End of 2013 – Start of 2014 Kdramas Review

BriNerdNoona Here!

Lets talk about the some of the latest dramas to hit the scene. I am only including dramas that I have watched in full or at least are completed.

First up is: Heirs

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This drama is so magical. As a Lee Min-ho fan, can I just say his acting is on point in this drama. Park Shin-hye makes a worthy female lead. This romantic comedy is so delightful and sugary sweet. It is tense in some moments but the actors get the laughs right back. While the story is a cliche one, I really appreciate how well it is done. This drama gets a 5 out of 5 from me!

Plot:

The series follows a group of rich, privileged, and elite high school students as they are groomed to take over their families’ business empires. These wealthy students seem to have everything under control, except their love lives.

Second up is: My Love From Another Star

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This is what a perfect drama is. Right here. Kim Soo-hyun plays the Alien Do Min-joo so well that I really got immersed in the world. I love how spoiled Jun Ji-hyun starts out but as the drama progresses she breaks down. It is absolutely adorable. She really plays  Cheon Song-yi well. Even the special effects of Do Min-joo’s superpowers are well done. Let me just say the kiss scenes are DIVINE. This drama is another 5 out of 5 for me

Plot:

Do Min-joon is an alien that landed on Earth in the year 1609. As he tries to help a young girl, Yi Hwa, escape from her in laws who are trying to kill her, he misses his trip back to his planet and is stranded on Earth for the next four centuries. He possesses a near-perfect appearance, enhanced physical abilities involving his vision, hearing and speed, and a cynical, jaded view regarding human beings.As time goes by, Min-joon is forced to take on a new identity every ten years, as his human appearance never ages.In the present he works as a college professor and finds out that due to a comet coming in three months, he will be able to return to his home planet. In the meantime he accidentally meets famous actress Cheon Song-yi, the biggest Hallyu star in Korea,Min-joon finds out that Song-yi looks like the young girl he fell in love with in the Joseon era. He tries to keep himself away from her, as he needs to leave the planet.

Third Up is: Pretty Man

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This is one of the dramas that I have only watched a couple episodes. (Yes this started in November but I am including it because it ended it 2014) I am having a problem getting into it. While I like Jang Keun-suk playing Dokgo Ma Te, the female lead Kim Bo Tong (played by the singer IU) really irks me. It may be that I need to watch more episodes of the drama, but I kinda want her to shut up at some points. For now I give this drama a 2 out of 5. Maybe that will change as I watch more episodes.

Plot:

Dokgo Ma Te (Jang Keun-Suk) is the most beautiful man in the world. He is an ambitious man who wants to make a lot money using his beautiful appearance. Dokgo Ma Te meets Hong Yoo Ra, the ex-daughter-in-law of a rich family. Hong Yoo Ra recognizes Dokgo Ma Te’s ambitions and becomes his mentor. Hong Yoo Ra then gives Dokgo Ma Te a mission to seduce 10 different women. The women have all succeeded in different fields and Dokgo Ma Te is to glean their special abilities. A strange woman then appears in front of Dokgo Ma Te. Her name is Kim Bo Tong (IU), an ordinary girl from a poor background. She has a huge crush on Dokgo Ma Te and tries to help him as much as she can. Can she make Dokgo Ma Te love her?

Fourth Up is: Bride of the Century

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This drama is meh. I am not really getting into it as much as I would have hoped. Lee Hong-gi’s acting (as Choi Kang-joo) is really meh. It is not stellar but not terrible either. What saves this drama is Yang Jin-sung’s acting as both Na Doo-rim  and Jang Yi-kyung. She really shows the difference between the two girls in her facial expressions and body language. The plot would be better if the villains weren’t so cheesy. This drama gets a 3.5 out a 5 from me

Plot:

Taeyang Group is the largest conglomerate in South Korea. The Choi family who runs Taeyang has supposedly been under a curse for a hundred years that the first bride of the eldest son will always die. When the wealthy heiress Jang Yi-kyung disappears right before her wedding to chaebol heir Choi Kang-joo, Na Doo-rim, a lookalike impostor, is brought in to take her place. But unlike the cold and calculating Yi-kyung, Doo-rim is sweet and sunny, and Kang-joo falls genuinely in love with her. As the wedding plans progress, Kang-joo and Yi-kyung’s mothers both scheme and plot behind the scenes.

And that is it for this review! I am really hoping for a wonderful year for the rom coms. *fingers crossed*

Until Next Time!

Nerd Noona ❤

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