The Time We Were Not in Love

The Time We Were Not in Love (2015)

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Choi Won is "the perfect guy" - good-looking, tall and fit with an amicable personality. Although he is very popular with women, he can't have a proper relationship because of his friend, Oh Ha-Na. A romantic comedy about a man and a woman who have been best friends for 20 years (7000 days). They turn 34 and make a pact to be married before 35, and race each other to the altar read morewhile “helping” weed out potential suitors. They find that they're constantly dissatisfied with each other’s boyfriends and girlfriends, because they've really been in love all this time.

  • Native title:

    너를 사랑한 시간
  • Also Known as:

    The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days; Neoleul sarang sigan, 7000il; 너를 사랑한 시간, 7000일; The Time I Loved You; The Time That I Loved You; The Time I’ve Loved You;

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Aug 27, 2015
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I have never seen In Time with You so I am not writing this in comparison. It is really hard for me to rate this drama. I absolutely love dramas where the man loves the woman from the beginning through every thing. Although this drama has that, it is so boring. I don't expect action or anything like that. I have watched many romance stories that I found moving and lovely. I read more didn't FEEL anything while watching this. I didn't even care if they ended up together or not at the end.

Ha Ji Won and Lee Jin Wook are good as Oh Ha Na and Choi Won. They have a good chemistry and it is fun to watch them fight and laugh. I don't know who Yoon Gyun Sang is, but he is the male version of an actress that is stone faced. He doesn't have much experience. So, hopefully he will get better. Ha Na's parents, brother, and friends help make the drama more interesting and better. I really liked when she would discuss her life with them.

Personal: I gave this drama a higher score because Ha Na and her mother spend the night in a hotel talking and it reminds me so much of spending time with my own mother. I love that scene the most and I will probably rewatch it over and over. I miss my mom, but that episode is some how comforting.

The music is good.

I won't rewatch this.

It is pretty ok as a light romance.
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Aug 28, 2015
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
I don't know how to express this! In the beginning I liked it, but, somehow, it started to be boring after 4 episodes ! What is keeping me watching it, is the main actress and the secrets that they keep from each other! I wanna find out about these secrets!

Just finished and it was not as I imagined ! Not that bad!

I really loved the relationship that was built between read more them among all these years!
Loved their pure friendship, and how he is supporting her anytime and anywhere.
I really looooooved her clothes style <3.. and her Shoes!
I loved the friendship they keep with their friends from high school <3 That small thing gave me a warm feeling!
Despite her failure in her relationship with other men, she has a great character. Oh Ha Na is a very strong, smart and cheerful person who can't be hated!

I think Ha Ji Won and Lee Jin Wook both did a great job in their roles. For me, Ha Ji Won was really cute and adorable :)

Although I don't think that I will re-watch this again in the future, but it is kind of interesting and enjoyable.

BTW, I have not seen the original drama and I don't think I will give it a try. ^^"
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both stories contain long time friends almost lovers kind of plot. The leads know each other more than anyone, and treat themselves as even more than family, however there are several reasons as to why they still hesitate on being together. both also tackle adult life and personal career issues.
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Both deal about childhood friends that love each other. In both dramas Lee Jin Hook plays the male lead, the pair is 30+, lives next to each other and tries to solve their problems with their feelings and the extra guys/girls of their friend.
Main difference: I need Romance 2 the pair already dated.
Recommended by zuojenn

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    MrBanana 5 days ago - edited

    Weak story and no chemistry, could have been cut down to a mini series-4 episodes.

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    Cherry Quin 6 days ago - edited
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    souldoc70 12 days ago

    Started this late as I have read too many bad reviews but I like HJW so much to skip it. I have watched the Taiwan version too and I like Chen Bo Lin . However I prefer the Korean version as it is has more warmth and less banter. I really can't stand Ariel Lin's character . I actually thought HJW and LJW has great chemistry- they were so comfortable with each other- I liked them !

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    Rbasu Jul 18, 2017

    Nice story, somehow little lengthy.. but the feelings of friendship and love narrate nicely

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    icesea Jun 8, 2017

    i watched it because i want friend-turned-lover plot. up to 4th eps it was really decent and fun, but i couldn't stand the boredom on 5th eps I skipped it to 13th eps :"D quite sweet, but nothing much

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    AdamPorter Jun 1, 2017

    While it was fine to watch, You can literally skip from episode 3 to 16 and not miss any important storyline plot. Making it so 2 dimensional. Could have been a 2 hour movie to save us the time of wasting other episodes.

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    Serin May 29, 2017

    No chemistry. Poor acting. A big waste of time.

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    SillyIlly Apr 20, 2017

    The description should have a spoiler alert xD

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    zuojenn Mar 24, 2017

    yeah it is a cliche...but I so so so liked this! The main pair is so adorable cute, their extra people are lovable too. Ahh definitely something to watch if you are a fan of the "best friends to lovers" type.

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    guccigall Mar 19, 2017

    I like it. Realistic

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    jxsilicon9 Sep 28, 2016

    Friends for 20 years but never dated or hooked up. Sounds so unrealistic.

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    kingsqueen Aug 22, 2016

    I was really hoping to like this one because of the best friends falling in love theme. Unfortunately, I really was as bored as a lot of other viewers. So I skipped to the end and watched most of the last 2 episodes.

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    Magdalena Aug 13, 2016

    I like it, it's not overdramatic as some other series.. I enjoy slow pace, it's very refreshing :)

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    MinaVIP Jul 31, 2016

    This drama is so damn boring. Just my opinion though <_< but I can't Believe Ha Ji Won starred in this. First drama with her that I hated!

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    LuckyJane Jul 11, 2016 - edited

    I always try to find the good and bad in every Kdrama I watch especially if I know it wont be my instant favourite. This show after a while becomes annoyingly and INCREDIBLY SLOW


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    South Korea
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    Jun 27, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Saturday, Sunday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.


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    7.3 (scored by 3,955 users)
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