You Who Came from the Stars

You Who Came from the Stars (2013)

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Do Min Joon is an alien who landed on Earth 400 years ago during the Joseon Dynasty period. He possesses a near perfect appearance and enhanced physical abilities involving his vision, hearing and speed. Later, he discovers that he has three months left on Earth. And that is when he meets Cheon Song Yi, the biggest Hallyu star in Korea.

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Jan 29, 2015
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
When I started this drama i expected something that goes in the star treck or star wars direction. Of course i knew it was a drama based on romance and that it would never be anything like that, but when i heard the word "alien" i expected something scifi-like.
And I'm glad i was wrong, because i hate those things. Thats why i first didn't know if i should watch it and read more i'm so happy that i did.

This drama is the best i've ever watched since boys over flowers.. at least for me. I cried so much at the end, not because of it's ending but rather since it was over. I'm a huge fan of Kim Soo Hyun since dream high, but compared to this drama .. whoo.. he became soo hot. I've gotta admit that the actress was new to me (i've started watching k-dramas in 2012 so don't blame me please~).
But i loved the chemistry between those two.
At first i kinda disliked her character, because she was so arrogant and full of herself, and dumb. But when the story continued you've got to see her soft side and that she was a kind person, but still she was hilarious from the beginning til the end. I laughed so hard, i almost cried.
And the male lead was kinda hard for me too, because i don't really like those characters that act so mean in the beginning and so play so hard to get, even though he has a pretty good reason.
The minor characters where adorable too. I personally loved Cheon Song Yi's little brother. He was so cute and the bromance with Do Min Joon was great.
Even the evil guy was great. I really really hated him to death, which proves how great the actor was.

The soundtrack was awesome. I loved the song "My Destiny by Lyn", but it was kinda annoying after some time. And because i'm (now) a huge fan of Hyorin from Sistar, i loved the track "Hello Goodbye". Thats the two songs that were stuck in my head, even til now.

I would definitely say it is a drama that is worth watching, even if you don't like alien stuff and such. But for rewatching i would say you should wait a while before restart watching. I waited like half a year and i coudn't remember a little things so i rewatched it.
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May 3, 2014
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
My Love from Another Star is by far the biggest drama I’ve seen this year. You guys know how I don’t succumb to what’s current in dramaland today, right? I know how popular My Love from Another Star is in Korea and the craze it set off in nearby Asian countries but I never felt watching while everyone is going gaga over it. I started seeing this weeks after it wrap up read more and I should have finished this weeks ago, however, I did something bad that overshadowed my overall love for the series. Yes, as always I can’t help it, I skipped to episode 21 even if I only have 4 episodes left, and what I found out made me put this off for some time because I felt I was cheated even though I cheated first by sneaking a peek of how it would end.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I wasted 20+ hours or so of my life watching this, it’s a good drama. I’ll get to what bothered me later on. My Love from Another Star is new to my palate. I don’t always watch aliens as protagonist in romantic plots, not in K-dramas. I wondered how the writers would make it work. I always find the first three episodes crucial as that will be my basis if I’m to drop the series or not. Surprisingly, I never felt like counting the episodes I’m in because the first 6 to 8 episodes flew by like a whirlwind. It’s that good. The series if full of heart, energy, combined with a good sense of humor and bits of uncertainties of what the future lies made this interesting and gripping from start to finish (just don’t cheat like what I did, haha!)

At first the comedy came a little strong for my liking as I’m not used to bigheaded, flamboyant heroines. Although knowing Cheong Song Yi’s character as the story progress made me love her and understand why her character has to be that way in the beginning. She is the heart of the drama. I admire her confidence even if at times she tends to be so obstinate its grating on my nerves. I could go on and on of how annoying she can get but she’s someone who knows what she wants, what she has to do to get it, when to give up, when to fight, when to love herself and when to be selfless. Jun Ji Hyun did a remarkable job portraying Song Yi. I’ve only seen her in My Sassy Girl and I can’t even say if I remember how she acted in that film. In YWCFTS she’s superb. I like actresses who know how to show real emotions without relying too much on the cinematography, the music, and the angular shots to make their scenes effective. This drama proves that she can act and that she’s good at it.

