Incomplete Life
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  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Honestly speaking when I started this drama, I felt I was going to be bored stiff because of that darn description making this drama sound like a boring Sunday afternoon in the making, but I was taught by my teachers, parents, and friends 'not to judge a book by its cover' and that sometimes, the content will be much better and so, I followed that saying once again. This time it was read more into the drama Incomplete Life, also known as Misaeng and I can truly say this: this saying represents this drama perfectly.

But before I start this properly I would like to say if you've already watched the first few episodes and thought "nah, this isn't for me" you're probably right, because this drama continues at the pace that you get in the first few episodes, and strongly. I personally did not like it right from episode one, it took episode two and three for me to appreciate it. So don't be afraid to leave it if you feel it's not your thing, but I would say try more than one episode before leaving it to the side.

This drama will start off with the main character thrown into an environment he doesn't know anything about and as you continue, episode by episode, the drama begins to delve down into how he gets used to this new environment. Sometimes a new place is one of the scariest and ugliest challenges you can encounter, and this drama will show you not only the gritty and ugly truth of that, but also the beauty of growing and learning to be in that new environment, and it does so finely in the form of an office.

With a story that literally focuses on office events, such as shredding files, calling clients and dealing with them, gaining new items to work on, making power points, etc, you would not think it was particularly interesting drama, nor that much would happen in the drama, and to an extent this is true in my opinion. Nothing spectacular and magical happens when it comes to story events because really, this drama does not wander off from it's core place: the office. However, that does not mean the story has nothing interesting at all about it. Instead of your typical drama filled with a sweet tasting but fantasy filled with plot twists, Incomplete Life is filled with the bitter but unique taste of reality that is generally not tackled in dramas to a deep extent, for example: how society views people, how people look at things differently to one another, how power can influence a person, and other everyday things we can encounter are the focus in this drama. This story moves at it's own slow but steady pace, dragging out the true colours of all these different points in every episode and tries to examine every element of it.

This is where acting and dialogue are key points. In a drama with serious points like this, you need a good script and chemistry between your stars acting these characters and I can, and will, praise the actors and actresses' until my mouth falls off (Geu Rae played by Siwan really caught me off guard, being this my first drama with him), but I would praise the script writer until death. The script is rich, solid, and explains the office life in simple terms making it easy to understand for those who have not worked in an office like myself, but has been able to add the dark and light sides of working in the environment that is given for us to watch. Relatable characters that you can emphasize with is also needed in a realistic toned drama, and that is something the script writer does not forget. With the cast of characters shown to you in this drama, all of them have fresh flaws that make the characters stumble and fall to to the ground and all the reasons are entirely different from each other, but these stumbles are what everyone can encounter in not only the office life, but in that of daily life too.

Another strong point that the Incomplete Life's characters fulfill is how people tackle their problems and how it can intertwine with others opinions and actions, meaning it can go great for one party or more, or it can go downhill in the same manner. The characters in Incomplete Life are created using their little stories and key personality points and then are all thrown into each others lives being told to get along as best as they can. Sometimes it's all fun and games, and sometimes it's like being dragged into hell - and that's what I loved about it. This push-pull feature that Incomplete Life has makes the characters bond, or makes them hate each other. It is not the plot that changes the characters actions and gestures in my opinion, it is interaction between them and how they approach things which is a fresh and new in my drama watching experience.

With its gorgeous cinematography, its sharp, well written script and its life changing lessons which you learn throughout your watching atop of all this, Incomplete Life became one of my favourite dramas. I would love to recommend it to anyone as I personally believe that a masterpiece should be shared, and I will be doing so.
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For Love, We Can
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4 hours ago
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  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
The story was good and cute, but still serious.
it seemed interesting and worth to watch those 48 minutes.
some places were a bit rushed though.

The actors were good. I don't know them from anywhere else than this movie.
But they managed to show the feelings of the characters well. And daaamn they were handsome too ;)
The actors are not on the list of actors on mydramalist, but they are: read more Carlos Chan (as Michael), Annie Liu (as Han, Jun's mother) and Yau Hawk Sau (as Jun)

The music isn't something that stays stuck in my mind after watching. It was just background music that was alright and fitting for the mood.

I think it's wort to rewatch. And it isn't so long, so it doesn't feel boring or tiring to watch it again ;)

Overall it was a good movie :)
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Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
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6 hours ago
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  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 5.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
I finished this drama this morning. I watched it raw and my Japanese is still rough, so I might have missed some things. On the whole I have to say it was an interesting story, with an interesting heroine. Even though this is a romance, the focus seems to be more on the main character's development.

