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Keurinibae

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Keurinibae

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Don't Hesitate
17 people found this review helpful
Jun 5, 2011
98 of 98 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
TO be honest, I originally wasn't expecting to enjoy this drama quite so much. After all, 98 episodes is quite a lot to watch and the longest drama I've seen up until this point was around thirty episodes or so.



It starts off pretty slow for the first fifty episodes or so. There are twists here and there, but it wasn't anything gut-wrenching that made me shake my fist at the screen (a fairly common occurrence during a good drama for me) or cry like a baby. At times, I felt like the series dragged on, stretching an issue out over several episodes when it could have been just as easily explained in one, sometimes even half an episode.



As I said, though, around episode fifty I could feel things starting to heat up, and once the numbers hit the sixties things really set on fire. The revenge, the desperation, the feelings of utter helplessness when it comes to helping your most beloved person wade through the tides... It all seemed to just explode. For me, that was well worth the wait and watching all the episodes before. Some characters that I had previously wondered about the overall purpose of now showed great inner conflict and the reasons for certain behaviors were explained in a way that nearly wrenched out my heart.



Overall, I felt the leads did a fantastic job portraying their characters. While the story may have dragged on a bit, the actors themselves rose to the challenge, portraying their characters surprisingly well even after so many episodes. Sometimes even after twenty episodes I'll find that someone will slip up in their character on drama, but the leads here really stuck to it well. Very good show.

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Boy Meets Boy
18 people found this review helpful
Aug 9, 2011
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I normally avoid short films because I like things that can keep me entertained for at least forty-five minutes. However, stumbling across this was a pleasant surprise. For a film where the actors don't say a word, not a second of filming was wasted, obviously. I caught every look, every emotion that flitted through. The music captured every mood perfectly. It's a sweet, short little film that just makes you smile the entire time.
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Gokusen 2
11 people found this review helpful
Jun 6, 2011
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
With the original leaving a lasting impression on me, I fully expected to enjoy this round of Gokusen. I wasn't disappointed in the least, I'm proud to say. With such names as Jin Akanishi and Kazuya Kamenashi on the cast along with brilliant actors portraying their classmates, along with the return of Kuma, this show was destined to be a hit from the start. Uplifting life lessons combined with the amusing antics of this group of high school rascals makes Gokusen 2 an enjoyable watch from start to finish. I will definitely rewatch this show anytime, and heartily recommend it to others.

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Full House
29 people found this review helpful
Jun 5, 2011
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This was one of the first Korean dramas I ever watched. I fell in love with it instantly. The story is sweet, but not to a nauseating level, something difficult to achieve in Asian dramas. The characters clash so interestingly and it had me laughing hard enough to cry at times. This drama is a must-see, and a must-have in my opinion. You'll find yourself drawn into Full House before you know it.
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Itazura na Kiss
9 people found this review helpful
Jun 6, 2011
9 of 9 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
I originally began watching this show, but dropped it for awhile due to lack of interest by episode 4. Recently picked it back up after having seen the other adaptations of the series, and still didn't find it very interesting. Maybe it was because I'd seen the others completely first, but I felt a lack of effort for the story. The lead actress was a little over the top, though I know her character is supposed to be a little... eccentric...hyper... whatever you'd like to term it as. Takashi Kashiwabara, the main lead of Naoki, did well and really carried the majority of the series in my opinion. I won't rewatch this show very often, if at all, because the female lead annoyed me too much. I don't like giving a bad review, but... this was a dissappointment.

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Spring Waltz
11 people found this review helpful
Jun 5, 2011
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
If you have time to spare and don't mind a slow-paced drama, Spring Waltz may be just what you're waiting for. It starts out with a lot of flashbacks, but they are vital to set up the story and explain things as they stand and how they came to be. Throughout the drama there may be times when viewers will want to groan in frustration over the characters completely missing a point that would have solved their problems right there. When it comes down to it, though, this is a touching story, one that will make you shed tears when you least expect it.



Coupled with the music, the acting and story is killer, for lack of a better term. Whether you like classical music or not, or enjoy such sad stories, the sweet moments mixed in with personal tragedy will make you laugh and cry when you least expect it. Definitely a drama worth watching.

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Love Buffet
4 people found this review helpful
Jun 5, 2011
13 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
Honestly, I never expected to like Love Buffet at all, so the fact that I do like it (to a point) is a little surprising. Calvin and Aaron's acting was pretty good, though the female lead definitely left something to be desired. It might have been a combination of her acting and the fact that her character was written in the story to be so fickle and childish, but it was a real mood-killer for me. I'm not surprised I gave the acting and music those ratings, since the boys did splendidly and saved the show for me, but if it weren't for them I probably would have rated this a lot lower. I'll rewatch it, but not very often.

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Antique Bakery
4 people found this review helpful
Jun 5, 2011
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
I tend to most enjoy movies or shows that have food as some aspect in them, so I expected a great deal from this movie right off the bat. I wasn't sure how I would enjoy seeing Joo Ji Hoon in something other than Goong, since that was the first and only thing I'd seen him in until watching Antique Bakery. However, upon watching this movie I found that I enjoy his character in this more than in Goong.



Overall, the movie was spectacular. From the music to the pretty faces, right down to the acting and mouthwatering desserts. The interactions between the four men were adorable at times, and I laughed myself out of my seat at others. I've always been a fan of Kim Jae Wook, so to see him here was a real treat.



Wonderful movie, and one I will definitely be watching again when I have the time.

