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Kakegurui
9 people found this review helpful
May 29, 2018
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.5
If you are going to watch this, be prepared for the overacting. I didn't mind it because it was obviously an intentional choice and ALL the roles are overacted. I've never watched the anime or read the manga, so I can not say how true it holds to the source material. However, the games are enjoyable (and so are the methods of cheating). It is satisfying to watch the heroine outsmart her challengers. I hope they do a season 2 so that I can see how it all ends. As it is, it ends rather abruptly and without answering many of the questions it raises.
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I See You: The Series
2 people found this review helpful
Sep 21, 2018
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
This was a cute little show. It wasn't very long, at only 12 30minute episodes. The opening is the creepiest thing in the show, so if you don't like creepy, don't let the first few minutes scare you off. I really liked pretty much the entire cast. I felt the relationship of the OTP was fine, but the end was rushed in terms of some of the other storylines. It was also surprising how New and Men's character's were left. I would watch a second season if there was one. It felt like a show that was meant to have another season or a couple more episodes to this one.
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Love in the Moonlight
4 people found this review helpful
Oct 27, 2016
18 of 18 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Moonlight is a great little confection of romance, humor, and stylish action. The first half was soooo charming and the writers were extremely deft at establishing the relationship between the two leads. Lots of strong friendships and relationships all around. The show was weaker at handling the court plots and intrigue, though the actors were all fabulous and made all the characters believable.

This is definitely a historical for when you really just want romance in a new kind of setting. It was great for not having to think to much or even worry too much about the characters because except for the overarching danger (Premier Kim taking over everything), most problems were solved in a single episode. Some characters just sort of disappeared from time to time as the drama didn't have time to keep us informed as to where they went or what ultimately happened to them.

I really liked the show and hope that we can see more shows along this line. Sometimes I just want a show that leaves me feeling happy. Having such a quality cast really helped make this show so successful.

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My Little Princess
2 people found this review helpful
Oct 12, 2016
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
This drama is SO stinkin' cute. It is positively cartoonish and I adore it. The dubbing takes awhile to get used to, but it is worth it. I was having a really rough week when I started this show and this was the perfect tonic of lightness to help lift my mood.

She's the poor little rich girl who just wants some genuine love in life. She really does try hard to be what her mothers want her to be: a pretty little doll of a Princess that can be sold. The lead is your typical unemotional dude - except for when he's in bear costume. Her nickname for him is literally "Cold Face". He quickly comes to understand her in a way no one else does.

The show is chock full of cliches, but in the best possible way: they are full embraced and played with. I like a show that takes the standard tropes and has some fun with them. For instance it takes a while to figure out the "oh so sweet and perfect" Candy character. Is she sweet? Weak? Secretly manipulative?

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Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat
1 people found this review helpful
Sep 20, 2018
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
It was alright. There were some cute moments between the two leads. I liked that she wasn't a whinny ninny. It took a long time for me to get really into the show. Mostly because with the exception of Kadesurang and nominally the father, the characters were all intolerant and unlikeable. I know that Karakade was a horrible, horrible person, but I also couldn't help but feel bad for her. It would totally suck to be an orphan, betrothed to a man who openly flirted in front of you, and with a future mother-in-law who openly promoted the other woman as a better match. IDK, I started fast forwarding a lot because it took Date a long time to stop being a total dick (not just acting as a man of the times, the other guys noticed it and commented on it too). It wasn't a bad show, I just didn't love it. It had it's moments.

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The Crown Princess
1 people found this review helpful
Sep 7, 2018
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 3.5
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Even Urassaya Sperbund couldn't save this show for me. I really enjoyed the setup, even the excessive somersaulting in action sequences had their own charm, but watching our badass warrior princess being treated like she was incompetent or shouldn't be kept informed drove me nuts. Most of the time when she 'caused a problem' by getting involved was because she didn't know what was going on. She didn't know they had a plan, because they didn't tell her they had a plan. The co-habitation/married storyline was tragically underutilized. If they were going to do so little with it, they should have had her go undercover as a new member of the team so that she could live on the base and be with D-Team all the time. As it was, she was left alone half the time and they couple didn't have to do any pretending except for entering the house and one conversation with a neighbor. Lame. The ending was just a final slap in the face. There were a few really, really nice moments between her and Davin, and the actors portraying Will and Kate did a great job. That's what kept me going to the end, albeit with a heavy done of fast forwarding.

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Padiwaradda
1 people found this review helpful
May 26, 2018
14 of 14 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 4.5
Rewatch Value 4.0
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Overall I really liked this show. The main characters were flawed with hang-ups about their backgrounds, but generally likeable.

