| Drama Review | Doctors

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Korean Name: 닥터스
Chinese Name: 醫生
Release Date: 06/20/2016 – 08/23/2016
Language: Korean
Episodes: 20

Main Cast:
Kim Rae Won
Park Shin Hye
Lee Sung Kyung
Yoon Gyun Sang
Ji Soo

Rating:
★★★★★★★☆☆

Review:
I’m not sure if it’s because this drama was way hyped up but I was just slightly disappointed upon finishing this drama because I expected to be in love with it 😦 . I love Park Shin Hye and Lee Sung Kyung and they were amazing, but the reason for the 7/10 is because I felt like there wasn’t much going on plus I was super excited for it (my fault LOL). I’m also more into dramas that show more conflict and character development (and love scenes muahahhah).

There’s no real battle for love because the two already knew they loved each other and would be together. I must say though, they were extremely cute and I loved watching their relationship – it was more of a mature kind of love story. The majority of the plot is watching the development of their career and relationships in the hospital. It also included a lot of exposure to the patients’ stories and lives. I don’t think they were any major major issues so this is a relatively easy going drama to watch. If you’re into more relaxed, mature, kind of relationship and hearing small stories about hardships etc, you will really like this drama. I also really liked the cast so that’s also a plus!

Overall Thoughts:
Mature love story
Light hearted
Happy ending
Easy going

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| Drama Review | Reply 1997

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Korean Name: 응답하라 1997
Chinese Name: 回答 1997
Release Date: 07/24/2012 – 09/18/2012
Language: Korean
Episodes: 16

Main Cast:
Jung Eunji
Seo In Guk
Shin So Yool
Hoya
Eun Ji Won
Lee Shi Un

Rating:
★★★★★★☆☆☆

Review:
I’m sorry to those who really loved this drama :c . I actually had to give this drama 2 tries. The 1st time I watched, I only got through 1/4 of it and didn’t finish it. The second time I watched it, I got through everything. I really like Jung Eunji and she’s an amazing artist (actually Apink is one of my favorite groups!) but I was not too crazy about this drama. The 1st time I watched this drama, you have to get used to the drama switching back and forth between the past and present. This whole drama is based on a class reunion where they retell their story and eventually finishes with Jung Eunji’s final true love. I think the reason I couldn’t really get into it was because there wasn’t much excitement in each episode. This drama is more of an easy going, follow the lives of these characters kind of drama. There won’t be much conflict and the relationships showcase more of the young realistic teenage love aspects.

Overall, I think this drama will be for you if you like easy going dramas and rom coms. There also isn’t much drama that actually happens so if you don’t like extremely intense shows, this is also a great option!

Feel free to start an open discussion about this drama in the comments below ^_^ I’d love to discuss the plot, delve deeper into the storyline, etc!

Overall Thoughts:
Rom-Com
Cute
Light hearted
Happy ending

| Drama Review | Goblin

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Korean Title: 도깨비
Chinese Title: 孤單又燦爛的神 – 鬼怪
Release Date: 12/02/2016 – 01/21/2017
Language: Korean
Episodes: 16

Starring:
Gong Yoo
Kim Go Eun
Lee Dong Wook
Yoo In Na
Yook Sung Jae
Lee El

Rating:
★★★★★★★★★★

Review:
Ugh this drama seriously gave me so many feels. This drama will definitely take you on an emotional rollercoaster. I honestly really loved all the characters. They each added something unique to the drama. I really liked the slow and subtle build of Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun’s relationship. It wasn’t like they suddenly professed their love etc but it built up each episode and you saw them start to care for each other more and more. The bromance between Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, and Yook Sung Jae was also so cute and their interactions were so funny. I’ve actually always liked Yoo In Na, especially her drama Queen In Hyun’s Man (should def check that out!). Her character in Goblin was extremely bubbly and she was soooo funny. I have to admit, there were a few points in the drama that were a bit confusing but I’m not even mad because of the way everything turned out.

Overall, I thought this drama was really unique and brought a great twist to your average love story. If you’re into fantasy, rom coms, and stories with emotional depth, I think you should definitely watch this! I really liked that they shared the deceased’s stories each time the Grim Reaper had to send them someone off. Rather than feeling like fillers, they felt like reminders to cherish who you have in your life and insight on real life situations people go through.

***SPOILER ALERT***
I think upon starting this drama, we already have an expectation that the ending for the love story between a higher being and a human…wouldn’t exactly work out. But do not fear, couples do end up together! The one thing I was confused about was why the Goblin was able to return but as long as he did, I’m all for it! The Grim Reaper and Yoo In Na also end up together and with a better life than they would’ve had if they stayed together. I just wish they were given more kiss scenes muahhaha >:) .
***END SPOILER ALERT***

Feel free to start an open discussion about this drama in the comments below ^_^ I’d love to discuss the plot, delve deeper into the storyline, etc!

