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Descendants of the Sun
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5 hours ago
5 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I don't picked my ratings out of nowhere, Descendants of the Sun is one of the greatest Korean drama I've ever watched. The story is just very relatable and heart warming. It gave me a lot of reasons to smile, laugh out loud and cry a bucket of tears. It also taught me a lot about love, friendship, loyalty, responsibility, patience, principles and a whole lot more. I've already watched it for read more the second time around and I am planning to watch it again and again.
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Marry Me, or Not?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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7 hours ago
7 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I mostly watch Kdramas. I pick that one because I needed something new, different and simply a little break from Korean viewing. I am glad I picked this one because now I want to watch more of Taiwanese series from time to time. First of the record... Kdrama directors should really take an example of how kissing should be done. Honestly, right off the start, one thing that drew me to this read more series was super chemistry between main leads, and episode 12 kissing scene - off the roof!!!! Literally, one of the best, if not the best kissing scene I have seen so far in Asian dramas! This was honestly insane! That's how kissing should be done in more of Kdramas - no doubt!
As for the plot of the story, acting, music - it was a good touch. Predictable drama, but worth to watch.
Also, I loved how the revenge, and thinking of both leads grew into a real feeling of love.
I admit, sometimes the lead lady was a bit annoying, she grows on you in time and you understand why as the drama progresses towards the end. At moments the series were funny, you shed a tear from here to there, and you start loving the characters you even did not like before. Everyone did a decent work in this drama.
As for me after watching mostly Kdramas now I think I will shift my viewing to more Tdramas and Cdramas from time to time just because that one was fun to watch :).
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Itazura na Kiss - Love In Tokyo 2
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9 hours ago
9 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
Instead of talking specifically about how endearing the lead couple is, or how the fun and silly plot elicits both squeals of exuberance and laughter, I want to talk about the value of this drama. I think the other reviews sufficiently cover the basic points.

Most of the time (not always), dramas spend an entire season just bringing a shy, hesitant, or resistant couple together. Once all those trials and conflicts have read more been resolved and the couple is ready for their happy ending, the dramas is over; sometimes we get a sneak peek of their future through a time leap. I always wondered why dramas couldn't go on to show the happy lives of couples we've invested so many emotions and late nights binge watching, in. Maybe it was because they thought it would be boring to watch a happy couple, vis-a-vis the exciting and turbulent "are we? or aren't we?" phase of a relationship. I don't know, that's just my speculation, you tell me.

With that in mind, this drama really gave me what I've always wanted and proved that there is a story to be told in happily ever after. While there is no longer that back and forth development, or the anxiety of "will they end up together?" since Irie-kun and Kotoko-chan are already married, there are still a lot of adventures and romance to be had. Silly scenarios, and some more realistic life challenges and disturbances in a marriage, keep the story moving and audiences engaged. Watching the characters develop and grow as individuals and as partners in a marriage was so enjoyable, and really you just never get tired of seeing this pairing together.

I hope we have more dramas like this, that really allow us to journey on with our favourite characters. Moreover, the interplay between Kotoko's loud rambunctious way of expressing her love and Irie's more quiet and discreet expression, makes for all the excitement you need.
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I Remember You
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10 hours ago
10 hours ago
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.5
Very interesting plot and thrills along the way. They deliver the creeps and the justice nicely. And the bad guys you didn't have to wait til the end to be revealed. The ending was both expected and surprised me. I won't go into details but I'm glad to have watch it from episode 1 to 16

The drama to me is more on the bromance/brotherhood. The remember me/you part is not really read more for the romance arc, rather it's the mystery part.

Its not a perfect thriller romantic drama because I did find myself skipping some parts. The acting is on par. I've always love J Na Ra. She's usually doing cutesy character so her character here as a detective is refreshing. And I have to say I love her hair here. So pretty. And as a detective she wears really sensible shoes (sneakers) unlike a previous HK drama where the detective wears fancy stiletto boots. And hello Chun Hee nice to see him on the small screen. I also enjoy Min character, he was both cute and creepy.

What I did not enjoy. Sometimes the flow seems disjointed. Not sure if it was the editing or what. And I get they try to focus on the cases and the mystery of what happen 20 years ago so didn't have as much Ji An and Lee Hyun moments as I wanted. Lee Hyun character needs some warming up to. He starts off as a smart Aleck, know it all, rude and indifferent person. But as he Butts against Ji An and his story unfolds you do warm up to him. I also have to mention poor Ji An she's been attacked so many times I almost lost count. It's interesting to watch and find out the truth but not typical enjoyment cause it's slightly dark. I won't be rewatchin for sure
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Two Weeks
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19 hours ago
19 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
What can i say about this drama? How can i praise it enough?
I will start by saying that this series has one of the most addicting plot that i have ever watched in a show .Ever. It had me on the edge of my seat from the first episode, biting my nails ( not a habit of mine ) wondering what's going to happen next and hoping for Tae San to read more be able to overcome the obstacles and save his daughter. I will continue by referring to the song of the series. The ending piece is just amazing! It gave me goosebumps every time that i heard it and i'm definitely going to add it on my mp3 play list. Now, of course i can not omit the performance of the actors. It was just phenomenal. Everyone were brilliant but i just have to say that Lee Joon Gi acting was just amazing. The man is the epitome of talent. Furthermore, can i just say that he is one of the most pretty males that there are out there? Those eyes...

