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Nijura

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Incomplete Life
19 people found this review helpful
Dec 21, 2014
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
Misaeng is an amazing drama, but it is not for everyone. If you don't like first episodes you probably won't like the rest of the drama. In my case, I loved it from the 1st episode.

This drama may seem boring to some people as it is about office world, but the script writers did a great job and to me, personally, it didn't seem boring at all. It is a serious drama, yes, but there are also funny elements. It portraits the office life in a really realistic way.

While watching this drama, I felt like I was a part of the company, that I am part of every character there. Whenever there was something emotional, you could feel the emotions yourself. Whenever there was a funny scene, I was so happy, it felt so good and the funny scenes were always in a place. They just fitted.

STORY
As for story, I loved it. Some people might say that the plot was kind of about nothing, but I disagree. So much happened in those 20 episodes. The story and the characters will captivate you. I just can't express how much I love this drama!

ACTING/CAST
Everyone in this drama was well-chosen and their acting was superb. I guess, I loved every character, well, almost every character.

Lee Sung Min - he is a king of acting. I loved him since King 2Hearts and here, he proved that he is a 1st class actor. I loved his character Oh Sang Shik, in the future, I would also like to have a boss like him. After this drama I became his fan even more.

Im Shi Wan - I was a little worried at first that he would not be good for this role. Oh, how I was mistaken. He was perfect for this role. "Jang Geu Rae, fighting!!! You can do it" that is what I was thinking whole time. He was so hardworking, nice and pitiful.

Kang So Ra - I love her! I think that she is the best actress of her generation. I was so pleased with her English and even her Russian wasn't so bad. Her character Ahn Young Yi was great as well, she was tough, hardworking and clever. Great female character!

Kang Ha Neul - I am so in love with him! He is so good-looking but a great actor as well. I didn't like his character at first, but then Jang Baek Ki grew on me. He needs to get a proper main role! P.S. I was a bit disappointed that there was no love line between Jang Baek Ki and Ahn Young Yi, they were so cute together.

Byun Yo Han - first time seeing him and I must say, what an actor! I loved his character of Han Suk Yool, he was so cheerful and full of life and then at one point when he was so devastated by work, I was so sad, I wanted him to return to his old-self as soon as possible. This actor has definitely a bright future ahead. P.S. I loved the moments of those four (Im Shi Wan, Kang Sora, Kang Haneul and Byun Yo Han) together, I couldn't help but smile all the time. They had a great chemistry together.

Kim Dae Myung - I also has to mention him. His Kim Dong Shik was so nice and his acting was so believable.

MUSIC
Music was not outstanding nor special but it fitted with the drama very well.

I seriously must congratulate the actors, director and scriptwriters. They did an amazing job! Misaeng is now on my list of the best dramas I've seen so far! And after re-watching, it might become one of my favourite dramas!

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Yoo Na's Street
13 people found this review helpful
Sep 10, 2015
50 of 50 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
Firstly, let me say this. I have watched over 120 dramas. As many of you know, dramas have many "typical aspects" like rich guy-poor girl, amnesia, someone fainting from cold, main guys who are jerks, love triangles / rectangles etc. I think that this drama doesn't have any of those aspects. It is really fresh and I really enjoyed it. Despite being it a 50-ep drama, I basically watched it in one go and haven't skipped a single scene (which I tend to do). So you can imagine, how good the drama is. However, the drama might not be for everyone, but well you can say that about every drama. Try out few episodes and you will see.

STORY
The story is really unique. In summary, it is about a girl who is a pickpocket and a guy, who tries to make her stop. There are also many side stories, which resolve around gangsters, gold-diggers, thieves, police officers etc. I have to say that I liked the first half more than the second half. The first half was really dynamic, witty, gripping etc. The second half had the same aspects but not as good developed. But the ending was great, it will definitely make you smile :)

ACTING/CAST
The cast was well chosen. I started this drama because of Lee Hee Joon, as I like his acting. He didn't disappoint me in one bit. Another gem in this drama is my beloved Lee Moon Shik. This ahjussi is a real actor. Every role he takes is different. It was my first time seeing Kim Ok Bin, but I have already put some of her works on my PTW list. Really good actress. As for the characters, my favourite character would be Miseon eonnie, I guess. I don't know why, I just liked her through out the whole drama. The child actors were also brilliant.

