Nail Shop Paris

Nail Shop Paris (2013)

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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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Jun 29, 2013
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I started this drama because of... Well, I guess most of us did - KARA's Gyuri and MBLAQ's Thunder/Cheondung.

As expected it was a typical idol drama which promotes the idols. The story was refreshing. It was my first time watching a drama about nail arts mixed with gumiho elements. Customers with problems go into this nail shop and get cured/help by/from the nice nail artists and slowly we get to know read more more about the artists - I emphasize slowly. The drama is mainly a mixture of the story of the drama and the story of the story in the drama (the main lead is a writer).

About the music - I'm not sure I've only heard one song and that one was good. Maybe I overheard the instrumentals or I focused too much on the actions.

After the first 5 - 6 episodes I thought that I was going to regret watching this because nothing happened! I mean you just didn't know anything about the nail shop artists, yes they helped persons, the story of the writer was going on and so but you were just like - oh, it's already episode 6? I don't know anything about them...

However in the second half their story started to develop and I started to like the drama and then it ended.

I would definitely recommend it to KARA/MBLAQ fans and drama watchers who think they need something totally different from your typical romance, gumiho drama.
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Jul 1, 2013
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 4.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
To be honest, I was most of all confused with this drama. As you can see I did not give high marks (but hey, a 4 is still 'decent' according to MyDramaList, so I'm going with their system of grades).

The story starts out interesting, and to be fair, it had a lot of interesting ideas in it. A lot as in: too much. I always find it a bit painful when read more I realise what a show could have been, if it was just executed differently. There where some good plots started, but it all felt like 'so much to do, so little time'.

I did not really feel the romance in the story. To not reveal too much, lets speak of boy A and boy B.
I do understand why boy A liked her, because there is some development and some logic to it. I know love isn't always logic, but still. And to me it felt like boy B just out of the blue decided he loved her too.

And the boy she starts a relationship with.. arg... he just goes for it like: bang! I can appreciate that there is some action and he knows what he wants. But to me it felt like he nearly forced her into a relation she wasn't sure of she wanted anyway. I would have felt really pressured and uncomfortable. Isn't there something in between the 'I can't say my feelings' and 'you showed some interest, now you are mine until death do us part'.

And then the girl herself, she is a totally different story: make up your mind lady! The plot just keeps switching and switching and in the end it didn't feel like the choice was actually made...

The parts where she is 'writing her novel' were plain boring. I honestly think this whole subplot could have been erased. It was there that the acting was the most awful and the wigs made it even worse. To me it symbolized what a horrible story she actually must have writing, because the plot she wrote was worse than the plot(s) the actual drama had. Thankfully she had a change of career!

The Gumiho part was a nice twist, but it did make the story more confusing and forced in its plot.

There was only one scene I laughed. And it was a scene where she was crying. Because, you know... one of the boys she liked said he liked her like a little brother! (and not like a girl like she wanted).
Dear Bunny (horrible nickname), if you dress up like a boy, act like a boy, say you are a boy.. you can't expect straight boys to fall in love with you and develop feelings for you other than that of a brother or a friend. The rare exceptions who do develop feelings are what I said they are: rare.
I love the idea of people falling in love no matter there gender. But a straight boy normally doesn't feel attracted to another boy. And if he did say he was attracted to you, you would have a completely different problem: what if he only likes boys and he finds out you are a girl...


The music. Uhmm.. I just watched the last episode and I can't remember it. But it didn't bother me, so that's a pro.

I somewhat enjoyed watching it. But that is not enough. I normally love gender-benders! This one.. well.. this one was just there. I started really enthusiastic, watched it, got a little bored, skipped a little, watched again, felt confused, felt more confused, felt confused but also a bit amused by the confusion and then I was relieved the ending was there, because I couldn't take any more episodes, but at the same time I realised it should have had a few more to just explain all the story lines, and... well.. you understand.

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    5NFOSI 20 days ago
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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 27 days ago

      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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    Rinna Dec 28, 2013

    Hmmm…the trailer makes the drama seem so boring…I don't think I should watch it after all...

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    MarianaG Dec 18, 2013

    I didn't really understand this drama.. it wasn't bad but wasn't good either, I'm so confused about everything...

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    draakonikihv Dec 11, 2013

    This drama was just all over the place and I stopped watching it about half-way through.

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    Danya Nov 27, 2013

    Mmmmm silly maybe :/

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    irida_space Nov 26, 2013
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    unniedunnie Nov 8, 2013

    so cute <3


  • Country:

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

    50 min.


  • Score:

    6.3 (scored by 2,574 users)
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