Panda and Hedgehog

Panda and Hedgehog (2012)

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Pan Da Yang is a bright young woman and the owner of a small neighborhood cake shop. She then becomes involved in a love triangle with Ko Seung Ji, a gifted pâtissier with a rough personality and troubled past, and Choi Won Il, a wealthy man who loves Pan Da Yang and also happens to be the owner of an elite local bakery. The competition heats up when the rival shops clash, read moreand the families involved have to figure out where they all stand in connection to each other.

  • Native title:

    판다양과 고슴도치
  • Also Known as:

    Pandayanggwa Koseumdochi ; Miss Panda and Porcupine ; Pan Da-Yang and Hedgehog ; Miss Panda and Mr. Hedgehog ; Miss Panda and Hedgehog ; 刺猬和熊猫小姐

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22 people found this review helpful
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Oct 12, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
As I'm thinking about what to write, I remember talking to my husband about this drama one night and trying to break it down for him and it got a bit messy. I guess that's a fair description for this drama. It started out really cute, then the love triangle gets thrown in, complicated back stories arise and, at last, there's a dramatic turn of events once everything is revealed. The whole read more thing was just a bit messy. Halfway through I couldn't really figure out where this drama was trying to go. The story wasn't horrible, just could have been cleaned up a bit instead of going in a bunch of different directions.

I did like almost all of the characters, with the exception of Panda and Won Il's mom and step dad. I really liked the scenes between Hedgehog and Grandpa and Hedgehog and Won Il. I think it's the first time I really could care less about the actual love story and liked the bromance between the 2 male leads better. Some people have mentioned Donghae's acting. I didn't think it was bad at all and definitely improved throughout the drama.

I only gave the music a 6 just because I really didn't pay attention to most of it. The only songs I remember from the drama are Owl City's Good Time since it's a song I actually know haha. And they also had Gangnam Style in there which I thought was funny bc of all the hype that song is getting. But other than that, I don't remember.

Anyway, I liked it but didn't love it. Kept me interested enough to watch it every week but not to the point that I was sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the next episode.
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Oct 13, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Of the few dramas I have watched, Panda and Hedgehog was easily the most disappointing. It had such a strong premise and beginning, such cute characters and a storyline that just made you smile with every episode. In fact the happy feeling from the first 5 episodes is fairly reminiscent of the way To The Beautiful You made me feel.

Then they turned Pan Da into this annoying caricature of a woman, read more and started trying to throw in twists that were obvious from a mile away. I know there is a Korean term for it, but for me, this show just kept jumping the shark!

But enough negativity, since there really are some good things about this show that make it worth watching. Firstly, Won Yi. She made this show worth watching, she was so ridiculously adorable and over the top, I swear I have a minor crush on her! Also, Hedgehog's character was so fun to watch, even when the crap hit the proverbial fan. He was like the Energizer Bunny, not stopping for anything. His "1, 2, 3 Go!" was just adorable and watching his feelings develop (very quickly, I might add) for Pan Da just made you love him all the more.

The cast of supporting characters also really helped in making this a fun drama to watch. I will admit, I cried pretty hard towards the end, and I wouldn't have if it weren't for the amazing job the cast did with a sometimes ridiculous script.

If you are looking for something cute, fluffy and no where near groundbreaking or deep, then this is what you want!
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-Both dramas revolve around food.
-Both main Female lead have this fun and strong personality.
-Both main Female lead need help from the talented Male lead.
-Both dramas have 2 guys fighting for 1 girl (Love Triangle)

DEFENITLY a should watch!
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They are both cute dramas with romantic comedy. Even though Choco Bank is a short web drama, the story line is similar. Both main lead girls have something to do with baking or in Choco Bank's case making chocolate. The point is that they surround their passions around sweets. Both of the name also have a symbol or significance in their lives. Choco Bank's main lead girls name is Cho Co, which means chocolate in Korean, while Panda and Hedgehog main;s girl lead in Pan Da which she always have pandas figurines or something similar. The same case is with the males, each of their names mean Bank (Choco Bank) and Hedgehog (Panda and Hedgehog). Also the main girl need the main lead guy because he has a talent of sorts that is needed for their future or goals. And of course a love triangle, even though in Choco Bank is almost non-existent.
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    ClaudiaKdramaFan Jun 17, 2017

    I had put this show on hold for so much time, and finally finished it in a sit..... It was a very different kdrama, there was romance and I like Panda character despite all the negative comments popping up on my screen watching on Viki. But what I loved the most about this show was the relationships, the brotherhood, the sisterhood, and I loved Hedgehog and grandpa's characters and relationship the most...I really enjoyed it, the last episodes are the give it a try you might like it after all.....