The best things about this show were the variety of relationships and the implications for duty, love, loyalty, and conflicts in fulfilling roles/obligations. The show put a lot of effort into showcasing how motive in a relationship can impact its success, contrasting various couples to support its philosophy.

This isn't a spoiler since it is spelled out in the summary and the first part of the show: My big annoyance was that the show would sometimes forget its own facts. Rin wasn't always a full daughter of the house - although she received the same education as the girls, she shared a room with the maid! Although one reason Saran was hesitant about Rin was because he knew she wasn't the real eldest child, he WAS tempted by Duang and continued to give her opportunities, even later when he should have figured out just how toxic/unstable she is.

The one thing missing from this show for me was that it never fully recognized that Saran gave Rin no good reason to trust in him. Given the situation, I'd be like Rin and have one foot out the door also. Still, the show did better than most at being steady paced and charming.

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Mr. Bodyguard
1 people found this review helpful
Nov 12, 2016
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
OK, first off, I REALLY enjoyed this show. Secondly, this is NOT a romance. It sounds like one, but it isn't. It is a comedy about a young and horny martial arts master who's cushy bodyguard gig gets him embroiled with assassins, gangster bosses, and mutants.

Thirdly, I know this show has been a rocky road for some. Here is my take on the problems and you can use this to judge if you want to invest time in this show or not:

Yes, it has some pacing issues and does change radically from the beginning to the end. The first half kicks things off with him being the bodyguard for a rich college girl and is really comical and over the top. The future course of the story is hinted at early on in these episodes with the banned drugs, Han Bin's power fluctuations, and a mention of Pink Hair's terminal illness. As the show progresses you see less and less of the rich girl, less and less of the lead character being a total horndog (though that never *fully* disappears), and more and more of these other characters. I think the major problem for the show as the 30 minute format which made it impossible to keep accounting for all the characters each episode or to include silly hijinks. It also needed at least one more episode to give us a bit more closure.

Why I loved it despite that:
More than anything, the show is a comedy. The early episodes were really, really amusing. Lin Yi is such a horn dog and completely unapologetic about it. The humor is zany and quirky, but we still get to see him being a badass. The special effects for their thoughts were really cute and fun and those kept going throughout the series. I liked how they handled the special effects for their power and fights. Although I missed the inclusion of his earlier mission and the girls in later episodes, I was invested enough in the other storylines that I still liked what the show became as it grew more serious. I just wish there had been time to tie the A,B, and C plots together more smoothly for a more natural conclusion. I also enjoyed the music. Just the overall feel of the show was very fun and fresh.

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Bring It On, Ghost
1 people found this review helpful
Oct 8, 2016
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
What a cute, fun show!

I will confess to binge watching this show over the course of just a few days. Before I started watching it I thought it might skew a little young for my tastes and wasn't really expecting to be that into it. However, the characters are all in college and are pretty mature. I love shows about outsiders so I was really invested in Bong Pal's forming some connections with the living beyond just the Monk.

If you love mystery, cohabitation hijinks, and stories about outsiders, this show is for you. Solid writing, acting, chemistry, pacing - just a fun smooth ride. It is a little cartoonish in style sometimes and can be silly, but has its dark turns too. The romance is cute and the ghosts are creepy and the bad guy is scary. The writing and directing make all the elements fit together smoothly though.

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The Love Knot: His Excellency’s First Love
0 people found this review helpful
Sep 17, 2018
25 of 25 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
I give this a solid 8. It looked good, the acting was good, the story was mostly good, and the secondary plots were actually interesting. Really, the only thing that kept this from being a 9 was the ending. It wasn't a BAD ending, it just wasn't a particularly good or satisfying ending. Everyone has a CHANCE to be happy, but we don't really get to see them BEING happy.

I really liked what a good guy Helan was. I do wish we had seen him doing a bit more for his people, but he was a pretty nice, cool dude. Since some of the actions of key players had to do with the politics of the Fox people, it would have been good to get a bit more time with those politics so that it all fit together a bit more. I loved a lot of the different relationships in the show. Pacing towards the end failed a little, as we see some relationship changes (Helan/Dad) that come out of nowhere.

I'm perfectly happy having watched this show and would watch another like it.

