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Romance Special Law
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60 minutes ago
6 of 6 episodes seen
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Overall 9.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
This web drama is only 6 episodes and they are 20 minutes or less long. It's not high drama. It's not heavy. It's just cute and sweet. I needed a cute, fun and short drama after several heavy ones in a row and this was just the perfect fit for me. I enjoyed it. No angst. No horrible villains. Just light fluffiness with a bit of an ad for some judicial things along the way. The second lead is adorable and a bit annoying all at the same time. I also enjoyed the "older brother" figure that the head judge plays. Along with the male lead, the three of them make a neat little found family unit.

I recommend this if you are looking something just for fun. This one is super short and sweet. I liked it.

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The Beauty Inside
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3 hours ago
16 of 16 episodes seen
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Overall 6.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 5.0
Overall it was alright.

If the story had just a tiny bit more polish I think I would have loved it, but as it is I found it very wanting. The ending was a bit lackluster. Certain aspects of the story were left gaping open, instead of neatly closed.

The cast was AMAZING. The two leads are some of the best out there in my opinion, so it was very enjoyable watching them. At first it didn't seem like they had much chemistry and that maybe they were wrong, but as the drama progressed, slowly yet surely, it appeared (really great acting). The Second couple were real show stealers! In my eyes the drama shifted from one main couple to two.

The Music was Absolutely Gorgeous! Every song was so well done! It was my favourite part of the drama.

The Music and the actors made this drama worth it, or rather, made it so that I didnt regret watching it.

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Reply 1988
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3 hours ago
20 of 20 episodes seen
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Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
First let me say that I did like this show. It's got a lot of great parts to it and the cast is fantastic. I thought the Female Lead ended up with exactly the right person and could not see her with anyone else. Not everyone agrees with this, but I felt like there was no other person that they were actively connecting her with than the one she ends up with. It was great! The friendship between the 5 leads was the best part of the show and anytime they were together were some of the best scenes.

My only real issue is that the episodes are SUPER long. Each one is at least and hour and a half and some are longer. There are a lot of family story lines that were simply not needed and if they had been left out the series would have had much more manageable episodes. Don't get me wrong...all the parents and side characters are needed for the series, but not all the story lines connected to them. They gave a well rounded family story, but for me, SOME (not all) just made the series too long and didn't really add anything to the main stories which is where I wanted to focus. Since there are already 5 main characters, their stories alone were a lot to keep up with without the superfluous ones.

Overall, I liked this show fine, but it won't be on my top ten list or anything. By the end I was longing for it to be over because it just felt so long. As I said though...I'm in the minority.

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The Greatest Love
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by Rari
4 hours ago
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
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This drama is amazing, it delivered on all fronts, fantastic!!!

At first glance it's just a rom com, but upon further scrutiny it is a commentary on South Korea's entertainment industry.
The love story between Dok Ko Jin and Gu Ae Jong is very well paced and delivered with comedic flair ( there are plenty of laugh out loud moments) and a lot of HEART. The two leads are absolute perfection with a very special mention for Cha Seung Won whose portrayal of Dok Ko Jin is unique and engaging; even when he veers into crazy territory in the earlier episodes he still manages to make it believable and never ridiculous.

The story has some beautiful metaphors for the love between the main leads, case in point the potato flower that Jin nurtures so lovingly and coaxingly.
The cultural commentary in this drama centres on celebrity and the entertainment industry, which can actually be said to be an additional character in the drama. The two leads navigate their love amidst the restrictions placed upon them by this industry and all its accompanying rules. The drama also explores the idea of a celebrity's image being worth something eg. money, power and influence, the idea that a good image has the power to erase negative perceptions, and the idea that a good image can be traded between parties to achieve a tangible goal.

The cast is excellent all round. I like the portrayal of the second male lead Pil Joo, he could easily have been one dimensional but managed to come across as genuine and empathic.

The OST is well placed, the songs are just good enough to let the story shine without stealing the limelight.

Rewatch value for me is definitely a 10, it's a drama I could have easily watched again straight after finishing it.

Overall rating is a 10, it's a keeper!

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Terius Behind Me
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5 hours ago
32 of 32 episodes seen
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Overall 8.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
Well this drama is a nice drama to watch. Funny, touching a little bit of romance and action
The story itself is not the best one I ever watched and can get a bit boring at times but still it worked !
I really loved the supporting cast ! KIS Rules and I think they kind of saved the drama from being too "boring"
The main leads are really good actors and children casting is good too ! Joon-Joon <3 the twins are cute and I really loved the Ko Ko kiss parts haha
If you don't know what to watch and want a nice story go for it the story king of let you in good mood when you end the drama. But i guess it's not a drama I would watch again and again like some others you still want to rewatch from time to time

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Two Fathers
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6 hours ago
57 of 73 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 5.5
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 5.5
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
I don’t agree with a lot of the things the little girl does and gets away with. She is always making friends with complete strangers and going off with her 7/8 year old friends in a pretty big city. I have seven and nine year old girls. I just couldn’t fathom them allowing them to wander off like that and letting old strange men touching them. Just really uncomfortable. I guess they aren’t afraid of molestation or abduction in Taiwan. The little girl is accepting of strange people even without knowing who they are....creepy.
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The Guest
1 people found this review helpful
8 hours ago
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
"It came from the East Sea..."

