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.

  • Native title:

    케세라, 세라

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rad_lisette
25 of 26 people found this review helpful
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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 isn't your typical Korean drama in that it is mature and intense in the emotions that it envokes.
The plot often turns violent, twisted and sexy as all 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 you'll love this read more 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.

The highlight of this drama to me was the dialogue which was witty and quite strong, compared to that of other dramas.

All in all, a lovely and intense drama that stands above the other Korean melodramas out there.
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dramaqueen4life
22 of 24 people found this review helpful
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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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    Pleasanttales 11 days ago

    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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    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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      mali May 12, 2016 - edited
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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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      elfudes 13 days ago

      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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    Echo Jul 10, 2015

    total waste of my time...

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    trueturquoise May 9, 2015

    Watching for the second time. Its been a few years since I saw it and its still good!

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    midwest Feb 25, 2015

    Definitely one of the best Kdramas that I've seen. Terribly underrated. I cried many times.

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    SayaRose Nov 18, 2014

    I really liked this drama but the ending kinda hurt it for me

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    Apple_pear Oct 24, 2014 - edited

    Can someone plz tell me where go watch this

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    17
  • Aired:

    Mar 17, 2007 to May 13, 2007
  • Aired On:

    Saturday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    7.4 (scored by 1,656 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2429
  • Popularity:

    #798

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