Reviews written by Aloha
New Heart (DVD) (End) (English Subtitled) (MBC TV Drama) (US Version)(2)Our Price: US$44.99List: US$99.99Save: US$55.00 (55%)August 7, 2009 Ji Sung...Way to go....
This drama was first drama that Ji Sung did after he got discharged from military duty.
His role was an interesting role from all the previous roles he had undertacken. In this drama, he plays a somewhat goofy intern. He played the role extremely well.
The cast was great! Lee Ji Hoon's role was too short and too one dimensional. He is better actor than this role. His talent didn't show as he did in Hello Miss or You Are My Destiny. Next role hopefully.
Cho Jae Hyun is always wonderful in his roles. This fit him well. Intense actor!
The drama moves on without being boring (some dramas just drag on and on). I would recommend this to everyone. Enjoy!!!
Ji Sung, can't wait to see your, Swollow the Sun, All In 2.
Super Junior Vol. 3 - Sorry, Sorry (Version B)1 people found this review helpful
August 7, 2009 What a surprise!!!!!!!!!
I think this group is amazing! So many in the group and yet so together, vocally or otherwise. They harmonize so well together even while all dancing away!
Even though I really liked the group in game shows and acting (indivisually in movies or dramas), I had not owned any of the CDs. I had always watched them in Music Bank variety shows but never thought of owning one. I broke down and got this cd and while listening to it, I realized it is full of energy as they are in variety shows. I am so glad to have purchased this.
If you are down...put this in, listen to it and forget about the humdrum of the day....
Fly to the Sky Vol. 8 - DecenniumAugust 7, 2009 10 Years of growing & growing...
Fly To The Sky cds are all wonderful! The powerful voice of HwanHee (Hwany) along with smooth & soothing voice of Brian, makes you want to listen to them over and over again.
This CD, 10 years of being together is excellent! One of the best of theirs. Since I own all their cds, it still is hard to pick the best...love & listen to all of them!
HwanHee was just here in Hawaii for Korean Festival (Brian was busy with solo project), he sang only 5 songs but he got the fans (open concert in the park) on their feet with enthusiasm! The fans danced and sang along with him. Too bad it was so short but everyone enjoyed him and his singing!
Get the CD, or any others of theirs. Soulful, Energetic, Smooth...to say the least...Rock away!!!!
Love Letter (MBC TV Series) (US Version)1 people found this review helpful
July 24, 2009 Talented & Under rated actor....
At first, this drama was not something that I wanted to watch in full due to the subject of the story, religion and two brother's love for one girl. Sad and a bit slow at times but I watched with much interest as the drama progressed.
The actors, including the child actors, were very good. Love the two main actors. Cho Hyn Jae & Ji Jin Hee are two actors that are very under rated.
The opening of the drama is catchy with animated characters along with beautiful OST playing. I have always written how beautiful most of the OST for the dramas are. This OST does it's justice. If you get the DVD, make sure to get the CD. They go hand in hand. Enjoy...
Stairway To Heaven (SBS TV Series) (US Version)July 24, 2009 Classic drama to see again & again...
This is a drama I take parts out to watch again and again...especially when I hear the OST with Kim Bum Soo singing the main song.
I had purchased the dvd when they were originally sold for $99.95 & now the price is where most people can afford to own & definitely should.
If you are Choi Ji Woo & Kwan Sang Woo fan, than you will not be disappointed. The drama is mostly on the sad side so prepare to take some tissues for those heartfelt tears. There are some cute & funny scenes between CJW & KSW so there are some lighter moments.
Kim Tae Hee's role is hard to watch because she plays such mean step sister. So often in Korean dramas, the mean roles are played by the attractive actors and actresses. I suppose that is so the audience can tolerate their terrible behaviors by being exteriorly nice to look at.
The acting by all were very convincing. One would think to believe that CJW & KSW are true couple in life but as he is married to Son Tae Young...and CJW with her boyfriend from Air City drama, Lee Jin Wook (who currently is serving his military duties)...it is all a fairy tale love of good acting and well written story.
