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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mini reviews of Kdrama

Decided to review every drama I have seen. I'll list only Kdramas for now. I hoep you enjoy and please feel free to post your comment if you disagree/agree about something.

First review is how I felt about the drama and second is overall review without emotions involved based on acting, ost, directing and screenwriting all together. 5 is the best and 1 the worst. The ones I rate 3 and over (by how I felt about the drama) I regard worth watching. Those I review under 3 I regard waste of my time.

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1% of anything
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- Very typical and boring. Story stars repeating itself in the middle and you will find it painful to watch till the end. Too sweet and sugary and just too typical without anything new to offer. Good chemistry between characters.
2/5
2/5

9 end 2 outs
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- Sweet, sweet love. They talk a lot in this drama. They talk, talk, talk and talk, it never stops. But this drama is very cute. Chemistry is one of the best ever. Story is rather typical and a a bit draggy after second half, you see because nothing happens... but it's still entertaining enough and pretty mature.
3/5
3/5

A Love To Kill
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- Cold, stylish, cool and dreamy. Nice but typical plot, still interesting. Mostly sad and serious. Great cast and wonderful OST but the ending didn't fit in because there was no good enough explanation.
4/5
3/5

A Successful story of a bright girl
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A funny drama about make up and 'hate turns to love' Cinderella story. This series is a bit weird, I mean it. But cast is wonderful, acting is good, plot is exciting enough and atmosphere great! Not so typical story with not so typical ending.
4/5
3/5

All In
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- One of those dramas that have intense atmosphere and interesting plot line. Unfortunately this really looks OLD-fashioned. It must have been glamorous back then but now, to me it seems to be rather low budget drama. You will fall in love with the casting and if you liked Godfather trilogy you will LOVE this. Unfortunately like many other dramas this too had too many episodes, last 5-7 episodes were draggy and boring. Also, this was supposed to be about gambling but... apparently there wasn't much gambling at all.
4/5
4/5

Attic Cat
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- Heartwarming and hooking. You will find yourself thinking "I feel like watching Attic Cat" it's funny and it's sad. Cast is good, story is entertaining enough but chemistry is a bit lacking.
3/5
4/5

Bad Family
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- A very unique plot but still boring. This drama left me cold. Cast is good and all characters lovable. But screen writing is just not colorful enough. Looks very stylish and sounds good.
2/5
3/5

Biscuit teacher/Hello Teacher
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- Such a sweet drama. Casting won't let you down, a lot of very cute guys. Like Kim Da Hyun (he's an eye candy, CANDY)<3 but of course no one wins Gong Yoo. It's all comedy spiced up with a bit of high school drama. You may find main characters a bit annoying at times but plot line didn't feel draggy though it was typical.
4/5
3/5

Coffee Prince
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- Funny and warm drama with great chemistry. This is a hit not by accident. You will be hooked after first episode if you like silly, romantic comedies. Cast is hot and good. 3 last episodes were very boring. Other than that I really liked this one. Though main girl cried a bit too much.
4/5
4/5

Couple of Fantasy/Fantasy Couple

- Dear Hong sisters, I hate you but I can't stop watching your dramas. I would have loved this, loved so much and dearly but no! The typical Hong sister curse strikes this drama halfway too. After the funniest and the most entertaining beginning the second half of the show is boooring, everyone is just angsting and crying, nothing happens. And when I finished watching this stuff I felt devastated and angry, so I don't even want to remember how enjoyable the beginning was. I will continue my journey and try find out why Hong sisters are so popular (but I think I will never find out). Kim Sung Min as Billy Park was a wonderful character, probably my favorite in this drama (until he became the bad guy...)
2/5
3/5

Dal Ja´s Spring
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- This is a very romantic and cute drama. It has everything in it: humor, interesting characters, good chemistry and entertaining plot. It's mature but at the same time childish. Ending felt a bit stretched. Last 4-6 episodes were really boring and thus painful to watch.
3/5
4/5

Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang

- The only thing I remember about this drama is very irritating main character and lacking plot. Good supporting cast. Funny and at the same time serious. Still mostly boring.
1/5
3/5

East of Eden

I was so very disappointed. This series is too long and yes, it feel stretched. Towards the end the plot changes many times and what once happened in the beginning is mainly forgotten. Acting is ok and series has a couple of unforgettable and lovable characters. Bad guy is too pathetic and good guy too good. But set up and clothing is all really well done, everything looks expensive and glamorous. Overrated, too ambitious length and the most unfair ending. It's acceptable but what the ? "by some random mobster"? The biggest problem is: watch 10 episodes from the beginning, then 14 last and it will feel like you have not missed anything. Yet I fell in love with this shit xD
4/5
2/5

Full House
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- Funny and entertaining. Good chemistry but lacking plot and wtf fashion. Very typical but unusually cute + lovable cast. Watch this before you watch anything better because that's the only way to love this drama.
5/5
2/5

Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung

This is your typical drama but pretty entertaining and funny. There is just something about Oh Ji Ho! The female character here is SO DAMN annoying and it kind of disappointed me that in the end she turned out be a nice woman. They should have kept her like that! The story is kind of strange, or there is something kind of weird about this whole drama, I don't know what. All in all, good stuff, worth at least trying. The OST was enjoyable.
3/5
3/5


Goong
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- Mostly boring, no chemistry between characters AT ALL. Very stylish (though guys can look GAY at times), deep story with lot of plotting and many secrets. If you have read Goong manhwa this drama mostly raped everything (at least for me).
1/5
2/5

Goong S
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- Part of the cast is good, the other part... very bad. Overall an entertaining drama. I liked it a lot more than Goong because it wasn't boring and had better chemistry. At first it's really funny but when it turns serious it loses it's sparks. A lot of dirty plotting. In a way a bit silly plot but enjoyable. The best thing was that this drama is really unpredictable.
3/5
3/5

Hong Gil Dong
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- First half was rather lovely. Then it became very serious and THE PERFECT balance between comedy and seriousness was lost. I even found it a bit draggy towards the ending. But overall HGD is a good drama. Cast is good and characters interesting. Especially the king was one of my favorite characters.
3/5
4/5

I'm Sorry I Love You
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- Do you know who's So Ji Sub? If not then after this drama you will become his fan, forever. I mean every word. The story is touching and it's SAD! Casting is perfect (not only adults but kids too) and screen writing very good and OST will make you cry, cry and cry. This is emotionally very hard stuff to watch but it's not tiring and it's not boring. And you will re-watch this drama for sure.
5/5
5/5

Iljimae
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- If you are a Lee Jun Ki Fan or saeguk/historical fan then watch this. Do not listen to anyone, watch it and judge by yourself. If you are not then... To put this simply Iljimae has ridiculous plot. At first it snails on too slowly, then it runs too fast and the ending was one of the worst endings ever. Balance between comedy and seriousness is totally off. Cast is good and OST okay. Hence, Park Hyo Shin...
3/5
2/5

Invincible Lee Pyung Kang

- Great humor, good chemistry, cute love love love, good acting and lovable characters. The plot is rather simple but this does NOT get boring at any moment. Usually Korean dramas start slow and you can skip the first episode because nothing happens. Not in this drama. The humor kicks in right away and you get sucked in so deep you can't stop watching. There were many fresh elements in the way how the love story developed. The biggest faults I found was the fact that this show looks cheap and there were some loopholes in the storytelling. The plot could have been deeper.
5/5
4/5

Invincible Parachute Agent
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- Funny drama, plot is rather simple. This is not even trying to be perfect or serious. It's just a simple comedy that will let your brain rest and have fun. Including a lot of absurd humor, comedy part is GOOD! Acting is great and OST is good! All characters are interesting though side characters get a bit too little attention.
5/5
4/5

