My Girl
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8 hours ago
8 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This drama was filled with laughter, sadness, and romance which I love! I loved everything about this drama besides the fact that their love didn't start sooner. I had to wait and wait and by the time it happened, it was almost towards the end. I would have given this drama a 10.

Completely worth watching!
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Rooftop Prince
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9 hours ago
9 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
i heard this drama was good, but I never knew how GOOD it really was. This drama is a MUST SEE, it is that good. The "Fish Out of Water" story line is wonderful and often so Hilarious. The romance between the 2 main actors develop slowly, but it becomes heart melting when it blossoms. You will laugh, you will cry, root for good guys & boo the bad guys. But most read more of all you will have an incredible ride with all the wonderful characters. I highly recommend this drama and I can't wait to rewatch it again & again.
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W no Higeki
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9 hours ago
9 hours ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
STORY: I love the twist ending at the end, it really ties in the theme of the show.
I feel like maybe some people are missing the whole point of the drama. I thought it was great because the end really tied in the whole theme of the show. They added more characters to the show than the original story and I think that just added so much more impact to the read more show when I think about it. The theme is implied in the title, "The Tragedy of Women" Each of the characters (the women) showcase this tragedy. I think that the point was to see how these women's tragedies and suppression. Most people would think to take these women's stories straightforward but the drama shows how complicated the women's lives are. Just my thoughts... I want to read and watch the original now to relate it more to the author's intent.

ACTING/CAST: I don't know too much about acting but I thought the characters were put together in this drama well enough. I liked the way Takei Emi was able to play both characters well enough that even though they are the same person, you can tell them apart because they give off different auras, I mean to say that one is filled with hate and anger while the other is more innocent and naive. It is even more interesting to see how she has to act like the person acting like the other person.
The people at the place where Satsuki works are pretty scary too..

MUSIC: I love the music in this drama. I like how they made a remake of the original W no Higeki song from the original movie. It captured the feel of the recent drama well. I love orchestra and string instruments so the music was very moving. Hirai Ken's Kokuhaku is also really catchy and fits the mischievousness and mystery of the characters as well.

REWATCH VALUE: The way the people talk and the constant movement in the story keeps it interesting and great for me to be able to rewatch as I study Japanese.

I want to give it all tens but I am trying my best to give my most accurate rating.
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Triangle
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14 hours ago
14 hours ago
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
So, this drama is pretty much a typical revenge type drama. I thought with the triangle brother twist that it would be better. The writing and character development is consistent and well done, but I don't think the writer capitalizes on the brothers enough. Maybe this is my own fault because I envisioned a story and ending some what different than what was given. I have a story in my head and read more I'm disappointed because of that rather than the writing itself. Anyway, it has suspense, violence, birth secrets, etc., all typical Korean drama revenge troupes.

I love Kim Jae Joong. I know that there are tons of people that don't think of him as a good actor, but I think he is good. I finished Dr. Jin and this drama just for him. I like it because I feel what he is feeling as Heo Young Dal. Of course, Lee Bum Soo is like a legend in acting and doesn't disappoint as Jang Dong Soo. Im Shi Wan is just too cute. Who cares if he isn't that great an actor. Although, I think he did a passable job as Yoon Yang Ha.

I actually watched this drama because I adore Baek Jin Hee. She is a great actress and I can see her growing into an excellent actress. She played Oh Jung Hee well even though I thought at times she didn't have much to work with.

There are a lot of extra characters in this drama, but I don't think it takes away from anything and that they all did a good job.

The music is good.

I might rewatch this...or at least the parts I liked most.

If you like revenge dramas, then this is one to try.
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Finding Mr. Destiny
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17 hours ago
17 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I absolutely loved everything about this movie. The way it was directed, the story, the actors, the premise, the end, music, cinematography, every single thing. This is the sort of romantic comedy I look for.

