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Korean Drama Review Hwarang: The Beginning HTB

Due to lack of interesting kdramas to watch, my sister has been rewatching some kdramas and this was one of them. Because of that, I quickly write this review before I forget what I wanted to write again. I rewatched Gu Family Book with her. Then she rewatched I hear your voice, While you were sleeping, Hwarang: The Beginning, Suspicious Housekeeper, and Bride of the century. She also rewatched Boyhood China Drama. I joined in when I was free. I rewatched Queen Seondeok on my own and randomly watched YouTube videos or videos in Instagram related to dramas. I will write about the kdramas I dropped and the kdrama I am watching on the top of another post.

Hwarang: The Beginning (2016-2017) 花郎

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Historical

Enjoyment: 9/10  Pace: 9/10, 8/10 towards the end  No. of times I watched it: 1

  hwarang the beginning

starring Park Seo Joon as Moo Myung, Go Ah Ra as Ah Ro, Park Hyung Sik as Sam Maek Jong (later King Jinheung of Silla), Choi Min Ho as Kim Soo Ho, Do Ji Han as Park Ban Ryu, Kim Tae Hyung (V) as Suk Han Sung, Jo Yoon Woo as Kim Yeo Wool, Kim Hyun Joon as Suk Dan Se (Han Sung’s half-brother), Lee Da In as Kim Soo Yun (Su Ho’s sister), Lee Kwang Soo as Mak Moon / Kim Sun Woo (Ah Ro’s brother)

Was unhappy with Park Seo Joon’s hairstyle later on in the drama haha. Liked how Moo Myung is quick at learning things and good at dealing with situations. Liked the friendship between Mak Moon and Moo Myung. Liked how Moo Myung saves Mak Moon a few times. It is cool at one of the times where he appears with a sedge hat and draws a circle on the ground and says that his rule is to kill noblemen that enter the circle. Felt sad at the scene where Moo Myung’s best friend, Mak Moon, dies because he saw the king’s face and protects Moo Myung to the end at the start of the drama. It was a waste as Mak Moon is so close to reuniting with his family. Liked the plot of how Moo Myung takes Mak Moon’s place as Ah Ro’s brother, Sun Woo. Liked how Park Seo Joon portrayed the emotional struggle of the character. Moo Myung is determined to take revenge for Mak Moon. He slowly falls for Ah Ro whom he is not supposed to. It is funny how Moo Myung likes to throw his dice at people or on the floor to determine which part of the other person’s body he should hit. Felt that the drama didnt explain why Moo Myung has an illness that causes him to faint from time to time.

Liked how Ah Ro is smart and is considered quick at finding out about Moo Myung’s identity. Liked how she can survive everywhere. She is good at making friends with people and telling stories. She manages to bring back food from the villagers when there is no food in one of the missions that includes crossing the border. Liked how she is good at acupuncture and treating people. Liked how Go Ah Ra portrayed her character’s emotional struggle. Liked the development of relationship between Ah Ro and Moo Myung, and the interactions between them.

Liked the character Ji Dwi/King Jinheung. Liked how he is elegant and good at fighting. It is funny when he says that he is doing things he usually doesnt while being a hwarang. My sister and I were unhappy at the time that he could have stood up as the king when they were in another country(?). It was fine that people guessed that Moo Myung is the king but after some time he should stand up. Perhaps it is so that he can learn from how Moo Myung deals with situations? Liked the development of relationship between Moo Myung and him. At the start, Moo Myung wants to kill him to take revenge for Mak Moon but they later become friends and each other’s support. May become a fan of Park Hyung Sik after this drama.

Liked the plot of how the sons of the nobles (?) end up becoming hwarangs who are supposed to protect the king. Liked how they have assignments in the school (?). One of the assignments is performing and I had fun watching them practising their dance and dancing. Laughed at Moo Myung’s bad dancing skills and how he keeps hitting the person in front of him with the stick. Liked the acting of the actors who acted as the 6 main hwarangs. Liked how they have distinct characteristics. It is funny how Soo Ho and Ban Ryu fight and compete everytime they meet. They are enemies but they also know each other well. Liked how Soo Ho shows concern for Ban Ryu at times. Liked the development of friendship between Soo Ho and Ban Ryu. Liked how Do Ji Han portrayed the character’s emotional struggle. May become a fan of Do Ji Han after this drama. It is funny how Soo Ho falls for the Queen haha. Liked the characters Yeo Wool and Han Sung. Laughed at the comedy scenes that involve Yeo Wool. Han Sung is cute haha and it is funny how he pretends to be older than he is when with Ah Ro. Was sad when Han Sung died when preventing his half-brother from killing Moo Myung. Too bad his grandfather killed his own grandson due to his greed (?). Liked the relationship between Han Sung and his half-brother. Liked the interactions among the hwarangs and how they get closer and become friends. My sister felt that the development of relationship between Han Sung and Moo Myung is abrupt after rewatching the drama.

