man from the stars, you from another star, my lover from the stars, byeoreseo on namja, 별에서 온 남자
comedy, drama, romance, sci fi
18 Dec, 2013 - 27 Feb, 2014
22:00 - 23:10
4.24 of 5 by 2691 users
Joseon records state that in the year 1609, a shining unidentified object appeared in the sky, startling and confusing people. Four hundred years later, Do Min Jun, one of the aliens who was on the vessel, lives in Seoul. At the same time, Cheon Song I, a famous actress, has problems with her reputation being ripped apart on the internet by angry users. Soon, the two cross paths.
I would recommend this drama solely because of the excellent acting portrayed by Jeon Ji Hyun in her role as Cheon Song Yi. Cheon Song Yi is one of the most lovable female characters I've watched. She presents an abrasive personality initially, but demonstrates a strong sense of respect for herself and her loved ones, with a somewhat innocent (and thoroughly amusing) side when it comes to the man she loves.
Do Min Joon is a very old man--well, really he is an alien who has lived for many years on Earth but because of his alien lifespan, he still looks as young as ever. Kim Soo Hyun does a decent job in this role. Do Min Joon provides a good contrast to Cheon Song Yi's overflowing personality.
The side characters are what you'd expect from a kdrama, but they play a satisfying role in the story and are not lacking.
"You are my destiny~" I have a feeling this song will become one of those iconic romantic kdrama songs--the kind of song that starts playing at the beginning of any romantic scene, meant to pull at your heartstrings. For me, the song is very cheesy (but hey, it is a kdrama), but I think they were successful in using an iconic song that will be immediately associated with this drama as I heard it playing throughout Asia, months after the drama had finished airing--this was definitely a huge hit when it aired.
Despite certain flaws in explaining the alien element, I would still definitely recommend this if you're looking for a fun romance with a little bit of drama, as the main characters will keep you entertained for the whole show.
Cheon Song I is the best actress in the country. When she moves, her new neighbour, Do Min Jun, complains that she sings too loud at night, which she can't understand well, since the walls are said to be thick in her building. Little does she now that the guy next door is an alien, that lived on earth for 400 years already and is just waiting to go home in three months, when the asteroid, that brought him to earth, passes by again. But as destiny wants it, they get involved with each other through various events and the wonderful lovestory may begin...
The story is rather basic, but it has everything it needs to make my heart skip beats like crazy. Do Min Jun is the mysterious, silent kind of character that slowly starts to loose it when his love gets in danger. His feelings grow slowly, her feelings grow slowly and even though I can't pinpoint where they fell for each other, I didn't feel surprised by their deep love for each other.
Aside from the love line, there is a surpsiringly high number of deaths in there, since there a side character, that spices things up by intriguing here and there to stay on top of the company.
Side characters like Hwi Gyeong and Yu Se Mi are actually also lovely. I enjoyed their story and that they weren't as dramatic when they couldn't get the guy they wanted to have. I especially liked that, for once, there wasn't somebody chasing after the male protagonist, being nasty to the female lead and everything.
One thing many might be curious about is the ending. Since it's an alien drama, I also was expecting either a very dull explanation or no explanation at all. If you are worried about it, here is my opinion: I liked the ending. It wasn't the usual dull answer, it wasn't too easy and I really liked the outcome. Maybe they didn't think it through prefectly, but if I compare it to other supernatural themed dramas like "My girlfriend is a Gumiho" or "Big", where they messed up the endings, if you ask me, I think they did really well! I was content.
5* for this lovely drama, since it's a romance drama just the way I like it. A bit of action, a bit of humour and lots of love mixed with an okay-amount of tears. Recommended romance drama for every romance lover!