,So to end my brief review. This drama gets 10/10 from me.
Amazing acting, amazing music, amazing story.
I recommend it to everyone. Just watch it!
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Ode to Joy
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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19 hours ago
19 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
''Ode to Joy'' was certainly my most anticipated drama of the year and for good reasons, I'll briefly explain why.
First and foremost because I have total trust in the production team and actors (Jiang Xin, Liu Tao, Yang Zi, Jing Dong, Zu Feng and so on ...) and well when I read what it would be about I was filled with too much happiness, I mean there's Jiang Xin and she'll read more be a main character I was really overjoyed because of that and this time she could finally shine and show what great outstanding actress she is which I never doubted <3 furthermore I've always wanted to watch a drama about strong friendship between women from different background and ag, to see how their relationship will evolve throughout the drama, in the end I can tell you that it exceeded my expectations, it was more than just friendship, it was sisterhood and a friendship filled with so much love, respect, funny and cute moments. And I have to admit I'm not the biggest fan of Chinese Modern Dramas but now I can definitely say, this one is the best I've seen and among my fave dramas right now.

Of course what made this drama such a wonderful and unique journey is the friendship between all of them : Sheng Mei, An Di, Xiao Xiao, Ying Ying and Guan Guan, how they all get to know, accept, respect and love each other, it was simply beautiful and magical to see, everything feels so genuine, it's like they've known each other since a very long time and were able to confide in one another, joke and do lot of amusing activities together like true friends would do and yeah it did take a little bit of time for at least two of them to open up more and accept the others girls however in the end they were themselves when together, all 5 of them.
Friendship is definitely not what this drama is all about and I love this drama for many other reasons :
-The writing, I was so impressed and since the first second when I saw how the dialogues were so well thought- out, rich and intelligent, I love all those quotes Sheng Mei, An Di and some characters like Lao Tan ( Tan Zong Ming) said, very realistic, deep and sometimes pretty bitter.
-Different genres mixed so well in only one drama such as : friendship, drama, comedy (mostly scenes with Ying Ying and Xiao Xiao), romance, slice of life and also family. This is true that some situations were a bit too unreasonable but overall it was such a refreshing and realistic drama and as a big Slice of Life fan I couldn't resist and and love with all my heart all the characters and their stories, sometimes it felt also too real that I couldn't help but cry (from both sadness and happiness).
-Also love how the writer doesn't only focuse on one or two characters but takes time to develop all of them and shows their own stories, struggles and family problems. Just this is such a pity I still don't know much about Guan Guan and because of that I couldn't relate to her nor her story but it doesn't mean she's not likeable and that I didn't like her.

I really have too much love for this drama that will be hard to explain with words but anyway I'll try to convey my thoughts and affection for Ode to Joy without being too subjective. You know since the very first ep I already felt attached to Fan Sheng Mei, An Di and Ying Ying, I really love the way they were introduced to us, one is very mature and have such strong opinion about love and life situations, the second one is straightforward and can be very badass as well and the latter so cute and naive but also very foolish at times but I couldn't help but fall for her kindness, gentleness toward other girls. They do really have their own qualities and flaws and that's what make them humane and alive <3
Of course I know If I start talking about all of them it will take me hours so I'll try to make it as short as possible and goes straight to the point.

~If you don't want to know more about the character's personalities you can skip this part~
[Fan Sheng Mei : who's my absolute favorite of the show and the reason is because she's somature, so elegant and classy, strong, independent who only relies on herself to live and survive in a big city like Shanghai, she's particularly pessimistic when it comes to love and relationship between human being but we can only go along with her as she's always stating the awiful truth.
An Di : Smart, quiet, elegant, mostly wears black and white clothes and for like 25 eps it always bugged me a little bit but that's her style :p, discreet about her life and once again for good reasons because it's hard for her opening up to others and trusting them.
Xiao Xiao, the real light of this drama, so eccentric, also sometimes very awkward with others and the words she uses to speak to people and which lead her to be misunderstood in my opinion, this can be both an asset and disadvantage. Anyway she's considerate, adorable and cool, and for that I like her a lot.
Ying Ying : cute, loving, caring, she also has an eccentric side but now in same way as Xiao Xiao, it's more in her behaviour and her cheerful personality.
Guan Guan : She's also a very understanding and compassionate person and always there for Fan Sheng Mei and Ying Ying, she's hardworking too and a bit too shy, has hard time expressing her feelings to others but once she's with her friends she can fully be herself.]