MUSIC
Music just fitted perfectly. After finishing the first episode, I have put this drama on my list of dramas with the best OST.

OVERALL
My re-watch value would have been 10 if the drama had not had 50 episodes. Funny thing is that, I usually re-watch only my favourite scenes from this long dramas, here, I have no favourite scenes, this drama as whole is my favourite scene. It is worth to re-watch it all. This is definitely one underrated drama, so if you are looking for something fresh, with great character developments, amazing story and brilliant acting, try this drama. You will be mad at yourself of not watching the drama sooner.

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Glorious Day
13 people found this review helpful
Oct 6, 2014
44 of 44 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 10
Firstly, I want to say this: I loved this drama! This drama was amazingly warm-hearted and it always made you smile.

To be honest, I started to watch this drama because of Park Se Young. I wasn't really aware of the other actors (except for Kim Mi Sook and Jung Man Shik).

This drama is presented as a family drama and this description suits it very well. Everything in this drama is about family and I liked it that way.

I was a bit worried to watch Glorious Day, because 50-ep dramas usually scare me off but then I gave it a chance and I made a really good decisions. Unlike other long dramas, this drama was fast-paced and every problem got resolved very quickly (max. 2-3 episodes)

I was really addicted to this drama at the beginning. I even watched SBS live, so I could see the episodes as soon as possible. Then my addiction dropped, but this drama still became a drama I was looking forward to watch, because it always made me smile.

STORY
I loved the story in the beginning. It was fast-paced and gripping, then somewhere in the middle it lost its spark for a while but regained it very quickly in the last episodes. Unfortunately, this drama was cut down to 44 episodes in the end (because of the ratings in Korea) and honestly, I don't think that this drama deserved it. However, despite that, the writers did a great job with the ending. I was smiling like crazy. I could compare this ending to It's Okay, That's Love. I think this ending was just perfect for this drama.

ACTING
As for acting, most of the actors did a great job, but I could have seen many flaws in their acting. However, because of the storyline and chemistry between the actors, I just didn't pay so much attention to it. By the way, I loved the chemistry between Park Se Young and Lee Sang Woo. If I should pick an actor who did the best job, then it would be Kim Hyung Kyu, in my opinion. He is so young, and he did an amazing job! Really talented!

MUSIC
The music was kind of so-so. But the original songs were perfect for the story. I loved how they used trot songs.

If you are looking for a heart-warming drama, with a great chemistry between actors and you have a free time to watch it, then, please, don't hesitate and watch it! It's worth your time!

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Secret
15 people found this review helpful
Nov 15, 2013
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
Let's face it, we know what we expected, another melodrama with unrealistic scenes, bad dialogues and horrible end. However, this drama was slightly different.

To be honest, I was planning to drop this drama after the first episode because I really wasn't in the mood for a tragical drama. Then, I gave it another chance and I am glad that I did it. With each episode, the drama got better and better and I was almost biting my fingers when I had to wait for the next episode. This drama is addictive for sure. I usually can predict almost every situation in drama and I really appreciate when the drama is unpredictable and it is still surprising and shocking for me to watch and this drama obeyed my needs.

So why didn't I rate this drama as "outstanding"? That is easy. I didn't like the last 3 or 4 episodes. Those episodes were, well, not really good, in my opinion. But I sort of like the ending, even though it wasn't really a dreamed ending.

Another requirement for a good drama is the music and here, the music was outstanding! If you love OSTs as much as I do, you will love the music, both - the instrumental and vocal.

The cast was great as well. Frankly, I started to watch this drama just because of Ji Sung and he didn't disappoint me and I found few actors, who were new faces for me and I am planning to watch something with them afterwards.

So to sum up, if you are looking for a real DRAMA, this series is just the right one for you! Great music, great acting and addictive plot.

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Call of the Country
9 people found this review helpful
Oct 17, 2013
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 3.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Well, this drama was very good. If you like hilarious scenes, and kind of easy watching dramas then this one is definitely the right one for you.

