Miss Ripley

Miss Ripley (2011)

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Two very different men fall in love with Jang Mi Ri, a woman whose life is a complicated web of lies, propelled by her greedy desires that stem from an unfortunate childhood. Jang Myung Hoon is an ambitious hotelier who maintains perfect control of himself and his life, while Yutaka is the warm and gentle heir of a Korean-Japanese hotel conglomerate. Their love for Mi Ri and her tragic ambition eventually leads read morethem down the path of destruction.

Miss Ripley is based on the real life case of Shin Jung Ah, a university professor and art curator at Dongguk University who was discovered to have forged her creditials in order to get hired, with the help of her boyfriend (then presidential secretary) Byun Yang Kyoon, and embezzled funds from the art gallery's corporate sponsorship.

  • Native title:

    미스 리플리
  • Also Known as:

    Goodbye Miss Ripley; Miss. Ripley Who I Loved...; Ripley

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boredandtwitchy
17 people found this review helpful
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Jul 26, 2011
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 2.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
What Miss Ripley excels at is the build-up. Jang Miri escaping her life in Japan; her desperation palpable in her wild eyes as she tells the Lie; witnessing her descent as she steals (both diplomas and hearts), lies, schemes---the first half of the drama is absolutely gripping. Miri is the perfect anti-heroine, someone whose face you want to claw each time she tears down naive Hee Joo, while at the same time read more being someone you root for as she forges documents from Tokyo University and faxes them to her employer. The character of Jang Miri is a wonderful study of a delusional sense of entitlement, and Lee Da Hae did a decent job of portraying Miri's vulnerability and ambition (even if Da Hae tends to act by opening her eyes wide, gasping, and shuddering for every. single. emotion.).



Unfortunately, I felt that as Miri's tower of lies began to falter, so did the intensity of the show. (Perhaps the story was water-downed by Miri's incessant tears?) Characters who were posed to be major threats to Miri during the first half of the show suddenly became utterly ineffectual; no doubt in my mind this is attributed to the story's emphasis on romance toward the latter half. Supposedly, it's love that will redeem Miri in the end, but I found this to be unconvincing, sappy, and a bit incongruent for a show that began with such a dark tone. However, I can't deny the power of love in this drama---it compelled nearly every male character to run with hammer and nails in hand in order to nail themselves to Miri's cross on her behalf. Scratch that: I can't deny the power of a pretty face in this drama.



A special note has to be made of the music here. Which was AWFUL. Violins of Doom; Piano of Remorse; overuse of the opera Carmen (it wasn't particularly clever the first time); funeral march played during an engagement announcement (and many other...unique...music cues); music volume overpowering the drama. This was an almost constant distraction and source of much laughter.



Give Miss Ripley a try. If you make it through the absurd coincidences and soundtrack that mars the first two/three episodes, you'll find yourself ensnared by the labyrinthine psychology of Jang Miri, cheering for her, jeering her, distrusting her, pitying her. However, be prepared for the roar to end on a whimper.
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HAVA-RAVA
13 people found this review helpful
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Aug 10, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
At first I tell you why I decided to watch this one. Like many others I started this for the same reason: Lee Da Hae and Micky Yoochun. I know it's a shallow reason to start a drama but I'm glad I did.

I started this one in May this year (2012) and marathoned first eight episodes at one go. Then my laptop started to have issues and I was without a read more laptop for last 2 weeks of May. At the beginning of June I got new laptop and watched other dramas.

Then one day I decided to get back to this one and watched 1st part of ninth episode. I lost interest to this show EVERY time I tried to watch episode nine. I tried to watch that episode for so many times that I don't even remember.

And finally this week (in August) I picked this up again and continued from episode 9. Then 10 and 11. After that I knew I would finish this in no time. After episodes 12 and 13 I was really hooked. And today I finally watched episodes 14, 15 and 16.

This drama basically is a drama that has really amazing and strong start and it gets somewhat boring in the middle. Then after episode 10 it gets really good.

If it wasn't for the strong beginning and superb last 3 episodes I would have given this 6. But thanks to those 2 things I gave this 8.

In my opinion this had a perfect ending. It was a bit rushed but I think it was still perfect. It was different from your usual romantic drama.

Watch it and let me know your thoughts ~~
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Both are melodramas about a woman who lies everyone and conceals her own identity for her own good. Both women have different reasons and situations but the overall feel is similar.
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similar plots of people pretending to be what theyre not. in cloud stairs the main guy pretends to be a doctor and in miss ripley the girl gets a job and visa because of a fake college degree.
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    zai000 Jul 8, 2015

    So i watched for Kang Hye Jung, and in the first eps i was really happy because she was getting a good amount of screen time, then it decreased to like 2 seconds per episode(and she looked mad pretty!), her character and her relationship with Yoochun's had potential, but it was wasted. The ratings are fair. Dissappointed with this.

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    jxsilicon9 May 15, 2015 - edited

    How did this end?

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      humichan Jun 20, 2015
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      jxsilicon9 Jun 20, 2015

      So what happens to Jang Myun?

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      humichan Jun 20, 2015
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    CrazyBlonde Apr 5, 2015 - edited

    So nice to see such a low rating for such a despicable triangle... Will keep coming back to check hoping to see the ratings go even lower for such trash... Keeping it on my PTW list just to remind me to come back and keep checking... :-)

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    Sophia02 Mar 21, 2015

    BORING>

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    94loveKdrama Sep 8, 2014 - edited

    who did she end up with? park yoo chun or the ajusshi?

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    LukasQ Jun 2, 2014 - edited

    why low rating?

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    chuajohn05 May 31, 2014 - edited

    Hey were I can download episode 16 raw but not a torrent download? Anyone here knows?

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    wisa Apr 26, 2014

    I misjudge this drama. One year ago when I watched this drama a gave it low ratings and horrible reviews. Its was before I knew who lee dae hae was and that this drama is base on a true story. This is the best drama that lee dae hae has ever done in my opinion. This drama is amazingly good!!!RECOMMEND

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    __Jenny Jan 14, 2014

    THIS DRAMA IS JUST WOOOOOW! amaaazing, how is it possible that it has such a low rating?!?!

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    __Jenny Jan 14, 2014

    THIS DRAMA IS JUST WOOOOOW! amaaazing, how is it possible that it has such a low rating?!?!

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    Masquerade Jan 6, 2014

    This drama has so low ratings...I would like to watch it only because of Yoochun...but is this drama worth watching it?

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    Sunny Oct 22, 2013

    I really fell in love with this drama, and I liked the role of (MiRi), she really give a good impression of personality deprived of everything, I stand with all the understanding of the behavior in this drama, and I respect her actions .. because the person who‘s deprived always be compelled to do so to pay the shortfall inside...

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    cindysite Aug 6, 2013
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    jellyfishdrama Aug 3, 2013

    I'm on episode 6 and this is painful to watch. Its hard to root for someone who's just such an a$$. -.- I really liked her at first. But its just getting harder and harder to like her. Give me something people! I need a reason to like her. The sympathetic card is wearing off.

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    Kromesta Jun 20, 2013

    i was hoping for true romance but im episode 8 in, Now im doubting if there will be any true romance at all. Female is only interested in fortune. But i will still continue to watch.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    May 30, 2011 to Jul 19, 2011
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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  • Score:

    6.6 (scored by 1,903 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2262
  • Popularity:

    #1425

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