Moorim School
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31 minutes ago
31 minutes ago
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
I don't usually write reviews unless the drama has somehow moved me in a way that is powerful but dissatisfying and I can't help but rant about it. This- of course- has been one of those dramas. Overall the plot line wasn't bad and I like the magic that was involved, but I think the drama would have made a MUCH better novel. The main reason I think this way is because read more the acting and directing wasn't the best but there are some other reasons. Anyway, I will just jump into the details now.

Plot: 7/10
I really loved the plot. I think the idea of a magic/ martial arts school hidden out in the forest is actually pretty cool. Not as good as Hogwarts, but I would sign up anyway. The problem here is that the story decided to focus a lot on side characters and drama instead of how awesome and mysterious living in a school in the forest can be. There was so much subplot going on that I often skipped a lot of scenes and even episodes. This was the biggest problem I had with moorim school. I felt like the plot was unfocused and didn't know where it was going most of the time.

Characters: 8/10
My favorite part about this drama was the characters. I started watching this drama for Hongbin because I an a big fan of VIXX but his character kept getting more frustrating. He is actually why I wanted to write a review. I felt that both Chi ang and shi woo had good characterization. especially towards the end. I feel like even though there relationships were frustrating, they were also realistic and detailed. That is the reason I think this would have made a good novel. The characters would have been fleshed out even further and the reader would have been able to see inside their head so see that frustration and the reasoning of how the drama ended how it did. I love the bromance and a book would have been awesome. I would love to see more character interactions like theirs with the winning and losing stuff.

Music: 10/10
Awesome!! Mostly because I love VIXX, but you have to admit Alive really gets the mood going in the fight scenes. There are a lot of other good songs too. I guess I would have liked to hear more songs that don't have singers and have more pretty piano tunes but I really liked it anyway.

Overall I would rate this drama a 7/10. It was good but it could have been better.
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Refresh Man
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3 hours ago
3 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Start : 8.5/10
Middle: 6.5/10
End: 9/10

Ahh 17 weeks and its over! *sad face* Refresh Man was the first Taiwanese drama I watched, and I’ve got to say, I loved every moment of it! (except for the one episode per week, it was terrible!!) The story was pretty standard, nothing overly excitable but it was still delivered very well and captured my interest majority of the time. The middle did drag read more in my opinion, maybe just after that half way mark but the story picked up towards the end, and it was very suspenseful and left me wondering what was going to happen next! Aaron Yan (so charming ;-;) and Joanne Tseng have great chemistry, the friendship and romance between the two is very cute, overall they played their roles very well, and I look forward to watching more dramas by the two in the future! The rest of the cast also did a solid job, Lene Lai was brilliant, she was probably my favourite character! Refresh Man shows determination and hard work through the characters and their roles, and if you’re new to Taiwanese dramas like I was definitely give this a try, or if you just love romance and business-like themes I hope you will enjoy Refresh Man as much as I did!
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Another Miss Oh
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5 hours ago
5 hours ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This is a story about fate, about love, about overcoming heartache and changing ones fate with the decisions you make. For me, i connected with the story and the characters.
From episode 2 onwards this drama was so engaging and its charm and unique take along with a brilliant cast quickly becomes addictive. Initially you find plain Hae Young to be quite pitiful. You find Do Kyeong to be cold and even read more a little hateful. But as the story unfolds and the push pull between them as well as fate throwing them together you start to care about them as individuals learning to heal and then rooting them as a couple.
Hae Young goes down in K drama history as one of the best female character, not because shes strong or badass but because of her fearless and even shamelessly adorkable way she throws herself wholeheartedly in love. Despite being burn after being dumped a day before her wedding, she promised the next time she will love wholeheartedly. Needless to say wearing ones heart on the sleeves means embarrassment, sometimes disappointment and more heartache. But these are also the qualities that attracted Do Kyung who although initially guilt ridden becomes fascinated and even disarmed by Hae Young's frank and direct nature.
Along with this romance, we have bromance between Do Kyung and bestfriend Jin Sang, Do Kyung and brother Park Hoon and Do Kyung and his sound team workers. All generated good vibes and laughs. Then theres the family love of Hae Young and her wonderful parents who make you cry and feels the warmth of family like you've been hugged. Finally you get a second romance of noona Soo Kyung and Jin Sang. So this drama is full of heart.
What further separates this drama is the out of this world chemistry between Hyo Jin and Eric.They share shy smiles, lover's embrace and sweet to sizzling kisses. Most of all they look really comfortable and believable. I enjoy all the simple moments of them together like walks on the beach, cuddle in front of the tv watch movies and cooking for each other. Theres some cheesiness but it wasnt too bad.
By the end of this drama i still have the warm fuzzies. The biggest take away message is to live with no regrets, like today is your last day. The impeding death visions allowed Do Kyung to open up and learn to love. His character has the most growth.
Honestly after episode 11 and the extension decision, the drama did lose some of its groove and spark. But episode 17 and 18 really lifts it back up along with my spirits.

