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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Jun 30, 2011
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
This is one of those blatant cases where I can't help wondering why do they begin filming a drama when they haven't got the complete script yet? Why do they insist in making the viewer invest time and energies on something which changes from black to white in the space of an episode?

This is so annoying, and so sad.

Like everyone before me already pointed out, read more the lead actors did a brilliant job here. They are so natural together, it's a pleasure to watch them interact.

But even cute has its limit, at least for me. I didn't know of the writer switch until the last episode, but the difference was evident. What used to be a quirky, funny, sweet and sexy script suddenly turned into a sugary, childish, cutie cute one, with these two chirping to each other for the duration of six, never-ending episodes.

When mutual love has been loudly declared, the lie has come into the open, the antagonists are out of the games, what is left in terms of expectations? Who cares what they eat and when or how many times they hold hands?

Somehow, they used all their good cards at the beginning of the game, only to drag it with uninteresting little scenes till the end. By the third ice-cream I was ready to smear it on the face of the director.

Also, I was left wondering what happened to the majority of the characters? Were they sucked into some drama black hole, or sent en masse to Paris where they are happily eating escargots?

The music was somehow schizophrenic. At the beginning I though it was horrid, with those very childish pop songs used at every turn. Then it improved a lot, it became more varied and able to enhance the feelings. At times it was hilariously chosen. Then it changed again and became a simple background sound, which I forgot a few minutes after it was played.

Re-watch value is obviously low, unless something heavy hits me on the head and I think this drama's only got 11 episodes.
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The beginning of episode 1 is exactly the same. I just started watching it. I'll comeback to edit this...
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Both dramas are about two people being in fake relationship (or contract relationship) to achieve their goal. In both of these dramas, male leads are rich men from higher society (both are actually hotel owners/managers) and female leads are average women (a teacher and an office worker).
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    AngelRu 11 days ago

    Watched this drama many times, its a pleasure to watch it. Whenevr I had some hard tym, I start the drama, making me feeeel all okay.Thanks to yoon eun hye unni.. will always be with you. Fighting...... Come back with glory....

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    fuxo 27 days ago

    when I watch this drama, I just realize that yoon eunhye really looks like suzy...

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    real_Mokona Jul 9, 2017

    cute and funny in the beginning but after a few episodes it get more and more boring.

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    MistyMaid May 28, 2017

    I remember the ending of this drama and when I watched it all, I thought to myself.
    "Wow, the whole drama was kind of pointless. They went through all that trouble for literally, nothing!"
    My lowest rated drama on my list, ever!

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    ReilaNimu Apr 28, 2017 - edited

    This is so bad. Eun Hye isn't enough to keep my interest, even though I love how crazy and funny her characters are. I wish she had starred in a series as good as Coffee Prince, but it seems like that the show was the only great drama she worked on.

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      LukasQ May 17, 2017

      I Miss You and Goong says Hi

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    BSapph Apr 25, 2017

    Its a nice, simple romantic comedy. I really enjoyed it though the ending episode was kind of a let down to me, It was unnecessarily prolonged.

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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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    South Korea
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    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 14,008 users)
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