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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85 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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The main couple from 'Weightlifting...' play supporting characters in 'Cheese...' and the plots have more differences than similarities, but if you look for college drama, those two are one of the best I've ever seen.
Recommended by Klaudia
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

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    sickofme 2 days ago

    this drama could have been a masterpiece, but the last 2-3 episodes just destroyed it :( still I really enjoyed it and I'm gonna rewatch this soon

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    Banada6 11 days ago
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    lhisa 15 days ago

    I hesitated to watch this drama last year, because I don't know yet the female lead. after I've watched Goblin I started to like her, she's not that beautiful but she's cute especially when she smiles, and her acting is really good. Now I just watched episode 10 and loving every episodes. I don't know but I like Hong Seol to end up with In Ho.....:)

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    kingsqueen 23 days ago - edited
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    rialenleexx 24 days ago - edited

    Is there a happy ending between seol and yoo jung? . I want to know plsss ^_^

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    Kizzofdeath Feb 16, 2017

    I'M Done Watching this drama, despite of all Bad commenst.. this drama was good, the ending for me is not bad at all it looks like I'm waiting another Episode. One think i need to now about the email she got in the last minute from n Senior Yoo Jung I don't get it..

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    ArvisJaggamar Feb 6, 2017

    Last episode knocked this down from a 9 to an 8. Still a great drama, overall.

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    ArvisJaggamar Feb 1, 2017 - edited

    Lee Sung Kyung is basically just a cartoon character in this and I LOVE it. Having first seen her in Doctors, I find her character here even more hilarious than I otherwise might.

    The fact that my wife hates her as much as she does makes it even funnier. Every scene with her is gold.

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      LeiJiChoi Feb 6, 2017

      She's twice as crazy in It's Okay, That's Love. But I love her too damn much for bringing such an annoying character to life.

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      Kizzofdeath Feb 16, 2017

      you will like her very much in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo she was adorable there also Eun Taek her leading Man..

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    PabboStell Jan 31, 2017 - edited
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    ArvisJaggamar Jan 30, 2017

    7 episodes in. SHOCKED to discover this is Kim Go Eun's first drama. She's a natural.

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    Rawr123 Jan 26, 2017 - edited

    good drama, but a whole bunch of crazy. I would have recommended at least 1/4 of the main cast to see a therapist and talk about their problems at some point in the drama. So many problem that could have been avoided.

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      Chuu Jan 30, 2017

      This made me LOL so much, omg

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    AiHasSmallFeet Jan 22, 2017 - edited

    I'm starting the webtoon because I need a better ending it finally good staff to watch, very much more realistic

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      redxxxcrimson Jan 26, 2017

      I started the drama but couldn't understand it much ; and I read somewhere that there is a Webtoon so I read a whole season and got curious about the drama again and stopped the webtoon .what do u advice me to do ?^^

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      AiHasSmallFeet Jan 28, 2017

      I must say that I'm not finished with the webtoon, but I find the start very well made in both the drama and the webtoon. I'm just hoping for a different ending in the webtoon 'cz until the last episodes also the drama was great

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      redxxxcrimson Jan 29, 2017

      The alot

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    Annie Jan 19, 2017 - edited
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    MinaLee Jan 19, 2017

    I read the webtoon before and got really curious about the real life adaption. It holds up to what you hope to see. The webtoon is an awesome storyline, so the expectations were big and boyyy I was not disappointed!

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    Pixiemage7 Jan 19, 2017

    I came back here after I finished watching WFKBJ since the two main leads are from here. Up until now, JungSeoul is still my OTP. I'm disappointed that Kim Go Eun was replaced in the movie they're making. She and Park hae Jin had great chemistry. too bad :(


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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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    60 min.


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    8.0 (scored by 10,049 users)
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