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Introduction of the Princess
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  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
STORYLINE: 7.5/10 - CHARACTERS: 8/10
I would have given this drama a higher rating if it weren’t so long.
Poor Ma Fuya constantly manages to find herself in some sort of struggle. The lengths jealous characters try to keep Ma Fuya from gaining power or provide the twists and backstabbing that make this drama worth watching. Despite all, Ma Fuya I bet is comforted by the thought of knowing that she goes read more through life and even manages to convoy the love/ affection from three future rulers. Introduction of the Princess is a drama that follows the path Ma Fuya finds herself when she seeks to avenge her supposed fallen family. As I watched the last few episodes, I caught myself recalling the innocence and lively persona start this drama gave off. Twists, deaths, betrayal and frowned upon love made the finale that more saddening right until the end. The reintroduction of Ma Fuya’s *cough cough* because they return came with enough darkness to pump up the drama that was starting to drag. They provide the fiery edge of your sit feeling right until the end.

The usage of new characters or giving supporting characters more input of the flow of the drama provides ever addictive twist to the storyline which in turn makes you carry on watching more episodes due to the suspense of the path the drama is taking.

ACTING: 9/10
The main actors and actress Ma Fuya, her love interests, mother-in-law and competition portray their character’s emotions believably. I will be checking out Lin Ruby, Mao Zi Jun, Yang Tony and Huo Wallace’s other productions for they stood out the most for me.

MUSIC: 8/10
The songs used fit within the atmosphere of the drama both instrumentally and lyrically.


LIKED: the wine offering scene (episode 37) was the best from the drama. This is because we are able to see into most of the character’s hearts and motives for the throne and Ma Fuya. Each actors’ captivating actions are so relatable for their character that I could not stop smiling despite the evilness of the scene. AMAZING
DISLIKED: As much I was entertained for most of this drama, 44 episodes still felt longwinded especially after the guy I was rotting for died. SPOILER: Furthermore, the whole killing off literally EVERY character left me feeling as if I should not have wasted all that time.

CONCLUSION:
Well if you enjoy a rollercoaster of PARTNER SWAPPING and BETRAYAL, this drama shall truly keep you entertained. Additionally, you should watch this drama if you enjoy genres such as EXILE – POWER – LOVE – ROYALTY – DEATH – MARRIAGE – WAR – CONCUBINES – FAMILY – VENGENCE - GREAT ACTING – PLOT TWISTS – MEDDLING CHARACTERS – BACKSTABBING – FIRST LOVE – DESIRE – LONGING – UNACQUAINTED LOVE – HOPE – SACRIFICE – POISON – SWORDMANSHIP – REVENGE.
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The Producers
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3 hours ago
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  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
It is probably kdrama blasphemy to say this, but I loved Producers more than My Love From Another Star (MLFAS). As with a lot of viewers, I found the first episode of Producers boring and hard to get through, with ep 2 picking up, and the drama capturing me in the long run by ep 3, with the Ye Jin - Jun Mo complicated friendship history.

It IS the winsome foursome cast read more (and characters) that makes this drama. After my disappointment with MLFAS Do Min Joon character, (admittedly he is dreamy) but failed to stretch Kim Soo Hyun's acting prowess. He is simply adorable here as Baek Seung Chan. It is quite similar to his Dream High Sam Dong character, but Kim Soo Hyun managed to incorporate mannerisms that is uniquely Baek Seung Chan. He is the glue that held this drama together.

IU. IU! She really ran away with this one, and the best part of this drama by mile. To think, after the first 2 eps, I was dreading how she will hold up to the 3 other actors, as I was cringing on her apathetic bored scenes. She slowly grew on her character, as her story arc gradually became the most engrossing part of this drama. As opposed to MLFAS Chun Song Yi (who is amazing, btw, don't get me wrong), Cindy didn't need any superhero to keep saving her in times of trouble. I keep waiting for someone to come and save her out of a rut, as kdrama tropes are wont to do, but she didn't need them at all.

Gong Hyo Jin and Cha Tae Hyun. They did get the short end of the stick with their story arcs, esp. Gong Hyo Jin, but it is to the likability of the characters that I was still invested in their friendship story arc by the last episode, and it is rewarding, despite the somewhat rocky path going there.

The villain is great here! MLFAS really failed me with its cartoony villain. By the end, I still didn't understand the killer's motivation. In contrast here, that the situation and motivation is something that is happening right now in our world, and the last scene with the villain is perfectly done.

