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
22 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 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.

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 merely boring and unrealistic.

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
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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Make a Recommendation More recs (5)Recommendations

- 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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    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

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    johlin Apr 12, 2017

    I'm on episode 4 and I have to say that Joy is a delight! Hope she, and the rest of the cast, can keep this up.

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    Banada6 Apr 12, 2017

    I Still don't understand han kyeol . He mostly cares about his music but his relationship with other people is getting so much complicated and it makes me wonder what is he going to do ?

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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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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:

    7.6 (scored by 2,700 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1181
  • Popularity:

    #103

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