Battle of Changsha
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  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
For quite some time I've been stalking Wallace Huo, I consider him a very good actor, he has shown how many various roles he can play and be really natural and believable. I've been waiting especially this drama to be subbed cause I find this period of time very important in history and worth to be seen through television movie and dramas plus last couple of months war dramas really picked up read more my interest, somehow I got attached to them the most

So finally I was able to find this drama subbed and I was happy cause of Wallace who, to tell honestly, looked amazingly dashing in uniform, and I was confident that this drama was going to be all about love story set in the WWII era, but I was so wrong. Battle of Changsha is one of the most emotional and heartbreaking dramas I've ever watched but most of it doesn't even have to do with romance at all.

What was the greatest strength of this drama are their characters, the whole Hu family, they were the heart and the soul of it. You follow them through all the hardships, you laugh with them, cry with them, watch them as they grow and mature and they slowly grow on you until you realize that they’ve become a part of you and when everything ends you feel so empty, like someone stabbed you with a knife and ripped your heart. And now I’m stuck in Battle of Changsha and I can’t get out nor I want.
Whole drama is filled with so many raw emotions, every single detail of it feel so real, what left me speechless is that none of the characters are perfect, they are all full of problems and weaknesses, they deal with life in monstrous time of war and struggling to survive by any means.

This drama can be separated in two parts, the first half of it is more funny, lighthearted and relaxed than the second full of heartbreaks and overwhelming emotions, especially in the last couple of episodes where you'll start to sob and cry an ocean of tears and where your soul feels like dying and you can't breath. You're kinda expecting that cause yeah no one said war was easy but still you feel heartbroken to the core.

I got attached to many of the characters but there are few of them that grabbed my heart and for whom I ached and cheered the most. First of them as my favourite are the twins, it was impossible to separate them here as in drama too, they were together all the time like one. Xiang Xiang- the bold, confident one, a girl who wasn't afraid to speak her mind and fights for what she believes, I loved her transformation and how her character grew up and she became a mature, strong young woman; and Xiao Man- the immature one and he stayed like that almost until the end but then he also showed how mature and real man he became through many terrible and tragic things he experienced and has gone through. I loved their bond, they have to be my favourite brother-sister couple, the best siblings ever, I laughed so hard with them, I respected them and how they fought for their freedom, I cried so hard with them, they really made me too emotional, even now while I'm writing about them their picture and scenes shared between them are so vividly shown like they're in front of me.
The other character who was the most lovable is their brother in law, that guy who at the first glance looked so harsh, cold, evil but when you got to know him you see how he actually love them all, how he protected them, how he was doing all the things he's done just so they could be safe and have a roof above their heads and food to eat. His unwavering love for the sister was admirable to the core, so powerful and strong, he made me wondering how is i possible to love someone so strong and firm. I really enjoyed in scenes shared between him and the twins, they were at the moments so hilarious and then the next one they made you cry. And when you add to that the character of Wallace- who was also fantastic, his eyes, his expressions, how he secretly protected Xiang Xiang, he simply draws you in, he was a true soldier, brave and courageous worth the praise; you get four amazing characters who made this drama to be so freaking, torturing, astonishing beautiful.

Although a war drama there were a few battle scenes, whole drama is more a family drama in times of war. Despite that special effects for them were still excellent and those scenes in the battlefield and in actual fight were brutally realistic as mush as possible which only made it better (or worse) to the viewer, you tend to be more emotional and involved.

