Please Love the Useless Me
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13 minutes ago
13 minutes ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Please Love The Useless Me is a typical rom-com, complete with our naive heroine (Michiko), our rough-around-the-edges hero (Shunin) and the secondary lead (Mogami), who you can't help but feel sorry for. PLTUM is cheesy, cliché and predictable, but in my opinion, it doesn't make it less enjoyable, especially if you love light-hearted rom-coms.
The story starts with our kind, inexperienced and naive heroine who's unemployed but is financially supporting a university read more guy, who turns out be *gasp* scamming her . This is where our hero comes in who takes her in, gives her a job, helps her out. Then throw in the secondary lead, our heroine's quite sudden realization of love and even more sudden realization of love for our hero, and you've got the condensed version of the show.
THE GOOD:
- Despite this being a rom-com, it doesn't feature the typical jerk male lead. Sure he's a bit rough around the edges, but all he does to help Michiko far overcomes that flaw. Shunin is probably the first male lead that I liked, not because of good looks (doesn't mean he's not good-looking) but because of his behaviour.
-A lot of people were in love with a lot of other people (seriously) BUT they were all nice to each other. There were no cat-fights because of a man or any jealous moments for the male leads.
-Very light-hearted and cute. I didn't skip out any moments and it had me looking forward to the next episodes.
-Happy Ending!!

THE BAD:
-Though everything was resolved in the end with our main leads getting together, I still felt as though I didn't have closure. I was left with burning questions of 'when did he fall in love with her?'

Despite that, I very much enjoyed the series. Give it a try!
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My Pig Lady
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3 hours ago
3 hours ago
  • Overall 1.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 1.0
  • Music 1.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I BEG YOU. Please do NOT attempt watching this drama. You will regret attempting it. I should've listened ... Half of the time, you can't even hear them talking over the music. The Chemistry between the main leads is awful. The overact out their characters and it's excruciating to watch. I tried so hard to finish this but I couldn't stand it anymore and I had to drop this drama half way read more through episode 17. I will never get this time back that I wasted. This drama is worse than "Absolute Boyfriend." That's saying something. I got physically past episode 10 but since I was already far in I tried to keep going. SAVE YOURSELVES. Bad acting, bad music, low budget drama. I'D RATE THE REWATCH VALUE AND OVERALL VALUE A ZERO IF I COULD.
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8 hours ago
8 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Overall, a solid drama. My Wife is Having an Affair this Week will take you through the emotional roller-coaster. You will laugh, cry, scream, panic, etc. While on the ride, you will learn lessons on marriage, the pressure on parents (particularly moms), the effects of cyber bulling, and meaning of friendship. On the same note, the drama sometimes suffered an identity crisis. In a single episode, you can go from rom-com to read more melodrama to action. Perhaps, this was deliberate on the director's part; but, sometimes it can be confusing to a viewer if they are not paying attention closely.

On a special note:

Acting/Cast: Casting was superb in this drama. Everyone played their part well enough for you to either hate or love them. One thing I noticed is that Lee Sun-Kyun has played a similar role in All About My Wife (also a good one as well)

More please!
I would have loved to know more about Kim Young-Ok's character's story. Also, more exploration of Ye Ji-Won's character - she was hyper aware of her surroundings.

Honorable mentions: Kim Hee-Won for providing comic relief and Lee Sang-Yeob for his relationship with both Kim Hee Won and Lee Sun-Kyun. Jung Ji-Ahn, you go girl!

Would I re-watch?
Yes, especially as I patiently wait for Goblin episodes - lol.
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  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Absolutely brilliant, riveting plot, credible characterisation, suspenseful, great acting all round and beautiful music. I was sorry it ended. Korean drama at its best. Why isn't it shown on Western channels?
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The Heirs
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14 hours ago
14 hours ago
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 4.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
I was SO excited about this drama - it had a stellar young cast, anchored with solid veteran actors, and it was written by Kim Eun Sook (who I admittedly didn't love until DotS, but I enjoyed Secret Garden). Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye seemed like THE OTP to top all OTPs. Even the familiar Candy premise and the Gossip Girls-like characters didn't rain on my parade (this should totally read more have been a red flag through - did I learn nothing from Boys Over Flowers?).

What we got though, was a whole lot of nothing. There was no plot to speak of and honestly, most of the characters were frankly unlikable. You should never judge an actor by the character that they play, but my goodness did this dampen my love for Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye.

