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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

Korean Drama Review A Korean Odyssey AKO

Watched this some time ago. Based on my instagram posts, it seems like I finished watching it about 2 months ago? Doing this by memory.

A Korean Odyssey/ Hwayugi (2017-2018) 花遊記

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Horror

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

 

starring Lee Seung Ki as Son Oh Gong, Cha Seung Won as Ma Wang, Oh Yeon Seo as Jin Seon Mi, Kal So Won as Jin Seon Mi (young), Lee Hong Ki as Jeo Pal Gye/P.K, Jang Kwang as Yoon Dae Sik, Sung Hyuk as Winter General / Summer Fairy Ha, Kim Sung Oh as Lee Han Joo, Lee El as Ma Ji Young, Lee Se Young as Jung Se Ra / Jin Bu Ja / Bong Soon / Ah Sa Nyeo, One as peddler’s grandson

It is some time since there was a drama that I felt like chasing and/or had nice fantasy so was happy to get a hold of this drama. Enjoyed watching the demons use their supernatural power. Liked the interactions between the demon characters, Seon Mi/Sam Jang and Seon Mi’s secretary. The demon characters are often teasing and fighting with each other yet they are loyal to each other, and help each other in real times of need. Found some of the evil spirits quite frightening, especially the one in the doll and the creepy slow moving zombie. It is interesting how Dae Sik likes to do housework and cook haha, good for the other demons! Was interesting to see how Sung Hyuk acted as demons of different gender.

Liked Son Oh Gong the most among the demons (partially because Lee Seung Gi is my most favourite Korean actor haha)! When I started this drama, it reminded me a bit of Gu Family Book except it was more grim. Happy that I finally get to see Lee Seung Gi in another drama. Loved the character, Oh Gong, who is intelligent, mischievous and powerful. It is cool when Oh Gong uses his supernatural power in life and death situations like to kill evil spirits to save Seon Mi or for own purposes such as impersonating others, and keeping an eye on someone (using his cute soft toy monkey) or to make scenes more romantic. Liked the development of relationship and chemistry (more towards the end) between Oh Gong and Seon Mi. Despite how Seon Mi hates Oh Gong for not fulfilling his promise and leaving her helpless in the horrifying world again, she believes in him and waits for him. It was fun to watch how Oh Gong changes from being an annoying betrayer, a predator, a forced bodyguard to eventually a true protector and lover of Seon Mi. Liked how Lee Seung Gi said the same line to Seon Mi “You are beautiful, because I love you.” many times with different feelings. Cried at the last time I heard it. Liked Oh Yeon Seo’s acting in this drama and she portrayed Seon Mi’s unbreakable fighting spirit and kind heart well. It was interesting to see the different types of evil spirits they get rid of together and alone.

Had mixed feelings towards Ma Wang as a character. Didnt like how Ma Wang seems to betray others easily after using them for his own benefits (except once (?) when Oh Gong’s life is at risk) but liked how Ma Wang is hilarious and adds plot twists to the drama. Cha Seung Won has more facial expressions than I thought which made me laugh a lot, especially when he is shocked by something or suffers from something like a stroke. Liked the interaction between him and his secretary, Secretary Ma, who is a loyal dog demon which after many years can be transformed to look like human. It is funny that Secretary Ma never fails to ask Ma Wang if she should kill that person whenever a person makes Ma Wang angry. Enjoyed watching how the two are in such good rapport most of the time and how they depended on each other.

Felt that there was great development in the character, Pal Gye, who is immature and a bit annoying at the start but loses the people he is close to towards the end of the drama. Didnt like how he is selfish and tries to save Bu Ja by attempting to feed her with Seon Mi or when he works with Ma Wang and tries to lock Oh Gong in a picture by getting rid of the exit. However, I enjoyed watching how he treats Bu Ja well with those tender eyes haha. Although he is foolish and is cheated a few times when trying to “save” Bu Ja which made me a bit annoyed, I liked his persistence and felt a lingering sadness as I know that it would not be possible for Bu Ja to survive for long. Liked how Lee Hong Ki portrayed Pal Gye’s emotional struggle and despair. It was especially sad when he cannot do anything about their deaths which both happen right in front of him, and it was a little heartbreaking when he says that he is the only one left in the photograph.

