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ylisse

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Vampire Prosecutor 2
35 people found this review helpful
Nov 20, 2012
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
Story: I admit I enjoyed this season more than the 1st one (which is also very very good) because rather than concentrating on pure crime scenes and using Prosecutor Min's ability to solve crimes, this one mixes crime solving with additional arc on history of vampires, (which of course is related to the first season, so you should definitely watch), humorous teasers on the should-be-romance, funny, cute bromance between Dong Man and Soon Bum which I love and some heartful and touching moments with the dramas' side characters. The crime cases were good as expected; and this drama caught my attention from the very first episode, it's getting better by the next. I have no words for the ending, I just need a quick answer if there would be season 3 because I'm definitely there. The main team remaining is all I plead if ever there would be third season :)

Acting/ Cast: The best asset of this drama for me was the characters. I love them all. They are so adorable together. Seriously, Soon Bum rocks! He is the light of the show for me. No complaints for the acting, Min is always a standout and I'm glad despite the new looks of Yoo Jung In (which I also prefer) she remained Bad-ass! I have to give credit for the little girl who played Ji-Hye, she's so cute, and she never left my heart at ease, great acting kid! Did I also mention that I also love Soon-Bum-Dong Man bromance?:)

Music: Danger was so fitting in the enhancing action scenes, and yes, I loved it!

Rewatch Value: I had already rewatched some scenes, My faves aside from the ending where episode 4 and 6. Fun scenes between the dark tone of this drama were the best!

Overall: Loved this drama. I think I had an obsession over it. Season 3, chebal! :)

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King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo
47 people found this review helpful
Sep 13, 2012
30 of 30 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
A very HeartFULL drama. You've read it right, it can give you all your heart has to offer: heart-touching, heartwarming, heart-wrenching yet very inspiring drama.

Story: Prepare for an emotional ride. From the first episode, I just can't let go. A real makjang drama at its finest, it made me shed tears by episode 3. The story will tell you about a guy with painful past, lost family, with nowhere to run, with absolutely nothing at his hand strives to find himself, his dreams and his newly-found family through the world of baking. The childhood part for me was greatly done, it's the family history that made me invest deep emotions; for the 2nd half of the drama were flashbacks has to be made, sad emotions run down and I cried. I lost count how many times I cried in this drama. Most of the lines coming from the teacher were really inspiring and will let you ponder about life in actuality.

The romance is unconventional. It's not I-know-already-who-end-up-who typical love story. It all ends up to a matter of choices. I did like the ending, it's open yet satisfying and will leave you a resting feeling.


Cast/ Acting: The child actors were definitely amazing in conveying heavy-toned drama in the first episodes. Yoon Shi Yoon maintained the well built TakGu character. He was very convincing and his expressions will make you understand what hardships he's going through that seeing them makes it painful. When he cried, I can't help but cry too. Shin Yu Kyung's character is complex and yes, she's also believable. I initially watched this because of Joo Won and I can say, he's also very good in here, the shifting from bad to good was portrayed well, I also did cry for him at the end. The two main antagonists were not a letdown, it seemed nothing can stop them in doing what they want at all cost until the very end.

Music: It simply matches the scenes it has to give enhancements of, and it has a lively yet inspiring feeling as well.

Rewatch Value: It's a heavy drama for me so I will find it hard to rewatch it for sure.

Overall: A great inspiring drama that will max-out your emotions( it is for me anyway) but in a good way! It will make you sad yet satisfied, this is one of those dramas that is hard to forget. :)

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The King of Dramas
38 people found this review helpful
Jan 8, 2013
18 of 18 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Want to discover the world all MDLers are connected with? Watch King of Dramas—The Ultimate Drama-within-a-Drama for us drama-addicts. Indeed, it was an extreme remark, but what can I do? I love this drama to pieces.

Story: Basically, the plot will give you a parody about behind-the-scenes of drama-making and a man who will conquer everything for the sake of his ambition. The story isn’t really life-changing but it is certainly highly influential and enlightening in my case--at least on how drama production works. Yes , it’s supposed to be fiction but watching this one and at same time hearing news about real life drama made me wonder if in reality what was happening here is based on real life-drama filming experience.

