My Secret Romance

My Secret Romance (2017)

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Cha Jin Wook is a son from a wealthy family who runs a large company. He usually only pursues short-term love, but when he meets Lee Yoo Mi, who has never had a boyfriend before, he changes. In a dating world full of busy people who tend to flirt and chase “some” relationships rather than having meaningful connections that allow them to show their true feelings, this couple has a one-night stand. read moreThey meet again three years later, whereupon they kick off a shaky push-pull romance that’ll keep them on their toes as they fall in love.

  • Native title:

    애타는 로맨스
  • Also Known as:

    Aetaneun Romaenseu; Frustrating Romance; You Drive Me Crazy;

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SusieQ
23 people found this review helpful
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Apr 24, 2017
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This is one of the dramas I would like to binge watch just because 2 episodes per week ain't enough. It's a very typical kdrama romance, but very light on the angst so it's very enjoyable to watch. I never expected much from the leads. I've only seen SungHoon in Noble, my love and I'm not impressed with the acting there but he is a surprise in MSR, he improved alot in read more the acting department and I especially liked the way his eyes expressed how he feels during the last part of the ep 1, the one night stand. I felt that the acting on both leads made the scene passionate but less racy. The story so far is fast moving, no unnecesaary scenes (the beauty of 12 episodes).
I recemmend this to those looking for a romcom with great kissing scenes.
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Divy
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26 days ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I am writing this review after watching 4 episodes. It is funny and there is not a moment of boredom. Every episode had made me laugh. The actors have good chemistry. So, if you want to watch a funny, romantic and a cool drama this one is for you.
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This drama is fantastic and romantic, but is not cliche.
The man is cute and girl afraid of relationships.
Recommended by Jeh
The male leads give off the same vibe. Lie to Me the male lead is a bit more stiff. The female leads are somewhat similar. Also the second male leads are similar. My Secret Romance is like a more light hearted version.
Recommended by Unnie25

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    Kawaitanee 8 days ago

    I am shipping second leads... please, more scenes of those two together!

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    PriRiRin 8 days ago - edited

    Most cheesiest drama after 7 first kisses.

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      Kawaitanee 8 days ago

      7 first kisses cant be really taken as drama more like long commercial. But I agree about cheesiness...

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    LukasQ 8 days ago - edited

    the ratings in my drama list are so messy... some old awesome dramas have 6.5-7.5 ratings, and this new dramas with so so plot easily get above 8.0

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      PriRiRin 8 days ago

      Right. All top rated dramas are mostly new and some not so good drama get much high ratings.

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      I always try to take into account the actors' popularity and the 'newness' of the drama when I look at the rating. I won't watch a new drama with popular actors unless its above say an 8, but I might look really hard at an older drama with a less-than-stellar cast with only a 7. It really takes some work XD

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      PriRiRin 7 days ago

      I don't really care about rating just the plot info and comments of those who have watched the drama and max 4 epi tp decide whether to continue it or drop it but it differs for on air dramas.

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      Yeah I suppose we all have different ways of picking a drama ^^ thankfully MDL has so many different ways of getting feedback about a drama so we can choose which one we want to use

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    Poia 9 days ago - edited

    This drama is really just a simple romantic comedy, enjoyable, the best part are the epilogue, LOL

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    B_ann1 9 days ago - edited

    Honestly speaking, Hyeri is the type of female character that I could see myself liking. She's ambitious, straightforward and unapologetic. The only reason she annoys me is because she tries to get in between the main couple. Once she snaps out of that childish mindset and (hopefully) gets together with Hyuntae, I'll gladly start rooting for her :)

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      Haru 8 days ago

      Cannot agree more <3

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    coolcancerian 9 days ago - edited

    Ahh so that little boy is their son or not...I'm reading lots of opinion but nothing is conclusive..even in the drama it's not clear yet ...oh this curiosity is killing me !!

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      Haru 8 days ago

      But she was confused why he treats Dong Gu that way...

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      gendobie 8 days ago

      Omahgawd. It's clearly her moms, the kid is her half-bro from her moms recent broken marriage. If it's her, why would she be distant toward her child especially in drama? XD

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      Haru 8 days ago

      Exactly! Which mother would treat her own child like this?! She treats him definitely like a little annoying brother >D

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      TeleriFerchNyfain 8 days ago

      Is this a pre-filmed drama? Just saying. The writers have left this rather open - I've seen less ambiguous scenarios turned upside down. They could easily go either way. It WAS said that the kid is her brother, tho.

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      Haru 8 days ago

      It is pre-filmed.

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    min-young 9 days ago - edited

    Lmao "I'm your father"

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    Benedict 10 days ago - edited

    I just don't understand K-dramas and parents choosing specific suitors for their children over other suitors. The reporter's background is nothing special and it makes no sense whatsoever for the Chairman to support her in the first place. If the suitor was from a well-to-do family with money it would make sense, but not his son's teacher's child.

    Yoo Mi faces an uphill battle due to her mother's background, but it isn't like Joo Hye Ri is much better of a choice speaking realistically. We see this happen all the time in K-dramas. Parents favoring or choosing specific suitors, that generally don't even match the parents' standards to begin with, over the one the lead is interested in. I'd be more satisfied believing the K-trope if the suitor the parents were choosing was actually up to their standards. Maybe it is just the writers' fault for not realizing their own pitfalls.

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      3ngin33r 9 days ago

      In some Asian regions a Teacher(Professor) and TV Announcer(Anchor) are considered good choices as a bride even if they dont come from chaebol families

      Luckily for the male lead he is in the underwear business so mother in law's profession should not affect his business in a negative way :D

      I am watching a Thai series where the mother of the female lead is a prostitute

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    Lovely 10 days ago - edited

    Though I still really like it, judging from the preview it seems it'll turn into the typical early 2000 to 2010 makjang plot that I learned to hate.

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      gendobie 8 days ago

      Me too. I hate this kinds of plot but I like to torture myself

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      Kawaitanee 8 days ago

      Yes, unfortunately angst is coming...

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    Kdramerzzz 10 days ago - edited

    Too much fan service.... Not that I am complaining... Love both main male and second lead male... The leading lady is meh....

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      TeleriFerchNyfain 8 days ago

      She's adorable. You want a meh leading lady for him, try Noble My Love. The SECOND lead female is not very interesting, however.
      Oh, & there is NO such thing as too much Sung Hoon fan service, LOL

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    Panda 10 days ago

    Its okay
    Its fun sometimes
    Sometimes its just there

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    gabby 10 days ago

    I really didn't like Haein in Produce 101, I hope she only has a small part in this :((

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    BeiAnn 10 days ago

    The first 3 episodes are kinda ok. But the latter ones are becoming boring and dragging. I'm still in ep 9 and still waiting for the next episodes to be redeemed. Although in fairness some scenes cracked me up because i found them hilarious but my problem is the story. I know this romcom is another collected cliche serie but i still would watch it because i'm a sucker for cinderella type of story. I can't decide yet whether i love MSR or not. As for the character, the male lead is A-ok for me but the girl needs more workshop to be able to deliver her lines well.

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    Kroxy 10 days ago - edited
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      Kroxy 10 days ago

      Righto... that's relief

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    annazabc 10 days ago - edited

    Ep 9 and still only watching this for Sung Hoon... kinda feels like the drama was written by a fan of his and the whole thing is just like a promotional series for him lol... some of the scenes are like so "obvious"... Otherwise, plot's kinda meh to be honest...

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    13
  • Aired:

    Apr 17, 2017 to May 30, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    OCN
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    8.1 (scored by 1,266 users)
  • Ranked:

    #478
  • Popularity:

    #52

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