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While You Were Sleeping
1 people found this review helpful
3 hours ago
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 6.0
I enjoyed this. I thought the show did a good job blending the thriller/supernatural plot with cute romance and comic moments. The actors did a good job and they made for a really cute trio. Woo Tak was especially cute to me. The characters in general were really likable and the romance was sweet. But actually I was more into the trio of friends working together to solve crimes rather than the main romance. Everything was  tied up very neatly and satisfactorily.  I really don't have any complaints about it. It was entertaining, but for some reason it wasn't one of those dramas that had me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next episode. Overall, it's pretty, cute, and fluffy but interspersed with the crime/thriller violence.

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Love Me If You Dare
0 people found this review helpful
5 hours ago
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This drama is spell binding... Everything is so perfect... Story is amazingly written and beautifully connected to the characters... When you think this is going to be end then you realized holly cow shit it is the beginning of something totally new to you... Wallace reminded me of Sherlock with his amazing and stunning style... The way he walk and the way he communicate with others totally justify the character... Not even for a second you sense that particular C drama irritation which usually experience in the middle... From the first scene till last good bye this drama will capture you... With every scene you try to figure out the things and mostly story get a twist when you think you are about to  reach disclosure path... Huo proved once again that he doesn't need too much skin ship or romance to prove his intensity... His eyes and his expression are enough to make you shiver... He experienced so many painful things in the past but through his character he told us how to deal with the scars of your past... Let it go why to hold it...
As for Jenny's character she is too pretty and too little naive but their chemistry and comfort is mind blowing... Usually such characters over shadowed by the male lead but she filled her character with different shades... Her love friendship and her past experience made her strong... She smiled acted naughty and all shy but when it comes to compatibility she is no less than her partner... She solved cases and figured out the things which other can't even think...
The unique car idea is lovely and I wish to have a friend who gift me such an amazing Audi....
Good luck guys... If you get to know about killer come to share with me... Let's see where and how you caught him...

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Love Me If You Dare
0 people found this review helpful
6 hours ago
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.5
If i have to describe this drama in one simple sentence, then it would be- Drop Everything And Go Watch This Drama Right Now!!

Story:
The story was the strongest point of this drama. It was REALLY a well written and executed drama. One needs to watch it till the end to get every facts correct. Also you should pay attention to every little detail of the drama to be up to date with the story. I loved the suspense, the thrill, the romance- damn it was just sooo great! The romantic angle of the story didn't seem to forced and jelled well with the story. Unlike many so-called suspense drama where the romance takes a front seat and thrill takes a back seat- this drama is a perfect example of how it should be made. It was great!

Acting:
This was my first Wallace Huo drama and I am well prepared to stalk him for next few months. His expressions, awkwardness, dilemma, confusion, love, hate- everything was on point. He portrayed a complex character of Bo Jin Yan with such ease that you would trust in every word he speaks, it was as if he was living this character. I am a fan for life now. Ma Sandra was also great as Jian Yao. I think she did great with emotional scenes. Her presence in Jin Yan's life seemed so effortless that you start shipping them instantly. Also I loved her character, it was good to see a smart and sensible women in dramaland after a long time. That said Fu Zhi Yu was my favorite character. I loved his chemistry with Jin yan. They were friendship goals seriously. He was like a substitute wife/mother for Jin Yan and it was ADORABLE to watch them together. All the other actors were great too. Not even a single actor seemed miscast or did bad at his role. I did wish Wang Kai's character could have been more than it was, but nevertheless all was well.

Music:
Apart from the ending theme which was absolutely great, this drama had an excellent choice of background music. It has such a Gothic feeling to it and helped the audience to build up the suspense.  

Re-watch value:
I hardly re-watch any suspense drama 'cos I already know the ending but I would love to watch the romance scenes from this one. It was so cute and awkward that  you would fell in love with them immediately.

Overall:
Go watch it today. Or NOW! I swear you won't regret it.

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Cheo Yong 2
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6 hours ago
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Love this drama! This is way better than the first season in various of aspects.

In terms of the story, this season clearly has more solid and well-structured storyline. The plot twists are incredibly shocking and amazing. Sometimes plot twists could come out weird, however, this drama has shown what well-planned plot twists look like. I love it that this season solves a case over few episodes and that each episode provides some clue to the main overarching problem in this drama. Although I feel that there are some unexplained matters which are spread throughout the drama, those do not bother me from continuing this drama.