Liked the development of relationship and chemistry between Ban Ryu and Soo Ho’s sister, Soo Yun. Found them a sweet couple. Liked the friendship between Soo Yun and Ah Ro. But Soo Yun cares more about Ban Ryu than Ah Ro later on haha… Liked the pace of the drama at the start. The pace of the drama drops towards the end. Probably due to lack of interesting plot development and politics being involved. Disliked the Queen and the princess.

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Soul Plate (2019) Korean Web Drama

Soul Plate (2019)

Cast: ASTRO and Ahn Sol Bin as Soopia

Episodes: 6

Recommendation: 5/10

My Own Review:

I feel that they should have developed on the angel’s character and relationship instead of just focusing on the different customer’s situation.

I find the Soul Plate restaurant quite fascinating as people who are invited to the restaurant are able to bring back their good memories through eating food that taste like what they have eaten before. The best food in the world is definitely food that has a special meaning to it. How I wish I am invited to the restaurant haha… Maybe I can get back a good memory that I have long forgotten.

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Kiss Scene in Yeonnamdong (2019)

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Kiss Scene in Yeonnamdong (2019)

Cast: Hong Seung Hee as Yoon Sol, Kim Kwan Soo as Ban Hae Young, Bae In Hyuk as Han Yun Woo

Episodes: 12

Recommendation: 7/10

My Own Review:

It is quite cool how Sol can actually give consultations to people on kissing when she has never kissed before. I guess interest and research can really make someone good at something haha…

Honestly I already knew from the start who kissed Sol. I was just watching this drama to see whether she got together with the person she kissed or not haha.

Overall the pace is still ok and I am still happy with the ending although I was kind of unhappy when the guy who kissed her made the wrong decisions due to him feeling inferior.

And honestly I think the second lead is quite a nice guy. Love is all about supporting the other party in whatever he or she wants to do and what he or she likes. You will know what I am talking about after watching the drama haha.

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One Fine Week (2019) Korean Web Drama

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One Fine Week (2019)

Cast: Seo Ji Soo as Jung Da Eun or Kim Byul, Shin Jun Seop as Han Jung Woo, Park Geon II as Yoo Ji Han, Park Seo Yeon as Yoo Ari

Episodes: 10

Recommendation: 8/10

My Own Review:

Honestly I enjoy this show as I like how Da Eun (part-timer at a cafe) and Kim Byul (5 year idol) who look alike are able to find happiness while exchanging their lives for one week. They not only found happiness, but also found someone they love while they exchanged their lives. The only sad thing is they had to go back to their own lives after 1 week. Sometimes I really think that they should just switch their lives since they seem to be more happy living each other’s life. The only thing is Da Eun cannot really dance hahaha… (and therefore not totally suitable haha)

Pictures of my 2 favourite couples in the show (the couple formed because they exchanged lives):

da eun & jung wooJung Woo ❤ Da Eun

byul and ji hanJi Han ❤ Byul

I also like the pace of the show. It feels just right, not too fast and not too slow.

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Korean Drama Review Hotel Del Luna HDL

Happy new year, though it is a little late! Hope that you have done what you wanted to do last year! I finished The Tale of Nokdu and dropped Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency and Extraordinary You towards the end. Feel like I entered another kdrama drought… Because of the fantasy kdrama drought, I am even watching one long China historical drama. I usually avoid long China historical drama…

Doing this by memory.

