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Codenome: Jackal
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Jan 18, 2013
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No geral 8.0
História 6.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Musical 7.0
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Warning: This movie contains some mildly inappropriate scenes ^^" (Mildly inappropriate as in, if your parents walked in on you watching some of those scenes, they might gasp a bit, and you might fidget uncomfortably in your chair/bed, but that's it)

Ok, first off, there has been a TON, and I mean a whole lot of bad ratings/reviews for this movie. Because of this, I can honestly say I was very hesitant to watch this movie, judging from the reviews. But... I still watched it so I could judge for myself :)

So to start, it's not like the bad ratings didn't have a point. Let me make this a little clearer for you guys. The movie was not HORRIBLE, per se, but if you're one of those people who enjoy romantic, action/adventure, melodramatic genres which evoke those deep feelings inside of you, this movie is definitely NOT for you. It is a light-hearted movie with no real "deep" meaning behind it. So if you're one of those people who enjoy watching comedic movies, this MIGHT be the movie for you (and let's face it, there's definitely some crime and a little action mixed up in there somewhere too). Continue reading if you want to know more ;)

Story: I can sum my feelings up in one word: Meh. It's not like the storyline was a BAD idea, but I felt it was the kind of plot which would have been amazing had it started off a 20+ episode drama. However, being made into a movie, the plot didn't reach it's full potential and therefore was a little repetitive (let me just say that he didn't get kidnapped just once, nor did he try to escape just once- and that was in a hour and half movie). And yes, the storyline sped by WAY too fast, and it left me blankly staring at the screen for a solid 15 minutes just to figure out if I had the facts right.

Acting/Cast: No complaints here. The acting was quite good, it didn't seem superficial at all (except when purposely made to look superficial), and I enjoyed watching them. Let's face it. Jae Joong might be some very sweet eye candy, but his acting didn't lack at all. Also, Ji Hyo did a very good job with her two-sided character. All the other minor characters also did an amazing job, making me crack a smile here or there.

Music: Honestly, I don't even remember hearing any music in the movie. It's one of those movies which don't really need music to get the point across, or to evoke feeling from the watchers. But since I didn't cringe because of completely mismatched, horrible sounding "music", I gave it a 7.

Rewatch Value: I'm quite surprised at myself wanting to watch it again. It's the first time I've ever even thought of rewatching a movie right after I finished watching it. Reasons? It's short, funny (some people may disagree), and well, why not?

Overall: It might not be as funny as some other dramas/movies I watched, but I don't regret watching it. In fact, if you're thinking of watching this right now, I suggest you do it with a couple of your drama lover friends, with a bowl of popcorn with you and a comfortable place to sit and enjoy. It didn't make me laugh as in tears-streaking-down-my-face-rolling-on-the-floor-OHSHOOTCRAMPS, but there were many times when I smiled and chuckled a bit. And let's face it. Most of the time, I was just smiling at Jae Joong and his adorable character ^^

P.S. If you're a fan of Jae Joong, I just want to tell you that he is so hot in this movie, that you'll find yourself wanting to open a window. JS.

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Guerreiro Baek Dong Soo
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Mar 28, 2012
29 of 29 episódios vistos
Completados 0
No geral 9.0
História 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Musical 10
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Well... I am writing this review completely depressed because I finished yet another amazing drama, and now it's going to be hard for me to find a new one...

Ok, I'll start with the small things first, but if you really want my actual opinion, just skip to the story part. Music. I thought it was pretty good, but then again, music is one of the small things I pay attention to... But, seeing how it didn't disturb the scenes in any way, but rather added more emotion into them, I give music a ten.

Acting/Cast. Oh gosh. What can I say? For me, I think all the actors were absolutely amazing. If I were to recast this, I couldn't imagine the story with any other actors. In fact, I'm sure the entire cast were all unfamiliar faces to me, but I thought they portrayed their characters wonderfully.

Rewatch Value. Hm... I usually give amazing dramas like this one (which have a huge impact on me) a rewatch value of 8. I really do want to watch it again, but I don't want to go through all the depressing moments again... I can't really give an accurate review for this one, so I'll just give it a 7...

