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A Little Thing Called First Love
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2 hours ago
36 of 36 episodes seen
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Overall 7.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
If you are like me who watched the Thai version of 'A Little Crazy Thing Called Love' and want to have the same heart fluttering, butterflies in your stomach, and weird-smile-on-the-face the entire time moments, this show is definitely going to disappoint. BUT if you are just here for the love of a sweet, college romance drama, this is a show for you! :)

Firstly, for the storyline, as mentioned above, it is totally different from the original except for the whole ugly girl turns pretty thing. Granted, they tried to mimic all the highlights of the movie, no. JUST NO. I really know how to explain it. Sometimes during the drama, I had the whole 'OMG this is from the original!!!' then a wave of disappointment will wash through me as the whole scene just seemed a little too forced or that scene is just too far off from the movie. I somehow try to justify this with the idea of it being a drama and therefore have to add much more relationship lines and scenes apart from the original, but I certainly feel that so many things changed that it should not have called itself a remake and instead is a whole new story that probably took a littleeeee reference from the Thai movie.

For the storyline on its own, without thinking it as a remake whatsoever, is not bad. The beginning took on slow but it somehow makes you want to continue watching and see how everything work out in the end. For a lighthearted romance drama, it works. It has most of the cliche moments needed in a drama that somehow works and the character development was done well as you can see them gradually change through the episodes. If you want a break from all the intense dramas, this is definitely it! Not the best drama out there but still enjoyable to watch.

For the actors, I think they did a great job considering that they are all pretty new and do not have much experience. Yes, there were some awkward acting at times but most of the times it is quite natural. The characters are all very lovable! Great bromance, romance and sisterhood and every character have enough depth to get you invested in the show more! The love lines in the drama are also executed well and are all enjoyable to watch and root for.

To end it off. I really need to reiterate that this is really one of the most failed remakes ever. It is not like the acting or the storyline is bad. But it is really not the 'A Crazy Little Thing Called Love' that I expected. If you watch it with the same expectations I had, it is really disappointing. You get a glimpse of the original, and also it reminds me of another show that I can't really point my finger at. If only they could just give it another name, it would be perfect. Would recommend you to watch it if you are taking a break from all the intense political/fighting dramas and want some happy, lighthearted show to make life a little more interesting :)

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Chief Kim
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3 hours ago
20 of 20 episodes seen
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Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
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I have watched this drama already in 2018 but yet, here I am re-watching it again now. I find that it is even better and funnier than before the 2nd time round, and I have to say the story and acting are all fantastic. Chief Kim (Nam Goong Min) is totally hilarious and Director Seo (Lee Jun Ho) is great at being the frustrated director trying to topple him. The rest of the casts are also good in doing their roles. The drama highlights the terrible conditions the workers have to put up with when the company's upper management is corrupt and heartless. Also the bullying of weaker staffs by people in power is hard to watch. But Chief Kim gallantly managed to put these bullies in place every time. It is a great K-drama to watch, if you don't watch mushy romances.

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Thirty But Seventeen
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5 hours ago
32 of 32 episodes seen
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I don't rate many dramas this high, but this one is nothing but pure joy. Shin Hye Sun carries this god damn thing over the finish line, and lights the olympic torch with a 360 slam dunk. She is just pure joy, and the rest of this drama is as well. I felt happy the entire time I watched it. This is the absolute best feel good drama out there, and nothing really even comes close.

They even break a cliche at the end, and it's done in such a fun way.

If you like fun dramas, with rock solid female lead acting, look no further.
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The Lies Within
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by Shae
6 hours ago
16 of 16 episodes seen
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Overall 5.5
Story 2.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 2.0
A must-watch if you're a fan of any of the actors and want to say you've seen every work in the catalog.
The actors were excellent with the material they were given.
Missing older sister, though tragic, small part was super cute and realistic.
The story makes you care until you don't care anymore; you'll know the exact moment when that happens.
Lot's of "Duh" moments. Like, if someone can hack your computer why wouldn't you think your phone is not hacked also? Or assume you aren't being followed? Like gee, let's get a clue.
Completely forgettable and can be watched in between waiting for episodes of another series.

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
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6 hours ago
20 of 20 episodes seen
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Overall 6.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
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It was good but— there’s always a but.
Cast: Lee Joon Gi excelled tbh. IU has problems getting there but did really great too, Hong Jong Hyun with evil eyeliner oof need me more of that. Jisoo and Baekhyun had very simple minded characters that didn’t require much effort from the actors but when the time came in their crucial scenes they knew how to pull it off nicely. Many famous faces, some of them with great talent, that ultimately fell short due to little screen time or wasted on a bland character.

Now the real talk: editing and execution. Geez. Camera work was a mess, I honestly couldn’t bear it when they looked at the camera for a second too long. Believe me when I say it happened during Each. Of. The. Twenty. Episodes. There was no harmony in the change of scenes or setting... big sigh.

