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Random drama quick reviews!

Hi, everyone! I still have two more examination papers but since I have a bit of time before the next paper I shall write a quick review of the dramas I watched so far.
~Dramas are really good stress relievers and medicine for the brain when we are fighting with examinations. But when overused, you may be overdosed. Lucky JM
Haha random quote time!

I finished watching W- 2 worlds and Let’s fight ghost long ago as well as kind of browsed through Shopping King Louie and I think I may write full reviews of them after my examinations are over. However, it will take me some time to recall what I watched haha.

I enjoyed both W and Let’s fight ghost with the nice chemistry as well as the plots, especially the intriguing plot in W which involves such creativity by employing metafiction.w
After watching W, my sister comes up with the crazy idea that maybe we are living in a book and someone is probably controlling our lives. Perhaps we should try to develop our free will and do the things that we want instead of letting the author determine our lives with his storyline? Haha. Liked Han Hyo Joo’s reactions a lot in W. Imagine meeting the fiction character you loved or idolised by simply landing in their fiction world or them coming out unexpectedly from the book hehe. Liked how Lee Jong Suk expresses his character’s emotional struggle.

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Really liked Taecyeon and Kim So Hyun in Let’s fight ghost. I know that Kim So Hyun is really good at acting and people may think that (besides the age gap) it is not suitable for Taecyeon to act alongside her but I just like how Taecyeon portrays his characters, making me root for him such as in Dream High.  Enjoyed watching Taecyeon’s character, Bong Pal, change after he meets Kim So Hyun’s character, the persistent and cute ghost.

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I had high expectations for Shopping King Louie with its cast and plot but it didnt meet my expectations haha. I like losing memory dramas but somehow this drama didnt make me enjoy it as much as I thought I would and the plot seems rather dull. Haeundae Lover was so much better for me. If the plot involved something like Louie and Bok Sil succeeding in creating their own brand with Louie’s capability to discern products, then gaining recognition despite not having his memory, and even managing to threaten the existence of Goldline, his grandmother’s company that his uncle managed to steal from him, it would be an interesting watch. There is just not enough conflict in this drama with the villains giving in too easily and Louie seems like a good-for-nothing that only knows how to spend money by shopping and pursue love. Perhaps if you want to watch a rom-com drama with little evil and all good you can try this haha.

Moving away from Korean Dramas, I had a sneak peak into You can be an angel too 2 and Fire up and found both not suitable for me.

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Fire up is a drama to recognise the contribution of criminals in the society and call for people to be more accepting towards them. The plot seems fine but I just didnt want to see repeated couple (from 3 wishes) played by Thomas Ong and Huang Biren again haha. When watching it, it also gives me the feeling of Run, Jung Mi, a long series korean drama that was on Channel U around that period of time so it didnt pique my curiosity much.

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I liked Rebecca Lim and Bryan Wong’s acting in You can be an angel too 2 but them alone cannot sustain my interest without Elvin Ng and Sheila Sim from the previous season. Xu Bin acts well as the nice guy and nurse that is in charge of sending people off in their last part of their life journey, and it seems like his acting has improved :). However, I didnt like the love triangle between him, Carrie Wong and Aloysius Pang. Although I am more of a fan of Aloysius Pang than Xu Bin, I just could not get myself to like Aloysius Pang’s character in this drama even though I know his character is just following the plot of going into a path he will regret later on. If Thomas Ong appeared more often in this drama, I would have considered watching the whole drama but he appears less than half the time. So, I guess I will be dropping it. At least I gave it a chance…

Besides, I suddenly went to watch a Chinese drama called Romance in the Rain which is a well-known drama long time ago in 2001.  After watching “I am a Singer Season 3”, I suddenly become a fan of Leo Ku, 古巨基. Haha…and next thing of course is to source out his dramas, expected of a drama fan. I was a bit disappointed when he has limited dramas but I still managed to find the one that he was most well-known for so yay I found it!

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It is an around 50 episodes long drama and it was a bit draggy somewhere in between but overall I liked the plot and the cast. This drama is something like the tumultuous times in China due to the Japanese trying to conquer China as well. Zhao Wei, whom I know has a great reputation in acting, acted very well in it and it is so nice to see her in action since I seldom watch Chinese Drama.

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Her character, Liping, has a strong personality and has bad relationships with her powerful father who married the 9th wife after her mother, and neglecting her mother and her as a result. Shuhuan (Leo Ku) is a news reporter who seems perfect from his great fighting skills to his eloquence in speaking. When both characters meet, at first Shuhuan wanted to dig out news from her about her family background but soon he starts to fall for her, defend her in many occasions, and help her patch up her relationship with her family (her father side).