I honestly don’t have any real complaints about this drama besides some very minor things that I can easily overlook. Seriously, everything from the directing to the musical score was wonderful.
Battle of Changsha is a true rare gem. Yes, it has been a heavy, rocky, heartbreaking ride but I loved it completely and don’t regret watching it at all. Simply because a drama as beautiful as this one deserves multiple viewings.
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Boss & Me
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4 hours ago
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  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
I admit it -- I LOVED IT! Such a sweet story with tender kisses and a romantic plot. I watched it in 2 days, after which I felt I am walking on the cloud nine. I felt like Cinderella myself. The drama left me at peace, with warm feeling, smile and few verses that were so smart, I can't forget them. The kissing scenes were tender, and almost real. I was left read more with impression I just watched a real story drama. The main leads had the chemistry together, but Zhang Han left me with his image of not only a great Boss but a wonderful husband image. My most memorable and romantic moment?.... the way he watch her eat her lunches through his office, while she was unaware he was watching... the fact how he copied her, ate with her and smiled at her was tastefully done. For me it was one of those things that hit my heart and stayed there.... I like him as an actor a lot.
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Someone Like You
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4 hours ago
4 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Recently I have noticed Taiwanese dramas make me super mellow and relax. I picked that one on DRAMACOOL and I loved it. The story is not only romantic but there were moments that I really cherished a lot of messages in that drama. Only one time at the end I share a tear, otherwise all episodes made me to watch it more and I honestly enjoyed it a lot. This drama warms read more your heart, makes you feel like you are eating a piece of pie with whip cream on it and makes you want to dream. I have been relaxed for 3 days while watching this. Highly recommended!
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Ex-Girlfriend Club
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8 hours ago
8 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I have no idea why this drama is not popular despite being a very good show!! T_T
first of all it's not your typical drama with all the cliches they have, it's very different and refreshing!!! and although I'm not fan of love triangles but the ones in this drama are so damn funny XD
the first 4 episodes were epically hilarious and it gets better and better with each episode!
If read more you are looking for something light-hearted, funny, cute and adorable then this is the one! but if you like cliches and bad-guy-gets-the-girl type of drama then i doubt you will like this one, nonetheless this is a drama worth watching either way!! *.*
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MARS
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10 hours ago
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  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Story-10/10
When I watched this series, the character I was most drawn to was the female lead. There was something unusual about her that I couldn't figure out. Every episodes the writer would drop hints here and there, but I wasn't able to put the puzzles together until it was revealed. To be honest, I was completely shock and sad to learn what happened to her. The second half of the series read more focused on the main guy past. He suffered from psychological disorder because of his twin brother death. His story was a bit creepy and scary, I am surprise he didn't go crazy. Anyway, I enjoyed the entire series very much. I watched every episodes because I was intrigues with the storyline. The romance blended in perfectly in this drama too. Definitely the director, writer, producer, and the casts deserve recognition for this great series.

Some viewers complained about the soundtrack in this series. I, on the hand, enjoyed the soundtrack in this series and thought it suited the drama perfectly.

Would I recommend this series? Since this series focus on serious real life circumstances, I would only recommend for adult or mature viewers only.
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Sirius
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11 hours ago
11 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Most of great dramas are loosing their rythm and their greatness because they have to stick to a specific numbers of episodes, so in the last 4 or 6 episodes (hen it's not last 10 episodes....) it's getting slow, slow, sloooooooow and boring when the beginning was Great, thrilling and exciting! The big advantage of this mini-drama is that it's short (4 episodes) - so the rythm is crazy and thrilling till read more the end. You would say - yeah sure it's a mini-drama - but with from Sirius something amazed me:

1. I got amazed by the main actor, able to play the role of 2 characters so different in attitude, look, behavior (It made on me the same impression that the AMAZING actors performance in "Kill Me, Heal Me").
2. The scenario is not cheesy, it's straight to the point. And also full of contrasts. Those who like scenarii talking about morale, about Good or Bad, you would like this mini-drama. More than a Twins story, it's all essential life questions that are emphasized in this drama in a direct or indirect way. Twins, Yin-Yang, Good-Bad, Happy-Sad, Black-White, all those contrasts keep you tense till the end and make this really great alchemy in 4 episodes.

