Just Watched: Legend of the Blue Sea

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In the beginning, I hesitated to start this drama because… you know, I am just partial with Lee Min Ho. He is a good looking and handsome guy but he does nothing to my heart. Besides, I was a bit disappointed with his character in Heirs. Nevertheless, I went with my gut again this time and saw it anyway because I love mermaid! Well, not really but… the idea of a mermaid in a kdrama is interesting! *laughs* And I love Giana, she is so pretty! I also like her casual acting. I mean, she’s not the greatest actress but she is awesome and I adore her.

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The first 6 episodes were torturous. I don’t know where to begin. I did not feel the chemistry between the OTP. The show itself was funny, though. I laughed so hard. And the story itself is extremely mystical and magical. What kept me going was the past lives of the OTP – how they met and how he reincarnated from one life to another looking very much the same and how she still able to remember him. Well, I guess she should… She’s a mermaid, so she should have good memories, right? The Legend of the Blue Sea did not only cover their present life, the show also gave us flashback scenes when they met in Joseon era. Their lives intertwined by chance and the writer continued to build the OTP’s relationship off of that. However, there is one thing that made this love story never gets its happy ending. The mermaid continuously erased his memories before she disappeared. And this is why every time they met, it feels like they are falling in love for the first time.

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Magical? Yeah! Mystical? Absolutely. Tiring? Not really. In the past, the mermaid, Shim Chung, had a tough life living in the human world. But, in this modern world, she succeeded. She got closer to Joon Jae very quickly; Joon Jae is the love of her life. Joon Jae happened to like her for a fairly good reason, too. Being a professional illusionary and thief, he had his eyes on Chung’s jade bracelet. So this happenstance was very comical to me. I really enjoyed the troublesome and the meddlesome these two goofs encountered in Spain. The only problem is their twisty path reincarnated with them too. The villain from the Joseon era followed and haunted them in this life as well. And you know what this means, right? It is like a karma… If you don’t take care of the business now, it will continue to follow you in the next life. So Joon Jae and Chung finally took care of it.

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As I said before, I did not feel the chemistry between the OTP in the first 6 episodes. I also kept going back and forth whether I should drop the show all while continuously watching it. I am so glad that I talked myself out of it because the OTP grew on me more and more. They are visually stunning together and they really carried the show beautifully. I became so in love with them more and more the minute she moved into his home. The drama did drag but by this time, I couldn’t care less anymore.

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Legend of the Blue Sea has 20 episodes. When it is over, I was completely feeling down. My son and I really enjoyed the show. By all means, the show did not get the Descendants of the Sun popularity, but for whatever reason, I found a few of my tlist that I wouldn’t think would watch Legend watched it. And best of all? They all loved it! Surprise surprise! I highly recommend Legend of the Blue Sea. I also highly recommend for a rewatch too! *beam* Oooh, one last thing…. You can’t have a Min Ho drama without a catchy theme song, right? *sings* This is a love story……. *giggles*

 

Currently Watching: Man from Another Star

You_Who_Came_From_the_Stars-p1So as y’all know, I couldn’t start watching new dramas released in December and January because of my work travel. It was painful. I wanted to cry and I was full of jealousy and rage at the same time. Having unable to start watching on the first week with all my friends, it really dampened my kdrama ego *steams coming out of ears* I want to be at par with everybody. When I got home two weeks ago, I couldn’t hold it any longer. My ego was killing me. I have two dramas in mind and I decided to start with Man from Another Star first. Like a vampire who finally got to drink blood to feel full and recharged, I am happy to say I AM FULL! *burps* Exsqueeze me *wink*

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Man from Another Star unites two of my favorite star. I saw them together in The Thieves and I liked what I saw. They were very comfortable together no wonder they were cast together again for this drama. Two thumbs up from me! Plus, I love them both. And together, they produced one of a kind couple chemistry I haven’t seen in awhile. The squee between the two totally caught me off guard. I never expected that the female lead will be the one playing the dorky part and the male lead playing hard to get. Maybe I’ve seen too many dramas in the past I dunno… 2/3 of my life but i can’t recall any OTPs behaving this way. Please jolt my mind if you’ve seen similar OTPs as the one in here… Uhm, jjakkamman. I think I’m losing my mind *pulls hair* Wasn’t Master’s Sun OTP as quirky and funny as this one too? *shudders* molla molla I’m going nuts.

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Amuden, Man from Another Star is definitely my current crack drama. The minute I landed back, all I could think was to start this drama. Imagine that I’m all caught up by now… Yes, I sacrificed my sleep for Kim Soo Hyun baby *giggles* The story is about an (handsome) alien who was left behind by his other alien friends 400 years ago and now his time to return back to where he was from is nearing. The alien, Do Min Joon is the perfect looking alien I’ve seen in a bunch. He doesn’t have a cone head! Daenghida! *wipes sweat* Min Joon has special abilities to stop the time, to travel in lightning speed, to hear conversation near and far, and to see things clearly than others. One day, he fell in love with a hallyu star, who resembles the girl he sort of had a feeling with 400 years back. The only different? Of course, the hallyu star, Chun Song Yi, comes with a big attitude. But because his time on earth is almost expire, Min Joon is conflicted and debated whether to pursue his love for Song Yi or to treat her coldly because he knew there is no point of investing and tormenting himself on her.

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So my friends and I are speculating how the ending would be… My take? He will go back to where he came from, come back to earth as a mortal person and marry Song Yi. Well, my very own fairy tale ending… I approve! *laughs* Anyway, two new episodes out this week and I’m dying to catch up with. I’m sure you are too if you are as current as I am. If you are not watching it…. I just don’t get you *shakes head* Why not? Watch it! It’s the bomb, yo!

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