Hotel Del Luna (2019) 德魯納酒店

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Comedy, Horror

Enjoyment: 10/10  Pace: 9/10, 8/10 towards the end  No. of times I watched it: 1

starring IU as Jang Man Wol, Kim Kyu Ri as Man Wol (Child), Yeo Jin Goo as Goo Chang Sung
Kim Kang Hoon as Goo Chang Sung (child), Shin Jung Geun as Kim Seon Bi, Bae Hae Sun as Choi Seo Hee, Pyo Ji Hoon as Ji Hyun Joong, Kang Mi Na as Kim Yoo Na (high school student), Lee Do Hyun as Go Chung Myung, Lee Tae Sun as Yeon Woo/Detective Park Young Soo, Park Yoo Na as Princess Song Hwa/Lee Mi Ra, Jo Hyun Chul as Sanchez, Seo Eun Soo as Veronica, Nam Da Reum as well spirit

So happy to get a hold of this fantasy drama when there is a lack of fantasy dramas. The poster is creepy but anyway I watched some horror fantasy dramas in the past so I felt that it should be manageable for me to watch. Dropped this drama towards the end for some time as we couldnt see the connection between Chang Sung and Man Wol in the past and cant accept that the deities are causing an innocent person to suffer when Chung Myung is still “alive”. Luckily we went back to watch it haha and we accepted that Man Wol will never forgive Chung Myung and get back together with him, therefore the need for another character. Plus, it will be too much of a torture for Man Wol if Chang Sung is the reincarnated Chung Myung. 

Loved the fantasy! Liked how the hotel (in the modern times) and guest house (in the historical time period) for ghosts can appear and build to its original state/height on its own at night. Liked how Man Wol has supernatural power. Enjoyed watching the different ghosts that come to the hotel and their stories. Liked how the ghosts can go to the hotel to do what they didnt manage to do or what they were deprived of when they were alive. It feels relieving. It is funny how the ghosts that died from overwork faint easily. My sister wants to go there and live if she dies haha. Liked how there is an outdoor pool that is like a beach and a sky lounge on a high floor. Liked how Man Wol can call to adjust the time at the beach (dont need to wait for sunset) and the strength of the currents. It is cool how the lift in the hotel has no wire ropes. Liked how the lift looks magical. Enjoyed watching the different deities/Magos (?) that specialise in different areas. Disliked the one that is involved in punishment. Felt that she is unreasonable. Liked how the well spirit adds humour to the drama, making Chang Sung drenched, flooding the whole hotel, and giving back Chang Sung the medicine he threw away, thinking it is important to Chang Sung. Thought that Ji Won who goes after Chang Sung will become a frightening evil spirit but it is just like that…

Liked IU’s acting a lot in this drama! Liked IU’s acting in Dream High and am happy to see her acting again. Felt that she carved many layers into the character Man Wol. On the surface, there is her superiority and side which makes others fear her, and her comical and immature side. From within, there is her maturity, pain, resentment, and cynicism. Liked the character Man Wol. Liked how Man Wol is powerful and smart. It is funny how she is a spendthrift. She owns so many cars, wines, and luxurious goods. Laughed while watching Chang Sung cut down her expenses while he is the manager of the hotel and prevent her from over-charging the clients, and Man Wol’s expressions when he does that. It is funny how Man Wol has an idol that loves to eat and often challenges Chang Sung to eat the whole food in one bite. It is funny how she gives excuses for visiting food places but she actually visits because her idol visited that place. Also laughed at how she gives ridiculous excuses to meet Chang Sung. Liked how full moon represents Man Wol. Liked the character Chang Sung. He is kind-hearted (sometimes overly kind-hearted), smart, and adaptable. He is able to catch on quickly to what is happening, for example, when Man Wol and her hotel staff want to get rid of him when they know that he may endanger Man Wol’s life. Although he is kind-hearted, he makes sure to let people/ghosts know that he can give them back many times more than what he received. Felt that Yeo Jin Goo’s crying scene at the bus-stop (?) could have been better.

