Warm and Cozy
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1 hour ago
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  • Overall 4.5
  • Story 3.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 4.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
It's over! Thank goodness. This was like watching taffy getting pulled with a machine. Warm & cozy? Why did I finish, I'm still questioning myself. What was the story about? Why did it take 16eps to get warm & cozy when I only felt annoyed & cold toward the main leads. Scenery of jeju, magical. Lady diver storyline interesting. Older brother & lady diver relationship-worthy of watching, maybe. Still trying to figure read more out what the drama was about especially with that choppy final eps?????? Sorry this is not for everyone. They should have a warning sign "slow moving bus,honk twice to pass" OR "slow ride, enjoy at your own risk."
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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6 hours ago
6 hours ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a martial artist film with an amazing storyline trying to depict the lives of those well known for the martial arts movement. The simplest of the story may seem dull but to the contrary, the plot provides the necessary suspense and fight scenes that keep you watching in amazement of the beauty of the arts. The fighting scenes provide flawless moves; the connection of each move despite read more them being on strings.

The concept of the movie is firstly the retrieval of the green destiny sword which then brings us to the Jade Fox; the villain of the movie.

ACTING: 9.5/10 – CHARACTERS: 10/10
Amazing acting abilities from Zhang Ziyi whom at the time of filming was just doing her second main role at the age of 20-21. The fight scene with Yeoh Michelle is so magnificent that I have to ask whether they use stunt doubles; and straight after she fights Chow Yun Fat. This fight provides the mastermind of the director’s (Ang Lee) ability to produce a worthy scene in weak looking trees.

MUSIC: 8.5/10
Such a calming ending song to a saddening conclusion.

LIKED: I loved the sceneries used and do wish to see them for myself in this lifetime (not so much the desert).
DISLIKED: The ending just because of its sadness

CONCLUSION:
You should watch this movie if you enjoy genres such as SUSPENCE – MARTIAL ARTS – AMAZING ACTING – LOVE – SACRIFICE – SWORDSMANSHIP – PATIENCE.
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Twice Blooms the Flower
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8 hours ago
8 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
This drama... wow.
- So, let's start off with the storyline of this whole thing. I liked the idea that the writers were trying to get at, but they might have tried a little too hard to pull the rug from underneath me. If you enjoy plot twists, then this is a drama worth watching.
-The actors & actress really did it for me this time around; the characters were well played read more and they seemed able to achieve what the writers were aiming for. The problem was that I felt very little chemistry between the 2 main characters... it's hard to explain, but in the scenes with these 2, I just saw them more as good friends.
-The music, I think, really added the appropriate atmosphere to the scenes and are good songs alone.
-Would I rewatch this drama? The answer most likely is no. I tend not to rewatch long dramas like these just because I feel like once is enough to understand the story and move on.

Decent drama, and worth watching I would say.
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Lady & Liar
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10 hours ago
10 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Love the drama. Because of this drama I became a fan of wolfs. The actors were all awesome. Love the plot. The only thing that was missing so that could be perfect was between Bai Zheng Qing and Jiang Xin there was a little lack of chemistry when it came to kissing and everything...
Otherwise they were all fit for there roles. The thing especially love about this drama is the loyalty read more and brotherhood between Bai Zheng Qing and surroundings.
The drama is worth watching don't miss out for those who love romance, history, mafia, some comedy, unexpected and expected type of drama.
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Warrior Baek Dong Soo
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13 hours ago
13 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Remarkable drama! One of the rarest and best for me. Drama which deeply touched my heart and I know it'll stay with me forever. Everything, absolutely everything was just perfect. Honestly, I personally can't believe how much I cried and cried, smiled and smiled for this drama. I was invested in its story and characters I believe more than 100%. So I had to write a review, first for me and my read more emotions and then for you my beloved friends.
Story is one of the bests in a history of sageuks dramas. A hero kind drama with a beautiful bromance between Dong Soo and Woon, unforgettable friendship between all characters, mesmerizing sceneries, full action. In the beginning I didn't believe I will enjoy this much, but once I get into it, which didn't take me long, believe me I just couldn't stop watching it. I wanted to see more and more. Amazing twists, best villains, fighting, all that was perfectly combined leaving me no time to even think about something else. Every scene and every second was precious to me. Why it needed to move me so deep, just why?