Story:
Cliches galore - the drama basically took the most overused elements of Asian dramas and combined it into one. The fact is, some of the characters did have crazy parents and you could kind of understand their pain - but this was never fleshed out and instead you basically have very shallow characters who never seem to develop much. There was just a lot of posturing, a lot of yelling, and tears.

Cast/Acting:
The only reason to watch this is because the cast is visually so, so pretty. Lee Min Ho was disappointing and while he was absolutely charming in Boys Over Flowers, he faltered here, and was outshone by Kim Woo Bin, whose character was honestly terrible, but Woo Bin had a natural bad boy charm that worked really well. I get that Kim Tan was such a one-dimensional character, but I also think this showed Lee Min Ho's limitations as an actor. I've always loved Park Shin Hye despite her inability to do romance scenes, but the character of Cha Eun Sang was basically the type of character that she should never play. Park Shin Hye does best when her character is funny and sassy, and this...was not it (see: Pinocchio for an awesome PSH performance).

There were a couple of other shining members of the cast: the moms, for one, and Kim Ji Won as Rachel, who was your standard Mean Girl, but Kim Ji Won's performance brought some dimension to the character. As noted by many, Krystal and Minhyuk's characters were adorable and I looked forward to their scenes (Krystal as a spoiled brat is hilarious). Kang Ha Neul and Choi Jin Hyuk were wasted in this drama and I would have loved to see more of them.

Music:
Love is the moment~
Yeah, enough said - some of the songs on the soundtrack were way, way overused and started interrupting any momentum that was building up.

If you are going to watch this, turn off your brain, and just watch it for the cast.
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Lucky Romance
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15 hours ago
15 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Story
The story is about Bo Nui who is highly supersticious and will do everything possible to avoid getting bac luck for her, but especially others. It doesn't matter how far she has to go to achieve a sense of security. Then there is Soo Ho who believes only in truths and facts. Two world that couldn't be more apart, but slowly entertwine in a way that (in my opinion) couldn't have read more been any more perfect.

The pacing of the story is done well. The emotions and jokes, I felt, were well-balanced. They also didn't always show things in full, revealing a small thing later that would give certain situations a small twist. I really, really liked these little twists and extra information that they gave you.
There was only a small moment somewhere between eps 10-15 that I started to feel a bit of a drag. I'm not sure if the plot is to blame, or just my own attention shifting as happens more often with me. However, when I went back to finish the last 2 episodes I had absolutely no trouble getting straight back into the story, even though more than a month had already passed! (If not already 2.)

I feel like all the most prominent characters were giving plenty of story and screen time. I don't feel like there are unfinished stories left, which is often the case in dramas. It's a story with a happy ending and I feel this fits the plot well, considering all the bad luck that's been going on through-out it. It's a feel-good romance for sure with plenty of laughs and tears.

Let me also add that the ending didn't feel rushed as is also often the case!


Acting/Cast
I think the characters were well casted. I'll admit I'm not a huge fan of Jung Eum who played the lead female Bo Nui. But the things that usually annoy me about her, I couldn't find in this drama. (I can't quite put into words what annoys me either.) So that, for me personally, was quite a relief.

I really, really enjoyed Ryu Joon Yeol as Je Soo Ho. If you ask me, he was just perfect. He was cute and awkward one moment and another he was cool and reliable. The way he showed his characters development felt really smooth to me and I just cannot praise this man enough. I really fell in love with his acting and his character thanks to that.

The other casts, as said, are also well chosen. The characters that were meant to be funny actually felt funny to me. And that's not always the case for me. So a job well done! :)


Music

Junsu.
The moment I heard his voice, I was sold. I absolutely loved the song he sang for this drama. It fit the mood so well. Fangirling aside - overall I really did enjoy all of the OST. Though Junsu jumped out for me personally, being a real fan of his sound, I found myself enjoying the music more often. It made me notice it in a positive way and it really held my hand - allowing me to feel the scenes and emotions all the better through-out the story. And man - did it help make me cry here and there.


