Rich Man, Poor Woman in New York
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4 hours ago
4 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 4.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Let me start by saying that I normally dislike specials, I find them boring. However, I really liked this special. I watched every minute and was actually interested.

The story is about Next Innovation still trying to improve and develop the Personal File project, and Toru and Makoto's relationship. We are seriously playing fast and loose with the tern "NEW YORK special". Its a normal special with a few bits of cringey read more English and about twenty minutes in total of New York scenes.
I found the script and enjoyable and comedic, without being over the top. I loved the bit when Makoto was buying things for the house, it was very nice to see more of their relationship. The story was quite realistic and mirrored the normal problems we all go through when trying to figure out where you are in a relationship, and all the new things that come with it. The acting was amazing in my opinion, couldn't fault it at all.

While it was enjoyable, I probably wouldn't re-watch. Also, the soundtrack really starts to grind on you. There are only so many times you can hear the same song before wanting to mute the TV and stab yourself in the ear.
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Swallow the Sun
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6 hours ago
6 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I am writing this review after watching this drama for the third time. And every time I re-watched this drama, I have rated it a little bit higher. Yes, the story isn't exactly original or unpredictable but I have to admit that it is entertaining.

I have no idea what the budget for this drama was but they must have spend it a bit, especially for the overseas locations. I can't say read more that the actions were done that well but for a Kdrama, it has one of the biggest gun battle scene I've seen in a drama.

Overall, the acting was okay, the story was good but what was exceptional was the OSTs, there were some very memorable ones that stays with you.

I would recommend this drama to anyone who is bored with rom-coms or melodramas and want something with a revenge theme and a lot of action.
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Jang Ok Jung
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16 hours ago
16 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.5
Story was awesome, you will never know what will happen next and will want to watch the next episode fast...

Acting: Yes, they can definitely act... I could feel the angst, and the King's smile, will just melt your heart.

Rewatch Value: well, I won't it is just that I like watching over and over again happy and light dramas, this drama is full of heavy emotions.

I would have rated it read more higher IF I liked the ending. I am just a sucker of "happy" endings. So, it is worth the watch and painful too (well it was tragic...) so many tragedies in one drama...
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Rich Man, Poor Woman
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19 hours ago
19 hours ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
I kept putting off this drama because of the title- "Rich man, Poor woman" really?! But after going on a Oguri Shun binge I decided I may as well give it a go.
The first episode didn't draw me in, but I never give up watching something when I've only seen the first ep, be in English or Japanese. I'm so happy I kept on because I LOVED this!! Hyuga Toru can read more be the rich man to this poor woman any day.

The story isn't original: a rich, arrogant, attractive business man hires a poor clumsy woman to work for him. Sounds basic and dull, but it's the opposite. I found myself staying up till 4am binge watching episode after episode, I just couldn't look away. The acting was flawless, I am already a big Oguri fan but will have to add Ishihara Satomi to my list! She was amazing and so beautiful, I will be checking out more of her work now. Also- her characters style is on point, I found myself super envious over all her outfits.

I loved the music, found myself singing along on more than one occasion. I will be buying this on DVD to re-watch soon. This is a must watch for any romantic comedy fan. Now I'm off to watch the New York special!
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Autumn's Concerto
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21 hours ago
21 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
My kid introduced me to Korean Dramas, and my life was never the same again. I could not get enough, not to mention nothing gets done in my house anymore, but I digress. I am another one of those swear by Korean Dramas until I drop. However, because of Arron Yan, I checked out Taiwanese Dramas, and boy I did not know what I was missing. I watched Autumn's Concerto after another read more Xtreme must see Drama, FATED TO LOVE YOU. When you watch a quality drama like Autumn's Concerto, I, as a U.S. tv viewer, wonder why do I bother watching any of the garbage they now have in the states. Autumn's Concerto, sent me into such a roller coaster ride of high and low emotions. The story is basically a fated pair of star crossed lovers from extreme wealth and poor backgrounds. Drama had typical tyrannical mother-in-law, self-sacrificing but very frustrating to watch main female lead and HOT, Alpha, Gorgeous male lead. Bonus is the cutest and sweetest little child actor, you will ever meet. He was absolutely adorable!!! Drama will put you through the ringer of lots of crying moments, but I promise you a happy ending. Nuff said, Just watch it, Highly Recommend.
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Last Cinderella
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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21 hours ago
21 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Woah I'm so happy with the end ! I started it for Haruma but the story kept me watching. Haruma is so cute and the main actress is really funny.
And thanks god they have REAL kisses !!! >_<
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The Road Home
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22 hours ago
22 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
An extraordinary movie that sums up the courage of a middle cast woman who under goes the lamentable circumstances in a world where 'justice' and 'humanity' are just dictionnary entries.. The movie is bit long but it is not at all boring since every scene contributes to the climax of the story. 'The Road Home' is based on a true story, so it is a perfect portrait of the world as it read more is. A must watch for everyone who got the courage and the will to open the eyes to see the real face of this materialistic world,
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All About My Wife
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I was looking forward to watching this movie. I had heard it was one of the bigger hits in Korea so I had high expectations. In the end, it was a silly little look at marriage and the various stages of relationships.