I will keep this drama in my ever growing collection of Korean dramas to resurface & to remind myself that there are true love in life.
Kim Kyung Rok (V.O.S) vol.1 - People & PeopleJuly 24, 2009 Strong & Soothing & Full of Emothions...
I really like the voices of V.O.S as a group but I have to say that I enjoy the voice of Kim Kyung Rok the most.
He has a powerful voice, so soothing, & so full of emotion! This type of voice, you don't have to know what he
is singing about because you can just feel the emotions.
I hope he will continue to produce solo cds along with his group cds. He has become one of my favorite singers.
I never get tire of any of the tracks.
Celebrity's Sweetheart (DVD) (End) (Multi-audio) (SBS TV Drama) (Taiwan Version)(2)Our Price: US$60.991 people found this review helpful
July 23, 2009 A True Love Story....
I have seen this on tv recently here in Hawaii & I will get this when it has English Sub.
When I first saw the preview for this drama, I was glad to see that Choi Ji Woo was going to star in it. Now,
I wasn't too sure about Yoo Ji Tae to be her love interest since I had only seen him in movies (movies are short
so they don't get to capture the audience). Boy, I was wrong...wrong...wrong!
The chemistry they had in this love story was amazing! Choi Ji Woo is so good in bringing her male co-star to shine & that YJT did!
Choi Ji Woo played an orphan who became an icon of an actress. Yoo Ji Tae, a writer, becomes a ghost writer for her & falls hopelessly in love with her. They have many oppositions from all sides why not to be together .
As you watch this drama, you laugh & you cry...mostly feeling good.
It is soothing & what a wonderful ending.
The OST is wonderful as always, classical & emotional songs that you will have visions of the scenes in your
Beethoven Virus (DVD) (End) (English Subtitled) (MBC TV Drama) (US Version)(1)Our Price: US$79.99List: US$119.99Save: US$40.00 (33%)May 10, 2009 Must see drama...Wow on acting...
This is for music lovers & Korean drama lovers... The main actor Kim Myung Min, what can you say about
him but how great of actor he is (every dramas & movies he has been in, he wins major awards!). One would think that he actually studied to be a conductor, the movements, the expressions and his acting is by far
I think Jang Geun Suk & Lee Ji Ah along with all the cast did outstanding job in their roles. The older cello player, her name escapes me at the moment, she played a concert pianist, mom of Bae Yong Jun's role in Winter Sonata. I thought she actually played cello but she said she studied by watching mostly DVDs on cello players. Her movements & expressions as she played looked so real that it fooled me to think she actually palyed the instrament.
I watched this drama in 2 days since I couldn't stop watching.
The OST is very good...there are several for the drama...the special addition has Jang Geun Suk singing on the 1st cd, last track. He has very nice voice. Enjoy...Aloha
90 Days of Love (DVD) (End) (English Subtitled) (MBC TV Drama) (US Version)(1)Our Price: US$69.99List: US$99.99Save: US$30.00 (30%)2 people found this review helpful
May 8, 2009 So sad...
I would say even though the drama was extremely sad through out...I was impressed with Kang Ji Hwan
in the role. I decided that I would try to watch everything he is in (& own the dvds if avaiable).
I am not a fan of Kim Ha Neul but I would say that she did a good job with her role. I only watched this drama
because I was hooked on Kang Ji Hwan. I do think that they had good chemistry together in this.
I loved his role in Hong Gil Dong...he was great! He & Song Yuri had even better chemistry together.
The OST of this drama is very nice...again you can feel the sadness as the music plays.
Tell Me You Love Me (DVD) (End) (English Subtitled) (MBC TV Drama) (US Version)(4)Our Price: US$29.99List: US$99.99Save: US$70.00 (70%)May 8, 2009 Finally the DVD is here....
I have been waiting for this drama to come out on DVD since I had seen the drama on tv. I had been
fasinated with Kim Rae Won (I have all the dvds that I can find with him in them). When he smiles, it just
lights up the room (notice that with many Korean actors?).
