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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    BlackZen Jun 15, 2015 - edited

    The ex-girlfriends made the show more fun and exciting ,They played the character really well. As for the two leads they also did good but for me they seems like a sweet couple but there's a kind feeling that they wouldn't last long and I started feeling annoyed with Myeongsoo to the point that i didn't enjoy there sweet times together and ended up shipping Soojin and Director Jo, i feel like Director Jo would be able to love and protect soojin more than Myeongsoo.The way he looks at Soojin and how Soojin change Director Jo, I feel so sad for him , I just wish that there's atleast two more episodes for this , i just want to see if the movie went well and if Hwayeong and Yeongjae got really back together, one scene of Soojin and Director Jo ( The "Asking for permission of Director Jo on the location with Soojin" scene is so cute) and of course the Ex-gf trio and all of them together.

    Thumbs up for Soojin's family especially her unnie and also Myeongsoo's friend who he always torture (love those scenes LOL!)

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    Mai Jun 15, 2015

    Funny and likeable drama, that left me unsatisfied. For me it lacked in the romance department. I couldn't find myself strongly rooting for the main, whereas the second lead had potential the show didn't use. They put the focus on the ex girlfriends for too long, instead of focusing on the actual main characters. In my opinion the love triangle was one of the weak points in this drama, besides the rushed ending that tried to wrap up the drama well, but still had me remain with the feeling that there could have been "more".

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    SheilayariMartinez Jun 15, 2015

    this was a really fun drama to watch loved it

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    kpopx3lover Jun 15, 2015

    Awesome drama!! I couldn't stop laughing my butt off watching the last two episodes. Definitely a must watch show. Even though it was cut down to 12 episodes, for me the ending was great and didn't feel rushed at all. It's a great show if you just want to get away from all the angsty and crazy dramas out there. This one was just chill and fun.

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    rainecat Jun 15, 2015

    Hilarious drama to watch if you want to relax and have fun. Scenes with the 3 ex-girlfriends were golden. The story and the romance is a bit lacking, but it was worth it just to watch the 3 ladies and their crazy antics/expressions. The cut was unfortunate because it felt to me that it had them scrambling to wrap things up, which meant less scenes with the exes.

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    _Rosie Jun 15, 2015

    wow reading comments on just the first page everyone seemed to love this drama. I on the other hand thought it was poorly written and the actresses especially Song JiHyo were terrible. Wooden and lacking in chemistry with either guy and overall very disappointing. If it hadn't been cut to 12 eps I might have dropped it. I hope BYH chooses a better project next time, this is not anywhere in the league of Misaeng.

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    hananii10 Jun 15, 2015

    HOW COULD THEY... cut the episodes man ;-; such a waste..
    Nevertheless, loved this drama to the core <3..

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    101Rubellite Jun 15, 2015 - edited

    I will miss this show for the awesome ex-girlfriends trio! The scenes with the 3 of them together were just gold! a quirky and fun drama!

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    7Har Jun 15, 2015

    Only seen 4 episodes so far and already liking the silly stuff.

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    rodeul Jun 15, 2015

    The director didn't reveal his feelings, but the word "white" explained everything..

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    nuka Jun 15, 2015

    they were not able to sell this more of a friendlyish couple to me… she had more pulse for the Director and he was more suitable and interesting match. they force it to myeong su. but the ex girlfriend club women were awesome and the drama was so so funny.

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    Maisweetlove Jun 14, 2015

    Seriously going to miss this. I love Song Ji Hyo, but man, the ex-girlfriend trio killed it!

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    faithinme Jun 14, 2015

    I miss this show already. hope other upcoming dramas will be like this. seriously funny in every episode.

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    pandanim Jun 14, 2015

    I really liked the drama. It wasn't anything serious, just funny and lovely, exactly what I was looking for. There should be more dramas like this. It made my weekends. I'm really gonna miss the show.

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    sickofme Jun 14, 2015

    this drama was so lovely! I can't believe it's over now :( And I haven't seen such a cute romance in drama like myeongsoo and sujin :(

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 3,841 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1001
  • Popularity:

    #190

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