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.

  • Native title:

    별에서 온 그대
  • Also Known as:

    Man From Another Star; Byeoleseo On Geudae; Man From The Stars; My Love from Another Star; You Came From the Stars; My Lover From The Stars; You From Another Star; 별에서 온 남자; Byeoleseo On Namja; My Love from the Star

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manicmuse
8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Mar 11, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
"You Who Came from the Stars" is a really fun romanic comedy, with a sci-fi twist. Although it has a lot in common with other romances that involve Joseon & Modern times, the story was unique enough to make it not feel like another past-meets-present-drama-clone. It doesn't stray far from the k-drama romance template, but I think the writers did a great job with creating a love story that's interesting. Also, the read more premise of alien life was presented in a way that seemed completely plausible, and not really cheesy, or overdone.

It was definitely the two leads that kept me watching. Jun Ji Hyun & Kim Soo Hyun played off of each other very well. Do Min Joon, though stoic most of the time, was a character with some unexpected depth. Chun Song Yi was the epitome of the spoiled Hallyu star on the surface, but was surprisingly likable, relatable, and hilarious! I had so many literal lol moments during the drama because of Jun Ji Hyun's performance. I was also impressed by Kim Soo Hyun's ability to pull off playing a character with so much maturity considering how much younger he is. To me, the best parts of the drama were when they were together, although I didn't cry once for them (and I can be a big crybaby). I was much more amused by them than really emotionally invested.

The supporting cast was also very good, but the other story lines just weren't as strong, and sometimes felt more like filler. The rest of the drama was pretty standard (devious villains, jealous friends, family greed, unrequited love, a crushable second lead...), and not as intriguing as the main couple. Still I was entertained the whole time while watching, even during slower parts during the last few episodes. I also had no idea what the ending would be, and really liked what it turned out to be, even though it was slightly unsatisfying. The story does end with some questions left unanswered (like who in the world were they talking to? lol.), but I think the writers answered most of the ones that really counted.

Overall I really liked this drama for what it was, and enjoyed watching it, but It never gave me that 'can't wait for the next episode feeling'. It's certainly not the best drama I've seen, yet there are aspects of this drama that I liked more than most. I'm not sure If I would rewatch more than a few select clips, but It's possible that I might watch it again one day, although I'm honestly not sure if I could handle listening to "You ARE my destiny..." any more.

If you're generally a fan of romances about 2 people reluctantly falling in love, then I definitely recommend this one. Just think of the alien thing as a bonus.
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praman12
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Feb 27, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Okay so the MAIN reason I actually watched this was for Kim Soo Hyun, since I'm a huge fan of him. Right when I watched the first episode, I was definitely hooked. It had such a unique storyline, and I just loved the originality of the story. 2013 was already filled with a lot of supernatural dramas, like Master's Sun and I Hear Your Voice, so I was already feeling the vibe read more of YWCFTS.

Story: I was immediately hooked with this drama. Trust me, these writers know how to play with your emotions. One minute I'd laugh, and the next minute I'm sitting in a corner and sobbing my eyes out. I loved the emotion they put into this. It was really great. The only real problem I had was that the main plot regarding the mysterious side of the antagonist really kind of fell apart as the episodes went on. I mean, it kept you really into it, but then it just kind of ended too quickly in the end for it be really meaningful. Towards the end, the conflicting romance between the two main characters was the focal point. I still liked this, but I wanted a little more from the other stuff too. All in all, it was GREAT.

Cast: Absolutely amazing. Kim Soo Hyun's acting has matured so much, and he's gained a lot of experience in this drama. You can just feel his emotions since he expresses them so well. Jeon Ji Hyun was outstanding. She was just such a lovable character, and I'm happy they created a character as wonderful as her. Her sass and humor really lightened up the show. Plus, when things got serious, she knew how to get serious too. the supporting characters, even the antagonist Shin Sung Rok, really knew how to convey their personalities so well.

If you're a bit hesitant about this drama since it's sci-fi, don't be. It has a great story line, and the romance in this is just so precious and genuine. Don't miss out on this. It's truly a great show to watch!
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One of my favorite dramas of all time. The chemistry is just off the charts...I mean it has REAL kissing scenes. But apart from that, it's funny and touching. I adore Yoon Eun Hye in here for being that spunky, tomboyish, and tough girl. It's amazing!
Recommended by Kristen Gregory
This is a fantasy drama too. The chemistry is good and it is hilarious. I highly recommend it.
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    Mihah Hanna 21 hours ago

    I'm starting to love them both! Please create more movies or dramas that still they are the main characters. I still looking for more movies that both of them were in it. I liked the movie "The Thieves" because of them though Soo Hyun only have the supporting role.

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    alexk345 2 days ago

    This drama best scene when he stopped the car. After that it was slow death boring crap. This drama should be rated 7.8 at best

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    darklight 6 days ago
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    yellowposh 6 days ago

    I'm on episode 5 and I don't know if I should continue this but it's like everyone's recommending it to me that I'm actually afraid to finish this one. Don't get me wrong it's just that when all people say this was almost perfect and if this ended not meeting my "HIGH" expectations, I will be doomed.

