The Liar and His Lover

The Liar and His Lover (2017)

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A love story about a depressed genius music composer Kang Han Gyeol who meets the high school student Yoon So Rim when he’s living under a hidden identity. With her courageous honesty and beautiful singing, So Rim draws Han Gyeol back to her again and again. They meet love obstacles along the way as So Rim found out that Han Gyeol was actually Crude Play's producer K and others.
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  • Native title:

    그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해
  • Also Known as:

    Geunyeoneun Geojitmaleul Neomoo Saranghae; She Loves Lie So Much; 그녀는 거짓말을; She Loves Lies; Lovely Love Lie;

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May 10, 2017
  • Overall 4.0
  • Story 4.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
The story was slow paced & really boring. It did progress, but it progressed quite slowly which was a drop for me. There wasn't even much of a story. I usually do love music genre dramas but this one didn't intrigue or interest me in any way which was disappointing. I really wanted to like it, but I just couldn't find myself to sadly.

As many know, Joy is from read more Red Velvet and this was her first drama. I didn't really have any high expectations because I do know some Kpop idols aren't really experienced in acting. Joy, however, she was quite decent/average in her role. I don't get the hate that was being thrown at her for her "rubbish" acting - It wasn't that bad. Lee Hyun Woo was also adorable in his role. The problem was the chemistry between the two main leads. I didn't find the bond exciting or anything, it was merely boring and unrealistic.

The OSTs for this drama are really sweet to listen to. I just finished the drama & I will definitely download them. I guess for me, this was the only good thing about the drama itself.

Rewatch Value
I hardly rewatch dramas unless they were exceptionally excellent. So in this case, I definitely won't.

If you are struggling whether to watch this drama or not, I'll say give 1 or 2 episodes a try. If you don't like it, I suggest dropping it because it doesn't get better. But if you do like it, keep going! Don't let my review discourage some of you because everyone has different tastes :)

Hope my review helped! x
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15 people found this review helpful
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May 10, 2017
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Go in with low expectations and you will be pleasantly surprised. This drama is a relatively light watch that is easy on the eyes and ears.

As someone who hasn’t read the source material I can’t really comment on how this drama lines up. It did well to get so far with a limited amount of plot. At times the writing feels a little awkward but not enough to stop watching.

I read more liked that compared to the Japanese movie the main couple were closer in age and by the end So Rim was an adult.

The cast were very attractive and did surprisingly well with the script they were given.
I didn’t feel that there was much chemistry between the two leads, fortunately the friendships within the bands and the secondary couple make up for this.

The most enjoyable part of this drama is the music and the relationships between the characters. I found the songs would get stuck in my head for a few days after watching.

All in all a reasonably enjoyable show to watch with catchy tunes.
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- Similar plot with MJ and Crude Play
- Main lead is a song writer
- I like the romance in both but TLHL has more sweet romance scenes
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Well, because of the subject of trot music in both of dramas. Joy is known that she sings trot music.
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    ClaudiaKdramaFan 6 days ago

    I finally get myself to finish this kdrama until now, and I fast forwarded most of the romance of the main leads, Han Kyeol character alone was a good one, but the girl's character I had a struggle with & I could never get attached to her, but the band bromance alone was what kept me going and also the little romance between Shi Hyun & Jung Soo, what a bunch of handsome men they are. I really enjoyed them interactions so much!

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    cami 16 days ago

    I agree that the chemistry between the two leads was less to be desired, however what saved this drama was the story of crude play and chanyoungs character. At least for me anyway.

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    Valerie 28 days ago

    I honestly don't get why there are so much hate comments and reviews with such low ratings! I loved the drama! The actors were all so beautiful beyond words and so were the songs! Plot wise, I agree it was kind of slow at times and felt like repetition but I loved the cuteness! I wouldn't say the plot was awesome, because it wasn't(I personally prefer the Japanese movie) but for actors and songs, i definitely prefer this drama! This drama definitely is NOT for everyone. If you are just looking for a light-hearted and fun but slow plot rom com drama to watch, go ahead and try watching episode 1. I did feel they could have shortened the drama to 12 episodes but oh well, I get to see Lee Hyun Woo for 4 more episodes so I don't mind, haha.
    If you don't like it, just drop it! No one is forcing anyone to watch it till the end. If anyone of you felt pressured to watch till episode 16 even though you hated the drama, it is your own fault for not being able to stop so stop blaming the drama.