The weak point of this drama is definitely the love quadrangle which went on and on, one good thing though nobody got malicious, just funny petty jealousy all around. As a fan of k-variety, I also wished for more story on the producer life. It did take a backseat when the love lines got tangled, but it did tie up nicely at the end.

I know the drama did well by me, if after the last scene, I already miss the characters, and didn't want to leave their world.

P.S. Kim Soo Hyun's ng scene of laughing boisterously at Gong Hyo Jin's aegyo drunk act is so funny! Didn't know he can out-laugh Cha Tae Hyun :).
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A Gentleman's Dignity
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4 hours ago
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  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 4.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I really tried to watch this whole thing, but I just couldn't do it. Made through 2.5 episodes, and never returned. I didn't care for storyline, although it's probably a cultural difference.
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Shut Up: Flower Boy Band
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7 hours ago
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  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This was one of my first drama i watched and full in love with it, i have to say i did watch this drama cuzs of Myung soo/L from Infinite at the time i was still getting in to kpop wanna to get into kdrama.

So i check this one out,wan i seen that it was an drama about an rock band and flower boys and just been an teen i knew read more i was going to like this one.

so what i think of The story line was good i did like it but kind wish then waiting a bit more in to the show with what happens to Joo Byung-hee (Lee Min-ki) of i say your be spoiler. But all then that i enjoy kind wish to it was a bit of an longer drama.

The acting/ cast i like alot this is then drama i feel in love with sung Joon hes know one of my fave actors in kdramas and Myungsoo.

Music in this drama was real good i in enjoy all the the songs in this of you want an ost to listen to jaywalking by sung joon one of my fave ost from this drama. and wake up is an good one to.

well i rewatch this drama yes i love to am trying to get my mom to watch this drama with me but we be watch more stuff then kdrama.

So of you thinking about watching this drama i have say go for it it is a bit of an older drama but it really good check it of you haven't at Hope this is good this is my first time doing an review on here.
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My Princess
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8 hours ago
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  • Overall 4.0
  • Story 5.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.5
Main leads are 2 of the biggest stars of Korea, so what went wrong? After a while I could not stand anymore crying from Kim Tae Hee, it became so irritating, so was her indecisiveness. So different than her take charge character in ISIS. Even with the hot lead of Song Seung Hun, could not salvage this drama for me. I was crazy about him after first seeing him as the alfa read more gang leader in WHEN A MAN LOVES. i did not like his character at all in this drama. I was confused with some of the storylines, did not like the writing at all. I really struggled to finish it. Hope they never pick a drama like this again.
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The Producers
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13 hours ago
13 hours ago
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
The Producers is kinda boring. The story isn't interesting and there is no chemistry between the actors. I'm not sure what I am to take away from it. If it weren't for the cast, then I would have dropped it. I really don't have much to say about it.

The acting is good. It is the only thing that kept me watching.

The music is ok.

I will never rewatch this.

I read more only recommend this drama if you like the actors.
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Healer
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15 hours ago
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  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 3.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Hmmm... How to start this?

I had originally planned on starting before it ended airing so i could finish with "everyone else", but Park Min Young and all the spoilers flying around made me hesitate. But I finally got enough courage to watch it and I dramathoned it with all my might. Not because I was hooked and mesmerized but because my "real life" dongsaeng was.

Get your rotten gogumas ready because read more I think a lot won't like what I have to say. And that's ok.

The show, it was... Ok! I'll blame myself for not enjoying it as much as so many others seemed. I expected way too much from it because of all the praise it was receiving from my eonnis and other members and it didn't meet my expectations. I was even bored halfway through it and started to look for other things to do while "watching". So while my sister was excitedly yelling "DID YOU SEE THAT?" or cooing over the "real couple like acting", I was browsing through GR to see what else I could add to my already bloated reading list. Some might think I got bored because I basically just took breaks to sleep, but I once watched a 108 episode drama (it was only 35 minutes per episode, so it would equal like 54 episodes) in around 5 days and it never bored me.

The OST. It is pretty forgettable. I remember hating the music, but don't remember what it sounded like in the least. I, especially, hated the music choice they used for action scenes, it made those less exciting.

