Cheese in the Trap

Cheese in the Trap (2016)

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Having returned to college after a year long break, due to her family's poor background, Hong Sul, a hard-working over-achiever, inadvertently got on the wrong side of Yoo Jung, her senior who is athletic, good looking, gets good grades and has a kind personality, but also a hidden dark side. From then on her life took a turn for the worse and Sul was almost certain it was all Yoo Jung's doing. read moreSo why is he suddenly acting so friendly a year later?

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58 of 70 people found this review helpful
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Mar 2, 2016
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
I think everyone is entitled to their opinion on the drama. I would be the last person to question why someone feels the way they do about it. If someone felt it went downhill and was terrible, that's valid. If someone thinks the overall experience was amazing, that's valid, along with all the other opinions people may have.

My advice: I think there's a general agreement that the beginning of the drama read more was strong. Watch it. If you get to the point where you're starting to doubt if you should continue or not, then make your decision and drop it or watch on. There's a reason people are talking, and people are angry. There are various reactions, but they're all strong reactions. Love it or hate it. I think that's the magic. So to new viewers, give it a chance and see where you stand.

To me this drama meant something. I could relate to it on so many levels and became really invested in the story and the characters. It's not the drama you can just watch and feel good about. It makes you think. Who are these people? Why do they act this way? It will make you laugh, cry, squeal, squirm, and rage. It's a slice of life drama, but(!) that's not to say that people who want to escape reality and dream of a happy romance won't be happy.

Again, just watch it. See why it's got everyone riled up, and where you stand. If that's not enough, it's got a kick-ass soundtrack, gorgeous actors and actresses portraying all sorts of personalities, and great wardrobe to inspire your outfits!
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74 of 96 people found this review helpful
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Mar 1, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
An extremely realistic, slice-of-life drama depicting a love story in the context of university life. This drama does not make use of usual plot devices (e.g. cross-dressing) nor dramatic incidents (e.g. amnesia), but manages to channel a very well thought-out storyline. Kim Go Eun executed a stellar performance here, channeling the pragmatic, down-to-earth yet flawed personality (in some aspects) of Seol, allowing the audience to relate to her easily. The engimatic character read more Yoo Jung, played by Park Hae Jin will only encourage you to keep watching, for you to find out his true self. Seo Kang Joon was intensely immersed in his role as well, and I truly enjoyed his performance here! A special mention goes out to Eun Taek and Bora (played by Nam Joo Hyuk and Park Min Ji respectively) - I loved their side love story and it was the sweetest thing ever! :)

The soundtrack was the best I could hope for, with the main bulk of it being K-Indie, which was absolutely fitting for the atmosphere created by the drama.

A pity that the drama experienced some controversial issues over the directing as well as bad publicity from the original webtoon - this could be attributed to the mishandling of the issue by the PD, plaguing the last few episodes of the production and generating a slew of negative and angry feedback by the viewers. Despite these setbacks, this drama was truly a great reflection of reality - the troubles and setbacks one would face, the workings of the inner mind, the suspicion of other individuals, and a whole lot more. Definitely worth a watch!
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Both dramas are refreshing and both deal with different aspects of life rather than only concentrating on the main couple.
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The feeling is the same in both dramas. They make us wonder if the male lead is good or bad and both keep us at the edge or our seats with suspense!
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    Loy 1 day ago

    Can anyone recommend me a drama about college students ? Just like in this drama x)

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    arbios 1 day ago

    i love the cast but i'm too scared to start watching this

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    samanvitha murthy 3 days ago

    i don't recommend this to anyone.............ending ruined whole drama.

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    Stella 8 days ago - edited

    I loved this, because I saw myself and my life in it. Great drama for inner reflection!

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    maggiex 8 days ago

    A very good drama! I applaud the author and will be reading the comic!!
    Nothing is what it seems! That's all you need to know!

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    msmilkt 13 days ago

    As a massive fan of the manhwa I desperately wanted this drama to be good. I think the drama was excellently casted especially Park Hae Jin as Yoo Jung, I honestly think there is no one else who can play this part other than him. However I am disappointed that true to a lot of reviews, despite the fantastic start, the drama turns to crap at roughly the halfway mark. The PDs decide to focus the story on In Ho instead of its lead (Yoo Jung) who not only is the lead mind you, but also by far a much more interesting character. It goes as far as giving keys scenes to the secondary character which deviates completely from the original source. This continues all the way till the end leaving viewers like myself with a dissatisfying ending.

