Aftershock
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1 hour ago
1 hour ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Such an amazing movie a must watch. The actors were all amazing get your tissues ready.
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Someone Like You
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5 hours ago
5 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
This was a very interesting drama. I enjoyed it immensely up until a point, after which my interest seriously waned and the drama’s rating dropped a few points in my eyes. But the ending made up for that short period of abysmal-ness, leaving this drama with a solid 8 rating.

The best part of this drama was the characters, especially when combined with the acting. Definitely the star of this whole ride read more was Wang Kingone. His performance as Fang Zhan Cheng outshone all of his co-stars, though I may be a little biased because the character as written is one of my favorite types — someone who’s able to keep calm and in control of their emotions even when everything’s falling apart around them. The character by itself would’ve already scored major points in my book, and Wang Kingone played him excellently throughout the entire drama. Kudos to him.

Ren Lorene on the other hand was kind of a mixed bag of good and not-so-good acting points. But her character wasn’t the most stable, either, so I think she worked the best she could with what she had. Her emotional scenes were for the most part well done and touching, but her... yelling/excited scenes, I guess you could call them, felt a little awkward and overdone. Also, her character didn’t have enough versatility. I get really annoyed with the characters who’re portrayed as saints and can’t do anything wrong just because they are supposedly acting in other people’s interests. You can think you’re doing something for someone else’s sake and still be selfish and in the wrong. I felt her character made some deliberately unwise choices that weren’t fully put in the negative light they should’ve been. And in the end, they were just brushed over because her character is too “good” to deserve any sort of consequences for her actions. I would have also liked to see her having to chase after Fang Zhan Cheng after what she did instead of always having him do all the work to get their relationship back on the right track.

The side characters and romances were pretty interesting and worked into the story in a coherent way as well. I had a fascination with Lee Sean’s character Li Bo Yan for the first half of the drama because he was so bad, yet at the same time so deliciously multi-layered. Points to Lee Sean for not allowing him to be the one-dimensional character he easily could’ve evolved into (though the writing at the end unfortunately ended that wonderment with a firm and unnecessary period on my feelings toward him -.-). Fei-Fei and Yu-An’s story was cute if a bit on the dull side, and Vanessa was a good mature-type character who was very clear-headed and a breath of rational fresh air. Xu Ya Ti I had some issues with because she seemed like a character used mostly for the sake of driving the plot forward when it got caught in its several ruts, but she was okay as a second-lead. A bit too one-dimensional to really strike a cord for any emotional responses, really. At least there were no long, drawn-out love triangles. These characters were very good at sticking to their guns and liking whom they knew they liked and not leading anyone on.

As for the story... well, that’s where my opinion of the drama goes up, down, and weaves around like its perched on a very precarious high cliff that crumbles and cracks with each episode, just waiting to plummet to the ground. When this drama was good, it really was good. It has beautiful scenery, beautiful directing, quotable and thought-provoking speeches, and a refreshing look on how to move on from losing someone dear to you. I liked its pace and its story for the first 16 episodes, I really did. I was about soundly ready to give it a solid 9 before episode 17 rolled around and my opinion fell faster than a baby bird jumping off that cliff and learning to fly. I just... I hated where this drama went. I hated how it felt like they needed to fill these episodes with everything and anything, so they just threw in a hodge-podge of nonsense at the wall and let things stick for as long as they could, then let them fall off the wall never to be mentioned again. The very last dramatic arc in particular left a very bad taste in my mouth and had me looking for anything to divert my attention during those scenes just because I couldn’t stand it. I can’t say what happened without giving major spoilers, but let’s just say it’s something I don’t agree with and think should never happen in drama-land, god forbid it ever happens in real life.

But, nevertheless, the ending more or less makes up for that mess. Like I said, the writers were good about just dropping things that happened like they never took place, so by the last minutes of the final episode, things got back on track and we were back to the storyline that made the drama so memorable and wonderful in the first place — how Fang Zhan Cheng and Chen Yu Xi learnt to find solace in each other’s company to such an extent they could never do without the other. Their chemistry is wonderful, and the scenes where they barely say anything and let their actions — in particular, their eyes — speak for them are just so well done (a large part of those scenes being so good being because of the directing, as well).

