Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017)

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Do Bong Soon is a woman with superhuman strength. With her strength she gets hired as the bodyguard of the spoiled CEO of the gaming company Ainsoft, Ahn Min Hyuk. Min Hyuk is being threatened by an unknown enemy, and is determined to solve the problem himself out of his distaste and distrust of the police. In Guk Doo is a policeman and Bong Soon’s crush since childhood. When series of kidnappings read moreoccur in Bong Soon’s small, quiet neighborhood Dobong-dong, their little community is thrown into chaos. Combined with the job of protecting her boss’s life, Bong Soon’s already unusual life has gone wild. However, she must be careful; if she missuses her strength, she could lose it forever.

  • Native title:

    힘쎈여자 도봉순
  • Also Known as:

    Himsseonyeoja Dobongsun; Powerful Woman Do Bong Soon; Strong Girl Do Bong Soon; Strong Woman Do Bong-soon;

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9 days ago
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
So how would I describe this show? This story tried to be too much. It was a romance mixed with slapstick humor, and dark thriller. How did those elements combine? Not too well, actually....but the parts that were good were good enough to keep me watching until the end.

This show started off strong and I was loving it up until about a little over halfway, when it dawned on me that read more the story was just kind of nonsense. But the leads are so freaking adorable (and probably every teenage girl's dream fantasy romance) that they kept sucking me back in every week. I said the other day that I didn't think I'd had a girl crush on anyone in a show yet, but Park Bo Young may have reached that status for me. And Park Hyung Shik is almost too pretty - but his acting as Ahn Min Hyuk crushing on Do Bong Soon --- I just "can't even" with him. Too cute for words. They were so cheesy together, but this ahjumma was eating it up. Seriously....this romance is what the show has going for it. But even that is unrealistically done. This show is just fluff....lots and lots of fluff.

The story line is chaotic. There is an evil villain that is just too horrifying to be in a rom-com. It was very jarring to go from sweet romance scenes to a creepy masked kidnapper who is terrorizing young women. And the slapstick antics of the gangsters and the high-school gangsters and the screechy femme planning team leader was funny the first time but became just useless filler that was pretty annoying fast forward material. And a lot of people hated that, although played for laughs, the mom seemed abusive (may be why the writers tried to explain that one away in the final episode.) There were funny parts, sure, but they overplayed their hand with them quite a bit.

The only thing I would rewatch in this show is the moments with Min Hyuk and Bong Soon.

Would I recommend it....sort of. I mean, you'd have to know going in that the story makes no sense, but as a backdrop for a super cute, cheesy beyond belief romance...if you can deal with that then, yeah, go for it. I was entertained for sure (otherwise the rating would be like a 4). But if you need a plot that is logical and a more 'mature' (not THAT kind of mature, but more grown up) romance, then this one won't be right for you.
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6 days ago
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 2.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
I don't even know where to being omg.
The first two episodes were nice, the story started good and at the end we were given a side-plot that looked very promising -also it was interesting to see something completely different from the cute, lighthearted main plot.-
As the episodes progressed, the problems began.. on one hand we had the queerbaiting and homophobic comments, on other hand we had the domestic violence thing; read more which I don't think should be a theme to laugh at. (I mean, if you're going to have it in the story, make it a way to bring awareness to it, don't use it as something that's supposed to be funny??)
More episodes in, the interesting side-plot I mentioned before turned into something completely creepy; and the contrast with the main plot was huuuge (plus if you were looking for an easy to watch, lighthearted drama, trust me this isn't it.)
And of course, to make things even worse, the fillers that no one cared about turned into another side-plot, yay! but nooo this time it didn't even make sense at all ?? you can totally take it off the drama and it won't change anything (trust me in this one, starting from ep 10 I think, I started skipping it and surprise surprise nothing changed)
Everything in this drama was a mess, the storyline got completely wrecked and by the end nothing made sense. The only thing that made me keep watching was the main couple (trust me, I included it in my otp list on tumblr) but not even that was enough to save this drama.
It's a shame such a good actors and such a cool pairing with a lot of chemistry was stuck in such an awful drama, I had a lot of expectations for this one because hell yeah a super strong woman as main character is something I wanted to watch, but, as I said earlier, not even the actors or the chemistry between them could save this for me.
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Where the boy sees her doing something (gaming) and falls in interest with her. This is a good feel movie, that has the same love interest feeling like the others. Good Watch, with the same cheesy love.
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Both deal with the male lead being in love with the female lead and she falling for him.
Though there are no supernatural elements, and the characters are in high school and not adults. Both have similar in the way the characters fall for one another. I found the movie cute and refreshing, the first I watched it, and while watching this drama, I got the same feeling behind the love story.
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    Lily 43 minutes ago

