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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Alawai
48 people found this review helpful
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Mar 2, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
There's a reason why You Who Came from the Stars had fans watching each episode while sitting on the edge of their seats every week and peeking out their windows after the show aired, hoping for their own personal alien invasion. With Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince references woven here and there throughout the story, this drama has everything you could possibly want. It lacks for nothing! Charismatic, believable leads; romantic read more storyline; and an incredibly evil/creepy villain. ALL the actors brought their A-game to this one. It was one of those rare gems where they must have all just clicked and it translated to the screen. I loved everything about this drama- even the intro scene that shows the passage of time. You can tell that great care went into the making of drama right down to the smallest detail. I loved the flash backs that filled in the backstory. I loved the documentary feel when they interviewed the characters. I loved how the second male lead actually helped move the story forward and wasn't clueless/innocent and certain aspects. That was refreshing. I especially loved the fact that Jun Ji Hyun was secure enough as an actress to really show different aspects of her character and let you see the vulnerability and human-ness while still being egomaniacal and exasperating yet sweet and even goofy! I loved the internal/external monologues she would have with herself. I loved how the male lead's class lectures were tied into that episode's storyline. I loved his wild jealous imaginings. They're the most adorable kdrama couple I've seen to date and the comedic timing on the facial expressions from the two leads was perfection. The clothing/costumes especially the female lead's was perfection. Can you tell I have a lot love for this one yet?

Seriously though, I'm re-watching this show for the 3rd time now and enjoying it immensely! Even though I know what's going to happen I still have nail biting moments and I've noticed very small details that I believe I missed the first two times. It speaks of the universal search for your person or people. The ones who when they're around you, no matter where you are it becomes home. If you watch it you won't regret it.
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purplenette
33 people found this review helpful
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Mar 2, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
YWCFTS is a perfect blend of romance, comedy, and melodrama. I love the underlying theme of why humans live diligently when we are all going to die eventually anyway. The writer provided a complete story. I didn't feel the holes that are so common when sci fi, time travel, body switch, etc. stories are attempted. I'm not a fan of romantic comedy, but this was so well done and included enough melo read more to keep me interested.

Why isn't Jun Ji Hyun in more dramas? I absolutely adore her. She made Song Yi so real to me. I will watch anything she plans to do in the future. Honestly, I'm not much of a fan of Kim Soo Hyun. However, he played Min Joon very well. To me his character was a good blend of controlled emotion with feeling. Park Hae Jin and Yoo In Na as well as the other characters were also good.

The music is pretty.

I will probably rewatch this at some point.

I think everyone would enjoy this drama.
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    Rana 8 days ago

    Among those who dropped in the middle. Nothing in it whatsoever got my interest

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    catemine 11 days ago

    wtf. Viki charges an extra 5 bucks a month to watch this. (Viki Plus! KMA!) God I hate how they changed. I really like rewatching this.

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    SecondLeadQueen 17 days ago

    I sweard to never watch this because I don't like the lead actress and if you add that I totally dislike her character here she was self centered and concided well the least I wanted to watch it but they recommended this because they said it had a great second lead couple but not at all. I didn't like the way they ended.
    It felt like I wasted time watching this.

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    Asena Aug 19, 2017

    I loved it so much! Jun Ji Hyun really stole the show I love her ^^

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    Devangani Aug 7, 2017

    am I the only one that thinks do min joon(the actor) was such a good kisser

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    Carolina Aug 2, 2017

    i didnt like the female lead maybe its just because im not a big fan of her acting but it was cute. i dont have strong emotions of dislike or love for this. it got boring at times. i didnt drop it; i just skipped episodes. i still give it a meh. i just watched it for kim soo hyun.

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    Delfina Jul 31, 2017

    I dropped this one. The story was boring to me, it kinds of reminds me to Twilight, and I felt no chemistry between the main characters

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    Maham Tanveer Jul 30, 2017

    cant get over this.any other drama with a similar couple?

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    NHK95 Jul 26, 2017

    fun to watch with a good flowing; so much better than a lot of the dramas that have been ranked to highly *cough cough*(goblin)

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    Itsme Eiei Jul 11, 2017 - edited

    I feel so so for this drama.Really don't understand why got high rate.

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      NHK95 Jul 27, 2017

      The show has it's flaws such as the fact that they don't explain how he has these powers - even if he is an alien, or the fact that the media accepted his existence so easily.
      However it has many great moments. There's actual chemistry between the two main leads and you tend to root for those interested in them as well. It invokes love/hate towards a lot of the characters and has it's moments of hilarity.
      I can see why you don't think it should be so highly rated but compared to shows like 'Goblin' this one doesn't drag on too long and explores the past of the main characters.

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      NHK95 Jul 27, 2017

      Also, i see that you've only recently started watching k dramas.
      shows that i would recommend watching include:
      -1 litre of tears (japanese) 11 eps Drama/Romance/Family
      -Mother (japanse) 11 eps Suspense/Drama/Family
      -Reply 1988 (korean) 20 eps Comedy/Friendship/Romance
      -Signal (korean) 16 eps Detective/Suspense/Supernatural
      -The Sound of your heart (korean (on netflix)) 20 eps Comedy/Family/Romance
      -Splash Splash LOVE (korean) 2 eps Comedy/Romance/Supernatural

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      Nic Jul 27, 2017 - edited

      Well on a serious note, I just recently finished this drama and the story is way to predictable, especially if you watched something like healer before. I did know how it is going to end after the first ~2 episodes and the romance progressed exactly as I thought. BUT the acting was top notch IMHO as well as decent music and one a part of the reason I rated it rather high.
      Depends on taste at the end of the day. I personally enjoy romance settings even if predictable and cliche.
      The only thing i really disliked was the whole triangle or rather quadrangle? Why even have a love triangle if the end of it is obvious from the beginning, but Korean story writer seem almost unable to refrain from it...

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      NHK95 Jul 27, 2017
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      Idk 6 days ago

      I was one of the people who gave it a high rank because in the beggining i also did drop thisdrama and watched other ones but i ended up coming back to this and then later on the romance came and it was beautiful but it would have been better to me in my opinion if they had romance in an earlier episode and at the end (SPOILER YES I DIDNT CLICK THE BUTTON ON PIRPOSE) i hated the end but the romance parts are the ones that convinced me to give itna good ranking

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    real_Mokona Jul 9, 2017 - edited

    really good story but both main characters were something between annoying and boring. My rate: 5

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      Mimi Jul 30, 2017

      Same some parts got annoying n seriously I couldn't stand song yi's friend she was always jealous that it became annoying I prefer the Chinese version

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    Cherry Quin Jul 1, 2017 - edited

    Did they end up together?

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      real_Mokona Jul 9, 2017
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      Cherry Quin Jul 12, 2017

      Thanks. I just finished the drama. I am now watching Moon Embracing the sun because of Do min Jo. Been contemplating to watch it way back because of Jung iL woo. I didtn go for it cz jung is not the main lead. Watching it now due to kim. ;-)

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    green_tokki Jun 23, 2017 - edited

    What i like is the crime side of the story. My rate 7.5

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    Angel Jun 23, 2017

    One of my favorites! Re-watching it now. ♡♡♡

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    Saja Jun 20, 2017

    I've watched this twice before!! and I've to say this was my first kdrama that I was so into the actress more than the actor, nothing wrong with Soohyun, he was amazing... but Jihyun role tho :D
    She's EPIC! <3

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    21
  • Aired:

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

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    8.8 (scored by 25,355 users)
  • Ranked:

    #33
  • Popularity:

    #30

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