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54 comments:

  1. You hit it spot on except whereas you saw the Greek mythology connection I saw the more modern "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" which may have the same Greek origins. You are right about the disconnect between Kim Bo Tong and Dokgo Me-Te. The one sided love was soo extreme and they tried too hard so make us see him as "gorgeous". I had to use imagination for that. Choi David was more "pretty" to me.

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  2. JGS was never a Good Actor ? :O
    How many works of him have u watched seriously -_-
    Well i can totally see the korean mindset of your's towards him and the drama . I have nothing more to say .

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  3. Sao Sokunthea MengJanuary 5, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    you just watched 4 episodes and you are writing all of these craps???? if you couldn't finish watching it why just leave it. Why care to write such a useless article? U are Korean , even if u r living in other country you are still Korean, your been brainwashed or what????
    Your article pissed us off.... even we are not ur nations.
    Bel Ami is the best drama i've been watching so far.... the way you wrote in article you know nothing about this drama and you know nothing about JKS. how could you even think about writing it. Damn it..!!!
    You are just too much to look down on someone's hard working .
    Such a waste to drop into your dirty blog.....

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  4. Sao Sokunthea MengJanuary 5, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    True that, . he/she/it .... know nothing about Bel Amin drama and especially he/she/it know nth about JKS ><

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  5. don't worry.. this blog may be paid to write negative reports like what we know some Korean media or reporters were bribed by some big entertainment company to write good things for some other dramas or artistes.. just ignore this blog!

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  6. JKS have a 20+ years experience as an actor and if that's not good, then I don't know who is. I think you should watch the whole drama before making judgement. You compare Bel Ami to Greek mythology? This is the first I've heard such nonsense. If you continue watching, you will see what a great actor he is. This drama taught about the value of money, the ups and down of a small business and reality of life itself. Dokgo Mate is not an easy character to play! JKS does it well! What have you accomplished lately?

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  7. Sao Sokunthea MengJanuary 5, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    too cruel to ignore sis....anyway.... we know what is what. why care about this useless article right???? let her be in her awesome America ^^'

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  8. wow!!! such a typical Korean mind!!!! so after watching four episodes you are blabbing as if you were a great philosopher!!!... if you watched the whole drama maybe I wouldn't say a thing... but you just read the book by its cover!!!! JKS is a great actor and everyone give him that credit!!!! seriously you have a narrow mind

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  9. Sao Sokunthea MengJanuary 5, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    love it <3

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  10. Sao Sokunthea MengJanuary 5, 2014 at 1:31 AM

    laor nas :)

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  11. a typical Korean mind set in America! That's a shame! I thought people in this country are more open minded..

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  12. I've enjoyed watching "Bel Ami" a lot. I've seen all 14 episodes so far and can't wait for the other two remaining episodes. This show is about the growth of a man. Doko Ma Te was deliberately made so unheroic because the point of the show is for him to learn his real capabilities and learn from the best ( the 10 women he meets ) 4 episodes does not even give the slightest idea about how Ma Te will change later , slowly. He doesn't even date all the women. He learns from them and later he starts to give lessons himself and change some of those women and even help some of them. Doko Ma Te does not have low opinions on women but he is "ignorant" in general. His mother was his whole world. Even dating Jeak Hee for money was to bring his mother all the pleasures and make her live in luxury. He is someone who doesn't have much faith in what he can do and only used his looks because it has always attracted women to him. With each woman he meets he learns something and by episode 10 he becomes a great person and now in episode 14 he made a new man out of himself. He no longer is lazy and he studied from scratch and his ideas saved a company where he become its CEO.
    Bo Tong is the only thing in Ma Te's life that is not fake. Everything else will turn out fake and he will be betrayed and abounded later in the show. In the end he will realize how much he cared about Bo Tong all those years and states that he will be the one to come for her aid from now on. Ma Te is shown to care about all the women he meets starting episode six/seven.

    I find the male lead as a good actor. He is not supposed to be handsome with muscle and all that. I think this show made that clear from episode one. He is supposed to be "pretty/cute" with muscle-less body. He was perfect for the role IMO. And he even got more pretty while the show progressed. I specially liked his looks since episode six and on.

