25 July 2017

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Review

Title: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Thriller
Episodes: 16
Broadcast Period: Feb-2017 to April-2017
Cast: Park Bo Young, Park Hyung Shik, Ji Soo, Ahn Woo Yeon, Shim Hye Jin, Yoo Jae Myung, Jeon Seok Ho,

Do Bong-soon (Park Bo Young) was born with superhuman strength. Her strength is hereditary and passed along only to the women in her family. Her dream is to create a video game with herself as the main character. She desperately wants to become a willowy and elegant woman, which is the ideal type of her crush, In Guk Doo (Ji Soo), a police officer. Thanks to her strength, she gets the job of a bodyguard, to a rich heir Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik), the CEO of a gaming company, Ainsoft. Contrary to Guk Doo, Min Hyuk is an odd man who is playful, a little spoiled, and has no regard for rules, and dislikes policemen. He has recently received anonymous threats, blackmails, and has even been stalked at an occasion. One day, a series of kidnapping cases break in Dobong-dong, the district Bong Soon lives in, and she is determined to catch the culprit after her friend was targeted. Under the help and training from Min Hyuk, she manages to control her strength to use it for good causes.

A light drama with a lot of comedy. Although I started it being skeptic, it kind of grew on me. I loved the melo romance, and the funny background story. The new aspect about her being so strong actually worked out to be a really good idea. And of course Park Bo Young did a lovely job with this kind of carachter, it was a little bit similar to the one in Oh My Ghostess, but there is a fresh element. Although I looked forward to Ji Soo’s part, it didn’t appeal to me as much, he is a good actor and everything, but it was out of context. And of course Park Hyung Shik, he did a decent job, but I think what stood out the most here is how he carefully took the chemistry between the leads to another level. It felt like he did all the job. To sum it up, a very recommendable drama for this summer.

☆☆☆☆  / 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥(1/2) / 3 (1/2) out of 5 hearts

Boss & Me Review

Title: Boss & Me
AKA: Shan Shan Comes to Eat
Genre: Romantic, Comedy
Episodes: 33
Broadcast Period: Jul-2014 to Jul-2014
Cast: Zhang Han, Zhao Li Ying, Huang Ming, Li Cheng Yuan, Zhangyang Guo Er, Bai Ke Li, Zanilia Zhao,

Feng Teng (Hans Zhang) is a rich heir and the president of a giant conglomerate. He has a younger sister, Feng Yue (Zhangyang Guo Er), with a very rare blood type. Therefore, he recruits Shan Shan (Zanilia Zhao), who shares the same blood type as Feng Yue, into the company to be a blood donor. Interesting anecdotes occur when Feng Teng intentionally tries to fatten up Shan Shan, who loves eating. When Feng Teng's childhood friend, Yuan Lishu (Li Cheng Yuan) returns to the country, she is dismayed to discover that Feng Teng is in love with Shan Shan. She tries to compete with Shan Shan for Feng Teng's love. Together with Feng Teng's best friend, Zheng Qi (Huang Ming), the two tries to separate the couple by inciting conflicts.

Don’t ask me why I watched this. The plot didn’t appeal to me nor did I know the cast. I knew nothing about this drama, I just wanted some mainland drama and brush up my broken mandarin. That lead me to this drama, it’s on many peoples’ top favorite mainland drama. Why? I won’t blame the really bad execution of the whole production, because I’ve seen some great mainland dramas, where everything else triumphs that. Yet, nothing in this drama made sense for me. The whole storyline with him feeding her so they can pump her for blood now and then was really hard for me to stomach. Many loved this drama, I didn’t, so I won’t say anything bad about it, just that it’s going to be a while before I watch a mainland drama again.

☆ (1/2)/ 1(1/2) out of 5 stars

(1/2) / 1 (1/2) out of 5 hearts

08 July 2017

Mystery Queen Review

Title: Mystery Queen
AKA: Queen of Mystery
Genre: Mystery, Comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast period: 2017-Apr to 2017-May
Cast: Choi Kang Hee, Kwong Sang Woo, Lee Won Geun, Ahn Kil Kang and Shin Hyun Bin.

