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
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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
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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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Same person wrote both dramas. Both have fantasy characters present in them. In Legend of the Blue Sea the main female lead is a mermaid and in You Who Came from the Stars the main male lead is an alien. Both drama's have the same female actress playing the parts of the female lead. There are a few other actors/actresses that make appearances in both dramas.
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Similarly hollow feeling to the stories. Both are captivating and easy to watch with very nice cinematography. Romance isn't super prominent, and both carry a supernatural theme, with Goblin leaning more on the high-fantasy historical side and YWCFTS more modern and not as "epic".
While Goblin's conflict stays more on the supernatural side of things, YWCFTS' conflict is a murderer. Has a more "earthly" feel than Goblin, but similar overall.
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    Ragnhild 7 days ago - edited

    I'm done, and now i can die...

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    Whiskas8 12 days ago

    The best thing about this is Jun Ji Hyun. Without her, this would be a flop!

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    myheartisomg 22 days ago - edited

    Jun Ji Hyun as Cheon Song Yi is one of the iconic drama performances of all time. I never thought I could love an arrogant airhead celebrity quite so much.

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    HarshaMaria Apr 21, 2017

    One of my fav dramas forever.

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    JevelynYang Apr 15, 2017

    This drama remains as one of my favs drama ever! Unfortunately, the ending left me with so many questions but it's still entertaining tho. I think I'm gonna watch this again soon! <3

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    cynthia Apr 6, 2017

    what is Do Min Joon real name from his planet? He must have changed his name many times right?

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    Cat Apr 5, 2017

    I love Seong Yi more than Sim Cheong in Legend of the Blue Sea

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    MrBanana Mar 22, 2017 - edited

    Don't like the main actress, trying way too hard to be funny.

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      Rahul Rossi 12 days ago

      You are the only person in the world maybe who didn't like the character. She was trying hard to be funny and it actually worked out very well.

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    inactive Mar 14, 2017 - edited

    i can see why this drama is so popular. it had all the expected kdrama cliches yet was entertaining.

    also what class does do minjoon teach?

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      kirasora Mar 21, 2017

      philosophy i think? (i'm not sure)

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    Aphrodite Santillan Mar 6, 2017

    For those who find the story boring in the first episodes, just keep watching and don't give up. You won't regret watching this show.

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    Aphrodite Santillan Mar 6, 2017

    So far of all the Korean dramas I've watched, My Love from Another star is still the best for me! Nice story indeed, it was well acted. very sweet movie. Kim Soo Hyun is best paired with Jun Ji-hyun. I hope to see both in one series again in the near future. Kim Soo Hyun has this charisma, very angelic face! Ive been watching this series for the third time now and I dont get tired of it..super nice story! I love both Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji-hyun...perfect pair

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    LuckySo Mar 1, 2017

    I really love this drama, this is one of the best.. and i think, it will be my favorite among all the dramas in my list.

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    Maham Tanveer Feb 8, 2017 - edited

    Does this have a sad ending ? Somebody tell me in spoiler tag :p

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    sweetmint Jan 17, 2017

    This drama was okay; just the plot was kind of everywhere (didn't like the crime/mystery aspect of it w/ Jae Kyung). You can read my review for more deets.

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    Tszzzz Jan 13, 2017 - edited

    To be honest,Kim Soo Hyun (Do Min Joon) is made for this role, his acting skills are amazing and he has the PERFECT face to play this kinda character.
    I really enjoyed watching this show. It made me laugh a lot and also cry. ( the last episodes were tearjerkers.) & idk why people are saying the first eps are slow it has like 21 eps and just like every show its going to take a while to understand the storyline.

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 23,671 users)
  • Ranked:

    #25
  • Popularity:

    #24

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