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Welcome 2 Life
5 people found this review helpful
by Bali
Sep 30, 2019
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
This is an excellent fantasy police procedural drama with a good romance story between the lead couple. The drama offers suspense, action, romance, a great presentation of the two temporal dimensions without going back and forth that allows the viewer to understand the characters and their struggles, and great character development, especially for the male lead. The cast is fantastic and they did a phenomenal job bringing their characters to life. The leading couple has very good chemistry and their romance is realistically portrayed throughout the drama. This drama is full of raw emotions among the characters but it is greatly shown and uncannily depicted by the antagonists, especially Yoon Pil Woo, deftly enacted by Shin Jae Ha. Enjoy it!

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Hello Again!
5 people found this review helpful
by Bali
May 15, 2019
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
This is such a delightful drama to watch! This is an office romantic comedy that is really fun to watch. The actors did a really good job bringing these characters to life and there is great chemistry among the characters. The leading male, Bruce Hung as Yang Zi Hao, really held the show together. His character is insightful and steadfast in loving her. Although the female lead is not the greatest choice for this character because sometimes she couldn’t convey her emotional state with the right expressions, especially on the romantic scenes, she did pretty well otherwise. The leading male more than compensated, especially in their interactions and romantic scenes. The drama has a good supporting cast and it’s enjoyable to watch. The drama has a very good OST, and also the use of playful onomatopoeia sound effects and the dancing choreography incorporation were a great idea! *Watch pass the end of last episode, until the very end! Enjoy it!

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Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung
4 people found this review helpful
by Bali
Oct 3, 2019
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This is a great “dramedy” period drama! The romance is cute and, although the romantic scenes could’ve been better, the lead couple had very good chemistry and their relationship evolved naturally. The story is about Goo Hae Ryung’s development as a historian, palace politics, secrets, and great character development all over. The cast did a great job bringing their characters to life and the supporting cast was equally important throughout the drama. This drama offers some action, cute and believable romance, tragedy, and great comedic moments that were strategically place throughout the plot balancing up the heaviness of palace antics and the main characters’ stories. It is really a good drama to watch. Enjoy it!

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Legend of the Phoenix
3 people found this review helpful
by Bali
Jul 26, 2019
41 of 41 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 4.5
This review may contain spoilers
This is a nice drama. If the viewer is looking for a drama with action and strategy, this one will be satisfying, but the romance was marred with manipulation and the leading lady would constantly fall victim of her own “goodness” and remained separated from the leading man in order to “save” him. This dynamic weaken the romantic storyline that could’ve been nice only if their love hiatus didn’t last all the way to the end of the last episode to give the viewer a nice but insipid ending. The rest of the story is the usual palace antics and some really good supporting actors; worth mentioning is Wayne Lai as the dynamic chameleon personality Lang Kun and his beloved, Cao Xi Wen as Empress Zheng Shu Jun.

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I Hear You
3 people found this review helpful
by Bali
May 18, 2019
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.5
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This is a very good drama with a nice romantic story. “I Hear You” is more about the male lead’s ability to understand his beloved despite his quiet and seemingly cold demeanor. The drama uses the circumstantial cohabitation as a premise to have the lead couple to get to know each other and eventually fall in love. The supporting cast is excellent, especially Bei Er Duo ‘s best friend Tang Li (Gratitude Dai) who had the best character development in the drama. There is great chemistry among the cast and the leading couple manage to increasingly sustain their great chemistry all the way until the end of the drama. **SPOILER ALERT** The drama was really good, but it could have been better if not for the unnecessary “separation to reach our goals” theme on the last episode; but at least it time flew by in matters of minutes and the male lead resolved everyone else’s problems before going to Japan and appearing in front of his REAL dream, (Bei Er Duo), at the last moment ending the drama with a sweet embrace.

