Alchemist (2015)

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Ratings: 7.5/10 from 434 users
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The drama will center on the dating life of a refreshing female college student in her 20's (Youngji), who falls in love at first sight for an upperclassman, leading her to join a forbidden society.

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Jan 22, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
This mini drama is about a female student (Youngji) who literally signs away her ability to date, so she has an excuse to hang out with her crush- the president of the Alchemist Club. The Alchemist Club believes that dating is useless and that you can only succeed in the corporate world if you don't date and focus on your studies.
This drama is a perfect way to spend 4 hours in read more cute cheesy fluffiness.
Youngji plays a really cute and funny female lead. Her character is really determined and a bit desperate in a hilarious way. She really wants to find true love and doesn't care if the man she likes isn't interested in dating. She just wants to be around him.
There are great supporting characters in this drama, that at the end you are sad to see go. (Although I was happy to see the professor go---bore).
The music is really great. The drama mixes in a bunch of Kpop and English pop into every episode. I found myself discovering a few new great songs.
I honestly rewatch the last 3 episodes a lot. The middle of the drama can be a bit slow (although the episodes are only 15 minutes long), but it pays off in the end.
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Feb 16, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I really love this!!! Super cute!! At first, I watched this for YoungJi and I was prepared if she would act bad but she's actually good as a first time actress~~ Yay!!! The story's really nice, it's new and refreshing. Not only the students have stories but the professors too! At the middle of the drama, I actually thought that the theme of this drama would be great as a 100 episode read more sitcom. This had a lot of funny, cute, and a hint of horror. You'll see when you watch it. Lol. This was really short so I'd really like to have more episodes.

The actors here seems to be somewhat new. I only know Young Ji and Cho Hye Jung (from Because It's The First Time, which is actually pretty similar to this drama, if you're looking on watching a college drama like this one, I recommend it.) I've never watched the other casts, but they did really well. They're all so cute huhu will be watching them out~

The bgm music of this was mostly k-indie, some ziont and english songs, that will really make your heart flutter. They fit really well to the scenes. I loved every one of it, I know most of them but also discovered new ones, so thanks to this drama.

I also love the quote they added at the end. It's from Paulo Coelho's novel with the same title, The Alchemist, which I'm reading very soon. Overall the drama was really fun and well executed. I enjoyed this very much! I am keeping it on my pc, so I could rewatch next time. :)
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Both are set up similarly with 15 (ish) minute episodes.
Both are college romances with entertaining side couples too.
Both are themed around clubs/teams.
Recommended by bread-tie-twisty
Exaggerated reactions that are used to bring humour. Both main girls fall in love at first sight with a man for whom they'll enter "his own world" to win him over.
Recommended by claudya87

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    SillyIlly Aug 9, 2017

    the music in this was seriously good -- really felt like a collage drama loved it!

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    KarishaNove Apr 25, 2017

    I don't get it. From what angle it look like a mystery drama. And I can't describe the ending. Story is cliché but sweet. But I don't get the view of this drama' story.

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    claudya87 Apr 14, 2017 - edited

    I didn't like it and will avoid such series in the future. The synopsis presented a rather interesting series..I was wrong.

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    Misunderst0_od Dec 21, 2016 - edited

    Gotta love the background music for this drama. I think I heard 3 Doors Down, My Chemical Romance, Coldplay, and Maroon 5 just to name a few artists. And of course, the actual OST is pretty good too.

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    Red Aug 28, 2016

    the only one or "thing" i was interested in while watching this is Su Woong xD from boys republic <3 i want to know his story :{

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    KangHae Mar 29, 2016

    Came here because of Boys Republic guys and its so cute that I ended up loving all of them =3

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    alexa Feb 27, 2016

    It was cute, decent acting, a little bit all over the place at times but a quick, fun watch. I'd be interested to see a lot of the cast in bigger, more developed projects

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    Feyisayo Adeyinka-oni Feb 24, 2016

    does anyone know where i can get the OST

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    Fatima Dec 12, 2015

    Not bad but pure romance isn't my type!

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    NewKDramaAddict Dec 4, 2015

    I want the OST!!

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    WinterGale Oct 27, 2015

    This is really cute! Highly recommended

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    Marooya Oct 25, 2015 - edited

    Refreshing to watch ^.^
    PS loved Lee Ari's story

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    Eos Oct 23, 2015

    I did enjoy this drama a lot ♥ very light and romantic

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    Kawaitanee Oct 22, 2015 - edited

    You can watch it here with eng sub :)


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    South Korea
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    Oct 5, 2015 to Oct 22, 2015
  • Network:

    MBC every1
  • Duration:

    15 min.


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    7.5 (scored by 434 users)
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