In terms of ost theres quite a few tracks that are memorable, touching and suit the scenes.
In terms of picture this drama had some of the most beautiful cinematography. Spring is captured in full beauty.
In terms of sound because Do Kyeong is a sound director (what an awesome job) it also makes me appreciate that element.
In terms of clothing, i thought Hae Young's wardrobe kept improving. And like she says love makes her prettier.
In terms of hair, finally Do kyung gel up his hair in the last scene. He looks hotter that way instead of bangs

Rewatch value is high and thats a big plus in my book since i seldom rewatch but theres too many wonderful scenes in this drama. The plot is not without flaws and the characters aren't perfect but then is life ever perfect. This drama just push alot of the right buttons for me. Its a matter of taste but to me theres really a good balance of many things but still emphasizing the beauty of love. Sometimes its that simple: make your loved ones happyn and you are happy.
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You Who Came from the Stars
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7 hours ago
7 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
I had mixed emotions about it first because the plot wasn't too convincing but kept on watching and it goypt my tears and it became an unforgettable drama .#REASONS.WHY.I.CONTINUE.WATCHING.K-DRAMAS.????????
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Bakuman.
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12 hours ago
12 hours ago
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 1.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I'm thankful that this atleast got a movie adaptation because I want whats best for the series obviously but this was way too rushed NEVER EVER try to cram a 3 season series into a movie because this will be the outcome. If you were to see just this movie and not have read the anime or manga you'd be confused as to what's even going on. This was more mean't for read more a drama series rather than a movie in my opinion. I also hate the changes made to Niizuma and Mashiro they seemed like your average douchebags you'd encounter in school compared to the Niizuma and Mashiro in the anime and manga version. But if your a big fan of Bakuman and want more then this'll be a decent watch I guess.
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Vampire Detective
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12 hours ago
12 hours ago
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
Why I watched it: I kind of like Lee Joon, plus it had a vampire element. It was a win-win, as far as I was concerned.

Was it worth it: I’m still not sure.

What I liked the most: The individual cases were pretty interesting. I also loved Lee Se Young’s character (Han Gyeo Wool). She was a badass hacker. What’s not to love?

What I disliked the most: The vampire aspect, read more sadly, and the directing. Specifically, the order of events. The title is also misleading.

Moment Meter: 0/10 – There were none, essentially.

Other thoughts: At the beginning, I was very confused so I couldn’t get into it. There were GAPING plot holes and it too made no sense. Once the episodes only slightly revolved around the main characters and were mostly about the individual cases, it was a lot better. They filled most of those holes by the end of the drama, but until that point I was mostly annoyed at the confusing vampire-related parts. Like other reviewers, I had no emotion invested in the main story. PRO TIP: Vampires don’t seem to be a shocking thing in the universe that this drama takes place. They are mysterious creatures, but not unheard of. They don’t establish this during the drama, so you’re left to fend for your already-confused self. You’re welcome.

Conclusion: You really have to trudge your way through the first 3 or 4 episodes before things start making any sense, but after that it’s smooth sailing and, dare I say, actually pretty good.
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D-Day
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13 hours ago
13 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
First let me say that Lee Kyeong Yeong is one of my favorite villains of all time. No one can write a meanie quite like a K-drama writer. This cast was solid. Veteran actors, and actors I haven't seen in a long time both came together to deliver a fresh drama that was just that...dramatic. I've never seen this concept before in K-dramas, so I was thrilled with it.

The characters were read more robust, and flowed back and forth between good and evil very smoothly. There were some epically sad moments that tear you heart out as well as some thoroughly evil moment that tear your hair out!

I recommend this drama for anyone who is looking for a new plot, truly...deeply evil characters, and the idea that hope can change the world. Also recommend it for anyone who loves Kim Sang Ho. His performance was stellar.
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Last
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13 hours ago
13 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
What a great drama. The casting was perfect. All of the actors did a fantastic job. There was a lot of action, and the story allowed you to experience both sympathy and anger. Park Won Sang is lovable. The story really challenges your ideas about loyalty, and what's right versus wrong.

There is nothing pretty about this drama. It is dirty and probably smelly. There is action until the very last moment. read more One thing to prepare for, at the end of this drama you will desperately want yourself a Mantis. You'll know what I mean after you've seen it.