The story moved REALLY slow in the first half. It should be tagged as slice of life historical because that is all it was. During 9 episodes the main characters had no purpose or goals, or for what is worth, did little to obtain any of them. The truth is it started moving from episode 10 onwards but it was still messy.
The director truly sacrificed a lot (characters’ depths, development and relationships) to remain historically accurate which is why there were so many time jumps. And that brings me to the love triangle or rectangle or pentagon. Harems smh.

Before Wook went astray, his relationship with Haesoo had a Lot of potential and it was effing cute. Like, you could actually see it forming and them falling for e/o whereas with Wangso + the time jumps... it happened kind of out of nowhere? Viewer has to sort of accept the fact that they would die for e/o already even though we never really saw their relationship blossoming into something more significant than him chasing her through the years. When did she change? How did they fall in love? Final episode aside, their feelings weren’t palpable, it felt almost superficial therefore I couldn’t feel any empathy, which explains why I wasn’t that attached to the main couple and their tragic love story.

In one word this drama was ambitious: too many characters, too little time to focus on each one and tell their stories. A great plot device but imposible to deliver in only 20 episodes.

Special mentions to the ost Will Be Back by Im Sunhae !! Loved it to pieces, it really turned out to be the Death Soundtrack, if you hear it playing, that’s your heads up. It set the mood perfectly, the rest of the songs ehh not so much, they kind of felt inadequate for the scenes they were used in. On their own they’re totally catchy but for some reason they felt off on the drama, too modern? If that makes sense. In my opinion they should’ve added more pieces resembling the era they lived in.

I never rewatch stuff unless I’m showing it to somebody else so my rewatch value probably doesn’t hold that much power lol. Although being honest, I would skip everything besides the death scenes cause I’m a sucker for tragedies !!

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Coffee & Vanilla
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6 hours ago
10 of 10 episodes seen
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This is so related that every girls want that boy in life who love her, care for her and can't live without her..
I loved their story short and simple ..
I loved the boy character most ..
The Mysterious boy and simple girl
Overall nice drama ..
This is my first Japanese drama and I'm aready addicted about it
When I watched first episode I thought he is playing with girl emotions then gradually watched another one its gives me stronge feeling for that boy
This story acted on manga stories .
I'm never read managa stories but this drama give me the to watch Japanese drama and Manga book

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Investiture of the Gods
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7 hours ago
56 of 56 episodes seen
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Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
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Shout out to Peach Blossom! I honestly didn't like the draggy parts where The demon girl was being a brat. I would have loved to truly see her background like why are going around claiming Fuqin's. I did like that she could not be bested in beverages. That twist at the end with her new role and her fate was like Woah. Jang Zi Ya was endearing more and more for me with each episode. He showed his growth as a character/ master as well. Su Da Ji what a piece of work but she played her character well. I really can say even though Her and Fox Demon switched morals it seems I honestly thought she would end up with a better fate but how was she able to use magic? Poor YJian his mom is still that way and he never yearned to see her. Even though he was the main lead he was tossed around quite a bit. It's a shame they didn't show more development of his Eye of Heaven. I didn't understand if he took that other role like the Demon girl. RIP to the poor women of the Harem, Loyal Ministers and Royal Lineage(Did he become a sword spirit). They did not deserve that. Oh, Minister Fei's Faced was CGI'D the whole time lol. I couldn't understand why. I hope they release the full version and that will clear up things but there is a book to read so it's not an issue. I got more WTH, compliments, and questions but I'll stop right here...

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The Legends
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7 hours ago
56 of 56 episodes seen
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Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 10
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I loved this drama! I read the beginning of the original novel and was so excited to see it finally become a drama. I was completely drawn in by the first episode. Zhao Yao was kicking ass so early on!

Bai Lu was a phenomenal Demon Sect Leader who didn’t care to be good. I loved that! She wasn’t a goody-two shoes, meek little Young Miss. But she still had heart. Such a well written character with flaws and struggles. Bai Lu portrayed Zhao Yao perfectly. I was hesitant about Xu Kai because I never watched his works before. I was blown away! People thought he was boring, but he wasn’t acting in extravagant actions. His eyes and demeanor showed so much longing and was much more detailed than what meets the eye. He always fought side by side with his lover, never for her. I definitely became a fan of Xu Kai’s after this drama.

There wasn’t only romance but friendship. Like actual FEMALE friendships! Move over, bromance! I always hated it when the other main female character hates the female lead and is the enemy. That happens all the time in C-Dramas. Xiao Yan played a great supporting character doubling as Zhao Yao and Zhi Yan. She comes to care for the Demon Zhao Yao, and Zhao Yao herself becomes soft-hearted for this innocent girl. They become good friends who help each other out when needed.

