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Me Too, Flower! [Review]

16 Dec

stars-4

There are many things I loved about this drama. I loved the main couple and how they were together, I loved the quirky psychiatrist and his odd methods of getting Bong Sun to open up, and I loved Bong Sun’s relationship with her rookie partner and how she dealt with his crush on her. I just wish that the writers had given Bong Sun and Jae Hee a better plot to frame their romance. Just when we’d see how cute they were together, they’d be yanked apart by the over-the-top machinations of Hwa Young. I’ve seen that work in other dramas, but here it felt clunky.

The characters, for the most part, were fleshed out in three-dimensions, even though they sometimes acted a little cartoonish. Bong Sun, with her temper and depression; Jae Hee with his guilt toward Hwa Young and his secret phobia; Tae Hwa with his out-of-the-box psychiatry and his own painful past; Kim Dal with her material girl pretensions with an eventual conscience; even Maru with his crush on Bong Sun. All of them were a little more than you expected, which is why I was so disappointed in Hwa Young. I think they tried to make her more, but she ended up pretty much a one-dimensional evil antagonist, and that was so frustrating when the character deserved better.

This is very rewatchable, which is what I base my ratings on, I just had to knock it down a star because it didn’t live up to its full potential.

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Boys Over Flowers [Review]

15 Oct

I’ll preface this by saying it’s one of my favorites. The story is a mess, the plot doesn’t always stay on track, they play the theme song *way* too often (I still twitch when I hear the opening to it), and the b-lead is not the best actor (and I love him anyway), but all that said, this was an awesome, cracktastic show. They threw in all the usual soap opera stuff — evil mom, secret revenge plans, kidnapping, amnesia. Lee Min Ho as Jun Pyo was awesome, though, so between that and the romantic chemistry I finished it a very happy camper.

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