The acting. It was good, really good, for the most part. Park Min Young didn't even bother me... that much. And Ji Chang Wook keeps growing on me. Also, there were so many tearjerking moments in this drama, yet I didn't shed one single tear. It was upsetting to say the least. I'm a crybaby when it comes to dramas, yet... What happened? Good acting and touching moments, but I wasn't moved one bit. Well, that's not true. There was one moment that did shake me up a bit, but I still didn't cry.

The drama wasn't bad. If I hadn't fallen for the, I don't want to call it hype... The excitement most other viewers felt, I would have probably enjoyed it more, or maybe I wouldn't have. I'll never know.

I rated it an 8 because the acting wasn't bad, but I still feel I can go lower.
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What Happens to My Family?
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15 hours ago
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  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Ugh... This drama. Why did I love it so much? I started it before it finished airing and I thought it would take me a while to catch up, but in like three days I was already caught up.

The drama wasn't perfect and there were many loopholes, gaps and unexplained/unfinished situations, many of the characters needed to be bitch slapped and some of the couples had no chemistry at all. BUT read more it's one of the few family dramas which actually make justice to the theme and that's what I loved about it.

I liked that while maybe it was extended a bit too much, the changes that came to the characters and the unity wasn't sudden. You could actually see the bridges being mended and the relationship between father and children grow in a genuine way. Once I decided to focus on that, everything else became padding.

Note: I don't rewatch long dramas, except for Empress Ki and King's Daughter.
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The Lover
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15 hours ago
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  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This is joyful drama that will make you laugh a lot. Each couple is unique in their own way and you better go watch this drama and find out right now!! Yet all couples have one thing in common, they are living together without being married. To me, this sounds rather controversial in South Korea since living like that isn't accepted nor the norm - which you also can see in the read more drama. People make a big fuss over two people living happily together without rings. I enjoyed every single epsiode. On the chritical side I felt like it was exaggareted sometimes but besides that the actors did a good job. I enjoyed watching these couples. I'm definitly thinking about re-watching this with my boyfriend.
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Swordsman
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  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I started this in 2013, but like many other Chinese dramas, subs didn't come soon enough and it was put in the back burner for so long that I even forgot I had started it. So the other day when I was "cleaning" (dropping) my on-hold list, I decided to retake it since I had liked the first three episodes I had watched two years ago.

The first 30 or so episodes read more of the drama were highly enjoyable even if I was constantly irked, annoyed, feeling sudden spurts of anger, and frustrated by the actions taken by the characters. But I still had hope that all the nonsense would end. Oh, useless hope...

I love Huo Wallace and feel he's a great actor. He did indeed act well in this drama, but I ended up hating his character in this soooo much. It made no sense that if he was the swordsman, he had no great show downs which ignited my excitement. And he was kind of the village idiot, if you know what I mean. I also came to think he was a player or a hippy. It seems he had a love all philosophy and he practiced it so much, I had no idea who he really loved.

Even if I felt it had been a waste of my time by the time I had reached episode 42, the drama did have wonderful costumes, music, and Huo Wallace. And overall, the acting was decent. If not, you can bet your life savings I would have dropped it.
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Healer
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20 hours ago
20 hours ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Story: I picked up this drama after a short hiatus from all dramas. Needless to say, this was a worthy investment of my time. This is an action-romance drama. The story revolves around what happened one day in 1992 when two men (a reporter and his cameraman) who happened to be best friends died after what had seemed like a routine case chasing after a breaking news involving money laundering in a read more business corporation. No one knew exactly what happened on that day when best friends were said to turn against each other - one murdering the other and then took his own life. It reeked of a big cover-up where evidences and testimonies went missing and all those involved in the case were fired from their jobs, but no one was able to prove it. Twenty-two years later, the children of these men grew - oblivious of their fathers' case but inevitably drawn to the mystery of their fathers' deaths and to each other. Throw in seamless action scenes, strategic pose on high rise buildings by a dashing hero and a brave but traumatised heroine and we get 'Healer'. It is a good storyline told at a comfortable pace. The spattering of comedy scenes here and there and the entertaining interactions and conversations between the characters add to the charm of this drama. The only thing, in my opinion, that could have gotten this drama a perfect 10 for storyline would be a little bit more action (coz I am an action freak!) and a slight re-arrangement of the storyline in the middle so that it will flow more naturally towards the ending (rather than the ending flowing in in the last 2 episodes of the drama). Although the ending did not feel rushed, it could have been entered into with better planning during the middle of the drama.

