Playful Kiss

Playful Kiss (2010)

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Based on the popular manga, Oh Ha Ni is a clumsy student who falls for the perfectionist, Baek Seung Jo. However, Seung Jo is indifferent towards her and rejects her love. When Ha Ni's house collapses, she and her father moves into his long-time friend's house. It turns out that Seung Jo is the friend's son and Ha Ni is given the opportunity to be near the guy she loves. Will she read morebe able to move Seung Jo's heart?

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Jeaniessi
44 of 66 people found this review helpful
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Apr 7, 2011
  • Overall 3.0
  • Story 3.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
As with Boys Over Flowers, I am almost afraid to review this for fear of flames. I did not like this drama. The reasons?

1) I do not like it when a woman blindly and stupidly follows a man that mostly could care less and treats her like crap on a regular basis.

2) I do not like it when a teenage girl is portrayed as completely without sense and is kind read more of a stalker.

3) Even worse when she is encouraged by said boy's mother! The mother helps her stalk her own son! I liked the actress, I did but that's just too much for me to wrap my mind around.

Maybe I am too old for this one. I did not like the message it sends. I am all for going with a story. I can forgive a lot because I have a ridiculous romantic side to me but this one left me wanting to yell at that girl and shake her out of her blind stupidity.

Here is what I did like: The boy kind of redeems himself toward the end and she wakes up at the last minute...kind of. ..but not enough.
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Rourou
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May 3, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
1-The reason I watched this : As a huge fan of Itazura Na kiss I was hunting down all the dramas adaptations, this was the 2nd adaptation after I saw the disappointing J-version.

2-Storyline/Plot : This drama cut many events from the manga; there were some changes from the original story but the plot was the same. The foolishness, the childish events, those happy romantic and sometimes sad dramatic moments were present read more which brought back a lot of memories from one of my favorite stories ever!
It was fun to see this adaptation even though I wasn't really dazzled since it lacked many important events.

3-Acting/Cast : I like Kim Hyun Joong because he's attractive but let's face it hes not that great as an actor plus his Beak Seung Jo's coldness really was exagerated sometimes yet it reminds me of Naoki's personality in the anime.
Although OH Ha Ni was a stupid stalker, I never found her character annoying (Probably because she's much better than Kotoko in the Jversion)
The supporting roles were really great especially Baek Seung Jo's mother; her character was really good to watch (a nice change from other evil mothers in Korean dramas) plus Bong Joon Gu and Oh Ha Ni's friends remind me of those from the anime.

4-The ending : Well, there is the YouTube Edition so this is not considered as an "end".
It would have been much bette if they extended it or made a second season because it didn't have much core like the Tw-version.

5-My impression: I felt the story of Itazura na kiss all over again and most importantly I was able to gorget about the J-version disappointment. Even though, I wanted it to be a little different but I didn't hate it.

6-Overall : If you are Itazura na kiss fan you need to watch this.
If you like rom-com then you may like this.
If you like seeing cute cast theb you would like this.

P.S : The korean version was a medium between the disappointing Japanese version and the marvelous Taiwanese version.
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    WarrenHawley 16 days ago

    Ok. Um, this series is so enjoyable. Jung So Min is charming the heart right out of me. Now I'm only 2 episodes in, but I'm truly enjoying it. So light and breezy. If I had to explain it to someone, I would describe it as if 'Bridget Jone's Diary' is the adult version, this is the high school version. Just her inner monologue and foibles. Her awkwardness and over romanticized mind. It's a pure joy so far.
    I'm kinda new to KDramas. I have almost 20 under my belt and when her dad and her went to stay with his friend, I was soooooooo scared the mother would have some evil ulterior motive or something and refreshingly - NOPE so far!! I hope this stays light and breezy!! I'm hoping to love this.

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    hollywillow Apr 4, 2016 - edited

    Hm should I watch this? I actually dislike KHJ, I just don't like the way he look. I'm here for Jung So Min. Is it worth to watch?

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      Soraa 29 days ago - edited

      Out for all the remakes this is by far the worst. KHJ acting is expressionless most of the time, just like in BBF, plus they have the chemestry of two wooden sticks but the comedy is good, I think. That's is just my opinion. Itazura na kiss is one of my favorite mangas so the plot is worth it the cast not so much

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      steph_ravita 26 days ago - edited

      Nope, I'd say don't do it. If you dislike KHJ, you're going to absolutely loathe him and most likely end up disliking Jung So Min as well by the time you're through.