Buckle up and enjoy the ride. It's worth it.
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My Amazing Boyfriend
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15 hours ago
15 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I was pleasantly surprised by the show, I didn't expect to love it so much. The lead actor and actress are so cute...they are the cutest on screen couple I have watched so far. I love fantasy and sci fi shows and the concept is somewhat similar to my love from the stars (another one of my favorite dramas) and yet it is totally different from it at the same time. I read more am eagerly waiting for season 2!!!
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City Hunter
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15 hours ago
15 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Best action drama! Everyone acted so well especially Lee Min Ho - my favorite actor. Its a must watch and I recommend this show to everyone.
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My Secret Hotel
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15 hours ago
15 hours ago
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 6.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I wonder why they didn't add comedy as a genre here...had a lots of lol moments
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Love Me if You Dare
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18 hours ago
18 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
Okay, to be honest I was obsessed with this show when it first started airing. the first 12 or so episode are perfect, but the last 4? Absolute shit. Especially the last episode. This show should have stopped sooner. The writing dragged on and the directing made so many pointless scenes. Because of how great it was before the last couple episodes I give it an overall of 8, but the ending read more sucked to much for me.
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Another Miss Oh
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18 hours ago
18 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This is a truly refreshing drama and it is different from most dramas. Lately, there has been this new wave in Korean drama industry and the dramas are starting to slowly evolve onto a new level, dealing with much deeper and harder issues, that were taboo in the old dramas. It's even hard to say what is the main theme of this drama, it's rather a mix of everything: comedy, melodrama, romance, read more some action and a bit of revenge. Along with love problems the drama also deals with past traumas, shows what parents go through because of their children and other stuff that deal with different aspects of life. This is a realistic show that has an ability to tug at your heartstrings.

The story is simple but engaging, at least until the episode 10 or so when it becomes draggy. The 2-episode extension didn't bring anything new to the drama but only stretched it and added to the boring aspects. The director does a great job pinpointing every character's pain and happiness, there is a lot of beautiful scenery and cinematography is superb. But unfortunately, the movie-like aspects soon become boring and slow down the drama a lot. It this was a 10 episode drama it would have deserved 10 points in all aspects but there are too many repetitive scenes and a lot of crying in almost every episode. The first half was amazing and kept me totally hooked, it was hard to wait for the next episodes.

The acting is very good, every part is played well and all characters have their own place.

The ending was a bit disappointing because, even though all characters got their closure, I feel like the two main side characters were pushed aside. They didn't have much screen time during the drama obviously because they were "a thing of the past", but they still played a big role in the main characters' life and would have deserved more. Especially Tae Jin who had truly loved Hae Jin and whom she had loved too, but she often acted like it meant nothing to her. It would have been nice if pretty Hae Young had more to her as well, not through Do Kyung but genuinely to herself. Also, that "revenge" part felt really forced.

All in all, this is a good drama with a very high rewatch value but it's a bit bland and not very memorable. It stands out a but not in a way that you'd remember it forever as one of the most amazing shows. Rather, this is a calm and slow ride, filled with pastel colors and lots of emotions. Slice of life.
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Another Miss Oh
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20 hours ago
20 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
The characters make me empathize so much. I've been crying at least once almost every episode for them. Happy when something good happens and despairing when they are unhappy. Very, very well written and directed ensemble. Nice pacing of what is essentially a none story. The supernatural elements are just a spice to make the story move along and catalyst for emotional development. The visions are few and far between, so you read more tend to forget that this show has supernatural sides.

What should be a "nothing special" TV series, is in fact a very well done drama about people in love, personal relationships and emotional development. Excellent acting, brilliant directing and good paced script. The final episode has the BEST END CREDIT SCENE EVER! ??
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Grey Rainbow
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22 hours ago
22 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
Alright! Gray Rainbow! This review are my thoughts, so that means all of the stuff I wrote here are clearly my own opinion.

Gray Rainbow is about two friends and their journey about love, at first I thought the story was like those stories that starts with friends and as it goes it turns out to be predictable up to the end, but its not, confusing right? the series has more touch read more of reality, why? because it has some moments where you suddenly think of your love story or life experiences you had and when that happens the story will start to get into you it'll make you more interested and excited.

The actors were really good..... and cute. lol. you might hate them but you're surely going to love them anyway.

After watching it, I suddenly felt I want go to Changmai. haha. I don't know maybe because of the temples, nature and many things.

So, why 8.5 for overall rating? you'll know after watching everything. SO that's for you to decide if I rated it too low or too high.

To end, Gray rainbow is a masterpiece and you should watch it you'll be able to learn a thing or two and help me buy DVD. haha. Hope this help and feel free to comment. Don't hate me okay? xoxo
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