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Review: Rosy Lovers

TITLE: ROSY LOVERS          

COUNTRY: South Korea

Genre: Romance, Family Drama

Episodes: 52

Synopsis: The story of a college student couple who unintentionally becomes parents and realize the true meaning of love and life. Jang Mi is an immature mama’s girl who grew without experiencing any hardship in life. Unlike her parents’ will to marry her off to a promising man they choose for her, Jang Mi has the hope to marry someone she falls madly in love with. As she dates innocent engineering student Cha Dol, she slowly begins to realize the meaning of love.

Story Line

I got hooked on Rosy Lovers from the very beginning. I decided to give it a go because I’m a fan of Lee Jang Woo, who played Cha Dol. The innocent puppy love between Jang Mi and Cha Dol, and crazy family drama in the first couple of episodes drilled me in. It’s a typical Korean family drama with the secrets, twits and turns. The not so typical part about it was the story line. The synopsis does not do it justice. Jang Mi and Cha Dol are two college students who were in love and fell pregnant unexpectedly.

The story showed how the couple dealt with their unplanned pregnancy, how each member of their families dealt with it. They really showed us how different people react and deal with situations when life happens that a lot of people can relate to. We are so used to stories about single mothers, and runaway fathers but it was the other way around. So I just gave a spoiler, sorry! No more spoilers, I promise 🙂

It centers around the couple and the entanglements between families. It was funny, thanks to Yoon Ah Jung who played, SeRa and  Choi Phillip who played her lover, Go Jae Dong. I cried. I had scenes that made me mad, so mad I had to pause whatever episode and continue later. I had lots of moments when I just had to cry it out and come back to the show later or finish the episode on another day. It was intense.

Cast

I love long family dramas – at least 30 episodes. The story showed a whole lot about the dynamics of the different families involved. There’s the rich chaebol family, the middle class family,the single parent poor family.You know the characters are doing their job if you’re loving or hating their characters. Some you just can’t stand. I had a problem believing Kim Min Seo’s character, Baek Seo Ryun. Then I remembered I enjoyed her in The Moon Embracing The Sun. and thought that’s what the writer wanted. Other wise,The characters were believable.

Conclusion

Initially, it was supposed to be 50 episodes and eventually got an addition of 2 more episodes. I don’t have a problem with extra episodes added mid season or last minute. My problem was every fate of each character, family, couple was concluded in the last episode. It made me wonder if the writer really planned it out well. I mean every thing I was expecting (or not expecting) happened all in an episode. That is poor in my book. Happy endings? Yes please, Sad endings? I love surprises. But all in the last episodes for more than 10 characters with different relationships? No, thank you! The conclusion could have spanned out through the last five episodes. A family drama with about 15 important characters should have ended better. It could have been shorter than 52 episodes.

Rating: 4/5

Am I going to watch it again? : Maybe

Should you watch?: Yes. The story is great. It will keep you wanting more.

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Maids

KDrama “Maids

Title: Maids

Country: South Korea

Genre: Historical, Romance

Episodes: 20

Synopsis: Set during the Joseon Period. Kook In-Yeob (Jung Yoo-Mi) is the only child in a noble family. She is famous for her beauty and stylish appearance. Due to an incident, her status falls to the lower class. As she struggles through her misfortune, she becomes stronger. Servant Moo-Myeong (Oh Ji-Ho) is the most attractive servant in Hanyang, but he is also a mysterious man who hides his real identity and pretends to be a servant. 

CAST

Main Cast

Jung Yoo Mi as Gook In Yub
Oh Ji Ho as Moo Myung / Lee Bi
Kim Dong Wook as Kim Eun Gi
Lee Shi Ah as Heo Yoon Ok

Other Cast

Lee Cho Hee as Sa Wol Yi
Im Hyun Sung as Poong Yi

Kim Gab Soo as Kim Chi Kwon
Jin Hee Kyung as Lady Han

Park Chul Min as Heo Eung Cham
Jun Mi Sun as Lady Yoon
Lee Yi Kyung as Heo Yoon Seo
Lee El as Lady Kang
Jun So Min as Dan Ji
Lee Yun Kyung as Dan Ji’s mother
Chae Gook Hee as Hae Sang
Kim Jong Hoon  as Dduk Soe
Jun Soo Jin as Gae Ddong Yi

K-drama Review: Maids

Let me start by saying that the drama was enjoyable. I really enjoy watching South Korean historical dramas. The characters were very believable. When characters make you love, hate them, etc you know they are doing a great job playing their roles. I was exited to see something new from Jung Yoo Mi, the last drama I watched that she was in is, Dong Yi.  Oh Ji Ho was great, my first time watching his work and i became a fan. I enjoyed watching his role. I also loved Jun So Min’s character, I’m going to have my eyes out for more from her. Enough about the characters, on to the drama. I was hooked from the beginning, I couldn’t stop watching. Jung Yoo Mi is a great actress. I went through all emotions watching Maids. The plot is really good. It was so good that I was disappointed because it was rushed. I wanted more. Twenty episodes were not enough and I’m still upset about it. Also, I hated the end. I hate endings where the writers leave me to make my own conclusions or what not. I’m not asking for a happy ending, just want a clear and clean conclusion.  They were certain character developments I wanted to see on-screen. How relationships blossomed or not. I just felt like a lot was missing towards the end.  Like I said, I expected and wanted more. All in all, it was a good drama.

