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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Alawai
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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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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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    sweetmint 2 days ago

    This drama was okay; just the plot was kind of everywhere (didn't like the crime/mystery aspect of it w/ Jae Kyung). You can read my review for more deets.

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    Tszzzz 6 days ago - edited

    To be honest,Kim Soo Hyun (Do Min Joon) is made for this role, his acting skills are amazing and he has the PERFECT face to play this kinda character.
    I really enjoyed watching this show. It made me laugh a lot and also cry. ( the last episodes were tearjerkers.) & idk why people are saying the first eps are slow it has like 21 eps and just like every show its going to take a while to understand the storyline.

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    jxsilicon9 16 days ago

    Was that an anthropology class that he taught?

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    tamara 22 days ago

    one of the best dramas!

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    Amanda Dec 18, 2016

    honestly i wasn't sure about this drama the first couple of episodes, but upon finishing i think it was worth it in the end. i could have a relation of love to the characters and it kind of opened a bit of information to me about it. i'll admit the main female lead can get annoying, but i think just the adorableness of the couple is just cute. i liked this drama more than i thought i would.

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    Kiseki Dec 16, 2016 - edited

    What episode does Do Min Joon compare Chun Song Yi to pottery? I want to re-watch it for a good laugh.

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    SuperDrama101ohyea Dec 14, 2016 - edited

    This drama is sooooooooo... Overrated, lots of boring scenes and the female lead tries to hard to be funny, its ridiculous, its not even funny, and i don't like Kim Soo Hyan, he looks and sounds weird, just annoying, only the second leads were my fav since their better actors in acting

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      rosyprincess Dec 19, 2016

      I agree I dont like this drama either :/

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      xcrystalstarx 3 days ago

      I thought the same thing years ago when I first tried to watch this (dropped it in 2 or 3 episodes) never thought Kim Soo Hyun was good looking either LOL a lot of people keep comparing this drama to LOTBS but I love that drama more than this one, at least Jeon Ji Hyun's character there was more likeable and funny in the beginning of the show

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      SuperDrama101ohyea 3 days ago

      I was able to like Legend of the Blue Sea because of Lee Min Ho

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    Diefenbaker Nov 25, 2016 - edited

    This was on my watch list for a very long time so I decided to give it a go recently.

    After six eps, I'm still struggling to get through it. I am starting to wonder why this is such a popular drama. Does it improve a lot after six episodes?

    I like Min Joon and Hee Kyung but the rest of the characters are annoying and/or I dislike them so much. That includes the female lead.

    I don't want to drop this and may watch a couple more eps before I decide if it's worth my time.

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      Diefenbaker Dec 5, 2016 - edited

      Hi! I stopped at episode eight and I needed a break. I may pick it up later when I feel like it but at the moment, I can't go on. The Min Joon and the Hee Kyung characters were the only reasons I hung around this long. All other characters were very unlikeable to me.

      Maybe this drama isn't for me. Many love it but I don't feel the same.

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      SecondLeadQueen Dec 5, 2016

      Thank you!
      Then I will pass, I am watching Doctor Stranger and I am disliking the lead girl, no chemistry what so ever. I like the second lead girl with the lead. I am actually liking Park Hae Jin's character even do he is not so evil he is not so good either. But I give him a good rating on DS.

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      Diefenbaker Dec 6, 2016

      You're welcome!

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      mahgikkow23 Dec 15, 2016

      You are watching the wrong drama my friend, I couldn't finish Doctor Stranger at all due to the terrible plotline! It seems like you're interested in Park Hae Jin so I definitely recommend watching Bad Guys instead! ^^ It's more of a crime drama.

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      SecondLeadQueen Dec 15, 2016

      Thank you I will give it a try.
      And the only thing I dislike about Doctor Stranger was the lead girl and of course the leads Romance. But the Second lead girl and The Lead guy had good chemistry. That was the only reason I watched and I did like Park Hae Jin's Character because he was stuck on the middle because he wanted his vengeance but was in love with the second lead girl.

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    Janey Nov 16, 2016

    I tried to watch this drama a few months ago and found it sos boring just a few minutes in. I ended up dropping it before even finishing the first episode. Yesterday night, I was bored and decided to randomly give this one another shot. Let's just say, I slept at 5 am this morning after finishing it and cant stop thinking about this amazing drama! If you've dropped it or find it boring, KEEP WATCHING, it gets WAY better! A true gem!

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    LunaMoon Oct 2, 2016 - edited

    I watched my amazing boyfriend first and really liked that one. So I though why not watch this one too? There're alot of similarities anyway. But the first episode was soo boring >.< But everyone gives this such a high score...so i'm gonna try the second episode...

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      Karin Oct 3, 2016

      Don't give up. You won't regret watching this show.

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      Saja Oct 6, 2016

      I felt the same way too watching this for the first time.. it was soo boooring at the beginning and thought about dropping it ... but damn .. later I guess after the first 6 eps maybe it will be sooooo goood

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    Nams Oct 2, 2016

    Normally these kind of dramas disappoint me. Sometimes its ending, sometimes when plot gets too unrealistic to the point where you cannot watch and sometimes its chemistry!

    BUT this one took Fantasy to whole new level.

    The chemistry between the leads is freaking awesome.
    The plot and story line was a gift to watch.
    and the ending? They made it so genuinely different and satisfying!

    If you want some good laugh, some romantic scenes, The kind of love that makes your heart skip the beat and you love fantasies or Aliens who can give the chase for your dream boys, then GO FOR IT!!!!

    It was worth all my time. I usually fast forward when I watch dramas as lots of unecessary scenes, Tears, screams, Misunderstandings to the point which is unbearable. BUT not even once I skipped a scene in This. I sat through all Episodes in the marathon, Finished in two days, Skipped two dinners and it was still WORTH IT!!

    9/10 for me!

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    kdramasinpajamas Oct 1, 2016

    Re-watching this for the 3rd time. Exactly what I needed! I am enjoying it.

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    Johnson-Shampoo Sep 25, 2016

    Destinyyyyyyyyy

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    avelys Sep 18, 2016

    Pretty fun show but that half assed explanation for his disappearance was pretty lols. C'mon, writers...

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    LinLi Aug 24, 2016 - edited

    This drama was really good. If your wondering just watch it. I was hoping for there to be 7 kids and 5 dogs at the end for a minute.

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.

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  • Score:

    8.9 (scored by 21,689 users)
  • Ranked:

    #28
  • Popularity:

    #18

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