Lie to Me

Lie to Me (2011)

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Gong Ah Jung, a level 5 Ministry of Culture official, gets entangled in a web of lies when she mistakenly lies that she's married to Hyun Ki Joon, a noble hotel manager from an affluent family. Their relationship is further complicated when Ki Moon's ex-fiance and a close friend of his brother's, Oh Yoon Joo, reappears in his life.

  • Native title:

    내게 거짓말을 해봐
  • Also Known as:

    Try Lying to Me; Sweet Scandal

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May 9, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I'm giving this Drama an over all score of 8 because the acting was good, the atmosphere and flow of it kept my attention and I laughed more than I thought I was going to because I originally only started this drama out of boredom.

WHAT I WAS HAPPY ABOUT (without trying to spoil anything):

Kang Ji Hwan's performance and his character. When I first saw him I thought I wasn't going read more to like him;he looked stiff, boring and mean. But I found out that I was wrong and I was soo happy that I was. This is the first drama I have seen him in and It makes me want to look for other things that he's been in. I liked that the 'love triangle' focused more on the future potential relationship aspects as opposed to the entire drama being about the leads getting over their past loves before they even notice or become aware of the person in front of them.


Like most others, I agree that this drama was a bit on the long side which is strange seeing as how it's the standard 16 episodes. I got up to episode 13 and then put it on hold. I do plan to finish it but I tend to binge-watch dramas (as I am sure most do) and at that point I just had to stop.

Switching gears slightly: Another thing I was happy to discover was that Sung Joon was not as annoying as I thought he'd be in other dramas, it was just this one. I watched I Need Romance 3 and I LOVED HIM in that so it was just this drama and his character who annoyed me. And I guess that's just a good sign that he's a great actor, right? ^__^

Hope my rants were helpful. x
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Nov 21, 2012
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
1) The reason I watched this :

The main reason was Yoon Eun Hye since I like her acting in romantic comedy roles.

2) Storyline/Plot:

*This is your usual rich-poor romantic comedy; a lot of cheesy scenes in here.

Positive Points:

*The cinematography was appreciated in here; it had many great backgrounds all the way through.

*Main Genres:

--->Comedy: I can’t literally say that it was very funny but it was acceptable read more on the general scale. There were some hilarious scenes every once in awhile but they weren’t very special.
You’re probably wondering why I mentioned it as a positive point while I stated many negatives; because the drama wasn’t that boring.

Negative Points:

--->Romance: It was very common. Let’s be honest, everyone of you saw a rich-poor romantic story, an arrogant and Cinderella, a hopeless triangle and I am sure that you’ve seen a contract drama before that’s why this drama’s romantic development had nothing extraordinary to talk about. Anyway, that’s how the majority of Korean rom-coms are set.

*This drama’s storyline was really predictable; there weren’t any events that felt surprising or special.

*Near the ending, the story became annoyingly dragged.

Story: 5/10.

3) Acting/Cast:

*The reason I started this drama was Yoon Eun Hye and I wasn’t disappointed with her performance. She’s a skilful actress that knows how to portray romantic comedy roles.
Kang Ji Hwan had respectable acting skills too but he wasn’t that great compared to Eun Hye.
Other actors weren’t very special, no exceptional feelings about any of them.

*As for character Ah Jung and Ki joon were ordinary main characters that you can find in any other Korean romantic comedy. Well, extra credits for Ah Jung as she felt more interesting than Ki Joon.

*Other characters were normal and up to standard but common.

*Appreciated character: Can I say “NONE”? I really don’t have any character that I appreciated here, not even a single one.


--->Romance: The chemistry felt natural and intriguing; sometimes fluffy and even sexy: it was good to see on screen which is all due to the main actors’ harmony.

--->The triangle: It’s your common Korean triangle with a nice second lead male. Well, the second lead female wasn’t that wicked.

Cast: 7.5/10.
Acting: 8.5/10.

4) The ending:

It was unsurprising and expected plus it had one of the most ordinary ending scenes. Shall I say more?

The ending: 5/10.

5) My impression (How did it affect me):

*It felt like watching a rewind from many dramas that I’ve seen before. I lost the drama’s taste because everything about it was predictable.
*The drama was light but I have to admit that I fast-forward many parts in order to make watching hours manageable.

