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Boys Over Flowers
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2 hours ago
2 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Boys Over Flowers was my first drama ever. When I stumbled upon it I was intrigued with the plot. However once I began watching it was opening the door to a holy land of happiness. The interaction between the F4 was superb.

I will say that this drama also produced one after my all time favorite OTP couples. Even 8 years later I am able to delve back into this drama and read more be entertained. However no matter how much I love it a couple things do bother me.

1. Jan Di can be a bit much at times. For a new drama fan she may be a turn off at some points in the show. I promise though if you get through it this becomes the gateway to drama land.

2. While I liked the ost I will be happy not to have "Almost Paradise" stuck in my head for days.

Overall this drama gets an 8/10 and should be a staple in any new drama fans list.
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4 hours ago
4 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
What She Put On the Table is a mini series inspired by Taiwanese TV chef Fu Pei Mei's (fiction) novel, but is also inspired by Fu Pei Mei's own life and recipes.

The series has two timelines, one in present day in which a son goes to check on his grandmother in the hospital (essentially to collect money from her), and one in the 1950s/60s that follows two women, Ah Chun and read more Fu Pei Mei. These two women are drastically different (poor/rich) but their lives come together over a series of events. Each episode is split between the timelines, as the grandmother reminisces people and recipes of the past.

The story was always engaging, had beautiful cinematography, and had consistent pacing throughout. It was more on the slow-paced side, but that's also just the reality with Q series and nearly 1.5 hour long episodes. None of the characters were perfect, but each of them relatable. I thought the characters' diversity of backgrounds and interests reflected Taiwan's society from that time - a clash of old immigrants from Guangdong, new immigrants from Beijing, KMT soldiers, PRC sympathizers/sleeper agents... The back and forth dialogue with Mandarin and Taiwanese can be expected from Q series.

Though the drama was interesting, rewatch value (especially for me, who rarely rewatches dramas) is very low - it's a very well done drama with characters that were sweet but not something addicting.
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The First Half of My Life
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7 hours ago
7 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
It's been a long time I haven't watched such a well written and beautiful drama, and I have to say that "The First Time of My Life" is my fave drama of 2017 so far, such powerful, enriching and sharp dialogues.


This drama deals with serious matters such as divorce, remarriage, single parenthood, family problems and so on, however everything is told in a really peaceful way and it's what makes this read more drama so interesting and appealing in my opinion, I kept thinking and questioning myself about all those issues that are generally hard to talk about and more importantly to handle. I always appreciate when a drama doesn't only give me entertainment but also intellectual nourishments.

Obviously what truly made me love this drama was the deep and powerful friendship between Luo Zi Jun and Tang Jing and also the growth of characters and they all evolved either from bad to good or good to bad, it was truly convicing and realistic.
Regarding Zi Jun/Tang Jing's friendship, I absolutely loved their poised, calm and mature personalities, they truly complement each other, Tang Jing is more emotive and full of pride while Zi Jun is more calm and strict but when they're together, they look so happy, jovial and relaxed. I have to say that Tang Jing left a big impression on me, she's such a true, selfless and sincere friend and she would absolutely do anything for her friend in need, she doesn't care about what others may think , she just does what she thinks is the best for Zi Jun, and always helps her even when she's extremely busy, that's how good she is. Their friendship to me feels so real and friends like Tang Jing are rare, it's just sad she's too proud. And this quote tells how Tang Jing in Zi Jun's heart means everything "I don't know what character or abilities I have that bestowed me such a great friend, who shares my happiness with me, carries my troubles for me. If in this world there are others who I can't be unworthy of, who I can't disappoint, then Tang Jing is certainly the most important one of all", it truly moved me.
Now I'll move on to the characters and I have to say they were all superbly beautifully presented, there are some I disliked obviously and they infuriated me so much but the actors did such an amazing job portraying them, I mostly think of Ling Ling, and JunSheng (though he wasn't really detestable) for example and anyway without them the drama wouldn't be this much stimulating and engaging. I can only praise all of them, I must admit that what got me truly interested in the drama was the atypical synopsis and the title really caught my attention too, but also seeing that Jin Dong was one of the leads was a great plus for me as I do really admire him as an actor, he was outstanding as always but I wasn't too fond of his character "He Han" though He Han is always full of great advice, so smart and rational, and someone we can rely on, but apart from that I didn't feel much for him but still it was another breathtaking performance by Jin Dong. However my revelations with this cast were Yuan Quan and Ma Yi Li and "The First Half of My Life" was my first drama with them and will definitely not be the last. They both played two fascinating characters but Zi Jun is the one that had a bigger impact on me, it was so beautiful seeing the Luo Zi Jun from the beginning who's a naive, frivolous, insecure, vulnerable woman growing into a responsible, independent and calm woman and at that a woman who doesn't show any of her insecurities/shortcomings in front of strangers and what I liked is that she knows how to seperate her private from her professional life. Ma Yi Li was simply mind-blowing as Zi Jun, truly gorgeous, classy and ravishing; such a delight *.*.
I'll briefly mention one character that made me smile a lot, I know that Zi Jun's mother is a little bit too nosy and annoying, I just couldn't help but like her, she's a pure bundle of energy and I think we do need people like her in our life, someone who'll cheer for us and bring only positive energy when we are so down, that's why I liked her so so much. The rest of the cast was nice as well, I particularly liked the interactions between Old Zhuo, the Jiang Zi's owner and He Han but I have nothing much to add about the rest, though they all had significant roles.

