Korean Drama Review AE

Angel Eyes (2014) 天使之眼

Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Family, Medical

Enjoyment: 8/10  Pace: 6/10  No. of times I watched it: 1

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starring Lee Sang Yoon as as Park Dong Joo, Kang Ha Neul as Park Dong Joo (young) and Koo Hye Sun as Yoon Soo Wan, Nam Ji Hyun as Yoon Soo Wan (young). Other casts: Kim Ji Suk as Kang Ji Woon and Seung Ri as Teddy Seo.
Plot: Yoon Soo Wan (Koo Hye Sun) and Park Dong Joo (Lee Sang Yoon) were each other’s first loves, but were forced to separate due to painful family circumstances. Twelve years later, Soo Wan now works as an emergency rescue worker, while Dong Joo is a surgeon. They meet each other again. But Soo Wan is engaged to Neurosurgeon Kang Ji Woon (Kim Ji Suk). Knowing this in addition to his obligation to Soo Wan’s father who raised him, Park Dong Joo decided not to reveal his identity to Soo Wan and go back to United States. Will Soo Wan realize that Doctor Dylan Park is her first love, Park Dong Joo? Will they end up together despite all the obstacles that they are going to face?

Zoom into characters: Dong Joo is an excellent student whose grades are eligible to become a doctor but his dream is to be a firefighter like his father. He falls in love with Soo Wan at 1st sight and secretly watches her from afar. His love changed from one-sided to two-sided after he found out she is blind and they started to have interaction. Soo Wan loves to study constellation and becomes a lonely person after she lost her mother and her eyes. Her father, a doctor, cannot bear to see her as she not only reminds him of her mother, but it also makes him feel guilty for being unable to cure her. Her life changed after she becomes part of Dong Joo’s family.

There was a car accident in the tunnel which Soo Wan and her mother are involved. Dong Joo’s father tries to save Soo Wan’s mother but to no avail as the whole tunnel collapses. Both of them die and Soo Wan becomes blind. Feels sad that both have to die, especially Dong Joo’s father who can escape but choose to save Soo Wan’s mother. Such a remarkable firefighter spirit!

Love the development between young lead couple which creates a great impact to the start of the drama. Dong Joo even tests for himself what it is like to be blind when Soo Won was blind. After the couple separated, the interesting thing is both do the job of the other. Soo Wan’s father is a doctor and Dong Joo’s dream is to become a firefighter like his father. They meet as firefighter(Soo Wan) and doctor (Dong Joo). Seung Ri (as a new firefighter working under Soo Wan) adds humour to the heavy plot by using English words and his acting to make scenes funny.

I dislike it when Soo Wan’s father keeps separating the couple. He is just using the excuse that he does not want Soo Wan to know that the reason Soo Wan can see now is because she gets an eye transplant from Dong Joo’s mother who died. He probably is just guilty that he did not want to save Dong Joo’s mother so that Soo Wan can see. He even wants to make Dong Joo his son instead of son-in-law. Happiness can be simple. However, due to the many regrets and wrong decisions people made, happiness seems to be out of reach. At first, I did not like Ji Woon who is Dong Joo’s love rival but feel sorry for him as his mother killed someone for him to cover up his crime and at the same time help Soo Wan see without him knowing and makes him suffer after he knows about it. Can a mother’s love be harmful to the child?

Why you should watch: Liked how the drama starts and there are many touching moments but the pace is too slow for me after they finally found each other and focus more on the emotions and romance of the lead couple. They could have gotten together much earlier yet they keep pushing each other away or hurting each other. I would have found it more interesting if they focus on the job of firefighters. It is the lead couple’s acting that keeps me going in this drama.

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MV+ Favourite osts:  Tears Fall by Kim Tae Hyun (DICKPUNKS) and Run To You by Lasse Lindh    Whole album

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All About Hwang Kwang-hee (ZE:A), Jung Yong-hwa (CN Blue), L (Infinite)(2nd most votes in 3rd polling), Lee Jong-hyun (CN Blue), Lee Joon (MBLAQ), Min-ho (Shinee) and Sulli (f(x))(votes the most for 3rd polling)

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Guests introduction. Pictures of Kwang Soo (before) and Kwang Hee (after/new Kwang Soo)

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The guests in the car talking.

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“Ice skating” race,  Ji Suk Jin VS Kwang Hee

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Getting Sulli to the ice hockey goal post.

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One of the guests(Lee Jong Hyun if I am not wrong) letting Sulli lie because of her bulky hockey shirt.

