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Korean Drama Review MOTW

This is my second last drama review until December as I have a very important life-determining examination approaching. Thanks everyone for your support! Hope that you enjoy visiting our blog. ~Lucky JM

Mirror of the Witch (2016) 魔女寶鑑

Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Dark magic

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

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starring Yoon Shi Yoon as Heo Joon, Kim Sae Ron as Princess Seo Ri / Yun Hee, Yum Jung Ah as Shaman Hong Joo, Lee Sung Jae as Choi Hyun Seo, Kwak Shi Yang as Choi Poong Yeon,  Lee Yi Kyung as Yo Kwang, Min Do Hee as Soon Deuk

Plot: When Queen Shim (Jang Hee Jin) is unable to conceive, she visits the shaman Hong Joo (Yum Jung Ah). Hong Joo’s powerful black magic helps the Queen give birth to a twin boy and girl. However, the dark sorcery comes with a price: the twins are cursed but since Hong Joo can transfer the curse to one of them, Seo Ri is abandoned and ordered to be killed. Seo Ri is rescued by the father of Poong Yeon (Kwak Shi Yang) and Poong Yeon becomes her only friend as she grows up in hiding.

Zoom into characters:  Heo Joon is an illegitimate son of a noble and a slave. He is often bullied by his stepbrother because of his status. Heo Joon happens to chance upon Seo Ri’s house far in the woods and caught by Seo Ri as an intruder. They make friends thereafter. Seo Ri is unable to leave the hideout as the place protects her from activating the curse and Heo Joon keeps her company occasionally. On a festive day, Poong Yeon decides to defy his father’s wishes and let curious Seo Ri see the outside world for once. Her curse is thus activated and Hong Joo is able to locate her and send people to kill her. After a close escape from death, Seo Ri grows up as a witch with the help of Yo Kwang, all the while trying to figure out how to lift the evil curse on her. While saving Seo Ri, Heo Joon misses the departure time and his mother is killed by his stepbrother, leaving Heo Joon in grief and he plots revenge on his stepbrother.

Favourite MVs+ osts: Moon (Sadness) by Im Jung Hee

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Korean Drama Review DOTS

Descendants of the sun (2016) 太陽的後裔

Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Medical, Action

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

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starring Song Joong Ki as Yoo Shi Jin, Song Hye Kyo as Dr. Kang Mo Yeon, Jin Goo as Seo Dae Young, Kim Ji Won as Yoon Myung Joo

Plot: Shi Jin, as a soldier, kills to protect lives and Mo Yeon, as a doctor, tries to save all lives. Shi Jin and Mo Yeon begin to date, but due to their jobs, their dates don’t go well. Finally, they break up after they found out that their values in lives seem to differ too much. Shi Jin takes an order to lead his soldiers on a peacekeeping mission to Urk. Meanwhile, Mo Yeon becomes upset that she fails to become a professor due to a colleague’s privileged background and eventually is sent to Urk for voluntary work. They cross paths when they meet at Urk. Will they be able to make up for their differences?

Since this drama is so popular and I am writing this review quite late, I am not going to write Zoom into characters.

Liked how their characters are very distinct: Shi Jin being humorous, Mo Yeon being impulsive, Dae Young being rigid and Myung Joo going all out for love. It was unexpected that Shi Jin falls for Mo Yeon so fast haha which is good since the plot now focuses on whether they can accept each other’s jobs and differences. It was fun to watch Song Joong Ki (haha), especially when he tells jokes at many different occasions which adds lots of humour to the often serious atmosphere.

Liked the development of relationship between Dae Young and Myung Joo, and I am surprised by how the couple captures so much attention, even outshining the lead couple at times (didnt want to admit it haha). The touching scenes of separation (eg. the hug when Myung Joo is reaching Urk and Dae Young leaving) and the heartwarming scenes (eg. Dae Young talking with Myung Joo over the walkie talkie when she is infected by fatal virus) hammers the relationship nicely.