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    Moniqa Jul 14, 2017

    After having watched some pretty dark and depressing chinese dramas this was just what I needed. I loved the songs and the cast (but I have to admit that I got second lead syndrome in this one). I loved the humor and the bromance in the drama. Even though I liked the original japanese movies more it ended to abruptly, when with this drama I was able to get closure and was satisfied with the ending. I always want dramas with happy ending though, hehe..
    hope you found my comment helpful

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    GloriaLaurency Jul 2, 2017

    Can't compare to the original Japanese version.... The ending was very disappointing

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    egg-mont Jun 27, 2017

    Incredibly slow paced drama to the point it got really boring. It wasnt actually /bad/ but it wasnt really much fun to watch either. Initially i thought it wont be this bad but in the end half of the episodes felt kinda redundant and the only actually interesting character with storyline was Chan Young. Kdrama producers should really learn to make shorter dramas ://

    Unfortunately, i feel like Lee Hyun Woo didnt really fit his role. He did what he could but i just didnt see him as an interesting character. Overall though, i would say that all actors did decent job (including Joy!), considering that most of them are rookies. Visuals and music was also pretty good. The problem of this drama truly lies in the lenght of it.

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    dramaholic_piglet Jun 12, 2017

    Dropped it.. sorry Lee Hyun Woo. I just can't stand the female lead, the character itself and the way she acts. I find it soo annoying..

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    Beautiful_Bloom Jun 12, 2017

    you should all watch the original instead.

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    Meli Jun 5, 2017

    This drama should have been over in 11 episodes.

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    Barbara Jun 4, 2017 - edited

    so im just gonna ask here because im so frustrated. if anyone knows the song on episode 13 at 23:23 please tell me im begging you. i've been surfing the internet for 3 hours straight and still cant find that song im crying

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      Nor Jun 4, 2017

      sounds like Joy's voice to me, isn't it a song from the drama?

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    Zuzanna Jun 1, 2017 - edited

    I am not sure if its not a SPOILER haha, so you might not want to read it

    I agree that if you dont like first couple of episodes you might not want to continue, becuase the pace will not change later.

    Also it is quite obvious the cast did not have a lot of experience...

    I loved this drama because it seemed real, maybe not too likely too happen, but characters seemed serious about what they were doing.
    I especially liked the character of Han Gyeol's father. He was perfect! He seemed very like a true musician.

    The romance although quite cheesy, did not have too many cliche moments. I agree that the leads do not fit together too well... but I could turn a blind eye to that if I tried haha
    since... c'mon no one says a couple like that can not exist in reality... ;)

    I can see how it could be boring to some of you..
    However, there was not much of a plot to start with (from the movie). I still think they did well with extending it to 16 episodes without changing much

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    2013started May 27, 2017

    I don't know why I kept watching it but I finished it. It is fun to watch and the story is really simple and it had some cute moments.

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    Terlyn May 27, 2017

    Tried giving this a chance not 1 not 2 but 3 times cause I thought my bias of the original movie and manga was clouding my judgement. But I just can't get past the 6th episode. It's. just. that. bad.
    Sorry to say I dropped it again.. idk, maybe the 4th time will be the charm.

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    Senpai May 26, 2017

    Drama barely begins and you know how it ends.
    A "musical drama" interspersed with a story, reminiscent of the Disney series.
    From musics more or less, to a script without salt, but cool. Cast is satisfying, could be better presented, rather than "threading" music clips in the middle of history, which for me, very much nothing to do.
    The novel was cute, it told a cute story, not enough to draw sighs but ...
    From the error we have some like:
    What does a phone booth in London do in South Korea in that place? Famous mistake, sun with hose rain.
    It could be a better presented and written plot, a predictable drama, I do not like predictable dramas.
    Basically the story of "The Liar and His Lover" is as follows: "protagonist knows protagonist, protagonist falls in love, protagonist enters the band, protagonist enters into tricks, protagonist, blah, blah, blah ... and in the end everyone is happy forever.


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    South Korea
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    Mar 20, 2017 to May 9, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 2,899 users)
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