“18 again” was very sweet – kdrama review

ABOUT THE DRAMA

Jung Da-Jung (Kim Ha-Neul) is married to 37-year-old Hong Dae-Young (Yoon Sang-Hyun). They have have 18-year-old son and daughter. Jung Da-Jung works hard as a rookie announcer and she has a warm heart. She becomes completely fed up with her husband and is unable to deal with him anymore. Hong Dae-Young got fired from his job and he is looked down upon by his family. Jung Da-Jung hands him divorce papers.

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Meanwhile, Hong Dae-Young looks at himself as an ordinary jobless middle-aged man. He regrets his life. At that moment, his body changes into that of an 18-year-old year old person, while his mind is still that of his 37-year-old self. Back in his teenage days, Hong Dae-Young (Lee Do-Hyun) was an excellent basketball player and also popular. Now, with his regained 18-year-old body, he changes his name to Ko Woo-Young and begins to live a new life.jtbc eighteen again | Tumblr

  • Drama: 18 Again
  • Hangul: 18 어게인
  • Director: Ha Byung-Hoon
  • Writer: Kim Do-Yeon, An Eun-Bin, Choi Yi-Ryun
  • Network: JTBC
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: September 7 – November 10, 2020
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

If you have watched 17 again with Zac Efron then you already know the story. In my opinion, it’s even better than the movie. This drama had more “soul”, the acting was phenomenal and the soundtrack was amazing!

4 stars

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

We had a lot of romantic relationships in this drama and I can say…they all had chemistry and that’s pretty amazing. Will not spoil any further.

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HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

It was such a beautiful ending , I did cry…..a little…Would definitely recommend if you want something romantic and heartwarming.

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Watch it here

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A very late September favourites!

Mask Hello GIF by Molang - Find & Share on GIPHYHello ,my Darlings! How,are you all doing?I know I know this is VEEERRRYYY late, but better late than never, right?! So let’s talk about September. I’m officially am 25 years old (middle life crisis is here). It’s October and we are now again in quarantine, the cases in Latvia are at in an all-time high…and it’s cold outside. Overall the October didn’t start well. But now let’s dive into the favorites!

 

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After All I’ve Done by Mina Hardy

I was approved for this book on Netgalley, and guys…THIS WAS AMAZING!!! Full review you can read here.

Writing as Mina Hardy, New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart delivers a thrilling new psychological suspense for fans of The Woman in the Window and When the Lights Go Out.
She’s lost her best friend, her husband–and possibly, her mind.

Five months ago, an accident left Diana Sparrow badly injured and missing a few months of her memory. As if that’s not enough, she’s started having recurring nightmares about the night of the accident. Dreams that feel so real, she’s left questioning: maybe she didn’t just slide off the road into a ditch. Maybe, just maybe, she hit something. Or someone.

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Any old kpop fans here? Do you know Super junior, if yes then What’s your favorite Super Junior song? I’m loving the new D&E songs,sooo good. Highly recommend for you to check it out

 

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“Once Again”

My review you can find here 

Song Young-Dal (Cheon Ho-Jin) and Jang Ok-Boon (Cha Hwa-Yeon) have been married for many years and they have 4 children: Joon-Sun (Oh Dae-Hwan), Ga-Hee (Oh Yoon-Ah), Na-Hee (Lee Min-Jung) and Da-Hee (Lee Cho-Hee).Third child Na-Hee is a doctor and she works with her husband Doctor Kyu-Jin (Lee Sang-Yeob) at the same hospital. They fell in love during their medical school days and got married, but their marriage life is not doing very well. Meanwhile, the first child Joon-Sun (Oh Dae-Hwan) and the second child Ga-Hee (Oh Yoon-Ah) are both divorcees and live with their parents. The youngest child Da-Hee struggles as an intern at a company.

 

 

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Who needs sleep when you can have Kdramas?!-“Once Again” review

About the drama

Song Young-Dal (Cheon Ho-Jin) and Jang Ok-Boon (Cha Hwa-Yeon) have been married for many years and they have 4 children: Joon-Sun (Oh Dae-Hwan), Ga-Hee (Oh Yoon-Ah), Na-Hee (Lee Min-Jung) and Da-Hee (Lee Cho-Hee).

Third child Na-Hee is a doctor and she works with her husband Doctor Kyu-Jin (Lee Sang-Yeob) at the same hospital. They fell in love during their medical school days and got married, but their marriage life is not doing very well. Meanwhile, the first child Joon-Sun (Oh Dae-Hwan) and the second child Ga-Hee (Oh Yoon-Ah) are both divorcees and live with their parents. The youngest child Da-Hee struggles as an intern at a company.

