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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    lattebean_ 22 days ago - edited

    I don't understand why some people say it's bad or not interesting. The poster already should suggest what kind of drama it is and usually romcoms are light and a bit cheesy so that shouldn't be surprise but I guess it is apparently. Anyway, I like this because I'm sucker for cheesy romcoms and Sunghoon is eye candy :P

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      SHIRLEYMOLINA 22 days ago

      I so agree with you let people just take it for what it is a cute romcom . If they are looking for serious stuff it's out there and who doesn't enjoy a little eye candy.

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      Dana 21 days ago

      i actually really wanted this kind of drama!! and i love the cast! still couldnt watch it after ep 2.. its weak somehow....

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    Panda 22 days ago - edited

    how is it going ? is the romance fun ?

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      SnowGirl 22 days ago

      it is. but its the kind of drama where you have to throw away all expections and sense to enjoy XD I don't take anything about this seriously so i really like it XD~

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      Panda 22 days ago

      Thanks chingu
      I need my romance doze

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      joannesmith 22 days ago

      It's cute. After you watch the first episode you have no choice but to continue because you want to see more.

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      Quirkitten 18 days ago

      To be very honest it's too cliche for me, plus the main girl is too annoying TT_TT

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    yoorin21 22 days ago

    I had low expectations for this drama so I'm enjoying it. It's a light and fluffy drama, just like cotton candy, not meant to be taken seriously.

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    Elle 23 days ago

    running into a lot of challenges with this drama after episodes 5 & 6 ... I don't think I will be able to stick with it ... just not hitting the right notes with me ...

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    vega_nightshade 23 days ago - edited

    Wow, I must admit I just don't get it. I have watched 6 episodes and I am really frustrated with how this keeps on developing. The main lead is simply acting like a huge privileged prick. What he does is simply bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace. He first feels frustrated that she might have forgotten and then that maybe she does not have lingering feelings (after 3 whole years) and is not only all about him. He makes her work so much harder and creates a lot of uncomfortable situations, keeping her so long after hours all for selfish reasons. Sure, as in a cliche drama he will turn out right in the end likely, but this is just too much for me to enjoy it even if I find him handsome. I think the most out of place is him crowding her constantly and invading her personal space as he sees fit. No matter their past and how he feels or thinks she might feel, without any confirmation and him being the boss with power this is just not okay. Later people in real life start following similar patterns and saying, nah, it's okay cause he was handsome. It has already happened to too many people in real life and building on it constantly in dramas like this started worrying me lately. It's no justification. I wouldn't want such a thing to happen to me in real life.

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      TeleriFerchNyfain 20 days ago

      He realizes that she's definitely still into him which is WHY he keeps pulling all his silly little stunts - that is made abundantly clear thru-out this drama if one pays attention. The clever way that the writers show this, despite it being just silly & fluffy, is one reason I actually like this drama a lot!

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    Krispey 23 days ago - edited
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      LeeMinMi 23 days ago

      i thought that i was the only one thinking like this

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      coolcancerian 23 days ago

      Hehe well in kdrama land u r thoughts r never alone

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      Unnie25 22 days ago

      She's too mean to the brother barely even acknowledges him

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      TeleriFerchNyfain 20 days ago
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      Unnie25 20 days ago

      That is so true I can't wait for that episode!

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    khjfan01 23 days ago - edited

    Dropped.. worst kdrama I've had the displeasure of viewing.

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      TeleriFerchNyfain 18 days ago

      Yeah, I guess you've just been extraordinarily lucky if this is the worst you've experienced - it's not fabulous, wonderful, top of the line, but the acting is just fine and it's very very far from the worst, as I said.

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      khjfan01 18 days ago

      Maybe not the worst kdrama out there, but definitely the worst I've seen. We'll just agree to disagree about the acting (not even close to just fine imo).

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      DestinyMonroig 12 days ago

      God I hate this drama too. I dropped it with no regret lol

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      khjfan01 12 days ago

      No regrets here either.. I've moved on to better dramas.. Lmao which episode did u drop it at?

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      DestinyMonroig 11 days ago

      I dropped it around episode 5. I stopped half way through episode 5 and was just like nope i'm done trying. That's pretty far for me considering I drop dramas after 2 or 3 episodes lol.

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    DestinyMonroig 24 days ago - edited

    Honestly this drama is alright, nothing special. This is actually the first time that I'm getting second lead syndrome and unfortunately it's hitting me hard :-(

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    Sophilicity 24 days ago

    Not gonna lie, I have a tendency to skip through the episodes because there's quite a few plot holes in the drama. I do find it interesting to see the interactions between the 1st male and female lead, plus I adore the 2nd lead a lot- But I agree with many comments that a lot of things could of been solved sooner. I feel like there is a lack of actual content which I find interesting so I find myself skipping till something good comes up... And I really dislike Joo Hyeri so I just skip past her parts 90% of the time...

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    cherries 24 days ago

    cheesy nd fluffy yet I'm enjoying it xD

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    Joonkiiii 24 days ago

    There is so much sexual tensions between the leads. I love this show so much.

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    annazabc 24 days ago - edited

    Love Sung Hoon... but tbh this show ain't like that great... lol... alright if you just want something light and fluffy i guess... :p

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    Major 24 days ago - edited

    The fire that started this series is really fizzling. I'm unfortunately not seeing any of the chemistry of 1%, the plot is falling into the troughs of mediocrity, and the comedy doesn't work at all. Personally, I think his secretary is stealing the show. His biting into that strawberry was the funniest thing so far. I'm cautiously optimistic moving forward with this one...

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      DestinyMonroig 24 days ago - edited

      Wow finally I see someone who thinks like I do about this drama. I see some chemistry but not much tbh. And I actually find myself not liking the way the male lead acts. Not Sung Hoon's acting but I mean the character's actions. I'm actually not liking his character. Maybe since I've seen so many dramas I've lost the patience for certain types of leads...

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    Faith 25 days ago - edited
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      Faith 24 days ago

      Yeah but even then, I just think it's a bit of a stretch. If she was so ashamed she honestly wouldn't have done it.... I guess being realistic is hoping to much from a fluffy rom-com.

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      Nope 24 days ago
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      Mel 24 days ago
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      Krispey 23 days ago
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      To Faith - What??? Oh, yeah, people do stuff like that when they have too much to drink ALL the time, & end up ashamed the next morning. THAT is the most realistic thing about this whole drama!
      I totally agree with Krispey's analysis of this.

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    kdramasinpajamas 25 days ago - edited

    This is fluffy romcom perfection. I am loving it. It is just the right ratio of comedy to adorableness to romantic angst. I have high hopes for the secretary and his Miss good morning ??? Is that what he called her? I need to rewatch that part again. I am completely hoping he sees her younger brother and starts to think she had his child without telling him.

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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