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Completed
My Dearest Part 2
14 people found this review helpful
Nov 29, 2023
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

The best Kdrama of 2023, without a doubt ☆✲゚。(((´♡‿♡`+)))。゚✲☆

EPIC MASTERPIECE, PAINFULL AND HISTORICALLY REALISTIC

PLOT: FL, a very beautiful girl, attrrracts the attention of everyone, except that of the man she loves, now married to her best friend. The ML is a mysterious man, and the FL, not knowing what he has done for her, doen't trust him and married a captain. Nevertheless, barbarians invade the territory and the country is now subject to the Qing, a cruel and merciless dynasty in its conquest....
The Qing invade Joseon, to recover soldiers, labor and supplies, in order to overthrow the Ming dynasty & conquer/unite the territory of what will become China.

PROS:
+ Namkoong Min as ML is exceptional. Really !! I knew he was a great actor, but he brings this complex and tormented character to life in a phenomenal way. He IS Jang Hyun ...and he makes us love him.
Without a doubt, one of his greatest roles. (•̀ᴗ•́)و ̑̑

+ Ahn Eun Jin as FL, is also outstanding. She is strong, resilient, smart.

+ the characters are complex, divided between their desires and their responsibilities, tossed around by events. I hate the character of Ryan Eum (played by an excellent actor) whose affection/love for his "big brother" and jealousy are deeply toxic.

+ The series also transcribes the principles, the confucius morality, the values ​​of the time: the different social classes, the (very weak) statuts of women, the little importance of some human lives, etc. It was really a hard time !!

+ The OSTs are now on my playlist,and stay in my head for a long time.

+ The production is excellent: credible and bloody war scenes ; the tensed, heavy atmosphere of these times of war is well rendered; the cinematography is exceptional.

+ The storyline is solid and the historical aspect seems respected. It is a period which has never or rarely (to my knowledge) been brought to the screen.

CONS:
NONE.

=> Don't miss this gem !! ╰(✿´⌣`✿)╯♡

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Crazy Love
14 people found this review helpful
Jun 12, 2022
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

A Masterpiece underated. Don't miss it !! (à consommer sans modération)

This drama came out very discreetly and I discovered it by chance. I watched it for Kim Jae Wook, who is in my eyes one of the most beautiful, talented Korean actors (multi-talented, although in this series, he even agrees to sing badly :) and who knows how to select his roles (which is far from being the case for all Korean stars).

How did it to pass under the radar??? It is an almost perfect masterpiece! After a "16 hours drama marathon", it entered directly into my ALL TIMES TOP 10 of KDramas...

ACTING:
One of the best roles of ❤❤❤ ❤❤❤ Kim Jae Wook ❤❤❤ ❤❤❤ (still so beautiful and hot) and a real discovery of Krystall's talent (whom I had seen in other dramas, but who didn't impress me more than that).
The other actors are also excellent and their characters are developed with delicacy and intelligence.
Just a remark on Yoo In Young: why is she always confined to FL2 characters, beautiful, rich, a little neurotic and obsessive?

STORY:
I'm quite a fan of hate-love and Office Romance, so the plot had everything to please me. But this drama has never ceased to bring me happy surprises. The story is remarkably well written, without the usual cliches (except the return of the rich and stubborn ex :).
It's an intelligently dosed mix of romance, suspense, humor, with just enough clues to support the rest of the story. The ships are particularly lovely (great kissing scenes :) and I appreciate the trust and maturity of the relationship within the CL.

What more can I add to make you want to see it?
- The realization is dynamic, neat, clear.
- Even the OSTs are excellent!!

I rarely rewatch the series because there are always so many new dramas coming out, but I will watch this drama (probably several times) again because it is a REAL pleasure to consume without moderation).
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Ce drama est sorti très discrètement et je l'ai découvert par hasard. Je l'ai regardé avant tout pour Kim Jae Wook, qui est à mes yeux, un des acteurs coréens les plus beaux, les plus talentueux (multi-talentueux, bien que dans cette série, il accepte même de mal chanter :) et qui sait sélectionner ses rôles (ce qui est loin d'être le cas de toutes les stars coréennes).

Comment est-il passer en dessous des radars, c'est un Chef d’œuvre quasi parfait ! Après un "drama marathon" de 16h, il est entré directement dans mon ALL TIMES TOP 10 des KDramas...