Great job! :)
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You Light Up My Star
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12 hours ago
12 hours ago
  • Overall 4.0
  • Story 2.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Cast is awesome and their acting was great. But the story sucked! Umm.. maybe the story and the theme was a good one, but it was poorly executed. They want the viewers to understand to appreciate the other people who have always been beside them. But this theme wasn't expressed very well. You only know that Janine and Joe have a 7 year relationship, but you don't experience how deep and strong read more their relationship is. You can't really feel that Janine and Joe actually love or even loved each other. This makes the drama very boring! Because the audience don't have any feelings for the characters. You can't really feel the sadness that Janine was expressing because you don't even understand why she is so sadness, because you don't even l know how much she loves Joe. It just feels like they like or liked each other. There isn't a strong connection or love at all.
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Falling for Innocence
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12 hours ago
12 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Damn, what acting and what good cast! Story has good, it shows valuable points about life itself but personally I think it was executed a bit too innocently. In a capitalistic era that we live in, upholding primary humane values is important but the way it is shown here is simply too naive.There's also issues in the beginning of the drama; in the first few episodes where I just don't understand why read more a certain character holds hands with a very cruel man and yet flies off into justice act few episodes later and never gets justified for the things before. It's a small plot hole but if you get invested into the development of the characters you will get annoyed over it.


This drama is no joke; it shoves the melo right in your face at every moment; there's no breather even though Jung Kyung Ho has made it quite hilarious through his acting. I barely recognized Kim Se Yeon, she's completely different from her role in Prosecutor Princess and though a bit bland in characterization, I really enjoyed her acting. The antagonist was so-so for me, he really doesn't grow on you during the drama because he's just so linear; his scenes felt like a drag to watch which is a very big problem in a drama of this genre. Na Ok Hyun was the best for me in this, there's nothing better than a badass cop that simply gets stuff done regardless of the danger that she is presented in.

I loved the ringtone song which dates back all the way to 94' and is a very gentle and uplifting tune for the scenes it was used in. The ost is okay, the instrumentals were timed well and the overall music mix was done good.

To be fair, I would rewatch this only for Jung Kyung Ho, he is just too funny and makes life of any drama he is given. However, that's in the long run since the melo is very strong here and there's happier stuff on the market.

Summarized, this is a rich and compelling story that won't leave you bored, albeit will make you frustrated with how little complexity was given into the build of the antagonist and how draggy the plot gets at times. There's also the issue with the lack of chemistry between the leads, at least from Kim Se Yeon's character but that's only because of the way she was written. In terms of connection to the title and the plot itself, it's a success!
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Blood
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14 hours ago
14 hours ago
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.5
So this drama was highly anticipated for it's cast and genre, but after a couple episodes aired, there were many criticism. I just found the time to finish it this month (kind of late) so I'll be breaking this drama down with acting and story mostly.

Acting:
The main reason why I strayed away from touching this drama was a clip of GHS's acting with her annoying tone she portrayed as YRT/CY read more and AJH's stutters/mumbles as PJS. My first thought before touching that video was, "hey, it couldn't be that bad...everyone seems to drop this drama at episode 3...cant be that bad,right?" well it was and I didn't even last the entire video. Eventually, I decided to give this drama a try and I recommend just bearing through the drama by ignoring GHS's voice. Just think that maybe after her character learns to be civilized, it'll get better. I understand that she was trying to execute a new acting style, but from episode 1-5, it was too much. As for AJH, it was a surprise after hearing that he would be taking on a lead role after being given minor/supporting roles. He did well in my opinion, but I do agree that he did mumble even though I don't fully speak korean. Overall, the acting was alright, though it could of been better. I did notice that he had body language issues. Most of his scenes where they showed him standing and conversing with people, he stood stiff without moving much. It was kind of boring to watch.

Story:
The story started out exciting with having the child actor as PJS explain what he is and how he felt as someone infected. I knew that the back story will be brought into episode 2+ which was why i decided to stay. If not, I would of dropped it as soon as episode 1 ended. The story was great with the medical sides in between, but after they finished with the medical stuff, I noticed that the majority of scenes were the characters talking and explaining with lots of complicated dialogue. At times, it got so boring I didn't even know what they were discussing. Even the "vampire" transformations was cut down which made the action scenes look petty (explanation will be scene during episode 20) Also, I just wished that they had more freedom on set. All we saw were houses, hallways, hospital rooms and more hallways. Low budget? Don't even get me started on the romance. How did it even start? Wasn't it too rushed when he revealed his most kept secret? Oh man don't even get me started about the ending too.