    Dropped it after 9 episodes...I got bored by the MC, had a horrible second lead syndrome, and decided to stick to my (strictly) crime dramas instead. OTL I really wanted to like this..

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    zoya petkova 4 hours ago

    Can you tell me tha name of the song from ep 4 ,where Do Bong Soo pole dances?

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    Destati13 11 hours ago - edited

    Finally got around to finishing the drama! I really liked the first 6 episodes or so, but afterwards things got increasingly draggy/slow the further along it went which is why I kinda put it off a bit, but I'm glad it picked up again towards the end. Some thoughts:

    -Secretary Gong just might be my favorite character here xD
    -Min Hyuk has a very lovable personality, Park Hyung Sik suits him very well!
    -Despite all the hate he got, I still really like Gook Du.
    -He made some lame choices yeah, but honestly this drama was filled with instances of lame choices and bad writing, from maaany characters, so my qualms lay more with the writing than anything. It was almost painfully obvious at times where you could really feel how they were just trying to drag certain plot points further than they should have been lol.
    -Too much screentime given to the thugs and such. This kind of humor gets stale quickly if you try to force it too much.
    -In general there were many aspects I wished had more focus which ended up glossed over, while parts that I wasn't too interested in got so much focus xD

    -Nonetheless, despite all the downsides I did still enjoy this drama and some parts made me laugh/smile a lot!
    -I'm also happy that I know about Ji Soo now thanks to this drama :D Will check out some of his other works now. Hope he gets a shot at a main role too sometime!

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      SaranghaeOppa 7 hours ago

      Secretary Gong is one of my faves too! There were so many instances where I could relate to him on a spiritual level lol

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    LuwangLeima 12 hours ago

    Plz Plz Plz Date

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    Absent 22 hours ago

    I watched 6 episodes of this drama, got bored, followed the plot through recaps, watched the stupid finale and thanked god that I didn't waste more time on this crap. I understand that this is meant to be light-hearted (?) and crack, but every joke was somehow connected to poop and the "villains" don't even fit into the plot. The only appeal this drama had was the cast, who were not fully utilized (Jisoo does not deserve this injustice) (I do love Hyungsik though). Anyhow, bad drama.

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    There's only one word to describe this drama: Disorienting.

    The cute fluffy romance overshadowed by the dark criminal theme didn't really manage to mesh well. One second you were watching sometime akin to You Who Came From the Stars and the next minute its a scene from Criminal Minds (a show that really messes with your headspace). And the two did not reconcile well. It was difficult to find joy in the cute romance when the next scene had girls screaming and begging for their lives in the worst conditions imaginable. The drama would have worked better to have a new crime per episode, so you could sort of enjoy it and be intrigued at the same time. I agree with the other comments about the ending scene....what was that???? -__-"

    Also I was part of the team of viewers who didn't feel the gangster scenes and just didn't understand why SO MUCH screen time was dedicated to them. I think after episode 6 or 7 I just started to skip them because they were so pointless and lacked any humour. The same slapstick humour was just repeated and was boring. They would have been better off just putting in more scenes with the main leads.

    The saving grace for this drama is the chemistry between the two leads, it is very good. And whilst the romance gets overshadowed a lot due to the darker themes, the main leads are so adorable together you can't help but ship them. Also wow Park Hyung Shik is so pretty to look at, such a pretty pretty man. I am interested in seeing Ji Soo in more dramas, I think his acting skills need to be given a bigger role to really stand out.

    Watch it for the romance but be forewarned, you will feel really disconcerted throughout the series.