Yay! Finally. The story. Just... wow. I really couldn't have expected anything better. I liked how the producers spaced the drama out. 29 episodes may seem like a lot for a drama, as most South Korean dramas usually have 16, 18, or 20 episodes. So, you're probably thinking that with lots of long dramas, there are going to be slow periods at the middle. However, that is not the case with this one. WBDS is almost like two series' combined into one. There are small climaxes in the story at around episode 5, and episode 23, and one huge climax at episode 14-16. In fact, After that climax, many new characters were introduced, and it seemed to me as though a new series was starting. Another thing about this drama that impressed me a lot were the bonds between friends and family. I was absolutely amazed with how much strength was shown in those bonds... Argh. I don't think I can give any more explanations without it resorting to spoilers... Also, I loved how the story not only told a story of a generation, but the story of many. The drama contained small parts which focused on each of the main characters, and with those tidbits, I realized that I could relate with them, and understand each character a little more. Throughout the drama, the main characters matured considerably (and a small thing I realized was that the producers changed the hairstyles of the main characters throughout the drama to reflect their personality). Ok, now for the negatives, and why I didn't give the story a ten. Well, there is really only one reason for this drama not to receive a ten. I actually thought the story was very well thought out and executed, but in truth, it was much too depressing. Too many great characters died (hope that's not a spoiler...) and while this happens with 98% of everything I watch, I still have not grown desensitized to my favourite characters dying. Also, Yeo Woon is one of the most pitiful characters I've ever seen, and I really don't like it when a character is too pitiful, especially when he looks like THAT. You know what I mean.

All in all, I loved everything about it except for the utterly depressing death scenes.

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O Livro da Família Gu
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Jul 10, 2013
24 of 24 episódios vistos
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No geral 8.0
História 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Musical 9.0
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I wanted to wait as long as possible before writing a review on this... I needed time to collect my feels and push away my biased opinions.

Want a short, general idea? Go down to the bottom. *no specific spoilers*

Music: It was great music. I loved listening to it and downloaded the OST's. It seemed to match the mood perfectly (it brought tears to my eyes more than once) and I don't think I will be forgetting the music anytime soon.

Rewatch: I've already rewatched numerous scenes from Gu Family Book, either to refresh my memory on what had happened previously, or to further appreciate the beautifully heartbreaking scenes (which seemed to dominate the beginning and end of this drama). However, as an entire drama, I do not think I will be rewatching it anytime soon for two reasons: I don't think my heart can take much more heartbreaking scenes, and there were some slow parts that I am hesitant to put myself through again.

Acting/Cast: My gosh were they amazing. This was almost an entirely new cast to me, and I only saw a few familiar faces, but I was definitely taken aback by their acting ability. Yes, many of you may swoon for Lee Seung Gi and Suzy, but you will find yourself adoring the supporting cast as well. The entire cast was delightful to watch (esp Gon, the Monk, and Jung Yoon) - I found myself empathizing with them, relating to them, pitying them, loving them, and (for the bad guys) hating them so much I wanted to reach through the screen and put an end to them myself (props to the actors for portraying "evil" and "cruel" so convincingly). The crying was contagious. Once Kang Chi or Wol Ryung started crying, my gosh I just couldn't stop. Magnificent acting. No complaints here.

Story: Here we go.
Beginning: LOVED it. This may be the BEST beginning to a drama that I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot). Forget hooks, this drama was a black hole that immediately sucks you in to the story. You will not be able to stop halfway through the beginning. All the pieces fit perfectly. The romance was there and blossoming, the suspense was escalating, characterization was established, the heartbreaking scenes were present... I honestly don't think there was anything missing. Beautiful. *mwah*

Middle: ... It was so-so. In fact, it was almost disappointing after the perfect introduction. There was a big leap between beginning and middle, which almost made me drop the drama. Why? Everything in the beginning was perfect to the point where it seemed like a mini-drama itself. As a result, when the time skip happened, BAM. All the characters you loved disappeared, the explosion of suspense only left dust in its wake... it was a new beginning. One that I did not want, nor did I like. Where were the characters whom I was crying for? Yearning for? Gone. But it was ok. The hole that was left was quickly repaired by a new story, new characters to love, new romances formed, and more suspense on the way... sort of. There were slow parts, and sometimes it was deadly slow. For me (an action lover), it was frustrating. But the slow parts helped develop the romance between the characters.* A break from all the melodrama and tragedies. However, stay with it and halfway through, the characters from the beginning will come back, completely reborn. Once they did, the story sped up and there was enough action to keep me watching until the...

