Looking Forward to Romance

Looking Forward to Romance (2013)

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A drama about love and relationships, centers on a college student Joo Yeon Ae who has both good looks and personality, but she′s actually a novice in relationships, and always fails at getting her man. Meanwhile, Cha Gi Dae is a skilled dating coach who expert at reading women′s minds. He comes to coach Yeon Ae over SNS, but despite the experience he boasts about, however, he also always fails at getting read morehis own girl. The drama also depicts what happens when four youths with completely different views toward love start dating each other.

  • Native title:

    연애를 기대해
  • Also Known as:

    Yeonaereul Kidaehae ; Expect Dating; Hope for Dating; Waiting for Love

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lovecoutureflyy
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Sep 18, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
This drama started out great! Everything was adorable and cute. I liked how they explored relationships with the story lines and everything wasn't so black and white with the characters.

But too bad you can't rate a drama off it's beginning even if it's a special.

The ending was not what I expected. After I stared at my computer screen dumbfounded for several moments I realized that this would be the ending read more for the this drama. I almost thought that they might have added another episode and started to look around but I then realized that the ending I saw was the closing of the drama.

It completely ruined it for me because it was too rushed. So rushed that it's hard to make sense of what's happening. The writers obviously didn't have enough time to make a good ending but I think they could have done better than that.

Besides that I think that the cast did a great job. BoA did great too. I believe this is her first time starring in something and she's a singer so I was kind of worried that she wouldn't be good but I think she did a really great job. Choi Daniel was of course excellent as well.

The story line is good. I liked the overall idea and take they had on relationships. It's a extremely funny and sweet. I found myself laughing the whole way through and smiling so hard because of the adorable moments.

Since it's so short and the ending ruined everything for me I probably won't rewatch it but overall I still feel that if you really enjoy it you will probably watch it again.

Overall, the drama is hilarious and is something cute to watch when you have time on your hands. It had a lot of funny moments and really cute adorable moments too. You can also take some tips if you want relationship advice. I still think this drama is quite enjoyable and if the last five minutes wasn't so bad I would have gave it an 8.
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umaimamemon
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Dec 22, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I was pretty surprised at how much I loved this little drama. "Expect Dating" was a little over 2 hours long total, but it was so deftly written that I fell head over heels for it. "Expect Dating" isn't perfect- but for it's length it's a nice watch in between dramas or when you have a few hours to spare.
Story: The premise sounded like a light, breezy rom-com, so that's what read more I expected. On one hand you have the girl who's bad at dating and a "dating master" who's really bad at following his own advice- or at least, that's what this drama was touted as. In reality, it's a little different. BoA's character wasn't clueless or "bad" at dating- she was bad at *love*, and I think that's a pretty important thing to know the difference between. Her story was so endearing because it was so realistic, and the same goes for Daniel's character. I loved their scenes "together" and I loved their scenes apart. I loved how this drama didn't define it's characters by their relationships and let them stand by themselves, and I especially loved the little ways "Expect Dating" showed the audience if two people were able to be in a long-lasting relationship. The ending itself was bittersweet, but it made sense and the show managed to stay true to it's original message.
Acting: BoA's debut was surprisingly refreshing. Even though her acting came across as a little forced sometimes, it was pretty obvious she had put a lot of hard work into her performance. I'm not quite sure if she'll be back in dramaland any time soon, but if she does I'll definitely check it out. Daniel Choi played his character well, adding his own charm to the role. The supporting cast of Siwan and Kim Ji Won also did well. I'm not sure if everyone did their best, or if everyone worked hard, but they did good all the same.
Music: Because this was a drama special, there was very little music involved. However, I do remember that it was well used to highlight the emotions of the scenes. I wouldn't exactly say that the music was amazing, or that it was used to the best of it's ability.
Rewatch Value: Definitely. Considering the length, it isn't unreasonable for me to rewatch it in it's entirety. It helps that "Expect Dating" was an enjoyable watch, as well.
Overall: I'm not really sure if you'll like this as much as I did, but I don't think you'll hate it either. "Expect Dating" hit all my sweet spots- a cute, organic romance, an imperfect second male lead, awesome leads and a realistic story.
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In both dramas, the characters struggle with dating issues. Looking Forward to Romance or Hope for Dating also showings multiple couples trying to figure it out.
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Both are dramas about dating and the pull of a soulmate connection. I really enjoyed the 2 episode 'Looking Forward to Romance'
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    Dia 3 days ago

    Siwan is so cuteeeee, but I didn't like his character.

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    AnaK24 Jun 21, 2015

    Very cute.

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    Honesu Jun 16, 2015

    that ending tho...

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    supalove May 12, 2015

    honestly overall it was good but if i were you i wouldn't even bother with it cause the ending sucks so much! it could've been worse yes, but it also could've been better!

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    camille Nov 1, 2014

    I love the plot of the story ❤

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    SheWantsRevenge Oct 19, 2014

    Bad script. Some bad acting. Worst ending.

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    kekelly Sep 23, 2014
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    blueaoichan Aug 1, 2014

    WOW JUST WOW <3

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    BAsfaw Jun 30, 2014
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    Fillers Mar 10, 2014
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    Lindysaducos Feb 24, 2014

    I actually like the second episode more than the first one. The 1st episode was a little bit draggy.

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    kpopx3lover Feb 12, 2014

    Aishh i hate that it was only two episodes!! Well although i wish for more im really satisfied with the way it ended because in the end fate really happened!!!!

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    lisadramas Feb 5, 2014

    i honestly in a way wished that it was longer, but at the same time i like that it wasn't

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    Lyrical Jan 20, 2014

    Where can i watch this? Viki doesn't work in my country yet.

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    jiajia Jan 12, 2014

    Where can I watch this? :O

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    2
  • Aired:

    Sep 11, 2013 to Sep 12, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 7 min.

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  • Score:

    7.3 (scored by 1,287 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2004
  • Popularity:

    #863

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