J-dorama Version of You From Another Star Airing on Amazon Prime Gets Panned for Miscasting of Fukushi Sota and Yamamoto Mizuki After Release of First Trailer

Hahahaha, OMG this looks sooooooooo bad. Like, mwahahahaha trainwreck level bad potentially. The first trailer is out for the J-version of You From Another Star (My Love From the Stars) which premieres on Amazon Prime streaming on February 23, and one wonders if there is still time to re-cast and re-film the entire thing. Starring Fukushi Sota and Yamamoto Mizuki, the first preview is like a cut rate knock-off in the opposite quality vein of Go Princess Go and Queen Cheorin (Mr. Queen). That drama has GPG being super cheap in production quality due to having no budget but the K-remake ended up having the budget to delivery a more visually appealing elevated watch experience. Here it looks the opposite, the original YFAS was glorious on the outfits and accessories and leads Jeon Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun had the beautiful top actress and handsome alien professor visuals and acting ability. But here Sota has the looks but about as much range as my busted rotator cuff and Mizuki does not have the right attitude and aura to convincingly pull off the top actress role. Watching the preview I legit vacillated between mild cringing and feeling bad for the two leads because they should not have been offered their roles to begin with, and they also don’t showcase any chemistry from the previews alone. Amazon JP actually turned off the comments feature on this official preview inYoutube so you can guess what they are trying to limit in terms of mass panning.

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K-netizens Ponder: If You Can Be an Iconic Female K-drama Character for One Month, Whose Life Would You Want to Live?

Oh this is a good one, an d I totally know who would be just a blast to live as for one month! K-netizens have circulated a post that shares ten famous/popular/well-known K-drama female lead characters and asked “which female … Continue reading

Watch an Entire Drama Love Story in One Picture: A Visual Homage to Some of the Best K-romances

This post doesn’t need any editorializing, and really just needs to be viewed and savored. A talented and oh so generous K-netizen (doing the drama gods service!) created a one picture image for some of the most popular and beloved … Continue reading

Japanese Hallyu Fan Poll of Over 150K Votes Selects the Best OTP of Iconic K-dramas

This is a fascinating poll result piece and usually the Japanese fans of K-dramas aren’t heard as much as the I-fans or C-netizens so I usually go by what gets high ratings when it airs over there to gauge popularity. … Continue reading

Sliding Scale of When Lead Onscreen Chemistry Saves or Sinks Preposterously Plotted K-dramas

Four episodes into watching K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch and it’s a steady stream of “buh” and “huh” and “snooze…..” The story may be disjointed but there have been way worse written K-dramas that have worked better thanks to the … Continue reading

K-ent Notices Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun Unable to Repeat You From Another Star Success in Subsequent Projects

It’s impossible to hit a home run in every at bat but base hits are fine until the percentages start to decline precipitously. The stunning depths of the failure of thriller K-movie Real puts Kim Soo Hyun in the position … Continue reading

Sequel to You From Another Star Debunked But Leads Jeon Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun are Considering Potential Drama Comebacks

There’s news from the You From Another Star front unrelated to how Descendants of the Sun recently broke many of YFAS’s ratings records. It’s been two years since the monumentally popular drama and since then there have been murmurs of … Continue reading

You From Another Star, Heirs, and Decendents of the Sun Take Top Three Rank in Most Popular K-dramas in China

With the conclusion of Descendants of the Sun it’s a perfect time to check in with the popularity of K-dramas in China and see where this newest ratings breaker resides. Polling website Vlinkage just released the Top 30 Most Popular … Continue reading

Media Comparing Song Joong Ki and Kim Soo Hyun’s Rise to Popularity in China in Part to Acting Opposite A-list Noonas

It’s only a matter of time before the C-media started comparing Kim Soo Hyun and Song Joong Ki, thanks to the success of Descendants of the Sun in Korea and China the drama is securely regarded as the next You … Continue reading