Ex-Girlfriend Club

Ex-Girlfriend Club (2015)

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Bang Myeong Soo is a popular writer of webtoons. He then writes a webtoon series about his past relationships, specifically his four ex-girlfriends, which includes an older, wealthy divorcee, a chic and successful woman who works at an investment firm, and a third-rate, airhead actress. The webtoon reveals plenty of details about Myeong Soo's love life, and it becomes a huge hit. Soon, Myeong Soo is considered a cross between Public Enemy read moreNumber One and National Heartthrob, and his webtoon gets adapted into a movie.
Kim Soo Jin is a film producer who's prepared to do whatever it takes to save their failing production company. Because of this, she accepts the assignment to produce a webtoon adaptation. But to her horror, Soo Jin belatedly finds out that the webtoon artist is her ex-boyfriend Myeong Soo, and that she's one of the girlfriends he wrote about. And as the movie starts shooting, the project also brings Myeong Soo's other ex-girlfriends back into his life all at the same time.

  • Native title:

    구여친클럽
  • Also Known as:

    Gooyeochinkeulleob; Ex-Girlfriends' Club;

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NutsyNoona
38 people found this review helpful
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Jul 16, 2015
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
As many already know, Ex-Girlfriend Club had to go through an (uncalled) cut, going from 16 episodes to only 12. Fortunately, this Kdrama didn't seem to suffer much from it and managed to stay true to itself until the very end; so no need to fret about the quality going downhill.

The only valid explanation I see for Ex-Girlfriend Club's low ratings is that it doesn't have any "epic love" nor any read more "bad-to-the-bone villain". It is simply a heartfelt story with a generous sprinkle of fluff and hilarity, as its OST can corroborate. Although the story is unpretentious, the characters are all layered. Flawed yet lovable, the characters are more than just love interests and whatnot; each of them is his/her own person. The genuineness the characters give off is enhanced by the great acting. The cast did a flawless job, Bun Yo Han was especially shining in this drama. The ones behind the cast wouldn't have been able to find a more perfect fit for Myung Soo, even if they had tried. Not to mention how believable Song Ji Hyo and him were at acting as a couple, they were simply the cutest.

This drama, free of the usual draggy angst, can be watched over and over without losing much of its charm. To put it in a nutshell, Ex-Girlfriend Club is the perfect drama to watch if you want to uplift your current mood.
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BrightestStar
16 people found this review helpful
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Jun 15, 2015
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
This was an enjoyable watch. The story was simple really, and the best thing about this drama is that they kept it simple. I really enjoyed different interactions between characters, how each character eventually became and individual, and more than the romance, I mostly enjoyed the friendship here.

Of course the main attraction of this drama were the characters. For me it was more how they were easy to relate to more read more than anything.

-Soo Jin is a hardworking girl who wants to produce meaningful movies. To do that she has to accept working on movies she's less enthusiastic about.
-Myung Soo is a webtoon artist who's getting by (though I don't know how he would afford a Burberry blancket :P). He's a positive person, chill and fun to be around.
-Hwa Yeong is a career woman with a crazy side to her that needs to be kept in check.
-Ji Ah is a woman stuck in the image of a classy madame, but yearns for freedom from it.
-Rara gives off the impression of a loose girl who'd anything to reach her dream when in reality she's a sweet person who needed someone to remind her of her value.
-Jo Geon is an artist at heart, with all the negative and positive that comes with it. He's moody, he's unpredictable, he's got a temper, but he's warm, doesn't judge others and reflective.
-Finally, though we didn't see much of Yeong Jae, I found him much more refreshing now that he got rid of that perfectness when it comes to relationships.

I find those are all traits we can relate to, to some degree and I really enjoyed the focus on it. Any fight, breakup or argument came from within, and not from any flimsy external factor, or stupid misunderstanding. The development in the relationships felt natural, and the characters had chemistry. The friendship between the ladies was a delight it reminded me of one of my favourite high school romcom movies "John Tucker Must Die".

I'm not sure if the episode cut was a positive or a negative occurrence. On one hand there was no time to waste on any extra angst, so even annoying characters had to wrap up their act fast, actually making them more likeable. On the other hand, there were some events that felt got wrapped conveniently fast an could benefit some a deeper exploration.