In terms of cast, I do love the casts in this season more than the first one. Na Young is still adorable and cute, she is even more adorable in this season! Really love her character! And I have an additional favorite character from this season: grandpa (a.k.a. Chief Dept). His character is super memorable. I love how he stands for what he believes and fight back when he is attacked. Tbh, those characters who just remind silent are annoying. The female detective in this season is also better than the previous season. She is smarter and useful than the detective in the first season. Special appreciation for all of the cameos, all of you did a great job!

This drama really has a high rewatch value. However, rewatching it might not feel as exciting as when you watch it for the first time. This is because, in my opinion, the main charm of this drama is its plot twist and rewatching it reduces the beauty of those plot twists as you know already what will happen next.

In short, I do recommend this drama for those who are looking for detective-ish + horror-ish drama. You will find yourself glued to your laptop (or other devices); once you start watching, be prepared to finish it in one go!

PS: I am waiting for the next season! Please use the same casts. AND! please do not 'kill' Na Young... she is the gem of this drama...


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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
0 people found this review helpful
6 hours ago
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.5
Overall: 95
For me, this drama lands in my top 5 favorite South Korean Dramas, and probably my top 5 favorite dramas in general.  This was a rollercoaster of a ride, that had complex story, yet three dimensional characters.  The acting, the consistent plot, and the different emotions it portrays made this a hit drama in my eyes, one I would gladly watch over and over again.  

Story: 9.5
The story was something I have never really seen before in a way that portrays a woman as the superhero in my days of watching Asian dramas.  I particularly liked the way that it was set up to follow a clear formated path.  It took you down twists and turns of what was going to happen next, but it never, in my eyes, lost what it clearly was.  A comedic story yet with a dramatic overtone.
The only issue I had with the story plot, was the sub-plot that seemed irrelevant in the long run, such as the one with the gang boss and the school gang.  It just seemed like it was meant to fill up time in some areas.  Though I enjoyed some of it, it just didn’t seem to be there except to help with comic relief.  Which is a good thing for a story that is meant to be a comedy but going down a dark path.

I enjoyed mostly the romance between the two leads.  It’s been awhile since I saw the man chasing after the girl portrayed in such a healthy way. Though whether or not a drama can ever portray a healthy relationship is another entire conversation for another day, that I’m not even sure of my own answer.  
But this drama comes close it.  The romance is what brought me in, but the action and comedy is what kept me.  

Acting/Casting: 10.0
There wasn’t a moment where I thought that the cast was wrong.  I thought every single person who was chosen for their character played it perfectly.  This was in my opinion one of, if not the best casted Dramas I have seen in awhile.  Though some of the sub-plots were boring to me, no one was out of character even in those tiny roles.  

The Two main leads had chemistry with each other that skyrocketed through the roof since the first moment you see him lay his eyes on her.  The chemistry between the secondary characters and the leads was perfect and didn’t feel disconnected.

But what I was pleased about with the acting was the subtle little hints that something was going in their head.  The realization to go from a comedic moment to one of the most dramatic was what made this drama click for me.  One of the scenes where you see the male lead in the hospital acting happy, but then that immediately goes away when his family comes into the picture.  The backstory the character built up, showing plan view for others to read.  The second lead who sees the world in black and white in the eyes of the law, struggles with his own feelings of denial, and the grey zone in between relationships.  

The sudden switch of emotions of some of the acting, going from comedic to dramatic in a matter of seconds might be off putting to some, but for me, it truly showed the acting skills of the moment.  The scene where she's drunk and brazen, yet vulnerable and sad hits me every time, because it's one of those moments you realize humans are more complex in their emotions than you believe.  This characters were not two dimensional, and I can see that even in the ridiculous characters such as the gang boss, they two were also three dimensional.

Music:  9.0
I’m not really a music reviewer.  So I tend to make this brief with a simple explanation.  The music in this drama set what the moment was going to be.  The comedic superhero entrance or the dramatic, tale of a serial kidnapper who ruins people's lives.  The worst crime you could think of, against the funny, sometimes three stooges comedy that we're going to witness.  Without the background music pushing the feelings, you honestly wouldn’t quite know who to feel.  So overall, the music was good and well placed throughout.    

Rewatch Value: 9.5
Re-watch value I believe is all up to the viewer.  If you entirely enjoyed this drama as much as I have, you wouldn’t hesitate to make this re-watch value high.  But if you have issues with it, you wouldn’t necessary add it to you must re-watch list.  For me, it's a highly rated drama that is in my top 5 of Korean dramas I love.  So I highly recommend re-watching it.

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Eye in the Sky
0 people found this review helpful
7 hours ago
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
The ending was super cute! I wish there was more...

