Tuesday, September 20, 2016

TV Review: My Love From Another Star

                                           My Love From Another Star Review
My Love From Another Star is about an alien, Do Min-joon who has been stuck living on earth for the past 400 years and as such he has a cynical out look on human life since he's been living around them for so long. At present time Min-joon is working as a professor at a local college when he finds out that he'll finally have the chance to return to his home world. Three months before Min-joon is set leave his peaceful life collides with Cheon Song-yi who is the number one actress in Korea who is very much Min-joon's opposite when it comes to their personality. At first the two clash but after they start to spend more time together when Song-yi's career starts to suffer and her life is put in danger the two get to know each other better and start to develop feelings for each other.

The character Cheon Song-yi is one who is both a lot of fun to watch because she has a lot of confidence in herself and she also often times makes a bit of a fool out of herself which can be quite funny but she is also someone who has quite a bit of depth. With Song-yi's character we get to see the downsides of fame such as all the cruel comments that get written about her on the internet after she makes some ditzy statement and we see how much those comments get to her no matter how much she tries to hide it. There's also the fact that Song-yi's family is somewhat destroyed because of her acting career with her father having left years ago, a brother she almost never sees and a mother that seems to use her only for her wealth and fame. Song-yi is someone who goes through a lot throughout the series and I would say that she grows quite a bit but at the end of the day she's still the same person she was at the beginning of the series for the most part just a bit happier in some aspects of her life which I think is a good thing.
Throughout the series their is a subplot about Lee Jae-kyung threatening Song-yi's life because she ended up witnessing something early on in the series that could reveal him as a murderer. Jae-kyung's threats are something that Song-yi is mostly unaware of throughout the series because Min-joon protects her from him and all the threats he makes to her life. As the series goes on there is more and more revealed about how horrible of person Jae-kyung and eventually his brother Hwi-kyung who is also longtime friend and hopeless suitor of Cheon Song-yi starts to investigates him and learns many things about his brother that he wishes weren't true. I really didn't like Jae-kyung even as a villain for the most part because he was so over the top but not in a fun villain so mostly I was just annoyed by him but I really did love the subplot about Hwi-kyung learning the horrible truth about his brother and that plot thread really led me to loving and appreciating Hwi-kyung a whole lot so I think that part of this plot worked really well.

Overall I thought that this was a good series it had good characters and a good central romance although there were a few times in the middle of the series were I was frustrated with Min-joon trying to push Song-yi away I overall still liked it. Please tell me your thoughts on this series in the comment section below.

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