Lee Se Young’s acting shines through in this drama as she acted as the kind and naive zombie Bu Ja, and the cunning and powerful evil spirit Ah Sa Nyeo who possesses the body later on. She managed to leave a deep impression for both of her completely different characters and I felt sad for both of them. Special mentions to One (acting as the young adult who is often seen glued to his phone or selling his grandmother’s store’s magical items secretly to make money) and Kim Sung Oh (Seon Mi’s right-hand employee who is chicken-hearted) for acting well. The drama started out well but I feel that the plot becomes more bland towards the end (dealing with one last evil spirit for many episodes, and Oh Gong and Seon Mi wanting to sacrifice their lives for each other), and its emphasis on tragedy is a bit too strong for my liking.

A Korean Odyssey ost ig post 

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2014 Korean Drama Ost

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Quick Picture Recap You are all surrounded YAAS


Ji Yong and Soo Sun who are from the same school are half-friend, half-enemy.


Pan Seok hopes that Ji Yong’s mother can be a witness in the case. He guarantees her safety.


Ji Yong’s mother risks her life to save Ji Yong.


Ji Yong holds a grudge against Pan Seok as he thinks that Pan Seok is in cahoots with Killer Boots and did not keep his promise to protect his mother. He changes his name to Dae Gu.


They report to work as rookie detectives with different but unbefitting motives.


The rookies eavesdrop on whether they can continue working and heard that Pan Seok decides to give them a chance.


Although Dae Gu is skeptical about finding the gum wrapper in the pile of rubbish, they end up finding it and bringing it back after a nasty fight.


They finally get a chance to work on a case in pairs. A woman that they promise to help catch his stalker is stabbed. Soo Sun and Dae Gu are overcome with guilt.



Dae Gu feels that Pan Seok has no right to criticise them and starts a fight before leaving.


Dae Gu returns after imaginary mother helps him sort out his thoughts but is bind to Soo Sun (because of Tae II).



Dae Gu, Ji Gook, Tae II,  Soo Sun are held hostage at a restaurant with some high school girls. Dae Gu and Soo Sun pretend they are a couple as they cannot hold their hands up to surrender (bind with handcuff) or their identity as police will be known.


The rookies finally solve a case successfully.


Pan Seok’s past reveals.


Dae Gu uses his photographic memory to help in the investigation.



Soo Sun and Dae Gu catching the bad guy by all means at the airport.



Dae Gu kisses Soo Sun to prevent his identity from getting discovered.



On another occasion, Dae Gu manages to catch a bad guy after choosing the bad guy over finding out about Boots.


Soo Sun comforts Dae Gu after finding out his real identity.



Dae Gu’s sponsor (out of remorse) was actually the one who helped Boots get away by intercepting Soo Sun’s witness report. Pan Seok was too into working on that case that he lost his only child.


Pan Seok discovers a bug planted by Dae Gu.



Dae Gu started off as the attacker but ends up being unconscious.


After he recovers (clearing most of his misunderstanding with Pan Seok), Dae Gu wants to kill Boots but saved Boots from his pursuer.


While posing as a real couple for an investigation, real feelings were at play instead.


Tae II got stabbed while trying to protect the pendant, the most important evidence of Ji Young’s mother’s case.


Further development in their relationship.


Dae Gu’s so-called stepmother killed his mother, believing that Dae Gu is her husband’s son.



While trying to catch the bad guy who has too much power, Dae Gu risks his life.

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All About Bora(got the most votes in polling 6), Lee Seung Gi and Han Hye Jin Episode 174

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Arrival of Guests

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Jong Kook talking about the idol special, about him dancing that sexy and hot dance.

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The first picture at the top left corner is Gary and Ji Hyo couple playing the game that need to squat and lift up the person while piggybacking it. The second picture at the top right hand corner is Lee Seung Gi piggybacking Giraffe. The third picture shows Han Hye Jin and Yoo Jae Suk eating the steaming hot potato. The fourth picture is Kim Jong Kook and Bora thinking of what is the answer to solving the code. The next picture is Gwang Soo and Lee Seung Gi happy to have won. The next picture is Ji Suk Jin and Haha eating the steaming hot potato. The next picture is Yoo Jae Suk piggybacking Han Hye Jin. The rest you can see it yourself.

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Korean Drama Review BL

Shining Inheritance / Brilliant Legacy (2009) 灿烂的遗产

Genre: Comedy, Romance

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

Brilliant-Legacy   

starring Han Hyo Joo as Go Eun Sung and Lee Seung Ki as Sun Woo Hwan. Other casts: Bae Soo Bin as Park Jun Se, Yeon Joon-seok as Go Eun-woo (younger brother) and Moon Chae Won as Yoo Sung Mi.

