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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86 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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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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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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    Syranus 3 days ago

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

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    VishalIngle 4 days ago

    @episode 8:
    did they cast Park Hae Jin because of his role in Bad Guys? whatever the case he nailed that character, I say, very accurately. I won't have any other actor play Yoo Jung.

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    MrBanana 8 days ago

    Loved this drama, loved the slice-of-life atmosphere.

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    katrina21 8 days ago - edited

    man throughout this show park hae jin look like kim hyun joong (somewhat) and seo kang joon remind me of my bias wrecker JB with the curly hair though lol :D

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    claudya87 9 days ago - edited

    I get it that the second lead had more scenes, that the story was slightly modified to accommodate him and that a lot of fans are upset.. but I was fine with it..I would've been fine even if she ended up with the second lead..I didn't like it Yoo Jung's character in the webtoon so I was happy for a change. It was not perfect, I didn't like Kim Go Eun and Lee Sung Kyung's scenes were exaggerated..

    but I got over it all and actually got invested in the series.

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    Syranus 9 days ago

    Lee Sung Kyung is pretty but I can't shake off this feeling of annoyance when she plays Baek In Ha in an exaggerated manner.

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    Joowonholic 11 days ago

    I cant think of any better way to end this drama than how it originally ends. For me, the director wrap this drama beautifully. It ends how it should be. I don't see why people hated this drama just because they don't like the ending. I mean, there's a lot of good aspect here like the plot and the characters and of course, the insight of the story.

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    SweetCakes 14 days ago

    I don't know why they keep saying the main leads have zero chemistry! I don't think so! I mean they're portraying characters that's why they act that way. Yoo Jung receives a lot of hate because he acts that way. I think it's cute he's trying to change it. I'm not actually done watching it, I've been delaying it because of bad reviews. But now that I started it I think differently. I love the main leads, Kang Joon is just sooo not him in this series (based on his attitude on Roommates, a reality show) he's so freaking adorable I keep falling. Same with PHJ ❤. Swag couple is here to. And if this is so bad just as others say, why will there be a movie adaptation? Can't wait for that one. No matter what the ending is, I'll keep loving this series. ❤❤

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    userbmc 15 days ago

    I am on ep 8 and I hate Yoo Jung. I don't know what he will do later, but I deslike him very much, I love In Ho. He is so cute in his own way.

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    Akaisora 17 days ago

    Actors were all amazing. The plot, at the beginning, was amazing. Actually, everything was amazing at first. And then... well, let's just say that this drama made me literally HATE even seeing a freaking piano. No, seriously. Just seeing a piano makes me angry nowadays.
    (PD Lee Yoon-jung: please, quit your job if you haven't already, so you don't ruin anymore awesome dramas.)

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    Asena 17 days ago - edited

    love love love this drama and I personally liked the ending! fell in love with seo kang joon

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    zidele 18 days ago - edited

    Decent drama,horrible ending. Thankfully, the ending of the webtoon makes up for it.

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      Syranus 9 days ago

      I'm super curious. Who did she end up with in the webtoon? I don't mind spoilers. Please?

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      zidele 9 days ago
      Reveal Spoiler »
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      Syranus 8 days ago

      Of course, right? I'm stupid for asking. Thanks a lot.


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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 10,512 users)
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