The story is about two twin brothers who have been separated at birth, and knew nothing of each other's existence until the present day. The older brother, Szeto Shun grew up in a stable environment with family, while the younger brother, Cheng Nik Hang, grew up in a bad environment without a stable family setting. They finally get the chance to meet after thirty years of separation due to an arson case, where Szeto Shun becomes suspected for the crime. Out to seek evidence that he is innocent, Szeto Shun runs into Cheng Nik Hang who now believes that the Szeto's are his family. As the story progresses, the two brothers both find themselves liking the same girl, and from there everything spirals out of control.

I thought that the story was very well put together. It was very elaborate and as you watch, the story pieces together flawlessly. I really liked how both of the brothers had shared similar characteristics:  smart and sharp-eyed. Overall, there is somewhat character development, and I wish there was more to Szeto Shun and Jan's relationship. Although, I did love the relationship shared between Tai Fu Lung and Agatha/Fa. I also think that the most significant character development was seen in Tai Fu Lung. His willingness to change for Agatha was really moving, especially when he buys her a bracelet and proposes to her with a ring he bought using money he made through blood, sweat, and tears.

Ultimately the "eye in the sky" refers to the usage of security footage solve problems as well as hide secrets.

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Gu Family Book
0 people found this review helpful
8 hours ago
Overall 6.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 5.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 4.5
Like.. what did I just witness i can't tell. I don't understand how the writers were able stretch it so long.
Things I still can't understand and the questions which were left unexplained
1. They never told us whom did tae so liked since he refused to be scared of women and there was no evidence that he liked yeo wool bt no clarification was given or maybe the writers forgot about it.
2. Yeo wool and gon hanged so much together but there was no spark b/w them thankfully I couldn't have dealt with a love triangle. But she had no skills like gon all I could see is her moving her leg to kick people especially his boyfriend.
3. Then suddenly there were elements like ninjas who can multiply and even hypnotize too but those were done only for an episode. What a waste of talent Coz they fought like ordinary people in other episodes as if they were searching for gu family book too by not using their true powers like kang chi. ..
4. Then there comes a story b/w the lead actor's parents which was somehow more romantic than the lead. Now when seo hwa (mother) returned after 20 yrs she was a completely different person while jo gwan only got some of his beard white. Yet after 20 yrs he was able to recognize seo hwa who I guess got a plastic surgery in Japan.
5. The guy seemed to be More attracted towards Chung ju who treated him like dirt than yeo wool. I see their chemistry more better than yeo wool who would just find way to stick around him and those forced scenes of them showing playing and laughing together and yet no objections raised by gon who would otherwise get jealous and stop kang chi to get close to yeo wool or yeo wools father. 
6. How come our smart intelligent gomiho was not able to see that sir dam was not sir but a lady. Women and men have different odour even dogs can tell that how our mystical beast missed that point?
7. Funniest part was when they try to kidnap yeo wool and covered her head with a black cloth in the forest. Suddenly gon  appears and couldnt recognise it was her lady while a drunk man who lost almost 70% of his senses was able to see that they're carrying the pretty boy and even remembers the place where the ninjas took her. 
8. Last but not the least what was Gu family book about?  Was kang chi suppose to import it because it was unavailable in his country at that time. If not what,can someone explain why was the dramaa really named that.
Conclusion- Apart from these funny elements the story was interesting but a bit long, like 24 episodes were really Not needed until the end where I found about the relevancy of the title of the drma where my eyes were stick till the end of drama to see the gu family book like a wife waiting for his husband to come. But it turns out like the wife had some mental disorder  and that her husband would never come because he doesn't exist. Lol. I enjoyed the role of our villain jo gwan woon. He really made me hate him no matter how hard I try. His acting was really very convincing.

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9 hours ago
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
This was a really, really well done version of the famous book. I think  one of the factors is that, in my eyes, Japan and England are similar in  many things (their people are considered cold/not showing too many  feelings, they both like tea and gardens, and so on). There are 2 parts,  Part 1 is all about the murder, and the most loyal to the book (I've  read the book years ago, I don't remember it all too well though). Part 2  is about the recruitment of the group who is going to murder the bad  guy and the planning to do it). My personal favorite was Part 2. It was  more dynamic, and we get to know all characters. Part 1 was much slower,  I think it could have been shorter.

The OST was sublime. The girls look all beautiful with their vintage clothes, make-up and hairstyles. The younger man, like Tamaki and  Nino, looked so handsome.

I  love how they change what it needed to be changed to make it more  Japanese. Like, instead of other languages (English, French), it was  dialects. Or the names in Kanji.

