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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Oct 20, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
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BoA reminds me a lot of Jang Nara in her early career in this--a little unpolished, but full of fire. She carries her role well despite her short filmography, and I totally believed her performance every step of the way. Choi Daniel, with a much longer resume, was adorable as always, with a hint of angst-ridden layers underneath read more that really complemented BoA's performance.

The two spend most of the two episodes of the drama talking solely over text message, but the way the special weaves their interactions together is very visual. For example, Yoon Ae becomes scared of riding the subway after her octopus video goes viral, but when she's talking with Gi Dae she forgets her fear and ends up on a subway car out of habit. When she's about to have a panic attack, Gi Dae calms her by suggesting that she was able to get on the car in the first place because she didn't feel like she was alone. He sends her the link to a song, and the drama makes it seem like they're sharing one set of headphones, enjoying the melody together.

Thankfully because it is such a short show it doesn't need any of the angst or random plotlines of longer kdrama, so it never veers quite into the melodrama. Instead the whole tone of it feels very slice-of-life with a little bit of rom-com sprinkled throughout. It's easy, breezy, and frankly just plain fun to watch.

I will say I was a tad disappointed by the ending's execution, but the story itself is perfect. Definitely works for me. I was glued to the screen waiting to see what was going to happen because I was totally invested in the characters themselves. If you're looking to see strangers grow to best friends and to maybe more in only 2 hours, this is definitely the drama for you. And trust me--you'll believe it.
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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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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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    heartrider 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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    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

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    jiajia Jan 12, 2014

    Where can I watch this? :O

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    Ahena Dec 26, 2013

    Great smartphone commercial.

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    OkriSama Nov 24, 2013

    i just finnished this !! i wasnt expecting much but this was really really good i liked it !! some ppl were dispointed by the Open ending but for me it was ok and i enjoyed this Sdrama ^-^ BTW i wonder how did boa felt acting this with a hobae hobae hobae xD kkkkkkk or how did siwan felt with such a sunbae kkkkkkkk annyway all in all i enjoyed this ! it was good ^-^

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    Shaza Nov 13, 2013
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  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

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

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 7 min.


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    7.3 (scored by 1,135 users)
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