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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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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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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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...

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 ;)
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    abakada 15 days ago

    I LOVE THE COUPLE AND I MISS THEM!!! I miss the show. Great watch!

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    Bongsookie 20 days ago

    I find this drama an easy & enjoyable watch. I don't see it that great though for all the hype but it's a good drama.

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    jbeat 21 days ago

    Very much enjoyed this series. I like how it's not funny only in the beginning then becomes never-ending hardcore seriousness like most Korean dramas, but they still keep the comedic element towards the end despite it becoming dramatic. Jeon Ji Hyeon is incredibly pretty here!

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    Fansugirl 27 days ago
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    livestar 27 days ago

    this is a really good drama if u love fighting and romance you must watch this it is really good

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    romcomjunkelee Aug 20, 2015

    omo 97 reviews O.O

    that's how slick this is.

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    MuthiahSadidah Aug 13, 2015

    is it really boring? many people said so. Should i give it a try? can someone convince me please what reasons that make this drama worth watching?

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      Kim-Park-Lee Aug 14, 2015

      I watched the show and really liked it, though I didn't adore it (but I can easily understand why so many people went crazy over this drama). Also it's been a while since I watched it. Therefore I don't think my vision of YWCFTS is blinded by passion ;^)

      What I believe is good about this show:
      - a wonderfully acted female lead, that one can truly have empathy for (Jeon Ji Hyeon is a famous movie star with a very solid acting career, and this was her drama comeback after years)
      - kim soo hyun plays his stiff alien character that discovers emotions very well too
      - great comedy, as well as very, very touching moments because of the great leads
      - although it has its romantisized elements, the hallyu world is depicted with a touch of realism and harshness that gives the drama consistency (it isn't just a meaningless piece of fluff)
      - interesting secondary characters, and even a handful of more minor characters manage to stand out as well
      - a memorable villain: even if he may be a little cliché on paper, Shin Sung Rok plays his character with gusto
      - a compelling intrigue, although I would say the romance is more developed
      - it's very nicely shot, and looks as glamorous and glossy as the milieu it takes place in
      - daring and striking fashion from Jeon Ji Hyeon, she even started a new lipstick trend when the drama aired!

      Of course some may find it boring, but I believe it has enough interesting elements for it to have more potential as a hit for most people, than a miss. I do think this show is good -- whether or not it has an extra spark that makes it great depends on the person!

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      Invincibleme Aug 15, 2015

      the true gem of this drama was the main female lead character.

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      Simplifica Sep 1, 2015

      absolutely not boring; but not that good too :)

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      Fansugirl 27 days ago
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    airenLMH Aug 9, 2015

    Can i be honest???? This drama is boring and the acting was awkwards. Sorry but every person have their own opinion

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    Simplifica Aug 5, 2015

    this is basically my sassy girl with clark kent - ish BF and love fate thing-y, isnt it?

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    KMR Aug 4, 2015

    First time I watched it I really liked it. But now the second time, smth really bothers me. I hate how pathetic and weak they make her become when she falls for him. It's not nice to imply true love calls for a totally dependent and submissive woman...there's a hint of male chauvinism in this representation. They do it too often in dramas. Nonetheless she remains one of my favorite female leads, cuz she's so crazy! lol

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    Mimi Flantros Jul 29, 2015

    Nothing but a boring cliché that I am tired of watching over and over. I am sorry if I've offended you. I know I get upset when someone doesn't like my favorite shows.

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    gumix Jul 25, 2015
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      moonmystery Jul 25, 2015
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      moonmystery Jul 25, 2015

      So yeah, the ending was actually very logical.

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    gumix Jul 23, 2015

    I'm at episode 20 and i don't know enough words to descibe this drama. First of all i finally understand why everyone loves this drama and why kim soo hyun recieved soo many awards for this role. For me, is the first time when i see him in a man role. Because in Dream High and Producer he playes the role of a shy and slightly awkward teenager. And gosh their chemistry! I guess everyone can notice that she is a noona to him but Ji Hyeon noona is so awesome! That woman has my heart ! Also i love the mistery in this drama, with the bad big brother and the most intersting fact is that even the second male lead is so sweet and lovely i don't have the second lead syndrome. I feel sorry for him but the chemistry between Song Yi and Do Manager is daebak! I'm crazy for this drama! Eveytime Kim Soo Hyun grabs her and kisses her i feel butterflies! Eveything is so romantic and just the way it should be. Yes he is an alien but i love that they didn't add akward situations like in any comedy romance drama. I said so many things in this comment but i still feel there are more words to say about this drama. That's how awesome this drama is! It won't leave you will make you talk non stop! I have that crazy habbit...after a good episode from a drama i tend to go to bed and think about what happened, why, and this drama is so awesome that i'm afraid to finish it! I want to watch it everyday! so YOU MUST WATCH THIS DRAMA!!!

    p.s. i hope the ending won't ruin everything...sometimes a sad ending is better than ,,magic"

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    kennetskyz Jul 20, 2015

    This is my all-time favorte drama! I watch this like a hundred times? LMFAO. I| just love this drama coz' there's romance, lots of comedy LOL action, mystery, fantasy and drama so there's no more you can ask for! This drama was just perfect!!! For those who'll drop this drama just because they don't like the supporting casts, well you guys will regret it for the rest of your miserable lives LMFAO.


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    South Korea
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    Dec 18, 2013 to Feb 27, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    8.9 (scored by 14,628 users)
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