If I could summarize this drama in one word it would be this: painful.This drama is SUPER sad so prepare a box of tissues or you'll end up getting tears everywhere. If you're looking for a drama that is realistic and sad to watch then I wholeheartedly recommend this, but if you don't like watching realistic dramas, this one's not for you. That being said, lets get to the review!
Story: This story is very well written even though it does have some typical kdrama elements in it but I really appreciate how there are no plot holes and the pace is quick. A lot of people don't like the love story in this but I think it's refreshing. I don't think I could make it through this drama without some refreshing breaks LOL. I really like the character developments and I don't think In Ha is unnecessary in the drama. It's nice to see the main character have someone to rely on (thats a girl ofc lol). One thing though, the ending could have been tweaked a little better.. well I wanted some magical cure for Alzheimers but its okay I understand lol.
Acting/Cast: Min Young, as always, was great and she did a really good job portraying In Ha as Jin Woo's supporter and noona. Seung Ho as Jin Woo was amazing, I'm in love with his acting. Everytime he cried I cried and everytime he smiled I smiled. His acting is splendid and I'd like to see him as a main role in more dramas :) (happy dramas lol). P.S. he's super handsome so thats a bonus haha. Nam Goong Min as Nam Kyu Man (wow so close... a coincidence I don't think so? haha) was AMAZING as a villain. He really portrayed all sides of the villain. Kyu Man spends his whole life pleasing his father and you can really see that and his anger issues are extreme. I'd have to say he definitely did an awesome job at giving this character dimension. Kyu Man's sister was okay, nothing special about her & lastly Park Dong Ho's character was amazing. His Busan accent and his acting was very good.
Music: what? there was music? lol srry I was too busy crying...
Rewatch Value: yes. definitely. a gem. but I won't watch this when I'm depressed LOL
Overall: overall I definitely wholeheartedly recommend this drama to anyone who wants a sad, realistic drama. This drama is very realistic because in reality the rich really do overpower the poor. I watched this drama for the cast and I was not disappointed. Awesome cast and great storyline.
THIS IS SUCH A GOOD DRAMA.Story: It's so balanced and the pacing is just perfect. The story is about the family as a whole and the hardships and daily stuff they go through. It's reality, honestly, and it's well planned out. The plot connects and flows perfectly as a whole. There is comedy and it's a very refreshing, fun drama.
Cast: The actors and actresses blew this drama off! They are soooooo good! I sometimes forget they're acting because I'm so convinced that they're actually a family haha.
Music: The music is ok, nothing notable but it's nice to listen to.
Rewatch Value: I would rewatch this.
Overall: I really recommend this to people who are looking for a good family drama. I think this is the perfect drama for people who are wanting a good, refreshing family drama. :)
I really liked this drama but I didn't at some parts.Story: it starts off super interesting and appealing but as the episodes went by it dragged a little bit and I agree with the other reviewer that there were too many repeating phrases and the same crap over and over. However, I still liked it a lot. I watched the original version of this from HK and the storyline is quite similar except the biggest difference is the romance. Also, I wish whenever they added more misunderstanding between the main couple they should at least address it but no the couple just briefly overlooks the problem and then gets back together and then leave again which doesn't really bother me that much since I wanted him to end up with Cui Nong lol.. And the plot is so unjust to Cui Nong because she suffered so much and sacrificed herself silently for everyone she loved but in the end I never really saw anyone show deep gratification for her actions... In fact, they didn't even know half of the things she did. ugh. and the end is really sad but I'm not bothered because I wanted him to end up with Cui Nong so yea haha...
Acting: this drama is notable for its actors and actresses!! AMAZING performance. I will check out all of their future dramas bc they all acted great! Cui Nong was amazing and I honestly think her performance was better than Viann in this drama ... Viann somehow annoyed me throughout the drama idk if her character is supposed to be this annoying or she can't really act lol but yea I really wanted Cui Nong to end up with Fu Hongxue because they were perfect for each other... But Cui Nong was way too selfless and gave her everything for Ma Fang Ling her little sister. So that was very sad. Personally I think Fu Hongxue has always loved Cui Nong and the reason he loved Ma Fang Ling was because he felt bad and responsible towards her. Also Cui Nong lied to him that she was already someone else's wife. In the end I believe Fu Hongxue loved Cui Nong up until her death although not as strong as before because he got closer to Ma Fang Ling. I feel so bad for Cui Nong. Anyways, this drama has amazing actors/actresses I highly recommend it because of this.
Music: I liked some of the music and some was meh.
