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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ShanaTalks
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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...
HE KILL IT!

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 ;)
Recommended by Farah

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    Kimtan 7 days ago

    Best drama for ever

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    xXabsintheXx 8 days ago

    Watched it a 2nd time now, cried again ;_;

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    Inessa974 8 days ago
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    ValeriaGabrieli 12 days ago - edited
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      Ivo 12 days ago
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      ValeriaGabrieli 11 days ago

      watch up to half of the last episode, could not bear the end
      I understand. But that did not please me :'(

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    ValeriaGabrieli 12 days ago

    on the final ...

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    Peirr 12 days ago - edited

    I can't think in a whole planet with various Do Min Joons with their superpowers of stop the time, teleport, and others. Please, someone open my mind. TT_TT

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    Titeeth 15 days ago - edited

    It's my second time TRYING to watch this drama but apparently I REALLY can't make it to the end.... WHY?

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      Kiseki 13 days ago - edited

      Maybe you didn't like the main characters... In romcon if you don't like the main characters you won't care what happens to them at the end.

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      Titeeth 13 days ago

      Actually I do love them but I don't know why I get bored at some point T T
      I'd rather love this drama ....

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      Hanako 13 days ago

      same love the characters especially the guy but i get so bored:/

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      Titeeth 13 days ago

      Yes whyyyyyyy???

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      xXabsintheXx 8 days ago

      Maybe it's too early? I watched it now for a 2nd time and finished it. Didn't get bored at all since I couldn't remember the whole story anymore. First time I watched it was when it was aired. Since then some time has passed and now I was able to enjoy it a 2nd time ;)

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    Titeeth 15 days ago

    It's my second time TRYING to watch this drama but apparently I REALLY can't make it to the end.... WHY?

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    dramaconnoisseur 15 days ago

    I really love this drama but of course I don't like how it ended :(

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    Dully 23 days ago - edited
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      ArvisJaggamar 18 days ago - edited
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    Dully 24 days ago

    amazing drama ,not like other drama first episodes are boring this one is interesting from 1ep ,drama main Girl Disproportion role in the drama and men jo jo and the she is big for college
    I couldn't harmony with her as a main drama girl
    don't u guys agree with me!
    last thing u know Main drama girl's mom doesn't she look like "Matsumotu jin"
    love this drama
    one of my fav

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    anly 27 days ago

    I love tis drama from the start.......jeon ji hyeon acting was very nice nd perfect.....never get bored of any scenes.......awesome love

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    Azzuritis 30 days ago - edited

    Help needed!!! I'm looking for a parody trailer. It was a mix between You Who Came from the Stars and another drama that aired at the same time. The only thing I remember from it was that
    A. It was really funny
    B. It shown at an awards show because there was a cut to Kim Soo Hyun's reaction.
    Anyone have any idea what I'm talking about?

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    Kikka Jan 9, 2016

    LOVED IT!!! XD It took me a long time to watch this and I was missing out a lot! Really loved the story, the actors and everything in it! XD 10000% worth a watch! :3

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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 16,325 users)
  • Ranked:

    #18
  • Popularity:

    #12

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