You Who Came from the Stars Straight to My Heart

You Who Came from the Stars Review

Before I start writing about my review on this drama, I’ll just let out a little <giggle>. No, a huge one rather!>.< Kim Soo Hyun oppa! Wah!

tumblr_mvws0a7MTu1qkpkkwo1_250 Calm down. Calm down. … …. Okay, I’ll start on my review. Haha! Sorry, I just can’t help it. Whenever I remember something about this drama, it makes me feel all giddy inside. Haha! Here it goes… really. It has been more than a year since I last watched a Korean drama that really made a huge impact on me. It was a medical drama entitled Brain. Seriously, I thought Koreans were running out of good stories to produce. That’s what I thought before I watched this.

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You Who Came from the Star

Let’s start with the cast:

Kim Soo Hyun a.k.a Do Min Joon Do Min Joon I first saw Kim Soo Hyun in Dream High and I didn’t budge about him–not even a bit. I don’t find him charming in that drama. Though, yeah, he’s pretty talented. BUT, it’s different in My Love from Another Star. He’s different. He’s gone matured. Do Min Joon is an alien who came from a far, far away star who’s also gifted with supernatural powers, which he concealed so he can live an unnoticed, normal life as human. He doesn’t want to relate with humans that much because he knows he’ll soon leave anyway. To avoid being questioned because his appearance does not change, he had to fake his death every 10 years. He’s been a scholar, soldier, doctor, lawyer, etc. and lastly a professor. He had acquired great wealth, not to mention the great learning having lived for 400 years. He’s smart. He’s conceited. He’s absolutely good-looking (obviously). He’s every Korean male lead you can ask for. After watching this drama, I really see him as an alien. Lol.

(Trivia: First, I read that it was Kim Soo Hyun who personally called Jun Ji Hyun to accept the role. But actually, as per research, it was actually Jun Ji Hyun who called Kim Soo Hyun to accept the role because they became close in their movie The Thieves. She just called him and said, “let’s do this!” Thank you, Jun Ji Hyun! haha)

Jun Ji Hyun a.k.a Cheon Song Yi Cheon Song Yi Oh I’m such a fan! I actually watched this drama because of her. Cheon Song Yi is Korea’s top star. She started as a child actress until she became the superstar. She’s got the beauty and talent; however, being a top star, she’s gifted with rudeness too. Haha! Having started as a child star, she’s also not that smart, though her dialogs prove her cleverness. She’s a little psychotic, but clever when she has to. Actually, what I loved most about her is that she’s not afraid to make a mess of herself. She’s that confident. That’s why I think she’s just perfect for this role. I couldn’t think of anyone who can do this better than her. (Trivia: I read that the role was really meant for her. The writers/director also couldn’t think of anyone who would fit in the role aside from her. She’s just perfect!)

Park Hae Jin a.k.a. Lee Hwi Kyung Lee Hwi Kyung   Lee Hwi Kyung is probably one of the best third parties out there. He’s neither annoying nor obsessed though it’s clear that he loves Song Yi so much. 15 years of waiting? Isn’t it enough proof that he loves her?! He’s a chaebol, a son to one of Korea’s wealthiest families. He’s a little careless and cool. He’s very kind, but childish. He fell in love with Song Yi when they were still high school students when Song Yi was the only one who did not like him. Song Yi kept on rejecting him, but still, he waited. He remained as a friend while waiting for her.

Yoo In Na a.k.a Yoo Se Mi Yoo Se Mi   I find Yoo In Na pretty cute in Secret Garden and Queen In Hyun’s Man. It suits her very well. So I was a little skeptic when I start seeing her real character as Yoo Se Mi. Yoo Se Mi is Cheon Song Yi’s frenemy—pretending to be Song Yi’s bestfriend, but in fact, she’s a jealous/bitter backstabbing friend. She’s always the supporting cast while Song Yi is the star. Worse is she likes Hwi Kyung from the start. These 2 things caused her envy Song Yi so much. Though, she’s not that annoying here. She’s actually more of a pathetic frenemy, not someone you will hate to the bones.

Story: 400 years ago, a spaceship landed on earth, where a gorgeous alien came from. Upon landing on earth, he saved a 15-year old widow who was about to fall off a cliff. They became friends, but something tragic happened that led to his unwanted stay here on earth. you who came from the star 5 For the past 4 centuries, he tried living a normal life as possible. Though, he does not relate with humans that much because he can’t mix blood with them. Also, for the reason that even the people he helped in the past accused him of this and that once they found out about his supernatural powers. So, he just withdrew.

Finally, the one thing he’s been waiting for years will happen. In 3 months, their spaceship that travels only every 400 years is arriving on earth. Now, he can finally go home—to that faraway star. Until one ordinary day, something that will disturb his peaceful stay on earth happened. Cheon Song Yi, Korea’s top star, moved in next to his apartment.

Cheon Song Yi, oozing with her superstar ego, accused Do Min Joon of being a stalker upon their first meeting. That same night, Song Yi sang aloud (and badly) to release her stress because of her haters and because Do Min Joon has a supernatural hearing power, he heard her even though her unit is sound proofed. He got so irritated that he suddenly went out to scold her. And the war started.

