Drama Review: The Master’s Sun

Ratings: 6.5/10

This was one of my loves when it came out. A woman who can see ghost constantly lives in fear and sleep deprivation meets her snobby chaebol and her lucky amulet. The premise is interesting as usual, coming from the Hong Sisters who did You’re Beautiful, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and The Greatest Love, just to name a few. And as usual, we all have great hopes on this one. I waited quite a while before I decided to review this because I wanted to let the fever die down and allow an objective review here. When you are in the heat, everything is just candy-coated so yeah.

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First Impressions: Mask

Note: There may be some spoilers ahead but I’ll try minimize it.

I have to say, the drama caught my eye from its teaser. I’m not a great fan of makjang but when it’s done right like Secret (starring Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum, both which hit it off charts again in Kill Me, Heal Me), I’m hooked. To no surprise, Mask is written by the same writer and they secured a strong cast which made it even more compelling to watch.

As a brief intro. Byun Ji Sook (Su Ae) comes from a poor family ridden with debts. After an event which lead to rich Seo Eun Ha’s death, Min Suk Woo (Yeon Jung Hoon) brings in Ji Sook to replace Eun Ha as her doppleganger. Eun Ha was due to marry Choi Min Woo (Jung Ji Hoon), some chaebol heir with OCD as part of some inter-chaebol marriage arrangement. Little does he know that his real fiance has died and that she has been replaced while Ji Sook tries to navigate her way in the chaebol world and keeps herself afloat.
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The Greatest Love Review

Ratings: 8/10

The Hong sisters 7th work, The Greatest Love stars Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin in the world of entertainment and showbiz. Given how Hong sisters have a wacky way of writing and bringing in so much meta, it was a fun drama to watch. Cha Seung Won is Dokko Jin, a top star, CF king and angel of the nation. Gong Hyo Jin plays Gu Ae Jeong, a former girl group member that became disbanded and has always been at the bottom of the celebrity chain ever since. Things happen, they meet each other with not such a good start. However, Dokko Jin falls for Gu Ae Jeong and proceeds to chase after his ‘first love’. Yoo Inna plays Kang Se Ri who was formerly in the same girl band as Ae Jeong but they are not in good terms. She is now a successful star and MC to a matchmaking program of which Ae Jeong is a participant. Yoon Pil Joo is starred by Yoon Kye Sang and he takes the role of a Chinese medicine doctor who is in the same matchmaking program Ae Jeong is in. He eventually falls in love with her thus completing our triangle of love. So, how do they survive the greatest love?

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Drama Review: Hard Nut

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Ratings: 6/10

After being out of commission for a long time, I’ve decided to blog again starting with a Japanese drama! I wanted to blog more J-movies, C-dramas and J-dramas I’ve watched but I’ve either:

a) Not completed it

b) Forgotten about what I wanted to write about it

Anyhow, this 8-episode drama stars Kengo Kora as Tatsuhiko Tomoda, a rookie detective with hints of darker pasts. Meanwhile, Ai Hashimoto stars as a mathematic major college student, Kurumi Nanba, filling up the ‘genius’ role. So if you haven’t guessed it yet, yes, we are seeing mathematics in action for some crime busting.

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