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  13. I've enjoyed watching "Bel Ami" a lot. I've seen all 14 episodes so far
    and can't wait for the other two remaining episodes. This show is about
    the growth of a man. Doko Ma Te was deliberately made so unheroic
    because the point of the show is for him to learn his real capabilities
    and learn from the best ( the 10 women he meets ) 4 episodes does not
    even give the slightest idea about how Ma Te will change later , slowly.
    He doesn't even date all the women. He learns from them and later he
    starts to give lessons himself and change some of those women and even
    help some of them. Doko Ma Te does not have low opinions on women but he
    is "ignorant" in general. His mother was his whole world. Even dating
    Jeak Hee for money was to bring his mother all the pleasures and make
    her live in luxury. He is someone who doesn't have much faith in what he
    can do and only used his looks because it has always attracted women to
    him. With each woman he meets he learns something and by episode 10 he
    becomes a great person and now in episode 14 he made a new man out of
    himself. He no longer is lazy and he studied from scratch and his ideas
    saved a company where he become its CEO.
    Bo Tong is the only thing
    in Ma Te's life that is not fake. Everything else will turn out fake and
    he will be betrayed and abounded later in the show. In the end he will
    realize how much he cared about Bo Tong all those years and states that
    he will be the one to come for her aid from now on. Ma Te is shown to
    care about all the women he meets starting episode six/seven.

    I
    find the male lead as a good actor. He is not supposed to be handsome
    with muscle and all that. I think this show made that clear from episode
    one. He is supposed to be "pretty/cute" with muscle-less body. He was
    perfect for the role IMO. And he even got more pretty while the show
    progressed. I specially liked his looks since episode six and on. ^__^

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  14. This article is bull CRAP! The 'Bel Ami' drama is not perfect but it is pretty good, especially because it has a different story context, since it is focused on the development of the main character rather than the love story... Also, all the actors in this show did an excellent job portraying their characters, especially the main leads.

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  15. I've enjoyed watching "Bel Ami" a lot. I've seen all 14 episodes so far
    and can't wait for the other two remaining episodes. This show is about
    the growth of a man. Doko Ma Te was deliberately made so unheroic
    because the point of the show is for him to learn his real capabilities
    and learn from the best ( the 10 women he meets ) 4 episodes does not
    even give the slightest idea about how Ma Te will change later , slowly.
    He doesn't even date all the women. He learns from them and later he
    starts to give lessons himself and change some of those women and even
    help some of them. Doko Ma Te does not have low opinions on women but he
    is "ignorant" in general. His mother was his whole world. Even dating
    Jeak Hee for money was to bring his mother all the pleasures and make
    her live in luxury. He is someone who doesn't have much faith in what he
    can do and only used his looks because it has always attracted women to
    him. With each woman he meets he learns something and by episode 10 he
    becomes a great person and now in episode 14 he made a new man out of
    himself. He no longer is lazy and he studied from scratch and his ideas
    saved a company where he become its CEO.
    Bo Tong is the only thing
    in Ma Te's life that is not fake. Everything else will turn out fake and
    he will be betrayed and abounded later in the show. In the end he will
    realize how much he cared about Bo Tong all those years and states that
    he will be the one to come for her aid from now on. Ma Te is shown to
    care about all the women he meets starting episode six/seven.

    I
    find the male lead as a good actor. He is not supposed to be handsome
    with muscle and all that. I think this show made that clear from episode
    one. He is supposed to be "pretty/cute" with muscle-less body. He was
    perfect for the role IMO. And he even got more pretty while the show
    progressed. I specially liked his looks since episode six and on.

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  16. Clarisse Anne ReyesJanuary 5, 2014 at 2:14 AM

    This is nonsense. What do you know about the writer's insights about the story and what the heck do you know about JKS?? STOP WRITING NONSENSE THINGS.

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  17. I can see where you're coming from, seeing as that you haven't bothered finishing the drama up to it's extent. Anyway, you being worked up with too much Greek Mythology tells us that you're a certified fanatic of the classics. You suddenly came out of nowhere and posted a critic-like article about Korean dramas, specially Bel Ami. I've already watched it, and it's so obvious that you just pointed out what's on the surface already. Problem is, you screwed up. Have you ever tried acting yourself that you can say Jang Geun Suk sucks at what he does? Geez, you're trying hard to be a pro around here. In case you're one of those who were paid to write negative feedbacks, well, I must say that you didn't really nailed it down. You focused too much on the "mythology" side. You dont really understand what's going on. Audiences don't give a damn if they've been following some sort of drama format nor trend. What matters to them is how these dramas managed to make them respond to the story. It may seem lame for other people, but I've got news for you. They're still all for it. And they still like it. JKS did his part fairly enough because he's aware what the character requires. You called him a mutt dog? Phew, careful of what you say. Insecurity gets you nowhere. What a waste of electricity and time.....this article totally sucked BIG TIME.