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    DarlingTabasa Dec 4, 2016 - edited

    So I started this awhile ago. It's currently on a hold I guess I would say. I'm having a hard time getting into it -.- What episode does it start getting good? hahah

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    Diefenbaker Dec 4, 2016

    Even the presence of Donghae couldn't save this for me.

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    Yume Jul 14, 2015 - edited
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      SimbiAni Sep 7, 2015 - edited
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      Yume Sep 9, 2015

      Oh yeah makes sense xD I didn't pay much attention, thanks!

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    Kyattchan Apr 19, 2015 - edited

    I totally watched this for Donghae and Jinhyuk (didn't think I would love the bromance so much!!) and I feel in love with Won Yi (played by Oh Yi Na)! She was definitely my 3rd favorite character in this drama. I would love to see her in more dramas! Gotta say however that I found the storyline kind of disappointing.. some things were just pure nonsense.. but the actors kept me going. lol

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      SimbiAni Nov 1, 2016 - edited

      Definitely check out It's Okay Daddy's Girl, cuz you not only get these adorkable boys as actual brothers (whose impossibly perfect selves will ~twist your heart from all of the saad cuute!) but also grandpa & quirky sis! as minor chars too, loool.. ^-^ (plus bonus: that super precious cuutie @[email protected] from Heartstrings, MinHyuk interacting with DongHae, etc)

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    wavy3 Nov 5, 2014

    Only good part is the bromance. Didn't care about the romance. :p

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    BB78 Jun 26, 2014 - edited

    its a good normal romance drama without too much makjang. with my last 12months constantly watching revenge plots and makjang mothers i really need a time out with just a normal drama that makes you feel good even if you skip a few minutes.i watched love now a taiwanese drama and it is soo much more romantinc and normal that it really helped me to recover my heart who got 10years older because of crazy makjang mothers- huh i am alive -.-

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      SHIRLEYMOLINA May 1, 2017

      I feel you here had my share of revenge dramas and mak jang mothers as well went out of my comfort zone and tried some Cdramas The Four love it never bored a lot of revenge but enjoyable and action kind give it a shot maybe you will like it.

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    AmyLovesDramas Jun 15, 2014

    Sorry, but watching this drama was a waste of my time. I only watched for Dong Hae. The whole thing was just boring! I don't even see any chemistry between the leads... -_-

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    Bengutsu Feb 12, 2014

    I love this drama. Gave it a 10.

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    __Jenny Jan 4, 2014 - edited

    So slllllooow. Moreover what kind of love triangle is that??!! xD TERRIBLE DRAMA.

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      SimbiAni Sep 28, 2015 - edited

      Only the best triangle ever!!! *___* #OT3 ♡♡♡ #toofast #endedtoosoon #needmore

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan Jun 18, 2017

      I just finished it, held it for 1 year because of the reviews, I loved the triangle. If you didnt like it, you never got the whole drama. They were more family than triangle since little kids, but Panda & Hedgehog liked each other since little kids as well. But the story had a message that not everyone got it I think.

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    mszither Dec 8, 2013

    Gonna this dorky Donghae~ sobs. He has a remarkably better chemistry with Grandpa and Won Il compared to Panda.

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    nekomata Nov 27, 2013

    ITS A LOVE-AT-1ST-SIGHT story!!! <3 <3 <3
    m going crazy especially coz Donghae is starring in this drama and his acting really is AMAZING! ^^
    Good Job, Donghae!! I love you sooooooooooooooooooooo much!
    N I've watched only 2 episodes till now.. -______-

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    Meli Nov 9, 2013 - edited

    I loved the chemistry between CJH and LDH! They are so awesome together...what a bromance!

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      Meli Oct 2, 2015

      Thank you for sharing!

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    ROSE Aug 28, 2013

    i liked it DOng Hae is soo cute

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    Diamond Aug 19, 2013

    I just finished this and I liked it :)


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Aug 18, 2012 to Oct 7, 2012
  • Aired On:

    Saturday, Sunday
  • Network:

    Channel A
  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    7.2 (scored by 5,691 users)
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