Positive:
Personally, I hated the ending because of certain cliches, but I feel that what had happened was right. What I liked about this drama was how they showed the importance of cherishing the present and not taking it for granted or changing the life span of a human... basically saying nothing will last forever. I was glad that at some scenes, the other actors/actresses were able to make me cry. Not that I enjoy crying, but if a really heart wrenching scene is able to make me cry, it means they had done well. One thing I can say 100% certainty is that I loved the ost. Tiffany's song is by far my favorite still.

Ending:

Before I told my friends to not watch because of how the acting was and the critics, but now I tell them to just tolerate and ignore the acting until it gets good.
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Obsessed
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20 hours ago
20 hours ago
  • Overall 5.5
  • Story 4.5
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
--There's probably unintentional spoilers in this review--
So I'd say this movie was pretty much a miss. I was waiting... and waiting... and waiting... FOR SOME TYPE OF CLIMAX!! And when it finally came in it's weird and odd way (him meeting her on the porch one last time???), I was just left wondering, like WTF? Also, like many other people mentioned about the chemistry I couldn't agree more. There wasn't really read more any, which you'd think would be needed in a movie about two people "obsessed" with each other. However, one of the biggest things that went very sorely unmentioned in this movie was... HIS PTSD!! The doctor told him NO DRINKING with his medication. However after that, he stopped for a little while...(very little)... then he really couldn't stop! BUT IT WAS NEVER ADDRESSED AGAIN? He was really like a ticking time bomb about to explode, and the porch scene was instead supposed to be like his undying love for her?? Really?? No way Jose. This film could have been some crazy thriller honestly (maybe I'm being a little biased on that part, haha >.<), but instead they went for, an uncalled for, sappy love route. I think I was generous with my rating.
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Secret Garden
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22 hours ago
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  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I think in some ways I'm preaching to a pretty large choir here, but I can't help but write this. I feel as if I owe it to the drama and to myself.

When I started Secret Garden, I really didn't read the description. And, maybe that's a good thing. I might not have given it a fair shot. Because of that, the twists and turns that I experienced (especially after episode read more 5 or so) had such a big impact. My train of thought when things started to get interesting: "Wait, did they...did that really...did she just grab her own boobs? Wait a minute, did they just switch bodies? What? WTF? What just happened here?!" In all honesty, I should start watching everything now without reading descriptions. So much more emotional build-up and surprise. But, anyway, I digress.

With very few exceptions, Secret Garden did everything right. An unexpected plot journey, a phenomenal cast (even down to the supporting actors - Lee Jong Suk isn't just brilliant as a main lead in dramas...), beautiful settings, an evocative and unique soundtrack, heaps of awkward comedy, tear-jerking drama, and more. It was (and still is) everything I could ask for in a show.

Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won are simply incredible. Their chemistry is immediate, and it becomes an excellent foundation for the remainder of the story. Honestly, though, while I have a certifiable girl crush on Ha Ji Won, Hyun Bin truly made this drama. Completely. From the comedy of the body switching to the drama of the later episodes, he NAILS IT. The growth and changes that his character experiences are so fun to watch.

If you are unfamiliar with kdramas and would like to start, give Secret Garden a try. It's a great example of when things are done right. Even if you are a kdrama veteran and still have not managed to see it, I would still recommend it. There's a reason why so many dramas include bits from it.
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Tokyo Bandwagon
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22 hours ago
22 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
First things first: I cried like a baby every. single. episode! Seriously!
Firstly it has Kamenashi Kazuya in = amazing! Next, it's about Second-hand books stores = I love yours! It's also about love and family = you got me a winner!
Is it just as happy as it is sad. The story goes deep and touches a lot of topics which (if you're as hormonal as I am!) will touch your read more heart but all either warm it up or rip it apart!
The music adds even more emotion to it and it was great to see so many characters and members of family go through ups and downs.
This truly is a touching story with a solid cast, amazing music and all the heart you could ever wish for!
One of two of the best doramas I've seen so far this year!
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Secret
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23 hours ago
23 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Don't doubt my ability to rate dramas by looking at my rating for this one because I gave it all high numbers. This drama is seriously the best melodrama out there. And I'm quite the judgmental rater, just so you know. Alongside A Love To Kill and I'm Sorry, I Love You, this drama hits the top of my favorites list and for many reasons.