Yoo Seol Ok (Choi Gang Hee) is a housewife and the wife of a prosecutor. She dreamt of becoming a detective in order to solve the death of her parents, but decided to give it up when her husband promised her he would do that once he became a high profiled prosecutor. But doing deductions is something she loves, so she solves small cases like theft with the local police officer Hong Joon Oh (Lee Won Geun). All this she does behind the backs of her husband and mother-in-law. While solving a locker-theft case, she gets involved in a drug case, and soon she meets Ha Wan Seung (Kwon Sang Woo), a detective slightly keener to use his muscles rather than head. The two can’t get along at first, but when a case pulls them together, they find a middle ground and start working together…

I wasn’t expecting to watch this drama as they plot didn’t seem very appealing at first, but somehow, it’s addictive. Everything from the duos squabbling to the cat-and-mouse hiding game with the husband and mother-in-law, to the crimes: it just keeps you watching.
I am not really fond of Choi Gang Hees dramas (except Heart to Heart) as they’ve become stereotypical and the characters she plays are the same. Or at least the personalities of her characters seem the same – I don’t feel a difference. Kwon Sang Woo I haven’t seen in much, so I could guess he does an okay/average job, though I enjoyed him more than her. So, acting wise: a decent drama. The main storyline is okay, just not really rememberable – again typical. I bet in a few weeks I won’t even remember it.
To sum up: an okay drama with decent acting.

☆☆☆½ / 3½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥ / 3 out of 5 hearts

Tunnel Review

Title: Tunnel
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Detective, Time Travel
Episodes: 16
Broadcast period: 2017-Mar to 2017-May
Cast: Choi Jin Hyuk, Yoon Hyun Min, Lee Yoo Young, Jo Hee Bong and Kim Min Sang.

In 1986 Park Gwang Ho (Choi Jin Hyuk), working as an experienced detective, is faced with a serial of killings. Back in the days the term ‘serial killer’ isn’t a popular used word, but Gwang Ho is one of few that notices a pattern. One evening while almost catching the serial killer, he is runs through a tunnel and is hit on the head. While regaining feet he walks back to his station, but is met with an empty station and an unfamiliar face, Kim Sun Jae (Yoon Hyun Min) at his desk. In the confusion he handcuffs Sun Jae, but soon notices that there is something wrong. He slowly realizes, with the help of his junior now team leader, that he isn’t in his own time. He has traveled 30 years into the future, and is unable to get back.
While trying to figure out how any of it is possible and how to get back, he notices that the serial killer from 30 years ago still is at large. But as older case files have been burned in a fire in the past, he is the only one remembering the case. So, he decides that in order to get back, he must solve the case. Unfortunately, there seems to be something else going on, when a person with the same name as Gwang Ho is supposed to show up at the very station, but has disappeared…

Sorry for the lacking summary, it’s hard not to spoil much of this great drama.
I really enjoyed watching this drama, even though for the first time ever I disliked both supporting actors. Their characters were unlikeable! I mean for the first 4 episodes I wasn’t interested in their screen time, but as time went by I guess they grew on me. Choi Jin Hyuk was great all the way through – I could totally see him as a man from 1986, by language and how he carried himself. The Yeon Suk and Gwang Ho coupling was so cute, made me not care about any other couples. Story and screenplay is great as well.
Unfortunately, I guessed 85% of the drama before the end of, so I was just expecting things to happen by the end of it. But that doesn’t mean everyone will feel that way! So, I would recommend this drama to anyone.

☆☆☆☆½ / 4½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts

Kamji’s Verdict
What a marathon! I Personally have a liking to all OCN’s crime/mstery themed dramas. Therefor of course Tunnel was a drama I looked very much forward to. It didn’t disappoint me. The acting was on point, the storyline and the cinematography between the 80’ and present day was really believable. The storyline throughout the drama was very predictable, but I gotta admit the particular cases and crimes throughout was not, at least for me. I liked the suspense a lot, and definitely the teamwork at that police department. Also I agree with Bunji, that Choi Jin Hyuk, was the perfect one for that role. Everything about him screamed the 80’. So to conclude I would say yet again, good job to OCN.  

☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts

K9 Cop Review

Title: K9 Cop
AKA: Police Dog Brother
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Family
Episodes: 19
Broadcast period: 2016-Feb to 2017-Feb
Cast: Linda Chung, Bosco Wong, Raymond Wong Ho Yin, Oscar Leung and Tracy Chu.

After losing both his parents at a young age CID officer Lai Yat Tsau (Bosco Wong) has been raising his three younger sisters on his own. The oldest is a kindergarten teacher, whose gullible nature and kindness is taken advantage of. The second oldest is completely different in the sense that she loves money, and originally started dating Fai Chung Lim (Raymond Wong Ho Yin), Yat Tsaus partner after she had found out he was rich. And lastly the youngest who is married and lives with her good-for-nothing husband with them.
Being a reckless person, Yat Tsau usually causes havoc wherever he goes while chasing criminals and crooks. And after a busting some drug dealers, Yat Tsau gets bitten by a watchdog called “Brother”, and is taken to the hospital. While getting treatment he meets Ma Chi Ho (Linda Chung). At first, she doesn’t tell him who she is, but soon he realizes that she is a veterinarian and is more interested in saving Brother, than him.
Chi Ho is an animal lover and works at the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conversion Department. She is known as being stubborn and quite blunt, much to others dismay. When she notices that Brother has the capabilities to become a police dog, she tries to make her case. AT the same time Yat Tsau is being transferred to the Police Dog unit, to get some discipline. And as fate has it, Brother becomes his partner…

Okay I might have spoiled a bit, but not all. Or at least I think so…
This drama I watched in one go, mainly because I am an animal lover, so anything with animals I will watch. That said, the drama as a whole is one of the good ones. Though acting and coordination is a bit lacking – also the editing could have been done better, the overall experience was okay. I like Mainland/Hong Kong series since they are quite a bit different than the rest (be it Taiwanese, Japanese and/or Korean). There is a lot of focus on interaction between characters, and the storyline is generally sub-plot. That is something you get used to though.
All in all, a good story and interesting character interaction.

☆☆☆½ / 3½ out of 5 stars
♥♥♥½ / 3½ out of 5 hearts

05 July 2017

Individualist Ms Ji Young Review

Title: Individualist Ms. Ji Young
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 2
Broadcast period: 2017-May
Cast: Min Hyo Rin, Gong Myung, Ji Il Joo and Oh Na Ra.

Na Ji Young (Min Hyo Rin) dislikes people and likes being alone. Or that is what she says. In real life she is lonely, but is afraid to get hurt, so she distances herself from everyone, as much as possible. Even in relationships she has a distance, making sure she won’t get emotionally invested.
Park Byuk Soo (Gong Myung) is the complete opposite. He has a lot of friends and is always in a relationship, with all his emotions invested. He is afraid about being alone, so all his efforts go to being everyone’s friend. Unfortunately, that makes him ‘easy’ and ‘annoying’ to everyone around him.
Being neighbors they both never really talked, until one day when they both meet in the hallway while breaking up with their partners. Soon the two get more and more involved in each other lives, and soon they become more than just neighbors…

This being a 2 episodes special, I have been trying not to spoil much, but I hope I got the essence of it.
I like this special a lot – it had so much soul, storytelling and character development, in just 2 hours. I was sad when I found out it was a special, but I think that is the magic of it – every scene was filled with ‘actual human emotions’ and not over-dramatized acting and storytelling. I was pleasantly surprised and I think I found a gem!
To sum up: an emotional drama – with more seriousness than comedy.

☆☆☆☆½ / 4½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts

God's Gift - 14 Days Review

Title: God’s Gift – 14 Days
Genre: Suspense, Mystery
Episodes: 16
Broadcast period: 2014-Mar to 2014-Apr
Cast: Lee Bo Young, Cho Seung Woo, Kim Tae Woo, Jung Gyu Woon, Baro, Han Sun Hwa, No Min Woo and Kim Yoo Bin.