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  18. Too bad ...an other Korean rejecting her own identity in other words...it's impossible to deny the success of Jang Keun Suk and the whole drama in terms of acting and creativity !!! I know some Koreans aren't easy to accept uniqueness ...and unfortunately favour copies instead !!! How about being proud of Jang Keun Suk as an artist who does his best to flourish continually ??? Although I am not a Korean I can see how amazing the movie industry is progressing so fast in Korea:))) and Jang Keun Suk is One of the leading actors who is getting very popular worldwide!!! Please don't be so prejudiced against your own country and the filming industry in Korea !!! I believe in Jang Keun Suk and all the efforts he pays as an artist ! Hope you can give your self an other chance to see realities so that u can enjoy beauties like in the drama Beautiful Man !

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  19. Well...you can have your own opinion on a drama. But point out and giving negative review after watching 4episodes,don't you think you are too much??? What is this about jks have only 3 expression? ? What, he was never a good actor? ? Who are you to say that to a person??? What wrong with his hairstyle? ?? Typically, it's his personal belonging, that he has right to do want he want. If you don't like then you can ignore it. Bel Ami might not be a perfect show but it's still a very good and interesting show, if you like to compare with others. If you think you know better and can do better, ,why don't you try write a drama script or try acting in a drama. I believe people are willing to see a good story and good acting anytime and will support you as well.

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  20. hello,,,are you sure you are a korean?thanks for your effort for writing this katsara(garbage)article of yours!if you don't like our prince JKS,,stop doing nonsense,better you sleep and when you wake up there is a morning star in your eyes.!

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  21. I have to admit that this is really interesting and intriguing article seeing Bel Ami drama. I also appreciate your effort in understanding The Myth with the drama - you said you saw about 4 episodes only. I think Greek Myth could be used for a lot of movies or drama since the characters in Greek Myth represented general human-god characters within human. But somehow, I could see that using this Greek Myth to analyze this drama entirely, is not quite fit. As if the screen was too small compare with the projection. And it is clearly seen by the way you explained it in your article. Thank you for your writing and it shown to me that this drama could reflect various color of point of views and made people think differently - in the short word: reflective drama. The drama team acknowledged it and Jang Keun Suk highlighted this way before it's airing.

    And about the acting ability, I have to say I don't agree with you. Acting is a skill in understanding human expression through verbal and non verbal expression adjusted with the character in storyline. When we talked non verbal one, simplicity, it divided into 2 main domain: facial expression and body gesture. To understand acting ability of an actor, it is better to understand those both non verbal expression domains. Then we could make responsible analysis. Jang Keun Suk, as you mentioned in your article, in my opinion, could carry the human figure of Dokgo Matte, while this drama is a manhwa adaptation one. I could see the different movement of his pupil, his lips, facial line, body gesture when he is portraying Dokgo Matte along with emotional situation delivered in the story line; the almost similar skill shown by Kim Bo Yun - Na Hong Ran character. American drama like Lie To Me could be good reference to understand that with fun because Lie To Me shared facial expression analysis knowledge based on real research.

    Yes, Dokgo Matte was annoying character in the beginning episodes because that's the basis of the story. If you say you saw only episodes 1-4, I agree with you. But, then he grow. I wish you could see each episode until its final so we could share our opinions in holistic view.

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  22. A Korean in AmericaJanuary 5, 2014 at 3:54 AM

    Thank you for your intelligent comments.
    Jang Keun Suk was never a good actor but not the worst either.
    And, in a lot of cases, you don't need to be a good actor for people to like you. Just not be a terrible one.

    For example, I like JJH from " My love from another star" but I don't consider her anywhere near a good actress.
    But I still like her.

    Jang Keun Suk is just OK for what the role requires

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  23. he's a great actor... but no one is giving him the chance to show that in his own country!!! can't you see that it's really ironic that the only one from his country is attacking him and everyone is defensing him??? and it's so extra rude to compare him with a dog!!! you are humiliating him and not talking about his acting skills... there's a very big difference between those two

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  24. What? JKS is not a good actor? then why is he still in the drama industry? and you think he will get fans when he's not good in acting??? I think you went too overboard on this. You see, this is below-the-belt to EELS! I know you're free to write anything coz this is your blog and you write reviews about drama etc, but you must understand what your readers will feel right after reading your post. For you he's not a good actor but for others he is the BEST!