As someone who loves, but is not easily scared by horror, this show is terrifying, in a beautiful, tragic way. Although it is visually horror and the initial plot is very similar to a typical ghost story, this show is so much more than just that. It is somewhere between genres, somewhere inexplicable. The fear that it evokes doesn't come from the images or jump-scares, it comes from the story and the acting. It's one of those shows that can't really be explained in its entirety because its much more than just plot and images, it's feeling and emotion.

I found myself on the edge of my seat the entire show, and finished it in 3 days. There was never once a dull moment. The acting was superb, from both the main leads and the side characters (including the possessed). Kim Jae Wook really outdid himself... I thought it was his best performance yet. The possessions were very realistic (if that's possible lol) and relied on acting as opposed to CGI. The story was well thought out and compelling. The music, often very experimental and ambient, was simply chilling and very fitting for the tone and atmosphere of the show. As I mentioned above, I'm not easily frightened by horror, but this show had my heart pounding. The jump-scares didn't shock me, the graphic nature of the violence didn't disturb me, however the suspense was inescapably nerve-wracking.

I don't recommend this show to the faint of heart, but I recommend it to anyone who can stand a bit of horror. This show leaves a lasting impression and won't be easily forgotten, not in a nightmarish way, but in the sense that it will leave a mark on the viewer. I feel like I've said a lot of nothingness, but this show is immensely difficult to describe in words. The only word that comes to mind, the only word that can adequately describe "The Guest" is...

haunting.

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Return
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8 hours ago
34 of 34 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 4.5
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The drama started off well - the first few episodes had you suspecting every one, except for those whom you reasonably do not expect to have any motive. Prepare to be surprised in more ways than one.

The plot kept you actively engaged: you contemplate who could be involved in the crime and why. This makes you want to understand each character's motives better. I will say the excellent acting kept the drama going, especially the four antagonists, because the drama had some flaws that would have made you want to abandon it. They executed the roles they were provided so well, it was a pleasure and, at the same time, annoyance (the good kind) to watch. The two men who got on my nerves the most were Hak Bum and Tae Suk. There is one character in the group who undergoes massive growth, enough for you to want to root for him. Lee Jin Wook was great as an enthusiastic detective - he was a relief to watch. Also, Jung Eun Chae was someone I was with too - she turned from a woman who did not speak for herself enough to a woman who made some healthy decisions for herself and her children. The show displayed the ills of society and lack of accountability well.

Now for the negatives:

The writers made some poor choices when it came to Ja Hye, who was portrayed as a righteous person when Go Hyun Jung portrayed her and the exact opposite when Park Jin Hee got the role. I understand why Hyun Jung left, if her dispute over her character holds true. If the intention to show Ja Hye in that light had been there from the get-go, the writers should have dropped subtle hints about her sinister intentions. It was as if we were dealing with a new chaacter all of a sudden. Ja Hye's motivations fit the premise of the the last twenty episodes or so, but before that, she was someone else entirely, but then the new face highlights the change more. Jin Hee did well with what she was provided - she made me hate Ja Hye enough to want to hit her.

*spoilers ahead*

I would have loved if the last episode had not been about Ja Hye's hardships but more conclusive about other characters. It made it seem as if what she had done was reasonable, given her past, which is a load of bull. The last episode painted every one of the four in a bad light, when one of them had actually undergone a huge development. Not only that, but Ja Hye's explanation of "restoring" justice (or so her words implied) on her live show made it seem as if she was a hero, not the villain. After all her talk about accountability, she decides to kill herself. It would have been a good end had they not gone on to show her meeting her daughter, as if this was her destination all along - towards the one she loved, hitting home the point that the victims' suffering due to her anger was all for naught, because she had been mistreated too. What a mess. The message they wanted to convey was received, but it felt they went back full circle when they decided to show a mother's love.

*spoilers ended*

Overall, the show was enjoyable for the most part, particularly because of the acting.

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While You Were Sleeping
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12 hours ago
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I, wow. What can I even say? It’s 1AM, I usually rush most shows I watch because I’m so anxious to get to the end because it’s so good and I couldn’t do that with this show. I couldn’t miss a second of it because I was hooked from the first episode until the last and this show was just wonderfully written. I’m not huge on the actors and actresses but they did amazing in this show. Every episode had a story, everything was amazing, all the emotion, the emotional connection, the love the two characters had and the past that connected them. The family love that was there and it was literally like watching a live action Detective Conan which is my absolutely favorite anime in the world. I absolutely adored this show. It made my heart swoon and jump and I needed more and more of it. I wish it would never end because it was that amazing. I don’t even like suspenseful things but dang dude. Watch this show. It literally will steal your heart. How will one compare? Geez.

