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Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto
9 people found this review helpful
Nov 4, 2016
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.5
Story 3.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I had pretty high expectations for this because from what I gathered JDramas tend to be better than Korean ones because they keep them moderately short and nothing is as bad as a story that drags and becomes boring as hell. And well it was short, it didn't get much time to get boring but it did not fulfill my expectations.

The STORY is as cliche as you would expect from the premise. At first I thought that they would focus more on the culinary themes they present to us at first but don't be fooled the romance quickly steals the spotlight which was disappointing.
Honestly I am surprised that this is not an adaptation of some sorts because it is really shoujo manga-ish.
At first I was fine with the story, because at the time they really focused on the food making and Misaki's struggle to get along with the chef. Cliche but enjoyable.
Then followed some drama that wasn't annoying but my attachement to the characters was lacking so I really had to force myself to care about what was going on.
But somewhere in the last third of the drama the story just became ridiculous. One unnecessary misunderstanding after another. They really lead to basically nowhere and were predictable as well as annoying as hell.

The CHARACTERS are probably the best and the worst part of this drama. Now prepare your forks and torches. I didn't like Kanata's character. I assume most of you know what this term means and if you don't a quick google search will help. He was a prime example of a tsundere. Now at first it was cute and all but God later on I really struggled. Kanata was mean and insensitive, never apologised because the writers made it out to be that he was always right but I didn't feel that way. Even if you were right you still have to apologise for losing your temper am I not right?! Now Yamazaki Kento did a pretty good job at playing this kind of character, he sort of managed to portray the subtle changes of expression to not make it seem like Kanata was a robot. Misaki was pretty cliche (you know the clumsy type) too but I enjoyed the fact that she was somewhat stronger than a lot of female leads I have been seeing recently. Her passion for work was admirable.
Honestly the more I think about it the more I come to a conclusion that all the characters are prototypes created by shoujo writers:
Takana - tsundere.
Misaki - the clumsy type.
Chaki - the kind one in the love triangle.
Kaede - the love rival that is seemingly way better than the main heroin. In this one she was such a tool for the writer that I laughed.
And lastly couple characters for comic relief.
The writers didn't create anything with this one, they just took what someone had already made and mixed it together.

OVERALL it wasn't as bad as I am making it out to be. We are all guilty of loving cliches so why should the writers stop using them. There were quiet a few of momment that I enjoyed despite everything. What ruined this for me was Kanata's character so if you like tsunderes then you will enjoy it way more than I did. But if you're tired of unoriginality then stay away.

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Queen of the Ring
38 people found this review helpful
Mar 27, 2017
21 of 21 episodes seen
Completed 7
Overall 3.5
Story 4.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
It's been a while since I have felt so much hate for a main character. Arrogant male leads in Korean dramas are everywhere and generaly I don't mind them, I quiet like them actually, because most of the time in the end their "arrogant" attitude is exagerated and underneath all of that, they're good people. But the description of this drama really isn't lying "Se-Gun is handsome and confident, but very vain and shallow".

The STORY here, of course, isn't anything original but it just screams fun! Comedy, romance and a cliche moral about beauty is really all we need to relax after a hard day and it really kind of had all that, but...

The CHARACTERS, especially the main male lead, were unlikable and that's an understatement in some cases. Se Gun is a shallow douche that only cares about looks. He's fine with everything about a girl as long as she's pretty. Sure, by the end he falls in love with the "ugly" (NOT!) girl and magically becomes a better person and a better character with some sappy development driven by, of course, a sad past. Now to begin with Se Gun's character isn't exactly the worst, they just handeled this type of male lead very badly, exagerating his flaws to the maximum and making him seem like the vainest person ever. Were this a full lenght drama I would have dropped it solely because of him. The female lead wasn't exactly a treat either. Her motivation for liking the main lead was the same - she claims to like beautiful things. The difference is that she just wasn't really a bitch about it...I don't know if that makes it okay though. Not to mention the fact that she had little to no self respect which I can kind of overlook as just a character trait but be warned.

90% of the cute moments in this drama were torture, because they were fake! While Nan Hee had her ring on, everytime something nice happened it was extremely bitter sweet because the writers just had to make sure that you know that Se Gun is only dating her because of her looks! I just could not overlook it, especially when the second love interest for our female lead was 10 times better than this jerk.

