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God's Gift - 14 Days
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9 hours ago
9 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
I watched this drama when it was aired back in 2014. One of the best dramas. It has everything: Good cast (The actress and actor Lee Bo-Young and Cho Seung-Woo did such an amazing job), the scenography and the cinematography is just splendid and with such detail. Overall one of my favorites.

The story was on point even though I did not like the twist at the end. It was well scripted read more and will repeat it again.
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Aftermath
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10 hours ago
10 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Highly recommended to watch while you find a good drama to get hooked into.

The plot is very interesting, altough there's some thing unanswered questions (highly predictable) its really, really good being a light-drama. :)
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Kill Me, Heal Me
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11 hours ago
11 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
I really liked this drama, although it took me a little while to finish it for several reasons.

I loved the plot and I empathised a lot with the main character. I think it's possible for anyone to relate to his neurotic personality, and with the inner fight we all have sometimes to find balance and happiness, and how the love of someone can make the path smoother.
The story was great: read more moving, well-written, and the series was well directed (that beginning, though), well edited and with high standard production values.

The music provided the right atmosphere in every scene. The single Auditory Hallucination is awesome and it really conveys the feelings of both main characters and their relationship. It's actually like a dialogue between both.

An honourable mention to Ji Sung, who was absolutely fantastic in the portrayal of the different personalities. As for Hwang Jung Eum, I liked her in dramatic scenes, but to be honest I found her a little irritating in the comedic ones.
Park Seo Joon was also fantastic. I really love this boy, he's a very promising young actor.

There is one thing, however, that I didn't like that much: since the writers realised that the character of Ahn Yo Na was being so successful, I have the feeling that some of the scenes in which she appears were just put there, and in my opinion it feels a little out of place, especially in the last episodes. In the beginning, her appearances were really funny, although that personality in particular didn't make much sense, unlike the rest of the characters, but later on it seems the writers just wanted to exploit the chemistry between her and Oh Ri On.

Aside from that, this was one of the best dramas from 2015 and I strongly recommend it.
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Age of Youth
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12 hours ago
12 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Looking for a refreshing drama that is not too long and doesn't have a complicated story and you can relate to it? Then this is perfect for you.

The story revolves around five roommates with different personalities in their twenties and thirties. There's the beauty queen, the talkative one, the introvert, the hardworking and the obsessed one. Each episode tries to follow the story of one girl in particular so that you read more can get a glimpse of her personality and her insecurities. You can relate a lot to all of them, because they were realistic characters who lead a common life that was interesting. It could be a slice of life drama, with every story trying to tell something to the viewer and explore an issue. The writer tried to get deeper into social issues and it was very profound I actually got very emotional at times. And it had a little bit of mystery and suspanse as well, so it wasn't just an analytic piece.

The acting was very good. The actresses and actors in this drama had different ages and some of the couples that were pictured on screen had a big age gap between each other, but it wasn't evident at all because they luckily had a nice chemistry. The five girls actually looked like real roommates, they were very credible in their roles despite they are usually casted as minor characters on dramas of non-cable networks.

The music was nice. There were songs in english as well, and every character or situation seemed to have the right background music. In perfect "Belle Epoque" style, the drama opened with "Rien, je ne regrette rien", which is also the feel of the drama, the age where you should do what you like because these moments won't come back anymore.

If you look for a short drama with simple storyline but unpredictable and deep meaning, start watching this now. It is a rare drama where there is drama but not the over the top type, as it looks very realistic and tries to indulge into hot and sensible themes of the society of today and young people.
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The Best Lee Soon Shin
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21 hours ago
21 hours ago
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 1.0
  • Acting/Cast 4.5
  • Music 4.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Unless you're a super fan of one of these actors, I doubt you'll be able to make it through this show without giving up. Sadly I am a fanatic of Jo Jung Suk and ended up watching the whole thing just so I could cross it off my check list. I think he had less lines than the sister who can't act (but is beautiful). I thought the drama received low ratings read more due to viewers who compared it to their favorites. That being said, I knew this was just going to be something to watch on the side and didn't have high expectations like I would for dramas that make Hallyu stars so I thought it couldn't let me down. Unfortunately, even the little expectations I had fell short. I knew the drama would be dragged out because of the sheer amount of episodes in it, but this was ridiculous. More than half the characters are two-dimensional with no growth (including Jo Jung Suk and IU), and all of the problems are based of misunderstandings that would be resolved if characters simply opened their mouths. The writers are horrendous and many times make characters unlikeable for all the wrong reasons. They're not the type of characters you love to hate but just hate in general. In fact, Song Mi Ryung, Joon Ho, Jin Wook, Chan Mi, Il Do, and In Sung were the only likeable characters (the last four only because the writers didn't give them many lines). The romance was more of a friendship (which I'm kind of glad of because of the age difference) and the comedy was nonexistent. There were no families and the drama was simply because they weren't smart enough to communicate.