    Please consider the fans of the person your writing about..We love JKS so much that we find time to comment on this "review" even you haven't finished the drama and just write about the first 4 episodes of the drama..


    Bel Ami is a masterpiece.. Well in this world..you can't please everyone. I respect you as a blogger but please respect us (fans as well as readers) too.


    And why post about the comments you got on this post? So you like the idea that we are mad about this?? Why not try to explain rather than boasting about you blog visits and trolls?

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  25. Jang Keun Suk KuwaitJanuary 5, 2014 at 5:24 AM

    You are judging the drama base on what you had seen from episode 1 to episode 4! That is unfair. You should have continued watching and finish the story before giving your nonsense opinion. You should not write such nonsense article without any concrete basis. And also, do not judge the actors and the actress if you don't know them. Well, you are a Korean but it is so sad that instead of being proud of them on their achievements, you are here writing these nonsensical words towards them. How dare you!

    For your information, i am not a Korean, but i do really appreciate and loved JKS acting ability. I rated his acting from 10 out of 10. May i ask you, base on your standard, how do you categorised an actor/actress from good, fair, and bad? Is it that when an actor/actress received recognition from critics/professionals in the entertainment industry, they were judged and recognised through their talents/acting ability? Correct me if i am wrong.

    Since JANG KEUN SUK started in the show business, he received a lot of recognition base on his talents. And he was even invited in other countries to show his talents. Do you still shamelessly claimed that his acting ability is not good? Hypocrite!

    A piece of advice, do not write such worthless article if you don't have any concrete proof..

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  26. this IS A GREAT DRAMA!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS SHOW, I LOVE THE STORYLINE AS AMERICAN WE HAVE CRAPPY SHOWS HERE, I RATHER ALL THE K DRAMAS, I PREFER K DRAMAS THEN SHOWS HERE WAY BETTER, THE STORLINES ARE SO MUCH BETTER I COULD NEVER GET TIRED OF THEM , ALL THE EPISODES ARE VERY GOOD!!! U MUST NEED TO GET YOUR VISION CHECKED BE BECAUSE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS DRAMA IS AMAZING, THE ACTORS, THE WRITERS!!! ERRRR

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  27. One more thing that shows me Koreans aren't so smart after all I don't have nothing to add. we are giving you and your article more importance that you deserve. First time I come to this blog and I hope the last one, good afternoon.

    Por favor no le demos más importancia de lo que se merece, además de demostrarme que los coreanos pueden ser unos HP después de todo, gracias por hacerme ver que hay imbéciles como tú en Corea, gracias.

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  28. Thanks for the review and the attempt to compare it to Greek mythology. It is a show based off a manga loosely based off an old book. That being said keep in mind that many manga authors are introverts and write stories about things that they actually have little life experience in and are often more wish fulfillment that actual fact. It is worth watching the rest of the episodes even if you don't care for the actors just for the face-palms and the ridiculous comments on Drama Fever. PS Balto was a mutt, don't underestimate people. Its not what they look like it's what they do that makes them heroic.

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  29. Eva Italian CountryBlueBerryJanuary 5, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    It's intersting reading your strange idea and more strange parallelism between Bel Ami and greek myths. I know a lot of myths because of my interest and my studies, and also because greek world is not so far away from my latin world. But really, I cannot compare the Bel Ami plot to myth you talked about. First: the drama is based from a manwha, so you can ask the manwha writer if she was thinking to greek myth... or maybe was her work based on Bel Ami novel? If you don't know what I'm talking about, give a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel_Ami . To me it really doens't seem a story about a hero, but about a common man who search to reach power using his abilities. And I think in the drama this is show in a quite good way. But maybe you really didn't notice it, because you wrote this after watching ONLY 4 ep. Greek myth, as the Latin myth, usually don't have a psychological growth, the hero usually has only to prove he is a hero, he must overcome various trials, but you can rarely see a psychological growth of the character. In this drama the women Dogko Ma Te has to conquer are not mere tests, but they are life lessons for the growth of the protagonist.

