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From Now On, Showtime!
11 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Jun 14, 2022
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

Showtime is Enjoy Time

I enjoyed watching this from the first few minutes down to the last minutes. Normally, an average show that I will continue watching should pick up by the second or third episode. But this show has me excited just a few minutes into the first episode. The comedy is not slouchy done. There are perfect timings to the events and no acting or scene was forced. I love that it also has a historical aspect to it. Even the ending was not hurried or forced and all things rolled out smoothly to give a perfect show that one can truly enjoy.
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Doctor Cha
11 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Jun 7, 2023
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 10
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
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Not as bad as you might think

I wasn't going to write a review but with all the bad reviews I've been reading, I decided to write one instead. First of all, I think being a parent changes a person's perspective in life. The decisions that FL made may make most women hate her, feel that she's dumb and such. But if you're a mom, or taking her POV as a mother, then you'll understand that no matter what, you want to give the best to your children. Their future, their stability, a complete family. As a parent, you're willing to sacrifice your own happiness if you think it will make your children happy.

The mistress was blinded by love, and clung to her childhood sweetheart even if it hurts her or if it caused her to hurt another person or family. Part of her hid in the thought that it's what her daughter wants. And part of it is because she wants to give her daughter a complete family. Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending her. I just understand what triggered her to do the things she did.

The ML was a mama's boy who can't decide from himself. Having a mistress that his mother didn't know made him feel that he's deciding something for himself. Plus the fact that he never thought his wife will have the courage to leave him no matter what happens. Again, I'm not defending the ML,

Understanding and agreeing are two separate things.

I like that they had put comedy into this show, or I won't be watching this, as I really don't watch shows about mistresses. Though at times, the comedy is not really funny. I liked that they show how FL stand up for herself amidst the challenges that she faced. I also liked that they gave the FL a peaceful and successful ending, and that everyone is happy and at peace. Though that seldom happens in real life, but hey, this is fiction :)

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Smugglers
4 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Nov 25, 2023
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.5

A smuggling story about betrayal, friendship, and justice

As the title goes, it's a story about smuggling. But more so, it's a story about betrayal, friendship, and justice. The story was well-written and some scenes can be improved but all in all, I can say this is a good watch. Could have been better but definitely not a waste of your time.

Around 30-40 minutes into the movie, I was ready to quit watching. But I can't believe that an all-star-cast will just have a nonsense movie. So I persevered. Around 20-30 minutes after the hour, it gets exciting. As the American saying goes, now we're cooking gas lol. It might be a slow start but it really gave a satisfying ending. We already know that the cast are high-caliber actors and actresses so their performance is to a T. The story is well-made. The first part was a bit slow but it might have been caused by poor English subtitles as well. Good thing I know a Korean or two so I was able to persevere lol.

The slow start also made me not expect any big twists. But fortunately it did. And surprisingly, things turned out really well. The diving scenes were really majestic. And the fighting scenes are good. What more can you expect from Zo In Sung? Though I wished they had made more fighting scenes.

My wish now is to see Yeom Jung Ah and Zo In Sung work together in a project where they interact more, which, unfortunately, this film didn't give.

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Sh**ting Stars
4 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Jun 20, 2022
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

Relaxing and Feel Good Show

If you're looking for something that will keep you seating at the edge of your seat, this show is not for you. This show is for those that loves a feel-good just-the-right pace show. Love is in the air for this show as there are lots of couples featured. I love the fact that it also added a very sweet and funny bromance to the mix.

This show gives a fresh touch to cliche moments and will keep you relaxed after a hard day's work. It's a feel-good series throughout until the end.

I also loved that it showed the hidden side behind the glamour of this industry. It gave us the hardships and trials behind the camera in a light-hearted manner. Although the Starforce company is ideal and might not exist yet in reality, I hope that someday it will.

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My Cat-astrophic Lover
4 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Jun 6, 2022
25 of 25 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 1.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 1.0

A Beautiful Story but unfortunately...

The premise of the story is good but how it was delivered was ugh. The acting is also half-baked. Not sure if it was the actors' fault, the director's fault, or the time and budget allotted for this series. But I still think they could have made this short series a whole lot better. Some scenes also looked forced, maybe done just to fit the storyline.

Even though this is a short series and won't take up much of your time watching, I still say just skip it as there are lots of other series worth your time.
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Rose Mansion
7 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Jun 5, 2022
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0

Did not disappoint, though...

One of the best mystery series that I had watched. The actors did a very good job and no one did it half-baked. The story-telling is superb and would leave you guessing who the real culprit is. I was wondering if the first scene was necessary but decided that it somehow is. The plot twist is surprising and though it's a revelation, the mysteries are still not fully revealed. Though the ending leaves a lot of unanswered questions which should be addressed in season 2. And I hope there is enough clamor for a season 2 lol.
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Dear Probationary Girlfriend
3 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Jul 5, 2022
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 5.0

Aside from the not-so-good-subs...

Unfortunately the subs were not that good so this may be an inaccurate review. (Plus reviews are really subjective and depends on a person's interests).

This shows a sweet and funny love story but it can be improved a lot. Even though it is just a short series, the storytelling can be improved so it will make better sense for the viewers.

