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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Nov 24, 2012
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
It started off... good. I admit it, I only watched this for two reasons:
1. Yong Hwa
2. I wanted to see Park Shin Hye and Yong Hwa end up together... especially after You're Beautiful
However, after just a few episodes, it got bland. The two main characters were also quite whimpy and weak... and dumb. Well not exactly dumb, but they had some moments in which I was just like :/. read more And sometimes they even rubbed off as annoying. However, Shin Hye's friend, Im Se Mi's character, was a really good addition to the show. I liked her so much that I wish to see her in more dramas, in fact. Min Hyuk was also quite cute. I admit it, at first, I just wanted to whack some sense into him with a pan. But I began warming up to him in later episodes. And he's quite good-looking, too. The teacher... I forgot her name, so let's call her the female dance teacher. At first I hated her. But then I saw she had common sense, and I really liked her. Props for those characters, the music, and Yong Hwa's and Shin Hye's chemistry!
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Aug 16, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Story: When Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa first acted together in You’re Beautiful my heart was broken. It’s because of how sweet Yonghwa is that you want the girl to end up with him. In this drama he finally gets the girl.

It was very nice to watch him go from being cold and rude to warm and open hearted. The transformations within this drama are beautiful and heart warming. read more It was lovely watching old romances being rekindled and unlikely romances happening. It is all about deciding your own path and finding happiness. However, it’s not all love and sunshine. There is death, tragedy and plot twists that make you want to yell at your screen. At one point I had to stop watching for a few hours because of how intense it is.

While the story was amazing and flowed beautifully, it ended really weird. I don’t even know how to explain it. One moment everything seems messed up and then the next you’re like, “what just happened?” because you don’t even know how to explain what you saw. I don’t even know how to tell you.

Music: Probably the best music I’ve ever heard, seriously. Because this takes place at an art school everyone has musical talent and there is always some type of music playing. The singing was great but I think the best music was all the traditional music that was played. They put a slightly modern spin on it, not to mention there are times when it is played with guitars and it sounds breath taking. I own the OST not to mention I found a bunch of songs ripped directly from the show because they were that good.

Cast/Acting: I know most people ship the two main characters together first. And I do ship Park with Jung, but they weren’t my favorite couple. I liked Yeo Joon-Hee (who is played by the drummer of C.N.Blue) with Han Hee-Joo, who was an attention seeking whore determined to be in the spot light no matter what. I hated her so much at times but Joon-Hee was so sweet with her and romantic. The way he was with her, it was so sincere.

Every one did such a good job with their characters. So much that at times you literally hate them or cry.

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    Blademan2 12 days ago

    Just another dumb and stupid despicable obsessive and trash triangle type piece of garbage drama written by a trash writer with no morals or integrity.

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    Miaka May 30, 2015

    I found Jung Yong Hwa's character so useless and blank in "You're beautiful". But as I felt the need for a lighthearted rom-com, I gave him a second chance with "Heartstrings"... At the end, he was just like a ghost floating around during the whole show (sorry for the fans, that sounds a bit harsh).
    For the rest, it was a quite boring but cute story. It has been a few years and I'm still listening to JYH's songs at times. But I won't rewatch this drama, nor recommend it to anyone.

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    jxsilicon9 Mar 1, 2015

    This was so boring.

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      Blademan2 18 days ago

      Any triangles or main/2nd lead romances in this one? Thanks...

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      jxsilicon9 18 days ago
      Reveal Spoiler »
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      Blademan2 18 days ago

      No triangles?

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      jxsilicon9 18 days ago

      Only that quadrangle with misunderstandings that goes nowhere.Of course I had to drop this boring drama.

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      Blademan2 18 days ago

      Thanks... :)))

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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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    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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    7.6 (scored by 15,036 users)
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