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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moshito
77 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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myungsooo
84 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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    aegyo1998evol 21 hours ago

    [HELP PLESAE!!] does this drama have the typical kdrama story that solely revolves around love? im not sure if i should watch it since i dont want to waste my time and might as well watch a better drama during the time.The story line would have to be strong and there would have to be bigger problems than love, if you know what in mean. Please give me your advice !! :D

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    Simona 2 days ago - edited

    I was so shocked when I came back here after Weightlifting Fairy. I watched CITT drama as it was airing and realizing only now that Lee Sung Kyung played Baek In Ha is so shocking to me, omfg. She's so different?! It amazes me, she's such a good actress !!

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    Faa 6 days ago - edited

    This one is so popular about the most unsatisfied ending for most people, i guess. But this one is the one that still be talked about anyway altough the ending isn't good. And that makes me want to watch this because i'm curios about why people got really disappointed yet can't forget this but i also afraid if i'll drop this anyway at the end ><

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      Lili 5 days ago

      me too! I think I'm gonna watch half lol

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      Simona 2 days ago

      Definitely give it a shot !! Aside from the ending, I think it's totally worth it. It leaves many things open and you can always interpret it your own way :'))

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      Lili 2 days ago

      Tks chingu!

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    Lyoness 12 days ago
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    Sujach 24 days ago

    If there was an award for best sibling casting this would win lol Well apart from ouran high school host club where they actually had real twins.

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    Dez-uh-re 24 days ago - edited

    I don't believe I'm going to finish this drama, can some tell me what happens in the end? I was on episode 4/16. Spoil me lol.

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    ManishaSingh 25 days ago

    Even after almost a year, it hurts so much to talk about or even to think about this drama. Yes, it was a mess by the end but it also had one of the best beginning in the drama land. I usually keep a drama journal where I grade all the dramas I've watched and this is the only drama which I could not rate. I thought the pain would go away with the time but its still hurts so much. I was reading the comments below and the scar that this drama left still feels so fresh. I don't think I can ever get over this drama. It had the potential to be one of the best drama in the history but they ruined it. Still, i am happy that I got to see this cos it made me fall in love with Park Hae-jin and respect him more as an actor. The boy was he great as Yoo Jung. And even though I had some problem with Kim Go Eun's version of Seol who was less sassy than the webtoon Seol, but nevertheless she was amazing in her role. I don't want to comment about Seo kang joon cos I never really like him as an actor, but when I finally started to like him in this, the drama ruined it for me. I am still hurt over what happend, so sorry Kang joon, I don't think so ill be able to watch anything you are in for a long while. But that one person who truly stole the show was Lee Sung Kyung. She was soo amazing as Baek in ha that it gives me chills. Every scene she was in, she just nailed it with her brilliant performance.
    At the end, I would just say that watch it at your own risk. This would definitely be memorable drama for everyone, for all the good and bad reasons!

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    Lula 29 days ago

    If ur watching this and are a few episodes in..hey.. stop it... i mena u can waste like 16 hours of your life to be disapointed in yhe end but .. hey..... uhm.m and if youre going to watxh it... its good but .... like i said. It makes u excited nad happy to just .. well .... im glad.. that this. Was good until now

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    noire Dec 10, 2016

    great drama, but dropped it two episodes before the ending unfortunately :/

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    Dia Nov 27, 2016

    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 Nov 21, 2016 - edited

    I want to watch this because of Kang Joon ❤

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      Hana 28 days ago

      He was much more interesting personality of Yo Jung

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    Kairi Nov 18, 2016
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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.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Jan 4, 2016 to Mar 1, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    tvN
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    8.0 (scored by 9,066 users)
  • Ranked:

    #999
  • Popularity:

    #2

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