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HIStory2: Boundary Crossing
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12 minutes ago
8 of 8 episodes seen
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Overall 5.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 5.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 5.5
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I'm going to be so unpopular in this review session. But I seem to be the only one not liking the main characters and that the story was focused on volleyball. But I guess it's personal preference. Overall the story was probably the best written one of all the BL drama I've watched. The actors performed naturally and the atmosphere was good.

*SPOILER*I felt the brothers in the series were my favourite couple, not the leads.
If you like volleyball and the leadactors this series is definitely worth watching. But it didn't grip me as I would have liked.
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Playful Kiss
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39 minutes ago
16 of 16 episodes seen
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Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.5
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I saw this show early on in my drama watching and it was the first of the "Itazura Na Kiss" incarnations that I saw. Honestly, after seeing most of the other versions (both Taiwanese and both Japanese versions) it's not my favorite version, but I do like it.

Kim Hyun Joong plays the stoic and somewhat mean male lead well and Jung So Min's version of the female lead might be one of the better portrayals. However, while I really do like this show, it's falls short mostly because it doesn't give the full story. Since it stops just shortly into the marriage part of the story, you don't get to see the best parts of the story (in my opinion) which happen after the two characters are married. For that reason, you don't get to see the full change in the male lead or the best transformation of the female lead either.

That being said, the music is the best in this version and the production quality it probably the best of all the versions as well. It's definitely worth watching.

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Thirty But Seventeen
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2 hours ago
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
This show was cute and sweet, yet annoyed me with the cliches and makjang story to no end.

The only reason why the plot moved at all was because of a series of situations where people kept missing each other, or simply didn't connect the dots. All the information, people and props were there, but the script annoyingly made the characters miss all of that due to either bad timing or because people didn't ask enough questions. It's so common and so overused in kdramas that I couldn't get into a story at all. I'm sorry, but if you let someone stay in your house for the night or longer, wouldn't you actually try to ask as many questions as possible? The story had a great potential, but I feel like it treated fate in a very not realistic way. It's almost like suggesting that a tragedy is not a real tragedy unless all the characters involved are somewhat a part of the tragic past. The show could have had a deeper message, but totally failed to deliver. Seo Ri's story was tragic enough and could stand on its own without all the extra details. I just can't stand how shallow it all ended up being.

Essentially, I had a tough time getting into this drama. It got better with time, but the pacing wasn't all that great. I also didn't particularly care about the characters (apart from Seo Ri) until about 1/3 of the drama. To me, that points to the fact that the writing wasn't all that great. The show had some really sweet moments, but the sweetness couldn't really compensate for the lack of the actual plot development. The characters were sweet and lovable despite the fact that they were a bit simplified. Also, as much as I liked Jennifer, did her character really need to be that weird?

The best things about this show are the characters, the acting of the leads and the music. The music in this show is beautiful. The classical pieces were beautifully woven into the story. I liked Thirty but Seventeen because it wasn't too angsty and there weren't too many mean characters or meddling family members, but I expected it to be a bit better.

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Your House Helper
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2 hours ago
32 of 32 episodes seen
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 10
This drama has power to change your way of living. You can relate your life with this drama and its characters. You will feel your heart moved only by watching the first episode. You can also resolve the problems facing in your everyday life by this drama. Ha seok jin never disoppoints me ever. I just love his acting, his style, his way of talking. Just love him in every single shot. Bona was also great. She was so cute yet so matured. Go won hee was also best. Her styling was superb. Every member had his her own impact in this drama which was great. You will not find any character out of the way or boring.

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Meteor Garden
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2 hours ago
49 of 49 episodes seen
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Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Just finished Meteor Garden 2018 yesterday. It was cool and cute. It was a refreshing take on the well loved Taiwanese version from way back 2001. And they scrapped the season 2, they just jammed it all on 1 season, that is why its 49 episodes instead of the former 27 episodes. This Daoming Si is definitely handsome, but younger. And the fashion choices are different at the most. No headbands or sandos...thank god... Shancai is different too. But she's cute. They added some different aspects like the F4 plays bridge...and of course the technology...cellphones are way different from 2001 to present. Also there is a use of social media. Anyway, I liked it, its on Netflix and easy to binge watch. Definitely recommended.

