Pasta

Pasta (2010)

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Seo Yoo Kyung, endured the grueling job of kitchen assistant at high-class restaurant La Sfera for two years in hopes of being promoted to chef. Things are looking up as she meets a handsome stranger on the street who ends up being the restaurant's new head chef. His first day on the job, however, he fires all the female cooks, including Yoo Kyung. Yoo Kyung, too stubborn to let go of her read moredream, she is willing to do whatever it takes to get her job back. Yoo Kyung struggles as she butts heads with the new chef while trying to learn everything she can from him at the same time, and sparks begin to fly. Things are complicated by the presence of Kim San, a charming customer with an eye for Yoo Kyung who seems to have mysterious ties to the restaurant, and Oh Sae Young, a famous TV Chef and former love of Hyun Wook, not to mention the kitchen politics that get in the way of their budding romance.

  • Native title:

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KdramaQueen89
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Aug 18, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Going into this I had no expectations and this was my first time watching anything with the leads...

Story- Predictable yet so engaging that you won't want to stop watching by the end of it. The cooking theme was done so well that even though you watch them do the same things every day it is fascinating and not repetitive. The romance was perfectly done because it wasn't so intense/messy but it read more wasn't simple/without conflict.

Acting/Cast- The leads are known to be amazing actors already but they were perfectly casted because of their amazing chemistry. I fell in love with the entire supporting cast.

Music- The first time I watched this I didn't notice the OST but the second time I watched it I downloaded all the songs to my Ipod. I listen to the songs all the time now.

Rewatch- Already watched it twice in the same year and I'll continue to do so.

Overall Pasta gives no surprises but it really is fascinating and with the awesome cast and OST it really is the whole package.
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Paimon
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Jul 5, 2011
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
I started watching this drama by a friend's recommendation and I instantly fell in love with it from the first episode. I don't tend to watch many things that deal with the cooking aspect, but it gave you a feel for what goes on behind the scenes of what seems to be a perfectly calm restaurant on the outside. The constant fights and battles between the Italian-trained chefs and the Korean-trained chefs read more drew me in with the high tension; specifically when both teams banded together whenever something that would disrupt the already chaotic balance of their kitchen surfaced.



The love story was sweet and absolutely hilarious between the tough and crude head chef and the stubborn newly-promoted chef. Albeit, it's not a concept unfamiliar to Korean dramas, it was still told in a manner that made it seem highly original and entertaining.



The actors were wonderful in their roles and they had me thoroughly believing everything from the always-yelling and high-tempered head chef, all the way down to the timid kitchen assistant.



The music fit the scenes rather nicely and I enjoyed the majority of the OST. I felt that it gave each scene that extra boost to add to the feeling they were trying to give.



As far as the rewatch value, I'm not one for rewatching something as long as a drama, but it was definitely a good enough of a story that I may find myself rewatching in a few years.



I highly recommend this drama to anyone who likes a good romantic comedy with a little tension on the side. Although, I warn everyone to never watch this drama while hungry.
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Both dramas concentrate on a specific culinary area.
Both teach you a lot about their respective domain.
Both revolve around a master in his field that is forced to accept an unwanted disciple - a headstrong woman, who gives her all to learn.
Both dramas are rather slow and have a certain "Indie" feeling about them.
If you enjoyed one of them, you'd enjoy the other one too.
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Both dramas have the same director, screen writer and lead actor, so while watching you might get the same feeling.

But that's not it. Both dramas don't focus on the romance directly. In "Pasta" it is about working in a restaurant, while in "Miss Korea" it is about working out to be Miss Korea and managing a cosmetic company.

Beside the lead actor, Lee Sun Gyun, actors Lee Sung Min and Choi Jae Hwan also acted in both dramas as supporting roles.
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    heavenlene Aug 25, 2014

    Head Chef is too sadistic and maknea chef is too masochistic hhhmm..perfect combi :P learned a lot about cooking fine dishes through this drama :P cool storyline

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    ROSE Aug 10, 2014

    re-watching
    never bored of it

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    Sapaieo Apr 18, 2014

    His "michyeoss-eo?" face is so sexy.

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    blindassassin Feb 14, 2014

    I started watching this because I'm a Lee Sun Gyun fan, however I hate dramas where the male lead domineers over the female lead so...end of story.

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    holldoll32 Feb 9, 2014

    choi jin hyuk was in pasta?! i dont remember that! as who...?

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      pegah Mar 22, 2014

      one of the Italian Group ... because now he change so much :D

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    Rosie Nov 10, 2013

    I do not particularly like Gong Hyo Jin & Lee Sun Gyun who I understand are the lead roles in this drama.

    I would like to watch for the supporting cast. Can anyone who has seen it let me know if the supporting actors have adequate screen time or is it predominantly the leads focused on. No spoilers please.

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    DramaLoverSara Nov 3, 2013

    loved it sooo much , the two leads are great actors !!!!!!! the chemistry seemed sooo real , loved it !!!!!!!!!

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    AnitaSuperStar Nov 2, 2013

    omg i loved it ^^ So cute

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    WowCreations Oct 2, 2013

    oh the cute-ness ^__^

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    teelove Sep 13, 2013

    I enjoyed this drama alot!

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    Hugz_4_mE Sep 8, 2013

    Master's Sun brought me here! so i am gonna watch this drama just because I read it somewhere that GHJ did an amazing job in this drama i mean the GIRL CAN ACT SHE IS JUST TOO GOOD esp in Master's sun.

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      Moko Oct 30, 2013

      If you want GHJ-Awesomeness you should rather watch Greatest Love or Crush and Blush or Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy but Pasta is okay as well xD

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      Hugz_4_mE Nov 2, 2013

      Hiii. yeah I kinda gave up on Pasta idk why hehe. But will def gie Crush and blush a try. thnx

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    Meye Sep 3, 2013

    I decided to watch it because of Lee Sun Gyun who seemed very good in Coffee Prince, but what I don't understand is how come this drama got such low rates than Coffee Prince. Such a shame!
    I loved this drama, probably because I am a food lover and I like to dump curbs in my stomach and I like Pasta a lottt.... and the romance part, working in a restaurant, environment in a working place, lives of chefs, lives of others were portrayed in a very meaningful way. Love it!! The OSTs are amazing!!
    One of the most favorite moment of the drama was in the last part of episode 15 when the chef threw in the towel for what he had done. So many favorite moments... finished the series in 2 days :D. This is so getting all the 5stars from me ;)

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      Es01 Sep 10, 2013

      i think is because Pasta was too much in the kitchen but Coffee prince was a wow both the kitchen,romance,hate,runaway.anyway they are both incredible

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    ROSE Aug 27, 2013

    i liked it soooo much coz i love lee sun gyun his voice when he speaks is wow

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    meganjoy12 Aug 21, 2013
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    Bookdork1 Aug 2, 2013

    For anyone hesitant to watch this drama: The male lead is not a chauvinist. Yes, he is an egotistical control freak, but he isn't a sexist jerk. The reason he initially fires all of the women is because he is terrified of falling in love as he was once hurt very badly in a relationship. His actions were most definitely wrong, (and I really don't get why the women didn't just sue him) but don't let the first 2 eps fool you; he knows women are most definitely capable of being awesome chefs ;)

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Jan 4, 2010 to Mar 9, 2010
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 2 min.

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  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 3,491 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1021
  • Popularity:

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