I love the writing— Simple yet has a refreshingly engrossing storytelling and it managed to combine right amount of angst, romance, huge dose of comedy while handling issues about ratings, writer and director difficulties, financial problems, sponsorships, actor- behaviors and even extras. Of course, KoD is still a drama, there is a main story going on and I can guarantee that this one gives no dull moments. Intense and fast-paced, you’ll realize what I’m talking about if you try now and watch the first episode. Since KoD satirizes drama-making, it’s only natural for it to be funny, and if I may add, it is enjoyably hilarious in almost every episode. Comedy-wise, it’s a genuine masterpiece for me. Romance is subtle yet touching at first and tends to develop later which makes it more believable and truly romantic—not the usual wrist grabbing can determine the person you love. Did I mention a lot of anti-cliches here? Well, It has. And I love every bit of it! The ending was lovely and very satisfying for my taste.

Cast/Acting: Another thing to love about this drama was the evident character development on the main casts. In the end I have no choice but to love all of them. When I first watched this, I had known little of the casts and it was a great surprise watching all of them. Kim Myung Min also played stellar performance, the character change is very convincing on his part. He is amazing that he can take full control of his facial muscles while conveying the right expressions on his role. I love the strict, straightforward Representative with a sexy voice. Yes, I have to add that, lol. Jung Ryeo Won’s character is loveable-simple yet strong and determined. Her expressions are adorable. Their chemistry was noticeable just with their eyes and gestures, oh well, it comes with the leads personality, that’s why it’s like that—at first. The chemistry was wonderful, with just their gazes alone, I’m melting; Anthony Kim-Lee Go Eun has just become one of my top OTP’s this year. The biggest revelation, I credit it to Si Won—He is simply a truly great actor here. At first it was all funny just because it innates from his personality and self-love, then his expressions, his eyes, and then it comes a time that just his presence evokes hilarity. That’s how funny he is. Min Ah’s character is annoying at first but becomes likeable later on. World’s boys, who wouldn’t love them? Let me join your group! Tehe-

Music: Blind for Love, Keep In Your Heart and Tuesday Song are memorable OST’s for me, now another fave added. Even the instrumentals were catchy.

Rewatch Value: 10 because I rewatched some episodes already while waiting for the new one.

Overall: If a true drama lover runs in your veins, I believe you should watch this!—err, scratch that, I mean you would appreciate, relate and enjoy this refreshing, funny, one-of-a-kind drama as much as I did. :P

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Queen of Reversals
15 people found this review helpful
May 22, 2012
31 of 31 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Yes, it has 31 episodes, yes, it’s quite long, but well, IT’S WORTH IT.

Story: A romance drama which has a lot to offer than what you expected it to be. Believing and redeeming oneself, overcoming obstacles, trusting someone till the end, finding new love after heartaches, there’s more on it. I just loved how the story richly dealt on life’s lessons , it’s inspiring and heartwarming to watch. With a lot of best lines, indeed, the story was well- written. The flow of the story, though long was not dragging, there’s something you’ll want to watch for on the next episode. It’s a melodrama but it’s not too serious, it has its own laughable moments that kept me interested and enjoyed. The romance went well, it’s realistic and pulled my heartstrings, there are sweetest moments but at the same time not too cheesy, in my opinion, it’s rather, mature. I loved how the one I was rooting for from the start did win not only in achieving his goals but also in capturing the heart of the woman whose about to give up because of love. Since they finally got back together , the ending was really happy for me. Aside from that, the pairings I love eventually became couples as well!

Cast/ Acting : Just like the others in here, I initially watched for Park Shi Hoo and of course, I’m not disappointed. The acting was done quite good, I just love him and his smile, whenever he was sad, my heart went on him. Kim Nam Joo was awesome, I love her character in this. Her personality on her role was interesting to watch, and the mix of different emotions she portrays were really done well. Although KNJ was a bit older than PSH, they looked good together with obvious chemistry. The involvement of the supporting casts molded the story even more, no comments on their acting, they played well. I specifically loved Goo Young Shik’ s secretary, he’s the one who constantly entertains me., in simple ways, he can be funny, plus their bromance was cute!