I can only find 2 minuses in this version:

1)  Suguro Takeru, a.k.a, Poirot. I think the actor looked incredible as  Poirot, and I think he would be excellent in a version for theater.  Poirot is a very vain and egocentric, therefore, he is also a character  who can be annoying for some or amusing for others. The actor, Nomura Mansai,  was certainly more eccentric than I imagine Poirot to be, that's why I  think it would have looked better on stage. He certainly is the most  handsome (and thinner) Poirot I've seen so far. Unfortunately, where he  did very wrong was in trying to look... what? Funny? One of a kind? with  that annoying voice. Why did he have to talk like that?

2) Length:  since I am more used to doramas, I would have preferred if, instead of 2  parts of 2 hours and 20 minutes, it were 4 episodes of 45 minutes (part  1 should have been shorter). As it was, I split it in half every episode to watch it.

I recommend it strongly for people who like  to watch other version of this super popular book. Besides, the cast was  excellent (except for "Poirot", who could have been great if he talk  normally).

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Temperature of Love
2 people found this review helpful
by Elle
10 hours ago
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 5.5
The selling point of this drama was the off the charts chemistry between On Jung Sun and Lee Hyun Soo.  There were a number of charming parts to this drama.  On Jung Sun was the first beta boy that completely swept me off my feet.  Yang Se Jong did such an amazing job in this role.  Also I really enjoyed how Seo Hyun Jin was able to portray such an independent and likable female lead in Lee Hyun Soo.  
Where this drama missed the mark was in all the obstacles it threw at this precious lead couple. This just led to a lot of unnecessary mellodrama.   There are issues with their friends, family, money and on and on.  This setup got sooooo repetitive.  I wish this drama had a way of focusing more on the couple.  Overall, a sweet drama but your pretty standard fare.

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While You Were Sleeping
4 people found this review helpful
12 hours ago
Overall 5.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 4.5
Guess what?! I'm the unpopular opinion (again...). Anyway, "While you were sleeping" started so so strong, with beautiful cinematography and griping story, dreamy like. Unfortunately, the cinematography later on appeared here and there only, and I really, really wish that they had more of it, like Goblin. Another plus was the cast. Love the two leads, but Suzy wasn't at her best. Maybe it was her character that was kind of odd and annoying at some point, but it just didn't work. Not that her performance wasn't great, it just felt like the role wasn't for her... The love story and the couples chemistry, moreover, was okay and really good at first, but kind of felt weak towards the middle, picked up though towards the ending. In addition, the soundtrack was perfect! Really good indeed, Scarlet heart quality (you should check it out if you're interested in OSTs). Finally, the cases: they were interesting at first, but they got weaker and weaker, especially as the story focused on the couple rather than them. So, 5 out of 10, not too bad but not too good.

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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
1 people found this review helpful
12 hours ago
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
There are so many things that I want to praise this drama for, however, I'm sure the other reviewers have already done that so here's my attempt at trying to make this review a little different.

Plot-wise, they did exceptionally well. It was really nice to see this drama tackling hard subjects that I think Korea's mainstream society tend to avoid. I'm particularly proud of the fact that they didn't change our female protagonist in any way. I loved how she never gave up on the people and the things she loved for the guy she loved, and I think that's a lesson we should all take. Plus, I'm glad to see that at least one person has got her priorities straight. Unlike me, who is choosing to write reviews at four in the morning over sleeping.

The chemistry on set was clearly great because the two main leads end up dating even in reality. And although they've already broken up, I sincerely hope this drama will continue to remain as a good memory for them both to look back on. I think Lee Sung Kyung is undeniably talented when it comes to acting. However, I don't think she was the best candidate for this role. I'm not saying this because I think she's too skinny. I'm well aware of the fact that she went to extra lengths to try to look the part for this role. However, she also admitted later on that the weight gain had caused her depression because she could no longer fit into her old clothes. To me, that was disappointing. She took on the role of a character who truly has the power to help women (especially women in her culture) feel confident in their own skin. But if the woman behind the character isn't confident in her body, what is that supposed to tell other young women out there?

On the bright side, I ended up loving if not all, most of the original soundtracks. I'm not exactly sure about why that is but maybe it's because I connected so well with this drama. I didn't even know I remembered them, however, I just found myself automatically humming along to the music. It definitely took me by surprise because I hadn't seen this drama in an entire year.

Overall, this series was just so full of SWAG that there was not a moment I didn't love. It was a smooth ride, from start to finish. And despite the fact that I do have a slight problem with its casting, I would still recommend it to people. This drama is a perfect example of what love should really look like and I'd simply be lying if I said I couldn't see myself coming back for more.

With that said,
Llama out.