I don't really like stories where you can't figure out why the guy likes the girl, read more so when I read the synopsis of this drama I was worried this would just be weird wish fulfillment and there would be no reason for the guys to like her. I was pleasantly surprised in that respect. First of all, even really dressed down, the actress is very pretty. I think it's realistic that people might notice that. Secondly, even if she's not very friendly, we as the viewers get to see inside her thoughts which are frankly hilarious. I like it when she is insightful and sarcastic (only inside her head) and the things she imagines make me laugh every time. I think the two guys are in part attracted to her in part because she has an introverted, guarded personality, and they like the moments where she lets her guard down.

I just wish the leading men were better developed, especially the younger man. I think there is substance behind the character, but you're left to just guess at it instead of seeing it.

Naka Riisa is worth mentioning here because this character, while still comic relief at times, was a more mature character than I've seen her play in a while. She handled it well.
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Dear Sister
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8 hours ago
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  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
The story might not be the most original out there but this series makes you love everything about it.

It's the story about 2, very different, sisters who deal with their problems regarding love, family, work and wealth. You can't help but fall in love with Misaki, Hazuki and all the other characters: their acting is simple yet natural which makes you feel like the story is real.
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Incomplete Life
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10 hours ago
10 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Have you ever felt like you're living an Incomplete life? Have you ever thought that you're all alone in this world with no one around you to give you a hand of help? This drama is exactly about that. To be precise, it's a story about a man Jang Gae Re in his 20's who dreamed of becoming a professional Baduk player, but because of his family's financial situations he lost his read more only chance and instead through connections he started working in a big firm as an intern where he was like a stranger in his own country. It also follows everybody's incomplete life in that cruel world of office world. In general "Incomplete Life" lays bare the ugly truth of the world's workplaces. It depicts hierarchy and how people can sink so low to gain power. It narrates stories of discrimination based on educational background, connections, and gender. It audaciously presents sexual harassment, and how and why working women usually "grit their teeth and close their eyes." It's a drama where you have to endure all that pain, humilation, insults, selfishness and helpness just so you can survive in that very society.

So reading this you probably though "Oh what a cruel drama, I'll rather pass it." Hold on your thoughts, I'm not over yet! I'm gonna ask you a few questions ok? Do you like a slice of life dramas? Do you want to see a real characters where you can even find yourself in one of them and relate? Do you enjoy in a beautiful cinematography, clever and well said dialogues? Do you like inspirational, unique and original dramas? If the answers are yes, drop your previous thoughts and start watching this drama.
"Incomplete life" aka "Misaeng" left a big beautiful impression on me. This drama has something special in it, like none other has. You know when you're baking a cake and then add your own flavor which isn't written in a receipt and because of that it even tastes better? So yes, that's how this drama is for me, unique and original in it's own way and nothing can replace it. Though drama's runtime is one hour and 20 minutes, I never got bored unlike as for other dramas as I'm pretty sure I would. From the very beginning this drama has caught my eye and interest all to the very end. Since I like dramas where the reality is shown in a best way possible you can guess why I like this drama even more right? Also I loved how the friendship of four inters grow stronger and bigger by each episode and how they slowly got respected for their work from the bosses. Briefly, I can describe this drama with a few words: Beautiful, Original, Outstanding. I have only praise and one big respect for a script, directing, acting crew and I want to thank Mr. Yoo Tae Ho who brought this webtoon to a world, cause without it this drama wouldn't exist.

Acting is also a pure 10 from me. They really put a lot of effort to chose the right actors for the right roles and I can say that they didn't chose wrong. I enjoyed in every character's story, laughed, cried, felt angry, felt happy, simply I lived with them and a drama. Let's take a look at our heroes shall we?
Jang Gae Re (Im Shi Wan) is a poor man living with his mother. Once, he wanted to be a professional Baduk played, but since he has lost his chance, through connections he got into a large firm "One International" as an intern. But nothing was on his side there. He felt like a cast-off, ignored from his colleagues, gossiped, lonely and pitied. But, though he was in that situation, he didn't give up. From a help from Mr. Oh, Mr. Kang and 3 other inters he slowly started climbing to the sucess and step by step he got respected and recognised as a worker of "One International."
Oh Sang Shik, Mr. Oh (Lee Sung Min) personally speaking is my favorite character. He's a chef in a Sales Team 3, a team that is poorly recognised in a firm. He's strong, strict, funny, serious, passionate about work. He works in his own way, brings positive spirit and energy in a team. He's the first person who found a qualities in Gae Re, was there in Gae Re's hard times, a person who helped Gae Re to be something in a life. For me, Mr. Oh is a person which every men will love, a person with a strong personality and who stands for himself.
Kim Dong Shik, Mr. Kim (Kim Dae Myung) is also a member of Sales Team 3. He's a great support to Mr. Oh and he became friends with Gae Re. He's innocent, a pure man and he's always there for a help. He gives his everything for a team and keeps team in it's balance.
An Yeong Yi (Kang So Ra) is also an intern. She's 26 year old talented and outstanding woman. She's admired and envied for her competency and presence. She's calm, patient, upright and clever. She has a secret that's staining her smile.
Jang Baek Ki (Kang Ha Neul) controversial man. He's also one of the inters in "One International" and I had hard time reading through his character. Baek Ki can be warm now and cold as ice the next minute. He might defend a person vigorously and attack them the next moment. He's ambitious and wants to succeed quickly. He's judgemental and insecure, but also very intellegent person
Han Suk Yeol ( Byun Yo Han) is the 4th and last intern. How he started I thought that he would my hateful character, but who knew that after 5 episode he'd be one of my favorite characters. He's handsome, goofy, sociable, proud of his family and his work in a field. His character can really make your day, believe me!
Also, to not forget to mention Manager Kang( Oh Min Suk) whom I find very handsome and attractive. He's a boss of Baek Ki, a smart and a strict person. But, I couldn't take my eyes of him whenever he was on a screen.