I won't add much about the drama nor the several topics it deals with as I think it's better to watch to see for yourself but one thing I loved in this drama is the realisation, it's so gorgeous and realistic and I particularly loved the flashbacks in black and white which in my opinion intensify some of the most powerful and touching scenes, the settings and sceneries (aaaw that Jiang Zi restaurant *.*) were also beautiful and I truly enjoy watching these dramas that take place in Shanghai, the views are always stunning.


A drama I fully recommend to everyone even to non Cdrama lovers as it deals with actual topics that might be interesting to others who are looking for something more realistic with a touch of slice of life.

As for the rating to be honest I was really hesitating between an 8.5 and a 9 because eventhough I loved this drama and I consider it to be the best drama of 2017 until now and definitely in my top 3 best Chinese modern dramas I was expecting something a little bit different for the second part of the drama but the ending was so satisfying that I decided to go for a 9 and anyway it was such a great show, seriously I already miss all of them, especially Zi Jun.
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My Only Love Song
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14 hours ago
14 hours ago
  • Overall 4.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
A short drama to watch, that is both funny and romantic, but there isn't much in the plot. The performances were okay, and probably that was the reason why this one didn't flop, as the story was odd and kind of idiotic at some point. But, at least, the drama was entertaining, it had it's funny moments and the romance was okay, as the couple had chemistry. The ending, in addition, as read more a bit of a wrap up and it wasn't as much of a conclusion to the story and that left out many unanswered questions. The constant flash backs, as well, were tiring and boring, making the episodes longer, sure, but not adding anything to the actual story. So, 4 out of 10.
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Bring It On, Ghost
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15 hours ago
15 hours ago
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
i really liked the story so,
cause the main story is the same as (just like heaven) the american movie

but i've to say that there were a huge weak point at this drama ,
it was the several ghosts side stories which distract u alot from the main story & made the drama a little boring
they put it just to fill the drama

we already knew that (Ok Taec ) read more is a ghost hunter so y repeating the events with side stories doesn't serve the drama at all from my point of view

it would be much better if they made that ghosts stories related to main leads or give
(Ok Taec ) & (Kim So) a hint or help about their past lives or just reducing the no of ep.

& i saw also that lee david & kang lee over acting i knew that these r their roles but it turned from being funny to absurdity

two things provoked me so cause they were illogical at all

first kim so didn't help ok taec even once in cleaning or preparing food

second how come that a ghost didn't has a place to stay in, COME ON she can stay any where at the most luxurious houses like the president palace ~.~
& how come she can eat or feel hungry or sick or drown or wash her teeth & body or wearing clothes she is just a spirit these things are for bodies not souls

if u could skip these points u'll really enjoy that drama
For me it began to be really interested from ep.11
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1 Litre no Namida
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19 hours ago
19 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Don't be foolled by title... "1 litre of tears" fsss yeah right... more like fuckin bucket!
Seriously you will cry every episode from very first one to the last one. So prepare tons of tissues.
But it's not just "ohh I feel so bad for her type of drama" it makes you think about life and it lets understand atleast a bit what some people going through.

"WHY ME?" I bet many read more people who got this dissease asks themselve this question.
I will not give you an answer. But I definetly got a theory after seing Aya's family and how relations between them were changing in every episode.
Is it enough to justify suffering of innocent girl? I don't think so. But I'm sure she was rewarded in afterlife for her goodnes and hope she gave to so many people she didn't even know.

Very sad but great story. I definetley reccomend it to everyone.


PS: I will not spoiler you anything but one scene in hospital when she reached out her hand... I really was expecting something else to happen there.. oh well maybe it's just me ^^ Let me know if you were dissapointed in that scene too.
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Good Morning Call
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20 hours ago
20 hours ago
  • Overall 2.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I was hoping for funny and cute romance story. Did I really ask too much?

Everything would be ok if not this 0 skill actor who plays Uehara..
I fuckin hate him so much I can't watch this show anymore... I got 6 episodes to go but everytime I see his face I want to turn off TV
Where the fuck did they find this guy?! I understand his character is not read more "nice pretty boy" but his face has 0 expressions.. like WTF all the time the same look. This is really bad actor. Wooden block would play better.

Nao is great! She could play main character in School Rumble. She remindes me of Tenma so much.
Very cute girl and her acting is fine too.

This is first drama I will probably not finish... bleh ;/
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The Bride of Habaek
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22 hours ago
22 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I think as the person who has not been read the manhwa, I literally interested and carried by the story.
The storyline, particularly the character of The Gods are a bit strange, but still enjoyable to watch.

