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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    Ransa Jun 12, 2015

    So I started marathoning this drama I am on Ep8 now and I have to say I am AMAZED why is this great amazing super funny cute drama so underrated ?!
    Seriously I am really sad that they decided to cut it because of the rating and I am afraid they will end it in a bad way :(

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    trueturquoise Jun 12, 2015

    I'm dying to know if they were able to pull off a good ending??

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    Vui256 Jun 12, 2015

    That lead man though... he looks like Goong Min lol

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    trueturquoise Jun 9, 2015 - edited

    I'm in love with this drama and this male lead...who is he??? Lol wish I didn't have to work so i could stay up all night to watch!

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      trueturquoise Jun 11, 2015

      Thanks for the recommendation...I'll plan to marathon it soon! :)

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    beep90 Jun 9, 2015

    so pissed at the episodes being cut off wtf. byun yohan better come in more dramas asap

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    beep90 Jun 9, 2015

    my fave drama of 2015 so far ! byun yohan you suck. you ruined my bias list. stop smiling that beautiful smile :'( lol

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    BlackZen Jun 9, 2015
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    chodinggyu Jun 7, 2015

    YOU GUYS. THIS IS MY FAVE DRAMA OF 2015 RN ; ^ ;

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    sickofme Jun 7, 2015 - edited

    that drama is sooo good, I don't understand why they reduced episodes... really... that's a pity

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      beep90 Jun 9, 2015

      i guess koreans rather see distasteful makjang than good story and acting

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      sickofme Jun 9, 2015

      yeah, they probably prefer fooly dramas with obvious and boring romances :(

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    nuka Jun 7, 2015

    low rating? for this? what are people watching this days then? this is really funny and mature.

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    nuka Jun 7, 2015

    funny and refreshing story …I prefer director Jo to Myeong Soo but women are all amazing, full of character and adorable.

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    yellowposh Jun 6, 2015

    forget the plot. im here for the OTP. i can watch 16 eps of them being cheesy, cute and all fluff. such a bummer that they cut 4 episodes from the original.

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    101Rubellite Jun 6, 2015

    ok this show is a rare gem! ahahhahah its hilarious! i jst dont understand y its being cut down to 12eps. a witty, funny out-of-the-box show thats just lots and lots of fun to watch! I highly recommend it!

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    destiny29 Jun 5, 2015 - edited

    I'm actually enjoying this show way more than Emergency Couple! It's insansely hilarious and the story may seem like fluff but the entire ex-girlfriends part is quite different compared to the cliche korean rom-com!
    I'm a bit disappointed at the show getting cut but as long as they don't give us a slapdash ending, i'm happy.

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      bLoodYThoughtS Jun 5, 2015

      why do you compare it to emergency couple?..i'm just planning to watch it

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      destiny29 Jun 6, 2015 - edited

      I know it's not a fair comparison but since it was Song Ji Hyo's last drama which also happened to be a rom com, i just ended up comparing the two.
      However, there are some similarities, in EC she's the ex-wife and here the ex-girlfriend.
      Many people loved EC, so you should give a shot, but it's just wasn't as interesting for me.

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      Betty_Boop Jun 7, 2015 - edited

      Shes not one of the ex-gf ( she just assumed). . What they had before just sums as a friend only. If you watch at epi 7 i think he explained it to her why he said she's not an ex but a friend only. & at epi 9 you will found out lol
      Emergency Couple was good too. try it @bloodythoughts :)

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    faithinme Jun 5, 2015 - edited

    this show's ratings in Korea is LOW?????????? ARE THEY KIDDING US????? this is the best drama of 2015 for me! there's no boring part and every episode is so damn hilarious! Does it have something to do with Lee Yoon Ji's pregnancy?? is filming stressing her out? :( NOOOOO.. please make it 16 episodes again!!!!

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      pinkOnion Jun 6, 2015

      ikr? i too dont understand why this drama has low ratings. :(

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      faithinme Jun 6, 2015

      I'm like watching several dramas a day, and I think this is really the best romcom this year :(

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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