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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53 of 63 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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67 of 87 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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    BangtanAhgase 1 day ago

    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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    lovelymhercy 11 days ago

    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 11 days ago

    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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    joyje 16 days ago

    Initially after reading several comments, I was thinking of dropping the drama at episode 1 but as I continued watching, I find this drama actually not bad after all. Park Hae Jin and Seo Kang Joon were great in playing their individual roles. The story was quite good for me.

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    Meeiishal 17 days ago - edited

    it wasn't THAT bad. I've seen worse. The ending in my opinion left it open for a possible season 2. I still didn't quite understands the male leads personality and such but it was an easy drama to watch. Deep and cute. (after reading through the comments, it seems that he is a sociopath of some sorts?. which makes sense after completing the drama.)

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    Room707 19 days ago - edited

    I haven't watch this, but every time I see the title I can't help but sing "cheese in the trap, ch-cheese in the trap" in my best Nicki Minaj voice haha

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    Reem 20 days ago

    Wooow ... i love this drama and the end is satisfied for me ❤

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    AnisahSherriff 21 days ago
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    Sara 26 days ago - edited

    This drama deserves a lot because everything was just amazing from the start till end. The best part is that I couldn't figure out what would happen next because even when I did, it turned out wrong, but this is why I liked it so much. It is so beautifully written. I can understand why people would get frustrated at the last episode but I actually liked it. In fact, I felt it covered up everything well.

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    Sara 26 days ago

    The last episode felt like 5 well mixed episodes together.

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    jiajia 27 days ago

    Ottoke I'm currently watching ep 5 and I feel so sad about Baek In Ho. 2nd lead syndrome even through I really like Park Hae Jin ♥ but his character is so strange and creppy isanghae >.<

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    Dolla 28 days ago

    I really don't know whether I like it or not but it is definitely unique. I don't regret watching it but I probably would never want to re-watch it again. I kept waiting for that moment where I'd start to really enjoy it and unfortunately that moment never came. The ending was kind of disappointing, too. I actually wanted to see more of Yo Jung's father.

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    Pyeonghwa 29 days ago
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    catzfin3st 29 days ago

    So I went back to finish this drama and I'm weary of the ending. This drama started off great but left me punching my screen during the last episode.

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    SSKF 30 days ago

    Is this supposed to be a drama about Seol and Baek In Ho or a drama about Seol and Jung? Cause it seems to have more Seol-In Ho scenes than anything else.


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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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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    8.0 (scored by 5,484 users)
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