I’m Not A Robot 로봇이 아니다 | Quick Final Thoughts

Just finished the last episodes of I’m Not A Robot…final rating? 7/10. It’s a great drama if you’re looking for something fluffy and cute with a lot of romance and comedy. It’s lacking on the depth and plot, but the chemistry between the two leads is AH-mazing. Their romantic scenes are to die for. I can’t find the words to describe how adorable they are. And their kiss scenes? Oh…my…god… *squeal*

However, I do have a few complaints. As cute as they are, I feel like their relationship is unbalanced. The story seems to make it appear as though Ji Ah and Min Kyu love each other equally, and while that may be true, Ji Ah is sacrificing a lot more for Min Kyu than he is for her. She took a lot of emotional punches and didn’t get anything for it. When Min Kyu found out the truth, he did and said a lot of hurtful things. Yes, Ji Ah did lie to him. Yes, he has a right to feel betrayed. And he even has a right to lash out. But that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t own up to his words and actions later. Ji Ah did all of the apologizing and Min Kyu did none of it. He didn’t apologize for his words or for hurting her or causing her to hurt herself for him (when she cut herself cooking and fell down while rushing to get to him). I wish there was just a moment where he just sincerely apologized.

I also didn’t like how the other relationships came out of no where, like Professor Hong and Pi. It seems like they just threw it in towards the middle of the drama for whatever reason. And everything was a mess in the last 2 episodes. Everything was wrapped up too quickly and neatly. The company drama was essentially useless. It could have been left out. I don’t know where they wanted to go with it, but it didn’t do anything, nor did it have anything to take away from.

With that being said, it’s still worth watching for the fluffiness. Definitely don’t watch this if you’re looking for something with a good plot, but if you’re looking for something to make you laugh and smile, this is a pretty good one. This made me a fan of Chae Soo Bin and I love Yoo Seung Ho even more now. I look forward to seeing them in other dramas soon.

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I’m Not a Robot 로봇이 아니다 | Thoughts

Waiting for last week’s episodes was the worst. I hadn’t felt that way since Moon Lovers (Scarlet Heart Ryeo, 달의 연인- 보보경심 려). The fact that there was no preview made it even worse. I was able to put off watching episodes 23 and 24, because I already know what route the story is going to take. With the way episode 20 ended, I hadn’t known where the story was going to go; was Ji Ah going to pretend to not know Min Kyu? Was she going to pretend to know him as President Jo? How was Min Kyu going to react? Would he realize that Aji 3 was a human all along or would he think there’s just a human who looks like her? All these questions ran through my head while waiting for episode 21.

Sadly, I’m disappointed with the way the story went. I wish Ji Ah would have pretended to know Min Kyu just as the chairman of KM Financial. Perhaps it would have been harder to keep up the facade, but she wouldn’t have had to pretend like he was a total stranger. The fact that she’s pretending to not know him at all and let him think that her name is Hong Joo is going to make it much harder for all of them once he finds out, because Ji Ah and the Santa Maria team will have deceived him twice now. I understand their concern for his health, but the truth is going to come out one day. If they had been upfront with Min Kyu, his shock may not have been as severe.

I’m pretty sure I know how the rest of the drama will go: Min Kyu will get sick. He might go into a coma from the shock. He’ll recover. He and Ji Ah will resolve the misunderstanding and get together. Yoo Chul and his father will fail in dragging down Min Kyu and probably live the rest of their lives in guilt. If Yoo Chul is lucky, Ri El will choose to be with him. Professor Hong and Pi will probably get together, and the Santa Maria team will receive recognition for their invention. And everyone who’s good will live happily ever after.

Lol, the drama will probably throw some surprises, but overall, I’m pretty sure that’s how everything is going to go. I will most likely continue this drama until the end, if not for the story, for Yoo Seung Ho and Chae Soo Bin’s incredibly chemistry. They’re so adorable together and both actors just make their characters wonderful.

Here’s to hoping the ending doesn’t get screwed up. Folded Hands on Samsung Experience 8.5 (Galaxy Note S8)Folded Hands on Samsung Experience 8.5 (Galaxy Note S8)

I’m Not A Robot 로봇이 아니다| Thoughts

Oh my gosh, I’m in love with this drama. It’s got me hooked. There are definitely flaws to this drama, and there are things the characters do that are questionable, but it’s easy to overlook these flaws, because of the chemistry between Kim Min Kyu (YOO Seung Ho) and Jo Ji Ah (CHAE Soo Bin). They are so cute together. It’s ridiculous that Min Kyu hasn’t figured out Ji Ah is not a robot, but it’s what makes everything so funny. He’s already falling for her, and Ji Ah is so far gone. Like some people have said, she does have to put up with a lot of stupid stuff from him, because she has come to like him. But I’m okay with this, only because I expect him to make it up for her once he finds out the truth.