The film relies a great deal on gimmicky and a slightly crude type of humor instead of what I considered funny and clever dialogue between the characters. There were several read more amusing moments between Jung In and Doo Hyun that were easy to relate to. When couples are together for any length of time their barriers disappear and modesty gets pushed aside. These scenes, though a bit over the top, were also realistic and I understood some of the difficulties they were facing. I felt for Jung In as a frustrated housewife and for Doo Hyun as a disappointed husband.

The story is predictable. There are quirky scenes and entertaining antics but one the biggest details I noticed was the growth of Jung In as an independent woman. The other characters seemed to revolve around her and served more as a backdrop to her story than having their own identities. The out of touch and obviously clueless husband Doo Hyun had his own journey and realizations but it didn't grab me as much as Jung In's.

I found part of the movie very telling of cultural perceptions of a woman’s role in society. Whether women are housewives, mothers or work outside the home is often strongly judged by other people. Opinionated and straightforward women can come across as threatening to those around them. Jung In is one of these women. While this plot was used for some laughs, it also felt too serious and out of place in what I thought was supposed to be a wacky comedy.

It was interesting to watch Ryu Seung Ryong as Sung Ki, the Casanova. On one hand, he was portrayed as a depressed and tortured soul but on the other hand he seemed overly cartoonish and ridiculous. It was difficult to take anything his character did seriously, even when I think I was supposed to. Ryu Seung Ryong did have a deadpan look I found humorous. One of his funnier moments was after a scene that mimicked a famous sequence from one of Patrick Swayze's most beloved films here in America. I enjoyed seeing that particular Hollywood reference.

Even though this was supposed to be a comedy, the comedic scenes felt disjointed and did not flow well. I felt as if I wasn't getting all the play on words or meanings intended. This may have been due to translation or maybe I just have an off sense of humor and couldn't relate. The bottom line, not all jokes are universally funny. I found the beginning amusing, the middle a bit jumbled and the end a little somber and slow. Overall, whether it was funny or not, I enjoyed watching two people revisit their relationship and what made them fall in love in the first place.
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ToGetHer
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I actually loved this drama, and it surprises me its rating is so mediocre.

As everyone says, the story is nothing new: huge star falls for normal girl. I actually like that kind of cliché story, but have seen many, many of those types of stories go wrong. But the story isn't whant made me love this drama, it was the characters. They were so very relatable! I keep reading the acting read more was poor, that there was no chemistry... I don't understand that at all!

Chen Momo was an usual character being so consistently quiet (yes, consistently, because there are so many dramas that feature "shy" female leads that lose their "shyness" by the middle of the drama), but I loved her for being so stable and upright. I appreciated that the drama wasn't about her overcoming her shyness, because it's not a flaw -- she talked when she felt the need to, and with the people she wanted to talk to. Simple. Unlike what many people say, I actually thought her character was strong, but not in the loud way a lot of korean female leads are, for example. I also thought she was really cute, with her kinda dorky hairdo, long skirts and fun t-shirts.

I adored Mars too, because he was so kind to Momo. He's the talkative/annoying/superficial/arrogant type with most people, but with her he was always gentle, attentive, sincere, caring... I loved that he was very protective of her, but not in a macho way, because she supports him just as much. He loses his popularity, and because of this becomes quite vulnerable at times, which is why he touched me so much.

As for the music, I loved the song Mars writes during the drama (you'll hear it at the end), it's so sweet!
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It's Okay, That's Love
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Hello everyone on Mydramalist =) This is the first time I'm writing a review so I hope you guys enjoy it.