5 unique, interesting and colourful women :p

I'm really impressed to see that those 5 women who are so different can share so much and support each other during hard times, such endearing, caring and loving characters, for me it was impossible not to love and admire them and though I have my personal favorites and I know all of you who watched this drama have your own favorite characters as well for personal reasons and that's what makes Ode to Joy so unforgettable. And yes my fave is definitely Sheng Mei and I love her .

I know need to say a few words about the OST which definitely became one of my all time favorites, I absolutely love all of the songs : I'll post my favorites below. But I won't say more cause I hope people who're gonna watch the drama will discover all of them by themselves and enjoy them the same way I did, and being surprised the way I was too otherwise it would not be fun for you.

My faves :
The ending song : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEmSGIaT4Rg&list=PLlxGEDlRe5WNN-_2n7giCKga4V5YHa8-1 Love
Hui Gu Niang/Cinderella : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fGAWMfO7HQ , definitely my favorite and I love the lyrics, so beautiful and true.
Wo Yao Ni/I Want you : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL_QJkbrCKE&list=PL9ct9xr9-KGQtUXpZDeec-oi5WXSz9oNc&index=8 so punchy and addictive
Pei Ni Zuo Yu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9R4gKWn9W4&amp;amp;list=RDsY6u6NbtTlE&;index=2

It was overall a very great drama as I said above and I just can't wait for the next seasons to see my girls again *0*. Very very recommended as it will definitely bring you lot of smiles, laughter and food for thoughts as well. And I have to say it was really addictive, I still can't believe I completed this show :(.
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School Beauty's Personal Bodyguard
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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22 hours ago
22 hours ago
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
The drama focus on the actor who learn supernatural power since young and was order by his master to take care of a CEO daughter who is still studying in high school. There are many beautiful girls in this drama but the actor actually did not fall in love with any of them but only fantasy been with them. He save the actress and her father few times. Later he came across read more many students with supernatural power and they try to solve some cases and help each other.
The drama story was interesting until episode 15 only, the story changed totally after episode 16. It was so full of supernatural power and unlogic stories that you will no longer interested to continue. Out of a sudden the main actress and her best friend disappear from the story. Regret watching.
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Smile, You
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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23 hours ago
23 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I'm on about episode 34 right now and i love this drama. Though i just have to say Hyun Soo's mother so far is possibly the most annoying, unlikable character i have ever watched in anything. Every time she is on screen i just want to punch my ipad. Apart from that, love it!
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Hwajeong
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24 hours ago
24 hours ago
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
It took me over 6 months after this show was completed for me to finish watching it, and no that is not because it was 50 episodes, its because it became so monotonous.
So many of the things that I really enjoyed about the drama came to an end around episode 15 with still 35 more episodes of almost nothing really important.
There were so many scenes where the main character just read more stared "meaningfully" at the camera, or into space, or at each other.
The main character Princess started off as a strong willful and fun character, but then just fell into this "ugh" phase where all she did was act like every other woman in Joseon. I was so disappointed by her. Over all the acting was sub par and the story just got dragged out more and more. Then the "special armory" people who didn't even have a real role would just show up in a scene sitting and talking to each other like they had so much free time, it was so unrealistic. I really like King Gwanghye and the actor in that role but he is not in it long enough, it would have been really interesting if they had made it more about him than her, and King Injo.
It ends with them trying to pull at some heart strings but it just doesn't work, mostly because by that point I was just irritated with all of the characters I didn't see a reason to care. Over all I would not suggest this drama to anyone.
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Cheongdamdong Alice
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 2.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
This is a case of bad script that no good cast can Savage it. I tried to be generous in my score because I love Moon geun yeong and always appreciate her ability to act and being different to typical k actress.

Back to the drama it started off really well. Initially the romance between se kyung and seung jo was cute. But the writing makes it that it was hard to read more root for se kyung and then somewhere along they abandon the illness part of seung jo which I thought made no sense. The other 2 supporting's cast character was equally uninspiring and doesn't invoke me to care about them either.

