What Happened in Bali

What Happened in Bali (2004)

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Lee Soo-jung is a travel agent who is seeking her good luck in Bali after a harsh and unforgiving childhood. She meets Jae-min, Kang In-wook, and Young-joo in Bali, three seemingly perfect people entangled in a triangle of love. When Lee Soo-jung finds herself back in Seoul, her desire for success leads her to seek Jae-min for a job, unwittingly setting off a course of events that further complicate the love triangle. read moreWhat Happened in Bali is a drama that reveals the inner materialistic desires of people. It reflects upon the sometimes ugly (but truthful) side of man where nothing matters more than money.


  • Native title:

    발리에서 생긴 일
  • Also Known as:

    Something Happened in Bali;Hearts in Bali;Memories in Bali

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Apr 17, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 4.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
OK So this drama got a 10 b/c of the ending. EPIC ending. I actually heard so much from Unnie about this drama being a rly bad drama, but I'm not so sure we were watching the same drama. I thought it was pretty good. Of course there r some issues, but that comes w/ the fact that it was done in 2004. Other than the crappy set & the annoying supporting read more actors (i.e. Soo Jung's brother, money stealing ex-boss, & best friend) I liked it.

No, this drama will never be 1 of my all time faves, but I enjoyed watching it. I enjoyed the fact that these actors (that I love) So Ji Sub, Ha Ji Won, & Jo In Sung confirmed that they are great actors & not just "Eye Candy." The ending was the best ever. Whoever came up w/ that ending was a genius, b/c it gave an ending to all sides of the conflict.

I was slightly upset that Ha Ji Won had to play a cry-baby, indecisive character, b/c to me she is just much stronger than they let her be in this drama.

So Ji Sub blew me away. I mean who do u know that can be as silent as he is in this drama, but still show so much emotion that u know what he is feeling the whole time? NO1! He is an amazing actor & I will forever watch anything & everything he is ever in (if I can find it subbed).

Jo In Sung is like amazing. I wanted to cry & go crazy w/ him through this whole drama. I felt bad for him the whole time b/c of his family life. Which kinda reminded me of Lee Je Hoon's character in Fashion King. I actually wanted him to get the girl even though he was a giant Scott (South Park Reference).

Overall I liked the drama & think that others should give it a try. It isn't as much torture as I anticipated, except that is is older & it reminds me of the 80's. ENJOY!
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Aug 21, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
i finished watching this drama some days ago, but only now i decided to write a review, i am still not very good at writting reviews, but i will try my best!:D

This drama is really an amazing drama, the main reason i watched it was because of the main actors and i was in a mood to watch melodrama and i really dont regret watching this drama!!!this is one of the read more best melodramas i ever watched! this drama makes you have lots of FEELINGS!!!

Acting: acting is a really big 10 from me!!! its one of the reasons i loved this drama.
Jo in sung<3<3<3 his acting is awesome!!! he is so handsome!!! i fell in love with his character. jae min was very possessive and childish, but he really loved Soo Jung, his character was the most complicated, jo in sung acted it really amazing!!! i really love his smile!<3
Ha ji won is an awesome actress, she is one of my favourite actress, there were sometimes that i was very angry at her character, she really cried a lot in first episodes, but later i began to understand her character more. her character Soo Jung was driven by Greed<3 (sorry, every time i write this word i remember fma brotherhood anime, and the character Greed, which i really love, so i cant write this word without a heartXD)and pride and she made some bad choices. her character was very complicated.
So ji sub acting is also really good, his character was so cold, reserved. previously i saw him in master's sun and ghost. his character in this drama is really different from the one he played in master's sun, his acting is really good!

its a very dark melodrama, it shows that money and greed is the root of all evil. I didnt know if i like love triangles because always someone will get hurt, but i loved the romance in this drama, the love triangle was one of the most complicated and strongest love triangle ever. i liked in this drama that you wont know who the main female lead really loved until the last episodes.