Music: The songs tend to highlight the emotions portrayed by the characters, it’s touching and affects me much. There was a song there that when played, was heart-wrenching, I resist to cry though.

Rewatch Value: I'm not fond of rewatching dramas but it's rewatchable if you want a really heartwarming drama with rich storyline.

Overall: This is a romance melodrama that will give you mixed emotions , definitely worth the watch and a must –see for PSH lovers.

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The Incarnation of Money
18 people found this review helpful
Apr 22, 2013
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
With money, power and connections, what more will one need to become a formidable opponent? It is fun as our lead proves that no matter how strong this combination is, justice can still be served.

Story: True to its title, it has a continuous money-maneuverings blending with intrigue, humor, suspense; add a sprinkle of makjang elements, touching moments and lastly, a smartly-written revenge plot that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. The way the story handled prosecution battles and conspiracy within characters themselves will keep you engaged. It is funny, cute at times in the romantic side and can be felt more on the 2nd half of the drama. For me it was never boring throughout because there is a variation of tone the writers know how to execute in the story: if it’s funny, you’ll laugh and when it gets serious, you’ll like it best as it’s more solidly- awesome. The farther you get, the more gripping it gets. The ending gave me a huge smile on my face. All in all, Mission accomplished, plus more!

Acting/ Cast: Different in the sense that there is a minimal number of “real” good people here. At least 2-3 people and our lead is not even included. In this drama, the characters seemed realistic though. In terms of acting, I can say that all the characters are very well-portrayed by the casts and I felt connections on their characters from the start. Apart from Kang Ji Hwan who did great in his role – his expressions are loveable here; I also the loved the mom a lot played by Park Soon Chun, she simply shined in this! Though likeable from the start, Hwang Geung Eums’ character warmed to me also on the 2nd half, mainly because her character is stronger there. The supporting casts did a great job also, I loved the sidekicks! You'll love to hate the villains here, very well-thought characters written as well! Their battle of wits is one of the best things on this drama!

Music: It’s fitting. The instrumentals on the cliffhangers can really deliver the suspense!

Rewatch Value: Again, unlikely for me, simply because I rarely rewatch.

Overall: IoM marks my very first great and satisfying drama from the ones that started airing on 2013. If revenge is in your liking, don’t miss this!

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Two Weeks
25 people found this review helpful
Sep 27, 2013
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Story: Two Weeks is an exciting, easy-to-marathon drama that can easily grip the viewer from first minutes of the first episode. I love the pace, it never lags, it never drags and has a well-planned story from start to finish. Prepare for an adrenaline rush from D-14 to D-day, as it showcased a very thrilling struggle of the protagonist against all odds. The cliffhangers are built strong and will make you wanting for more, so if you have the chance to marathon this unlike I did, you’re lucky. The romance doesn’t take the greatest part, more of the touching father-daughter relationship as this one makes the motivating pull to keep the story more engaging. I love every little yet meaningful moments shared between Tae San and his daughter. I’m satisfied with the ending it gave, I find it realistic, as true redemption and acceptance to oneself require time.

Acting/Cast: Overall, I love the four main leads. Yes, it’s a shame but this is the first drama I’ve seen Lee Jun Ki as a main lead and he did an awesome job not only on the action-scenes but as well as a mature actor portraying a father. Kim So Yeon, Park Ha Sun and Ryu Soo Young played their respective roles in a great and convincing way also. I love the daughter, cute, adorable and has a simply irresistible presence!

Music: I only remembered the song Run from Nell and I had already downloaded it for I really love it. It fits as beginning and the cliffhanger’s song. It is actually a great OST for a thriller drama because it enhances the tone of each episode.

Rewatch Value: Repetitive as I may say on every review, but I don’t rewatch as possible.

Overall: Great drama that will keep you on edge from beginning to end. If you’re currently selecting drama to marathon, this one’s for you. The drama is very enjoyable, engaging at the same time touching as our hero, once having a direction-less living overcomes everything for the sake of something significant in his life.

