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Korean Drama Reviews #2

I Hear Your Voice; 2013 (w/ Lee Bo Young, Lee Jong Suk, Yoon Sang Hyun, Lee Da Hee, Jung Woong In) – 5 stars – When I keep thinking about a show and how much I want to keep watching each episode after one ends, it definitely is a sign that I adore it.  This is one of the best dramas I have seen in the past few months.  It starts out where a boy receives some head trauma due to an accident that he is in with his father.  He can now hear people’s thoughts when he sees their eyes.  An older girl (by about ten years) sees his accident and becomes an important witness to it.  The show mainly takes place 10 years later.  This boy is now 19 years old and has always set out to find the girl so he can protect her.  She is now working as an attorney while he is finishing up high school.  There are a lot of mysteries about the accident and it causes several issues to come as well as opportunities of romance for various people in the show.  Some of the scenes are so intense and sad and others are beautiful and sweet.  I really liked this one and cried a lot.  The acting was so good and the story was compelling.  There is some violence, drinking, swearing, and kissing in this show.


Answer Me 1988; 2015 (w/ Lee Hye Ri, Park Bo Gum, Go Kyung Pyo, Sung Dong Il, Ryu Joon Yul, Lee Il Hwa) – 4 stars – When I first saw this show I nearly gave it up.  It has really long episodes of about an hour and a half each.  There are sheep sounds here and there too with moments that make a character look dumb, which I didn’t understand at times, so that was really weird to me (but I adjusted).  It starts around the time of when the Olympic games were being held in South Korea in 1988.  The main character is a girl who grew up in a lower class neighborhood.  There are a few families we get to learn about throughout each episode.  Each episode brings us closer to finding out who she ends up marrying, leaving you guessing and assuming things.  There are so many amazing actors and characters and various relationships in this show.  After the first few episodes I kept longing to learn more and more about these people.  Not everything works out for some of the characters too, so I think this show is a good representation of how life can be at times.  It is mainly about family and friendship.  I cried so hard!!!!  It has been over a month since I finished this show and looking at the pictures makes me miss watching it!  There is drinking, smoking, talk about porn (nothing shown), kissing, and swearing throughout the show.


Cheese in the Trap
; 2015 (w/ Kim Go Eun, Park Hae Jin, Seo Kang Joon, Lee Sung Kyung, Park Min Ji) – 3.5 stars – I actually really liked this series.  I thought the love story was honestly a bit odd in general which is why I actually really enjoyed how the story turned out to show that maturity is possible.  I believe finding yourself works best before being in a relationship as it is.  That’s what this show is all about: people learning about themselves and figuring out how to treat others as well. Really lovely plot and music throughout it.  The main character is going to a university and studies really hard.  Her close friends are by her side.  There is this guy who she suspects and doesn’t really trust who keeps asking her to eat lunch with him.  He has really good grades like her and they are both a bit quiet.  There is another guy who seems like a thug who is a gifted musician who due to an accident, can’t really continue on with his career.  She forms bonds with each of these two guys who also have a connection to one another. She is just trying to survive each day herself.  There is kissing, language, drinking, and some violence in this show.


Heirs; 2013 (w/ Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin, Kang Min Hyuk, Kim Mi Kyung, Kim Ji Won, Choi Won Young) – 3.5 stars – I will admit that the first couple episodes with the bad American actors turned me off from continuing this show for a few weeks, but once they went back to Korea I couldn’t stop watching it and it was always so interesting.  Good show! Sweet story. A rich kid who doesn’t really get along with his older brother, has been living in the US for a few years.  He meets another Korean in California who doesn’t really have a place to stay at.  She went to visit her sister who lied to their deaf mother about something.  Her mom works really hard as a maid.  She decides to go back home, but hung out with the wealthy Korean guy she met in CA.  She returns back home and has to live with her mom the maid.  The wealthy guy returns and just so happens to be a part of the family her mom works for.  This leads to difficulties.  There are a few girls in bikinis in the first couple episodes when they are in the US (since we’re too showy here), some talk about drugs, kissing, swearing, talk about mistresses/concubines, and some violence.

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