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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Kim Tae Hee is Lee Byung Hun’s Lover in IRIS

No, that is not a typo. It was announced and confirmed by TaeWon Entertainment that Kim Tae Hee will act as Lee Byung Hun’s lover in “IRIS”.

Since finishing “Love in Harvard” 4 years ago, Kim Tae Hee has been missing from the small-screen and keeping herself busy with CF endorsements and movie filming. Tae Hee character is an agent of NSS, a national intelligence agency and will take part in many missions together with Lee Byung Hun’s character. Kim Tae Hee will play a different role from her past demure image, becoming a rational and strong female and will have a triangle relationship with Lee Byung Hun and another person who is yet to be picked yet. Their romance will serve to increase the tension and excitement in the drama.

The 20-episode drama had been attracting lots of attention because of it’s thriller espionage genre and the big names involved. It’s scheduled for broadcast in Summer 2009 and filming will begin once casting is done.

But if that is the case, what will happen to Son Ye Jin who was only announced as Lee Byung Hun’s lover just 5 days ago? Well, Son Ye Jin was apparently left out as there was a conflict in schedule between her and the drama filming.

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Son Ye Jin as Lee Byung Hun’s Lover in Spy Drama ‘IRIS’

This time round Son Ye Jin becomes the lover of Lee Byung Hun. It has been finalized that Son Ye Jin will play in the upcoming spy drama “IRIS” that is scheduled to air in the first half of 2009. Son Ye Jin plays as Lee Myung Hee, an agent of NSS, a national intelligence agency.

“IRIS” is a collaboration between director Kang Je Gyu and Taewon Entertainment. The director of KBS2TV’s “Sorry I Love You”, Lee Hyung Min, will also be participating in this mega production, which boasts of 20 billion won in production cost.

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