10 Reasons why you must watch ‘Goblin’

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Top 10 Reasons to watch the Popular Kdrama ‘Goblin’


If you’re into Kdrama, you’ve probably heard a lot about ‘Goblin’ already. In case you’re not sure whether or not to give it a try, here I’m to help you out. You can thank me later. 😀

1. The unique story – 

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I swear I had decided that I’d avoid ongoing dramas, (After Effect of Moon Lovers), but the teaser videos of Goblin made me betray myself. The videos were so compelling I just couldn’t stop myself from diving into the awesomeness of ‘Goblin’. 😀 And trust me, the same is bound to happen to you too.

2. The Cinematography – 

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Drop dead gorgeous. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen for a second.

3. The ‘Goblin and his bride’ – 

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The Main OTP is downright adorable. I still don’t get why some fans are making a fuss about Eun Tak being a teenager, cause it actually doesn’t make any sense. Kim Shin is like 900 years old and Eun Tak is 19. You just can’t evaluate them as normal couples you know. 😉

4. The Bromance – 

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I really didn’t expect to fall for the bromance between a Goblin and a Grimreaper, but I did. Some fangirls are hooked into this drama solely for the bromance between these two immortal beings and it makes perfect sense. I won’t be surprised if they get the best couple award in the future. 😛 Continue reading “10 Reasons why you must watch ‘Goblin’”

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The Innocent Man – Kdrama Review

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Title – The Innocent Man / Nice Guy
Starring – Song Joong Ki, Moon Chae Won, Park Si Yeon, Lee Kwang Soo
Genre:
Melodrama, Romance, Revenge
Episodes:
20

Status – Complete

Story – In order to stop his childhood lover Jee Hee (Park Si Yeon) from going to prison, Kang Ma Roo (Song Joong Ki) decides to take the blame instead and turns himself to police. Meanwhile, Jee Hee betrays him and marries the owner of a big company. After 5 years Ma Roo gets out of jail and becomes a bartender, having no other options left to survive and take care of his family. One day he meets a young woman named Seo Eun Gi (Moon Chae Won) and saves her life, coincidentally it turns out that Jae Hee is her step mother. The whole situation gets even more complicated when Kang Ma Roo decides to take revenge and Seo Eun Gi falls in love with him.

My thoughts/Review – TheSong Joong Ki’ fever being still on, I was desperately looking for some of his previous works and found this drama ‘The innocent man’, a name I never heard before. (Sorry :P) As much as I love Rom-com series, Melodrama is one of my favorite genres as well. So I started watching the series solely on a whim and ended up finding a hidden gem. 🙂 Continue reading “The Innocent Man – Kdrama Review”

Kdrama Review – I Can Hear Your Voice

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Drama – I Can Hear Your Voice / I hear your voice
Starring – Lee Bo-Young, Lee Jong-Suk , Yoon Sang-Hyun.
Genre – Drama, Romance, Comedy, Tragedy, Angst.
Episodes – 18
Status – Complete
IMDB Rating – 8.4/10

Summary – After overcoming poverty and a difficult childhood, Jang Hye-sung (Lee Bo-young) becomes a lawyer, specifically a public defender, but she is pragmatic, self-preserving and jaded. Her life changes when she encounters Park Soo-ha (Lee Jong-suk), a high school senior with the supernatural ability to read other people’s thoughts by looking into their eyes, and cop-turned-lawyer Cha Gwan-woo (Yoon Sang-hyun) who is cheerful and idealistic, though a bit of a dork. Soo-ha gained his mind-reading ability after witnessing his father getting murdered ten years previously. His father’s death had initially been dismissed as a car accident until Hye-sung, then a high school girl (Kim So-hyun), gave decisive testimony in court despite the killer’s threats (Jung Woong-in), and Soo-ha has been searching for her ever since. As Hye-sung works with Soo-ha and Gwan-woo, she gradually lets go of her pursuit of money and glory. Together, this unlikely team use unconventional methods on their cases, proving that while sometimes justice is blind to a fault, she can still hear your voice. *Source Wikipedia

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Splash Splash Love – Kdrama Review

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Name – Splash Splash Love
Genre – Romance, Fantasy, History

