First Impression: Secret Love Affair

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So I have recently picked up a new kdrama to watch called Secret Love Affair. It’s a given with its name but just to give you guys a few more information about it I’ll give you guys a short synopsis. It’s about 2 adults having an affair which threatens to destroy both their lives. One a successful arts foundation director(in her 40’s I believe) and the other a gifted piano prodigy in his 20’s.

Just by reading the description it piqued my interest. Very few kdramas have affairs in it to begin with and this one revolves around it. What’s even crazier is that they throw in a huge age gap as well. Didn’t know how they were going to make that work, but it got me very curious.

I have just finished watching episode 3 and all I have to say is “wow”. It has gone far beyond my expectations. My biggest concern for this drama was that I didn’t want them to make their relationship just about sex. I have seen many Korean movies with similar concept and they are mostly based on physical attraction. No real chemistry just raging hormones. But so far that isn’t he case in this drama. You can really tell the leads have this amazing connection through music and it’s really amazing to watch.

What really blew me away was the main male lead’s (Yoo Ah In) acting. His emotions when he plays the piano are spot on and the passion that he portrays toward the female lead (Kim Hee Ae) is very believable.

I don’t want to start spoiling things so I’ll stop here for now. All that I have left to say is that if you haven’t watched it yet you definitely should give it a try. I’m hooked!

My Love From Another Star: Episode 16-19 Discussion

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Episode 16 picks up right when Min Joon pulls out his romantic alien moves and lights up the whole set on top of lifting Song Yi into the air. I mean jeez can they get any cheesier. Anyways with that scene aside, of course Min Joon gets sick right after he kisses her.
Fast forward a little bit and you’ll come to my favorite scene in this episode. The scene where Song Yi’s brother and Min Joon bond. It is such a cute scene. I always thought her brother was nothing like her, but it turns out his personality is the same. He turns from an angry and jealous little brother to having grown a man crush on Min Joon.

This episode also has a tear jerker scene. Song Yi finally put an end to his one sided love. The poor guy couldn’t even take hearing the words so he asked her not to say it out loud:’( Although I felt bad I’m so glad Song Yi wasn’t dumb enough to pull the whole “he risked his life now I have to stay with him” stunt. I would have seriously punched my screen.
The rest of the episode just consisted of Min Joon and Song Yi waiting for her scene on set. While they were waiting Min Joon decides to have a little fun with his powers. Song Yi was having a blast dominating Go Stop, with a little help from Min Joon of course.
And with all the fun they were having, it’s a shame the episode had to end on a sad note. Min Joon finally told Song Yi that he had to leave in a month:/ No lie, my eyes were completely swollen the next day from crying so much T_T
Episode 17 continues on that sad note with Song Yi and Min Joon drinking their sadness away. Poor Min Joon was so devastated he caused a whole power outage to down town Seoul! This whole situation causes a whole bittersweet ending. The bright side is that Song Yi and Min Joon decide to spend their time together anyways, but the bad side is that Min Joon ends up deciding to stay with her even though he could possibly die.
Now to catch up with our villain’s situation. So far Hee Kyung has found out all about his brother’s evil ways. He even managed to rescue his brother’s ex-wife from the mental hospital she was trapped in.
But of course, Hee Kyung’s discovery now puts him on Jae Kyung’s hit list. He would have killed him if it wasn’t for Min Joon swooping in to rescue him. The whole scene gets caught on camera which gets them enough evidence to arrest him. In seconds they are all swarmed with cameras all around. Jae Kyung makes his last attempt to hurt Min Joon by telling him that Song Yi has been poisoned. Min Joon of course uses his powers regardless of who’s watching to save her. He succeeds and spends the rest of the day with her somewhere on a romantic island. He even proposes to her at the end! It was such a sweet scene but Song Yi regrettably had to tell him to leave. She would rather have him be able to exist somewhere than him die on earth. Ughhhhh why do they make me cry so much! T_T I don’t think there is any more water left in my body!

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And with that, comes the end of episode 19. I really, really, really don’t want this drama to end!! Next week will be the finale! Noooo, not yet I’m not ready:’(

How do you guys think this drama will end? Will he leave? Stay? Come back? Leave your comments below!:)

My Love From Another Star: Episode 9-15 Discussion

Ok so we left off last time when Song Yi and Min Joon had their first kiss. Episode 9 starts off with an extremely sick alien. I mean the guy practically dies. Who knew our indestructible alien’s only weakness was a little saliva? Very original too I might add. Although it sucked that he got so sick, Song Yi playing nurse was just adorable.

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And that’s pretty much all that happens in episode 9. Nothing too surprising, just Song Yi entertaining us as usual.

The next episode on the other hand is where we get all the “dun dun dun!” moments. First off, Song Yi starts to get very suspicious of Min Joon. She finds fragments of her car in his trash can and questions him about it, but of course he denies yet again. Our cops also make a huge discovery. They find out Yoo Ra had a boyfriend; not only that but she was also pregnant! Damn our villain even killed his own kid.

