K-Drama Review: You Who Came from the Stars

Copying this from the Soompi thread on the drama:

Drama: You Who Came From the Stars (literal title)

Revised romanization: Byeoleseo On Geudae

Hangul: 별에서 온 그대

Chief Producer: Choi Moon Suk

Director: Jang Tae-Yoo ( Tree With Deep Roots )

Writer: Park Ji-Eun ( My Husband Got a Family )

Network: SBS

Episodes: 21

man from the stars Kim Soo Hyun, 400 year old alien on a bike

400 year old alien riding his bike to work

Starring Kim Soo Hyun (country bumpkin turned mega musician in Dream High), Jun Ji Hyun, Yoo n Na, and other beautiful people who are also good actors and do very well with their roles.

I cannot write a coherent review. It just ended and I loved it all the way through.  One of the very few dramas to just get better and better and end on a pitch perfect (and not totally predictable) note.  LOVE this.  I might even like it better than, or at least as well as, King2Hearts, my previous favorite.

Family friendly, too, if your family friendly standards include a murdering sociopath as a side character, and some occasional double intendre word play that is so clever it will go right over everybody’s heads.

I don’t think there was a whole lot wrong with this one, and there was just so much that was right that it was a beautiful ride. Funny, cute without being ridiculous, sob-worthy without being maudlin (when Soo Hyun as Do Min Joo cries, it’s hard not to join in. He gives it all he has.  And Ji Hyun’s last crying scene just totally ripping my heart out by the roots, she was just that good).

Happy sigh.  Did I mention I love this?  Just watch it, already.  Viki and Dramafever both have it.

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  1. Posted February 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Loved this one. The ending was just a little bit of a letdown though. It was really well done and unpredictable as you said, but it’s going to be hard to raise seven children with that kind of lifestyle. 😉

    Although, now that I think about it, it’s not a whole lot different than being a military wife, is it? Just, we usually had more notice than that, and my husband only had one remote assignment and a very few very short TDYs.

    • Headmistress, zookeeper
      Posted February 28, 2014 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

      I like to think he’s going to continue to work on the problem until he can stay on earth in corporeal form for as long as he wants.

      When we were stationed in Japan we only had a little bit more notice than that when my husband had to typhoon evac out with the planes. But those trips were shorter.

  2. Posted September 11, 2014 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    I watched about 4 or 5 episodes of this one, and I must be missing something. It just doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Maybe I’ll go back and try again after I finish the one I am enjoying right now: Dream High.

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