*Is the drama memorable: No, I don’t think so because it’s too common; nothing special about it.
My conclusion after watching this drama: I need to stop watching Korean romantic comedy for awhile. Taken as a whole, I became so sick of these “same plot” romantic comedies; the whole concept grew to be so dumb to me that’s why I really need to stop watching them or I will lose my “drama mood”.

My impression: 4/10.

6) Overall:

*If you’re a big fan of romantic comedies then you would like this.
*If you’re looking for a unique and mature romantic comedy then don’t watch this.

*Lie to Me was light drama in some ways but it was predictable and full of cliché/cheesy scenes in many ways.

Overall: 5/10
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Both leading actors and actresses give off the same vibe. Similar timid, innocent girl and arrogant, workaholic, obsessive heir. Even the development of the story and the relationship between the main actors and actresses are very similar.
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Both Male Leads act a lot alike. Also they both go back and forth between love and hate relationship.
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    tattylovestofly Jan 22, 2017 - edited

    I've completed this with a 9.5 rating but I have no recollection of ever watching it... I think I'm turning senile o.O

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      Kate Jan 22, 2017

      I feel you on this one. I have so many dramas I gave high rates but I don't even remember watching them hahaha

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    Haru Nov 17, 2016

    The first 9 or 10 episodes were absolutely perfect... and then the downfall... why did the have to switch writers ;_;

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    sakurahimesama Aug 9, 2016 - edited

    A decent one-time watch!

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      frost Aug 24, 2016

      really? but i think i rewatched this about a dozen times, this is one of my all time favorites xD

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      DarkuriA Oct 15, 2016

      Happens to me too, I guess it's the simple, funny and lovely story xD

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    LPA May 30, 2016 - edited

    I seriously love this drama. It's one of my favorites and I've now watched it three times! (Update--I'm currently watching it a 4th time with another friend--smile.) I always recommend this drama. I really enjoy all the actors and it is so funny and touching. Yoon Eun Hye and Kang Ji Hwan are great together and I like Sung Joon from "Shut Up Flower Boy Band"--so much charisma! You really should watch this if you haven't already! (The rating is way too low on this--I just don't understand. It should be at least 8+. I rated it 9 out of 10.) If you're wondering if you should watch "Lie To Me" I recommend that you start now, especially if you need a good laugh including romance. Enjoy!

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      DarkuriA Oct 15, 2016

      It's a very funny and lovely drama, I have watched it in various occasions too. I gave it 9. I am deciding to watch it again.

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    micky May 27, 2016

    add me thanks!

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    HAMEX Mar 8, 2016 - edited

    For me, the hardest obstacle to finish this drama is the male lead. Kang Ji Hwan's thin voice doesn't suit with his arrogant character, even sometimes he sounds like whining kid when he yells (≧∇≦). Average rom-com but still fun to watch tho.

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    khjfan01 Feb 7, 2016

    Lie to Me is such a chore to finish. It was so good in the beginning, really enjoyable.. but now it's taking me forever to finish the later episodes.

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    Valeria Jan 23, 2016

    this drama is wonderful , I do not understand such a low note.

    I recommend to everyone, it is a favorite of my list.

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    infinitize Nov 5, 2015

    I was so surprised when Infinite's "Nothing's Over" started playing in the background during the last episode.

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    maral Aug 28, 2015

    I loved was great and funny in the begining.

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    lorrainesong Jul 18, 2015

    speechless sooo good drama HwanHye Couple The Best!!!

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    Yoon Eun Hye Jun 9, 2015

    This is my Drama soo I love it!!! Not Just because This is My drama but this is A soo Beautiful Story!!!

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    Kachiiing May 17, 2015

    I remember at the time, getting lost in a forest together, was a really big cliche. I don't really see it around anymore, so that's a good thing :P

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    Sapaieo May 14, 2015

    Kang Ji Hwan is bae for life <3

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    Kimia Apr 27, 2015 - edited
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      jxsilicon9 Sep 20, 2015

      Yea I dropped it second episode.

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      Jia Jan 6, 2017

      I remember it as one of the worst dramas I've ever watched.. while the first episodes were okay it was a huge, boring mess after episode 10 in my opinion..Absolutely hate it and would not watch it again even if someone paid me for it.


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    May 9, 2011 to Jun 28, 2011
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 4 min.


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    7.6 (scored by 13,266 users)
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