Skip Beat has to be one of the greatest Taiwanese dramas I have ever seen. The story is really amazing. It's all based on REVENGE!!! Which, you know, isn't the best thing, but the way the theme of revenge is played out throughout the drama really makes it worth it. The importance of this drama is the fact that it is about friendship, and finding your dreams. I loved the focus on determination and perseverance the drama had as well. There wasn't really any focus on romance, being the romantic I am, that's what I was looking forward to, but I don't think Skip Beat needs it. The story was perfect without it, and it does have some ;). This drama was hilarious, and not hilarious in the "haha...that's funny" sort of way, but hilarious in the "What the....what...wha....HAHAHAHA" and it was perfect. I have to give HUUUGE props to the lead actress. She was amazing! Her character was so strange and eccentric, but at the same time amazing. She did a fabulous job! I loved Seeing me some Super Junior!! but I wish that Skip Beat incorporated more of the cast members besides Gong Xi and Lian. It would have been awesome to see the cast members play in with the drama together more. The music was by far the best music I have ever heard for a drama before. I will be purchasing the OST before the week is up. I'm not sure about rewatching though. I mean the drama was amazing, but for some reason the thought of rewatching it is..."ehh" but that's just me. I'm sure a lot of people will think it is worth rewatching a lot more than I do. Overall!! great drama. I enjoyed watching every crazy moment of it.
I originally watched this because of Playful Kiss, hoping to compare the dramas. I am a huge fan of Playful Kiss, but after watching It Started With A Kiss, it surpasses Playful Kiss. First off, the storyline may be close to the same, but ISWAK really goes into depth with the story and the feelings of the characters. ISWAK develops characters and how they handle certain situations, and unlike Playful Kiss' Baek Sung Jo, the audience can really understand the main character's feelings. I would highly recommend watching It Started With A Kiss if you are wanting something that is witty, funny, and romantic, and expect a lot more romance in the sequel. There shouldn't be any disappointment by the time you've seen the whole entire drama. :)
I thought the final was absolutely amazing. The acting was great, of course, and the characters fit together like they did in the drama. The final could have been made into a drama itself. I really loved the storyline of the final, and am really sad that it had to end. The final has some adventure in it which makes you want to keep watching to see what happens next. The ending was the best though. Being a huge fan of Hana Yori Dango, I was so sad to see it end, but seeing the way the final ends, although it is sad, was the perfect ending to one of my favorite dramas of all times. I just wish that the plot of the final was a little bit more clear. I kind of felt that the writers tried to pack so much into the final that it should have been a drama, but I know some people might get tired of the drama continuing on. There was so much fit into the small amount of time that the ending seemed a bit too rushed, and I don't think the time needed in certain scenes was there, but besides that, the final was amazing. It has definitely become one of my favorite endings to a drama, and if you're a Hana Yori Dango fan you won't be disappointed watching the final, because it's worth it.
On the exterior, 200 Pounds Beauty seems to have a great story. The movie is great, the way the scenes fit together, and there's comedy, and and a heart warming story, but what really matters is the underlying meaning. The whole premise of the movie was to say that confidence is key, which is a good lesson to hold to, but the movie says that you can only have confidence when you're beautiful. The main character goes though a life changing operation to become beautiful for a guy basically. Over and over again throughout the movie they talk about how being confident is the thing, but while the movie says one thing, they show another. The lead character constantly praises the work she got done, saying how pretty she is, and how happy she is, because she got plastic surgery. This movie does not promote natural beauty, although it may seem like it does. What this movie promotes is doing whatever you can to get what you want, and how you can't be confident if you aren't pretty. The main actress had a beautiful voice, but her character seemed to be drunk all the time. The way she flung her arms everywhere or maybe the way she talked, but she didn't seem to have a stable character. The male lead was a jerk. He was saying horrible things about the lead female one moment, and the next he likes her, for her looks. The music, on the other hand, was great. The main song played, Ave Maria, was really beautiful, and a song that will be clicked on repeat on my ipod. Overall, this movie had decent cinematography, but the underlying meaning was too superficial to make this movie worth anything. I won't be rewatching this movie, because I prefer watching movies that promote natural and inner beauty, instead of saying you can only get somewhere by being pretty.
This drama has to be one of the best love stories ever. Right from the beginning I loved this drama. The storyline may seem done before, but the way the drama was written, it is anything but done before. The story is realistic. There weren't all sorts of obstacles placed in the way besides obvious ones everyone would face. The love between the two leads was so powerful and romantic. The cast did wonderful. I loved the male lead. His character portrayal was dead on. The love between the characters felt and looked real. The music for this drama was absolutely beautiful. I loved every song and felt that it went perfectly with the drama. This drama is totally worth rewatching! It was such a beautiful love story. This drama is totally underrated!! Overall, a magnificent love story more people need to see.
