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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19 days ago
  • 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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19 days ago
  • 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 slow 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 very boring and unreal.

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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They are both about the love for music with elements of a school setting. Also the female falls in love with the male first in both dramas.
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The Korean Drama is based off the Japanese drama that was released in 2013. same story. the Japanese drama was good, loved the songs. I think the Korean drama will have more twists in the plot. but so far looks great
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    Personal opinion, for me the Shi Hyun and Soo Yeon characters stole the show.
    Their story was way more interesting than most of the things that were going on and they just seemed genuine, whereas I couldn't feel the main couple at all.
    I am glad I watched it though, as it made me discover Kim Sung Joo, I will definitely keep my eye out for his future projects as well as UNIQ's future songs.

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      CaliGirl712 14 days ago

      ShiHyun & Seo Yeon had so much chemistry! And their kiss was hot!

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    flarofl 16 days ago

    was interesting.. but then dropped in the middle

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    exoticapple16 16 days ago - edited
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    ines 17 days ago

    I'm actually going to miss this drama... I don't know why but I really got attached to the characters...

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    0hellgirl0 17 days ago

    this drama is bad

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    hyerim 17 days ago

    In my honest humble opinion, I genuinely liked this drama. I'm someone who's often very picky and critical but I quite enjoyed this drama; it was light hearted, entertaining, heart warming and amusing.

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    Belmani 18 days ago

    Eww t people was saying that Joy's acting was poor and cheap D: but i think they gaved to her the typical boring female lead character that have in 70% of the k-dramas >..< she was just doing her job, her acting was good after all.

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    Belmani 18 days ago
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    Maggy 18 days ago

    I didn't watch the japanese movie and I dropped the manga as the characters became too annoying for my taste...but I really liked this kdrama! It got a little unnerving in the middle, but epecially the end was really nice.

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    Aycan 18 days ago

    In the End it was a happy Ending! I love Hyun Woo's laugh so much. I'm Okay and Peter Pan are my favorite Songs from Crude Play.

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    CaliGirl712 18 days ago - edited

    Contrary to what others are writing, I actually like this drama. The main couple were a bit awkward together, but I like them individually. To me, the actress had more chemistry with the second lead (who is very hot!), but I saw the J version of this and am prepared for how it's gonna end. Despite all those things, I still really enjoy the show. Could also be that I was just in the mood to watch a light drama like this. But I love Hyun Woo as an actor, Joy is really refreshing in this role, and it's a fun story. Also second lead Lee Seo Won and singer Kim Sung Joo provide serious eye candy. ;) Anyway, I'm just finding the other comments to be more critical than the show warrants.

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    Lovely 19 days ago
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  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

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

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 2,076 users)
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