The writing is the major problem in this show. Except for the grandma, the oldest sister, and sometimes Soon Shin, the acting wasn't bad. I was a new fan of Lee Mi Sook and was rooting for Mi Ryung. Yoo In Na is one of the best supports you can have (especially in Secret Garden) and even seemed to be the second lead in this drama. The rest of the side characters were quite believable and lively. On the flip side, I'm a fan of IU in Scarlet Heart Ryeo, but boy did she come a long way from how she acted here. Her acting along with the writing made Soon Shim seem like an immature brat with a corrupt view of justice where double standards between her and Song Mi Ryung were okay. She expected the world to be handed to her because she always played the victim and never thought of how others were affected. This mindset actually seemed to be the case for the majority of the characters in the drama, especially the grandmother. It’s a low blow to attack an old lady, and I’m not sure if the director forced her, but the actress playing the grandmother was over the top and annoying to be honest. I usually love little old ladies and find them cute but there was nothing loveable about the way this one was portrayed. It was not a tsundere type of character but a purely hateful one who had the victim syndrome as well. The mother was unreasonably selfish, Yoo Shin’s mother-in-law was selfish, both Joon Ho’s parents were selfish, the little girl was selfish, Joon Ho’s sister was selfish...etc. It’s a feat in itself to finish a drama with these characters.

I had to take about 10 breaks just for the last two episodes. The ending just genuinely sucked (there's really no other word for it, or need to find another word for it or else I might end up putting in more effort than the writers of the show did). It's not like some dramas where you're dissatisfied with the ending because it doesn't go the way you planned. In fact, some dramas that do that are great dramas. It was because the show was uninteresting and did not even attempt to resolve things with reason. No wonder most of the problems stemmed from misunderstandings. The writers didn't even seem to understand anything.

I know I ranted a lot, but I felt it was necessary from the stress of wasting my time on 50 episodes of this show that causes your blood pressure to go up and makes you eat fried chicken and pastries because of the chicken shop and bakery. I would not watch this again nor recommend this show to anyone.
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Fashion King
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22 hours ago
22 hours ago
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 2.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
If it wasn't for the lead actors, this drama would get a 3 or below easily. If you've watched High Kick Through the Roof till the end, you'd understand what to expect with a drama from Shin Se Kyung who decided on the ending of that drama. That's not why this drama would get a score of 3 or below. The drama started off slowly and was suspenseful for about 4 episodes, read more then the pattern of unbelievable repetition set in. It was actually quite surprising in this manner just because just when you'd think that the plot was repeated too many times, they repeated it again.

Fortunately, when a story is written this way, you begin to see the true abilities of an actor and the range of their acting skills in being able to portray the same emotions in different ways. I believed Yoo Ah In was a great actor after seeing him in Sungkyunkwan Scandal in comparison to his real personality which I found to be completely different. In fact, he's the reason I watched this. He's not a bad actor, but after watching this, I found his facial expressions to be somewhat loud and over the top in comparison to Lee Jae Hoon's which gave a stronger impact without being too showy. This suited his character but made it unlikeable as well. Jung Jae Hyuk had one of the worst cases of second lead syndrome I've seen to date. His acting skills pushed him up to one of my top favorite actors ('top' because I have many favorites). As for the two girls, Shin Se Kyung was the same as she was in High Kick Through the Roof and Yu Ri was there. Yu Chae Young and Jang Mi Hee were excellent side actors.

Though some people were disappointed by the ending. I was okay with it (neither impressed nor disappointed). I did not need to know more. I was satisfied knowing it was the end and the the same thing would not repeat again. It took me a little longer to watch but I don't regret it nor think that I will watch it again.

The actors did better than I think most could with what was given to them. I enjoyed the nice scenery in many of the shots. I don't plan on recommending this show to others.
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The Girl Who Sees Scents
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22 hours ago
22 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Nam Gung Min. You will learn this actor's name by the end of the drama if you don't already know it. This drama was entertaining but 90% of this was due to Nam Gung Min and his incredible acting skills that made Kwon Jae Hee come to life. When he's on screen you can't take your eyes off him, and when he's off screen you're left wondering when you'll see him again. read more He's one of the types of villains that you love (not love-to-hate because I can't even remember a moment where I disliked him) and sometimes he's so darn cute acting-wise and looks-wise that you can't tell whether it's a good or bad thing to get kidnapped by him. Many times in the drama I thought people were trying to get kidnapped by him just for this reason. Trust me. I thought I was going crazy, but reading the comments of other people, I came to realize that I was not alone.

