The Girl Who Sees Scents

The Girl Who Sees Scents (2015)

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Officer Choi Moo Gak lost his younger sister to a barcode-murder case and lost his ability to taste, smell, and feel pain. He then meet a girl named Oh Cho Rim, who is the only witness to the murder case and possesses a special sixth sense, which is the ability to see smells. ~ Based on the webcomic "Naemsaereul Boneun Sonyeo" by Man Chwi.

  • Native title:

    냄새를 보는 소녀
  • Also Known as:

    Naemsaereul Boneun Sonyeo; The Girl Who Sees Smells; Sense of Men and Women; Sensory Couple;

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May 23, 2015
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
This is one of the few dramas that I've managed to complete this year. For me this was an enjoyable watch and I liked tuning in to every week for new episodes. Initially this drama started off as very interesting and fast-paced. Since this drama is a murder mystery I was only hooked to it till the end for its revelations. So did it live up to the expectations it set during read more its run? Somewhat yes and also a major no.

The plot is quite ridiculous honestly. It makes little or no sense. However, the cast is lovely and the main actress played her role quite well. I have seen her works previously and trust me, she has improved immensely here. This was a drama for me in which I stopped caring about the romance after midway. The murder mystery and villain was what it was all about! The villain is damn good and it helps that he was so, so attractive to look at. :D

This drama had some high-riding moments where you'd wonder who did what and why. A lot of things were wonderfully executed. For me this drama was a solid 9-9.5 till the last four episodes where things happened out of the blue.

This drama is no different from any other Kdrama because like every drama out there, it starts out with a bang and ends leading upto nowhere.

The OST was nice to listen to. It wasn't my favourite but it wasn't bad either.

I recommend this drama to people who don't mind mindless fun. Watch the first couple of episodes to judge if you like it or not.
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May 21, 2015
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.5
Cute but not earth shattering….For the most part I enjoyed this drama as much as I enjoy all rom-coms and I watched it all the way through without skipping much and didn't think that I would drop it so it must have been ok.
Unfortunately this drama just didn't live up to my expectations. Park Yoo Chun and Shin Se Kyung were cute but even that couldn't hold my interest; once they read more got together they just seemed to lose any sort of passion for the other.
The only character whose story I wanted to follow was the killer, the writer could have made so much more of a plot with his back story and actually filled the episodes rather than leaving us feeling like half of EP15 and Ep16 were completely unnecessary.
The Seeing scents plot was laughable from animation to inclusion in the story arch, if the police here were to base their case on such intangible evidence as presented for all the cases I think the defense lawyers would laugh them out of court! Let alone the amount of protocol they must have broken to have been working on those cases. I realise this is dramaland but a little plausibility is necessary!
If you are looking for a plot that is different from the usual love triangle then give it a go but if you are looking for a passionate police drama look elsewhere.
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Both were in accidents so they developed a specific ability that helped them to gain an ability with scents. This girl can see scents to decipher and find clues. In the case of Mon, she smells scents of ghosts.
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Both dramas are romantic comedies with a criminal aspect to it that makes them both adorable and light-hearted while being thrilling and keeping you on the edge of your seat. Both female protagonists use their unique ability to help solve crimes and all the characters are loveable and bring a twist to the shows.
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    Shay 23 days ago - edited

    I liked this drama! Don't understand the hate. It was suspenseful and interesting. It could have been better but it was still enjoyable from what I remember. This is the first time that I actually LIKE a drama that has negative reviews wow.

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      Narco 8 days ago - edited

      How much romance is in there? Is it mystery with romance or romance with mystery? And is it episodic or does it have one big story? You better be answering in next 15 minutes or else...

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      Shay 8 days ago - edited

      There's a good amount of romance. it starts off as a mystery with romance but the second half it becomes a romance with mystery. there are a lot of plot holes but for some reason I just enjoyed watching the show!! It's one big story from what I remember with some side stories since she helps solve crimes with her supernatural power

      I really liked the killer's acting!! I'm not sure how much you will like it since you rated signal a 10/10 and just letting you know this drama isn't really signal quality lmao

      "You better be answering in next 15 minutes or else..." is this a joke lol??

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      Narco 7 days ago

      No ofc, i was almost at your place, now i have to go back. You dodged the bullet this time. xD
      Obviously its not the Signal quality, but it doesnt have to be. Im gonna skip this one after all, If its mystery with romance i would be able to watch it but i cant have another "I Hear Your Voice" drama(Even though it was good).

      ps. Does "Pinocchio" have a lot of romance? Should i skip that one too?

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      Shay 7 days ago - edited

      hahaha that's a relief! :P Yeah! That's a good comparison, I would say this is like a weaker version of I Can Hear Your Voice

      I would recommend Pinocchio!!! I loved it. It also has romance, but if it helps, I was waaay more invested in the plot than the romance and the romance doesn't feel too overwhelming.

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      Narco 7 days ago

      Hopefully its like that. Im really running out of shows to watch. Thanks

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    Nancy May 10, 2017

    Negative character(nam gung min) amazing superb drama

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    KatieBo Mar 24, 2017

    After watching Chief Kim and coming back to this I cannot look at Nam Gung Min the same anymore XD

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    Lovely Mar 17, 2017

    I still remember this. It was really enjoyable and I am soo glad I can continue to like it, now that Yoochun is proven innocent.