Sure the ending was cute as hell and I'm very into this "inner beauty matters the most" moral that I could almost overlook everything that's bad about this drama but I just can't, I won't even let myself! As a woman I respect myself too much to see such chararter as Se Gun be romanticised and justified. He even blamed everything on Nan Hee...*sigh* I just can't

Didn't notice anything horrible about the acting. Not a fan of So Hee's acting though. Happy that Seul Gi finally got a main role, sad that it had to be this drama. Don't remember anything about the music. The cinematography was as unintresting as ever.

There is absolutely nothing about this drama that's worth your time, you can look at a screenshot of the beauty that is Hyo Seop and you would have seen everyting good about this drama. Maybe...maybe if you're easily pleased then you will enjoy it but I really don't recommend it.

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Love Me If You Dare
16 people found this review helpful
Jun 14, 2016
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 5.0
Story 4.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 1.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
I am going to try to keep this short, because I feel like no one wants to see this much critique towards a drama that 99% of people seem to have liked . If you haven't noticed already, I am in the 1% of white crows.

When I start watching a drama with such high ratings and reviews calling it a masterpiece I try to fight of the hipe as much as I can but I still started watching Love me if you dare with a mindset of 'this is going to be good' and oh boy was I disappointed.

The drama started of strong with a badass female lead and a mysteriously intriguing male lead, but it all went downhill from there.

The STORY, while still not the best, was pretty interesting up until like 15 ep and then it just hit a rock bottom. It felt like the writers were trying sooo hard to be unique, to surprise us but it just didn't work for me, everything felt really forced. All the plot twists were kind of bleh. The romance was mature in a really boring way there was only one scene where I felt some kind of chemistry between Jin Yan and Jian Yao. Oh and don't even get me started on Jin Yan's investigation methods, you might as well label this as a Sci-Fi drama, because he came to conclusions and found out things out of nowhere (not everytime but I could name a few...) The story wasn't the worst thing, but certainly wasn't good it just didn't do anything for me, I never felt my heart racing, It didn't give me any questions to think about...

The CHARACTERS for the most part were so boring. I could not relate to them at all. Bo Jin Yan with some exceptions seemed emotionless. Sure you could say that he showed many emotions but to me he never looked human, in the end I was annoyed by the fact that he was so perfect. I wanted him to make a mistake, I wanted him to just loose his shit, because that is what I love about episodic shows, I can watch characters grow, I can see them fall and get back up again but that never happened. Maybe I am the only one who was disappointed, I saw that most people seemed to like his alien like persona but throughout the whole drama I didn't get attached to him, nor Jian Yao who went from badass to an accessory and for me dramas are all about getting attached. The only character I liked was Fu Zi Yu, he was fun, smart, freaking human like.

I think I could go on and on explaining why I think this drama is not worth the praise but despite all that I still encourage to watch Love me if you dare, because you will probably enjoy it considering the fact that I am picky as hell.

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Marriage, Not Dating
7 people found this review helpful
Feb 12, 2017
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 6.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
This drama is like a gem in a pile of trash. And no, I am not saying that dramas around it are garbage. Marriage, Not Dating is both the pile of trash and the gem in it.

The story is as cliche as it gets. Marriage contracts, evil mothers, ex girlfriends and second male leads, this drama has everything! While that doesn't necessarily make it bad, in this case it did. Both the second male and female leads were annoying and hard to understand, the writers failed to make them even a tiny bit relatable, they just threw their backround stories on us saying "Here! That's what you want, right?". Both of them felt superficial and God do I hate people who smile all the time like Yeo Reum did. Since it doesn't really have a story, then It's automatically aiming to be a character driven drama, but they failed to costruct good characters. The last 3-4 episodes redeemed a lot of the drama by giving some character development to Jang Mi's parents and Gi Tae's mother, the way they handeled her character was easily the best part of this drama. The two main leads were cliche. A clumsy, no good female lead who's driven by her feelings and a rude main male lead who becomes nice by the end because love(?). Both of them only got sappy developments which is fine I guess.

Now the gem of this drama was the atmosphere, the way they handeled the comedy and mood shifts. It's so hard to do, yet they managed to do such a good job at it a scene could be both funny and heart wrenching and only God knows how they managed to pull it off. That's why I still managed to enjoy this drama. The main characters, even if not the most original, were fun to observe, because of the comedic situations they got themselves into and the way the writers handeled them.

The soundtrack was catchy, too. The way they used the "Bridal Chorus" was very creative. All the songs could totaly stand on their own.

