Before I go any further, what I will say in this review, and my blog in general, is solely my opinion. So, don't take it to heart.
Now, I know how old this drama is. It first came out in 2009, and i watched soon after. Since this is my first review though, I wanted to review the first Korean drama I have ever watched. My younger self, really enjoyed this drama! While I found it to be quite, well, dramatic, it was still lighthearted and relaxing in a way. That being said, my current self looks back at it and thinks "Wow! This is cheesy~~" I am not dissing the drama in anyway though!
Let's talk about the plot:
A girl named Geum Jan-di makes her way into a school "for the privileged" through a scholarship. She is surprise to see how snobby her classmates are, especially a certain group of boys named the F4. Eventually, Jandi decides to challenge their leader, Gu Jun-pyo, thereby infurating him. At the end, like every other drama of this kind, jan-di and Jun -oyo end up falling in love and living happily ever after.
It is pretty hard for me to stretch back far enough down memory lane to give you a solid opinion on the plot from when I had just watched it. My opinion now: I am grateful, in a way, for this drama for introducing me to a whole new genre of entertainment. I htink the plot was good enough to be of my liking a few years back, but I would not watch it again out of nostalgia.
Geum Jan-di (Ku Hye-Sun): Hye-sun is very very pretty! Though i did not like her hairstyle in the drama. While she looks good in long hair as well as short, During the show, the hair style just was not short or long enough to look good. From an acting perspective, I enjoyed the way she portrayed Jan-di's character. Her acting led me to enjoy watching Jan-di's life as though she were a real person.
Gu Jun-pyo (Lee Min-ho): While I do like Lee Min-ho, I did not enjoy his Gu Jun-pyo as a character as much as others in the drama. First of all, his hairstyles through out the series! Oh, his hairstyles! I hated every single one. they just looked soo bad!! Well, that aside, If, and only if, the goal was to make an really unlike-able character, Lee Min-ho did a SUPERB job!
Yoon Ji-hoo (Kim Hyun-joong): Why did she not choose him? beats me~~ he is more handsome, better manners, better HAIR! Just better overall. So, 3 guesses who my favourite character in this drama was! Yeah, he portrayed the perfect man in my head, not to mention how well Kim Hyun-Joong acted him out.
So Yi-Jeong (Kim Bum): Well, he was the biggest source of comedy for me in the drama. he is, also, prettyy handsome, in and out of the show. However, I do not have much to say about the character over all. Kim Bum is amazing as an actor and i think he did a fantastic job keeping his role in the show.
Song Woo-bin (Kim Joon): Well, let's be honest here; I didn't really see much of him in the show at all. I do not think he was a big character int he show at all. that being said, I think Kim Joon is a great actor in general. and I am sure he was outstanding in his role no matter how small it was.
Well, That is all for this review! I know there are more cast members in the show, but I, personally, did not find them quite worthy of a mention.
First episode on Viki:
Overall, the Spring anime season of 2014 was my favorite! So many good animes aired that season. I will eventually review all the animes I liked from that season, but, for today, I will review No Game No Life by Madhouse.
No Game No Life was an anime adaptation by Madhouse of a light novel by the name of Noge Nora by Yu Kamiya. Before the anime adaptation, there was a manga adaptation by Yu Kamiya in collaboration with Mashiro Hiiragi as an illustrator. Trivia: Yu Kamiya is married to Mashiro Hiigari!!
Girl-about-town Gabriela Hersham is a British born actress, and a regular face on London’s fashion and film circuit. After moving to New York City to study theatre at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Gabriela was soon offered roles in A Happy Ending, alongside Soprano’s star Lou Martini JR, and in The Burningmoore Incident. We caught up with Gabriela as she prepares for her upcoming lead role in American Gypsy (to be filmed in New York), scheduled for release early next year.
Tell us about your training?I trained primarily at the Lee Strasberg school in New York. I was there for 2 years and I loved it. The teachers, the history of the school, the classes on offer and the students. I became really close to some of my teachers and I learnt so much about ridding myself of my inhibitions.
A mentor’s most useful advice?I found studying Method Acting a really good way to begin learning how to act. I had never studied acting before and learning the method taught me how to recreate my own experiences to bring truth to the text you are doing.
If you were not an actor you would be aA journalist.