Kim Soo Hyun (Lee Bo Young) had it all: a successful career, a prosecutor husband and a beautiful daughter Han Saet Byul (Kim Yoo Bin). Though a little rough, Soo Hyun is a loving mother and has a loving relationship with her husband. Everything changes when her daughter gets kidnapped. After a failed investigation, her daughter’s body is found by the river, and Soo Hyun becomes depressed. Unable to forgive herself, she decides to kill herself by drowning. At the same time former detective, now turned private investigator Ki Dong Chan (Jo Seung Woo), is caught by the mafia for investigating their boss. He is shot and thrown into the same river at the same time, but miraculously wakes ups, and saves Soo Hyun. The two emerge from the water, and soon find out that the world aren’t as they left it. They have both returned two weeks before the kidnapping of Saet Byul. 
At first Soo Hyun thinks of it as a dream, but as things seem to repeat themselves, she realizes that she needs to figure out how to save her daughter. And with the involvement of Ki Chan, they soon find out that there are more secrets behind the kidnapping than they initially thought…

This drama is one of those drama that took me so long to finish, mainly because the hype has settled down and the reviews weren’t that positive. When I started it, I was amazed by the acting (especially Jo Seung Woo, who I am a fan of) and the suspense, but very soon I noticed why it got disliked – the storyline just goes downhill fast. I don’t know what they were thinking while writing it, but it just was way too much. Too many secrets and too many twists, leading up to a climax which was dumb and completely out of the blue. Even the acting couldn’t save this one.
I remember finishing and kind of wondering, why did I watch this? I didn’t find it bad, yet it felt like a waste of time. But that is what you get with overly hyped drama I guess.
To sum up: not recommendable, but good acting from everyone involved.

☆☆☆½ / 3½ out of 5 stars

♥♥½ / 2½ out of 5 hearts

KO One Re-act Review

Title: KO One Re-act
AKA: KO One 3
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast period:
Cast: Jiro Wang, Pets Tseng, Lin Zo Hong, Xu Ming Jie, Sylvia Wang, Xiao Hou, Lou Hong Zheng, Huang Wei Jin and Chen De Xiu.

This series is a spin-off of season 2, following the same characters, but is the “real” storyline.
With the timeline and KO ranking restored and reset, Wang Da Dong (Jiro Wang) is sent undercover, to investigate a sudden change and rise in the KO ranking, in the current KO One class. Rumors have it that a certain pill is being sold and exchanged from the class which allows a spike in fighting power, so Da Dong is to go undercover as a 28-year-old dropout, repeating the final year. In school, he meets the notorious King (Pets Tseng), known as KO 3, whom he challenges for the spot as the class leader. While trying to establish authority, new transfer students try and do the same but with a different objective. Soon enough more and more mysterious things start to happen, and Da Dong is right in the middle of it all…

Compared to the last season this one is way better. They fixed a lot – like keeping Jiro till the very end – and of course and upgrade in story and acting. Two more members of SpeXial joins the group, one of them being Lou Hong Zheng whom I remember from K.O. 3an Guo – and adored. So, the quality of acting kind of evolved. What is amazing is that the group has grown on me, which I didn’t really think they would. This meant that every time I saw anything that reminded me of the last series, I laughed, rolled my eyes and enjoyed the ‘fan service’. Another thing that made me like this drama is the length – 20 episodes felt just right. Even though it had a lot of those typical fillers, the drama was okay to watch – even emotional sometimes. Pets is awesome as usual – officially my girl crush, and De Xiu is just perfect in this. Jiro looks younger (?), I can’t really explain how and why I feel this, but even with the new idols around him he does not look older. Might be the acting, or his personality, but yeah, I wouldn’t give him more than 20-25 years.
So: all in all, a funny and entertaining 3rd instalment of the drama – now to the next!

☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥½ / 3½ out of 5 hearts

25 May 2017

KO One Return Review

Title: KO One Return
AKA: KO One 2
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Romance
Episodes: 30
Broadcast period: 2012-Dec to 2013-Feb
Cast: Jiro Wang, Pets Tseng, Lin Zo Hong, Xu Ming Jie, Kwang In Deok, Sylvia Wang and Xiao Hou.

