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Turquoisesparkle

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Hana Kimi
19 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2012
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This is the first verion of Hana Kimi I watched, I have watched all of them and I'm currently watching the Korean version thats airing at the moment. First off I want to say that all the versions are totaly different from each other and are great in their own right. having said this I think this version is one of the better ones, it's colourful, funny the cast are brilliant and I love the opening tune, which still makes me smile when I hear it!
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Bambino!
10 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2012
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
There is no doubt that if you want to know about Italian cooking, working as a chef or are just obsessed about food, you might find 'Bambino!' one of the best cookery dramas. If you are looking for a story with a huge depth, twists and magical happenings, you'd best look for something else. 'Bambino!' is a gritty story with no sugar, just salt! After watching Matsumoto Jun in the likes of 'Hana Yori Dango' and 'Kimi Wa Petto' I thought I had watched the limits of the variety of this kid's one eyebrow lifting talent. Watching Matsumoto in 'Bambino!' was like how a kid feels when they discover a new thing their old toy can do! I must admit the main themes of the drama I personally found uninteresting but I found myself drawn in at some point to Shogo's character and developed a need for him to achieve his goals. It's this element that makes it a successful drama but if the subject is not something that interests you, it might be a hard time to ride out to see the outcome of the story. Take my advice and watch the first episode, if you find yourself bored, don't watch it any further, one look at those frustrated eyes and you'll have to watch it to the end, unless you're inhuman!

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My Princess
13 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2012
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Mmmm... yup this is one of the best dramas I've seen, it certainly helps that it suits me down to the ground. The acting, brilliant, the story is wonderful, it made me laugh and it wasn't over the top. I just wanted more! The only thing I would say was that the ending seemed really rushed, I'm not sure why Korean dramas have this 'trend' for these ruined or rushed endings but it's annoying me now!
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Boys Over Flowers
36 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2012
25 of 25 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
For those of you who have watched the other versions of this drama, which are "Hana Yori Dango" and "Meteor Garden" and enjoyed it, may want to watch this Korean version. Extras have been added to the story line which round everything up better like secondary characters back stories and more of a rivalry between the 'Rui and Domyoji' equivalent characters. Jan Di's character has been made more capable to cope with all the rotten situations thrown at her and more smarter than Tsukushi's character.

For those of you who haven't watched any of the previous versions of this drama, watching this will take you on a wonderful journey and a roller coaster of emotions, just make sure you have a pillow handy to hide yourself during the painfully embarrassing moments, and are sitting in a sound proof room so your shouting at the screen won't disturb and freak out the people you live with

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HERO
11 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2012
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
One thing I love about Kimura Takuya  is that he most of the time plays rather quirky and interesting characters, this drama is no exception. This drama may have a boring subject but you can't help to watch Kohei Kuryu and his obsession for buying things off shopping channels! watching this drama is a nice break from the norm and it's interesting to see what a prosecutor does as most crime shows focus on detectives.
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Queen In Hyun's Man
8 people found this review helpful
Nov 9, 2012
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
MY HEART! oh my heart feels like it's been thrown around like a rag-doll while watching this! If you want something emotionally light watch this another day! What can I say! I loved this drama it was fun, the main characters were different then normal, the scenes were presented brilliantly so the emotions were really conveyed. I was begging for Yoo In Na to play the main character in something, I loved her in Secret Garden and The Greatest love, and I got my wish! Anything negative? not really, I would have liked to have seen some more scenes with the main characters I felt they didn't get a break and three quarters of the way through I found it a bit slow and then it picked up, but no this is one of the greats.

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It Started with a Kiss
5 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Haha! this is a seriously cringing drama! I spent most of my time shouting and screaming at the screen seeing Xiang Qin doing stuff a normal human being with any self respect wouldn't do! still it's rather entertaining and a bit of fun!
I have made several attempts to watch the original Japanese version, but it just wasn't as fun I didn't think, I would be rather interested to see a remake of the Japanese version to see what they would do with it.
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Pasta
5 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
I must confess I was only interested in watching this drama because I've been following No Min Woo, themes of food don't really interest me, so I was pleasantly supprised when I watched the first episode and really liked it! And then later on I became addicted! What I love the most in this is the interaction between the characters, especially the main couple and there were parts that I found hillarious! The ending was fairly satisfactory and was a well rounded drama. There were a couple of parts that were left unexplained especially where No Min Woo's character was concerned, but I liked it.

