KDRAMA Review || Why Her?

Why Her?

The youngest partner at one of the nation’s most prestigious law offices, Oh Soo Jae has already proven she has what it takes to be one of the country’s best lawyers. Driven by her self-righteous principles and a never-ending desire to win, Soo Jae is well on her way to becoming one of TK Law Firm’s top attorneys. But when one of her cases takes an unexpected turn, Soo Jae is forced to watch as all of her hard work comes crumbling down around her.

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Quick Thoughts

So just a quick overview of my thoughts and then I’ll go into more details below. This drama is one where you will want to keep watching to know what exactly happened, and how it all plays out. This is a mystery, law drama, with romance. I was hooked from the very beginning. This story definitely kept me coming back! I was invested in the story, the characters, and how it would all play out. This drama was fine with the romance, but it would’ve been fine without it as well. People either love or hate the romance aspect. Personally, I enjoyed the romance aspect, but I can understand why people wouldn’t. This drama was definitely not perfect. It has its flaws, but overall an enjoyable one.

MAJOR SPOILERS AS YOU CONTINUE TO READ ON!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!!

Characters

So before I get into talking about what I loved, and what I didn’t really like. I want to specifically talk about the characters. I really loved all the characters in this story! The actors played their parts very well! The characters are intriguing, deeply flawed, and they show how corrupt the world can be. And what people will do for power.

Oh Soo Jae is such a strong woman, who gets put through hell and back. She gets tested at every turn and she always has to stay ahead of everyone. She is smart, and manipulating. She knows what she wants and goes for it. She also knows how corrupt the world can be. She also knows what needs to be done to get what she wants, and she’ll do it. Seo Hyun Jin’s acting in this is absolutely phenomenal!

Gong Chan is a character who is sweet, loyal, and kind despite everything that he has been through. His life has been turned upside down and he is trying to put everything back together again and find out the truth behind the incident that destroyed him!

Choi Tae Guk is a smart, calculating, manipulative man who has all the right connections, so he’s able to get what he wants. He will use whoever he needs to to make sure he gets power, and that he keeps the power. Heo Joon Ho plays the villain extremely well.

We follow these characters as they seek revenge, the truth, and in the midst of it all, trying to find happiness and redemption!

Now lets get into what I loved and what kind of bugged me.

What I Loved!

  1. As I said before the CHARACTERS! From the main leads, to the supporting characters. They were all absolutely outstanding. You love and root for our heroes, and absolutely despise the villains. Seriously, these guys were absolutely despicable and didn’t care who they hurt. The actors played their parts very well! And I’ll say it again, Seo Hyun Jin deserves every award. She truly embodied her character of Soo Jae and this particular character will definitely stick with me.
  2. The story. It kept me intrigued throughout the entire show. I was never bored, and was always wanting to know what would happen next. The storytelling gives you a lot throughout the 16 episodes. We have political intrigue, law, murder, mystery, corrpution, revenge, romance, friendship. SO MANY twists and reveals throughout. (Some people say too many, but it was fine for me)
  3. The romance! Now I KNOW, okay. I KNOW this is a very controversial opinion. A lot, and I mean A LOT of people did not like this romance, and felt like it didn’t need to be there. I agree in some ways. This drama would’ve been fine with or without the romance. But it was there, and I personally liked it. I thought they were both very good together, and Soo Jae really needed someone like Gong Chan in her life. I enjoyed watching this romance develop.
  4. OST! It also has a pretty good OST! I really enjoyed the songs throughout this show. A favorite of mine is What About Us by Hajin and I’m Here by So Jung! 

What I didn’t like

(okay it’s not really that I didn’t like these things, they just bugged me a bit)

  1. When everyone found out who Gong Chan really was it felt like people were abandoning him. Especially Soo Jae. I knew she would be mad. He should’ve told her instead of her finding out like that. But why abandon him? However, as we continue to watch we find out that she really wasn’t that mad about him lying to her. She was mad because of what she did to him. She gave up on him and his trial in the end to save herself and her family. She was embarrassed, ashamed, and deeply regretted her decision, and that was why she acted that way to him when she found out who he really was. She was ashamed to face him. Once that was revealed, it made the way she was acting understandable.
  2. When Gong Chan saved Soo Jae when she got attacked in the building and he found the flash drive. Instead of handing it over to her like he should’ve done, he hid it from her to “protect her’‘. Really now? Soo Jae is a strong, badass woman who has been protecting herself way before you came into the picture. So why do you think she needs protecting? She knows way more than you. If anything, you’d probably end up making things worse. That part was a bit frustrating. 

