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The Happy Loner
60 people found this review helpful
May 10, 2017
2 of 2 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 10
I'm gonna make this simple and sweet because frankly I am a pretty lazy writer.
As a viewer of 'Individualist, Ms. Ji Young,' I can say I was able to connect to it's likeness in portraying mental illness on a personal level. I found myself hearing the female lead spout words I have said before myself. I have struggled with mental illness my whole life, and although it is not directly mentioned in this show it is blatantly there in it's rawest form. The need of being in a relationship with someone...or the complete opposite... The need to protect yourself by pushing everyone away...Wanting a relationship but having the fight or flight response kicking in the moment you feel you could be hurt. Flight always being the end result because it seems easier compared to being hurt. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Watching this series was extremely personal for me and I feel that it was done beautifully. I am not sure how the experience of watching will be for those who do not understand or have a mental illness... but I can be sure that anybody who can even relate a little bit will definitely love this show. Hopefully this lazy and short review might help one of you out there. If you decide to watch, I really hope you enjoy!

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Mars
8 people found this review helpful
Jun 26, 2013
21 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Mars happens to be the most outstanding masterpiece I have ever had the privilege of watching.
I finally decided to write this review when I remembered a little while ago how much this drama helped me when I didn't even see a future for myself. Mars goes over dark subjects of mental illness, rape, and absolute tragedy, but what it is about altogether..is overcoming that tragedy.

One quote to sum the drama up is from the drama Bloody Monday 2:

“No one was supposed to open Pandora’s Box.
So much catastrophe came out of the box.
But what do you think was left inside?
Hope.”
- J
Normally I am not a fan of Taiwanese dramas because to be honest they aren't always as good as Korean or Japanese dramas. This has to be the best Taiwanese drama out there!! The way it was filmed was perfect and the actors chosen for the leads were sooo wonderful. I was able to relate to the female lead so much that I cried when she cried and was scared or unsure when she was.
This drama is so different than most because it is so inspirational.

Following our dreams and overcoming our tragedies with our foever soul-mate.

The music in this drama was wonderful and I listen to the soundtrack on my iPod all the time. It can get repetitive but it's so wonderful I could care less.

I haven watched this drama about 4-5 times through already and after I'm finished this review I'm going for a 6th. Mars is so realistic but it has some typical high-school cliches at the same time. It is a lot deeper than shy girl meets popular playboy because the chemistry and the obstacles are absolutely real. The chemistry even goes off-screen as the main actors did have quite a long relationship after the drama. I recommend this drama to a mature audience and I'm not talking about age 18+, they just need to be mature. This is a nicely paced but drama that goes over adult topics so if you aren't mature enough or even mentally stable enough I don't recommend watching this.

Although I watched this at a very dark time in my life it did help me, but there were a lot of topics that came up that felt like my soul was being torn apart. I'm so grateful to have watched this because it helped me become stronger. If you choose to watch Mars I surely hope you enjoy it because this is an example of how T.v shows should be.

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SIGN
17 people found this review helpful
Jul 30, 2013
9 of 9 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
Sign was a drama that I watched a while ago and I just finished re-watching it.

I absolutely adore this drama because it goes over darker subjects such as disability, death, and family problems. It really shows you how hard reality can be and I wish it had more episodes. The saying "short and sweet" isn't what I would use to describe this drama because it is by no means "sweet" in terms of gumdrops and rainbows after a storm. You will cry and even though problems are solved you may still not be completely satisfied.

The acting overall is okay but this drama was filmed with a lot of newbie actors so I was able to tolerate it and actually warmed up to almost all of them. The music was extremely repetitive for a music/dance drama and it almost made me drop the drama but don't let that discourage you from watching it.

I do still re-watch my favorite parts every now and then because the fact that the main character is deaf really intrigued me, I wish more dramas could expand on the idea of disability for the main characters. The trouble and difficulties he faced being deaf, overcoming those difficulties and finding joy in something he can do even if he is deaf.

This drama is extremely short and is a perfect filler drama if you have to wait for an episode for a "currently airing" drama to come out. I'm happy I watched this because it was something I happened to stumble upon and something I happen to really enjoy. It was a great surprise and you won't regret watching it. Thanks and enjoy!!

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Raeng Ngao
16 people found this review helpful
Jun 12, 2014
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
I would first like to state that this drama contains mature content that I would only recommend for 18+ or anyone able to emotionally handle such mature content.

Intense. This Lakorn was one of the first I ever got into watching and It was worth every minute. The story line was so unique and dramatic that I couldn't wait to see what would happen next!

I didn't honestly get interested in the story until the second sister was introduced.

The main actor and actresses pretty faces were icing on the cake to their WONDERFUL acting. Some of the conflicts the actors and actresses were put into seemed to really affect me.

The main lead almost seemed too nice to me though.. if that is possible... and the first female lead introduced in the beginning seemed too naive to the point I got very angry.

The actor who played the main antagonist of this drama did a wonderful job because I truly despised his character with every bone in my body.

I didn't pay attention much to the music because of how interested I was so into the story.

There are a lot of different emotions in this drama and I would recommend going into this lakorn prepared to cry , and very much prepared to become angry.

The chemistry between the leads was not the greatest but somehow it was made up for by the end of the drama.

I definitely recommend this lakorn to anyone looking for a dramatic drama full of secrets, revenge and learning to forgive.

You should definitely check it out!! Enjoy!!!

