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JADE1300

New York City, U.S.

JADE1300

New York City, U.S.
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1% of Anything
17 people found this review helpful
May 31, 2014
26 of 26 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Main couple had good chemistry straight off the bat. I found the main male character to be adorable as well as being good looking. This is an oldy but goody drama, often compared to as an early version of SHINING INHERITANCE because of similar story line. I found many heart warming ahh moments; and many funny moments, especially during the many family meetings. . I thoroughly enjoyed it, a real feel good ending drama. I highly recommend it.
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Descendants of the Sun: BTS
15 people found this review helpful
Apr 23, 2016
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
This is my first drama with Song Joong Ki. His baby face never appealed to me (like watching kid) so I often skipped his dramas. Well, his role in Descendant's of the Sun really turned me around. He was so cool and so sweet, what a great boyfriend he made. My friend's kept telling me the high ratings for this drama was due to the "romance" and the "flower boy". In my opinion, it is so not true. Yes it is about, love, but is also about friendship, sacrifice, honor, and in general the strength and weaknesses of being human.

This drama had a little Iris, a little City Hunter and a little ER all in one. Really good chemistry between the main couple. But the secondary couple also had a wonderful story line as well as great chemistry. Some really moving moments between both couples and some really funny light hearted moments as well. The supporting casts were also really awesome. Great acting from everyone.

Awesome OST, read that it hit the music charts hard in several Asian countries.

As much as I enjoyed the romance of this drama, it also made me think of the danger and sacrifice that our own real life service men and women face for our countries. I also appreciate the many doctors that volunteer all the time for Doctor's Without Borders.

A very well done drama, worthy of the buzz and the high ratings it received. I loved Song Joong Ki so much, I looking into more of his dramas. INNOCENT MAN is looking really good.

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Starlit
8 people found this review helpful
Apr 13, 2015
22 of 22 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 4.5
Story 1.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
Wish someone wrote a review so I did not have to suffer through this drama. I watched it because I have become a big Jerry Yan fan because of Loving, never Forgetting. He was also great in Down with Love. However, Starlit, was one big painful drama to watch. Basically watching a young, beautiful & vibrant girl, slowly die from MS. Also painful to watch are the love ones (friends, boyfriends, father,etc) who surround her with love & support but also suffer the agony of watching her body slowly deteriorate. Drama left me thorough depressed, wished I knew ahead of time and skipped it.

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Murphy's Law of Love
8 people found this review helpful
Aug 9, 2015
19 of 19 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This is my 2nd Danson Tang drama. I saw him first in the HK vampire drama, STILL HAVE TIME TO LOVE YOU. He was very cool and brooding (my favorite characteristics), but in Murphy's, he was a much better actor. The chemistry between the male & female leads in Murphy's was amazing, what a cute couple! I really enjoyed watching how their love blossomed, the way Danson's character became I'M TARZAN, here to take care of you JANE.. Lvelyn Li played the sweet & innocent Jane to a perfection.

What prevented this drama from getting full marks was the way the story line neutered the male lead. I've seen this a few times in dramas, and it is really annoying. They take a perfectly good guy who is confident, loving and loyal and reduces him to confusion over 'what did I do wrong, I only wanted to love you'.. It became worst when the female lead went from sweet & bubbly into a little 'I am woman, hear me roar, witch'. Girl Power became extremely overrated when she became unappreciative of all he does for her and decides to 'find herself';. She of course soon learns the hard way that the love she pushed away is really what her heart desires and to quote the drama, 'what you want most in life can be achieved if you persevere and work hard to the end'; Good life lesson.

There were so many romantic & touching moments and the music really complemented the moods. The OST is amazing, check it out on YouTube. I am now hooked on the New Artist, GJ who sang JUST WANT TO SAY. Turns out to be 2014 contestant on China Idol.

Going to watch it again....