*speaking of romance, the romance was great in this drama. Great chemistry between all the couples, and unlike many other dramas, the romance was pure. There was no revenge after betrayal, nor doubt about their love. The women were fighters and the men were gentle, forgiving, protective, and endlessly loveable.

End: I don't actually know if I like it or not, which might be an advantage for me writing an unbiased review of the end. Before the end there was a mini end for the characters from the beginning (Wol Ryung, Seo Hwa etc.). That end... was beautifully done. I found myself crying... but I was happy and content. The problems were concluded and everything was "fixed", in a way. But the story moved forward. The actual end... hm. On one hand, all the loose ends were tied up (even the smallest of details), justice was served, and everything was wrapped up into a nice, neat bundle. Goodbyes were made, explanations were given, and things were concluded- wait what?! That was my exact reaction as I watched the last part of the last episode. I was hit in the face with a boulder that said "PSYCH. It's not over yet". I was... very surprised, not expecting the ending at all. Of course I'm not going to give it away, but remember what I said about new beginnings? Well. I'm still in shock from being hit in the face with that boulder. Then again, the end provides a great leeway into a second series (there better be a second series for the sake of my sanity) and a gateway for your imagination to run wild. What. Happened. Next?

General: All in all, it was a great drama. The beginning was a black hole that sucked viewers in, the middle was sort of like floating in space, not really getting anywhere, and the end was like you crash landed on another planet. The cast was perfect in every way, the romance was innocent and forgiving (due to Kang Chi and Wol Ryung's amazing personalities) and the supporting characters were just as interesting to watch as the main cast. Even if you are not interested in the supernatural aspect, you should still watch it because it does not really focus on that part, but more on the difficulties in life aspect.

Not your type of drama? Message me and I may be able to pull out some other recommendations for you ^^

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7th Grade Civil Servant
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Abr 8, 2013
20 of 20 episódios vistos
Completados 0
No geral 7.0
História 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Musical 9.0
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It actually pains me to give Joo Won's new drama scores like these. Warning: I may be a bit harsh in this review- I'm not a hater, and my scores might just be because this is not my type of drama, but this is my honest opinion- as unbiased as possible.

This drama definitely had potential. The actors were quite good, the plotline grabbed my attention, it had a solid beginning... WHAT WENT WRONG?

Story: Generally, it was opposite of what most dramas are like. Most dramas have a pretty slow beginning, and the episodes build up exponentially to a grand finale, with twists and sub-plots in between. This drama had a good, fast-paced beginning, which then FLATLINED before spiking an ultimate climax in the last two episodes.

Episodes 1-3: The first few episodes were interesting enough to hook me in. There was a good mix of action, romance, and comedy. However, there was little to no creation of the main plot, which I could have overlooked, had it not been for the next dozen or so episodes.

Episodes 4-18: The writers/producers filled up the gas tank but forgot how to start the car. Honestly, I was on episode 16 or so when I looked back and asked myself what the heck I had been watching for the last dozen episodes. It was like I figured out something, but then had to watch the next 5 episodes as every single other character had their own "Eureka!". Not only did the plot deviate quite a bit from the main storyline (which was very repetitive/draggy), the sub-plots also did little to help push the actual story forward (scenes of Seo Won's parents etc.).

Episodes 19-20: AND... we finally see some action happening over here. The revenge that the "bad" people had planned for 18 episodes is finally executed. What the drama lacked for 16 excruciatingly long episodes is all cramped together into these last two episodes, which were full of action, drama and the true bond of friendship/love. I was so satisfied with the ending, that my initial review of 4.5 went up to a 7. It's one of the endings I've longed to see in all my favourite dramas (usually resulting in my disappointment), where most, if not all, the loose ends/sub-plots are tied up and concluded, and there is solid proof of a happy ending.

*Note: The different names of both lead characters was also quite confusing at first.