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Mask
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3 hours ago
20 of 20 episodes seen
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Overall 7.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
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I somehow enjoyed the series except for a few episodes, but there was something missing that could have made it even more worth the watch...the emotions portrayed by the Male lead and Female lead were not raw enough for me (especially when they got so emotional), Joen Jung Hoon who played Min Soek showed more emotions that he even could fool his "wife" (the manipulation and blackmail is too much)quote in English "believe me even if I am lying" (by Min Soek)

Anyhoo it's strongest part was to keep you glued for the next episode, however it should have been less than 20 episodes in my opinion....one more thing the last episode though , I was like "wtf just happened did someone perhaps fastforward without letting me process what's happening?"that really annoying me

At times I just wished that the "doppelganger" Eun Nah would come back to life that moment when Byun Ji Suk was confessing to everyone (that twist would have made my day)

I would recommend it still just don't have high expectations but you will surely want more after each episode

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Thirty But Seventeen
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3 hours ago
32 of 32 episodes seen
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
"DON'T SINK. FILL!"
"And if german guys ask you 'DO YOU WANT A BEER?',sprinkle hot sauce on them! "

Aghh,so this is how a good kdrama felt like...MY FIRST perfect 10 THIS YEAR. After watching the first episode i already knew i was going to love the story and i deeply wished to not be disappointed after a couple of episodes (like many other dramas)
And i definitely wasn't. The characters are very deep and you slowly get to understand each one more as the story progresses. Each one of them have their own unique characteristics that i won't be able to forget. For example,Jennifer. She's now on my list of fav characters. There's not one character i didn't love,that's how amazing the cast and their characters were.
And the plot of this drama speaks out to you in many different levels. In both comical and serious tones,i laughed most of the time but man,the last episodes were hard to get through without crying. I even cried because it ended. It was an amazing ride that i won't forget.

Conclusion: It doesn't take long before you get hooked on to this show. It's my personal top drama of the year. 100% recommend

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Bloody Romance
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4 hours ago
36 of 36 episodes seen
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
If you are looking for a typical sweet, dripping in honey romance drama, then this drama is not for you. The story itself was amazing. It kept you wanting to come back for more. When I thought I had things figured out, it would change. Just amazing. Enemies becomes comrades.



The cast:

From the beginning the chemistry between everyone was amazing. You will find yourself torn between all of them as the story goes on.

Music:
The music was wonderful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv6M28aDJkI


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2 Moons The Series
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8 hours ago
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 9.5
I never thought I'd find a perfect bl series like 2 moons......... I have been watching dis again nd again.... It's like I have been haunted by dis series.... I assure u dat, 2 moons will never disappoint u.... D Series just overflows with Bass's cuteness...(in ma point of view he s d centre of gravity , he just pulls u into his world) .....the way bass trying to show his love will kindle ur heart..., copter's and Kim's cute, funny story........will make u smile, god may not b expressing his love initially.... Bt he s n Love with bass as equally as he s.. ..which ll b found out latr n d Series....... All I can say s... It s worth watching nt only once bt again nd again....

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Hwarang
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8 hours ago
19 of 20 episodes seen
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Overall 5.5
Story 4.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
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This is my first time writing a review even tho I watch a lot of kdrama. I decided I should really write a review to Hwarang because of how much thinking and headache it gives me. It is annoying at some time and good at some time. I got to admit, the first episodes were good, but until episode 12 I got bored of it. Because of many reasons, but there is a main reason. Just so to the people who is reading this know, I’m a big fan of romance, just so you know because I’m about to write something related to it.

