Friday, September 25, 2009

My Girl, Mean Girl Ah Chu & Alice Academy

...Getting sick of me? Three in one day!
This one's gonna be quick. Just thought I'd quickly review two dramas and an anime I'd just recently finished.

The first is a korean drama, My Girl.

Synopsis (
Ju Yoo-rin (Lee Da Hae) is an imposter proficient in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Seol Gong Chan (Lee Dong Wook) is the second generation heir of a big corporation. Because of his grandfather’s illness, he’s forced to ask Yoo-rin to be his long-lost cousin so that his grandfather’s last wish can be fullfilled. So therefore, they both are bound in a lie that no-one in the family knows the truth. Kim Sae-hyun (Park Si Yeon) grew up in a rich family and dreams to become a tennis star with the nickname “Sharapova of Korea”. Her charm and intelligence attract many men. She and Yoo-rin have cutthroat competitions. Seo Jeong-woo (Lee Joon Ki) will fall also for Yoo-rin and finally learn to love that special someone.

My Review: This was a pretty good drama, overall. Usually when you encounter Romantic dramas like this, you end up finding yourself annoyed with the main character. The girl chases the guys saying how much she cares about him, all the while sobbing her heart out. I could never stand a girl who cries ALL the time. But YooRin in My Girl was completely different. She was more realistic and absolutely hilarious! Even though she cries, you understand her pain when she does, it's completely justified. This drama is the epitome of Romantic Comedy. It had a good dose of both aspects. The love and the development of their relationship was there within an amazing plot and absolutely endearing, but the comedy wasn't completely lost as it is in most romantic comedies. My only issue is that it moved a bit slow and I totally hated the main dude's ex-girl!!! Jeez, she was such a pain.
Looney Express awards My Girl with a4.2/5.

The next drama is Mean Girl Ah Chu:

Ah Chu is a mean girl. Well, she looks that way. But, under her tough exterior, she is a kind-hearted and charitable modern day female chevalier. One day, this girl encounters a gentle and honest man named Ling Ping Zhi. But he's never been away from his mother and is very naive. Therefore, Ah Chu displays her chivalry and saves the bachelor in distress. Later when he enters the showbiz, she helps him manoeuvre the dangers of show biz.

My Review: This drama was....hmm...I have mixed feelings about this one. For one, it took me forever to finish, not because it was bad per say, but it wasn't good enough to compel me to watch either. And towards the end of the series, the main characters, especially Ah Chu began to really annoy me. I personally hate it when a couple clearly likes each other and one of them takes it upon themselves to do what they think is "right" for the other by breaking up! COMMUNICATION IS KEY, people!!! really got me aggravated!

Looney Express gives Mean Girl Ah chu a 3/5.

And finally, Alice Academy.

Mikan and Hotaru,who are best friends, grow up in a small town in the remote countryside. Suddenly, Hotaru moves to a school for geniuses in Tokyo. Mikan misses Hotaru so badly that she decides to travel to Tokyo herself to find Hotaru. She finds Hotaru in a school called “Alice Academy,” and discovers that the school is actually for people with special powers called "Alices". Then, Narumi-sensei, a teacher at the school finds out that Mikan also happens to have an alice and he lets Mikan into the academy

In the academy, Mikan meets a mysterious kid named Natsume, who has the Fire alice and the most popular boy in the elementary division. In the beginning, Mikan hates him but she gradually starts liking him. Soon Natsume begins to care for Mikan and finally admits that he will do anything to protect her.

Mikan gradually meets some new friends like Yuu Tobita, the class president, and Ruka Nogi, a close friend to Natsume, and Sumire Shouda, the self-declared president to Natsume and Ruka's fan club.

 My Review: Ok.... I was really surprised that I LIKED THIS SO MUCH!!! Usually anime where little kids are the main characters annoys the crap out of me, but Alice Academy was just soo damn funny and entertaining. The characters, especially Mikan were so outrageous and one-of-a-kind that I couldn't help, but begin to like them. This is a pretty good anime, that has some substance, like it's not all just about hilarity, there's actually a real plot, though it's not developed until the very end. Overall, it was entertaining enough that I watched all 26 eps in two days! Keep this one someplace safe until you find yourself down in the dumps or really bored!
Looney Express gives it a 4/5.
Until next time, World! Don't miss me too much! HUGS X KISSES!

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