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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71 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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82 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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Ok, these are clearly nothing alike. But after watching SHR, I wanted something with a questionably crazy male lead. Yoo Jung reminded me of Wang So because neither are the typical "jerks," but they are not really nice guys either and they both make me wonder if either is really sane lol. And they kind of treat the girl the same way.
And both have the same combination of romance with a bit of suspence and an open ending.
Recommended by Hanah
They are both set in college campus with a strong female lead and silent, deadly male lead. SO good.
Recommended by CjRun

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    Dia 7 days ago

    Actually, I read the comments before watching it and I was expecting a f*cked up ending. But wasn't that bad, compared to other dramas.....In the beginning, I thought Park Hae Jin plays the same role as he did in Bad Guys.
    Anyway...another drama I longed for that completely disappointed me. I mean, I didn't understand anything in the beginning, then it came to be better, then bad again..then boring, annoying, but STANDABLE.

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    SweetCakes 14 days ago

    I want to watch this because of Kang Joon ❤

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    Kairi 16 days ago
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    LeeJaeShin Oct 30, 2016 - edited

    Im at episode 13. I think I dont wanna continue watching this. I already know the ending and its kinda painful for me. Yoo Jung is kinda scary but I understand his pain. I hope it has a season 2 and I will really love it if there were no change of actors.

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    Shina Oct 14, 2016 - edited
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    jijjang Oct 7, 2016
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    Jasmin Insua Oct 7, 2016

    I hope there will be a Season 2.. and please retain the same cast for the movie.

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    Eiyhin Sep 22, 2016 - 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 Sep 14, 2016 - 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 Sep 14, 2016

      I think it's worth watching.

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      Shima0810 Sep 20, 2016

      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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      Lili Oct 1, 2016

      I´ve got the same doubt! I mean 16 hours for an unhappy ending is sad!

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      sendoi Oct 21, 2016

      i think you should watch it. the ending is not bad necessarily, and i don't think others find the ending bad either, it's just that some may find it disappointing. you should watch it though, it's fantastic. try to refrain from making assumptions about the ending, because you're not going to guess what's going to happen anyway

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    Prixxilachay Sep 13, 2016

    Baek In Ho !

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    chante Sep 6, 2016 - 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 Sep 15, 2016

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

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    itsinesok Sep 2, 2016
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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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      Jay Sep 4, 2016

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

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      juvy 25 days ago

      Yes, what happened? Why did they change the cast?

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    lara Aug 28, 2016 - edited
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      itsinesok Sep 2, 2016
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      veetha29 Oct 29, 2016

      Ehmmm personally I would think twice to date a man with a crazy sister who hit me into a car accident. I think that's pretty rational.

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    Midnight Aug 24, 2016

    Ahh, what a disappointing ending. :< I didn't like 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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    8.0 (scored by 8,392 users)
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