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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    Betty_Boop Jun 14, 2015 - edited

    I like the director more... & RaRa.. I'm glad that director made some effort to be close to her..

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    Ebby Jun 14, 2015 - edited

    RaRa will probably go down in history for me as one of the best female characters. Loved everything about her! She was so funny I wish we could get a spin off with her lol don't get me wrong I loved everyone in this show she was just my favourite

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      101Rubellite Jun 15, 2015

      I loved her too! yes definitely one of the best K-Drama characters ever written! :D

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    chodinggyu Jun 14, 2015

    IM SO SAD ITS OVER T ^ T

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    IWatchDramas Jun 14, 2015 - edited

    Great drama with a sweet ending. I hope there's a special though which shows when the leads started liking each other. That would be daebak!! Kamdognim, I'm gonna miss you the most. I hope this show gets more attention. It's so underrated IMO.

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    gouletjo Jun 14, 2015 - edited

    Wow!! what a great show. It's a disgrace that the series was shortened but they managed to end it well. I love all the Ex. They are all exquisite women. Nonetheless, like John, Ra Ra was my favorite. Every episode was full of fun scene and quirky reaction. I really enjoyed this show. I'm going to miss this drama.. a lot

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    John Jun 13, 2015

    Out of all the EX girlfriends Ra Ra was my favorite.

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    Ace Jun 13, 2015

    Going to miss this drama a lot, I want those 4 episodes =(

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    _Rosie Jun 13, 2015

    Anyone know the song playing at beginning of ep 9?

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    moirain Jun 13, 2015

    I love this show. I again laughted like crazy. For some reason the family photo cracked me up, and then the fight... :D I'm so sad that it's only one episode left...

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    faithinme Jun 13, 2015

    LOL @ fighting quietly!

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    faithinme Jun 13, 2015

    every episode im laughing like every 3-5 mins. I really really love this show

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    faithinme Jun 13, 2015

    I still can't believe this is ending tonight! :( I hate tvn. why do they have to cut this. it's the best drama ive seen this year :(

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    rodeul Jun 13, 2015

    when Jiah told Hwayeong to take care of her restaurant... too much feels..

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    _Rosie Jun 12, 2015 - edited
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    Maisweetlove Jun 12, 2015

    I love how the preview for each episode is so positive unlike almost all other dramas that mislead you into thinking the worst. Anyone else noticed the same thing? On another note, I love the story; so cool!

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 3,789 users)
  • Ranked:

    #978
  • Popularity:

    #182

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