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I Hear Your Voice
18 people found this review helpful
Aug 2, 2013
18 of 18 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
IHYV is such a well-rounded drama, there’s so much I would love to point into that I can’t think of something to concentrate for a catchy intro, lol. Anyway, as a drama of the hour, I don’t think anyone isn’t at least curious enough; it has high ratings, very popular throughout its run, with an interesting fantasy/law/rom-com premise and what else? It has very good responses from its viewers.

It is definitely well-deserved in my opinion.Therefore, my review is not for the purpose of persuasion, but I would like to discuss, why I LOVE this drama.

Story: First of all, I love that the general premise of the story was the perspective of a public defender and not the elite prosecution side. Many may not want the court proceedings but it has a lot of heart that I felt it’s not the cases the writer wants us to understand, but something beyond it and she wants is to understand the other side of the coin, “the voice” not only victim but the accused. It felt more humane, conscientious and will make one think the other side of a person. What something viewed as a good thing cannot be necessarily feel the right thing. I gave the story a 10 not because it’s a perfect story, it has some issues on legal aspects, however, it does a brilliant way of grasping and playing my emotions on different levels while maintaining an excellent pace that every minute counts as every character’s story unfolds. For a while I saw myself giggling, then a moment after, I’m holding my breath because of the suspense and before I knew it, I found that I cried before the credits roll. I love how the writer made little things significant and how will it matter as the story progresses. I think the fantasy element of the drama was interesting enough, but what I love most here was the message the writer would like to deliver – the spirit of forgiveness as an attribute of the strong people, and revenge will only make one weak and pitiful. She delivered it well, it made me felt good, best, sad, and worst of the characters.

Taking side on the characters, again, the writer did a great job of putting not only the leads but almost everyone of equal importance that make the story more engaging and for the viewers to love most of them. I love all the characters here perhaps the right word was I became attached to them., even the villain, I feel bad for him in the end. Majority of the characters are flawed- which is realistic, the good thing is, they eventually develop and grow as mature person that made the story even better.

For the romance, woooahhh.. Let’s all squeal for I’m sold for the noona-dongsaeng pairing the moment I had seen the first episode. I don’t have any indifference on age-gap because the leads carried on their acting well, chemistry was very evident, it’s very easy to root for them as a couple. The ending, – one of the best out there.

Acting/Cast: Lee Bo Young was excellent, Lee Jong Suk too and Yoon Sang Hyun of course, this drama made me a fan of them. The couple looked so great and comfortable with each other on screen. As I said, I love all of the characters, not only they are written well, they are convincing too, how I wish every side characters I will see the next drama after this will be the as adorable as them. Oh well.

Music: Echo by Every Sing Day was very fitting on the ending credits, it’s may favorite soundtrack as well as Why Did You Just Came Now by Jung Yup. When it’s time for suspense there’s a good instrumental played that can increase the tension of the scene.

Rewatch Value: I rarely rewatch and the more that it a suspense-drama, the more I like it, everything was fresh and clear in my memory so far, therefore, not likely soon.

Overall: I loved this drama, it has a compelling story with an unusual fantasy element, great characters, excellent acting, will grip your heart like no other, has very good ending and most of all, it delivered an inspiring message for its viewers.

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The Wedding Planner
10 people found this review helpful
Mar 10, 2014
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
This is a special so I'll be brief. I loved the drama itself, I cried even and the only regret I had on it was its ending.

Story: Great example of how uncleared misunderstandings can destroy relationships. I thought the conservative view of Koreans will prevail at the end, but sadly, it didn't. It's weird that I loved the epilogue but hated the ending.

Acting/Cast: I came across the drama because of Yin Ji Han, and was surprised Hong So Hyun is also casted, whom I also liked so I gave it a go. I loved both of them, and really, I cried because they did a good job on their roles.

Music: I don't remember any standout song or music.

Rewatch Value: It was heartbreaking for me so, no.