about the ost, i liked the songs, they fit the scenes really well, the ost was very emotional! good ost really makes the drama better and sad scenes even sadder.
what an ending!!! so many feels!!! this is a melodrama so from the beggining i knew that the ending will be sad, from the first episodes i tried guessing the ending but i didnt guess it right, it was so unexpected!!!many people didnt like the ending but i liked the ending, it was heartbreaking and realistic and unexpectible!too much feels...

watch this drama only if you like love triangles and are in am mood to watch a dark melodrama!
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Both dramas have a similar feeling with dark, depressive tone, the characters are also very similar and in both dramas OST is really great. Mature dramas with very good actors and difficult storyline. I have enjoyed in both of them because I liked it that these are very different from all others typical Korean dramas with characters who are full of faults and where the chemistry between all actors is just amazing. A little note- What happened in Bali is much darker, tragic and more psychological that Que sera sera but definitely both of them are worth watching.
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An orphan girl and two successful men. She is willing to sacrifice love to get out of poverty. Her love interests both have their own sad pasts. All the leads are dysfunctional and in a very messed up love triangle despite the main girl's efforts to clear up the situation. It's not quite clear who is the one destined for her in these unpredictable shows.
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    2013started Nov 22, 2014

    Noooooh. I was uneasy to devote 20 hours, having a bad feeling about the ending... so I watched the 1st 2 episodes then went to 20... i am so glad i did or else i will be full of angst... i will rate this a 6 because i am a romcom kinda person

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    Misti Nov 3, 2014

    So good - such angst! I also love 'Sorry, I Love You' which aired at the end of 2002- also with beautiful Seo Ji Sub - and also full of feels and angst!

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    misa7 Sep 30, 2014

    Saddening ! :((((((((((

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    Chrisstina Jul 21, 2014

    One word: FASCINATING! ♥

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    LEE_87 May 19, 2014

    Frankly, I did not like the story of this drama, especially Lee Soo Jung's character made ​​me angry, but I liked Jo In Sung'acting, he was wonderful.

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    M May 19, 2014

    I just have to say that the soundtrack and main song in this drama is so good. Remember by Oh Hyun Ran makes the drama. Such a sweet, yet powerful ballad. Yes, all of the three leads are superb, it is totally a great watch. Pick a rainy Saturday when you're stuck at home and just watch.

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    kdramalove May 12, 2014

    I started watching this by mistake and I am so glad I did! Jo In Sung and So Ji Sub are amazing and hours after I finished the last episode I am still shaking. Great drama.

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    Herbalis Jan 16, 2014

    Had the similarities of a lot of Kdramas; But you could not deny the acting. I give it a 10 just because all the actors were superb, especially Jo In Sung. Definitely in my top 5 favorites.

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    abracadabra Dec 25, 2013

    great drama, jo in sung performance was incredible - i'm impressed

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    bluemoon_onna Sep 20, 2013

    good story and the ending was unexpected. "What the hell was that?!!!" :-/

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    NinaJade82 Aug 22, 2013

    This drama deserves a review with a rating of 10. I don't know if I could write such review, but Im thinking about it. I love this drama, one of my top 5 favorite.

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    Sweety Aug 21, 2013
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      elfudes Aug 23, 2013

      thanks for spoiler i guess i will give up on this drama now XD;

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      Claire Nov 17, 2013

      hahaha u should hide ur spoiler Sweety im looking for my next drama i think this is good but after i read ur spoiler much better to leave it spank ur face idiot....

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      Herbalis Jan 16, 2014

      Spoiler much Sweety? Geez

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    lontongstroong Aug 2, 2013

    I hope Koreans makes more dramas like this. This drama is more realistic than most of others made by them

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    azyjtevol Jul 24, 2013
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    lovelyshine Jul 10, 2013

    My first K-drama <3 .Maybe because of So Ji Sub,but I loved it...
    I watched it twice in a row...

    edit:I loved the music,I'm listening now... it's beautifully sad, and brings back memories...


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Jan 3, 2004 to Mar 7, 2004
  • Aired On:

    Saturday, Sunday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    7.4 (scored by 849 users)
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