Acting/Cast: Ok, I have to admit the cast was pretty good... it's just the characters that frustrate me. First off, there was little to no loyalty between the characters! There was just one betrayal after another, which frustrates me to no end! The only characters which stayed by each other's side throughout the entire drama were the "bad guys". By the end of the drama, I found myself rooting for their side because they were always there for each other, protecting each other, TRUSTING each other, something which the good characters completely lacked. There was barely a bond between families... the two main characters were always fighting with their parents and vice versa, while the two "bad guys" spent the entire drama attempting to get revenge for their families. I'm sorry. How can I sympathize with the good characters if you completely mask their good qualities with numerous, huge flaws (which, by the way, the characters never managed to fix).

Music: It was actually really good. I loved the music in this drama, and am currently searching for all the OST's and adding them to my playlist. There was really nice, soothing, romantic music to go with the romantic scenes (which were not as romantic as one might think). It's almost like the music was there to lure you into a false sense of romanticism to mask the fact that there was barely any chemistry between the characters.

Rewatch value: Ah... let's not get me started on this one. I'm 99% sure I won't be rewatching this anytime soon. (Ok, MAYBE I'll rewatch some of Joo Won's adorable goofy moments~).

Overall: A perfectly healthy drama went into cardiac arrest, died on the operating table, then miraculously came back to life in the morgue. It was decent. Not my first choice when recommending a drama to somebody, but if you're dead bored and have absolutely no dramas to watch, and are a fan of Joo Won or one of the other actors, then go ahead and give it a shot. But... before that, drop me a message and I might be able to recommend some other better ones for you :) Last but not least, I think this drama would have done much better had it split off into 2 completely separate dramas: an action drama with a spy/revenge storyline, and a romantic drama where the two leads have to overcome troubles with their to-be in-laws. The writers tried to group the two together and it didn't work out very well. If you're looking for the former, you're definitely in the wrong place. If you're looking for the latter, you're probably in the right one.

P.S. Just one last small note: my two favourite episodes were episode 6 and 19 if memory serves me right ^^

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The Gifted Hands
15 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Set 25, 2013
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No geral 8.0
História 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Musical 7.0
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I just wanted to clarify a few things for the people who are considering this movie.

If you want a quick, general review, go down to the bottom.

This movie was ok. When I read the synopsis, I felt like it was my type of movie-- I was expecting a movie that was action-packed, melodramatic, something that would take my breath away.

Was I disappointed? I was and I wasn't.

It did not go the way that I expected it to. However, it wasn't necessarily BAD either. Where it lacked action, it made up with suspense. Where it lacked romance, it made up with bromance. You can tell the producers tried to bring out the sibling-like bond between the two main characters, and it worked (for the most part). It started out with two complete strangers, later blossoming into a very realistic brotherly bond.

I liked the cast. They all fit into their character role, and I was pretty convinced, but to be honest, I could imagine it with different cast members. (Which is funny, considering I watched it partly for Kim Bum).

Story. Well. It was interesting, and I like the idea of psychometry. Not many korean dramas incorporate the supernatural aspect into their dramas, and those who do either mess it up completely or do it perfectly. Psychometry itself is a creative and original concept to use in korean dramas, but the storyline itself-- a detective working together with a person who has certain special characteristics that are advantageous in finding criminals-- has been done before (quite a few times actually). Furthermore, this might be just me, but by reading only the synopsis, I predicted the entire story. While watching it, I already had an idea about how it was going to end, which sort of spoiled it for me. There were also a few funny moments too, for those who are curious.

Kim Bum. Let me just say that I loved his eyes when he used his power. And it also scared me when he used his power. I'm used to watching guys get beat up and shot, but when watching Kim Bum like that... it just made me feel uncomfortable and squirmy.

General Review:
The beginning did hook me in, but only for the few moments that Kim Bum appeared. In fact, I almost dropped it in the later few minutes. But that all changed when Kim Bum was actually introduced. Wow does he change the atmosphere. The moment he appeared, you could feel the element of mystery and amazement. Compared to his scenes, the other scenes (i.e. at the police department) just seemed so mundane. The beginning started off great, but after that, the storyline fluctuated to extremes-- there were moments where I almost fell asleep because nothing was happening, and there were also moments where I had to rewind because too many things happened too quickly. Instead of a gradual smooth curve to the climax, it was like a serrated edge. The ending was meh. I didn't really expect anything else, but after the climax, it was like digging through boxes within boxes and finally, after you open the last box, you find only tissue paper. The events leading up to the climax were eye-widening, suspenseful, and action-packed, but the follow through was like a deflated balloon. But I'm used to it now, and it's not like the ending was completely messed up or anything.

