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Korean Drama Review Reunited worlds RW

Yay! I finally finished my final few assignments and now left a few weeks before school ends for the term.

Reunited worlds (2017) 再次相遇的世界

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Family

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

starring Lee Yun Hee as Jung Jung Won, Jung Chae Yun as Jung Jung Won (young), Yeo Jin Goo as Sung Hye Sung, Ahn Jae Hyun as Cha Min Joon

Love this drama! Nowadays, it seems like it is the crime season. So many crime dramas which is not my cup of tea haha. I always prefer comedy, romance, fantasy. And maybe action sometimes. Sigh but just have to get hold of whatever nice drama I can.

Started watching this due to Yeo Jin Goo haha. Due to the misleading summary I saw of the drama about two childhood friends suddenly having great age difference and meeting each other, I thought it wont be good and didn’t have much expectations of it. At first, my sister didn’t want to watch it due to the summary but luckily I tried it and then persuaded her to watch haha. After half way through, we ended up watching faster than it is being screened.

This drama starts out very sad with Hae Sung’s death and his relationships with his friends and family. The atmosphere at the start of the drama effectively brings out the dark, foreboding, sad feeling. Even when he returns, I still can feel the sadness lingering as I know he will never return for good. This drama is similar to those spiritual dramas that even though they get to return and possess somebody’s body, we know they will have to leave one day after settling what they have to.

  

Yeo Jin Goo acted well as Hae Sung (as expected haha). Despite him being younger than most of the other actors and actresses, his portrayal of being their friends and elder brother is good! He also portrayed Hae Sung’s conflicted and mixed feelings well.

The relationship between Hae Sung and Jung Won is convincing and fun, and I was touched when Hae Sung tells Jung Won that his death is not her fault and not to “run away” anymore.

          

Loved Hae Sung’s interaction with each of his siblings that have distinct characteristics, both heartwarming, and heartbreaking towards the end. It is sad that the separated siblings are finally reunited due to Hae Sung but he cant stay. Liked the portrayal of each of his friends too. It was funny when the people first see him return, especially those who faint or keep running away from him thinking he is a ghost such as Hae Chul and Ho Bang. It is cool that Hae Sung has special abilities such as being able to see and hear things from far away, having excellent taste and being very strong which is quite useful for him to eavesdrop, pursue his passions and punish people who bullied his siblings (haha).

It is funny how Min Joon is unlucky like Jung Won (if I didn’t remember wrongly) or more unlucky than her, getting into serious accidents when with her. I expected Min Joon to end up with Jung Won as Hae Sung comes back to put everything back to its right position, including helping Jung Won forget him and move on. Perhaps they wanted to show how Hae Sung deserves to be remembered and cannot be replaced but I think if Hae Sung manages to match-make the two and still be remembered by Jung Won and kept in the corner of her heart, his sacrifice would be more filled with selfless love in addition to the sorrow.

Favourite MVs+osts: Sad Heart by SE O

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Quick Picture Recap Bride of the century BOTC


A family curse is passed down: the first bride of the first son of the family will die.


Doo Rim’s 1st meeting with the ghost when she tries to save someone.


Yi Hyun notes the similarity between Doo Rim and his sister after she rescued him from a falling brick.


Kang Joo receives flowers from fiancee, Yi Kyung. Kang Joo has no feelings for her and treats her like his puppet.


Yi Kyung and her mother plots to make Doo Rim who resembles her the first bride of Kang Joo.


Roo Mi likes Kang Joo and cannot give up on him.


Doo Rim follows family ghost and saves a cat. She passes the cat to Kang Joo so that she can bury the mother cat (since Kang Joo does not have enough strength to shovel).


Doo Rim gets splashed by tomato on Kang Joo’s behalf.


Jin Joo prevents Doo Rim from being discovered that she cannot play the piano unlike Yi Kyung.


Doo Rim participates in a cake-eating contest to win a television for her grandmother but ends up making the headlines.


Kang Joo kisses Doo Rim in his brother’s concert.


Family ghost changes direction of signboards to make Doo Rim go back to Kang Joo.

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Doo Rim sprains her neck while washing her dirty clothes (caused by Kang Joo).