This drama was kind of special. I really liked the plot because there were many unpredictable situations (that is what I like about dramas) and especially, I loved the situational humour. In one episode, there was one scene which was so hilarious that I was literally rolling on the floor laughing. I haven't laughed like that for a long time.

I really liked the main female character because she was strong and even though I would probably hate this type of person in the real life (very bad policewoman), I came to really like her. On the other hand, I didn't like the main male character, I prefered the second one, which happens very rarely.

I am a big fan of soundtracks so the music here was quite disappointing but to be honest I din't pay much attention to it as I usually do, as I was more concentrated on the funny side of the story.

This is definitely one of the most hilarious series I have watched so go and watch because it's worth your time!

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Healer
9 people found this review helpful
Feb 16, 2015
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
What a great drama!! After a long time I found a k-drama, which was so addicting that I watched it in one go. And I almost skipped this drama because I am not really a fan of Park Min Young. I am really glad that that I didn't.

STORY
I was captivated by the story since the 1st episode. I would even watch a drama just about the 'errand boy' job. I really liked the first two episodes, the drama had kind of a different vibe. After second episode it gave the vibe of City Hunter. It is not a bad thing. City Hunter is one of the best dramas I've seen and I have to say that Healer was even better.

The story was very well-written. I was never bored and did not fast-forward at all, which I tend to do. It was serious and funny at the same time. My type of drama.

I agree with most of the people that the ending was not a proper one. It could have been done in a better way, if they extended the final episode for about 10minutes. That would be enough. However, I liked the ending in general (much better than in City Hunter if you ask me).

ACTING
As I stated above, I am not a fan of Park Min Young, even though I have seen her dramas like City Hunter or Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Here, I did not mind her. Her acting was not top notch but she was immersed into her character very well. The character of Chae Yeong Shin was a strong character, very likeable and not weak at any point (even though we could have seen some of her weaknesses). I really liked that character. Great job, Park Min Young!

It was my first time watching something with Ji Chang Wook. I've just seen him on RM. He was a big surprise for me. His acting was really good and I was immersed by his looks. His character of Healer...I loved him! Also you could have seen the diversity in his acting here - just compare his acting as a Healer and as Park Bong Soo. It was so different. He has shown his serious side, but also a comedic side. Not many actors can pull it off as well as he can.

Yoo Ji Tae is a top notch actor. My first time seeing him was in Ditto. I have seen this movie a long time ago and don't really remember his performance there. However, he proved here that he is a Top Actor. In the beginning I wasn't sure if he is the bad guy or the good guy, if he is just a pretentious reporter or is he actually a great person? Throughout the drama, I was able to read him more. This made his character very interesting, you were not sure what he was actually thinking. However, he could express his emotions very well. It is really difficult to describe it, you just have to see it yourself.

Also I have to mention Kim Mi Kyung. Healer was the first drama I actually liked her character in.

Beside Healer, my favourite character was Park Sang Myun's character. Such a cool dad he was. Great performance by this ahjussi. I love every scene he was in.

MUSIC
Music was great but not perfect. Except for two songs, none of them stuck in my head. I really liked the song Eternal Love by Michael Learns To Rock and the instrumental main title. When it comes to music, I have to say that City Hunter's music was better, especially the instrumental.

OVERALL
As for me, It was one of the best dramas I have seen so far. Captivating, entertaining, gripping, fast-paced, great acting, very well-written story, funny and exciting.

Thanks to Healer I was not available in the Real Life for 20 hours. So if you are planning to watch it, make sure that you have no assignments to hand it or anything like that, or you will end up like me...being addicted to the story and not being able to escape the dramaland for 2 days.

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One Warm Word
8 people found this review helpful
Jan 23, 2015
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
I started to watch this drama because of Lee Sang Woo and Ji Jin Hee. After seeing the 1st episode, I thought it was boring so I put it on hold for a long time but recently, I was in a mood to watch this drama so I continued with watching it.

This drama deals with serious issues, about real-life problems so it is definitely not for those, who watch dramas in order to escape the reality. In my opinion, the issues here were well captured and it was just if I was following someone's real life. I have to admit that I cried while watching this drama (after a loooong time), not because of the main couples but because of the side one.