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Time Teaches Me to Love
1 people found this review helpful
15 hours ago
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Let's start of by saying I biased toward rich ceo/poor girl type of romance type stories. That's being said, Out of all the dramas I've watched last year, I've finished this one the fastest. Before I knew it, I was already at the end. I watched it for the female lead and second male lead after seeing them in different drama production. The female lead retained her cuteness from "ever night" and became a modern day princess of cuteness. The storyline was just easy to watch and there were no annoy side storylines to drag out the plot. And this one of the most understanding second female lead ever. Just watch it if you like rich man saving the poor girl from poverty type story. They hate each other at first but end up falling for each other.

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Time Teaches Me to Love
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15 hours ago
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
I tumbled upon this series using the tag #arrogant male, watching the show in Mandarin. As far as I know there isn't any subbed version available, which is strange considering the fact that the lead actress is Canadian.

Following the story wasn't really difficult though. Imagine a k-drama from 10 years ago, about an arrogant, young heir, his antagonistic dad, his friend turning into foe, a rich girl who wants to marry him, and this fresh poor girl who turns his world upside down. So I didn't put much effort in listening, and looked my fill instead. The scenes with the leading couple were sweet and sexy, they looked like a manga come alive. Their acting was good, I'll give you that, but it was the height difference that did it. Works like a charm with me since Boys over Flowers.

Actress Ireine Song is totally believable as the innocent girl without getting on my nerves, something she has in common with actress Zanilia Zhao. I think I'll watch her playing in Ever Night next time. I've never seen actor Yim Yue Ho/Jerry Yan, but he seems to be a perfect blend of good looking k-drama actors. Hopefully he gets the chance in future roles to show he's more than the arrogant male type.

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Gakeppuchi Hotel
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16 hours ago
2 of 10 episodes seen
Dropped 0
Overall 4.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 1.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 4.0
Good lord, the overacting in this. I would say that Toda Erika was the only sane person in this show except that she somehow agreed to be in it.

The overacting was acutely cringeworthy, far surpassing that seen in the likes of Tamiou or Keibuho Yabe Kenzô. And it’s unfortunate, because episode 2 centered on one of those deeply human moments that made seasons 1 and 2 of Code Blue so compelling. Regrettably, the brick-to-the-face acting of everyone but Erika made this unwatchable.

I have friends (heck, family members) who won’t watch Asian dramas because of the Japanese reputation for overacting. I have never had much of a problem with what on reflection I suppose some Americans would see as overacting—Nodame Cantabile, Gokusen, good ol’ Moriyama-sensei from DOCTORS—but this show crossed the line for me and my spouse; in fact it stepped so far beyond it that had we watched any longer it would have retroactively sullied Ryo’s spellbinding performance in Code Blue.

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Children of Nobody
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by Ocia
22 hours ago
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
It's a first time I write a review but I can't help but feel the urge to recommend this drama in any way possible I can so here we go!

As a big fan of thrillers, horrors, and criminals I quickly added this drama to my watchlist when it popped out at my recommended page. However, as I lately often end up getting this feeling of disappointment at the end of the drama, either because of the plot holes or tension lost halfway through I didn't watch it immediately nor started watching it with big enthusiasm.
I did have some hopes as I started watching when I found out that Children of Nobody has the same screenwriter as Achiara which I really enjoyed, but worrying that it would end up being another overdramatized, not too interesting series my hopes weren't too big.
How happy I was to find out I had no reason to be worried. From the first episode, I fell in love with the atmosphere, tension, acting, characters... The whole drama in general. I couldn't wait for the next episodes to come up getting all excited since the morning of the day they were coming out.
Obviously, I was still kinda anxious since let's be real here, it happens often that the captivating drama you would recommend to everyone at first becomes a draggy, filled with plot holes mess at the end.
It wasn't the case this time. Children of Nobody gets more interesting as we go deeper, the plot is developing and getting even more intriguing as the action develops, the characters are acting logically are well build and thought through, plot holes are nowhere to be found, therefore as I was watching I was getting more and more invested.

