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

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10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Aug 16, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
I won't deny it, I watched it only for Song Seung Heon... And well, I can't say I regret I did, but he was not my favourite character in the drama^^ I couldn't help but feeling sorry for him, or angry against him... 'cause that man got quite a temper !

On the contrary, I almost fall in love with Yun Woo Jin (Lee Jae Hee), who really had a lot of read more cute sides in the drama (even though Song Seung Heon had his part too^^).

That's it for the cast, now let's talk about the story ! There were so many turnarounds in the script ! It was almost tiring honestly... But well at the end you discover that at least some of them were needed to get the denouement we have (even though I don't like the end, but I won't tell anything about it !).

Concerning the love story, honestly I think this was a great one. 'Cause you'd get what you want with both male characters. Usually you cheer for the second role, and he doesn't get anything beside your cheers during the drama ! Here it's quite different, and quite refreshing !

So the drama was quite good, even though sometimes the story was a bit "too much". I don't regret watching it though ! It was quite entertaining !
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May 6, 2014
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 2.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 3.5
As far as drama goes, this one is not to be confused with hybrid action/rom/coms or any other standard fare we drama addicts tune in to view. This is a creature of a whole different nature. It seemed the writers were intent upon carrying this cast in a specific, predictable direction, when, for whatever reason, reasons unknown to themselves I'd imagine, they (very late in the game) caught their bearings and salvaged read more what redeeming value could be wrought from this tale. The cast was great, aside from a few ill-conceived roles, or was it the actors cast in those roles; (I won't speculate). But, at times I wanted to -- no i DID -- scream, "WTF!?! I wouldn't stand for THAT!" But then again, I'm not carrying out the whims of directors, producers and writers who just want to get the production in the can.
My initial impression was that this particular vicinity had a severe snake infestation problem (of the two-legged variety). And I surmised that if anyone was to get through this script unscathed, widespread de-snakeification with extreme prejudice would be necessary. Logical choices would have been to build tragic loss(es) into the story-line at some point so as to not lose the audience's emotional consonance with the lead characters. But as the story progressed, certain character deficiencies became less and less critical to the overall resolution of 'When A Man's In Love'.
I can't say how I would have handled this if I had to wait week to week for each episode to be aired, but it was, in the final analysis, worth the twenty hour investment -- at any rate -- and gives several broad-stroke examples of the beauty of forgiveness. Forgiveness for certain persons who exhibit such irredeemable personality flaws that an abrupt writing out of the script, as a final option, may indeed be in order. Just a single character endured the length of the series, having suffered no credibility loss; though suffering repeated incidents of betrayal, deception and malfeasance from the people whom they had trusted most, for the longest time, for the most honorable of reasons; and for that small mercy, I AM grateful...
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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.
Recommended by ahangman
both have the same female lead- she is almost the same in both dramas. both have complicated emotions not traditional in kdramas.
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    Melo_Addiction 3 days ago

    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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    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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    alexk345 Apr 10, 2014

    one of the best KDRAMA for me. Each one have different reasons to dislike , for me this drama is really good kdrama.

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    docnty Mar 16, 2014

    Might someone be so kind as to point me in the direction as to where this drama might just happen to be? Thanks, it'd be most greatly appreciated... :)))

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      docnty Mar 20, 2014

      Thanks Jaesica...

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      Raza May 16, 2014


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      docnty May 16, 2014

      Thanks Raza... :)))

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      PrettyCarEye Jun 1, 2014

      Seriously, I don't think this drama is for you. Not if you don't want to start hating women again (if you ever stopped).

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      docnty Jun 5, 2014

      Thanks, I shan't download it then, I don't need to mistrust or hate anymore than I already do... ;)))

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    wisa Feb 23, 2014

    Enjoyed this drama...love shin se kyung!!!Best actress

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    jonssister Feb 3, 2014
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    alexk345 Jan 26, 2014

    I am the only one liked this drama? I like the pain of one sided love. Getting rejected. real world. But no one in real world like hero. People move on. I think its more of steroid of pain. I loved it!.

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    alexk345 Jan 25, 2014

    Best KDRAMA i have seen.

    Only idiots say its bad DRAMA. Incredible DRAMA. I finished 20 episode in 20hrs. BAM.

    Awsome acting

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      jonssister Feb 3, 2014

      You should give Innocent Man a shot if you haven't already. It has the same kind of vibe. I liked it better than this one. I still liked this drama though.

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      alexk345 Apr 10, 2014

      Innocent man is one awful drama. We have different scale. There are sometimes same story but you like more based on character and charisma of actors in the drama. I hated all the actors in innocent man and i stopped that drama once moon chae won fumbled to act like memory lost patient. I hate park se yeon also. I am not fan of lead actor. I think each people have different taste. I look for charisma in actors to make me like the drama. I need something new from each drama if i see repeat plots or actor struggle to show emotion i will stop

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      jonssister Apr 11, 2014

      If we're going to talk about acting jobs. I thought that Moon Che Won did a much better job with memory loss than So Mi Do. I loved the whole cast. I thought they could act well, but with this one some out shined others. I thought the cast really struggled to show the right emotions in this drama. But it's whatever.


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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 1,964 users)
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