"You Came From The Stars"  in  News

Back by:  askkpop  on  December 15, 2013 12:00 AM

"You Came From The Stars"

"You Came From The Stars"

Nuna romances are nothing new in Dramaland and given the main audience for romantic series is slightly older women, this will not be changing anytime soon. Since the type is used so often, it is necessary for each show to add a different spin on things. 'You Came From The Stars' offers one with some very intriguing potential. It begins airing on December 18th.


Do Min-joon (Kim Soo-hyeon-I) is an alien. Nope, not an immigrant. An actual space alien who crash landed at Joseon 400 years ago. Having lived on Earth for 400 years and into the present, he has developed a cynical view of humans. Cheon Song-i (Jeon Ji-hyeon) is a top actress and all around diva that will develop a romance with Min-joon, whom she seems to have a past involvement with already.

The Worrying

"You Came From The Stars""You Came From The Stars"

Old soul in a young body

While good writing and a good performance can definitely sell the unrealistic concept of an old alien in a young man's body, it takes a very special combination of things for it to be convincing.Kim Soo-hyeon-Iis definitely a talented young man, but does he have what it takes to be a believable otherworldly creature and will the series emphasize that in his character? It would be a shame to get another typical kdrama lead who is only unique on paper.


While Fate is a concept that sells well in romance and Korean dramas, it can also become an obstacle for emotional investment in the story. If Fate becomes too much of a focus, it will feel like the leads have no choice but to fall in love, which is simply not everyone's idea of romance and true love. Since we have a 400+ year-old alien with superhuman powers already, bringing Fate into the picture is one fantasy element too many.

Romance melo with a gimmick?

The biggest question is how the fresh premise will be used. Will they actually feature it a lot, or will Min-joon's nature and abilities only be used when convenient and just as frosting on the love story? Will it all turn overly melodramatic or will we get an interesting plot out of it?

The Reassuring

"You Came From The Stars""You Came From The Stars"


A channel is never a sure bet, but SBS does seem to place more value on cinematic quality, diversity of plots and good presentation of its series. Having had a few popular series this year already and generally being a channel that produces some good quality works, this is something to be happy about.

The chemistry

Kim Soo-hyeon-IandJeon Ji-hyeonstarred in the box office hit 'The Thieves' together, which means they already have a rapport and a confirmed good chemistry. Given that Min-joon is essentially older than Song-i, it is interesting to see how the actors' chemistry will work when their characters' power dynamics are the reverse of what their real age would suggest.

The premise

Assuming it will not only be there for the sake of being there, it can offer interesting things to the plot and character development. If age difference is explored for how it can affect a romance, age difference of a few hundred years plus a difference in species is pretty out there. It will be interesting to see how all this is handled and if the two leads can have a happy ending.

Final Thoughts

The teasers and promotional material out so far are mostly going for a fantasy melo tone. While the presentation and narrative style have an air of seriousness around them, they are not looking melodramatic or soapy, which might mean we are in for a powerful odd fairytale. If they make most out of the cast and premise without dropping the ball on how they use the fantasy element, this might end up a very entertaining fantasy romance series.

"You Came From The Stars""You Came From The Stars""You Came From The Stars"

"You Came From The Stars""You Came From The Stars""You Came From The Stars""You Came From The Stars"

Written by:Orionfrom 'Orion's Ramblings'

Source from :Hancinema

uploaded images.
  •  Hallyu's two face in China? (30,948)

    50 million, 120 million and 200 million won per episode; this is the cost of the Korean drama publication rights in China.The entertainment industry is smiling at the breeze of Hallyu in China. The enormous Chinese market is no doubt an attraction compared to the limited Korea..... by heej0130

  •  2014's top pitchwoman is Jeon Ji-hyeon (62,573)

    The most popular TV model of the year is actressJeon Ji-hyeon, according to the Korea Broadcast Advertising Corporation.In the 2014 Media and Consumer Research report conducted by the organization, the greatest number of respondents chose Jeon as their favorite model of the ye..... by asianlook

  •  [ASKKPOP] Jun Ji Hyun passes Suzy & Kim Yuna as the most memorable CF star (64,230)

    Jun Ji Hyunhas been chosen as the most memorable CF star of 2014!According to the '2014 Consumer Report' byKobaco, Jun Ji Hyun received 15.9% of the support to rank #1 on the list. Even though she had snagged many CFs before, she'd never been ranked in the top 3 before. Kobaco..... by ifrit

  •  [ASKKPOP] Eye Candy: 10 Classy Female Celebrities in Trench Coats (94,019)

    As we reach the peak of the chilly autumn weather, it's almost an insult to leave out one of the most popularized and classic fall attire of all time: trench coats. Trench coats, although they were originally designed for army officers, aren't as rigid as they sound. From the ..... by asianlook

  •  Korean drama "My Love from the Star" Blu-ray 12-Disc Limited Director's Edition English Subtitled available to order from YESASIA (109,700)

    Korean drama "My Love from the Star" Blu-ray 12-Disc Limited Director's Edition English Subtitled available to pre-order fromYESASIA(2013)Directed byJang Tae-yooWritten byPark Ji-eunNetwork : SBSWithJeon Ji-hyeon,Kim Soo-hyeon-I,Park Hae-jin,Yoo In-na,Sin Seong-rok,A..... by asianlook

  •  Actor fashions his own future (109,311)

    The year 2014 should be unforgettable for rising actorAhn Jae-hyeon.The actor, who debuted through SBS megahit drama "My Love from the Star" as the younger brother of lead actressJeon Ji-hyeon's character, quickly became a heartthrob for teenage girls. The 27-year-ol..... by asianlook

  •  Jeon Ji-hyeon will rep Gucci (107,535)

    ActressJeon Ji-hyeonhas been chosen to represent Gucci's accessories line in Asia."We chose her because she represents Asia", the luxury brand said in a statement released yesterday.Jeon will promote Gucci's eyewear, watches and jewelry. The very first advertising ca..... by gdulri

  •  [ASKKPOP] Ahn Jae Hyun talks about Jun Ji Hyun + how he became a model on 'Happy Together 3' (140,242)

    KBS 2TV's variety program 'Happy Together 3' took on a 'fashion people' special with guest starsJoo Won,Ahn Jae Hyun,Kim Ji Min, Kim Na Young, Hong Suk Chun,andShin Joo Hwan.During filming, Ahn Jae Hyun talked about acting in the hitSBSdrama 'You Who Came From the Stars' withJ..... by desire

  •  [ASKKPOP] Jun Ji Hyun transforms into a winter goddess for 'SHESMISS' (155,825)

    Fashionista actressJun Ji Hyunand her unrealistic figure left viewers speechless in her recent pictorial with female fashion brand, 'SHESMISS.'In the pictorial, Jun Ji Hyun is seen wearing various types of winter jackets and colorful trench coats complemented with simple sweat..... by ifrit1112

  •  Kim Soo-hyeon-I takes home the grand prize (201,991)

    ActorKim Soo-hyeon-Itook home the Grand Prize.He was honored with the finest prize possible at the 2014 Korea Drama Awards for the SBS drama "My Love from the Star".Kim Soo-hyeon-Imade a speech saying, "I am so grateful to all the production staff, includingJeon..... by asianlook


We welcome your comments, but please be civil, DO NOT SPAM ON TOPIC. Comments deemed inappropriate will be removed and repeat will banned. Commention is a provilege that will be revoked for violations od our Comment Policy .

Comments from our old comments platform are still in the process of moving over. If you notice any comments missing they will likely re-appear soon. Thnk you for your patience.