ACTING :
Un des meilleurs rôles de ❤❤❤ ❤❤❤ Kim Jae Wook ❤❤❤ ❤❤❤ (toujours aussi beau et hot) et une réelle découverte du talent de Krystall (que j'avais vue dans d'autres dramas, mais qui ne m'avait pas impressionnée plus que ça).
Les autres acteurs sont également excellents et leurs personnages sont développés avec finesse et intelligence.
Juste une remarque sur Yoo In Young, pourquoi est-elle toujours cantonnée aux personnages de FL2, belle, riche, un peu névrosée et obsessive ?

STORY :
Je suis assez fan des hate-love et Office Romance, le plot avait donc tout pour me plaire. Mais ce drama n'a cessé de m'apporter d'heureuses surprises. L'histoire est remarquablement bien écrite, sans les clichés habituels (sauf le retour de l'ex riche et obstinée :).
C'est un mix intelligemment dosé de romance, suspens, humour, avec juste ce qu'il faut d'indices pour étayer la suite de l'histoire. Les OTP sont particulièrement savoureuses (super kissing scenes :) et j'apprécie la confiance et la maturité de la relation au sein du CL.

Qu'ajouter de plus pour vous donner envie de le voir ?
- La réalisation est dynamique, soignée, nette.
- Même les OST sont excellentes !!

Je revisionne rarement les séries car il y a toujours tant de nouveaux dramas qui sortent, mais je regarderai ce drama (sans doute plusieurs fois) à nouveau car c'est un VRAI plaisir à consommer sans modération).

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Hidden Love
11 people found this review helpful
Jul 29, 2023
25 of 25 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

SUPER DRAMA, cute, romantic, comforting, with 2 great leads, Chen Zhe Yuan in ML & Zhao Lu Si in FL.

SUPER DRAMA, cute, romantic, comforting, with 2 great leads, Chen Zhe Yuan in ML & Zhao Lu Si in FL.

Plot: crush of a 14 yo middle school student on the friend of her brother, 5 years older. They will be separated for a few years, reuniting when she is 17 & high school student. Big disappointment for her, he moved away, started working, and she thinks he has a girlfriend.
Two years later, having become a student in the same city as him, they meet again and get closer little by little.

The series follow the daily life of the FL, the first emotions, the hesitations, the sufferings,... And Zhao Lu Si is remarkable both as a high school student and as a young adult who wants to protect her lover.

The ML, played by Chen Zhe Yuan, has all the green flags. He is handsome (very :), mature, responsible, respectful. His moments of vulnerability are touching, and CZY is so good in this role, that we all want to comfort him!

+ the exceptional chemistry, the natural interactions between the 2 leads
+ The story, very well written, is quite realistic, without twist, without great evil (even the stalker is almost "human").
+ the direction is perfect, without downtime.
+ The OSTs are well adapted and pleasant (2 songs with the participation of Zhao Lu Si)
+ the comforting and warm story, makes the viewer smile throughout the drama.

- real life is generally a little less fun than that of dramas (where the heroes overcome all difficulties and excel in everything they do ;)

=> To rewatch without hesitation !!!
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SUPER DRAMA, cute, romantique, réconfortant, avec 2 très grands leads, Chen Zhe Yuan en ML & Zhao Lu Si en FL.

Plot : crush dès 14 ans, d'une lycéenne sur l'ami de son frère, 5 ans plus âgé. Ils seront séparés pendant quelques années, se retrouvent quand elle a 17 ans & lycéenne. Grosse déception pour elle, il a déménagé, commencé à travailler, et elle pense qu'il a une petite amie.
Deux ans plus tard, devenue étudiante dans la même ville que lui, ils se retrouvent et se rapprochent peu à peu.

On suit le parcours de la FL, ses 1ers émois, ses hésitations, ses souffrances, son parcours. Et Zhao Lu Si est remarquable aussi bien en lycéenne qu'en toute jeune adulte qui veut protéger son amoureux.

Le ML, interprété par Chen Zhe Yuan, a tous les green flags. Il est beau (très :), mature, responsable, respectueux. Ses moments de vulnérabilité sont touchants, et CZY est tellement bon dans ce rôle, qu'on a tous envie de le réconforter !

+ l'alchimie exceptionnelle, les interactions naturelles entre les 2 leads
+ L'histoire, très bien écrite, est assez réaliste, sans twist, sans great evil (même la stalker est à peu près "humaine").
+ la réalisation est parfaite, sans temps mort.
+ Les OST sont bien adaptés et agréables (2 chansons avec la participation de Zhao Lu Si)
+ l'histoire réconfortante et chaleureuse, fait sourire le spectateur durant tout le drama.