Overall, Someone Like You is a good drama. I’d recommend someone who's looking for a 2015 TW-drama to watch to give it a try, because it’s at least better than the other dramas that’ve been showing this season (in my opinion, of course). Especially if you like stories dealing with healing and moving on from tragedy, this is the drama for you. It has a pretty good pace (if a bit slow at times), a good soundtrack (if a bit repetitive at times), and good acting. Oh, and watch the opening credits, too. They really are lovely, and they will give you a feel for how beautiful the drama is shot and how the story lays itself out.
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Hanoi Bride
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8 hours ago
8 hours ago
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Alright, so it's not the best but it's short so it's an easy watch. It felt a bit like a soap opera, exaggerated and unrealistic. I think part of this was due to the fact that it's not very long so they had to get right to the point. I did really enjoy the cast. The story is pretty interesting and the brother dynamic is good. I think you could take this read more mini series and stretch it out (fill in some of the gaps, start the drama with a bit more back story) and it could be really good.
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My Girl
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8 hours ago
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  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
This drama was quite fun. If you want to watch a classic kdrama, this would be a good one to watch. Lee Da Hae is quite humorous and her and Lee Dong Wook performed very well together. Because it's a bit of an older drama, it did come across cheesy at times, but that's also part of its charm. It has many steriotypical drama cliches and some of the "villainous" type characters read more can be very infuriating, but that's to be expected and is nothing new with in comes to romcoms. The sweet romantic moments would melt away the frustrating moments. Lee Joon-gi was the perfect male second lead. His scenes with LDW and their relationship was quite good.
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Scent of a Woman
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8 hours ago
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  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
This is seriously a beautiful drama. It has a lovely warmth to it. I was scared to start it because the synopsis makes it sound really sad (and it is very emotional) but the love story is so beautiful and the characters are a joy to watch. For the most part, the supporting cast was very strong and complemented very well to the main leads.
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Wild Romance
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9 hours ago
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  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
Ok, so the tone of the drama shifts. It starts out light-hearted and fun and somehow turns into a bit of ridiculous, chaotic melodrama but I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it. Even though the story seemed exaggerated and messy, the couple was super cute and I really enjoy them from the beginning until the end of the drama. If you are a Lee Dong Wook fan, I read more think it's definitely worth watching. I also really enjoyed Lee Si-Young. She is a great actress. Her tomboyish role was really fun.
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Partner
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9 hours ago
9 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This really was a fantastic drama. There was a really nice balance between the suspense of the law cases and sweet romantic moments. I really loved the interactions between the main leads. The story line was interesting and progressed well. The light comedic scenes here and there were refreshing since there was also some intense melodrama.
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Boys Over Flowers
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13 hours ago
13 hours ago
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 3.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.5
We all know it's the must see KDrama. But honestly, the plot was too infuriating to continue. I had to physically force myself to watch it. This show would have done a lot better with LESS EPISODES. 12 to 16 episodes would have done it. So much crap happened that was really unnecessary.
Regardless, you do become very intrigued about what happens.
Another problem I had is that the characters were inconsistent. read more Someone who can karate kick like a badass can't fight for herself? Really? Really.
Very disappointing.
F4 is the reason I watched it. Whatever I think of the show, I STILL LOVE F4 WITH ALL MY HEART.
Jan Di can kill herself. Even if she does get better at the end of the show.
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A Frozen Flower
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by mali
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19 hours ago
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  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Wow! I will break this down for those that have not seen this movie yet....Are you looking for a...
ultimate love triangle: check
intense love story: check
explicit love scenes: check
historical setting with more blood and gore than usual: check

For those not willing to bear with the last two....I suggest its not for you, but for those that can overlook the bottom two and are looking for something different but read more intense, definitely one to watch or you may like all of the above. You won't really know until you watch it. :)

Acting- Superb acting from some of the best actors out of korea! This alone got me curious and I definitely have no regrets.
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20 hours ago
20 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
First, I have to say that this movie holds a special place in my heart, since it came out back in 2014, I waited for various months until it was subbed like a crazy stalking woman and I was not disappointed.

The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji is a over the top, too much like an anime, makes you laugh for no reason, kind of movie. It can be very silly and read more if you are not in the mood for nonsense and foolishness, don't watch this movie, you are not gonna like it. But if anything is game, enjoy, i laughed my ass off.

At first look it is just the simple plot of a bad police officer ending up in a undercover mission, how it is in Japan it is obvious on the Yakuza. But what makes this movie different is the take out on the hero journey, from the moment of been chosen for the mission and the process of entering on the yakuza clan. It is just so crazy and unexpected, you never know what it is gonna happen on the next scene. And it gets you, you can't stop watching.

And believe me, there is a song.

