Delightful Girl, Choon Hyang

Delightful Girl, Choon Hyang (2005)

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"Sassy Girl, Choon-hyang" is the 2005 interpretation of the "Legend of Choon-hyang". The story begins when Lee Mong-ryong is transferred from Seoul to a high school in Namwon, North Jeolla Province. Chun-hyang does her best to help Mong-ryong, her first love and the son of the Namwon Police Station chief, to enter a prestigious university. However, after meeting with Mong-ryong's first love, Chae-rin, Mong-ryong's love toward Chun-hyang is shattered, although Chun-hyang's love read moreremains unwavering. One day, Byeon Hak-do, CEO of a famous entertainment company, appears in her life. He exudes confidence that he can make any woman fall for him. But as Chun-hyang shows no interest in him, his self-esteem is damaged profoundly. Byeon Hak-do is determined to make her love him.

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  • Native title:

    쾌걸 춘향
  • Also Known as:

    Sassy Girl, Choon Hyang;Pleasurable Girl, Choon Hyang

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KdramaQueen89
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Jun 29, 2011
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This drama is funny but also has a lot of \"drama.\" I liked that the Hong sisters matured the characters a couple years and left enough episodes to tell their adult storyline. Doing this allowed for the drama to stay fresh. There were a couple eps here and there that were draggy. The leads were perfect for thier roles and had excellent chemistry. I hated the second male lead!! I wanted to read more punch him everytime he even spoke. The main guys dad was a riot. I really liked him. The ending was sweet. Id rewatch this drama in 2 years just to look back on the characters. This drama will tug at your heart with all the frusteration it brings. But thats what a true drama does right? Watch it!
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rachel
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Jun 13, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This story is based on a Korean folk legend, so most of the character descriptions are based on that, particularly Chun Hyang and Pres Byun Hak-do.

The cast is nearly perfect, with the exception of the second female lead. Jae Hee and Han Chae Young have great chemistry as the lead couple. Jae Hee gives a heartfelt and comical performance at the right moments, showing his character's growth from a mollycoddled high read more school student to a college student who takes ownership of his relationship and makes a stand for Chun Hyang and himself. Han Chae Young feels too mature for the role of a spunky high school student at the start of the show, but she grew on me especially when her character graduates from high school and matures.s

Uhm Tae Woong performs the role quite suavely - an evil second male lead who goes all way out to thwart the relationship. I also grant him a concession because he is the Uhmforce. The second female lead is just mehh for me - in fact out of the four, she's the only one who has no name recognition at this point in time. She just performs the role of antagonist, as written. In fact, she has the kind of face that makes me want to slap her when she comes onscreen. Both second leads are just PURE EVIL.

Like another reviewer said, few characters will emerge from this drama blameless. Most of them have done something to hold the relationship back from progressing - but I wouldn't call them Nice Guy-type dysfunctional. The only two who seem to have common sense and foresight is Ji Hyuk and Mong Ryong's father. Even Dan Hee, who at the start seems to be a harmless and well-meaning friend, but at some point in the show, she started to grate on my nerves.

Pacing of the story starts well. After episode 8, it starts to be frustratingly slow but thankfully picks up towards the end of episode 10. But, the way everything is tied up by the end of the show leaves much to be desired.

The music is just alright. In fact, it gets very repetitive and it becomes obvious that the same tunes are used when certain themes and characters come up in the story. Pretty boring.

The wardrobe for this show, especially Chun Hyang and Mong Ryong, is pretty atrocious on hindsight. I don't understand how these clothes could have been considered trendy during that time. I would not allow anyone I care about to wear them in public.

All in all, even though there are many flaws, the show is spirited and full of heart. It also receives lots of praise since many Korean drama fans started out on this drama, of whom I am one.
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Both are older dramas that are worth watching if you enjoy romance. The couples have magnetic appeal that carries the shows.
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Both have an obsessive suitor and both incorporate past lives into it. The chemistry between the two leads is quite similar as well for they have a similar relationship and both leads have similar personalities to the leads of Delightful Girl.
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    claudya87 Apr 19, 2017 - edited

    One of the first series I've watched..while it had some boring & frustrating moments, the story got me hooked..I re-watch it every now and then. I hated the 2nd lead.

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    Faa Nov 20, 2016

    People who hate this drama might not watching this at the first time this aired. The drama is quite famous back then. One of my unforgettable drama from my childhood memories. Lol

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    rxargyros Sep 19, 2016

    I Just finished this for 2nd time & I haven't put any rate of this drama.

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    INFIRES Aug 28, 2016

    Are both the second leads pure bitches that you just want to send flying to the moon?

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    steph_ravita Aug 10, 2016 - edited

    I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed this that I give it a 9/10. It's one of those dramas that can make you feel happy but then there are times you want to strangle certain characters. The OST was also a big hit with me - if anyone knows the Hindi song Pehli Nazar Mein, you'll recognize its beat in one of the songs.
    Byun Hak Do was actually not as crazed as I was expecting (my main reason for watching this in the beginning) and the main couple's scenes were very adorable. I really liked the hilarious sageuk scenes in the ending of every episode!

    Random thought throughout this drama: Jae Hee looks so much like Ryan Higa in this drama.

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    kingsqueen May 4, 2016
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    airenLMH Jan 14, 2016 - edited

    I really love this dramaaa. It so hilarious,sweet and sad at the same time. I love jae hee. He has many expression hahaha. Old korean drama is very entertaining

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      happymess Apr 23, 2016

      I really wish Jae Hee got better roles :/ I love him so much too! I know a lot of people get bothered by the cliches in this drama, but for some reason I relish in them and enjoy them because they feel so natural to the time of the drama's creation. It's so weird how I hate cliches in modern dramas, but adore them in old ones...

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    Kkrazy99 Dec 28, 2015

    Just finished it, i had to skip a lot toward the end from ep 9 on i kept skipping but it was good if u like cliche dramas. It was ridiculous at times but maybr becausr i watched too many dramas. The chemistry was amazing thats what saved this drama. It was cute overall

    Ps the second lead guy was amazing hated his character but love the actor, i need to go check out more work for him(:

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    SaeedKhan Dec 6, 2015

    Dramas these days start fast and get really slow at the end ... But this one had its own class started fast ended fast ,.... and was amazing and hilarious
    One of the best contract marriage type dramas i have watched

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    HellenOliveira Nov 13, 2015 - edited

    where can i watch this online?

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    gyuutea Sep 27, 2015
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    AmandaMarta Aug 27, 2015 - edited

    Dan Hee and Ji Hyuk are my favourite couple!! I love them!

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    Blademan2 Mar 12, 2015

    Yet another piece of trash, obsessive and despicable love triangle drama, yet another obsessive lowlife scum writer that just doesn't know good from trash, so sad, but it takes one to know one a trash writer for trash viewers.

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    DarkZone Dec 22, 2014
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    mamirabelle Aug 29, 2014

    I hate the second lead girl !!! She's so mean !! argh !!!

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    17
  • Aired:

    Jan 3, 2005 to Mar 1, 2005
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 4,283 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1277
  • Popularity:

    #1152

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