Cheese in the Trap

Cheese in the Trap (2016)

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Ratings: 7.9/10 from 10,912 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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88 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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88 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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    Gatesofdawn 2 hours ago - edited
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    MrBanana 2 days ago

    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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    Bianca 5 days ago

    Please watch this drama cause it's great not because of these comments

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    staaargiirl 7 days ago
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    peacefulsoul 7 days ago

    *clicks plan to watch*, *reads comments* never mind..*delete*

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    Kroxy 10 days ago
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    Nancy 15 days ago

    I love this drama....especially park hye jin.....lee sung kyung....both are my favourite

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    JasminAmezcua 16 days ago

    This drama was good it has a Love Triangle in it so if you like that I would recommend it. It also has my 2 biases in thier only thing was not so great was the ending it confused me a little and some parts of the show but I understood once I got more into the show. This show was good but are some other dramas out there.
    #그것을 사랑해.

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    MarjieJavier 20 days ago

    Some may find this drama boring, but please give it a chance until the last episode. Here's a type of love wherein one doubts to exist because he believes he's not loveable. All it takes is one understanding heart of another person who will then make the other know and love himself.

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    twinxatlantic 20 days ago - edited

    Boring. Boring. BORING. I am so disappointed.

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      lealien 13 days ago

      I was planning to watch it for a while, then I read ll the comments and how people are recommending it, I watched it alll.... and I have to agree with you, soo boring... i really expected more.....

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    intimewithyou 25 days ago

    i hate how high the reviews were, they made me go against my better judgment and watch this, even though i knew i'd hate it. and yes, i basically did. the only thing i loved was Lee Sung Kyung's acting. god, she's amazing, i love her. full of personality. but it wasn't worth it. i also didn't read the webtoon, so i'm basing this all on what i watched. and i regret it, except for the fact i can cross it off my list.

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    Syranus Apr 22, 2017

    It was unique... and then not. Dropped at episode 8.

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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 10,912 users)
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