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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Nicky
29 of 31 people found this review helpful
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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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Alawai
23 of 26 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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they both have the male leads as people who have lived hundreds of years, both the female leads are idols, both of the leads fall in love
Recommended by khawllah aljaloud
i really really love kim soo hyun, hopefully he will have a new drama and film,i love his acting skill, because in real life i thing he's a spirit person and cheerfully and funny full of jokes,i like each drama of his playing, and i like his voice..
pleasee kim soo hyun have a many new drama as fast as you can, i'll waiting
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    haitakaz 14 days ago

    Can't say that I like this drama so much, I think my expectations were high because it's a very popular drama... I've wanted to watch it since it was new, but I had other dramas that I've watched instead (I started to watch dramas 2013). I can't say that the drama is bad, but it's not great either (my opinion). So for me, I think this drama is overrated.
    Btw, I think that the supporting roles/side characters where more interesting than the main couple

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    Lucine 16 days ago

    As many of you, I didn't expect to like this show that much :)
    I have read so many harsh comments, I did not want to watch it first but you know what: it's surprisingly original.
    The main female lead is one of the most singular one I've seen in a drama. She's CRAZY and crazy fun :) I've laughed quite a lot !
    And her face really is different from all the "kawai" usual main lead.
    Give it a try, we never know what we may end up liking in terms of drama :)

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    Kanra Jun 13, 2016 - edited

    Loved this way more than I expected!!! I really enjoyed Shin Sung Rok's acting in this drama and Cheon Song Yi's character. I'd like to see more dramas with this type of humor and character interactions.

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    Kanra Jun 9, 2016

    Just started this one tonight. I am not usually into rom coms but really enjoyed the first episode. Hoping it continues to be great and surprises me.

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    AnicsiRoscoe Jun 6, 2016 - edited

    I find the people who leave a comment saying 'overrated', just for the sake of showing they're not part of the masses who love this show, incredibly funny lol Like, what's even the point? If at least they added a reason to it, but nope... A round of applause for all of you. *slow clapping*

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    Eugene Tran May 30, 2016 - edited

    Honestly, i don't know why this drama is such overrated. It's a good drama but not that great as people rated it. And i also find nothing so special in the characters.

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      Eugene Tran Jun 1, 2016

      Be careful of the way you use your words. I m not the hater and i didn't say anything impolite. I did say the drama was good but not that great. Are u blind or u re unable to understand English? I have the right to speak out my opinion. You have no right to tell me like that.

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      HyeKyo_Joongki Jun 1, 2016

      yes you're right Eugene Tan That Girl Is Over Reacting!

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      Amarie keller Jun 1, 2016

      No! Eugene Tan Is The One Who Is Over Reacting! Every episode of this drama is special especially jeon ji hyun's acting skills both comedy and drama You shouldn't post that kind of comment look at all the comment i think your the one who'se comment is bad you shouldn't comment if you don't like it You Who Came From The Star Fans Will Get Angry! Just My Opinion

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      Eugene Tran Jun 2, 2016

      Sorry, i am just a normal drama viewer. I just said what i felt and i dont care about the crazy fan like you. Stop being around every comment that doesn't say the drama was so great. i saw you down here, harrashing people who said so. Stalker!

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      HyeKyo_Joongki Jun 2, 2016

      Yes You're Right Eugene! That Girl Or Who ever she is! is over reacting! and she's definitely harrasing people! don't worry Eugene i experience this too someone also as crazy as avah or more crazier than avah who is so over reacting and harrasing me but i just don't care the most important is i comment what is my real opinion! I'm Always Behind You're Back! Fighting!

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    Nats123 May 29, 2016

    One of my favourites! Just kept on watching one episode after the other.

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    Tel May 27, 2016

    first half is boring for me, second half is interesting, the alien love between Song Yi and Do min JU ssi is interesting

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    hopelessRomantic May 27, 2016

    binge watched for couple of days before my MiDS!!
    <3 <3 Loved it!

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    shineystar May 14, 2016

    Very stunning drama.. love it

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    Banana-chan Apr 29, 2016

    This one and DOTS are overrated.

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    NaijaLuv_88 Apr 26, 2016 - edited

    I didn't understand why this drama had so much hype at the time, but after marathoning it for the past three days, why did it take so long to hop on???!!! This drama was just AAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Nishat Jun 11, 2016

      Same !!! I was wondering what the hype was all about but just finished binge watching it

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      NaijaLuv_88 Jun 12, 2016

      Me too, I get it was because of the leads chemistry....but I seriously fell for Shin Sung Rok, he never made crazy so freaking crazy......i wish he would be a lead in a drama because they teased me in Trot Lovers when his character was so intriguing but there was no point as he wasn't going to be the lead. Also fell hard for Park Hae Jin's acting.

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      Nishat Jun 12, 2016

      Agreed! The lead couple's chemistry was perfect! AHHH yeah definitely he needs to be a lead actor in a drama because his acting was crazy good! I haven't watched Trot Lovers yet but I keep hearing about it so I will~ Yeah I love that they made Park Hae Jin so much more then just the second lead who doesn't get the girl ;;

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      NaijaLuv_88 Jun 13, 2016

      He was awesome sauce in that drama, but i dropped it personally as I had a really bad case of second-lead syndrome but the plot lost track in the second half of the show (like in most dramas) but even worse they pulled out the amnesia card. I can handle it in most cases but....but no......

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    DramaMessXx Apr 16, 2016

    Great drama, I really loved Jeon Ji Hyeon in this drama, she is really funny when she is drunk :D

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    Mody Mar 10, 2016 - edited

    its the best drama <3

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      ArvisJaggamar Mar 15, 2016

      Ok, how can this AND Pinocchio both be the "best" dramas? That's not how superlatives work! :P

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      Mody Mar 15, 2016

      favorite dramas can be 3 :P <3

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    yokoooooo Mar 7, 2016 - edited

    i want to watch drama with similar character to cheon song yi.....i'm watching cheese in the trap for baek in ha but i don't know any other dramas

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      Kiseki Mar 19, 2016

      I see you watched I hear your voice, I was going to recommend that. Also It's ok, that's love is also very good and could match what you're looking for :)

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      AnicsiRoscoe Jun 6, 2016 - edited

      I second them both, though I prefer 'It's okay that's love' by far. You should also watch 'Queen in Hyun's man'. It's amazing. It also combines historical and modern Korea and the main lead is an actress. It's actually the actress who played Song Yi's friend/rival in YWCFTS, and I was worried I wouldn't like her because she is so cunning in YWCFTS. But she is amazing in in Queen in Hyun's man. It's by far one of my favorite dramas :) The lead's chemistry is so *O*!

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.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.9 (scored by 18,760 users)
  • Ranked:

    #23
  • Popularity:

    #11

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