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; Memories of Bali;

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Oct 21, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
WHIB is not about love triangle like it seems on the surface. In fact it's not about love at all, it's about obsession over money and how that screws people up. It's not the most typical drama out there and it will make you depressed. But I feel like it really hits the nail in criticizing Korean society and explains why so many people just can't be happy.

Jae Min feels like read more In Wook is taking all his women.
In Wook feels like Jae Min is getting his women.
Young Joo feels like Soo Jung is taking all her men.
Soo Jung? She just has to choose but is having a hard time.
But choose between what?

And so the show goes on in small circles, again and again and again. The force what drives life and moves the world is money and it dictates the laws of darkness. There is no love, no happiness, nothing meaningful in money but everyone needs it. One doesn't have it, second has too much and third experienced both situations. No one became happy. That's life folks.

The whole drama is boring and drags on like your feet after walking 100 miles but... BUT! The beauty of the show comes to light after you have finished it! This dark show is not to be taken too lightly, you have to analyze everything and you will understand the beauty within!

The cast is wonderful and acting super good. The main girl, of course, super annoying. She is miserable but at the same time hateful. Then there is Young-joo the nasty girl. I liked her pretty much. She is bad and desperate but well... everything makes sense in the end.

I am sure many people will find this drama hard to like and easy to loathe but give it a chance and dive into it as deep as possible. This one show is deep and needs devotion, you won't get anything out of it without analyzing the psychology behind every action. It's going to be a depressing and miserable ride but that's what life is about sometimes.

What happened in Bali?

Complaints? Well, backgrounds of some characters could have been explained better and there were some questions left unanswered. And there could have been less episodes. And it's a bit unsatisfying that instead of getting over their problems these people... well... yeah.
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8 of 8 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 unpredictable!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 star So Ji Sub in romance/ revenge themes. Both have excellent stories and acting.
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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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    Iki Jul 7, 2015

    this drama makes me feel nostalgic. One of the first few tv series that made me love and want to watch more Korean drama. I think they were developing their own style. It drove me mad up until the end.

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    iamsarah May 11, 2015

    I love my actors and actress but this drama was such trash that I am still shocked that I wasted 20 hrs of my time watching it. I must have no life. Lol and the WTF ending are u kidding me. Seriously

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    Kawaitanee Mar 28, 2015
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    AnnisaMaharani Mar 22, 2015

    I love this drama

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    Zemodip Feb 14, 2015

    bad nabod

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    pattyrn4 Feb 8, 2015

    20 episodes about 4 miserable people, but I loved it! The last third heats up to the dramatic conclusion and I am blown away! Totally unexpected! Great acting!

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    Intimation Jan 4, 2015

    this show was so frustrating to watch the first time but so much better the 2nd time.

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    heartbreaker17 Dec 27, 2014

    Enjoy it a lot, hating and crying is a great.chemistry.

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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 didn't like Lee Soo Jung's character because bothred ​​me a lot, 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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    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 987 users)
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