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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29 days ago
  • 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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23 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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    Elle 30 days ago

    hits all the popular cliches ... but sometimes you need that ... i'm not sure how long i'll be able to stick with it, but i'm looking forward to episodes 3-4

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    Caroli Zfn Apr 23, 2017 - edited

    Halo Friends i would like to watch new medical-romance drama either C-drama or K-drama, the likes of doctor stranger, good doctor, medical top team, brain, new heart, blood, yong pal, cain and abel. doctors crush etc. But i do not know more than these i mentioned especially chinese medical rom drama. Can anyone recommend for me some of them

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      Caroli Zfn 29 days ago

      Yes i have already watched i forgot to mention it

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      Banada6 29 days ago

      Did you watch emergency couple?

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      Pip 29 days ago

      The new C-drama Surgeons is really good.

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      Caroli Zfn 28 days ago

      yes banada6 i have watched its also good

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      Caroli Zfn 28 days ago

      maybe that one, i will try to watch it soon, yhanx

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    Coraline Apr 22, 2017 - edited

    im rlly loving the sexual agency that women have been given so far in this drama. her mom is a former adult film star and isnt ashamed of it, shes shown reading a smut book like its no big deal and compared to other dramas she was assertive ab participating during the love scene instead of being portrayed as a super pure innocent virgin. this is also the first time ive seen a drama deal w consent, even if it was just a two second moment.
    i dont want to get too ahead of myself but its giving me hope that aside from being a typical sweet romance drama, it might keep showing healthy female sexuality ^^
    this is being produced by ocn and dramafever (its the first romcom drama ocn has produced; they also made 38 task force,bad guys and tunnel) and dramafever is so far the only place online where the ratings are counted, so watch it there if you can. im keeping my fingers crossed that it gets enough support for people to notice and copy the good things theyve done so far

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      Diefenbaker Apr 23, 2017

      I noticed the quick consent scene as well and was initially surprised because I don't think I have ever seen it in a drama before. It's a very nice detail.

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      cutie26 30 days ago

      Indeed a very nice detail.

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      abee 29 days ago

      yup, My Secret Romance was pre-produced without any network attached to it (also like the PD's previous work, Something About 1%) and OCN only picked it up later on

      so i'm kinda sad when i read a comment how they drop a drama because of how "low budget" it looks. they honestly have to give props to the staff and crew for putting up a decent (if not, nice) drama ^^

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      Faith 28 days ago - edited

      I loved all of that too. I've been getting so happy about the fact that males in K-Dramas aren't sticking to gender roles by only playing 'masculine, cold, rich, businessmen' that don't know how to use or show emotions. I like that they're starting to change up the scripts and characters and show that emotions don't make you weak. I also love that they didn't shy away from sex and club culture or kissing as if it's a big taboo. I think it's good to show those things so people don't believe South Korea is as innocent as all the dramas we watch would like us to believe. Also what consent scene? Did I totally miss that?

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      Diefenbaker 28 days ago - edited
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    min-young Apr 22, 2017 - edited

    I already have the second lead syndrom

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    Mary Apr 21, 2017 - edited

    does anyone know what song that is in episode 2 at around 43 minutes?
    they're in that book store/cafe and it's playing in the background and i want to know the song title ><

    i like the drama so far tho~ the secretary is my fave xD

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    Cassiejade Apr 21, 2017 - edited

    Yes it's cheesy, cliche, a bit old school but i kinda like it lol, sometimes simplicity is cute

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    Airtox Apr 21, 2017

    really excited for the coming episode... ep 1 and 2 got me laughing already!!

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    Meli Apr 21, 2017 - edited

    Where can I watch this drama?

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    Diefenbaker Apr 21, 2017

    *chuckle* This is so cheesy and predictable but it's a guilty pleasure so far. Let's see how far I'll go.

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    suju5 Apr 21, 2017

    It's just a typical Korean cheesy drama but idk I just find it exciting and lighthearted <3 I'm in love with both Sunghoon & Jieun THEY'RE SO HOT!

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    Rebecca Apr 20, 2017

    When I saw the previews on this, I was excited. I would check Dramafever everyday because I always forget when it was airing. lol First episode was okay but the second was a lot better. I laughed throughout the second one. Kind of cheesy but it's cute. I will know if I really like it by the next episode or not.

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    RaquelLeite Apr 20, 2017 - edited

    The first episode was a little meh... but sometimes they become good dramas, let me see the rest to have a opinion.. :)

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      3ngin33r Apr 20, 2017

      2nd episode was much better but overall is similar to usual mini dramas from NaverTV etc


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

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

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    8.2 (scored by 1,180 users)
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