Overall Thoughts:
Happy ending
Very cute
Emotional rollercoaster
Bromance
Not many kiss scenes

| Drama Review | I Remember You / Hello Monster

hello_monster-cpKorean Name: 너를 기억해
Chinese Name: 記得你
Release Date: 06/22/2015 – 08/11/2015
Episodes: 16
Language: Korean

Main Cast:
Seo In Guk
Jang Na Ra
Choi Won Young
Lee Chun Hee
Park Bo Gum

Rating:
★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Review:

I really wanted to watch this because I love both Seo In Guk and Jang Na Ra. I especially liked Seo In Guk in Shopping King Louie (read my review here) and Jang Na Ra in Fated to Love You (read my review here). I actually watched half of this drama the 1st time and didn’t finish because I found it pretty confusing. Nonetheless, I finished the second time!

This drama has a bit of a dark side and is sometimes pretty creepy because of the murders/psychological issues. Throughout this drama there’s an overarching case they are trying to solve but also has smaller crime cases on the side. The thriller aspect of this drama kept it really interesting. However, the reason I didn’t like this drama was because I didn’t feel like there was much chemistry between Seo In Guk and Jang Na Ra. Maybe it’s because I’m so used to her character in Fated to Love You, I wasn’t really able to get into her character in this drama :(. I also felt like they didn’t have enough interaction to really justify how they felt for each other. Nonetheless, they did a really good job playing out their parts and this drama had a really interesting plot. There are also not many romantic scenes and mushy gushy stuff. If you’re into thrillers, action, crime scenes, and psychological dramas, I think you will enjoy this!

Feel free to start an open discussion about this drama in the comments below ^_^ I’d love to discuss the plot, delve deeper into the storyline, etc!

Overall Thoughts:
Happy (but also kinda sadish) ending
Thriller/creepy
Interesting plot
Not much romance

| Drama Review | Fated to Love You

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Korean Name: 운명처럼 널 사랑해
Chinese Name: 命中注定我愛你
Release Date: 07/02/2014 – 09/04/2014
Language: Korean
Episodes: 20

Main Cast:
Jang Hyuk
Jang Na Ra
Choi Jin Hyuk
Wang Ji Won

Rating:
★★★★★★★★★

Review:
Let me just start out by saying…I watched this drama 3 times… LOLL. That is how much I loved it. I really liked Jang Hyuk from Secret Garden LOL. He never disappoints with bringing comedy into his roles and he is an amazingggg actor. His laugh in this drama is seriously……something….LOL. The reason I loved this drama so much was because of their chemistry. Jang Na Ra is seriously so cute and she played her role extremely well. She has a knack for infecting people with the tear bug 😦 . There are definitely many parts of this drama that will make you cry but also a ton of parts that also make you very happy. I found myself smiling and laughing unconsciously! There are also many cringe-worthy parts (K.I.double.S. LOOOL). I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this drama :’)

I loved the OSTs and the storyline. Their relationship grew at a nice pace and the way Jang Hyuk slowly got sucked into her charm was the cutest thing. You get to see him slowly attend to her more and more. BTW this drama also has some adult rated things (like his constant uncontrolled hormones LOL). Normally, I like dramas that have an interesting plot but somehow just watching the two grow together was more than enough to make me happy. I think if you’re into cute rom coms, this is definitely for you! This drama will make you smile, cry, and laugh many many times. Please give this drama a shot! ^_^

Feel free to start an open discussion about this drama in the comments below ^_^ I’d love to discuss the plot, delve deeper into the storyline, etc!

Overall Thoughts:
Great Rom-Com
Very cute
Light hearted
Extremely cute relationships

| Series Review | Sister’s Slam Dunk Season 2

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Korean Title: 언니들의 슬램덩크
Release Date: 02/11/2017 – 05/27/2017
Language: Korean
Episodes: 16

Starring:
Kim Sook
Hong Jin Kyung
Kang Ye Won
Han Chae Young
Hong Jin Young
Jeon Somi
Gong Minzy

Rating:
★★★★★★★★★☆

Review:
I normally don’t do reviews on shows but I just wanted to express how much I loved this show! I watched snippets of the 1st season but I never really got into it as much as I did with the 2nd season. I think it partly has to deal with just being interested in the cast of the 2nd season more (I really like Hong Jin Young hehe). In this season, you really get to feel the bond of the girls and I’m really hoping for a season 3 :c . They are all so good at what they do individually and their personalities mesh together so well. I also liked that they bonded so well with their instructors! Although this is a variety show, you get to hear the sister’s personal stories and they really pulls on your heartstrings. Hong Jin Young is so bubbly and I love her personality. But I came to really love Hong Jin Kyung and Kang Ye Won through this. Hong Jin Kyung is just so funny even when she isn’t trying to be and she’s not afraid to wear anything LOL. She can also be very sentimental when she needs to be. Kang Ye Won…how do I even begin…LOL. I actually first discovered her when she was in Real Men and even then…she made me ball every time. How does she spew something touching each time T_T. Everything she says somehow just makes me cry LOL.

