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purplebichonhorse

In my own little world in the middle of the U.S.A.

purplebichonhorse

In my own little world in the middle of the U.S.A.
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My Lucky Star
20 people found this review helpful
May 6, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
This is the only drama that I will readily rewatch and the story although an "old concept" was really fresh. The acting was amazing by all parties -villains and good guys alike. There weren't really any moments in this drama that were too unrealistic, although a few scenes do teter close to the edge dividing what's realistic and unrealistic. This was even better in my book than Autumn's Concerto, even though the plot lines are somewhat different.

The only real complaint I have with this drama is the music got a bit repetive, but otherwise I loved this drama through and through. This is a must watch drama and I highly recommend it.

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Baby-faced Beauty
18 people found this review helpful
Apr 26, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
The plot was very unique -a "baby faced" 34 year old women has to lie about her age in order to get a position she wants in the fashion world- and I thought it was a really cute drama. However in the middle I got a little bored with all the design competitions, as they got repetive and a bit old. Also the conflict with they guy's father and her father was a bit exasperating.

The acting was very good on all parties, and I thought the male lead was so perfect at being annoying and immature one minute to really sweet and thoughtful the next. The music was fine and I would probably rewatch this drama if I ever have more free time, althought I would skip a couple of the middle episodes. I thought this could have been done in fewere episodes for more of a "wow" factor and it would have made the plot less draggy in the middle. If you're looking for a not too serious and cute drama this is the way to go.

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Virgin Road
16 people found this review helpful
Nov 12, 2012
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Where do I begin? This drama covers so many different bases in one: single motherhood, affairs, contract relationships, family, betrayal, lies, and so much more. The plot although it started off a bit slow just snowballed from there. The last two episodes though just really boggled my mind with how many emotions I went through: I literally cried, I lauged, I smiled, got angry, was nervous, and excited. The ending as well had to be one of the best I've ever seen in a drama.

The bad points: The fashion and wardrobe of the characters at times was pretty horrendous, but otherwise there weren't really any.

The acting was one of the best I've ever seen, and I only really didn't care for the chracter of Kiri who was Kaoru's friend. Kiri could be such a B at times, but you couldn't help feeling sorry for her lonliness.

Music was okay, but got a bit repetive hence the lower score.

Will I watch this drama again? Definitely -it has gone to classic status in my drama portfolio. I can almost completely assure you that this drama will leave you with a fuzzy happy feeling at it's end and that you won't regret watching it!

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My Lovely Sam Soon
12 people found this review helpful
Aug 2, 2012
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
Here's what I liked about the plot: it featured a heavier set heroine instead of the typical skinny one, also it featured an older women younger man which again isn't the norm for dramas, there was quite a bit of comedy woven into the story line, the sub plots were enjoyable. I really loved the cooking aspect of this drama

What I didn't like about the plot: the male lead's semi-flip flopping between her and the other girl, the parts with the other girl and the doctor seemed unnecessary and boring, it never really elaborated on why the male lead was so mad at the other girl, the guy who dumped her trying to get her to two time, and the ending was kind of a let down IMO.

The acting by all characters was very well done and I especially enjoyed the acting by the main lead, the male lead, and Mi Joo his niece.

The music was fine and I thought it was fun that they threw some some american songs in as well, which doesn't happen very often.

Rewatch value is just ok for me since while I liked this drama, I didn't fall head over heels for it like most people and I'd be ok with just seeing it this once. However if I was desperate for something to watch or bored out of my mind I would maybe watch an episode or two again.

Overall this was just a good drama for me because although the plot had some interesting themes and quite a bit of variety, I had a hard time getting into watching this drama (I started watching and put it on hold after ep3 for a few months before I picked it up again and finished it). The acting was excellent and the little girl was adorable, the music was good, and the rewatch value as state before is ok.

You may like this drama if you liked baby faced beauty, full house, flower boy ramen shop, Biscuit teacher star candy, or other older women/younger man and love contract dramas.

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Glass Slippers
7 people found this review helpful
Jun 22, 2012
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
This is such a good drama! It has elements of tragedy, love, revenge, fighting, villains, con artists, and everyday life that make it such a well blended drama. There were some episodes towards the middle that could have been revised and I thought they could have ended the series a bit differently (The last ep is somewhat bittersweet), but overall the plot of this drama was really good. Just a forewarning -this drama does have flashbacks occasionally from something that happened 20 minutes ago in the drama, while annoying this did not really detract from the drama itself overall.
Acting was great by all the actors -the children in the beginning did well too, but overacted at times.
The music did get a little repetetive at times, but there were no songs I absolutely couldn't stand so it was ok.
Rewatch value is lower just due to the fact that the drama will be less interesting the second time around, since you know where all the twists and turns in the plot will go.

I would recommend this drama if you enjoyed Shining Inheritance due to a somewhat similar plotline and premise of the drama.

