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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iindependence
19 people found this review helpful
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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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purplenette
22 people found this review helpful
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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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Both main leads are long-time friends, however in OMHE they lost in touch but reunited in the end. Both great rom-com, handsome strong male lead yet very charming and lovable. Female lead is strong yet damsel-in-distress like.
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The story of childhood friends who are in love with eachother, and of course the third parties that they meet along the way (love triangles! or squares?)
Both have a similar air, where they are not that extremely dramatic or serious but are light hearted in a sense.
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    zuojenn 6 days ago

    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.
    8,5/10

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    guccigall 11 days ago

    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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    Afree Dom Jun 21, 2016 - edited

    im fan ha ji won..and after watch this drama im also fan to lee jin wook.This drama not popular as secret garden,what happend in bali..but this drama show realistic..ha ji won and lee jin wook is best chemistry.. we can see they are comfortable each other and same smile....this drama slow but i love it..natural acting by all..

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    Diamond Mar 28, 2016 - edited

    The BEST of the best. I would watch this drama over and over, and I'm planning to see it again this summer >> so refreshing

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    94loveKdrama Mar 7, 2016

    I was supposed to watch it for yoon kyun sang, Mu Hyul to me eyes but I change my mind because a lot of negative comment about him </3

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    LeeJaeShin Feb 17, 2016

    I watch this because of unnie Ji Won. For me its not that bad. People who experience "friend zone" can relate into this. that's why some people don't like this drama because they can't relate and they see it as a boring one. But if you just watch and be patient this drama is a good one. great actors indeed.

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    martyfairy Feb 3, 2016 - edited

    Is it really so bad? D: Lol some years ago I started watching "In time with you", the Taiwanese version, and I couldn't go through it XDD I dropped it after 10 minutes X°°°D

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      martyfairy Mar 26, 2016

      De gustibus non disputandum est.

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      NHK95 Mar 26, 2016 - edited

      damn, i had to google what you wrote. i was like 'this may as well be Latin', and that's exactly what it was.
      i understand what you meant, i'm just trying to say that you can't make a completely valid opinion on just 10 minutes. there's plenty of shows that i dropped after 15-30 minutes into the show that i later picked up again that i ended up loving.
      if it's a matter of plot not suiting your tastes, then fair enough.
      to each his own. and as always (i have to say this, well i don't have to but the shows too good) check out 'reply 1988'

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      martyfairy Mar 26, 2016

      It's just a latin maxim. It means:"About tastes, it should not be discussed." I didn't like that drama even though I watched just 10 minutes. It's my personal preference. It is subjective so it should be take as it is: just an opinion that is not right or wrong.

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      martyfairy Mar 26, 2016

      Why are you so angry? D: what can I do? It was slow. Or I found it slow. Maybe I didn't want to watch a drama like that in that partcular moment. Maybe I wanted something different. I don't know. About Reply dramas I watched 7 or 8 episodes of 'reply 1997' and I dropped it. I don't like that genre. I think I wouldn't like 'reply 1988' too . But please don't get angry. I didn't want to start a war with that comment D:

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      NHK95 Mar 26, 2016

      lol, if it came across as angry, it was not intended. i guess i started my second comment in a way that sounds angry but was intended to be a joke (a big flop while we're at it).
      and personally i thought reply 1997 was the worst of the series and isn't anywhere near as well refined as reply 1988. it was watchable but definitely not that enjoyable.

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    Bongsookie Feb 3, 2016

    I really tried watching this but had to drop it in the end. It's a sleeper for me compared to the original.

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    kit1186 Jan 25, 2016

    It was like a small Pinocchio reunion because of the three of the actors from that drama are in this one.

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    SomyBee Jan 21, 2016

    i can not force my self to watch the finals episodes its so BORING.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

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

    Saturday, Sunday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.

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  • Score:

    7.3 (scored by 3,667 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1559
  • Popularity:

    #102

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