The Happy Loner

The Happy Loner (2017)

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Ratings: 8.5/10 from 893 users
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Ji Young is a thorough individualist and she does not have a relationship with others. Byeok Soo is the type who can't live without having relationships with others. Ji Young and Byeok Soo meet.

  • Native title:

    개인주의자 지영씨
  • Also Known as:

    Gaeinjoouija Jiyoungssi; Individualist Ms. Ji Young;

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May 10, 2017
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I'm gonna make this simple and sweet because frankly I am a pretty lazy writer.
As a viewer of 'Individualist, Ms. Ji Young,' I can say I was able to connect to it's likeness in portraying mental illness on a personal level. I found myself hearing the female lead spout words I have said before myself. I have struggled with mental illness my whole life, and although it is not directly mentioned read more in this show it is is blatantly there in it's rawest form. The need of being in a relationship with someone...or the complete opposite... The need to protect yourself by pushing everyone away...Wanting a relationship but having the fight or flight response kicking in the moment you feel you could be hurt. Flight always being the end result because it seems easier compared to being hurt. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Watching this series was extremely personal for me and I feel that it was done beautifully. I am not sure how the experience of watching will be for those who do not understand or have a mental illness... but I can be sure that anybody who can even relate a little bit will definitely love this show. Hopefully this lazy and short review might help one of you out there. If you decide to watch, I really hope you enjoy!
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May 13, 2017
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
This two episode drama was really short and sweet. I loved both episodes and I'm not even being biased here. One thing I liked in this drama was their OST (if not, then their background music). It was really good, it really stirred up my feelings. The acting and chemistry between Gong Myung and Min Hyo Rin was unexpected. They looked so cute together. Even the story itself was unique, and I'm read more pretty sure some people could relate to this.

Overall, I rated this as 9/10. I just loved it, srsly.
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This drama is fantastic and romantic, but is not cliche.
The man is cute and girl afraid of relationships.
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Though not the main focus of this drama, the female lead went through similar experiences and developed the same way before meeting the male lead who helps them become happy. Both have a good look on life and development.
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    moonziyan 3 days ago


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    Elmo Fam 4 days ago

    Definitely a must watch. it was short, beautiful and relaxing!

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    dayidream 6 days ago

    I really recommend this special even though I don't like special dramas because it doesn't give you right feeling due the shortness but this one made it. This one second best special after splash splash love.

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    andrei 14 days ago

    i. my introvert ass needed this.
    ii. has a gloomy theme but surprisingly heartwarming.
    iii. perfectly conveyed in just 2 eps but i can't help but wish it was longer.
    iv. i need me a gong myung TT

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    KMR 20 days ago

    Interesting outlook on loneliness and personality disorders. Very nice drama.

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    Nina 24 days ago

    I want the old title back.

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    Anton 27 days ago

    So KBS is making the dramas that TVN stopped doing.

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    Maram 29 days ago

    awesome drama

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    Senpai 29 days ago

    Considered a special that addresses a type of mental illness although it is not mentioned directly in this special is evident in the protagonist. The need to be in a relationship with someone or the complete opposite ...
    A great drama with a new vision giving a more realistic and relaxed feeling with an emphasis on growth and sentimental leadership being quite enjoyable. The story is very similar to that of "Flower Boys Next Door". So, if you liked those dramas, you'll definitely like this.

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    iamsarah 29 days ago

    I really love this and felt this awesome drama.

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    andy May 23, 2017 - edited

    as expected from a drama that the guy falls in love first!!!!!!!!!!! i loved it so much i cant believe that it is from KBS. It will go to the list of the ones that i must watch again. im in love, the ost, their chemistry (((((( they looked real))))), the end, the fact that i can relate with a lot of things. Everything worked out well. I recommend!

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    weirdlittlething May 21, 2017 - edited

    Would definitely recommend this!

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      Eky74 1 day ago

      Where can I watch tihis with sub eng?

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    egg-mont May 18, 2017 - edited

    does anyone know who is the 'child' actress who played teen Ji Young? She seemed really familiar to me but i just cant remember why

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    supalove May 17, 2017

    Wait are you kidding me??? There are no more episodes, i was looking forward to it!!!

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    Umi_Netam May 17, 2017

    Must watch this


  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama Special
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  • Aired:

    May 8, 2017 to May 9, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    8.5 (scored by 893 users)
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