October 30, 2015

Drama review: Twenty Again

Finally my feels for blogging is back! This time Im going to write about a drama I finished two weeks ago, a day after this drama ended. It's called "Twenty Again" and tbh this drama is not even on my list. The premise is about someone who wasted her twenties and she got second chance to experience her twenty again. Im not excited about this; even after they announced the main leads would be Choi Jiwoo and Lee Sangyoon. None of her dramas were preferences; most of them were melodramas. As for Lee Sangyoon, I liked him since Angel Eyes which was really good in the beginning, flat in the middle, and suck in the end. 

The main character is Ha Nora, a 38yo housewife whose life is only about her husband and son. Her husband, Kim Woo Chul, is a professor and he's really arrogant and overconfidence. They are in the mid of divorce because he has been frustated by her act. She got married at 20 and moved to Germany; he thought she wasnt educated and couldnt chat with her. Her son, Kim Minsoo, is very clever and he looked up to his dad but not his mom. So basically her most important family members didnt even respect her. Before her divorce becomes official in a few months, she decided to enroll in a university secretly since she couldnt do it in the past and that has been her longtime desire. Accidentally her husband and son also enter the same university and she needs to avoid them. There she meets her highschool classmate, Cha Hyun Suk, a well-known producer and aspiring professor in the subject she enroll in. She recognised him but he avoids her making her confused. Turns out Cha Hyun Suk's first love was Ha Nora but he hated her for suddenly moving to Germany and left without any words. She didnt even come back for her grandma's funeral making him hate her even more. The story goes on with how Nora learns to adapt with the new environment in her campus, her bickering relationship with Hyunsuk, and how she finally realises what she really wants to do. We know during the whole drama that Hyunsuk still falls in love with Nora even after 20 years have passed but Nora didnt even realise her own feeling that she's also in love with him. Hyunsuk is the guy bestfriend who everybody wants. I think he's almost like Li Da Ren but of course Li Da Ren is still the best. He keeps on bickering with her; at one time he just got angry on her over nothing and at the other time he's the sweetest person ever. Actually Im so frustated when toward the end of the drama Nora still hasnt realised her feeling but luckily she did in the final episode. Cheers to the writer who did a very good job in this drama; I didnt even complain when the romance appears almost in the end of the drama because it's just in the right proportion of the story. I get many lessons from this drama. One should not give up her dream; sometimes you need someone to make you realise what you really wants to do, and be happy without thinking what others will think about you. No doubt Choi Jiwoo is the most suitable cast for Hanora; her youthful appearance and great acting are perfect combination. Lee Sangyoon did much better here tha in Angel Eyes; he shows us lots of expressions and emotions and makes his character lovable and hateable at the same time. You definitelyneed to watch this!
PS: The rating is very high for cable drama. Not to mention how much I like Na Soon Nam!!

Rate: 8.5/10
Ha No-ra once dreamed of becoming a dancer, but she unexpectedly became pregnant at age 19 and had to quit school and get married. For the next two decades, her life revolved around being a housewife and mother. Now 38 years old and on the brink of divorce, No-ra is mistakenly diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and given a six-month prognosis. So she decides to go back to school and experience college life for the first time.[11] Among the incoming freshmen are her own 20-year-old son Kim Min-soo and his girlfriend Oh Hye-mi, who are horrified to have No-ra as their classmate.[12] Unbeknownst to No-ra, her intellectual snob husband Kim Woo-chul recently accepted a job teaching psychology at the same university, and her prickly theater arts professor turns out to be Cha Hyun-seok, who had a crush on No-ra in high school. 

the frustating Ha Nora

student Ha Nora!

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October 06, 2015

Drama review: Yongpal.

I watched this drama a few weeks after Oh My Ghostess ended because of the withdrawal syndrome I had. I like the casts of course; it's Joo Won and Kim Tae Hee. Joo Won is one of my favorite actor since Baker King Kim Tak Goo a few years ago where he's still a newbie but since then he rised as one of the hottest young talented actor. As for Kim Tae Hee, she's not really my favorite but most of the Koreans love her so why dont I give it a try? It started out with Kim Tae Hee as a princess of Hanshin Group (chaebol), Han Yeo Jin, who was held as a hostage by her own brother. She had an accident three years ago and survived but her fiancee died. When she did a suicide, it's a chance for her brother to made her into a coma and they continuously did a medicine-induced coma to her. She was treated in Hanshin Medical Center where doctors are not doctors but they are only a bunch of people who did their jobs for money. Here comes Joo Won as Kim Tae Hyun who is a doctor for the gangster known as "Yongpal" and also works in Hanshin Hospital; he did it if they mad a housecall. He works for money to treat his sister's illness so as long as you have the money you can call him. Things changed when he was called to "treat" Yeo Jin in the VIP room on the 12th floor but then he helped her to escape because she said she wanted to tear down that floor. She lives her new life like a newborn, started to feel the breeze, how to walk and feel about everything around her. The story continues with her lovey dovey moments with Taehyun and how he makes her back to her throne but then she started the revenge towards her brother and become more and more evil. The story is great because it is mixed with medical things and how we see that people can be really scary when they can be bought by money. Joo Won's acting is marvellous; now I know why he rised more than Yoon Si Yoon who was the main lead in Baker King. He had played lots of characters with different emotions. I watched Good Doctor and too bad the story sucks in the middle. His pairing with Kim Tae Hee is really adorable; they make a really good visual on screen. Kim Tae Hee is not as stiff as she was in My Princess proven by her acting here although the first few episodes she was only sleeping in the VIP room lol The drama itself has a really high rating with average around 20% and then they decide to extend two episodes. It's pretty common for kdramas to be extended when they had a good rating. I didnt have a high expectation towards the ending because I have experienced it when a drama has a very good storyline, they might have a really bad ending. I didnt know why this mostly happens in kdrama but yeah, it happens for real. The ending is still okay for me although it's a bit vague. As for me, I like the middle part of this drama where Yeojin starts her revenge and there is this moment when Taehyun said he regretted to have saved her from the 12th floor. You should give it a try. Not to mention how much I really like the promotional poster.

Rate: 8/10

Kim Tae-hyun is a talented surgeon. Desperate for money to pay for his sister's medical bills, he adopts the code name Yong-pal and offers his medical skills to those in need of medical attention but who cannot do so publicly, dealing with criminals and corrupt plutocrats.[6] Joining a team of corrupt physicians Kim rescues "sleeping beauty" Han Yeo-jin, a chaebol heiress, from a medically induced coma, leading to unintended consequences.


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