I've never been so humored and creeped out by a movie in my life, like I have been by Chilling Romance. The story is different. I don't know many comedic horror movies, do you? It was the perfect blend in genres that are never blended together. There's romance, humor, and horror. There were parts that are crazy funny, and others where you'll be super creeped out and scared. The romance was lovely; how they fell for each other and how the male lead was willing to accept the female lead, and all that goes with, like...I don't know, ghosts? The actors did wonderful. I don't think the characters could be played by different actors, or else the movie wouldn't have been the same. There wasn't really any music, but I loved the song for the end credits. It wasn't an overjoyed happy song, and it wasn't creepy like you hear in horror movies, but it was just how it was, and it fit perfectly. It's the sort of movie that you'll want to rewatch right away, but I doubt there would be the same suspense like there would be watching it the first time, because you'll know what's going to happen next. I absolutely loved this movie from the very first minute. It's a great movie, and worth watching 100% So, enjoy...:}
WOW! All I can really say is that the storyline is amazing. The whole idea of forbidden love is a very intriguing aspect probably since it is not so common and is quite controversial. I thought that story had so much to give and teach; how love conquers all, and living your life the way you want. It seemed to me that all through the drama there were many political points. There wasn't mention of politics at all, but the way things are played out or some of the lines said take a true political turn, which I thought made Majo no Jouken even more fascinating. I did like the actors, but I didn't like them together. I didn't see any chemistry between the two leads at all, which is so frustrating since this drama deserved the best in all aspects, including the acting. The acting was great, it was just that I couldn't imagine the two leads together at all. The music was great, although it was only one song,I never got tired of the song, and still find that I want to listen to other than while watching the drama. I would definitely rewatch this drama. It was amazing, and such a sad but sweet story. Great drama, and totally worth watching. No one could finish this drama not being touched.
I was a little hesitant to start watching the drama, because of the storyline. It didn't seem like it was going to be a good drama. When I started watching it I really did expect the story to be overtaken by the conversation of politics and sadness, but it was the exact opposite. The romance in this drama was so beautiful! There was, of course, some political talk, and sadness, but it was replaced with very humorous moments that I have not ever seen in a historical drama before. There were times when I was desperately heartbroken, and others where I was literally unable to breathe, because of something being extremely hilarious. The acting was great all the way through. I have to give huge props to all the actors who played the younger versions of the main characters. They all did a wonderful job, and are beyond their years in the world of acting. I loved, loved, loved Soo Hyun in this drama. He took his character to a knew and complex level. The music was absolutely beautiful!! I can still not get over the music that was played throughout this drama. It had an eerie grand warrior feel to it, if that makes any sense. I would rewatch this drama in no time. I really enjoyed it, and I'm sure anyone who watches it will. Overall, I give this a 9. Based on my personal rating I gave this drama a 10, but I feel that the storyline wasn't the absolute best, but you really cannot judge a drama based on it's initial plot. Loved this drama, and you will to. So! stop reading this review and go watch this drama!!!!!!
This truly is an adorable drama. The story is unique, not so unique, but it definitely has it's own twists and turns. The romance in this drama seems real, and true. I don't quite see how they fell in love, but at least they did, right? This drama incorporated not only love between a couple, but all sorts of views of love; love between parents and their children, between siblings, coworkers, friends, the list goes on and on. This drama shows that the greatest thing of life is love, and that it might not be easy, but pushing through and holding on to love will have the best outcome in the end. The cast did great. The actors embodied their characters. I loved how the lead female was not some crazy, outgoing character that most leads are. She wasn't the kind of person that would seem to be the ideal first choice, and that's what made her so unique. The few other lead females were crazy, and took on the evil role, but at the same time were characters that were viewed as human with faults and as a character with a heart. The one thing I loved the most about the lead male, Jae hee is the fact that he was a self made person. The character was not some spoiled heir to some fancy company, but in fact, he worked his way up from the bottom and earned every buzzillion trillion penny that added up to him becoming a billionaire all on his own talent! The music was great. There weren't too many songs, but each every song was a song that you would want to listen to on a regular basis. No fancy lyrics, and no heartfelt impact in the songs, but they were highly catchy and so enjoyable that I am buying the OST to the drama as soon as I can. I probably wouldn't want to rewatch. The drama was cute, but some of the episodes were repetitive. It felt like the writers just added crap to fill the time. Honestly, this drama could have been done in 13 episodes instead of 15, but I'm glad there were more episodes no matter how annoying a few of them may have been. Overall, one of the cutest dramas ever. I loved the love between the main characters. The acting was great, and although the story wasn't highly unique it was still unique in it's own way through the minor details. Cute drama that is worth watching when you're in the mood for a lighthearted cutesy drama. :)
It Started With a Kiss and It Started With a Kiss 2/They Kiss again are two of the most amazing dramas I have ever seen, and I've seen a lot. The story in They Kiss Again was basically the continuation of the first one. This drama was perfect the way it was, and really proved that you don't need a fancy storyline to have a great story. They Kiss Again was just about the married life of an unlikely couple, and it was truly beautiful. There were times when I absolutely hated the drama, and others where I loved it to pieces. It starts out great but after 5 or 6 episodes, the story starts to lag. The main character Xiang Qin (I know I totally messed the name up) was really annoying, and I couldn't stand her, and Zhi Shu (Again, I don't know how to spell their names) was colder and colder than he ever was, and seemed to lack personality that he sort of gained in It Started With a Kiss, but despite the lack in character development, the story was beautiful, and the actors did a fantastic job. I loved the music for the 2nd drama, it was good, and very catchy. I will most likely watch both dramas again, because they were so amazing, and explain a lot about love, and make you want to go out and get married (if you aren't already) Great drama :) that I'm sad to see end :(
Well...what to say? What to say? The story isn't the most original; rich, jerk falls for a poor girl, but even though it isn't original, it's a classic storyline. I liked the story, and it was cute. There wasn't any humor really, and the romance there was, wasn't that great. It was almost like the genre was..."huh." The cast did good. I really liked the female lead. I saw her in Secret Garden, so it was cool to see her in a different role, and I thought she did great. The other characters/actors didn't leave an impression. I can't even remember their faces. I liked the music. It was sweet? I wouldn't rewatch this. It wasn't good enough to watch, it was just an average movie.
