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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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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- 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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    kurage Apr 18, 2017 - edited

    This is just a light spring drama.. Dont expect too much also dont criticize it too hard lol. I'm pretty sure the producer dont even aim to make this the best drama. For me it's still enjoyable tho

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      mish Apr 18, 2017

      agreed!! i think you shouldn't expect too much and just see it as a sweet, silly distraction of everyday life.

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    SnowGirl Apr 18, 2017 - edited

    Seeing that there are so many people who don't seem to like it, I feel like a weird person cause I am liking it more and more.. sure,its flawed, but its so refreshing!! Not to mention,the music is so awesomely adorable ♡ ♥ ♡ ♥

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      DianaCarvalho Apr 18, 2017

      You're not alone, I also like it more and more <33

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      Kris Apr 22, 2017 - edited

      This drama definitely has its fan base! For a while, I thought I was the only one who didn't care for it and kept wondering what I was missing. I really wanted to like this after seeing all the hype. Maybe I will try watching again later...

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    Rumi Apr 18, 2017 - edited
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      Rumi Apr 18, 2017

      I thought by Seulgi you meant Seulgi from Red Velvet. When it comes to Kim Seulgi, I really like her, she is really talented but also more experienced. Who knows, maybe in two or three years Joy will be a great actress. I don't watch internet dramas but maybe this time will be an exception and ill watch QOR. Ive been her fan since Flower Boy Next Door and even a bigger one since her appearance in Happy Together.

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    Kdramerzzz Apr 18, 2017
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    SweetCakes Apr 17, 2017 - edited
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      mish Apr 17, 2017

      agreed but that's just a shoujo manga for you right there

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      SweetCakes Apr 18, 2017 - edited

      I get that, but they should have considered that the two (kdrama and manga) are totally different. I'm an avid reader of mangas, I have a soft heart for shoujo, I like the silliness of every girl main lead and the cool aura of the boys. But if applied to kdrama it becomes different. The biggest factor to be considered is the portrayal of the characters. And I think Joy is failing that. I just hope she gets better.

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      mish Apr 18, 2017 - edited

      I agree! As a lover of both, manga and kdrama, as well, I completely agree with you on that. I think instead of focusing what is right for the kdrama genre they're trying to portray it just like what the manga is like. It might just be a stylistic choice or even the choice of the mangaka (I'm just listing possiblities but I've got no clue lmao, maybe they're also just not finding the right balance). But I do agree they're leaning way too heavily on that and thus the characters seem awfully unrealistic. Still, it is also aimed towards teenagers so that is an aspect you have to keep in mind.
      I like Joy and her acting, but even though I didn't read this specific manga from my wide range of shoujo that I have watched, I can agree that she is portraying it only meh.

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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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    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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    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



  • 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.


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    7.6 (scored by 2,918 users)
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