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Random recommendations: 3 fantasy Korean Dramas that I chased and are rewatchable

Randomly recommending some fantasy Korean Dramas I love a lot here.

1. You who came from the stars

   

I updated the review for this drama today since I just rewatched it haha.

Click here for the review.

2. Gu family book

       

Click here for Gu Family Book review.

Click here for Quick Picture Recap GFB.

3. I hear your voice

 

     

My review for this drama wasnt well written. May add on to it one day haha.

Click here for Quick Picture Recap IHYV.

I just realise these 3 dramas have nice backhug scenes haha…

Coming up next will be Mama fairy and the Woodcutter short review, What’s wrong with Secretary Kim (dropped drama) review, Lawless lawyer review, Where stars land review and Still 17 review (provided I finish scanning/watching it). Will write Goblin review one day.

~Lucky JM

A-teen (2018) Korean Web Drama

A-teen (2018)

Cast: Shin Ye Eun as Do Hana, Lee Na Eun as Kim Hana, Kim Soo Hyun as Yeo Bo Ram, Kim Dong Hee as Ha Min, Shin Seung Ho as Nam Shi Woo and Ryu Eui Hyun as Cha Gi Hyun

Recommendation: 4/10

Episodes: 24

My Own Review:

I feel that this drama is kind of typical as it just talking about a teenager’s life and what they can experience. Examples of some typical plots are a teenager having a crush on a friend, a teenager feeling left out as they were in a trio group, a teenager hiding the truth that she is from a poor family by saying that she is rich, a teenager who likes his tutor e.t.c.

Among all the typical story lines, I quite relate to the one which the teenager felt left out as they were in a trio group. This is because I am usually in that situation when I was in Secondary School. But at least the friends of this teenager does not really leave her out. It is just they do not really know her well.

The typical story line I liked best was the one that Cha Gi Hyun and Yeo Boram become a couple. Cha Gi Hyun liked Yeo Boram for a long time and did not confess her feelings as Yeo Boram was dating another guy at first. Yeo Boram’s boyfriend break up with her and another guy in the school started to pursue the love of Yeo Boram. This is when Cha Gi Hyun started to get jealous which made Yeo Boram know that he likes her.

I was going to give a 6/10 at first but the more I watch, the more I feel that it is typical. I feel that the drama will be better if they could put more funny elements as being a teenager should be more joyful.

Watch “A-teen” for the typical life of a teenager.

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Dream High quotes (Korean Drama)

If choices were 100% they wouldn’t be choices. When they’re both 50/50, choose one and work hard to prove it’s the right decision and turn the 50% into 100.

Only if you have a dream you will know, in this world there is no such thing as a foolish dream.

~Jin Guk

 

Do you know what it means to become an adult? It means there’s less and less to smile about. So we’ll have to smile even more, even if we have to force it.

From the beginning, you were music to me and music was you. That’s why I came this far. If you are not there, there is no music.

~Song Sam Dong

 

Stubbornness is the excuse used by the loser. Stubbornness is really tiring, it looks ugly too.

~ Go Hye Mi

Korean Drama Review DH

Dream High (2011) 梦想起飞

Genre: Romance, Comedy, High School

Enjoyment: 9/10  Pace: 9/10  No. of times I watched it: 1

starring Bae Suzy as Go Hye Mi, Kim Soo Hyun as Song Sam Dong, Taecyeon as Jin Gook / Hyun Shi Hyuk, Ham Eun Jung as Yoon Baek Hee, Jang Woo Young as Jason and IU as Kim Pil Sook.
Plot: Dream High tells the story of six students at Kirin Art High School who work to achieve their dreams of becoming music stars in the Korean music industry. Go Hye Mi is a student who had majored in classical music but has to give up her dream by entering Kirin Art High School to pay off her father’s debt. However, she needs to get two other students to also come to the school in order for her to enroll in the school conditionally. These two students are Song Sam Dong, who lives in the countryside, and Jin Guk, whom she accidentally meets while trying to escape from a loan shark. Yoon Baek Hee, formerly Hyemi’s sidekick, becomes her rival in school because Hye Mi betrays her during an audition to enter the school.

Sam Dong is good at singing but pretends he cannot sing due to his mother. Jin Guk is good at dancing but cannot realise his dreams as his father wants him to go overseas and study. Pil Sook is good at singing but does not have a good appearance. Hye Mi has a wide range of pitch but is too arrogant. As the few of them with weaknesses gather together, will they form a good team? Will they always be looked down by others as if they are rotten apples and never get a chance to shine?

Watched this drama sometime ago. Wanted Hyemi to end up with Jin Guk even though ending up with Sam Dong is not bad (sry for the spoiler). Love the couple Jason and Pil Sook. Despite Pil Sook’s appearance, Jason is always thoughtful towards her. It is interesting that a teacher grade the students’ singing according to how many people in the audience paid attention.

Dreams are important. With dreams, one can achieve more than they can imagine. Everyone has their own talents. One should not look down on others. Even the worst teacher can lead a group of students with weaknesses as long as he has the heart.