Liked the development of relationship between Man Wol and Chang Sung. At the start, Chang Sung is afraid of Man Wol and seeks every opportunity to escape from her. Man Wol struck a deal with Chang Sung’s father that he will give her his son after 20 years in exchange for his life. Chang Sung’s father told him to escape from her before he passed away. Liked how Man Wol sends flowers to him every birthday to remind them of the deal haha, causing more fear in Chang Sung. It is funny how Man Wol threatens to kim him a few times when he refuses to be the next manager of the hotel. It is funny how Chang Sung is afraid of ghosts and seeks protection from Man Wol after Man Wol gives him the ability to see ghosts. Liked how the trust between them develops as the drama goes and they seek to protect each other. Chang Sung trusts that Man Wol will be there for him when he needs it and Man Wol is able to confide her inner feelings to Chang Sung. Chang Sung protects Man Wol from taking revenge and disappearing and Man Wol protects him from danger. Loved the scene where they sit at the beach and Man Wol says that she is sad that the ocean looks more beautiful now than when she was alone earlier. Can feel the sadness of past loss in this scene. I feel that there is something lacking in the chemistry between Man Wol and Chang Sung and I feel that it is either due to Yeo Jin Goo’s acting or the character Chang Sung. Maybe it is due to the imbalance of capability of the characters, one is too strong, one is a lot weaker in comparison?

Liked the sad scenes in the drama. The 2 scenes that managed to make me cry is Sanchez and his girlfriend’s last meeting at the sky lounge of the hotel and the father and son’s dream call. It is so sad for Sanchez as he and his girlfriend are so in love but they cant be together due to the girlfriend passing away due to a car accident. The price that he has to pay to visit the hotel is too big. I would rather he not know about the truth of the hotel and keep thinking that Chang Sung works at a small and lousy hotel. For the father and young son who passed away due to a car accident, the father chooses to go into the dream of the driver to say that it was not totally his fault and they forgive him instead of going into the dream of his wife. As he only can make one call, he forgoes his last chance to bid farewell to his wife. It was touching that he chooses to relieve the driver of his guilt so that the driver can move on instead of talking to his loved one one last time.

 

Liked the friendship between Sanchez and Chang Sung. They understand each other well and provide support for the other when needed. Liked how Sanchez is smart and rich, even though he does not look like it. Loved the connection and relationship between Yeon Woo and Man Wol. In the historical time period, Yeon Woo sacrifices his life and ensures that Man Wol will be alive by making a deal with Chung Myung. But sadly, he does not know that Man Wol will not want to live if he dies. In the modern times, there is still a connection between them as reincarnated Yeon Woo feels a surge of sadness and tears drop from his eyes when he sees Man Wol. The connection between them is sad but beautiful. I understand that Princess Song Hwa and Chung Myung caused the deaths of Man Wol’s subordinates due to them each trying to protect certain people but too bad they lose something important as a result. Liked the chemistry between Chung Myung and Man Wol and the love story between them in the historical time period. It is funny how the enemies in the past life, Yeon Woo and Princess Song Hwa, end up together in the modern times. Found Mi Ra annoying when she clings on Chang Sung.

Liked the hotel staff and their sad stories. Felt that Pyo Ji Hoon is good-looking as the drama goes, especially with his fringe down haha. Liked the development of relationship between Hyun Joong and Yoo Na. Yoo Na caused the death of a girl she bullies and the dead girl becomes a ghost and possesses her body. Liked how Hyun Joong protects her, for example, catching her to prevent her from falling down the stairs and protecting her from other ghosts’ harm when she became weak. Only she can see Hyun Joong since she is actually a ghost unless Hyun Joong uses some power to appear for some time. It was fun watching her being excited about getting Hyun Joong’s phone number. It is funny when her schoolmates are afraid of some of the weird encounters around her caused by Hyun Joong. Loved the scene where Hyun Joong helps Yoo Na play the piano to get rid of suspicion that Yoo Na is being possessed by a ghost. This scene is lovely and sad at the same time. Hyun Joong is reminded of the happy moments in his past in this scene. Liked how it ends with Hyun Joong’s tear dropping on Yoo Na’s hand and him leaving quickly and silently. It is interesting how Hyun Joong loves school so much haha. It is sad that Yoo Na cant leave with him towards the end.

Sry for the spoiler. Wanted a happy ending, for example, Chang Sung and Man Wol meeting in the next life, but I think I can accept the sad ending. Liked how Chang Sung chooses to give away the medicine Man Wol begged from one of the deities which will make him unable to see ghosts again. This evokes a mixed feeling of sadness, longing, and acceptance as Chang Sung chooses to be constantly reminded of Man Wol who is gone when seeing those other beings instead of gradually forgetting about their existence.

