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I Hear Your Voice
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  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
REVIEW
I really enjoyed watching this. There's no dull moments here. Even the side characters are powerful contributors to the vibe of the show. I love how they tied all the themes so nicely together. It made the whole drama a coherent piece of art.

Law
Yes, they're clever with the way they use the words. “not guilty” could there ever be sweeter or more evil words?

Romance
I love that the read more love declarations are just followed by, “Now off you go.” That Korean modesty is charming.

RAMBLINGS
Don't like the hero's looks. His face is annoying. I liked the opening fight scene. That was fun. Don't like heroine's attitude. But she's not wide-eyed ditzy, which is refreshing. She's mean. Which is also engaging. Of course the clincher is that the dude can read minds. That makes it interesting.
I'm curious as to how the romance will play out with the blatant age gap.
The cops are so friendly. That's nice.
Another trend, the girl patching up the hero...with cotton buds.
I like that he's already shown his physical dominance earlier on so from now on, it will just be mind games.
I'm glad the exits don't have the malicious corny smile.
I kind of like how she's impressed by Cha.
These poor kids, stuck in class till 9pm!
It's kind of cute that she likes the geeky Cha.
I like that she is feisty but she's not going to necessarily snap in hysterics when someone snaps at her.
This mother is always hysterical.
Hye Seong is so terrible.
Aww, oh dear, nobody wants him and now Hye Seong is being all rejecting.
“I'm going to admit that I was wrong, you idiot!”
And then he smiles, and everything is alright with the world.
This is the cutest love triangle.
Park Soo Ha was really quick to apologise. Why is that so sexy?
This kid is really good at crying.
I think there's a really good depiction of the Asian mother who will beat the child, call the child lousy, but yet be so damn proud of her and believe in her.
I don't know, I get a kick out of others being intimidated by the hero just because he knows how to use body language.
It is a bit amusing to watch Secret Garden and then come back to this and imagining the stiff Cha in leopard print.
The title of Episode 10 is “What's the purpose of searching for a painful memory?” With the music and Park Soo Ha's tentative tone, it's a bullseye.
the bromance between Cha and Yoo Chang is hilarious.
And also coming back to this drama after having a week long break, makes me really appreciate the soundtrack.
Even the way they film his body language is so brilliant.
You've really got to love how they develop the romance.
After he tells her the truth...what an incredible scene. Bravo. Bravo. And the music! Gut-wrenching.
“Let's look into each other's eyes and laugh together.” That is probably the sweetest thing she could say to him. Also, she's just going for it. I love it.
Isn't it weird that the judges are so scared of Lawyer Jang?
This guy is so tough as Lawyer Cha. I honestly, have no trouble going between Secret Garden and this. I completely forgot he was Oska.
Good one. “I'm not asking you to bury the truth, I'm asking you to look at the person first.”
She is stupid, but that look of defiance? She's damn brave too.
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The Three Musketeers
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3 hours ago
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  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
This is a must-watch for Jung Yonghwa fans, and fans of the original story (which I admit I have only read the abridged version several years ago...)

The Story:
There are several drama tropes in here: The Bearded Baddies necessary in historical dramas, the return of the first love, small love triangle, plot to overthrow the king, etc. But I was willing to overlook the tropes because it was such an intense read more drama for only 12 episodes, intense but also keeping very lighthearted moments to ease the tension, mostly thanks to Han Seung Po, or even Dal Hyang's servant Pan Se, but that's for the character section of this review. All in all, i'm on the edge of my seat the entire time, whether we're fighting cheating dumbnuts or solving murders, it's all in a days work for the Three Musketeers.

The Characters:
First, Dal Hyang. A (very handsome) boy with a dream: to join the royal guard and marry his first love. Unfortunately, things don't go completely as planned. But it's such a great growth for Dal Hyang as a character over the course of the show, because he goes from getting petty revenge to actually manning up and maturing to the point where he accepts what happens and moves on, however wistfully. I love his character, and Yonghwa has improved since You're Beautiful. I love seeing him in period outfits, they really suit him. The Three Musketeers were a great group of guys, the friendship between them pure and unquestionable. They each had stories of their own, and their own struggles, strengths, and weaknesses. They were skilled, serious, laugh-out-loud hilarious, and it's all thanks to the actors. There are points here and there I could nitpick, but I don't feel like going down too hard there. Even the side characters had lives of their own, namely Pan Se the servant. He had a great cheerful personality and was loyal to a T.

The music set just the right tone for the scene. Granted I don't remember much since I was so absorbed in the story, but listening back through it again really hits home.