Acting/Cast: Perfect 10 for cast and acting. Ji Chang-Wook was the perfect 'Healer'. Although I watched his acting in Empress Ki and Smile Donghae, it is his acting in this drama that drew me in to this young actor. I am expecting great things from him in the future.

Music: The OSTs are good - if you are into ballads. I am surprised that they did not have at least 2 or 3 OSTs in this drama with stronger and faster tempos for the action scenes - again, a big giveaway that this drama is more of a romance drama than action. The action just spice things up a little (though not too much in my opinion).

Rewatch value: This drama is an easy re-watch despite it being a 20 episodes' drama. Each episode is interesting and has its' 'moments'.

Overall: I gave this drama 9.5/10. It is just a touch under perfect but still a very worthy drama! If you haven't watch it, you need to start clearing your schedule for 2-3 days, sit down and just marathon it. Trust me, once you start this, you are hooked!
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Coffee Prince
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  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I actually took a break from this drama in the middle of watching because it did drag, but overall this drama is one of my top 15 favourites. To be honest i might just like this drama because Yoon Eun Hye is brilliant in these circumstances with kissing/affectionate scenes.This drama doesn't shy the romance,for example in other dramas, when the actors kiss it doesn't seem like they are enjoying themselves (i just read more call that bad acting), it really looks as if they are forcing the kiss which makes it seems less 'wow' than it should. I also liked the different storyline,I TIRED OF THE SAME STORYLINE AND CHARACTERS.
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That Winter, The Wind Blows
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  • Overall 10
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
This drama doesn't follow the korean drama template. The one here the girl is either stupid or aggressive for no reason. I had my doubts about this drama since the female character was blind, I just thought knowing how kdramas, that the writers was going to abuse her blindness and focus the hole story on how shes hopeless without male lead. this really wasn't the case. if you not sure on whether read more you should watch this just do it, `This drama was so beautifully done, their acting is the best iv seen in all the korean dramas i have watched. This broke off the conventional everything for korean dramas and i hope to see more modern drama like this.
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It's Okay, That's Love
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  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
It's Okay, It's Love is truly a no fault drama.
The story line of this drama isn't something you'd usually find common as it touches on mental illnesses and is based around the hospital, I feel like this drama would be catered towards more mature aged people but i'd really encourage teenagers who might be wanting to understand the concept of mental disorders to watch this. Not only does this drama show read more the harsh realities of mental illnesses but it really teaches you a few things from the perspective of a psychiatrist and the people who have these illnesses. It's okay its love is a really complex story as all characters have a series of problems which they all kind of twist together, and even though in the end they do not fix all these problems completely i think thats what makes the drama so good and realistic.
The story is great in how they piece everything together and every character developed greatly in some way. Although the story is already interesting enough in the first few episodes the plot really starts to pick up and intensify towards the end as the reveal more and more information, I was constantly on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. I remember crying for 3 episodes straight because i felt such impact and shock from the events during the end.
The cast and acting for this drama were perfect, the main characters were portrayed well but i have to give props to Lee Kwangsoo and Jo In-Sung for playing their characters so well and to be able to play a mentally disordered person so effortlessly. Kyungsoo's acting was not seen as much throughout the series but really did make a huge impact on me (the reason for me 3 episode straight crying) I felt the need to just hold him and feel pit on him all the time, i really liked his character best in IOIL.
For music there were NO faults, this OST was probably the best i've heard so far. The songs really enhanced the whole experience of this drama, I've listened to all the songs on the OST including the pure instrument ones and i enjoyed it through out the series.
As for a re-watch value 10/10. I can't really give it any less considering it's my second time already watching this 16 hour drama already! Even if you do re-watch this drama the feelings will still remain to hit you!
BOTTOM LINE, The story is something that will really make you laugh, cry, be mad and think a lot. The cast for this was picked perfectly along with the music choices i really think the director should be given an award. This review didn't give this my feelings towards this drama justice i really recommend you watch this yourself, you won't regret it. 10/10!
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Who Are You: School 2015
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  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
A great drama but with a mediocre story . new talented young actors ( especially kim so hyun ) should be made more interesting story portion ,why le un bi not turn atack to kang so young ? should le eun bi bullying again so young
i think this best drama theme school , but why school 2015 have low ratting in korea? so is popular drama
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