Episodes – 2 (10 short episodes)
Status – Complete
IMDB rating – 8.6/10

Story – Dan-Bi (Kim Seul-Gi) is a senior high school student. She has a special ability which allows her to transport to anywhere on rainy days. For her university entrance exam, Dan-Bi can’t deal with the pressure and runs off to a playground. Without knowing why, she goes into a puddle and finds herself transported to the Joseon period. There, she meets Lee Do (Yoon Doo-Joon). He is a young King of the Joseon period. Lee Do is in a difficult situation due to droughts and the spread of an epidemic. *Source asianwiki

My thoughts – The drama was downright enjoyable. It was only 2 episodes long but it managed to capture all the positive aspects. I used to avoid historical dramas cause I had this feeling that they tend to be somewhat boring. How wrong I was! The fusion of history and present life was thoroughly fun to watch and the romance between a high school girl and a king was like the cherry on top. 🙂 Starting from the very first moment the drama managed to get me hooked and the enjoyment remained till the last moment of the show. 

Yoon Do-joon and Kim Seul-gi were the perfect casts for the characters. Their chemistry, comedic performance and acting made the show worth watching multiple times. Kim Seul Gi gave life to the character ‘Dan bi‘, who was a funny & quirky high school girl burdened with pressure from studies. She had the potential within, but was not confident enough regarding her entrance exam which made her want to disappear to a distant land. Which is what happened, and we got to see our King Yoon Do joon. He was charming, caring and funny as well. I enjoyed every screen time of the main leads. Their connection was pure and heartfelt. Whether it was doing maths together or hugging, they looked adorable in everything. 🙂

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Kill Me Heal Me – Review

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Drama – Kill Me Heal Me
Genre – Romance, Comedy, Drama, Tragedy
Episodes – 20
Status – Complete
Rating – 8.6 (IMDB)

Story – A romantic comedy between a third-generation billionaire with Dissociative Identity Disorder and a first-year Psychiatrist resident who treats him secretly. After a traumatic experience in his childhood, Cha Do Hyun suffers memory lapses and his personality then fractured into seven different identities. He tries to regain control over his life with the help of Oh Ri Jin, a first-year psychiatric resident who treats him secretly. But Ri Jin’s twin brother, Oh Ri On, is a famous mystery novelist who investigates about Do Hyun and his family. *Source Dramawiki


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My thoughts –

‘Kill Me Heal Me’ was undoubtedly one of the best dramas of this season. It’s awesome from almost every angle. The drama itself was a complete package of romance, humor, tragedy, excitement & suspense. The plot was unique, well-written & wonderfully executed. The consistency it maintained throughout the last episodes was worth complimenting. Even though the story was a little stretched somewhere at the end, yet the last few episodes were no less exciting than the first ones. That’s what makes the drama worth watching several times. Continue reading “Kill Me Heal Me – Review”

That Winter The Wind Blows – Review

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Drama – That Winter the Wind Blows
Genre – Melodrama, Romance
Episodes – 16
Status – Complete
Rating – 7.9 (IMDB)

Summary Of Story Oh Soo (Zo In-Sung), known as the best gambler in the town, lives a meaningless life. His parents dumped him at an early age and he lost his first lover. Meanwhile, Oh Young (Song Hye-Kyo) is the heir to a large corporation, but she lives a lonely existence. She lost her eyesight at an early age and her father recently passed away. Their fate soon becomes intertwined. *Source – Asianwiki

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My thoughts –

I started watching this show because of Eun Ji. Yes you heard that right! 😛 I had just finished watching ‘Reply 1997’ and I was all over Eun Ji at that moment. So I just randomly played the first episode and watched a few scenes and before I knew it I got addicted to it. :3 Gorgeous leads, awesome cinematography, the Camera work, breathtaking natural backgrounds, indoor decoration everything was soo soothing for the eyes, I was forced to download the HD version of the show.

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The Time We Were not in Love – Review

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Drama – The Time We Were Not in Love
Genre – Romance, Drama, Friendship.
Episodes – 16
Year – 2015

Summary Of Story – Oh Ha-Na (Ha Ji-Won) and Choi Won (Lee Jin-Wook) are both 34-years-old. They have been friends for 17 years. Oh Ha-Na is currently a career woman with an honest and confident personality. Choi Won works as an assistant purser for an airline. He has always helped Oh Ha-Na whenever she got into trouble. Cha Seo-Hoo (Yoon Gyun-Sang) is a pianist with a free spirit and Lee So-Eun (Choo Soo-Hyun) is a cabin attendant for an airline. Will Oh Ha-Na and Choi Won find love? *Source Asianwiki

My Thoughts- 

The story compelled me to start watching this drama. I was getting mixed reviews about this show, and after finishing all the episodes I could guess why. The drama started off with a good vibe. The first few episodes were soo fun to watch!! Loved the chemistry between Choi WonO Ha Na. Choi Won was like the PERFECT guy ever!!!! He was soo caring and loving omg!! ^_^ It will be a girl’s dream come true to have a guy like him with her!!

