Category Archives: My Opinion

My Opinion on Refresh Man: First Impressions

Refresh Man

To refresh means to reinvigorate but I’m not so sure that this isn’t the case for Refresh Man. It has more aspects of being a copy than it is being a refresher, appearing oh-so identical to a previous drama that I have seen from SETTV. To be fair though, most SETTV dramas follow the same plot and structure so it’s not like it’s something that I haven’t encountered before. It’s just that this drama is oddly familiar to one that I have seen before, so much so that I’m not receiving any vibes that what I’m watching is a new drama. Continue reading

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My Opinion on Descendants of the Sun: First Impressions

Descendants of the SunI don’t think I have loved a K-drama as I did from the get-go as much as I did for Descendants of the Sun for a long time, and that’s a good thing of course, meaning this drama is heading off in the right direction. I am just so surprised with how quickly I fell for this drama. This drama is just amazing and already is filled with so much punch in these first three eps. This drama is not without its flaws though, but it starts off so spectacularly well that whatever flaws it has, it all seems very minuscule. I am just loving this drama very much and can’t wait to see what it has in stores for us, but regardless of whatever it has, it will hopefully be something that brings the drama to greater heights. Continue reading

My Opinion on Marry Me, or Not?

Marry Me Or NotI actually had a review written up for Marry Me, or Not? but when I went back to continue with it, I realised that I had accidentally deleted the file. Whoops! Silly me! But it’s all good, there’s no point in stressing over something that cannot be recovered so here I am re-writing my thoughts for this drama. This is one of the best idol dramas that I have seen in a while. It’s a good thing that this drama was amazing to watch because otherwise I’m not sure how I would have been able to rewrite another review. This drama was very enjoyable to watch and was a visual treat to the eyes in terms of all the sparks that flew about on-screen. There was just something about it that tugged on my heartstrings and it was that tugging of the heartstrings that made me love it so much. Continue reading

My Opinion on To The Dearest Intruder

To The Dearest IntruderHey guys! Sorry for the hiatus but I’m back and it’s 2016!

There are various forms of love around, some nice and fluffy and others full of heartbreaks and tears. To The Dearest Intruder is a romance drama that falls into the latter category and on my first read of the synopsis, The Fierce Wife immediately popped into my head. The two dramas indeed share a very similar storyline but yet there’s enough differences in TTDI to make it a different drama to TFW. TTDI tugs at your heartstrings, not the cutesy-swoony ones but the ones that make your heart break. This was a very interesting drama to watch; I marathoned half of it during my flight but found it quite a drag to watch, however, the second half picked up a lot of pace and that’s where a lot of the hearty bits of the drama lies, but then the drama took us on some crazy, insane pathway that made watching it just as insane if not more. What this drama delivered was a story that touched hearts and was a very nice, mature depiction of an imperfect love and friendship story that went a bit more than haywire. Continue reading

My Opinion on She Was Pretty

17All the good dramas seem to be popping up all at once because out of all the dramas I’ve seen this year, the ones I really like are the ones from this past two month, and I’ve got another one to add onto my list. I’ve been hearing good reviews about She Was Pretty and caved in, marathoning through 15 eps in one day, and despite my current commitments, I have no regrets because it is just as good as everyone says it is. It’s a drama that has not only has both substance and fluff, but has them in perfect proportions. SWP is everything that I want from a drama and so much more and that is what makes it so great. Continue reading

My Opinion on From Five to Nine (5-ji Kara 9-ji Made): First Impressions

5jikara9jimadeOh, I am hooked, seriously hooked onto From Five to Nine (5-ji Kara 9-ji Made) and I’m pretty sure that this isn’t a good time to get hooked onto any drama as I should really be studying for my exams. But once you’re hooked, you’re hooked and there’s no way out. 5–>9 is such a sweet drama; it’s captivating from right from the first ep and has a very luring charm to it that one cannot resist. It lured me in right from the very first ep and now I just cannot get enough of it. 5–>9 is a drama adaption of the manga of the same name. The manga is said to have more of an arousing theme to it while here that theme has been toned down significantly to better suit TV purposes which makes sense and is actually working well for the drama as it creating balance and smooth progression for the plot.  Continue reading

My Opinion on When I See You Again: Episodes 13-20

5It’s been a while since When I See You Again finished airing and it was such a cutesy, fluffy drama to watch from start through to finish. Every ep was filled with fluff and that was what made watching it so easy. The fluff what basically what held the drama. There is no denying that the drama lacked substance but there was enough fluff going around to sustain the drama and that in it of itself is not something that many dramas can manage. Dramas that lack substance tend to fall flat but luckily WISYA does not fall in this category. WISYA, while lacking in substance, packed a punch in delivering for its worth, and really that is all that I could have asked for from it. With the direction that WISYA headed it, there was only so much that it could deliver and it did deliver which what all dramas should be going. Continue reading

My Opinion on When I See You Again: Episodes 7-12

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When I See You Again has been such a cute and fluffy drama to watch and even now as we are hitting the middle point of the drama it still remains ever as cute and fluffy to watch. I love this because I don’t have to necessarily be up-to-date with the drama to feel like I am in it on the drama action. Its fluffiness makes it such a great watch for me, especially during my studies break because I don’t necessarily have to be up-to-date with it to feel like I am clued in on the drama action. WISYA isn’t a drama with substance, but it is a drama that packs a punch despite lacking the substance. It manages to keep me engaged ep after ep and I personally think that is a wonderful achievement for any drama, and especially so for this drama as it feels so minimal yet is able to achieve the achievement that many emotionally heavy dramas struggle to achieve. That in it of itself is already a winner for the drama. Continue reading

In Time With You vs. The Time We Were Not In Love

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The Time We Were Not In Love

I was really looking forward to The Time We Were Not In Love as the remake of the hit Taiwanese drama In Time With You. I wholeheartedly adored ITWY and to date, it is one of my favourite dramas of all time. I had high expectations for TTWWNIL but I knew not to keep them up too high, but despite my low expectations of the drama, it still managed to really disappoint me, so much so that I just gave up watching it and had to push myself to finish it for the sake of finishing it. In fact, now that I look at it, TTWWNIL completely butchered ITWY. I did finish TTWWNIL in the end and it was nice to see a final closure to the couple who could have had their love story drawn summed up in two eps. The couple already knew themselves that their hearts belong to one another and this was the main reason why the drama was so draggy to watch. Continue reading

My Opinion on When I See You Again: Episodes 3-6

17When I See You Again continues to be very light and fluffy, something that rests easy on my eyes. I have always been more of a rom-com kind of gal and as long as the drama is nice and fluffy enough, I will be sure to have some sort of liking towards it. WISYA is that kind of drama and continues to build up with lots of fluff which is just my cup of tea. These few eps gave the drama an overall backbone, something that the first two eps was a bit wobbly in doing and now is revving up the romance. It really set in ground the shaky beginning that was introduced in the first two eps. These few eps also firmly directed where the drama is to be headed. I think that’s really nice because the drama was quite slowly paced in the first two eps and took its time to settle down and into the main intention of the drama. Continue reading