coffee prince…a review (in comparison with goong and fullhouse)

i just had to write a review because i don’t want to loose the feeling. i’ve finished watching coffee prince for more than a week now and even though i’m busy and without an ergonomic keyboard, i feel the need to write. 

PLOT AND PACING

great story really. totally believable and can happen in real life. the pacing is the best out of all the dramas i’ve watched. there is ample time to show sweet scenes between the two leads, as opposed to my other favorites princess hours and full house, coffee prince, which ended abruptly and i was left asking for more “kilig” moments. (though this took the longest time to watch. i watched full house and goong in 4 days. this one maybe 6 days. probably because of it’s smooth. with full house and goong i was really left anticipating and had butterflies in my stomach i had to finish. coffee prince was more barable to delay. it is such a delight to watch it everyday.)

i also liked how they tackle sex. it was very natural, an important part of  a relationship. it further emphasized the fact that there are no more courtship nowadays. people fall in love and things just kind of fall into place. and it’s also realistic. one thing i particularly like is that there seems to be no clear scene where you can pinpoint that this was when one character liked another. it just seems  normal that feelings are added on their every encounter. (this is with regards to the relationship of han sung and eun chan and vice versa, and han gyul and eun chan and vice versa as well.) i also liked han sung’s line to han gyul that he didn’t give up new york solely because of eun chan, it’s also because he is also enjoying his work in coffee prince. i mean, han gyul is so head over heels in love with eun chan that he really could do it. but that’s not solely the reason and this reason is so realistic and not sugarcoated.

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Published in: on November 3, 2007 at 2:55 pm  Comments (22)  

full house…a review

my all time favorites are full house, goong and goong s. so i actually surprised myself by actually agreeing that full house is a bit overrated. i think the reason is both because rain and song hye kyo are so popular individually, and because their team-up was so widely accepted.

clearly, the hype has its own foundations, because of the two reasons i mentioned in the first paragraph. did you know that it garnered a 50+ ratings both in the philippines and thailand, which is such a feat.

 

PLOT AND PACING

the premise in itself sparks many questions. i am often asked by my kdrama friends that full house’s story can NOT really happen in real life…how can dong wook sell the house without ji eun’s signature? i just figured that since dong wook works in a bank, he may know ji eun’s safety deposit box number where the deed may be kept. Perhaps what concern me most is that most of the scenes are in the house, but even that can be justified as it is about the house. 

i like full house because of its script and pacing. it is just so damn funny and cute at the same time, with no boring moment passing by.

 ACTORS AND CHARACTERS

the actors not only act well, but they do have some kind of strong chemistry, especially rain and hye kyo.  Their interpretation of their characters were so natural it’s like its their second skin. In fact, I think I started to like them as actors because of their characters.

the characters have good hearts. this is one of the few kdramas and dramas in general where i find that no one is sooo “sinister”, which is a reality in life. not all characters are like kim tae hee in stairway to heaven. i mean, the second leads were doing something bad but not sinister, and they only did so because of love.

SOUNDTRACK 

very strong soundtrack. even though i don’t understand the lyrics of the song, i get the right feeling. i especially love geh deh ji geum. (unfortunately i can’t find the instrumental version) and the instrumental version of i think. it’s one of the song i never get tired or saturated of listening.

REWATCHABILITY

and last but not the least, i think nobody would contradict me in saying that full house is highly “rewatchable”. there are kdramas that when you watch them, they’re very good. but come re-run, you just can’t seem to get yourself as glued or even glued as you were before.

 

RATINGS: five stars for all the laughs

Published in: on July 8, 2007 at 7:38 pm  Comments (2)