Series

The Producers (2015)

Stars: Cha Tae Hyun, Kim Soo Hyun, Kong Hyo Jin, Iu

In the center of Yeouido is the KBS building. On its sixth floor are partitioned offices where employees work in the network’s variety department, keeping hectic schedules of filming, editing and all-night meetings.

★★✮☆☆

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Series

Eulachacha Waikiki (2017-2018)

Stars: Kim Jung Hyun, Lee Yi Kyung, Son Seung Won

Kang Dong-Goo dreams of becoming a movie director, but he is cynical due to bad luck. Cheon Joon-Ki wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an actor, but he is now just a minor actor. Bong-Doo-Sik came to Seoul to become a scenario writer, but things have not been easy for him. These 3 men run the guest house Waikiki in Itaewon, South Korea. Their guest house is facing bankruptcy and then a mysterious baby and single mother appear at Waikiki.

★★★☆☆

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Series

It’s Okay, It’s Love (2014)

Gwaenchanhah, Sarangiya (original title)

Stars: Gong Hyo Jin, Jo In Sung, Do Kyung Soo, Sung Dong Il

A love story between a psychiatrist and an author who had schizophrenia.

★★★☆☆

Obviously, nag-marathon ako ng mga drama ni Gong Hyo Jin. Ang ganda ng start nito, promising. Maganda din ang soundtracks. Ang ganda ng settings, ng quality ng shots, ng aesthetics in general. Pero like any other k-drama, parang meron silang mundong umiikot lang sa kanila kung saan (halos) halat sila may issues na related sa theme ng drama (syempre). At bakit lagi na lang may annoying quality ang character ni unnie Hyo Jin wae wae wae.

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Series

The Master’s Sun (2013)

Joogoonui Taeyang (original title)

Stars: Gong Hyo Jin, So Ji Sub, Seo In Guk

Tae Gong Shil has the ability to see ghosts, but their constant demands of help make her life impossible, until she meets Joo Jong Won, handsome CEO that measures everything with money, since when she touches him, the ghosts disappear.

★★★✮☆

Si unnie nakakakita ng ghosts and pag nahahawakan niya si oppa, nawawala yung mga mumu so hayun dumikit-dikit siya kay oppa kahit pinagtatabuyan, hanggang sa nag-success story. Nakakatuwa din. Lucky unnie!

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Series

The Moon Embracing the Sun (2012)

Haereul poomeun dal (original title)

Stars: Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In

The story of the secret love between Lee Hwon, a fictional king of Joseon, and Wol, a female shaman. Wol was born as Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a noble family who won the love of the crown prince, Hwon. Her enemies, jealous of her family’s position in court, schemed against her, wrestled away her rightful place as crown princess, and nearly took her life. Years later, an embittered Hwon meets Wol, now a female shaman with no recollection of her past.

★★★☆☆

Gist: Sobrang pogi at talino kasi ng oraboni ni female lead kaya ginawa ni princess lahat para mapangasawa sya kaya inalay sya sa black magic ritual para patayin si female lead para hindi siya ang maging reyna. Nagkagulo sila dahil.sa pogi.

 

Series

The Bride of the Water God (2017)

Habaekui Shinboo (original title)

Stars: Nam Joo Hyuk, Shin Se Kyung, Lim Ju Hwan, Krystal Jung, Gong Myung

When water god Ha-baek visits earth in order to find the three stones powerful enough to help him claim his throne, he seeks out the help of his servant and destined bride, psychiatrist So-ah, whose family is fated to serve the water god for generations. The problem is that she has no belief in the gods and initially mistakes him for suffering from delusions. Things get even stranger when the wind god Bi-ryeom, the water goddess Mu-ra, and the demigod Hu-ye show up to complicate things.

★✮☆☆☆

I’ve seen a few Korean dramas in the past year and by far this is the most non-sensical of all. I gave the drama countless of chances because maybe it’s gonna get better in the next episode, but it didn’t. It never got better.

The characters are so petty. The female lead has these petty issues and was portrayed as a failure (being a psychiatrist was her only strength it seemed). It seemed like a character assassination really. Something’s off with the female lead probably because they don’t have chemistry. Meanwhile, the male lead is a god who became powerless in the mortal world. Come on, you already have supernatural characters, why not make the most out of them. But clearly, the creators didn’t want that. They wasted characters that should have had more potential had they had a better plot/script. saw it. The second leads and other supporting characters were better at acting. Thank you Krystal, for blessing the drama with your goddess-ly aesthetics.

Each episode literally put me to sleep each night. I gave up after seeing 3 episodes but i forced myself to keep watching because there might be something interesting that’d going to happen in the next episodes. I even ranted about it to my friends but I still finished it ’til the end because it would bother me if I didn’t finish it (yep, I am that type of person). It was a torture. I felt scammed. But I had “nothing” else to watch, heh. Additionally, even the technicalities (camera angles) were flawed.

Okay, why did I watch this in the first place? Because it stars Nam Joo Hyuk and I like Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (not particularly his acting but they were cute in this romcom). And also because the trailer was good, I thought it’s probably going to be comparable with Goblin, but no. Sorry, Joo Hyuk, you’re cute but this drama sucks.

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