And that’s it. Those are my thoughts and feelings about this drama. It was one of my most anticipated dramas for the year, and I’m happy to say that at the end of it, I really enjoyed it! My overall rating would be a 4 out of 5!!!

Have you watched this drama yet? Do you plan to watch it? What are your thoughts?

My Favorite Dramas of 2021!

I watched a lot of dramas this year. The majority of them I enjoyed, and then they’re those that I LOVED! So I’m really excited to share with you some of my favorites that I watched this year. These aren’t drama’s that were released in 2021(well some are), but these are dramas that I watched this year! Of course they’re SO MANY drama’s that were released in 2021 that I still have yet to watch. I’m excited to watch them this year!

My favorite dramas of 2021 were:

Sisyphus: The Myth

I’ve already written two posts dedicated to Sisyphus: The Myth, so I won’t say anything more about is. I will link the posts and you can check out my entire thoughts there! Simply put…I LOVED IT!

My thoughts on Sisyphus: The Myth –> Click Here!

My thoughts on the ending of Sisyphus: The Myth –> Click Here!

Word of Honor

Word of Honor is a show that will keep you watching. It’s such an intense and interesting story, with a compelling plot and cast of characters. And overall, it was pure enjoyment! From the leads, to the fight sequences, it was a fun ride!

Law School

Throughout my watch of Law School I felt as though it had a How To Get Away With Murder(US tv show) vibe to it(which I really enjoyed), so it didn’t surprise me that I would end up enjoying this one! You find yourself so invested in it, and just when you think you’re going to stop watching for the night, BAM the ending ends with a cliffhanger, and you’re like “okay, just one more episode”. It’s absolutely addicing!

Happiness

I was really excited for this drama, and it did not disappoint. I was so invested in the characters and what would happen to them. This is one of the few drama’s where I believe it needed MORE episodes, because I wanted to see what happened with all of the characters at the end!

The King’s Affection

The King’s Affection was the last drama I watched in 2021, and I was so happy I ended the year with this one. I really thought I was just going to enjoy this drama, but I found myself so invested in the story, and the characters. I needed to know what happened and how it was going to end. For me, this was a great drama to end the year with and of course it made my list of favorites.

The Untamed

I might have to say The Untamed is my favorite drama that I watched in 2021. I loved everything about this drama. It was released in 2019, and on one hand I’m mad at myself for waiting so long to watch it, but on the other hand, I think I watched it at the perfect time for me, and it made the experience so much better! This is a drama that I will definitely rewatch over and over and over!

So these were my favorite dramas of 2021! Have you watched any of them? What were your favorite dramas of the year? I would love to know!

Currently Watching

These are the shows that I’m currently watching!

Lost In SpaceSeason 3

I’ve been wating for this final season and I was so excited to finally see the words “new episodes” show up on my netflix page! At the moment, I only have 2 episode left of this final season, and I’m excited to see how it all wraps up!

Hellbound

At the moment I’ve only watched one episode of this, so I don’t have much to say. I can say that I’m intrigued to watch the rest of it!

Drama Recommendation

I thought it would be fun to share one drama that I would recommend! I don’t want to spoil anything so I’m just going to share a synopsis from Mydramalist. The drama I want to recommend is:

LAW SCHOOL!

This drama was such a surprise for me. A really interesting story as well as interesting characters! You can find this on Netflix!

When a grim incident occurs at their prestigious school, justice through law is put to the test by a tough law professor and his ambitious students.

Yang Jong Hoon is a criminal law professor and a former elite prosecutor, whose harsh words make him the professor to steer clear of. At the same time, there’s something compelling about his strict teaching methods and his refusal to accept less than the best from his future juniors in the legal profession.

Han Joon Hwi, a first-year law student, is at the top of his class. He’s a natural leader whose good looks and easy charm make him the perfect man – on paper. However, there’s an unexpected side to him that remains well-hidden.

Kang Sol (A) is another first-year law student who overcame childhood poverty and hardships by gaining special admission to the school. She walks a path of thorns due to her constant sense of deprivation and shame amidst the wealth and talent that surrounds her. Eventually, her passion will enlighten her on what it truly takes to be a good lawyer.

Kim Eun Sook is a civil law professor who was once the head of the law school’s free legal clinic. Her natural air of authority and freewheeling personality earned her the reputation for being a master in court. Known for being a highly relatable professor, she is the sole colleague Yang Jong Hoon dares to confide in.