- la vraie vie est en général un peu moins sympa que celle des dramas (où les héros surmontent toutes les difficultés et excellent dans tout ce qu'ils font ;)

=> A revoir sans hésitation !!!

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My Precious
5 people found this review helpful
Nov 12, 2023
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 1.0

Extremely frustrating Series ლ(ಠ益ಠლ even for ZTao's fans !

1/ The storyline is stupid and full of nonsense!
- the attitude of owners with their dogs: “to show my attention, I will wash you every day”, purebred Malinois babies are abandoned in China??, etc.
- the FL's behavior is irrational/idiotic: you don't have to be intelligent to study in China's veterinary school ? She's just naive, "everyone is nice" type of girl, has no management skills but won't admit it, ... and is super aggressive towards her investor. Seriously ?? The FL only makes peace with the ML (who's saving her clinic) from episode 6 on.
- The screenwriter and the director have probably never had animals and have never set foot in a veterinary clinic, given the number of Bull**its ideas there are in the drama.

2/ The dialogues are flat, full of clichés...
3/ Employees are all caricatures.
4/ The break-up with the FL and the marriage (interrupted at the last minute) with FL2 are nonsense (not counting Sheng Mi's secret, an aberration, resolved as if it were a normal thing...)

- Z TAO: I have been a fan of his for a long time, but why did he agree to appear in this drama??? Probably because he loves dogs (he has one, adorable). That being said, you should still read the script!! (๑•ิཬ•ั๑)
Moreover, I know that ZTao likes this type of hairstyle, but the volume is too much (does he want to keep a beehive on the head or something ?)

=> It's really hard to get hooked on this series 〣( ºΔº )〣
=> I wanted to go untill the end in FF and with a lot of skipping, but I suffered!
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Regardé pour Ztao et un magnifique samoyède :) Mais cette série est extrêmement frustrante ლ(ಠ益ಠლ

1/ La storyline est idiote et pleine de non-sens !
- l'attitude de maitres avec leur chien : "pour montrer mon attention, je vais te laver tous les jours", les bébés malinois pure race sont abandonnés en Chine ??, etc.
- le comportement de la FL est irrationnel /idiot : il ne faut pas être intelligent pour faire l'école vétérinaire en Chine ? Elle est juste naïve, "tout le monde est gentil", n'a aucune compétence de gestion mais ne l'admet pas, ... et super agressive vis à vis de son investisseur. Sérieux ??
2/ Les dialogues sont d'une platitude, bourrés de clichés...
3/ Les salariés sont des caricatures.
4/ Le screenwriter et le réalisateur n'ont sans doute jamais eu d'animaux et n'ont jamais mis les pieds dans une clinique vétérinaire, vu le nombre de Bull**it qu'il y a dans ce drama.

=> Dur d'accrocher à cette série 〣( ºΔº )〣

+ ils ne font la paix qu'à partir de l'épisode 6
- le break-up et le mariage (interrompu à la dernière minute) avec la FL2 sont des non-sens (sans compter le secret de Sheng Mi, aberration, résolu comme si c'était chose normale...)

-Z TAO : Je suis une de ses fans depuis longtemps, mais pourquoi a-t-il accepté de tourner dans ce drama ??? Parce qu'il aime les chiens ( il en a un, adorable) mais il faut quand même regarder le script !! (๑•ิཬ•ั๑)
De plus, je sais que ZTao aime ce type de coiffure, mais le gonflant est too much (il veut se recycler dans la choucroute ?)

=> J'ai voulu aller au bout en FF et avec beaucoup de zapping, mais j'ai souffert !

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Amidst a Snowstorm of Love
4 people found this review helpful
Feb 27, 2024
30 of 30 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0

=> A good Rom-Sport series focusing on billiards, with a great CL.

PLOT: ML, was a genius snooker gamer, abruptly retired 10 years ago. He now studies and lives in Finland. It was there that he met FL, a young 9-ball player, for whom he fell in love at first sight. They become closer and she tries to convince him to return to China and resume his career. That's wath they will do despite the obstacles.

PROS:
+ A convincing CL, with all the green flags: trust, respect, attention, tolerance, etc. A very good performance from the 2 actors.
+ a simple but credible story, without a love triangle, without a vengeful ex, etc. Real life, what!
+ Lots of excellent, endearing actors.
+Well suited OST
+ This is a drama, supposed filmed mainly abroad, but they are some inconsistencies on the reality in Finland (does everyone speak Chinese or English? Large Chinese community in Helsinki? ...)