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Guests playing the jumping into the water afar game.

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Min Ho getting ready to jump into the pool.

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The hide-and-go seek game, Lee Joon found rm members in a room.

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Singapore Drama Review 祖先保佑

Blessings (2014) 祖先保佑

Genre: Mystery, Romance, Time-travel, Comedy, Family

Enjoyment: 10/10  Pace:10/10

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starring Shaun Chen 陈泓宇as Lian Wen Ding, Jessica Liu as Mei Ren/ Xiao Mei, Chen Hanwei 陈汉玮 as Daxi, Yao Wenlong 姚玟隆 as Shuang Xi, Chen Shucheng 陈澍城 as Wen Ding’s son, Sora Ma as Wen Ding’s fiancee in the past and Yvonne Lim as Shuang Xi’s wife.

Plot: “ Xiji” was a traditional Teochew pastry shop in the 40s. Business was brisk, thanks to founder Lian Xue Geng’s good business acumen and son Lian Wen Ding’s talented baking skills. In 2014, “Xiji”is being run by Daxi and ShuangXi, the fourth generation Lian brothers but business is bleak. As Daxi’s prayers of  “祖先保佑” is answered, Wen Ding travels through time into the present and helps them with the business. At the same time, he meets someone who resembles his lover which he hoped to marry in the past and his son, the mentally unwell father of Daxi and Shuangxi, who did not receive much father love due to his early demise. He manages to solve the mystery on what is about to happen and changes the past after he returns.

Zoom into characters: Wen Ding is about to marry someone he does not like. Due to tradition, he has to obey his parents’ wishes and give up on his love for Xiao Mei or take her in as mistress. Before the day of marriage, Xiao Mei committed suicide after she lost her mother. Wen Ding tries to save her and ends up time-travelling to 2014. He has nowhere to go so he looks for Xiji which is run by Daxi and Shuangxi but no one believes he is their grandfather. Hence, he uses other identities to continue living in their house and helping them with business. At the same time, he meets Mei Ren who looks like Xiao Mei who he will fall in love with despite their contrasting views. Mei Ren opens a cake shop and is a straightforward and sincere person who thinks well for the customers and serve the customers up to their satisfaction. Daxi is a good writer but cannot fulfill his dream as he is the eldest son and naturally has to run the family business. Shuangxi, on the other hand, has the talent in baking but is lazy and only comes up with “good” ideas to increase the number of customers in the shop.

It is quite interesting especially the way Lian Wen Ding talks like the people in the past. It is funny when he tries to preach people on the traditional values of the past such as ”养儿防老“(have more children so as to have them to depend on at old age) or women should listen to their husbands and stay at home to take care of their children which obviously no one listens to him. It is funny that when Daxi did a DNA test on Wen Ding and realises he matches his own father’s, they straightaway thought he is his father’s illegitimate son rather than believing he is their grandfather. I am touched by Wen Ding’s relationship with his son. Wen Ding often blames himself for his son’s misfortune and only his son recognises him. Wonder why Wen Ding only has one son even though he always preaches people on the importance of continuing the family line. Haha.

I learnt that in order to preserve traditions, innovation is needed. As the mindset of the people changes with time, one should not stick to the traditions when promoting the same product. If not, no one would be interested in them even if it has a long history. Customer’s satisfaction is the most important when selling a product. When doing business, trust is important. Paying actors to buy goods from the shop may gain more customers but will lose the trust of long-term customers after they find out. Only Shuangxi’s daughter believes that Wen Ding time-travels. Is it because children are naive or is it while people grow into adult, their imagination is gone and they become practical and realistic?

Why you should watch: At first, I did not want to watch this as I thought it was a typical long series Singapore Drama. Then, I read the newspapers and suddenly came across its plot which is time-travelling. Haha. That caught my attention and I decided to try it after all. One of the few Singapore dramas that makes me feel a strong tinge of sadness after I finished watching it. Not sure if it is because the drama has come to an end or because Mei Ren and Wen Ding did not end up together. I am very satisfied with the ending and plot of this drama. Shaun Chen acted very well as Wen Ding.

Blessings opening theme song

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All About Yoona and Sunny(second best vote in polling 2) Episode 39

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Yoona and Sunny came to film running man.

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Yoona and Sunny looking out for the rm members.

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Sunny observing the rm members through a mirror in a shop.

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Yoona looking around for the rm members.

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Yoona and Sunny taking photograph with Haha.

