Potato Star 2013QR3 Korean Drama Review

Potato Star Korean Drama - Go Kyung Pyo, Ha Yeon Soo, and Yeo Jin Goo

Potato Star 2013QR3 tells the story of the Noh family and their neighbors.  Strange things start happening around them when an asteroid threatens the planet and eventually sets up in Earth’s orbit.

Potato Star is a 120 episode comedy sitcom.  Yes, you heard me right…120 episodes!  Truthfully, the episodes are only about 35 minutes long, but Potato Star is still officially the longest drama I have ever completed.  It’s a drama I have been leisurely watching off and on for about a year and half.

Potato Star Korean Drama - Yeo Jin Goo and Ha Yeon Soo

The premise sounds quite quirky, but it is not actually a huge part of the drama.  The asteroid only majorly influences events in about the first 20 episodes or so.  It then fades into the background and is mostly casually referenced for the rest of the drama.  Sometimes certain events are attributed to the asteroid, but mostly it just adds a unique background shot at night as it sits next to the moon.

Potato Star Korean Drama - Go Kyung Pyo, Ha Yeon Soo, and Yeo Jin Goo Potato Star Korean Drama - Geum Bo Ra, Lee Soon Jae, and Kim Kwang Gyu

But the characters in Potato Star get into some absurdly crazy situations.  With a sprawling cast ranging from children to the elderly, it takes a bit of time to get to know everybody.  But eventually they become like an extended goofy family.

Potato Star Korean Drama - Kim Jung Min, Choi Song Hyun, Kim Dan Yool Potato Star Korean Drama - Jong Gi Ha and Seo Ye Ji

Potato Star leans most heavily to the comedy side, but there are plenty of serious episodes too.  We get to explore all sorts of family issues, romance, and company shenanigans.  Some episodes aren’t anything spectacular, but overall, I found more episodes to be funny and interesting.

Potato Star Korean Drama - Yeo Jin Goo Potato Star Korean Drama - Ha Yeon Soo

I was interested in all of the different romantic pairings, but my hands down favorite is our main couple played by Yeo Jin Goo and Ha Yeon Soo.  They become friends early on in the drama and go through a very slow process of developing romantic feelings for each other.  But these two are just about the cutest things ever!  Seriously, I was glued to the screen every time they were on.  They do lots of funny things throughout the drama, but they just get cuter and funnier as it goes on.

Potato Star Korean Drama - Yeo Jin Goo and Ha Yeon Soo Potato Star Korean Drama - Yeo Jin Goo and Ha Yeon Soo

I also really enjoyed the family dynamics.  We had so many different relationships to explore.  Many times it was just nice to turn on Potato Star not knowing what kind of trouble my goofy “extended” family would get into.

Potato Star Korean Drama - Oh Young Shil Potato Star Korean Drama - Noh Joo Hyun

Oh, and I just wanted to mention, if anyone has ever wanted to see a foreigner in a kdrama that wasn’t awkward and stiff, Potato Star is your answer.  Julien Kang is not part of the Noh family, but he has a pretty significant presence and has several episodes dedicated to him.  Julien was born in Canada and is actually half-French/half-Korean, but with his tall height, muscular build, and larger features, he definitely looks more foreign.  You can also check him out in the High Kick sitcom series.  I’ve always really enjoyed him.

Potato Star Korean Drama - Julien Kang

Overall, I found Potato Star to be a very pleasant watch that I always looked forward to.  It’s more laid back and not of the same caliber as the normal kdrama miniseries, but it is a wonderful example of a well done sitcom.  After spending so much time with the characters, you feel like a part of their family, and I find that I already miss them.

My Rating: 7/10

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6 Responses to Potato Star 2013QR3 Korean Drama Review

  1. This looks so cute!! Is it on Viki?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      It is pretty cute🙂 It takes a little bit to really get into it because of the large cast. But I thought it was a great show to just casually watch since like most sitcoms a lot of the episodes are more standalone with a lower key main story running in the background.

      I actually watched Potato Star on Hulu. It’s one of those strange ones that for some reason is not on Viki or DramaFever, yet somehow found its way to Hulu, lol. Since Hulu licenses most of its kdrama content from them, I’m not sure how they ended up with it🙂


  2. SADEGH says:

    I Like Potato Star With Yeo Jin Goo!

    Liked by 1 person

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