As for the cast, this the first time I am watching a drama with Ji Jin Hee, even though I started to watch it because of him (I loved him on Running Man). I don't know if his acting was not good, or he was just acting stiff because his character was like that. I guess that I need to see him in more productions to determine whether his acting was good or not. Here, I was not satisfied with his acting, it was like he was a side-character rather than the main lead.

As for Lee Sang Woo, this the first time I can actually say that his acting was really good. Well done, My Beloved Turtle!!!(N.B. reference to Glorious Day)

As for the main female leads, they were well chosen for their characters, but I was just not pulled in by their acting. Both of them are not really Top actresses, in my opinion.

And because of whom, I cried? Because of two amazingly talented young actors, Han Groo and Park Seo Joon. Both of them stole every scene they were in. They were much better than their older colleagues, well except for Yun Ju Sang and Go Doo Shim - they are always amazing and their relationship here was so great!! Thanks to Han Groo and Park Seo Joon, I was able to finish this drama, both of them have a bright future ahed of them!! Fighting!!

As for music, it was not great, but not bad as well. Te instrumental songs were well placed. I loved the song "i Love You" (really catchy), but sometimes, the song was not well-placed and was repeated too often.

So overall, if you are in a mood to watch this type of drama, please, do, but if know that you are that kind of person, who just hates watching dramas about real life issues, then it is not a drama for you and please, do not say that it is boring etc. The problem with this drama is that, you definitely need to be in the right mood to watch it, then it is a great drama worth your time.

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I Am Legend
6 people found this review helpful
Sep 24, 2013
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 6.0
Well, this drama is quite difficult to describe. I will start with what I enjoyed about this drama first and then I will talk about the negative aspects.

POSITIVE ASPECTS
Firstly, I really liked the cast. In my opinion, the authors chose very good actors and the main female character was represented by Kim Jung Eun who is a great actress. This was my first time I heard of her and I will definitely watch some other dramas with her. To be honest, I started to watch this drama just because of Lee Joon Hyuk as I liked him in City Hunter. He didn't disapoint me even though his role wasn't so big as I expected. Overall, the cast was outstanding.

Another thing which I really enjoyed was, of course, the music! I am kind of rock music fan and I don't fancy dance and typically pop music. So this drama was right for me! They made plenty of cover versions of other Korean songs which were great. The song I enjoyed the most was Genie (originally by SNSD). This version is just amazing! If you have time, you must definitely listen to it! The singers are good as well. The most beautiful songs was To You (Dear Music), which has beautiful lyrics.

Another positive aspect are the dialogs. They are not stupid and makes sence mostly every time. This is always something I appreciate about dramas as I hate stupid dialogues and dramas.

Many people critised the ending but I liked it. It was quite realistic and nothing was overdone. I was waiting for one moment like other people as well, however, in the end, I am glad that it din't happen because I might have been disappointed.

NEGATIVE ASPECTS
The problem with this drama was kind of the story line. It seemed to me like I was watching 3 dramas at the same time. First part is about a divorce, then about some law stuff and the third part is about "ahjumma" band and music itself. Personally, I enjoyed the story but just didn't fit well together. I would love to watch a drama with a law theme but it didn't fit into this drama very well. That would be the biggest problem with this drama, I guess. The music part wasn't as big as promised from the plot summary and many people felt a bit down after reaching the final episode.

Another negative aspect was like in other dramas, not realistic scenes. If you watch this drama, you will see quite ridiculous scenes from the court, but it might be just my opinion.

To sum up, this is not an outstanding drama but if you want to watch something a bit realistic with great music and cast then just WATCH THIS. I enjoyed it!

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It's Okay, That's Love
6 people found this review helpful
Sep 16, 2014
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
This drama was different. Everyone who watched this drama will admit it. At first I didn't want to watch this drama because the plot didn't seem interesting to me. However, then because of my love for Kwang Soo, I started to watch this drama.