    10 is not just a number between 6 and 12. If you wanted to do a really insipred article, how can you really think it's a random number? 6 and 12 are number for an ancient numbering based 6-12 (from Sumerian and Babylonian culture, with a lot of trace in ancient myth and unit of measure in the mediterranean area). But insted you can find 10 as an important number for other "myth", born more recently ( a great example over all: the 10 commandments). Oh, I guess I can continue for long time to find out why this parallelism with greek myth doens't work, but I have no other time to spend here...

    Only another thing: I think you never watched other drama of Jang Keun Suk, because you didn't mention the smiling face, the sorrow face, the shocked face, the thinking face, the surprised face, the penetrating gaze face, the fighting face, the jealousy face... and so on and on and on...


    I really cannot understand why korean people fail to appreciate a great actor like him. This mistery I think will become a great myth in the future!XD

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  30. Though this blogger only watched four episodes, I thought this was an insightful review of what they saw. It's obvious from the other reviews that they are very scholarly and most likely aspiring to be an entertainment writer. We all can have our opinions but I think that taking a review personally & suggesting that there should be a bias based on someone's ethnicity is simplistic & baffling. Koreans should only give flattering reviews?

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  31. You do not do your assignment well, finished watching all the 12 remaining episodes before making a review. I must say that you are not really a critique but just pathetic hater or just really a dog of another dog.

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  32. I appreciate the insight and comparison to Greek mythology. I hope you finish the series so I can hear the rest of your thoughts!

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  33. what part of planet you came from? wow! the writer of this blog is soooo judgemental! oh i have to point out something about your way of judging...you judge this drama just by watching 4 episodes!!! dont you think it would be fair if you finish watching a show or drama before you can create your personal remark?! you know what miss blogger?! you simply showed how stupid and narrow-minded you are!...you find bel ami as weird simply because this drama didn't fit in your taste...probably you want some "TYPICAL ME AGAINST THE WORLD LOVE STORY" when in fact this drama isn't really love story at all, it focuses on family, learning moral values, and goal-setting... dog ko mate was immature at the beginning of story but evolved into becoming beautiful person IN AND OUT! for every women he met he learned valuable lessons that need to apply before he can beat the last one...which is Na Hong Ran and mind you there are a lot of twist...did you know that the mother in law of Yoora was actually dog ko mate's real mom? oh yeah! you didn't know such thing because you stopped watching...and now you got nerves on sharing your thoughts!...you want us to believe on u? poor you! stupid people will never understand the story of Bel Ami mark my word!...congratulations! you are now famous in the eyes of INTELLIGENT AND LOYAL EELS!

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  34. what?! JJH is not a good actress?! really?! they why dont try to act, write your own story, produce and direct your own drama?! and we'll judge your skill immediately!...you just need somebody's attention thats all!

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  35. Are you a true blooded Korean? no wonder that's how you see the drama. Do you have personal issues with JKS? Considering you are now in America and yet you are still narrow headed. Widen your scope and range of mind set to finally see the obvious. An artist who wants to be recognized not only in his country but around the world tends to experiment and embraces other culture and trends. That's the problem with Korean audience,if the artist went out of the box and way beyond the norm they would hate him. Grow up Korean audience.. good thing JKS is determined to reach out his fans from all over the world. You are not a loss to JKS because he has the whole world to back him up...

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  36. Tsss....was never a good actor eh? And now you're hinting that he may be a terrible actor. OMG. It was never easy to tap emotions just for the sake of the screen and scripts. Actors and actresses can choose or turn down a drama/movie offer if they think the story has a shallow plot and if they feel that it's going to be just a flop. It's okay to write blogs doing drama criticism, but you crossed the line when you labelled Jang Geun Suk as a mutt. He had 20 years as a background in Korean showbusiness and that can be considered as a credible experience. So we're right all along, that somehow you just wanted media attention. And when you saw that a lot of people rushed into Jang's defense and hurled words at you, you got excited. But, this is where you absolutely failed :


    When doing a movie/drama critiquing, you should watch the whole movie. If it's a drama, you should also see it to the end. You also should do a bit of research about the cast's profiles and previous acts. If you're going to do it professionally, be prepared at the least and make sure you've made a credible background work. To most people who commented here, they're absolutely fans of the actor you bashed in this blog. Of course they'll be offended for JKS. Personally, I think Jang is a good actor because he can step in to a character effortlessly. Have you seen him in "LOVE RAIN" where he portrayed as a 1970's bachelor?


