K-Drama Review: The Master’s Sun

K-Drama The Master’s Sun, 주군의 태양
Genre Romance, horror, fantasy, comedy
Episodes 17
Airing? August 2013 – October 2013
Plot: Joo Joong Won (So Ji Sub) is a cold and ambitious CEO, who measures all human relationships through money. Tae Gong Shil (Gong Hyo Jin) is a sensitive assistant, who suffers from insomnia, due to her ability to see ghosts after an accident. Joong Won will learn to trust Gong Shil and falls in love with her. (credits)

Rating:  (5/5)

I have to admit, I was sceptical of the whole “Look-at-me-I-can-see-ghosts” Idea but it was surprisingly well done. The female lead of The Master’s Sun, Gong Shil always helps those ghosts to fulfill their last wishes, then they vanish to The Other Side. Most of the ghosts’ stories were heartbreaking and made me cry. A lot. And then there were others, that were rather scary and sometimes a little weird. Those stories made this drama so interesting and unique, as well as the perfectly written love story between the two main characters.

The last four episodes were so so so romantic and well done! I don’t want to give anything away but boy, I really live for cheesy shit like that.

If you’d consider yourself a hopeless romantic like me I’d definitely recommend The Master’s Sun to you. Don’t be taken aback from the mystical aspect of it, trust me on this one.

K-Drama Review: School 2013

K-Drama 학교 2013 / Hakgyo 2013 / School 2013
Genre School, Drama, Youth
Episodes 16
Airing? December 2012-Januar2013
Plot: School 2013 is a korean drama (2012-2013) about Seungri high, a troublesome school that houses students from the most eligible to the most problematic. ‘School 2013’ shows different life stories of teachers and students as they grow up through conflicts and compromises.

Rating:  (5/5)

I can’t specifically say what it is about this drama, but I really enjoyed it. Honestly, I think it’s probably because of how realistic it was. School 2013 shows how difficult growing up can be and gives us a perfect view into the world of  troubled teenagers. Love for example also played a role in this drama but wasn’t the main story line, unlike friendship and overcomming certain phases of life.

The characters were unique and almost everyone had an interesting backstory which explained their current behaviour. The bromance between the two male leads was amazingly well done. I have to admit, I kind of wanted those two guys to end up together and I remember how I saw a manip of them kissing on Tumblr before I had watched the recent episode at that time and I freaked. I got sooo excited and when I actually watched the ep I ended up being super disappointed. I’d be lying if I didn’t look into some fanfics……..

School 2013 was also one of the first korean dramas I watched and it got me hooked. I’d really recommend it to literally anyone who likes korean dramas!

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