Overall light watch with relatable characters and unique comedic moment,
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Both are about ex-couples making films together and their 'reunion'.
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Great humor and 'friends-turned-couple' type of dramas :D
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    khjfan01 Nov 25, 2016

    One of THE BEST romcoms I've ever seen in a drama series! My absolute favorite drama with Song Ji Hyo!!! I can't fathom why this drama wasn't well received. There are a limited amount of dramas that have made me smile and feel so genuinely happy and optimistic about love. And although I'm sure I'm not the only one who's fantasized about having a boyfriend like many of the male leads we see in dramas, but never so strongly in my life have I ever wanted a boyfriend like this male lead!! The relationships, the character interactions, the character developments, my strong ladies (who stay tht way throughout the drama), the HUMOR, the ost, THE EVERYTHING!! I AM TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH THIS DRAMA!! And even the cutting of episodes from 16 to 12 didn't ruin a single thing. Wow wow wow, I am now a huge fan of Byun Yo Han and will definitely check out his other dramas. How can he have so much charisma and be so lovable! And did I mention his chemistry with Song Ji Hyo!!!!! Definitely going down as one of my fav romances, and one of my favorite pairings ever!!! How could a couple be so cute, I can't take it!

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    ParkYeonRin Jul 23, 2016 - edited

    At first I didn't think that I would like it this much...One day I watched the first episode... Then I watched all the other episodes in one day. ^^ This story was refreshing and really amusing. It was likeable for me that wasn't too much drama in this and sometimes I just couldn't stop laughing. My favorite character is Jo Gun, I totally liked his personality. :)

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    FrancineTanielu Jun 21, 2016 - edited

    Is there a link for this K-Drama ???

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    layla Jun 6, 2016

    This is one of my fav...I really enjoyed every second of it!It was funny,romantic in 'real life way' and acting was superb....new,fresh,different...LOVE IT

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    LeeJaeShin Feb 25, 2016 - edited

    Watching this because of the main lead. I love them both. Also Lee yoon ji, love her since I saw her in King 2 Hearts. I'm loving this drama. They say its boring but I guess people have different tastes. So if you want a light drama and romcom you should watch this. Its great that there are only 12 episode so the story won't be too long and slow

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    abracadabra Feb 13, 2016

    It was a promising drama, but became boring, without a real thrill...

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    Ahena Dec 24, 2015

    Great drama! I marathoned this. It's perfect when you need something easy with a happy ending. A lot of people said it's boring, but I think it was pretty real. It's the life. Common characters, common stories and flaws. Flaws in people, career, relationships. This drama isn't your usual one. It has very unique plot, format and characters. Also, it has STRONG FEMALE characters that I love so much to see. Usually I can predict what will happen but this drama surprised me in many ways. I'm a bit biased, but because of actors (n their acting) and feelings that the drama brought me I'm giving this 10/10.

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    jeziorkat Nov 14, 2015

    Waaa, it was so good. Sometimes I still think about this series with smile on the face. If it only was more popular in S Korea and didn't end earlier then planned...
    ...It's irritating! When I think about it, I already saw three "cut-off" dramas. And all 3 times those where really great productions <grr>
    Despite all, this drama is worth trying out, so I truly recommend it;)

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    INFIRES Nov 12, 2015

    It's funny, I like the actor but I hate the character he plays- Bang Myeong Soo.

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    Dia Oct 24, 2015 - edited

    'The roses of Sharon have bloomed.' - the best part

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    PorkBelly Oct 20, 2015

    Thoroughly enjoyed all the interactions between each and every character.

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    Serena Le Oct 17, 2015

    omg i watch this drama a while ago. And just finish Incomplete Life which is an amazing drama, always i was searching up Byun Yo Han other drama and found this one. Caught me by surprise cause I watch this drama before Incomplete Life and when I watch Incomplete Life had no idea that he was the main lead in this drama. One thing I have to say is that he portrait his character really well. In this drama he seem like an older guy kinna look older too but in Incomplete Life he was a playful and really funny character. If you guys haven't check out Incomplete Life go check it out.

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    sickofme Sep 30, 2015

    I defintely need more dramas like this one, perfect

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    Titeeth Sep 8, 2015 - edited
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Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    12
  • Aired:

    May 8, 2015 to Jun 13, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Friday, Saturday
  • Network:

    tvN
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    7.8 (scored by 3,735 users)
  • Ranked:

    #944
  • Popularity:

    #174

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