PS: incredibly cute dog, POLO, throughout the drama,

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Descendants of the Sun
17 people found this review helpful
Apr 23, 2016
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
This is my first drama with Song Joong Ki. His baby face never appealed to me (like watching kid) so I often skipped his dramas. Well, his role in Descendant's of the Sun really turned me around. He was so cool and so sweet, what a great boyfriend he made. My friend's kept telling me the high ratings for this drama was due to the "romance" and the "flower boy". In my opinion, it is so not true. Yes it is about, love, but is also about friendship, sacrifice, honor, and in general the strength and weaknesses of being human.

This drama had a little Iris, a little City Hunter and a little ER all in one. Really good chemistry between the main couple. But the secondary couple also had a wonderful story line as well as great chemistry. Some really moving moments between both couples and some really funny light hearted moments as well. The supporting casts were also really awesome. Great acting from everyone.

Awesome OST, read that it hit the music charts hard in several Asian countries.

As much as I enjoyed the romance of this drama, it also made me think of the danger and sacrifice that our own real life service men and women face for our countries. I also appreciate the many doctors that volunteer all the time for Doctor's Without Borders.

A very well done drama, worthy of the buzz and the high ratings it received. I loved Song Joong Ki so much, I looking into more of his dramas. INNOCENT MAN is looking really good.

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A Man Called God
7 people found this review helpful
Sep 7, 2014
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 10
I loved this drama from the start. The action started right from the beginning and the main Character Michael King was "oh sooo cool". just the way I Iove my main man. I guess most people would either love it or hate it. It's an entertaining drama if you don't take it too seriously but won't like it if you want something deeper. Like watching an Korean version of the old James Bond Movies. I for one absolutely loved it. Song II Gook is so incredibly hot , definitely eye candy treat for me. Will be looking for other dramas by him. Main couple could have had more romantic scenes together, that's my only issue.

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Hyde, Jekyll, Me
8 people found this review helpful
Nov 13, 2015
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 10
Don't really care about all the bad reviews, so glad I did not read them before I watched this drama.

I am also a huge Hyun Bin fan, especially in My Name is Kim Sam Soon, but I am also a big fan of the female lead, Han Ji Min. she is one of my favorite Korean actress. She was also in Roof Top Prince which is a MUST SEE favorite Korean dramas. The chemistry between the two leads were wonderful. Great cast overall, even the supporting cast.

Had a little of everything, mystery, bad guys, humor and romance! There were no dragging moments for me, I looked forward to every episode and stayed up late for a couple of nights to watch it. Cried a lot towards the end, but be patient, good ending.

I loved Hyde, Jekyll, Me!!!!!! Would rewatch it again in the future.

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Bride of the Century
9 people found this review helpful
May 14, 2014
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Lee Hong Ki was absolutely wonderful in this drama. I was so looking forward this drama and it did not disappoint. It is similar to Master's Sun in the respect that is both Paranormal and also about a rich family. Both Master's Sun and now Bride of the Century are now 2 of my most favorite Korean dramas. This story is fast paced and oh so incredibly romantic, I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it. Lee Hong Ki has a very sexy raspy voice and incredible eyes. Him and Yang Jin Sung was a great cute couple. Very tragic and very romantic drama.
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Sang Doo, Let's Go To School
7 people found this review helpful
Dec 8, 2014
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I am also a big RAIN fan and I almost did not watch this drama because it was so old. Boy would I have missed out. The acting and story line so much better than Full House, however get ready for some crying and heart ache. It is not a light romantic comedy like Full House, much more tragedy. Though not as dark and tragic as A Love To Kill. Basic story line is about the love of 2 soul mates who is tested time and time again by fate, who can be oh so cruel. In fact, I think this drama should have been appropriately titled SOUL MATES.
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Her Legend
5 people found this review helpful
Mar 2, 2014
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
I watched this drama because of Do Jin Hoo who I fell in love with in Goong. However, in this drama, he is a far cry from the sexy prince in Goong. It's just that once you've seen him as a prince in Goong, you are spoiled forever. To be fair, Jin Hoo played the character correctly, which is a kind of shy, geeky guy. His acting was very good, however, I didn't really fall in love with his character. Too much crying for a guy. The drama overall was good. I was hooked from the start, got angry a lot and was emotionally moved a lot. Shows you how unfair life can be and how bad things can happen even to good people. The little girls and even teenage girls playing the rolls of the actors & actress when they were young did a phenomenal job. Made me wish I could see more of them. The villain female in this drama, did all kinds of mean and evil things and did get caught eventually during the drama (didn't have to wait to the end) and that made me really happy. The problem I feel with this drama was the romance between the main roles and of course the ending which a lot of people complained about. As they say, "I did't feel the love". So good as this drama was, I probably would not rewatch it. But first timers should catch it.

