Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes (2014)

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Park Dong Joo is a surgeon. His first love was a blind girl. Yoon Soo Wan is an emergency 119 worker. She was blind when she was younger, but an eye transplant surgery allowed her to see. Park Dong Joo and Yoon Soo Wan were each other's first love. They separated due to sad family histories. They meet again 12 years later.

  • Native title:

    엔젤아이즈
  • Also Known as:

    Enjelaijeu;

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Talen
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Jun 23, 2014
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.5
Having just finished this drama, I can say it wasn't bad, it was enjoyable for the most part.
Watching the first few episodes- I fell in love. It was heartwarming, cute and refreshing. It was able to reeled me in (despite the terrible animation editing, it was painfully cheesy). This was mainly due to the acting of the younger actors. The younger cast was amazing!. They were able to portray the true read more feelings of innocent young love (if that makes sense). Their acting made you never want them to grow up. It was a sweet cute love, and the actors really had chemistry.
Moving forward to the older main cast, I was worried they weren't going to be able to portray the feelings the younger cast did, but they did. The older cast had great chemistry, I could feel the love, (although there was a lack of kissing scenes).
The story was great at first, but as it developed, it became mostly predictable. There was also a constant battle of I-have-to-give-you-up-in-order-for-you-to-be-happy-because-you-deserve-better situation between Soo-Wan and Dong-Joo that became really tedious.
(Side note: Although there is a lot of people who have became annoyed with Ku-Hye-Sun in this drama, it's not her acting that was bad, she acted upon script written by the writers. She tried to portray her character, which was perfect and annoying at the same time. It's not her fault, her crying scenes were on point.)
I enjoyed parts where there was cheerful interaction between the main characters, or scenes with Dong-Joo and the father. I also really loved the side stories with Teddy, Ellie, etc. It was more interesting to watch the side stories with the 119 team.
You might have to push yourself through "evil" parts, it gets boring and skipping is an option!
Overall, it was an enjoyable drama, it wasn't a waste of my time, but I did wish it was shorter. This drama had a good concept and story and all, but the directors did a poor job of executing it. It could've been paced a bit faster, and there were some unnecessary scenes. I DEMAND MORE KISSING SCENES. Other than that, it's an okay drama. The casting was perfect, and the music was refreshing and catchy. The directing needs improvement.
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purplenette
33 people found this review helpful
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Jun 16, 2014
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
This is a very cheesy, twisted, melo, love story. I love melodramas, but I have seen better. The story is pretty easy to figure out from the beginning. I found myself frustrated at times because it felt drawn out. I think it would have been better in less episodes. I can't write spoilers, but the back and forth inconsistency of the way Soo Wan's character was written just got old. After a read more while I was so bored with it. I guess the ending was ok, but anticlimactic.

I have to admit that part of my frustration with this drama could be Koo Hye Sun. I swear she has got to be the worst actress ever. I felt nothing for Soo Wan as an adult. Nam Ji Hyun as the young Soo Wan was infinitely better. I loved everything about the young Soo Wan. I'm not sure if it was the writing of her character or Koo Hye Sun herself that made me just want to yell at her to wake up. SPOILERISH>>>I was cheering on the island ahjussi at the end when he lectures her.<<<END SPOLIERISH Both Kang Ha Neul and Lee Sang Yoon did Dong Joo's character proud. His story and character were consistent through out. He never wavered even when he learned all of the horrific truths. He was a loving and kind character.

Now, for the reason I watched this drama...Kim Ji Suk. He is such a wonderful actor. He needs to be cast in a leading male role where he gets the girl immediately. Kang Ji Woon was such an honest, loving, tragic character that Kim Ji Suk played excellently.

As for the other characters, mostly unnecessary, but not annoying.

The music is really pretty.

I won't rewatch this.

If you like melo, love stories, then you may like this more than I did. However, I don't necessarily recommend this to anyone.
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Both feature male leads who fall in love with a female lead who is blind/ visually impaired.

Both have the female leads initially blind/ visually impaired due to an accident in the past, but eventually manage to undergo an operation to regain their sight.

As a result, both shows have moments where the male lead undergoes a dilemma of whether to reveal who he is after the girl has regained her sight.

