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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Sian
9 people found this review helpful
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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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Angelina
12 people found this review helpful
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19 days ago
  • 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 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.

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 very boring and unreal.

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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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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    Panda Apr 26, 2017 - edited

    Is it any good

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      desertbanshee Apr 26, 2017

      There's better, I recommend Man to Man, which is currently airing.

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      Panda Apr 26, 2017

      Sankyu ♡

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      Lita Apr 28, 2017

      It's not, don't lose your time (really). It's cliché and bad (my opinion).

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      crimsonskyx 26 days ago

      If you haven't read the manga, then it's a great drama.
      This is one of the few (from the ones i've seen) Musical K-Drama's that i've rated more than 8 stars (the other two were Shut up & What's Up). If you don't like youth drama's or musicals then it's not a show for you. It's a bit slow at times but I've liked the conflicts and the characters have grown a lot during the course of the show. The romance is cute, but it could have been a bit better. I honestly like all the characters, which happens very rarely for me.

      So yeah... watch it if you like youth/music type of dramas.

      As for what desertbanshee recommended... I'm also watching Man to Man, but I haven't been able to emotionally connect with any of the characters (it's been 4 episodes). I love the cast, the show is very well shot and flashy... but there is something missing and I can't put my finger on it.

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    WowCreations Apr 25, 2017

    I just marathoned this drama.....so much crying like holy shit...he legit takes it upon himself to be the reason for her tears :P

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    Lita Apr 25, 2017

    Han Kyeol is one of the most asshole characters I've ever seen.

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    SillyIlly Apr 25, 2017 - edited

    why does everyone hate chan yeong?!?!? I think his character is so good and i feel so sorry for him :( he's just struggling to find a place to fit in, id be angry at everyone and everything if i went through that too.
    but anyway JIN WOO IS SO FUNNY he's becoming my absolute favourite xDDDD
    the whole cast for this is really well done -- even the crude play boys have such amazing on screen bromance!! and han kyeol's dad is an amazing actor.
    love itttttt ill be sad when this ends T_T

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      tamago Apr 25, 2017

      Totally agree with you. The way he acts it's simply a reaction to everything that has happened to him, and also, I don't get it why people say he's an asshole to Han Gyeol since in the movie his character is not close to any of the Crude Play members, and this is because they never really let him in

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      Benedict Apr 25, 2017

      In the Japanese source material he wasn't that close either, but that isn't the point. In the source material the character is more independent and stronger. Had a lot of depth. Wasn't a whiny, woe is me, the world is out to get me type of character. I don't like what the Kdrama has done with the character just for the sake of a cliche love triangle.

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      SillyIlly Apr 26, 2017

      Tbh I haven't read the manga or watched the Japanese movie so I have nothing to compare it too - maybe everyone who read the source material are the ones who think he doesn't live up to what he could be haha. From just the kdrama perspective though I think he's relateable!!!!

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      tamago Apr 26, 2017

      For me the way they changed Han Gyeol's personality annoys me more, all the depth and conflicts his original character had are either gone or treated superficially...
      But I knew since the beginning the characters wouldn't be the same, as any korean adaptation, so I'm not so attached to that

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    naccu Apr 25, 2017

    With every episode Chan Yeong becomes more annoying! I want to punch that guy..... jeeeez!

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    Keren Apr 25, 2017 - edited

    This drama can get really annoying at times and to be honest, most of the time the acting is not good, but why do I still like this drama?

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      desertbanshee Apr 25, 2017

      For me, it's because of Lee Hyun Woo.

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      Keren Apr 26, 2017

      I think he's actually one of the best things in this drama. The reason I continue watching is because of him and Lee Jung Jin. I also like the father story.

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      LuwangLeima 27 days ago

      for me becoz of K

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    Benedict Apr 24, 2017 - edited

    Going alright so far. Wish it were more interesting. Has definitely veered far away from the manga source material. The story has changed completely besides the HS trio debuting. And I really hate what the Kdrama has done to the equivalent Chan Yeong character in the manga.

    Chan Yeong's character in the manga was so much more interesting and had a lot of depth. He was also a strong character and talented. The Kdrama seems to have given Chan Yeong the talent to be great at bass, but suck at everything else. And turned him into a petty, jealous, annoying character that wants whatever isn't his. The Kdrama appears to have butchered that character just for the sake of a love triangle cliche.

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      Keren Apr 25, 2017

      You're absolutely right. They could have made Chan Yeong character grow musically but instead they ruined his good traits and made him pathetic, pushy and evil minded.

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    Shannon K Fleming Apr 24, 2017 - edited

    This may not be an award winning script or acting I've seen, but I am still really enjoying this drama.

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    Sam Apr 24, 2017
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    kwenchie Apr 22, 2017

    Joy need to practice her acting. I love everything except her expressions.

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    Kroxy Apr 20, 2017 - edited

    Is just me does lee Hyun woo look so much like park bo gum... I started watching it because I thought the make lead was park bo gun just realised now it's not... freaky they look so similar.. I've dropped this drama tho the story line as I don't find it very interesting..

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      Rusti Apr 20, 2017

      There are definitely similarities!

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      JoyceC Apr 24, 2017

      I noticed it too from the first episode that he looked like Park Bo Gum. Now I keep thinking that it's PBG that's in the drama.

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      Swe Apr 25, 2017

      i started this drama tnkn itz PBG !!! So mch similarities....i hope KHK is as gud as PBG!

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    SillyIlly Apr 20, 2017 - edited

    recommendations for a drama like this one? hot leads, slightly cheesy feel good, strong romance and maybe a love triangle of the sort with a second lead that i actually like?? musical ones are nice too but up for anything!

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      hyerim Apr 20, 2017
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      SillyIlly Apr 21, 2017

      thank you!!!!! <3

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      Sam Apr 24, 2017

      Not a drama but if you haven't seen the japanese movie version of this drama yet I really recommend you to watch it!

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      SillyIlly Apr 24, 2017

      I haven't yet!!!! Planning on watching it soon! Thanks!!

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    silvermcv Apr 20, 2017

    this drama makes me fuzzy, they are just so cute. I want it to be just the two of them for the whole hour.

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    Poia Apr 20, 2017 - edited

    I always love music and romance in dramaland so I'm really enjoying this one. Actually it would be perfect to have more episodes to give more scenes to other characters, I find all of them very interesting.
    I'm so curious about this "love hate" between Soo-yeon and Shi-hyun, and I like Han Gyul's father's story as well.

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      Maggy Apr 20, 2017

      Oh yes, I would also love to see more of soo-yeon and shi-hyun! They are adorable together! ❤

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    Keren Apr 20, 2017
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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:

    7.7 (scored by 2,073 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1088
  • Popularity:

    #115

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