So all in all the scriptwriter ruined the drama and Cinderella spin of it. Waste of MGY's acting talent too.
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The Imperial Doctress
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
From someone who has a strong liking for wuxia/guzhuang shows, I didn't really enjoy this drama. I felt that there was little/no chemistry between the lead actors and actress. It took a lot of patience and commitment to finish watching all 50 episodes. Probably because I am a sucker for romance/ lovey-dovey scenes and this drama didn't have a lot of that. And before watching this I just finished another guzhuang drama read more which I really enjoyed (Princess JieYou, its great!!) Nonetheless I must say the plot is rather fine and not too disappointing. I only watched it for Liu Shi Shi. Maybe because I never liked QiYu and never shipped them together so I didn't like it. I would totally ship Ye Xian and YunXian though.
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Healer
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 4.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
Im a kdrama lover. But before I start to watch I'll search first about reviews, if its a great drama if its worth watching whatsoever, and healer was always listed. So i give it a try. And YES ???? It was fantastic, amazing acting plot wise and goooooosh the chemistry ? so so so kilig! i see them both even in my dreams ???? i would give this drama a 10/10. Im read more looking forward for their next drama series ????
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Shinya Shokudo
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Shinya Shokudo sure is a special place. It's a place where you can find gangsters, strippers, gay bar owners, aspiring artists, famous artists, office ladies, manual labour workers, wanderers, students, and even sometimes children, all hanging out in harmony, and all treated the same way, with care, by our Mastà (Master).

I love that most characters are recurring characters in the drama, and don't just disappear after their episode-centric ends. Well some read more of them do, but most return.

Kobayashi Kaoru is effortless in this role. There's something about him that imposes all to behave in his restaurant. He's pretty much fearless. While he does get entangled with people's lives, it's always from a certain, comforting distance, which makes it easy for people to open up to him.

Odagiri Joe's role is the most intriguing addition. He feels like he comes from another time yet fits perfectly in this midnight restaurant with the rest of the loyal customers. His presence adds some sort of mysticism to the whole drama.

Oh and that opening sequence with the lullaby-like song, and its music shapes the drama to make it the most special and endearing to watch.
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Please Come Back, Mister
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
I admit, I started to watch this drama only based on reviews that were high. So I said, why not and the marathon began! .... I kept watching till 8th episode when i kind of was saying to myself, great story line, good acting, funny at times, likable all right but it kind of did not pierce my heart like other dramas did in the past, but I kept watching.... Around the read more 9th episode things started to kind of get to me in a better way, I really enjoyed it more, I liked what I have seen more, I started to be emotional, so I knew that drama is staring to work on me :) From episode 13 up I simply dried my eyes with a lot of tissues. That was it! The drama got me at the end, the last episode was ending and I was saying, hey, I really liked it. It was DIFFERENT, it was WELL DONE and it was fun to watch.
The main leads acted well, OST was great in the drama, and I got a feeling perhaps they will make a season 2 based on the ending too. The plot of the story dealing with life and death was tastefully done, and it was a very different drama plot from what usually is made. That is why these series should be watched by all :)
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Rooftop Prince
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 4.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 3.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
Rooftop Prince is a drama that I have gotten endless recommendations to watch. It's highly rated on MDL not only for the year it came out, but overall on the website. The idea of Joseon prince and some of his faithful subjects being transported to the future, present day, is quite appealing. Especially where he needs the present to solve the murder of his wife in the past.

The story sounds like read more a solid drama. Sadly Rooftop Prince is a drama that couldn't handle being 20 episodes. I'd like to think if the writers had to get it all done in 16 the story would have been cleaner. The first 9 or so episodes do a good job with jokes about the past characters adjusting to the present. The emphasis elevator scene and so on. But if you took out the time travel and such it's not that big of a key element to the drama. Besides some jokes, and then the first and last episodes.

The writers were so focused on putting standard drama tropes and plots in Rooftop Prince that it killed the parts that made the concept so unique.

The characters ended up feeling very hallow. Villains that did things for the sake of being villains. Other dramas at least try to make you see the other side. These villains were despicable because that's what they do. The leads spend so much time getting kicked by them that it's hard to cheer them on, or care. The prince is the standard jerk who can't decide on his feelings, though he is aware that he is leading, and playing with Park Ha. Park Ha is the lead who never truly learns and gets stuck behind the trope of never standing up for herself. She just keeps smiling.

Though I will give credit that Park Ha realizes the kind of man she's fallen for in the prince. He's selfish and will eventually put himself first. As a prince I understand thinking of others is hard for him, and as the drama comes to a close he realizes his mistakes. So points for that.

The side characters are interesting, and the ducklings/stop light boys are so much fun. In fact, if they were more developed I would have gone for one of them as the love interest for Park Ha. Alas, the writers decided that side characters should remain as window trappings only. What a waste.

The music did nothing for me and I don't think it enhanced the drama. I've already forgotten it. And boy I won't be rewatching this one ever.

In the end I understand Rooftop Prince's appeal. Why fans love it. However, I can only see it as a missed opportunity to create a unique drama. Instead all I viewed was a boring show with the same hijinks that other dramas have. The writers were to revved up to put a unique cast, and concept, into a stereotypical roles to keep fans happy. It bums me out that I couldn’t really enjoy this one. But to each their own.
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