The concept for finding your first love again struck a chord with me and made me watch this on a whim. It turned out to be one of the best romantic comedies I've seen. The story was read more so captivating, the characters were so credible and relatable, I just sat through the movie in awe. The story takes a few minutes to settle in, though. You feel as if you're being fed random scenes but it all starts to make sense in about 20 mins max. And you forget about the initial confusion once you get engrossed in the film. The dilemma, the fear of pursuing your first love again has been portrayed amazingly.

Acting skills are not necessarily tested in a romantic comedy movie but the actors need to grasp the characters well and portray their emotions correctly. The lead pair managed to do more than that. They managed to imprint the characters in my memory. Great work by everyone!

The music is quite nice, I especially like the musical portion of the movie, it was really well done and Im Su Jeong did a classy performance!

This is a movie I will be rewatching time and again for sure. It's going down as one of my all time favorites. I just loved the whole feel of the movie and the things I got to learn from it. It's not overly mushy, it's not overly serious or comic either. It's got the perfect blend of everything and I enjoyed every bit of it.

This movie will hold a special part in my heart for a long time, it was such a great experience and moreover it was shot in my city (Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India a.k.a Blue City), all the more reason to cherish it. Worth the watch!
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You're All Surrounded
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17 hours ago
17 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
This. This is it. This drama. This freaking drama is everything I've ever wanted to see. And never in my life did I think that I would end up loving a cop drama. But I did. And I'm so happy I gave this drama a chance because now it's one of my favourites.

The plot is the biggest advantage of this drama. It's a perfect mix of action, suspense, crime, drama, and read more even comedy and romance. What more could you want? And although I admit I got bored sometimes, the boredom didn't last long. There's always something happening in this drama, and numerous plot twists make everything even more exciting, interesting, and fun to watch. The pace of story development is also perfect, thanks to what it's pretty easy to follow the plot without any headaches. The romance between Dae Gu and Su Seon isn't cheesy and immature, so thank God there aren't any cringe worthy moments between those characters.
Seriously, if only more dramas were like that, I'm sure I wouldn't end up hating so many of them.

The cast is really well-chosen, so there's no surprise that the acting is one of the best I've seen so far. There are no awkward facial expressions or gestures, and the actors express the characters' feelings in a good, believable way. Only An Jae Hyeon's acting skills lack sometimes, but most of the time he isn't even that bad. So good job.

All of the main characters are likeable, which is kind of surprising considering that most dramas have many annoying characters. To be honest I was expecting Su Seon to be irritating, as almost every main female leads in dramas are, so imagine my surprise when I didn't end up hating her. And as you can learn from my other reviews, most of the time I hate main female characters. Also, I love how each character is different and special in a way. Thanks to that every character can add something new to the story.

This drama has its little flaws, but they're not very significant. I think the biggest flaw of "You're All Surrounded" is that a few of the last episodes are a little bit of a drag, but fortunately at episode 19 everything goes back to normal.

Overall, even if you don't like cop dramas, I suggest you give this one a chance. "You're All Surrounded" is something fresh, has an actual plot, and doesn't kill viewers with a cheesy romance. Seriously, we need more dramas like this one.
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Classic
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23 hours ago
23 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
There were about 35 minutes left for the movie to get over and I'd already given a rating of 8.5 thinking nothing could redeem the rating now at this point. The scores I've given now after finishing the movie tell a whole different story. This is the magic of the movie. A good movie turned into a beautiful story in a matter of 30 minutes. I'm still holding back tears as I read more type the review.

I began the movie thinking I already had the plot figured out. While watching the movie I still thought that this isn't such a great movie maybe. By the end I was choked up and bawling my eyes out. The story takes such an unexpected turn towards the end that you just never see it coming. It was a beautifully woven tale about the love stories of a mother and daughter. In fact, as far as unrequited love stories go, this has got to be my favorite one. Usually at the end of those, I'm cursing the characters for their foolishness but this time, I was awestruck by the sheer power of sentiments and reality when it comes to loving someone you cannot be with. The strongest part of the movie, as well as the best, is the story.