I do feel a little bad for Min Kyu though, now that he’s starting to fall for her, and there’s definitely going to be a lot of angst in the next feel episodes, but this is what I like to see in dramas: the moments of sadness before the main couple actually get together. I’m curious to see how he’s going to find out about Ji Ah. I’m assuming he’s going to see her when she’s not in Aji 3’s get-up. I can’t wait for that moment. I hope the writers don’t mess the story up and do something unnecessary.

It also looks like the plot is starting to move along and include some problems at the company of which Min Kyu is the chairman. I’m curious to see how he’s going to deal with these issues too. With his human allergy getting better because of Ji Ah, will he be more aggressive in facing his enemies? But then, this could be an issue once Ji Ah disappears. I wonder if the real Aji 3 will still have the same affect on Min Kyu if he thinks that nothing has changed. Also, they have been talking about resetting Aji 3 (Ji Ah), so I’m wondering if that will be Professor Hong and the research team’s excuse when they replace Ji Ah with Aji 3. She’s not the same, because she’s been reset to factory mode and lost all of Min Kyu’s input? That’ll be interesting if they go down this route.

I hate having to wait for the next episode, especially since I’m not really into any of the other dramas that are currently airing…hopefully I’ll get into at least another one…

 

I’M NOT A ROBOT 로봇이 아니다| FIRST IMPRESSION

I don’t know if this can be considered a first impression anymore, since I’ve watched up to episode 8 already–technically episode 4, since the episodes are cut in half now.

This is cute romantic comedy. YOO Seung Ho (유승호) is KIM Min Kyu, a rich man who has an allergy to humans. He falls in love with a robot, AJI 3, played by CHAE Soo Bin, who is actually a human, named JO Ji Ah, pretending to be a robot. I’ve seen posts on tumblr pointing out the flaws of the drama, which I can also see, but because this is a rom-com, I don’t want to take it too seriously and just enjoy the cuteness of Yoo Seung Ho and Chae Soo Bin. They are perfect for their characters. They bring a good balance of seriousness and comedic relief to their characters.

The plot is interesting. There is enough to keep me interested, but not enough to make the story predictable. I’m curious to see how these characters grow and change. Most importantly, I’m curious to see how Kim Min Kyu will react when he finds out that AJI 3 is actually Jo Ji Ah. Hopefully it won’t be ruined and the ending is fitting to the story.

I don’t know if Uhm Ki Joon was a good choice for the character of Hong Baek Gyun. He seems too old to be the ex-boyfriend of Ji Ah. It makes sense for him to be older, since he is a professor, but to have dated Ji Ah…it’s weird. I wished they had either chosen a younger actor or written the character to be younger. I’m curious to see where the story is going to go with Ji Ah and the professor’s past relationship too.

There’s a lot to unpack in this drama, so I’m definitely going to stick around for it.

 

Thoughts on: Ruler: Master of the Mask

Characters

While the actors did a wonderful job portraying the characters, each character seemed to be missing something. They didn’t seem to be reaching their full potential, and it was really such a shame. The most disappointing character was Han Ga Eun. She was essentially a character there just to be the love interest. There was nothing more to her. Her character had no development whatsosever.  While the other main characters did change, the writers didn’t go as far as I felt they could have.

Plot

Again, the plot had a lot of potential. At the beginning, I was so excited to see how everything will play out. The set up was so good. The King was corrupt and controlled by a corrupt group. Since he was unable to get out of the situation alive, he knew his son was the only chance he had at saving his kingdom. So he hid his identity, thereby protecting his son from the group. How then was his son going to claim the throne if no one knew his face? There was so much that could have been done, but because the writers wanted to focus on the romance, a lot of time that could have been spent on developing this plot was wasted on the main love line.

Romance

Despite all the time spent on the main couple, it was still very bad. There’s not much to be said about the romance. While the individual scenes were good, it was difficult to see how they connected to the overall plot. There was also no development between the main leads. I had no idea how they even came to like one another and how they could love so deep when they hardly knew each other. It was extremely frustrating and this is the first drama where I was rooting for the male lead to fall for the second female character. There was much more to be seen between the Crown Prince and Hwa Gun than the Prince and Ga Eun. The love story would have been so much better and tragic (like Romeo and Juliet) had the Prince fallen for Hwa Gun instead. The romance could have been good if the writers actually took the time to tell a story, but I don’t know what happened.