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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16 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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Both dramas ais about a music producers who meets a girl with a beautiful voice and their journey into making it in the music industry.
Recommended by TaterTot
- 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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    tamago May 9, 2017 - edited
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    khrui May 9, 2017

    for me it's a another case of bad korean remake

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    ccbx00 May 8, 2017

    Though I like the "J" version, this version doesn't fail to give me the "chills" also.... Hope the ending won't disappoint me :-)

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    SillyIlly May 7, 2017

    Not ready for this to end this week..... </3

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    BangtanAhgase May 6, 2017 - edited

    Lol sorry I'm posting so much stuff BUT AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO NOTICES ALL THE PRODUCE 101 PROMO like in ep 9 p101 was playing and it was playing in EP 14 too and kyusun called it a fun show LMAO
    Then again I'm trash for p101 so maybe that's why I keep noticing it LOL

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    babokamja May 4, 2017 - edited

    worth watching?

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      happymess May 5, 2017

      Based on the comments here, I didn't think it would be. Thought it would be fluffy & simple, but it surprisingly gets better and better as it goes along, unlike many dramas. I find that the conflicts surrounding youths in the entertainment industry are actually addressed in a compelling way. The characters have surprising depth, if you can get over the dialogue occasionally dipping into saccharine territory. I personally think that Joy is green here, but much more promising than many make her out to be & she improves a lot as it goes along. Episodes 7 & 8 were the ones that really made me second-guess the show and now I don't even consider it fluff. It's more like a knife to my feels now, lol, because all the characters are hurting and actually have compelling reasons as to why.

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      Ashleyxx May 7, 2017

      Yes! I mean in the beginning I was kinda skeptical but this drama just got better and better. Joy's acting is improving too!

      Everybody is so attractive LOL

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    Misha May 4, 2017

    I really didn't expect to like this drama this much, I've literally been binging it since I started watching. I ship the main two so hard, never thought I'd love ballad music so much either. The music is so pretty and even though this drama can make me really sad it's pretty easy to watch and not super serious like some other dramas which I like. And Joy's a pretty good actor, I was surprised. I just love this drama a lot so far.

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    Poia May 3, 2017

    I did not read the manga, but I like the drama very much.
    As already mentioned in other comments, it is clear that each character has a past history that has a lot to do with how they behave in the present.
    The problem is that 16 episodes are few to tell us all and make us fully understand the dynamics between the protagonists.
    It reminds me of "Heirs", many interesting characters but few episodes and plot too focus on the first lead.

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    hmfacial May 2, 2017 - edited

    I think Joy needs to stick to music. Honestly, if I have to watch her cry over some silly thing one more time, I might go crazy. I've only watched 7 episodes and I'm starting to wonder if it's time to drop this drama. Does it get better?

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      Juste May 3, 2017

      That's how her character is written, that's why she cries a lot.

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      Ashleyxx May 7, 2017

      Joy's acting gets better and better along the way. Also the drama itself is getting better. If you can stick it out past the next few eps - you'll see why it's getting good.

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      SillyIlly May 7, 2017

      also she's playing a 19 year old oblivious and happy go lucky girl i think it suits her well and the crying is part of it

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      SillyIlly May 7, 2017

      this kind of thing really happens though -- the idol culture is so crazy, stories like this and anti-fans would have said all that stuff about her if they saw those two photos. its actually kind of sad i feel sorry for real life idols :(

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    My friend really likes zis drama but I doughnut no if I should watch it. Should I watch it?

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      Faith May 2, 2017

      It's really good!!


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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.


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    7.6 (scored by 3,105 users)
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