Although this drama is about military, I somehow didn’t feel worried for their safety and the impression given is that Dae Young and Shi Jin are invincible. The only part that I could feel Shi Jin’s vulnerability completely is the episode that he has to harden his heart and kill his past friend/comrade Argus with multiple shots. Argus was once an American soldier but now a money-minded person doing things against morality. At that part, Shi Jin’s emotional breakdown was heartfelt which was not frequently seen in this drama where he calmly and coolly handles all life and death situations. The relationship between Mo Yeon and Shi Jin reaches greater depth when their interaction is not only about saving each other’s lives literally but also how they support each other emotionally and offer comfort when another is down.

The earthquake scenes are the most gruesome among all scenes and I couldn’t really watch them. Thankfully, I didn’t get nightmare because of that haha. Towards the end, the scene that Mo Yeon’s friends in the hospital thought that they saw Shi Jin’s ghost when they see him through the video call is so funny. My sister likes that scene and we couldn’t stop laughing.

Why you should watch: Because of the cast (especially Song Joong Ki)! This drama has a solid plot and I enjoyed the suspense, plot twists and thrills. The drama wraps up the job of a soldier and a doctor well and draws a nice comparison between the two seemingly different jobs that actually have the same goal of protecting the people.

Favourite MVs+ osts: Once again by Mad Clown, Kim Na Young

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Korean Drama Review RWOS

Remember-war of the sons (2015-2016) 记得儿子的战争

Genre: Melodrama, Crime, Thriller

Enjoyment: 9/10  Pace: 8/10  No. of times I watched it: 1

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starring Yoo Seung Ho as Seo Jin Woo, Park Min Young as Lee In Ah, Park Sung Woong as Park Dong Ho, Nam Goong Min as Nam Gyu Man, Jung Hye Sung as Nam Yeo Kyung

Plot: Seo Jin Woo (Yoo Seung Ho) has the condition of Hyperthymesia which allows him to remember almost every day in perfect detail. To prove the innocence of his father before the death sentence is carried out, Jin Woo becomes a lawyer. He struggles to prove his father’s innocence, who begins to lose his memory due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Zoom into characters: Jin Woo remembers everything clearly, including exactly how he loses half of his family after they got into an accident. With only his father and him left, they treasure each other and lead a happy life until his father is framed for murder. As they are poor, it is easy for the rich Nam Gyu Man to put the blame on his father. What makes matters worse is that Jin Woo’s father cannot remember anything about what happened that night due to Alzheimer’s disease. Park Dong Ho, a gangster lawyer who wins cases by all means decides to help defend Jin Woo’s father after seeing Jin Woo’s determination but at the last minute he purposely loses the case for his uncle who is like a father to him. Lee In Ah is a law student who believes in Jin Woo’s father innocence and supports Jin Woo when he is down. After Jin Woo’s father is convicted, they go on separate ways and she works towards becoming a prosecutor who shines light on the truth.

 

Favourite MVs+ osts: Cold by K. Will

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Korean Drama Review SWP

Long time no blog haha! Hope everyone has been well! Glad to be writing after a while. Has been quite busy and also due to not completely finishing one drama. My passion for dramas seems to be reignited in me again. Good to have this feel! Sometimes, when I am feeling troubled in my life or when I use dramas as a way to escape from reality, the thirst for dramas just isn’t that much and it doesn’t really make me feel fulfilled when watching.

~Lucky JM

She was pretty (2015)  她真漂亮

Genre: Romance, Comedy

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

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starring Hwang Jung Eum as Kim Hye Jin, Jung Da Bin as Hye Jin (young), Park Seo Joon as Ji Sung Joon, Yang Han Yeol as Sung Joon (young), Go Joon Hee as Min Ha Ri, Choi Shi Won as Kim Shin Hyuk

Plot: Kim Hye Jin (Hwang Jung Eum) was a very pretty girl from a rich family. After her family’s publishing company went bankrupt, she experienced hardships and then lost her beauty too. Meanwhile, Ji Sung Joon (Park Seo Joon) was an unattractive and plump boy with low self-esteem, but grows up as a handsome man and successful editor.