Rewatch value: If I do rewatch it's only for Cui Nong and Fu Hongxue together LOL
Overall: I recommend this drama. I really liked it.
I still can't believe it's over!Man, oh man. This drama was great. I loved it. I wish there were more episodes-- ahh I'm going to miss this!
Story: What can I say.. It was perfect, the characters were well developed and there were no plot holes (YESSS!), the pacing was kind of slow though but that didn't bother me because I just watched the whole drama with a fast forward pace (I can read subtitles quickly). IT WAS AMAZING THOUGH. I was so scared for the last episode, I thought the author would ruin it for us just like most Korean authors, but NO! The ending was awesome and I really liked it.
Acting/Cast: CHANGWOOK, PLEASE GET MORE ROLES LIKE THIS. I would have liked it better if Min Young kept her long hair like in City Hunter but well, she still looked pretty. The acting was excellent. There's CHEMISTRY and they were convincing.
Music: Oh my love. I'm all yours. And there will never be another one 'cause I'm eternally yours... Ok you guys get it, I can't stop listening to it!! Do check these soundtracks out!
Rewatch Value: Changwook + Min Young + amazing plotline? What is there not to love?!
Overall: I LOVE THIS DRAMA HEAPS and highly recommend it!
I LOVED PINOCCHIO!I really respect the writer of Pinocchio & I Hear Your Voice. Everything connected, no plot holes. I cried, laughed, smiled through this drama. This is a must watch.
Story: It was really good. Usually I prefer crime, suspense, and thrillers over these type of dramas (romance, melodrama, family). However, PInocchio kept me going and really really impressed me. I don't usually like these genres because usually kdramas put their main focus on romance and have such a slow pace, but this pacing was PERFECT and the romance wasn't too much at all.
Acting/Cast: Jong Suk is amazing as always. I'm not a fan of Park Shin Hye since every single drama that I've watched from hers so far annoyed me since all she does is cry and is rather stiff at times... BUT this drama, she aced it! She's improved so much! She did cry in this drama a lot but it was necessary.
Music: I even loved the strings in the background... which is rare for me
Rewatch Value: Eh. Maybe a few years from now?
Overall: I definitely recommend.
I feel like this drama is overrated, but this could just be me?I didn't like this drama at all. The pacing was way too slow imo & it dragged for me. I guess I'm just not into these type of dramas since there wasn't anything to really grab my attention in this drama. Watched it because I'm a fan of Apink Eunji but I was unable to finish it without sleeping...
Story: There isn't really anything special about the plot.. It is so plain and simple and just boring to me.
Acting/Cast: I've seen much better actors/actresses but they are pretty good at acting. Though not experts, they are good.
Music: Nothing that attracted me.
Rewatch Value: I could barely finish this so.. at ep 13 I just skipped and fast forwarded through everything.
Overall: I can't give it a higher rating than this, sorry. However, if you're into youth dramas then maybe...? For me it's a hardcore pass.
This movie is seriously so good.I watched this because of Yoo Seung Ho and he nailed this role.
Story: This story is pretty good except it was very vague like why the criminal did what he did and there are some parts where Kim Ha Neul's character did piss me off but overall it's a good plot line. It was super scary though... I agree with the other review lol there were scenes that did scare me shitless man *excuse the language that's how scary it was for me* but nonetheless I finished it and liked it.
Acting: BRILLIANT. Yoo Seung Ho though!! Great acting & Kim Ha Neul's acting was impressive. I felt all of their emotions-- awesome acting! Also shoutout to the dog! Seulki deserves an award and I hope that dog is unharmed... I am not a dog lover but that scene was painful to watch... hey Korea lets not kill dogs like that ok? lol..
Music: I didn't hear any...? Most of them were creepy anyways... (for effect of course)
Rewatch Value: This is a great movie with amazing acting but like it's so scary... like no... I would never ever ever ever ever in my right mind rewatch this movie lol... and don't watch this at night please... I'm a chicken but I'll rate the rewatch value as a person who isn't.
Overall: I RECOMMEND. But. Not rewatching. Lol.
Despite all of these negative reviews, I didn't think it was that bad.Story: It wasn't even that bad like seriously.. The story was actually different and it kept me interested.. well, ok, tbh I did skip like a bunch of parts and fast forwarded through most of it but hey it wasn't that bad lol. Just skip the unnecessary parts like with Hana and her friends or Hyeri daydreaming or the beginning circus part (that was kinda weird). It got me searching up DID though.. gee. This drama was good though and the ending wasn't a stupid one either which probably made me give it 1 point higher haha. I absolutely hate korean dramas with useless endings so this one didn't disappoint me.
