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
18 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 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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Sian
13 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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    mish Apr 17, 2017 - edited

    I really like the actors and the story but it just has so many flaws it's becoming harder to watch... you can really see that its a manga adaption bc these characters are so clearly from a shoujo manga that it basically hurts lmao.
    I think it's important to know that and think about it before watching this drama - when i was younger I read so many shoujo mangas and their characters and story flows were all exactly like this. I'll still continue watching tho lmao since I love the actors a lot.
    Just this story is heavily aimed towards teenagers imo

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      naccu Apr 17, 2017

      It's pretty obvious that the target audience is teenagers! Also, I agree! Some things are so ridiculous! I've never read any manga, shoujo or not, but I trust that you're right about it

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      mish Apr 18, 2017

      yes!! i think that's why people have to stop judging it and hating it for what it is which is a show aimed toward teenager audiences and also a shoujo manga adaption. i don't think people would watch a childrens show and judge it the way they'd judge a movie aimed towards adults!!
      and yeah you can trust me, i've read my hundreds of shoujo mangas as a teenager and these characters are all alike!

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    Judy Inky Apr 16, 2017

    JOY IS AMAZING!!! I LOVE JOY

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    kpopx3lover Apr 16, 2017
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    katherine Apr 15, 2017 - edited

    should i watch the japanese movie before watching this show or is this some sort of remake

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      DianaCarvalho Apr 15, 2017

      This is a remake, you don't need to watch the japanese movie first, only if you want :)

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      katherine Apr 16, 2017

      okay thank you!

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    Jordan Apr 15, 2017 - edited

    I can't watch this I read the manga and it is infuriating. Like I thought it would be like Nana, which injects a bit of reality into the series with all the drama...the characters were just so annoying.....

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    lovecoutureflyy Apr 14, 2017 - edited
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    Bia Apr 14, 2017

    To vendo só por causa do Sungjoo sim hahahaha

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    anokawaii Apr 13, 2017

    I just love Chang Yeong.

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    BangtanAhgase Apr 13, 2017

    WHO ELSE LOVES GYOOSEON? HES AWESOME!

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    sickofme Apr 13, 2017

    I feel so sorry about Chanyoung. I mean I know that most of people find him really irritating but I totally understand why he behaves like that. I think it's well shown and presented in episodes and if I was a person who experienced such things, I think I'd behave in a similar way.

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    Astrologist Apr 12, 2017

    I don't think there's a single character that's better than any of the rest as of the latest episode. They're all flawed, fumbling to find their way, and making mistakes.
    (This isn't including the chubby friend though lol)

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    kurage Apr 12, 2017

    Kang han gyeol is a well written character and have a lot of room to grow.. I am just wishing for a less misunderstanding in the process. Sorry i am such a weak fans. Anyway that ceo is savage at its best

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.

Statistics

  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 2,446 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1140
  • Popularity:

    #108

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