Nail Shop Paris

Nail Shop Paris (2013)

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Ratings: 6.3/10 from 2,854 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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10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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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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Jan 25, 2014
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
After reading the reviews I thought this looks fun not the best, it kinda fell into that cheesy smoltz that I like.
The Story:I can see how some people are comparing this to Coffee Prince it has a similar feel If i had to sum this up it's like Ouran with a higher budget, You'r beautiful in that we have the, Tsundra,Dormat nice guy, and adorable almost loli but can drink blond read more guy. I liked how they got the girl into the situation, she's obsessed with a boy but not because of the reasons one would think. The story kinda resolves around one of those god organizations which means that you have the overall plot while you have a secondary vignettes each day where they help someone out. The story has many mystical elements that i felt that some of the writers shoehorned in.
Pros:Good reason for the female lead to try to get close to them
They try to flesh out all the characters even if their background can be a bit silly
Cons:The fantasy elements can feel a bit shoehorned in
The story is romantic comedy or at least tries to be but sometimes you get such a tonal shift from comedy to serious topics that feels a bit strange.
The show for some reason felt very flat It might have been the acting or the script but i'l talk about that later.
Acting:The acting was ok I knew about what the characters felt and their motivation but sometimes it felt a bit forced.
Alex:Jun Ji Hoo felt very bland to me, he was the stock i'm a nice perfect pretty boy, he tried very hard but their's isn't much to do with the generic nice guy you smile you laugh that's about it.
Kay:played by Song Jae Rim I felt this character was written as the generic Tsundra he's tough and cold but oh he has a heart of gold we just ned to find it. I felt his acting was really good for this character, This character can easily be played as too much as a jerk or to forced but I think he found a nice middle ground i felt for him when he was going through emotional turmoil and wanted him to succeed.
Jin-This character is the adorable guy, blond hair and energetic all the way, for some reason I felt like he only was acting when the Camera was on him, in the background he's just meh to me. He's got the look but I think their should have been better direction or he should have put in more effort.
Bunny-She's the determined girl who just so happens to fall in love. She quirky sometimes but overall nice I didn't care much about this character she wasn't bad and she wasn't great i just didn't really care. Although if she's dressing as a guy and doesn't anyone to think she's a girl or gay why is she still wearing lipgloss. Also I can totally see where people are coming from when they say she annoys them she's always flip flopping and the last three episodes are her just being indecisive and I know that's how real life can be and what we expect but could you drag it out any longer.
Pros:The Tsundra character is done quite well in this one
Cons:The rest of the class was passable at best and extremely bland and boring at worst.
Rewatch value:Low I mean you could but it doesn't reach that so bad it's good maybe so bad it's slightly intriguing, but in the End it's just bland, hot boys can only carry a story so far.
Overall:I can understand why people don't like it it's boring and feels like they have a checklist of what they need to put in, we need a near death scene for drama, we need a kissing scene where someone misunderstands someone else, rinse and repeat. I personally didn't mind because I like strange supernatural elements but their's alot of better stuff to watch,
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This show is also about a girl who dresses up as a guy to fulfill her dream and that's actually the only thing in common between the shows. If you like gender bender try this out. There is way less drama and more comedy.
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Both shows tells that they solved girl's problem except that it has gender bender show in it. I choose this becuz both shows has cute guys! Lol
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    tomanii 24 days ago

    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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    5NFOSI 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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    MyYume Apr 11, 2014
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    MyYume Apr 11, 2014

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

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    WowCreations Jan 14, 2014

    uhm....didnt realise the 1st review was a SPOiLER...

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    DramaPanda_ Jan 2, 2014

    At first I liked it but the more I watched the worse it got, the last episode just annoyed me it seemed so rushed and the storyline was all over the place probably the worst drama I've watched because I got so annoyed at the writers. The only reason I put up with it was because of Thunder but still not worth it in my opinion.


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    South Korea
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    May 3, 2013 to Jun 28, 2013
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  • Duration:

    50 min.


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    6.3 (scored by 2,854 users)
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