Lucky Romance

Lucky Romance (2016)

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A superstitious, unlucky lady called Shim Bo Nui, is convinced by her dreadful history and a fortune teller that she was born with very bad luck, which could potentially harm people around her. She believes the fortune teller wholeheartedly and starts following his instructions in every aspect of her life. This affects her life, career, relations and most importantly, her self-esteem. Things become serious when her path crosses the genius Je Su read moreHoo and international Canadian- Korean Tennis player Gary Choi. Together, they end up in a huge mess while she tries to fulfill an absurd advice from her fortune teller to save her sister.

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Jul 15, 2016
  • Overall 10
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
I am so sad that this drama is over. Legitimately sad. That's an amazing feat considering how much I thought the first two episodes sucked! I've also managed to give this drama a 10, which may seem illogical based on some of my critiques (and I have many), but I really could not give it even a half point lower... that's how much I loved Lucky Romance. I guess that's fitting since read more this drama puts feelings over logic as a theme. I feel like Shim Bo Nui, I know it doesn't make sense, but I don't care : p

You should be warned that this is a full on RomCom, so if you're not interested in romance this is definitely the wrong drama for you. If you are a romance fan, even a slight romance fan, then this is a must see! Not because of the story, which follows the standard kdrama romance formula, but what sets this romance apart is the chemistry between the two leads, and that is 100% due to the breakout lead performance of Ryu Joon Yeol as Je Su Ho. He is perfectly cast, and PERFECT is not an exaggeration. I think the first two episodes are boring because they focus on introducing the plot, and on Shim Bo Nui being weird, but as soon as we get to see more of Su Ho the show became instantly addictive.

Hwang Jung Eum has lucked out with many great pairings, but this one is my new favorite. She relies on her usual perky personality, which can be annoying, but it really fit the quirkiness of this character well. I also liked that even though the character was kooky, and irrational, she was also smart, and not just a doormat. Bo Nui is desperate, and self destructive, without losing her charm, which makes her extremely complicated. They both nailed the balance between silly humor and more emotional scenes. They also looked good together, even with her HORRIBLE outfits (I still don't understand the hospital gown couture). My only complaint about the pairing is their kissing scenes... UGH! Joon Yeol gives everything to those moments, including his beautiful lips, and she just presses her lips to his with no effort. It pisses me off too much not to mention it.

The rest of the cast is also amazing. Gary Choi is a great 2nd lead character. I like his dynamic with the leads, and that he's not a villain-type. I've never seen Lee Soo Hyuk in a drama before, so I wasn't initially impressed, but he grew on me quickly. Amy's character was not as likable, but I still think Lee Chung Ah did a great job. The office team is full of great smaller characters, with their own cute little stories (I loved the office bet moments), but the supporting character MVPs are BFFs Dal Nim and Ryang Ha. They really were hilariously cute together, as well as perfect support for the leads. Some of my favorite moments in the show are their banter. They are the perfect comedy relief when the rest of the story gets less humorous too. I really don't think there are any weak acting links in the cast, and it's the cast that drives this show. I am annoyed by the lack of development for Jung In Ki's role, but that has nothing to do with his acting, which I think was spot on, that's the writer's fault.

That leads me to this dramas biggest weakness, and that's the story. Not only is the premise ridiculous, but how it's handled left many questions unanswered. I think that's part of the charm of the story, not having everything defined as 0's and 1's (a major reoccurring theme), but it is also frustrating. Then there are other storylines that are introduced... a missing father... the chicken guy... disgruntled ex employees... but those stories just aren't ever as interesting as the main love story. Even the game development story is only slightly intriguing, and just another brilliant means for them to interact. So I thought the story was pretty average, but I was still a fan of the writing. What I thought the writer did well were actually what the characters said, or how they interacted with each other. Ju Ho has some brilliant moments, and unless he was totally created through improv, the writer deserves credit for making one of my favorite drama characters EVER.

The music got better. I wasn't initially a fan, but I started liking some of the later songs more. What I really love is how they incorporated the song "Sad Fate" into the story. I thought that was very well done.

Now for the real reason behind me giving this drama a 10, and thats the rewatch value. Of course I gave this a 10 for rewatch value, because I am already rewatching, and I'm already up to episode 7 o.O!!! I've never done that with a drama ever!

So overall, this drama may not be perfect, but Ryu Joon Yeol was perfect, and that earns this drama a 10 score from me. I can't believe he's only been in two dramas!!! Obviously I now have to watch Reply 1988! I know that the next drama he's in will probably have me doing a countdown 'till the first episode.

If you're reluctant to watch, just please remember not to judge this drama by it's first couple of episodes. Once this show gets on a roll it is continuously charming until the very end. There are also some great themes about love, life, and "fate" in it that I appreciate. Oh, and I truly appreciate my new ideal kdrama namja chingu... RJY. I have a feeling I'm not alone in feeling that way!
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Jul 16, 2016
  • Overall 10
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
first impression: First two episodes so-so, I was like ok, same goes when I saw the male lead, I was not that interested of him.
if it bores you give this drama a chance up to 4 episodes :)

it will make you smile like an idiot for an entire episode don't worry it's normal, it will give you butterflies in your stomach,it will make you cringe and giggle for the read more main couple, it will make you re-watch HIM. yes I'm talking about him, the main character Je SooHo. he is way tooooooooo adorable!
best thing about this drama? Is it will make you think that guys act like girls too when they're in love.
15 to 16 episodes felt like the first two episodes to me though I love how it ended it was beautiful. I would lie If I'd say this drama is perfect, it has it's bumpy road, This is a KOREAN DRAMA so expect it will be cliche. lol. Highly recommended if you're into romcom! recommending it to everyone I mean you are missing a lot of your korean drama journey if if you wouldn't meet the most adorable character/male lead in dramaland.