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Yoona and Sunny scaring Yoo Jae Suk, the sole survivor, through a announcer.

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Yoo Jae Suk in a funny disguise is feeling depressed while doing the mission himself and at the thought of Yoona and Sunny.

 

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All about Han Hyo Joo (chosen as first in the second polling) Episode 124

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Some photos of Han Hyo Joo while going to film running man.

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Han Hyo Joo taking over Lee Kwang Soo to become the king as being voted.

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Running Man members begging Han Hyo Joo to eliminate Lee Kwang Soo

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Song Ji Hyo won the race.

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Han Hyo Joo was angry at how the running man treated her in the two episodes.

 

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Quick Picture Recap IMU


Soo Yeon has low self-esteem due to her family background. She is often physically abused by her father.


Hyung Joon is involved in the older generation’s conflict for inheritance. He escapes with dogs hot on his heels and becomes physically disabled as a result.

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Soo Yeon lends an umbrella to Jung Woo, marking the start of their relationship.


Jung Woo finds Soo Yeon under the slide and  asks her to be his friend. He decides not to ignore her anymore even if she is known as a murderer’s daughter.


Known as a murderer’s daughter, Soo Yeon is treated as an outcast so is Jung Woo who is her friend.


Jung Woo teaches Soo Yeon a hand signal to forget her bad memories.


Jung Woo makes the light bulb work and they stand there staring at each other.

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Painful separation between lead couple.


Soo Yeon is rescued by Hyung Joon who wants to keep her by his side.


Zoe(Soo Yeon) and Harry(Hyung Joon) now share mutual dependence and they cannot live without the other.

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Zoe now knows who Jung Woo is.


After knowing Zoe met Jung Woo, Harry says that he will wait for her no matter how long it takes and Zoe claims that she hates Jung Woo.


Jung Woo suggests that they could be secret lovers.

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Harry meets Jung Woo regarding the murder of Nurse Hyemi who takes care of Hyung Joon when he is young. (if i am not wrong)


Harry now only has revenge in his mind.

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Soo Yeon discovers Jung Woo’s carving onto her own writing of “I miss you” on the wall and many other habits that show how much Jung Woo misses her.


Harry meets his mother finally but she has become mentally unwell and fails to recognise him.


Harry’s real identity is revealed and Soo Yeon realises Hyung Joon lied to her about not knowing anything about the past.

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Harry/ Hyung Joon has gone “crazy”. He is not on Soo Yeon’s side anymore and frames her for all the murder he committed.


Jung Woo protects Soo Yeon who is suspected for murder.


Dramatic scene where they are brought back to that day.


Hyung Joon shoots Jung Woo and commits suicide (he did not die though).


The couple finally got together.

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All about EXO (2nd most votes) Episode 171

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(Top left corner) is about Yoo Jae Suk meeting the two EXO members at the last minute and managed to eliminate both of them.

(Top right hand corner) The whole EXO team found Kim Jong Kook the first and eliminated him.

(Bottom left hand corner) The arrival of the EXO members.

(Bottom right hand corner) An EXO member hiding.

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FUNNY SCENE: An EXO member spots Lee Kwang Soo acting as a camera man because of his tallness and the EXO member laughed.

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A picture taken after eliminating Lee Kwang Soo.

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Some hiding places of the EXO members.

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EXO members shocked to have realised that RM is so quick in eliminating.

 

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All about Kim Sooro, Kim Woobin, Lee Jonghyun (CN Blue), Lee Jongsuk(having the most votes) and Min Hyorin Episode 138

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Min Hyo Rin (left) and Lee Jong Suk(right) playing the 2 VS 2 nametag elimination game.

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A picture of the guest team with Yoo Jae Suk in the team.

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A picture of the team discussing the games they wanted to challenge(if I am not wrong).

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The running man team challenged them to eat super cold, hot e.t.c. food and the team that eat the fastest would win that game.

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A scene when Lee Jong Suk eat the very cold ice-cream in the eating game and his mouth was freezing.
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The guests and rm played the game to push people out of the place into the water(which Kim Jong Kook is good at).
 
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All about Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin and Choi Jin Hyuk Episode 166

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Arrival of guests!!!                       

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RM receiving mission to play games to be the best inheritor.

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The battle picture

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Kim Woo Bin(left) and Choi Jin Hyuk (right) playing games. Choi Jin Hyuk showed his (good) strength in the game.

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Haha splashing water acting scene.

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A funny water splash scene after losing a mission

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RMs persuading the people to give them signatures to be the ultimate winner.

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