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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Apr 17, 2017
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
The production and cast were promising. The storyline was quite messy.

The entire artistic production would receive 9/10 from me for a romcom drama like this. The direction was great; the set and props were outstanding; the cast was full of both eye candy and skills. The cinematography was amazing. It was good to look at. I just wish they gave much more effort into blending their multiple genres together.

THE CAST: read more I'm never a fan of any of them, but I believe they did a really great job. The set of 3 leads owned their roles. I even believe that the writers wrote this story with Park Boyoung in their mind. Tiny and cutesy role is definitely for her, and she's a good actress as well. This is only my second drama with her, however, and I believe that the next one with her is gonna start boring me a bit. Her tone and acting is just so *her* like she was in Oh My Ghost. This happened to me with Hwang Jungeum in every single drama she was in as well.


The story, however, was a strange mix of romance, comedy, supernatural(?), police investigation, and even bloody thriller. How would they mix into a good storyline? There's no way. I believe they needed to take out at least one, or tone down each of them to make everything flow.

The dynamic of this storyline is super strange. It was like an incredibly bumpy road instead of a smooth rollercoaster. The comedy element was almost too forced that it wasn't funny. Some parts were even disgusting that just made me fast-forward throughout the show.

The thriller part started out really strong in the beginning which tipped off the consistent cute and comical tone of the entire Do Bongsoon character. That villain character was just too over-the-top that the entire sub plot around this guy doesn't fit in with the tone of this story at all.

Plus, the entire reason Bongsoon and Hyungshik got together was because *his* case, not the one in her neighborhood. He was being threatened, and that case was solved so easily and quickly. It was definitely just there to bring the two together.

The love story between the two/three leads was nothing special. Nothing really developed or had an impact on any characteristic change. It was just there out of nowhere. I have to admit that they were cute and fluffy together though. They were almost too cheesy together and I usually don't prefer that kind of super cringy stuff, but I believe it helped even out the darker tones regarding the villain. It still isn't the ideal way for such purpose.

But all in all, I wouldn't keep watching until the end if it wasn't entertaining. Like I said, I liked the cinematography and the cast a lot (surprisingly, given that I'm never a fan of any of them). It was something to watch in my free time and I did take my time to finish it. The bad parts weren't soooo bad that it let me down. At least the first episode started off nicely. If you wanna see for yourself, I don't recommend you against it. I have a reputation for dropping series halfway through if the first few episodes are slow and have too much flashback. This one was fine.
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Apr 16, 2017
  • 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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Both male leads fall in love with their rather quirky/unusual leading ladies;

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    KimWanHee Jun 15, 2017

    First two eps and I have the feeling this drama is using all possible drama plotlines and mixing them together, emphasizing them and putting them in a slightly comedic setting...
    I love this drama and it's really good if you don't take it too seriously ^.^

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    SkelliSkarlett Jun 14, 2017 - edited

    i know this drama is not everyone's cup of tea, tbh i wasn't aware of this drama's genre when i started watching it so the first couple of episodes kinda surprised me, but nonetheless it was very enjoyable, sweet & cuddly scenes can change to scary to action scenes within 0.2 seconds so beware. lol

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    AngelRu Jun 14, 2017

    Good drama... I came for just time passing, and I did a great too. Bong soon fights like a boss, I really enjoyed the scene of gangsters. They are very entertaining. Love bong family. So much sweetness, one could get diabetis

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    LucifeRain Ayya Jun 13, 2017

    i dropped this drama after 10eps.this show is nothing, just eye candy. some part so cheesy and waste a time.

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    LucifeRain Ayya Jun 13, 2017

    i dropped this drama after 10eps.this show is nothing, just eye candy. some part so cheesy and waste a time.

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    hela Jun 13, 2017

    maaan, wtf did i just watch

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    SheWantsRevenge Jun 12, 2017
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    SheWantsRevenge Jun 12, 2017

    I really enjoyed watching this drama, far from perfect but very entertaining and I would definitely recommend it but not without giving a heads up that this show suffers a real lack of focus, too much plot, too many genres barely held together

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    VeganKimchi Jun 11, 2017

    too much cheese in the main love line here with disgusting slapstick comedy and extremely violent crime. im so lost. 6/10

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    Elvinas Jun 11, 2017

    This is easily the funniest drama, the humor is exactly how i like. It gets a little bit boring at the last epsiodes but it's 10/10 just because of how funny it is, especially the beginning :D
    I don't think i will ever find a funnier drama.

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    rurue159 Jun 9, 2017

    oow come on, i feel like i need a part 2 of this series...hahahahahaha i cant even stop laughing. This series is really funny

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    Serin Jun 7, 2017

    Just 3 words: SECOND LEAD SYNDROME. Nothing more.

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    Faa Jun 5, 2017 - edited

    I kinda suprise with myself when i dropped this. This was cute. Many people finally notice Park Hyungsik and fall for him. And i couldn't deny it that he looks so damn handsome in this drama. But yeah, maybe this is just not my cup of tea.

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    Overwind Jun 2, 2017

    So it started off well but it had serious shifts in tone especially nearing the end because if you have to use a certain trope thrice in a story then you know you have some story concerns ahead.

    The tone shifts from very lighthearted happy to supremely dark and its mostly because of the supernatural element that was introduced but it shouldn't overshadow the main tone of the story because those dark depressing scenes really hit home because often times those scenes could play out in real life but in real life, there's no super powered petite woman that I know of whose out there at the moment. That dark antagonistic behavior was really pushed so extreme that it made the story even more believable than it was intended to be. The acting was good, production wise--it was solid. The comedy was pretty funny. The OST was poor but maybe that's just me. The police are the worst police ever in this, don't expect them to save you is what you can take away. The story is the weakest part by far. Those tone shifts really set this back and the romance is fluff, straight up fluff and to be honest it's really cliche. Rich chaebol guy-poor disinterested girl. I don't think you see the main characters grow up in their behaviors. There's no progression, they just sort of stay the same throughout.

    I think if this is your first K-Drama it would be okay to the casual but if you've seen your fair share of dramas before then you've seen this story played out again and again so don't be surprised in the least.

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    Thia May 31, 2017 - edited

    It simply felt empty and very lackluster. Asides from the unnecessary thriller/suspense facets, there were cute scenes between the two leads which made it salvageable. It still was a mess though. You don't even get to see half of Hyungsik's actings skills which disappointed me the most since I've been following him for the longest time. Trust me, he can definitely exceed what he's done here. Hell, he even did better in High Society (considering his character here and there are ALMOST identical). Between Minhyuk and Changsoo, Changsoo undoubtedly takes the cake in my opinion. But I'm glad this drama managed to bring some stardom into his name as an actor. He deserves it!

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      KangHae Jun 4, 2017

      I agree with you. I've been following Hyungsik's dramas and I found his acting in other dramas way better but still, this was very cute.

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      Thia Jun 4, 2017

      Right? I don't know if it was because of the way the character was written or maybe it was meant to be one that had no character development but ah, what's done is done.


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

    Friday, Saturday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.


  • Score:

    8.7 (scored by 10,197 users)
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