CONS:
- Some inconsistencies in the timeline
- We remain hooked on this series by the quality of the CL, but the story is too simple for it to always be exciting. OK, a sports career cannot be rebuilt in a day, but certain narrative arcs could have been shortened.

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PLOT : Le ML, snooker gamer de génie, a pris une brusque retraite il y a 10 ans, il étudie et vit maintenant en Finlande. C'est là qu'il rencontre la FL, jeune joueuse de "9 balls", pour laquelle il a le coup de foudre. Ils se rapprochent et elle tente de le convaincre de revenir en Chine et de reprendre sa carrière. Ce qu'ils vont faire malgré les obstacles.

PROS:
+ Un CL convaincant, avec tous les green flags : confiance, respect, attention, tolérance, etc. Une très belle performance des 2 acteurs.
+ une story simple mais crédible, sans love triangle, sans ex revancharde, etc. La vraie vie, quoi !
+ Beaucoup d'excellents acteurs, attachants.
+TB OST
+ un drama supposé tourné principalement à l'étranger, mais quelques incohérences sur la réalité en Finlande (tout le monde parle chinois ou anglais ? Large communauté chinoise à Helsinki ? ...)

CONS:
- Quelques incohérences dans la timeline
- On reste accroché à cette série par la qualité du CL, mais la story est trop simple pour que ce soit toujours passionnant. OK, une carrière de sportif ne se reconstruit pas en un jour, mais certains arcs narratifs auraient pu être raccourcis.

=> Une bonne série Rom-Sport focus sur le billard, avec un great CL.

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Sweet Games
4 people found this review helpful
Nov 2, 2023
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.0

Nice, sweet, realistic and romantic series (but not a Masterpiece either)

PLOT: A young (24 year old) ML, voice actor, very introverted, meets again his crush from university, the FL, a few years later. She is actually 30 years old, director of an animation start-up. She becomes the tenant of the apartment next door, which the ML's mother owns. They will work together, fall in love, face countless difficulties (age gap, unfair competition, return of the FL's ex, etc.).

PROS:
+ discovery of Winwin as ML, beautiful, touching, subtle with a whole range of micro expressions, ... He brings this tormented character to life in a masterful way. (゚∀゚) Green flag, 10/10. I'm waiting for his next series!
+ A very endearing CL, and well-developed secondary characters (colleagues, parents).
+ The storyline is (almost) realistic: there is no CEO, no Mary Sue, just young adults who try to live and work with passion. The psychological evolution of the characters is consistent.
+ Great OST (all in English), very suitable.

CONS:
- slightly slow pace of narration: there is no Great Villain, nor any twist.

Drama recommended for its softness, during the long winter evenings ╰(✿´⌣`✿)╯♡
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Série sympa, sweet, réaliste et romantique (pas un Masterpiece non plus)
PLOT : Quelques année plus tard, un jeune (24 ans) ML, doubleur, très introverti, rencontre à nouveau son crush de l'université, la FL, dirigeante d'une start-up d'animation. Elle devient la locataire de l'appartement d'à côté, dont la mère du ML est propriétaire. Ils vont travailler ensemble, tomber amoureux, faire face à d’innombrables difficultés (age gap, concurrence déloyale, retour de l'ex de la FL, etc.).

PROS :
+ découverte de Winwin en ML, beau, touchant, subtil avec toute une gamme de micro expressions, ... Il donne vie à ce personnage tourmenté de façon magistrale. ( ゚∀゚) J'attends ses prochaines séries !
+ Un CL très attachant, et des personnages secondaires bien développés (collègues, parents).
+ La storyline est (presque) réaliste : il n'y a pas de CEO, de Mary Sue, juste des jeunes adultes qui essaient de vivre et travailler avec passion. L'évolution psychologique des personnages est cohérente.
+ Super OST (tous en anglais) très adaptés.

CONS:
- rythme de narration un peu lent : il n'y a pas Great villain, ni de twist.

Drama conseillé pour sa douceur, pendant les longues soirées d'hiver ╰(✿´⌣`✿)╯♡

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Trick or Love
4 people found this review helpful
Sep 28, 2023
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
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With actors of this quality and an intriguing plot, this could have made a great series

For me, a new drama with Marcus Chang (as handsome as ever), it’s not to be missed!

