Dating Agency : Cyrano

Dating Agency : Cyrano (2013)

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A team for hire helps those who are having troubles in their love lives. The team employs elaborate stagings to help their clients snag the ones they love.

Seo Byung-Hoon who is the leader of Cyrano Agency. Seo Byung-Hoon was regarded as a genius like theatrical director. He then lost his best friend in an accident and suffered from heavy guilty. Seo Byung-Hoon then decides to save his late friend's theatre troupe read moreand forms "Cyrano Agency".

Kong Min-Young is a romanticist. She is a member of Cyrano Agency. She has conflicts with Seo Byung-Hoon due to their opposite personalities.

Cha Seung-Pyo is a mysterious man. He is the chef for his own modest restaurant, which resides next to the office for the Cyrano Agency.

  • Native title:

    연애조작단: 시라노
  • Also Known as:

    Ggotminam, Yeonaejojakdan ; Flower Boy Dating Agency ; Flower Boy, Love Manipulation ; Yeonaejojakdan: Shirano

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allyson
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Oct 13, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
TL;DR? The episodes are short, the cast is great together. You have nothing to lose in giving it a shot :)

I regret how long I put this drama off. I kept thinking that the lead guy was kind of old, and even though I loved Flower Boy Next Door, I wasn't sure if I would like this drama. I was pleasantly surprised, I have to say.

From the get go, this read more drama is funny and frank and draws you into the characters as if they were people you knew your whole life. While the characters weren't particularly nuanced, they were exceedingly enjoyable.

In particular, the actress who played Gong Min Young was delightful. Her smile was just absolutely contagious and I find myself laughing far more than I would have if she hadn't been in it. As an idol actress, I could not have expected that in the least.

The chemistry between Min Young and the flower boys was also a lot of fun to watch. She was just fearless, throwing herself into situations wholeheartedly, never taking no for an answer and always letting people into her heart.

Lee Jong Hyuk's Seo Il Rok was the quintessential cocky ladies man, with the twist of not actually being any good with the women in his own life. Ah Rang was cute, though not any different from the character he played in Flower Boy Ramyun Shop. Moo Jin's character was a little stilted, some of his scenes were a tad ridiculous.

The two henchmen were ridiculous in the absolute best of ways. They really did up the comedy factor, and I loved watching them get into trouble trying to bring Master and Min Young together. And their devotion to Master was touching as well.

If you like dramas to be fairly lighthearted and funny, but also able to bring in the sad/serious moments every once in a while, then this drama is for you. All of the side romance stories that the Cyrano team aided in were just a lot of fun, and kept the storyline fresh. It was also fun to guess which cameo they would bring out next.

TL;DR? The episodes are short, the cast is great together. You have nothing to lose in giving it a shot :)
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rachel.lam
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Apr 23, 2014
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
This show markets itself as a light, fun summer romantic comedy, and I suppose it achieves that to a large extent.

The cast is alright - Sooyoung puts in a fairly okay performance for her very cheery character, the supporting cast are alright, and I enjoyed Lee Jong Hyuk's performance the most - perhaps the character with the most growth throughout the show. Lee Chun Hee puts in a strong performance too read more with the material he's been given.

There's also the star-studded cameos to look forward to every 2-3 episodes, and the different cases the agency must handle help to jazz up and create variety in the storyline. I also like how some of the cases reflect the issues and matters facing the agents at the same point in time. However, the connections can be so bleeding obvious it feels like the show is yelling at me, "LOOK, A AND B. GEDDIT? GEDDIT?"

But I didn't enjoy the sudden makjang twists in the story towards the end of the show. Some of it felt so cliched it was rather painful.