It's considered a fantasy, mystery, and thriller. It isn't the kind of fantasy that makes you gasp and dream about beautiful supernatural creatures. It isn't the kind of mystery that leaves you cluelessly wandering in the wrong direction, then surprising you with the conclusion. It isn't the type of thriller that leaves you gripping onto the edge of your seat. While it does fulfill all the requirements, there are better fantasy movies, better mystery movies, and better thriller movies. In other words, it's not the best of any genre, but a good mix of all three.

It's a great movie to watch when you have nothing else to do on a Friday night. Grab a bucket of popcorn, some pillows, and sit back and enjoy Kim Bum's emotional performance.

P.S. For those of you who are action nerds like me and are not sure if there is enough action or not, go check out the trailer. It pretty much includes all the action scenes in the film.

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Iljimae
12 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Mar 25, 2012
20 of 20 episódios vistos
Completados 1
No geral 10
História 10
Acting/Cast 10
Musical 9.0
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Yay~ My first review ^^

Ok, here goes. Hm... I never did remember why I started watching this particular drama... I think it was because of recommendations or something, but I have NEVER, NOT EVEN FOR ONE MOMENT, regretted it. In fact, this was the drama that got me obsessed with Lee Jun Ki~ XD

The story. The plot line was absolutely fantastic, even though I'm afraid to say I was a little hesitant at first. When I read "Historical Drama", I'm just not that interested, to be honest. And for those of you who are like me, let me just tell you this. Historical will be the last thing on your mind as this drama is filled with intense action, blooming romances, heartbreaking tragedies, and absolutely amazing acting. Especially Lee Jun Ki's acting. I cried when he cried, and laughed when he did~ TTuTT Once you watch this drama, and his other dramas, you'd be amazed at the kind of actor he is.

The music was pretty good, to say the least. The producers did a great job in matching the music with the mood. There was one OST that actually brought tears to my eyes because together with the amazing acting, I just couldn't hold them back...

Rewatch value. Because I gave this a 7, many people may not agree with me. However, let me first explain my reasons. A 7 is actually quite amazing for someone who hardly ever rewatches any dramas/movies, no matter how good they were. Why? The first time you're watching a drama, you are kept on your toes, and when something unexpected happens, you'll react the way you're supposed to. If you watch it again, you'll be expecting the unexpected, and it just won't feel the same. Once I finish a drama, I have a feeling that stays with me. The last few episodes of each drama are extremely memorable, especially if its a drama as good as Iljimae. And after I wrote all of this, I feel as though I am a hypocrite, because I have indeed rewatched this drama a couple of times over~ ^^ I couldn't resist. In fact, when I was rewatching it, I still couldn't hold tears back. That's how good of a drama this is.

Overall? Definitely a ten. If you ask me ten years later, after I rewatched it hundreds of times over, I would still give it a ten.

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A Lua que Abraça o Sol
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Mar 27, 2012
20 of 20 episódios vistos
Completados 0
No geral 10
História 10
Acting/Cast 10
Musical 10
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Wow. There are literally no words that can do justice to this drama.

Story. I give it a solid ten. This was another drama I was hesitant to watch. Why? Historical drama. I was never really interested in those. In fact, it took me four months to get myself to watch it. What happened then? I finished it in two days. I couldn't stop myself. It was a great drama, and although it has the cliche storyline of two guys fighting for a girl, the context that it was put in made it simply amazing. Even more amazing, I actually thought that the ending pair actually deserved each other. In most dramas, it's either the girl who's not worthy, or the guy, but in this drama, they deserve each other, and their love for each other match. There are twists and turns, but then again, I sort of did expect everything that was going to happen. Was it because I watched Iljimae first? They have around the same storyline, and even the young actors were the same ^^ So, while I did guess the ending, and what was going to happen, the producers still managed to pull off another great drama, full of suspense, action, love, and betrayal.

