My Girl

My Girl (2005)

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When Gong Chan meets the lively and beautiful Yoo Rin, he finds out that she has connections to his missing cousin, whom his grandfather has been searching for. He asks Yoo Rin to lie about being his long missing cousin until he can find his real cousin. She says yes, but soon their feelings for each other get in the way of their plans. Gong Chan's friend, Jung Woo falls for Yoo read moreRin while Gong Chan's ex-girlfriend, Seo Hyun, a pro tennis player, tries to win him back. Will the two ever tell each other how they feel? Will Gong Chan ever find his real cousin?

  • Native title:

    마이걸
  • Also Known as:

    Ma-i-geol

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Rourou
19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Apr 27, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
1-The reason I watched this : I just read the synopsis then I unconsciously started to watch and finished it in three days dramathon

2-Storyline/Plot : Totally loved the story, it was well done plus the events passed by so smoothly without any blanks or slow moments.
The start was really awesome,I really enjoyed the hilarious moments at the beginning. The rest was good too although I still prefer the beginning of read more the drama.

3-Acting/Cast : Lee Da Hae has done her role in a perfect way; I haven't noticed any mistakes in her performance although her character fell into the usual dumb lead Korean female in some point but I really liked the way she lied; it was very believable and super hilarious.
Lee Dong Wook and Lee Jun Ki were my special eye candy in this drama, I am really sorry for saying this but when I see them on screen all I was thinking about were shallow feelings for those two actors looks so I really can't talk about their acting skills but I can say that they had usual characters as a lead male and a second lead male.
Other cast weren't that bad but they weren't that great either. However, I will say this: Park Si Yeon was really annoying as a character and as an actress.

4-Music : It was the same song played all along the drama but it was good enough to hear over and over again.

5-Rewatch value : I don't think that it could be fully rewatched but there's some moments that deserves repeating them.

6-The ending : A nice cute ending not that special but I totally loved the two guests who showed up in the last episode.

7-Overall : This is the type of drama that's highly recommended to romantic comedies lovers.
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concreteroads
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Feb 14, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I so wanted to give Lee Dong Wook- ahem, I mean, My Girl- a 10. Ultimately, the reason why I had to give this drama a 9 instead can be summed up quite simply: Park Si Yeon as Kim Seo Hyun, the second female lead. Oh my goodness. The absolute terribleness that is Park Si Yeon's acting STILL astounds me.

It's a real pity, because I absolutely loved virtually everything else about read more this drama (though my hatred for Park Si Yeon's acting/the character in general probably contributed to my immense love for the rest of the drama, as I was too busy hating on her to really criticize anything else).

This is one of my favourite romcoms ever, in any language. It's got comedy and it's got romance, and it does both very well. I spent the first few episodes laughing my head off- this drama actually does a pretty good job of finding comical situations that haven't been reused five bajillion times in other dramas and movies.

What really made My Girl for me, though, were the two lead actors. Lee Da Hae and Lee Dong Wook both have a fantastic sense of comic timing (just wait until the hospital scene where Gong Chan/LDW freaks out), and they're both so expressive and have such diverse facial expressions that they can make an already funny scene even funnier. They're amazing at comedy, and really, just amazing actors, period. Even when the drama starts turning more serious and high-stakes, they're able to deliver comedic, serious, sweet, touching, and tearful moments as required, often going rapidly back and forth between the funny and the serious. Together, they're even better. They play off of each other incredibly well, and their chemistry, too, is one of the things that really made this drama what it is. I'd say that their chemistry rivals that of many often-praised kdrama couples: think the sizzling sexual tension from Secret Garden, mixed with the overwhelming cuteness of My Princess, and you have Seol Gong Chan and Joo Yoo Rin in My Girl.

On the subject of Joo Yoo Rin: Lee Da Hae truly shines in this drama. I seriously cannot believe that neither her nor Lee Dong Wook got awards for their acting in this drama, while the awful Park Si Yeon did. Lee Da Hae is brilliant as the quirky, over-the-top, scheming yet loveable Yoo Rin. She makes me laugh and cry here with ease, and she seems to have fleshed out this character completely- Joo Yoo Rin is so realistic she might as well be real, and I really couldn't imagine any other actress in this part.