While trying to escort Liu Bei (Chen De Xiu) to the Iron Dimension, Wang Da Dong (Jiro Wang) is caught in an inter-dimensional time quake, and is thrown 10 years into the future in the Gold Dimension. While trying to find his friends, Da Dong returns to KO One class, but is met with strange faces, who never heard of him or his friends. He finds out that the KO ranking, battle points and fighting power have mysteriously disappeared. The KO One class is ruled by King (Pets Tseng), and soon enough Da Dongs free-spirited personality bothers all the students – especially when he challenges King for the position as the top.
While trying to investigate the disappearance of his friends, he also tries to uncover why the KO ranking and power users have vanished…

So, first of all, I am a huge K.O. (Zhong Ji) fan, going back to the three previous seasons: K.O One, The X-Family and K.O.3an Guo. I remember watching the last season (K.O.3an Guo) and loving it, but since the fansubbers kind of went hiatus and Fahrenheit disbanded, I didn’t really pay attention on the series anymore. Imagine my surprise when I saw that the has been at least 1 season pr. year since 2012. K.O One Return is the season right after K.O.3an Guo, and it is the continuation of K.O. One (the very first season). Compared to the first season this one has grown, both in quality and acting – but it also has new faces (I guess a new idol boyband taking over Fahrenheits spot). The storyline is also good, but unfortunately it becomes confusing and quite lacking, as (like in most Chinese idol dramas) the main cast disappears from the lineup. I mean Jiro disappeared in the 14th episode (or something like that), with 15-16 episodes to go – and he’s the main actor and story! Also, I disliked the ending – quite dull to be honest. Though I was excited to watch this drama, they really drained everything out of you after the 20 mark. It took me forever to finish.
If you are new to this ‘world’ and wondering whether or not to watch this, I won’t say go ahead as there are many other Zhong Ji seasons that are better. But if you are a fan or really liked the first season, this is one of those you need to watch in order to watch the rest.

☆☆☆ / 3 out of stars

♥♥½ / 2½ out of 5 hearts

10 May 2017

Dansui! Review

Title: Dansui!
AKA: Swim!
Genre: Sport, Webcomic
Episodes: 8
Broadcast period: 2017-Jan to 3017-Mar
Cast: Matsuda Ryo, Miyazaki Shunto, Hirose Tomoki and Anzai Shintaro

Sakaki Shuhei (Matsuda Ryo), Shinozuka Daiki (Miyazaki Shunto) and Fujikawa Reo (Anzai Shintaro) promised each other as kids that they would enter the elite private school Ryuuhou High School, so they could join their renowned swimming club. But not being able to live up to the school’s level, Shuhei isn’t offered a scholarship. Not wanting to abandon his friend Daiki joins Higashigaoka High School with Shuhei. Furious at his friends’ lack of drive, Reo decides to leave both behind and joins Ryuuhou. Making the trio become rivals.
After a few years, the swimming team in Higashigaoka always ends on last place, nevertheless all members enjoy swimming. That is until the team advising teacher calls in a former student, Kawasaki Ryoya (Hirose Tomoki): a gold medalist. Ryoya decides to train the guys so they can win the upcoming competition, but his training is harder than anything they expected…

I generally love Japanese sport dramas since they usually are high spirited, emotional and optimistic. It brings out your fighting spirit and makes you happy – most of the time. That is why I wanted to watch this drama even before it came out, but unfortunately it missed its mark. I know it is a webcomic, but they should have at least tried to add a little bit more of story to it. I mean the story doesn’t really progress, nor do the characters. And the ending was very vague. You would at least want an ending if not progression in storyline. I felt they tried too hard to do the typical “I-am-my-own-master” theme, but there were just too many unnecessary ‘speeches’ and yelling – as in trying to prove a point or something like that. I don’t know, I really was disappointed.
BUT! The quality of the drama is good. I mean I was surprised that they had all the facilities and extras, which made it watchable. Also, some of the acting was okay, considering they all are unknown names.
All in all, a watchable drama with a weak script.