  • Director: Lee Jae-Sang
  • Writer: Yang Hee-Seung
  • Network: KBS2
  • Episodes: 100
  • Release Date: March 28 – September 13, 2020
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

MY THOUGHTS 

So….I binge watched it for 12h straight…Do I regret it?No….not at all.

(But I do need to make smarter life choices )

I didn’t expect to like this,at all. But I did! Usualy I don’t like long dramas( more then 32 episodes),because it can feel really forced after some time. This was such a beautiful(and hilarious)story of family and relationships .Loved the plot ,all of the story arcs were really thought thru ,well directed and the acting was amazing! I really recommend you to go in blind because that’s how I did it and didn’t regret it. Overall an amazing drama,would highly recommend for you to check it out .

(If you are a Got7 fan it’s your lucky day,they are mentioned through out the drama)

4 stars

WATCH THIS DRAMA HERE

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“To All The Guys Who Loved Me” gave me Deja Vu feeling-kdrama review

About the Drama :

 

Seo Hyun Joo is a competent career woman who leads a webtoon planning team. Despite success in her career, she has found little in her love life after experiencing repeated heartbreaks. Now she’s given up on love and marriage completely. Just when she’s done looking for the right person, two men suddenly walk into her life. Hwang Ji Woo is the CEO of a pharmaceutical company, who’s known for his brilliant mind which propelled him to succeed at an early age. While his handsome looks captured many women’s hearts, he only shows interest in Hyun Joo. Park Do Gyum is a webtoon artist who’s been friends with Hyun Joo since they were young. Who will be the one to win her over?

  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: Jul 6, 2020 – Sep 1, 2020
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older
MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

I was excited about this drama ,I love Hwang Jung Eum and almost all of her dramas are in my favorite list. And both of the love interests are really great actors who I enjoy. This had everything I love in a drama : past lives, fantasy aspect,lots of cute moments,very well done love triangle…so why I didn’t absolutely love it? This was almost the same as “Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter,the idea was the same…the main love interests were the same actors…The main difference was this one is more realistic,but that’s basically it.

I was disappointed,maybe if I haven’t seen Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter I would absolutely love this one

3,5/5 Stars 

 

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

This is the situation when the second love interest has better chemistry with the main lead actress. I will not spoil anything,but….the chemistry was through the roof !

HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

The big theme of this drama was ” Not getting married”,and well it ended on that. It wasn’t bad,or good…just mehhh.

 

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“He Is Psychometric”- was….like…what?!- Kdrama review(spoiler free)

About the Drama :

 

Lee An (Jin Young) has a special psychometry ability. Whenever he touches someone, he can read that person’s memory. Using his psychometry ability, Lee An wants to take out evil people in the world. Unlike his handsome appearance, he is not smart at all.

Yoon Jae-In (Shin Ye-Eun) is a girl with a scar in her mind. She tries to hide that. Lee An and Yoon Jae-In happen to meet and they struggle to solve cases

What will happen when their worlds collide? A romantic thriller about how these two teenagers love, heal, and support each other through big and small events.

Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

Mmmkay, I expected this one to be like W-Two world  or Hotel Del Luna ,but I got Room .It started a little bit silly,lighthearted…yes we had this big event at the start of the drama.But after it,it’s pretty chill…at least the first 3 episodes,after it?It’s a mess,and VERY unexpected.

The Psychometric powers where an interesting part of the drama,never heard of it before ,so that’s nice.The actors did a great job ,my only complain is the editing…some scenes changed to fast and not smoothly.I did go into this drama “blind”,so that’s what I recommend to do.

4/5 stars 

4 stars

THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

 

The romance was cute and sometimes silly,the chemistry was there!So I’m happy with that.

HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

I mean….What?! Like actually…what?! Did I expect the ending(or really the last 3/4 episodes)???HELL NO …You need to watch it,like for real!

Watch this drama here 

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“Train” pleasantly surprised me -kdrama review(spoiler-free)

About the drama:

for compilation 2-vertA hard-hitting detective who fearlessly dives into his work, Seo Do Won is relentless when it comes to bringing criminals to justice. Willing to take on any case, no matter how hard, Do Won has made a name for himself as a man who gets the job done. But when the woman he loves becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, his world completely changes. Literally.
Mysteriously able to move between parallel universes, Do Won now lives in both worlds as a man who must pay for the sins of his father in one, and as a man forced to live a precarious life because of those sins in the other. As if the duality of his life wasn’t hard enough to deal with, he soon learns that his deceased love may be gone in one world, but she’s very much alive in the other. Vowing to track down her killer in one universe, while simultaneously trying to protect her in the other, Do Won is quick to acknowledge this is not something he can do alone. Seeking the help of his colleagues in both universes, Do Won asks Han Seo Kyung, an honest, yet reserved prosecutor with a big heart in one world, and a cold and emotionless detective in the other, to help him out. Together with Lee Jung Min, a tenacious member of the scientific investigation unit, they’ll do whatever it takes to track down the killer in one world and protect his love in the other. But will their efforts in either universe really be enough?

