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
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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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Aspyre
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Jun 10, 2014
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
When I started this drama, the entire cast except for Yoo In Naa was 'alien' to me, heh. I noticed there was a big hype over Kim Soo Hyun and I've even read an article that said Jeon Ji Hyeon has made her big comback with this role after some 14 years. The premise seemed intriguing, the reviews practically tugged at your sleeves to just go ahead and watch it already, and read more having done so, here's my little review.

For those who love the original Star Trek series, they will notice a similarity between Mister Spock and the main fella, with all of these quite troublesome feelings you get because Do Min Joon has different lifespan from everyone else and you start watching this show knowing how many people he'll lose down the road. Which is very terrifying to think about and might make it hard to watch in later episodes. That aside, don't worry, he is nothing like Mister Spock because he has executed his own character well, and frankly, he made his extraterrestial background very visible throughout the series. On the other side, Chun Song Yi was hilarious. I think she might be the most fun female lead in any series that I've seen so far, because she's not afraid of expressing herself fully in any given scene. As a couple, they complement each other in every sense, their chemistry is completely functional and the comedy relief scenes are up to the task in most parts.

Jeon Ji Hyeon and Kim Soo Hyun have done very well in their roles, I think that KSH is growing to be a great actor and I'm looking forward to both their new dramas/movies. From the other cast, Lee Jae Kyung was an incredible character up until last few episodes, I hate how small they made him in the end, he had the skills to pull off an entirely different, more impactful, lasting version of himself. I also liked Oh Sang Jin as he reminded me of classy old detectives and he was very cute while doing so.

Music is okay, nothing too memorable but nothing too awful either, the main ost is very heartfelt and nice to listen to, and the overall musical background has been timed well with the scenes.

As for the rewatch value, it's definitely a drama I'd watch again after some time, it has all the needed elements for it. However, I'm not a fan of overly angsty plots so this takes quite the score from the rewatching for me.

I loved this drama. There was an abundance of romance all around, bittersweet chunks that left the tissues wet, hilarious parts where I would rewind just to see them again. I watched the last few episodes slowly just to prolong the experience, which serves to show how enjoyable it was to watch. However, the score is 8.5 because of the immense angst toll from the second part, it completely faded out everything else. I also disliked how DMJ was tasking everyone with protecting CSY! In last two episodes it made me very irritated how jumpy the others were around her, she's a woman of her own, for cat's sake! And Lee Hui Kyung, you'll never move on? It's been twenty years man, come on! But aside from these two things, I liked the ending. I find that it was the most proper way of saying goodbye to this drama.

Recommended.
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    roan 4 days ago

    The first time i watched this drama i was so in love with this that i kept talking about it when at every opportunity, to the point that i wrote a review about it. But i must agree with tother peoples comment that this drama is overrated more like Twilight movie.

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    onewbaby 8 days ago
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    sunshinefate 17 days ago

    watched this drama right when it was aired in Korea and I really really liked it. The main reasons were because the unique plots, great acting by jun ji hyun, great chemistry between the 2 leads, great OST, and hilarious scenes. for me, the visible flaws were just the repeating rescuing the female lead's scenes. I knew chun song yi is one of the best female lead in kdrama history but those rescuing scenes became quite boring. however, this is one of my favorite kdrama of all time! ^^

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    NawarAhmed 25 days ago

    Don't get me wrong I really like this drama, but it is SO overrated!

    The drama still had it's flaws and I found that it was still a somewhat typical love story. I enjoyed it but I wasn't 100% satisfied, more like a 95%. I've seen better dramas this year. I know I'm only on my 6th drama, but out of those 6 I would say that YWCFTS is my 3rd or 4th favorite. Also 4/6 of those dramas aired in 2014.

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    GitagemalaRizki Feb 1, 2015

    The Best K Drama ever!!!
    1. ABS (US based station) is currently working out on the adaption MLFTS
    2. This k-drama hits across asia
    3. Rapid growth of Korea's fashion economy because of Jun Ji Hyun and Kim soo Hyun
    4. Remember the Cheon song yi lipstick? Sold-out even in e-bay and take note of the rapid price increase and those lipstick shades dominated the runway of NY and Paris during Fashion Week.
    5. LINE in the hotly contested Chinese social media market has increased significantly.
    6. KHS became "star that dominates Asia" and recently he was appointed as "Ambassador of Korea"
    7. JJH become the richest K-Drama actress
    8. And who forgot the Chicken and Beer?
    9. And most of all they both hailed as "DAESANG AWARDEE"
    10. And many moreee

    No OTHER K-DRAMA can top that! NO OTHER COUPLE can get that!!

    Just sayin -xx

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      Brenda 20 days ago

      nice but-not to be rude or anything-just because its popular doesn't mean its the best drama out there

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    Queen_Makjang Jan 31, 2015

    I was hesitant to start this drama. It's not really my type. But every now and then I find some rom com that I genuinely enjoy. This is one of them!

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    BoNa Jan 29, 2015

    It's a mystery for me why people are so crazy about this drama. Plane and overextended. Can't believe it's fourth in top shows

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      Silent_Heart Jan 30, 2015

      I couldn't agree more! It's so over-rated!

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      BPetra 30 days ago

      agreed... I liked it, but ive seen better dramas then this one.

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      ChoiSima 27 days ago

      I agree with you ..

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      LinLin 18 days ago

      C'mon it's Kim Soohyun and Jeon Ji Hyeon.
      U srsly still thinking it can pass without being overrated?
      No I'm sorry that is not possible.
      No matter what drama it is fans will come and make it overrated.

      But personally I think this is ''best overrated drama'' up today
      just because it doesn't suck awfully and it was actually fun to watch
      yes I overrated it myself too just because I was happy to watch it
      no it doesn't change the world no it isn't some perfect ass drama
      but yes it was fun.

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      BPetra 18 days ago

      LinLin, love your comment! :D

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    BAEBunnij Jan 28, 2015

    Finished it today very sweet ,and good story telling
    One of the best couples and villian ever

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    Snow Jan 24, 2015

    I watched this drama over 20 times. Still not tired... what an entertaining story.

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    abracadabra Jan 24, 2015

    I just re-watched it. Again...

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    FarhanShahid Jan 23, 2015

    wow one of the best K-Drama ever... and Jeon Ji-Hyun is AMAZING! i just fell in love with her! :)

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    bubblemcginger Jan 23, 2015
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    sweetmelissa Jan 20, 2015
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    perjestrosos Jan 19, 2015

    do min joon is so gorgeous :)

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    perjestrosos Jan 19, 2015

    it's really lovable. this movie really touches my heart.

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 10,985 users)
  • Ranked:

    #15
  • Popularity:

    #13

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