On the other hand, Do Min Joon is the face of the series. Come on, admit it. He is one hell of a hot leading man. There is something in his character that is so swoon worthy I can’t even point it out or maybe I’m just so smitten with him I don’t want to think and I’ll just look at him without blinking an eye for hours. All I can say is he is extraterrestrial-ly charming. *sighs with dreamy eyes* Kim Soo Hyun killed me with his oozing appeal. I first seen him in Dream High, though I find him so boy next door in that drama and he look so young and innocent. The years had been good for him and he proved that he can be the next big thing in Korea. I know he is a good actor but his performance in YWCFTS is amazing.

The chemistry of the leads also played a big part of why their tandem worked. We can all agree that they look good together, yes? Let’s also add that they have a marvelous supporting cast. The cinematography and OSTs are also great. One of my favorite scenes/places in the drama is Min Joon’s library. I was (and still) drooling with envy. The bookish junkie in me wants to have that library! I can spend hours, no, days in that place without getting bored! Having Kim Soo Hyun with me is a bonus. Although if it came to a point that I have to choose between Soo Hyun and the library, the latter would win a hundred times over. What? I’m a bookwhore through and through. Books will win by default.

I enjoyed 90% of My Love from Another Star that I’m almost willing to overlook some of the plot holes but the ending didn’t sit well to my romantic-comedy bubble and that was somehow a deal breaker. I know it’s stupid asking for a happy-ever after to a drama where science fiction plays a big part. It was actually the most logical ending for the drama but I just felt it was so unsatisfying. What happens after that? I don’t want to spoil you with my rants, let’s only say that it may have worked for everyone but I am one of the minority that has reservations with the ending. The villain arc of the drama was also given so much attention that they left the mystery of Do Min Joon’s backstory unanswered. We didn’t know much of where he really came from, what’s the deal with his planet and so on. We knew that he is an alien, he came from another star, he has to go back after 400 years on earth if not he will die and that’s it. Knowing these things would have helped us understand Do Min Joon’s world.

In a nutshell, My Love from the Star is fun to watch. It has the formula of making it big and it did. Did I mention that it has one of the best kissing scenes I’ve seen this year? Go on, watch it!
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Both have the alien plot and have young guy, older woman couple.
Recommended by Kimcat177
The similarity : AWESOME VILLAIN !

Eventhough Liar Game and YWCFTS are a completely opposite drama when we see them from the genre,there is one fact that you couldn't deny:
Both of this drama cast Shin Seung Rok as the antagonist...
And it suits him well...

I think if you're looking for a drama with an amazing antagonist character,you should try to watch Shin Seung Rok in Liar Game & YWCFTS ;)
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    oyaaaji 1 day ago

    love the female lead ~~

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    Kawaitanee 11 days ago

    It's so funny for me to look at this drama now, because when I first read summary what this drama should be about I thought it was really crazy, plot with 400 years old alien and so on. I thought it will be flop but then it became big HIT XD lol

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    EiKoh 13 days ago

    That ending...*sigh*. If only they improved it I would score this drama 8. Anyway, I love all the characters! They are such best actresses and actors. ^^b

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    lettuceloveHJ 15 days ago - edited
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    KatySarang_TGeyes Oct 26, 2015 - edited

    The Twilight of korea...

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      KatySarang_TGeyes 30 days ago
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      ArvisJaggamar 30 days ago
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      I can see your point. I don't hate the drama, I think its good. it just reminds me of twilight sometimes ;) and of course I understand that the heroines are different. I was more talking about how (from my memory its been a while) some of the ways she finds out he's supernatural is similar to bella and how it makes her obsessed with him. But not to the point where she won't go away always, I just remembered thinking " really like him" anyway point is i think its a bit overrated but not bad. also i think though it's not exactly like twilight it has some similarities that make me think of twilight. that's all.

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      ArvisJaggamar 29 days ago

      I suppose Twilight does have the "melodramatic romance" thing going, so a lot of kdrama is probably similar in that regard. But I somehow doubt that Twilight is nearly as funny as this show. :P

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      KatySarang_TGeyes 29 days ago

      haha no way :) this show is way more hilarious...twilight is just about a depressed and obsessed teen girl...doesn't make for a stimulating read

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    ArvisJaggamar Oct 26, 2015

    I'll just say this: anyone who doesn't like Cheon Song Yi as a character is someone I feel sorry for. That woman would be an absolute blast to hang out with.

    Do Min Joon, on the other hand, has taken a long journey from "Coolest Hero Ever" after that scene with the car (you know the one I mean) to "Most Punchable Hero Ever" over the course of 14 episodes. To quote Song Yi: "That jerk, seriously..."

