Monday, September 10, 2018

Kdrama Review: Are You Human Too?

Drama: Are You Human Too?
Genre: science fiction thriller/romance
Starring: Seo Kang Joon, Gong Seung Yeon
Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 

This is a drama that grabbed me from the very first moment. So much happens in the first couple of episodes! The premise here is that our guy is a robot... his genius mom made him because her human son was kidnapped from her when he was about 10 years old by his grandpa (her father in law) and she was never able to get him back.

So he was raised by this crazy powerful guy and so she, because she could, made a robot replacement.

The robot is nice, mannerly, kind, rule abiding, sweet, compassionate and etc. The human is... arrogant, mean, ruthless, playboyish, snotty, greedy, and etc. They are as different as can be.

The robot, with his adorable smile.

One day, the human son is trying to track down his mom, but he is being followed by a hitman hired by the bad guy and is nearly killed. The robot son witnesses this and is freaked out. The mom rescues the human son and begins to nurse him back to health.

Meanwhile, she asks the robot son to step into his place in the corporate crazy world so that the bad guys don't know what happened, and so that the human son doesn't lose his place to inherit the company.


So they teach him to be all the bad things so he can pull this off. But deep down, he is still all the good things. And it might get him caught!

(I found it funny that he, this robot character, continually said he doesn't have emotions, but dang, he totally did! He was chuck full of emotion! How is that possible!? LOL!)

He gives lots of hugs because it's a rule.

And so it goes. He has a bodyguard that he had had a run in with as the human, but the robot took a liking to the bodyguard and won her over quickly. She discovers his secret pretty fast. Which was nice (I hate it when secrets like this get dragged on forever!) and she becomes a great ally. And of course, she falls for him. He is TOO DANG SWEET not to fall for! And of course, even if he doesn't have emotion or a heart, or whatever, he totally falls for her too. It's the best thing ever!

But wow the story gets complicated and all messed up and so much is happening and dang the bad guys ! And then when the human son wakes up... oh boy. It's not pretty.

Robot left, human right. Yeah?

Of course both parts are played by the same guy and that lets you know his acting is spot on! We can usually tell which one it is by the way he holds his face, the way he smiles , the way walks. He can go from human to robot in a flash. Though he does trick us a few times! Beware....

And so I loved it. The end was a bit.. weird and frustrated me. I could have thought of better ways, you know? But all in all it was extremely engaging and fun and suspenseful.

Here's the trailer. It's a bit long, but the best one out there:

This drama is another one with a ton of great songs. Here's the one that seems to play at all the best parts!

1 comment:

  1. I’m adding this one to my list. Sounds like one I’d like. I’m sad to hear it ends a little badly though.



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