My rating 4 out 5.

Have you seen? What did you think? Would you watch it again?

 

 

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Healer

DramaTitle: Healer

Country: South Korea

Type: Action & Romance

Episodes: 20

Synopsis: Source from AsianWiki

Kim Moon-Ho (Yoo Ji-Tae) is a popular reporter at major broadcasting company. One day, he learns the truth of a case that took place in the past. He intentionally approaches people who are related to the case and helps them. While doing so, he agonizes over the truth and beliefs.

Meanwhile, with the help of Kim Moon-Ho, internet reporter Chae Young-Shin (Park Min-Young) and Seo Jung-Hoo (Ji Chang-Wook), known as “Healer,” grow into real reporters. 

CAST

HEALER REVIEW

Omo Omo..you guys!! this drama is brilliant. Everything from the scorching chemistry between Park Min Young and Ji Chang Wook to the intense action scenes kept me glued to my screen. You know that kdrama moment when you’re so into the drama and u realize you’ve been screaming at the screen like an idiot for the past 30 seconds?

All the characters were interesting, none of them was boring to watch. No, you won’t have the need to skip any scenes. You might not get into it initially, It took  me 3 episodes before  I really got the hang of it plus you have to pay close attention to it.  The action scenes, they were believable.  I enjoyed watching the love unfold between Park Min Young and Ji Chang Wook.  They were really not shy to give us a lot of skinship.  It reminded me of Iris. The combo of romance and action in a k-drama, just loved it! Weeks later and i’m still raving about it.

Some k-drama lovers compared it to City Hunter (Park Min Young and Lee Min Ho starred in it) because of the action and romance and the fact that Park Min Young starred in it. I prefer Healer. City Hunter is good, but Healer is better. I still love Lee Min Ho 🙂 This is the best I have seen Ji Chang Wook and Park Min Young and I bet they feel the same. I love when underrated actors are given a platform to bring their best and they deliver. I wish the end was longer, it was kinda short compared to the complexity of the drama.

K-drama writers have  been a great job this past year. They are not the typical chaebol boy meets poor girl stories. Different and very refreshing. There are times I think about the writers and i’m like “thank you”.

Ok, enough of my ramblings, have you seen Healer? What are your thoughts? Want to see Healer?

What Happens to My Family?

Drama Title: What Happens to My Family? Also known as: What’s    What_Happens_to_My_FamilyKBS22014-24With This Family?

Year: 2014

Country: South Korea

Type: Drama

Episodes: 53

Synopsis: Source from Viki

Every family has its issues but what happens when the patriarch in the family is not happy with the behaviors of his children? Cha Bong Soon does not intend to just sit back and take bad treatment from his three adult children – Cha Kang Shim, Cha Gang Jae and Cha Dal Bong – and decides to take legal action against them. With such chaos going on in her family, Kang Shim has a tough time focusing on her job as secretary to the president of Daeoh Company and constantly at odds with the president’s son, Moon Tae Joo, the company director.

Cast

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

What Happens to My Family moved me, like really moved me.  I enjoyed watching the love between the members of the Cha family. I laughed and cried so hard. It makes you understand the self-less love of a parent. It gave the right dose of romance, comedy, and drama. It is quite long, 53 episodes…yes, but every episode was worth watching.  Although, I was not familiar with most of the characters, they were all believable.

I enjoyed watching the love blossom between Kim Hyun Joo(Kang Shim) and Kim Sang Kyun(Moon Tae Joo). Tae Joo was very funny, I loved his facial expressions in every scene he was in; believe it or not those (facial expressions) played their part. He was quite interesting, and loving.  I became a fan.

Son Dam Bi’s character, Kwon Hyo Jin was quite annoying to the very last episode, she played one of those typical k-drama spoiled immature brats.  What was crazy was she matured before her mother,Kyun Mi Ri (Heo Yang Geum) did.  Kwon Hyo Jin was well suited for the arrogant Yoon Park(Cha Gang Jae). I felt like slapping Cha Kang Jae during the first half of the drama. That should tell you a lot about him, right? ughhh!

Yoo Dong Geun played my favorite character, Cha Bong Soon. He was the greatest teacher, father, and brother. He’s relationship with  his sister, Cha Soon Geum (Yang Hee Kyun) was refreshing and his last born, Cha Dal Bong(Park Hyung Sik) is just like him.  I know what you’re thinking, he is my favorite and that’s all i have to write about him? I just can’t explain it, you have to watch the drama.

Fav Music/OST: I Told You by Yozoh

Would I re-watch it? Yes but not soon. 53 episodes is a lot.

If you’ve have watched What Happens To My Family?, what are you thoughts about?

The last episode was last week Sunday, so if you haven’t, you can have a marathon here

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