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Love for Beginners
15 people found this review helpful
Jul 7, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
First of all I need to point out that I have read the manga and know the details inside out as a fan.

Well, considering I approached this movie very accidentaly and since I really like the manga, I decided to give this a go.

Some parts very unexpected - in a bad and good ways. The story was slightly shifted from the original, but still kept the warmth of their meeting. But probably that shift is what made some gaping holes in the storyline, as it felt unfinished, missing something.

The acting was good, there was nothing to complain about just the script that didn't allow to go very deep into the characters to understand their actions (most of it was shuffled, muffled and skiped through very fast).

Overall, it is a good watch, yet I wouldn't rewatch it again as a manga fan.

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Sunny Happiness
4 people found this review helpful
May 16, 2013
25 of 25 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I've seen quite a few Taiwanese dramas and this one is really good among all of them. Even though it does not reach the highest standart possible, it provides incredibly nice story to follow and good chemistry to enjoy with each passing episode.

Honestly, I sat down and watched this whole drama in two sittings because it proved to be incredibly interesting. I didn't even dare look at the last episode because I wanted to see it all span out slowly.

I've always been a fan of Mike He and he proved to me again that he can make some great plays. The chemistry was good, squeezing out a tear from me eyes a few times and it proved to be very entertaining to watch. Though, there were spots where I doubted the portrayed feeling, questioning the motives of the characters and their actual goals. Some proved to be a bit too laid back, some too easy to handle.

This is the first time I saw Chang Janine in a drama and I got sold to her quite quickly - she really is incredibly pretty and her acting is good, even though her character was a bit messy at parts.

Overall the story was incredibly good - nothing too much as it is usually found in dramaland, what gave a bit of a real-life-story feeling at certain parts. Yet, there were flaws in the overall storyline, showing gaps that made me confused and even check if I had actually missed an episode or part of an episode as some things just came crashing down out of nowhere.

Yet, the drama proved to be overall a good watch and I don't regret it even if it feels strecthed out at parts.

This is definitely a hit for people that like dramas that don't have super huge villains or explosive out of nowhere tragic situations. It is rather a wishful-thinking story, but it does prove to be realistic enough to be easier to relate to, even if you wouldn't really see the contract-marriage in real life!

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Man to Man
3 people found this review helpful
Jun 10, 2017
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
Is this the best show on the planet? No.
Is the plot cliche and predictable? Pretty much.
Did I enjoy it? I definitely did.

I have struggled to love and like Kim Min Jung's character. And it kind of ruined the romance part-development of the show. But it had great comedic elements to it amid all the action. I found myself waiting for a new episode each week on Netflix. And it was an enjoyable watch.

This isn't for everyone and many will critique it, but even so I would recommend everyone to give this show a try. It starts off slow and develops over time. Maybe a bit jumping over some character and plot developments at times what make it a bit hard to believe. But hey, rarely any is perfect. And this drama kind of managed to get me back into the kdrama land, from which I had disappeared for years. So, it clearly isn't a bad watch!

The bromance is the greatest part. I just loved it!!

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