Tuesday, July 1, 2014

My Love From Another Star (korean drama)

This drama is about an alien who landed on Earth in the Joseon Dynasty and, 400 years later, falls in love with a top actress in the modern era.
Well, need I say more? Amazing drama, so amazing that i felt myself having withdrawal symptoms initially. The acting was great, done really well by the cast, which was a plus point in itself, not to mention that it had quite a lot of my favorite genres like fantasy and romance. Well, maybe some action would have been nice.
Both the main leads made it feel like they were real. In fact, do min joon felt too real. It's not often that you feel that way with a character, really feel for them. Chun song yi was very real as well. Both actors managed to portray their characters really well. It's hard to find a drama with an ending that usually satisfies me, but this one did. In fact, I felt how I would usually feel after having a hearty and delicious meal; full and satiated :P Overall, a definite recommend from me. Enjoy the song. Love the tune. It's my favorite ost in this drama. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Good Doctor (korean drama)

A medical drama about a man with autistic disorder, who has mentality of 10-year-old, overcomes bias and discrimination by the society and becomes a pediatrician by utilizing his exceptional abilities that the illness brings.

A good medical drama that kept me hooked. It was a little different from what I enjoy. This contains more life experiences and reality but this still got me enjoying the series and what made it even better was the wonderful casting and acting by all the actors. Everyone managed to carve themselves a nice little spot in my heart. sigh Joo won made his character so real with his fabulous acting; it really felt as if he was autistic. It must have been tough maintaining that posture and the little details.

The story was written really nicely and flowed well although it might have felt a little rushed towards the end but nothing so much that made you feel like it was off. The ending was done well and I was satisfied by it. All in all, if you're in the mood to watch something medical and life related, I'd recommend this. Considering its genre, you'd be surprised at how much it makes you laugh too. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ando Llyod (japanese drama)

Matsushima Reiji is a genius physicist who studies wormhole theories. One day, Reiji is killed. It is unknown whether his research on wormhole theories caused his death or not. His fiancée Ando Asahi is a capable career woman working at a large IT company. After Reiji's death, somebody is trying to kill her. Lloyd, who looks exactly like Reiji, suddenly appears in front of her. Lloyd came from the year 2113. His mission is to protect Asahi from any harm. Without Asahi's knowledge, Lloyd fights to protect her. Lloyd doesn't know what "love" is and doesn't understand human anger or sadness. At first, Asahi doesn't like Lloyd, but slowly her feelings start to change.

Takuya Kimura was amazing. He was so credible it felt like he was a robot. He managed to play dual roles perfectly and we could see which one was which. The story is actually quite simple, but the main thing about this is the values which they teach us here. There's so much to learn. Enjoyed the show tons, you enjoy it too.

Garo: Yami o Terasu Mono (japanese, tokusatsu)

Yami o Terasu Mono takes place at some undetermined point in the future in Vol City (ボルシティ Boru Shiti?), a metropolis build around a volcano and infested by evil demons known as Horrors. Ryuga Dougai, a Makai Knight who has inherited the title of Garo the Golden Knight, is tasked to hunt them down. However, the Garo Armor had long lost its golden radiance and it's not as powerful as it used to be. Joining forces with fellow Makai Knights Aguri and Takeru, along Makai Priests Burai and Rian, Ryuga confronts the dark side of the city that is plagued by a rare breed of Horrors called Madō Horrors (魔導ホラー Madō Horā?), and the mystery behind why a portion of the Garo Armor's golden light is restored every time he destroys one of them.

After watching the first two seasons of Garo, truthfully I missed them while watching this. There's not much link to the first 2 seasons, but hopefully, the new season will link them. But despite it all, the 3rd season was fresh and different although I felt the action was better for the previous 2, although it's understandable since the garo in season 3 is young and inexperienced.