As for the music I got to say that it's one of the bests this year, actually it's folloed right behind "It's okay that's love." The OSTs where you get inspired such as "Fly" , the OSTs where you simply feel in love such as "Dream", the OSTs where you feel sad such as "Tomorrow" and the list goes on. Does it give you anything if I tell you that I'm listening it every single day? Yes, that's how big is my love for the OSTs.

"Incomplete life" is a show where everyone, I mean everyone can identify with. You feel hope, faith and love while watching it and you can't help but simply fall in love with. Overall, I enjoyed in every second of this drama, it's characters and I can't forget a beautiful, inspirational and a wonderuful feelings this drama gave me. Will rewatch it in a future, cause this drama is worth that.
"A road opens as you tread along it. A road that isn't open isn't a road. Roads are open to everyone...But not everyone can have the roads. This is wrong. Another road has opened...And I am not alone."
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Dear Sister
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10 hours ago
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  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I first watched Dear Sister just because I was bored but I never thought I would get so addicted and fell deep into the drama. Every week I would be excited for the next episode.

This drama is a very heartfelt story about two sisters and unlike many dramas I've watched before where I would only be interested in the romance, I became deeply involved with the chemistry and relationship between the read more siblings (Misaki and Hazuki). The story is so beautifully executed and many of the episodes will leave you with tears in your eyes. At first due to the quite long episodes I couldn't fully immerse myself into the drama but by the end of the first 2 episodes I couldn't stop watching it. The drama had a very real feeling to it; all the actors in the drama I believe really fit their characters and the acting was excellent. I also feel that the music was really suitable and perfect for the drama. Music in dramas are really important and I absolutely loved it.

This drama is like a special gem that is so precious and beautiful.The story and the relationships of the characters, especially the sisters, captivate you. By the end of the drama I couldn't believe that it was finished and it honestly touched my heart. It was one of the best dramas I had watched of 2014.
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High School - Love On
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10 hours ago
10 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Well, this is the first time I've had a 9 across the board lol - I loved this drama, it was cute and sweet and the way they told the story was great^^ Also the bromance was excellent! (I always look for shows that have great bromance).

Story: An Angel saves a human and in the process falls in love with him. They are in High School so you can expect to read more see some bullying going on (as in all high school dramas). Woo Hyun & Seung Yeol develop great friendship and both fall for the same girl (as for me I rooted for Woo Hyun all the way). Woo Hyun's past ends up getting entangled with Seung Yeol's family and their friendship gets kind of messy - at least on Seung Yeol's side - Woo Hyun is a pretty faithful and honest very sincere guy who tries his best not to let things get to him or hurt him <3 (I think that's the reason I fell for him too).

Cast: Woo Hyun - my favorite character on this drama, he was so sweet and caring^^ and he was honest - I love it when people are honest ;) He runs a rice cake shop with his grandma & ends up meeting and falling in love with Seul Bi - he'd hurt with her & share her pain as if it was his own. Seung Yeol - a rather depressed guy until his life encounters Woo Hyun & Seul Bi then he starts opening up and laughing (until he finds out something towards the middle of the drama, then he kind off goes into bad guy mode & takes things out on the wrong people) - I wish his anger was shorter but...he'll be back to normal in the end (besides it's all a process of adjusting your feelings - he had to try and learn to deal with his mixed feelings). Seul Bi - an angel who saves a human only that made her turn into a human and now she has to learn how to live like a human - she learns about human emotions, love & friendships. She is sweet to a fault sometimes to everyone she meets - in the end they all get touched by her caring. There were only 2 characters that got on my nerves throughout the entire drama & they were Lee Ye Na & Seul Bi's senior angel >_<

Music: I liked it all <3

Re-watch Value: 9/10 I'd definitely re-watch this again, I thought it was really cute and sweet ;)