☆☆☆ / 3 out of 5 stars

♥♥ / 2½ out of 5 hearts

09 May 2017

Goblin Review

Title: Goblin
AKA: Guardian
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Episodes: 16 + 3 SP
Broadcast Period: Dec-2016 to Jan-2017
Cast: Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, Lee Dong Wook, Yoo In Na, Yook Sung Jae, Lee El, Jo Woo Jin, Park Hee Won, Kim Min Jae, Kim So Hyun

In ancient times, Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is an unbeatable general in wars, but the young King (Kim Min Jae) is jealous of Kim Shin and kills him. Kim Shin becomes a Goblin, possessing an immortal life. At first he thinks that he is blessed, but he realizes that he is cursed. Closer to the present day, Kim Shin has waited 900 years for a human bride to end his immortal life. One night, he saves a dying pregnant woman (Park Hee Won) who is destined to die. Meanwhile, the Grim Reaper (Lee Dong Wook) is unable to find the dead pregnant woman. The woman gives birth to a baby girl named Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun). 9 years later, Ji Eun Tak lives with her mother and is able to see ghosts. One night, her mother suddenly dies. On that night, she meets the Grim Reaper.
In the present day, Ji Eun Tak is a high school student. She still sees ghosts and hears their whisper of “Gobins bride”. She now lives with her aunt’s family, but she is mistreated by them. On her birthday, Ji Eun Tak sits by the sea with a lighted birthday cake. At that time, Kim Shin suddenly appears in front of her. Kim Shin does not know why, but he can hear her voice and appears in front of her against his will.

So 2016 ended and 2017 started with TvNs new record-breaking drama, Goblin. I have to say, it was one heck of an emotional drama. It’s ALL about emotions, it’s a simple story. Everything had a purpose, and it gradually expanded to a problem, and then the journey for the solution. So story-wise it’s good, but the action and excitement is missing. However, the key function (I personally think) is that the writers were depending on the viewers emotional needs. And by that I mean that the actors and actress’ for this drama, was carefully handpicked because it needed a lot of face-acting. Emotions had to be carefully delivered. And they did. I have never been so sad and so happy and excited for a drama as I was with this one. It’s right to say that I couldn’t get over it, a long time went by before I started on another drama. As great as it was, it still had its flaws. For me a lot of flashbacks ruins the storyline. I would rather they used an episode and just showed us the story what happens, it doesn’t have to be in the beginning, just so we see it one time and not a trillion times throughout the drama. Because the same scene from the past got repeated multiple times, then comes the next bit and etc etc. However a great watch, definitely going to watch it again when my heart is healed.

☆☆☆ (1/2) / 4(1/2) out of 5 stars
♥♥♥♥♥ / 5 out of 5 hearts

08 May 2017

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Review

Title: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Genre: Romance, Sports, Comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast Period: Nov-2016 to Jan-2017
Cast: Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kyung Soo Jin, Lee Jae Yoon, Jo Hye Jung,Choi Moo Sung, Jang Young Nam

Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) is a student in Haneol College of Physical Education. She has shown strength like no other since she was a child and was influenced by her former weightlifter father. She looks thoughtless at a first glance, but inside she’s as fragile as glass and has deep recognition.
Jung Joon Hyeong (Nam Joo Hyuk) is Kim Bok Joo’s best friend. He is a born swimmer but ever since he was disqualified from his first international event, he suffers from ‘start trauma’. Along with Kim Bok Joo, he overcomes his troubles and finds his dream and love.
Song Shi Ho (Kyung Soo Jin) is a rhythm gymnast who also attends Haneol College of Physical Education. She started gymnastics since she was 5 and won the Asian Games at the age of 18. She’s always been the best since then but mental pressure caused her to break up with Jung Joon Hyung and regret it.
This drama is inspired by the life of South Korean Olympic weightlifter gold-medalist Jang Mi Ran.