Basically, only watch this if you want something light, breezy and slightly forgettable.
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They are similar in the sense that they are both romantic comedies with a creepy twist but I have to say "Let's Eat" does it so much better! Another similarity between the two is the idol actors while in dating agency there's soo young in "let's eat" there is yoon doo joon and let me just say is acting completely blew. me. away. I didn't even know he was an idol! (I dont keep up with kpop) Every character was loveable and the love line was much nicer in my opinion because it's not a stereotypical love triangle :)
There is only one issue with this drama which you may realize simply with reading the title. They eat allll the time it WILL make you hungry so eat before hand!
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    AnaK24 Jul 7, 2014

    SNSD Sooyoung, you should teach your girl group certain friend to be like you and dont f*ck up Prime Minister and I. After all, a little bit of romance here in Cyrano was perfectly normal and cute. Thats how its supposed to be ;) Cheers

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    Misti Jul 6, 2014

    I finally took this off my "hold" list and have had a marathon this weekend. I've really enjoyed it but I am so confused by something: why do they call Seo Byung Hoon
    "Il Rok"? I actually was thinking his name was Il Rok ( which is interesting since Lee Jong Hyuk had a similar name in A Gentleman's Dignity) until around episode 14. Someone please explain. I know I'm missing so ething. :(

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      115ismyluckynumber Aug 2, 2014
      Reveal Spoiler »
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      Misti Aug 2, 2014

      That solves the mystery. Thank you!

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    khadija225 Jul 1, 2014

    This drama is so good it's also funny I really like Hong Jong Hyun character, he's so cute

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    allyson Mar 16, 2014

    I'm stuck in a drama slump, so I have been rewatching some of my favorites, and I can't believe how good this drama is the second time around. I really thought it wouldn't have a very high rewatch ability, but it's still so much fun watching the operations the agency pulls off the second time around :p

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    jinxybabz Mar 5, 2014

    Sorry to say I didn't like this show it was to chaotic for me I had trouble following the story line and with a different couple being brought together in every episode I had a hard time working out who was who. The only thing I was sure of was the couple would get together in the end despite all the random stuff happening to them so it felt like a waste of time for me to watch it.

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      allyson Mar 16, 2014

      How far in did you get before you dropped it? I didn't have that problem, but I can see how it could be seen as chaotic. I think once you make it past the third or fourth episode that the chemistry with the cast just really starts to shine. This drama was definitely nothing new or revolutionary, but it was still seriously cute, and a lot of fun along the way. I don't normally like ajusshi romances, but Seo Il Rok totally stole my heart!

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      jinxybabz Apr 8, 2014

      I got to about episode 7. I know some dramas take a while to warm up and get going so I like to give them a chance but I just couldn't sit back and enjoy it I might try again someday but it won't be for a while.

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    Bubbletee93 Jan 24, 2014

    Thinking of start to watch this tomorrow ^^

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    Melwill28 Oct 5, 2013

    Y didn't any1 tell me Taemin was in this drama. OMG I am geeking out!

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    choconut Oct 3, 2013

    the background music in this drama is AMAZING! they all fit the scences so well XD Ohh and Soo Young impressed me with her acting skills O.O

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    SillyGoRound Sep 29, 2013

    This drama is booooring.... I dropped out after 6 episodes, I couldn't take it anymore.

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      Ahena Oct 17, 2013

      I think it's over-rated. It has its possitive n cute aspects, but it's not enough. I finished it just because I downloaded it - I didn't want to waste that time.

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    Gingermoon Sep 27, 2013

    Ra.D's song is so beautiful and perfect for this drama.

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    AnnGominho Sep 10, 2013

    Sou apaixonada pelo filme e o drama me encantou desde o primeiro episódio! Adorei!!

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    twinxatlantic Aug 23, 2013

    Amazing drama! 10/10! I absolutely loved it. <3

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    LOveKdrama Aug 21, 2013

    should i watch this 1?

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      volitru Aug 22, 2013

      definitely!

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      LOveKdrama Aug 23, 2013

      haha i started this 2 days ago, and im at ep 11 now.. xd

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    94loveKdrama Aug 18, 2013

    planning to watch this one^________^
    how's the romance?(I want full of romance, lol).

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    AnaK24 Aug 2, 2013

    Great romcom. Running Man fans alert! Must watch our fav Giraffe playing a cute chef :o) About Sooyoung I know nothing about her girl group but shes perfect for romcom. Gorgeous, chatty and funny. Great drama. I recommend.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    May 27, 2013 to Jul 16, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    tvN
  • Duration:

    47 min.

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  • Score:

    7.5 (scored by 2,648 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1158
  • Popularity:

    #138

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