Overall: With all these hints, I think you get what to expect at the drama. I'm not too fond of heartbreaking romances that's why I didn't gave it a high score but it is worth watching if you have free have time to spend and of course you want a moment to fangirl over Jin Yi Han. :D

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal
10 people found this review helpful
May 10, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
If you want something refreshing and have a "feel good" series with a bunch of gorgeous guys,this one is for you!

Story: This was the first historical drama that I had watched and I had no regrets for it to be the first,I loved it so much! The story gave me the school days vibe, very youthful but at the same time mature with a very unique touch of Joseon era. Every episode is so entertaining, most of the time funny, sweet and cute! Though the theme of a girl dressing as a guy is not new, still the story was made to be different than the usual as the girl has a very strong character and the main guy was so innocent that most of the time it's hilarious! The romance is sooooo cute, with one of the best ending, I definitely love this show!

Acting/Cast: I love the Quartet! They are so nice to look at as they act! Their roles fit them; one innocently geek, the other playful and the other so reserved yet so gentle, I want to have all of them. The casting and portrayals were done well,I love how the four formed and developed their characters in the story.

Music:It was good, really matches the story and has a smooth feeling..

Rewatch Value: Recommended to rewatch if you want something fun, sweet and cute.

Overall: This is really a good romantic comedy drama with the sweetest moments and loveable characters..:))

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A Gentleman's Dignity
9 people found this review helpful
Aug 13, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
If you think only younger guys can be appealing, humorous and witty, then let these 4 Gentlemen make all the difference for you.

Story: I extremely love how the concept, storytelling, writing and characterization were full of creativity and uniqueness. You’ll never miss a single smile per episode, the opening scenes were like appetizers, it sets the mood in a fun way, every flashback has a story, it’s great to see how they formed and maintain their brotherhood through the years. The story mainly dealt on the 4 main casts friendship, romance and careers.For me, they offer the ultimate story of real friendship; through thick and thin they’re solid, when caught in several mischiefs, they cover up for one another and if they happen to hurt the other, though it’s hard, they forgive. When the four unites, whether they drink, play or have some issues to take care of, the way they handle their talks will make you laugh at some point. Another good point of this drama was the balanced use of limelight for all of the characters, it stays strong that the 4 gentlemen were really the center of the story. Every individual shines on their own, each of the gentleman had their conflict to resolve, no one overshadowed the other though it’s clear from the beginning that the main romance will revolve on Kim Do Jin and Seo Yi Soo . Each one has a romance to follow, they were engaging and it’s mostly on a mature tone which is expected; we were dealing with middle-aged man in the first place, however if I may pick on the best love story of the four , I would choose the one who has the story of first love, their love was simply wonderful . The chemistry of all the couples were greatly seen, I’m always betting for all of them to have their own happy endings, they looked attractive couples on screen. The ending was unexpected and fun! What an outrageous yet very sweet proposal, who wouldn’t say yes to it? Honestly, the ending made this show a 10 for me.

Acting/ cast: Well, the utilization of the 40 year old gentlemen as main casts were already daebak for me, it’s original and interesting already and that made me watch this show . How they blend perfectly as to how the story unfolded made the story even better. In my opinion, no other casts would have done their roles better than them. To make it simply, the characters they portray fit them with every emotion they show was credible, no complaints at all.

Music: The songs were melancholic, sometimes fun, sometimes sweet. Well there’s distinctive song here which was a first for me to hear. I don’t know if it’s the OST because it’s mostly played but it’s a first to hear a song in a Korean drama having an English lyrics. It’s good and another good deviation from the usual Korean music scores.

Rewatch Value: I rarely rewatch, but this deserves a high rewatch value for me.

Overall: A great unique drama. Different in a lot ways but share a deep bond within themselves, having same passion of loving their women – these gentlemen , who wouldn’t love them? :)

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Pasta
11 people found this review helpful
Jul 10, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
Craving for something new, sweet and highly enjoyable drama? Take chance and start Pasta.