In regards to the rest of the cast: Lee Jun Ki acts the part of Seo Jung Woo quite well; I just think that it was never a hugely well written character to begin with. Yoo Rin's friends and father didn't stick out that much to me, but I loved Gong Chan's family, and together, they really did present the image of a realistic, slightly weird but loving, oddly knit together family unit. And... then there's Park Si Yeon, who is consistently awful. Kim Seo Hyun is a badly written character, and Park Si Yeon is a bad actor. She has all of approximately three facial expressions, the most common of these being the disdainful/contemptuous/annoyed/sarcastic snort that she does every five seconds, and in the later episodes, that really made me start to want to slap her in the face and skip ahead every time she appeared on screen.

The writing... well, it IS a Hong Sisters drama, but in my opinion, actually one of their best. My Girl has all of their wit and humour, awesome story and romance, and quirky yet loveable characters, but doesn't exhibit some of the flaws that are often associted with HS dramas- for example, weak endings(the ending of My Girl is actually pretty up there, as far as kdramas go). It's faced-paced, well-plotted, and thoroughly addictive.

The music (both the score and the OST) fit the drama perfectly, and as usual for a Hong Sisters drama, the music is excellent, and played at more or less all the right moments. Though it might not make my personal playlist as some drama OSTs do, My Girl's score is outstanding and the OST is a great match for the drama.

Overall, this is a hilarious drama, well worth watching. Basically, my main complaint with this drama is the shallow, poorly written second female lead (a common feature of Hong Sisters dramas/kdramas in general, unfortunately- think You're Beautiful, just for starters), and the poor acting with which said poorly written character was executed. Aside from this, I loved My Girl, and Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae alone make this worth watching again and again.
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If you liked my girl for lee da hee you would definily like marriage no dating the same concept of a man bring someone home to Fake their relationship in my girl as cousin here as girlfriend and the same beautiful romance with completely funny scenes also Han groo has same attractive spirit lee da hee had at my girl :)
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Just because Lee Da Hae and Lee Dong Wook couple. Love to see them together again. <3 <3
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    ROSE Aug 6, 2014

    finished it in 3 days
    a lot of fun , a lot of twists ,

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    ROSE Aug 6, 2014
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      ROSE Aug 9, 2014

      I feel bad for ur computer , sometimes we get involved in the drama too much that I feel I would have a heartbreak . this is insane

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      docnty Aug 10, 2014

      I know the feeling, I watched Beautiful Life, I knew it would be sad, but the last episode, she's dead on the floor and he's adding makeup making her look pretty, and he's just full of emotion, even now, months and months later, I still think about it sometimes and catch myself crying, it really moved and shook me up. I wish, for once, there would be just a nice romance drama without idiots, love triangles, hurts, etc, that lower the goodness of the drama, I'm watching Wonderful Days, just an all out and out awesome drama, but once again, it has a few really stupid, despicable, ludicrous people in it that just trash and destroy the goodness of the story, it would have been a real masterpiece had it not been for these dumb idiots... It's still airing, but almost finished... I am so like you, I want to laugh, love, have fun, and cry for all the right reasons, sometimes sad but for the right reasons, not getting frustrated, annoyed, angry, livid, etc. Yeah, Hotel King looks like it's a good one, someone told me I'd probably like it, I just have one more episode of an airing drama to watch then I will start on the 2nd ep of HK. Hehe, yeah, I feel bad for the computer too, but I feel more bad for my wallet... :))) LOL... Not sometimes, I ALWAYS get involved in each and every drama or movie I watch, sometimes the roof lifts from me screaming at the screen, I cry when I see chemistry between two people. I watched the Taiwanese version of Fated To Love You last night, and my heart was all bubbly, just watching them together after they got back together, made me with I was the guy having the relationship. When watching these drama's, it makes me yearn and long for what they have, it really makes me all the more lonely, but I don't think I can handle being in a relationship for fear of being hurt again. I could right a very thick book on the many ways I've been hurt through the years. I have a super thick impenetrable iron wall around me protecting me, and right now, nobody can get through, that's how much I've been hurt. I'm EXTREMELY bitter, but not to the point where I'm not sensitive to others' suffering, pain, and hurt. But yeah, it does sound like we do have the same taste in drama's... :)))

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      ROSE Aug 10, 2014

      If u find hotel king good and happy tell me . we will be friends :)

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      docnty Aug 10, 2014

      LOL, sweet, I'll be sure to let you know... :)))

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    kpopx3lover Jul 17, 2014

    Hmmm...thinking of re-watching this drama again. If I did, it would be the 5th time. My favorite drama of all dramas. One of the best romantic comedies out there!!

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    hananii10 Jun 10, 2014

    Looks nice xD, gonna add it to the list!

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      nxia Jul 8, 2014

      it really is! I reached ep15 in almost 5 days ;-;

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      hananii10 Jul 8, 2014

      That's impressive! I did that to Rooftop prince but I only finished it in 3 days >_<Mom scolded me for days...