Acting/Cast. Well, first off, let me just say that most of the dramas I watch, I watch because of the actors. I was just going to pass this drama while I was searching for a new drama to watch, but the actors held me back. I recognized Kim Soo Hyun from Dream High, and Jung Il Woo from Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (which I had just recently finished), and decided to give it a try. I set my standards very high for actors whose other dramas I've watched before, and I wasn't in the least disappointed by their acting. I admit that Prince Yang Myeong's transition from a teenager to an adult did take a while to get adjusted to, but Jung Il Woo hasn't disappointed me yet. And surprisingly, neither did the teenage actors. From what I could tell, they were amazingly mature for their acting, and

Music. Well, music is one of the smaller things I pay attention to when watching a drama, so I can't rate this category very well, but since the music always seemed to match the mood beautifully, I also give it a ten.

Rewatch value. I have rewatched very few dramas in my life. I have explained in my other reviews why, but I do not feel the need to explain it here. It was an outstanding drama, and I might watch it again in the future. If I have time, or if I get bored. I just want the impact of the full drama to stay with me when I watch it, and if I rewatch it, there's a chance the impact won't be as great.

Overall, I believe this drama deserves a ten.

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A Grande Doutora
5 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Nov 4, 2012
24 of 24 episódios vistos
Completados 0
No geral 10
História 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Musical 9.0
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*PART ONE* Because my reviews are so long they get cut off. I'm sorry. Q.Q

*GENERAL SUMMARY* (for those who don't like to read): The storyline started off amazing, got a little slow in the middle, but the end was near perfect and made up for everything that was lacking in the middle. The characters were extremely well developed and realistic, and the all the actors did amazing jobs in portraying them. Bear through until the end, and you will not regret it. I definitely recommend this drama, especially to those who like historical dramas, time-travelling dramas, dramas with strong chemistry/romance between the two lead actors, heart-wrenching moments, contrast between characters, loyalties and trust put to the test, and dramas that are action packed until the very end.

Story:
Episode 1-7 - Grabbed my attention right away. I was pleasantly surprised with all the action in the beginning, and the hold-onto-your-seat incident which spanned around 4 episodes. There was not really any romance at the very beginning, instead, I'm fairly sure they were mortal enemies at first sight~ ^^ The characters were already developing in the first episode, and continued developing throughout the entire beginning. The storyline itself was cliche, especially after dramas like Time Slip Dr. Jin just finished airing, but Faith proved to have enough twists that it strayed from the cliche and developed it's own creative storyline. Anyway, in general, very strong beginning to the drama, with heart-wrenching moments right from the start.

Episode 8-17 - Some very good moments, but mostly not as good as the beginning. The romance between the characters (there is not only one couple) had begun to develop, but it was very fragile, and teetered along the edge for a while. The loyalty of friends was constantly put to the test, and sometimes, it didn't pass. To sum it up...
- No MUTUAL ROMANCE (one minute he likes her, but she doesn't like him- the next minute, vice versa)
- Not enough ACTION to make up for the lack of MUTUAL ROMANCE
- Too much political talk (no time for romance TT-TT)
- Loyalty gave way to betrayal and trust was nearly nonexistent between all of the characters

Episode 18-END - Mind=Blown. This was... without a doubt, one of the best closings to a drama EVER. Everything I complained about in episode 8-17 was perfectly patched up here, plus extra. The mutual romance had developed into a blossoming love (between all of the couples) and it was honestly really beautiful to watch. The action had intensified again and the political talk had lessened, giving way to more romance. The loyalty and trust between friends had grown into tearful sacrifices and infrangible relationships. Episode 24 was an almost perfect ending. Ending's to dramas are usually horrible, or decent at best, and it really doesn't matter whether the rest of the drama was good or not. However, the ending to Faith was EXCEPTIONALLY well done. I must admit, there were still a few loose ends to tie, but none of them were very major, especially if you take into account the general idea. There was a bit too much time travel at the end, which honestly confused me for a few seconds, but the storyline got back on track right away and everything made sense. The quiet ending (sorry, I can't really explain without spoiling it) was used in a very effective way, and while there was little explanation for anything, any viewer would easily understand what the producers were trying to say.

