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?

KDRAMA || ADAMAS!

Ji Sung is one of my favorite actors. He’s acting capabilites are astounding, and with each role he plays he gives it EVERYTHING! I’m VERY excited to see him in ADAMAS!

ADAMAS will follow Ji Sung as he plays twin brothers who are trying to find out the truth about a murder that happened 22 years ago.

If you would like more informations, check it out here! https://mydramalist.com/716307-adamas

ADAMAS will air on July 27th!

Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

Lets talk about Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho! SPOILERS BELOW!

Wicked Fox follows MiYoung and Jihoon. MiYoung is a Guhimo(a nine tale fox) who, in order to survive, must consume the gi(energy) of men. She comes across Jihoon(a human), who is being attacked and she jumps in to save him. While saving him, she ends up losing her fox bead and from there a whole bunch of crazy follows.

In Vicious Spirits our characters are dealing with the aftermath of Wicked Fox. With MiYoungs bead gone, a new problem has occurred. A tear has appeared in the Between and ghosts are starting to roam around in the mortal world causing people to go mad. They have to fix the problem, while also dealing with why MiYoung doesn’t seem to be getting better.

With Wicked Fox I found myself enjoying the plot, but at times found myself a bit bored. With Vicious Spirits I found myself just a bit more invested in the plot line.

Wicked Fox was a really fun and addicting read. I was invested in both MiYoung and Jihoon as characters and getting to know them. This book also had in-between parts where we got to see the backstory of the Guhimo and MiYenas(MiYoung mother) story as well.

There were two “big” plot twists, one I saw coming and one I didn’t(but if I’m being honest, I should have). Nara betraying MiYoung was the one I definitely saw coming. I knew that was going to happen, so I was not surprised at all, but it also didn’t take away enjoyment from the story for me. What I didn’t expect was for the detective to be MiYoungs father. I should’ve realized it though(I mean why else would he just all of a sudden show up and get close to Jihoon).

I really liked Junu’s character in this book, and was thoroughly surprised when I found out that we would be following his perspective in the sequel. I thought we’d be following MiYoung and Jihoon again. To be honest, I didn’t care all that much for Somin in Wicked Fox. I mean I didn’t dislike her by any means, but I also didn’t really feel any sort of special way towards her. But I can definitely say that that has changed in Vicious Spirits.

Vicious Spirits follows Junu, a dokkeabai, Somin, and MiYoung. Honestly, I didn’t care much about following MiYoung perspective in this story. Don’t get me wrong, I like her and yes, she was important to the story(very important) but I found myself being way more interested in reading from Somin and Junus perspective.

Somin is literally one of the best friends that you can ask for. She will literally do anything for the people that she loves even at the risk of hurting herself(which, admittedly, can be a problem)

Junu became such an amazing character. I absolutely loved reading from his perspective. But when I say I got so annoyed with Somin, MiYoung, and Jihoon for always treating Junu like he was this horrible person, I mean I was so annoyed! Yes, they do have some reason, but damn give him the benefit of the doubt will you! Oh, and I want to quickly add in that we also got in-between stories of the dokkeabai.

I loved seeing Somin and Junu work together and develop a relationship! Kat Cho definitely took you on a ride with these two. I found myself being so invested in how it would all play out. The ending of this book was so intense and all the characters went through hell! Speaking of characters, we also got to meet a couple new ones. One of them is Hyuk, whom is a reaper that I was very intrigued by. I don’t believe Kat Cho is writing another book in this series, but if she ever did, I would love to read his story!

Overall this was a fun and very addicting series and while reading both of these books, I could absolutely imagine this playing out as a KDRAMA! Which I would LOVE to watch!

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!

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.

Netflix: Shadow and Bone

When I first heard about Shadow and Bone being adapted into a Netflix show, honestly I really didn’t have a reaction. I was happy for the people who are fans of this series(it’s always exciting, and nerve wracking, to see a story you love being brought to life), but I have NOT read the books, so I couldn’t share in that excitement.

Shadow and Bone Adaptation

I recently watched the Announcement teaser, and I don’t know why, but it intrigued me. The teaser didn’t even show anything, but somehow it got me intrigued. Recently they released some photos from the show, and I saw so many people sharing in the excitement it have me FOMO. I have to admit, it makes me want to join in on the excitement. Also I’m just getting more and more interested in this story. So I think it’s time for me to start this series.

Have you guys read this series? Are you excited for the show?

Reaction || Shadowhunters 2B Trailer

:03- Oh Damn! Lukes’s pissed! It looks like it’s taking four people to hold him back!

:05- Alec! Why are you on the ground? Nobody better be hurting you!

:07- Uprising! That’ll be so damn intense, but I can’t wait to see how this plays out!

:09- “Wherever you go, I go.” Aww

:10- Are Alec and Magnus on a mission together? Please tell me they are!

:13- MY NAME IS SEBASTION! Ahhhhhhhhh!

:15- Raphael’s got the right idea!

:16- …And so does Magnus!

:23- “Is it really a competition if I always win?” Ahhh love Jace!

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Trailer Thoughts: Everything, Everything

So I finally watched the Everything, Everything trailer and I thought I would share my thoughts. First, I think it’s important to mention that I HAVE NOT read the book. So these thoughts are just from the trailer alone.

everything_everythingI absolutely adore this trailer. It seems like it’s going to be such a cute, yet emotional movie! From what I’ve heard, it gives away a lot from the book? As I said, I haven’t read the book, so I can’t really say. I can definitely say that after watching this trailer, I really want to read the book. So here’s hoping my library has it in!

I thought the music in this trailer was great, and fit really well! But what I think is the most important thing are the actors. The casting for this movie seems fantastic. Just from this trailer you can tell that the two leads have such amazing chemistry together. I really can’t wait to see this movie. Until then, I definitely plan on picking up the book.

What are your thoughts? I’d really love to hear from those who have read the book? Does it seem like it’ll be a good adaptation?

Trailer Reaction || 13 Reasons Why

We’ve been hearing about this for awhile, but to be honest, I really thought it got scraped and it wasn’t going to happen. But, I’m glad I was wrong. We officially have a date and teaser for this show.

Now the first thing that went through my mind when I watched this, was “Damn! Who are these people?” You see, it has been a long while since I read this book. I remember the major points of the story, but other than that, I forgot quite a bit, like most of the characters names(except for Hannah and Clay of course.) The next thing that went through my mind was “this looks like it’ll be good!” I don’t know about you, but I really enjoyed this teaser. It gives you just enough!

I’m trying to decide if I should reread this book before the show or not. I don’t remember much, so it’ll be kind of fun to experience it over.

What’re your thoughts on the teaser? Are you excited?