Plot: the ML, CEO, harassed to get married by his grandmother, concludes a "fake boyfriend" contract with the FL, a girl who wants to save her bakery. The ML also does this contract to avenge his grandfather, robbed by the FL's grandfather.

PROS:
+ The FL is sufficiently androgynous to pass for a boy, but even the character is nice, she is stupid (no repartee, no proper thinking, etc.). It's super annoying!
+ CL2 is very funny in learning BL (。◕‿◕。)
+ Interesting and current discourse on homosexuality, love between genders.
+ In the 2nd part, the most coherent, the most realistic character, with the best thought out lines, is the sister!

** confession in episode 16. Get together in episode 22, then break-up (as usual)....
** the sister's stylist is talented, she is very elegant, but we can ask questions about the hair style of the men, Marcus Chang and his brother particulary :( :( and in the marriage proposal scene from Marcus, we wonder where the stylist bought his suit blah blah!

CONS:
- Some characters are not very credible and there is a lot of inconsistent behavior: hyper intrusive sister, FL who hides in the bathtub and gets up, mother who sees love everywhere, etc.
- The story gives the impression that Tapei is a village (the protagonists find so often themselves in the same places, the same stores, etc.). The coincidences are too obvious!!
- the mother's character has mental retardation, she acts and reacts like a capricious 10 year old child...
- the FL's family (including the FL) is naive and borders on stupidity, while the evil love rival, who wants to win the competition more than to be loved, is too well informed, always in the right place, super smart and cunning, etc.
- Another cliché of amnesia...
- The basis of the grudge between the 2 families makes no sense. FL's grandfather did nothing wrong...
- The story is poorly written and poorly told (the production is quite quick, but many characters are overplayed, with exaggerated facial expressions at every twist). The last narrative arc of the CL makes no sense: while the FL has already said that she has forgiven him, trusting the ex love rival to make the ML pay for his lies. is just stupid!

=> With actors of this quality and an intriguing plot, this could have made a great series. But it's ruined by a really poorly written story...
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Pour moi, un nouveau drama avec Marcus Chang (toujours aussi handsome), ça ne se rate pas !

Plot : le ML, CEO harcelé pour se marier par sa grand-mère, conclut un contrat de "fake boyfriend" avec la FL, fille qui veut sauver sa boulangerie. Le ML le fait aussi pour venger son grand-père, spolié par le grand-père de la FL.

PROS:
+ FL suffisamment androgyne pour passer pour un garçon, mais le personnage est gentil mais stupide (pas de répartie, pas de réflexion propre, etc.). C'est super agaçant !
+ Le CL2 est très drôle dans son apprentissage de la BL ( 。◕‿◕。 )
+ Discours intéressant et actuel sur l'homosexualité, l'amour entre les genres.
+ Dans la 2nde partie, le personnage le plus cohérent, le plus réaliste, avec les lignes les mieux pensées, c'est la sœur !
Rq : confession dans épisode 16. Get together in episode 22.
Rq 2 : la styliste de la sœur a du talent, celle-ci est très élégante, mais on peut se poser des questions sur le style capillaire des hommes, Marcus Chang et son frère :( :( et dans la scène de demande en mariage de Marcus, on se demande où le styliste a acheté le costume bof bof !

CONS:
- Certains personnages sont peu crédibles et il y a beaucoup beaucoup de comportements incohérents : sœur hyper intrusive, FL qui se cache dans la baignoire et se relève debout, , mère qui voit l'amour partout, etc.
- story qui donne l'impression que Tapei est un village (les protagonistes se retrouvent dans les mêmes lieux, les mêmes magasins, ..). Les coïncidences sont trop évidentes !!
- le personnage de la mère a un retard mental, elle agit et réagit comme un enfant capricieux de 10 ans ...
- la famille de la FL (y compris la FL) est d'une naïveté qui frise la stupidité, tandis que la evil love rival, qui veut plus gagner la compétition qu’être aimée, est trop bien informée, toujours au bon endroit, super intelligente et rusée, etc.
- Encore le cliché de l'amnésie...
- La base de la rancune entre les 2 familles n'a pas de sens. Le grand-père de la FL n'a rien fait de mal ...
- La story est mal écrite et mal racontée (la réalisation est assez rapide, mais beaucoup de personnages sont surjoués, avec des mimiques exagérées à chaque tournant). Le dernier arc narratif du CL n'a pas de sens : alors que la FL a déjà dit qu'elle lui avait pardonné, faire confiance à l'ex love rivale pour faire payer ses mensonges au ML . juste idiot !

