Que Sera, Sera

Que Sera, Sera (2007)

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Kang Tae Joo is a player with charm and good looks who always dates rich women. One day, he finds a strange poor girl named Han Eun Soo sleeping in front of his door. Although he initially despises her, he eventually finds himself falling for her. Cha Hye Lin is the daughter of a rich shopping mall CEO. Her first love, Shin Joon Hyuk, dumps her at her father's request. Hye Lin read morebuys herself a new boyfriend to make her ex jealous. That man is Kang Tae Joo, and during their contract relationship, Hye Lin begins to fall in love again. However, Tae Joo already has a girlfriend and he can't forget her as easily as he has forgotten all the women in his past. This drama is basically about the redemption of Kang Tae Joo from bastard to human.

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    케세라, 세라

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Jan 25, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Que Sera Sera is an atypical Korean drama in that it is both mature and intense in the emotions that it evokes.

The plot often turns violent, twisted and sexy as all of the 4 main characters become entangled in this game that is supposedly centered around "love".
The drama challenges you and there are some interesting discussions about this drama on Soompi's forums that are quite interesting to read through. Either read more you'll love this drama or you will hate it.

There is no stereotypical character. Each and every one of the main characters are imperfect beings, acted to perfection by the actors all across the board.
This drama is also Eric's (Shinhwa) best role to date. His character was hard to really like and his portrayal brought some humanity to his character.

To me, the highlight of this drama was the witty and strong dialogue, compared to other Korean dramas.

All in all, a lovely and intense drama that stands above the other Korean melodramas out there.
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Jan 15, 2014
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
If you are looking for a romantic comedy then look elsewhere. This drama should not be watched if you are looking for a heart pounding plot.
but i promise you if you love watching flawed like characters grow, if you love touching music, if you are bored with the stock dramas in dramaland and want to try something new and if you are ready to be shocked episode after episode then this read more drama is for you.

This drama is not for the fainthearted or for the casual viewer. It took me whole of 17 episodes for me to decide if i love this drama or i hate it with a vengeance. This one lies somewhere in the middle.

None of the 4 protagonists are your stereotypical characters from dramaland. All of them are flawed and selfish enough to self destruct themselves and everything around them.

Eric Mun as Kang Tae Joo is forever etched in my mind as the bastard with the human heart. Don't expect to love him but he is the type of man who we love to hate. Eric did a fantastic job portraying his character and brought such range of emotions that i am shocked that this drama is so under appreciated and received low ratings in its time.

I stand conflicted if i love the heroine or not. She is something for sure. She is the most unique heroine you will meet in dramaland. She looks naive and stupid but you will get to know her slowly and understand the things that she does. If you get past that horrible hairstyle that Jung Yoo Mi portrays throughout then you will see that her acting is pretty darn good.

Their is quite a good chemistry between Tae Joo and Eun Soo. When I saw them together on screen i felt everything what they were feeling. Those simple touches, those hugs, those kisses. The chemistry is well done and their is no tight lipped kissing here. The Romance has a mature tone so no fluffy stuff here.

Lee Kyu Han continues to get supporting roles but this man seriously needs his own drama to bring out the acting that i know he is capable of. He is quite good as Shin Joon Hyuk and as the man who is utterly cold and lonely in his life.

Cha Hye Rin is the type of woman who is easy to understand and someone who is just as lonely as anything or anyone.

The protagonists live in the hell of their own making and that is why this drama is full of so much angst. Their is lot of crying and moping and emotions flying around but it is not driven by external factors. This drama shows that we as humans are selfish and base. It is twisted and dark but oh so lovely to watch. It is told with raw realism and something akin to as if the writer can read our mind. Some shots, some quotes will forever remain in my memories. This was an intense drama that slowed down and kept on picking itself up at the same time. Don't expect a plot here.There is a plot though and it is quite good but not much happens in the way we viewers are used to. All the 17 episodes were about these 4 lives and their entangling and their character growth.

The music is downright phenomenal from Gotan Project to "Moonrise"
this is too intense a drama to be rewatched again.

Give this one a chance..this starts a little slow but will be up and running in no time. Que Sera Sera will bring you a little closer to understanding the human nature and much closer to life's realities as well. But as Peter Bishop says "behind every cynic their is a romantic".
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Que Sera Sera stars Eric and Jung Yu Mi, approximately 7 years ago, and is responsible for fans calling them the 'Elevator Couple'. It tells the story of a man who is experienced in getting what he wants from women, without loving any of them, and a woman who has never been kissed. As the drama progresses, the chemistry increases between the two, which results in some romantic and passionate scenes.
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Both dramas have a similar feeling with dark, depressive tone, the characters are also very similar and in both dramas OST is really great. Mature dramas with very good actors and difficult storyline. I have enjoyed in both of them because I liked it that these are very different from all others typical Korean dramas with characters who are full of faults and where the chemistry between all actors is just amazing. A little note- What happened in Bali is much darker, tragic and more psychological that Que sera sera but definitely both of them are worth watching.
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    Soju May 13, 2017

    Lmao, the last sentence of the description. Savage!!