Plot: Go Eun Sung’s life is similar to Cinderella’s. After her father died, her step-mother, Baek Sung Hee, took away all of her assets and her younger brother, Eun Woo, and suddenly disappears without a trace. When the CEO of a food company, Jang Sook Ja, suffers amnesia and can’t remember who she is Eun Sung takes her in. However, Eun Sung does not know that she is the grandmother of Sun Woo Hwan, the man who she switched bags with at the airport. How will their constant bickering lead them to realize that they care more about each other than they let on?

Watched sometime ago. Looks like Han Hyo Joo’s character is hard to get? Bae Soo Bin plays the supporting role in both this and Dong Yi when Han Hyo Joo is involved. Haha. It is such a waste even though I don’t mind Woo Hwan ending up with Eun Sung (sry for the spoiler). Her musically talented brother was Eun Sung’s motivation until she lost him. Even though she is from a rich family, she does not act like a princess and is humble and polite. Eun Sung’s spirit is one I can learn from. Her father should not have pretended that he is dead just to claim insurance money. (Sry for the spoiler) How is he so sure that the stepmother will take care of Eun Sung and Eun Woo when she already has her own daughter, Sung Mi, who is much more precious to her? He should not have been so irresponsible and made his children suffer. He is just escaping from the problem instead of facing and solving it.

A company belongs to everyone working in it, not only the shareholders who have high rank as everyone in the company contributes to the achievement of the company. Shareholders are supposed to make decisions wisely and not just trying to take over the company. Every worker’s effort and hard work should be appreciated.

Why you should watch: Genre: Romance. It is a typical poor girl and rich guy happy ending drama with conflict but also worth watching. The casts acted their roles well. Liked how Lee Seung Gi portrays his character in his first drama as lead.

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MV+Favourite osts: Love is punishment by K Will   BL ost ig post

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Korean Drama Review You are all surrounded YAAS

You’re all surrounded (2014) 你们被包围了

Genre: Mystery, Crime, Romance, Action, Thriller

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

you r all surrounded

starring Lee Seung Ki as Eun Dae Gu / Kim Ji Yong, Cha Seung Won as Seo Pan Suk and Go Ah Ra as Uh Soo Sun.

The child actors acted very well, especially the one who played Ji Yong. The drama is definitely a thriller at the start. They solved many different cases even though they ruined the 1st 2 by starting up a fight when they are undercover and letting their guards down. The 3rd one was solved due to luck. They were actually held hostage at a food stall and the one who held them hostage with some high school girls even let a gas leak, threatening that he will kill them. The funny part is Dae Gu and Soo Sun were handcuffed together and they have to pretend that they are a couple to prevent themselves from being found out that they are police. So funny that four people are needed to catch a captor and tie him in a dead knot.

After that, Dae Gu’s identity is slowly revealed and he even got stabbed by the same person who was hunting him down 11 years ago. When they thought that the case was closed, it actually wasn’t and the bad guys are still trying to get rid of him.

At first, Pan Suk thought that they will just cause disasters but changed his mind after that. Looks like there’s a will, there’s a way. Even Dae Gu starts to like his job. Learnt that interest can be developed after sense of accomplishment is felt. Teamwork is important. As they gather their strength, they can solve crimes. A police is a police after all. They have to chase criminals even when they are on a date haha. As it reaches the end, sadly, there does not seem like there is a major climax and the main part of the drama emphasises Dae Gu’s misfortune.

MV+Favourite osts: What’s Wrong With Me by San E (Feat.Kang Min Hee) and Love, That One Word by Taeyeon ost ig post

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Quick Picture Recap Gu family book GFB

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Wol Ryung and Seo Hwa tragic story.


Kang Chi receives unexpected kiss from supposedly first love, Chung Jo, the daughter of his adoptive family.


Yeo Wool saves Kang Chi from his attackers. In a “drugged” state, Kang Chi has mistaken Yeo Wool for Chung Jo and promises her he will protect her.


Kang Chi and Yeo Wool’s fateful meeting.


Kang Chi does not gain the trust of Sir Dam and Gon.


The lord, who Kang Chi treats as father, is killed.


Revenge! Give the bad guys some fear.


Kang Chi transforms into monster after bracelet is cut off.


Kang Chi cannot believe the truth. He is actually half-human.


Kang Chi is stabbed by Tae Seo who is under hypnosis.

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Yeo Wool saves Kang Chi’s life by taking off his bracelet.


Locked in a secret storage room. Yeo Wool’s wound created by Kang Chi is infected. Kang Chi uses his magical blood to heal her wound.