This drama was kind of magical. When I watched this I never had the desire to watch the next episode as soon as possible. But then when I started to watch the episode and I was totally hooked. It was witty, entertaining, gripping and fast paced. Then the episode ended and I didn't have the desire to watch the next episode again. But when I watched it, it was so great again.

I know, that it sounds weird, but it's just how I feel about this drama.

STORY
The story was original and unique. We could say that nothing actually happened in this drama, but if you look closely, you'll see how great the storyline was. My favourite part was the beginning (I mean the first 5 episodes or so) and then the ending. I think that the ending of this drama was probably the best I've ever seen. It wasn't rushed, and it was just perfect!

Watch this drama just because of the ending! It's worth it!

ACTING
Every actor in this drama did an amazing job! The actors were outstanding! When the story seem a bit boring, you are still hooked because of the great acting.

It was 2nd drama I watched with Jo In Sung (1st - That Winter, The Wind Blows, I liked his hairstyle there more :D) and I have to say that I liked him in both dramas. Here, his acting was so natural, he did a great job. There were few scenes in the hospital which weren't that good but overall, his acting was great!

As for Gong Hyo Jin. It was my 2nd drama with her as well (1st - Thank You). I have to say this: "She is an actress with capital A." I think that her acting skills are amazing! In my opinion, she isn't really pretty, but she is attractive.

As for my lovely Kwang Soo. He didn't disappoint me, as usual. He did a great job, playing a person with Tourette. He's an actor with capital A, as well, in my opinion.

And at last, I would like to mention Sung Dong Il. I loved him in Reply 1997 and here I loved him even more. What and actor! I loved the scenes with him and Kwang Soo!!!

MUSIC
Music was perfect! Some of the songs in the OST are already on my list of most played songs. The whole soundtrack is a masterpiece. Love it! Love it! Love it! One of the best soundtracks I've ever heard!


There are a few reasons why not watching this drama. However, there are more reasons why to watch this drama. Great drama! One of the best dramas of 2014!

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The Pirates
5 people found this review helpful
Feb 20, 2015
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
The Pirates was one of the most successful South Korean movies of 2014. It was on my plan-to-watch-list for a long time and finally, I have seen it.

STORY
The synopsis looks kind of ridiculous, I know. But once the story story started it is not that bad.

The story itself is nothing special, but it is done in an entertaining way. There are many hilarious scenes, which just cracked me up. There are also some scenes, which were ridiculous (like the scenes with the whale), but I can overlook that.

Most of the fighting scenes were directed well, but the first scenes were kind of confusing and difficult to follow. Then it got better.

I could say that this movie is kind of a Korean version of The Pirates of the Caribbean. However, the American original is much better, unfortunately. It might be because of the budget as well. I suppose that Hollywood movie will have a higher budget than a Korean movie.

CAST/ACTING

Son Ye Jin
I watched this movie because of Son Ye Jin, as she is my ultimate favourite Korean actress. I was kind of disappointed with her acting, but it was her first time starring in this type of movie, so it must have been challenging. I always appreciate that she tries out different types of roles and does not always stick to her original innocent characters (e.g. The Classic).

I would normally like her type of character, but this time, I did not. The badass thing just did not work with me. If she was more sassy, I would probably like her character.

Kim Nam Gil
This was my first time watching something with him. His looks are kind of unique but he is a good actor. I think that he fits well in historical movies. When I tried to watch Shark, I could not watch it because of his looks there. The moustache is so weird. However, it fits well into historical productions.

I must say that he pulled off the comic scenes very well, but the serious scenes were not as good. I wonder if he is one of the actors, who cannot switch from comedy to drama that easily. It is a difficult thing to do, so I completely understand.

I really liked his character here. It was fun to watch him and I was pulled in by his acting.

In the future, I will definitely watch something with him, but it must be something which is set in the past. Otherwise, I will not be able to get over his appearance :D

The Pirates/Bandits
The comedic scenes were taken care of the actors who ported the pirates or bandits. Many great actors like Shin Jeong Keun, Yoo Have Jin and Park Chul Min made the movie entreating to watch. With their brilliant acting skills, they have enlighten the scenes.

I also have to mention Lee Kyeong Yeong. Just after I finished the movie, I have realised that he
was in Misaeng. I have to say that he is an amazing actor!

