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
40 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
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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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    Chester Payne Aug 6, 2015

    I'm actually glad the series got cut down in length. My biggest complaint about many K-Dramas is that they're too long for the story line. Often, the middle episodes end up either adding nothing meaningful to the over all story, stretching out the plot with repetitive events, or merely dragging on without any real entertainment value. Of course, there are exceptions that handle the 16-20 episode story arc well, having a true reason for each episodes existence over the length of the series, but even on these boards we see many complaints about even popular series that the middle episodes were a drag on the series as a whole.

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    ELF4ever Jul 29, 2015

    Wow... just wow! Even with the cut down of episodes, they wrapped up the show so well. This show probably showed one of the most natural relationships between the main leads that I've seen. Their chemistry was amazing and the development of all the characters was wonderful. I think my favorite ex was definitely the lioness; she was head-strong and she added a lot of thrill and excitement into the drama. All the actors did a wonderful job and I'm sad there aren't any more episodes to enjoy.

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    ELF4ever Jul 28, 2015 - edited

    Just started it and I'm loving it!

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      Titeeth Sep 8, 2015

      I watched this thanks to your coment and I don't regret it ;)

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      ELF4ever Sep 8, 2015

      Yay! I'm glad my comment encouraged you to watch this drama. It was really good and I still miss it even though it's been over a month. I hope more people will give it a try like you did. A lot of people doubt the show when it's cut down on episodes, but sometimes it's better that it was or else it the show would drag. I'm glad you enjoyed the show! ^u^

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    green_tokki Jul 26, 2015 - edited

    I had a hard time completing this drama- the development of the story was not interesting for me. No wonder they cut this drama short. tsk. (6/10)

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    scarleT Jul 21, 2015 - edited

    WAEEE! WAEEE!! Why wasn't this more than 12 episodes?!! I know TVN can't compare to MBS, KBS, and SBS (because it's on cable/pay tv), but this had such promise to be more than just 12 episodes. It could have gotten more complex and intricate with at least 20. It breaks my heart to see other shows who don't have half the heart of series like this one, but continue onwards because of their great budgets and popular station repertoire. TVN produces such great dramas, and I hope they get more recognition in the future, or at least put more efforts into their production so that they can get their viewership ratings past 5% on each drama. I love Song Ji Hyo, and I know that if she was alongside someone like So Ji Sub (just an example), the ratings would have been higher, even being on TVN. I liked Byun Yo Han's performance here, but I know that because he doesn't have a long resume of acting yet, people probably didn't pay as much attention.That's my opinion of of course, and I think it's unfortunate. Still not over this. Soooo frustrating. But... that was a sweet ending :)

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    Vui256 Jul 20, 2015 - edited
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      Titeeth Sep 8, 2015
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      Vui256 Jan 3, 2016

      Thank you so much!

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    forever_shawol Jul 12, 2015

    just finished it and i loved it so much the ending and how all the characters interacted with each other was like the best thing ever

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    DayDreamer Jul 11, 2015 - edited

    Someone should fix the summary for the drama, it's not correct. She (Kim Soo Jin) wasn't one of his ex-girlfriends. He never wrote about her in the first place. They were best friends who she had feelings for.
    Anyways I'm really loving this drama. I'm not usually interested in this kind but I really like it. Plus I get to see more of Ji Hyo outside of Running Man :D

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      MrGu Oct 25, 2015
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      DayDreamer Oct 26, 2015

      Yeah, I suppose that's true :)

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    lunatepe Jul 8, 2015 - edited

    I really do not understand why this drama got such low ratings in Korea and was therefore cut short. I suppose what the money backers in episode 11 said does indeed reflect not just the attitude of men but also that of women, in that they do not like to see strong women on telly. How sad. I really enjoyed this and would have liked to have watched the full 16 episodes. Nonetheless, they managed to wrap it up nicely.

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      MrGu Oct 25, 2015

      Yeah, this part in episode 11 was clearly a truth being told about the dramas/movies industry in Korea, I'm really hoping for more strong female characters in the future.

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    Chrisstina Jul 8, 2015

    Director and Rara are awesome!!! Ryu Hwa Young is soo talanted and her body is just WOW, totally not like usual skinny, anorexic asian actresses. :P BYH has a really good, a natural talent for acting and can't wait to see him in more main roles.

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    rationalbeings Jul 8, 2015 - edited

    This drama was fun...but a little boring. I can see why they cut it, there really was nothing much else for them to do without making the audience hate the ex girls. 12 episodes were right for this drama, and even then at parts I was bored.
    This drama has made me an even bigger fan of Byun Yo Han though, I haven't seen an actor who can express that much with his eyes before. I hope he gets more romantic male lead roles!

    Summer 2015: The season of nothing much happens in dramas. :/

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      Chester Payne Aug 6, 2015

      Honestly, 12 episodes would be more appropriate to most dramas; of the typical 16-20 episode dramas, typically the middle third of the series kind of sucks.

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    JeffryHartaji Jul 1, 2015

    dont know why.. im a litte bit sleepy watching this..its kinda boring for me

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    TheraTD Jul 1, 2015

    Wish all rom-com k-dramas were this fun and compact, 12 ep without unnecessary separations and tears.

    And I believe that the director is a drama-addict(like us) in disguise, since he can realisticly sees through everything XD

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    yoorin21 Jun 30, 2015

    After watching a few melodramas, I was so sick of crying and just heavy emotions. This drama was really a breath of fresh air. If you want to watch a drama that will make you smile and laugh, this is it! The couple is super cute and I like how they're not as perfect as other Korean drama couples are. They each have their own flaws but they're also readily forgiving. I really enjoyed the friendship in this drama. I'm definitely going to miss the Ex-Girlfriends and their hangouts =)

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    YSSADESU Jun 30, 2015

    very light drama and its good

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 3,891 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1023
  • Popularity:

    #200

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