I really did like this Jiang Wu character until he got too proud and basically overpowers Zhao Yao and Mo Qing. In the later half, Zhao Yao does suffer from injuries which made her physically limited. I didn’t mind that as much as her tolerance for Jiang Wu, who annoyingly ruined her wedding, tried to harass her, and literally imprisoned her man. It was a bit out of character for her to still be laughing and enjoying his teasing. It doesn’t last long, but I still thought it was weird because Zhao Yao is ruthless towards others who hurt the people she cares about. I also found it weird when Zhao Yao had such an emotional response to his character getting hurt, like girl he was the worst!

I’m not giving the drama a full 10 because there was so much filler. The same scene with supporting characters discussing the same thing over and over. Characters who I did not care for getting 20 minutes of screen time. There were side characters I liked watching and they were mainly the friends of the main couple. The editing was annoying at most, but I didn’t mind it. The costumes and production value seems high to me so I don’t know what people are saying about it being low quality. It’s not some small web drama with poor costume designs or bad lighting.

The ending was confusing and it did make me frustrated that they edited it to be so tasteless. My all time favorite drama could have been so good. I can say it was still a good watch and worth it. OST has some good ones, but not many songs. They added a cuter and livelier song in the last episode, which I love.

Rewatch value is high for me. Give it a try if you want more female characters supporting each other, loyal male lead, strong female characters, and a bit of angst but also a bit of fluff.

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Hotel del Luna
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8 hours ago
16 of 16 episodes seen
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Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
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After a full day and a half, I've made my mind about Hotel Del Luna's rating... It's an 8.

Let's make no mistake, this series is good and will most likely be the best drama this year. A complete blueprint of what a fantasy drama should be, full of romance and mystery and world building which excels very much in that regard.

However there were times when I personally thought nothing was happening in the story especially in the middle parts of episodes and would often fast forward to the points where the characters I cared about actually moved their arcs forward, it reminds me of formulaic storytelling were a villain of the week or monster of the week or in this case, ghost of the week happens and all the main characters have to untangle and solve. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this format but in a digital world where we can skip ahead, it kinda takes away from the traditional raw emotions meant to happen.

The series had phenomenal acting and it's star IU continues to shine throughout. YJG also holds his own with what he's given. It's beautifully shot with every frame seemingly from a movie. The soundtrack is ok. Not as memorable as other dramas have had.

Basically this is Goblin-lite with the roles reversed and the actions reversed. You had 900+ year old Goblin waiting for his bride to take the sword out of his heart and end his existence only to end up, falling in love, dying and staying to eventually see the bride of his life move on without him. Here, you have poor weak and naive Gu, the human hotelier falling in love with someone knowing full well the only way she could truly move on is if she left him and he does whats best for her, sacrificing his happiness for hers, sending his last guest off but the key points in both cases are the memories left behind, both leads didn't want to lose the memories and that to me is the most painful thing.

Being reminded everyday for the rest of your life of what truly made you happy and not being able to re-live it or in this case remember it, was never truly an option for our male leads. So they will continue on, living without the other that made them happy. A love like that goes beyond time and existence. It shines eternally without waver and without valour.

Gu becomes the tiger in the painting, looking at a time now lost but a time remembered.

It's not all roses however, there are flaws. I do think Gu's backstory is notoriously weak, almost Mary Sue like. The late reveal at the finale seems like a cop-out for not having any relation prior. I do think if you were rooting for the second lead, you got cheated tremendously. All that build up for not but even more noticeable was in the last few episodes you didn't really see any kisses, just a lot of lingering hugs.

I interpret the ending as its shown. Gu, never taking the meds continues to live his normal life, outside of Korea. Eventually when he does pass on, he sits at a bench and meets Man Wol again in a brand new life but their actual conversation doesn't necessarily mean they just met. Maybe they're already together in that life so happier ending but sad loves are always more memorable.

The supporting cast also had it's moments as well. They had to have more scenes because we'd get bored of the main couple by the fourth episode. It was very much an ensemble and group effort to make this series enjoyable as it was.

I do think as time goes by, this will be remembered as one of the greats. Up there with BBF, YWCFTS, DOTS and Goblin and rightfully so. Also wouldn't it be something if Kim So Hyun's first manager at the Blue Moon was Jun Ji Hyun... :)

And here I thought the hotel industry was boring.

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My Girlfriend is an Alien
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10 hours ago
28 of 28 episodes seen
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
So clean ,simple ,adorable,cute love story ,to live without love can be bearable but to can't put love at dangerous point.lead actor looked handsome all the time and lead actress looked beautiful all the time and her smile is cute ,when she smile she looked more adorable .second lead also good ,his character is so positive that not felt bad when he his in love triangle.i like the drama . I love watching it .i love happy ending. I like all the scenes especially when he grab her by putting his hand around her waist.
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Dropped 3/12
Dark Blue and Moonlight
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11 hours ago
3 of 12 episodes seen
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Overall 3.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 1.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I had seen this drama recommended multiple times for me and I thought, why not, so I started it up. I was majorly disappointed, the plot moves slower than molasses and did not engage me in the story. I had to give up watching by the 3rd episode because it was just so slow and not interesting at all. The actors overact and even their body movements seem forced and like they're machines that don't know how humans work.