This drama is of a sadder tone. Liked the many twists. The pace decreases a little towards the end.

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The Tale of Nokdu quotes (Korean Drama)

I thought I could say this to you if I was drunk. I wanted to tell you to leave me. I think I have a similar drinking habit to yours. I drank because I thought I could say that to you in a drunk state. But after getting drunk, I did not want to lie. I wanted to tell you the truth. This is what I truly wanted to say. Do not leave me. I know that I am irresponsible and selfish. You can blame it on the alcohol. But I still… No matter what I do… Even if I become a terrible person who committed something heinous, I wish you could remain by my side. (Jun Nokdu to Dong Dong Joo)

~Jun Nokdu

 

I will wait so give me your sincerity. I lied when I told you that your sincerity does not matter. You can take as long as you wish. I want your sincere heart. That is the only thing I ask of you. (Cha Yul Moo to Dong Dong Joo)

~Cha Yul Moo

 

I can lie and promise you that I will do that. But you and I both know that one’s sincerity and affection for someone are not something one can work on. (Dong Dong Joo to Cha Yul Moo)

~Dong Dong Joo

 

I know full well that I have no right to stop you. But why don’t you know that this isn’t the right path?

Your heart has already been hurt like this and yet you say you are going to do such a thing?  You will?

~Jun Yoon Jeo to Jun Hwang Tae

 

I know. But… what did we get by taking the right path? Mother died and everything I believe in collapsed!

I am a great bait. That stupid kid, even when I get angry and run away, even if he’s about to die, he won’t be able to let go of me.

~Jun Hwang Tae to Jun Yoon Jeo

Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency quotes (Korean Drama)

I only believe in things that I can see. Once cornered, love is the first thing that changes. (Ma Hoon to Lee Soo)

Do you have any idea what you have done? Due to your reckless words, someone’s life might have changed. Listen carefully. When you wish to help someone, make sure you have enough knowledge to do so. (Ma Hoon to Gae Ddong)

~Ma Hoon

 

Once cornered, love also becomes the most firm as well. (Lee Soo to Ma Hoon)

~Lee Soo

 

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Korean Drama Review Perfume

Doing this by memory.

Perfume (2019) 香水

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Comedy, Family

Enjoyment: 10/10  Pace: 9/10  No. of times I watched it: 2

  

starring Shin Sung Rok as Seo E Do, Go Won Hee as Min Ye Rin, Ha Jae Sook as Min Jae Hee, Kim Shi Ah as Min Jae Hee (child), Cha Ye Ryun as Han Ji Na, Kim Min Gyu as Yoon Min Suk, Jo Han Chul as Kim Tae Joon (Jae Hee’s husband), Kim Jin Kyung as Kim Jin Kyung (Jae Hee’s daughter), Kim Ki Doo as Park Joon Yong (Yi Do’s secretary)

Finished this drama at around July this year. Didnt know what to watch and happened to see the plot of this drama which includes a man with 52 phobias and 35 allergies. Didnt expect much from it but it turns out to be a good drama. Felt that Shin Sung Rok was only good for villain roles and I didnt really like him but this drama changed my view.

Liked how there is nice fantasy included in this drama about a older fat woman being able to transform into her pretty younger self 20 years ago (which she names Ye Rin) when she applies a magical perfume on herself. It is funny how there is lightning and thunder that come with each transformation, scaring people who are at that venue, especially E Do. Because of the magical perfume, she is able to have a second chance to do what she truly wants to do and pursue her dreams.

Liked the heartwarming scenes in the drama. Jae Hee’s emotional struggle is heartfelt. The background music together with her internal dialogues is touching and I can feel tears in my eyes once or twice. For example, when she gets a chance to be a substitute model as a model injured herself, she feels that she will have no regrets if she dies after that. Also, at one of the model training sessions where they go to a cliff to shout that they love themselves, she apologises to herself for treating herself as trouble when she already tries so hard to live her life.

