The Flatterer

The Flatterer (2015)

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Story about Park Gun, who starts attending a high school full of troublemakers and former dropouts. ~~ Based on a webtoon of the same name.

  • Native title:

    아부쟁이 얍!
  • Also Known as:

    Aboohaengi;

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Sara si
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Feb 3, 2017
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
There is a lot of hate in the comments so I thought i would write a short review.

First of all this webdrama is based on a webcomic and is not wrapped up at all. For people who are fans of the comic this might not be annoying at all, but if you are a person who likes cleanly finished stories this might not be your piece of cake.

Story: The story read more is focused on the main lead who is trying to survive school. And I must say he is absolutely hilarious and a huge dork as well. I found it really funny how he screws up every time he has an opportunity. There are also subplots, which a have their own charm. If you expect to see real romance tho, you will be disappointed, because the moment the drama-lovetriangle-heartthumping moments could have started the drama ended. If there were a few more episodes such a nice bromance could have blossomed as well... such a pitty.

Acting/cast: All the characters in this drama are quite exaggerated, which is the main comedy of it. Overall the actors managed to do their part staying funny and not becoming annoying, which can easily happen in these types of comedies. I found Park Geon's and the red haired bully's portrayal the best, I enjoyed each moment of their screentime.

Music: The music want exactly outstanding, but it complemented the story well. Unfortunately my playlist wont become longer.


Overall, I found this webdrama very enjoyable and I will without a doubt rewatch it when I dont have much time, but want to have a really good laugh. It is indeed not the story of the year, neither did it get the chance to live up to its real potential, but I belive it is still worth the time.
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Samurajka
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Jun 9, 2017
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Naive, funny and lighthearted.

But only at the first glance. This web drama is about serious problem Korea (and believe me, other countries too) are facing - bullying. And if that problem is put in web drama, that means there's gonna be a lot of violence and other things that are not allowed to be shown on a TV. It's based on a web comic, so it's not for everyone, but I read more think JDrama and manga-based story lovers gonna like this one.

Story feels like it's been told from first person, the one experiencing bullying. Surviving high-school life full of violence, in search for your place in a society - you are ether part of a group or a loner. If you expect romance or bromance (and there is material for it), there is none. Humor is more Japanese-like, so it might not appeal to everyone. What I really liked is quotes before every episode. And this story definitely needs a sequel cos it's unfinished.

Kwak Dong Yeon is slowly becoming the King of web/mini drama specials (reason I started this drama). In my humble opinion he is one of the best young Korean actors. But I think all the actors did a good job here.

I can't say I'm impressed with music. :/

I rarely rewatch dramas, but this one is short, so if in the future there is a squeal, I'll watch it again.

Don't expect much from this drama, especially if you are not a fan of Japanese-like humor.
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    itsinesok Jun 5, 2017 - edited
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      SomyBee Jul 30, 2017

      it would be perfect if they make a second season! i loved this drama :(

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    Kaysey Mar 16, 2017

    Does anyone know who plays Lee Seung Mok?

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    Dia Jan 15, 2017

    Shouldn't there be a season 2? I've waited like crazy Dae Chi and Park Gun to become friends and the end is even worse than the whole drama

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    serena2001 Jan 8, 2017

    is it just me or does the one guy remind you of kuma in gokusen?

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    Aleyna Taumoepeau Oct 22, 2016

    Woow I don't think you guys realised that it's a web drama. If you haven't watched other web dramas they're all as vague and as unfinished as this one.

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    Drama4lover Mar 26, 2016

    I guess this show got cancelled and that's why it ended abruptly LOL. But I get why it got cancelled. It really did suck ROFL

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    NesrineTao Mar 21, 2016

    what the hell was that!!! how abt an ending guys!! i mean how come there is no proper ending it feels like they stoped filming in the middle of the drama....i really don't get it !! i pissed off really for wasting my time -_- whatever

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    peaceminushana Mar 9, 2016 - edited

    I thought it was quite good although they should've had just one more episode to wrap it up a bit better...

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    Soane Feb 25, 2016

    I'm so happy Kwak Dong Yeon is my oppa with just one year older than me ! I'm sure he'll become a great actor :D they always put him in comedies but I'm sure he could also play serious roles, he has great skills !

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    jypnationlove Jan 26, 2016

    Such a terrible drama, my god!! I wasted my time for that even if was only the first episode I only watched

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    Nana Dec 27, 2015

    How did it get a 7/10??!!
    It's a waste of time.

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    Maisweetlove Dec 19, 2015

    What did I just watch? Funny at times, no plot, just fights. Agh... give me back my 3 hours spent skipping parts.

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    babokamja Dec 17, 2015

    Dong Yun-ah *o*

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    7Har Dec 15, 2015

    Only seen a few episodes so far and it seems bit dull. It is making no sense and reading from the other comments it seems like the drama has been cut short. Do not waste time with this :s

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    Kikka Dec 10, 2015

    I'm sorry but I did not like it that much....although sometimes it was cute and funny, the 15 minutes of every episode felt like forever. Moreover, they left the ending hanging. I don't know I usually like high school dramas, but anyway I think it is worth a watch as it is short.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    12
  • Aired:

    Nov 2, 2015 to Nov 17, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Network:

    Naver TV Cast
  • Duration:

    15 min.

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  • Score:

    6.6 (scored by 718 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2334
  • Popularity:

    #582

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