Oh how many awesome, amazing characters are in this drama. In fact, that is the essence of this drama. Characters, their interactions with each other, characters developments, choosing their own paths of life, forgivness, regrets, sadness, repentance, happiness. And that's what moved me to the bones. I became very attached to characters, that I asked myself if I am okay, that it's just a drama, but something more in me was telling me that this is not some ordinary sagaeuk drama I used to watch most of the time. It is something different, very different.
Dong Soo is a hero, a protagonist of this drama. In fact, the are two. Dong Soo and Woon, since their lifes are followed from the younger days to the adult ones. Dong Soo choose to became a kind and persistent man towards his dream to become the best Swordman of Joseon, while Woon who wanted to end his unfortunate life, choose an easy way and became an assassin (I called it easy because it was the easiest way, he just wanted to escape the unhappiness he had no matter where and what). And from that moment on their lives became one cruel fate which they couldn't avoid.
Jin Joo was an amazing character! I loved her so much. Brave, strong and independent. Her sad life was indeed sad. I became so attached to her that I could feel what she felt, like her character was alive and was standing beside me telling me about her shitty life. Her fate really played with her, but she couldn't escape it.
That monk girl or Ji Sun - no comment. Seriously. I felt like she was there just like that.
Besides main leads, there are many stellar actors and characters. Whom I loved the most are definitely Cheon Soo (Sky Lord), Ji and Swordmaster. Cheon was a BEST villain ever, although I never felt like that, since his story was very moving and sad, that I just couldn't hate him. His love towards Ji was a painful, unrequited one which was just sad and I cried and cried. She loved Swordmaster, but never had a courage to actually go to him, because she knew what her fate is. Their story was really painful and it touched me to the core. I'll NEVER EVER forget them, their longing, regrets and sadness. I swear, I've never in my life cried this much for a drama, never. I guess this drama stroke me right in the heart!!!

************* SPOILERS******************* ABOUT: Jin Joo; Woon

Okay, I personally believe Jin Joo's ending was some kind of a ridicilous one. It seemed like writers forced a painter on her, just to pair her up with someone. Even now I can't understand how Dong Soo forgot when she kissed him and asked him to marry her when they were younger. And the beginning of their story was leading that they'll end up together, but when they got older he fell in love with that monk girl. It does not make a friggin' sense to me, seriously. She was a brave, strong and kind character and I just adore when a girl knows how to fight. She is not hiding behind someone, waiting to someone protect her and that's what I respected the most about her character. Also, I somehow, without knowing became very attached to her character, that when first she lost her mother I cried a river, then when she lost her father I cried a river again. She just ruined me emotionally. I loved how she, the only one didn't hate Cheon, she considered him a friend, and he liked her too. I loved her when he called her "child", but when he died my heart broke. When she cried for him I cried with her together. Hehehe you can imagine how 'beautiful' sight it was. :P
Oh and how much I have to say for Woon-a. I FRIGGIN' LOVE HIM! He was the most unselfish person I've ever seen in my life. His endless love for a Dong Soo and Cho Rip really never ended. But that animal Cho Rip betrayed him. Ufff I hated him at the end I wish he was dead instead of my beloved Woon. He choose his life path and became an assassin, but he never felt like he belongs in Hok Sa Cho Rong. His body was there, but his heart and mind was with Dong Soo, Captain and Swordmaster. His character was the strongest. I actually felt his pain, longing and love that he missed. Plus, his performance was phenomenal, even though he was 18 years old back then. JUST BRAVO!
In the last episode, I knew that something will happen to him and I was praying that everything goes well, but that curse that followed him right from the time he was born did really take his life. Oh how much I cried when he said to Dong Soo: "You were my safe place, you've always been Dong Soo-ya. Now you don' t suffer anymore because of me." With those painful, tearful, sad words and the moment when he throw those swords and let Dong Soo kill him, I just couldn't take it anymore and bursted in tears, and cried who knows how long after that. One more precious moment is after that when Dong Soo is drinking and trying to forget about him, but in every new glass he sees him, more vividly than the previous one. Those moments are the ones I'll never forget in my life.