    Yeah, your hits are going up. I can see that. But this blog can't be considered as "great". Aint no good wasting your time writing pointless blogs if you can't even iron out your writing and research skills and point of view. To make matters worse, you even started to call names. And to most people here, that's offensive.

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  37. hey dude I am one of the trolls who commented here before ^_^... I just saw this article and I immediately remembered you ^_^ I hope you see and read

    http://m.news.nate.com/view/20140107n07431

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  38. A korean in america? So what if you are in america? Obviously with that you are one insecure pathetic person. Pretending to know classic but in the end your writing gave you away - you have no class at all! You're just one pathetic hater having a low self-esteem that does not deserve any pity!

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  39. These comments are truly disgusting. You can tell most of these people fetishize Korean people and the assumptions they jump to are borderline racist. I'm also Korean and I wasn't aware we are supposed to look the other way @terrible stuff that happens in drama.


    What's funny is that he only watched 4 episodes but this can be applied to the rest. After watching the ending yesterday, I was really upset. In true drama style the male lead stepped all over the female lead. The second male lead was a puppy dog to the female lead. This is tiring and redundant. If the roles were reversed people would be calling Bo Tang all kinds of names. Ma Te and Bo Tong had no chemistry and I think it is JKS fault. But like most people do, the more handsome the lead is the more they forgive. I pray and hope you all don't think this is a healthy way to get with someone. That your ~love~ will fix him. The way the writers tried to justify Bo Tong clinging to him like that was also disgusting. That is not love, that is obsession. Again, if Bo Tong was in Ma Te's role, you all would be calling her names and hoping Ma Te got with someone better.


    JKS needs to step out of these roles because I can't tell where his other roles ended and where this one begun. He has the same facial expressions, hair, and attitude in just about every drama he has been in. He's an okay actor but he keeps jumping in roles that tight cast him. IU was adorable but her character was just too dumb. I was made David and Bo Tong built that company from the ground up and all Ma Te did was gallivant around town with different ladies. Sure his face sold things but their would be no company if not for Bo Tong and David.


    This was a really terrible drama and I'm glad it's over. And you weird Korean fetishizing people get some help.

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  40. wtf does this supposed to mean? You need to widen your scope and mind set. Disgusting trash. "True Blooded Korean?" You a true blooded idiot.

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  41. A Korean in AmericaJanuary 11, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    hello from a fellow Korean!

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  42. My mom moved to America before my sister was born. Maybe that makes me second generation? But I used to live in 동두천시 for awhile. But I really enjoyed reading your review. Not many people take a real good look at drama. They see a handsome or pretty face and pretty much forget about the story. I liked the way you broke it down. I can't wait to read more!

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  43. A Korean in AmericaJanuary 11, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    thanks! I'm a native Korean but was outside Korea when I was a wee boy.

    Read some more of my stuff.... seeing double articles are good

    http://akoramerica.blogspot.com/search/label/Double

    Follow me on twitter

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  44. I agree that some of these comments are really offensive. But I also agree that judging a drama after watching 4 episodes is also not accurate.
    I think it is quite interesting that you see some Greek mythology elements in this drama. I don't think I disagree with that , but also it is not exactly accurate. There is a lot of character development in this drama specially for the main character and for some of the "guest" characters too. The main character is not exactly on a quest to prove he's a hero. The ending also proved that's not at all the purpose. The main character wanted success and acknowledgment and he used his looks to achieve it at first but through his journey , his goals has changed and little by little he started to understand what is really important. I agree that first he did not deserve Bo Tong. Bo Tong did come across as some what obsessive. But exaggeration is one of ManHwa elements and this is based on a ManHwa.
    Ma Te and Bo Tong did not become an item until Ma Te truly changed. He changed so much. He is no longer after money. He is no longer someone who laze around waiting for others to do things for him. He is no longer just a taker but also a giver. He is not just taking lessons but also giving lessons.
    Ma Te turned into someone who will hurt his own self to protect those he cares about. He even didn't want his friend - who betrayed him and made a deal with NHR - to actually go to prison and was willing to forgive him and give him a chance to correct his mistakes.
    The writer also showed us that Ma Te gave all his shares in his company for Bo Tong and David and started from zero again because he wants to do things himself this time. A year after he got a restaurant and from there he will grow. Bo Tong and Ma Te dated for a year before they got together. The dating happened after Ma Te changed so there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
    You might think "love" is something to be deserved but I disagree. The people who needs love the most are those who do not deserve it. And people do change sometimes because of love. But I agree that's not the case all the time. Balance is always needed. If loving someone makes be a bad person then that's not a good love nor is it true love. If I love someone I know he has the ability to become a better person and helped become one but still called him on his mistakes then that's true love. If I'm only going to love perfect guys then more than the population of this earth will be left out. Love do save people. And it can only do that if it was enduring. You accept the person with his good and bad and try to make the good more than the bad.

