Boarding House #24

Boarding House #24 (2014)

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Six young people with different personalities and different backgrounds move into a boarding house together. What they don't realize is that it's not mere coincidence they're new roommates: it's all the owner's doing. A bachelor and a playboy, the owner recently discovers that he has a child who's about 24 years old and born in the late summer. Curious as to who his child is, he brings these six young strangers together to find him/her.

  • Native title:

    하숙 24번지
  • Also Known as:

    Boarding House No. 24;

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11 people found this review helpful
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Dec 11, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
I admit that I started this because the idea of having a bunch of idol-actors living together in a boarding house sounded incredibly amusing to me! The plot sounded kind of interesting but the main appeal for me was definitely the boarding house idea. That being said, I had no idea this was a sitcom when I started it and also had never seen a Korean sitcom before. So, yay for trying read more new things!

The story was actually really pleasant and fun to watch even though I didn't expect much out of it. Since it's a sitcom, the comedy is very in your face and over the top at times (most of the time) but I found it rather refreshing. I can only take so much of sad and intense dramas before I need a happy break. This drama is perfect for one of those happy breaks because even though some of the characters go through some difficulties, they are usually short-lived. The humor and comedy also keeps things from staying too serious for too long.

What really got me hooked was the characters in this and not just because I already liked some of the actors to begin with. The characters are really exaggerated at times for comedy purposes but the characters in general are actually pretty realistic. I'm not going to dissect all of the characters but their situations are all very relatable and for the most part believable. They're fun, silly, and sometimes dumb but it's all part of their charm! I found the majority of the characters very likeable and thought the actors portrayed their characters well! I honestly don't know how they were able to film most of the scenes without laughing hysterically. I salute them all!

Now, I do understand why someone would want to drop this. A lot of people seem to have a problem with the laugh track that they play during funny or embarrassing moments. I didn't like it at first but I didn't really mind it later on. I guess it just depends on your level of hate for laugh tracks or your ability to not pay attention to it. Also, I do think that you have to have a certain sense of humor in order to completely enjoy this. The story does have its more serious moments but for the most part it is consistently comedic and embarrassing. Yes, embarrassing. So, if you can't handle secondhand embarrassment, you'll most likely be watching quite a few scenes through your fingers. ;)

Overall, super fun, cute, and silly! It provides quite a few good laughs and has some really sweet moments. I recommend that people at least give it a try even if they're not completely sure if they'll like it. To those of you who want to watch it, happy watching! :)
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4 people found this review helpful
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Feb 19, 2015
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Though idols brought me to the drama world, I admit that many -if not most- of their acting have proved a total failure. Just because they have a huge fan base, they get all the lead roles and high rates and give the audience hell. So I was not all excited at starting this but I thought trying a 12-episode series an episode per week won't hurt. I'm glad I did.

Though read more there's nothing extraordinary about the plot, the drama presented serious and deep issues in a comic way while making us feel the depth of them. Paternity, one-night stands, love, gender, friendship, fate, unemployment, plastic surgery, society's expectations, dreams, talents and the pressure of youth are all portrayed in the drama. The nuggets of wisdom at the end of each episode were so loaded but cute. Though I hate didactic messages, I thought they were to the point with no pressure. Being 24 myself, I related to the struggle of the guys.

The last episode was epic. And the last words of Kim Dong Joon were like a soothing breeze to my troubled heart.

The music was awesome here. The way they'd add classic songs to some ridiculous situations was so hilarious.

Kim Sa Eun was a pleasant surprise -I'm a Super Junior fan so I'm pretty biased to my band member's wife-.

Kim Dong Joon's dialect and terrible sense of humour made the drama for me.

For a light break after watching a sageuk or a melo; this drama would present a great solace.

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    SillyIlly Apr 20, 2017 - edited

    wait I'm confused -- are they acting or is this a reality show? i don't mind either just want to know what I'm about to watch haha

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      Sam Apr 22, 2017

      acting! you should def give it a try it's really funny

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      SillyIlly Apr 22, 2017

      thanks haha!! think i will :D

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    claudya87 Apr 15, 2017

    It started good..I'll give it credit for that.

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    Mindful Feb 7, 2017

    Ken <3<3<3

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    Mary Jul 3, 2016

    watched the first episode but it's a bit over the top for me.. might finish it for the sake of Ken tho~

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    Helena Blazkova May 15, 2016

    Does anyone know any "parodies" of this kind? I loved this one! :D

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    Saya1987 Apr 9, 2016

    The Only attraction for me is Kim Dongjun. Will watch it because of him cause he is such a good actor..

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    WinterGale Nov 3, 2015

    This is really entertaining... I dont know how they casted each actors but they perfectly portrayed each role... I highly recommend it :)

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    Lukshana Aug 6, 2015 - edited

    Hightop made this drama >.< seriously he is aaaawesome xD

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      WinterGale Nov 3, 2015

      Yes he is! I was shocked when I saw that he is serious in real life xD

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      Lukshana Nov 3, 2015

      he is serious? xD I don't think so :'D from what I've seen he is dumb in real life too, but oh god I love that crazy side of him xD

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      WinterGale Nov 16, 2015

      There are behind the scenes and he looks like he is being turned off from being funny

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      Lukshana Nov 16, 2015

      maybe he was nervous ;;

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      WinterGale Nov 16, 2015

      yah maybe maybe!

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    Daniel Pascual Jun 25, 2015 - edited

    Can you tell me what is the title of the song played when Saeun and Dongjun break up. Thank you!

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      WinterGale Nov 3, 2015

      Radiohead - Creep

      8perfect unrequited song xD

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    XoXo May 26, 2015 - edited

    Is it worth watching?

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      Thess987 Jun 14, 2015 - edited

      If you like a more funny drama, and not that serious, then this is a good drama for you.
      This isn't the best drama I have seen, however I would watch it again, because it`s funny and light to watch :)

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      XoXo Jun 14, 2015

      Thank you so much for the reply♡

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      Thess987 Jun 15, 2015

      You`re welcome. If you watch it, let me know what you think :)

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      XoXo Jun 17, 2015

      Sure :D

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    saniasindy Mar 30, 2015

    The first time I watched I feel like "what such a weird drama".. But I try to continue watching just to fill my boredom.. Finally I find myself keep laughing and even want to re-watch.. ^O^
    My conclusion: It's good and entertaining..

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    Nina Jan 15, 2015

    This is so funny :D

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    Adiran Adilais Jan 10, 2015 - edited

    Please help me Anyone know this drama ost list?

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    Sam Jan 10, 2015

    this drama is perfect, it made me laugh so many times!! i really loved the cast, especially bang in & kwang gyu they were the funniest for me. i really recommend everyone to give this a try :D

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    bornfreeonekiss Jan 9, 2015 - edited

    Who is his child? I dropped it but I am curious haha


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Sep 23, 2014 to Dec 9, 2014
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  • Network:

    MBC every1
  • Duration:

    45 min.


  • Score:

    7.4 (scored by 1,342 users)
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