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 22, 2015
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
This was an okay drama. It was good, the story was interesting, the cast i loved and it was a nice drama to keep up with for a few weeks.

Story wise, it's unique. The whole seeing smells is something I never would've thought would work but it was all written in extremely well in my opinion. There was plenty of suspenseful scenes throughout the whole drama which kept me hooked for read more at least 14 episodes. I'd say overall the story was planned nicely, some things were left dry but had they gone into anything more there would've been more then 16 episode, and I think 16 episode was just enough for this drama.

Cast I really, really loved. I liked Yoochun and Se Kyung as the leads (heard people aren't fond of her acting but most like her in this) Their chemistry was enjoyable to watch, especially their comedic scenes. But what really made this drama was Goong Min and all the other character actors. I've never seen a drama with Goong Min and boy did he impress me. He played his character so perfectly it'll be hard for me not to imagine Kwon Jae Hee whenever I see him. The police force was always entertaining to watch. Jin Seo's serious character fit in too well with the three detectives, though they were somewhat useless at time, they were much needed comic relief at other times.

Music wise, I can't really remember much, just the music they always used for Kwon Jae Hee (which I weirdly liked) but OSTs weren't anything to remember.

Overall it was a good drama but nothing to be wow'd about. Unfortunately the last few episodes were kind of a disappointment considering how good the 13ish episodes were, hence the low score. I felt after a while they geared away from Cho Rim's ability and it was hardly used like I thought it would be. Even with the disappointment, I don't regret watching this, and I would recommend people give this drama a try. It's also nice that it's only 16 episodes so anyone could really plow through this drama.
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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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    Brownie Jul 19, 2017

    This drama had me on the edge of my bed (I watched it in bed haha). the cast were funny and cute, great chemistry. I don't think I will ever see Goong Min the same way ever again! His character was a complete psycho. Whilst I do love a bit of mystery in my romance, I felt like this was a little dark for me. I don't watch a lot of mystery and the times I did they were nothing compared to this drama. The only thing I found a bit annoying was Goong Min's character extremely slow speaking. It wasn't so bad at the beginning but it did seem to get worse towards the end. I really enjoyed this drama and I notice there seems to be a bit of negativity regarding this drama but if you really wanna know if it's any good it's best you watch it yourself as nobody has the same taste. I feel that the story progressed at just the right speed. I give this an 8.5 :)

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    Pinocchio Jul 7, 2017

    Nam goong min is such a great actor

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    Mimi Jul 1, 2017

    Binged watch it in one day its great love it. Like always shin se kyung is amazing loved all the other casts too the acting here was amazing

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    iambulletproof Jul 1, 2017

    rated this 8/10 just because im biased with the 3 main lead - Park Yoo Chun, Shin Se Kyung and ❤Nam Goong Min ❤. If any other cast 6/10. Plot is strong, but the execution is all over the place. They want to be funny at the same time dark. Ive seen same concept with SWDBS, unfortunately this one fall behind in the execution. Still worth the watch and recommendable for anyone who enjoys police drama.

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    Mimi Jun 30, 2017

    Wow I'm surprised I actually love this it's hilarious

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    Shay Jun 3, 2017 - 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 Jun 19, 2017 - 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 Jun 19, 2017 - 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 Jun 19, 2017

      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 Jun 19, 2017 - 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 Jun 19, 2017

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

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    8.1 (scored by 8,517 users)
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