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Southern California
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Soulmate
35 people found this review helpful
Mar 26, 2023
Completed 2
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.0

A beautiful story about love and friendship

I want to start off by saying I havent watched the original yet but I may update this review after I do.
Update: ive now watched the original and to me i do think this remake did it justice. Tbh I enjoyed this more than the original because I think the writing and pacing was better. They added more elements that fleshed out the characters where i could understand their decisions more.


Now if youre worried about a love triangle, dont be. The male lead is just a secondary character with a secondary storyline. The main event is the friendship between mi so and ha eun. You see their journey as friends from childhood to adulthood. Its by no means an easy journey as they drift apart often but in the end they always find their way back to each other. This isnt exactly a sapphic movie either but its a beautiful love story about a female friendship.

I really wanted to watch this movie cause of kim dami and jeon so nee and they did not disappoint. They portrayed their roles perfectly and they had great chemistry. I also liked the directing as it felt really raw and brought out the actresses strengths. It had an independent film feel to it.

I will also say to bring tissues as this film may make you cry.

I really enjoyed this movie as a coming of age story about a female friendship and would recommend for the story and acting.

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Love Reset
32 people found this review helpful
Oct 12, 2023
Completed 6
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

Chaotic and Fun Rom Com

I was really excited to watch this movie and was lucky that it was showing near me with eng subs and it did not disappoint. The first half of the movie you see the couple bickering and describing how much they hate each other. It was so chaotic and funny, especially the way kang ha neul and jung so min deliver their lines. Jung so min's character could be a lot harsher and at times, I was like why is she so mean, but I could also understand her character. The second half was just as enjoyable as you watch them try not to fall back in love with each other.

I think the way the story unfolded was really well done. You could see how this once happily married couple got to the point of hating each other by allowing all the bad memories overtake their good ones.

If you enjoy rom coms, you will love this one. The acting as you all already know delivered because it's kang ha neul and jung so min. Even the supporting actors were great. I thought the one who played jung so min's sister did a great job, I had only seen her in Duty After School as I think she's still a relatively new actress but she was funny. I laughed out loud so many times as did the audience in the theater. It was a rom com in it's true form.

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Descendants of the Sun
3 people found this review helpful
Sep 6, 2016
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Let me start off by saying that I didn't know what to expect from this drama. And I LOVED that I didn't!

Now, obviously nothing is perfect. There are always flaws and the biggest ones here are some of the plot lines. While I enjoyed every minute of this show, there were certain plot lines I could have done without or that simply just fell short in my opinion. But what I loved the most about this drama were the characters. I am a sucker for characters and boy did this drama not disappoint.

These characters just felt so real and honest, it was really hard not to fall in love with them all. Especially Yoo Si Jin. There are so many qualities about him that I could highlight, but what sets him apart from mostly all other characters is his sarcasm. His sarcasm plus his charm makes for this lovable character who you are just constantly rooting for. While I know no man like him can possibly exist in real life, it still felt like someone like him could. Which major props to Song Joong Ki for absolutely nailing this character and portraying him so well and making me believe that a man like him could really exist even if it was just for 16 hours. That being said, I also have to give it up to Song Hye kyo for really bringing Dr. Kang Mo Yeon to life.The tears (sometimes just watery eyes) she brought to the character during certain moments felt so real.

I just really loved the moments between Si Jin and Mo Yeon. They were funny, sweet, heartfelt, realistic (in some aspects), and just all around great moments. I can honestly rewatch their scenes over and over again all day and not get sick of them.

The relationships/characters on this drama are what really make it. Sure there was some action moments, some a little too far fetched IMO, but still fun to watch. It wouldn't be a kdrama otherwise.

Might I also mention the bromance was on point. Which again goes back to the characters themselves and how you end up just loving them. That being said, I wish (and this is just my preference) they could've given us just a little more background on the past of these characters just because I want to know more about them and what they've gone through. Yoo Si Jin is a soldier and he's taken lives yet he doesn't allow that to damage his outlook on life and I'm certain that was something he had to get through and not something that came easily to him. The same with Dae Young.

