Korean Dramas

10 Reasons to Watch Man from the Stars

Song Yi Min Joon Wave

I haven’t enjoyed a drama this much in a long, long time. From romance, tragedy, comedy and thrills, Man from the Stars has it all. It’s plot is highly entertaining and I have long since fallen in love with the lead characters.

For those of you that are still undecided about watching this new drama, here are 10 reasons why you really should be watching this show. Don’t be put off by the strange alien premise, the entire thing is spectacular!

1. Amazing Chemistry

Bag Hug

Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun steal the show. Their onscreen chemistry is such a pleasure to watch. Their previous movie The Thieves hinted that they would be good together, but I’ve been blown away with just how great it is.

2. Jun Ji Hyun Portrays an Exaggerated Version of Herself 

Song Yi- pose

The Song Yi’s comedic timing is always spot, be it while she poses for the spotlight or lounges at home with her stuffed bear or blowdryer. Be prepared to laugh when Song Yi is around!

3. Kim Soo Hyun is Gorgeous

Min Joon Profile

Not only is he handsome, but his character is also super adorable as a seemingly stoic alien-in-love. It’s been great fun to see the Min Joon slowly transform because of his newfound feelings of love.

4. Excellent Use of Flashbacks

Flashback- 1

The past is not just in the past during this show. The present events are still very much influenced by Min Joon’s experiences from 400 years ago and the show does a great job integrating flashbacks into the current timeline.

5. The Bad Guy Will Actually Make You Want to Cower in Fear

Jae Kyung

The writer is not messing around- this guy is a psychopath! You never quite know when he will strike next, which keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats.

6. Min Joon’s Awesome Super Powers

Car Stop

Seems like Min Joon can do almost anything, which leads to some great plot lines that would usually be unimaginable.  Teleportation, super senses, and the ability to stop time combine to make for a compelling and intriguing character. Who can stop a car with their bare hands? Min Joon can!

7. Quirky Epilogues

Rant at End

The epilogues always bring something new and or informative for the audience to enjoy. Many times, it involves an interview with Min Joon where he enlightens us about things like serving in the army for a total of 49 years during his life on Earth or about his first almost kiss. You never quite know what will be shown, but I haven’t been disappointed yet! As much as I hate finishing an episode, the epilogues help to lessen the withdrawal pains.

8. Extremely Hilarious Moments

Oops

An episode of Man from the Stars never lacks in hilarious hijinks. The two leads each maintain their own funny quirks, and together the funniness is hard to stop. There are plenty of serious and more suspenseful moments to the show, but a comical moment is never far away.

Drunk Min Joon

Every wonder what drunken, magical escapades look like? Just watch Man from the Stars!

9. Entertaining Shout-outs to Korean Pop Culture 

Heirs Parody

From Heirs, Reply 1994, My Sassy Girl, and even G-Dragon and Jung Hyung Don’s song on Infinity Challenge, Man from the Stars has payed tribute to them all. It’s great fun to try and spot the numerous references that occur!

10. Each Episode is Better Than the Last

15 Seconds

We’re almost at the half-way mark and I find myself enjoying this show more and more with each step it takes. The romance is starting to heat up and the suspense and mystery continue to go strong. I can’t wait to see what comes next!

If you haven’t already, go start Man from the Stars. I seriously doubt you’ll regret it!

If you are still in doubt and don’t mind some spoilers, you can check out my recaps on Soompi:

“Man from the Stars” Hits the Right Notes in Episodes 1 & 2

From Appendicitis to Murder, “Man from the Stars” Continues to Impress (Episodes 3 & 4)

Romance, Comedy, Sadness & Thrills- “Man from the Stars” Has It All (Episodes 5 & 6)

Near Death Experiences Spark Romance in “Man from the Stars” (Episodes 7 & 8)

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

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    • I think it can do it! It’s already safely in the 20%s and we are only half way through with the show. I have a feeling the last few weeks we’ll see some really high numbers! I’m glad you agree! It’s such a great show 🙂

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  1. I love this list! I agree with everything you said. The chemistry of Kim Soohyun and Jeon Jihyun is so umfff it just carries you away, so much so that you wouldn’t notice you’ve already watched 12 episodes of the drama. With the other Korean dramas I’ve watched, I already lost interest in watching ’em by the 12th episode. But YWCFTS is different. It’s really a nice watch. I’d give it six out of five stars if I’m to rate it, to be honest. 🙂

    Great list you’ve got! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    • I totally agree. Hit dramas are really good at starting trends, but very rarely do these re-dos come close to the original. Man from the Stars is setting the bar very, very high!

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  2. I think there should be an additional reason to watch MY LOVE FROM ANOTHER STAR and that is ” WHERE CAN YOU FIND AN ALIEN THAT CAN DO ALMOST EVERYTHING BUT HIS WEAKNESS IS THE KISS OF THE PERSON HE LOVES OR MAYBE THE KISS FROM THE EARTHLINGS”. SO GUYS DO YOU AGREE WITH ME? hahahhahhhahahhahha 😄

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