I've wanted to do a review on read more this drama for along time but held out because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to put to words my feelings about Secret. I believe it's one of the most well-done Korean dramas you will come across. Complete with action, romance, tragedy and even a (VERY TINY) sprinkle of comedy, this drama is filled completely with a well-written plot, characters, multiple plot-twists and a ton of drama.. the kind that makes you cry so hard you think you want to stop watching but then you realize you HAVE TO CONTINUE IT.

To be able to completely cover everything about this drama that made me happy.. or should I say sad, I'm going to need to cover every bit of it in full detail. I'll do my very best not to give spoilers and if I do there will be a warning sign above it. Read at your own risk.

Music
This drama is really emotional and it's hard to reach that level of emotions purely by acting. The drama OST really covers that. There are a few of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard in this drama. Not just songs along, but the background music blend in with the scene, the feeling and the character during the scene that's happening. The music and OST were chosen perfectly and fit every moment in an epic manner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGKPzE0UwBQ

Acting/plot/characters
The emotional level of this drama is so high up there it's impossible for me to explain in words that humans will understand. Because of the story-line and characters' development, the acting really has to be good for this story to work. And let me just say, it was. The actors covered all the emotional levels that each character went through, pain, sadness, love, hatred, rage.
The story-line follows a woman who takes the place of her lover for a crime she didn't commit and the man who lost his love due to a woman who was unrightfully put away. He practically falls for her while stalking her in hopes of making her life miserable. Now, while this plot is rather sick, it makes the story SOOOO good. The misunderstandings are dealt with quickly (unlike every other melodrama ever) which make it spectacular to enjoy. The main problem that follows the characters throughout this drama are the emotions the characters go through. It's practically a feast of emotions and it's so painful and sweet to see how each character deals with his/her feelings during the events that occur.

SQUEAL MOMENTS
Because it's a melo, I didn't expect to love this drama as much as I did. I was completely invested in every moment of it and cried, literally during every episode. However it wasn't bad crying where I was unhappy and irritated with the choices the characters made, but rather, so excited to see what would lead the main leads to each other. Our main couple, played by Ji Sung and Hwa JungEum, had so many scenes together which made me want to squeal with excitement and joy. There were also numerous moments in which I wanted to bang the screen of my computer until I saw cracks. But seeing how bad that would be, I kept my hands to myself like a good little girl.

Is this a love-hate relationship drama?
Um.. no. The term love-hate relationship usually applies to comedy dramas in which it takes over half of the drama for the characters to realize how they feel for each other. This drama sets their boundaries clear as crystal and right from the start. Because the story revolves around misunderstanding (the good type, I assure you), it is in a way a love-hate relationship because Ji Sung's characters falls for her WHILE THINKING he hates her, while trying (and succeeding) in making her life a living hell.. This is actually the most enjoyable part of their relationship (his hatred turning to love) and most of where my squeals came from.

Why should I watch this, It looks sad and too dramatic.
Secret is a drama for melodrama lovers, for sure, but you should also check it out if you aren't that into melos. It's good for so many reasons but it's hard to say what they are without giving spoilers. There are so many unexpected GOOD plot-twists in this drama and so many feels~
Whether you like or don't like melos, I'd give this drama a three-episode try and if you haven't changed your mind by then.. you're crazy ;)

I'd go on but the only words I can think of are, I LOVE THIS DRAMA!!

Give it a try and you'll see what I mean.

All in all.. definitely a 10, for the script, acting, music, theme, lighting, directing. Totally worth your time!!
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Battle of Changsha
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23 hours ago
23 hours ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
What strucked me the most when I started watching this awesome drama is that everything felt so real : the setting, story, acting and all these awesome discussions between the beautiful Hu Family, I was always smiling when they were all at table laughing or listening to JunShan yelling at his brother and Sister in law- Xiang Xiang & Xiao Man, those moments were priceless and magnificents.
Honestly beside Huo Wallace I did read more not know any of these actors and I have to admit that they were all doing a great job and their portrayals were so convincing and natural.