This could have been really good, but it just wasn't and I am not seeing what other people did. While the gem shines brightly I just can't ignore the trash around it thus I would only recommend this drama if you have nothing else to watch and want a few laughs.

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Minami-kun no Koibito: My Little Lover
8 people found this review helpful
Feb 20, 2016
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
I picked up this drama, because I wanted something light and fluffy. My Little Lover isn't anything mind blowing but it is sooo enjoyable. I was surprised myself at how much i liked this drama, because I am super picky. I am going to briefly introduce the pros and cons of this show.

Advantages:
*The cast. Actors in this drama are very young and their acting skills aren't magnificent but they are more than good and the fact that the characters and actors ages mach which is rare makes it more realistic.
*Nakagawa Taishi's acting skills are pretty good but there were some moments where I just wanted to clap, because he expressed the emotions perfectly. Actors in KDramas are always like angels fallen from the sky, unrealistically beautiful, but Minami was like a cute classmate, still very handsome, but more relatable, more human. His character was realistic and just so close to heart.
*Horikiri is a character that actually has some personality. Only after watching this drama did I notice that in a lot of dramas the main female lead has no hobby, nothing she likes and it just feels like the girl exists so she could create a romantic relationship with the main female lead. Chiyomi Horikiri is a character that has actual hobbies, ambitions like a real human being.
*The supporting roles weren't left out. Sure they couldn't get a lot of screen time, because the show is short, but every character had at least one scene where they personality developed.
*Pleasantly surprised that I didn't hate the second girl who was trying to get Minami's heart, Nomura. Sure she was a little bit bitchy, but never did I hate her, actually I kind of liked her.
*In the aspect that the main character lead is shrunk down to a tiny person the story is pretty original.
*That one kissing scene that made my heart beat like crazy. You'll know what I am talking about when you watch this drama. That's why i love JDrama's, because the kissing scenes actually have some feelings of intimacy.
*It isn't supposed to be a comedy, but the situations the main characters got themselves into were just so ridiculous that I couldn't help but laugh. And be prepared for a lot of embarrassing moments. I can't even count how many times I had to pause an episode and do something else, because I just couldn't handle the embarrassment. Some might think that this is a flaw, but for me it was a plus. This drama made me feel with the characters.
*Some people thought that it was draggy. Well i didn't. I hate when dramas get dragged on for too log and that happens way to often but this drama was so short it had no time to get draggy.
*The opening song <3
*No unneccessary and stupid drama.
*It is so freaking relatable. Since my native language isn't English it is hard for me to express myself and I don't know if i am using the right words, but uhhh this show even with the fantasy element was more realistic than any KDrama i have ever watched. Maybe because I am in high school myself, but My Little Lover just hit the right spot in my heart for me.

Disadvantages:
*Some times the acting is kind of weird, but I feel like it's just the Japanese style.
*Besides the fact that our main lead is a tiny person, the story is not that original.
*Riku Takagi was kind of creepy. :D
*Sometimes it felt like the drama itself didn't know if the scene is supposed to be funny or serious, because I laughed a lot of times when serious music was playing in the background. Maybe I just have a weird sense of humour wich I dont think I do or it could be that the Japanese are the masters of sarcasm.

While writing the advantages the things that I liked came to my mind in a second, but when I had to write the disadvantages I really had to think for a minute so I want you to know that these "disadvantages" didn't really bother me while I was watching the show.

Overall:
I have no idea why I liked My Little Lover so much. Might be because I am a girl in her teens that just likes cheesy rom-coms. But you know I gave Full House (Thai), which is known for its cuteness, a 6, so I don't think that is the case. I don't really care if this show is cliche, because it is a really well done cliche. And If you are looking for something cute and fluffy look no further.

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Hirugao
3 people found this review helpful
Nov 19, 2016
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 5.0
I don't think I can put into words how good this drama is. This is probably my first time reviewing a drama that I genuinely thought was worth watching. Sure I have watched a lot of dramas that I enjoyed but my life wouldn't be missing anything if I hadn't watched them however it is a completely different story with Hirugao. This is not just enternainment. This is art.