=> Avec des acteurs de cette qualité et un plot intrigant, cela aurait pu faire une série géniale. Mais c'est gâché par une story vraiment mal écrite...

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Exploration Method of Love
4 people found this review helpful
Sep 10, 2023
22 of 22 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

An excellent series, romantic, with an intense chemistry

Story focused on 2 twins separated by parental divorce, 1 star & 1 archaeologist. The star (burn-out?) disappears one day and the team asks the archaeologist to take her place so as not to break current contracts, in particular a "girlfriend" contract with the CEO of a large group. (the ML).

PROS:
+ rhythmic, catchy beginnings. The viewer is hooked from the start.
+ Lots of bickering, great chemistry and lots of sweet moments (the 2 leads are only really together in episode 15, but their interactions are always intense).
+ I didn't know Song Yang Fei before, but she plays a strong FL, smart, super elegant, with a strong temperament, to perfection. (I really like her “boyfriend/hammer”).
+ Gao Han Yu is excellent in cold ML, focused on his business, but who is gradually becoming more human.
+ dynamic production
+ The OSTs accompany emotions well without being intrusive.

CONS:
- The Storyline is full of clichés and "dramaland" coincidences.
- FL2's love story is annoying and takes up too much screen time: she is supposed to be at least 20 years old (she has a job) but she behaves like a spoiled and sulky teenager, extremely childish. This character is annoying as hell. The ML2 has a lot of patience with this “mei mei”. Love letters written on children's paper are too much!
- I would have liked a different ending: the stubbornness of the FL is not convincing, the Happy End should have been longer, more detailed about their life after marriage.

=> I really enjoyed this drama, maybe I will watch it again.
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Story axée sur 2 jumelles séparées par le divorce des parents, 1 star & 1 archéologue. La star (burn-out ?) disparait un jour et la team demande à l'archéologue de prendre sa place pour ne pas rompre les contrats en cours, notamment un contrat de "girlfriend" avec 1 CEO d'un grand groupe.

PROS:
+ débuts rythmés, accrocheurs. Le spectateur est accroché dès le départ.
+ Beaucoup de bickering, une super alchimie et beaucoup de sweet moments (les 2 leads ne sont vraiment ensemble que dans l'épisode 15, mais leurs interactions sont toujours intenses).
+ Je ne connaissais pas Song Yang Fei auparavant, mais elle incarne une FL strong, super élégante, avec fort tempérament, à la perfection. (j'aime beaucoup son "boyfriend / marteau".
+ Gao Han Yu est excellent en ML froid, concentré sur son business, mais qui s'humanise peu à peu.
+ réalisation dynamique
+ OST qui accompagnent bien les émotions sans être envahissantes.

CONS:
- Storyline avec pas mal de clichés, de coïncidences "dramaland".
- La love story de la FL2 est agaçante et prend trop de temps à l'écran : elle est censée avoir au moins 20 ans (elle a un emploi) mais elle se comporte comme une ado gâtée et boudeuse, extrêmement puérile. Ce personnage est énervant au possible. Le ML2 a beaucoup de patience avec cette "mei mei". Les love letters écrites sur du papier pour enfant, c'est too much !
- j'aurai aimé une ending différente : l'entêtement de la FL n'est pas convaincant, la Happy End aurait dû être plus longue, plus détaillée sur leur vie après mariage.

=> Une excellente série, romantique et intense. J'ai vraiment apprécié ce drama, que je regarderai peut-être à nouveau.

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Rinko-san wa Shite Mitai
4 people found this review helpful
Dec 29, 2021
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
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Mini-série très cute

Réalisation très japonaise pour cette mini-série, qui relate la relation entre une workwoman vierge et un collègue handsome.
Ils nouent une relation avant tout sexuelle, mais le thème est traité avec finesse, respect et subtilité. Les liens ainsi créés vont se renforcer jusqu'à l'amour.

J'ai beaucoup apprécié le jeu des acteurs, qui donnent vie avec talent aux personnages.
Le CL est génial. Le ML est presque transparent malgré sa pokerface, tout en micro-expressions, et la FL est franche /honnête et très kawaï.
Les personnages secondaires apparaissent moins, mais les acteurs "donnent assez" pour que l'on comprenne leur caractère et leurs sentiments.

Le style japonais de ce drama est parfait :
- rapide : tout est dit (en 8 X 30 min.), mais il n'y a que l’essentiel et l'important,
- les thèmes sont traités comme de l’impressionnisme (tout est dit "à petites touches")
- on y retrouve des aspects récurrents : valeur du travail, place de la femme, célibat, vie sexuelle, pro-activité des filles dans les relations,
etc.

