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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    Lina Jun 4, 2015 - edited

    Nooo, whyy!!? surplus princess got cut now this one too and I was really enjoying it!! It's so sweet and refreshing. I really do not understand why it's ratings in south korea are low enough for it to even get cut. boo lol I just hope they wrap it up better than surplus princess...that one ended up super rushed and crammed in the end :/

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      QianYingTan Jun 6, 2015

      i guess it is bcos since this drama airs on a cable tv tats why

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    girl_on_fire Jun 4, 2015

    What the absolute...unbelievable! Just unbelievable!
    At least finish the damn show. I mean was that really necessary? 12 episodes!

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    SravanthiBommala Jun 4, 2015 - edited

    Why they reduced ?? I'm totally enjoyed this drama. I'm totally sad..

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      Iloveasianndrama Jun 5, 2015

      They reduced the episodes because of the low rating. The last few episodes will be focusing on the main couple.

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      SravanthiBommala Jun 6, 2015

      It's a perfect drama in 2015. Y they r reducing. Please make it 16 episodes..it's really funny drama.

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      Iloveasianndrama Jun 13, 2015

      Yeah I know right, but even if it a good show. The rating does matter and it determine whether or not it can or cannot continued.

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    Clarisse Jun 3, 2015

    I'm SO pissed off because they reduced the episodes... I'm enjoying so much this drama, this drama makes me laugh so much. And I was wanting even more than 16 episodes... and then it happens..... whyyyyy T.T I'm really pissed of and sad... T.T this drama had such potential, seriously...

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    Risika Jun 3, 2015

    worst news ever.

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    kpopx3lover Jun 3, 2015

    WHAT?!?!?!?!?! NOOO!!!! And what surprises me even more is the fact that it has low ratings!! This show is so good. Shame they're cutting it down.

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    AISHA Jun 2, 2015

    again they are cutting again 12 is not enough if it was a bad drama they will make it 20 and they are cutting this

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    KoriNeko18 Jun 2, 2015

    I was wondering why ep 7 picked up the pace... How could they cut this?! They're going to have a time gap between this and the drama that follows too, so why cut it? Omg... so sad...

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    Mikhal Jun 2, 2015

    OMG I'm speechless! Just why? It's a great drama, totally fresh and different..I don't understand why they are cutting it *sobbing* :/

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    _Rosie Jun 2, 2015 - edited

    I'm kind of glad its shortened. I'm not enjoying it and only sticking with it as we are watching it as a group hehehe

    I hope Byun Yo Han picks a better drama next time.

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    alienshore7 Jun 2, 2015

    I cannot believe this is being cut! What the heck?! It's such a cute fluffy enjoyable romcom! Ridiculous.

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    katami Jun 2, 2015

    what ? 12??

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    ninja Jun 2, 2015 - edited

    DAMN IT TVN I TRUSTED YOU

    WHEN YOU SAY A DRAMA WILL HAVE 16 EPISODES, YOU FINISH IT WITH 16 EPISODES NO MATTER HOW LOW THE RATINGS ARE

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      rainecat Jun 2, 2015 - edited

      Didn't know til now that the ratings were bad because the show has been so good. completely agree with you. :X I feel bad for the cast. They have done a tremendous job.

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    Betty_Boop Jun 2, 2015 - edited

    Oh why! Only 12 episode?

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      chodinggyu Jun 2, 2015

      lol idk. they could've also ran out of ideas to drag the show on further, but tbh, i'd rather they have quality over quantity. :)

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      scarleT Jun 2, 2015 - edited

      TVN has done this before, and usually it's because of the low ratings (in South Korea). I really love TVN's weekend/weekday dramas since there's no plot holes and great story telling. Needless to say, I'm a fan of their broadcasting station. In comparison to other larger networks, TVN is still growing, and it doesn't have handfuls of dramas (n terms of its history) like MBC, KBS, and SBS. It's a shame since this has been such a great drama. I hope they keep the quality of writing up even if it was reduced to 12.

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      Betty_Boop Jun 2, 2015

      They probably realized 12 epi way better than dragging it and end up boring.

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      Gingermoon Jun 2, 2015 - edited

      Actually, Rouge's right. I read it's going to end sooner because of low ratings :/

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      chodinggyu Jun 2, 2015

      waag sooo sad. i really love this drama T ^ T

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    DBSK Jun 2, 2015 - edited

    tvN has confirmed the drama will end with 12 episodes. Oh my Ghost will take over starting the third of July.

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 3,680 users)
  • Ranked:

    #924
  • Popularity:

    #165

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