Sometime after I finished this drama, the dating news of Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk got out, and I just couldn’t believe how surreal it was. They had by far the BEST chemistry I’ve ever seen in a drama. Okay, I admit I might overreact to this, but I can’t remember a drama were I enjoyed the relationshippy part of a drama so much as this one. Everything else is good too, but you kind of only remember those 2. Lee Sung Kyung has definitely become one of my favorite actress’, she’s so real and talented.
A really nice drama about the hardships one may face on the road to success, especially while being in college. Storywise there could have been more in it, but I guess it’s one of those ‘no-major-plot-just-enjoy’ kind of dramas. One of those youth dramas I kind of dig lately. So, I'll definitely recommend this to anyone, despite what your preferences are, I'm sure you'll enjoy it and it will bring you joy.
Kim Bok Joo is SWAG! :)

☆☆☆☆/ 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts

Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim Review

Title: Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim
AKA: Romantic Doctor Kim
Genre: Medical, Melodrama, romance
Episodes: 20 + 1 SP
Broadcast Period: Nov-2016 to Jan-2017
Cast: Han Suk Kyu, Yoo Yeon Seok, Seo Hyun Jin,  Jin Kyung, Im Won Hee, Yang Se Jong, Choi Jin Ho,

Boo Yong Joo (Han Suk Kyu) is a genius and triple-board certified surgeon, who was once at the top of his field and used to work at Seoul’s top hospital, Geodae. After a traumatic incident, he disappears and changes his name to Kim Sa Bu (Teacher Kim) to work at a small hospital named Doldam, which is located at Gangwon Province. He guides Kang Dong Joo (Yoo Yeon Seok) and Yoon Seo Jeong (Seo Hyun Jin) to become great doctors there, teaches them to fight against power and money for the sake of patients.

I think this is the best medical drama I've ever watched. The ethical issues portrayed are excellent. Well, some are not that realistic but the story line itself is daebak! I loved how real everything felt, and how all the cases were at least somehow realistic. Medical dramas are my favorite genre, so for a change I actually looked every medical term up, so i learned alot, I could be a doctor and work alongside them. I love the character developement in this drama. Every single character had something to do in the drama, and the harmony between them was so good. The main couple was no joke either, they aced it. Yoo Yeon Seok and Seo Hyun Jin should stay in the medical field, and together! To sum it up, it had a little of everything, easy drama to fall in love with.

☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥½ / 4 ½ out of 5 hearts

23 April 2017

Introverted Boss Review

Title: Introverted Boss
AKA: Sensitive Boss
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast period: 2017-Jan to 2017-Mar
Cast: Yeon Woo Jin, Park Hye Soon, Yoon Park and Kong Sung Yeon.

Eun Hwan Ki (Yeon Woo Jin) is an introvert unable to look people in the eye. He has a hard time communicating, and spends a lot of time contemplating about what to say in order not to hurt people’s feelings. Due to that nature, being a CEO is impossible for him as he is unable to stand in front of a big crowd and say what is on his mind. His best friend Kang Il Woo (Yoon Park) on the other hand is an open and charismatic man, who does all the social interactions instead of Hwan Ki. Unfortunately, Hwan Ki is the more competent CEO, but due to his personality he is unable to show is, and Il Woo gets all the credit.
Chae Ro Woon (Park Hye Soo) is bubbly and outspoken theatrical actress. After her sister kills herself, she decides to start working at the company her sister worked in, to find out how and why her sister died. Her goal is to find the CEO for whom her sister worked, and outs him as a tyrant. After getting involved in an accident, she finds out that the CEO is Hwan Ki. So, she starts to work on her revenge, and due to Hwan Ki’s personality, everything he does makes him even more suspicious…

 I really liked this drama because of the theme – anxiety. It is something that is taboo in Korea, so them doing it in a sense of humor made it great to see. I laughed so much and I felt sad, so I believe that the drama represents it very well. Yeon Woo Jin is amazing in this drama, and he makes it so believable that I don’t think anyone else would have done such a great job. The rest do a superb job, which makes it even better.
Though I enjoyed the back story at the beginning, it started to get ridiculous later, and especially the twist at the end made me annoyed. Also, the final scene was cute, but just completely different than what this drama was supposed to be. I mean Chae Ro Woons character went a 360 degree – I don’t want to spoil, but it was just a complete change of character. Which made the overall irritating, and didn’t make sense.
Anyways, a funny, cute and well-acted drama that I would recommend!

☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars

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