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      abee 23 hours ago

      Oh my god, yes! I've been anticipating for this series since its announcement last year so I was quite disappointed with how it turned out. The overall vibe of the show was really confusing and the editing and sequencing didn't help either. The fact that it did make offensive jokes about homosexuality and violence added more negativity on my opinion about the show.

      I also agree about the new crime per episode idea. It could have been so much better if there was a new case to divert our attention from the main mystery every week because some episodes didn't have any plot development at all. Other than this, there were still lots of things that frustrated me: incompetent police, stiff second lead and of course, like what you've mentioned, the pointless gangster (and thug-like students) scenes.

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      rationalbeings 9 hours ago

      Oh yessss the offensive jokes on homosexuality and domestic violence! I know in the last part they cleared that up about the mom hitting the dad thing, but seriously I feel like it was probably due to external pressure rather than what the writers were aiming for. And the way they treated homosexuality in this drama made me so uncomfortable (like when Bong Soo just outs Min multiple times without consulting him, or the over the top one dimensional gay team leader). I'm assuming the writers thought they were being progressive but it was mostly just really cringy.

      Imagine if all those pointless thug scenes had been replaced with new crime-per-episode would have really shown Bong Soo's development towards someone who fights for real justice rather than what I still ended up viewing her as...someone who is just very very strong.

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    WFKBJ's ship has officially sailed!! Now, I'm waiting (and hoping) for PHS and PBY's ship to start sailing soon, too!! ❤❤❤

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      94loveKdrama 1 day ago

      Omg chingu I was about to comment the same thing. lol ⛴

      ps: dispatch here's ur nxt target. Mouhahhaha. #dreaming

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      DoYouLikeMessi 1 day ago

      Our brains seem to be functioning on the same wavelength since the good news from YG broke out. haha. ⛴❤

      Yes, Dispatch, make us happy again! ^^ #fingerscrossed

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    intimewithyou 1 day ago
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    Jay Han 1 day ago

    The chemistry was so lit!!! <3 If you guys want light drama, watch this. For me, the only downside of this drama is its unrealistic theme, but overall, it is good and fun to watch. RECOMMENDED!

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    d-lite 2 days ago

    it had some funny moments but a lot of scenes felt like fillers and mostly incoherent .I was little confused with positive opinions ...It wasn't something special or maybe I put too much expectations...

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    yoomesbond 2 days ago

    This is the first time in a long time that I felt empty after finishing a drama. I can't explain how good it was!!!

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    Liang-Ying 2 days ago
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    Lucca 2 days ago

    Aaahh, one of the best drama's ever in my opinion! <33

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    eoniii 2 days ago

    Watching this drama, I often found myself in a poker face.
    There were just fragments of interesting scenes..
    I think what went wrong here is that the production tried real hard to merge various genres equally. I mean, they tried putting in the comedy part which I think doesn't went accordingly to the story. Yes, it would be much better with the comedy but it shouldn't be overdone.
    Nonetheless, the actors are really commendable. Park Bo Young gave a really awesome acting here. She could pass into melo. The scene in somewhere about episode 14, WOAH. Park Hyun Sik also did a good job. I'm just kind of distracted when he acts kind of gayish (maybe because he's friends with KwangHee, lol). Lastly, I think Ji Soo could also pass as An Min Hyuk! He's really good and got great bod, hotter than Clara LOL.

    Oh, and I can't help but notice Bong Soon's mom's pretty face. OH OH OH, and Jang Mi Kwan!! I looked into him and it's said that this is really his first project. WOW, he could go real far with his acting. I wasn't scared much as the drama has a weak storyline but his acting is really commendable.
    Finally, what's really good about this drama is their OST! SUPER POWER GIRL!!

    A piece of advice (well, it goes differently to different people), don't expect much from this drama. It's good but not as much as it is getting attention.

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    kdramaftw 2 days ago

    i miss this drama so much it hurts that i have no more fridays and saturdays to be looking forward for. bong bong min min <33


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Feb 24, 2017 to Apr 15, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Friday, Saturday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.


  • Score:

    8.8 (scored by 5,584 users)
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