EXTRA NOTE:
This drama did have a bit of a fantasy element to it, but I'm not sure whether I liked it. I mean, it was sort of cool, but they didn't use enough of their powers for it to be a major contributing element to the storyline, but it was also needed in order to make some of the scenes work nicely. It was fluttering in the middle- between not needed and necessary- so it confused me a little. One of the things they could've improved in the drama.

Acting/Cast:
I was very satisfied with the entire cast. I had no problems with any of them, and all of them were developed thoroughly and very well. I'll go into specifics on a few of the characters, but honestly, I could easily write paragraphs on any given character, as the drama was written so well, especially with only 28 episodes to develop all the characters.

Choi Young (Lee Min Ho)- First off, LMH was the first actor I got hooked on, and he starred in the first drama I ever watched, so of course he would be one of my huge biases. Before I even started watching this drama, I was a little disappointed when I heard the LMH wouldn't be smiling a lot in this drama (one of his main attractive points in my opinion is his adorable smile). However, this is NOT true. If anyone has watched City Hunter or Boys Before Flowers already, let me just say that not only does he smile quite a bit in this drama, but (I didn't know this was possible) his smiles seemed more... real. I'm not sure if this was because of the situation, or because he's become an even better actor, but I really enjoyed his moments in the drama. Choi Young was one of the best developed characters. He was conflicted and cold at the beginning, not really getting close to anyone, but he did a complete 180 and had me swooning for him (again) at the end. Choi Young was fluctuating quite a lot in the beginning to the late middle part of the drama in terms of his loyalties- he had to choose constantly between the girl and the king (and himself)- and many times over, this led to misunderstandings that lay the blame on him. He carried a great burden throughout the entire drama, and was ready to sacrifice himself to those close to him (which was an astonishing amount of people). He was the prince in shining armour, except his armour didn't really shine and the prince had a really bad attitude at the beginning- who didn't fail to be there whenever his girl was in trouble. You will come to know of him as the warrior who would sacrifice everything for that one girl, and not once has he ever really betrayed her.Throughout the drama, he is a character plagued with guilt and regret, but one of the things I loved the most about him is that he forgave himself. He didn't let remorse take over his life (at least... not when he realized he loved the girl), and I really respect that about him, as he is strong in more ways than one- though not strong enough to function without the girl he loves by his side~

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Mar 25, 2012
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História 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Musical 9.0
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Ok, I'm afraid many of you might not agree with my review, but I'm just being honest here.

Story. Well... er... how should I put this? At first, I thought it was pretty good, since this was the first drama that I have ever watched. But then after you've watched many other amazing dramas with the same type of storyline, you'll find that it is quite cliché. So basically, what I'm saying is, this drama is just another one of those stories where two guys are fighting over a girl. Believe me, there are many better dramas with this specific plotline. To name one specifically, one of Lee Min Ho's other dramas, City Hunter. I'm sorry, but I thought City Hunter was much better~ ^^" And I'm quite positive that most other people who have watched both these dramas would agree with me.

Acting/Cast. I don't know what happened, but the acting was either exaggerated, or- No wait, it was mostly exaggerated. Especially the female lead for Geum Jan Di... I don't know why, but her acting just never clicked for me. And Ji Hoo... it wasn't his fault, but I just didn't like his personality. So why did I give it an 8? Because I feel as though it was not the actors, but the storyline's fault. This definitely DID NOT do justice to any of the actors. I've seen at least one other drama/movie of every single lead, and supporting actor, and they all have amazing talent. In fact, Kim Hyun Joong and Kim Bum are one of the most well known actors. And not to mention Lee Min Ho... wow.

Music? It was really good. I have many of the OST's in my iTunes and listen to them in my free time because they actually sound quite good. I was impressed.

Rewatch value. Here goes my rant. I hardly ever rewatch any dramas or movies, no matter how good they are. I have made a few exceptions to some exceptional dramas, but not this one. It took all of my self control just to be able to finish it. They definitely lengthened it way too much. In fact, I was extremely disappointed. The female lead wavered so much, and each episode, it was either one of them or the other cheating on someone. It frustrated me. I mean, if they loved each other so much, they could've at least trusted each other a bit more. Ok, end of rant.

Overall, I still give it a 7, because of some Lee Min Ho moments in there~ X3 Also, I was quite impressed with Kim Bum, as this was the first drama I've seen him in, and he does have a cute baby face~ ^^

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