As for Sulli, she just had a minor role. I did not mind her here.

MUSIC
Right after I heard the music in the intro credits, I bought the OST from iTunes. The soundtrack
is really good and it is worth to listen to it.

OVERALL
The movie was fun to watch but nothing special. The beginning kind of dragged and then the
second half was kind of rushed. But in general, I enjoyed this movie and it made me laugh. That's
what matters to me.

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What's Up
3 people found this review helpful
Aug 27, 2014
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
After finishing this drama, I must say: WOW!!!!!

I really really really.......loved this drama!!!! And why? There is more than one reason:

1) The story is amazing.
It is about a group of young adults who are studying at the university in a musical department. It is about their past, present and future, about their dreams, relationships and problems. It has a realistic plot. It is a mature version of Dream High, but in my opinion, What's up is much better! The writers here did a great job!


2) The characters.
Each character in this drama is unique, human and real. Each of them has own flaws but also positive aspects. My favourite characters were Oh Doo Ri (Im Ju Eun) and Kim Byung Gun (Jo Jung Suk). Both actors did an amazing job! I loved every scene with them!

I loved Im Ju Eun in Wild Romance but after watching What's Up, I came to like her even more. Her character was just so cool! She was clever, crazy, a bit of a rebel but also nice and talented. I loved how she had one-sided love for her professor.

Jo Jung Suk is one of my favourite actors and he was the reason why I started to watch this drama. I chose well, but did I expect something else from a drama starring Jo Jung Suk? No. His character here was hilarious, pitiful and I was just waiting till he finally showed his voice to the world. Jo Jung Suk is a really good singer and even better actor. You will see that you will love those too.

On the other hand, I really disliked the character of Park Tae Yi. She was so naive and to me, she seemed stupid.


3) The music!!
The music was outstanding! What a shame that I am not able to find the OST anywhere. Everyone sings very well but singing of few of them is just amazing! I was never a really big fan of Big Bang but I have to say that Daesung is a really good singer (however, his acting skills are really low). Jo Jung Suk is also an ace. And I also liked Im Ju Eun's singing. I was also surprised to see here a member of my favourite k-pop group SPICA, Yang Ji Won, whose singing was superb as well.

4) The ending!
I really liked it. Even though I would like to reveal more, I won't. Just watch it yourself, you won't be disappointed. I guarantee it!

5) Jo Jung Suk - he just deserves his own point.

6) Im Ju Eun - so as her.

Right now, I can't come up with more reasons to watch this drama. It is just superb!

And who should watch this drama?

- a music fan
- a fan of Jo Jung Suk
- a k-drama fan
- a person who likes good quality series
- a fan of Rachel from Heirs a.k.a Park Tae Yi
- everyone who wants to watch something realistic
- a person who appreciates good acting
- ...... etc.

I hope that you will enjoy this drama as much as I did!

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The Producers
9 people found this review helpful
Jun 21, 2015
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 10
This drama was totally my cup of tea. I loved it from the first episode, but I can understand people who might not like it. I think that this drama might be like Misaeng, it is not for everyone. I really like all four main actors but I could not imagine those four to star together in one project, but well, this drama showed me that it is possible and that the result is superb.

STORY
I really enjoyed the whole drama. The directing and camera had a different style, which some people might mind but I think that it fitted well with this drama. There was a drama with Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo about drama makers few years ago, called Worlds Within. I really enjoyed that drama because there was a reality shown rather than the typical k-drama cliches we are all used to in the k-drama land. Producer has a similar feel but it is funnier and more fast-paced, which might suit greater audience of viewers. I think that the strongest appeal of this drama is the humour and the characters. The humour simply fitted my taste.

ACTING/CAST
For this drama, they definitely needed people who seem natural on the screen because of the directing style (documentary style) and the drama team made a good choice with the casting.

Gong Hyo Jin as Tak Ye Jin was brilliant as usual. I really like her style of acting. Definitely one of the actresses that acts naturally and shines on the screen. Her character here was a confident woman working in a business where it is tough for a woman to outshine. While watching the drama you could have observed that she loved receiving compliments and misunderstood many situations.

