Sunday, March 2, 2014

My Love from Another Star-별에서 온 그대

This definitely made my favorite dramas of 2014 list. It was hilarious and thrilling throughout the whole drama.  I could not help myself but fall in love with the female lead and her confident image and I couldn't help myself from fangirling over Kim Soo Hyun who played the role of Do Min Joon. I felt that the supernatural romance was extremely fun and very realistically made in this drama. Apparently, some people have said that the ending was bad and all that. However, I think otherwise and I will explain this at the end of my synopsis. 

      Do  Min Joon is an alien from another star.  He came to Earth around 400 years ago during the Joseon Dynasty. He's handsome and learned a lot about humans and their culture. During that time that he was there, he befriended a girl who began to like him. Tragically, the girl died and Do Min Joon was not able to board the UFO and return home. It caused him to stay on Earth for another 400 years. He learned that it was not wise to reveal his identity and became very cynical towards humans. They all ran away upon finding out about his powers, which include stopping time, levitating objects, teleporting, and much more.
        In modern day Korea, Do Min Joon did have one friend known as Lawyer Jang. Lawyer Jang knows of his identity and takes care of him like a father would. Their friendship dates a long way back and the beginning of their friendship was extremely touching. He knew that he was to leave Earth and go back to his star soon and hoped that he could continue on without making any ties to objects or humans. 
         Cheon Song Yi is Korea's top actress. She's confident, pompous, and hilarious. Despite all that, she still cares for the people she loves. Her friend Se Mi is always her supporting actress, even in love. A rich family's third son, Hui Kyeong, fell in love with her when she was still a childhood actress. He constantly expresses himself in hopes that one day she'll see it and love him more than just as a friend. Se Mi, on the other hand, had a growing crush on Hui Kyeong for all the years and began to feel resentful and bitter toward Cheon Song Yi. Cheon Song Yi meets Do Min Joon at the college she's enrolled in.  He's a professor and also her next door neighbor. After meeting each other for a few times, they became very close to one another whether they liked it or  not.   
          Then the unthinkable happens. In an event that Cheon Song Yi went to, a rival actress named Han Yoo Ra fell over the edge of the boat and died. Almost instantly, the blame was placed on Cheon Song Yi as their relationship was not good. Because of this, her fame instantly went down and Se Mi's immediately shot up. From the start of the drama, you will find that Hui Kyeong's brother, Jae Kyeong, is a heinous psychopathic murderer and he begins plotting to kill  Cheon Song Yi in fear that she will blab out his past relationship with Han Yoo Ra. This was when Cheon Song Yi and Do Min Joon begin to get tied up with one another. She constantly went to his house whenever she was lonely and for protection. He also made it his duty to make sure that she was okay despite not wanting any ties. Slowly the two begin to fall in love but they face the adversities caused by Jae Kyeong, his unwillingness to have any ties left on Earth, and also masking the fact that he's an alien. 
           This was an amazing drama and I would highly recommend this. 


Okay, so I honestly enjoyed the ending. One, he comes back to Earth through a wormhole. I searched this up online and a wormhole is: 

 A wormhole, also known as an Einstein–Rosen bridge, is a hypothetical topological feature of spacetime that would fundamentally be a "shortcut" through spacetime

 How awesome is that? One, he comes back and stops time. And every time he comes back, the time he manages to stop gets longer. When he disappears from Earth, he is back on his planet and the time starts again. At the end of the drama, Cheon Song Yi mentioned that he could now stop time for up to an year and that it'll get longer as they continue on. You guys do realize that she could get pregnant and have a kid with this frozen time concept? 
Besides, would it make sense that he just miraculously turned into a human when he's an alien? And they made it clear that she can't go to his planet and he can't stay unless he wants to die. So by doing this, the drama is consistent with the ending and I enjoy that a lot. 

1 comment:

  1. Park Ji-eun and Jang Tae-yoo you did a great work, I appreciate your korean drama and it hits deep in the heart of the Philippine people, cheon song yi and do min-joon and all the character did well in their roles, we are hoping for the part 2 of the same characters, that was a great drama I've watched, God bless :)