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Doo Rim climbs over the fence to avoid Kang Joo but is spotted.


Kang Joo watches a horror movie with Doo Rim in place of Yi Hyun to make up for misunderstanding her. Doo Rim watches it happily, not even knowing he is present.


Yi Kyung switches back with Doo Rim to play the piano for the children.


Doo Rim is about to leave and is glad to see Kang Joo one last time.


Kang Joo’s mother plans to make Roo Mi Kang Joo’s bride, thinking that the first bride will die.


Kang Joo angrily asks if it is true that his first bride will die. Family ghost appears. Seems like the family ghost takes care of young Kang Joo when he is ill or tired.


Kang Joo wants to break up with Doo Rim to protect her.


Doo Rim hugs Kang Joo from the back as she does not want him to leave her.

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They gather their courage and decide to face the future together.


Kang Joo realises that Yi Kyung is not the person he knows. He follows Doo Rim to the hospital where she takes good care of Yi Hyun who protected her from Yi Hyun’s stepmother’s attack.

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Kang Joo’s father’s first bride was killed by Kang Joo’s maternal grandmother after reading the first bride’s diary that the curse is not true.


Kang Joo confesses his love for Doo Rim in front of Doo Rim’s grandmother.


Out on a sauna date!


Family ghost’s history unfolds.


Kang Joo finally manages to find Doo Rim after she leaves to let Yi Kyung have a chance to start over.


Kang Joo pays his respect to Doo Rim’s grandmother.


Family ghost is happy that she finally gets her deserved offerings after 100 years as she helped to continue the family line. She plays with Kang Rim in the outhouse.

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Korean Drama Review Bride of the century BOTC

Bride of the century (2014) 百年新娘

Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Family, Fantasy, Comedy

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

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starring Yang Jin Sung as Na Doo Rim / Jang Yi kyung / Boon Yi and Lee Hong Ki as Choi Kang Joo. Other casts: Sung Hyuk as Jang Yi Hyun (Yi Kyung’s older brother/operations manager of Oh Sung Construction) and Park Jin Joo as Oh Jin Joo, Jang Ah Young as Lee Roo Mi and Kim Ah Young as Sung Joo Shin, family ghost.

In terms of characters, Yi Kyung and Doo Rim do not share much in common besides their love for their family. Doo Rim switches back and forth with Yi Kyung. One of the time is because Doo Rim does not know how to play the piano while Yi Kyung majors in piano. Doo Rim manages to escape once when her childhood friend Jin Joo splashes water on the piano to help her. Luckily, Jin Joo recognises her. Yi Kyung is also not able to do things Doo Rim is good at such as slicing fish. Not sure why no one realises the difference. It is fun to see when Yi Kyung is shocked to see the difference in Kang Joo, especially how he becomes worried about her. It is also hilarious to watch how Doo Rim amuses Kang Joo such as when she went for a cake-eating competition and tried to climb over the fence to enter Yi Kyung’s house to avoid Kang Joo.

At least, Yi Hyun does have a chance to confess his love for Doo Rim, not like some supporting characters who do not have a chance. Yi Hyun is a character I feel sorry for as he is the stepbrother of Yi Kyung and does not receive much love after his mother passed away while buying candles for his birthday cake. Although his stepmother trusts him, she often makes comments about his relation to them that hurts him. Doo Rim brings much joy to his life. Is it possible to like someone who looks like your blood-related sister?

Much to my amusement, the family ghost does a good job in match-making Kang Joo and Doo Rim! She drops a brick on Yi Hyun which helps Yi Hyun meet Doo Rim and note her similarity with his sister. Then, she changes the direction of the signboards and many others to make the relationship between Doo Rim and Kang Joo closer. It is weird that Doo Rim likes horror movie but I guess it fits this drama well. Haha. As the drama goes along, I found the ghost less and less frightening. While the first brides may pass the supernatural test, they may not pass the test of reality. People will still kill the bride when she is seen alive. The ghost’s history is quite unexpected as it stretches to 100 years ago and is related to reincarnation.

MV+ Favourite osts: What I wanted to say by Lee Hongki of FTISLAND and Into my heart by FTISLAND   BOTC ost ig post

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