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    MrBanana Feb 20, 2017

    Not worth your time.

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    Asianstan Jan 18, 2017


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    poetrypoesar Nov 9, 2016


    waw this is the first time i see a drama that i enjoy with lot of negative comments. For me, this drama really enjoyable. Since the theme already such unreal condition, i wasn't seeking any realness in this drama (do you got what i mean?) and just enjoy it all the way.

    To be honest i'm in shock because this is the first time i know about Yoo Chun case (damn where have i been!?). But thanks god i didn't know about that case while watched this drama.

    Back to the drama, the plot already predictable just in a few episodes, and later the ending is something i wasn't impressed by at any means. But seriously, that barcode murder idea was seriously interesting! That was really interesting concept, and if only the works done in better way i think this drama deserves 9.5 from me.

    one thing that makes me want to continue watch this drama is simply by Yoo Chun gag performance. I laughed like crazy to saw him did such an act. Yes that simple matter really brought me into decision that i will finish this drama.

    Unfortunately, there still LOT of things should be explained really well. Also I hate it when psychological aspect of the murderer didn't shown well in the drama. And to me this is one of the biggest disappointment. After finished, i felt unsatisfied kind of feelings., just because there still lot of question in my head.

    But like people said, in a journey, is not all about the destination, but about the process. So that's why i give it 8.0.

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    reyhane Oct 25, 2016

    For those who say Park Yoo chun is a rapist....

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    VIP Oct 8, 2016

    Idk why but I can't like this drama even I give chance to it until ep 10...the writer must worked more on criminal just was waste of time

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    MilenaDias Aug 1, 2016

    Overrated. The police were unreal and donkeys, and the villain has no depth to the final 3 episodes. After all it is worth taking a chance because the main couple is funny

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    arbios Jul 2, 2016 - edited

    i want to watch this because of my favorite actor Nam Goongmin but I don't think i can beceause of that rapist

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      arbios Jul 13, 2016

      i feel bad for you

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      MarjieJoseJavier Jul 14, 2016

      Remember: One is innocent until proven guilty.

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      CristinaMaria Jul 14, 2016

      Look at the news people he is not guilty :D

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      Pandora Aug 4, 2016 - edited

      HE IS NOT A RAPIST! It was consensual sex then "A" (the first accuser) saved her panties that had his DNA to frame him. Police already arrested "A", her boyfriend and her cousin for blackmailing him.

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      Ella Mar 17, 2017

      i guess you can watch it now huh...

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    ladytristeza Jun 16, 2016 - edited

    this was one of my favorite dramas but now because of whole scandal i´m not sure if i can watch it ever sad :(

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      HighLordAkkarin Jul 4, 2016

      I'm still neutral with this scandal. Waiting for something official if he is guilty or not...still didn't see this drama...even that I'm neutral it's hard to watch it...still don't want to believe sad for the drama's he played in, because except of Three Days and Missing You i have dramas of him left, i wanted to i don't think i can ever watch them, only it would be said that he is innocent...maybe but even for that I'm not sure.

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      ladytristeza Jul 5, 2016

      yeah it´s sucks...i wanted to watch the princess man but i never got the chance to do that because park shi hoo scandal...and now this cute drama baby is ruined for me at forever because guilty or not i just can´t look at him in a same way...somewhere in my mind, there will be always a shade of doubt...and what is even more upsetting is it´s starting looks like bill cosby case

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      CristinaMaria Jul 12, 2016

      omg he is not guilty! stupid people

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      HighLordAkkarin Jul 13, 2016

      I never said i believe he is guilty. But i couldn't believe 100% aswell that he is innocent. After i TODAY read, that the first two women weren't assaulted what the poilce seem to have said. that the first one lied and the second ran after HIM and so on. It's a different case. BUT before this statement i couldn't believe anything for sure. We never said that he is guilty in our posts here. arbios did...but not we.

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      MilenaDias Aug 1, 2016

      I agree with you. Be famous and rich and beautiful does not prevent a man from being a rapist. He will be questioned for it to really be exonerated.

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    Mighty_Brosia Jun 4, 2016 - edited
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    Mighty_Brosia Jun 2, 2016

    okay..Im so curious right now.. I started this drama because I starting to love Nam Gung Min in beautiful Gond shim. that's why even though he's a villain here, I started to watch it. Im in episode 3 and still didn't catch my attention.

    Based on the comment many people love Nam Gung Min instead of the lead.. Is he that great in this drama? will it be more interesting in the next episode?

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    wolfgirl9 May 28, 2016 - edited

    this drama shouldn't have been a detective/crime drama, the writer doesn't have any understanding of how detectives work... while I was watching this drama, I felt like me and my family would have done a better job as detectives than the characters ... u know the drama is going south when they are praising each other about how smart they are and you're like the hell you guys are beyond stupid!


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Apr 1, 2015 to May 21, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    8.1 (scored by 8,236 users)
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