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  • Location: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
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Neaa

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Neaa

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
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Marry Me!
33 people found this review helpful
by Neaa
Dec 10, 2020
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0

Warm and Fuzzy

No arranged marriage cliches of push and pull or making the partner miserable before falling for them. It was a simple drama about two people who marry out of a government experiment but fall for each other gradually while living together and finding out nice things about each other. The ML and FL are both people who do not have experience with romantic relationships, so they take their time to trust the other person.
I won't say it was a slow romance but it was more about becoming a family for each other.
The acting was nice. The actress is quite young and it is her first drama but she has an infectious smile. The side characters do not have a storyline of their own, but contribute nicely to the main story.
Jdramas for me are always about the warm fuzziness and this was the same. I'd say the first half was stronger than the second half but it wasn't boring.

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Dear Sister
27 people found this review helpful
by Neaa
Dec 20, 2014
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
I haven't watched much of Japanese dramas, but the first episode got me hooked. It was a simple story, about two sisters. And for once I was more inclined on the family part than the romance.I started watching this because of Ishihara Satomi as I loved her in Rich Man Poor Woman, but I must say that all the actors have done a brilliant job in putting life to the characters. If you're looking for a small cuddly family drama with a pinch of romance, this is it.
The only problem with it was that they could have given some more time to some characters and the relationships. Somethings at times felt lost and unexplained.
But apart from that, this drama was sweet. I wish I had a sister. I won't say it is one of those extraordinary dramas, but its a simple story that you can relate to at times and which will move you to tears and make you smile all at once. Oh and I loved the music.

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Color Rush
21 people found this review helpful
by Neaa Flower Award1
Jan 21, 2021
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 4
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0

Delicious cake but half baked

If you were to ask if you should watch it - Yes.
From a light hearted BL standpoint with a good plot, this drama does justice. It was cute as well as a little emotional. But they put so much on the plate that you wanted to taste it all but couldn't.
For a 8x15 episodes, it was enjoyable and a great one time watch. It showed how you want something and are scared that it might become an obsession. But the heart wants what it wants. I wished they worked more on how they differentiated between love (and need) and obsession.
The story had potential to be a good 16 episode drama. There was a supernatural element and a mystery element with gay romance, side bromance and a traditional family.
But it was like we got a little bit of everything but were left craving for more (but not in a good way).
Without spoiling, I'd say that if you're adding a mystery, provide some closure to it. The romance and co-dependency element of the leads was done okay, but there was so much more that could have been developed in terms of how they come in terms with their feelings (I conclude that they both settled that their exclusive need for the other person is love) and also, I wished for a some more details about the side characters.

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Game Sanaeha
28 people found this review helpful
by Neaa
Aug 19, 2018
14 of 14 episodes seen
Completed 3
Overall 7.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.5
First of all, to rate it only from lakorn perspective, it was a good lakorn. Tiring and frustrating - yes but still lot of good characters to distract you from the angst.

Story - 6.5
The FL is a rich spoilt brat and the ML is the most caring and forgiving person to ever exist in dramaland. Though the FL gets involved with the ML as a game but the ML is always sincere towards her. I cant really comment much without being spoilerish - but the story would have been better if they had improved the FL’s character a little. Overall, the message I got from the story is that no two relationships should be judged on the same parameters - just because two people started right doesn’t mean they can’t be wrong and just because two people started wrong, does not mean they can’t be right. Also, stop being arrogant and over-dramatic in life, Nai don’t exist for real.

Acting/Cast - Great acting by everyone. Jirayu has now become my favourite Thai actor (Sorry, Push). My favourite character was the Mom. She was clearheaded and no-bullshit and no - drama person. She did not ever let anyone get to her or destroy her awesomeness. I loved Nai’s character as well except that being so nice and forgiving is unrealistic. I cannot even imagine.

Music/Rewatch - Average.

If you’re a lakorn person, do try.