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Cross Fire
11 people found this review helpful
Aug 26, 2020
36 of 36 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.5

Phenomenal

From the 7 years I have been on this site, I have written a total of 8 reviews. 8. Not that there was not other shows I absolutely enjoyed over the years...but nothing that made me stop and stare at my computer blankly after finishing just wondering what I was going to do next with my life. Trauma, death, friendship, betrayal. This contains all of it. Dreams, and growing up but never giving up. Action, brotherhood, teamwork, and discovering love. Working hard, becoming successful. Family. I don't really know what this show doesn't have. The cast was phenomenal, the soundtrack was amazing and the story was fresh. What really drew me in was the chemistry between the characters Xiao Feng and Lu Xiao Bei... Watching these characters together gave me the chills. There were things in this show I was unsatisfied with but not completely. Almost everything made up for the small things I disliked. This show is full of hope and working towards your dreams. I cried a lot of tears watching this because the emotions the characters showed were so real and raw. This show is a serious yet also feel good show that puts a huge focus on dreams, friendship and teamwork. I will be recommending this show to anyone and everyone!!

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Kamen Rider Kiva
6 people found this review helpful
Apr 19, 2013
48 of 48 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 10
I was surprised when I first started to watch this show... I have never been of fan of shows like this. I think I based that off of watching the Power Rangers as a kid. I thought it looked cheesy and childish. I was so wrong. I'm hooked now and decided to write a review since I'm re-watching it now. I'm not gonna go into complete detail but don't base this show by it's cover. It is a good show for all ages but at the same time it's not childish at all. It had a deep story line and tons of emotion. Even though the series seems long I was able to go through it so quickly because of how interesting it was.

The actors were wonderfully picked and I was able to feel the pain or happiness and even anger when they expressed it. Out of all of The Kamen rider series so far, I liked Kiva the best. The costumes and effects were wonderful. The relationship between the characters is fantastic as well. The music is a little respective but in all it was good music.
A thing that kinda stopped me from watching this in the beginning was the fact that it goes forward and back from the past and present day, it was something I wanted to take a risk on though and I found myself intrigued by both the past and present coming together.
I definitely suggest giving this drama a try, even if it is your first Kamen Rider series.

I can tell you that this show is so amazing that I'm getting a the Kiva henshin symbol tattooed on my back. You wont regret watching this!!!

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Rooftop Prince
6 people found this review helpful
Mar 31, 2013
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Fate, whether something is meant or not meant to be. This drama truly was brilliant in portraying the theme... Fate. I had been contemplating watching this drama because I didn't read into it enough. I thought it looked silly and unoriginal and I have never been so wrong. This drama is filled with so much betrayal, angst, love and longing: It was expressed in such a beautiful and realistic yet fantasy-filled masterpiece. Indeed I had never been a fan of history meeting modern day dramas, this drama was so much more. The acting by all of the cast was phenomenal, those who you were supposed to love you loved and those that were supposed to be hateful I can say I truly hated. The music was beautiful but somewhat repetitive but other than that it was a wonderful privilege to be able to watch something so creative and emotional. The comedy was hilarious as well and was neatly placed in just the right amounts. The ending definitely made everything worth it, although I prefer a bit more of a complete ending like in all the old princess tales I realize that when it comes to true wonder and the reader and watchers own longing for that it makes the piece much more praiseworthy. This was an absolute beautiful tale and I give it a 10. Romance and comedy lovers will definitely like this drama but I find that it is not as light as I thought it would be
so if you are extremely sensitive.. I'd watch it over a period of time. I hope this review helped. :D

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Last Cinderella
8 people found this review helpful
Jun 24, 2013
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Quick and simple; Last Cinderella is a light rom-com that
is a wonderful watch for women of all ages to satisfy the dark

fantasies we keep locked in out hearts. Not only is it extremely

romantic drama, it is realistic. Although it is quick paced, it does go

over some serious topics about betrayal and forgiveness. The

characters where all love-able in their own ways from Sakura's

constant old man gibberish to the bar owners eccentric but helpful
talks he has with his regulars. When I started this drama I had hoped

it would be longer but it is actually perfect the way it is: Short and

sweet. There really isn't anything bad I can say about this drama
because it was just wonderful. The harsh reality of aging into an older women...but only on the outside. I learned that in our hearts,

when it comes to love it will always be new and exciting. I highly

recommend this to women even though men could enjoy this too. If you have any more questions just message me!! Enjoy!!!!

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Flower Boy Next Door
8 people found this review helpful
Feb 27, 2013
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
Flower Boy Next Door was a sweet and extremely relatable drama.Comparing this story to reality is like a refreshing slap in the face to make someone understand that we are not alone in our thoughts. Everyone thirst for love may it be someone who has to put others down for it or if it be someone who doesn't think they deserve it. People that are afraid of love. People that think love is superficial while others think of it as more.

Park Shin Hye as Go Dok Mi was definitely a success, she was able to portray all of the scars and sadness in her eyes which broke my heart. I truly could understand how traumatized Go Dok Mi was. She truely made the character come alive. (extremely realistic)

Yoon Shin Yoon as Enrique was pure gold. Enrique's childish personalty was acted out PERFECTLY. I fell in love with him. I just wanted to hug him. his character was adorable in every way. I can't say anything else because I couldn't ask more than perfection.

Kim Ji Hoon as Oh Jin Rak was fantastic, he seemingly knew how to act obviously shy and in love with Go Dok Mi which is just what was needed.

Park Soo Jin was great as Cha Do Hwi. All I can say is I truly hated her character. Which makes her acting brilliant.

I wont describe all the others separately but the rest of the cast was great.

The music was cute and beautiful in all the right moments,real emotion was brought out with the addition of the music.

If I had to change anything about the drama I would make it longer so there could be more to Go Dok Mi's process of coming out into the world. My favorite part was Go Dok Mi's journey back into reality.

Re watch value is poor because as amazing as the drama is. To be it plainly. The drama is pretty simple so I would only go back to watch cute parts.

I really loved this drama. It helped me with my own problems because of how realistic the thought of love is in the drama. Its definitely something worth watching!!! Enjoy!!

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