Also, the secondary love story with Dae Young and Myung Joo was painful yet enjoyable to watch. I love characters who know what they want and aren't afraid to fight for what they want and that is who Myung Joo is. So it was great to see their story develop and I also really loved their interactions with Si Jin and Mo Yeon. It made for some really great comedy.

So yeah, the soundtrack is also amazing. I love when music can just transport you to a place that you want to be and every time I listen to one of the tracks, I am instantly transported to Urk and just relive those moments in this drama.

So again, this drama isn't perfect. I'll be the first to admit that, but when it comes to the characters and the relationships that this drama brings to life, I love every second of it. I don't know how many times I will rewatch this in my life, but it will definitely be more than a few.

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Oh My Venus
1 people found this review helpful
Sep 26, 2016
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
I've been meaning to write a review for this one for awhile now so here we go.

I really thoroughly enjoyed this drama. While there were predictable plot lines, what I enjoyed the most were all of the character's personalities, particularly both of the main leads'. I give major credit to all the actors on the show for portraying their characters so well. The chemistry was also really great and there were so many cute and adorable scenes! (Not just with the main two leads but with their other two friends)

Like with all dramas, there were a few flaws, but I loved how this drama wasn't trying to be anything more than what it was. It had a pretty obvious message and it did justice to that message. I was really inspired throughout it.

I definitely recommend it if you feel like watching something that's fun, yet really inspiring.

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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
2 people found this review helpful
Jan 12, 2017
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.5
After hearing lots of rave reviews about this drama, I gave it a shot and those reviews were spot on! I loved this drama for many, many reasons. It was I'd say the "Oh my venus" of 2016/2017. I just got the same type of feel as I did when I watched OMV, and I adored that drama.

Anyway, that being said, this drama is truly a "coming of age" story. The characters were so relate-able and all the actors were phenomenal. Perfect casting! The leads were obviously the main attraction and their chemistry was great. The relationship represented by them is the definition of cute. Every time they were on screen, I couldn't help but smile. They were absolutely adorable. And not so much in a cheesy way either, like I like cheesiness but there's always a limit. Here they were just so natural and sweet.

Of course, no drama is 100% perfect, so I guess my only complaint is some of the secondary couples I didn't care too much for. I just couldn't seem to care for their story but other than that, I just loved this drama a lot. I definitely recommend it for anyone wanting to watch a relate-able and sweet story.

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Introverted Boss
0 people found this review helpful
Mar 15, 2017
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
Let me start off by saying I didn't expect to love this drama the way that I did. It took awhile for it to really intrigue me. Like most people have mentioned, it wasn't until after the first few episodes where I found myself more invested in the story. Though I did enjoy the first few couple episodes despite some of the second hand embarrassment. But after recently watching the writer's previous drama, Marriage, Not Dating, I can see that's totally her style. lol

I found myself relating a lot to Eun Hwan Gi because I myself am a shy, introverted person. This is drama land so of course there's going to be some over exaggeration, but his inner monologues, having trouble speaking in front of large groups of people, avoiding social interaction, being able to notice small details, preferring to be by himself...that's what being an introvert person is. There may be some social anxiety mixed in his introverted personality as well which does happen. As for the black hoodie, they gave a reason as to why he started to wear it. So when you watch this drama, I wouldn't take the title too literally, but it makes sense why that's the title.

This is rare in dramas, but I pretty much liked every character. The cast had great chemistry and it was really fun and enjoyable to watch. The two leads were especially adorable to watch onscreen. They played off each other well. Opposites totally attract in this drama. Btw, I understand not all extroverted people come across as loud and annoying as Chae Ro Woon sometimes did, just as all introverted people are not all like Hwan Gi, but when you pair the two together, it kind of makes sense that you would see that play out a lot like how it did in this drama.

In spite of all this, I didn't particularly like a certain storyline. I felt like it wasn't a good enough reason to justify a certain someone's action. I think this drama was meant to be 20 episodes, so maybe when they did the rewrite it kind of screwed that part up a bit? But overall, I did enjoy this drama a lot and totally recommend it.

Also, the OST is 10/10! It's hard not to fall in love with every song you hear play throughout it.

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