**************SPOILERS END***************

Although this drama had a million sad moments, moments that simply brake your heart, I didn't regret one thing. I simply lived with this drama.
Also OSTs are amazing. For every scene they put the right ones. Epic for epic, sad for sad, happy for happy ones. Oh and I think that each song is connected to some characters. Just by looking at its lyrics you can connect and say " Oh that song is meant for this and that character." I'm still listening the whole album and keep rememebering how precious moments are in this drama.

I'd gladly rewatch it, even I know I'll go through the same pain again, but nothing will stop me to rewatch this masterpiece. All in all, this drama showed me how strong and powerful friendship can be, and that the one who loves more is the weaker one. Unwritten rule, but totally true. This drama will always, I mean always have a special place in my heart.
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Warm and Cozy
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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14 hours ago
14 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
One would expect a 'Warm and Cozy' drama to stay like that. However this quickly deteriorated into a boring and pointless drama. Don't get me wrong. The leads, romance, atmosphere and setting are all lovely. It has its strengths and won't fail to entertain you- depending on what you think entertaining is. If you're looking for some laughs, random cuteness and eye candy this drama is for you. Else, look away.

This read more drama can best be compared to Full House. Their resemblance at times was eery. Both dramas have a bickering couple, cuteness, a killer OST and a lot of repetitiveness. It's basically the whole back and forth of will-they-wont-they. The thing is you already know the answer and if you are not patient or if you don't have a lot of time on your hands you'd just want to give up.

I wish this drama could have remained the way it was introduced. A bit random but fresh with a lot of appeal. I won't say the freshness died or anything because come on, it is set in JEJU frickkin island. The cinematography was killer and the lead pair is endlessly soothing to look at. I really enjoyed the old school Kdrama style it followed at times but during others it made me want to tear my hair out.

I didn't have the will to rate it higher than a 8 nor did I have the heart to rate it lower. The second leads are terrible in the drama. The other couple (hyung and the diver lady) were the funniest till their relationship had nothing left anymore.

I want to mention the little attempt the drama makes at encouraging people to try living in Jeju- including foreigners. I liked how they have little programs for people to adjust to the lifestyle there. Plus they showed a really nice relationship of the people living there. The mayor was shown as a sweetheart to all the people and the way he went around in his bicycle was adorable. <3

Baek Geon Woo was a cutie at times and a jerk at others. I wish Lee Jung Joo could be a bit hard at times but she was too soft-hearted. A classic Kdrama heroine in short. Think of Full House and the characters are almost a replica at times. I dunno if anyone else felt that way or not but I did.

Anyway, I had a lot of issues with the drama but couldn't get to rate it any lower. Like Dramabeans says, how much I enjoyed it v/s how much it deserves- I'd say an 8 v/s 6. That's it. Now decide for yourself whether you wanna watch it or not.
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Marriage Is a Crazy Thing
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14 hours ago
14 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 4.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
STORYLINE: 8.5/10
This movie is for the maturely minded due to its explicit sexual scenes. So refreshing to watch how an adult couple would behaviour on a date. But in honesty it was boring and lacked excitement so I questioned the development of their blind date. They date is made that more awkward due to Jun Young’s narration expressing his boredom which I guess was mutual on both parts.

Yeon Hee’s sudden read more acting like they were official was truly random to myself and Jun Young too, however, this provided the unknown element of how he was going to react; giving life to the casual relationship their had going. As you watch their relationship grow, they is a constant presence of whether they do actually get married due to their views of all marriage being the same old but due to them both having a similar intake of marriage I had hope for them.