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Panda and Hedgehog
8 people found this review helpful
Oct 12, 2012
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
Even with the lower rating it is not a bad drama just lacking- it was very cute and reminded me a bit of the tdrama Fondant Garden. However, the plot was not all that original so it was very predictable and some of the main characters lacked depth.

>What I liked: her childhood friend Won Il's sister was so funny and without her this drama would have been pretty boring and the pretty cakes. How PanDa reacted to finding out hedgehog's past. The ending was super cute

>What I didn't like: Pan Da Yang's character was boring, acted really stupid at times, and was just kind of flat. The plot was predictable and it annoyed me when they didn't get to the bottom of things until the end.

The acting: Pan Da Yan- soso acting and I really didn't care for her character. Hedgehog- *Excellent* acting. Won Il- acting was fine, but nothing spectacular. Eun Bi (Pan Da's Friend)- her acting was good for the character. Won Yi (Won Il's sister)- Excellent acting and I loved her character.

Music was fine for this drama, but nothing blew me out of the water. Rewatch value is ok since this is a good I'm bored and want some cuteness drama.

You may like this drama if you like the drama Fondant Garden, baking, cakes, cuteness, and love triangles.

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Autumn's Concerto
9 people found this review helpful
Apr 26, 2012
34 of 34 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
I have to say I'm rather conservative with my ratings and I rarely give out tens -I guess I'm waiting for a drama that completely blows my mind away even though this came close.

The plot was excellent, although I really wish both the female lead and the guy's mom would have just told the truth sooner than they did to make the story "easier", but then it would have been less realistic. This drama had a bit of second lead syndrome, aka where you want the girl to end up with the other guy, at parts but I liked how they resolved all the conflicts.

Acting of everyone was exceptional and I thought the little boy was super adorable and excellent in his role!! I will rewatch this someday and I highly recommend seeing this drama at least once.

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Lump of Sugar
6 people found this review helpful
Mar 7, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
This movie overall was pretty much your standard fair for a horse movie and if you're an admirer of horses, horse racing, or a touching story you'll enjoy it. I also thought that this movie portrayed some of the struggles of being a female jockey pretty accurately. The movie also shows how the bond between a girl and her horse can last. The thrills and dangers that go along with horse racing are highlighted as well. -if you know or knew nothing about horse racing this movie is sort of like a basic intro to the "dark side" of racing per say.

The plot had both strong and weak points, but they averaged out into an okay movie. The first 20 or so minutes was excellent and so adorable that I thought 'so far this is a 10'. However it was followed by some nasty turns of events that made me drop it down to an 7-8. Then it got better again with a turn of events that brought it back up to an 8. Yet at the very end I just couldn't quite justify the 8, yet again due to a turn of events, and dropped it back to a 7. -That probably wasn't very helpful, but if I gave you details it would spoil the movie. Just so you know this movie has it's tear jerking moments as well, and while it didn't have me crying it gave me a mild case of the sniffles.

Music was fine and the rewatch value is pretty low because although I would rewatch it, it would not take a high spot in priority. There are movies I would much rather rewatch first.

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Proposal Daisakusen Special
6 people found this review helpful
Oct 13, 2012
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I have to say I enjoyed this special more than the drama. While the drama got repetitive with the going back in time, this had just the right ammount. The plot of this was excellent and I liked how the premise was helping to prevent what happened at the original wedding of Tsuru and Eri. I loved how this tied up some of the loose ends of the drama and the ending scene itself was really cute between Ken and Rei.

Ken's character changed a lot for the better. All the other characters as well matured and changed for the better too. I thought the acting in this was a huge improvement to the drama.

Ost for this was great as well and I would definately rewatch this over the whole drama itself as this has a good story.

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She is Nineteen
6 people found this review helpful
Jun 27, 2012
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
The plot of this drama wasn't extremely unique or extra special, and they could have done certain things differently, but overall it was an ok drama. For example, some of the middle episodes where she was flip flopping between the guys because they kept pushing her back to the other brother got a little old. Then there's the episodes that just about nocked my socks off like episode 15. The end was cute, but I would have personally liked more closure like: did her father ever forgive SJ and Dr. K's family enough so one of them could marry her? One thing that really bugged me about the plot was how in some episodes they had flashbacks to scenes that happened less than 20 minutes ago and it drove me bonkers, but this luckily only happened every few episodes. So overall the plot had some really cute moments, sad moments, mediocre moments, and annoying moments that all add up into a pretty good drama, not great, but pretty good.

The acting was the best part of the show, because you could really sympathise with the characters and get into the emmotions (this drama had moments that made me cry and I don't cry too easy for tv/movies). The music for this drama was so/so -while I liked the songs they just were overused IMO. Rewatch value is poor just because although I thought the drama was ok and would maybe rewatch the funny parts, I'm not sure I would rewatch the whole thing again.

You may like this drama if you like shining inheritance, glass shoes, romantic princess, and other similarly plotted dramas.

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City Hunter
6 people found this review helpful
Sep 18, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
I really enjoyed this drama as it covers nearly everything: "spy" work, action, fighting, romance, friendship, teamwork, family, forgiveness.