First off, I felt the story was an interesting one, but it wasn't too good. The only time the story got good was during the last few episodes, which I believe should have either been the whole premise of the story, or was a bit more drawn out. The writing for the drama was pretty bad. There were overly drawn out monologues, and really cheesy lines. I thought that the acting was really mediocre, which wouldn't make since for Rainie and Mike He. I didn't like either of their characters, and their acting for those characters wasn't good at all. I felt like Mike He's character was just whining all the time, and Rainie's character just seemed unstable. I love the music, which was done by Kingone, and Rainie. The theme song was super catchy, and even though I didn't like Rainie's song, I found that I was humming along to it. I wouldn't rewatch this drama, because I was sitting there waiting for it to be over. Overall, I give it a 6. It's not a drama that is a must watch, but it's not too bad. It's something that's not bad to watch if you are really bored.
IT ENDED TOO SOON. I usually think that the allotted time for most dramas is appropriate, but in this case, it ended too soon. I thought the story was too good to be told only in 11 episodes. Buzzer Beat is a drama that deserved to have more too it. It needed more time, so the audience could see the characters develop better, and see the romance between the two leads progress slower. The acting was great. I really loved the acting. Yamapi is already one of my favorite actors, so of course, immediately, because of him, the acting was going to be great. I have only seen the lead actress in Paradise Kiss, and didn't care for her character all that much in the movie, but after seeing Buzzer Beat, I am truly impressed with her acting ability. I loved her character, and especially the character that's Riko's best friend. The theme song had a great melody, beat,rhythm, and was really catchy, except, I didn't care for the singing at all. I didn't think that the singer's voice fit in well with the concept of the drama. I would rewatch this drama, because it was just too good! Overall, I give it an 8. It scores an 8 because I didn't think there was enough time to develop the character's and relationship between the two leads to the point it should have been.
A Millionaire's First Love is a tear jerker. From the very beginning I was absolutely intrigued by the story. Many of the tragedies I have seen wait until the very last moment before revealing the sad part of the story, but in this movie it was made obvious from early on. There were no other twists or turns in this movie, it just had the main point; the love between two people that ends in sadness. The love between the two leads was beautiful, and very endearing.Seeing how the characters looked at each other and treated each other was what made this movie worth watching. The only complaint I have is that I didn't see how the two leads fell for each other. In one scene they barely said a few words to each other, and in the next they were confessing their love, so I couldn't see how the feelings they had for each other emerged. What was great was after the confession, how they loved each other. Hyun Bin did great, and I could really feel the emotion his character was portraying. The few songs in this movie were beautiful and went along well with the emotion of each scene. I don't get all teary eyed watching tear jerkers, so I didn't cry, or get upset while watching this movie, so I would easily be able to rewatch it right away, since it was so good but, if you're someone who can't handle sad movies and such, you probably wouldn't be able to rewatch this right away. It's a great movie, and has a ton of emotion involved. I enjoyed watching it, and will watch it over again, and again in the future.
Let me first off say that I was unable to fully complete this drama, because I could not find episode 13 anywhere!! But I don't think that is really relevant concerning my review. I really think that this drama is underestimated. I loved the story about long lost brothers having to work together to inherit their father's money. It's not a story that is typically seen, and that is what attracted me to this drama in the first place. I do think that the drama focuses more on the relationships the brothers develop with the girls in their class rather than with each other, but there is definitely the aspect of brotherly love, and friendship that I thought was one of the best parts of this drama. I think the actors actually did good. I'm not too familiar with Taiwanese music stars, and I know that this drama was apparently an idol drama, and what people typically say is that idols can't act, well I think they did a good job here. Each character had their own unique personality, and the actors did a great job of portraying each and everyone. There wasn't one character that stood out more or less, they each were able to hold onto the spotlight when they needed to. The theme song was extremely catchy, which is a big thing from me, because I don't really like Chinese music, but I really did like the music in this. I will watch this drama again one of these days. It's not a must watch once every month, on every holiday, and during every sporting event sort of drama, but I most likely will check it out again in a year or two. Overall, I thought this drama was extremely cute, and should be higher rated than it is! And if you're able to find the complete 13th episode somewhere, please tell me...I would really like to see how this drama ends.