I'm not going to dwell on the synopsis cause it already says the most important but we surely all know the damages Wars cause(d) and I think it's interesting to see how Chinese people were living during those terrible times and what they had to go through. The drama focuses on the Hu Family and their son in-law Xue Jun Shan, how they coped with the constant Japanese attacks in their Changsha town. And even if my knowledge about the Sino-Japanese war is weak I think this drama was really well done even the music here fitted perfectly with the general atmosphere.

Many things crossed my mind when I was watching the drama, first I said it earlier but I have to repeat myself everything was realistic and that was my very first thought, I loved to see that even if the Hu family was living a pretty good life (without being super rich either) but they did not wear extravagant and exquisite clothes they simply lived in harmony , enjoying their life in their house all together, eating, working, taking care of each other etc.

Frankly speaking the character that surprised me the most was Xue JunShan, he seemed to be very harsh with his in-laws but actually that was the opposite he cared for them he protected them, he loved them to the point to sacrifice his life for them, he considered them as the most precious things in his life and that is the reason why I loved him so much and why he is my favorite character + I have to say it, I have a thing for older men I found something very appealing about them and that is the case for him too <3
Now it's time to say a few words about the Hu family, Xiang Xiang was my favorite especially the way she evolves throughout the drama and I think that war would change everyone and according to me she's the one who changed the most, she became an outstanding and respectable woman, I have nothing bad to say about her, definitely lovely, bright, cute and very strong but she has a weakness and that is her twin brother I mean their sibling bond is so deep and unwavering, at least that's how I perceived them and I guess that is probably the same with almost all twins of the world.
I loved rhe other characters too especially Gu QingMing( I seriously fell in love with Huo Wallace in this drama, I liked him before but this time he blew me away <3), the grandma, XiangJun, Liu Minghan Xiu Xiu and the rest( I will stop here so if you want to find out why they are fabulous people just watch the drama you'll surely like it as much as I did ). I can't even count the tears I shed for all of these characters, I felt like I was part of their family, that's why Battle of Changsha broke my heart even more than other dramas.

As for the theme song ''I'll remember you'' it is a pure delight, Yang Zi's voice blends so well with Huo Wallace's that we can't stop listening to it and we want more and more. Too bad I can't seem to find it anywhere ! Please If you know where I can download it, tell me :D

I would recommend this drama to everyone even if you're not into this genre because that is not my case and still I enjoyed every minute of this wonderful show. Furthermore this is definitely one of the best Family drama I've ever watched. Just only one thing you must know if you plan to watch it: the last four eps are not subbed and so you would have no choice but to watch it raw or wait but for how long?!

PS: the big plus is that the actors's voices were not DUBBED, what a pleasure <3
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EXO Next Door
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1 day ago
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  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
The best way to describe this drama is that its like a cute fanfiction. I'm not very familiar with EXO but I decided to watch this drama on a whim and ended up liking it. Its primary target audience is obviously EXO fans but I think its still enjoyable for those who aren't.

The story line is pretty simple. There's a supposed 'big reveal' but I figured it out within the first read more 5 minutes of the drama. However, it was still pretty cute as long as you don't mind cheesiness and cliches. What I enjoyed most was the casting of the main actress. A lot of dramas will cast someone that seems kind of distant from the audience. However, the main actress in this drama completely encompassed her fangirl role.They didn't doll her up but rather made her feel/seem like an actual fangirl, which I'm sure was very relatable to all the EXO fans watching. Another aspect I enjoyed while watching was the music. Like the drama, it was very sweet and I think the two suited one another.

Overall, this drama is a good pick if you're looking for a short, cute drama to watch. It is, at times, really cheesy and fan-girly but, as long as you don't mind those aspects, it's still a nice drama. I think I might even check out some EXO songs due to it! Happy drama watching!
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