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    Kiara Sep 21, 2016

    This show pissed me off on so many different levels that eventually I started viewing this show as a parody just to get through it. There was so much wrong with this show and its take on relationships that I was disgusted, appalled and offended. Hyerin was such an awesome character at first and then she turned to utter shit. Also the editing of this show irked me. As a editor and Media/Production Design major I couldn't look past it.

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    lunatepe Aug 30, 2016 - edited

    I just rewatched this and I have to say, I probably like it even better now than I did the first time around. Even though there are chaebols and other typically Korean drama tropes, it somehow appears to me to be one of the more realistic Korean dramas. So it is not kitchen sink but we also don't have amnesia, murder or over the top manipulative parents etc, and the key for me, is that the development of the four main characters feels real , given some dramatic license. They are flawed people making mistakes, some small and some huge causing confusion, pain and heartache. Is there a chance for redemption? Well, you will have to watch yourself to find out. I would certainly recommend it.

    PS: I would like to recommend the recaps from dramabeans, to go along when you watch, since the translations there make a lot more sense and really help you to understand where the characters are coming from.

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    KamalHasan Aug 15, 2016 - edited
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      Risika Aug 22, 2016

      maybe a missing part, but definitely a spoiler. for me it ruined curiosity of entire drama. thanks a lot. next time please hide such informations.

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      KamalHasan Aug 24, 2016

      it does not ruin anything
      you will know if you watch it
      this is really a "moo" point.

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      lunatepe Aug 30, 2016
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      KamalHasan Sep 1, 2016

      oh thanks!

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    Major Aug 9, 2016 - edited

    The first half was amazing. The second...got way too melo for my tastes. 'Not for the faint of heart' is damn right. I wouldn't Recommend this to those without a high tolerance for love squares and total suffering. It really began to border on the ridiculous. The writing was admittedly good and the director was fantastic though. An almost fanatsy-esque world is created here which, whether you love or hate, is almost unforgettable. And that's an achievement in its own right.

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    Pleasanttales Jul 18, 2016 - edited

    Trigger warning for ep 8, there's a scene where the male lead almost forces himself on the female lead. I went through the comments and saw no one mentioned this yet, so here's the heads up. You might want to skip the last few minutes of that episode if you're easily triggered.

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      kings Aug 12, 2016

      It might be episode 9 depending on where you watch it.

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    Mary28 Jun 7, 2016 - edited

    This drama left me feeling empty like I didn't love it or hate it. I think I just wanted it off my plan to watch list and I really wanted to watch something of Eric because I am watching Another Miss oh (an awesome drama).

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    Mary28 Jun 7, 2016

    This drama left me feeling empty like I didn't love it or hate it. I think I just wanted it off my plan to watch list and I really wanted to watch something of Eric because I am watching Another Miss oh (an awesome drama). O

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    happymess Apr 18, 2016

    Ahh. This drama. You either love it or you hate it.

    Me? I adore it. Terribly so. All the more for how difficult it made it for me to love the characters. Because I did love them, flaws and all.

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    mali Feb 15, 2016 - edited

    Ok on episode 3.....are they brother and sister. ...uh gross!

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      K-Freak May 12, 2016
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      K-Freak May 12, 2016

      yes it was pretty good right?? I started to watch it on a day where i should earn for my exams but i couldn't take my eyes from this drama hahha

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      mali May 12, 2016

      Yep....me too. I finished it in a week. I think ♡♡♡

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    Sujach Jan 12, 2016 - edited

    nobody gonna talk about this sentence in the synopsis; ''This drama is basically about the redemption of Kang Tae Joo from bastard to human.''.
    I laughed so hard

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      yarnie Jul 16, 2016

      XD i just read to comments for this! If there wasnt anyone i was going to write it down lol

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    Darisse23 Oct 12, 2015

    One of my favorites of all time!!

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    Mo-chan Sep 2, 2015

    This drama is so real

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    K-Freak Aug 23, 2015 - edited

    it's one of the best dramas I've watched soo far and I've watched a lot

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    oppalover87 Jul 22, 2015

    Really enjoyed this drama. Watched over 100+ and it's in my top 20


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    South Korea
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    Mar 17, 2007 to May 13, 2007
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    60 min.


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    7.3 (scored by 1,865 users)
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