After a series of embarrassing posts on social media, the netizens noticed that she is not going to school although enrolled. It created a huge issue that she was sent to school immediately only to find out that the man she accused of being a stalker is her professor. And this is where THEIR story began. you who came from the star 6 Do Min Joon might not have wanted it (at first), but he was always to the rescue whenever Cheon Song Yi creates a mess (which is usually). He stands as her doctor, professor, lawyer, and her Manager Do. She even lived in his house for a couple of days when this huge issue hits. She’s not aware as well why he’s the first one she thinks of whenever she’s in trouble. Soooo sweet!:) ihuycj When Cheon Song Yi’s life got in danger because of Hwi Kyung’s psychotic brother, this is when Do Min Joon really protects her with his utmost. you who came from the stars At the same time, he was starting to like her. Or did he like her from the start? >.< BUT because he only has 3 months left, he had to avoid the feeling that’s slowly growing between them. Though, what can he do? As his lawyer friend/father figure told him, “I can settle your wealth but not your heart.”>.< So he tried pushing her away, but Song Yi is persistent. I loved Song Yi’s bravery to admit her feelings.:) cheon song yi confession He’s been a ghost bodyguard to her, protecting her even when she doesn’t know it, guarding her even at the risk of his own existence.

Favorite scenes: Jun Ji Hyun is really funny!:D Cheon Song Yi 2 Cheon Song Yi 3 MyLoveFromBigHeadStar3 MyLoveFromBigHeadStar4 you who came from the stars 3 Do Min Joon’s cute moments when he’s tamed by Song Yi.>.< do min joon 3 do min joon 4 do min joon 5 do min joon 7 images (1) The heartbreaking moments.:'( 7Gft9e9 my love from another star 5 you who came from the stars 2 The sweetest moments.>.<

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This, i think, is my most favorite scene ever! Hahah

do min joon 1 images maxresdefault star9-00036 Review: I just love this drama soooo much! The story is just like the combination of many Korean dramas, but they pull all the elements very well. For the cast, shocks! It’s perfect especially Jun Ji Hyun as Cheon Song Yi. I just couldn’t think of anyone who can do this better than her–messing with herself while staying gorgeous is her specialty. tumblr_mze8t1OGAX1rodmblo5_250 About Kim Soo Hyun, they just created another heartthrob in him. He looks really gorgeous in this drama. It’s like that his turning more gorgeous in every episode. I love when he cries moreover when he smirks!>.< You-Who-Came-From-the-Stars-image-you-who-came-from-the-stars-36435713-500-200 What I like most about this drama is the story could be a little childish and monotonous, but they proved me wrong, very wrong. Having an alien as the male lead did not appeal to me at first. Lol I thought there will be a lot of exaggerated special effects and out-of-this world scenes. 😀 This drama excelled in comedy and romance without being too melodramatic. I mean it’s just the right dose, but the feeling is really obvious. How can a young man and a married woman have that kind of amazing chemistry? >.< It seems that they are just so comfortable with each other or they’re just that good. This drama made me think, “oh no Jun Ji Hyun, why did you marry that early?” Also, I believe Kim Soo Hyun has gone matured here. He’s no longer the young guy whom I didn’t notice at Dream High. Haha! Kim Soo Hyun just changed my perspective about aliens.:D

Every episode just keeps on getting better. There’s not a single boring episode. All are hilarious at the same time romantic.:) The ending, of course, they left me asking for more, but they made the ending acceptable. I meant brilliant. I didn’t think of that. Am I the only one who didn’t?:D

The soundtracks are also awesome. I’m listening to them while writing this review. Haha

This Korean Drama is just one of the best. The story may not be that original but they owned it. Kim Soo Hyun is now Do Min Jun oppa and Jun Ji Hyun is now Cheon Song Yi-eonni.:) And most of all, the aliens now are heartthrobs. Haha!

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To end this review, my rating for this drama is 9.9 out of 10. Thumbs-up! Must-watch!:D Goodbye, Manager Do!:'(

kim soo hyun crying Next on the list is the Master’s Sun.:)

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A Feel-Good Movie For My May 1st: Love 911

Love 911 Review

Thank you for this legal holiday! I got to catch up with my pending-to-watch list. It’s sooo hot and boring so I chose what I think is a feel-good movie. And… I was right!:)

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Love 911 is a typical romantic-comedy Korean movie. There’s no unique quality in it. Regardless, I loved it!:)

Ko Soo (Kang-Il) plays the male lead role as a brave, temperamental fireman. He’s a snob and a man with a few words. He always puts himself in deadly rescues–not just because he’s a dedicated fireman, but also because he wanted to die.

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Meanwhile, Han Hyo Joo (Mi-Soo) is a licensed doctor. She can be lunatic and crazy, a good liar.

