What Planet Are You From? Episodes 7-16

13 06 2010

What Planet Are you From Continued…

Episode 7 & 8 –  I thought we were finally finished with the stupid Pippy Longstocking hair, but nope it has reared its ugly head again (pun intended).  They tricked me!  Argh!!! Now I want to watch the rest of the series, but I’m not sure I can make it with that stupid hair.  I am really enjoying the chemistry between the two leads…

Episode 9 & 10 – Ummmm I like Kim Rae Won’s style…such a good manly kiss.  Love how he grabs her face!  I found it so refreshing how they portrayed Hye Rim trying to keep herself from Seung Hui.  Great tension between them.  Going forward, I’m worried though for all the rest of the people involved, especially Jeong Hun.  He loved Hye Soo and lost her to Seung Hui and now he will also lose Hye Rim.  I just feel so bad for him.  Really it is the same situation with Mi Hyun, but they haven’t shown her as invested in Seung Hui before.

Episode 11 – The first think I want to mention is that the club where he sings to Bok Shil is the same one in Be Strong Geum Soon where Jae Hee sings for Geum Soon.  Funny to see recycled locations.  Though it has been awhile since I watch Geum Soon, I swear they are wearing the same headband as well.  Anyway, I just feel so much tension; they can’t even help but want to be together.  I don’t totally believe that Seung Hui doesn’t just want her because of the whole sister thing, but who could fully get over that type of tragic loss.  Who wouldn’t do anything to stay by this girl’s side?  But you can tell a storm is coming and the havoc they are going to wreck on everyone else’s life will be more than they realize.  I’m putting on my seat belt for fear of a bumpy ride ahead.

Ep 12 & 13

Best Scene!!  Seung Hui and Bok Shil running on the bridge at the end of the episode.  I loved it.  Of course the exhilaration is short lived and the situation slowly escalates up hill the remainder of the episode.  Quite a ride…  I absolutely still can’t stand the Bok Shil hair, but I give credit to Jung Ryeo Won for allowing herself to look so awful for a ton of the series.  She is such a pretty girl that it is refreshing to see the contrast between her as Bok Shil and her as Hye Soo in the 1st episode at the party.

Episode 14 – Wow, get out my box of tissues.  Makes me contemplate destiny.  Is there a destiny written for each one of us?  2 episodes to go… how is it going to end?

Episode 15 – Wow, lots of running and crying in this series.

Episode 16 – I love when they end a series with a montage and a voiceover.  I would have taken a kiss, but it was okay without it.  I’m still not clear on how they ended up doing their engagement party.  Was the last fantasy the actual party?  Please leave a comment or email me if you know.

Overall it was a good series, not great, but good and watch-able.  I still don’t love Jung Ryeo Won, though she didn’t bug me as much in this series I just don’t think she’s a great actress.  On the other side I liked Kim Rae Won, he certainly didn’t blow me away, but I like that he is attractive without being too pretty boy.  Park Shi Hoo is more for the eye candy aspect and he was engaging in the few scenes he was in.  As a side note, Kim Rae Won entered the military in 09 and should be out sometime next year.  I really liked him as a different brand of leading man, a little thicker, a little more masculine – it was nice to see some diversity in the leading man.  Overall grade: C

Best Scenes of What Planet are you from?

  1. Episode 12 – running on the bridge
  2. Seung Hui and Bok Shil first kiss – Ep 8
  3. Seung Hui remembering Hye Soo – Ep 1

Please leave a comment if you had other favorite Scenes.  Thank you!

What Planet Are You From? – Ep 1-6

10 06 2010

What Planet are you From?

This series is also known as Which Star are you from? I started this series because of some excellent reviews, but I was hesitant because I did not like Jung Ryeo Won in Sam Soon.  The first 5 episodes of What Planet are you From were almost unbearable due mostly to Bok Shil’s terrible hair styles.  Seriously, who in their right mind would wear their hair that way.  Anyway, I just muddled through them because I did like the rest of the cast and especially Kim Rae Won and Park Shi Hoo.  Choi Seung Hee (Kim Rae Won) was moody and melancholy in such a good way and Park Shi Hoo as Han Jung Hoon was just great eye candy.  So I trudged through finally making it to Episode 6, the end of the stupid hair (I hope).  I’m just getting ready to begin episode 7 so here’s hoping, but the set-up is complete and I’m ready for the main course.