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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umaimamemon
4 of 6 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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bimba
6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Oct 26, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
A cute story, with great acting, and descent plot nothing new but well written without any big flaws showing up, a mix between korean drama fantasy and reality! The music was fair enough , nothing especial!
Really two enjoyable hours! ^^ highly recomended !

PS i think Daniel Choi is underrated actor with a big talent, i dont know why he still didnt have a big chance in a great drama to shine !^^
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    Beruktawit 24 days ago
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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

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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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    chloe-love Nov 9, 2013

    Omg. I love it! <3

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    harukita Oct 16, 2013

    siwan ;.;

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    mszither Oct 16, 2013

    The actors were sooooooo damn good. It's just the plot. The plot. The plot that even watching it ends you felt left hanging. I don't know *hands off*

    Poor Siwan.

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    ROSE_RAGHAD Oct 14, 2013

    nice drama <3

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 972 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1554
  • Popularity:

    #629

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