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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7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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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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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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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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    Grace lander Apr 24, 2015
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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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    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


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

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

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


  • Score:

    6.7 (scored by 2,159 users)
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