The story starts out slow and I was kind of bored during the first half of the drama and that is why I didn't give this drama a perfect 10 even though, trust me, after the second half you won't even remember the one time you yawned at the start. While I didn't like that sometimes the writer was about to cross the line with melodramic tendencies but this is by no means a melodrama. It presents itself for the most part with a really realistic fashion. The writer is just telling a story, she's not justifying or judging anyone, just showing us the lifes of these people as they are. By presenting a story about affairs the drama inevitably touched upon so many subjects - the purity and cruelty of human selfishness, the judgemental society we live in, people's lack of empathy, the subjectivity of evil (which I have been thinking about a lot recently) even the meaning of life and so much more. Looking back on it, I can definitely see that they created some subplots and didn't really bother to progress and polish them, but honestly I am just nitpicking.

The characters were all so realistically flawed and I loved it so much. None of them are crazy, memorable, a few housewifes, a teacher, an artist - simple humans just like us yet they show so many colors. Love and lust, purity and selfishness and other contradicting emotions go hand in hand. The writers did an amazing job at portraying the animalistic nature of humans - egoism, lust, fury- while still not forgetting the emotions that make us different from animals - love, willfulness, compassion...There are no crazy events, that could only happen on the screen. Sure there were quiet a few "crazy" scenes but they are not really crazy in the actions but more in just pure emotions, more in the way the writers weren't afraid to show that "yes, humans are like that." In some RARE cases I thought that the events and the character's decisions had an unnatural flow but it just didn't bother me that much (and trust me, everything bothers me!)

The music is amazing. The tracks perfectly fit the mood of the show. The simple, non electronic songs have this old faschioned wibe that captures the longlasting and never changing human emotions really well. The song 'Never Again' and the way it was used just confirmed my thoughts that feelings can be just as thrilling as action sequences.

The drama leaves you wondering how it is going to end till the last episode, because the characters were built so realistically it felt like you were experiencing things just as they were and since they don't know where this sin will lead them neither do you. It is not like a rom-com where even though you don't really know how it is going to end you are still 100% sure that the girl will end up with the guy and everyone will live happily ever after. This drama doesn't present itself as just casual leisure time, this is a drama that will leave you with a heavy heart and you can feel it from the first minute. The story here doesn't really have an ending but the last minute left me with a smile on my face saying "yes, this is perfect".

You need to be empathetic and open minded to watch and fully understand Hirugao. If you thought this drama was immoral I am so sorry for you but if you're a person like me who likes to think about various topics then this is the drama for you.

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Together with Me
3 people found this review helpful
Dec 28, 2017
13 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
You know, this could have easily been a 9 if not for the horrendous second half.
This drama started off amazing, it felt like the writers knew exactly how to make a perfect BL drama - likable leads, actual kissing and intimacy, a lot of sexual innuendos, the best supporting cast I've seen in a BL so far, seriously - the best, Yihwa is amazing, a little bit of drama but nothing to annoy you. Honestly, I was having the best time of my life.
But somewhere along the middle the drama got out of hand. Plern Pleng, Knocs's girlfriend, is a...I'm trying hard not to write anything too nasty :)...she's just a baaad person, her goal was to ruin our leads' relationship basically and you know I was fine with it at the start, because - drama! That's why we came here. But honestly the biggest pet peeve of mine when it comes to BL dramas is that at least one of the leads just haas to have a girlfriend on the side. Why? You're gay, bi, whatever, just admit it! The girlfriend did all that was in her power to make the life for these boys miserable and Knock fell right into it which made me have very conflicting feeling about his character. On one hand I like him, he has great chemistry with  Korn and on the other hand he's weak willed and indecisive. This push and pull just went on for too long. Seeing Knock basically two timing is frustrating and this ruined a lot of my enjoyment.
Another detail that was frustrating is the relationship between Farm and Bright. Every time the directors attempted to show Bright as a good person made me very annoyed because he is not, he's a manipulative a-hole and I'm confused as to why they even decided to portray such a relationship because it lead to nowhere, left me feeling like Farm's story needs a sequel because the conclusions weren't satisfying enough.
Honestly, overall I enjoyed this drama, the pros I mentioned at the begging stay, it's just the drama that goes a little astray. If you're into BL then You'll surely enjoy this because there is a lot to like here.

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Star of the Universe
3 people found this review helpful
Mar 4, 2017
21 of 21 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I really hope short dramas like these become more popular, because the lenght of these kind of dramas is just right especially for someone like me who doesn't have a lot of time. Unfortunately for now Koreans working in film making industry seem to not be the best at fitting a story into a short period of time probably because of their love for dramas that have a long running time. You might not even notice, but even 16 hours of the same story is really long!