Zoom into characters: Ji Sung Joon is often bullied at school due to his appearance until he finally gets a friend, Kim Hye Jin, who is beautiful but treats him as a real friend. Sung Joon’s life changes but they soon lose contact after Sung Joon emigrated overseas and Hye Jin’s family moves house. After many years, they decide to meet again but Hye Jin stood him up after being shocked by Sung Joon’s change, and is embarrassed at her own state. Instead, she asks her best friend, Ha Ri, to become her substitute. Hye Jin finally gets a job at a magazine publishing company (The Most) but to her horror, she ends up working under Sung Joon. On the other hand, Ha Ri slowly falls for Sung Joon. Shin Hyuk is a famous writer in disguise who works at The Most for fun and falls for Hye Jin.

 

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Favourite MVs+osts: You Don’t Know Me by Soyou (Sistar) & Brother Su

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Korean Drama Review OM

Orange Marmalade (2015) 橘子果酱

Genre: School, Fantasy, Romance, Melodrama, Vampire

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

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starring Yeo Jin Goo as Jung Jae Min, Song Eui Joon as Jae Min (young), Seol Hyun as Baek Ma Ri, Lee Jong Hyun as Han Shi Hoo, Gil Eun Hye as Jo Ah Ra

Plot: Baek Ma Ri (Seol Hyun) is a senior high student and a vampire. She attends a school which all students are human but she’s not. She has to keep her real identity hidden and acts like a common girl. However, deep inside, she holds the grudge for all people around her mocking vampires. Meanwhile, Jung Jae Min (Yeo Jin Goo) is a popular male student who will fall in love with Baek Ma Ri.

Zoom into characters: Jung Jae Min gives up music to rebel against his mother who married a vampire. He seems like a very popular and well-loved person but he actually grows up alone after leaving his mother. Baek Ma Ri is a vampire who gives up her music dream because of her identity. She does not like to draw attention to herself and just wants to graduate from the school without being discovered. Because of Jae Min’s sweet blood, Ma Ri is drawn to him uncontrollably. At the same time, Jae Min is drawn to Ma Ri’s looks and music talent. He decides to continue with music if Ma Ri joins him in the new band formed.

 

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Favourite MVs+ osts: Whole album

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Hi!! Just a Random Review

Hello, everyone!! I had been missing for a very long time due to my busy schedule. I will try my best to write more reviews but I will be busy again during December and subsequently. I will try to catch up on my running man reviews as I write the short korean drama series and korean web drama reviews and even movies. I will be typing quite fast so please forgive me if I have spelling errors or even messy plotting. Also, as some of the running man episodes I had watched a long time ago, please forgive me if there are any missing plots. Thank you.

Let’s talk about more interesting things!!! I had been watching quite a lot of dramas. There are many awesome dramas like Sassy Go Go and many others. I will be writing on Running Man Ep 254 soon, which the guests of the episode are SNSD, Choi Min Ho and Hongman. That episode is so nice!!! You should consider watching it!! Lately, I also had been kind of addicted to a few kpop songs, like Day6jyp’s Congratulations and Got7’s If You Do. These songs are so nice!! Haha. I also have been managing the instagram account. Hope you all liked it. Thank you for reading this random review and have an enjoyable time reading our reviews!!! Goodbye and good night. zzz

–Joyous JY–

Falling For Challenge Korean Web Drama

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Falling For Challenge/Falling For Do Jeon Web Drama(2015)

Episodes: 6

Cast: Kim So Eun as Ban Hana and Xiumin(EXO) as Do Jeon

Recommended Ost: You are the One by Xiumin(EXO)

