When A Man's in Love

When A Man's in Love (2013)

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Han Tae-Sang is a successful business man, who has a cold-blooded decisiveness and incredible drive. This helped him to attain his current status, as he started with nothing. He then meets a younger woman named Seo Mi-Do. Her personality reminds him of himself when he was that age. Han Tae-Sang begins to feel love for the first time in his life.
Seo Mi-Do is full of ambition and she is also bright read moreand lovely. Seo Mi-Do isn't afraid of anything, because she went through so many difficult times when growing up.
A man named Lee Jae-Hee then confronts Han Tae-Sang over Seo Mi-Do.

  • Native title:

    남자가 사랑할 때
  • Also Known as:

    When A Man Loves; When a Man Falls in Love; When a Man is in Love; When a Man Loves a Woman;

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Mar 8, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I would have to say this drama was not what I expected. I love Song Seung Hun, but the main actress did not do a great job and it made him look bad. I wished they would have picked a different actress and it would have probably been better.

The story line was alright. It's not anything special. The ending made me cry a little since Song Seung Hun was very sweet.
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Mar 2, 2014
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 4.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
This drama is,honestly, the worst one I have watched. The plot introduction was intriguing with crime and melodrama. In the beginning, it was only right to sympathize with Mi Do. However, as the drama progressed, I lost all sympathy toward her. Her acting is bad, keeping a stale face and personality throughout the whole drama. It's the first time I despised the lead actress so much. The only reason I rated the read more acting 6 is because of Tae Sang. He played his part great. All the efforts he put in just to get shot down and heartbroken all the way to the last episode. On top of Mi Do, there was also Jae Hee. The 2nd guy in the love triangle is expected to be somewhat irritating (in most cases). Jae Hee had me annoyed from the beginning to the end. I couldn't stand the Mi Do and Jae Hee couple. Honestly, I only kept watching because of Tae Sang or else I would have dropped this drama right from the beginning. The plot playout was very disappointing as well as the ending. There's a nixture of good and bad reviews and I guess it's a matter of how Mi Do got to you. To me, she is the biggest reason why this drama is so bad.
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When a Man's In Love has the same type of elements of a Gangster who struggles to balance is lifestyle with love. If you like a melodrama with the theme a topsy turvy struggle of good vs. evil then this one is for you.
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Both have the same female lead- she is almost the same in both dramas. both have complicated emotions and relationships- not your traditional kdramas.
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    KMR 12 days ago

    It's hard to enjoy a show where the female lead is so wrong and cruel. Enjoying her behavior implies a little sadistic side.

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    layla Aug 17, 2015

    This is by far the worst drama I've seen! I hated the lead actress so much but still watched it for Song Seung Hun.

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    denise ann pendulas May 26, 2015


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    Grace lander Apr 24, 2015
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      Grace lander Aug 7, 2015

      i don't remember.

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      Blademan2 16 days ago

      Sorry, I just had to say this after reading your comment. It's NEVER okay to cheat on someone. It's the ABSOLUTE worst you can do to someone, someone who cheats on someone gets looked down on, and rightly so.

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      jxsilicon9 16 days ago

      That exact scenario happened to a friend of mine. He walked in on his wife and some guy she picked up from a club. And the guy wouldn't leave. With any other person that guy could be leaving in a body bag and probably the wife too.. But my friend is more of the reasonable nice guy.

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      Blademan2 15 days ago

      And that's why I have such HUGE trust issues with women now, been cheated on too many times, or like when I was in Japan, women lied saying they were single when they were indeed married or had a boyfriend. Not good.

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      jxsilicon9 15 days ago

      There was a special forces soldier that went AWOL. Climbed through the vents in his house and caught his wife cheating.Beat the hell out of both of them.Crazy stuff. In Japan they work them to the bone.So I bet there is plenty of cheating.You even have to go out drinking with your colleagues after work.If you're in the military or work a lot,there will probably be a lot of cheating since you can be gone for months or years

      .I will say the only thing that changed in the last few decades around the world is women were allowed to cheat.In the past it was just men that were allowed to cheat especially in places like Japan.Of course women cheated in the past also but it was never an open secret like with men.

