Thursday, December 19, 2013
My Love From the Stars Episodes 1&2
My Love Who Came From the Stars/You Came From the Stars/Man From the Stars/You Who Came From the Stars, call this drama whatever you want to but I'm going to call it awesome. Seriously, it is a good thing that this drama has just started and hasn't finished airing cause it seems like the kind of drama I would just sit and watch till it's over. This drama is listed as a Romantic Comedy. Yes!!
We learn a lot in the first two episodes. We learn why Do Min Joon(Kim Soohyun!!) is on Earth. We learn how he has lived since he arrived here. We learn about his abilities; super hearing, speed, sight, ability to stop time, make objects move, maybe telekinesis. We learn that he can't mix spit or blood with humans. We don't learn why he had to stay on Earth(we know a mistake was made but we don't know what that mistake was). We see a hint of how dangerous he could be when he's angry. And we also see the possibility that he fell in love when he first arrived on Earth. Kim Soohyun is doing a really good job, so far, in portraying a 400 year old alien(how long he's been on Earth) who has seen it all and has a rather indifferent taste for humans. His character is hilarious in the way that he doesn't react to much of anything. I love him!
Cheon Song Yi(Jun Jihyun) is an actress, popular but at the same time not popular at all. She makes a lot of mistakes because she isn't book-smart and fans and anti-fans make fun of her all the time. She tries not to let the comments get to her but no one is made of stone and the comments cut deep. It's a little sad to see her vying for attention whether negative or positive. Not a bad "I need attention!!!" but more of a "Please just notice that I'm here even if you are mean to me", I feel for her; no one wants to be invisible. Another note on people feeling invisible, Se Mi(Yoo In Ah's character) is another one to feel sorry for. She's always second, she's always overlooked by everyone and while she tries to put on a happy face, I *feel bad for her.
Alright, interesting things about this drama. First, I am happy that when Min Joon first arrived on Earth, it seems like he didn't know the language as he hasn't spoken in any of the flashbacks. Thank heavens for that! It would have been so strange to hear him speaking Korean when he first landed. It also seems like he fell in love with the girl he rescued right after he landed. Quick prediction!!!! Min Joon knows he can't mix spit or blood with humans, how does he know this? Is it possible that the girl who he saved, and fell in love with, (she's also nursing a crush on him), maybe she kissed him or he kissed her and that was the mistake he made? While finding out that it's dangerous to mix spit or blood with a human? It ended badly? Hmm? Maybe? Just a food for thought. Sometimes I like to think. I like dramas hat make you think a little. Second, we know from the first episode that Min Joon has the chance to return home, E.T?, because a comet will soon be passing Earth. In three months, after 400 years, he can finally leave Earth; however, he has just re-met the girl from 400 years ago. 12 years ago Min Joon saved a girl who had the face of the girl from 400 years ago and he'd like to meet her again before he leaves. Sad to say that he already met her, Song Yi, he just didn't recognize her.
Oh man, Alien trapped on Earth for 400 years, has a chance to go home in three months, re-meets the girl he fell in love with(?) 400 years ago. What is he going to do?!?!?!?! I love it!!! I haven't been this excited for a drama in a long time. In the first two episodes we get a hint at the type of chemistry the two could have, we get not one but two shower scenes(I will never complain about that), the two leads live next door (how's that for Fate Min Joon?), we also get to see some very beautiful scenes. This is a very beautiful drama and the flashbacks are very well done complete with soft music. I cannot wait for next week. Drama, please don't disappoint me half way through!!!! I am begging you!!!!
*Feelings are subject to change depending on character's future decisions and actions.