The actors were all truly amazing. Son Ye Jin is one of my favorite actors and she never fails to impress me. She did a great job playing both the roles and brought credibility to the screen. Jo Seung Woo was brilliant from the first scene he appeared in, you just love the guy by the end. Jo In Sung and Lee Ki Woo had smaller roles but were pretty good in their own respect.

I never usually notice the music in a movie because there's not much time, not much focus on it. But the music of this movie was heartbreaking and heartwarming-ly beautiful. The instrumental theme of the movie made me feel bittersweet, like an unrequited love.

I could definitely watch this movie again but maybe in a little while, not in the near future. I'd like to see it again when the effect of this tie wears off and I need to be reminded that yes not all the love stories get their happy ends but life moves on nevertheless.

A must watch movie for everybody. Steer clear if you don't like too of much emotional hooha. But I'd still recommend it anyway because it's just that brilliant!
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Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
If there is a score 100 for acting, I would definitely give it here. To Eita, Hikari and Kazama. They were OH MY GOD. I see this kind of acting very rarely or should I say almost never. Eita is in my top 10 actors ever but after this role I think he's going up straight to the top, he is truly unbelievable talented actor, expressions he makes, the look in his read more eyes, I felt every single little emotion he felt in this drama, I honestly think that he is not human, I mean it's hard to believe that some actor can do to me the things he has done, that I was hypnotized all the time when he's in the scene. And the chemistry with Hikari, one of the best chemistry I've ever seen in whole drama land although it's not a romance drama, although there's no kisses and some deep physical contact between them, it is a chemistry that is rarely seen. Both of them were brilliant and I can only say that these two must have some other drama together but as a couple. The rest of the cast was great, Kazama as a crazy, psycho brother, he portrayed the twisted guy amazingly, I was mesmerized with his acting.
The story itself is already very sad, dark and depressed and all of those actors just gave the whole drama a big plus with their great acting. And although it is a very tragic and heartbreaking drama it has positive sides, through the whole drama you'll see the constant battle inside the characters whether to forgive or revenge, whether to be good or bad, whether to love or hate...And those words HOPE and LIFE were there all the time with them to remind them to fight and live on. I was crying, I was smiling, I was terrified, I was scared, I was sad and I fell in love. All these emotions has gone through me while watching this drama and in the end it remained the feeling of emptiness because everything was over. I can say this for sure that no doubt Japan has the most heartbreaking, emotional, amazing dramas that nobody in the world has. When they make some drama it is certainly that you're going to be different after watching and that you'll feel the strongest emotions ever. It doesn't matter whether drama is tragic or happy. And that is something that no one else can do. Of course there are exceptions.
As for the music, this is the first drama that I didn't care about the music and that there weren't music almost at all except for that main song.
So in the end I hope that more people will make the time to see this drama because definitely deserves more attention. And for sure you won't regret it. At least I haven't. Nor I will. I can only be grateful for watching this masterpiece.
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One Fine Day
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.5
I only seriously watched this coz of gong yoo only. i love this guy ever since cofee prince. The story is great but the acting was lacking a bit. I could swear haneul is related to son ye jin, they look so much alike. The step bro was creepy and his acting was annoying, the other girl hyo joo was pretty with her red lipstick and she was bearable when it came read more to bitter exes.
One of the few good things about the show was that the secrets were revealed quickly coz of the big mouth james ku, so we dint have to wait till last episodes for the truth. Also there wasnt any melodrama with the news. The aquarium is really beautiful and thd fishes exciting
Gong yo's always been great with expressing emotions and kissing scenes.the kiss scene was not good at all it was like a peck. Anyways gong yo gave the whole show a 7 otherwise the other characters summed up into 6. The ending was just bla
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Odd Perfect Match
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 3.0
  • Story 5.5
  • Acting/Cast 2.0
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
This drama was personally painful to get through for more reasons than one. I decided to watch it because its plot reminded me of In Between, another drama about a novelist whose writing gets intertwined with his love interest and daily life. I like the concept overall and thought I’d give another drama with the same premise a shot, but...