Lobbyist

- Incredible cast + one of the best OSTs + totally ridiculous screen writing= you will love it or then HATE. I'm one of those who loved it. Casting and music really saved a lot. If not for the cast... First of all the beginning was really long, English sucked and this drama was full of loopholes. But I found this one enjoyable. At least you should check out which one you are, hater or lover.
5/5
2/5

My Girl
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- First half of the drama is so jolly and enjoyable. It's really funny and will make you laugh a lot. Then something happens and comedy turns into drama. You will find main girl crying all the time and every minute slowing down to the point it hurts and you just want to smash your computer into wall. Your typical romantic comedy, nothing new, nothing extraordinary. Hong Sisters curse, first half is the best ever and the second a total turnoff.
3/5
3/5

My sister in law is 19
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- Funny and interesting. Many hidden secrets and plotting + innocent main character and lots of love. The story manages to be light, not too dramatic. Good casting. Though in the end many characters get irritating (ehem! mothers! ehem!) and ending is very rushed. I found romance a bit lacking.
2/5
3/5

My Love Patzzi
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- Funny and entertaining. Good casting and typical but luckily not boring plot. Not to many episodes so it won't feel repetitive but the ending is a bit of a let down. Also lame OST.
5/5
3/5

My Name is Kim Sam Soon
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- Good looking lead, extraordinary female lead and romantic plot with lots of chemistry. Very typical in a way and gets a bit boring halfway. Still very cute story, delicious pastries, good casting and a lot of funny jokes. Still very forgettable.
3/5
3/5

Oh My Lady

- I liked this drama a lot because it the atmosphere in it was so relaxed. There was some drama but not too much, the plot was simple and characters very likable. Siwon with a little kid, how adorable <3 I just leaned back in my seat and relaxed while watching, totally relaxed and had fun. The only complaint is the lack of chemistry between main couple. Like seriously, I kind of felt disgusted by the ending. And the last 4 episodes were painful to watch, too boring. Nevertheless, something about this drama made me love it.
4/5
3/5

One Fine Day
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- Romantic and a bit dramatic. Very usual plot but action starts from the very beginning. Hidden secrets, lots of love and a lot of hiding one's true feelings. Turns boring in the second half but even despite that wort watching. Good and HOT casting. "My superman" Gong Yoo <3
3/5
3/5

Over The Rainbow
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- Great dancing, catchy music, entertaining and energetic story. A bit slow at times, a bit boring but overall good enough to keep watching till the end.
4/5
4/5

Prince's First Love

- No one should watch this drama, ever! In fact they should burn this series in hell and act like it never existed! The worst set up, acting and screen writing EVER! This boring stuff is even licensed? wtf? If you are tempted to watch it with thoughts "It can't really be that bad, can it?" well, yes it can. There is nothing, not even one good thing I could share about this damn awful shit. 16 hours of my life completely wasted.
-0/5
0/5

Princess Lulu
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- This drama doesn't fall apart, it's very compact. It's great drama to start Kdrama hobby. It has all clich├ęs but isn't boring. Chemistry is good, cast well picked and decent OST
4/5
5/5

Sang Doo! Lets' go to school!

- Touching, heartwarming, cute but painful to watch due to the sad story. Very likable characters, good OST and cute plot.
5/5
4/5

Smile Again
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- Another your typical sports drama, entertaining and funny, I liked this one a lot! The chemistry between the main characters was GOOD! Overall whole cast did great job esp. Lee Jin Wook!! The ending was good. It will give you a fright for sure.
5/5
3/5

Snow White
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- Surprisingly good. Chemistry is really great and comedy funny. Characters are good and interesting. Plot is very simple and 5-3 last episodes turn out to be very boring. Ending wasn't one of the bests either. Somewhat hooking, first half is much better than the second.
3/5
3/5

Soulmate

- Fresh, enjoyable, funny, romantic and touching. Even though the plot was unusually fresh I still found this drama a bit boring and annoying. The ending was terribly unsatisfying, some characters (ehem, Yu-jin, ehem) were so annoying that it almost drove me insane and the fact that man characters met so late was very frustrating. Some scenes were displayed too many times <_< Overall a nice and entertaining drama with a killer OST.
3/5
4/5