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Move To Heaven

Move To Heaven follows the story of a father and son trauma cleaning company. They receive requests to clean out the belongings of people who have passed. Through doing that, they can learn about the lives of the decease and help them on their “final move”. With the unexpected passing of his father, Geu-ru has to take over the job with his estranged uncle Sang gu, who becomes his guardian.

This drama was a lot to take in. Every episode was very emotional and I found myself only able to watch one or two episodes before I needed a break. I found myself feeling everything for the characters.

I found my heart breaking and feeling so bad for characters that we only meet for one episode. When you’re watching their story unfold, you can’t help feel for them and what they missed out on. You truly feel for all the characters in this drama.

Geu ru is such an inspiring character. You can’t help but love his kind hearted, innocent self. He truly brings out the best in the people he meets. Sang gu is such a fascinating character. He comes off as very blunt, with this I-don’t-care attitude. Especially with Geu ru. Since he had a bad relationship with his brother, he doesn’t seem to care much for his nephew. At least that’s what he says, but his actions are completely different. Even though he speaks harsh to Geu ru, he is always helping him out with what he needs.

I truly believe with each episode, and each story, you will be affected in some way. And while every episode was amazing, some personal favorite episodes of mine include episodes: 5,7,8,9, and 10!

Currently Watching

Young Royals (Netflix)

I’m only 2 episodes in so far, but I’m quite enjoying this one. It’s a pretty short one with only 6 episdes.

The Vampire Diaries (Netflix)- Rewatch

This is a rewatch for me. I was just in the mood for some Vampire Diaries and you can never go wrong with a Vampire Diaries rewatch!

Manifest (Netflix)

I need to catch up with this show! I never finished the second season, so I started back from the beginning and am planning to finish it. Currently on episode 8 and I forgot how much I enjoyed this show!

Move to Heaven (Netflix)

Currently 6 episodes in and this show is emotional! I’m really enjoying it, but I’m also taking my time watching. I find myself not being able to binge this show, instead watching only 1 or 2 episodes at a time. With only 10 episodes, this will probably be the show I will focus on finishing first!

What are you currently watching?

Sisyphus: The Myth Thoughts

I’m hear to talk about the drama Sisyphus: The Myth. (***This post may contain SPOILERS***)

First thing, I absolutely loved this drama. From the characters, relationships, story, I really loved it all.

Sisyphus: The Myth is about a war that breaks out leaving it completely destroyed. We follow our main character Seo Hae as she travels from 2035 back to 2020 to prevent the war. We follow the timeline of both the post war as well as present time.

The characters and the relationships were really great in my opinion. I found myself loving not only the main characters but most of the side characters as well, both good and bad. I loved how the villains were portrayed in this story, especially Sigma.

Seo Hae, played by Park Shin Hye, really surprised me with this character. And I think she portrayed her so well. She was such a badass character, and I absolutely loved seeing it! I loved seeing her time in both the present and the future and it was SO NICE to see a woman as the protector this time! The relationships that she built with people was fun to watch, but the relationship between her and her father was absolutely amazing. I loved seeing how that father-daughter relationship was portrayed in both the past, present, and future.

Tae Sul, played by Cho Seung Woo, was such a fun character to see played out on screen. I think Cho Seung Woo was a great choice for this character. He plays a brilliant CEO engineer who also happens to be struggling with the loss of his brother. He hallucinates his brother quite often, so we see him taking pills to stop it.

Kim Byung Chul who plays Sigma was absolutely amazing. I thought he was such a great villain, and every time he appeared I was wondering what he was going to do next. What he had planned. And the dynamic between him and Tae Sul was absolutely entertaining to watch. And adding Seo Hae in the mix made it better.

The crew of Asia Mart was also a lot of fun to watch. They become important parts to the story and with our main characters.

I was a big fan of the relationship between Tae Sul and Seo Hae. Personally I loved seeing them together and this relationship develop. And I absolutely loved seeing Seo Hae as the protector in this story.

This entire drama is very action filled, but we also get quite a bit of emotional moments between a lot of the characters. I was rooting for our leads to save the world and stop the war. I wanted to see it happen even though about halfway through I finally realized what the title meant.

I think why I loved this drama so much is because I didn’t take it that seriously. This deals with time travel, and obviously time travel is a very difficult plot to do well. So with movies and/or shows that do it I don’t take them all that seriously and am pretty lenient with how it’s portrayed. You have to be open to it, so because I was more open to what they were doing with this plot, I think I was able to enjoy it so much more.

I won’t talk about the ending here because I have an entire post dedicated to my thoughts on the ending of this drama. People have a lot of theories, and I share mine. If you would like to read that I’ll link it here—> Sisyphus: The Myth ENDING

Overall I really loved this drama. I know it has a lot of mix thoughts, and I would love to hear yours.

