Goodbye Mr. Black

Goodbye Mr. Black (2016)

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Cha Ji-Won is a UDT officer of the Navy Special Operations Force. He is positive and has personal charm, but he falls into a desperate situation due to a friend's betrayal. He goes through numerous life or death situations. Cha Ji-Won then enters into a fake marriage with Swan to hide his identity. Through her bright persona, he falls in love and regains his trust of others.

  • Native title:

    굿바이 미스터 블랙
  • Also Known as:

    Gutbai Miseuteo Beulraeg;

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15 people found this review helpful
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May 20, 2016
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I was liking it but it kinda lost its wholeness. 1) I still cannot pinpoint when he did fall in love with her; 2) the lead actor looks good on screen but his acting is sort of forced - like the when he smiles, it is like asking somebody to say "cheese";; 3) the director was showing that Mr. BLack's team had it all together and yet there were allot of like read more unnecessary mistakes they made as a team as they make the revenge; 4) the 5 years in the plot seems unrealistic, and is not cohesive to the whole story (I'm trying not to divulge the story here); 5) the revenge/twist - I've had enough of it... They could have ended this at 16 eps; 6) the evil guy was first very composed in the beginning and then at the end they made him laugh the "evil laugh" , like totally out of character; 7) this guy got out in 2 years of being in prison and they go back to the couple ( it was obvious, it was not even in the same time frame)

This is still watchable, but when it comes to crimes, laws, the story has to be really tight. The twists in the story was pretty good, but I can only take so much "twisting" before I begin to just say, just get on with it... So, yes, I do have gripes about it but I have seen worst dramas.
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May 23, 2016
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
As revenge/melodramas go, Goodbye Mr. Black was ok. I gave this a higher score because of the unusual birth secret twist and because people got what they deserved. I did get irritated with the ending though. I wish I could post spoilers because I have some things to say about this drama. Anyway, the plot is pretty good, but the story seemed to go around in circles at times. There were too read more many needless characters. I did like how there was focus on the main characters love story as convoluted as it may have been.

I think the acting is what makes this drama worth watching. I would have given up on this drama at the start if it weren't for the good actors. I didn't feel much chemistry, but they made it work. I'm a huge Kim Kang Woo fan and it was fun to watch him play the "bad guy".

The music was good.

I will never rewatch this.

If you like revenge dramas, then this one is not a bad watch.
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Make a Recommendation More recs (5)Recommendations

there are few similarities liking framing for the murder
a journalist girl who supports the lead
betrayal by the friends, though it is not the main focus in channel x
both have action and cruel villans
Recommended by KnM
Both are revenge-based dramas in which the male lead is wrongly charged with murder and returns several years later with more power and tries to ruin his accusers. Both have strong female leads who are determined and can handle themselves without the help of a man. Both these dramas are melos and have a really sweet feeling and can get you sucked into the life of the characters immediately and of course.. both are very enjoyable. Although I must say that I prefered Beyond the Clouds more than I liked Goodbye Mr. Black.
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    dragynfaerie Jul 13, 2017

    People seem to love this show and I can't get out of the first episode. It just reeks of Cain & Abel to me.

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    KatySarang_TGeyes Jul 10, 2017

    Kang Woo is in this! He was in Circle and did really well. Is this good?

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    jez Jul 7, 2017

    i was pleasantly surprised by this drama. At first it kinda reminded me of DTS with the whole military main role character. Yes it had its let downs but overall it was good. There are some drawn out parts but i think it was a great drama,with romance, action, betrayal-a kind of Count of Monte Cristo kinda feel. The one thing I think is that it would have done better if it wasn't broadcasted at the same time as DTS.

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    darlinghottie Jun 23, 2017
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    Lovedoramas Mar 8, 2017 - edited

    This is one of my favourite dramas.i give it 10/10 cuz i really love LJW and MCW.Its not the best but a good drama(the best for me actually).You won't regret watching that.The first part of the drama is intense but the second one is a bit draggy.Don't worry.The main leads' amazing chemistry will solve that problem...Osts are great too.And the it so much

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    mrwyoo Feb 21, 2017 - edited

    hmmmm 50% negative and 50% positive comments... now I am hesitating whether I should watch it or not..

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      AnicsiRoscoe Mar 5, 2017

      Same lol I don't want to be disappointed (yet again).

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    MrBanana Feb 20, 2017 - edited

    Something just feels "off" with this drama.

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      SuperDrama101ohyea May 20, 2017

      longest slowest repetitive not realistic revenge drama with same song playing 5 times each episode, that was the " off "

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    Banada6 Jan 31, 2017

    Great cast not so great drama . love it at first but then i didn't know how to finish it. I think it would better if it was only 16 episodes or less.

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    Overwind Jan 10, 2017
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    Akaisora Dec 6, 2016

    So many negative comments... well, if you'd like a different opinion, I really liked this drama. The actors were awesome, the plot was interesting (if unlikely) and for once, an ending for a thriller left me very happy.

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    Yuna67876 Nov 15, 2016

    This just got on Netflix so I'm going to give this a try

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    Jay Oct 24, 2016 - edited

    I liked Five Fingers (some other revenge drama) which also had a rating of 7.4, should I give this a try?

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      RhopalocerA Nov 3, 2016

      I love revenge drama too but I'd say this drama isnt worth your time and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone I know. I've watch this 5 month ago and hardly remember anything memorable from this drama. If you like revenge drama , I'd suggest u to watch Golden Cross. The story pace is good and intense unlike this one,boring and slow.

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      Jay Nov 3, 2016 - edited

      Thanks, I'll avoid this then, I just thought that since I liked the cast here and there was another revenge drama with low rating that I liked, I might enjoy this.

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      naccu Nov 13, 2016

      I haven't watched it but a friend of mine who watched it liked it a lot... Just saying!

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    NWCDH Oct 14, 2016 - edited

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Fated love with drama

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    chante Sep 10, 2016

    The way it was filmed it look like a soap opera and the acting matched it. I like LJW he's one of my favs, but this was not one of his best.

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    Betty_Boop Aug 4, 2016 - edited

    i pick it up again and decided to go give it a chance whilst waiting to all the airing drama's to end.. Its better that the last drama I've watched.


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    South Korea
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    Mar 16, 2016 to May 19, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


  • Score:

    7.4 (scored by 1,690 users)
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