      Of course psychologists,anthropologists,etc talk about we aren't really biological made to find one exclusive partner. Its actually a rarity if someone can go through a long term relationship or marriage without cheating.

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    marsha4 Mar 5, 2015

    i'm torn. Watched it initially for Song Seung Hun. I finished this but not satisfied. Characters were not endearing at all. But were they supposed to be? Loved Jae Hee until he got creepy. I was compelled to feel sorry for Han Tae sang, struggled to like Seo Mi Do, got creeped out and then weary of Jae Hee. At the very least, i can be satisfied that i FINALLY watched this. Recommending it? Nah, there's GOT to be something better out there. I'm off to find it.

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    ashley3ako Dec 26, 2014

    I hated every character in this drama except for han tae sang

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    Queen_Makjang Dec 16, 2014

    I loved this drama, couldn't stand shin se kyung. I started this drama about a year ago, dropped it, then tried again. I loved it this time. Just can't stand the female lead, which is why I will never watch fashion king.

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    Fraan Sep 10, 2014

    I stopped this shit, is the worst drama I started watch ¬.¬ is so boring.

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    alexk345 Jul 14, 2014

    Stop Blaming actress. Its story. I like the story i thought it was realist way of showing. In real life once people set their mind , they won't change. She was not thankful for her benefactor. It happens in real life. There are many cold blooded people.

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      girl_on_fire Jul 15, 2014

      There are many cold blooded people. That is true, but this drama doesn't give a accurate representation of anything. It's a drama. More then half the incidents which came up would never happen in real life. Is that a bad thing? No.
      That's ok....if a drama did not have it's melodrama moments...I would wonder if it really was a drama.

      One of my biggest issues with this drama, was the actress. As you may know, she does have a reputation that precedes her. For some reason, I don't like her on screen. It feels awkward and does not give me any feeling of reality. Thus, her character comes off as exaggerated or fictitious.

      Benefactor?! LOL.....man, you have a weird way of looking at things. Just because someone is your benefactor doesn't mean you have to give everything to them. Including, your body and soul.

      Definition of benefactor:
      Someone who helps another person, group, etc., by giving money.

      That's it. No selling yourself in the process.

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      jxsilicon9 16 days ago

      No such thing as a free meal. She didn't have to love him but there should have been some respect after he helped her. But she went beyond the pale to screw him over. Any other loan shark wold have pimped her out.

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    girl_on_fire Jul 14, 2014

    Terrible...terrible drama. I can't stress this enough! Don't watch this....you will definitely regret it.

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      alexk345 Jul 14, 2014

      For me it is one of best drama. I like the story line. I like the actress. She screwed someone ..two timed. It was perfect. Some people do not like that. I thought that was the center point of the story

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      girl_on_fire Jul 15, 2014
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    Kailani Jul 10, 2014
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    Dhamphir340 Jun 27, 2014

    I wanted to like this drama so bad because of the lead actor, but in all honesty the actress ruined the drama. I don't really think her acting was bad but more of the character the writers had drawn out for her to play. She was just ungrateful and a two timer. I kept hoping it would get better but I had to drop it in the end. Her stupidity was to much for me.

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    PrettyCarEye Jun 1, 2014

    I hate you, Seo Mi Do. With so much passion I wish I could choke you with it!

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    Jo-hannah May 18, 2014

    If I could punch that girl's face I would... I hated her so much that it became completely unwatchable for me. :'(

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      alexk345 Jul 14, 2014

      I loved it. I thought that was core of story. She two timed. :)

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      Jo-hannah Jul 14, 2014

      that's why I love Kdrama community, because sometimes what works for me probably doesn't work for someone else and so on ^_^ But yeah, I know that the core of the story is betrayal but it just doesn't work for me, in real life and in fictional I hate that hahaha I didn't even finish the drama I dropped it :'(

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    alexk345 Apr 10, 2014

    I like the reality of this drama. Lead actress showed one character that you see in real life in that some girls are just crazy. I loved the lead actress role. I know she made the lead actor a clueless guy , but that is the point of the story. When a man in love he will do anything to get it even the girl betrayed him. Most people hate the drama because of the betrayal.


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    South Korea
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    Apr 3, 2013 to Jun 6, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    6.7 (scored by 2,355 users)
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