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  45. I agree that some of these comments are really offensive. But I also
    agree that judging a drama after watching 4 episodes is also not
    accurate.
    I think it is quite interesting that you see some Greek
    mythology elements in this drama. I don't think I disagree with that ,
    but also it is not exactly accurate. There is a lot of character
    development in this drama specially for the main character and for some
    of the "guest" characters too. The main character is not exactly on a
    quest to prove he's a hero. The ending also proved that's not at all the
    purpose. The main character wanted success and acknowledgment and he
    used his looks to achieve it at first but through his journey , his
    goals has changed and little by little he started to understand what is
    really important. I agree that first he did not deserve Bo Tong. Bo Tong
    did come across as some what obsessive. But exaggeration is one of
    ManHwa elements and this is based on a ManHwa.
    Ma Te and Bo Tong did
    not become an item until Ma Te truly changed. He changed so much. He is
    no longer after money. He is no longer someone who laze around waiting
    for others to do things for him. He is no longer just a taker but also a
    giver. He is not just taking lessons but also giving lessons.
    Ma Te
    turned into someone who will hurt his own self to protect those he
    cares about. He even didn't want his friend - who betrayed him and made a
    deal with NHR - to actually go to prison and was willing to forgive him
    and give him a chance to correct his mistakes.
    The writer also
    showed us that Ma Te gave all his shares in his company for Bo Tong and
    David and started from zero again because he wants to do things himself
    this time. A year after he got a restaurant and from there he will grow.
    Bo Tong and Ma Te dated for a year before they got together. The dating
    happened after Ma Te changed so there is absolutely nothing wrong with
    that.
    You might think "love" is something to be deserved but I
    disagree. The people who needs love the most are those who do not
    deserve it. And people do change sometimes because of love. But I agree
    that's not the case all the time. Balance is always needed. If loving
    someone makes be a bad person then that's not a good love nor is it true
    love. If I love someone I know he has the ability to become a better
    person and helped become one but still called him on his mistakes then
    that's true love. If I'm only going to love perfect guys then more than
    the population of this earth will be left out. Love do save people. And
    it can only do that if it was enduring. You accept the person with his
    good and bad and try to make the good more than the bad.

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  46. I agree that some of these comments are really offensive. But I also agree that judging a drama after watching 4 episodes is also not accurate.
    I think it is quite interesting that you see some Greek mythology elements in this drama. I don't think I disagree with that , but also it is not exactly accurate. There is a lot of character development in this drama specially for the main character and for some of the "guest" characters too. The main character is not exactly on a quest to prove he's a hero. The ending also proved that's not at all the purpose. The main character wanted success and acknowledgment and he used his looks to achieve it at first but through his journey , his goals has changed and little by little he started to understand what is really important. I agree that first he did not deserve Bo Tong. Bo Tong did come across as some what obsessive. But exaggeration is one of ManHwa elements and this is based on a ManHwa.
    Ma Te and Bo Tong did not become an item until Ma Te truly changed. He changed so much. He is no longer after money. He is no longer someone who laze around waiting for others to do things for him. He is no longer just a taker but also a giver. He is not just taking lessons but also giving lessons.
    Ma Te turned into someone who will hurt his own self to protect those he cares about. He even didn't want his friend - who betrayed him and made a deal with NHR - to actually go to prison and was willing to forgive him and give him a chance to correct his mistakes.
    The writer also showed us that Ma Te gave all his shares in his company for Bo Tong and David and started from zero again because he wants to do things himself this time. A year after he got a restaurant and from there he will grow. Bo Tong and Ma Te dated for a year before they got together. The dating happened after Ma Te changed so there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
    You might think "love" is something to be deserved but I disagree. The people who needs love the most are those who do not deserve it. And people do change sometimes because of love. But I agree that's not the case all the time. Balance is always needed. If loving someone makes be a bad person then that's not a good love nor is it true love. If I love someone I know he has the ability to become a better person and helped become one but still called him on his mistakes then that's true love. If I'm only going to love perfect guys then more than the population of this earth will be left out. Love do save people. And it can only do that if it was enduring. You accept the person with his good and bad and try to make the good more than the bad.