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Confession of Murder
23 people found this review helpful
by Neaa
Apr 9, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
The best part about the movie is that you won't end the movie with the same conception that you began with. it's full of so many twists and turns that you're unlikely to predict the story. Brilliant acting and great suspense.
A murderer who escapes a brutal crime of 10 murders is free and famous. he writes a book admitting his crimes but there's someone else too who knows how the murders happened. So you keep clinging to your pillow till the end.
Park Shi Hoo.. there's something about his smile..it seemed so cocky and wicked.. loved him!!
Do watch!
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Gomenne Seishun!
15 people found this review helpful
by Neaa
Jan 21, 2015
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Do you have regrets from the past? Things left unsaid or sorrys undelivered? This drama is all about that.
I really connected to the drama since I was in an all-girls school and the concept of uniting two schools into co-ed sounded fun to me. And the best part is that they made it fun. All the students were shown struggling with their own battles, and I really loved how they together with the teachers could sought them out. I loved how the teacher was more of a friend to the students. It was really touching to watch him struggle to atone for his mistakes by making sure that he could bring happiness to the school.
I am in love with Nishikido Ryo. He was adorable! I don't really fall for sissy characters but he totally won me over. The way he adapted into the role of an innocent teacher trying his best while carrying the weight of the past was commendable.
Amazing acting and perfectly executed script. Though in the beginning I thought it was slightly perverted, there wasn't a second that I got bored.
It had a lot of good things to learn but what I found best was: Stop carrying the baggage from your past. If you have to say sorry, say it soon. If you want to say i love you, say it soon. Because with time, others might forget your mistakes, but you won't. You will have to live with them every single day. So the sooner you let go, the better, and then you can happily spend the rest of the time making things right. I loved how Hara Sensei turned into this incredibly amazing person with a warm heart in order to make up for his mistakes but through out the series I wished he didn't have to suffer so much.

A must watch! Beautiful story. Beautiful Cast. Beautiful Acting. Beautiful emotions.

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Hotel Trainees
10 people found this review helpful
by Neaa
Oct 29, 2020
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 2.0

Just a filler drama

The plot revolves around the romance between a hotel trainee and the boss. I was expecting stories about customers and everyday encounters of trainees but that was minimal. It was mainly around the couple. The first half was good - cute and fluffy. The second half was tiring - annoying unreasonable characters and the FL being over dramatic. The drama lacks plot but compensates by fluff (but I've seen better fluff).
The acting is very average. I like Eden Zhao and he's the reason I got through. But apart from that the other characters were not well developed. The FL was very unreasonable at times, which was hard to watch.
It's an okay watch. I would recommend this only if you're in between dramas, and need a light hearted -no plot- kind of watch. The direction had some issues. The scenes felt like clips put together at times. Made you doubt if you've missed a scene in between.
Plus Point : Fluffy. Cute and non-toxic ML. Never gets very angsty.
Negative points: Only focused on main characters and other characters (though plenty) were under-developed. Too many cliches.

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Jinx!!!
10 people found this review helpful
by Neaa
Dec 31, 2014
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
A very simple story wrapped beautifully.
It's a story of two shy people who are unable to confess to each other despite their obvious feelings and an exchange student who plays cupid and is also struggling for a closure to her own love story.
It is a slightly slow paced romance but it is really warm and comforting and a little sad at times. I loved the acting and the external movie references to some of my favorite romantic movies.
A perfect pick for an idle day. I don't think I'll rewatch it but I surely enjoyed it.
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Dear Ex
13 people found this review helpful
by Neaa
Feb 2, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
(Minor spoilers)
Story (7) - The story is about a boy who is living with his overprotective mother who becomes naggy and close to paranoid after her husband left her for a man. He then finds out that his father left his insurance money to his partner on his death. While the mother chases the lover for the money, we understand both his and her circumstances.

Acting (9) - Roy at his best. From being aloof to bringing you down to tears, I fell in love with him.

Overall (7)
The movie was short and simple but touching. We can define a boundary for right and wrong but most of the time, it is just grey. A man who has a hard time accepting his sexuality, and he rejects the guy he loves to marry a woman, only to abandon her for his lover later. Not justifiable but understandable. But what was the woman’s fault or the lover’s? Both were left at love’s disposal. This is not a spoiler but basically the pretext. The movie is just an emotional ride to understanding how every one is just trying to be happy.

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Uchi no Otto wa Shigoto ga Dekinai
8 people found this review helpful
by Neaa
Jun 9, 2018
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Story (9) - It is a very simple story about an ordinary couple making the best of work and life. Though I have trouble with the whole housewife image, dramas push on women, but this drama depicted that in a very positive light. While a husband tries his best at work, a housewife tries her best to keep him going. It is the little things like a lunchbox that really show how much a woman cares for you. And it is as difficult being a housewife than being at work. This show perfectly showed how two people complement each other, motivate each other and what it truly means to be a partner for life.
Life hack- Everything can be solved, if you just talk it out.