And as for the lead guys being "Idol actors" - one thing I can say for sure Woo Hyun & Seung Yeol can act a WHOLE HECK OF A LOT BETTER than their other group member namely "L" - (I watched this drama for the storyline - not for the actors - even though I know of Infinite & listen to a couple of their songs I didn't know the members until I started watching this). I did however know of the girl actress - as I've seen her in Can You Hear My Heart & Man from Nowhere and she is a good actress ;)
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The Heirs Christmas Edition
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14 hours ago
14 hours ago
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
Basically all episodes in 2 hours. It's a quick way to rewatch this drama. Although I must say, it did not include all the fun/weird parts.. just the most important ones.
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Platina Data
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17 hours ago
17 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
in the begining It remainded me of the novel "brave new world" for some reason ^^"
I think it is a "Dystopia" movie :)
nino's acting was very cool
love it so much!
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Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy
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19 hours ago
19 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Great drama that is easy to watch. Unlike other dramas with the student/teacher romance this one was handled very well....you don't get the weird yucky feeling you get with other dramas with this storyline. Great acting from the leads and quite funny at times.
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The Master's Sun
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21 hours ago
21 hours ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
This is one drama that has to be watched. The lead actors have it all : good looks, acting, chemistry and charm. Some episodes made me laugh some cry, but every one was a hit for me! I loved it! More and more I love Kdrama and this one is going to be one that i'll watch again and again.... oh yes, both main actors are simply gorgeous!
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Two Weddings and a Funeral
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21 hours ago
21 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I HAVE WATCHED THIS MOVIE MORE THAN TWICE! Lost count.
I love the story that they portray throughout the movie and does twist without giving away too much. The actors are good and some funning lines throughout. Songs are catchy.
Does have a good ending which is a relief. Due to the situation in Korea this movie does show the hardships that one goes through if Korean and Gay.
I want to read more buy the DVD for Australia use but can not find any way to buy. Pity.
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Ueno Juri to Itsutsu no Kaban
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21 hours ago
21 hours ago
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 3.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
What a weird series.... Seriously...

As much as I love Ueno Juri, I actually dropped this drama. I didn't finish all of episode 4 and just watched episode 5 to finish it.

STORY:
These are standalone stories and is not continuous. They're less than 25 minutes each. My biggest issue with these episodes is the open ending... and what the episodes were actually about. There is an overall storyline or theme, but read more they for some reason try to mix it up in the end and you're left with the feeling of, &amp;quot;okay...? what was the point of that? what does that even mean?!&amp;quot; These must've been written by amateur/indie/abstract writers. It feels like, people drew pieces of paper out of hat with drama/episode ideas and just wrote about them. I did not like the stories. The only part I liked was in episode 2 with the security camera recording her in the elevator haha.

ACTING/CAST:
Ueno Juri is awesome as always. It really shows her versatility since her characters were so different. I didn't recognize any of the other supporting casts but one other actor. Nothing that stands out, but no one acting terribly either.

MUSIC:
I noticed music playing maybe 2 or 3 times when I watching the episodes. If they added more music to the scenes than that, then it just must've not been very memorable.. Well, either way, it wasn't memorable nor impressive...

REWATCH:
This was not my cup of tea. Even if it's for Japanese listening practice, I think I'll choose something else... something that makes a little more sense.

OVERALL:
Even though Ueno Juri is in it, this can honestly be a skip.. unless if you like open-ended, standalone episodes with a minimal plot...
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You Who Came from the Stars
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
Was planing on watching this drama after hearing so much about it and finally ended up seeing it last week! And wow I got stuck at the first episode, I saw the whole drama in 3 days aka I saw like 7 episodes a day haha. For me that is very unsual and says much about how good it was!

I think this drama had it all but with an new way read more off it. There is an love story as in most dramas but this one has an totally diffrent feel to it and for me the story of the couple didn't get booring and you acctually saw more then one way at the end. It holds so many diffrent stories in one and that gives it the excitment that you need.

I can warn you tough, it does have alot of things happening several times witch may seem like it gets booring. I think they could have skipped some of them but I must admit that it gives alot to the story!

Was also loving Kim Soo Hyuns acting, he his my favorite actor and has been since I saw my first drama (dream high). But I also loved Jeon Ji Hyun's acting, and was really surprised that i growned to love her character as I didn't really enjoy the teasers I had seen.

Overall the drama is great and I absolutley think you should give it a chance!

Enjoy!
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A Good Day
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1 day ago
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  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
The cinematography is breathtaking. The scenery is lovely and it’s filmed so artfully and has such a rich a lovely feel to it. So Ji Sub’s character seems like a pretty normal guy who has a wounded heart after a breakup. He seems awkward and shy at times, gets embarrassed here and there, and simply feels very real. He’s not overacting. Everything he does is very natural. Kim Ji Won’s character is read more very cute and sweet. She seems to have this great energy about her and a bit of spunk. Her youth and beauty are very pronounced. There’s some very adorable/funny moments.
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