Overall, I loved watching this. Is it in my top 5? No, but it's certainly worth a rewatch when I'm feeling the Yonghwa withdrawal symptoms.
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Down With Love
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4 hours ago
4 hours ago
  • Overall 1.0
  • Story 2.5
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
The actress acted very corny. I didn't finished this series, because I can't take the acting of the girl. Jerry's acting is fine but I can't take the lead actress's acting here!!! I liked the music though.
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Starlit
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4 hours ago
4 hours ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
very nice but very sad story, Acting wise everybody acted well. Just sad that the girl died in the end but Jerry and terri were good in the camera, they have chemistry together. Though sad the story is very good!
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The Hospital
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4 hours ago
4 hours ago
  • Overall 1.0
  • Story 1.5
  • Acting/Cast 4.5
  • Music 2.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
don't like the end of the story! Jerry should have ended with that doctor instead of the ugly woman :(
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Full House Take 2
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5 hours ago
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  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
First of all forget about the first Full House, this drama stands up by itself. The only thing about the two drama that connects them is that the house in both dramas has the same name but besides that they have a different feel and different story. You don't have to watch them in order or anything because the stories are not connected at all. I watched Full house almost two years read more ago and loved it so I was a little weary about watching Full House Take 2 because most sequels don't hold up when compared to the first so I held off watching it. So on a whim I started watching it two days ago and just finished it. I couldn't stop I marathoned it any time I had a free 30 minutes.
The story is simple and for most you can figure out the main couple early in the story but the two main characters are so cute that you can't but continue watching. The middle gets a little too ultra dramatic with a few too many misunderstandings but they finish it off really well.
This drama is an easy quick watch, do not compare it the original and watch it without comparing it to Full House and you will enjoy it.
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My Best Ex-Boyfriend
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5 hours ago
5 hours ago
  • Overall 3.5
  • Story 2.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 1.5
I was waiting for this drama series of Jerry Yan and I got disappointed when I started watching it. His acting was okay but the lead Actress Maggie was so frustrating, no emotion, she was crying without tears and you can't feel her emotion, very obvious that it's scripted when she acts. Tong Liya from Loving Never Forgetting is far more a very good actress than her. The story of that and read more all the characters from that series Loving , Never Forgetting was superb, moral lesson and all BUT this drama series is such disappointing, the kissing scene specially, Maggie was very hesitant when Jerry was kissing her, no intimacy and her treatment with Litang isn't good. The story is redundant. If Tong Liya maybe was the partner of Jerry Yan in this series, maybe the whole thing will be different. You can't see a true love in their relationship, no connection on the screen. It's not believable. The girl needs a lot of acting workshop. Her mother is much better actress than her in this series. She only has a few scenes but the mother is okay, even the girls in the office, but Fancy...I really don't like her acting at all, it should be like when they have a sweet scene together with Litang, you'll feel the sweetness and you will giggle but she doesn't have that magic thing like when Barbie Hsu and Jerry were in Meteor Garden, even Tong Liya's kissing scene in Loving Never Forgetting was very very good, this one with Maggie, it's very lousy, very horrible, even the proposal, I'm expecting more on that scene but she didn't even kiss him after he gave the ring, ridiculous. out of 10 I will give this just 5 star. You will only watch this once and you won't repeat it again. I'm only watching this because of Jerry other than that no more reason to watch this again.
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Loving, Never Forgetting
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5 hours ago
5 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
The best TV Drama Jerry Yan made!!! The story, all the characters, has a lot of moral lesson. This is a MUST SEE!!!
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Oh My Ghost
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19 hours ago
19 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This was the first show I truly enjoyed while it was airing -- so much so that I wrote a "currently watching" article.

Now, with a little distance, I see the flaws in it. This is a drama where the character development was rich and quick, but the plot dragged on too much. That's why I rated the story 7.5, because while the central questions were very intriguing, notably the cause of read more Soon Ae's death, they were only really addressed in the last episodes of the drama. But still, while I felt that on the whole this drama's themes weren't well balanced, the quality was pretty consistent from start to end.

I think this has to do with what really stood out in this drama, which were the characters. Chef Sun Woo, shy Bong Sun, brash Soon Ae, the policeman Sung Jae, Sun Woo's sweet sister Eun Hee, the cool and likeable second female lead Lee So Hyeong, Sun Woo's meddlesome but endearing mother, the reluctantly friendly shaman, Soon Ae's brother and father, and of course the hilarious crew at the restaurant: all these 14 characters were perfectly cast, and it really felt like the director managed to bring out what was special about each one of those actors, down to the more minor roles. Somehow Oh My Ghostess managed create a world of characters that felt very alive, all while keeping a strong focus on the romance between the leads.

The background music blended well with the story, only what was truly nice were the songs sung by the two actors. Park Bo Young's song was especially pretty, and I felt the sweet, slightly melancholic mood of that song matched the drama perfectly: Oh My Ghostess is truly a gentle drama, where one can wholly empathise with the characters because of some hidden flaw, weakness or insecurity -- and this goes from the leads to the villain. Something that touched me was the way this drama sometimes showed the gap there can be between a person's inner life, and the image that person projects exteriorly to other people. Bong Sun was a person with passion that came across as dull, Sun Woo was someone very unsure about himself, but who learned how to appear confident, Soon Ae was a very sensitive and caring person behind her loud antics, Sung Jae was someone deeply troubled with a happy mask, and the list goes on with Joon, the mother, the shaman, Eun Hee...

