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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Dec 7, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
I really, really liked this drama pretty early on. However I dropped it for a reason.

I love the actors., their characters were not incredible original, but well done, the acting was good, and the story wasn't something I'd personally really watched before (I guess the closest would be Shut Up! Flower Boy Band?). I liked all these things and watched this obsessively for a bit this summer. However, I dropped it. read more The reason for this was simply that I couldn't stand the villains. Usually the villainous characters are annoying or unpleasant, but I'm fine. These villains were just so endlessly conniving and I got so incredibly angry at the constant obstacles they posed to the main characters that I honestly couldn't stand another second and stopped watching in the middle of an episode.

Don't make this stop you from watching the drama; it's a really pleasant drama overall with a very nice cast and set of characters. Most people could probably deal with this better than I can. I just sympathize way too strongly with fictional characters and their problems make me physically uncomfortable. I'd still like to pick this back up some day, but considering I'm still so fired up such a long while later, I'll probably wait a bit longer.
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Aug 17, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I personally loved this drama. I felt that the main leads were a perfect couple together. This drama is really adorable and cute. It has the sweetest scenes in the world. Not only that, but I loved the cast considering I'm a big Yong Hwa fan. Lots of people only watch it for the cast and think the story line is poorly written. However, I strongly disagree. The story line is fresh, read more new, and I don't think it's very cliche. Even the songs were great and addicting! I can also see myself re-watching this drama thousands of times. This drama is definitely must watch for all ages!
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- This is also a musical drama that centers around music (The music in both are great)

- Both is a good love story

- Well-known female leads (Park Shin Hye in Heartstrings and Yoon So Hee in The Day After We Broke Up)

- Both male leads are kind of jerks in the beginning
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Both dramas are college based. The male leads in both are super popular and good looking, and we have the shy female leads. The overall vibe is very similar.
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    Rbasu 29 days ago - edited

    Drama full of emotions, songs and love. Great drama, so natural, You people definitely will go to cry on last episode. Once again every songs are great especially "STAR" and "You have fallen for me". I gave it 9/10 because I think the love scene should be more longer in last episode. Good but I want a little longer. Please watch this. This is a great love story.

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    NeveStellar Aug 5, 2017

    Great OSTs.. Actors and story so-so~

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    Mimi Jul 16, 2017

    One of my fav dramas the leads were so cute

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    MrBanana May 23, 2017 - edited

    Check-list typical Kdrama.

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      Rouzmary Jun 26, 2017 - edited

      ooooh you said it, agreed! Thou the couple was tad better than your regular checklist ones

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    Willian May 6, 2017

    Saudades desse drama, um dia assisto novamente

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    Miss-Addicted Apr 30, 2017

    typical k-drama, I found it very boring.

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    Jia Jan 19, 2017

    Even for 2011 standards some parts looked as if they were filmed with a smartphone camera. The story is a pretty school romance thing you see all over K-Dramaland but it's cute and funny so not a bad drama to watch

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    alia Oct 7, 2016

    I wish to forget this drama and watch it again

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    Luly Sep 14, 2016

    miss everything about this drama..

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    Wendox Aug 18, 2016

    It's been 5 years... It's time to rewatch this (again) :D

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    DragonballMerchandise Jul 28, 2016

    One of my favourite dramas! I loved the story and the main couple ^^

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    fanitha Jul 19, 2016

    I really liked this drama they made a lovely couple, the only problem was the last episode.

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    MilaKim Jun 9, 2016 - edited

    This was my first drama but I am still hyped about it. xD

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    shir May 19, 2016

    This drama is more match to teenage taste not older


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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.


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    7.7 (scored by 21,027 users)
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