Acting/Cast: Why are people complaining of Han Ji Min's acting? I thought it wasn't that bad tbh. I've seen worse. Dr. Yoon was a really good actor and Hyun Bin was good too. Hyeri was also really good too. I didn't think Robin's character was THAT exaggerated but maybe it was the director who wanted Robin like that?
Music: I don't think anything stood out to me except for Falling in Love..
Rewatch Value: idk maybe??? most likely not tho
Overall: It was quite different and interesting to watch. I think it's worth a try/shot to check this one out.
QUESTION: WHY IS THE OVERALL RATING OF THIS 7.7???I almost skipped over this gem but then I saw a glimpse of it on the MBC channel and I was like 'omg I gotta watch this drama'. This drama is criminally underrated!! How can a drama like this get a rating of 7.7? How unbelievable... Anyways done with my ranting...
Story: This story is great honestly, the first few episodes were a bit draggy and boring (I was pretty much clueless) but as you go along you'll catch on! There were no plot holes and I couldn't stop watching bc I was hooked and always felt if I stopped, I would miss a part and wonder about it for the rest of the day. It wasn't very predictable at all! I see a lot of ppl complaining about the ending lol but honestly.. it was necessary. That teaches us a lesson to NOT BE STUBBORN and make the right decisions! Yes, it was sad, but it wasn't one of those typical irrelevant endings that kdramas like to feed to us. YES, the author could have altered the ending but the ending is already justified.
Acting: Okay firstly, Jaejoong-- He is so underrated-- like I've always been like 'oh jaejoong.. the one with a pretty face.. lol he prob can't act' BUT boy was I wrong. He can sing, dance, act... what can't he do?? Baek Jin Hee was very good but I thought her acting was a little weird at times? (like when she's talking it looks a bit TOO enthusiastic if you know what I mean). Im si wan is such a good actor too!! He isn't just a pretty face too guys.. He's excellent at acting wow.
Music: JAEJOONG AND AILEE SANG SUCH GOOD SONGS.
Rewatch Value: I just finished it so I probably won't rewatch it until a few months later..
Overall: I highly recommend! It is one of the best dramas out there.. of course, so underrated.
I don't know how to say this, but THIS DRAMA IS AMAZING.Story: I gave the story a 9 because the author gave us a open ended ending, but it's okay because I guess it fits. The pacing could have been a little faster, but it was good enough. In every episode, it was intense, unpredictable, and you never know what is going to occur next.. I was ANXIOUS in every episode honestly. Each episode made me wonder why one character did this and that. I had so many mixed emotions inside of me. One thing though, I'm not usually that big on a lot of romance but surprisingly, I wanted a little more romance-- there was like... nearly none (note: nearly, not completely)
Acting/Cast: I FELL IN LOVE WITH ALL OF THE CHARACTERS. They're just THAT AMAZING! Kyung ho's acting was just WOW... I don't think there was anyone who could rock this role like him.. & the rest were really good too!
Rewatch Value: Simply a big fat YES.
Overall: Don't miss out on this drama! It is a must watch for me. However, if you're HUGE on romance, you might feel a bit empty inside. Still a gem though.
Story: This drama does a better job at spoonfeeding its audience on plot details and why things happen the way they did. The 1986 version was more guess work/piecing things together and didn't show/explain everything in a bunch of details like this one did. They also stayed true to the original storyline.
Some things were portrayed differently from the 1986 version, but had the same reasoning behind it.
A good example of this:
1986 version- Wuji was forced to put Zhao Min out in front of the Mongolian soldiers
This version- her dad sent a letter saying he didn't care about her
Honestly, I felt like the 1986 version was more short and sweet to the point. I preferred how they portrayed it in the 1986 version.
I didn't like the last few episodes at all because of the lack of interaction between Wuji and Zhao Min-- it just did not contribute to their chemistry at all and was just lacking severely compared to the 86 version. After ep 42 the show dragged and some scenes weren't necessary--- the war between the Mongols and Ming Sect and the amount of time Zhao Min had to wait for him was pretty ridiculous. They could've shortened it.
Acting/Cast: Honestly, I was hesitant to start this drama because of such a young cast. I watched the Legend of Condor Heroes 2017 and didn't like the cast choices so I was quite worried about this one. However, I've watched multiple dramas with Yukee in them and she's always been good. Yukee pulled off Zhao Min wonderfully well and is comparable to Kitty Lai's Zhao Min. Bambi Zhu was decent as Zhiruo, but Sheren Tang definitely was better. I've never seen Joseph Zeng before but he is great as Wuji. Yang Xiao stood out to me as one of the best supporting roles in this version. Everyone suited their roles in my opinion. The cast was definitely its strongest point.