Review: Na Do Jeon is a timid but bright boy who works part-time as a Pierrot clown because he genuinely loves making people laugh and he is also being influenced by his father who is also a Pierrot clown. When his father die when Do Jeon was at a young age, he could only remember his father in the Pierrot clown suit as his father wore it most of the time. Na Do Jeon strongly believes that a clown should never talk. if not it will spoil the meaning of a clown. Ban Hana is a girl dreaming of starting her own food truck. She is also the president of the ‘One Plus’ hobby club, which the school wants to close. That club’s theme is to challenge something new. The first time she ran into Do Jeon was when she was being chased by a guy because she spilled water at his clothes while running a marathon. Xiumin managed to save her by directing that man into another place. Do Jeon also helped her another time when the director when he asked her if there was a new member in the club. Just nice Do Jeon walked past and he joined the club as such. In the club, they were supposed to do new challenges and Do Jeon and Ban Hana chose Pierrot. Their club learnt Pierrot from Do Jeon even though the other club members did not like it at first. However, during the day of performance, a young girl, who lived in the house that Do Jeon rented a room from, went missing after hearing that she was going to be sent to America. Do Jeon went to find her. The whole club also did not perform as they decided to find the girl. Fortunately, the girl just went to bought her grandfather medicine after hearing that he wants to send her to America to her parents because he was ill. This was so touching. So the club decided to put up a Pierrot show for the kids and they managed to revive the club ad go on TV as they did something meaningful as a challenge. Anyway, in this show, Do Jeon and Hana slowly liked each other and Hana made her first move by kissing Do Jeon on his cheeks. As she felt embarrassed due to confessing her love first, she said that the kiss was a mistake due to drinking. Do Jeon was so innocent and thought Hana rejected him. When Hana told him it was not like that, he realised the truth and said it was a new challenge for him through the camera. That is the end of the drama.

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Sassy Go Go Korean Drama

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Sassy Go Go Korean Drama(2015)

Episodes: 12

Cast: Jung Eun Ji as Kang Yeon Doo, Lee Won Geun as Kim Yeol, Ji Soo as Seo Ha Joon, Cha Ha Kyun as Ha Dong Jae, Chae Soo Bin as Kwon Soo Ah.

Recommended Ost: Shooting Stars by HanByulJadu by Turtles Fly and Flowers by Lizzy Feat. Kanto

Review: Due to the different status due to academic standing, they are treated differently, like the ones with bad academic results will not have electricity and has a small room to be in. Dance Club, Real King fought with the highest status in school cheerleading club, Baek Ho, which is only by name a cheerleading club, and got into a fight, which caused Real King to be stepped down right away as clubs that disturb another club will be abolished. Since Real King has a lower status, they are being abolished. Kang Yeon Doo decided to talk with Kim Yeol for an agreement but ended up falling on him, which seemed like a kissing scene, and was being captured by Kwon Soo Ah, which resulted in the club being abolished. Kang Yeon Doo feels that it is unfair and did a lot of things with her fellow mates to get back their club, but it turned out to be having more punishment points instead. Kang Yeon Doo realised that Kwon Soo Ah, who is her friend, actually sent the picture to the teacher. She was very sad. Kwon Soo Ah did many more bad things, which I will be saying later.

Kang Yeon Doo and Ha Dong Jae are good friends and Ha Dong Jae had a phoebia of being in contact with others as he accidentally pushed Kang Yeon Doo down. Kwon Soo Ah used this weakness of him by asking the opponent basketball mates to get into physical contact with him to threaten Kang Yeon Doo. Kwon Soo Ah even pushed Kang Yeon Doo down the stairs when she was being reviewed of the truth of her stealing the examination papers. Kim Yeol threw himself to catch Kang Yeon Doo to prevent her from being hurt. Anyway, Kwon Soo Ah did many more bad things like creating a cheerleading club that consist of Real King and Baek Ho to help her specs to go to a good overseas school. She even told the principal about Ha Joon cutting himself so that the principal can threaten Kim Yeol to persuade Real King to do the specs with them. Anyway, she did many horrible things, and it was partially because of the mother that she had came thus far. In the last few episodes, with the whole cheerleading club’s support, she decided to go back to school and repent on her mistake.