Liked the comedy scenes and most of them are due to Shin Sung Rok. Knew that he is capable of them after having a peek into The Last Empress which I dropped. For example, a scene where he makes a big fuss about Ye Rin not washing her hair by immediately jumping up and spraying the whole living room with disinfectant (?), a scene where he jumps on a pogo stick on rainy days at midnight, frightening people at his company as they thought he is a one-legged ghost. Want to try the pogo stick one day haha. The competition between E Do and his half-brother, Min Suk, to win Ye Rin’s heart was funny and immature haha. For example, after Ye Rin says she loves money, E Do makes a dress with notes for her and Min Suk gives her a tissue box filled with notes. Then, she takes out all the money and gives them back and in the end, E Do snatches Min Suk’s money and they run around in E Do’s house because of that. It is funny how E Do’s mother cant remember his phobias and allergies and often offers him food he is allergic to or wear clothes with polka dots which will cause him panic attacks.

Enjoyed the development of relationship and chemistry between E Do and Ye Rin. Ye Rin can fit perfectly into the clothes that E Do makes which allowed her to be the substitute model for one event, leading to the first time they work together. After threatening E Do, she manages to work at his house as a housekeeper and after that becomes a model through E Do’s business partner. Liked how Ye Rin is accepting towards E Do’s phobias and allergies and how she can memorise all of them and make sure he is safe from those things. Liked how E Do helps her become a better model, giving her materials to use, helping with designs, helping her gain confidence, pointing out her mistakes. Ye Rin manages to inspire and help E Do get out of his designing slump once. It is funny how E Do always tells Ye Rin not to fall for him. Liked how it is shown that E Do can overcome some of his phobias when she is in danger and later some of his phobias are gone because of her. Liked how E Do is able to take good care of her when needed. When Ye Rin injured her arms, E Do learns how to cook to cook for her and also helps her wash her hair. Liked how E Do is sure of his feelings for Ye Rin and confesses his feelings to the media when he is pressured to say that she is just his housekeeper. It was heartbreaking when they sign an agreement that they will not be lovers and Ye Rin will leave after fulfilling what she wants to do (cant remember exactly) as Ye Rin may die when the perfume is used up.

Liked the characters E Do and Jae Hee/Ye Rin. Liked how E Do is an excellent clothes designer and how he can know people’s body sizes just by looking. It is funny how he has so many rules when people come to interview him and he expects people to remember all of them haha. It is funny how he tells people to get out of the place in 2.5s when he is angry and when he feels embarrassed. It is interesting how he is so knowledgeable and I dont know where he read all the weird things from. Besides how his character is hilarious and fun to watch, I am touched by how much he loves and is loyal to his first love. He recognises his first love no matter how her appearance changes and his love for her never changes. When he meets Jae Hee (without knowing she is Ye Rin), he is concerned about her and wants to help her lead a better life no matter she likes him or not. Liked how Ye Rin/Jae Hee is good at cleaning the place, even the dirtiest room can be sparkling clean after she cleans it up. Liked how she has licences for many types of cuisine and she shows her skills when she works at E Do’s house. Both Jae Hee and Ye Rin portrayed their love for Jin Kyung, Jae Hee’s daughter, well. Liked how the actresses portrayed the same emotional struggle felt well, and they felt like one person especially when that happens. Could have had other more obvious traits that are shared between Jae Hee and Ye Rin. Liked how Jae Hee/Ye Rin is a loyal fan of Min Suk, even being willing to pretend to be dating Min Suk so that his career wont be negatively affected. Liked how she is good at dealing with situations. Enjoyed watching how Jae Hee gets back at her husband after she becomes more confident.

My sister felt that it is possible for E Do to accept Jae Hee’s appearance readily due to him being fat in the past. Because E Do experienced life as a fat person before, that is probably why he can accept Jae Hee straightaway. I felt that the similarity between them is the insecurity they felt at certain point of their lives. Liked watching how they, especially Ye Rin/Jae Hee, overcome their insecurity and become more confident about themselves. It is cool and heartwarming how they made a promise in the past that E Do will design the clothes and Jae Hee will be his model and they manage to fulfill it after such a long time (sry for the spoiler).

