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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kingsqueen
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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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WednesHwang
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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:

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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Both dramas are amazing you must watch it to get a get laugh and sweetness of romance. They both have strong female lead characters and they are slightly different with story line.
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both strong (in SWDBS quite literally) woman who stand up for themselves, both deal with a big crime(s) and have serious tone while also having at the same time this lighter more humor/comedy tone which creates in both a good balans. Also the male leads are both equally adorable (just like the female leads) and have a lot of cute gestures/actions.
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    CrawlingInMySkin Apr 17, 2017

    I die everytime Min Min is fanboying about his own relationship :´D

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    kYoona Apr 17, 2017

    this drama keep me laugh :))))

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    MariKim Apr 17, 2017

    Why did it have to endddd :( I'm really going to miss this drama and the couple! They were just too precious! Every minute was beautiful! GAAHHHH the cherry blossoms in the finale, this producer captured the moment perfectly! 안녕 Min Min and Bong Bong!

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    mokacheer Apr 17, 2017

    honestly i was smilling the entire last episode so much that when i just stopped smiling it hurts so bad. thanks so much for this drama!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    MrBanana Apr 17, 2017 - edited

    Too bad this ended up just being "okay".

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    Lein Apr 17, 2017
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    INFIRES Apr 16, 2017
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    mickey Apr 16, 2017

    YELLS I LOVE THIS DRAMA

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    sweetmint Apr 16, 2017

    I looooved the chemistry between Bong Bong & Min Min but the random filler characters were just so out of place and awkward, getting rid of the suspense from the main plot with the psycho killer. Like literally I loved the gangsters and Bong Soon's mom at first but then they would just pop up in the most random places like what...?

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    94loveKdrama Apr 16, 2017 - edited

    This drama ended but my feelings over it still lingers. Still searching for some updates about this drama like stiilcuts, bts video clips, hoping for vacation trip pics, hyungsik uploading some selfie with Bo Young in his ig and yeah some dating news from dispatch. Ahahahhaha. #help #withdrawalsyndrome

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      Lorell Apr 17, 2017 - edited

      I don't think they will be dating in real life, but still their chemistry in real life is awesome too :)

      Fighting #withdrawalsyndrome too, it's so hard!

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      94loveKdrama Apr 17, 2017

      I'm not assuming that they'll date but nothing is impossible you know :)

      #rewatchmodeOn

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    94loveKdrama Apr 16, 2017 - edited

    I'll never look the automobile/repair cars the same way again everytime I see one it reminds me of the kinapper. Ahahaha. #help #withdrawalsyndrome

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    Eunha Apr 16, 2017

    This drama was so cute. I'm surprised they had a last episode to tie everything up instead of stuffing it into like the last ten minutes of the show.

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    manicmuse Apr 16, 2017 - edited
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      Eunha Apr 16, 2017
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      XIIVX Apr 16, 2017 - edited

      Deus ex machina at its finest.

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    Nats123 Apr 16, 2017

    totally totally loved this drama, just love how much Min Min is in love with Bong bong <3 This drama had so much: romance, danger, super power and more. Really going to miss these two.

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    blacklatina Apr 16, 2017 - edited

    Is a 6.5 rate from me...It started good, funny and with the right amount of suspense and comedy, but then apparently in the last 6 eps. the writer didnt know what to do with the initial idea he or she had. It keep bothering me that the storyline of Minhyuk and his family didnt get more time in the story and went unresolved.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

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

    Friday, Saturday
  • Network:

    jTBC
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.

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  • Score:

    8.7 (scored by 7,933 users)
  • Ranked:

    #44
  • Popularity:

    #29

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