After Chung Jo’s betrayal, Kang Chi returns in a hideous state. Yeo Wool prevents Kang Chi from being killed by her father and holds Kang Chi’s claws much to other’s astonishment. Kang Chi is touched.


Kang Chi gives Yeo Wool a “hand grown” flower.


Out for a date!


Kang Chi is able to prevent himself from turning into monster just by looking at Yeo Wool.


Kang Chi finally confesses to Yeo Wool that he loves her.


Kang Chi’s parents meet. Wol Ryung is an evil spirit now.


Although Wol Ryung and Kang Chi fight at first, Kang Chi shields Wol Ryung from flying arrows aimed at Wol Ryung.


A beautiful ending to Wol Ryung and Seo Hwa’s love story.


Kang Chi is depressed. He allows his parents to leave.

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The bad guys are brought to justice.


Yeo Wool has taken the poisoned bullet shot for Kang Chi and treasures her last days with him.


Kang Chi remains half human and lives a long life in waiting, finally meeting reincarnation of Yeo Wool.

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Gu Family Book quotes (Korean drama)

Don’t ever do that again. Keeping secrets from me, you don’t need to. Never again in front of me, pass by me like I’m a stranger… Look at me. I like you. I like you a lot.

~Kang Chi

Whatever happened 20 years ago, it was before we were born and is the elders business. So, please don’t push the past onto us. Elders’ business is to be solved by the elders.

~Kang Chi

(1st time hearing this in korean dramas. Good job, Kang Chi!)

You told me yourself that there are no evil people in this world. That there are just bad situations.

~Yeo Wool

Don’t be afraid of what you chose. The moment you lose yourself in fear, you will lose everything. The opposite of trust is fear.

~Wol Ryung

Korean Drama Review King 2 Hearts K2H

King 2 Hearts (2012) 回避两心 

Genre: Politics, Romance, Mystery, Action

Enjoyment: 9/10  Pace: 8/10  No. of times I watched it: 2

   

starring Lee Seung Ki as Lee Jae Ha and Ha Ji Won as Kim Hang Ah, Jo Jung Suk as Eun Shi Kyung, Lee Yoon Ji as Lee Jae Shin, Yoon Je Moon as Kim Bong Goo/John Mayer

As Jae Ha’s brother was being murdered, Jae Ha suddenly bears the responsibility of being the king and Hang Ah suddenly becomes the queen. Both have a lot to learn but as long as they are willing they can do well.

Liked the portrayal of Jae Ha being immature at the start and at times, offending many. It is funny that he is a scaredy cat when at the mercy of the North Korean soldiers including Hang Ah, being so afraid of the acupuncture (?) needles Hang Ah has, thinking they are poisonous needles. While his impulsive and immature behaviour leads to negative consequences, it also brings the relationship between them closer, for example, the impossible race he “earned” and  he thought he could pretend and get over with it easily but he ends up running it for real with Hang Ah, with his serious leg injury. Although it seems like Hang Ah is more capable than him, at important times, Jae Ha manages to stand up for Hang Ah which makes him look cool.

My sister felt the drama plot is too mature for her but to me, I liked the simple romance between the 2 important figures in the country. Rather than great romance, I enjoyed watching how they can lean on and rely on each other and understand each other’s movement. I guess with such great responsibility, they only can have simple romance haha?  Enjoyed watching how they overcome challenges after challenges together. The evil is disgusting and cruel, playing with lizards, torture equipments, weapons and drug injections. Too bad he killed his own people due to his lack of trust which leads to his downfall haha. It is interesting to see news from the television in South Korea and North Korea. The king also has a diary that can be activated by the king’s voice which will be useful (hint). 

In addition, I liked Hang Ah’s North Korean team/friends who support her all the time and provide much help to her. Also enjoyed the romance between Jae Ha’s sister, the princess, and a royal guard who is Jae Ha’s right hand man. He seems rigid but he is brave and loyal while the princess is active and mischievous but with a kind heart. The princess seems out of his reach due to status but he is the best person to protect her in all those bad times. Sad that she becomes handicapped due to an accident caused by the evil and the ending between the royal guard and the princess turns out sad (sry for spoiler) even though there are nice heartwarming moments for them.

Learnt that intelligence is important but people are more important. When we have people as our support, it gives us strength and helps us overcome challenges. There are always people who try to create chaos and war but we can always prevent wars from happening. As long as the leaders act appropriately, citizens can avoid the sufferings of war. We should treasure the peace we have now and remember the importance of harmony.

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MV+Favourite osts: Love is crying by K Will and Missing you like crazy by Taeyeon  K2H ost ig post

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