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Tumbling
6 people found this review helpful
Jun 5, 2011
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I loved it. I can't resist watching it over again. I usually don't have an interest in gymnastics dramas or movies, but watching Tumbling was very nice.
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Dream High
4 people found this review helpful
Mar 3, 2013
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
I came in about halfway through the drama's 16 episodes originally. Since it's airing, I have rewatched this baby at least a dozen times.

Dream High is a definite must see if you're looking for a drama that carries teenage angst, a little action, some romance, some cute and fluffy, and music. It also portrays some real problems that teens suffer with when it comes to debuting, but people very rarely think about. I loved it.

The cast was amazing and each portrayed their characters so well that I sympathized with even the 'bad' ones. I cried with Suzy and Kim Soo Hyun, with Eunjung. I admired how each character not only struggled through their issues, but came to really discover themselves as well.

The music was very inspiring and suited the drama very well. Most of it was simply sweet, almost to the extent of cavity-inducing in IU's case, but that's what is so lovable about IU in the first place.

Needless to say this drama is well worth the time to watch all sixteen episodes. Whether you choose to watch them straight through like I did or break them up over several days or even weeks is up to you, but you won't be disappointed.

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Shut Up: Flower Boy Band
3 people found this review helpful
Mar 1, 2013
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
When I first saw the articles about this show before it started airing, I was mildly interested. I'd seen Sung Joon's acting before and while I enjoyed it, I was unsure of how well he would pull off a rocker. As it came closer to the time for the drama to air, my interest grew exponentially.

The first episode had me completely hooked within ten minutes. For me, that's saying something. I usually find that dramas tend to keep the story pace fairly slow in the first two episodes, thoroughly setting up the drama. That has always annoyed me, but then again I'm a very impatient person. So to see this drama really setting things up in the first two episodes with plenty of action... Needless to say I was thrilled.

To put it simply, Shut Up Flower Boy Band is superb. It takes bromance, first loves, music, and the struggles of being a high school student and rolls it all into a big ball of indie rock love. Each character has their own unique struggles to discover themselves. It shows the difficulties of coming into adulthood and having to balance friendship, love, school and work. I found myself laughing one minute, then crying for the next ten. Other times I was on the edge of my very uncomfortable seat, anxious to see what would come of their newest dilemma. More than once during an episode I found myself shouting at the screen, telling characters what an idiot they were, and getting just as frustrated as they did when things didn't turn out the way they'd - and I'd - hoped.

Perhaps the best part about this drama is the sheer imperfections. The characters aren't perfect. They aren't bubbly and cute. They are hard, raw and almost violent in their passion for life, love and music. That may be what makes it so addicting and fascinating to watch.

Shut Up Flower Boy Band is a must watch. I highly recommend it - and a box of tissues.

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Heartstrings
3 people found this review helpful
Mar 3, 2013
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
Note: This review is not a good one just because I'm a fan of the two leads.

So. Heartstrings/Festival/You've Fallen For Me. There are so many names for this drama.

When I first saw that Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa would be acting together again, I was over the moon. I loved them both in You're Beautiful and had honestly been praying to see them together again, preferably with Yong Hwa as the male lead rather than the secondary male. I got my wish!

Aside from the utterly fangirling moments I had, I was very excited about the story. Turns out I had every reason to be. Heartstrings is a very sweet, comedic and romantic drama that does quite literally tug at your heartstrings. Many times throughout the fifteen episodes, I found myself crying over an injustice done, at some times hating a character's wickedness, being annoyed by others, and utterly captivated by the adorableness of Kang Min Hyuk's character. Watching Jung Yong Hwa do a 180 when it came to his character in You're Beautiful and his character in Heartstrings was fascinating for me, and he did beautifully. I hope to see him act more in the future.

The music and acting complement each other very well. They got a stellar cast with acting chops that really made the drama shine. I definitely recommend watching Heartstrings.

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Playful Kiss
3 people found this review helpful
Jun 5, 2011
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Another one of the very first Korean dramas I watched was this one, and it had me laughing from the start. Perhaps I shouldn't have at times, but the absurdity of some situations for the leads was just too funny to pass up. Kim Hyun Joong was a surprise and welcome male lead.



The story itself was interesting to me. The leads couldn't have been more opposite if it killed them, yet the hidden intrigue the male lead seemed to have at having someone that optimistic following him around got me. Regardless of the shenanigans Oh Ha Ni get herself into countless times, and got Baek Seung Jo dragged into as well, her personality and Baek Seung Jo's cool exterior made the show never dull to watch. I have watched Playful Kiss several times over, and will continue to do so because it is one of my favorites.

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Hana Kimi
1 people found this review helpful
Jun 5, 2011
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 10
This wasn't the first Taiwanese drama I'd watched, and certainly won't be the last. I had originally been a little skeptic about watching it, having seen the Japanese version beforehand and finding it difficult to imagine liking any other version as much as that one. However, once I started watching this, I simply couldn't stop. The characters are amusing, the story is sweet and hilarious, and the handsome guys are not in short supply! With the final episode I found myself wishing they could have added more on, because I was so in love with the characters. In the end, I wound up liking this better than the Japanese version. Definitely a must-see!!!

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Prince's First Love
1 people found this review helpful
Mar 1, 2013
18 of 18 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Prince's First Love is a very sweet romantic comedy. The story doesn't drag too much and the characters were well-cast in my opinion. Overall, the leads did very well in portraying the complexities of their interweaving storylines, but the story itself wasn't too complex.

Not much to say on this one. If you're looking for some laughs and the occasional cry, Prince's First Love may be just up your alley.
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