 

  • Drama: Train
  • Revised romanization: Train
  • Hangul: 트레인
  • Director: Ryu Seung-Jin
  • Writer: Park Ga-Yeon
  • Network: OCN
  • Episodes: 12
  • Release Date: July 11 – August 16, 2020
  • Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 22:30
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea
MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

I don’t know what I expected from this drama…but  I got a totally different thing! Like it was GOOD, truly good. Lots of blood, a fascinating mystery, and a great main hero. The acting was good, sometimes too intense in my opinion but not painfully so…It was still enjoyable. It’s similar to Welcome2Life, so if you liked it you will love this too! 

It’s a real thriller mystery, so if you don’t like those, skip this one!

3,5/5 stars 

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

Okay, this one was weird! We didn’t get a “couple” at all, it was just “I like you/love you” type of situation, but they were never together. Was there chemistry between the actors? Yes, definitely!

HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

I was disappointed, it was an open ending …and If you didn’t know  I don’t like those. That’s why it’s not a 4-star drama.

 
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The controversial “Backstreet Rookie”, was it any good?-review

About the Drama :

Backstreet-Rookie-Poster3Choi Dae-Hyun (Ji Chang-Wook) walks despondently through a residential back alley after getting dumped by a girl. Sitting nearby are three high school girls, including Jung Saet-Byul (Kim You-Jung). She thinks Choi Dae-Hyun is cute and asks him to buy them a pack of cigarettes. Instead of getting cigarettes, they girls receive a lesson from Choi Dae-Hyun. He thinks the girls are just a bunch of knuckleheads, but Jung Sae-Byul is now even more smitten with him and kisses him.

3 years later, Choi Dae-Hyun manages his family owned convenience store. Although, high school girls like to come in and take pictures with him, the store doesn’t make a lot of money. Choi Dae-Hyun has also decided to put up a “part-timer worker needed” sign, due to the heavy hours he has been working. Sometime during the night, Jung Saet-Byulwalks into the store. She is now an adult and applies for the part-time job.

  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: June 19 – August 8, 2020
  • Runtime: Friday & Saturday 22:00
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea
MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

still cutsLet’s start with, why it’s controversial. From what I read online, the main complaint was it’s too raunchy and of course the caricature of “Reggae boy”. But putting it all aside, It’s a pretty unique love story. First of all,it’s realistic. The main love interest isn’t some rich guy with a multimillion company, but just your average hard-working guy. To be honest the first 2 episodes I didn’t like, after the 4 episode I started to really enjoy it…but the two last episodes were a disappointment.

 

Overall I would recommend it if you are tired of the cliche k-drama plots and want something fresh and more “grown-up” , but still silly and fun! 

3,5/5 Stars 

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

So our main couple is Choi Dae-Hyun and Jung Saet-Byul ,yes we do get a little love triangle situation but it was gone half way of the show,so I don’t feel like it’s relevant to talk in this context. Was there chemistry between  Choi Dae-Hyun and Jung Saet-Byul? Yes and No,let me explain…First 4 episodes you could feel the awkwardness,I don’t know how or why,but you could feel they are not relly comfortable with each other. After that I started to see the chemistry,but in my opinion there where not enough cute scenes overall and that’s a shame!

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HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

I was disappointed…they tried to wrap up all the loose ends ends in one episoe…ONE EPISODE!!! And you could really tell they where rushing…the actual ending wasn’t that bad,just the feel of the whole episode was bad…sorry not sorry


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“Revenge Note (Sweet Revenge)”- a short kdrama to binge-watch this summer!

About the Drama :

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Ho Goo Hee (Kim Hyang Gi) is a 17-year-old school student at Hanjong High School. She is a quiet, sweet girl who is constantly bullied by the other students, partly because her name sounds like the word “fool.” Ji Hoon (Park Solomon) is a brooding, popular boy who reluctantly comes to her rescue more times than he would like.

The only positive thing in Goo Hee’s life is her close family friendship to Cha Eun Woo, a popular K-pop idol, who treats her like a younger sister. Jung Deok Hee (Kim Hwan Hee) becomes Goo Hee’s only friend because she calls herself “Eun Woo’s wife” and is his biggest fan.

