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 feature leading ladies who are very unique, and who work in video game development;

Both male leads fall in love with their rather quirky/unusual leading ladies;

Both shows have second leads who are the leading lady's childhood friend.

SWDBS and LR are romantic comedies, but SWDBS has some incredibly dark thriller moments that are lacking in LR, while LR has more melodrama/teary moments than SWDBS.
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    Alex May 8, 2017 - edited

    After a long break from K-dramas, nostalgia suddenly got me and I've decided to come back and see if something good was around.
    In all honesty I've picked this drama just because it was the first recommended, not for the plot or something else.
    I've watched the first episode so I can't say a lot about it ( though I have the feeling that's not going to be the drama of the year ) besides that it looks... cute? The type of cute that can turn into boring after a few more episodes, if you know what I mean.
    Anyway, I wanna give it a try and be super positive about it, despite the few negative comments I've seen down here, hoping my opinion will change 'cause right now all I can think about is ''she's cute, the dude is attractive, the boy she likes looks quite useless''.

    EDIT: After 6 episodes I still don't feel anything about Gook Doo.
    And all the gay jokes and stories after a while get boring. Like, seriously.

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    Doux May 6, 2017

    Its just ok if u want something light and cheesy drama.
    I enjoy it but i've skip several time during a boredom scene

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    ELF4ever May 4, 2017

    Loved this drama! If you're looking for a cute romance with great chemistry, this is the perfect show, but if the plot is super important to you, then you can put it off. I still recommend you eventually watch it if you like romance since they excelled in that aspect

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    babokamja May 4, 2017

    A few first eps were pretty good but then it became another schematic shallow romance ;// I'm dropping it.

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    Fran May 3, 2017 - edited

    It is difficult to understand how this can be rated so high when the script is so weak and uses absurd situations exclusively for comic effect. But the success is due to the cute romance (and forced in my modest opinion), because that's what most dramas fans are concerned about.

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      LuwangLeima May 3, 2017 - edited

      Coz percentage of good reviews like me is high that's the answee

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      Fran May 3, 2017

      I know that people have fallen in love with the couple, but that does not change the fact that the script has gone to the absurdity of using a subject as serious as domestic violence in a comic way, just to provoke laughter. This goes beyond the field of opinions, is a serious matter that reaches thousands of victims in the world and does not deserve to be treated so recklessly as we have seen in history.

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      LuwangLeima May 11, 2017

      My answer is still the same coz good reviews is more than bad reviews .

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    Pate May 2, 2017 - edited

    Convince me to watch this drama, please, thanks.

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      iambulletproof May 4, 2017

      if you like slapstick comedy, give this a try, tho the crime part is a little dark. i can say its not for everyone

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      Ellie May 7, 2017

      um.... yes ma'am? like wth xD it isn't our job to um... convince you... if you like the description then yes watch it but if you don't then don't watch it

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    Sarang May 2, 2017 - edited

    Good Drama over a long weekend... Enjoyed till the end, which i did after a very long time..
    PBY and PHS are so cute together... Reactions of PHS while watching PBY are incredible... Comedy track was so sloppy and didn't add up to the plot....
    Anticipated a love story between gook do and kyung shim which never happened... Kwinchana

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    Serendipme May 2, 2017

    Would pay money to have someone edit all 16 hours into a compilation video of ONLY scenes between Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Shik,and those few cute ones with Ji Soo. That's it.

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    Ian Victor Gabon May 1, 2017

    I finished watching this over the weekend. Boring Plot. Cute couple. Can be better

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    joyje May 1, 2017

    Loved the cast. The male and female lead were a nice match. The stroy for the drama was so so and some parts in the drama that dont add up. Continued watching becase of the cast.

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    Somach Apr 30, 2017

    So I been thinking if Bong Ki have a daughter would she be as strong as Bong Soon or the strength can be pass on only by women? Well, it’s the same blood line, but if I remember correctly Bong Soon mother said that their family men are weak.

    Why do I even have such questions? LoL

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    Marie Apr 29, 2017

    Despite its many flaws (mainly plotwise regarding the thriller aspect of it) I loved this drama! I really enjoyed it for what it was!!! I needed to laugh and have fun!! it's fluffy and bubbly all at the same time and I'd say it's perfect for Spring time! I miss this cute couple now!!! their chemistry was awesome and each of their scenes was full of charm! they really made my day!! it was so much fun, i hadn't laughed like that in a long time!!! the gangsters' scenes were hilarious (you could see that the actors had fun playing these characters!! ^^ especially the one who lost his teeth and his doppelganger, they both cracked me up so much) and the scenes with the main cast were at times really cute and funny and at other times, beautiful (aka the kiss on the beach, the way they look at each oher sometimes, some scenes were very romantic!!) and even moving (when Bong Soon tells Guk Du, her guy friend that she loves Min Hyuk was so moving!! I felt so sad for Guk Du! )
    I'm kinda sad the drama has ended!!! I miss it so much! I think I'm going to watch it again!!!

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    Akayuki Nina Apr 28, 2017

    10/10 for comedy and bubbly romance. Plotwise... lol.. probably not...

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    justadramawatcher Apr 27, 2017

    Complain away, guys, the story really isn't much (by that I mean it almost doesn't exist to me), the focus was put in weird places, multiple underdeveloped BS, and so on. And I love the whole thing still because I want a relationship like MinBong. My cup of tea is exactly them! :)

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    noelhoi Apr 27, 2017 - edited

    How did this get 8.8 rating.. smfh.

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      LuwangLeima May 1, 2017

      and i am thinking why don't get above 9 rating

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      Fran May 3, 2017 - edited

      I agree, I also do not understand how this can have such a high rating when the script is so weak.

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      LuwangLeima May 3, 2017

      People are different. Their views are different.


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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:

    8.7 (scored by 9,968 users)
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