Cha Tae Hyun's character Ra Joon Mo was a again the nice guy. CTH does not belong to my favourite actors because it seems to me that he uses overreactions while acting a lot. Here, however, I did not mind him. Many people might complain on the chemistry between him and Gong Hyo Jin, but I think that they relationship was presented as a long-term friendship of people not realising their feelings and the actors presented that perfectly.

Kim Soo Hyun's character Baek Seung Chan stole the show in my opinion. The character was so well written and Kim Soo hyun did a really good job with his acting. Actually, I might be the only one who did not like his acting in You Who Came from the Stars and I hoped that this time, it will be better. And as for me, his acting seemed amazing. Back Seung Chan sort of quirky character, his clumsiness, sense of justice, social interactions and especially his little devilish acts always made my day. Definitely, one of my favourite characters in k-drama land.

As for IU, I enjoyed her acting in You're the Best Lee Soon Shin and she did not disappoint me here. At first I found her character quite annoying but as her different sides got peeled off one by one, I became fond of Cindy.

I also have to mention Kim Jong Kook. Yes, his acting was a bit awkward but it was his first drama so what were you expecting? I really enjoyed his character ' Stefano' and his relationship with Go Yang Mi..who saw the drama will know. Anyway, if he stars in anything else, I will watch it :).

MUSIC
Music was good but not memorable.

REWATCH VALUE
I will definitely re-watch the drama because it was simply hilarious.

OVERALL
It is a really good drama full of reality, humour and life lessons. I definitely recommend it but also warn that it might not be for everyone. :)

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Hyde, Jekyll, Me
8 people found this review helpful
Mar 27, 2015
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I could describe this drama by one word - Disappointment. I am a huuuuuuuuge fan of Hyun Bin and I have anticipated this drama since it was announced that Hyun Bin will star in this drama. But I probably wasted my time...

STORY - 5/10
The drama itself was so dull. I quite liked it in the beginning, because I though it is just slow in the beginning and then it will evolve into a fast-paced drama...haha...I was so mistaken. It was slow the whole time. There was only one exciting moment during the whole drama - and that was the ending of episode 8. I though that from that point the drama will get better, but it didn't...From episode 12, I was just fast forwarding the episodes, even the final one...The story was simply not captivating - the scriptwriters did such a terrible job, seriously. This drama was way to similar to My Lovable Girl on this point...

I quite liked the directing and the colours the drama was edited in but that was probably all.

ACTING/CAST - 6/10
As for Acting, my mark is quite generous, and that is because of my love for Hyun Bin. This drama was totally without chemistry. I did not care for a single character. Simply horrible...

Hyun Bin is definitely not the best actor, but he is a decent actor. I always care for his characters. And the chemistry between him and other actors is always good. But not this time...Well, I could blame it on scriptwriting, but the problem doesn't lie only there...Well, hopefully, he will choose a better project next time :)

As for Han Ji Min...she is a botox face...She looked so unnatural in this drama and the acting was horrible. I could not feel any emotions from her. I quite liked her in Padam, Padam and I thought that after so many years, her acting might have improved, however, I was mistaken again. So she is totally 'that's no-no' to me now. She is just a botox face, which I can't even call an actress.

As for Sung Joon, I have never thought of him as a good actor. And he didn't prove me wrong. His acting in the beginning was so bad that I was asking myself, why did they cast him. Then his acting improved a bit, but not drastically improved.

MUSIC - 7/10
The music was OK. Baek Ji Young's song is really catchy, but doesn't really fit well with the drama. As for the other OST songs, they were nothing special. My mark is quite high because of the instrumental OST. That was quite good.

OVERALL - 6.5
My overall mark is quite high. It is high because of Hyun Bin. If there was another male lead, my mark would be even lower and actually, I would have never finished the drama. I just hope, that next time, he will choose a better drama and with a better female lead.

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Cruel City
4 people found this review helpful
Sep 15, 2014
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
It has been ages since I saw a drama which was so addicting. I was watching this drama knowing that it is good but I never expected to be that good. I can honestly say that this drama was one of the best dramas I've seen so far (despite some little things).

