Review – Go Ho’s Starry Night
Okay, so… I watched this show last weekend. All 20 episodes. And then I completely forgot that I watched it… until a week later, when I was checking to see if new episodes of I Am Not A Robot are available. Yeah. So, I guess we can safely say it didn’t make an impression on me. The leading lady was okay. I wasn’t charmed by her, but I did like her enough to hope she hooked up with her hunky boss. I didn’t much care for the eight hundred dudes who were all smitten with her angle… seriously… there’s a point where four guys are all fighting over her and there’s only about six dudes who work in her office, so basically everyone had a hard on for Go Ho. Why?
I was on a Kim Young Kwang kick, so I checked it out. It’s nothing new. It’s a predictable, reasonably entertaining piece of fluff with lots of cute moments but not a lot more. This might be a good drama to watch after you’ve just finished something intense and amazing… like Liar Game or Remember or Bad Guys… when you just want a fluffy bunny to cuddle with, even though you know rabbits are terrible pets, cause for a few hours they’re kinda awesome and that’s all you need – a little time with a soft, fluffy diversion.
Overall Rating – 6/10. Cute And Forgettable.
Review – While You Were Sleeping
A perfect 10. Same writer that gave us Pinocchio, also a perfect 10 show. This is drama that managed to mix comedy, romance, thrills, and fantasy into one episode after the other of pure entertainment and joy. Lee Jong-Suk plays a young prosecutor who is learning the trade, stumbling hysterically along the way but still admirable due to his strong sense of justice. It was so refreshing to see a young man play a young man for once – naive, goofy, lounging about in a messy home as he sorts out his feelings and career. Bae Suzy plays a reporter who has quit her job because of an ominous dream. She’s carefree and yet complicated, her constant dreams of the future have crippled her ability to bravely face a world she believes she can not change. When Lee Jong-Suk’s character causes one of her premonitions to alter, she realizes the future isn’t as concrete as her dreams might imply and begins to climb out of her shell.
The entire cast is a goldmine of lovable characters with unique personalities and back stories. Each of them gets their moment to shine as this drama unfolds, allowing them all a chance to win your heart. Even the antagonists, in typical K-Drama style, are oddly sympathetic and though you will be cheering for justice, you’ll also feel a little bad for them too. Touchingly sweet moments full of sentiment and genuine affection were sprinkled throughout the show, nicely balanced between the intrigue and humor.
This will probably be my new choice for “First K-Drama” recommendation. I can’t imagine anyone not being charmed and compelled by this amazing story. If you haven’t seen it yet – watch it immediately! It’s currently on Viki.
Overall Rating – 10/10. Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This.
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