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
41 people found this review helpful
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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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purplenette
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Mar 2, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
YWCFTS is a perfect blend of romance, comedy, and melodrama. I love the underlying theme of why humans live diligently when we are all going to die eventually anyway. The writer provided a complete story. I didn't feel the holes that are so common when sci fi, time travel, body switch, etc. stories are attempted. I'm not a fan of romantic comedy, but this was so well done and included enough melo read more to keep me interested.

Why isn't Jun Ji Hyun in more dramas? I absolutely adore her. She made Song Yi so real to me. I will watch anything she plans to do in the future. Honestly, I'm not much of a fan of Kim Soo Hyun. However, he played Min Joon very well. To me his character was a good blend of controlled emotion with feeling. Park Hae Jin and Yoo In Na as well as the other characters were also good.

The music is pretty.

I will probably rewatch this at some point.

I think everyone would enjoy this drama.
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Same person wrote both dramas. Both have fantasy characters present in them. In Legend of the Blue Sea the main female lead is a mermaid and in You Who Came from the Stars the main male lead is an alien. Both drama's have the same female actress playing the parts of the female lead. There are a few other actors/actresses that make appearances in both dramas.
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Similarly hollow feeling to the stories. Both are captivating and easy to watch with very nice cinematography. Romance isn't super prominent, and both carry a supernatural theme, with Goblin leaning more on the high-fantasy historical side and YWCFTS more modern and not as "epic".
While Goblin's conflict stays more on the supernatural side of things, YWCFTS' conflict is a murderer. Has a more "earthly" feel than Goblin, but similar overall.
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    MrBanana 4 days ago

    Don't like the main actress, trying way too hard to be funny.

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    Fay 12 days ago - edited

    i can see why this drama is so popular. it had all the expected kdrama cliches yet was entertaining.

    also what class does do minjoon teach?

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      kirasora 5 days ago

      philosophy i think? (i'm not sure)

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    Aphrodite Santillan 20 days ago

    For those who find the story boring in the first episodes, just keep watching and don't give up. You won't regret watching this show.

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    Aphrodite Santillan 20 days ago

    So far of all the Korean dramas I've watched, My Love from Another star is still the best for me! Nice story indeed, it was well acted. very sweet movie. Kim Soo Hyun is best paired with Jun Ji-hyun. I hope to see both in one series again in the near future. Kim Soo Hyun has this charisma, very angelic face! Ive been watching this series for the third time now and I dont get tired of it..super nice story! I love both Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji-hyun...perfect pair

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    LuckySo 25 days ago

    I really love this drama, this is one of the best.. and i think, it will be my favorite among all the dramas in my list.

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    Maham Tanveer Feb 8, 2017 - edited

    Does this have a sad ending ? Somebody tell me in spoiler tag :p

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    sweetmint Jan 17, 2017

    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 Jan 13, 2017 - 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 Jan 3, 2017

    Was that an anthropology class that he taught?

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    tamara Dec 28, 2016

    one of the best dramas!

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    Am- 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 Jan 17, 2017

      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 Jan 17, 2017

      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!

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 22,697 users)
  • Ranked:

    #28
  • Popularity:

    #20

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