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    ArvisJaggamar Oct 16, 2015 - edited

    What is the deal with Kim Hyun-soo and Jo Hee Bong being in all the same dramas? They're both in this, they were both in Tree With Deep Roots, and they were both in Good Doctor. Are they related or something?
    Also, is Kim Hyun-soo the only teenage girl in Korea who can act? Don't get me wrong, she's talented and adorable, but it's weird that she gets cast as every teenage girl ever.

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      Kiie 21 days ago

      There is Jung Da Bin, she is really pretty!!

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      ArvisJaggamar 18 days ago

      Apparently she was in Tree With Deep Roots but I don't remember her face at all. Kim Hyun-soo played a major role in Good Doctor and was quite unforgettable in that.

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    abakada Sep 28, 2015

    I LOVE THE COUPLE AND I MISS THEM!!! I miss the show. Great watch!

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    Bongsookie Sep 23, 2015

    I find this drama an easy & enjoyable watch. I don't see it that great though for all the hype but it's a good drama.

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    jbeat Sep 21, 2015 - edited

    Very much enjoyed this series. I like how it's not funny only in the beginning then becomes never-ending hardcore seriousness like most Korean dramas, but they still keep the comedic element towards the end despite it becoming dramatic. Jeon Ji Hyeon is incredibly pretty here!

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    Fansugirl Sep 16, 2015 - edited
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      Kiseki Oct 22, 2015

      I just find it odd that you point out how the villain has terrible looks that creeps you out, and you hate him. In my opinion those are compliments for the drama and the actor of Jae Kyung since you're suppose to hate the villain anyway. Much better than the alternative of boring, predictable, and forgettable villain no?

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      Fansugirl 28 days ago

      but JaeKyung is not the reason why I dislike this drama if you read my comment properly. Jae Kyung is only personal. o.O

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    livestar Sep 15, 2015

    this is a really good drama if u love fighting and romance you must watch this it is really good

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    romcomjunkelee Aug 20, 2015

    omo 97 reviews O.O

    that's how slick this is.

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    MuthiahSadidah Aug 13, 2015 - edited

    is it really boring? many people said so. Should i give it a try? can someone convince me please what reasons that make this drama worth watching?

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      Kim-Park-Lee Aug 14, 2015 - edited

      I watched the show and really liked it, though I didn't adore it (but I can easily understand why so many people went crazy over this drama). Also it's been a while since I watched it. Therefore I don't think my vision of YWCFTS is blinded by passion ;^)

      What I believe is good about this show:
      - a wonderfully acted female lead, that one can truly have empathy for (Jeon Ji Hyeon is a famous movie star with a very solid acting career, and this was her drama comeback after years)
      - kim soo hyun plays his stiff alien character that discovers emotions very well too
      - great comedy, as well as very, very touching moments because of the great leads
      - although it has its romantisized elements, the hallyu world is depicted with a touch of realism and harshness that gives the drama consistency (it isn't just a meaningless piece of fluff)
      - interesting secondary characters, and even a handful of more minor characters manage to stand out as well
      - a memorable villain: even if he may be a little cliché on paper, Shin Sung Rok plays his character with gusto
      - a compelling intrigue, although I would say the romance is more developed
      - it's very nicely shot, and looks as glamorous and glossy as the milieu it takes place in
      - daring and striking fashion from Jeon Ji Hyeon, she even started a new lipstick trend when the drama aired!

      Of course some may find it boring, but I believe it has enough interesting elements for it to have more potential as a hit for most people, than a miss. I do think this show is good -- whether or not it has an extra spark that makes it great depends on the person!

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      Invincibleme Aug 15, 2015

      the true gem of this drama was the main female lead character.

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      Simplifica Sep 1, 2015

      absolutely not boring; but not that good too :)

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    airenLMH Aug 9, 2015 - edited

    Can i be honest???? This drama is boring and the acting was awkwards. Sorry but every person have their own opinion

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      mali Sep 6, 2015

      i was intrigued more from the villain, the brother.

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      KatySarang_TGeyes Oct 26, 2015

      When I watched it at first I really liked it and then I rewatched it and I was like "whaaa???" Like sorry don't like kim soo hyun as an actor...seriously the whole time he gives her the cold shoulder. The main girl was super funny but she was so obsessed with him! He wasn't even nice to her! Also the logic soo hyun at the end doesn't really make sense....I don't know. Personally I think it's a lot like twilight. But way better. A better version of twilight but still not amazing.


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    South Korea
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    Dec 18, 2013 to Feb 27, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    8.9 (scored by 15,197 users)
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