However, 'Angel Eyes' is a more melo drama with more twists and turns to the story, while 'Ruk Jub Jai' is actually a short 2-hour movie of a live stage performance of a musical and so has a very lively, upbeat and fun vibe.
Recommended by MusicalVeggies
Similar forbidden love story with the charisma of the same lead actor. OSTs create similar feels as well
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    EunheeOtosaka Jun 17, 2017

    currently at Ep6 and I honestly don't know why there are a lot of negative comments here. My opinion might change in the middle of the drama tho. But the first episodes are fine for me. And about Gu Hye Sun's acting, I think it's better than Han Hyo Joo (W), IU (Scarlet Ryeo), and Go Ara (Hwarang) so I guess it's the reason I'm not really giving a fck on her acting here.

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    Senpai May 11, 2017

    "Angel Eyes" a romantic drama that did not work very well. The strong point is the so-called "villain," a human being who selfishly does the wrong thing. You realize that even if you do not like the people who do evil, they are people pursuing their own means to their loved ones.

    Now on the other hand if the protagonist had kept her disability to the end, it would be a much more interesting drama than it was.
    An "ice cream" drama, it is good to the point where it begins to melt in your hand, having two unique alternatives, was what occurred with "Angel Eyes" was in hand.

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    yarnie May 4, 2017

    rewatching for the 3rd time ;_; i miss the feelings this drama gave me<33

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    Nana8 Apr 16, 2017 - edited

    I agree with Talen's review and also, am I the only one who hated that they played the same song every time the main leads were together, I really liked the song at first and then it started to become so annoying x__x

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    claudya87 Apr 14, 2017

    Koo Hye Sun is a bad actress yet I still check her series..I still have the hope that I'll find another series where I'll ignore her acting and just focus on the story (like I did with Boys Over Flowers). This one was not that series.

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    BB78 Mar 9, 2017 - edited

    I just started watching it for the 3rd time. And these days i think Romance dramas should have an element of loyalty, just like dong joon how he never forget her and always waited for the day they can meet again or just like in i can hear your voice lee jong suk as child makes a little promise which is unrealistic but he totally devotes his life to this promise this kind of loyalty is kinda my bias drama right now so i need more of those elements in dramas =)
    btw gu hye sun always brings emotion out of me although i wouldnt say she is the best asian drama actress but i kinda have a special feeling with her since she was my first drama female main lead. too bad she is married now ;( but i still wish her all the best

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    Janey Nov 29, 2016

    Does he end up with the main lead? Is it a happy ending?

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    happymess Oct 9, 2016

    I have really fond memories of this drama. But only because I decided to treat it as a Drama Special of sorts, with only 1 1/2 episodes. I could tell the overall story wasn't going to be my cup of tea, but damn if the love story between Kang Ha-neul and Nam Ji-hyun didn't sweep me up. They brought their roles to life and had a surprising amount of chemistry for their age. If you just want to tune in for some sweet romance, watch until about 30 min into the 2nd episode & pretend it ends there. I really do think it's worth it for them. The chemistry & story between the adults is not up to par, imo. Just really not worth watching. I'd rather pretend the young lovers never separated.

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    Sharn Sep 30, 2016

    Nope nope nope. They dont see to have chemistry

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    sinta Sep 27, 2016

    I watch this drama because of lee sang yoon... its quite good vut i think the chemistry between the leads just so so... go hye sun acting made me stop watching this drama...

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    Miss-Addicted Sep 14, 2016

    this was a decent drama i preferred it when they were younger and by the last 5 episodes i was just fast forwarding everything it does get boring and annoying but if you are bored and having nothing to do watch it

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    Mighty_Brosia Aug 30, 2016

    I dont know if I will watch this drama because of the reviews.. But I really love LSY..

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    claudia1 Aug 23, 2016

    Ku Hae Sun is the worst actress so it was in Boys over flowers and in Blood , i'll never watch a drama cating her

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    yarnie Aug 4, 2016

    MY MIND! I just read that Nam Ji Hyun's first kiss was in this with HaNeul!! major ship *-*

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    Emily Moi Mar 22, 2016

    I swear I have never been more annoyed. And frustrated at a character. Kim ji suk, you are a great actor and I loved watching you in sassy go go, but I swear your character in this show is the most annoying, clingy character ever. I am only on ep 14 and I am already annoyed. Sorry to any Kim ji suk fans out there...

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Apr 5, 2014 to Jun 15, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Saturday, Sunday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 4,720 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1312
  • Popularity:

    #317

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