Les OST sont adaptés (excellents pour ceux qui aiment la J pop)...

Bref, ne le ratez pas, vous passerez un excellent moment !

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Dali and the Cocky Prince
4 people found this review helpful
Nov 17, 2021
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.5

Just excellent !

Excellent drama, with a special atmosphere, a perfect mix of romance - thriller - humor, and beautifully performed by great actors.

The main couple are too cute, with real chemistry, defending their love at all costs.
The heroine is fine, intelligent, super elegant, and smoothly deals with the worst situations. The ML, nothing to add: it's Kim Min Jae ❤❤❤

The images are magnificent, with the usual care of the KDramas in the framing, the rhythm is removed and the OSTs stick perfectly to the atmosphere.

To watch without moderation...

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Cupid's Kitchen
3 people found this review helpful
Feb 6, 2022
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
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a culinary drama that will not remain unforgettable

First I watched this drama for Ethan, who I really like, and he did a great job, as usual.

I enjoy food dramas, but there are so many scenes on food (including a regular chorus on street food that makes you wonder what it's doing in the drama) that we have a bellypain!

Regarding the story, the plot of the chef who loses his sense of taste is a classic in culinary dramas.
It's well done and the first episodes are catchy.

But we get lost very quickly in a multitude of additional characters, parallel stories, useless scenes, which leads to a very slow and quickly boring narration.

The CL's relationship develops slowly, very slowly, first from chef to apprentice, then lovers. But OTPs are too rare. The romance isn't enough seen on the screen. The focus is really on cooking and competitions.
The "villain" character is quite coherent, but I don't really understand her "accomplices" (doctor/lover and brother). How can they let her sink into her obsession like this?

The OSTs are good (even if the occasional singers obviously sing other lyrics :).
But I admit that I don't understand (and don't like) the "Bolywood" final at all.

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Douse Mou Nigerarenai
4 people found this review helpful
Nov 12, 2021
9 of 9 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
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Beau mais douloureux

Le schéma classique de la FL super gentille, qui tombe amoureuse d' 1 ML avec gros trauma (DC de sa belle-sœur /lover dans 1 accident quand il conduit).
Je veux bien que les asiatiques soient les rois de la culpabilité /responsabilité, mais poussé à ce point, c'est surtout de l'autodestruction !! Il n'y a pas des psy au Japon ?
De la même façon, si la FL est vraiment amoureuse et finit par le guérir, elle passe toute la série à souffrir et à pleurer. Pur masochisme ?
Les acteurs sont excellents, les images sont belles, mais la narration très lente et le ton super triste durant l'ensemble du drama.
Bref, pour l'apprécier, il faut vraiment aimer souffrir...

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Perfect Marriage Revenge
3 people found this review helpful
Dec 29, 2023
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 7.0

A verry addictive series with a great OTP

PLOT: FL, adopted daughter of a “good” family, mistreated by her in-laws and her adoptive family, discovers that her husband has always been in love with her sister. She has a fatal car accident and finds herself transported a year earlier, planning her wedding. She decides to change her life and take revenge on her family by marrying the ML, a young and handsome CEO, coveted by her sister. With the help of her husband, she will regain control of her life and thwart the traps of the villains.

PROS:
+ super addictive series, with no downtime and constant suspense.
+ an intense CL, where the 2 leads (Sung Hoon & Jung Yoo Min) display their incredible talent. The chemistry is natural and they are both so cute (♡´౪`♡)
+ All the actors are very good: we HATE the villains +++ and the ML family (or almost) is very endearing.
+ the story is smart, coherent, credible. The characters' development is consistent until the end.
+ Very satisfying happy ending.

CONS:
- Sung Hoon's extra wide pants (*,,ºัωºั,,)

=> A MUST-SEE that I will happily watch again, not for the suspense (since I have already seen it) but for the OTP.
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PLOT: La FL, fille adoptée d'une "bonne" famille, maltraitée par sa belle famille et sa famille adoptive, découvre que son mari est amoureux depuis toujours de sa sœur. Elle a un accident mortel de voiture et se retrouve transportée un an plus tôt, préparant son mariage. Elle décide de changer sa vie et de se venger de sa famille en épousant le ML, jeune et beau CEO, convoité par sa sœur. Avec l'aide de son mari, elle va reprendre le contrôle de sa vie et déjouer les pièges des villains.

