Cheese in the Trap

Cheese in the Trap (2016)

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Ratings: 7.9/10 from 11,327 users
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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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95 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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92 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 revolve around studying and education. Drinking solo focuses on the teachers romance whereas cheese in the trap revolves around students and student life issues
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In both dramas the two main male leads (also childhood friends) are fighting over a female in a rich-poor society circumstances.
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    Am- 3 days ago
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    caprikus 7 days ago

    everytime i feel like rewatching this drama, i think about the second half and then i just dont lol damn it

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    Can someone please spoil this for me? Happy Ending? If yes who gets together with who, if not then what happens?, I don't mind spoilers.

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    neayak 10 days ago

    i could only stand this drama because of Lee Sung Kyung's character. The main couple was just too annoying.

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    geurae 15 days ago

    while the original webtoon was confusing in the way that it was planned complicatedly but well, this drama was confusing in the way that it was just... confusing. a total waste of great fresh plot and a whole bunch of promising cast.

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    shin 15 days ago

    the ratings should have been higher, this is one of the best coming of age, slice of life, webtoon adaptation i have ever watched.

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    Am- 18 days ago

    Okay did anyone else notice that Big Bang reference in episode 13 by Baek In Ha or was it just me..

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    taezz 21 days ago

    Nice plots but horrible ending

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    taezz 21 days ago

    Nice plots but horrible ending

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    Overwind 21 days ago
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    tamago 22 days ago
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    abee 22 days ago

    I'm kind of disappointed with Cheese in the Trap's rating here.

    I was one of those who waited weekly for new episodes and eventually became disappointed with the the drama. It fizzled out in the second half but I still think that it was a quality drama overall. The first half also managed to capture the vibe of the webtoon so if you're a fan, you should still check it out!

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    myheartisomg 22 days ago

    I loved everything about this drama... until I didn't. It was beautiful, smart and lovely in a melancholy way until almost the very end, but a few key elements were missing that could have wrapped it up in a satisfying way. As it is, you're left wanting more. I don't regret watching it, though. Park Hae Jin's performance, especially, is really compelling, and it's still unique to watch a drama with such a morally complex male lead. The soundtrack, also, is amazing.

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    MrBanana May 23, 2017

    I think it deserves a higher rating, it really had that "slice of life" feeling that almost no korean dramas have. I enjoyed it.


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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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    7.9 (scored by 11,327 users)
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