Star of the Universe is definitely not a masterpiece. The pacing when looking at the progresion of our two main characters' realationship is pretty bad, not to mention how weird the setting is in general. A die hard fan dating her idol is weird and very unnatural. I found myself thinking things like "You're not really in love with him" and "You just love the freedom you experience with her" which is not a good think if you're trying to write an engaging romance story, because I must want for them to be together! Funny enough they actually adressed this issue or a more accurate way of saying it would be that they touced the surface of the problem but I'm glad even for that. The other thing is that the story starts very slowly but then they rush the important things. It's like at the start the director thought that he was making a full lenght drama, taking the time to set up the story, but then realised that he somehow needs to make the romance believable even though so much time was wasted. Nonetheless I really liked the way it ended, because the story had some smart turns and the truth that time heals all wounds stands. Every drama where the characters got together out of nowhere feels ok by the end because you have seen them being all lovey dovey enough to believe it. It's really cheap but hey it works.

What I appreciated a lot in this drama was the smart and really good looking cinematography and fitting music when it was really needed. This show here made me realise one important thing that I can't believe I missed. Adding a cheesy song on top of a romantic scene makes it really cliche thus failing to bring out meaningful emotions. I was so used to it that I even forgot how a good piano track makes a romantic scene shine but Star of the Universe reminded me of it and I'll be forever grateful.

I loved Ji Woo, she is a good actress, but to be honest my liking for her is mostly because of her appearance. She has this subtle unique beauty to her that definitely stands out from the crowd. Kim Jun Myeon as you can probably guess is not the best at acting, he felt stiff and unnatural but not the worst.

Overall Star of the Universe is a really good quick watch for people like me who have no time but desperately crave their romance drama, other than that it's pretty skippable, because it doesn't really offer anything new and does a poor job at presenting the story.

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Shopping King Louie
2 people found this review helpful
Dec 11, 2016
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
When I saw the announcement for this drama the only thing that came to my mind was 'Great, another cliche rom-com that's going to go downhill real fast'. And I managed to predict half of it.

Shopping King Louis really surprised me with its unique take on rom-coms and its unconventional characters. It took a more comedic aproach to the story and I really aprecciated that, because a lot of writers forget that they are making a rom-COM but I gues they have the right to choose. I still really wish that they would have just taken out the 'melodrama' out of their genres list, because a) not a fan of those and b) they did a really poor job at mood changing. It felt like they don't really know if this is a serious drama or are they just making fun of cliches so they kept jumping between the two and it just felt so poorly done. And the melodrama was soooo cliche that the unique feeling they had built up just vanished into the air. And if they had decided to keep up the comedy throughout all the 16 episodes it still wouldn't have been enough, because even if they had a unique twist to everything the story as a whole, the base, wasn't that original, in other words, not enough to keep the audience entertained for 16 hours. Now I think if you watched this drama while it was airing you probably didn't feel like it dragged but as someone who watched an episode per day it got extremely boring towards the end. I felt like this drama only needed 10 episodes, because past that nothing really happened, a lot of boring melodrama took place, the writers did an extremely poor job at combining and switching between comedy and melodrama, the cute romance reached its peak and then my interest in it just steadily dropped.

The characters were all awesome. Bok Sil and Louis were a perfect couple - kind hearted, naive, but not stupid. They were truly two pure angels and I loved them. Adored the supporting cast, all of it honestly. They all were pretty unconventional. I especially adored the details: what Louis's favourite coffe is, that *ahem* sound that Mr Cha keeps making, how Heo Jeong Ran is kind of gangster like, how Baek Ma Ri learns by heart what to say to people and so much more. I like that a lot of the supporting cast grew throughout the show and by the end were better people. But I still feel that the writers really forgot to end our supporting casts story properly. And again no matter how unique they were, the characters weren't enough to keep the story going for 16 episodes blah blah blah...you know the deal.

The only thing I have to say about the acting is how amazing Seo In Guk was in this drama. I watched him act in I Remember You (nice drama btw worth checking out) and I was amazed, because the roles he played in these dramas were both so different yet he managed to pull them off so well. Some actors are amazing but all their roles seem pretty much the same. But he went from a serious - never smiles kind of guy, to a total naive kid and my mind was blown.