Now as for our 2 lovers, Song Yi finally admits she likes Min Joon. And what do you think he does? Yep, you guessed it. He acts like he doesn’t care as usual.

The most dramatic moment  comes right at the end when Min Joon finally reveals himself in front of Jae Kyung. I just love it when he said “I told you. You cannot kill me.” Muhahah total badass right there! Jae Kyung’s face when he disappeared was hilarious. He was completely dumbfounded.

And of course with every attempt to be cool, something goes wrong. Min Joon unfortunately gets shot by the tranquilizer gun and is sick for a little bit. A little later Song Yi tries her best to relay her feeling to Min Joon but he coldly turns her down, not without stopping time to kiss her of course:) This huge rejection causes Song Yi to spiral into the most hilarious drunk behavior I have ever seen. No lie this scene had me rolling!

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Unfortunately, this episode took a sad turn when our alien got ran over at the end:(

He goes on recovering for about half of the next episode. While he was recovering, Min Joon had the sweetest dream of Song Yi’s and his future together. It was so heartbreaking when he tried to scare her off in the end by revealing himself. But all his efforts were pointless, Song Yi didn’t care about him being an alien one bit. She kept trying until he coldly turned her down yet again. She later tries to get her mind off of him by taking on a role in an action movie.

Episode 14 is where our villain made a huge mistake. Song Yi and Hee Kyung end at the hospital. Jae Kyung tried to kill Song Yi by cutting her cable while she was doing a stunt, but luckily Hee Kyung caught her in time to save her from dying. This as you can imagine drives Min Joon crazy. To the point where he throws Jae Kyung off the building! Unfortunately he doesn’t kill him:/ Too bad, it would have been a pretty epic scene.

Because of this most of episode 15 is spent in the hospital. Song Yi ends up ok but Hee Kyung got hurt more. While he’s in there, he learns about his brother’s true evil ways.

For the final scene Do Min Joon and Song Yi are alone on the set of the movie she is in. He finally gives up trying to fight his feelings and pulls her in for a kiss. Although it was a cute scene, I found the part when he had her floating in the air pretty hilarious. I mean I get what they were trying to do but it just looked so ridiculous.

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Leave your comments below! Episodes 16-19 will be up by tomorrow:)

My Love From Another Star: Episode 8 Discussion

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Ok let’s try this one more time. My Love From Another Star Episode 8 discussion attempt 2!

Let’s start with our cliffhanger from the last episode. Cheon Song Yi wakes up to find herself seconds away from driving off a cliff when Bam! our alien comes crashing down and stops the car with his bare hands. The completely shaken Song Yi gets out of the car to find Min Joon nowhere in sight. The poor girl doesn’t even know where she is and she frantically starts calling for Min Joon. And of course he doesn’t respond so she’s left with no choice but to call Hee Kyung for help. And of course he comes running and picks her up and takes her to the hospital where they meet Min Joon. Song Yi asks him if he went to her and he denies everything! Gahhh this is starting to annoy me now. Exactly how much longer is he going to keep hiding things from her? The jig is up man! She has witnessed too many things already to think you’re normal! He also used his powers to beat up the culprits…just how is he going to get himself out of that one?

Anyways with all this commotion about someone trying to murder Song Yi, Min Joon decides it would be safer for her to stay with him for the time being. I can already tell something is going to happen between them:) And with that, Song Yi’s antics begin. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the whole shoe fetish skit lol.

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She goes on to destroy a couple of Min Joons most valuable antiques in an attempt to help with the chores. I found it so cute that he doesn’t even get mad at her anymore. Just goes to show that he has already fallen for her lol.

Now for our detectives progress. The detectives have just found out that Yoo Ra’s will that she left was indeed her handwriting. But it turns out she wrote it when Jae Kyung took her to a death expo. Wow wasn’t expecting that one. Our villain sure is clever. So now the police need to figure out who that man that accompanied her is. But the problem is there are no CCTV’s or witnesses (shocker :0). And to top it off, the only person who saw the man’s face has just been found dead. When will our detectives get a break?

Fast forward a little and we have our secondary character’s situation. This is where I really start to get annoyed with Hee Kyung. I mean how can he not tell that she’s in love with him?? The poor girl has had a crush on him since they were kids and he was too caught up with Song Yi to notice. Hopefully he finally takes the hint after that phone call.

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Checking back in with Song Yi, we now have her going to see a psychiatrist. Our alien has made her so confused with everything that she now believes that she is going crazy.

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The doctor has diagnosed her with having hallucinations due to too much stress and depending too much on Min Joon.

