Secret Love

Secret Love (2014)

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An omnibus romance drama that features Five different love stories starring by members of idol group KARA. Themes touched in the drama series involve first love, dating methods in love and breakup, unrequited love and immortal love.

  • Native title:

    시크릿 러브
  • Also Known as:

    Kara: Secret Love

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Jul 22, 2014
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0

It’s kinda hard for me to rate and review this drama as a -one thing- because the -mini drama- doesn't follow one story line so, I’m rating them and reviewing them individually. The general rate it’s basically an average I did with the rates I gave to each story, but if you don't wanna read the entire review just pick the story you want to read or read more if you don't want to do that either and just want to know if this is worth watching, then, yes it is worth watching. If you like love stories in general you'll definitely enjoy this hehe...

So, let's go!

*1st story* -Seung Yeon and WooJin-
Overall rating--- 7.0
Rewatch value--- 5.0

A kinda heartbreaking story about a couple that has to face death and loss in their relationship, this story also has a sci-fi-time-traveling plus that makes it interesting and different. The story can make you cry and laugh and make you sit at the edge of your chair because you basically don’t know what’s gonna happen later, so you suffer with the characters. It has a pretty good acting of both sides and a satisfying ending, the chemistry between them was ok, I didn’t feel an awesome connection but it was good enough to make me root for them.

*2nd story* -Goo Hara and Kim Young Kwang-
Overall rating--- 10
Rewatch value--- 10

Oh my...! I’m so glad I watched this, seriously. The chemistry was like BOOM! I totally felt the sparks when they were together. Ok, the story goes like this: This shy and ordinary girl who works in a convenience store, one day realizes that she has terminal cancer and makes this list of things she wants to do before dying, and in the path of fulfilling these wishes, she meets (in a very odd and funny way) this crazy-problematic guy who is gonna become our hero, so the rest... You have to watch it. The story is clever and funny and the reason is that the characters are the strong point of the drama. They are so loveable and enjoyable, because they are real and they have flaws and craziness and energy and chemistry, and problems, and scars and fears and so on... I liked that this drama took a serious and sad topic like this one and turned it into a light and easy-to-watch thing. This could have been a perfect 16 episodes drama :)

*3rd story* -Kang Ji Young and Bae Su Bin-
Overall rating--- 7.0
Rewatch value--- 6.0

This drama tells us an innocent lovestory, I’d say a one side lovestory, but probably you won’t agree with me, anyway, after you watch it you can describe it as you think it actually is. The acting was pretty good of both sides, and the drama has a plus that I can’t tell you but it’s basically the soul of the story, in other words the writer of this drama is genius srsly. Hehe, although it takes a little to take off but it's worth watching 'till the end.

*4th story* -Jung Nicole and Lee Kwang Soo-
Overall rating--- 9.0
Rewatch value--- 7.0

I don’t have much to say about this one, although I really enjoyed it. The story follows the journey our main characters have to follow to solve a riddle that will lead them to an inheritance. The story has 2 kinds of love. One is the father-daughter’s love and the other one is the love between our couple. The acting was GREAT! I loved Jung Nicole and Lee Kwang Soo’s acting sooo much! And also the chemistry was awesome.

*5th story* -Park Gyuri and Ji Chang Wook-
Overall rating--- 10
Rewatch value--- 10

Please watch this story!!!

This one was probably my favorite one, although I didn’t like her character that much, actually I found her kind of annoying sometimes, but still...
Her character is the perfect Oh HaNi (Playful Kiss)- If you know what I mean-, a crazy, prideless stalker girl, but still cute. She works for a travelling agency in Jeju Island, so you can imagine how beautiful the scenery is.
His character is super enjoyable, he’s kinda jerky, he’s kinda cute and funny and DAMN! This man is beautiful, it should be illegal being this mesmerizing, srsly. He’s an angel, actually he’s her guardian angel and that’s what makes this story awesome. The way these two meet and how they develop the angel-human relationship was pretty well written, performed and directed.This is the only one story of the series that has a second male lead and an actual love triangle. I was really sad when this ended because this SHOULD be a 16-20 episodes drama. Who do I have to talk with to make this a drama? Please drama gods!! Come on!

Sorry for the long review... If someone actually reads this, thank you and I hope this has been helpful to you
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Jan 10, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I’m honestly surprised by how good these mini-dramas were, my favorites parts were 1#, 3# and 5#.