Shopping King Louis is the kind of show you can't take seriously, because you'll hate the characters from the first second. (I mean can Loius be even more spoiled?). It has a bunch of flaws and there isn't anything that would make me say that this drama is a must watch. But if you're a Rom-com lover, like me, and you're looking for something sligtly different then this is definitely worth checking out.

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Bromance
3 people found this review helpful
Jun 8, 2016
18 of 18 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
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I really love gender bend stories. I know it's cheesy but when a man is questioning his sexuality, because he seems to like him/her in a special way, first of all it is hilarious and secondly it just holds the truth that love is blind, it has no boundaries.
I came across Bromance while it was still airing and decided to wait till it finishes. Since the rating is 8.0 I had my expectations pretty high but at the same time I kind of knew that I am not going to like it as much as other people did, because I have very high standarts. And sadly I was right, while it wasn't bad, it definitely doesn't deserve an 8.0.
The only thing that made this drama good was the two main characters and I am not even exaggerating.
The story and pacing is all over the place. At the start the story was progressing way too quickly and the second half was draaaaged on, there were hours of usseles fillers and sooo much cheeese. To be honest I don't even know if the thing that this drama had going on could be called a story. Bromance had just a few boring plot lines and the writers kept jumping between them so in the end I didn't care about the story at all. You could say it is a badly written slice of life. There were a lot of things that I wish they could have spent more time on like Zi Feng's past before he was adopted or the whole mafia thing...seriously why are they mafia? Why are they not mafia? What do they do? Am I the only one who was confused? Basically all the scenes with Zherui were stupid - unnecessary and unrealistic drama. The reason why Pi Ya Nuo dressed up as a man...I know it is hard to find a good reason for such a stupid thing but...really? Altogether the plot was uninteresting and pretty boring most of the time. There are more things I am unhappy about but spoilers...
Nonetheless the two main chatacters were such a delight. Zi Feng was very unique, he was a 'bad boy' but not a bad person, he was kind but not soft. I can not describe him well enought. There is one thing I have to give props to for this drama. I was uncomfortable during the first few episodes, because I couldn't get used to the fact that Pi Ya Nuo looks basically like a real man. She acted like a man, talked like a man but there were so many subtle things that made me think, "Ahh, she is a woman afterall" wich was perfect. While I did like Du Zi Feng and Pi Ya Nuo to bits, at first they seemed really weird, like their personalities were mature but they acted very childish. Later on I got used to it. I don't know, maybe that is just how humans are and I am just being stupid.
Other characters...*sigh*...most of them were fine, but that's all they were, the show could have perfectly continued without them. Then there were other characters that I didn't really like. For example Du Zi Han was such a mean bitch, I don't understand how no one seemed to mind that. Qing Yang - while I liked him at first, later on I noticed how stiff and boring he was. Bii's acting skills were pretty bad, but he's hot so I can forgive him since it didn't annoy me ;) I liked Han Shen's character development, but they didn't give him enough screen time wich is a real pity. While Na Na's character was very interesting and fun at first, later on I found myself uninterested, because her fate was predictable.
While the show as a whole is skippable, I still recommend it solely for Zi Feng and Ya Nuo, because they made this drama shine with their interesting personalities and undying love.

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What's Up, Fox?
1 people found this review helpful
Feb 13, 2018
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 4.5
Story 3.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I'm baffled by the fact that there are no reviews portraying this drama in a negative light so let me be the first one. If you want a brief on why not to watch this - it's "mature" in a really boring and childish way and NOTHING happens.

The drama starts out ok, and that's a compliment at this point, cause I was waiting for it to pick up after a really slow start and it kind of does for a few episodes in the middle but never in a significant way. I'm so surprised by how much of a nothing this drama was. Like seriously - nothing happened during it. The main couple fell in love with each other kind of out of nowhere and, you know, I get that a reason is not always needed but they just lacked chemistry for me, cause their relationship lacked reason and meaning. It felt like their falling in love was out of nowhere (same with the supporting couple). To develop a relationship one must present to us moments of bonding, they don't have to be anything extravagant - a few laughs while taking a walk and having ice-cream is a good place to start. And not - we don't get along with each other but then we had sex and now I love you (???).

