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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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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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
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.

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.

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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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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    kpopx3lover Apr 11, 2017
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    Taichi Apr 11, 2017

    It's ok I like the couple, both baby-faced, I like that "boss" (male) in the company he is live character. I tried to totally wash out the movie from my brain and I got a cute drama vibe. I dropped Entertainer with Hyeri but this is better

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    silvermcv Apr 11, 2017

    I find this drama so cute.As someone who really enjoyed the movie and expected this drama to be a letdown, I have been pleasantly surprised. The drama is building more on each character and I find them so adorable together.

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    Fanni Apr 11, 2017

    Was i the only one who started it without expectations? After its first episodes i wanted to watch the Japanese movie so i did it and i liked it. It was a short one so i'm curious what will happen in this drama in those 16 episodes... It's not the best but it has some good parts... I just hope they won't screw it up more...

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    SnowGirl Apr 11, 2017 - edited
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    Lovely Apr 11, 2017 - edited

    It bugs me that Lee Seo Won isn't listed as a main role but Lee Jung Jin is.

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      arbios Apr 11, 2017

      i think all the characters on the poster should be listed as main cast

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      Chii Apr 11, 2017

      Agreed ^^

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    Huruhi Apr 11, 2017 - edited

    People keep talking about the fact that Han Gyeol is done with lies and it's not logic because the title is "The Liar and his lover"
    Guys, the real title is : 그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해 , she loves lies, so even he lied she still loving him. Don't stay stuck on the title and enjoy the drama, they're adorable !

    I always feel bad for the second lead but .. I don't feel anything, he's so full of jealousy bruh, I don't like him. But Lee Soo Won is great actor, it's cool to see an actor who can play any character, I loved him in Uncontrollably fond, but here ... His character pissed me off kkk

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      Benedict Apr 11, 2017 - edited

      Not sure how anyone can like the second male lead besides his looks. The character the actor is portraying is a despicable one. Chan Yeong is petty, jealous, insecure, immature, and selfish. He never has So Rim's interests at heart, but his own. If he had her interests in mind he would be setting her up with the best songs from the best producer, which is Han Kyeol. Everything he has done is for his own interests to reach fame. And I didn't even mention the lies Chan Yeong has told, which are much worse than Han Kyeol's.

      I actually really dislike Chan Yeong, compared to character that is portrayed in the manga source material. The character in the manga, while not a second lead, has a lot more depth and is much more interesting. And the character in the manga doesn't have all of those character flaws that the Korean drama has given to Chan Yeong.

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      Huruhi Apr 11, 2017

      they may have exaggerated Chan Young's personality but it's good, like that we can't feel bad for him kkk

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      Sam-I-Am Apr 11, 2017

      Not to be the devil's advocate here or anything...well, yes to be exactly that. But guys. Have you watched the majority of kdramas? Our male leads are primarily: " petty, jealous, insecure, immature, and selfish." I am not saying these are good things. But just like we do for Ha Ji-Won from Secret Garden, can't we look for the good inside of the character? Full disclosure: I like the actor, I like the character, but I DO NOT ship him with So Rim.

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      Huruhi Apr 12, 2017

      Like I said previously , I like Lee Soo Won, and I'm proud to see that he can play any characters.

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    kpopx3lover Apr 11, 2017 - edited

    Is So Rim really 16 years old in the drama and Han Gyeol 25?? I honestly only thought about their age difference only now....and it's weird but brcause of Hyun Woo's baby face I keep forgetting that he's that much older than her....which is good??

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      SnowGirl Apr 11, 2017

      Idk about Han Gyul but So Rim is supposed to be 19 -Korean age for high school third years

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      Benedict Apr 11, 2017

      That was my confusion as well. The Korean drama has bumped her age up to 19, while she is 16 in the manga source material.

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      kpopx3lover Apr 11, 2017

      That makes me feel better!!

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      SnowGirl Apr 11, 2017

      @Benedict She is third year in here,which would normally be 18 but Korean age is different.

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    Astrologist Apr 10, 2017 - edited
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      Lovely Apr 11, 2017
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      Astrologist Apr 11, 2017

      Maybe! I wasn't 100% sure of it myself.

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      Keren Apr 12, 2017
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    Yannie Apr 10, 2017

    I know we are all different and we perceive things differently, but I just don't get how you can get a Second-Lead Syndrome in the drama. I mean, Chan Yeong is a gorgeous guy- let's admit that at the very least, it's just... he's too immature. He always say he's a "stand-in" this and "stand-in" that, but in Episode 7, we can see really well how the others went along with him. They even treated him as an equal- I think the problem here is the schedules. I notice that he has so much on his schedule compared to his members that his members are left to do nothing but practice. Also, the way he says that he wants a band that makes him feel belonged- man! You belong to Crude Play,that's your band. Yes, it isn't his band since debut but that's where he got it all from. That's where everything started.
    I don't know, I mean- he's cute. He's good looking and he's the most talented member (as the drama makes us perceive). However, on the personality-side, I don't think I want to sail in a boat with a captain who can't handle his jealousy.

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    moshito Apr 10, 2017 - edited
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    LoveLaughLatte Apr 10, 2017

    Man, by the time Sunday night rolls around, I get all ansty waiting for monday. And when that comes...heck yeah - new episode! This drama can be the death of me. Especially Shi Hyun & Soo Yeon. With episode 6, all I thought about was when they were going to get more scene time. Love those two! Well, off to see episode 7. Can't wait to push play!!

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    Maddie Apr 9, 2017

    literally this drama has ruined my life. One minute I'm yelling at Chan Yeong and then I'm yelling at So Rim, then I'm yelling at Han Gyul and i've literally lost my voice

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    sickofme Apr 8, 2017

    I think I'm the only one who actually likes Chanyeong lol

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    SnowGirl Apr 8, 2017 - edited

    The romance trash in me is so badly shipping Shi Hyun and Soo Yeon. And this is kinda off topic,but Shi Hyun really resembles Park Seo Joon!~

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      LoveLaughLatte Apr 10, 2017

      I seriously agree with you there. Episode 6 got me all giddy with those two. I really hope the drama has more scenes with them. (I'm such a hopeless romantic!)

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      CarlaSantini Apr 13, 2017

      Yeah, even I thought he resembles Park Seo Joon!


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    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.


  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 2,073 users)
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