Story: The mainstream of the story was about an assistant aspiring to become a great chef in an elite restaurant and along the way, she falls in love with the head chef. It sounds typical, but not quite which I'll delve into later. I love the build-up/ formation of the episodes. Its refreshing and informative. Since this was my first food drama, I find the setting, food preparation and kitchen scenes really interesting. Most of the time the conflicts come from the kitchen, its not annoying and repetitive, it's fascinating to watch. The dialogues said were useful and could enlighten the audience about food, cooking techniques and a lot more. I'm most excited on the competitions being held, small or grand, within or outside La Sfera, it's fun and educative on my part. The characters were given twists in the story and their involvement in plot development were delightful to watch.

As I said earlier, the romance maybe is typical, but not really. The relationship development was the one that I really loved the most. It's not slow, not too dramatic either, it's entertaining. On their frequent argument, I smile. In most of the exchange of dialogues, I laugh. They're adorable to look at. They don't have a lot of physical contact, but their chemistry was absolutely convincing. With simple gestures, there's an evident spark. Oh yeah, the confession of love was outstanding and sweet. Their relationship wasn't only a display of affection, its also about them, working and helping each other to become better individuals especially on their working environment. The ending for everyone was creatively done, I was really happy for them, for the couple, well, it's cute!

Cast/ Acting: Most of the characters were likeable, however I love the 2 main leads the most. As a couple or an individual, I believe they're nicely written and well-acted. The lead girl may be seen as weak because she constantly follows orders to almost anyone, however, she stands firm for something she feels right. She bows a lot but she doesn't lose her real self in the process; her goal to become a chef remains there. She's just a very determined, humble, simple but open-minded person ready to accept criticisms because she believed, these will be essential in fulfilling her goals. She can be an underdog, but it's only temporary, for she has a strong fighting spirit. Gong Hyo Jin did a great job on the acting, she acted as expressive way as possible. For the male lead, his character is someone that you'll really want to hate but instead you'll learn to love. For me, he's just misunderstood. He was perceived to be arrogant, chauvinistic, insensitive, don't like women in his kitchen but for all of this, he has a credible reason. I leave the watching to you to know the reason. I forgive him because he made an exception, and for that he's still human after all. Overall, he's a good person, very professional when it comes to work, perfectionist but its not for himself alone; its for the customers, the restaurant and for his own people. His yells doesn't offend me, I don't know whether it's because of Lee Sun Gyuns deep, subdued voice that was very appealing to me or for the constructive criticisms he say upon raising his voice. Lee Sun Gyun was perfect on his role, his eyes were also expressive, I love it.

I can't get enough of those two but the supporting casts made their part shine also. There was no real antagonist here, however, there was no dull character made. The reformed pasta-line was filled with eyecandies you can't get enough but will the sunbaes let themselves lose? Definitely not.

Music: The songs were nice to hear. There was a song having a merry, fast-paced tune that I liked and then theres, La-la-lala-la-la-la song or is it Na-na.. well, either I liked it. There's a lot more songs I don't know their titles, but they're all good.

Rewatch Value: I rewatched this once. I rarely do that. Maybe when I become depressed. I'll watch this again. I have a feeling that this will lift my spirits because of a lot of enjoyable moments it gave me.

Overall: There's nothing much left to say but to encourage you to watch this drama. If you're a rom-com lover, this will surely satisfy your craving. :)

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Faith
13 people found this review helpful
Nov 1, 2012
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
Story: First of, the ending was perfect for me. It was totally unexpected because by the 2nd last episode, there were still a lot of questions left unanswered. Despite of that, this drama was able to wrapped it all by its ending, adding another point for me. Indeed, Faith is a key to this drama. One should be patient enough for all the mysteries to uncover for it incorporates a lot of genre. Faith isn't perfect though; as a viewer, I observed a lot of potential aspects that if could have been taken care of well, will make this drama better.

Though it wasn't the best, for the time-travelling theme, it will be my top choice. I love the twist the writer did in the said theme. I also like that from the usual use of Joseon period from sageuks, this one picked another part of Korean History to learn something to, which was the Goryeo period. The storyline had a little of almost everything; romance,action, political conflicts, camarederie of a group and even comedic scenes that when I looked back, I realized I wasn't really bored watching it. As much as I loved the endearing story of Royal couple, I find the the story of the main couple more memorable. Their romance wasn't just love transcending time; theirs was more on belief that when love is there, it can withstand the test of time. Since the ending was of my intense liking, of course, it's happy!

