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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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.

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May 19, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I can't deny that this was a pretty good drama. The two main leads had very good chemistry and there was also a very strong supporting cast. What I enjoyed the most about this drama was how there were many flashback scenes which helped fill in the gaps. This is the perfect watch if your looking for a very sweet romance. There's some really fun scenes, but there's also a lot of read more heart in this drama. I didn't expect tears to well up in my eyes but they did. It really was a beautiful drama.
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For those of us in our twenties, these lighthearted rom cons are the rare korean dramas that's doesn't require us to use the fast-fastward button. Both funny and touching at the same time.
Recommended by Angela
they are both the same dramas (obviously) and I really liked it!
(BTW: Do Min June (Kim Soo Hyun) looks so cute! (I wish he's my husband!!!!!)
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    BoNa 19 hours ago

    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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    BAEBunnij 2 days ago

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

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    Snow 6 days ago

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

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    abracadabra 6 days ago

    I just re-watched it. Again...

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    FarhanShahid 7 days ago

    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 7 days ago
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    sweetmelissa 10 days ago
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    perjestrosos 10 days ago

    do min joon is so gorgeous :)

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    perjestrosos 10 days ago

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

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    Pirado 13 days ago

    I'm in chapter 12 now and damn i don't want to give spoilers but Chun Song Yi is AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME, The drunkard part in chapter 11 was one of the funniest thing I've seen in a film, From today I declare Chun Song Yi the most incredible character in all kdramas, I LOVE HER

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    Pirado 17 days ago

    I'm on episode 4 now, And I have to say that I love Chun Song Yi, she is rude, stubborn and prepotent, but at the same time she is sweet and good hearted, when I see her I remember Lee Boo Young in "I hear your voice".

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    Sunorah19 18 days ago
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    KMR 21 days ago

    You gotta admit the lead girl is HILARIOUS!!!!

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    chodinggyu 23 days ago

    fml fml fml. i still need to finish this drama ; ^ ;


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    South Korea
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    Dec 18, 2013 to Feb 27, 2014
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    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    8.9 (scored by 10,772 users)
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