    It pains me to say this but to be honest I can not recommend this drama to fans and non-fans alike. Please, if you're looking for an interesting story I highly recommend everyone to just go read the manhwa, as a bonus the artwork is very nice and unique too.

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    eminakashima 14 days ago

    Pretty good drama even though the lead guy is a manipulative psycho, he gives me the creeps, he's sooo scary!

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    iindu 16 days ago

    Loved this drama. the characters, cast and all. There's nothing typical about the lead characters- this makes their stories, interactions and bond all the more interesting and special. The ending is fine but I would have liked a clearer one- Seol and Yoo Jung deserved it surely.

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    Ookami 20 days ago

    this is the kind of drama where i don't need a special or an open ending -.- but a second season for god's sake =-=

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    dramaholic_piglet 22 days ago
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    httptaengoo May 30, 2016 - edited

    i watched this in myasiantv and i always read the comments of each episodes... y'all be shipping seol with in ho. i feel like im the only one who doesnt like it whenever in ho gets close to seol.....

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      AnneBaste 23 days ago

      Please don't think so! I also feel bad every time they get closer. I like In Ho but I'm a certified Yoo Jung loyalist.. Heheh

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      Ookami 20 days ago

      i agree
      okay i like In Ho but he still can't beat Yoo Jung ^-^

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    AnneBaste May 29, 2016 - edited

    This is actually good. One should watch it despite all the comments about its ending.

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      Faa 25 days ago

      I agree. I watched it without reading any comment. Whatever the ending was, I love every single episode. It is one of my fav dramas.

      People don't understand the concept of Drama Ending, I understand that it should satisfy its audience, but the writer owns the story... Even though in this case, there were many conflicts with the story writer and drama writer.

      Nonetheless, the whole crew shouldnt be condemn (neither the Drama itself) because of some petty netziens and their horrible talent of criticizing what they dont like.

      One of my fav drama ever, with a Strong acting (almost surreal), I love the plot and the characters a lot and how their character grew with each new episode.

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    BangtanAhgase May 27, 2016 - edited

    Tbh, I don't really know whether I should start this drama or not because of all the reviews surrounding the bad ending D:

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      vanni 25 days ago - edited

      I would recommend everyone to start by reading the webtoon, because then you clearly notice how fleshed out the characters there are and how much content is missing in the drama. That is to say, so far I think the casts are nearly perfect. Especially Kim Go Eun as well as Lee Sung Kyung's acting is amazingly on point. Kim Go Eun & Park Hae Jin look almost identical to the webtoon - perfect casting here;). I haven't experienced the ending but I'll surely dislike it... however, for every fan of the webtoon this is a dream come true anyway- I never would have imagined that CITT would gain so much popularity to get a drama adaption! A disappointing ending may be there, but given the number of episodes (too little..) this was to be expected... You're still in for a fun ride;) And if not, the webtoon is always there as well. (On a side note, this is one of the only works wherein I literally root for everyone... and wish for all of them to just be happy.. with whomever that may be xD)

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    lovelymhercy May 17, 2016

    I realy love Park Hae Jin as Yoo Jung and his chemistry with Hong Seol. This drama has really has a great potential, with all the mistery and romance. I wish I could ask for more Hong Seol and Yoo Jung on screen.

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    Pelin May 17, 2016

    TBH, the only reason why the drama isn't rated higher is because of all the articles and news and the hype about this drama. If there is someone out there who wants to begin this drama, just let me give you an advice. Don't watch it the way where you say you want the female lead to end up with... Because that isn't the story. The story is about a Girl who works hard and has some difficulties in her life at the University (Which we all have). So if you are starting this drama, just focus on the story and what they tell us, and not who your OTP is or who your favorite character is etc.


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    South Korea
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    Jan 4, 2016 to Mar 1, 2016
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    Monday, Tuesday
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    60 min.


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    8.0 (scored by 6,039 users)
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