Meanwhile Min Joon is starting to develop some feelings he’s never had before. He is starting to crave others company more rather than just being alone all the time. He’s now dreading to come home to an empty house where no one is waiting for him. But unknown to Min Joon, a little surprise is waiting for him at home…Cheon Song Yi with chicken and beer! I was looking forward to seeing our little alien drunk but sadly due to a little incident that happened hundreds of years ago, that’s not going to happen lol.

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And now to talk about my favorite part of this episode. The kiss!!! It was just so cute. Cheon Song Yi tells Min Joon to give her 15 seconds. If she doesn’t mesmerize him in that amount of time then she will admit that she’s as good as a tree. She goes on and just makes cute faces at him and just when the time runs out he pull her in for a kiss. Really wasn’t expecting him to make the first move with his personality and all but hey I’m not complaining:)

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Can’t wait for next weeks episode! Let me know what you thought of this episode below!:)

My Love From Another Star: Episode1-7 Discussion

Ok so I just finished watching episode 7 from My Love From Another Star and let me tell you it’s one hell of a cliffhanger. So far I’m really enjoying this drama. Although the whole alien thing isn’t a new concept, it is a new concept (that I’ve seen) to kdrama.

With that being said I really wanted to talk about this drama so far…but I didn’t want to do a post for each episode (as that would take forever!) so I’m just doing one up until episode 7 and as the drama airs I’ll do one for each episode.

So let’s start from the beginning. Within the first couple of episodes they show the personality of the main female lead (Cheon Song Yi). To be honest at first I was kind of annoyed at the personality they gave her. They made her a conceited and stupid celebrity. I can deal with the conceited part as there are many characters like that in kdrama but having the lead be dumb really gets on my nerves. But as I continued to watch it started to grow on me. I now find her character funny and cute at times. I especially love when she busts out her English. Her pronunciation is hilarious. Oh and can’t forget her funny and random moments lol

Another thing I love about her character is that they made her somewhat of a bitch. I absolutely love when they do this. I can’t stand when they make the lead females weak and scared of everyone. Cheon Song Yi is the complete opposite, she stands her ground and doesn’t take crap from anyone. Yay for bitchiness:)

Ok so lets talk about the alien in this drama now: Do Min Joon. He’s an alien that has been on earth for 400 years and his time to leave is coming up. So being that he’s so old of course they are going to have flashbacks of him in historical times. That’s where my problem with this drama begins. I personally don’t care for joseon or any type of historical dramas really. They bore me to death. But that’s not anything specifically wrong with it, it’s just my personal opinion.

Anyways back to our alien. Mmm what more can I say other than him being absolutely gorgeous! I mean just look at him!

Not bad for a 400 year old alien right?;)

Another nice piece of eye candy in this drama is the second male lead Lee Hee Kyung.

His character is just so cute. Completely love struck and obsessed with Cheon Song Yi since they were young this man pursues her in the midst of being rejected over and over. The poor guy I just feel like giving him a hug:( Not looking forward to seeing him being rejected for good:/

And then we have the frenemy Yoo Se Mi. She was Cheon Song Yi’s bestfriend up until the last couple episodes. Always by her side and overlooked as an actress she has grown tired of playing sidekick and not getting the spot light she deserves. Although many people hate her now that she’s taken Cheon Song Yi’s spot I can understand her character. I think she was a genuine friend of Song Yi’s up until her mom brainwashed her into thinking Song Yi never considered her a friend. The only thing she shouldn’t have done was to lie about her mom getting hurt but now that everything is in the open of course she is only going to get worse from here on out.

Oh can’t forget our main villain Lee Jae Kyung. Dun Dun Dun!!! One of the creepiest villians I’ve seen in a while by far. And I’m not talking about his looks here people. The creepiness I’m talking about is that he’s a murderer who volunteers at animal shelters??? I mean come on that just screams psycho! When they first showed his character he looked so nice and when he said he wanted to be a vet just like I used to I was just like ommo! I’m going to love this character! 🙂 That is until they cued the evil music on him and he turned into this -_-

Why did they have to have him volunteer at an animal shelter?? Now all I see him doing is going around murdering innocent puppies!:(

Ok enough with the characters. I want to talk about the actual story now. As of this point we have everyone and their mother hate Cheon Song Yi because she is blamed for the death of another actress. The whole thing is a little ridiculous to me. I mean come on, how do you blame the death on someone who was just mean to her? It’s not like she killed her herself, but of course this is typical in kdrama. So with this situation Cheon Song Yi loses all her roles and sponsorships. She’s now being a bum at her house and our alien Do Min Joon is now acting like her bodyguard/manager. He has grown to like her and is now using his super alien powers to save her in everyway possible. So far he has stopped time and saved her drunk ass from falling overboard, used his super speed to save her from being killed by a falling fish bowl, and for our current cliffhanger has now used teleportation (yeah I said teleportation) to save Song Yi from driving off a cliff. Although I find his superpowers cliché and overused, it is still cool to see them in action.

Can’t wait to see the next episode! Let me know what comments you have and share your opinions in the comments below:)