Heartstrings (2011)

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Lee Shin is a university student majoring in modern music. He is the vocalist of band "The Stupid" and also plays the guitar. He is known for his good looks and his strong passion for music, but is in reality a cold person who is uninterested in non-music related things and has no dreams nor plans for the future. Shin initially likes a dance professor at his university, but this all changes read morewhen he meets Lee Kyu Won.

Lee Kyu Won is a bright and outgoing student who was born into a prestigious family and is majoring in traditional Korean instruments, especially the gayageum. Kyu Won's grandfather, Lee Dong Gun, is one of the top 3 traditional musicians of his age, and his biggest wish is to have his grand-daughter trained to become a traditional music prodigy in 10 years' time. Trying to live up to her grandfather's expectations, Kyu Won immerses herself in training and becomes a university student who knows nothing besides traditional music. As Kyu Won's friends are fans of "The Stupid", she was forced to go to the band's concert with them. There she saw Lee Shin performing live, and is immediately captivated by him.

  • Native title:

    넌 내게 반했어
  • Also Known as:

    Peseutibyul; Festival; Neon Naege Banhaesseo; You've Fallen for Me

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May 3, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I love this drama. It is a kind of 'right' one. The plot, of course, is a little bit typical, from the beginning we see the two sides of the main hero: composed and, meanwhile, sensitive, as it always happens, he doesn't even pay attention at Her, but then abruptly realises that he can't imagine his life without her. What is the main advantage - music. It is marvelous. The songs are read more really catchy. And the actors are, of course, cute, well, I, personally can't remember any drama, where He would be SO tender and affectionate with Her. And I cried on the last episde, just don't know why. All in all, I found it astoundingly splendid, a must-see drama for those, who like musical things.
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Aug 12, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
After I watched "You're Beautiful", someone told me that there was a drama with Park Shin Hye and Younghwa where they actually got together. When I read the premise, I actually laughed. It kind of sounded like since Shin Woo couldn't get the girl there, he decided to change his personality to get the girl here. I expected "Heartstrings" to be different from my expectations so as to distance itself from YB, read more but I got similar vibes from both.
Story: Park Shin Hye's character here is very similar to her character in "You're Beautiful". Both are lovable, but frustrating at times. The frustrations stem mainly from the fact that (in the beginning), she never does anything she wants and just gets dragged around by everyone. Of course, she matures later on, but in the end she's still the same character who lets other people take her spotlight. While I was watching all this, I began to wonder *why* I was rooting for her. Younghwa's character was your typical jerk with a heart of gold, which I typically find insufferable but here I managed to deal with because both sides of the character were shown equally. Their relationship was really cute, but there was barely any conflict between them. Same goes for the story, since all the conflicts were easily resolved.
Acting: Let me just get this out of the way: Younghwa can't act.
At all.
I'm pretty sure a cardboard box can emote better. It's actually pretty sad, because if he took some (okay, a LOT) of acting lessons, he could be better. His acting was balanced out by the amazing Song Chang Ui, who was absolutely brilliant here. So Yi Hyun had difficulty emoting, but I can see her getting better somewhere down the line. As for Park Shin Hye, she's good in the role but I have no particular love for her or her character.
Music: Since this is a music drama, obviously music is a pretty big thing. The classical music was... interesting? I wasn't really a fan of it. The modern music was pretty good though.
Rewatch Value: "Heartstrings" is cute enough, but there's not enough conflict or plot to make me rewatch all of it.
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    jxsilicon9 Mar 1, 2015

    This was so boring.

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    kit1186 Feb 26, 2015

    I just realized Yong Hwa and Min Hyuk have both worked with Shin Hye twice.
    Yong Hwa: You're Beautiful & Heartstrings
    Min Hyuk: Heartstrings & Heirs

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    Yoma Elghonemy Feb 20, 2015

    best couple ever i want to see them again in another drama soon

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    kit1186 Feb 15, 2015

    Yong Hwa and Shin Hye still have chemistry. I'm just a little annoyed he has to play the jerk archetype character. I wish he got to play the same nice guy role like in You're Beatiful

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    Zarina Kate Condoy Dec 30, 2014

    I already want to watch this drama again, its really good, and i like the role of Kang Min Hyuk<3 He's so cute^__^

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    Shelly Dec 20, 2014

    Gahhhhhhhh I miss this so much. I guess I have to rewatch it this break! Jung yonghwa n music!!

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    IWatchDramas Nov 12, 2014

    I watched this drama when it was airing, but didn't finish. Watching it again on my friend's insistence(who loves this), I think it's quite good. I really enjoyed watching it. :D
    And I love the music! <3

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    displacedmoon Oct 6, 2014

    This was among the first kdramas I ever watched. Just decided to watch it for the 2nd time and loved it just as much! And the music in this drama has be one of the best osts!

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    thu Oct 2, 2014

    does anyone know what's the name of the drama at the very end of ep 13?

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    Cupcake Aug 5, 2014

    Yong hwa and shin hye together. What else to say ?

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    AmyLovesDramas Jul 5, 2014

    This drama was really cute! Not the best, but I had fun watching it! Yong Hwa and Shin Hye have such great chemistry <3

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    Esther Jun 14, 2014

    when he was making her his slave....it felt like...wahaha this is Shin Woo taking revenge over Go Mi Nam!

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      SimbiAni Nov 6, 2014

      Ahaha, that's an interesting way to put it! ;P

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    YukiMasaomi Jun 5, 2014

    loved this drama so much ,i'm watching it again soon :D <3

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    MerahAlaCapal Jun 1, 2014

    Actually, I love this korean drama of J.Y.H "Saranghae Oppa" <3

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    inzaratha Apr 4, 2014

    I loved this one, it was cute and the music was good.


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Jun 29, 2011 to Aug 18, 2011
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 14,695 users)
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