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My Youth
2 people found this review helpful
by Bali
Jun 28, 2019
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 6.5
This is a great coming of age drama. Although the drama could do without some clichés, the actors did a very good job delivering their characters. This drama depicts the characters and their struggles as they go from teenagers into adulthood without overly dramatic events and backstabbing issues. The individuals are connected by wonderful friendship among all the characters, with really good chemistry. The leading couple’s relationship takes time to develop, but the leading couple has good chemistry and the leading male carries the drama well. There are great moments among the leading couple, but there are some moments that the leading lady didn’t seem to be connected with her character, but overall, she did fine. The drama is entertaining. Enjoy it!

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The Rules of Love 2
2 people found this review helpful
by Bali
May 17, 2019
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This is a very nice, light romantic comedy with great feelings. Don’t expect too much from The Rules of Love Season 1 since it is just the preemptive tale of how the lead couple meet and a series of unfortunate events developed that will get the couple together. For The Rules of Love Season 2, the love story starts to develop and characters start to fall into place. The drama is nice and the romance is light but the leading couple has good chemistry. What stand out on this drama is the overall sense of sincerity on the character’s feelings and the camaraderie. Last episode of Season 2 ends with “to be continued hinting to a Season 3. If you are looking for something nice to watch until a great one comes, this is entertaining. Enjoy it!

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Monkey Twins
2 people found this review helpful
by Bali
Apr 18, 2019
13 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
This is an action packed drama with heartfelt emotions. The cast did a great job bringing their characters to life and there was a great chemistry among the main and supporting characters. This drama also dealt with the wide spread problem of drug dealers and corruption within the legal system which created the background for the showmanship of martial arts disciplines and techniques of dance troupes. Although the plot was charged with a lot of action, there is comedy, soulful emotions, moral and cultural teachings, and a bit of romance. There are viewers that might have been expecting more and better, but, in spite of some faults, it is quite entertaining. Enjoy it!

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Listening Snow Tower
2 people found this review helpful
by Bali
Jul 19, 2019
56 of 56 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
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The drama Listening Snow Tower (2019) is a good Wuxia, Martial Arts, Fantasy show, but it really lacks on the romance department, especially from the leading couple, unless the viewer is looking for a couple that sustained a non-existent romantic relationship marred by the constant mistrust from the female lead towards her “lover” and protector. There are constant explanations from the supporting characters about the actions from the leading couple towards each other and constant afterthoughts and flashbacks. The story and action elements of this drama are solid, engaging, and very entertaining, but the writer plagued the story with unnecessary death of central characters. Wanting to portray the pugilistic theme as a breeder of cold, conning, and unwavering characters that keep backstabbing the Listening Snow Tower Master, the drama missed the opportunity to create a great love story, since he fell in love with the leading lady at first sight. The leading lady spent most of the drama being stubborn, undermining, and willfully misunderstanding the person that she was supposed to love. Not until the end, you get a short reprieve that allows the viewer to enjoy a nice ending. Overall, if the viewer is looking for a good action show and great supporting actors, this drama is quite entertaining. Enjoy it!

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Her Private Life
1 people found this review helpful
by Bali
Jul 11, 2019
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
This drama is a great romance with comedic moments. There is great character development among the leading and supporting cast. Although the drama is set within the background of fangirling to establish the leading female’s issues, the romance takes center stage. The main leads have great chemistry and their romance starts while they become entangled in a pretend relationship. The relationship develops while working and interacting together and shows great character development as the leads come to understand each other and to truly become a real couple. Although there is some conflict, the leading couple is not shaken and they remain steadfast in pursuing and maintaining their love. This drama is well done and the cast did a great job bringing their characters to life. Enjoy it!

