Review: Which Star Are You From [2006]

Alternative Titles: Which Star Did You Come From; What Star Are You From
Screenplay by: Jeong Yoo-jeong (정유정)
Directed by: Pyo Min-soo (표민수)
No. of Episodes: 16
Airing Date in Korea: 2006. 03. 13 ~ 2006. 05. 02

Cast:
Jeong Ryeo Won as Kim Bok-shil/Lee Hye Su/Lee Hae-rim
Kim Rae Won as Choi Seung-hee
Park Shi-hoo as Han Jeong-hoon
Kang Jeong Hwa as Yoon Mi hyoon

 

Plot: [MBC Global]
A countryside girl who grew up on a hillside village in Kangwon-do is later found out to be the daughter of a rich family in Kangnam. How lucky! Overnight she has realized every person’s fantasy. But is she really happy? Is she truthfully happy? The goal of this drama is to show how characters that seem like they would never be able to truly communicate with each other start to look at the world from inside the other person’s shoes; the process of how they face difficulties with each other but learn to understand and communicate; the process of how they heal their pain and find themselves. And finally of how they discover in a fun and touching way that everyone in the world, including themselves, can be a hero. Whether you have a lot or not, whether you had a great education or not, whether you’re old or young, whether you have found true love or not…life can still be so lonely and tiring. Becoming an adult means opening yourself to others by finding out that life’s lonely journey isn’t only about you. Those who know this are the ones that can taste the true happiness of love. In the end, everyone’s happiness comes from within their own heart. Our wish is that all people living in this desolate and gray civilization will be able to feel true warmth and happiness spreading through their hearts.

I Say…

Finally, I got to finish watching all the episodes left. This drama reminded me of Full House at one point because they have certain similarities though this one’s a bit too shallow. It was really unclear to me why the mother hates Choi Seung-hee so much even during the time he was still going out with her elder daughter. I found the mother’s behavior very irritating. She’s just too stubborn to be a mother to her own child she hasn’t been with for 20 years. Another character I didn’t like that much would have to be the cousin. I cannot understand too, what her real intention and feelings are towards people involved in the story. Like, is she good or bad…who’s she faithful to? Then she gradually disappears without even giving enough twist to the story.

On the other hand, I love the shift from drama to comedy. There’s a lot of that in more than 16 hours span. A lot of them of course, involved the two characters. Once again, KRW proved that he is a versatile actor. He’s effortless, making all those funny actions whenever he’s with Jeong Ryeo Won. I wonder if they will have a follow up drama in the future.

Wrapping up, I must say that it’s nice enough not to disappoint you. Up to the very end it will surely leave you feeling so in love. There’s no need to worry about mushy scenes because they’re too comic to be mushy. So if you want some shallow love story, see this one and enjoy.

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