Overall, I think this series was really refreshing. It was like a music show and variety show had a baby. The reason I gave this a 9 stars was because sometimes..just sometimes I felt like some parts were a little boring. You can’t really expect 100% of this to be interesting or funny at every point in the series so I’m ok with this! Don’t get me wrong though, I really really liked this series and there were many funny and emotional parts. I think its definitely worth watching. I also really liked the songs they produced and I will forever root for them ^_^

Overall Thoughts:
Funny and emotional variety/music show
Great chemistry
Amazing cast

| Drama Review | Hwarang

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Korean Title: 화랑
Chinese Title: 花郞
Release Date: 12/19/2016 – 02/21/2017
Language: Korean
Episodes: 20

Starring:
Park Seo Joon
Go Ara
Park Hyung Sik
Minho
Do Ji Han

Rating:
★★★★★★★★★☆

Review:
Ok first things first…Lee Kwang Soo…sighs….for all you Running Man fans….sighhh….you’ll know the reason behind my sighs after watching the first ep!
Anyways, I really liked this drama. There was a lot of bromance scenes and everyone is just so darn ❤ ___ ❤ . I especially enjoyed watching Park Seo Joon and Park Hyung Sik’s relationship. I know some people found Go Ara’s character annoying and didn’t find her too pretty but I actually disagree. I found her quite pretty and she wasn’t annoying to me. She would also be pretty funny at times when she would randomly scream. However, I wish she played a bigger part in the drama. Her character didn’t feel that ‘needed’ to me :/ . Maybe more scenes of her and Park Seo Joon would’ve helped too. The majority of this drama is focused on Park Seo Joon and Park Hyung Sik’s lives.

Side notes – I found the Park Hyung Sik’s mom kind of annoying and I couldn’t get myself to sympathize with her. She just kept saying she loved (so and so) but she would always do these things that nobody would do to the person they truly truly loved. But anyways, I found Do Ji Han’s character soooooooo adorable…who agrees?!

The reason I gave this drama 9 stars is because I found the ‘oh we can’t be together’ and the wishy washiness of the two main characters slightly annoying :(. Nonetheless it was a great drama with a great storyline. It felt like each episode had something important happen and there weren’t just fillers. It felt like pieces of the puzzle kept coming together and it eventually led to the biggg conflict. It was very nicely planned out throughout the whole drama! I think this drama would be for you if you like action and historical dramas with a hint of romance.

Feel free to start an open discussion about this drama in the comments below ^_^ I’d love to discuss the plot, delve deeper into the storyline, etc!

Overall Thoughts:
Happy ending
Not many kiss scenes
Nice evenly planned out plot
Eggcelent bromance ❤ ____ ❤

| Drama Review | Oh My Ghostess

Korean Title: 오 나의 귀신님
Chinese Title: 我的鬼神君
Release Date: 07/03/2015 – 08/22/2015
Language: Korean
Episodes: 16

Starring:
Park Bo Young
Cho Jung Suk
Lim Ju Hwan
Kim Seul Gi

Rating:
★★★★★★★★★☆

Review:
I decided to give this drama a shot after watching Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (check out my review here) because I love Park Bo Young! I’ve actually came across this drama a few times but I was always too big of a wus to watch cause I’m scared of ghosts LOL. If you’re like me where you’re scared of the ghosts and the dark etc, I think you’ll be ok…for the most part…haha. I would suggest maybe watching it in the morning or with someone else as some parts did freak me out. Sometimes I watched before bed and would watch something funny to get it out of my head.

Ok onto the review…I really liked the storyline of this drama! I thought it was very clever and intriguing (I binge watched and finished in 3 days :3) I haven’t seen any other drama like this and I found myself liking all of the characters (except the antagonist of course). I’m glad they introduced the crux of the drama early on so we can start to figure out things ourselves and aren’t blind sighted the whole time. The father’s story was also so sad and someone was definitely cutting onions when we heard more of his story. This drama definitely makes you start thinking about your relationships in life and what you want to do with your time. As for the chemistry, I thought it was ok but it wasn’t like amazing amazing. They were definitely cute and I really liked their kiss scenes but I don’t know… I just wasn’t that into them 😦

The reason I gave this a 9 star was because towards the end, I felt like there were a lot of filler parts that did not need to be there. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the kitchen staff but when they randomly came up during the parts that were intenseee, I was like oh cmon… and skipped those parts 😡 . I will explain the other reason I gave this a 9 star below (spoiler alert!)