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Boys Over Flowers – Manga, Anime & Drama

   ‘Boys Over Flowers’

Boys Over Flower (Hana Yori Dango ) is the most popular name in the  shoujo manga/drama industry. It’s the best-selling shoujo manga in Japan of all time, having sold 54 million copies as of 2005. The Manga got adopted into an Anime in 1997.  Hana Yori Dango had been adapted into several live-television dramas as well.

  • 2001 – Meteor Garden (Taiwan)
  • 2002 – Meteor Garden II  (Taiwan)
  • 2005 – Hana Yori Dango  (Japan)
  • 2007 – Hana Yori Dango Returns (Japan)
  • 2009 – Boys Over Flowers (South Korea)

Meteor Garden was hugely successful and set Asian drama phenomenon in the country at that time. The japanes drama was a succesful one as well. The Korean version of ‘Boys Over Flowers’ was a bumper hit. It created another Korean wave throughout Asia. The cast members became household names and shot to stardom overnight. *Source  – Wikipedia

I started watching the Korean drama first and I got addicted. 😛 Afterwards I watched the Anime, and then ended up reading the Manga as well. So I’ll just share my opinions on the different versions of ‘Boys Over Flowers’ here in this article. 🙂

Korean Drama – 
Genre – Comedy, Romance, Drama, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life
Episodes – 25
Status – Completed

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Pinocchio – Kdrama Review

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Drama – Pinocchio
Genre – Romance, Drama
Episodes – 20
Airing Time – November 12, 2014 – January 15, 2015
Rating – 8.7 (IMDB)

Summary Of Story –  The story starts with a fire incident and all the firemen who entered the building in the blaze were killed by the fire. The fire incident news report was focused on the story of Kim Ha Myung’s father, chief of the fire brigade sent his men in the blaze and caused them all to die and then he fled the scene as an error of his misjudgement as reported by the news reporter, Song Cha Ok. This caused a chaotic situation for Ha Myung’s family and end up causing his mother to commit suicide with him and his brother ends up in jail over night due to Song Cha Ok’s untruth story. However, the led to Ha Myung growing up with hatred for reporters especially Cha Ok. Fatefully, as he is growing up he meets with Cha Ok’s ex-husband and daughter, Choi In Ha and takes on a new identity as Choi Dal Po. In Ha is someone with Pinocchio Syndrome hence she cannot lie.
The story is about how important news reporting the truth. It revolves about how life’s at stakes if lies are reported as news. *Source dramawiki

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My Thoughts- 

The show was unique and exciting. It had drama, romance, emotion, mystery, action, suspense and everything else that anyone would look for in a drama. The story was well handled, there wasn’t too much unnecessary angst or forced romantic scenes. Everything just fell into pieces as the stories progressed. It didn’t just focus on the leading couples and their romances, it explored lots of other issues which made the drama different from what we get to see these days.

Pinocchio Cute momentAccording to me the romance part was just perfect and beautifully executed. It was pure and soothing with lots of emotional and ‘aww’ moments. Some scenes were soo cute that I watched them over and over again. Lee Jong Suk is like the king of Romance. He can execute the romantic scenes soo perfectly that you’ll fall in love with him in an instant. While watching the drama the chemistry between him & Park Shin just melted my heart.

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Loved the character buildup. Not only the main leads, but other minor characters were portrayed nicely as well. Beside Ki Ha-myung’s character, one thing that I personally loved was how they portrayed the character of Choi In ha. She was a strong character as a female lead, she was tough & confident, definitely not a damsel in a distress. And I also just looved cute Yoon Yoo-rae (Kim Young Kwang). All of their acting was superb as well.

OST was mind blowing. Pinocchio Ost 2 ‘First Love’ sung by ‘Roy Kim’ is my current fav right now. I just cant stop listening to this song. 😛 Fell in looove with Roy Kim after listening to this song. He has such a nice voice omg!! ❤ And the opening song ‘Non-Fiction’ is my another fav. ❤

Story – 8.5/10.
Enjoyment – 9/10
Characters – 8.5/10
OST – 8.5/10

Overall – 8.5 out of 10 From Me!! 😀

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