Now the main couple's chemistry wasn't the worst part of this drama. What made this so bad for me was that literally nothing happens in this drama and if conflict arises there's zero enjoyment in experiencing it - pure rage. Like it's even hard for me to explain what I mean by "nothing happens" cause most of this isn't a complaint, most of the time things happen but they're just annoying and here...I could probably summarize this whole drama in 5 sentences without missing any crucial moments. There are like 3 interesting things that happen during this drama and one is in the synopsis (can probably guess what it is). It's just so "mature" but in a really boring way that nothing dramatic happens that would make me feel "ahh that's cool...this is interesting....this is cute...fun". It's just so flat that I lack the words to describe it. And the characters don't help at all most of them are god awful. All this drama concerning the main couples age-gap was soooooooooooo frustrating, they beat each other up, some people were locked up, arrested, deceived in worst ways just to keep them apart and I'm supposed to think "ahhh, yes, I get what the mother and sister are going through..." FUCK NO! I don't care if it's a valid reaction, I don't care if it's a part of Korean culture. It's freaking annoying and it's not how I would like humans to act, there's no inherent value in portraying realism, if yuo can even call it that in this case, cause it was outrageous. And noble idiocy is, of course, present too even thought it's one of the most annoying things in dramas. Both of the main characters are really bland bland bland and at times even annoying, sometimes they don't act like adults...

The best thing about this was Chun Jung Myung's puppy eyes, he's a master at it. And there are other kind of neat concepts in this like how the female lead is writing for an adult magazine but none of them are explored enough to be of any significance.

Man, idk I did not like this, I was painting my nails during the last episode just to get through it cause I had already come this far. I'd suggest you try it out just in case cause there are lots of positive reviews, but if you're just like me and this "mature" crap seems like it would bore you then skip it.

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She Was Pretty
3 people found this review helpful
Aug 8, 2016
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 3.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
If I had to describe She was Pretty in one sentence I would say that this is a really average rom-com that will give you a far from average second male lead syndrome.

This is it. That's it. Well I can rant some more if you want me to.

The pros of this drama are really average like : the male lead is hot, it's sometimes funny, the female lead is great when she's with the second male lead ( which makes this advantage kind of a disadvantage).

The cons are weird for me, because I have never experienced them before. For example in every Korean rom-com the male lead is probably the most interesting and diverse out of all the characters and in this drama...I just didn't care about him, he was so basic and boring. Sure he was hot and cute but that's it.
The past and the future in this drama has no connection, because why not. Seong Jun went from a cute boy, to a douche who can't control his emotions. And Hye Jin previously a perfect angel, became a dork (which I don't really mind, but c'mon it doesn't work like that!)
And the worst thing is THE SECOND MALE LEAD SYNDROME. Sure it might be enjoyable at times but in the end you're heart broken thinking about him while the main couple is kissing right in front of you and that, kids, is the epitome of bad writing. Second male lead synrome shouldn't exist. You should care about the main lead more, you should like him more, it's just the law of nature. Ugh...sorry, I am slightly mad. :)))

Nonetheless the drama wasn't bad, it's far from good either, but if you have nothing better to do and want your heart broken then go ahead, watch She was Pretty.

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D-Day
3 people found this review helpful
Feb 15, 2016
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 10
Everytime I start watching a Drama with a hope that it will be a perfect 10 and that it wouldn't drag on, but at this point I feel like it's some kind of virus that Dramas just have. D-Day was my first Drama which heavily focused on the Medical genre and oh boy it delivered some excellent moments.

Story: The setting is interesting and original. The fact that Seul suffered an earthquake and is now isolated is thrilling in itself. The story is amazing most of the time, but from 15 episode or so even thought it wasn't terrible it felt like it was going in circles with some exceptions. D-Day isn't a Drama that will leave you shaking but it has just enough amount of thrill.

There was one thing that kind of bothered me a little bit but most of you...ok lets be honest I was the only one who noticed this. The line between good and evil was very clear in this drama. Well there were some exceptions but most of the time it was. When disaster happens and everyone is fighting for themselves the line between good and bad should become blurry. It's not something that lessens the quality of D-Day but I would have liked it to be more thought provoking.

Characters: Lee Hae Seong was of course an interesting main character and an eye candy to follow. Seeing him overcome these horrible times and grow was an excellent experience. To sum it up everyones characters developed nicely, especially Han Woo Jin. Now Jung Ddol Mi was just bland. Watching the Drama I didn't notice how much of a nothing she was, but now when I look back her character was built in the first two episodes and that was it. She wasn't annoying or anything, her personality was quite interesting but she was just left behind. To be honest I would only consider Lee Hae Seong as the main character. Sure there were other characters who got just as much screen time as him but the main focus was always on him and it is such a waste while at the same time a good thing.
Now the romantic sub plot...There were a lot of cute moments between Lee Hae Seong and Jung Ddol Mi but it felt like the writers didn't know if they wanted the characters to have a romantic relationship. They gave us hope that they like each other very quickly and then just left us hanging for the major part of the drama. So sadly in the end the chemistry just faded and the romance felt forced. Other couples were fine.