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Khun Mae Suam Roy
0 people found this review helpful
Sep 13, 2018
31 of 31 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 3.5
It's a nice drama. Not groundbreaking in terms of story or acting, but really nice. The most radical thing about it was that it was about generally nice and well-meaning people who all had legitimate reasons for being suspicious of each other. It was pretty to look at with well shot scenes and good looking actors. It was a lakorn, so very slow pacing (5 second shots of each person that ever walked down a hall, lol), so there were times I had to watch it at 2x speed. Not everything is actually atmospheric or tension building because you do it slow and take a long time to do it. The show crossed the fine line of building tension and into impatience a few too many times in each episode for my liking. I really couldn't get that into the 'mystery' since I had the three main villains pegged within the first episodes of being introduced to them (although I wasn't 100% on the nature of the relationship between the two main ones until later). I liked Sina and Thi together - they were very well suited. It was certainly nice to see the spunky, athletic, adrenaline junky hook up with a like-minded dude.

Every time Sina was up out of that wheelchair in front of the windows and every 'private' conversation they chose to have in the gardens (where they too have eavesdropped on conversations) drove me flippin' nuts.

If the plot sounds appealing, give it a whirl.

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Cubic
0 people found this review helpful
May 21, 2018
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 4.0
Music 1.5
Rewatch Value 3.5
This drama was a real mixed bag for me.

What I liked most was the ladies in this drama. The love rival never plotted against Nark or did anything mean to her, which is almost unheard of in an Asian drama. I loved that they gave her dignity and didn't reduce her character to vindictive, unrequited love. I also loved Nark. While she didn't live up to the 'genius' label they gave her, she was plucky and determined. She didn't cry over how hard she had it and she wasn't afraid of anyone. She was not a 'Candy' despite how many jobs she was working, lol. I liked her BFF in Danny and how playful they were together. I also liked the understated bromance between Lin Lan Ser and Josing. I felt really bad for San Gui, who, despite the weird facial hair and being a gangster, wasn't actually a bad dude.

What I didn't like about this drama was the pacing and the subpar acting. I love Lakorns in part because they frequently give more time to develop things, for instance I rather like the 'remembering' scenes where it kind of puts us in the character's head about what they are thinking, especially if some of it is new footage, but that was not the case here. This is needlessly slow. Too much staring. Too much time spent zooming in on the chandelier. They could have trimmed everything and given us more time with Nark showing us how clever she could be. Also, most of the actors were not strong enough to emote anything significant in all those long pauses and stares. Some came off constipated and some just crazy.

I'm still glad I watched it (although a lot of it on 1.5x speed) though, because of the refreshing qualities I mentioned in the Likes section.

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Seven Days: Monday - Thursday
0 people found this review helpful
Oct 8, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
A great romance movie. I don't seek out BL stories, but will watch them if they appeal to me on the same ground as any other romance. This one has a great rom-com setup with the two leads: One guy has a rough personality at odds with his angelic face which leads to him being very disillusioned with physical attraction after constantly being rejected for who he really is (as opposed to his looks). The other guy is so desperate to love someone and be truly loved in return that he is willing to give it a try with...well anyone who asks. The setup leads to a lovely and believable story of two people finally finding acceptance and love. The problems they deal with in this and the second part (Friday-Sunday), are born from their different interpretations of how their relationship started and their own insecurities.

The acting is nicely done and the cinematography is good with some really nice visuals.

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Love Me If You Dare
1 people found this review helpful
Oct 8, 2016
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Take the plunge! Love Me if You Dare is great.

First: there is Wallace as Simon making white button downs look Amazing. His face is a joy to watch in this show, he makes the best expressions, especially later in the show when he's gotten comfortable around her.

Secondly: Simon has the BEST friends:

1. A talking car that likes to play mood music to match the conversation until chastised and it sometimes follows Simon around like a big puppy.

2. A turtle that apparently shares his bed.

3. A wealthy, ultra smart tech guru of a best friend who supposedly has a job because we see his office suite, but really seems to just play laser tag, help Simon with his housing issues, give Simon all the best tech toys (like the car), and work with Simon when the case requires a computer guy. And be sweet and charming and supportive at all times.

Plenty of mind games and creepy psychos too, but all the great supporting characters and the charming romance keeps it from getting too dark.

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My Sunshine
0 people found this review helpful
Nov 3, 2016
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 5.5
Although this show could be very frustrating (why couldn't they just TALK to one another?!), the acting was very good and made it worth it. I really enjoyed some of the nuances of the characters. WC was very intense, and the actors for the college years were great.

If the show drags for you, you can always switch to the condensed version of the show, which tightens the story line up.

Overall, a very solid 7 for me, mostly because of the acting by WC and supporting cast.
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