Cast/Acting: The casts were all great. Lee Min Ho's acting was getting better by every drama he played in. He captured the right emotions for the scenes needed for it. From the start, I loved the character of Kim Hee Sun. She had such a fun personality that for me, she lights up the mood for the show. Ki Chul's obsession was so strong that I pitied him in the end. I love all the Woodalchi's and the sidekicks of Choi Young, they had such a special camaraderie among themselves.

Music: Ali's Carry On was my new favorite OST. It's perfect for the romantic scenes. For me this drama was one of those which had great soundtracks, almost all the songs did captivate my ears.

Rewatch Value: For me whose not fond of rewatching, it's worth a one-time watch. As a fan of Lee Min Ho, it's likely that I'll rewatch this one, maybe after a year, when I miss him,.lol

Overall : A time-travel drama I enjoyed watching in its own pace. I haven't heard another time-travel drama so if this one will be the last this year, what a great way to end that theme with Faith! I'll surely miss this one. It's a drama worth spending your time.

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Dream High
9 people found this review helpful
Jun 15, 2012
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
I am not that familiar with Korean Music and I don't even know anyone when I first watched this., But I truly enjoyed every minute of this drama that it became quite addicting to watch.

Story: The title caught my attention, and that's the reason I started to watch this show. The title describes the plot overall, I believe so. I love the blend of music and the plot because as you watch you'll be entertained as well. In addition, a lot of lessons were embedded in the story that made it satisfying to see. If you're a teen or teen at heart, Dream High is relatable, however, I highly recommend this for everyone. For me, the story was about: 1) Fulfilling and achieving dreams no matter what hardships one can encounter, 2) Turning weakness into assets, 3) Enhancing talent through effort, 4) Believing one's ability from within and 5)Everlasting friendship that lasts through time. I recommend this not only for youth but for adults also. Why? Because DH also shows that dreams are endless, no matter how late or what age one has, as long as he/she has the will and belief then he/she can achieve it. There was no dull moment, it was fun seeing the casts singing, dancing and performing on stage. I loved the romance! I had the I-want-the-second-couple-lead-to-be-together syndrome and I'm glad that couple did at the end. They were really cute together. Having said that, however, I liked the main couple as well. The conclusion was good for the overall story, there were happy endings but I felt it was incomplete somehow.

Acting/Cast: For me, the five main leads were quite convincing in their acting, the effort was seen, though I believe when they perform they were at their best. Still., I loved them all, together with all the supporting casts. Character development was also evident.

Music: I was so addicted in the OST that I downloaded it.(take that from someone who rarely do that, like me, haha)I loved the message of the song, it really matches the story. Since this was a music-oriented show, aside from the OST, almost of the songs played were wonderful to hear. I absolutely loved the acapellas, it proved they were really good singers.

Rewatch Value: Rather than rewatching the episodes, I would like to rewatch the performances more and the cute moments of my fave couple!

Overall: A highly entertaining show of five students who, despite their own difficulties have passion of following their dreams. A must watch if you want to be inspired.

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The Bridal Mask
13 people found this review helpful
Sep 19, 2012
28 of 28 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Seeking for a drama that will fill your senses with excitement and thrill? BINGO! Gaksital will offer it for you!

Story: ;) Unusual Start and Intriguing Plot - Unusual because the main lead started as anti-hero, intriguing because as a loyal follower of Japanese, how did Gaksital came to surface? The storyline was well-thought of, filled with nationalistic theme and a specific eye-opener of the dark period in Korean history.

;) Non-stop Cliffhangers- Be advised that it will be BEST to watch this drama in a marathoned mode so you can be relieved of mini-heart attacks. It’s rare to maintain the heightened tension for 28 episodes. Gaksital simply did it, being intense till 28.

;) Action- Scenes Satisfaction Guaranteed- It’s not all about guns and martial arts! Why not use an iron baton to kill off enemies for a change? Gaksital did it with grace!