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(Lots to write and still quite fresh in memory so To be Continued in full Romance in the Rain review)

Korean Drama Review Hello Monster/ I remember you HM/IRY

Hi. I am finally back! Hope I did well for my examinations. Will try to maintain 1 post per week for the upcoming weeks haha. Thx for the support! Lucky JM

Hello Monster/ I remember you (2015) 記得你

Genre: Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Psychopath

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

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starring Seo In Guk as Lee Hyun, Hong Hyun Taek as Lee Hyun (Child), Jang NaRa as Cha Ji Ahn, Park Ji So as Ji Ahn (child), Lee Chun Hee as Kang Eun Hyuk, Choi Won Young as Lee Joon Ho, Park Bo Geum as Jung Sun Ho, Hong Eun Taek as Sun Ho (child)

 

Felt really sorry for young Hyun who is misunderstood and even called a monster by his father. This would have hurt any child deeply. Although his father is a psychology professor, he is not able to answer his child’s question of why it is wrong to kill another or decipher his child’s intentions which in my opinion makes him a failure as a parent… Was interested in this drama due to the character, Hyun. Hyun is such a good criminal profiler and his exceptional ability to draw dots between different features and events attracts me to watch this drama. The dark starting note of this drama further captivates me to watch the drama as it explores the theme of psychology and psychopaths.

Liked the interaction between the police team which consists of a weak but upright and determined team leader, a member who admires Hyun, a member who detests Hyun, a member who is neutral with a hidden background, Cha Ji Ahn and Hyun. It is fun to watch how the member who hates Hyun, calling him by other names and countering Hyun whenever he gets the chance, slowly starts to like Hyun. Liked how the members depend on Hyun but at the same time do their best in the investigation, especially the team leader who is overshadowed by Hyun. The cases are effectively used to provide insights into Hyun and Ji Ahn’s past and experience.

Enjoyed the chemistry between Hyun and Ji Ahn. Liked how Hyun mischievously disturbs Ji Ahn like telling the taxi driver to slow down and then asking the driver to speed up when she is about to catch up. It is funny how they take turns to seek refuge in each other’s house. Hyun is simply a perfect boyfriend haha. He can cook, does housework chores and cannot stand it when the house is messy. Liked Park Bo Geum’s portrayal of Hyun’s brother (cute! haha). Despite his psychopathic trait, he is like a child who yearns for love, care and understanding from his brother (which his brother is keen to provide). It was touching when Hyun realises his brother is actually the defence lawyer that is involved in his police cases and blames himself for not recognising him earlier. Hyun’s brother’s job suits him well haha since he has to defend people who are murderers. It is a waste that Hyun and his brother cannot have a good ending straight away as his brother is a murderer after all.

Personally, I like the title “Hello Monster” more even though “I remember you” fits the drama well as Hyun remembers Ji Ahn and then his brother. D.O. (Do Kyung-soo) acted quite well, injecting a great impact on the atmosphere of the drama. Did not expect Lee Joon Yeong (older version) to be so close to them haha. Shall not give any spoiler. Despite him killing many, I only dislike him for separating the brothers but feel sorry for him because of his past. He is not able to put his gift and intelligence into good use because of his parents. Environment seems to be able to determine how people with a lack of empathy will turn out to be as it affects their choice in life. Fortunately, Hyun uses his natural gift in the right way.

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Favourite MVs+ osts: Remember by Dear Cloud  IRY ost ig post

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Korean Drama Review The Master’s Sun MS

The Master’s Sun (2013) 主君的太陽

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy

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

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starring So Ji Sub as Joo Joong Won / Joo-goon, L @ Kim Myung Soo as Joong Won (young) and Gong Hyo Jin as Tae Gong Shil / Tae-yang. Other casts: Seo In Guk as Kang Woo and Kim Yoo Ri as Tae Yi Ryung.

It is funny that Kang Woo is afraid of ghost-related things when he is a high rank security official. It is also fun to watch when Yi Ryung tries very hard to win Kang Woo’s heart. She even indirectly shows him (with herself as example) how to win Gong Shil’s heart when it is a one-sided love which makes herself angry. Liked how Joong Won always tell Gong Shil to “get lost” with that repeated hand signal. I feel sorry for Gong Shil as she is always chased around by ghosts who need a favour and she has no way of getting rid of them. Because of that, she loses her jobs, friends and people think that she is crazy. I guess it is good to be normal? Being special means more responsibility.

Each case is quite heartwarming, especially the “four friends” case and the “dog and soldier” case. 3 of the friends think that the fourth friend is a burden who causes a lot of trouble to them. At the end, they decide not to hang out with her and talk bad about her behind her back. With tears in her eyes due to their “betrayal”, she ends up in a car accident and loses her life. However, she does not blame them and still remembers the drinks each of them likes to drink. She only hopes that they can continue to live well without her. The soldier has no choice but to put his army dog to death and cannot pull through his army days without his dog so he decides to commit suicide. Joong Won is deeply involved in this case which he tries to imitate Gong Shil when talking about the ghost dog which he cannot see.

The most frightening and spooky ghost to me(almost cannot sleep at night) is the one with 1 shoe on. When Gong Shil took her other shoe, she was chasing her down with blood dripping on the floor. Loved the moment when Joong Won decides to turn back and protect her at that time when she covers her head with her hands in desperation. The most “loveable” ghost is the trash can ghost as he often gives his response to Joong Won who cannot see him by flipping the can and patching up their relationship by making sure that the necklace Joong Won wants to give to Gong Shil (by putting near the ghost) is not taken by others. It is funny when Gong Shil is possessed by ghosts when she is drunk and Joong Won has to deal with them.

MV+ Favourite osts: Crazy Of You by Hyorin (SISTAR)  MS ost ig post

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