!

The two main characters have a chemistry that pulls you in and the actors do an amazing job. Hyeon Bin is definitely an amazing actor and plays a rich, arrogant man who is very smart but has a troubled passed.

Although it really isn’t that much different to most romance drama’s. I think that the body swapping is done well and helps you get to understand both characters.

Definitely a must see for all Rom-com fans. Its just an added bonus that Hyeon Bin is the main actor 😛

Always ~ Review

AlwaysOne movie that will encourage anyone to always be true and there for the one you love. It was so movie to watch two people love each other and lean on each other.

Han Hyo Ju is amazing. She played her character so well that I was pulled in watching her.

Definitely one to see and re-watch!!

Personal Taste ~ Review

Perfect TasteA great drama to watch if your a hopeless romantic. Lee Min Ho’s character Jeon Jin Ho is a guy that any girl would be happy to have sweep her off her feet. I know, I for one, would love for a guy like him to do that to me. But one can dream.

Although Park Gae In can be annoying at times, the two main characters have a great chemistry that you can’t help but cheer them on.

Chilling Romance ~ Review

Chilling RomanceOne of the best rom-coms I’ve seen! It might seem like a strange combination, but it works really well. Showing how two people can get through something if they are together.

If your into horror/ghost movies, this is definitely one movie to lighten the mood a little. The two main characters are bought together in a strange way. However, I think that is its charm. Its certainly different to other romance movies.