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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Angelina
25 people found this review helpful
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May 10, 2017
  • Overall 4.0
  • Story 4.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Story
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.

Acting/Cast
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.

Music
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.

Overall
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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Sian
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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Make a Recommendation More recs (5)Recommendations

- 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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    exoticapple16 May 12, 2017 - edited
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    ines May 12, 2017

    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 May 12, 2017

    this drama is bad

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    hyerim May 11, 2017

    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 May 11, 2017

    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 May 11, 2017
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    Maggy May 11, 2017

    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 May 11, 2017

    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 May 11, 2017 - 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 May 10, 2017
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    sickofme May 10, 2017
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    Panda May 10, 2017 - edited

    Final thoughts? How everyone felt?

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      Panda May 10, 2017

      Curious dramafans need answers

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      JEf May 10, 2017

      I wanted to give up halfway but decided to give it a chance for the sake of the cute guys (Kim Sung Joo the cutest!). Verdict: Should have stopped halfway!

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      Angelina May 10, 2017

      I dunno, if you dropped it, I suggest not picking it back up to save you time. Overall, I didn't really enjoy the drama.

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      kpopx3lover May 10, 2017

      I liked the drama! Its definitely slow paced and did get boring at some points but I definitely loved how it was a light watch. Its not angsty and if you stopped watching it because its slow the I suggest not watching it because it doesn't pick up. I stayed for the music and the romance. It has it good sides despite the slow paced storyline.

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      Dukbokki May 10, 2017

      im having a hard time finishing it. too much crying for me on ep 15.

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    desertbanshee May 10, 2017

    I'm glad Lee Hun Woo got the lead, but I'm also glad the ending finally aired so I could clear this hot mess out of my list.

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    John_Smith May 9, 2017 - edited

    I hope I'm not the only one that liked literally everyone but the main couple.

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      INFIRES May 10, 2017

      I liked them individually but not really so much as a couple.

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      Poia May 11, 2017

      You are not! Everyone was more intreasting then the main couple. Some of them need their on drama! Or more episode focus on others.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

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

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    tvN
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 2,918 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1219
  • Popularity:

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