This drama is one of the best dramas I've ever watched!! I've watched so many dramas in my life but this one has a special spot in my heart. To start off with there are amazing actors, an amazing plot and amazing background music. However, this drama is so special because read more it doesn't just talk about "the chase". It talks about real relationships that take effort and require sacrifices. It talks about flawed people coming together and realizing that it's okay to have flaws because at the end of the day, we're all imperfect.

Another reason why this drama is awesome is not only because the main couple have amazing chemistry, but also that the other characters were equally good and I was intrigued by each of their stories. When I started watching this drama, I only read the synopsis so I thought it was a typical lighthearted love story. During the first episode, I already knew that this was going to be different. The heroine isn't your typical sweet, obedient heroine. She is feisty and confident and she has her own opinions that aren't easily swayed.

Lastly, this drama is more than just a drama. It's not something you watch for fun and pleasure. This drama really makes you think about your life and how you interact with the people around you. It reminds us to step up and not allow others to be ostracized in our society. I want to applaud the writer for tackling mental illness because it is such a hard topic to talk about but he really wanted to change Korean's views on people who struggle with mental illnesses and he wanted people to become more open-minded. In my opinion he succeeded in challenging us to not judge a book by it's cover. This drama is really in alignment with my personal view that as humans we were created to have deep relationships with one other and support each other.

Thank you so much for reading this review and I sincerely hope that you enjoy this drama as much as I did =)
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Love On-Air
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
It was actually pretty decent movie, had a few sniffles with the radio segment. Jung jin is very handsome though there are no romance scenes going on, just his presence and the way he looks at shin ah makes u feel giddy. Its a good pass time show and it has some humor.
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The King and I
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
I love this drama! The story is engaging, each episode! It was hard to find a place to watch, I believe that is why many have not had the opportunity to see. Well let's talk about this drama.

For people who already watch period dramas, know that the best known stories usually involve the Monarchy, the Court and the Commoners. But this tells us a little about how the Department of Eunuchs, read more since when are chosen in childhood, to the highest title of Head of the Eunuchs. This is very interesting, because there are few dramas that show the importance of this class to the Monarchy. It also show a bit on the hierarchy of the court ladies, responsible for serving the Royal Family.

This drama is based on the stories of King Yejong, eighth of Korea, King Seongjong, ninth king of Korea, grandson of King Sejo and King Yeonsangun, tenth king of Korea (considered the worst tyrant of the Joseon Dynasty). Despite the plot change a little, still follows very faithful to the real story. It involves a strong friendship with childhood Chun Dong (later Kim Cheo Sun) and Yoon So Hwa. Thus we see the story develop. Thus it can be seen how power is something that seduces all around. As the fight to survive inside the palace is difficult and no one is free from being framed.

What I liked most of this production, was how they treated each character. All had their importance from beginning to end. Only I know how I cried during episodes. As care of certain details, leaving even more faithful to the historical literature.
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Daddy Long Legs
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
This movie has been on my watch list for a while so decided to watch it tonight, I had zero background on the movie or the meaning of Daddy Long Legs. I enjoyed the movie, there are some slow parts but it is worth going through those parts for the end.
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Boys Over Flowers
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
This drama is the best of all times.
The cast are most cuttes of all times.
The theme song goes with this drama is the BEST.
I until now keeps on rewatch this drama.
All in All Boys over flower is the BEST.
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Mahoro Ekimae Tada Benriken
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
*This review is written from a point of view of somebody who watched the drama first*

It is heavy, but it has the wit. It is gloomy but it doesn't overwhelm, to say in short.

The story is pretty much what can be expected when it revolves around benriya, this specific job brings some troubling individuals into the picture, as much must be expected when you plan to turn it on.
As read more the movie show the beginnings of collaboration between the two leads there is as much private issues explained as typical, for benriya, story line. The movie is unusually even when it comes to the tempo, but not as when it comes to emotions. However well written, it is in itself not as captivating as the drama as well as not as captivating with the drama.

Cast: One could prise both mains as long as the movie goes on and many hours after. The characters reveal all the issues so amazingly fixedly, there there is no space for it to be acted better. The differences between Gyouten and Tada are definitely one of the most captivating things here.
Still it would be unfair not to mention the supporting cast: there is no single act that would ruin this issue, it might be easily one of the best fitted cast.

Music is as good as it is required, however noticeable it never goes to the first picture what makes it less melodramatical, as well as not as dynamic as it would have potential to.

Some might find it slow, nevertheless there are movies that need to be, it's better than when it was rushed. Anyway, there's lots of space for reflection as well as for laugh, which makes it unusual, perhaps slightly differently that the drama is.
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