The thing that is hard to watch on the drama is that Yum Jung Ah's role...she is so addicted to Byung Soo
(Kim Rae Won) that she doesn't care who she hurts as long as she can have him. She must have had
some negative feedback from fans after doing the show.
Kim Rae Won & Yoon So Yi's roles when together is what makes this very emotional drama watchable. They
have great chemistry together. Kim Rae Won with Kim Tae Hee in Love Story in Harvard also had great
chemistry with eachother.
Now I am trying to find the OST cd for the drama...when there is music cd to go with it I normally get it
seems I can't find the OST yet. Love the music (Fly to The Sky sings in it).
Celebrity's Sweetheart OST (SBS TV Drama)May 8, 2009 Loved everything about this drama...
I have been really looking forward to Choi Ji Woo doing another drama & this drama fit her so well. The
last drama, "Air City" with her and Lee Jung Jae (really like him) didn't seem to have a great chemistry between them, maybe due to not enough togetherness & closeups that she is so good in...who knows but it lacked chemistry between them.
When I first heard that Yoo Ji Tae was going to be her co star, thought they may not be a good match. Boy,
was I ever wrong! They had great chemistry together as she did with Lee Byung Hun, Kwan Sang Woo &
Bae Yong Jun. Yoo Ji Tae just grew on me as I watched his very expressive face through out the drama. So
much so that I didn't want the drama to end (lately so many Korean dramas are very long...)
I had seen quite a few of Yoo Ji Tae's movies and he is very good in all of them but this tops them all!!!
Choi Ji Woo did excellent acting & she looked great (I know some thought she looked old...Yikes...wouldn't
one want to look old like her?), loved her in this...reminder of Stairway to Heaven, Winter Sonata & Beautiful
Days all rolled in one.
Enjoy....get the CD, lovely music as always....Aloha!
Save Your Last Dance For Me OST (SBS TV Series)January 27, 2009 Feel Good OST...!!!!
As I have written about the drama being "feel good" drama to watch, that is what I say about this OST!
"Give My Love..." what a great song! Every piece is wonderful!
I wished that Ji Sung had sung a track as he did in "Conditions of Love". He has very strong, powerful
Save the Last Dance for Me (SBS TV Series)(US Version)(51)Our Price: US$74.99List: US$99.99Save: US$25.00 (25%)January 27, 2009 Feel Good K-Drama!
I have watched this drama few times and eachtime it makes me "feel good".
The acting and the music is very good.
I have friends who have watched over and over that they can't even count how may times they actually
Buy this, buy the OST and really enjoy!
Ji Sung is excellent along with Eugene. And Ryu So Young keeps getting better and better in every drama
he has been in since this.
You Are My Destiny OST (KBS TV Drama)November 18, 2008 So good...So heartwarming...
This drama is so good that I make every effort to watch every episode from Monday thru Fridays. It is very long but it is worth watching.
The only time I have hard time watching is when Subin, her mother & Hosae's mother are being mean
to Saeybak (Yoona). She takes so much of this through out the drama and yet she stays positive and
forgiving thrugh out the whole ordeal!
Yoona (member of Girl's Generation) is a newcomer in acting but, wow, she can act!
I love Lee Ji Hoon, he is so protective of her (he wanted her as his girlfriend until she got adopted into his
family) than became a real caring brother to her. I like his singing and I have always liked him in acting also.
He was wonderful in Wonderful Life with Eugene.
The music is very good. Listen to Lee Pil Mo (the older brother) on one of the tracks, very nice, very heart
warming and very well sung by him.
Beautiful Life (DVD) (Ep. 1-11) (Hong Kong Version)
Beautiful Life (DVD) (Ep. 1-11) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3(3)Our Price: US$26.991 people found this review helpful
November 7, 2008 Beautiful Life...Beautiful Story...
Wow! That is what I can say about this touching story.
I am a fan of Korean dramas but I got hold of this J-drama and I am so glad I got to see this.
I had to watch it couple of times since I laughed and cried so much that I couldn't read the subtitles the
first time around.