Sisyphus: The Myth Ending!

So I just really needed to talk about my thoughts on the ending of this show. I have a lot of things going on in my mind and I just wanted to share them.

Is Seo Hae real or is Tae Sul hallucinating her?


I just don’t know…she could be real or not.

My thoughts…

I think he remembers her because he did put the code in for the uploader, and I believe the uploader was still made, but not October 31st like it was always made before. It was delayed, which changed the past since the bombs didn’t go off that day. So I think everything that happened in this time became the new past and that’s why Tae Sul remembers Seo Hae.

Now was she there? I just don’t know. She could be a hallucination. Instead of him seeing his brother, he sees her. Or she could actually be there. There could be a new problem and she found another journal and found him again.

Also with Tae Sul killing himself at the end…to me it made sense. He said he knew this was going to happen but kept putting it off because he wanted to be with Seo Hae for as long as possible. To me that makes sense. Obviously he would do everything in his power to change it this time, so putting off killing himself for the last moment makes sense.

He also told Seo Hae to find him no matter what it takes. No matter when, to find him. So he knew he would see her again.

As for Sigma, I feel like Won Ju(Sigma) will still be evil, but he has changed in this new time. He became the way he was because no one cared for him and no one showed him kindness. However, in the final episode, because of Seo Hae father(who showed him kindness and that he does care) he did change. Now he still hates Tae Sul, as we saw from the ending, but I do think he has changed(probably not much though). I also think Eddie Kim will become the “new Sigma“.

Obviously this is all up to interpretation. Normally I’m not a fan of open endings, but with this particular drama I’ve seen a lot of different theories online and I’ve had the best time reading them. They’re many different possibilities and I really enjoyed seeing what people came up with! I just wanted to share my thoughts because I keep thinking about it and just needed to talk about it.

As I said earlier, these are just my thoughts on the ending of Sisyphus: The Myth. I think I may do a whole review of the drama as well!

Run On

Run On follows the story of a translator and a sprinter. We follow them throughout their jobs, life, and love.

What I liked?

Seon Gyeom. I really liked his character. He was honest, did what he wanted, didn’t give up, and took responsibility for his actions. It was quite refreshing to see a character like him, and I really think that Si-wan portrayed him well.

Seon Gyeom and Mi-joo as a couple was something that I ended up liking. Now let’s be honest, they really weren’t the most interesting couple, but I did find myself liking this relationship!

Seo Dan Ah. To be honest, I’m quite surprised by how much I ended up loving this character. In the beginning I wasn’t sure how I would feel about her, but by the end I loved her. There’s something about this character that makes you so invested.

Seo Dan Ah and Lee Young-hwa. This damn couple! I loved so much! They were so good together and I wanted so much more from this relationship!

Seon Gyeom and his friends. Seriously for someone who people think doesn’t have friends, he sure ends up with quite a bit. He really does get a long with people and I loved his relationships/friendships with Young-hwa, Wook-Shik, and Young Il. These friendships were great to watch!

Mi-joo job! I absolutely loved seeing Mi-joo working. She has so much passion for her job, it was amazing to see. And I loved how she cared so much about loving herself, and making that important!

The Script. Now to be honest this is a basic plot. Nothing mind blowing but I just think it was done well. The characters and the writing really worked for this script. And I think this is what makes it an either “love it or hate it” type of drama. If you’re not into the characters, you’re going to be disappointed.

What I didn’t like?

Mi-joo! Okay overall I did like her character, but that’s not to say that there weren’t things that really, and I mean really frustrated me about her.

  1. She was so upset and annoying when she thought Dan Ah wanted Seon Gyeom. Even though she didn’t say it directly and was just trying to help him as his manager, Mi-joo was so annoyed with everything that she did. And at this point they weren’t even together and she would get mad/annoyed if they were just talking. It was frustrating.
  2. Also the glasses scene really annoyed me. She was the one who wanted him to get his eyes checked, and when they said he would need glasses, she was upset and made faces at every pair because she didn’t want anything to cover his face. It might have just been me, but for some reason I was so annoyed at that part. Why should it matter if he has glasses, or if they cover his face? It just really, really annoyed me. She ended up being so happy when they offered contacts though. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I was frustrated. (By the way, I’m someone who has been wearing glasses for the majority of my life.)

This was really the only thing that I didn’t enjoy, but when it’s the main character, it can really take you out of the drama. Luckily it didn’t last long, and overall I liked her character. Did you guys watch Run On? What did you think?