Acting/Cast (10) - Nishikido Ryo is my favourite Japanese actor. He is also the only actor that can make me cry - just by his expressions. And he did not disappoint me. Mayu was a treat as well, and despite the age gap, their chemistry was heartwarming. Also, all the side characters were lovable - despite their quirks. From an acting standpoint, you could feel the emotions properly conveyed.

Music (9) - This show has small musical dream segments in between. Most of them starting with the line - “He had the eyes of a deadfish”. At first, I did not know how to take it in, since it felt a little over the top but later I was looking forward to them. The music was catchy and they were hilarious. I have been replaying them now.

Rewatch Value (8) - Maybe some fine day, when I am not feeling good, I’ll rewatch this to warm me up.

Overall (9) - It is a perfect, feel good, slice of life drama. If you’re looking for a story with plot twists and melodrama or villains, this has none of it. It is just an everyday journal of two ordinary people trying to make each other happy.

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Come and Hug Me
12 people found this review helpful
by Neaa Flower Award1
Jul 22, 2018
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Why you should watch Come and Hug me?

1. Amazing Cast - I know Nam Joo Hyuk and Suzy were being considered for this show. But sorry, I don’t think they could have brought the intensity that this cast did - especially the FL. JKY and JKJ might be newbies, but the kind of emotions that they conveyed through their expressions, with no words needed, was commendable- the evil smile that Na Moo would break into or the confidence that Nak Won would wear, these two people were made for this role. And the child actors - oh my god - they are a new generation of Ji Sung and Jung Eum coming up- so much potential. I think the child actors were the best part about the drama. All the supporting cast and villains were also incredible.

2. Story - The truth has been spoken - Romance Thrillers are my favourite genre. The drama was not fast paced but was not boring. It was full of emotions - no cliches. I loved how noone blamed anyone and tried to fight for each other’s happiness. This is melodrama done right.

3. Cinematography - I loved the settings - Cherry blossoms and house on the hills. Even when there was eerieness, it was worth watching.

If you are looking for something to watch, please try this. Highly Recommended.

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Flower Ever After
7 people found this review helpful
by Neaa
Mar 25, 2018
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
It’s a story about two couples and a single fool. One of the couples has been dating for 7 years, and knows each other in and out. The other couple has been dating for 1 year and has different expectations from dating. And then there is one single woman - wanting to fall in love.

What I liked about this show is the take on marriage. Some people want to get married but cannot because of various circumstances. Some people do not want to get married because they are scared of being tied down. And then there are people who have nobody but need and want somebody.

The story is about whether these people can deal with their expectations and still be together.

It was normal and relatable. Like pages of a journal out of somebody’s life. I liked it for it’s simplicity. The male leads were cute, which was an icing to the cake. The acting and music were not bad.

Playlist global has been coming up with good webseries.

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I Will Teach You Love
10 people found this review helpful
by Neaa
Apr 6, 2013
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 4.5
At the beginning it may seem like a cliche Dating consultant falls in love with the client kind of movie, but there's more to it. the little things that you see in the beginning will have greater meaning in the end. Smooth sailing yet twisty.. this movie has some really sweet moments.
Admirable story and plot!
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Full House
8 people found this review helpful
by Neaa Flower Award1
Dec 4, 2012
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
this was my very first korean drama and as a result i'm a korean drama addict. this show is attention grabbing from the very first episode.i know contract marriages are drama cliche and unlikely to happen in real life but the acting of the leads i.e.Rain and song Hye Kyo is so natural that you can actually relate to the characters and feel their joy as well as agony.
Song Hye Kyo, for me , is by far one of the prettiest girls on earth. you'd be missing on some really good story and music, if you still haven't watched this one. "i think i love you" by Byul is one of my favorite korean music.

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Lost and Found
5 people found this review helpful
by Neaa
Jan 5, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
It's a heartwarming and funny movie. not a lot of twists and turns.. just a fuzzy movie to lighten your mood. at times, it makes you hold your stomach with laughter and then again it makes you wonder if love is really comprehensible. i loved Jo han sun. he was sweet and adorable and made me wanna hug him!
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