***SPOILER ALERT***
I really liked Kim Seul Gi’s acting… seriously gave me so many feels at the end when we found out her story. The pain in her eyes was so relatable when she was taken away and calling her dad. She’s also sooo funny. But I felt like she took over Park Bo Young’s body soo much that it didn’t feel like Park Bo Young’s character had much development herself. It was like she just suddenly started becoming more lively. I think I would’ve liked to see her own interaction with the Chef and the ghost more. However I commend Park Bo Young’s acting once again as she was able to pull off the two personalities soooo well and flip flop between them! I also think the Chef’s character actually did start liking the ghost but of course they made it like ‘oh he actually already like Park Bo Young from the start’ kinda thing.
***END SPOILER ALERT***

Feel free to start an open discussion about this drama in the comments below ^_^ I’d love to discuss the plot, delve deeper into the storyline, etc!

Overall Thoughts:
Pretty nice kiss scenes
Amazing plot
Thriller + some scary parts!
Happy ending
Many feels :c

| Drama Review | Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

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Korean Title: 힘쎈여자 도봉순
Chinese Title: 大力女子都奉順
Release Date: 02/24/2017 – 04/15/2017
Language: Korean
Episodes: 16

Starring:
Park Bo Young
Park Hyung Sik
Ji Soo An
Woo Yeon
Seol In A

Rating:
★★★★★★★★★★

Review:
Let me just start out by saying…SUCH A CUTE DRAMA. I loved how this drama was so adorable yet had some depth to it. There were many comedic scenes that made the drama very fun to watch. But there were also some creepy parts (…like really creepy…you have been warned c: ) though it’s nothing you won’t be able to get through! I really admired Park Bo Young’s acting…her crying scenes had me balling like there was no tomorrow. As for the basic storyline, it is mainly focused around one crime case, development of Park Bo Young’s acceptance of her power, and development of her relationships. The supporting cast (mostly gang members) didn’t add much to the plot but they brought such a comedic side to the whole drama.

I have to say this…I felt soooooo soo soooo bad for Kim Won Hae’s character (LOL – you guys will understand why when you watch) but he was just so funny. I really commend him on taking on his role!

I also cannot with the chemistry between Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Sik. They’re just so adorable and yes… I am too waiting and hoping for news that they’re dating T_T. Park Bo Young is sooo adorable yet tough while Park Hyung Sik is soo extra LOL. But his puppy eyes will for sure cast you under his ~spell~ hehehe.

Overall, I thought this drama is a must watch if you’re into rom-coms and thriller fusions. After watching this, I wanted to watch more dramas with Park Bo Young in it!. Also, feel free to start an open discussion about this drama in the comments below ^_^ I’d love to discuss the plot, delve deeper into the storyline, etc!

Feel free to start an open discussion about this drama in the comments below ^_^ I’d love to discuss the plot, delve deeper into the storyline, etc!

Overall Thoughts:
Great Rom-Com/Thriller fusion
Very cute
Some creepy parts
Happy ending

| Drama Review | Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

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Korean Title: 역도요정 김복주
Release Date: 11/16/2016 – 01/11/2017
Language: Korean
Episodes: 16

Starring:
Lee Sung Kyung
Nam Joo Hyuk
Kyung Soo Jin
Lee Jae Yoon
Lee Joo Young
Cho Hye Jung
Ji Il Joo

Rating:
★★★★★★★★★★

Review:
This is a great drama to watch if you’re into the light hearted and lovey dovey mood! I really enjoyed this drama for what it was; don’t expect anything crazy to happen. The reason I’m giving this a full 10 stars is because of Lee Sung Kyung’s acting and her chemistry with Nam Joo Hyuk. She is an amazing actress and so incredibly adorable. I liked how she wasn’t your typical cute girly type who is not afraid to stand up for herself. Nam Joo Hyuk is also great eye candy hehe. Their chemistry was amazing, nothing felt awkward and I couldn’t help but while smile watching them. This drama put me in a great mood and was a real picker upper! There were side plots that I was not into and I felt like I could’ve lived without them. Btw, if you’re into seeing a couple of kiss scenes, I’m sorry to say you only get like one or two T___T (I know, I was sad too) but nonetheless, great drama and I highly recommend it!

Feel free to start an open discussion about this drama in the comments below ^_^ I’d love to discuss the plot, delve deeper into the storyline, etc!

Overall Thoughts:
Great Rom-Com
Very cute
Light hearted
Happy ending
Picker upper