Heard it Through the Grapevine

Heard it Through the Grapevine (2015)

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Han Jeong Ho and Choi Yeon Hee are a wealthy couple from a prestigious family. Their reputation is suddenly turned upside down because their teenage son, Han In Sang, impregnates his girlfriend from an ordinary family, Seo Bom. Bom is determined to endure being isolated from her own family and humiliation from her in-laws for the sake of her child's future, while In Sang struggles between his love for Bom and his read morefamily's high expectations.

  • Native title:

    풍문으로 들었소
  • Also Known as:

    I Heard it Through the Grapevine; I Heard It As A Rumor; Poongmooneuro Deuleotso; I Heard Some Rumor;

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Jun 3, 2015
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
HITTG is a very interesting drama. The story line isn't special, but the way the story is approached is unique. There is this underlying humor throughout that made me laugh and laugh. There are some sad moments also, but nothing overly melodramatic. It is a simple story while touching on principles of right conduct and/or ethics. For one thing, being right all the time won't always make you happy. Sometimes you end read more up alone and sad. Another thing is that money can't buy happiness. Also, tradition can become antiquated and it isn't always something that should continue. I don't know if it is a drama for everyone, but I enjoyed it.

I haven't seen Yoo Joon Sang an anything else that I can think of, but he is pretty spectacular as Han Jeong Ho. His expressions are excellent. I also haven't seen Yoo Jo Jeong in anything. She was ok as Choi Yeon Hee, but I really didn't feel for her character and I thought that I would eventually feel sorry for her. Lee Joon gets better with each role. I like him as boy/man Han In Sang. He portrayed his struggle really well. Where did Go Ah Sung come from? She did Seo Bom proud with strength and dignity. I enjoyed the other actors as well.

The music is pretty good. It doesn't get on my nerves, but nothing stands out.

I won't rewatch this.

I recommend this drama, but it isn't action packed or overly exciting. If you like dramas that make you think then this is for you.
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23 people found this review helpful
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Jun 4, 2015
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Having finished this, I must say this is one of the more realistic depictions of this common drama theme/plot - the poor girl w/the rich son. The humor - dark satire - had me rolling :D The acting/ensemble cast, the writing, the look of this drama all were superb.
This is not a light, fluffy romcom, nor a makjang melodrama. It's a dark satire that pokes holes in a cliched plotline, while read more focusing on the toll corruption takes on families and people, from the lowliest to the upper echelon. I enjoyed watching this very much and am sorry to see it go, and wish they hadn't cut 2 episodes.
This fully deserved the Baeksang Award :D
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    Saranghae89 Jun 12, 2017 - edited

    From time to time I would come across this one but I would pass on it thinking it would be somewhat "heavy" because of its main theme.Also,I was kind of turned off by its number of episodes.At some point though,I decided to give it a chance and I'm glad I did because it turned out to be a total gem of a drama.I'd describe it as a study on the korean society presented to us in the form of a family drama/black comedy/romance drama(/office drama/law-politics drama).It has its melodramatic moments and that's understandable given its theme,it's thought-provoking,serious and sincere in how it carries off all the topics and social issues that it deals with,but surprisingly enough,it's mostly entertaining and funny and  heartwarming because of our young couple's love story which is sweet,believable and deep despite their young age.The writing and the acting are of high quality,but I'll admit that it got a bit boring at certain moments.My favorite character was the one portrayed by Lee Joon,his acting skills really did impress me (and made me a fan of his).As for the ending,it sure did the story justice as it was realistic and fair.By the way,only 7,6?Oh the sacrilege lolz

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    souldoc70 May 4, 2017 - edited
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    inactive Apr 9, 2017

    i watched a few episodes when i was bored but dropped it, but after watching go ah sung in radiant office i feel like picking up this drama again

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    Mary28 Mar 16, 2017

    I liked it, it was a fun ride and it was very meaningful.

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    lea Oct 21, 2016

    Awesome drama ended up eating up most of my spare time whyyyy! It was pretty addictive but that good though I am glad I came across it. It's so well written and riveting if you like dramas that are not ridiculous you'll love this one.