Since I could not force myself to watch through this entire drama I can't comment on what plot happens after episode 3, but I will say that there is nothing in the first three episodes that make a person want to keep watching.

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Bloody Romance
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by xjs
11 hours ago
36 of 36 episodes seen
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Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
My god was this drama good. First of all, the visuals are beautiful, costumes, sets, the animations, everything is so pleasing to the eye. Second, it is so different from your average drama. We don't have a Mary Sue lead who has no personality traits or goals in life. We don't have a male lead who is arrogant, cold and immature with a toxic love for the female lead. We don't have a stupid plot with no logic flow or complex themes. We don't have a society in which men are leaders, and the females followers. And with all that added up, it leads to this: a wonderfully unique drama.

All the characters, even the minor ones, acted amazingly. Not one person seemed out of place of out of character. And that creates a sense of completeness in the story. You believe that these people are actually humans, and not just fictional one-dimensional tools. Characterization in this drama was also amazing. No one was evil just because the writers needed them to be. No one was just pure goodness, and everybody had a little bit of hate and evil in them. The main couple also had a lot of chemistry. They had a relationship that you easily believed, due to the chemistry, the pacing of the story, and the plot itself. They trusted each other, loved each other, and would do anything to help the other, even sacrificing their own happiness or health. They had their conflicts, but their love for each other always won out.

The OST was hauntingly beautiful. When it played in Wan Mei-Chang An scenes, it added another layer of angst and passion to the chemistry between them. The other songs were really good as well, and they were always used accordingly.

Now to talk about the ladies. Oh my god, they amazing. Wan Mei might not be the most confident killer, but let's be real, if you were in her shoes, forced to kill people who are (sometimes) innocent, and have done nothing to harm you, would you be willing to? But if you want ladies that can fight and kill without hesitation, this show has got them as well.

This show also approaches a number of complex themes (is it ever correct to kill someone? how can one rise to high positions of power without using violence or low schemes) and involves character development (Wan Mei goes from naïve and innocent to a woman who understands she must fight to achieve freedom and rights for her fellow assassins).

So if you want to watch a Cdrama with good acting, good music, a good plot, and a new approach to dramas, WATCH THIS ONE. Honestly, even if you don't want to watch something fresh and new, still watch it!

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King is Not Easy
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by Bali
15 hours ago
20 of 20 episodes seen
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Overall 6.0
Story 4.5
Acting/Cast 5.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
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This is a difficult drama to rate since the plot is all over. The drama is a cute romantic comedy with, at least, 2 different plot lines and the sometimes cute short skit at the end of every episode. The soul-swapping storyline was well done and acted, but two not so much for the swapping arcs since the line of development became convoluted and confusing. Bai Lu as Da Xi and Zhang Yi Jie as Emperor Ji Man did a good job with the swapping plot on the historical setting but there was little to no chemistry for the rest. The drama had great potential but, although some parts are really entertaining, is difficult to recommend viewers to watch it.

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100-manen no Onna-tachi
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16 hours ago
12 of 12 episodes seen
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Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
You can't judge this.
It's peculiar in a way, it's distorted.
This drama has sociopathic and psychopathic traits.

It's like a classic.
The highlight is on the characters involved not the plot.
You take nothing away from this.

There are many things to observe but all of them are on the superficial side.
This drama feels like Abyss.
One can say it's a story bout a group of broken people, who were united to live together as it gave some insights to their lives.
People who were lost but found their way eventually.

The acting was spectacular.
Best part bout this drama is it's acting.
Nothing more to it.
A one time watch.
In a way, it felt hollow at times.
It's creepy but you watch it even then.
You're forced to think this was great but maybe it wasn't.
Which is why I used the term Abyss to describe this.

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Ongoing 9/12
TharnType
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16 hours ago
9 of 12 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 10
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 10
Ok. I was in a slump after I finished watching The Untamed and I didn't know what to watch after. I've seen so many BL's and almost BL's and I figured, why not I'll watch this. Boy, did I make the best decision of my life right there. I love this series, with all of my heart. Even when I caught up, I watched Love by Chance to understand the story better.

I gave the story a 9.5 because there are some parts in this series that I don't agree with, and that's my opinion, but overall I love this. The jokes are amazing, (especially in the latest episode). If you want something to easily fall in love with, watch this. The chemistry between Tharn and Type is just one of the many things that is good about this series.

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