Like any drama, Odd Perfect Match had its good and bad points. read more It’s just unfortunate for this one that its bad points far outweighed the things it did well, like humor. If all this drama focused on was delivering humorous scenes, I would have scored it much higher because when it didn’t take itself seriously and poked fun at the ridiculous situations the nonsensical characters were involved in, it was a joy to watch. Those types of scene are numerous in the first few episodes, but slowly fade away until only one of the supporting couples are left to carry the torch.

This lack of humor is made more evident by the negative aspects of the drama, largely its acting and execution. The story itself is pretty average by drama standards, and if it wasn’t bogged down by actors that sounded and acted like they were merely reciting lines they had rote memorized for a subject they haven’t the slightest interest in, it might actually have had some merit. The worst offender was Chen Shawn who plays the second male lead Ding Hai Mo, but others (Wang Shuan, Wu Maggie, etc.) also suffered from this Robot Syndrome that had me rolling my eyes and zoning out for long stretches of time.

Another fault I have with this drama, as mentioned earlier, is its execution. Basically, almost every character is shaped by their unbelievably tragic pasts filled with all sorts of emotional trauma. The notion that this trauma has stunted their growth is sort of present during the storyline, but mostly it just felt like the writers wanting to use any means possible for the audience to feel sympathy for these one-dimensional characters. Bad things happened in their past, and that’s the scope of their character. The writers thought, I guess, that that’s all we need to go by.

This is kind of redeemed in the last three episodes (by far the best of the drama, if you get that far), in which the characters finally stop acting so robotized, learn how to cry properly, discover they are adults and they do in fact have control of their own lives and decisions, and have massive amounts of character growth that had been missing for the ten or so episodes during which nothing of importance really happened.

Gao Godfrey and Yang Ming Wei were the only actors whose performance was the least bit entertaining/up to standard (and even they fall flat sometimes. Especially in those middle episodes...) All of the female characters are either annoying as a high-pitched whistle is to a dog’s ear, or have the intelligence of a 5-year-old (looking at you Tseng Alice / Huai Zheng -.-). This is just my opinion of course, but I didn’t find any of the characters really likeable in any way, just some were easier to take for long stretches of time than others.

All in all, I would tell anyone to skip this drama unless they are die-hard fans of the main leads (and even then, prepare yourself for some low-quality acting). The story is all right, but it’s executed so poorly that any of its greater points gets lost in the mess of bad acting and monotony. If anything, skip to the last three episodes. Everything that happens then is all you really need to know to get the gist of the story and its, I suppose, reasonably satisfying conclusion. Nothing is left unresolved, at least.
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Triangle
5 of 5 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 really enjoyed this drama (although the first 4 episodes were iffy for me - but they were necessary to see the character development) -
Story: 3 brothers who don't know they are brothers b/c they were separated a long time ago meet again by fate and go through countless things before finding out they are all related - is the basis of this plot-line.
Cast: Kim Jaejoong as Yeong Dal/Dong Cheol read more - the main of the main cast basically lol - he was my favorite character and the reason I started this drama - his character development was the biggest and most impactful during this drama - I loved his story and all the things he got intertwined with along the way - plus his romance was really sweet and nice to see. Lee Bum Soo as Dong Soo - a detective with a temper - through a turn of events finds certain things out and seeks revenge with the help of Yeong Dal. Siwan as Yang Ha - the little jerk of the show basically - raised by a dirty rich guy with no feelings - you could say he has some psychological issues....Jung Hee the girl Yeong Dal loves and the girl that Yang Ha wants - who does she like and how the love story begins - you'll have to see for yourself - I loved her faithful character :) Shin Hye - probably the smartest out of everyone on this drama - she had a habit of figuring things out before others did.
Music: Extraordinary - I loved it to pieces especially Kim Jaejoong's 2 OST songs (I play them all the time)
Re-watch Value: 10/10 I will most definitely re-watch this drama again - I loved it as much as I loved East of Eden <3
Fav. Quotes at the end: "Death is waiting at the end of greed." "If you want to escape life's darkest tunnel, try to love somebody, because great fortune may be awaiting for you." - Yeong Dal/Dong Cheol.
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Ooku: Arikoto Iemitsu Hen
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1 day ago
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  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Where to start... Arikoto historical fiction of Japan shoguns 16-17thcentry. This 10eps drama is hands down one of the most touching, beautiful, and well performed dramas watched in a long time. The story is total reversal of roles: men as concubines, female shoguns, and women as men to survive the tragedy beset the nation. The lead who played Arikoto was graceful, masculine, and humble in his portrayal of complex priest turned shoguns read more conscience. The stand-out was the costumes and body language worn by all players - loved watching Arikotos sublime hands. Music was appropriate and synced with each episode. Just be prepared, for ep10 - get some tissues ready. Would I watch again? Maybe, only due to too many that I must watch...
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Innocent Lilies
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 1.0
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Oh my God, I don't even know what to think or say.

