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Long Series Kdrama Review Heaven’s promise

Doing this by memory since I watched this some time ago. Hope the details are correct.

Heaven’s promise (2016) 天上的約定

Episodes: 102

starring Lee Yoo Ri as Lee Na Yeon / Baek Do Hee, Suh Joon Young as Kang Tae Joon, Park Ha Na as Jang Se Jin, Song Jong Ho as Park Hwi Kyung

It is a revenge story. Na Yeon happily lives with her lover, Tae Joon, in a small apartment. However, things change after he gets a chance to go abroad to study (?) to improve his qualification. After he goes, he ends up dating Se Jin, the daughter of a rich family whose company he will be working for. Se Jin ends up becoming pregnant and Tae Joon chooses Se Jin over Na Yeon without knowing that Na Yeon has given birth to his child while he was away. While fighting with Se Jin’s family over various issues, Na Yeon ends up losing everything and is thrown into a mental hospital. Do Hee who looks exactly like Na Yeon is actually her identical twin that is raised by a rich family as the mother wanted to cover something up. She is a very smart reporter (?) and is good at uncovering things. She likes Hwi Kyung, Se Jin’s young uncle, but their relationship (if i didnt remember wrongly) is quite bumpy even though there is mutual attraction. Do Hee ends up knowing about Na Yeon and wants to save her from the mental hospital but there is a fire and their identity switches as they were wearing each other’s clothes. Do Hee passes away from the fire. Na Yeon becomes Do Hee and plans her revenge as her daughter also passes away in the fight.

Liked Suh Joon Young in To the beautiful you. But when in other dramas that I watched, Suh Joon Young seems to be acting as grey area characters that wont make people feel that he is either good or bad. He is quite indecisive in this drama. Liked Lee Yoo Ri’s acting in this drama. And she seems to be more memorable as evil characters haha. The story of them as children sets a solid background of the 4 main characters. Felt that young Na Yeon is pitiful. After she loses her mother, she ends up in a greater suffering caused by Se Jin and her mother after Se Jin’s father brings her home. Se Jin’s father doesnt know that Na Yeon is his daughter and just takes her in as his ex-lover’s child. Luckily, Na Yeon manages to meet a good family who cares for her but too bad her happiness is destroyed by Se Jin, Se Jin’s family and Tae Joon. It is funny that Se Jin’s mother tries to kill Na Yeon towards the end but doesnt know her daughter is in the car too, ending up harming her own daughter. She even has to beg Na Yeon for organ transplant (am I remembering from the correct drama?).

Liked the acting of the actress that acts as Hwi Kyung’s mother. She is very young, around the age of Se Jin’s mother, but marries Se Jin’s father’s father so she becomes higher in rank than Se Jin’s mother. She is a threat to Se Jin’s mother as she was Se Jin’s mother and Na Yeon’s mother’s good friend and knows their past. Liked how she is elegant. If I didnt remember wrongly, she doesnt expose Se Jin’s mother. After her husband dies, Se Jin’s mother bothers her and tries to snatch what she has. Later on, Hwi Kyung’s mother has dementia and sometimes talk about the past, scaring Se Jin’s mother haha. Liked the relationship between Hwi Kyung and his mother. I feel that Hwi Kyung, his mother and his father make a good happy family unlike the other more messed up families haha.

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Random Long Series Korean Drama Reviews My daughter Geum Sa Wol&Still Loving You

Woah. Finally have a bit of time for blogging…, used much of my free time watching dramas and shows. And I am just procrastinating something now so making use of some procrastinating time to write hahaha.

I was glancing through long series drama My Daughter Geum Sa Wol as my mother was watching it on Channel U. This drama uses architecture as the theme. Typical of long series dramas, there is a hidden daughter and the mother treats her own daughter badly without knowing. And then there is the so-called lead couple that should not get together since the father of the guy ruined the family of the mother of the girl. Sa Wol, Oh Wol and Hye Sung were good friends at the orphanage until Hye Sung becomes blinded by greed and fear.

The more irritating villain that kind of angers me is actually not the evil man that caused lots of deaths but the insecure girl that causes misunderstandings, and tells lies wherever she goes just to get what she wants. If only she could be satisfied with what she has, her misery and others’ misery will be greatly reduced. But then the plot would not have been able to run and many truths may be left undiscovered… She must have had a hard time living in fear of being abandoned or exposed but that is just an excuse for her actions. Felt that Se Hoon is too good for the insecure evil Hye Sung haha. She is too lucky as an evil second lead, considering all the things she receives despite all the bad deeds she does.  (By the way, I didn’t put any pic of her haha)

   
Sa Wol-Chan Bin couple

Liked the characters in the drama such as Sa Wol, Chan Bin, Se Hoon, Oh Wol, Oh Wol’s father, Oh Wol’s children that are portrayed well.


Oh Wol’s father and his son, Se Hoon

I felt tears in my eyes when I was watching Oh Wol’s father shouting her daughter’s name at the site of the collapsed building meant for the orphanage children. As he was poor, he left his daughter at the orphanage and intends to pick her up once he earns enough money to be able to support both his children at the same time. Little does he know that the “good” building he wants her to stay in for 1 day actually collapses before he could fetch her home.


Child-like Oh Wol comforting Sa Wol

I especially liked how Song Ha-yoon expressed Oh Wol, especially when she becomes child-like after an accident indirectly caused by Hye Sung.

I feel sad for Hye Sung’s kind adoptive mother who is being kept in the dark about important things. She does not know that the child her husband so persistently wants to adopt is “his own” child.

I was surprised when I see Yoo Jae Suk In this drama haha…hahaha. Although the revenge plot in this drama is interesting, it isn’t a drama I would want to chase. I think I only watched about 1/2 here and there of the whole drama+last few episodes to save the agony.

I also happen to browse through Still Loving You which is quite cute&sweet haha. Was randomly browsing through YouTube and suddenly pressed into an episode…

    

The starting of the drama is hilarious when Soo Ho first started to learn cooking so that he can work for his rich father’s food company. Love the lead couple and their chemistry! The plot is kind of cliché but I like how the lead couple’s love thrives throughout the drama. They actually married quite early in a long drama and their married life is just too perfect haha. Like how Soo Ho stands up for Eun Soo and trusts her all the time. I was expecting some conflicts but looks like there isn’t much after they got together or is it I was not patient enough to watch till there? After some time, the drama plot becomes quite dull so I didn’t manage to watch the whole thing episode by episode.

Liked how the characters grow and mature, especially the Soo-Hyun-Bitna couple haha.  

Another interesting major conflict in this drama is how Soo Ho’s sister, a doctor, wants to marry a single father who is raising a pair of twins.

That’s all. Time to go back to my dull “long series drama” life…

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