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The Legend of Hao Lan
1 people found this review helpful
by Bali
Jun 8, 2019
62 of 62 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This is a great fictional period drama mixed with historical facts. This is the story of Hao Lan and her struggles within the different kingdoms that led her to become the mother of China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang. The drama was extended from 45 to 62 episodes and in the process, it lost luster. The entire production (acting, cinematography, customs, music...) were done with accuracy and finesse but, adding the younger generation’s to extend the drama, felt short of the first part of the drama. This drama was mostly about the power struggles of three individuals (Li Hao Lan, Ying Yi Ren, and Lu Bu Wei) that join forces to accomplish great endeavors. These characters are complex and multilayered and the actors did a fantastic job in bringing out these complexities and creating memorable personifications of these historical personages. There are so many great performances that it is difficult to just select the three main persons since their characters were intimately dependent with a great array of supporting cast. Although there is a love triangle, romance is not the stronghold on this drama, which lives the romance seekers disappointed since there was a potential for a great one. Even then, it is great to see how Hao Lan accomplishes to bring down the people that Qin King’s grandfather laid out to clean the courts and become a great empire. This is a great production that, if it is not compared with others, it provides great entertainment. Enjoy it!

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A Korean Odyssey
1 people found this review helpful
by Bali
Apr 18, 2019
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This is a fun and fantastic chimerical fantasy drama. This is a modern Korean interpretation based on the book Journey to the West. The acting is amazing! The cast did a great job bringing these complex and enigmatic characters to life, especially Cha Seung Won (as Woo Whee) and Sung Hyuk interpreting both male and female siblings. There is great chemistry and romance among the lead couple, the “frenemy” relationship between the lead males is priceless, and the rest of the cast kept the chemistry going. This drama evokes all sorts of emotions and leaves the viewer with a good feel. Enjoy it!

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Clean With Passion For Now
1 people found this review helpful
by Bali
Apr 8, 2019
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This is a very good drama with heart wrenching, funny, lovely, and heartwarming moments that does a decent job on bringing up attention about the difficulties of people dealing with OCD affliction and those around them. The actors did a great job bringing their characters to life and the lead couple has great chemistry. The drama could’ve used about two more episodes to avoid the rushed ending and to give the female lead’s character a better transition into the resolution. There is the issue with Jang Sun Gyeol’s biological father that could’ve played nicely if the audience would’ve had, at least, some flashback information. Since melodramatic moments are built upon misunderstandings, this drama chose to use the “let’s hurt the person I love so he/she will leave me” instead of telling the truth and still leave that person if there is no way to fix the situation. Also, Gil Oh Sol could have been given more strength and determination to love Jang Sun Gyeol, but regardless of these, the drama is really nice and the main cast did very well, enjoy it!

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My Amazing Boyfriend 2
1 people found this review helpful
by Bali
Apr 4, 2019
38 of 38 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
This drama is cute, but for been a sequel, it should’ve been done with the same actors as the first season. On this sequel the leading lady’s character is more over the top than before, but she manages to salvage her character with some profound moments, good romantic scenes, and super cute gestures. The supporting cast did really well, and Mike D'Angelo did very well on his characterization of mutant Xue Ling Qiao. At least Fingal Fu as detective Li Yan Zhi and Aro Yang as Feng Dong Dong, among a few other actors, were part of the original cast, which gave the sequel a familiar vibe. This drama is still entertaining. Enjoy it!

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Graceful Family
1 people found this review helpful
by Bali
17 days ago
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 6.5
This is a very nice and well written crime corporate drama with a great cast. All the actors did a good job bringing their characters to life; the leading couple has very good chemistry although they fell short on their romantic scenes (although it is not a romance drama, it could’ve been better). The story is strong and there are some interesting twist thrown throughout the drama. Accolades to the older and more experience cast that carried on the drama making it suspenseful, interesting, irritating, and very emotionally driven. There is an excellent heartfelt scene from Park Sang Myun (Heo Jang Su-Yoon Do's father) on episode 12. Also, Lee Kyu Han was excellent on his portrayal of the multifaceted and enigmatic character Mo Wan Soo. The drama is entertaining, enjoy it! ***Watch the last episode all the way to its ending!!!

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