The first part had Yeon Woo Jin and he was simply amazing, I started that drama already crying, but it gets so good and the end was amazing and touching. I sincerely watched more for him than for her, but they made a cute couple and I liked the way she was willing to fix read more her mistakes to make him happy the way he did for her.

The third one had Bae Soo Bin and Han Seung Yeon and I loved this part, the girl was an amazing actress, even though the end made me cry, she has talent and I would love to see her acting again. This story was different, but it was so sweet, it could be seen as a one sided love, but we've our answer in the end and they made a cute couple.

The fifth part was only good because it’s impossible to hate Chang Wook falling in love and looking at the girl with those eyes, the way he looks, OMG, I’m starting a goal in life to find someone that looks at me like he looked at that girl, gahhh, he kills me. He made that last part watchable, because the girl's character was very annoying and stalkerish, she gets better in the last episode, but still made some things that made me want to beat her.

So, even though all parts were good, the 2# and 4# part didn't touch me that much, because of the main couple. The forth made me cry my eyes out because of her father, so he was good, but I didn’t care for the leads, the second part I didn’t love and didn’t hate, it was just there, but I really, really recommend the complete drama, with great male leads and great stories.
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    Chrystal Jul 9, 2017
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    ClaudiaKdramaFan Jun 24, 2017

    I only watched episode 9 & 10 for JCW.... that girl really needed a guardian angel like JCW lol it was very nice mini drama I struggled with the girls character a little but JCW is life...

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    LadyVengeance Jun 19, 2017

    Gyuri story is sooooo cute, love her so much <3

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    Senpai May 11, 2017

    From K-Pop to dramaturgy.
    Five stories that look like five movies, I loved it, well written script and a good cast, there are some silly mistakes but overall it's a super miniseries that is worth seeing again.

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    Meljus3 May 1, 2017

    Just finished watching the 3rd story. My heart is hurting. TT

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    NHK95 Mar 1, 2016
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    NHK95 Mar 1, 2016 - edited

    to those that haven't watched this yet, it's not 5 interlacing love stories. they each have dedicated episodes. it's kind of like a bundle of mini series.

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    Bongsookie Feb 6, 2016

    This series is cute, though my favourite episodes would have to be #1 and #5 (I.e. EP 1&2, 9&10). They're the most memorable :)

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    Bongsookie Feb 6, 2016 - edited

    Who came here after discovering Ji Chang Wook in Healer? *me*

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    AnnGominho Nov 22, 2015

    Quero esse anjo (Ji Chang Wook) para mim!!!

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    soussan Sep 8, 2015

    episodes 9 and 10 were great..

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    LeeTaesuk Sep 5, 2015

    Ji Chang wook is life! :))

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    Lior Jan 29, 2015 - edited

    WOW!!! the episode with Park Gyu Ri and Ji Chang Wook was PERFECT!!!!!

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      KamZ Apr 2, 2015
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      kanade Apr 2, 2015 - edited

      all eps are on youtube, wont bother with the link since you can find it by yourself, also not really a spoiler

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      KamZ Apr 3, 2015

      I actually found them on YT as soon as I left the above comment. And aslo found subs on subscene so watched them all. Thanks anyway.

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    neaa Jan 29, 2015 - edited

    Is Chi Gyu Kim Hyun Joon of Plus nine boys?

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      0hellgirl0 Apr 10, 2015

      do you mean Kim Young Kwang if so then yes he was in 9+ boys

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      neaa Apr 11, 2015 - edited
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    zumzummara Jan 25, 2015 - edited

    Episodes with JCW are 9 and 10 right? :D

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      zumzummara Feb 8, 2015

      I've seen those two episodes :D They were enjoyable and funny to watch, and JCW oppa was perfect as always :) Even in this light drama he showed his perfect acting ability :)

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      brunastoinski Feb 10, 2015

      Yeeees!!! I luv him there <33333

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      bLoodYThoughtS Mar 25, 2015

      where did you watch it with english sub of all episodes?

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      zumzummara Mar 25, 2015

      on Dramafever. If you're not from the US download ZenMate VPN, with it you can change your location to anywhere you want :)

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      bLoodYThoughtS Mar 25, 2015

      thank you ...


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    South Korea
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    Jun 13, 2014 to Jul 11, 2014
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  • Duration:

    45 min.


  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 1,184 users)
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