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  47. I agree that some of these comments are really offensive. But I also
    agree that judging a drama after watching 4 episodes is also not
    accurate.
    I think it is quite interesting that you see some Greek
    mythology elements in this drama. I don't think I disagree with that ,
    but also it is not exactly accurate. There is a lot of character
    development in this drama specially for the main character and for some
    of the "guest" characters too. The main character is not exactly on a
    quest to prove he's a hero. The ending also proved that's not at all the
    purpose. The main character wanted success and acknowledgment and he
    used his looks to achieve it at first but through his journey , his
    goals has changed and little by little he started to understand what is
    really important. I agree that first he did not deserve Bo Tong. Bo Tong
    did come across as some what obsessive. But exaggeration is one of
    ManHwa elements and this is based on a ManHwa.
    Ma Te and Bo Tong did
    not become an item until Ma Te truly changed. He changed so much. He is
    no longer after money. He is no longer someone who laze around waiting
    for others to do things for him. He is no longer just a taker but also a
    giver. He is not just taking lessons but also giving lessons.
    Ma Te
    turned into someone who will hurt his own self to protect those he cares
    about. He even didn't want his friend - who betrayed him and made a
    deal with NHR - to actually go to prison and was willing to forgive him
    and give him a chance to correct his mistakes.
    The writer also showed
    us that Ma Te gave all his shares in his company for Bo Tong and David
    and started from zero again because he wants to do things himself this
    time. A year after he got a restaurant , and from there he will grow. Bo
    Tong and Ma Te dated for a year before they got together. The dating
    happened after Ma Te changed so there is absolutely nothing wrong with
    that.
    You might think "love" is something to be deserved but I
    disagree. The people who needs love the most are those who do not
    deserve it. And people do change sometimes because of love. But I agree
    that's not the case all the time. Balance is always needed. If loving
    someone turns you into a worse person then that's not a good love nor it
    is true love. If I love someone I know he has the ability to become a
    better person and helped him become one but still called him on his
    mistakes then that's true love. If girls are only going to love perfect
    guys then more than half the population of this earth will be left out.
    Love do save people. And it can only do that if it was enduring. You
    accept the person with his good and bad and try to make the good more
    than the bad.

    Plus , this drama offered many nice messages like
    for example " If you want it to be justice , even the process should be
    just and right " or like " We are born with a certain background that
    most likely affect people's first impression about us , but it is up to
    us to make the last impression with our own choices." those among many
    others.

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  48. As for the chemistry , I don't agree at all that it's JKS's fault.He had acted with many other females before and had great chemistry with all of them. I think IU is just too careful because she doesn't want rumors to surround her. Which is something I understand and respect as her own choice. On screen it wasn't a problem. Ha Ji won , Kim Ha Nuel , Moon Guen Yong , Im Yoona or Park Shin Hye ... he had great chemistry with them all. So I don't know why you fault him with IU now. It has nothing to do with him being handsome. JKS is a guy who is easy to approach and he enjoys meeting new people or making new friends. This has been said about him by every single female who worked with him including those in CFs. That's why he doesn't have problems with creating a nice atmosphere and believable chemistry unless the actress felt the need to keep a distance. Which I respect her need to do so.

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  49. Annie_MotherOfInventionJanuary 14, 2014 at 2:20 AM

    How is it you failed to mention this TV series is actually based on a cartoon character and cartoon story popular in Korea? Also JKS does not always play the same roles.... did you see Love Rain or the Joseon period TV series he did or Beethoven Virus? His fans love him because he is able to convey deep emotion, which they are able to feel. Not all actors and musicians can do this. He is a true artist who is willing to explore his craft and his fans are willing to watch him explore.

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  50. Annie_MotherOfInventionJanuary 14, 2014 at 2:26 AM

    I find your comment: "And you weird Korean fetishizing people get some help." very sad for you. What if people from America thought this way about people around the world who embraced their culture? How limiting the world would be.... you are not recognizing others desires to be global citizens of the world embracing more cultures than just the culture they were born in to. You sound controlling and what everyone to live in a little box.

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  51. I agree with the article, everything is clear and explained by a professional in this activity who is being objective in the analysis, they asked me at arts university to read this article to learn about kdramas, hope I never have to produce any korean drama in my professional life, thanks for your perspective.

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