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  • Reviews - Witch's Love
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      8

    I liked it. The romance was cute and the plot interesting - although I'm fed up by now with the chaebol with childhood trauma, we've seen it a thousand times too much. The actual writing of the story could have been better. There were many things very hastily and summarily explained. We never know exactly what powers these witches have and how far they can go; the rules of the magic world aren't ever explained; I didn't get very well what actually happened with the other witches, the girl's parents and the black witch: it was all said within few minutes of the last episode. Maybe if I watched it again... But why should I? The writer should have made sure we got it the first time. In that last, super-rushed episode, we never understood what exactly the person remembers and since when, and why. We can guess various things but they are not satisfactorily explained by the writers. The acting by the young trio was okay. Of course Hyun Woo stood out, he's the most experienced, but I know he could do better with some other writer/director. The other two youngsters struggled a bit to give flesh and blood to their boring characters and Hong Bin relied, as usual, mostly on his charm and smile. Not that his role was really anything to write home about: if you think about it, it could be easily skipped. If not for the very sweet hugs, kisses and smiles between the main couple, I think everyone would agree that the two middle-aged ladies stole the show. They were comical, but also had emotional and even sombre moments. All in all it was enjoyable. It could have been better, but I'm not regretting the hours spent watching it.

  • Reviews - Single Wife
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      3

    I saw 2,5 episodes already but could not finish the third, no matter how addicted I am to k-drama. And I'm the person who - reluctantly, and cursing myself- watched through "Cinderella and the Four Knights" and even "The Secret Romance" (yes, I am hanging my head in shame) just because I hate dropping shows in the middle (well, there was a crochet project to finish, and I wanted something where I could watch and work at the same time). This show is just as fake and ridiculous as the old-fashioned French boulevard plays of the beginning of the 20th century, with the farcical situations, lovers hidden in a closet etc. Only those were more well-written. I'm not wasting any more time on it and I don't recommend it to any thinking person. I'd rather go and clean behind the fridge! It's the first time too that I leave a review on something I haven't completed watching. But no matter what miracles happen cannot save this show.

  • Reviews - Trot Lovers
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      7

    The screenplay of this drama was a compendium of all clichés we've come to hate in k-dramas. So much so that I initially thought it was from the 2000s . main leads start hating each other - forced co-existence and co-habitation lead to love - beautiful bitchy 2nd female lead - kind, attentive and helpful 2nd male lead - comic relief gangsters - talented trainee being bullied by seniors - fall resulting in accidental hug and almost kiss - cold, scheming elegant older woman - glass of liquid throwing to potential daughter-in-law - lovable kid playing cupid - dissociative amnesia - cancer - totally unneeded time gap with no communication. I mean, only the white truck of death was missing from this party. So many things the characters did were so stupid and unreasonable that you wanted to scream at them. So why did I keep watching it? Because I FELL IN LOVE. With Eun Ji's voice. This luscious, rich, sensitive, goosebump-inducing voice. This otherwise plain woman becomes a goddess when she sings. I really don't know why she isn't a biggest singing superstar than she is right now. And I also fell in love with trot. Forget repetitive, junk-k-pop. This is music! Encompassing a great variety of human emotions, from energetically happy to heartbreakingly sad. Why this music is looked down upon? I really wish there was an album with all the trot songs Eun Ji sang in this series. I would rush to buy it and, trust me, I'm not the sort of person who buys music. The 7/10 is for her, not for the series.