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      darklight 6 days ago

      I think it won't disappoint you. The story flows beautifully to the end and nothing will happen that bothers but enjoyable...

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      yellowposh 5 days ago

      thanks, maybe i'll finish this one if time permits :)

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    Zena 10 days ago

    THIS KINDA HAS A SPOILERISH NOT REALLY I WOULDN'T CALL IT A SPOILER BUT WHATEVER. I JUST NEED HELP FINDING A SONG. READ ON IF YOU'D LIKE:
    There's a song on the last episode (ep. 21) starting at 30:40 where her friend is at the hair salon wanting to get her hair cut shorter and in the background there's an English song. Does anyone know the name of it??

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    sakuraKhey 11 days ago

    Overrated and definitely NOT a masterpiece. Hurts my heart to read so many blind reviews. When a drama has too many positive and weak reviews.... something is not quite right.

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      nxia 11 days ago

      LOL I think everyone is responsible for their opinions and people's tastes differ from one to another. I mean is it wrong to like a drama and write a positive review about it? XD

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      sakuraKhey 11 days ago

      Positive and weak, yes. I like reviews that give me a good reason to watch, that is a helpful review ;) For example if it's a good drama I'd like to know why not just "It's good cuz I like it"

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      tiraaa 8 days ago

      It's kind of sad really. It would've been more enjoyable if it wasn't so overhyped and overrated. You kind of find yourself trying to understand why the heck it's a 10/10 while watching instead of enjoying the show. And you still don't understand after 20 episodes. I understand what you mean, it's kind of annoying seeing people say it's the "Best drama ever" and then goes on to say great romance and great chemistry, the end. Ya oooookkk..

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      beep90 2 days ago

      i know people been makin memes of differen scenes from the drama n going hahaha omg so funny.. n im like uh what this would be funny to a 5 yr old maybe ..

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      beep90 2 days ago

      totally agree with you everyone was like Omg best drama ever bla bla ..n i was like whoa no ..ever heirs was better cz of choi young do scenes lol
      i thik there are many other great dramas that deserve more attetion

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    beep90 12 days ago

    the makeup was such a big turn off.. such oily skin it seemed like eww.. soo hyun was expressionless..prolly his role is that way .. but seriously he was boring.. he cant give the sass the new young actors can

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    beep90 12 days ago

    horrible drama..way too overrated.. to much over acting.. she was better in sassy girl ..soo hyun was boring as hell.. i prolly am the only one who feels this way.. i totally like the j drama version better

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      redtealeaf 4 days ago

      there's a j-drama version?

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      beep90 2 days ago

      actually the j drama came out first..then this one ! bt story lines are different
      j drama is cute and the lead is super duper cute
      no over acting or anything

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      redtealeaf 1 day ago

      what's it called??

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      beep90 21 hours ago

      starman

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    Dearie Sweets 13 days ago

    nice drama really.I guess this is the first alien drama i enjoyed and the first korean drama i watched that isn't between a rich guy and a poor girl, or a rich girl and a poor boy.Simply put the drama is "le fantastique"

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    xXdiamondXx 13 days ago

    I love it soooo much. It's really adorable! >.<

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    alexk345 13 days ago

    This drama was good when he stop the car in the hills. That was euphoria moment. Was over the moon thought they gona kill it , then it become mundane crap of useless plots. I would have killed villain if i had power or atleast i put him in pscho ward. Its kind a useless waste of time after that.

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    _Muffty_ 14 days ago

    to this day I still don't understand why his balcony is on the right side of her apartment even though the doors show it the other way around. honestly, my brain is smoking.......

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      andora_judy 12 days ago

      lool i finished it long time ago and this is the first time i notice it lol

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    nxia 16 days ago

    This is a very unique story! <3

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    alexk345 21 days ago

    Another overhyped drama.

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    Monina 22 days ago

    Because Jeon Ji Hyun has expressed her desire to take a break and enjoy her family life (have a baby?) and Kim Soo Hyun may have to start his military service, there is speculation that Do Min Joon and Cheon Song Yi will be played by other actors. (Oh no!!! I can already hear the fans screaming.) The director didn't confirm or deny this speculation. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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      Zouzou_Minetty 19 days ago

      what are you talking about ?

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      RhopalocerA 17 days ago

      ???

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      Hessa 15 days ago

      The director was considering making another season of this drama. @Monina is talking about the possibility of having a different cast.

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      Zouzou_Minetty 15 days ago

      What ? god please NO ! u_u

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      Hessa 15 days ago

      Right. I don't want another season too.
      I hear they want to do Do Min Joon's past in the 2nd season. And him love someone else in the past before Cheon Song Yi.

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 7,497 users)
  • Ranked:

    #11
  • Popularity:

    #5

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