Dramas(in alphabetical order):
Corner with Love-3.5/5 -would be 4/5 but for the ending
Devil Beside You-4.5/5
My Lucky Star-3.5/5
Smiling Pasta – 3.5/5
Why Why Love-4/5
The First Shop of Coffee Prince-5/5
Hana Yori Dango -4.5/5
Hana Yori Dango 2 – 4/5
Hanazakari no Kimi Tachi e – 4/5
Daddy Long Legs – 2.5/5 – highly anticlimactic ending and confusing plot
Linger-1.5/5 – melodrama in its worst form. Avoid.
Secret-5/5 – beautiful, lyrical little film that hits all the right notes(literally).
The Art of Seduction – 2/5 – this was supposed to be a charming, witty, upbeat love story. It turned sour halfway through.
Virgin Snow-3/5 – decent romance with beautiful cinematography and good acting. Nothing in particular makes it standout however.
Opinions(these are unfinished dramas which I saw enough of to have an opinion about):
Gourmet-ugh. Food is just not my thing as the central theme of a drama, and thus I found it highly boring. However, there was nothing terribly wrong with it and I hear it picks up later on in the drama.
Hotelier – hotel management is not really my thing either, but its main problems are those that tend to be suffered by all older dramas – slow pacing, poor production values, etc. Also, it’s a little too self-conscious of its own theme – I mean, they even play classical music as the soundtrack to the first episode.
Miss No Good – utter crap. I gave up literally 15 minutes into this drama. ToGetHer and Miss No Good showcase Rainie Yang’s two extremes as far as her roles go – subtle, nuanced delicacy and over-the-top, overtly showy expressionnism – and Miss No Good unfortunately encases the latter. Also, I didn’t like the male leads, and in general it just seemed to be lacking in heart