Loved all the cast, they did a wonderful job but have to admit, I had to forward a little at times as it got a little boring for me but all in all, a good season. But I still miss the cast for the first 2 seasonsss:(

Garo Makai Senki (japanese, tokusatsu)

Following on from GARO and Garo: Red Requiem Makai Senki follows the continuing adventures of Kouga Saezima as he is promoted to being the Makai Knight to the Senate and how he tries to avoid an untimely demise after being marked by the Seal of Destruction by the series antagonist. Unlike the previous series, several episodes focus solely on Rei.
Subplots to the series concern Kouga's slow-boiling romantic relationship with Kaoru who is trying to get her first picture book published while Kouga tries to keep his seal a secret from her, Rei/Zero having also been marked with the seal and a possible resurgence in his friendly rivalry with Kouga, and the identity of the series antagonist, a red-masked Makai Priest who "seals" Kouga and Rei as part of his effort to destroy all of the Makai Knights and make the Priests dominant again.
Also introduced is the Makai Senate, which heads the Makai order and therefore over-rules the Watchdogs shown in the previous series. The senate includes Grace, a high ranking Makai Priestess and gives out orders in place of the Watchdogs and Kouga's new partner Reo Fudō, a kind hearted Makai Priest and creator of the Gouryu previously seen in the film Red Requiem. Reo is also seen to be troubled by memories of a woman (known as Mio) from his past, whom Kaoru reminds him of.

Another amazing series, this one focuses more on the romance aspect of kouga and kaoru. This second series doesn't let down its prequel. it's still badass as ever, with amazing action and some romance now. It makes you feel one with the cast, makes you fond of them. Do note that there are movies in between so if you want to watch these, then wiki it up to watch it accordingly so you do not miss out on anything. Enjoy!!!

Garo (japanese, tokusatsu)

Garo focuses on the life of Kouga Saejima, who has assumed the title of Makai Knight to protect humanity against dark demonic manifestations called "Horrors". In his quest to purge them, he encounters a young girl named Kaoru whom he saves from a Horror, but learns that she is stained with its demonic blood. As a rule, those that have been stained by the blood of a Horror shall be cut down, or else they will die painfully in approximately 100 days. Kouga spares Kaoru and tries to find a way to purify her before her remaining time expires. Thus, the series focuses on Kouga's developing relationship with Kaoru and his stand in protecting humanity in accordance with the wishes of his father, the previous Garo. In the process, encountering another Makai Knight named Rei Suzumura who eventually becomes his ally, Kouga confronts his father's former disciple who is also the cause of a recent string of Horror attacks in preparation of a more sinister advent of the Horrors' originator, Messiah.

This isn't your typical power rangers series or kamen rider series. If you loved either but have outgrown them, then this is the mature version. I'm not really a fan of these types of series, but this show was so amazing that I watched all its seasons and movies. hehehe I will blog about its second and third season later.

Some might not like the idea of weak girls or damsels in distress but I don't know. In here, I wasn't averse to the idea. It actually went well with the story and it helped that the actress's character was actually likeable. The best was the action. It was amazing, superb, fabulous, no words can describe it. and the effects were really well done too. Really looked so real. But as I mentioned earlier, it is for mature audiences as there is some nudity and violence. But overall, a series I would recommend. Here's my favourite tune in Garo. Enjoy!!!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Secret (korean drama)

A rich "bad boy" falls in love with an innocent but tenacious woman who went to prison for her boyfriend's 'hit and run' murder. As story unfolds, secrets began to reveal.

when looking at reviews for this drama, I didn't see many good reviews. only a few. but still, despite what others said, I had always been attracted to the lead actors and actresses and as I was also in the mood for something melo, I decided to watch it.

well, truthfully, yes, I had to forward quite a bit of the first 2 eps cos it was a little boring for me. I mean despite forwarding them, I didn't really miss out on the story. but as the drama went on, my forwarding became slow and I started to give it my full concentration and by the end, I was sighing over the end of another good show.

the cast was fabulous for me, everyone had their own special characteristics. some might disagree with me on this, but to each his/her own. people might say that hwang jung eum's role was too goody shows and candy type and all, but for me, I felt that there still were people like that in the world, although rare. min hyuk was a joy for me to watch with his heart on his sleeves. ahn do hoon's thought was so complicated and yet so simple at the same time. the actor portrayed him so well, you felt angry at him and yet at the same, sympathised with him too. shin se yon made me want to hate her, but the little vulnerabilities shown in front of do hoon, or when minhyuk said or did something, made me feel sympathy for her as well. kudos to the actress. (she's the other actress in I hear your voice, by the way) the most memorable scene for me on the show was when yoo jeong(hwang jung eum) found out her son was alive and the event around that arc. it was such wonderful acting there, had to catch hold of my breath a few times. sigh

all in all, this was a wonderful watch for me, although I hav to admit, I was mentally stressed as well watching this drama. so much happening to everyone, putting myself in their shoes wore me out. I watched this on gooddrama although you can find it on epdrama as well. enjoy!!!