This drama also became the first drama that I'm currently watching with my parents. We are not watching new episodes together but I'm watching them one more time when the lyrics in my native language come out since neither I or my parents are not native English speakers ( which you can probably tell reading the review heh) and they don't understand English enough to watch it.
Anyway, my parents are far from being enthusiastic about Asian dramas in general, but since I'm learning Japanese for 5 years now they just kinda think of it as my passion and weird interest and don't mind it too much, which doesn't stop them from harsh commentary and ridiculing content I sometimes show them.
It was also the case in Children of Nobody case so when I put the first episode on the TV screen in the living room, being all the way enthusiastic and immune to protests, dad was commenting sarcastically about every scene from the start to something like the almost end of the first episode. But as it finished, he fell silent, and after waiting a while he asked: "why are you not playing the next one?" > <. It was the first time it happened and we watched all the episodes available in my language and as I asked if he wants to know when new ones came out, he said he does ><.
Therefore I'm also kind of thankful to this drama for the opportunity of watching it again with my parents as our tastes are usually a lot different > <. I guess it was a good choice to show a psychological drama to pair of psychologists, hah ><.

Anyway not to take too long, in summary:
Children of Nobody is a truly amazing gem and I can't find enough words to express how much I love it.
It became my favorite drama in no time. Excellent acting, thought through rich plot, the tension, not becoming any less interesting, but in contrary becoming more engaging as the action goes... This drama has it all and more.
So if anyone is hesitating: watch it, you're not gonna regret it!

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Untouchable Lovers
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24 hours ago
52 of 52 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 4.0
Story 4.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 1.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
1st, maybe it's my fault. after watching The Eternal Love, i was looking for next romance drama. so i decide to watch this because of the actor is cute and the actress is beautiful. but my warning, if you're like me, fans of romantic drama who care bout main couple more than any other side story or conflict, then don't watch this. if you like palace power struggle, misunderstanding and etc, you're most welcome to watch it.

kudos to the cast.. the actor are really great at acting that the evil muddled emperor will actually make you curse like hell infront of your laptop ! the setting, and wardrobe are superb but i accidentally saw a tear cloth at armpit area wore by main male lead.. ahahhaha

the 1st ep until 20ep mybe was okay.. the story was good.. but the suddenly the whole story just turn into new story.. the main lead doesn't recognise each other anymore ! and the romance just dead ! for whole 50 ep, NO KISS at all.. romance between lead is only about 2% of whole drama.. other than that it's all lied, misunderstanding, fighting, power struggle in palace, and bla bla blaaa..

rewatch ?? nope.. sorry.. i felt depressed watching it..

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Yuttakarn Prab Nang Marn
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1 day ago
18 of 18 episodes seen
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Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.5

Another Awesome Lakorn Couple Is here

I had least expectations but I was blown away by the chemistry of the main leads.
I started this purely on curiosity when I came across a random video on youtube, but It pulled me in just after watching 2 eps. and before I realised, I had marathon-ed all 14 eps that were released till that day.

The story is average with lots of cliches and typical dramatic supporting characters. But the main couple's story is different here.
Rampha and Yutt had mind-blowing chemistry. I loved their characters. The She Devil and her Handsome Secretary to rescue was the perfect combination for any good lakorn.

Fern was on spot as Rampha. She is beautiful, cold, arrogant, and a hard-core perfectionist. All the yelling , cursing and cold personality could have been seemed over-the-top, annoying and spoiled if it was not for Fern. She lived the character beyond perfection. She is bold, strong and straight-forward as Rampha. She knew damn well what she wants and what she have to do to get that. I loved how she molds and warms up towards the people she loves. She is ruthless & she never forgive easily when it comes to people who betrayed her.

Tao, on the other hand is really suitable as Yutt. He is sweet, playful and people's person. I wouldn't say he was playboy before. Coz it was his earning source. So all he did was to survive by using whatever medium possible. He sweet-talks to people and manages to survive any situation so smoothly despite having no higher education or strong background. I loved that about him. Many lakorns had shown arrogant and overly-confidant guys. Yutt breaks all those main-stream guys who force woman using under-handed tactics. Yutt is different. Though he started off on wrong foot, but he is sincere, hard-working and really supportive to Rampha. He never second-guessed the authority of his girlfriend-cum-his boss. He knew how to handle her temper and tantrums. He made up for the wrong he did. He was patient and truly her knight-in shining armor. But he never came off weak or shallow person. He never gave up on Rampha nor tired off her.

I could go on and on how much I liked the main characters. I just loved them. Their chemistry is HOT, the kisses are HOT, skinship is HOT. I just fell in love with this couple, I had rewatched their scenes almost 10-12 times.

Secondary couple was okayish. Simon and Nong-da were totally for comic value. I wasn't fond of any secondary characters or antagonists. I watched their scenes on fast-forward. Drama becomes better that way. But all the charcters did had some base and reasons for their actions.
Of course, there are cat-fights, cursing , yelling, black-mailing and so many cliches. But I wasn't disappointed by that as this one gave me one more couple to my favorites.

Music is suitable and nice. but nothing mark-able.

Rewatch is must just for Main couple's interactions.

Special Thanks to subbers that I could watch this.

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