But let's forget for a moment about all the cons, and let's focus on the biggest advantage of this drama which is the plot. Because damn, it seriously had some great potential. I like the idea of a school for witches who want to protect all the bullied girls (Why only girls but not also boys though? Gender equality my butt). read more The plot twist isn't really that unexpected considering that from the very beginning the atmosphere in the White Witch School is kind of fishy and odd. However, I really enjoyed that twist, but to be honest I've always liked such plot twists so I may be a little bit biased here.

Unfortunately, everything gets ruined by the very poor acting, many pervert shots (for example from under a skirt, zooming in on boobs etc.), annoying characters, and the horribly poor production. Also, everything happens definitely too fast, but I assume this drama was meant to be some kind of an experiment. At times it seems that this drama wants to tell us something, something deep even, but it's not really sure how to do it. Oh, and it's really too easy to guess who the mysterious White Witch is.

Overall, in my opinion this is a short experimental drama which lost its potential because of the inefficient and poor production. And it's such a waste because the plot line is pretty interesting.
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King Of Apology
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2 days ago
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  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Nobuo Mizuta's movie 'Apology king' teaches us a very important life lesson in a craziest way possible, that the most serious of problems can be solved by simple empathy.

It's a bizarre movie and it's coming from someone who has seen her share of weird stuffs. Only movie I can draw comparison to would be probably 'Fish Story', that should be enough to prove it's quality. The main character is Mr. Kurojima read more (Brilliant Sado Abe) who's the self employed director of Tokyo Apology Center offering his service to those who fails to make amends. Noriko (Inue Mao, girl can make 240 different scowl face I tell you), his first client of the movie joins him as his secretary and the movie then sets for it's loop hole-ish journey.

If I have to point one wrong in the movie that would be I felt it's a tad too long, specially the final arc. But the wait pays off, real big ;)

If I still fail to drop what you're watching to start this, then listen up: A mash up MV of Verbal, Exile and E girls is in it.

Enjoy.
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S Diary
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
When I read the synopsis for the movie I thought it'd be a typical romantic comedy through and through but most of the movie turned out to be a serious and mellow take on how relationships shape you up.

The story wasn't a novel idea but it was well executed. I loved some of the little bits and pieces of the movie. The characters were realistic and believable. What surprised me the read more most was the end of the movie. I had thought would be the message in the end was completely different than what was actually delivered and I wasn't upset at all. Being someone who knows what Jini went through, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I agreed with the end.

The actors did a splendid job making me believe in their performances and relate to the characters are real people and not just figments of imagination.

I'm really bad at noticing music in a movie unless something stands out especially so forgive me for not being able to really comment in this department.

Despite how much I liked the movie, if I was given a choice to rewatch it, I'd be in two minds. On one hand it gave a realistic view about relationships that was refreshing. On the other hand, I watch rom-coms to escape reality and feel good so I'm not sure if I'd watch it with that mind set.

It's a good movie, something you can pick over at the weekend and watch. Don't watch it with the delusion of being a friends-gathering sort of movie though.
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