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!
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.
Let’s start with the cast:
Kim Soo Hyun a.k.a 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 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 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 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. 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. 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!:) 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. 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.:) 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.
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. 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!>.< 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!
To end this review, my rating for this drama is 9.9 out of 10. Thumbs-up! Must-watch!:D Goodbye, Manager Do!:'(
Next on the list is the Master’s Sun.:)