Nail Shop Paris

Nail Shop Paris (2013)

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Ratings: 6.3/10 from 3,340 users
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A romantic comedy revolving around flower boy nail artists and the happenings around them. It will center the story of Hong Yeo Joo, the writer of an internet novel who dresses up like a boy and gets hired to work at a famous nail shop Paris filled with flower boy nail artists.

  • Native title:

    네일샵 파리스
  • Also Known as:

    Nail Salon Paris; Neilsyap Pariseu

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Feb 2, 2014
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 4.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I'm gonna be honest right now. My scoring is a bit misleading. The only reason this drama got a 6 from me is because I feel in love with Song Jae Rim. Besides him (and Cheondung) I really am amazed at mediocrity of this drama. When I first started watching it, it was actually pretty good, but as it got along it just went from pretty good to what the heck.
The read more story made no sense and was just all over the place. It felt like the writers were just throwing things in just for the sake of it. Especially that last episode. And don't get me started on the fanfic clips...
Then the cast didn't help much. I originally watched this for Cheondung, he wasn't bad, in fact him and Song Jae Rim are probably the best part of this drama. Gyuri was so emotionless, like I could tell how Kei was feeling but in most of Yeo Joo's scenes it was more like, when did this happen? Did I miss something? Because I couldn' follow her emotions. Then Alex was just like a robot throughout the whole thing.
The drama was a farce. Luckily, Song Jae Rim did make it endurable for me and there were some really cute scenes between him and Gyuri. Actually, there were really cute scenes everywhere not just between Song and Gyuri, so perhaps the fluff had something to do with my scoring. Frankly, I wouldn't really recommend it though.
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20 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Sep 2, 2013
  • Overall 4.0
  • Story 2.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
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What. The. Fuck. Drama?

I almost feel bad writing this so soon after completing the unusually 10-episode kdrama Nail Shop Paris, since I'm still feeling sufficiently wounded.

But I'll try my best.

Show, why are you taking yourself so seriously? It starts as this weirdly episodic series where each episode involves helping some client with their problems, so then we get weird read more moral-of-the-story endings with super serious messages to the viewer. Even the novel Yeo Joo's writing about Alex, acted out in a ridiculously exaggerated style, starts off funny and then tries to reflect the seriousness of the love triangle plotline. Basically, this whole show SHOULD have been a comedy, but clearly wasn't.

Unevenness all around. I stuck with it when I thought I understood, finally, what I was in for, but even that is left by the way side with the slapped together nonsense of the final episode. Basically the whole thing feels like a bad fan fic as written by Yeo Joo.

There are two upsides, of course: Jin and Ji Soo are totes adorbz, and by far the best thing about the show despite there being too much weight given them for a supplementary plotline. And Song Jae Rim is super handsome and clearly the better actor of the group, so it was fun to watch him be silly in love for a while. He gets very little to work with plot-wise, and there's zero chemistry between him and Gyuri (who frankly has chemistry with no one in this show), but I'd probably watch him do nothing for 10 episodes and still feel I got something out of this.

Basically, listen to everything you've heard about Nail Shop Paris and skip it.
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    Sass Mar 30, 2015

    Song jae rim is such a jem hes such a good actor i love his gangster role in here so cute
    The end tho wtf lol

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    venni Jan 2, 2015
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    tomanii Nov 23, 2014

    That ending was... so weird xD

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    Christy Nov 12, 2014

    meh. I only stuck with this for song jam rim, he was the bright spot amongst all the crazy. and this drama is CRAZY.

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    WinterGale Nov 2, 2014

    Although I really laugh hard at the ending thinking Dafuq... All I see is SONG JAE RIM he is such a good actor very creative... now i deeply love him <3

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    FortuneDay Aug 10, 2014

    I have now watched this drama 3 times. It is so ridiculously craptastic.

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    ishaa Aug 7, 2014

    the ending was so unexpecting like wth! It was so random~!

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    gticecream8 Jul 29, 2014

    I thought the plot was pretty surprising, I was going to watch it just for fun because it seemed quite simple, but parts of it ended up being quite deep and sentimental. It was a nice surprise, and I was never bored. Ending was a little rushed and way too fantastical but I enjoyed it anyways. It was very entertaining and was creative.

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    hirumichi Jul 4, 2014
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    MaRichu FugOso May 14, 2014

    im new here...can anyone tell me how to watch this.....

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      ftisland May 14, 2014

      if you google it you'll probably find it, and you can check and as well! (:

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    MirMir May 12, 2014

    Isn't this pretty much like a remake of Coffee House Prince thingy?

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      jonssister Jun 27, 2014

      This drama mashed up a bunch of different dramas together. I liked this drama, but you can't take it to serious.

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    Thalia May 12, 2014

    Hmm this drama was a bit in between for me. I did enjoy the cute cross-dressing and amazingly hot guys but it lacked in plot and dialogue. I found the storyline rushed, far fetched and honestly, Twilight-esque. I gave it a 7.5 because I like nailpolish and Paris. lol xD Tbh I'm being a bit too harsh, it wasn't that bad and it's a short watch if you just want something to take the steam off.

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    amw05514 May 7, 2014

    This is one of the dramas that I hate everything about, and yet something about it is kinda cute and makes me want to watch it again

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    AnotherARMY Apr 11, 2014
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    AnotherARMY Apr 11, 2014

    Gave it 8 because i looved Song Jaerim <3333 he is so handsome >.<


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    May 3, 2013 to Jun 28, 2013
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  • Network:

    MBC QueeN
  • Duration:

    50 min.


  • Score:

    6.3 (scored by 3,340 users)
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