They unconventional relationship together continues despite both looking elsewhere however eventually starts causing arguments and misunderstanding which totally made this movie that more entertaining by providing the realism element.

ACTING: 6.5/10 - CHARACTERS: 8.5/10
The natural chemistry between Uhm Jung Hwa (Yeon Hee) and Kam Woo Sung (Jun Young) is well portrayed in a manner that I was able to relate to and in turn provided a paste to the plot especially with the usage of midpoint screen that pre-depicted what to expect form the next scene. What i found weird was the fact that their kissing was cringing to watch like they did not know what they were doing whereas the sex scenes were well performed.


LIKED: His innocent reason for wanting the turtles to die for I guess at this point he knew what he wanted; additional to the usage of bubbles at the wedding
DISLIKED: The unknowingness of the ending scene.
QUESTION OF THOUGHT: Is that how they dress to go to weddings??? Even most of the women looked like they were going to work.

CONCLUSION:
This movie was good for it portrays an alternative concept to marriage for those whom feel it as a society requirement. Alternatively, you should watch this movie if you enjoy genres such as CHESSINESS – LOVE – MARRIAGE – JEALOUSY – INFIDELITY – SEX SCENES – BAD KISSING – NARRATION – MONEY DRIVEN - GOOD STORYLINE.
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Crazy Little Thing Called Love
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16 hours ago
16 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
We have seen many High School/Teenagers movies. But, what makes this movie more special and highly recommended by all? The way the script was written and executed by the Director is to be much appreciated. The focus was completely on the four girls' life. There was not a single scene in the movie wasted for secondary characters (other than the 4 girls).

The re watchable value is linked to the pace of read more the screenplay, non-boring elements in the visual, peppy music, comedy, where all these facts are synced together forming the core of this movie.
The performance of the lead actors is very very good.

This is my first Thai romantic comedy movie (watched many Tony Jaa action movies.) I am satisfied much with this movies which made to explore more on the Thai romantic comedy movies.

9/10
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The Con Artists
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19 hours ago
19 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Personally, I really like watching the kind of movies that are on the point of view of the bad guys, in this movie, Lee Jihyuk's. These kinds of movies lets us see a new version of the world in the fucked up misconceptions of a criminals mind. Sadly, though, The Con Artists wasn't that deep. Although the schemes were amazingly elaborate and well-thought of, it only surrounded on Lee Jihyuk's plan for read more revenge, and not much about his understanding of the world and why and how it affected his actions. Despite that, this movie is still a great watch. My expectations about these kinds of movies weren't met, but overall, it's still quite refreshing to watch. And here's why:

STORY:
Well, it's pretty obvious that the storyline wasn't the most original. It has a pattern that is easily spotted in every crime movies(even books and series) like this. Backstabbing and double crossing is like a requirement in these kinds of movies that I was already expecting someone's was eventually going to double cross someone at the end. If you've watched the movie, it would already be obvious who's going to double cross who. There were also a lot of scenes that would give you hints about double crossing as well. BUT, what makes this still interesting is finding out the answers to the questions &quot;How did he/she double cross him/her?&quot; &quot;How did he/she device and succeed such a master plan?&quot; &quot;Why would he/she double cross him/her?&quot; &quot;How did he/she deviate attention from him so he could commence his/her plan?&quot; and other questions that would delve into the details of the movie. Of course every crime movie would have different details and answers to those questions. The timing as to when these questions were answered and the suspense you feel before they are answered is what kept me and will keep you gripping till the end (in terms only of the story line of course[other factors will be evident later in this review]). In short, the story was predictable but not at the same time.

