Review Series You Who Came From the Stars Created by Moon Bo-mi
You Who Came From the Stars Even if I am not watching Asian dramas lately, I have been up-to-date with what’s going in on in doramaland. The success of You Who Came from the Stars (YWCftS) did not miss my notice.
What prompted me to finally watch this is its nearing broadcast in one of our local channels, I thought to myself, I should not miss it because with the way that the channel is promoting it, I am sure it will be a hit.
So, after two days of watching it straight, my verdict is???
Yeorobeun, I am in the minority here. I can imagine someone commenting on this post (once I hit that published button) criticizing my taste for dramas.
The thing is, my taste for dramas has indeed changed.
The biggest factor that would make me love a drama is how much I enjoyed watching it, meaning, the thought of fast forwarding scenes (or wishing for a particular arc to end fast) should not cross my mind.
I honestly enjoyed the first few episodes of this series. It was fun to see the banter between Song Yi
and Min Joon and I was, at the same time, drawn by the mystery surrounding Min Joon. More so,
I think it was the idea of Min Joon’s past love being reincarnated that really drew me in
(and how the mighty Min Joon would realize that the primadonna Song Yi is the reincarnation of his OTL).
However, as the truth finally hit Min Joon and the story continued, I found
myself getting less excited. How could I explain it better? Let me see, instead
of a 21-episode drama, it could’ve worked the same way if it were cut down to
16 (but yeah, popularity and all). I just think that there were some scenes that we could have done without.
What I was looking for in this drama or rather, what I was missing as I watched on was the cuteness presented
in the first few episodes. I have no complaints regarding the casts, they were all good but for me, I wanted the
I also wanted the focus to shift on Song Yi’s difficulties in reclaiming her A-list status
(with the presence of Do Manager) instead of the monstrosity that is Jae Kyung. That is why,
I was so happy during the episode where Song Yi was filming the action movie and Do Manager was causing all sorts of trouble for the crew.
Anyway, casting that issues aside, the biggest hindrance to me liking YWCftS is my love for the secondary characters (I was more invested in them than our main couple!). I fell in love at first sight with Lee Hee Kyung.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want him to end up with Song Yi (because obviously she is for Min Joon alone)
but if there is an alternate universe where Min Joon does not exist, I am sure Hee Kyung is in the running
for the most perfect man award (and boy how glad am I that he did not end up with Se Mi! haha).
Or to put it in another term, imagine if there is no Min Joon, no alien plot, and we just focus our attention on the development between Song Yi and Hee Kyung’s relationship, it will make an interesting story (it may be cliche but the chemistry between their younger selves is amazing):