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Scanned through Korean Drama Review Where stars land WSL

Doing this by memory. Finished scanning through it at around December 2018.

Where Stars Land/Fox Bride Star (2018) 狐狸新娘星

starring Lee Je Hoon as Lee Soo Yeon, Nam Da Reum as Soo Yeon (young), Chae Soo Bin as Han Yeo Reum, Lee Dong Gun as Seo In Woo, Kim Ji Soo as Yang Seo Koon, Lee Sung Wook as Choi Moo Ja, Kim Kyung Nam as Oh Dae Ki, Lee Soo Kyung as Na Young Joo, Ro Woon as Go Eun Sub

The pace for this drama is very good for the first few episodes until Soo Yeon’s confession scene. Chased this drama until there. There are many emergencies at the airport and I enjoyed watching how the staff deals with the situations. It is interesting to know about the happenings at the airport. Felt that Soo Yeon’s emotional struggle shines through in this drama. However, it was a pity that the distinct characteristics of the character Soo Yeon is gone after the confession scene.

Liked how Soo Yeon just wants to live a normal life and how he is strict towards his subordinate and frank at the start. There are many behaviours he has that makes him different from the norm and I enjoyed watching that. For example, the reason why he chooses to work at the airport is because he can hide in the many people there and just focus on doing his duties, he doesnt answer his superiors and even questions if he has to do what he is being told to do, he is quick-witted and good at dealing with emergencies or difficult people. Liked how he is portrayed as Yeo Reum’s superhero at the start, saving Yeo Reum twice with his quick moves and metallic arm. It is cool when he does so. This is the reason why I started watching this drama. It is cool how his metallic arm can bend metal poles and lift cars and it is funny how he breaks things easily when he knocks into them. Laughed at the scene where the water dispenser breaks apart some time after his “attempt” to repair it. It was painful to watch when he starts to lose control of his metalllic arm and when the metallic arm starts to attract magnetic objects and he has to pull himself from the objects.

It is fine if Soo Yeon compromises a little here and there due to Yeo Reum’s influences but his whole character seems to change after the confession scene which to me, is a flaw that cant be ignored in this drama. Liked the chemistry and tension between Soo Yeon and Yeo Reum which are just nice in their relationship. It is funny how the dust robot cleaner follows Soo Yeon and even ships Soo Yeon and Yeo Reum once. Liked how Yeo Reum is compassionate. However, was unable to relate to her emotional struggles. Liked the scene where Yeo Reum thanks Soo Yeon for saving her in the past, no matter he remembers her or not.

Liked how this drama delves into the topic of disability. Liked how Soo Yeon’s emotional struggle was portrayed. His fear of drawing people’s attention and how he thinks that people can hurt him just by looking is well-portrayed (cant remember exactly). Liked the scene where Soo Yeon decides to tell Yeo Reum the truth about himself by meeting her on a wheelchair. That scene left a deep impression on me as he falls from his wheelchair down the steps while trying to get his phone (?) and had difficulty getting up, which nicely shows the struggles he faces due to the disability. However, they should have let Yeo Reum be with the disabled Soo Yeon at least for some time to show that Yeo Reum can accept his disability as a part of him.

Another highlight of this drama is the security team couple. Liked the development of relationship and chemistry between them. Liked how Dae Ki manages to find out many things about Young Joo which she tried to hide. Liked how Dae Ki says that he doesnt like puppy faces but likes cat faces. It is such an accurate description and it is so sweet haha. Liked both of the characters and their interactions with Soo Yeon and Yeo Reum.

Liked the friendship between Eun Sub and Yeo Reum. Liked Soo Yeon and Yeo Reum’s superior who stands up for them when needed and assures them that she is there to help them if they make mistakes. Could have had more depth in the relationship between her and the security superior.

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Long Series Kdrama Review The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop

The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop (2016) 月桂的紳士西裝店

Episodes: 54

starring Lee Dong Gun as Lee Dong Jin, Jo Yoon Hee as Na Yun Shil, Shin Goo as Lee Man Sool, Cha In Pyo as Bae Sam Do, Choi Won Young as Sung Tae Pyung, Hyun Woo as Kang Tae Yang, Oh Hyun Kyung as Lee Dong Sook, Lee Se Young as Min Hyo Won 

Doing this based on memory.

I remember the interaction between Dong Jin and Yun Shil as funny. At the start, Yun Shil mistakes him as someone else which causes misunderstandings. I still remember one time Dong Jin happens to chance upon her at her mother-in-law’s farm and he slips and falls and spoils some fruits. They are quite sweet and awkward later on haha. Yun Shil’s husband or husband-to-be is a gangster that was arrested during the wedding if I am not wrong. Yun Shil’s husband-to-be helped her pay off her debt which is a big sum of money so she is grateful and marries him to repay him. He later threatens to harm them if she gets together with Dong Jin. Dong Jin’s mother is also against them being together since she feels that Dong Jin deserves more and his ex-wife is quite rich. She is also worried for Dong Jin’s safety. I feel that his ex-wife is quite foolish to divorce him because he resigns from the big company haha.

It is funny how the couple who runs the fried chicken business always suspects each other is cheating on him/her. The husband is often looked at for his good looks and muscles which leads to the wife often arguing and fighting with female customers. While it seems like the husband is what most woman wants, he is actually being cheated easily and is in debt for being a guarantor for his friend. They often take turns to suspect each other is going out with someone.

There is also another couple. Dong Sook opens a small comic cafe and is a fan of a once famous singer. At first, the top star looks down on her but ends up liking her later. Although once famous for singing rock, he is now earning a living singing other songs such as slow songs, folk music, and singing in front of shops to attract customers. If I didnt remember wrongly, Dong Sook even sells her cafe to help him produce a new music album but he ends up getting cheated. My mother feels that he should just give up on singing rock and earn money through other means but I dont think so. He can earn money using other means but should not give up on what he wants to do at the same time.

There is another young couple, Tae Yang and Hyo Won. The actor that acts as Tae Yang looks good-looking at first sight but not so after some time haha. Tae Yang is Yun Shil’s good friend. He is poor and likes someone but his love was unrequited and the person doesnt reject him until some time later. Then, he meets Hyo Won who is bubbly and cheerful and likes him first. If I didnt remember wrongly, she buys him meals just to stare at him haha. They are quite cute together. It is funny how he promises Hyo Won’s mum that he wont like Hyo Won. It is interesting to watch how Hyo Won’s mum accepts him even though she doesnt want to later on. He somehow meets the needs of Hyo Won’s mum haha. Liked how Tae Yang and Yun Shil support each other emotionally.

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