The only thing I didn't like was that I felt so bad for the prosecutor and when Nana was having a hard time because of the City Hunter (am I terrible with names, I just finished this drama and I already forgot the main characters' name). There were a few other minor annoyances here and there, but otherwise the plot flowed really well. I do have to admit though that it took a bit to get me truly hooked into this drama and by that point I was watching this in marathon mode.

Great acting by all parties, but especially Lee Min Ho. I have to admit it other dramas I didn't exactly "love" Lee Min Ho's acting, but in this one he just steals the cake. Also I really liked the main actress too -she did such a good job with the range of emotions and just her overall personality.

Music soundtrack was great, and I am going to make myself learn some of the songs on the piano. :)

Rewatch value for this drama is really good, because once you finish it you just want to go back for more! I think a sequal to this drama would be really awesome, however unfortunately I feel that a sequal wouldn't end up being nearly as good as the original. :(

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You're My Destiny
7 people found this review helpful
Apr 26, 2012
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
I technically didn't watch the last 5-6 episodes as I skipped to the last one, but I felt I didn't really need to.

The story was ok for first 13-14 episodes, a couple of draggy episodes in that group, and then it dragged like crazy until the last ep hence why I skipped them (I admit I'm curious about how a couple things got resolved, but I need a break from this drama before watching those ep's).

Acting and music were fine, but nothing exceptional. Rewatch value was a 4 only because, while I thought it was overall a fine drama there are definately better ones to rewatch out there.

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Tiamo Chocolate
5 people found this review helpful
Feb 3, 2014
80 of 80 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This is such a cute drama although it does have a lot of common "cliches" in it. The plot was well developed and they kept it fresh by allowing some of the side characters' stories to be intertwined into this drama, which made it more like watching 5+ dramas in one. From episode 65-75 the plot did drag quite a bit due to some frustrating situations and lack of resolution unlike earlier in the drama where issues were resolved in 1-3 episodes easily. Other than that this drama was great with a mix of everything to keep anyone interested -action, romance, drama, comedy, family, friendship, food, gangsters, and more!

The acting was good overall with the two leads being excellent, a great set of supporting characters, and fantastic families to back it up. The only character that annoyed me and frankly I wish there were less episodes focused on Xi En's sister who was rather childish and annoying. Some of the things she did made me go "How or why in the world did you even try that.

The music was really good for this drama & I love the theme song! It always got stuck in my head after listening to it ^_^

I definitely would re-watch at least parts of this drama when I get the chance, but I'm not sure I'd watch the whole thing from start to finish. If friends of mine decide to watch it though I'd certainly watch it with them :)

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Rooftop Prince
5 people found this review helpful
Jun 6, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This plot was one of the most original K-dramas I've watched in quite a while even though it had some of the typical aspects -like the guy and girl fall for each other, mysterious birth, ect.... However some of the middle episodes really started to drag, which is what kind of took it down a few pegs on my scale. The end as well was a bit dissapointing to me I have to admit, but it could have been much worse like a certain other drama this spring (yes, K-Pop The Ultimate Audition I'm talking about you). Also I must say as well that the plot was a bit predictable/frustrating in a few spots for me, but nothing too major (like bak ha finidng out she was **************'s daughter and vise versa took forever).

Otherwise I thought the actors did and excellent job - the chemistry between the main couple, the "3 amigos", the evil sister, the evil cousin, and the supporting cast members were all great.

There were some great sound tracks in this drama I have to say, although I'm terrible at remembering which ones I especially enjoyed. This drama is definately on my rewatch list, as it was cute, funny, mysterious, and romantic all in one. I would recommend this as a cute and fun drama that is great if you have the time to watch and are looking for something a little different than your average k-drama rom. com.

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April Bride
3 people found this review helpful
Mar 5, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
If you like sad, romance, friendship, family, and slice of life movies. You'll probably enjoy this one, and even if you don't it's a movie worth watching at least once.

This is such a sweet yet sad and beautiful yet heartbreaking story. It reminded me a lot of the American movie A Walk To Remember or the Japanese movie Tada Kimi Wo Ashiteru. In a nutshell the main girl meets the guy accidentally due to a mix-up and they start dating. The guy later discovers that she has cancer, and she breaks up with her even though he doesn't want to. In order to not completely spoil the end I won't go into more details, but essentially it's about living your life to the end with someone that you love.

This movie had me crying like crazy -even more than the drama/movie 1 Litre of Tears did- The story is so touching yet real that it caught me by surprise. I'm not a cryer and I didn't expect this movie to be as much of a tear jerker, so keep plenty of kleenex handy while watching!

Acting was great by all parties, but at the very beginning I found the main actress a little stiff in a way. However she found herself toward the middle and end, it made up for the bad beginning.

Music: I loved the ending song and there were some good songs throughout the movie. Nothing earth shattering amazing, but everything was ok.

Rewatch Value: I sure will rewatch this movie again.In my opinion it's a classic and will be a favorite of mine.

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