Spring Waltz

- A very slow and sweet drama. Sceneries are breathtaking. Plot is sad in a way, characters are haunted by painful memories. But this drama has a good atmosphere, atmosphere dramas used to have... It's a bit funny too. In the end love conquers all.
5/5
3/5

Super Rookie
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- Amazingly funny and hooking drama. Very good cast, good scrip and entertaining plot. Never boring, never stupid and no let downs. A bit slow beginning but after 1-2 episodes you will be hooked. Very lovable characters. Only one let down: female lead.
5/5
4/5

Sweet 18
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- This is a very, very sweet drama. It doesn't look very stylish or high budget one but it's heartwarming. You will be hooked but after halfway you will start to hate the main girl (if you didn't from the very beginning). Overall this is average if not less. Nothing new, very typical and a bit dull screen writing. Most of the time characters don't have anything interesting to do.
2/5
3/5

Time Between Dog and Wolf
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- After first 2 episodes this drama becomes life altering. It's just too good to be true. Very intense atmosphere and good screen writing. Cast is good except female lead... the character was too annoying and stupid. Story is very interesting and a lot better than the summary will make you feel. Very good OST as well. A lot of action and scheming gangsters. Not much love.
5/5
5/5

Thank You
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- This one gets better with every episode. I swear you have never seen anything like this. At first you are like, hmmm, then you won't be able to stop watching. Main female will get on your nerves sometimes but overall all characters are lovable. Kids are good at acting too.
5/5
5/5

The Vineyard Man
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- This is pretty simple drama. It's very typical and a bit boring. Still it's very cute as it has charming cast and good chemistry. Very innocent drama in a way and really funny. Character development is good.
3/5
3/5

War of Money

- This is based on manhwa series and it also looks like it. Very entertaining show with good plot and sometimes very tense atmosphere. You won't be able to stop watching. It's never boring, it's funny, tragic, romantic, sad, it's everything. For me the ending was really good too.
5/5
5/5

What Happened in Bali
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- I call this one a very hateful drama. But I liked it more than I thought. I even miss it sometimes. Both main male characters/actors were incredible. They deserve 100 awards for their job here. Main female was rather annoying and dull actress. Overall plot was simple but it was wicked in it's own way. You will learn to respect this drama only after you have finished watching it and after some time has passed. Watch this one when you are in mood for depressing stuff, otherwise you will feel bored. Ending is one of the bests out there.
4/5
4/5

Witch Yoo Hee
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- I found this drama refreshing because female lead is not weak and poor. At first this is hooking then becomes boring like most of the dramas. Looks good, sounds funny. Some characters are SUPER annoying. Overall entertaining and silly, typical. Ps. Dennis Oh is HOT!!
3/5
3/5

Which Star Are you from
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-at first this may seem very serious drama but it's not. Very funny and the best chemistry I have ever seen! Not boring at all. Characters are not afraid to love and show it to everyone. Good casting. Story is a bit lacking and this drama really looks like a low budget one.
5/5
3/5

Who Are You?
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- This is amazingly hooking drama. The plot is rather simple and predictable but it's deep and meaningful and interesting. This may be emotionally hard to watch, it's full of painful scenes but at the same time it's funny. It will make you laugh, cry, feel pain, feel embarrassed, surprised, tense and it will make your heart go doki doki^^ Acting is excellent, only female lead is rather lacking.
5/5
4/5

You Are Beautiful

- This is drama is cute and funny but it left me cold. The main guy is too mean and the main girl too stupid and innocent (besides, she doesn't look like a guy). Overall a sweet story but not deep enough and gets really boring at times. The story had a lot of potential, this could have been a killer, I don't know what happened to make everything so dull. This one is definitely overrated. But its CUTE.
3/5
3/5

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