Why you should watch: A high school drama that consists of Bae Suzy, Kim Soo Hyun, Jang Woo Young, Taecyeon, Ham Eun Jung and IU! It is interesting and content-rich as they try to prove their talents.

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MV+Favourite osts: Love high and Dreaming by Kim Soo Hyun  Dream High ost ig post

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Korean Drama Review You who came from the stars YWCS

Updated on 10/1/19

You who came from the stars (2013-2014) 来自星星的你

Genre: Romance, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

Enjoyment: 10/10  Pace: 9/10  No. of times I watched it: 5

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A super big hit and a must-watch! Starring Kim Soo Hyun as Do Min Joon and Jun Ji Hyun as Cheun Song Yi.

The interesting part is Min Joon changes job and registers for his death every 10 years. I wonder why people run away from him or report him to the police when he used his power to save others. It is so cool that he can stop time whenever he wants. He uses it to save Song Yi or show his love when he does not want her to know or to delete a love message he accidentally sent. If it is me, I would rather make friends with magical beings. Perhaps if I really meet one, I will also run away? Haha. Loved the fantasy in this drama a lot! His main magical abilities include stopping time, making things move without touching, teleporting, controlling lights and hearing things far away. If I can choose one, I will prefer teleporting. As my house is a long distance from school, I really want to be able to teleport. It will save time and the energy for walking. I also do not have to squeeze into packed public transports. I will also choose like Min Joon to live a short but meaningful human life than to lead a long but lonely alien life. Liked how the fantasy element fits into the plot well, giving thrill, making scenes more sad, helping the plot develop. Liked the scenes where Min Joon uses his power to make the invincible cold villain scared. “There’s something you dont know, you cant kill me.”

After the end of each episode, there are actually hidden scenes at the so called trailer part which one should not miss to get a better understanding of the drama. Liked how each episode includes a small part of Min Joon’s reflection or thoughts which adds depth to the character. Some of them are funny as whatever he says contradicts with what happened with Song Yi. Some show how humans and the reality are like. Some are heartbreaking, especially his crying scenes and those about him going to leave the earth. Became a fan of Kim Soo Hyun after this drama and he even manages to become top 3 on my favourite Korean actor list for some time.

Liked how Min Joon’s past is nicely added to form the background story of Min Joon. Enjoyed watching Min Joon’s drunkard scenes where he misuses his power instead of keeping them a secret like making many things float in the air or causing blackout of a whole city or teleporting home with someone. Liked how Jun Ji Hyun portrayed the emotional struggle of Song Yi despite how her character is naive and straightforward. She adds a lot of humour to the drama. Liked the scene where Song Yi manages to prevent herself from getting killed by pretending she is on the phone. Enjoyed watching the development of relationship and chemistry between Min Joon and Song Yi.

Liked the many distinct characters in this drama. Liked Hwi Kyung as the second lead. Park Hae Jin manages to make his character likable. Hwi Kyung pursues Song Yi since young and is persistent to marry Song Yi which shows his loyalty. He is willing to sacrifice his life to protect Song Yi. He is from a rich family but uses his power appropriately. He is smart and manages to uncover the secret in his family. Another character that I liked is Yoon Jae. My sister felt that Ahn Jae Hyun is good-looking when she first saw him haha. Liked how he stands up for his celebrity sister when people criticise her. He adds humour to the drama when he interacts with Min Joon as he loves aliens and loves Min Joon’s telescopes. Didnt like how Se Mi is fake in her friendship with Song Yi. But her character is distinct and layered, making it interesting to watch. Liked the scene where Hwi Kyung advices her to take action and phone call her long-term crush and the expressions on their faces when Se Mi calls Hwi Kyung. Shin Sung Rok is good at acting as the villain with his evil smile, unreadable face and him not feeling anything when killing someone. Liked the relationship between Min Joon and lawyer Jang. He is the few who can accept Min Joon as he is, accompanies him, cares for him and helps him settle his affairs. It is funny when lawyer Jang criticises him as a friend haha. It is fun to watch when they have to pretend to be father and son to other people, even though Min Joon is a lot older than lawyer Jang. Song Yi’s manager and stylist are cute characters that worry for Song Yi. Liked how Se Mi’s brother is so persistent to uncover the truth. Song Yi’s friend who owns/works at the comic book cafe is interesting as she finds all opportunities to criticise Song Yi online but helps her when she needs it.

Why you should watch: The plot is fresh with romance+fantasy+historical to present+action elements. Every moment seems perfect and I was “chasing” (watching faster than it can be produced) after each episode one by one. Kim Soo Hyun is quite good at acting sad scenes (in every drama) and Jun Ji Hyun makes scenes funny with her exaggerated acting. Both add icing on the cake, making this drama a success. The fact that Min Joon can get heart attacks (ep9,16,19) when his blood is mixed with human’s despite his magical abilities makes it more interesting.

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MV+ Favourite osts: Hello, Goodbye by Hyorin  and My Destiny by Lyn  Whole album

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