PROS :
+ série super addictive, sans temps mort et avec un suspense constant.
+ un CL intense, où les 2 leads (Sung Hoon & Jung Yoo Min) déploient leur incroyable talent. L'alchimie est naturelle et ils sont trop mignons tous les deux (♡´౪`♡)
+ Tous les acteurs sont très bons : on DÉTESTE les villains +++ et la famille du ML (ou presque) est très attachante.
+ la story est smart, cohérente, crédible. L'évolution des personnages est cohérente jusqu'au bout.
+ Happy end très satisfaisante.

CONS :
- les pantalons extra larges de Sung Hoon (*,,ºัωºั,,)

=> Un MUST TO SEE que je regarderai à nouveau volontiers, pas pour le suspense (puisque je l'ai déjà vu) mais pour les OTP.

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Call It Love
3 people found this review helpful
Nov 30, 2023
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

A feel-good series with an endearing CL

The story of a girl (FL = Lee Sung Kyung) thrown out of her home with her brother and sister by her father's last wife after his death. She wants revenge, goes to work with the son of the bad wife, ML = Kim Young Kwan. She thought the son was shameless like his mother, but she soon discovers that this is not the case and her business is facing difficulties. She couldn't stop to boss him around and they tend to be attracted to each other.

PROS:
+ A duo of great actors, Lee Sung Kyung and Kim Young Kwan, who bring their characters to life with great talent. This couple is very endearing and shows great chemistry.
+ This is a slow-burn story on the daily life of employees, on family, friendship.
+ OSTs are sweet, pleasant and amplify emotions.
+ Narration is dynamic, without lenght
+ the drama allows us to discover some magnificent landscapes (it makes me want to go to Korea ;)

CONS:
- The character of the mother is detestable, a little excessive, but I suppose parents like that exist in real life.

=> Don't hesitate, it's a touching and comforting drama.

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The Princess and the Werewolf
3 people found this review helpful
Nov 14, 2023
30 of 30 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

A nice, funny series with an extraordinary Chen Zhe Yuan

Totally fanciful series on the theme “Beauty and the Beast”.
To appreciate it, thanks to the talent of Chen Zhe Yuan, who literally carries the drama on his shoulders, you have to agree to leave your brain at the door ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

PLOT: The FL, daughter of a nobleman, met the ML 5 years ago, and swallowed his pearl by accident. The ML, King of the Beast Clan, a hidden kingdom protected by a spell, must recover his pearl to save his kingdom. But the pearl can only be retrieved by a kiss from True Love. He kidnaps the FL, forces her to marry him and tries to win her over. He has a human appearance during the day, which FL falls in love with, but a wolf appearance at night. So she does everything possible to push him away.

PROS:
+ light series, no fuss, no painful scenes.
+ Excellent actors, particularly CZY brilliant in this double role.
+ Good quality CGI
+ wonderful (anachronistic) costumes, especially the FL outfits.
+ a few mystery, a touch of suspense, a lot of humor.

CONS:
- Slightly slow narration and some repetitive narrative arcs => skipping ep22-ep25

=> nice, funny series with an extraordinary Chen Zhe Yuan
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Série totalement fantaisiste sur le thème "la belle et la bête".
Pour l'apprécier, grâce au talent de Chen Zhe Yuan qui porte littéralement le drama sur ses épaules, il faut accepter de laisser son cerveau à la porte ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

PLOT: La FL, fille d'un noble, a rencontré le ML il y a 5 ans, et a avalé sa perle par accident. Le ML, King of the Beast Clan, royaume caché et protégé par un sort, doit récupérer sa perle pour sauver son royaume. Mais la perle ne peut être récupérée car par un baiser de True Love. Il enlève la FL, l'oblige à l'épouser et essaie de la conquérir. Il a une apparence humaine dans la journée, dont la FL tombe amoureuse, mais une apparence de loup la nuit. Elle fait donc tout son possible pour le repousser.

PROS:
+ série légère, sans prise de tête, pas de scène douloureuse.
+ Excellents acteurs, particulièrement CZY brillant dans ce double rôle.
+ CGI de bonne qualité
+ costumes (anachroniques) magnifiques, particulièrement les tenues de la FL.
+ un peu de mystère, une touche de suspense, beaucoup d'humour.

CONS:
- Narration un peu lente et certains arcs narratifs répétitifs => skipping ep22-ep25

=> série sympa, drôle avec un extraordinaire Chen Zhe Yuan

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