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K-Drama Review: Playful Kiss

K-Drama Playful Kiss, Mischievous Kiss, 장난스런 키스
Genre Romance, school, comedy
Episodes 16 + 17 (special edition on YT)
Airing? September 2010 – October 2010
Plot: “Playful Kiss” is a romantic-comedy covering the romance between Baek Seung-Jo (Kim Hyun-Joong), an arrogant young man with a genius IQ, and Oh Ha-Ni (Jung So-Min), a ditzy young woman who gets poor grades, but whose heart is as powerful as Seung-Jo’s mind. The series is based off from a Taiwanese drama and a Japanese manga book. It is call “It Started With a Kiss.” It is about a girl in F class that falls in love with an A class boy. She liked him since the first year of high school. Once, she decided to tell him she likes him but was rejected. So the story continues about the girl who keeps chasing after the boy she loves. (credits)

Rating:  (3.5/5)

Note: Keep in mind I watched the drama and wrote this review before the Kim Hyun Joong scandal.

Do you ever get really hooked on something but then after a while you go

WAIT A MINUTE….

That’s basically how I felt about Playful Kiss.

I got really into it at the beginning, even though it was one of those typical cliché school Girl Meets Boy dramas. I guess part of the reason for that was Hyun Joong, since I find him very attractive. The female lead on the other hand is a piece of work. Wow, what an overly obsessive girlfriend. Seungjo always treated her like shit and she kept running after him, which frankly speaking isn’t something you should promote on television. Hani was submissive at all times and not able to move on even after being rejected a thousand times. I mean.. common girl, get yourself together.

Even though the plot was really predictable I enjoyed how humorous Playful Kiss was. I laughed a lot while watching and I’d recommend this drama to everyone who enjoyed the drama Heartstrings. The concept is quite similar.

K-Drama Review: I Hear Your Voice

K-Drama I Hear Your Voice, 너의 목소리가 들려 / Neoui Moksoriga Deulryeo
Genre Romance, Comedy, Crime
Episodes 18
Airing? June 2013 – August 2013
Plot Jang Hye Sung, a bold, sassy, thick-faced, comical, and materialistic public defender who becomes a lawyer, comes to realizations about society and justice after meeting Park Soo Ha, a 19-year-old boy who reads other people’s thoughts and Cha Kwan Woo, an innocent lawyer who lives a disciplined life. Jang Hye Sung is actually Soo Ha’s first love after she gave a decisive testimony on his father’s murder case 10 years ago and Soo Ha promised to protect her from the killer’s threats. (credit)

Rating:  (5/5)
GREAT ENDING!

I’ve never been pleased more with the ending of a korean drama. I Hear Your Voice is one of the few dramas that has been blessed with good writing. The episodes consistently stayed entertaining and exciting. I can’t tell you how many dramas I have watched that started out being amazing but after episode 8 it all went downhill *cough* Cheese In The Trap *cough*. The love story between the two main leads was amazingly well done. I remember desperately wishing to find a guy who loves me as much as the male lead loved the female lead.

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS DRAMA WAS PERFECT.

The characters were unique. I even ended up feeling pity for the bad guy who I used to despise when I started watching. I wasn’t expecting much from a mind-reading guy who tries to win over his One True Love for 18 episodes but lOOK AT ME NOW LOVING EVERY GODDAMN THING ABOUT THIS DRAMA.

Oh, and I think it’s also worth mentioning what a great job the writers did when it came to building up different relationships and destroying your heart in every possible way (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

If you’re a romantic like me, then this drama is definitely for you (even if you are not a romance fan, you will be… trust me!!).

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