Music: not anything I love but it's fitting for the drama.
Rewatch value: no. I would not rewatch this simply because it is 50 episodes long and the ending was unsatisfactory to me. I prefer the 1986 version a lot better.
Overall: If you have not watched the 1986 version and want to watch this drama with no knowledge I recommend it. If you have watched other adaptations and want to watch it, I would say it's 50-50-- worth it for the first 40 eps, last 10-- not so much. If you've watched the 1986 version before and are thinking of watching this one I'd say no. The 1986 version is much better. Rewatching the 1986 version would be better than watching all 50 eps for this. If you want to watch this for Yukee, check out Princess Weiyoung or Ashes of Love, she is also great in those.
I prefer the '84 version over this version but...I really prefer the '84 version over this version because it felt kinda fake like I could totally tell those were computer generated effects lol. It was scarier than the '84 version and less funny imo but it's still a great adaptation and definitely worth watching (minus the bad CGI).
Story: I absolutely loved this story. One of Jin Yong's best works to me. It's basically about a guy who wanders around and gets like a bunch of girls because of his cleverness and humor. He eventually becomes best friends with the king. The villain in this drama was really scary. Great story: a mix of humor, romance, suspense, and history. This drama stayed true to the novel.
Acting/Cast: DICKY CHEUNG'S ACTING SKILLS ARE ON FLEEK. It was great, I love him so much!! He rocks every role in wuxia dramas I just love his acting. The emperor is good too. And not to mention there's ATHENA CHU AND RUBY LIN. Can we just take a moment to rethink this? Ruby Lin, at the peak of her youth, is so pretty and she's cheerful in the drama. She's the princess while Athena Chu is the beautiful girl that Dicky Cheung goes all heart eyes over. There's so much chemistry between everyone and literally they're so attractive (all of them) and versatile.
Music: It's so catchy oh my ahah
Rewatch Value: Hmmm,...... Maybe, but there are more Dicky Cheung wuxia dramas when he was younger though (during his TVB days).
Overall: 1000000000/10 honestly. I just loved Dicky Cheung, wuxia, and Athena Chu like what could beat this?
Noteworthy: RomanceStory: Oof that ending. Can't believe they just did THAT. LIKE are you seriously going to do that??? IT WAS SO GOOD ALL ALONG. I really liked this drama until the last episode. Yikes. They ruined a perfectly great drama with that ending... The only thing worth watching was the romance and the story in the beginning; solid 8/10 for me.
Acting/Cast: Shin Yool, Wang So, Princess were all wonderful. The Prince that loved Shin Yool was an ok actor but the main cast blew this drama OFF.
Music: I like ballads!
Rewatch Value: Hmm... debatable...
Overall: I loved this drama but that ending was unforgivable. I recommend this drama for the romance and the story in the beginning. Save your sanity by skipping the ending please.
Get a box of tissues ready!Story: I don't usually watch dramas like this (with the spirits and all) so that's why I skipped the parts where the spirits came out of people. That was kinda creepy. The plot was really good and original though. Get a box of tissues because it got me crying loads of tears over and over again! A truly touching masterpiece.
Acting/Cast: Simply amazing.
Rewatch Value: Hmm.. idk maybe. If I do rewatch, then I will skip through the spirit parts.
Overall: I recommend. It's a must watch.
Wow, this drama is a masterpiece.Story: I loved it. There was never a moment when I was bored and it was indeed a very well written story. The villain really was impressive. In this drama, I cried, laughed, and felt anxious. It was like a rollercoaster ride. There is suspense, romance, and lastly, A GOOD ENDING! The romance was NOT too much! It was perfect. There was a balance of everything. One of the kdramas I've watched that did not disappoint. And I mean it. It deserves a 10. Good pacing too! Everything is connected, no plotholes!! I'm usually a fan of HongKong dramas due to their fast pacing and great actors/actresses but this kdrama lived up to all of my standards. Definitely a must watch. Needless to say more? PERFECTION.
Acting/Cast: Even though, Lee Bo young & Jong Suk aren't the best couple imo, they definitely acted beautifully!
Music: Ooooh, the feels.
Rewatch Value: I will watch this drama again sometime but I already have recently so it'll a while until then.
Overall: This well written masterpiece deserves NO LESS THAN a PURE 10/10. Must watch. I definitely recommend.