    I didn't find anybody's storyline boring they were all relevant the drama wouldn't have been as good as it was if any had been missing. I liked the ending too leaves a little room to think a little more of what can happen next instead of an excessively unrealistic one which once again wouldn't have made the drama what it was.

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    iamsarah Jul 22, 2016

    I am so glad I watched this. It was intriguing, interesting and I love my Seo Bom Insang couple. That ending was perfect and well deserved.

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    Marooya May 9, 2016

    Good drama, I recommend it for those who are willing to let go of the usual fairytale and romance in K drama and watch this for what it really has to offer. This is about the high class society and what happens when someone doesn't really belong there suddenly becomes part of it. I absolutely LOVED Lee Joon's performance!! Even the kiss scenes were realistic they weren't drama made make believe and perfection. They were plain and real. I mentioned this because I was impressed by that.

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    AmastrisDratwka May 1, 2016

    I ended up dropping this show half way through. I had watched 2 episodes at the time it came out and put it on hold... Now I tried to come back to it but just couldn't do it. Maybe it's because of GSY and having watched her on WGM. I don't know why... but I just couldn't find the plot, any portion, be it the parents, the kids, the couple, the employees, the co-workers, the money... none of the storyline really got me going. I mean, I kinda understood where they were going with this, but the way they went about it just didn't entertain me.

    I would liken this show's concept kind of similar to Misaeng, however, Misaeng approached it in such a way that even without romance I was captivated by the relationships, good & bad, between all the players... Even if they seemed insignificant.... HITTG just couldn't pull that off. I wasn't interested in any one person's story in particular... Maybe it was the overt naivety where, at certain points it didn't make sense to me. I don't know, can't put my finger on it really... I just go way to uninterested in it all to bother finishing it up.

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    Madara Oct 21, 2015

    advisable to watch this drama . not the usual drama you watch good story some parts kind of boring but you will know until the end how much pride affect us

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    KMR Oct 8, 2015

    Awful parents wow. But they got the ending they deserved.

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    meganjoy12 Sep 10, 2015 - edited

    So objectively this is an easy 10 ...

    Acting - 10
    Directing - 10
    Concept, idea, story - 10
    Writing - 10 ....

    But I ended up dropping my score to a 9 because I found some of the story lines boring. I either didn't like or didn't care about a lot of the characters (in sang's maids and butlers, the employees at in sang's dad's office, bom's sister, in sang's friends etc etc), so while I know this really is an amazing show worth a 10 I just couldn't bring myself to giving it that.

    Oh also I loved the end. I don't get why I've read negative feedback on it, I felt like it fit perfect.

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      mali Sep 15, 2015

      It wasn't that it was horrible...It almost felt like it should have been longer. Maybe?

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    mali Aug 3, 2015 - edited

    Oh nooo...30 episodes for a mediocre ending. I am having one of those what the heck just happened moments=(

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      XoXo Sep 16, 2015

      Is it a sad ending?

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      mali Sep 16, 2015

      Read above. Some people liked the ending. ...soooo..no

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      XoXo Sep 17, 2015

      Oh okay. Thank you so much for your reply. I am not a big fan of sad endings so I was giving it second thoughts but since it isn't I'll definitely watch it

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    Kalahara Jul 6, 2015

    Lee Joon is a actor I'm watching he really blows you away no matter the material he's doing. I hope to see him in a Rom/Com soon as lead. Come on Hong sister's give him a drama!~

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    green_tokki Jun 23, 2015 - edited

    This drama is good but not for everybody to like though. First four episodes I wanted to blow my head off because it was so boring and slow but after that the story became interesting to me. If you get passed episodes 1-4 most probably you will come to appreciate this drama as well.

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    chebu Jun 7, 2015

    Just finished last episode. That is the best k-drama I saw. Wish it was longer :-(


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    South Korea
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    Feb 23, 2015 to Jun 2, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    7.6 (scored by 1,072 users)
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