I cannot guarantee that you'll love this drama but one thing is for sure you will definitely fall in love with the main guy. In my case I simply love it the cast, story, music, everything! :)

RJY: At First look he isn't that handsome to me. but lol. there's something about him that as as you get to see more of him you'll get to fall even harder. He is very charming and a great actor, I don't think any actors could pulled off Je SuHoo's character beside him.

HJE: I don't understand why others didn't like her, I was like what is wrong with you people she is basically the main reason I started it!

dalnim and the bff of sooho: funny combination and look forward to seeing them they are both hilarious :)

amy and gary: kinda annoying :p at the end my annoyance towards them lessened. xD

Mother of SooHo is really nice and adorable *wink*

re-watched value: LMAO perfect 10. lol. I have no idea how many time I've watched the 4 to 9 episodes and I'm definitely gonna watch the entire episodes for sure. one time viewing isn't enough you know *wink*

Overall this drama is really good! WATCH IT LIKE RIGHT NOW :) Technically I would have rated it 8.5 to 9 but Je Sooho is way too perfect so I ended up giving it 10! someday you'll understand me. mouhahahah.

WARNING: Je SooHo is a one of kind character. you'll miss him for sure especially his pajama moments at night!
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    Ivana Jul 24, 2017 - edited

    if you can get past the ridiculous premise, you'll end up watching a cute and funny show. Male lead = cuteness overload! Some of you may not like him at first since he's not your typical pretty boy, but I can guarantee you'll fall in love with his sweet character and his antics. Also, his best friend is hilarious, I was crying with laughter every time he spoke. Amy is the only character I didn't like, there's just something about her that irks me.

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    Antonin Jul 19, 2017 - edited

    So I just started watching. I'm confused about the main female lead.

    She works all these part-time jobs, but doesn't seem to have a stable/regular job, but she has programmer and game dev skills anyways?

    Can't she just work at a company in the beginning or something?

    Edit* nvm episode 2 lol

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      KingLouie Jul 20, 2017

      That's what the drama is about, why she can't work at company she wanted most, how his last gaming job turned to end, all will be revealed. I dare say this is going to get emotional but sweet and funny at the same time..

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    Irusu Jul 15, 2017 - edited

    I dropped on first episode because I was bored....should I start watching again??

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      KingLouie Jul 20, 2017

      You should, it is nice drama, the moments it captured...remarkable, female lead acting and the character she is playing very intense and complex. But it will be worth your time if you are into rom-com-melo..

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      Irusu Jul 20, 2017

      Ok, thanks!

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    BSapph Apr 27, 2017

    This drama is very sweet and heartwarming. I really liked the character Su Ho, Joon Yeol did a good job portraying him and the message - " To enjoy and live in the moment without worrying about fate, future and other circumstances."

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    juvy Apr 20, 2017

    I need a compilation of Su Ho's "YAAAAY/YEEES." He is too adorable for words. :(

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    Maze Apr 18, 2017

    I can get a lot of She Was Pretty vibes because of their workplace lol. Soo Ho is too adorable! Ugh really a boyfriend/husband material. This drama is so cute with all the cast! And what's up with her wardrobe tho? ah my eyes

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    AnanyaS Apr 12, 2017

    Su Ho is so cute, one of the cutest male leads I've ever seen in a drama!

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    FoodliftingFairy Feb 25, 2017 - edited

    I really liked this drama! Ryu Joon Yeol is a so cute and you learn to like his acting and his character as the story goes. The main thing I loved was how the plot moved, and in this drama Hwang Jung Eum calms down, she doesn't scream without reason (the only thing that bothered me in Kill me, Heal me)

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      rimrima Mar 16, 2017

      hahaha yess, I think so, she is a bit annoying in kill me heal me cz her voice xD

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    mrwyoo Feb 11, 2017 - edited

    didn't understand his role in reply 1988. he felt like a ghost character. he was there but also not at the same time.

    his character here is so cute XD. like a little child. has a big mouth but bad at fighting back. runs and jumps around. the way he goes after bu nui as she walks away, it's like a kid who almost lost his mother when shopping. keeps bugging because of obsession XD XD

    ryang ha XD everyone needs a ryang ha

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    Tzuyu Feb 5, 2017 - edited

    I want a boyfriend like Soo ho <3

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    mickey Jan 25, 2017

    this was such a fun drama!!!! all smiles on each episode + ryu jun yeol's acting is superb. hope he gets more dramas this year!!

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    Chuu Jan 2, 2017

    I finished watching She Was Pretty, and then I started watching this because it was the same actress as female lead. But... It's so different???

    In She Was Pretty, Jung Eum used to be so cheerful and crazy and jump around everywhere, smiled and laughed a lot. In here it's like a 180° of difference. It's so sad. She has laughed once I think, and she always has a grim expression, all the time. Don't get me wrong, I really like all the angst and tender moments, but I miss her laugh and her happy smiles :( I want to see her smile and laugh again ;__;

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    Chuu Jan 2, 2017

    "But Noona is too pretty~" ahh, Gary stop making me fall in love with you~~!! Why can't he be the male lead?? :(((

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    Paldogangsan Dec 18, 2016
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    South Korea
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    May 25, 2016 to Jul 14, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    8.0 (scored by 5,375 users)
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