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    dramaconnoisseur Jan 28, 2016

    I really love this drama. And Kim Hyun-joong is just beyond handsome. Plus he is a doctor! Omg this drama is basically related to my life lol.

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    Shina Jan 3, 2016 - edited

    I can't stand both the guy( no emotion), the girl( no self esteem) and her friends (silly), Morality: be a doormat and let guy take you for granted. A shame how can we run after someone that much...? Even if he's good looking and intelligent, doesn't compensate anything. A painful drama...

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      Amanda Jan 7, 2016

      Be a doormat. Hahaha! Painful- very well said.

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    Fatigue Dec 19, 2015 - edited

    love in tokyo...? it's not even close... the girl & the guy stupidness i just gave up

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    underwater_bubble Nov 20, 2015 - edited

    Do I need to watch Playful kiss youtube edition after watching this??

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      Kkrazy99 Dec 19, 2015

      It's very cute, just an extra cheesiness, I personally enjoyed it it's cuuuute and short

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      underwater_bubble Dec 20, 2015

      OK thanks! :))

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      Kkrazy99 Dec 20, 2015

      Welcome hun, hope you enjoy (:

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    NesrineTao Jul 11, 2015

    kimooooooooooooo i watched this drama because of him <3

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    noathings Jun 18, 2015 - edited

    the girl was fkcin annoying. I regret watching this show. GOsh i hated it

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    SapphireHeart4 Apr 5, 2015 - edited
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    monika22_12 Jan 23, 2015

    Great drama, especially the few last episods.
    I must admit that, when I was stardet to watch it, I wouldn't expected it will be such a good drama.

    My sistar said that main female hero was quite irritaiting but I didn't notice that. Maybe I'm blind but, for me, she was absolutly fantastic: joyful, lovely and silly. An ideal partner for Seong Jo :)

    What's more, at the end even "Mr. common sense" Beak Seung Jo become much more human with quite good sense of humor :)

    With all my heart I can recommand it to everyone who love warm, funny and charming dramas.

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    Serenelune Dec 29, 2014

    I wonder how many people actually read the manga or watched the anime. I loved the anime. It was so adorable and even though I wanted to choke the original lead (Naoki) it evened out in the end. I tried watching this drama after seeing Boys over Flowers, because I like Kim Hyun-joong a lot. Big big mistake. The female actress has no charm and she's the blandest female I've ever seen. The male lead and her have no chemistry whatsoever. I'm pretty sure some of it had to do with the script writing but I couldn't really buy her as the heroine. I really tried watching it but I gave up after the third or fourth episode. I'm sure if I have more time later on I'll watch it but this is the first K-drama I've actually had to force myself to sit down and watch.

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    homaKP Dec 3, 2014 - edited

    Surprisingly good. i was skeptical at first (mostly 'cause Kim Hyun Joong is in it) but as it went on, it distanced further and further from k-drama cliches. to the point that it felt very refreshing!

    less love triangle and more family. less boyfriend-girlfriend and more commitment. it's a simple teenage story yet somehow realistic and mature.
    the acting wasn't great, but i knew that when i started.

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    Dokbyul Nov 18, 2014

    Does anyone know how Oh Hani's ringtone is called? I really really like it - but it's difficult to find out. :/

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    abigailsuxx Oct 26, 2014

    So this was the first korean drama I ever watched, back in 2010. And I thought it was the greatest thing in the world. My mom brcame worried that something was wrong because I sprnt so much time in front my computer. Something about it drew me in and I was hooked. I personally found it silly but entertaining. I liked it so much I bougt it on DVD at a store in a very asian neighborhood where I live. I also found myself rewatching the drama (or a select few episodes) when I'm in the mood for cheering up. Yes the acting isnt the best, and yes its frustrating and unrealistic but who cares? Watch it if you have nothing else better to do and you dont mind some teenage angst and fluff.

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    meighy Aug 23, 2014

    The description of the related shows are wrong, but I don't know how to fix them.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Sep 1, 2010 to Oct 21, 2010
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 2 min.

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  • Score:

    7.4 (scored by 17,781 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2108
  • Popularity:

    #121

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