Playful Kiss

“Even if he’s cold toward me, even if he says things I don’t like… It was nice just being with him.”

Playful Kiss

Mischievous Kiss / Naughty Kiss
Episodes: 16 (+7 SP eps, hosted on YouTube)
Genre: Romance, comedy, school
Year: 2010
Starring: Jung So Min, Kim Hyun Joong, Lee Tae Sung

Rating: 9.5/10

Once again, I hesitated watching this drama. I couldn’t decide to go with the Japanese version or the Korean >.< I finally decided on the Korean – its hero is nicer on the eyes. Yes, I admit it: I’m a shallow gal.

This is without a doubt one of the cutest kdramas I have ever seen!

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Flower Boy Next Door

“I don’t know if I was looking by myself because I was lonely, or if I got lonely because I was looking by myself.”

Flower Boy Next Door

Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, drama
Year: 2013
Starring: Park Shin Hye, Yoon Shi Yoon, Kim Ji Hoon, Park Shoo Jin, Kim Yoon Hye

Rating: 2/10

I expected great things of this kdrama. Not only does it star Park Shin Hye, it has flower boys, and is a rom-com. I mean, look at that picture. Does this not seem like a cute drama?

It sure as hell is not.

I stopped watching after ep 8.

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Heartstrings

It’s good to have a big dream. Even if your dream is shattered, the shattered pieces are still big.”

Heartstrings

You’ve Fallen for Me
Episodes: 15
Genre: Romance, drama, music
Year: 2011
Starring: Park Shin Hye, Jung Yong Hwa, Song Chang Ui, So Yi Hyun, Kim Yoon Hye, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Hyun Jin

Rating: 9.5/10

Intrigued by Park Shin Hye in You’re Beautiful, I turned another of her kdramas, interested in seeing her play a more feminine role. In Heartstrings, we finally get the happy ending for Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa that we missed in You’re Beautiful. They just make the cutest couple! ^o^

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Bambino!

“Guys who don’t focus on the work in front of them don’t have the right to talk about their dreams.”

Bambino!

Episodes: 11
Genre: Cooking, drama
Year: 2007
Starring: Matsumoto Jun, Karina, Sato Ryuta, Uchida Yuki, Kitamura Kazuki, Komatsu Ayaka

Rating: 8/10

On the quest to watch dramas from MatsuJun’s backlist, I came across Bambino! I put off watching it at first; although the concept sounded intriguing, I had other things I wanted to watch more. But when I came back and revisited the idea, I saw Karina and Ayaka Komatsu both starred in the drama. Count me in!

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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

“Pretty Guardian of Love and Justice… Sailor Moon!”

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

Episodes: 49 (+ SP ep)
Genre: Romance, fantasy, magical girls, mythology
Year: 2003
Starring: Sawaii Miyuu, Hama Chisaki, Kitagawa Keiko, Azama Myu, Komatsu Ayaka, Shibue Joji, Kawabe Chieko

Rating: 7.5/10

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a mega Sailor Moon fan. As a child, I avidly watched the anime, and as I got older, I practically devoured the manga. When I found out there was a live action version of SM, I was so excited.

While I love the jdrama to bits, there are just so many elements I cannot help but LOL at.

You already know the plot—I really don’t think I need to spell it out for you! The drama follows the first story arc of the manga (Acts 1-14) and the first season of the anime.

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