Rewatch Value
High! I didn't expect it when I first read about this drama, but man - I was pulled in so easily. Though the plot isn't going to be a whole big surprise anymore, I feel like the acting totally makes up for that. I'm sad I no longer get to enjoy Joon Yeol's acting, but it is comforting to know I can always rewatch it. To me, he really is the star of this drama.
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Autumn's Concerto
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20 hours ago
20 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
This drama deserves more than 10/10. I was crying through half the episodes. Once I finished the drama I felt as if my life was complete.
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Boku no Ita Jikan
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20 hours ago
20 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I gave the story a 9.5 mostly because the story made me cry. The only things I really knew about ALS is that it affects the person's movement and breathing. When I watched this, I got a whole new understanding on it. This drama really does educate you on ALS and I would watch it again.
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Boys Love
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20 hours ago
20 hours ago
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Within the first five minutes of this movie it already took a deep twist and plummeted at full speed. I was shocked at what happened in literally the first scene of the movie. I wouldn't really watch this again.
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Rinne no Ame
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20 hours ago
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  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I fell in love with this drama from the very start. I especially fell in love with Seto Koji's character. With mystery, crime, and a tad bit of psychological stuff, this drama was one that I really liked. If I could give this more than a ten I definitely would.
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Jumping Girl
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1 day ago
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  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I just finished watching the show, and i'm sad to see a lot of people didn't like it because they didn't like the acting. I do agree that there was some cringy moments within the show but I honestly truly feel it was deliberately wrote that way. From research it appears that this show was based off of a manga or web comic, so in my opinion if their was any criticism read more at all shouldn't it be placed on the original format? As of my opinion I think that all of the actors that were in this show are great actors and actresses overall, but if the company that's making the film calls the (cinematography) shots and the writers finalized what the script would be I don't think we should blame the actors because that's what they were literally told to do, but instead blame the entirety of how the project was made.

I didn't really find any fault in this show at all but I can see why people wouldn't like it. I'm grateful at least that a lot of the people that were in this show were some of my favorites (idols as well).

I would DEFINITELY recommend this to a friend. This show gave me a whole indie vibe, so if your not into that then I advise you turn away. Again any cringy scenes I honestly believe was put there purposely. The whole story itself is a little goofy but with a kind of darker twist. I wouldn't go as far as call it a Dark Comedy, but it definitely tried to stay true to the goofy, silly, and awkward type of jokes while also trying to maintain the seriousness of the story. At the end of the day, all the episodes are rather quick, give it a try i'm pretty sure depending on your tolerance to dare I say "Corniness" you'd be glad you watched it. I'm a huge sucker for cliches and corny stuff because it makes everything more adorable, at least in my opinion. If you are too then you'll LOVE this show.

( I Think BLOCK B and f(x) fans would be happy :D )
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Okaasan, Ore wa Daijoubu
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1 day ago
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  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
This movie had me sobbing from beginning to end. It was such a beautiful, heartbreaking drama. If you like dramas that make you cry a river, then Okaasan, Ore wa Daijoubu is the drama for you.
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An Actor is an Actor
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1 day ago
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  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This movie is pretty twisted and intense and definitely has a psychological theme to it. If you plan to watch this, make sure you watch it alone like I did.
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Laundry
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1 day ago
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  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
To be honest I was expecting more out of this drama. For example an actual visual on how the male lead ended up the way he did where as the plot just explains it. The actual first half of the movie was pretty interesting but the second half of the movie was really slow. I'm not saying that I didn't like the movie I'm saying that I didn't fall in love with it like I hoped.
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Go Ho's Starry Night
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Go Ho's plot is quite simple: a young, independent woman's struggles to keep a balance between her professional goals and her love life. The action is set mainly at her job place, and the relationships are mostly between her and her boss and coworkers.
In the end, she reaches maturity in both areas: she gets to know her coworkers better, breaking the barriers that lead to creating certain stereotypes, and she gets read more over her broken heart and starts a new love relationship. That's, summing up, the whole story.

Its main achievements are basically in the way the story is told. I guess it's innovative in that aspect. First of all, the series is divided in 4 episodes of 60min each, although you can watch it in its 20 episodes / 20 min. format and binge on it just like I did.

All in all it's nice to watch, everybody can relate to this modern story and its characters, who are just average people and not the clichés Korean dramas have us used to.
It's well cast, although I'm not particularly fond of Kwon Yu Ri. Actually, my favourite performance was by Lee Ji Hoon, Go Ho's ex-boyfriend and cute Shin Jae Ha, her cheeky playboy co-worker.

This drama didn't leave a huge impact on me, to be honest. Not because of the simplicity of the story, because Reply 1988 or Reply 1997 had simple plotlines and they're two of my favourite dramas. I don't know, it's something completely subjective, I guess. But since it's short, it's lighthearted, well-paced and well-done, I really recommend it.
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