Okay, so one thing that annoyed me the most if the fact that Seoun-U and Ah-Ro liked each other and the fact that they are the main couple is disgusting. Firstly I know they are not siblings but Seoun-U was introduced to Ah-Ro as her brother, and before Ah-Ro knew Seoun-U is not her actual brother, she 100% has feelings for him already. The fact that they act in front of his dad as if Ah-Ro doesn’t know the truth and at the back they are kissing and dating that’s really disgusting. Even if they are not related from bloood they are still kinda family from the eyes of almost everyone. Now poor Ji Dwi, he’s my main reason why I continue the Drama, it’s all just because I wanted to know when he is going to say he’s the king, and to see how much he can do as a king. He loves his people, so much different from his mother and sister. Okay so anyways, the fact that Ah-Ro seemed to ignore Ji Dwi’s feelings to her is pathetic, for real he tries his best, he did so many things that he shouldn’t be doing all because of her, and her being pathetic falling in love with her “Fake Brother” is dumb. So yes I do ship Ji-Dwi and Ah-Ro but it didn’t seem to be working. Ji-Dwi story is really interesting, poor kid being hidden the whole time, I understand that the mother loves him deeply and is hiding him for his safety, but it seem like his mother is doing it too much. Now I thought Seoun-U and the princess relationship was a bit cute, it’s cute since it’s kinda like a love in the first sight. I’m sure she likes him, but not sure what happen since I kinda drop on episode 16 and continued on episode 19 since that’s the episode Ji-Dwi announced he is the king. Also another reason why I continued the show was because of the support roles they are quite good and is interesting watching them, my favourite got to be Bin-Ryu he annoyed me the first episodes but I learnt to like him trough each episodes, his Tories are also interesting, how he has two fathers and how he cares a lot about One father and respect a lot both but it seem to be hard for him to follow their orders because he seem to disagree with whatever they come up with, so in conclusion he’s a good kid. Also his relationship with Su-Ho’s sister is cute, that one got my heart even tho my mean ship is Ji-Dwi and the agh -.- Ah-Ro but well I do like them other two. The stories were a bit of a mess, it got so bored and you just end up not understanding what’s happening. But I had to finished it even tho I passed a lot.

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Prissana
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by Soju
9 hours ago
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Have you ever watched a drama that made you feel warm and tingly inside? A drama that made you wish that you lived where the characters lived? In a time that they did? Even though you know that living in this age is essentially better for women at least? Still, the plot pulls you in with its beautiful blend of simplicity and complexity.

I can not begin to describe what this drama is, and what feeling this drama induces in me. A sense of nostalgia that is almost misplaced because I have never lived in that era, I have never experienced that life. Still, I miss it. I almost wish I could live it.

What power must a drama have to induce this feeling in me, I can not fathom. I have only felt this way for two dramas so far, Padiwarada & Prissana. It's a beautiful feeling.

It was hard to obtain all of the English subbed episodes of this drama. However, a very kind soul here on MDL shared the episodes I did not have with me, and for that, I am always going to be grateful. Thanks, Ma! <3

This drama can be described in many ways. Maybe like an afternoon rain after a hot summer day. Maybe the clear 5 AM breeze right before the sunrise. Perhaps the velvety smoothness of melted chocolate. LOL, this drama has made me almost whimsical. I'll admit, I appreciate it for that.

The plot was well thought and well laid out. Personally, I did not feel like the story dragged at any point. No episode felt like a mere filler and everything cohesively blended in together to form various love stories all in one drama. Of course, our main lead's love story took the longest to unravel, but it was not one filled with extremely agonizing obstacles formed by third parties ~ and I appreciated that.

All the obstacles that were initially formed were between the two main leads themselves. Their ignorance, their feelings, their pride, their misunderstanding, their love. Just them. They messed it up and they fixed it.

I also appreciated how much depth and time other secondary characters got. There was a lot of characters to relate to, appreciate, roll my eyes at. But none that was cruel without reason. Even the second female lead and her mother I could not begin to think that "this does not happen in real life!" because I can definitely say their characters are real enough. They are not crazy without reason or cruel without a mind. I appreciated that also.

All in all guys, the copies of this drama may not be the best. It's a bit of a blurry mess. After all, the drama was released in the year 2000. That is almost 19 years ago, and the lack of quality in the video is understandable~ but the plot will make the lack of video quality almost seem like nothing. It did that for me. This is definitely a 10/10 drama for me. I doubt I'll ever find something like this again, and that almost makes me sad.

Ah well... give this a go! You will not be disappointed!

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Are You Human Too?
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10 hours ago
36 of 36 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
I have already finished this drama 2 month ago, but hestitated to make a full review. Is it worth to make a review of this drama? Admit, I was very dissapointed by what they have presence. . I have to get remind myself if this is the same writers who penned The Princess Man? It seems a superficial version of sageuk politic intrigue in modern day of The Princess Man. I was Looking for substance and subtlety, But as episode times goes, the show keep hitting me I'm just here for suspense that's going nowhere, presenting alot of fluffy which is nothing to do with the actual plot, alot of potential intriguing plot development that get scrapped (Like Human Shin past development), or intriguing narrative which get solved with lazy writing. At the end of the day, each character suffer from lack of proper development, including the lead Nam SHin III and Human Nam Shin.

