Hello Schoolgirl


순정만화 / Sunjeong Manhwa / Romantic Manhwa

Cast:

  • Yoo Ji Tae as Kwon Yeon-woo
  • Lee Yeon Hee as Han Soo-yeong
  • Chae Jung An as Kwon Ha-kyeong
  • Kang In as Kang Sook

Year: 2008

Length: 113 minutes

Story/Synopsis:

Kwon Yeon-woo is a thirty year old low-level civil servant who works in a district office; quite innocent for his age, he has been on numerous blind dates in an unsuccessful bid to find a wife. After moving into a new place, he begins to encounter a high school girl, Soo-yeong, on his way to work every morning, and she begins to develop feelings for him. Meanwhile, Kang Sook has just started working at the district office straight out of high school, and falls head over heels for older woman Kwon Ha-kyeong.

Essbee’s Opinion

5/10: I won’t lie, I really hated this movie. I didn’t understand how did everything progresses and there as no moral… or anything… The guys were just random even though the second was cute and looked a little like Lee Hong Ki. The girls seemed lost too…

Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si Do


Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do / 도레미파솔라시도

Cast:

  • Cha Ye Ryeon as Jeong-won
  • Jang Geun Suk as Eun-gyu
  • Jung Eui Chul as Hee-won

Year: 2008

Length: 105 minutes

Story/Synopsis:

Jung-won wears a funny dragon suit, while working at the amusement park, and pours soda on Eun-kyoo, because of his taunts. A short while later, Jung-won finds out that Eun-kyoo has moved into the house next to hers. Eun-kyoo now threatens to tell Jung-won’s parents that she works part time at the amusement park. To keep Eun-kyoo quiet, Jung-won agrees to carry his guitar for a week. Jung-won then starts developings feelings for Eun-kyoo, who is the lead singer in a band called Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do. Eun-kyoo also starts to develop similar feelings for Jung-won. The two soon become a couple. With an odd twist of fate, Jung-won goes to the bands rehearsal room and meets a familiar person from her past, a boy named Hui-won. Their relationship makes everything make more complicated. 10 years ago, Jung-won and Hui-won were close friends, but because of a personal matter stopped talking to each other completely. Jung-won is now surprised to learn that her ex-close friend is now best friends with her boyfriend. Will their relationships survive?

Essbee’s Opinion

9/10. ADORABLE

Serisouly, Jang Geun Suk is impressing me… everytime… WOW.

[To be continued… one day.. when I’ll be free to fly…. or maybe just when I’ll have time. Coz I dunno why my review disappeared… ?!!?]

A Millionaire’s First Love


백만장자의 첫사랑 /Baekmanjangja Ui Cheot Sarang

Cast:

  • Hyun Bin as Kang Jae-Kyung,
  • Lee Yeon Hee as Choi Eun-Whan

Year: 2006

Length: 116 minutes

Story/Synopsis:

Jae-kyung is a high school senior but he skips school often. Once he turns nineteen years old, he is going to be a millionaire. However, the day before he inherit the fortune, his family lawyer tells him about the will from his deceased grandfather. It is specified that he can inherit the fortune only if he graduates from Boram High School, which is located in the countryside. He has no choice but to go there. Life changes a lot for him at Boram High School. He can’t use his credit card or even drive his sports car! Meanwhile, as Jae-Gyeong attends this school, he meets Eun-hwan. She is different from the other people living in the country and seems to have some kind of secret. Jae-Gyeong starts to change his attitude, and Eun-hwan’s secret is about to be revealed.

Trailer OR Part 1:

Essbee’s Opinion:

10/10 Do you guys know “A Walk to Remember”?? I have loved that movie, and this one even more. These two stories are very similar. It is the kind of movie from which you cannot, not shed tears. It’s so touching and so sad! The major difference between these two movies is that in “A Millionaire’s First Love”, there’s a childhood love story (which Asian people love to put into the movies or dramas). And then, car accident, and then the guy becomes rich and arrogant… (typical Korean drama-ish)

This movie… is really fantastic. No other words to describe it.

100 Days with Mr. Arrogant


My Love Sagaji / Nae sarang ssagaji/ 내 사랑 싸가지 / Slave Love

Cast:

  • Kim Jae Won as Ahn Hyung-jun
  • Ha Ji Won as Kang Ha-yeong

Year: 2004

Length: 95 mins

Theme songs

Story/Synopsis:

After being dumped by her boyfriend just before their 100 day anniversary, Ha-Young meets a college guy named Hyung-Joon when she kicks a can that accidentally hits him in the face and causes him to scratch his Lexus. He demands she pay him $3000 on the spot. Since she can’t pay him, Hyung-Joon writes up a “Enslavement Agreement” for Ha-Young in order to pay for the damage to his car. Ha-Young is thrown into a nightmarish slave life for 100 days, running his errands, ie: cleaning his house, carrying his shopping, and cleaning his car. When she discovers that the damage to Hyung-Joon’s car only costs $10, she takes her reveng, but soon Ha-Young finds herself falling head over heels for Hyung-Joon. But what happens when he drops out of her life just when she needs him most?

Essbee’s Opinion

7/10 Humm, it’s been quite a long time I’ve watched this, but I remember my first impression: OH MY GOD!! IT’S THE ACTOR FROM WONDERFUL LIFE! I don’t know why, but I never had the feeling that this drama was Korean… Maybe the movie was 15 times shorter than a usual Korean drama. Anyways, I greatly appreciated this movie. It was fun & funny. It’s not frustrating and you don’t have time to be bored…

This movie has nothing out of the ordinary. Two people hate each other when they first met. Then, they fell in love with each other, but they can’t be with each other for some reason… The plot was so-so, but at least the acting was good. There were some scenes that were really funny and there’s one part I loved: where they fell into the water.

It’s an interesting movie… not the best ever… but not bad neither