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A MUST WATCH: Skipping this drama would be a disservice to yourself! REVIEW: Sometimes laughing while crying can soothe the heart. Dear My Friends is the kind of drama that does just that. When I first saw the trailer for this drama I expected a stunning comedy of the mishaps of the elder generation, and I got that. However I did not foresee the strong tangents between the lives of these lovely characters and my very own. I did not expect to cry for two thirds of the drama. I didn't expect them to hit so close to home. I'm literally in awe by the sheer talent of these seasoned actors/actresses. For me DMF Is reminiscent of the classic Joy Luck Club (and if you haven't read that book or watched that movie you need to). It is absolutely moving. The characters are super lovable and it gives you another outlook on life and those of your parents. FIVE STARS! Don't miss it!
Too muddled for me. Don't get me wrong, the acting was great, I just had a problem with the premise of the movie. From the beginning everything wasn't very clear. The setup for when the detective came in was a bit obscure. I'm also not big on plots with no true "villain" and no true "hero". However I will say the ending lives up to the title. The movie wasn't terrible, but it wasn't what I would call "re-watch" worthy either.
I throughly enjoyed this drama, which is why I'm sad it had such low ratings throughout it's course. I felt the story was great and given the chance for extension, it could have gone above and beyond. I loved the characters, Shin Hye and Yong Hwa both oozed with chemistry. I still fill that Minhyuk (Joon Hee) could have been paired with some one better Hee Joo, and that so many other characters could have been flushed out. Other than that, I adored this drama! And FYI I've watched plenty other dramas that lagged in the beginning. This is not one of them.