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Goblin
1 people found this review helpful
15 hours ago
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
It's hard not being able to talk about what happened in this drama because it's all I really want to do. And of course, I know I'm not allowed to spoil anything, as I understand that there are still some people who haven't watched this yet. But what could be more important than this?! Actually, don't answer that. I'm well aware of the fact that there are far more important things to take care of.

But anyway, I think this drama definitely deserves all of the attention it's been garnering. With a storyline as unique as this one, it's no wonder people find it so refreshing.  Plus, the cinematography is just beyond amazing, making me especially envious of the fact that I don't get to live in their so-called reality. The villain, however, was introduced a little too late in my opinion. I would've loved to see him earlier on in the series.

On the other hand, the chemistry on this set was absolutely incredible. I'm super thankful because it was for this reason that these actors were able to grace us with so many fantastic ad-libs to look back on in the first place. All of the actors/actresses had their fair share of memorable moments but ultimately, I don't think anything will ever compare to the bromance between the Goblin and the Grim Reaper.

Even though the original soundtracks did a fine job at capturing its overall theme, there are only a few that I could actually see myself listening to outside of this drama. That isn't to say that the music was bad. It just didn't fall under my preferences. The soft ballads, however, felt like whispers of the heart: soft yet powerful. And for those, I loved every second of it.

Overall, I had an interesting time being taken on this emotional rollercoaster. Unfortunately, I wasn't nearly as satisfied with the ending as I was with the rest of this drama. At first, it seemed like a happy ending but the more I seemed to think about it, the sadder it truly was. It's sort of like the feeling you get when you receive a delicious-looking cookie, but the taste just doesn't turn out as good as it looks. As far as recommendations go, I would still encourage people to give this drama a try. And although I wish I was given a better ending, it's not bad enough to the point where I wouldn't rewatch it. 

With that said,
Llama out.

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The Package
1 people found this review helpful
18 hours ago
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
of course i started to watch this drama because of Jung Yong Hwa. And got amazed with his acting that increase so much. I totally felt in love with San Maroo and  other peoples on the group. We can learnt anything in every episode. About love, relationship, bromance, understanding, marriage, friendship, life etc. The story not only about love but the travel itself. Made me wanna go to France. The point is, The Package hook in my heart. You will regret if you not watch this drama. And please understand the satire of the story because it's comical drama :)
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Go Back Couple
0 people found this review helpful
20 hours ago
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 10
Seemingly cliché, but surprisingly addicting and insightful.

This drama is filled with classic K-Drama clichés. Multiple love triangles? Check. The female lead trips and gets caught by a man (I won’t tell you which man. ;))? Check—multiple times. Those clichés are so obvious that one cannot help but wince when they happen.

However, those clichés are easily overshadowed by the superb acting of every single actor and the skillful plot execution of the writers and producers.

There are plenty of moments when the main leads skillfully bring forth their “mature adult personas” in their everyday interactions. Even the support cast does well with adding depth to the character interaction and story development—especially Ma Jin Joo’s parents (played by Lee Byung Joon and Kim Mi Kyung). Combined with the writing, the characters do well in portraying the realistic challenges of a marriage.

Unlike many dramas, no one character makes the viewer fully hate them. Well, there may be one…but her reasons are justified. Throughout the episodes, one may root for two people, but at the same time, feel bad about the third person who gets left out. It gets to the point where you internally bicker with yourself to determine who to root for.

Another element that makes this drama special is the end of each episode when it reveals a relevant snippet of what really happened in the couple’s lives. Those ending snippets nicely ties each episode together, while showcasing a different side of the story. This makes the viewer empathize even more with each main character, and it makes them want to see more.

I’m glad that I gave this K-Drama a chance.

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HIStory: Obsessed
0 people found this review helpful
by Toge
20 hours ago
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I just recently watched this series and i have to say from something that has 4 episodes it has so much in it. 100% worth.

Story: the story has me caught on an emotional roller coaster from the first few min. I literally almost cried. That type of influence is pretty powerful especially in the beginning. As the series continues on we learn more about the characters and we see them develop VERY well.  Despite being a series about a second chance at life it feels new and different from the other ones. It has a very good moral lesson and a strong emotional impact.

Acting/Cast: 11/10 Bernard and teddy are so comfortable with each other and i can see in their eyes and the way they look at each other that there are times while they are shooting scenes where they fall for each other. I can't complain about the cast either as they all did very well. They just look so in love and Bernard does such an amazing job at showing how obsessed he is with teddy's character.

Music: The music is another component to the emotional roller coaster. The soundtrack has me in my feelings even in places where i can't relate (like going back in time 9 years). I just love the piano and the timing for the music couldn't be any better.

Re-watch value: if you like crying i'd definitely recommend watching this series again.

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