Music: Fit well but nothing special.

Overall: D-Day wasn't perfect but it was still very entertaining. I would recommend it to people who like stories about disasters and the Medical genre, because you'll see a lot of surgeries. Btw Kim Young Kwang is just perfect ;)

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Protect the Boss
3 people found this review helpful
Jan 10, 2016
18 of 18 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
This is my first review so be nice to me and since my native language isn't english forgive me if I make a few mistakes. :)

I feel like at this point saying that a drama is a breath of fresh air is a lie. Because a lot of Korean dramas (at least the ones who focus on the romantic relationships) follow the same structure. You know what I mean - getting to know each other, falling in love, dating, fighting/ breaking up, forgiving and the happy ever after. The circle just repeats with almost every drama. And even if some dramas try to break this structure a lot of the times it ends horribly. Even with this cliche structure that is predictable and pretty boring I can still enjoy dramas if they make sure to include bits and pieces of something original and interesting. Happiness consists of little things, right?

Story:
The story of Protect the Boss is nothing special. But there are a few plot lines that were pretty interesting and thought provoking. Be aware that like a lot of Korean dramas Protect The Boss also gets dragged on and boring and it gets pretty bad but not horrible.
I always watch comedies, because I hate the heavy atmosphere in melodramas. The comedy in this drama...i don't know if it even exists, because I don't remember it being extremely funny, well sure there were a few moments, but overall the comedy in this drama is just the lighthearted, mushy feeling that will make you smile a lot. ^^

Characters:
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I loved the main characters. Cha Ji Heon was really interesting and unique. No Eun Seol was a perfect main character and at the end of the show I supported her like she was my friend. This rarely happens but I actually cared a lot for the supporting characters. Loved Seo Na Yoon and the way her character developed and, God, Wang Ji Hye is just a godess in general. The relationship between No Eun Seol and her two friends was like a cute little bonus. Cha Ji Heons father really gave me mixed feeling. One episode he was my favourite character and the other I hated him. I don't know if that is a good thing, but I guess I really enjoyed loving him.
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There are a lot of unanswered questions for me, especially about Cha Ji Heons past. Sometimes the decisions the characters made or how their feelings changed were unnatural and unrealistic. No Eun Seol and Cha Moo Won even though I loved them, but their characters were kind of bland and needed more character development. The evil characters were just there, because they needed to be wich made them annoyng.

Acting:
I didn't notice anything horrible and I feel like I am not qualified to nit pick little flaws.

Music:
Absolutely bland and uninteresting. I don't remmember any song that I liked but there was this backround music with string instuments that was kind of uplifting.

Enjoyment:
Despite its flaws I still enjoyed this drama for the lovable characters and cute moments.

Overall: 7.5

P.S. Don't even look at the rating sistem. I put 7.5 everywhere so the overall would be 7.5. i dislike this rating sistem.

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It's Okay, That's Love
3 people found this review helpful
Jul 19, 2016
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 1.0
I should have enjoyed it more- that is the thing I keep telling myself, because a) it has excellent ratings and b) psychological dramas is my thing. That is why I picked this drama back up even though when I started watching it the first time, I dropped it after 2 episodes. I finished it and I am glad I did, but I still don't get the hype.

The start is a mess. Sure I get that they need time to built the scene, but they spent a lot of time on unnecesary things and it's not only the start that is like that, the whole drama seemed streched out. Things were always happening but they happened very slowly. Or maybe I just wasn't interested..

I had very mixed feelings about our main heroine. I disliked her at first, then she kind of grew on me, but that wasn't a nice experience like in most cases.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it. Especially the psychological aspects of it. I was pleasantly surprised that all the supporting characters got screen time which rarely happens in dramas and that is a major plus.

The reason why I didn't enjoy this drama as much as I would have liked to is probably because of personal taste and just the fact that when I see a good rated drama I just can't help myself to nitpick every little flaw.

If you are not a weird person like me and you want a good feels trip go ahead and watch this drama!

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