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My Lovely Girl
5 people found this review helpful
Nov 13, 2014
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
PROS: Watching Rain who is even hotter than when he was in FULL HOUSE. Watching Flower Boy: Kim Myung Soo. Really cute guy and was actually a better match as the boyfriend for Crystal. I would love to see more damas with him in it. Adorable Dog: Ty Bong - I love seeing pets in movies & dramas.

Cons: Bad Story, Bad match between Crystal & Rain. The age difference made the chemistry bad. It is also creepy whenever Rain see's the older sister in the beginning when it is actually the younger sister present. As a person from the U.S., I also felt that the taboo of not being able to date the younger sister because he had a relationship with the older sister was frustrating to watch.

The romance got better towards the latter part of the show, but the ending was also fustrating to watch. I recently disovered that most Korean dramas seem to have this ending where usually the female lead disappears for a while and the guy is helpless to find her. Most of the time it works to make the ending more dramatic and the reunion sweeter, but not this time. Just pissed me off.

Overall, loved Rain, Crystal was just ok, she was better in HEIRS, disappointed not much music in a drama about the music industry. Feel Good Value in the End: 7 out of 10. Rewatch value: 7

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The Master's Sun
4 people found this review helpful
Nov 8, 2014
17 of 17 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Where do I begin to say HOW GOOD this drama is. It ranks as my MUST SEE drama to anyone asks for recommendations. I've already rewatched it and it still makes me cry and laugh. The main actor is one of the sexiest & hottest guys in demand and you won't be able to resist him when you see him on screen. He has great chemistry with female lead who is also one of the hottest actresses today. Storyline is paranormal as well as personal tragedy mixed in. The rich CEO guy starts off somewhat of an ass in the beginning, but you can see he really is not so bad and of course the love of a good woman changes him for the better. Great rewatch value, Feel Good Ending: !0++++

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Rooftop Prince
4 people found this review helpful
Jul 31, 2014
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
i heard this drama was good, but I never knew how GOOD it really was. This drama is a MUST SEE, it is that good. The "Fish Out of Water" story line is wonderful and often so Hilarious. The romance between the 2 main actors develop slowly, but it becomes heart melting when it blossoms. You will laugh, you will cry, root for good guys & boo the bad guys. But most of all you will have an incredible ride with all the wonderful characters. I highly recommend this drama and I can't wait to rewatch it again & again.
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Heartstrings
7 people found this review helpful
Feb 2, 2014
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I loved this drama so much, I rewatching it again. I don't know why it did not do well in Korea, but as a viewer from the U.S., I absolutely loved it. The music was phenomenal, the couple was really sweet and even the supporting cast was great. We even got some "eye candy" as a treat, what more can you ask for. It was like watching a Korean version of High School Musical. So glad I didn't listen to the reviews and made my own judgement. Jung Yong Hwa, super cute!
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Down With Love
3 people found this review helpful
Apr 9, 2015
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
I had to check out this old Classic Favorite and I was not disappointed. This is my 2nd Jerry Yan drama, and he has got to be one of the sexiest guys in world. OMG, I mean if he falls in love with you, he will take care of you for life and give you 110%. He has that trade mark, sideways smirk/smile that gets me every time. Ella was funny in this drama, but I did not like her character that much. I felt that although she was suppose to portray a really dense & naive girl, she kind of irritated me a lot with her insensitivity, especially towards Jerry who was in love with her and her sister who was hurt by her actions however un-intentional. I actually was more interested in her sister's character, I really liked her. The storyline was really good, acting by supporting cast was terrific. If Ellen's character was not so annoying, I probably would have given it higher marks.

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