ACTING/CAST:
To be honest, I'm only familiar with main cast and their works, so I'd only get to focus on them. First is Kim Woobin. whooo! what a breather from all those rebel/delinquent roles he had before, don't you think? It was so refreshing to see him act a role that is at least close to his age range. He portrayed Lee Jihyuk, rather quite convincing. Maybe the character was supposed to be intelligent and confident, but not condescending, then he portrayed it quite well. Or maybe I'm just biased because he's so attractive and hot and his legs go on forever(oh those full body scenes!! and that short shower scene!!), then he acted really really good! As for Go Changseok, he looks adorable as always! haha idk, he just looks like a stuffed toy to me, so it is quite pleasing for me to look at him. His character also adds a bit of light comedy and just good vibes for the movie. Also, he portrayed the 'doubting' character really well that as a viewer, you'd also doubt the decisions the characters are making. As for Lee Hyunwoo, hmm, maybe it's the face but he looked like a flowerboy hacker in the movie. Maybe he was meant to look like that in the first place, but most of the hacker characters I know don't really look as fresh as he is. But his acting was quite good, I guess. Maybe lacked that 'smug look' for a 'traitor hacker' character, but he can pass.

MUSIC:
I actually don't remember any of the songs that played in the movie. Although I don't think this only constitutes OSTs but also the BGMs for each scenes. I watched this movie yesterday, so I don't really remember exact OSTs. But what I do remember are the feelings I get whenever the BGMs of each scenes come to play wherein they just heightened the suspense/excitement/sadness/happiness/relief that I felt all throughout the movie. But, I also remember that I had thought once during the movie that I'd listen to one of those OSTs later on, so maybe that song was good. lol I'm not really good with capturing music into my head unless I've listened to them a number of times. I only remember the feeling and ideas I have while listening to it.

REWATCH VALUE:
I'd say I'd rewatch this movie, but only for the sake of looking the Kim Woobin's scenes. He is a great incentive to watch and rewatch, to be honest. But ignoring that I'd rewatch it for Woobin alone, maybe just to understand some concepts, maybe I'd rewatch this. On the one hand, it is quite interesting to rewatch a movie and get to watch it at a whole new perspective since you already know the story. But on the other hand, if you already know the story and you feel no admiration for the characters or the storyline itself, then maybe you'd be quite bored if you rewatch it three more times.

Overall, it's an eight, simply because I don't feel like it's at the level of a seven. Seven is already a low score for me, so...
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Healer
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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20 hours ago
20 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
The drama has everything - great script, amazing casts, perfect OST and fast paced. It will keep you invested from start to finish. It's a mix of action, drama, romance and mystery. I got totally hooked! I didn't got bored even for a second. Every single episode got me at the edge of my seat and I was just thirsty for more.

Ji Chang Wook, Park Min Young have a good chemistry. read more I simply enjoyed in every single romantic scene of them as they had the chemistry right up to my taste. You are going to love Yoo Ji Tae also. There acting is top notch.

I did not regret watching this drama. One of the best Korean dramas I have ever watched!
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Warm and Cozy
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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22 hours ago
22 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Just like it's title, the drama is soo 'Warm and Cozy'! I love this drama so much! It was such an enjoyable ride! It has a very light, fluffy, cute story. I feel all warm and cozy when watching this drama, the actors did a very good job in potraying each character. The music was definitely good, and it gave us so many feels of the drama! Good job warm and cozy read more team, will miss this drama a lot! :)
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Warm and Cozy
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
This drama was sweet, warm, and made me feel very cozy every time I tuned in for an episode.

It doesn't have the best script in the world, and sometimes the relationships were an absolute jumble of confused push and pull, but the actors managed to always bring some light and smiles.

Every episode made me want another, simply for the beautiful scenery and the delightful acting. Each actor was so talented read more and I cannot wait to see what they do next. To put it simply, Warm and Cozy was a fun simple romantic delight.

P.S. It's a nice break from super heavy melodramas
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Love YunGe from the Desert
0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I love Chen Xiao and Zhao Ling Yi..... I saw both of them in the trailer............. I want to watch this
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Dongshan Xuetang
0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I can't even find the movie in youtube.
I love his acting. so I go for 10
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Boss & Me
0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
A must watch movie...................... very romantic, comedy, and the two of them are very lovely together.
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