Now, moving on to Kang Yeon Doo and Ha Joon. At first, Ha Joon did not really like Kang Yeon Doo for she was very nosy and liked to care about people’s business. But Ha Joon started having feelings for Kang Yeon Doo when Kang Yeon Doo gave him band-aids when he is hurt. Feelings of him to Kang Yeon Do started to grow. It was so sad because he would never get Kang Yeon Doo as he liked her too late and he did not want to snatch from his brother, Kim Yeol. However, he still managed to confess his feelings for her. I kind of pity Ha Joon though.

Last but not least, the most important of all, is Kang Yeon Doo and Kim Yeol. They are always falling on each other and quarrelling at first but they start to have feelings for each other as time grows. Such a cute couple!! Kim Yeol, unlike Ha Joon, likes her being into people’s business and standing up for people. His confession is cute. And they are the post-it couple. I feel they are one of the best couples I seen. Kim Yeol even taught her a way to not let the club abolish by putting up posters in the school to show the unfair treatment in schools and tutored her etc. There is too many cheesy scenes of them so please watch for the full idea.

My review:

This show has things that are used repeatedly, like the “One,…, Two…, Three, …” and “There are friends that will do things with you”, “There are teachers who will stand by you no matter what. Love it!!

And I love both Kim Yeol’s and Seo Ha Joon’s confession, with Kim Yeol, the cheesy fashion, Awwww, and Seo Ha Joon who used the gummy bear to express his feelings. Love it!!!

And I love the strawberry milk thingy. Because they used this as a plot. Like Ha Joon and Kim Yeol jealous about Kang Yeon Doo and Ha Dong Jae drinking that strawbeery milk, Kim Yeol wanting Kang Yeon Doo to drink banana milk to show that they are different and at the end, Kwon Soo Ah stealing the strawberry milk which was meant for Kang Yeon Doo.

I feel that this show is too short so there were some things that were closed pretty quickly, like how Kim Yeol decided to let his father and Kang Yeon Doo’s mother be together and how Seo Ha Joon decided to just let Kim Yeol have Kang Yeon Doo. Seo Ha Joon is too good for a man and a brother already, giving up Kang Yeon Doo instead of snatching from Kim Yeol, his bro.But anyway, I still ship Kim Yeol and Kang Yeon Doo but I pity Ha Joon. Hope Ji Soo gets a role where I can ship him all I want. But overall was good, just feeling that the last episode is a little rush.

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To Be Continued Web Drama

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To Be Continued(2015)

Cast: ASTRO and Kim Sae Ron

Episodes: 12

Recommended Ost: Innocent Love by ASTRO

Review: This drama is about Kim Sae Ron going back to the past to change the future of the Astro members.One day, there was a storm and Jheon Ah Rin(Kim Sae Ron) was sitting in a cab. A mysterious guy told Jheon Ah Rin(Kim Sae Ron) that if she manage to return to the past, what will she do. And when lightnings struck, she and another guy(one of the Astro members went back to the past when they were in high school. At that time, their Astro group was not very popular and they were struggling. Moon Bin was a very good dancer and he had a conflict with Cha Eun Woo(Lee Dong Min) and Jheon Ah Rin(Kim Sae Ron) has to try to resolve it. Kim Sae Ron continues to go back and forth between the past and future as she recreates the past to get them back in time. The past that they recreate will change the future of things and one thing Jheon Ah Rin(Kim Sae Ron) changed was letting Moon Bin who likes her to like her friend which likes him. How will she be able to change the future? It is to be continued…

My Own Feelings: I feel that this drama is completely in sync to its name because in the end when the Astro goes back to the future, it was still to be continued.

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2014 Korean Drama Ost

Dramacream(me) has made a 2014 korean drama ost youtube video. Hope you like it! Enjoy! Feel free to see the videos we made such as [korean drama ost (2006-2013)+rm bgm] and subscribe to our channel for more to come! –Joyous JY