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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doubledutchress
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Apr 2, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
This is my favorite of all time (and ofc, a guilty pleasure).

My Girl is a fluffy, comedy type. I've known this on a replay on Animax and fell inlove with it. The cutesy is addicting.

The soundtrack, especially the Never Say Goodbye, never gets old on my playlist! Everyone download it. Ppaliiiiiiii.

Back on the plot, it's depressing to get attached to the unsaid feelings of the two main characters. The read more situation was (SPOILER ALERT), Gongchan can't give up his feelings to Yoorin who agreed to pretend as his cousin. That's the plot twist and the heartache. Gah.

After all, the ending's good. Just as how I want it to end. ?
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addicted2dramas
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Aug 19, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
This show probably doesn't deserve an 8 rating, but I do have some reasons to rate it higher than it deserves.

To start with, the story is funny. And it awfully reminded of Full House at least fifty times while watching the drama till the end. It might have been some kind of a trend around 2004-05 to make dramas under similar formats. It made me laugh quite a bit in places, read more but the outcome of the story was obvious from the first episode itself. So this isn't a unique story at all. It is overly cliche and predictable to the very core.

However, the characters are colorful and engrossing. I was kept entertained by Ju Yoo Rin. The actress is pretty good. The only thing that bugged me was lack of her hairdos. That side ponytail and bun were both terrible. The producers should have invested more on the hairstylist for the main actress. Instead, I really liked the hairdos of Se Hyun better. She was pretty plus well dressed.

The second thing that kept my eyes thoroughly glued to the screen was Lee Dong Wook. He's such a pleasure to look at. He is so handsome and cute that I couldn't stop gushing all through till the end. At the beginning, his expressions were lacking but I guess that is something to do with his character because he plays an unemotional and depressed man. Towards the end, he acted really well. He showcased the emotions well. Also, his sense of dressing and hairstyle both reminded of Lee Min Ho's in Personal Taste. So I see that this show set some trends in the world of dramas because of its popularity. Anyway, Seol Gong Chan's character was cute and I was relieved that they didn't turn him into a jerk. He was rude but he was equally loving. Plus, Dong Wook's extraordinary good looks put the whole show to an advantage.

Apart from that, the sub plots were alright and this is probably the first show in which I despised the second lead. Seo Jung Woo's character was underdeveloped throughout. He went too soon from a bad boy to a good boy then bad again and after that there was no room for character growth. I am glad he didn't stand a chance because otherwise in almost all dramas I wish for the heroine to end up with the second guy. He was the most annoying thing on the show after the stupid middle-aged couple's love story.

This show has very sweet romance. It wasn't overdone and those parts were written well. I might even rewatch certain scenes. The only issue with me is that it took the serious track too soon (by ep 4) and there wasn't much of a plot to begin with. Towards the middle, the show lost some of its humor and simplicity. But they picked up later and it was still a wreck. The writing of the show was poor and pace was inconsistent. It could have been much better if the other plot devices had been put to use properly. Too much attention was focused on irrelevant things and all the potential plotlines were ignored.

However, it still serves to be an entertaining watch because of a good starcast and mostly- Lee Dong Wook. Without him the show would have sucked much more. But he saves it along with Lee Da Hae's great performances. And the music was just okay. I have heard much better before. Also- some of the background tunes were sounding eerily similar to Full House. Sigh. The comparisons and similarities just won't stop.
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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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    Vui256 Jul 20, 2015

    old drama :))

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    Nesrine Jun 4, 2015

    just the fact that Lee Dong Wook is the main lead is worth watching :D good drama though

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    FrancescaMaloku May 19, 2015

    Good drama and beautiful music, it should be watched surely!

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    kdramalovr97 Feb 11, 2015

    One of my first dramas :) still love it!!

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    homakp Dec 3, 2014
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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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      AinAbd Oct 22, 2014

      can i ask something?i want to watch my girl korean drama but i don't know how to use it since i'm new here.could you please help me?

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      ROSE Oct 29, 2014

      u will find it on good drama ,com

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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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      Blademan2 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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      Blademan2 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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    Blademan2 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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    Blademan2 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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      Blademan2 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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      Blademan2 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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      Blademan2 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... :'(

Details

  • 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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  • Score:

    7.9 (scored by 8,310 users)
  • Ranked:

    #843
  • Popularity:

    #197

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