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Trying to show off to the director of the hospital, she has misdiagnosed a patient. The patient got critically ill and the husband of the patient became violent and wants to sue Han Hyo Joo for that. Afraid to lose her hard-earned license, she planned to counter-sue the patient’s husband. With that, she needs someone who would sue him–and that’s Ko Soo, the fireman whom the husband has beaten up.

However, things weren’t easy as Mi-Soo thinks it would be. Kang-Il does not want to cooperate with her. Simply because he was once in that husband’s situation. He knows how hard it is. So Mi-Soo tried so hard to find a way how to counter-sue the husband. She tried seducing Ko-Soo to no avail. She went in and out of jail just to get his attention. Finally, out of desperation and because she and her doctor friend got suspended because of the misdiagnosis, they joined a volunteer’s work as firemen.

This marks the beginning of the soon-to-blossom relationship of Ms. Aggressive and Mr. Hard-To-Get.

The chase is really fun. There are some sweet moments, but mostly funny moments. lol I couldn’t recall if I ever watched Han Hyo Joo in such a comedic role. She’s so funny when she screams like a man with that pretty face!:D

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Nevertheless, she continued wooing him. He was always there to rescue her even if he doesn’t want to.She always faints and he always picks her up. There was this funny scene that because he’s just so used in seeing her faint, he was expressionless when she faints again. It’s like, okay she fainted again.XD

For that, Mi-Soo began to like him. So now, she’s not just trying to get his attention for the case, but because she wants it for herself.

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Until he finally… gave in.^___^

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BUT, things aren’t as easy as they seem. Kang-Il has something from his past that he couldn’t forget. Now, it’s Mi-Soo’s part to heal that heartache–to put a bandage on his past. On the other hand, Kang-Il has to teach Mi-Soo what’s really valuable and what are not. As their lives got entangled, I laughed and I cried—but mostly, I laughed!:D

Love 911, also known as Bandage or Band-Aid, is another must-watch movie. It will make you feel the fun and excitement as well as the thrill when the firemen save lives. Even the other characters will touch your heart. As for me, I cried a lot because of the patient’s husband and the scene wherein a man called his family when the building is about to collapse.

Overall, I love this movie and I recommend that you watch it, too!:D

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Confession of Murder Review

When it comes to genius movies with mind-boggling twists, no doubt Korean movies excel in that area. They have the skills to create clean ends to those web-like twists. When I read of this Confession of Murder, I admit, it first got my attention since it is Park Si Hoo’s. I can’t recall ever watching a movie with him on it. I only watch his dramas. However, due to the Park Si Hoo scandal, I was hesitant to watch this.:( But since I’ve got nothing to watch tonight, I’ve decided to see this movie.

No worries, I have no spoiler here!:)

The plot is interesting enough. So right now, I didn’t watch it just for Park Si Hoo. I watched it because of the story. Anyway, I would love to have a good memory of Park Si Hoo to replace his scandal.:)

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It is about a serial killing incident that happened 15 years ago. 10 women were killed by a notorious killer (with 1 woman still missing), who wasn’t caught. They consider his crimes–perfect! There are no leads, no anything to lead the cops to the killer.

Now, there was this 15-year statute of limitations, which sets the maximum time for the legal case to be initiated. If beyond that, the suspect hasn’t been convicted yet, then the court can no longer punish him.

Detective Choi Hyeong-goo (Jung Jae Yong), who is the lead detective to investigate the case, tried so hard to catch the murderer. However, he wasn’t able to. On the time the liability of the murderer expires, a man named  Lee Doo-seok (Park Si Hoo) released a book–a book that says, “He is the murderer”.  In just a snap of time, the books became best-seller. The author became an instant celebrity. However, Detective Choi believes he is a fraud.

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But no matter how much Choi tried to prove that Lee is not the real culprit, no one can dismiss the fact that only the real killer can describe what really happened that vividly. There was an uproar. Ironically, the one claiming to be a killer got a huge fans club. He’s got security here and there and a lot of cameras to capture his every move.

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The infamous killer and detective were staged in a televised debate with the detective still accusing Lee of being a fraud. During the debate, someone named J called , brushing-off Lee’s claim that he’s the real killer. Now, there are 2 men claiming to be the serial killer who killed 10 women.

The question is, who’s the real killer then? If Lee is not the real murderer, how could he have written the scenarios accurately? The answer? That’s for you to find out dear readers!:)

Review

Confession of Murder is a nice work-of-art. At first I was scared to watch this because this is about serial killing. Given the fact that Koreans are quite excellent in producing disturbing movies, I thought that is also what to expect in this movie. I was wrong. There’s no bloody scenario or very disturbing ones. I love that it’s light, but brilliant.

If there’s one scenario that would mark this movie, I think that’s the exceptional car scene. It’s like the real thing!

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The stunts are impressive and death-defying! I wonder how many got injured with that car scene. The twist and turn of the story is also brilliant. Who the real killer was and how their lives got entangled… watch it and you’ll find out!:) Told you, I do not have spoilers here.:)

If you are into action, thriller, and logical films, I recommend that you watch this. It will worth your time.

Thumbs up for this movie!:) You can watch this at http://www.gooddrama.net