As a side note, I'll mention the other actors as well in case you're curious. An honorable mention should go out to Park Jin Joo for being an amazing side actress. Although I was never really bothered by it, many people have commented on Shin Se Kyung's emotionless face when she acts. Compared to her roles in HIgh Kick Through the Roof and Fashion King, Shin Se Kyung has improved quite a bit on this, and somewhat on her laugh. I've seen Yoo Chun in Sungkyunkwan and Rooftop Prince as a lead role but neither really like or detest him. He seems to always just be there but never gives a memorable performance, though I liked him some in variety shows. Unfortunately his comedy in this one sort of annoyed me and both the writing for his character and his acting when carrying the script out made me side with Kwon Jae Hee and dislike him even more. The romance in this drama was something like that of a side-couple in another drama. It's there, you watch it, but you're really waiting for the main character to get back on screen (Kwon Jae Hee). Another reason many seem to side with Kwon Jae Hee is that the writers made the detectives seem stupid. Many times they would just stand around and wait for someone who wasn't even a detective to do all the work while someone was dying. Yeom Mi was the only semi-intelligible one.

That being said, since I gave this drama a high rating, you can see how much Nam Gung Min carried the drama. I didn't plan to watch the whole thing in a couple of days because I thought it would be a weird drama from the title but this is one of the few dramas that you end up marathoning. Yes, some parts with Oh Cho Rim and Choi Moo Guk like the theatrical parts are odd, but the villain makes this drama well worth the watch.
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Oh My Venus
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I've been meaning to write a review for this one for awhile now so here we go.

I really thoroughly enjoyed this drama. While there were predictable plot lines, what I enjoyed the most were all of the character's personalities, particularly both of the main leads'. I give major credit to all the actors on the show for portraying their characters so well. The chemistry was also really great and there were read more so many cute and adorable scenes! (Not just with the main two leads but with their other two friends)

Like with all dramas, there were a few flaws, but I loved how this drama wasn't trying to be anything more than what it was. It had a pretty obvious message and it did justice to that message. I was really inspired throughout it.

I definitely recommend it if you feel like watching something that's fun, yet really inspiring.
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W
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I'm crying my eyes out. Maybe I should have held off on watching the last episode a bit longer. Dear me. Now, it's finally over for me. I truly didn't want it to end. OMG! >w<

One can never have the best of both worlds. There are always choices we have to make. Sometimes choices can be hard and impossible, but we can't run from them all the time. Because of those read more choices we make, whether it's good or bad, we have to live with them and those same choices determine the outcome of our lives.

I can't describe how much I love this drama. The concept was unique. It was very different from the typical norm of Kdramas. The plot, the characters, everything. I love the twists and turns. It was very unpredictable and I loved that about the drama. The twists were unexpected so it was hard to predict what would happen next. Every single character had an important role to play. The actors did phenomenal to make the story believable even though it had delved into supernatural aspect.
I had 4 endings in mind and the writers went with one of them. TBH, if the writers went with a sad, happy or an unconventional ending, I wouldn't have mind at all, since the drama started out with it being unusual.
I'd love to go into more details but that would be considered a spoiler~ Sorry ^.~

The music was ok. There were some songs that I liked that were stuck in my head. ^^

I'll definitely rewatch this again, no doubt about that. :D

I feel like I understood why W ended the way it did. But I wonder what it would be like with alternate endings...?
I was psyched every week for new episodes and every week, let me feeling crazy because the previews left you feeling helpless and you didn't know what would happen. The hype was real. I guess for most people who were watching the drama weekly like I was, were so intrigued and was enjoying W to the max! The ending really did decide if it would continue to be a 10 or be rated lower.
Give W – Two Worlds a chance. This drama is one of a kind and in a league of it's own to me. It might be the same for you. ^^
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Age of Youth
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
WARNING: SPOILER!!!

Disclaimer: If you like very melodramatic and fast-paced dramas, this might not be your cup of tea. Still, give this a try!

This is a feel-good drama that develops each character into a relatable friend. The beauty of slower paced dramas is that you feel as if you're growing with the characters. You grow with the small little details that occur in their day, and most of all, the situations read more each character encounter are generally realistic. Unlike melodramas which have an unrealistic and overdramatic storyline (don't get me wrong, I like them), Age of Youth will find a special place in you. I really like that all five main characters were equally stressed in the storyline; regular dramas seem to only focus on two or three characters max, so this was a nice relief.