;) Great Production for a Period Drama- The theme, costumes and the way Japanese colonized Korea were clearly- presented. Let me add a dancing Joo-won as a bonus!

;) Heart-Wrenching Moments by Episode 7- Sad moments at earlier episodes will make you cry; this drama will mark your heart and will make you sympathize with the characters at some point.

;) Bittersweet Childhood Sweetheart Romance- Sounds promising but put in mind that if you watch this for romance, you’ll not like how it will end.

Lastly,
;( Just a Fair Ending – The sole reason why I gave a 9 on the story and it didn’t land as one of my top 5 favorites. Don’t get me wrong, the ending was appropriate for the heroic and patriotic pattern of the plot but I didn’t like it, I didn’t feel a proper closure, that’s all. I felt bad for Joo-won— not as Gaksital but as Lee Kang To , Shunji and Mok Dan, and mostly saddening of all was how did the friendship ended. Death is bad but being left alone is just worse.

Acting/ Cast- This drama picked an excellent ensemble of casts. Joo Won and Park Ki Wong were definite standouts. I loved that Lee Kang To becoming Gaksital was deeply-rooted and his character portrayed by Joo Won was greatly compensated in terms of acting. Park Ki Wong had the same depth of character as Joo Won on an antagonistic counterpart, he’s commendable because from a friend to a foe, the changes in personality was very visible. Jin Se Yun and Han Chae Ah were equally great female leads for me. I had a little crush on Katsuyama.

Music: I loved the Italian song at the end of each episode, it mixed well with cliffhangers. Then there’s a determinant song wherein when you hear it, Alas! Gaksital is finally here to save the day!

Rewatch Value: For the superb scenes, yes, but for the ending, no. Besides, I rarely rewatch dramas.

Overall : A DEFINITE MUST WATCH this year! If you’re an avid action/ thriller fan, this should not be a miss on your list. Gaksital will always be one of those legendary masked heroes a Kdrama fan like me will remember for a long time-- and perhaps it can give you withdrawals too? :)

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The Princess' Man
7 people found this review helpful
May 11, 2012
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
The beginning was intense, the middle was captivating and the ending, highly surprising! A real masterpiece of its genre.

Story: Richly-eventful.If there is an aspect here that is really outstanding, it's the story. The story was crafted in such a way that the audience will feel in somewhat roller-coaster ride while watching this show. There are a lot of unexpected twist and turns, I was captivated by the show's concepts of survival, betrayal, success, failure, devotion, love, patience, friendship, family and political hierarchy. A lot of events really shocked me but those kept me interested throughout. As I saw every episode, I want to go on, not to see what will happen or how it will end but because I want to answer a lot of questions on my mind. Conflicts within conflicts- that was the story was made in my opinion. Maybe complicated for some but that's what a really substantial story is about; that is for me. Plot-wise, this is an eye-opener, for most of the events did occur in the korean history. The romance was so great--it has the feeling of "love against all odds". A love story wherein the guy fell in love with the girl and the girl loved him too but the family doesn't approve-- I tell you, it's not only that. The ending was as I said earlier, really surprising, but it's happy okay? So watch it! :))

Acting/ Cast: Park Shi Hoo has always been my favorite but his performance here was amazing. This was the first drama I've seen him in historicals and he looked so dashing--as a member of royal clan or as a revolutionist survivor, he looked good! His portrayal as a main cast was done at its best, a lot of emotions had to be used, he showed them all splendidly. This was first drama that I've seen Moon Chae Won, and I can say that she's in great chemistry with the main guy. Her acting skills were also good,no complaints she's the main girl lead as her role portrayal had the same level as PSH. Don't belittle the supporting cast because a lot of my emotions were highly used to them, mostly was hate, there are a lot of antagonists here. I was mostly sad for PSH and MCW. Omo! Again, this is a happy ending,okie okie? hehe:)

Music: Powerful. Watch the first episode and you'll know. The story and the music- a perfect match, it's so good.

Rewatch value: Most of the time I don't rewatch but maybe sometime I'll try to do so.. :)

Overall: A great show which will leave you a really strong impression, if you haven't watched, you can try this one now. :)

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