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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67 of 81 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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79 of 103 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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They are both set in college campus with a strong female lead and silent, deadly male lead. SO good.
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Both dramas take place in a university setting and have a slice-of-life feeling. Although Age of Youth follows the everyday lives of a group of girls, one of the main girls resembles the female lead in Cheese in the Trap (in terms of being timid but not weak).
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    Eiyhin 7 days ago - edited

    It's not really bad for an ending. :) It's somehow realistic. I am just suffering from second lead syndrome. I like In Ho more. I am honestly afraid of Jung's personality. and I am very satisfied of his self realization and his need of time to overcome this. Still a happy ending , I think !

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    freyalautner 16 days ago - edited

    I plan to watch this drama but comments about the ending make me scared. Is it worth wasting my 16 hours for this drama? I mean is the ending really that bad?

    And i'm really not a fan of sad ending !

    oh and please dont give me a spoiler ><

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      chante 16 days ago

      I think it's worth watching.

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      Shima0810 10 days ago

      I is not a bad ending and the sweet moments and the feeling you're gonna have during watching totally worth it. It is not the most popular drama for noting ;).

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    Prixxilachay 16 days ago

    Baek In Ho !

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    chante 23 days ago - edited

    Really enjoyed this drama and I liked the ending a nice setup for season 2
    Good ending if only there is a Season 2.

    Had to read the Webtoon after watching the drama. I would really like to watch a anime version of it.

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      GreenGrace43 14 days ago

      Yes you are right...might as well hope for season 2.

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    itsinesok 27 days ago
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    ChasingOppas Aug 28, 2016 - edited

    I really find it strange that they are making a movie with new people ( like we didn't sit here and got use to this cast) and just keeping the male lead. To me that's very selfish and i feel sorry for the other casts who put their heart and soul into this just as well

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      kekelly Aug 28, 2016

      You must not know what happened. There's a clear reason for why they changed the cast.

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      ChasingOppas Aug 28, 2016

      I do know what happened but that has nothing to do with the original cast

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      LayLu123 26 days ago

      Why, what happened? How come they changed the cast ?

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    lara Aug 28, 2016 - edited
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    Midnight Aug 24, 2016

    Ahh, what a disappointing ending. :< I didn't like it.

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    Rubaxxa Aug 17, 2016

    Thank god they're making a movie too :)

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    Rubaxxa Aug 16, 2016

    Well, I read the official apology from the producer of the drama and after reading Jung's comments in an interview I've come to the conclusion that it was favoritism that lead to Jung's scenes being cut. It's very disappointing though, it is truly a great drama- I'll start the webtoon I think, so I can get a better picture on the relationship between Jung and Seol :) I recommend watching the drama though, the ending only sucks if you're into Jung's character :)

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    Ellie Aug 16, 2016

    in ha is the most annoying character i have ever seen in a kdrama god i wanna choke her so she would stop talking with that annoying voice and gestures -_-

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    Rubaxxa Aug 15, 2016 - edited
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      I think its ongoing. Google is your best friend.

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      Rubaxxa 22 days ago

      Yeah, I googled it a while back :) I'm glad they're making it into a movie!

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    Rubaxxa Aug 15, 2016

    I loved this drama so much, I was so invested in all the characters- I didn't dislike any of them. I binge-watched it lol. The best part was that none of my ships sank and I loved both the main lead and second lead. I love how they portrayed what each person was thinking. BUT WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT ENDING?? There better be a second season, I need so much more than this. Pleeeease!

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    yehet Aug 13, 2016

    The ending got me like... blah.. I was waiting for something to happened but nothing came. So delusional, I really liked aaaaaaaaall the episodes but that finale tho. What a waste :'(

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    Heena18 Aug 13, 2016

    Specially the OST ! Its amazing, i got completely engrossed with it because of the k-indie ost! Go (english ver) is one of my fav songs! The show is worth a watch. Reminds me of my clg days :)


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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 7,568 users)
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