Liked the interactions among E Do, Ji Na, Min Suk, Ye Rin, E Do’s secretary, and E Do&Min Suk’s mother individually and as groups. Felt that E Do’s secretary is quite good at doing background check. He finds out that Ye Rin is Jae Hee so fast haha. Liked how Ji Na helps Ye Rin pursue her dreams. Liked the background story between Min Suk and E Do. Liked the scene where Jae Hee makes an elaborate plan filled with dominoes to kill her husband haha. It was cool! Didnt like Jae Hee’s husband and a little dont like Jin Kyung. Although Jin Kyung lets her mother go to allow her to pursue her dreams, she still shows that she doesnt really respect what her mother wants. When Jae Hee wants to quit her job and go on vacation with her, Jin Kyung tells her not to do so. Didnt know that eating something one is allergic to can be a method to commit suicide. E Do attempts to eat walnut (?) to commit suicide and it is heartbreaking to watch.

The pace of this drama is good, even though the pace drops a little towards the end. This drama is actually better than Angel’s Last Mission: Love which was screened at the similar time period, even though it is not as popular.

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Perfume quotes (Korean Drama)

When I was struggling to live, my fate kept pushing me down while telling me to die. But once I gave up and tried to die, it told me not to die. It kept telling me not to die and pulled me up. The person who pulled me up back then was you. Thank you. I will never forget it. (Ye Rin to E Do)

I think real love is different. When you really love someone, it isn’t always comfortable and warm. You are uncomfortable and lonely more often. (Ye Rin to Min Suk)

To me, clothes were simply a tool for hiding my body. I hated myself. I was pathetic and ugly. I didn’t want to look at myself. How could someone like me become a model? Only people who are special and exude confidence should be models. (Ye Rin to E Do)

~Min Ye Rin

 

Most comets are balls of ice. Tons of water and ammonia are frozen together. You are seeing pieces of them that travelled through the cold and lonely space for a very long time that are fatigued and are breaking off and falling. However, the moment they are fatigued and give up on their journey, the comet meets the warm atmosphere and gives off the brightest light in its entire life. Love is like that. You will meet someone too. Someone who will make you shine brighter than anything in the world. (E Do to Ye Rin)

Designers must actualise the demands of the era and the desires of people through clothes and models must express the designer’s ideal and vision for that outfit precisely and beautifully. But you fear clothes.
You are special too. You draw my attention. No one in this world can become special on their own. Once someone appreciates that person’s worth, that person becomes special.
(E Do to Ye Rin)

I guess I wanted you to loathe me. I needed that to comfortably hate you. (E do to Min Suk)

~Seo E Do

Love Alarm (2019)

Love Alarm (2019)

Cast: Kim So Hyun as Kim Jojo, Song Kang as Hwang Sun Oh, Jung Ga-ram as Lee Hye-young

Episodes: 8

Recommendation: 6/10

My Own Review:

Apologies if the review is not super accurate as I watched part of the drama and skimmed through part of the drama.

I watched this drama because I wanted to know how the Love Alarm Application actually works and how it is actually being used in the drama. I personally quite like how the Love Alarm Application is able to let me know whether I love someone and whether the someone loves me or not (as long as there are only 2 of us in the 10 metre radius). Just like how Kim Jojo and Hwang Sun Oh rings each other’s love alarm when only the 2 of them are together. But I feel that my alarm being ringed by someone I do not know can be quite creepy as well. I would prefer the love alarm only ringing if it is a mutual love (since the aim of this application should be telling each other that they love each other and form a couple).

I like how the drama not only use the application to form couples but also let people confirm that they do not love for each other. This is evident from Kim Jojo and her ex-boyfriend being able to confirm that they do not love each other with the application. But actually without the application, it is quite obvious that they do not even love each other as her ex-boyfriend does not even share sorrows with her and Kim Jojo does not even trust her ex-boyfriend enough to share her sorrows with him. However, this application gave a concrete evidence that they do not love each other and helped Kim Jojo to end this bad relationship.

Spoiler: For some time, Kim Jojo actually installed another application to prevent ringing Hwang Sun Oh’s love alarm despite her still liking him. I felt very upset by that and I am unable to accept it as she did that just because she felt small and scared the more she date him (if I am not wrong). She used the Love Alarm Application to show that she does not like him anymore. It was so heart-breaking at the moment. But the most heart-breaking thing is Hwang Sun Oh’s alarm will always and only ring for Kim Jojo even if Kim Jojo does not ring his alarm anymore. The contrast of them always ringing each other’s alarm to confirm their love makes it even more sad.

However, the reason why I gave 6/10 is because the parts that I want it fast is slow and the parts that I want is slow is fast.

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