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My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
5 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2012
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
A wonderful fairytale type story thats also hilarious at the same time! The cast are brilliant and the OST is also wonderful. Every piece of this drama was done well and it's nice to see good stunts and cgi comming into dramas now. This was my first time seeing No Min Woo in an acting role and I was pleasantly supprised and am now a big fan, the emotions he can display on his face are brilliant, I felt very symapthetic towards his character. I'm realy looking forward to his performance in full house 2 now.
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Hana Yori Dango
5 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2012
9 of 9 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Ah... Hana Yori Dango lol this is a dam good story that you have to know! I love the cast in this particular version and love the way they finished it off with the movie. I have to admit though, by the end of the drama I pretty much had enough of Makino's character. watching this is certainly an emotional rollercoaster trying to watch this in one go might just drive you slightly insane so pace it out a bit if you can (I couldn't!)
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Arang and the Magistrate
3 people found this review helpful
Nov 9, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Ah I really liked this drama, I thought it was different, I liked the ghost and the afterlife themes I thought they were interesting and in season for Halloween and they were presented in an interesting way, sometimes I feel the mix of different themes can go very wrong if not presented and introduced well. When I started watching the series there wasn't a full cast list out for it so I was pleasantly surprised to see Shin Min Ah appear, she now has an affiliation with the supernatural type roles, which I don't mind, but I hope she mixes it up for her next role, I would like to see her play different characters. The rest of the cast I loved I thought all the supporting roles were wonderful. Kang Moon Young can be incredibly scary with her eyes she played the part beautifully, and Bang Wool and Dol Soe were so cute. It was nice to see characters like the jade emperor and the king of the underworld being included in the storyline there wasn't a particular need to have them in there but it made the story more dynamic. The story wasn't that predictable in places, which kept me happy. Improvement? I found the music a bit so so, I think there was one track that I liked but the others were a bit non eventful. The story was a bit slow in places just before the end and I feel like there were several scenes that were missed out of the ending, there was several events that passed that I wanted to see, I wonder if that was a time management tactic.
Overall? If you like the supernatural, with themes of ghosts, demons, death and the afterlife in a light hearted manor, with some romance and comedy thrown in there in a historical setting, it's right up your alley. If your not sure, I recommend you watch two episodes and then decide, no drama appeals to everyone.

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal
3 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
I absolutely adored this drama! to be fair when I watched the first episode, I was sooo confused! but by the second episode I was addicted! This drama is cross between Mulan and Hana Kimi and I love the ending! The Cast is great, the acting is Great, the OST is great the set is Great! the scholar's costumes annoyed me but I had to put up with it for the historical accuracy! lol!
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Bad Guy
3 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2012
17 of 17 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
My god this drama is AMAZING! it takes a while for it to pick up but there are so many twists and turns that you have no idea what will happen next and how it'll end!(which is good for me as I always guess everything!) I must agree the ending did feel rushed which was a shame but wow it is good. The acting is fabulous, the tention has been formed and kept up well. Anything else created by the writer/writers I will watch it like a shot!
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MR. BRAIN
3 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2012
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
'Wow' is all I can say to this drama! I adore it! Kimura Takuya is amazing in this and he never fails to intreague me with his wonderful acting style! with an all star cast plus guest stars including Gackt plus a clever script and story, what more could you want! oh and plus, Van Halen's 'Jump' is the theme tune to it! it can't get any more epic than this, accept if they would to make another series! So, will there be a Mr Brain 2 in 2012? there better be!
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Atashinchi no Danshi
4 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2012
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
This is a wonderful and quirky story that makes you laugh. I absolutely adore this drama and it's light hearted tone, which is perfect for watching when you've had enough of the emotional roller coaster type dramas. When it's miserable cold weather outside, snuggle up in bed with a luxurious mug of hot choc and a hot water bottle on your cold toes, let yourself become engrossed in a short but sweet tale that will spark your imagination
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