I like the fact that they added second leads and was also able to share their story in a natural manner. This is actually one of the good points of the show.

There are instances that the acting is half-baked specially by the FL.

Stream it or skip it? The whole series is just around 2 hours long. If you like the premise / plot of the story then you'll enjoy this one. Though there are better shows, you can stream this if you're just looking for some short romance series.

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My Tooth Your Love
1 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Feb 24, 2024
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

Fun, Light, But Insightful

I didn't expect this show to be on point to what I currently feel about relationships. I watched this show looking for some fun, light story with sweet moments and I'm not disappointed. The deep insights on relationships is a welcome surprise. If you're looking for steamy scenes or fast-paced storylines, this is not for you. It has a lot of sweet kisses but that's it.

I wished the side stories had more time, which would have resulted to a longer/more episodes. It would have added more fun to the show. But all in all, it ended with a good note for both side stories and the main couple.

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Hito wa Mita Me ga 100%
1 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Dec 31, 2023
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0

Funny and heartwarming

I was looking for something light and this did not disappoint. If you need a good laugh, then this one is for you. This also have romance but don't look for hot scenes as this show is not that lol.

I did not expect to enjoy it but I was pleasantly surprised. The twist near the end made this show all the more worth watching. A light-hearted, funny, cheesy, and with life lessons that people can relate. This is sort of a coming-of-age story but in the adult/workplace scene. And it was beautifully presented with very good actors and actresses that acted on point.

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Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto
1 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Dec 19, 2023
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
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Not that bad, but it could have been better

I enjoyed this drama at the beginning. I even thought this will be in one of my fave dramas list. But in the latter part, some scenes just don't make sense.

The part of the old man who wants to buy the restaurant doesn't make sense. In the beginning, he was there to show the love and conflict between the brothers/family but at the end, his role just didn't make sense.

The acting of ML at the end is a bit forced. Maybe he's just not used to act romantically in front of the camera, as his acting was ok in the prior scenes. I had also watched him in Alice in Borderland and he's also good in it.

Overall, it's not that bad, but it could have been better.

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Kill It
1 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Dec 5, 2023
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

It Didn't Kill My Heart

This might have been the first time I watched a show where I know that the ending will be a tragic one. I don't like sad endings, hence I watch shows that are already finished so I'll know beforehand if it's a sad or happy ending. But I watched this show because the story will make you glued to your seats, and I'm hoping that the main villain will somehow pay for what he did. Aside of course that the acting are on par. The fighting scenes are nicely done as well. And the lighthearted moments will make you chuckle or even laugh. All in all, this is a show that will pull through your heartstrings.

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Queen: Love and War
1 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Dec 5, 2022
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
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Not a historical-fantasy genre

This is a bit (or too) slow and I would have dropped this but
1. I want to see Kim Min Gue's good acting skills
2, I want to see how the story ends

If you're looking for a historical fantasy then this might not be for you. This is more of a historical drama than a historical fantasy. The story is told too slow but it kinda picked up starting at the end of ep 11. The story can be intense at times. The actors did a good job portraying their characters. You'll love and hate them as the story unfolds.

I first saw Kim Min Gue in The Business Proposal and his acting here can't deny that he has a great skill and is one of the actors to be reckoned with.

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Cinderella and the Four Knights
1 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Jun 30, 2022
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
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I was looking for the 4th knight

I had been wondering who the 4th knight was and had guessed it to be the secretary as he is shown as one of the lead actors in the show's opening sequence. In a manner, he is a knight as he's the first one to protect "Cinderella".

I love how the show showcased that even if you don't get along well with your family, in the end, it's always your family that you can count on. The sweet moments of the main couple will also make you swoon.

I love how they showed the backstory of the 3 knights though it would have been better if they showed what the secretary was protecting when he was practicing karate when he was young. I'm also curious as to how the Chairman's sons was when they were alive and how it has transcended to their sons' mannerisms or attitude. Though this might be better done as prequel lol.

It's also unbelievable that the Chairman's wife really loved him as there was a scene of his wife talking on the phone and plotting against the 3 grandsons.

All in all, this is a light, sweet show worth watching specially if you're missing F4 (like I was when I started watching this lol)

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Ex-Wife Stop
1 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Jun 6, 2022
25 of 25 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 4.0

Short but Sweet

This is a short but sweet series. The plot and the story was well-presented and not forced. The transition is smooth and I admire this for a short series. I just don't like that somehow, the lead actress' acting seems half-baked. The support actress' acting is way better than the lead actress'. But aside from that, the actors and actresses did a good job.

It's a fun series to watch. Specially if you're just looking for something short but sweet. If you're looking for a short pick-me-up, I recommend this series.
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Boy for Rent
1 people found this review helpful
by jazme
Feb 4, 2022
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 3.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 5.5
Music 5.5
Rewatch Value 1.0

Good storyline but not the story telling

The story was supposed to be good but the story telling is not. I think it's more of the director's fault than the actors' performance overall. Some of the actors I have seen in other shows and they can act good. The fight scenes are obviously fake that it can pass for a shallow slapstick rather than the seriousness of the situation. Before the show ends, there was a comic relief but wasn't delivered right to bring out the laughs. It brought smirks from me instead.

Overall, you can skip through this show. Or wait for a better remake, if someone will do it.
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