STORY
I really enjoyed the storyline. In the beginning it had many surprising turn overs and it had many unexpected scenes. I was totally hooked on the story. In the late episodes the quality of the storyline fell down a bit. However, I think that writers did an amazing job here. I can't think of any flaws in the story right now, like I can find in other dramas. I think that if you watch this drama you will find out how addicting and GRIPPING this drama is. Seriously!!! I've finished this drama in 2 days!

CAST
Well, there are some flaws when we speak about the actors and their acting. I think that Kim Yoo Mi (as Lee Jin Sook), Yoon Hyun Min (as Kim Hyeon Soo) and Choi Moo Sung (as Safari) did an amazing job!!! All of them are really talented and I could believe every scene they were in.

As for Jung Kyung Ho (as Doctor's Son)....ehm...well, I dont't find him handsome but he is somehow very attractive. He's not really a good actor in my opinion, however, I think, that he fit the role very well. But I don't think that I will watch something with him ever again.

As for Lee Jae Yoon (as Ji Hyung Min), he has to work on his acting skills as well. However, I can imagine him as a police officer, which was his character in this drama. He seemed to me a bit like Seeley Booth in 'Bones'.

Nam Gyu Ri (as Yoon Soo Min) did a good job as well, however, I found her character really annoying.

And finally Son Chang Min (as Min Hong Ki). Currently, I watch ?Glorious Day' and I love him in there. His character and acting is perfect in 'Glorious day'. However, his acting was soooo bad in 'Cruel City'. And I loathed his character as well.

OST
I loved the OST. When I first heard 'Hurt' by Kim Yong Jin in the 1st episode, I was....so... I can't even explain it. For me, this song is master piece. I can still think of scenes where I heard this song. And I really liked the instrumental soundtrack as well.

Overall, well because this story and many unexpected twists and surprising turn overs, the rewatch value won't be so high. I think that this drama was outstanding, despite the bad acting of some the actors.

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The Heirs
2 people found this review helpful
Apr 6, 2015
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
It took me more than 18months to finish this drama, but in the end I finished it. To be frank, I was really anticipating this drama but somewhere in the middle I got really disappointed.

STORY
BOF type of story. The drama itself was like Korean version of Gossip Girl. The Heirs was full of cliches, which we are used to in k-dramaland. Sometimes I don't mind them as they are shown from different perspectives, but here, they were just cliches. But sometimes you just need to watch these types of dramas to relax :)

ACTING/CAST
I started to watch this drama because of Park Shin Hye. I saw, probably, most of her dramas and I was really anticipating this one. But funny thing is that while watching this drama I came to dislike her. I realized that her acting is quite bad and actually her roles are all the same. There is no versaity at all.

As for Lee Min Ho, even though I watched most of his dramas, I am not his fan at al. I started to watch this drama despite him being in it. I confirmed my opinion that he is seriously over-rated, he is not even handsome, in my view. As for the relationship between him and PSH, I could not care less. I was more interested in the side story lines.

I knew Kim Woo Bin before watching Heirs, but thanks to this drama I became his hardcore fan. He stole the spotlight in this drama. As many people said, I also preferred Choi Young Do, but, well, I am biased. I was really glad that he did not end up with PSH because he is too good for her.

I loved the storyline between Choi Jin Hyuk and Im Ju Eun. I hoped that their story could be the main one. They had great chemistry together and I hoped that they would have a happy ending...

I also enjoyed the Krystla-Min Hyuk couple. They were really cute. Also loved the father-son relationship in Yoon family.

I also loved my beloved Kang Haneul here, but I like him everywhere.

And lastly I must mention the relationship between Eun Sang's mum and Tan's mum. They were amazing. And after watching Kim Seung Ryong on RM, I became her fan :D

So overall, the cast was really good except for the main leads - both of them are soooooo overrated.

MUSIC
OST was really good. Normal SBS standard.

OVERALL
It was an average cliche drama, but with a good cast. If not for the story, watch it for Kim Woo Bin, he is surely becoming one of the Top actors.

I also have to give Heirs one more plus point. Thanks to this drama, I discovered RM. So thank you very much!!!

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