Sweet Stranger and Me

Sweet Stranger and Me (2016)

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Hong Na Ri works as a flight attendant. Her mother passed away 3 years ago and she doesn't have any other immediate family members. Hong Na Ri returns to her hometown to visit her mother's grave during her death anniversary. There, she sees a young man at her mother's grave. The man, Go Nan Gil, introduces himself as her father. Before Hong Na Ri's mother died, she married Go Nan Gil. He read morenow lives at her mother's house and runs the small dumpling restaurant that her mother ran. ~~ Based on webcomic “Woorijibe Saneun Namja” by Yoo Hyun Sook.

  • Native title:

    우리집에 사는 남자
  • Also Known as:

    The Man Living in Our House; Man Living at My House; The Man In My House; Woorijibe Saneun Namja;

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Dec 19, 2016
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I don't understand why there's so much hate for this drama, I was really put off by the comment but honestly just give it a go!
I watched this purely for Kim Young Kwang, I was thinking i'll just skip through to see his face and itll be fine but honestly? this wasnt a bad drama at all!

Don't get me wrong it is not a Perfect drama nor is it up read more in my absolute faves but it delivers every aspect of a great drama with a decent simple storyline.

The acting isnt too bad, it's actually pretty believable..!
Each character no matter minor they were, played their part very well and fulfilled their character's role.

This drama had it's comedic moments, family teary moments, a bit of mystery to it which isn't dragged out, secrets are let out at the right time and it helps move the story a long, there's a bit of tension, the romance is cute and it was an enjoyable watch.

I didn't have to skip any of this drama, I was content with the beginning, middle and end. But I was thoroughly affected by the comments I saw below and I'm glad I still went ahead and watched it!

I probably won't watch this again no, purely because I know what happens in it now and the pull isn't strong like my 10 score dramas but it's one that makes me happy to be reminded of it, a chilled out easy drama to watch :)
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Dec 13, 2016
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 4.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Why a 5/10?
On my rating scale, this means « just boring ». When I started it, I had high expectations. The setting was interesting, this was supposed to be a cohabitation drama with a sort of forbidden love we're not used to see. There was even another interesting twist with a lot of potential to bring in some action, the male mc background. Yet, they managed to make it all sooo pointless.

Romance read more & comedy
I never watched a drama with so little chemistry between the leads. I don't even think it's the actors fault. How can there be nearly no skinship in a cohabitation drama? Just erase the kiss scene and they could have been real step-father and daughter for all I care! All they talked about was how to keep their land and make dumplings. There was nearly no tension between them, you can only expect some cutesy if you like it.

Highlight on the second male lead
On the other side, Lee Soo Hyuk's story was much more interesting. I actually enjoyed his scenes with Shin Se Hwi, his sister in the drama, more than the two leads together. He was a breath of fresh air. At least, I had fun watching him and he's probably the only reason why I managed to finish this drama. (That and because I watched it while it was airing.) On a side note, red really suits this actor. One more thing, if you don't like love triangles, this drama might still please you. Hong Na Ri never gives lawyer Kwon Deok Bong a real chance, neither does Go Nan Gil with anyone.

Background story
This is hard to describe without giving some spoilers, but I'll try. Let's just say that Go Nan Gil past is sure to bring some troubles, dangerous troubles. With that, you can expect him to save the damsel in distress while fighting in front of her, right? Don't. He does fight from time to time and, just because he's good at fighting, everyone seems afraid of him. But come on! His opponents could just try to kill him, it's not like they actually care about life. They could also try to hurt Hong Na Ri, but they don't think of it. With that, another potential interesting story just fell flat.

That's one of the few things I liked. It was fresh, light-hearted and put me in a good mood.
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this is more comedy, but I would say the romance part is really worth swooning... A one sided love that starts from childhood that he chases her till adulthood... It's more of a noona romance but the Chemistry is a big surprise!.. There's also, action and mystery.. And a great OST's as well... Very fun to watch!..
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both have similar story...the difference is..
in SWEET STRANGER , he is a young guy
& in OTOKO NO iSSHOU,he is a middle aged guy & her grandmother's ex-student
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    Tatiane 23 days ago

    why the low rating and bad comments? i really like this one ):

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    I really enjoyed this one ^_^ Kim Young Kwang was as handsome as ever ;) And I personally love his acting ^^ He and Soo Ae were a good match in this drama as well, I don't know why everyone thought they had zero chemistry - I thought they were good together. Love the ost ^^ and the story is a good marathon. Where the second leads are finally not annoying lol

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    Anyone know what Nan Gil (Kim Young Kwang)'s ringtone is???

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    dramaholic_piglet Jun 14, 2017

    Watching this now with very low expectation..

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    Jacelyn May 7, 2017

    I enjoyed it. I liked the sweet romance between the mains.
    Even though there were some boring scenes, or annoying ones, I wanted to watch til the end :)
    And the OST was amazing!

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    John Mar 4, 2017 - edited

    The drama started out so good, but it started dragging on during the last few episodes.

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      HwangEunByul Apr 15, 2017

      read the reviews lol it helped me but it was too late i was watching it when it was ongoing.. and MAANNN i shouldnt

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      John Apr 15, 2017

      I had started to watching while it was airing.

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    Rainyday Mar 4, 2017 - edited

    It was so hard to me to finish this drama. I've watched it for Lee Soo Hyuk, and i almost dropped halfway.

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      Vampirella Mar 17, 2017

      I feel you! He is really awesome in this Drama, but the romance and overall plot is just soo boring :(

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    Sady Mar 4, 2017

    It's not something I'll rec, too draggy and not really entertaining. It had a good start though

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    DarlingTabasa Feb 25, 2017

    This was such a cute and funny show. There's a little mystery going on with the main guy. Then there's the second lead and he actually knows when he is defeated and stuff. Overall, I like it. I will probably re watch again in the future

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    jinja b Feb 21, 2017

    I kinda dislike noona romances, but this one is so cute and funny... with a little mystery... and I enjoy watching it, it's all about HUMOR!!... I love it... the romance, I guess everybody can relate to it.... The bratty sister is the one, I find funny the most!!... re-watching it atm... and the OST's, damn so cute!!.. it's okay, light rom-com, all it has was to make you feel good watching it...

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    SmileHoney Feb 4, 2017

    The story seemed interesting but the overall execution was "meh".

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    Ashleyxx Jan 23, 2017 - edited

    I dropped it... kinda boring but I'm curious as to what happens. Anybody care to share LOL

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      HwangEunByul Apr 15, 2017
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      SmileHoney Apr 16, 2017
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      Ashleyxx Apr 24, 2017

      He is amazing. I think he suits the darker characters.

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    Montse Jan 4, 2017

    Boring !


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Oct 24, 2016 to Dec 13, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    7.4 (scored by 2,661 users)
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