The cast is good, But the character they potray is not good enough to warrant and show their acting skill more.

Rewatch Value? You should just rewatch for some good scene. There is quite some good moment which is for me quite touching. Especially a scene between a mother and both of her son

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'Cause You're My Boy
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11 hours ago
12 of 12 episodes seen
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Overall 5.0
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.5

Decent BL series for passing the Time.

After watching more than 15 Thai BLs, I think I can differentiate it from other series and can give my most honest review on this.
Very First, This series had POTENTIAL to be Superhit like Make It Right, LoveSick, My Bromance, Love By Chance etc but it couldnt utilize its powers and pretty gone unsuccessful.
The main reason it sank is that it lacked in 'Developement in Plot' and 'describing situations of Past and Present of personal lives of Main Characters' which starts to make Confusions.
Hopes were very high from this series ( and still are as we can find still a decent fanbase)
The series made a good kickstart but crashed for me after 4th episode that made me literally to discontinue to watch it but as a Drama Fan, once I choose anything to see, I complete it anyhow. Therefore as a relaxation statement, I can say it was not Worst as last few episodes, after 9th episode soecifically, they shown how much potential they had but failed everytime to use it properly.
I felt characters like Ching, Lek etc were useless ( unless they use them in S2?)
I havent read novel but I think it was popular and was clearly written which made it successful. On this side, series was following a blur straight path where at every point they could improvise it but they didnt. They left twists and added twists which made storyline more complex.
As a Plus Point, As every Thai BL, it had delightful dish of music, some goodlooking actors and their Chemistry and sets were so natural (residentials of characters). Story had literally main power to garner this as one of best BLs as it involved parent children relations but nevermind. I hope they will make season 2 and improvise it's all cons side.
Anyways, welcome MorkTee and GordMorn to my Shipping World! If you wanna spend time and dont have any superb up to mark series, this series isnt bad to watch. :)

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Thirty But Seventeen
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14 hours ago
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 10
Rewatch Value 6.0
Content

- This drama has a lot of heartbreaking scenes as each characters past is revealed BUT it is not a melodramatic cry-fest. Instead, it has a very bright and energetic approach. There is quite a lot of comedic scenes and the characters are very childish, lovable and extremely cute.

- Trauma. All characters have some type of trauma that keeps them from happiness so all the conflicts will be centered around the different events that scarred each person and how they work through it.

- The romance is a part of the main plot but it never uses the plot for more romantic scenes. It's like the ending had already been decided and writers were working in romantic scenes instead of making unrealistic events so that the characters can get closer. It was all natural.

- The characters will grow and develop throughout the drama and it gives off the feeling of coming home after a very long trip that lasted a life time.

- This is a high budget, well made, well written, well progressed drama. There were no plot holes that bothered me and things felt very realistic.

- A bearable love triangle with not too much screen time and a good ending that will wreck ships. The first male lead was was an acceptable defeat for people with second lead syndrome. (If you did have SLS, watch Queen of the ring)

I was expecting a lot of short cutting in the story for the sake of the romance but I was surprised when I found out how different it was. This is not your typical romance drama where the plot is supporting the love between two leads. This is more of a healing drama, showing the hardship of different people supporting each other to achieve happiness.

ENJOYYYYY!!

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Your Honor
1 people found this review helpful
15 hours ago
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 10
Content.
- The perfect amount of romance where you can see the characters fall for each other a little bit in every episode. This is NOT a "from hate to love" type of romance which I found so refreshing.

- The characters were well developed and had really good back stories which will break our hearts and slowly glue them back together. With lovable personalities they showed great chemistry in all sorts of relationships.

- A lot of justice will be served. Regardless of the social status, Kang Ho will roast the damn out of every single person in the room and leave with a mic drop. Prepare to feel empowered and excited.

- The plot was very interesting and very original. It wasn't too predictable and kept me curious with a variety of different events and plot devices.

- There will be some violence and blood but not too much.

- Theres a medium chance of tears.

- Epic acting and Yoon Shi Yoon syndrome.

- With some solid points and clever questions, the writers highlight the flaws and corruption of news stations and law practitioners in Korea.

This is one of the best dramas I have ever seen and it's going into my "loved" list for a future re-watch. I can honestly say I feel empty now that it has ended and I will miss the impatient waiting for the next episode. I recommend that everyone tries to watch it and spread their love because this is a real candidate for best drama of the year.

ENJOY!!!

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