If I could change just one thing in this drama, it would be to extend the last episode or add a few more episodes showing how their characters developed a decade into the future. There was this one scene where the five girls were sitting at the kitchen table talking about how they envisioned their lives to be in ten years. How beautiful would it have been seeing a sisterhood reunited years after separation and growth?
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Uncontrollably Fond
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
Basically the story is pretty nice, is not the most original one but has good flow. The only thing I personally add about it is that in some point, there's too many problems or situation that you tend to be desperate as how is going to turn out (precisely for Shin Joon Yeong's condition -Kim Woo Bin-)

About acting skills, most of characters are well developed, even Noh Eul (Suzy). Some people read more seem to criticise her acting skills but Suzy's character is not as demanding in script as Kim Woo Bin's character (although they have both tragic backgrounds)

In the matter of music I loved it. It has a good selection and is very recognisable when you hear it.

About watching it again.. NO. I was really tormented, the story is indeed a huge pile of problems and excruciating moments that I don't want to suffer again. I totally recommend this drama but watch it through only once.

Most of people are very severe with this drama because of the ending. It's not what the majority wanted it to be and I believe it's also the reason why Kim Woo Bin came forward apologising for his choice in doing this drama (which I don't see why he has to, really. I didn't want it to happen either but you deal with it)
I loved the drama.
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Karn La Krang Neung…Nai Hua Jai
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Its a wonderful lakorn
Fahsai is incredibly cute. I fell in-love with her character.
Daniel is handsome and dangerous. Together they look beautiful.
I wish this lakorn was longer
I never skipped any parts.
LOVED the show.
But...


The only reason this lakorn is completely unbelievable
firstly fahsai is dating P'itt for 10 years and she after meet Daniel two days is completely in love with him
Am i the only one read more that found it weird that for a shot person Daniel did not show much emotion but I kind of understood him he was supposed to be this cold hearted Mafia leader but still pain is pain
another thing the episodes were rushed necessary character development for anyone but Fahsai was not included.
Daniel needed a good ass whooping.
We are never told wether daniel is in love with botan or Fahsai her shadow. Daniel never gave botan up the way he was ready to give Fahsai up to chen ming
He never fought for his love.
Daniel was a cold character but i guess it came with his character.
ChenMing was adorable his dimple made me all warm inside.
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Big
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
I really liked this drama! I think the cast was amazing. Gong Yoo acting like he was 18 was really good and fun to watch. The main actress didn't fall in love right away which was good and different. I really recommend this drama. HOWEVER! The ending... Gee, I can't even comment on that. It would be great if it had had two more episodes or something. The ending was awful.
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Arang and the Magistrate
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
When I first read sageuk, ghosts, Lee Jun Ki and Shin Min Ah, I thought what's there not to like??

I wasn't disappointed. Shin Min Ah shone more than ever in this, in my opinion. Even More than Lee Jun Ki. Both made the love story really endearing and not sappy at all.
The cast was great all in all. I particularly liked Kwon Oh Jung and Hwang Bo Ra couple. They read more provided the right comedic relief.
Also Yoo Seung Ho was great as the Jade Emperor, and Kang Moon Young as the magistrate's mother (although she was a bit histrionic at times). Perhaps Yeon Woo Jin was the one I found lamer.
I don't like Han Jung Soo as an actor, but I admit he usually fits the roles he portraits, I guess due to his physique.

I loved the storyline, I guess that's because I love folktales. I love the fact that the plot is inspired by a traditional tale.

The soundtrack is amazing. It reminds me of the epicness of Chuno. I'm planning to download it.

If you're not fond of sageuks, this one is for you. You won't be bothered by all the political hassle you usually find in this type of genre, and it's overall quite entertaining.
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Monster
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3 days ago
3 days ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
OMG...What makes this convoluted, revenge makjang drama get a higher score is the excellent ending. Finally an ending of satisfaction. Also, a great part of the story is that the people that are seeking revenge aren't stupid. The story and characters are all over the place crazy and I loved every minute of it. I admit that this kind of drama isn't for everyone. There are times that it gets so ridiculous read more that I laughed, but there is enough substance to keep me interested. Plus, the character development is very well done.

All of the actors were great. Jeong Bo Seok as Byun Il Jae and Jin Tae Hyun as Do Kwang Woo were just over the top awesomeness as the bad guys. They made this drama fun to watch. I also enjoyed Jo Bo Ah as Do Shin Yeong more than any other character. She was totally cute and funny.

The music is pretty good.

I won't ever rewatch this.

If you like a good revenge makjang, then this is definitely one to watch.
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