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      ROSE Aug 4, 2014

      I watched 6 eps yesterday very funny drama

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    zukuu May 24, 2014

    Everyone was so excited about LDW and LDH reuniting in Hotel King so I decided to give this another try and watch it before Hotel King. I don't know why I couldn't get through the first Ep years ago but I absolutely loved it this time around! The comedy and LDH were spot on. It's definitely not for everyone but I love the over-the-top campy acting and humor.

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    docnty May 11, 2014

    I have just a really quick question, in the recommendations, Ayacherry said the forbidden love between siblings, um, where were the real siblings in this story? They were fake siblings, and not even siblings, they were fake cousins, and it is not wrong to love your cousin, and/or even marry a cousin, at least in Canada, even in the Bible cousins married and were blessed by God, Jacob and Leah and Rachel were just one example of cousins marrying. But to say that My Girl lives out every angsty moment of the forbidden love, that is so totally bogus and so wrong, especially when they weren't even related. Sorry Ayacherry, wrong drama... :))) I so wanted to give this a rating of 8 or 9 if it hadn't been for the 2nd leads and the dumb 2nd male lead's mother and our lead's grandfather. For me they all destroyed a most wonderful and enjoyable romance drama for me... :'(

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    docnty Apr 25, 2014
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      ROSE Aug 6, 2014

      hhhhhhhhhhhh yup me too I would kill her and the grandpa too
      the end was tooooo long I was gonna smash something
      the write made me nervous I hate when they do this

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      docnty Aug 6, 2014

      Yep, had it not been for them dumb idiotic people, this drama would have been rated much higher by me, of course, in my most humble opinion... :)))

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    lettuceloveHJ Apr 9, 2014

    I'm finally starting up this drama while I wait for Hotel King's next episode. Lol at episode 3 of My Girl, I cracked up so hard when she met the Grandfather. "That thing has to go diiiiiiing..." Bwahaha!

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    Dramacity Feb 12, 2014

    I WOULD watch this, buuut... I don't want to because I know that I'm gonna have the second lead love syndrome... I really don't watch to experience that awful feeling X'( Saranghae Lee Jun Ki! <3

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      Eitoku Feb 23, 2014

      I usually had second male lead syndrome in dramas that feature the jerk as the hero and the nice guy as the second lead - however, in My Girl, both guys are really good that it's hard to pick who to root for! (eventually, I end up shipping her more with Gong-chan since I love their chemistry better <3) Anyway, I think you should give this a try. Lee Jun Ki didn't get the girl but he's really smokingly hot here!

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      Dramacity Mar 1, 2014

      I'll try it out

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      docnty Apr 24, 2014

      I fully understand where you're coming from as to the 2nd lead love syndrome, just finished watching Delicious Proposal, and as much as I loved the lead female and that there was tons of chemistry between the leads, I loved the 2nd lead just a tad more than the lead female, and there was just as much chemistry between her and the male lead as the 2 main leads. Yeah, I totally know where you're coming from... :P

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      docnty Apr 24, 2014

      I don't like the 2nd male lead, he's a womanizer and a playboy, you saw that in the 2nd episode alone, I wouldn't even come close to shipping our lead to the 2nd lead, not one single ioda, not even for the smallest of seconds on the clock. He'd only fool around and cheat on her down the road, nope, the male lead is responsible, there's so much chemistry between the two leads. You may think the 2nd lead is hot, but looks is only skin deep... But then women generally like the bad boys, maybe I need to change to become a bad boy, then maybe I might find someone nice. Us nice guys always seem to be on the losing end when it comes to the really pretty gals with the pretty hearts, they're so out of our league... :'(

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    AlexB Jan 31, 2014

    Watched it, re-watched it, will watch again:) One of my most favourite dramas and I have seen many of them:) A must see romantic comedy:)

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    LEE_87 Jan 7, 2014

    Best comedy drama in korea

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    wafa-aktouche Nov 12, 2013

    iloved it .supeer funny and romantic i rate it an 8 <3

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    Es01 Sep 26, 2013

    hey guys have you realized that Seol Gong Chan' cousin was Sung Choon Hyang from delightful girl Choon Hyang.The funny thing is that they didn't change Mong Ryong father in my girl and he was like "have i meet you someway.i feel like i know you".And i said that is your son from DGCH.

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Dec 14, 2005 to Feb 2, 2006
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 3 min.

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    7.9 (scored by 7,300 users)
  • Ranked:

    #635
  • Popularity:

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