Dramas

My ’09 Drama Reviews

Well, 2009 is over and I managed to watch 11 Dramas! When I first thought back on the year I guessed I had watched 5-6. But after some review my number doubled!

This isn’t a full on review but more of a quick recap list.

**Not all shows were made in ’09 but thats when I watched them!**

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now onto the Dramas!

in no real order:

Partner

Surprisingly fun for a “Courtroom” Drama. I watched it mainly because I have a thing for Kim Hyun joo but continued to watch because it was fun and serious at all the right times.        

7/10


Cain and Abel


I watched this because of So Ji Sub. period. He was the star of my alltime favorite drama “I’m sorry, I love you”. Fresh out the army he was making his comeback and I couldn’t wait. I have to say that this show was one of my hardest to watch shows of the year. Not only is it alittle gory (it takes place in a hospital) but the first 6-7 episodes were awful! But at ep 8 or so I REALLY started to enjoy it and ultimately liked it.

First half  2/10

Second half 7.5/10

You are my Destiny


As a fan of “Girls Generation” I almost had to watch YoonA in her big daily drama lead role. And thanks to KBS World I could! It was a slow moving show, but thats kinda what you get with a daily drama, and the leading man Park Jae Jung couldn’t even act like he was breathing.

5/10

Handsome Siblings

My only Chinese show this year…

I loved Dicky as the Monkey King so I thought I would give this show a chance. Not amazing or bad. Pretty enjoyable most of the time with lots of comedy and some melodrama.           

7/10

Worlds Within


I really enjoyed Hyun Bin in a few other shows and Hyegyo was great in Full House so I thought this was a sure hit… It was a fine show, its just not very interesting. I have a hard time remembering a single scene from this one which tells me it was boring.

5/10

Take Care of Agassi


The first few episodes really had a fun playful vibe but it soon turned into a predictable Kdrama. Never been a big YEH fan and she really didn’t make me like her any more in this one. Moon Chae Won on the other hand has really surprised me with her performances so far.

6/10

Boys over Flowers


Yes, like everybody else I watched BOF. Do I regret it? NO! Mainly because I got introduced to Kim So Eun, who I think stole all the cuteness in the world and ate it. If you like eye candy and don’t think too much you will enjoy this one.

7/10

TOP 3 4

Tied for 3rd:

Story of a Man


One of my favorite shows of the year! It JUST missed being in my TOP 3. Its suspenseful and dramatic with lots of great scenes, and there is plenty of eye candy for the ladies and fellas.

9/10


Iris


My most anticipated show of ’09. Lee Byung Hun is the reason I watch Korean movies, TV Dramas, and even listen to KPOP. His movie “A Bittersweet Life” made me explore the Korean entertainment world and I’ve never looked back.

Action packed show with tons of stars and what I think is a breakout performance for Kim Tae Hee.

9/10

2.

Painter of the Wind


One of the most visually pleasing dramas I’ve ever seen. I can’t even count how many scenes I remember simply because of how beautifully they were filmed. Great performances all around and good story. (and Moon Chae Won :-p )

10/10

1.

You’re Beautiful


A show I wasn’t even planning to watch. But because the IRIS subs weren’t going to be ready for awhile I thought I could watch something quickly. What I wasn’t ready for was how much I was going to enjoy this one. Its a very fun and lighthearted show but its charms are just too much to resist and it soon grabs you and wont let go.

10/10

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Yoo Joo Hee Cast In ‘Cain And Abel’

yoo_joo_hee_01Newcomer Yoo Joo Hee has been selected to play in SBS’s upcoming drama “Cain And Abel“. She will play as resident physician Nam Yong Tae working in the same hospital as So Ji Sub and Shin Hyun Joon.

The crews of the team described Yoo Joo Hee as “sophisticated, gorgeous and possesses a charming smile”. Yoo Joo Hee said: “It is my honour to be able to play alongside seniors in the drama. I will use my passion and do my best to compensate for my inexperience.

She has thrown herself into the filming of “Cain And Abel” last month after she finished filming for movie “Waterless Sea”. “Cain and Abel” will begin broadcast next month through SBS channel.

via Hanfever

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So Ji Sup Filming In Harsh Conditions for Cain and Abel

The production team of SBS Cain and Abel are now in China for overseas filming. A production still showed So Ji Sup with a bloodied face lying on the sand, showing his strong will to live against the unforgiving desert.

For the opening and other related scenes for Cain and Abel. So Ji Sup together with the production team came to the deserts near the outskirts of Inner Mongolia and Western China for filming. The filming lasted 7 days and 6 nights as they battled against the unforgiving harsh desert enviroment. While it was scorching hot in the day with temperatures nearing 40° celsius, it would turn unbearably cold at night with the temperature dropping to 0° and below. But the production team chose to film in such harsh conditions because they felt it complemented the cold unforgiving theme for Cain and Abel very well.

So Ji Sup expressed, “The weather was harsh and everyone had a really rough time, but we did our best in order for a good outcome.” Cain and Abel revolves around the story between two brothers who are doctors with different set of values as they face off against each other in their careers and love. Other cast members include Han Ji Min, Shin Hyun Joon and Chae Jung Ahn.

Bloodied So Ji Sup Lying on the Desert

After the conclusion of the desert filming, the production team will still be filming in other parts of China until the end December before returning to Korea.

via So Ji Sup Filming In Harsh Conditions for Cain and Abel « Coolsmurf Domain.

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So Ji Sub’s ‘Doctor Stop’ Will Debut in November

SBS has announced that its upcoming “Doctor Stop”, originally named “Cain and Abel”, will premiere in November. This drama casting So Ji Sub will not only have to pit itself against a star dazzling “East of Eden” but also against Song Hye Kyo and Hyun Bin’s “The World They Live In”.

“Doctor Stop” is a hospital-themed drama talking how doctors conspire against each other in order to climb up the position ladder. In response to the name change from “Cain and Abel” to “Doctor Stop”, a representative from the production company explained, “Our original plan was to find another top male actor to play as the rival of So Ji Sub. Hence, we named it as ‘Cain and Abel’ in the beginning. However, we discovered later that it was pretty difficult to do so and we dropped from two male lead to only one. Correspondingly, the title was also changed to ‘Doctor Stop’”.

An on-screen battle between two good friend, So Ji Sub and Song Seung Hun, is about to begin in 2 months time. The cast for “Doctor Stop” has already been selected and the drama will begin shooting in October.

It seems like there will be a fierce battle for viewers in November. “East of Eden”, “The World They Live In” and “Doctor Stop”. Which one should I watch first? I’m leaning more towards “The World They Live In” at this moment because of Song Hye Kyo! Though this may change over time.

So Ji Sub’s ‘Doctor Stop’ Will Debut in November | Hanfever Korean Drama