Despite the blurry romance line for a couple episodes (was it Soon Ae or Bong Sun the chef loved?), it was very touching from the three points of view. It was nice that all characters involved were ultimately respectful of one another other, and never turned petty or jealous. I loved how Sun Woo was so open about his love, not only was it written allover his face but he also expressed it a lot through words, and in the way he touched her so affectionately. Those are definitely scenes I could rewatch over and over. It was also very agreeable to see a drama where the role seemed tailor made for an actor, since there were many references to Park Bo Young's size and many things very specific about her (often in dramas characters just fall in love, but neither one ever talks about specific things about the other person, so to me their love doesn't feel real, but rather like a script with interchangeable actors). The fact that Park Bo Young and Kim Seul Gi were both as short one as the other was also a nice touch, and it made seeing them together quite funny and endearing.

So overall, that the mystery plot could have been more evenly distributed along the show doesn't bother me too much, because I'm much more into character development -- and there sure was a nice collection of very unique characters, as well as a romance that felt like the actors were in love for real. Park Bo Young was of course amazing, as everybody says, Jo Jung Suk was completely charming, and Kim Seul Gi managed to be both comedic and deep.

I definitely think this drama is worth a try, but stay away from it if it's a fast-moving mystery plot you're looking for! In terms of events, this drama is sloooooow (though I do like that)...
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Another Parting
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This carries a simple message: let's live another day.
This isn't about romance.
This is a `don't give up` message.
Period.
The end.

EDIT: What I mean is that this is a special with a simple message. Despite that`s clear as water people mistake it for a full romance drama when rating. First you have to understand what you watched and only then you rate. Now people are giving me thumbs down read more for the same lack of comprehension, I believe.
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I Remember You
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I just finished this one and I gotta give this show an A+++! Starting from the exciting pilot since - as far as I`ve seen - they (pilots) tend to be quite boring. I really don`t get what happens with pilots in Korea, honestly...
Ahem. It was completely well constructed, enticing, well written and carries the right levels of comedy to lighten up the theme. When I first read the synopsis I read more thought this would be another ID crisis show and though the pilot didn`t fully deny my theory I was still excited to see what was truly going to happen.
Another thing I loved about this show is the lack of irrelevant scenes such as the side romance. I really really love how they didn`t give that too much focus or it would spoil the plot imo. Oh... the bromance though.... that was beautiful!
On the other hand... all that soft side of psycho-killers... that`s pretty much scy-fi. However, I won`t judge it for how real it was. The impression we get is that Korean laws are ridiculously weak and don`t work at all if you give it a closer look not only on this drama but many others. I haven`t watched anything where it`s further explored so I can`t say for sure but I can say for sure that the law isn`t that easy around here...
Anyway... the acting wasn`t brilliant by some, the lack of chemistry between them didn`t bother me since it wasn`t important anyway, you won`t see worse cops ever!, everyone seemed to be too willing to forgive serial murders - me included, i must admit... they worked hard on this - but these are minimal flaws compared to how great and entertaining this show was. The actions scenes are very smooth, the supporting cast stole the spotlight with great performances and should I even mention Kyungsoo? Nah... I don`t think it`s necessary. #satansoo was made for this role.
And the OST.... God. It`s flawless! Remember had me shivering.
In the end I was surprised by the events. It wasn`t as I thought and it I was not disappointed though things didn`t go the way I wanted here and there.
I can only hope for a sequel: I still remember you, maybe?
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Boss & Me
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
In contrast to many viewers, I actually didn't really like the first few episodes. Maybe because I'm used to more intense t-dramas, but the beginning felt very bland for me. The story was heartwarming, though, and very realistic. There was no unrealistic plot or elements. The storyline was more or less predictable but I loved how the character development was played out. ShanShan's growth was tremendous throughout the course of the drama. read more She grew from being insecure and a little naive, to a mature, confident woman. Throughout it all, FengTeng supported her. Of course, there's always a antagonist but thankfully it doesn't last that long and I could never fully hate her since she's not evil.

The cast was great. I really liked all of the characters. Most characters were understandable and the drama plays out class differences pretty well. The leads (ShanShan and FengTeng) were just so adorable! They had great chemistry and whenever FengTeng pinched ShanShan's cheek I was like "aww". I actually liked the eating food together scenes a lot because the dishes were pretty common but they made it look delicious!

OST of this drama was just ok. Usually after a drama, I keep humming the songs, but I don't remember any songs right now.

Overall, I would probably re-watch some scenes and maybe re-watch the whole thing if I have time. I recommend this drama if you like a slow romance with lots of character growth and overcoming class differences.
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Someone Like You
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2 days ago
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  • 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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2 days ago
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  • 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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2 days 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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