Things start to take a strange turn in Goo Hee’s life when an app on Goo Hee’s phone called Revenge Note pops up one day and asks her to write in the name of someone who is bullying her. When she does, bad things start to happen to that person.

Will Goo Hee’s life start to get better or just a whole lot more complicated?

“Revenge Note 1” is a 2017 South Korean web drama directed by Seo Won Tae. It is followed by the second season “Revenge Note 2” (2018).

Country: Korean

Status: Completed

Released: 2017

Genre: Comedy; Fantasy; Friendship; Romance; School;


MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

The idea is really great and I liked how they executed it .The acting was good,the actors did a good job bringing the story to light. It shorter then most dramas,that’s why it’s perfect for binge watching.

It’s 4 stars out of 5 stars for me !

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

We have our main couple Ho Koo-Hee and Ji-Hoon, who are officially dating by the end of this drama. Yes, we had a little bit of love triangle with Eun-Woo,but it wasn’t really explored …so I will not talk about it in this context. So our main couple, was there Chemistry? Yes, they were soooo freaking cute together!!! I loved all those little cute moments, so stinking adorable.

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HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

It’s an open ended ending,we don’t see who is the one behind the app..so it’s still a mystery. Overall I liked how it wrapped up.


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“Mystic Pop Up Bar”- Kdrama I fell in love (review)

ABOUT THE DRAMA :

unnamedMystic Pop up Bar opens only at night on the rooftop of a building. Wol-Ju (Hwang Jung-Eum) runs the mysterious food cart. Customers who visit Mystic Pop up Bar consist of normal people and the dead. While drinking alcohol and eating dishes with Wol-Ju, the customers of Mystic Pop up Bar talk about themselves and try to heal their internal wounds.

  • Network: JTBC
  • Episodes: 12
  • Release Date: May 20 – June 25, 2020
MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

tumblr_38b43a14ef6bc2df91115ea9a36dee19_66e65515_540I finished watching it yesterday, and guys…this is GOOD! First starting this drama it gave me BIG Hotel La luna vibes(at first), but then it became something different… and I love it! The only critic I have,it has just 12 episodes…and I do feel it needed more.

If you like past lives, paranormal, comedy-dramas you will LOVE this one.

4/5 stars 

4 stars

 

THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

mystic-pop-up-bar-reveals-new-highlight-reelWe have (kinda) two couples. The first one is Han Kang-Bae and Kang Yeo-Rin, Omg they were soooo cute! Such good chemistry and the cute moments….just awwwww. And the second couple was Manager Gwi and Wol-Ju. I loved the bickering and the low-key flirting. It was nice to see a more mature couple in such a drama.

 

HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

It felt rushed….and too short! Yes, we get all the plot holes filled, but it was rushed. Overall I liked the ending.

Totaly Recommend for you to check this Kdrama out 

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“Extraordinary You”- disappointed me

ABOUT THE DRAMA :

extra kdramaWhat would you do if you found out that you were in fact a character in a comic? And an extra character on top of that? Change the course of the story, obviously!

Eun Danoh is a 17 year old high-school student from a wealthy family who suffers from a lifelong heart condition that inevitably means she will not live past her teenage years. However, when Danoh realizes she is experiencing long gaps in her memory as well, she comes into the unhappy inheritance of another fact in her life: she is a character in a Korean webtoon and all of her actions are predetermined by the artist who draws her. To make matters worse, she discovers she is only a supporting character in the cast. With her newfound understanding of the world she inhabits, she is determined to find true love in her own plot-line and circumvent the author’s plans for her character by utilizing the flashes of storyboard she alone is able to see.

Country: Korean

Status: Completed

Released: 2019

Genre: Comedy; Fantasy; Friendship; Romance; School; Youth;

 

MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

plotIt’s such a unique idea, a comic book character that finds out she is in a comic book?! That’s such a cool thing. The first 8 episodes were amazing, I loved every second of it, though maybe it’s my new Goblin?! …but after those episodes, it started to drag. Like there was so much going on, but it felt so flat…I don’t know why. So disappointing…

It’s 3 stars out of 5 stars for me !

 

 

THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

coupleUnpopular opinion – I didn’t like any of the Love interests. For me, it was more a self-journey and you really didn’t need a love interest in this one. So we have the Haru the character who isn’t in the main story andcouple 2 Eun Danoh’s fiance in the comics Baek Kyung. There was chemistry between this love triangle,I just personally didn’t care about it.

 

HOW IT ENDS

(mild spoilers)

It was an open-ended ending, with a bittersweet feeling.  I’m okay with it, I kind of saw it coming.

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