I Need Romance 2

I Need Romance 2 (2012)

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The plot is centered around the 10 year relationship between Yoon Seok Hyun and Joo Yeol Mae, who have been repeatedly breaking up and getting back together the entire duration of their relationship. Tired and looking for love elsewhere, Jung Yoo Mi turns her attention to Shin Ji Hoon and leaves Yoon Seok Hyun to look on with envy.

  • Native title:

    로맨스가 필요해 2012
  • Also Known as:

    Romaenseuga Pilyohae Sijeun 2; Romaenseuka Pilyohae 2012; I Need Romance 2012;

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zu_ai_grusz
13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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Sep 8, 2012
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
The back and forth comparison with this drama and its first version compelled me to record my own experience.

I'm jumping on the bandwagon for those who agreed the first one was better.

This one was trying to follow the same format and formula as the first one, injecting bits of mystery and melodrama in the storyline just to make it a little different but ended up incohesive and jarring.

Have a read more trio of girlfriends each with their own entirely unique personality, taste, and love lines - Check!

Present a broken long-term intimate relationship that had gone through an on-off even helter-skelter ride - Check!

Present a strong new love to rival the first - Check!

I think I will stop here before I ultimately enter spoiler territory.

But that gives you some of the format and formula I mentioned. The first problem I should mention is the transition. Okay, we've shown this and that, it's now the phase for realization and jealousy, so let's depict that in this episode. And BAM! Here's your jealousy rage... How about character development? I think that due to the new elements introduced in this series, it failed in managing to fit those smoothly in a 16 episodes format. While the characters are rushing through these emotional phases, I on the one hand am only just beginning to get into their involvement.

'Twas very tasking to keep in-synched with main characters' behavior, not until we reached the end with them.

There was very little I can appreciate in this drama. There was perhaps the music, the filler stories, the depiction of romance which were all at least at par with the first series. I would also agree with those who claimed that this had been casts with better male lead actors. These might all be enough for you to give this one a try or if you're just wanting to find your own comparison.
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hititquitit
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Mar 24, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Okay let's be honest, yes this drama isn't like the first one, but I don't think it's supposed to be. It's totally different people in a totally different setting so things are obviously going to be different. I really loved this drama for the simple things.

I loved that there was actual interaction in the couples!! They actually would kiss, hold hands, have sexual dreams, have sex!!!! And there wasn't this big read more fuss about it either! I love that it was like real life, there's only so many dramas you can watch where it takes 5 episodes just to get them to hold hands in public. Geez.

I loved that the characters were honest. Yes the main girl was annoying at certain points, but she had opinions and needs and feelings and she expressed them instead of leaving people to try and read her mind.

Another plus was the music which was actually really good along with the filming locations. It was very bright and happy most of the time and made me wish I was where they were.

This drama is in my top for favorites since it honestly was good once you get past the frustrating emotions and back and forth that people really do go through in real life. If there was anything wrong with this drama in my opinion, it'd be that it was too realistic. No couple is perfect, you aren't always going to go with the person you know you should be with, you follow your heart even if others don't agree. You fight for what you want. You run around in circles protecting people miscommunication etc. It's real, that's all I think.
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Same scriptwriter. You can find, that there is same main actress in both dramas.
Recommended by loranar
If you haven't seen the other seasons then I recommend that you should watch it.
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    sunflower63 Feb 6, 2014

    This drama was pleasant and interesting to watch. What I appreciated most in all the I Need Romance dramas is the fresh and realistic way in which relationships are portrayed which is not very common in Kdramas. It is obvious the writers were inspired by Sex and the City however they managed to make the story original and different in its own way and not just a copy of the American series. In the main love story here there is a lot of pushing and pulling which sometimes became a little tiring. Nevertheless it represented the perfect image of what can happen in real life. Lee Jin Wook's character is quite hateful for most of the drama, however his looks made up for it pretty well.

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    Lady_Tatih Jan 22, 2014

    Ji Hoon is the cutest guy in the world <33

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    Joanne03 Jan 4, 2014

    gooodd~~

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    forever_shawol Dec 24, 2013

    started off meh but I never realised how interested I wasd until when it ended and Now I can't wait for season 3 I loved season 2 so much

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    forever_shawol Dec 24, 2013

    Love the characters so much, It's a gotta watch

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    Sawawawawawa Dec 24, 2013

    Good watch!! XD

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    danielnaon Dec 13, 2013

    It was so fucking awesome!

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    nynex Oct 21, 2013

    This...is Sex in the City. The 3 women and their personalities...it's the same thing. haha, took me 3 episodes before I realized the similarities.

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    Elsaka Sep 18, 2013

    Watched the second season first and honestly I liked both but the second season was better in my opinion. Because I liked the bestfriend-lover relationship.

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      soumatra Nov 26, 2013

      in the end I hated both, they lack the Magic of Kdrama, the divine love and gwiyeoun moment

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    iamsarah Sep 1, 2013

    I liked it and it had a wonderful ending! :)

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      romnin18 Jan 19, 2014

      if that's the case than I'll just see the last episode.....:P

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    namkarol Aug 31, 2013

    I'm in love with this drama, I think I need to watch more dramas like that... i mean... with hot kisses and things like it LOL

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    Mary28 Aug 28, 2013

    It was AWESOME, i loved it...it is the first drama i can say I loved all the different characters story. It's really interesting and funny to watch.

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    EvesSecret Aug 9, 2013

    I am currently watching the first season, but I cannot stop myself from wondering how the second season differs from the first.....

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    marlenefoung Jun 16, 2013

    Do we need to watch the first season in order to watch this one? or is it different stories?

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      athlinia Jun 16, 2013

      there are different stories :) this season has nothing to do with the first one, though they have kept the format: three girlfriends and their love life.
      I, for one, would recommend the first season to watch first. For me it was like and emotional roller-coaster, maybe because I identified with some of their problems. I cried too haha.
      But this one is interesting too and worth watching :)

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    Bookdork1 Jun 1, 2013
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Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Jun 20, 2012 to Aug 9, 2012
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    tvN
  • Duration:

    50 min.

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  • Score:

    7.5 (scored by 1,773 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1169
  • Popularity:

    #291

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