Kimura Takuya, I have become a fan of yours. Thank you.
Love Letter - Dramatic Korean Music Video Collection (Korea Version)(1)Our Price: US$36.99List: US$48.99Save: US$12.00 (24%)1 people found this review helpful
November 7, 2008 Great way to find the song & the singer....
I have the 6 DVD set. This is a great way to get all your favorite singers & actors (in music videos) in one.
What is nice is that the songs have the singer's names and the lyrics are in English subtitles.
Though the music and the videos (some from actual drama clips) are beautiful, most of them are very sad.
When I hear a song that I like I want to find out who sings it & often I can locate the singer from the DVDs.
A Moment to Remember4 people found this review helpful
August 2, 2008 Beautifully done....
I have seen this movie several times, mostly when I'm feeling sorry for myself. This is the movie that makes you think that life is too short & to appreciate what you've got.
Son Yu Jin did an excellent job! She was so believable as a young woman with illness that is not reversable. The best acting from all her previous movies and dramas.
Jung Woo Sung, love the way he looks & he is one great actor! I first saw him in Mutt Boy and than Warriors (he has been in many others) and he is really good in all of them. I would love to see him in a drama.
He plays a husband that sees no one but her. He has such a deep love for her that your heart breaks as you watch feeling helpless.
Jung Woo Sung & Son Yu Jin...do another movie together!
Super Rookie Ranger (DVD) (Multi-audio) (English Subtitled) (SBS TV Drama) (Malaysia Version)
Super Rookie Ranger (DVD) (Multi-audio) (English Subtitled) (SBS TV Drama) (Malaysia Version) DVD Region 3(1)Our Price: US$69.992 people found this review helpful
August 2, 2008 All about Eric!
I am writing not so much about this drama (though I enjoyed it, not may favorite...just fun) but about Eric.
I am currently watching his Chilwu, The Mighty with Eric as the main star Chilwu. What a surprise! I have watched all of his previous dramas but didn't think a great deal about him.
Well, can't wait to watch the rest of Chilwu. He looks very handsome in his Hanbok costume. And...what a great acting job he is doing. Now, I will re watch this and other dramas that he has been in and enjoy them all over again.
I do like his group Shinwha which he is a rapper for the band.
The Memory of Beautiful Days (English Subtitled) (SBS Drama Special)(23)Our Price: US$136.99List: US$178.99Save: US$42.00 (23%)1 people found this review helpful
August 2, 2008 Still one of the best....
No matter how many Korean dramas I watch, this has to be one of my very favorite. I love the chemistry between Lee Byung Hun and Choi Ji Woo. CJW always does great with her co stars but I would say this drama makes you think that they could really be a couple outside of acting.
LBH has been one of my favorite from the beginning of my viewing of Korean dramas. He is so good in all his dramas and movies. He is so talented and extremely bright (IQ of 155).
CJW, she can act and she seems very elegant and kind. She just makes her male co stars shine. The chemistry she has with all her co stars are amazing! I can't say that about most of the stars.
This is the drama to watch. I have watched the whole series several times and eachtime I see something different.
WATCH & ENJOY!
Something Happened in Bali (SBS TV Series)(US Version)(36)Our Price: US$69.99List: US$99.99Save: US$30.00 (30%)August 1, 2008 Great acting by all!
Loved this drama even with the unexpected ending.
This is the drama that got me to watch Jo In Sung in everything else he is in now. He is intense in this drama. He is intense in his Dirty Carnival movie also. He is light hearted in the Shoot For The Stars (fun to watch), quirky in Spring Days (not one of my favorites).
So Ji Sub suprises me in everything he is in. In this he is very good as in I'm Sorry I Love You. He has been in so many dramas but most of the dramas he ends up dying as in this drama. He didn't die in We're Dating Now...goodthing!
What can one say about Ha Ji Won? She was great in Hwang Jin Ye and in this drama, so heartbreaking to watch her suffer as she does through out the drama.
She is exceptional actress! Damo is the drama that really made me think that she will be a long lasting in her career.
Watch this drama & always listen to the OST music.