The main characters are having an adorable chemistry. Sometimes I feel that NJH's acting was a little bit weird, but I am still in love with him no matter what :p. SSK's acting was really read more good, natural and has meaningful expression, Idk why there is some people hate her acting, I just couldn't agree with them.
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  • Overall 2.0
  • Story 1.0
  • Acting/Cast 4.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
The story is a usual Thai drama. The disappointing part is it lets the viewers believe a story from the trailer. Had high expectations but as a fan of BL dramas, the strategy of GMM to catch attention is such a disappointment. Will not watch the remaining 2 parts, Monster Romance and the other one.

In terms of acting, only the performance of Non and Chimon stood out. The other actors are read more dull and forgettable.

I applaud the music and scoring. Good job to the composer.

Will I rewatch this? Certainly and definitely not.

To GMM: Don't give false hopes and don't take advantage of fans and then disappoint them in the end.
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  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
The story line is a little bit cheesy, but its a lot better than I thought it was going to be. The BL part is super cute, they characters have a really good chemistry with each other. The actors are really good, they play their parts really well, the only character I would say isn't that good is Peach. Overall the show isn't that bad.
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The First Half of My Life
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
If you love mature romance dramas this is the drama for you. In a world where the pretty and young dominate the romantic aspect The first half of my life stands out. From the cast to the story everything is very adult. Everyone has there own thoughts and opinions and nothing feels too dramatic. This story is one that can happen to anyone and I enjoyed it very much.

Story: All surrounding read more characters in their mid 30's to early 40's. I love how naturally every plot point occurs in the story. Nothing feel forced it doesn't feel like the writers were adding in a lot of filer. The dialogue is everything and a basic conversation between two chracters is always interesting.

(Fair warning the female character is whiny in the beginning but she gets better I promise.)

Acting. Top notch! A1! Everyone in this cast played their chracters to a T. If you've watched Jin Dong in other dramas you know what kind of chracters he gets type cast as. He lectures and gave me surgeon character feels at some point but his execution of his monologues are always great so it didn't deter me from watching the drama. The chemistry ,not just between the female and male lead, but the entire cast can be felt and I really loved it.

Music: Smooth jazz, loved it.

Rewatch: not unless there is a season 2.

Give this drama a try I promise you will enjoy.
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Smiling Pasta
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 5.5
  • Rewatch Value 1.5
I believe that if i have watched this drama 11 years ago, it will make a lot of sense to put higher rating. Songs are lovely, however the tension music is a bit too much of it. The way drama is filmed is good for 2006 and would be quite cool, however i prefer simplicity over spec effects: slow motion. Episodes were too long and things are developing slowly. Drama is full read more or naivety, what i would address more to late 90s.
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
It barely takes any time to fall in love, so why it is a complete torture when it's time we need to say goodbye.- Episode 09h

There are times in life that we are set on the good path. Well, no problem, all your plans in life are smooth sailing. But, how if one day, all the things you think of as right became just the option?

We can teach emotionally to read more choose who we want but can not prevent when and where it will happen.

This series just make a good life lesson: Trust yourself and do what makes you happier. Even if it's not right in the eyes of others, but if that makes you happy, as long as you're not hurt by others, do it. At the end of the day, you're still there, you're still going to be affected by your decision.

The actors / actresses are between 14-25 of age. Almost all of the casts are new on the show business but not obviously the result of this series. They did a great job on portraying their characters especially the lead actors. They might look stupid on screen but it's just because they played your character given to them. Your twists and turns of events, just perfect blend.

Season 2, here I come!. Kudos!
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
So this drama started out as just a bit of fun and it helps that I love Jung Il Woo.

Storywise, it was ok if not a bit predictable. I never took this drama very seriously but it's a nice bubblgum type show. I really like the melo parts and Eun Ha Won's predicatments but some parts seemed to drag on a little bit and I found myself skipping some scenes.

The read more acting was amazing except I found Park So Dam's acting was a bit stiff compared to the others and her character was extremely childish. And I loved Choi Min Sung!

For me, this drama was average but what made this drama deserve a 8.5/10 in my book was the ending. It was perfect, not rushed, and there were no loose ends. And it added more depth to the story overall.

I'd recommend this to someone who just wanted to watch a fun drama with not too many expectations, just you have to stick it out when it gets slow to really appreciate the ending.
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Blood
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 5.5
  • Story 5.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 3.5
  • Rewatch Value 3.5
*sighs*
I started to watch this kdrama just because. But I didn't think this kdrama would make me cry this much. The story is absolutely twisted! Well, what was I expecting? This is a vampire kdrama.
The actors were amazing. I liked the vampire effect, I can't deny it. The main character did it awesome.
I didn't like the story that much, it was really interesting. I was amazed every episode even read more tho it started a bit slow. I was like yawning a few times, then when the action came I was awake again!
It was my first drama about doctors and vampires. It's an odd combination but it was okay.
The OST wasn't bad. I liked two songs, but I expected more.
Overall, actors did it great. 10/10. But the story hurt me and got me confused. I wouldn't rewatch it.
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