My real reason to watch it was because of Ikuta Toma, who is one of my favorite actors in Japan, and it had been years since I last saw him in a comedy. If you know him, you know Hana Kimi and if you watched it you know he is a master of comedy. So when you hear about him staring in a comedy movie, you get excited. And his work in this movie is excepcional, he shows a character that is stupid and cute and a pervert and an innocent at the same time. You can not do anything but laugh.

Apart from Toma other performance I really liked was the yakuza brother, Masaya Hiura. The actor made a great job and the development of the character, it is very well done. Hightlights for the relationship between him em Heiji, for me it was more interesting than the romance betwen Heiji and the police officer Wakagi Junna. It was a bit out of the place and there are scenes that i asked myself what she was doing there, in my opinion they should have done a different pace on the romance, but in the end it served to its proprose.

Other point i want to make is about the fashion and the concept of the movie, it is out of this place. it is gangster funk cartoonish kind of vibe, remembers a lot of animes from the 80's. For me, it gives a nostalgic feelings of my childhood.

Overall it is a pretty outstanding movie and i recommend, it is a great fun. And to watching Toma in comedy is always amazing, makes me miss nakatsu... hum, i want to watch hana kimi again!!!!
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Jumping Girl
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by Ella
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22 hours ago
22 hours ago
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
It's a sweet and short one!
It's nice!!

Plus, Luna is always beautiful and talented Luna!!
And U-kwon is adorable in this drama!!!!!!
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Scent of a Woman
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23 hours ago
23 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
This was the first Korean drama that I ever saw! It will forever hold a special place in my heart...

This one touched your heart and showed you that love is possible in the most unlikely place and with the most unexpected person. This is one of those that gives you hope for love. It shows you that love can truly conquer all, if you just have a little faith in it. read more I'm sorry, I'm a hopeless romantic! That was really mushy and now that I've said that, I can review the drama. Great chemistry! The cast was awesome. My favorite is Uhm Ki Joon's character (Chae Eun Suk). He was such a refreshing reminder that love comes in all forms. i half wanted Kim Sun Ah's character to end up with him. A must see... again and again and again... :)
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Secret Garden
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24 hours ago
24 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I've seen the lead actors in several different movies/dramas, I think they are very talented performers. This drama was so sweet and endearing, you fell for the characters and wanted to see them happy no matter what. There was great chemistry between all the cast and that is key. When the cast of a drama or movie lacks that chemistry, it will come through in their performance and we (the audience) will read more sense that.

Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won lead this all star cast and they delivered! A must see if you haven't already...
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Seonam Girls High School Investigators
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by Ella
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24 hours ago
24 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I loved this show!
No, it isn't typical or remotely normal in the kdrama world, but that's one of the many reasons I liked it so much.

I will say this: get trough the 1st 2 or 3 episodes. When I started watching this show, I really wasn't feeling it! But now it has become a favourite of mine!! So give it a chance!!

Mysteries are my cup of tea, and when read more mixed with comedy: yes yes and yes!
The story is pretty good, the plot makes sense and keeps you wondering trough out most of the drama, which is the point.
Plus, the characters are just adorable! I found myself falling deeper and deeper in love with their flaws and qualities, their funny inside jokes and their interesting ways of looking at everything.

Acting wise, it's wasn't perfect, but it was pretty great!
I need to give a well deserved bow to Jin Ji Hee! She did a great job, specially in the final scenes of the finale (won't spoil, just watch!!), which where definitely a challenge!
And also, Mr. Kim Min Joon! Wow! Just wow!! He was just perfect. Sultry and seductive, yet scary, and even vulnerable, all at once. I've fallen for him at this point! I'm pretty much planning on watching every drama and movie he has been in!!
Still, all of the actors did really nice in my eyes! Kang Min Ah was adorable, smart and wise, Lee Min Ji was messy and explosive, Lee Stephanie was sweet and sexy, Hye Ri was funny, cute and spontaneous... oh, and Han Ye Joon also stood out to me! I didn't think he was brilliant, but he did make me want to see him in a drama again!

Lastly (I promise I'll leave now...), I think the true reason why I loved this drama so much was the relationship between the girls in the group. Their friendship is beautiful, crazy and genuine, and that's how it should be!
This kdrama made me want to join the Seonam High School Investigators club...
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The Fatal Encounter
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24 hours ago
24 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
FAN-freaking-TASTIC! The cast, that is all i can say: THE CAST! They were amazing and on point! I recommend this one!
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