Secret Garden

Secret Garden (2010)

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The drama tells the story of Kim Joo Won, an arrogant and eccentric CEO who maintains the image of seeming perfection, and Gil Ra Im, a poor and humble stuntwoman whose beauty and body are the object of envy amongst top actresses. Their accidental meeting, when Joo Won mistakes Ra Im for actress Park Chae Rin, marks the beginning of a tense, bickering relationship, through which Joo Won tries to hide a read moregrowing attraction to Ra Im that both confuses and disturbs him. To complicate matters further, a strange sequence of events results in them swapping bodies.

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tantycute
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Apr 17, 2012
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I watched Secret Garden about a year ago.. But sometimes I rewatch and still feel great..
Honestly, my consideration for watching Secret Garden was the two main characters Ha Ji Won and Hyun Bin..
But after that I found the story was amazing..
I was hooked and finished this only in 2 days.. until my eyes being swollen at that time..
It makes me laughed and cried at the same time.. The read more storyline made me curios to watch this until the end..
Both Ha Ji Won and Hyun Bin plays the role very well.. Especially when their bodies switched.. The chemistry between them looks so real..
The music also very good.. the placement for the ost at every scene can play our emotion..
For me, it’s one of the best K-drama.. Love it so much!!!
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amrita828
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Apr 9, 2011
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I don't think I have ever written as much about a show as I have about Secret Garden.

I even managed to regain my composure after the initial excitement, let some time pass and cool down, in order to look at it with a less passionate, more objective stance. The result is, SG remains my all time favourite, a drama I have watched and rewatched and will watch again until the read more characters and the script will be integral part of my life - perhaps they already are.



The plot speaks fot itself. There is fun, romance, magic, tragic, twists and literary references. It flows without interruptions, making you laugh like crazy and cry like a baby, at times flooding you like high tide, but it never leaves one dry or unsatisfied: questions are answered, references fulfilled, all spiced up with a little magic.



The script is unique and brilliant. The funny lines are hilarious, the serious ones thought-provoking. Nothing about this script is either predictable or shallow, making the characters come to life and become realistic in a fantasy world.



Which inevitably leads me to the acting, which is outstanding. The main leads have to play the part of themeselves, then that of the other, then that of the other playing the part of themselves. Lesser actors would have screwed up, but Ha Ji Won and Hyun Bin both do a fantastic job, providing laughters in heaps and tears in the same amount. And their love story is just as beautiful as their chemistry on screen is sizzling.

The secondary characters are not mere supporters. They are all interesting, complex personalities who adds to the plot and the dynamic wonderfully.



The music is addicting, even for a K-pop ignorant as myself. Songs and lyrics are never chosen randomly but highlight and define the scenes they soundtrack.



I can't ask more of a drama. In fact, I doubt I'll find something to fully compensate for the end of this wonderful show.


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Both of the dramas have that amazing romance in it, and strange sequence of events that results in them swapping bodies.
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The leads are goofy and a tiny bit awkward. The situation they stumble upon (soul/time switching) make them even more confused and hilarious.
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    lhisa 6 days ago

    The first few episodes on their love story seems a bit slow paced. But after awhile it will become sweet, interesting & funny, especially the switching. I like how they love each other so much. I will watch this again after few months....

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    MiraiArtx 8 days ago - edited

    I just rewatched it again after almost 4 years and can I say just how much I love that they basically gave us an entire ep of an epilogue.

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    kawaii-chan Dec 21, 2016 - edited

    The chemistry between them is cute! I really liked the beginning of the drama, the switching of the body is so-so (it could have been okay if there wasn't but it's an okay for me). Though it became too draggy at some part I find it too hard to watch. Too many 'ups & down downs' on their relationship especially the rich guy and poor girl concept ugh that cliche kind of problem cringe me everytime, I thought the guy was a jerk. I loved the side couple, Yoon Seul is really pretty and oh OSKA! lol But overall it's an ok for me.

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    KoriNeko18 Dec 11, 2016

    When it takes you three tries to realize that the dancer with Oska in ep 13(?) is Baek Ji Young...
    As in the voice behind "EOLMANA EOLMANAAAA".

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    nungibulik Dec 6, 2016 - edited

    watched the first ep 3 years ago and dropped it...because of the good ratings i gave it another chance and now am at ep 4, but not hooked yet. let's see how this will turn out..

    Update: Just finished watching this and it turned out to be great, especially the last few episodes, giving i a 9.5.

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    naydesu Dec 2, 2016 - edited

    One of my favourite dramas <3

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    So-Sica-Liu Nov 22, 2016

    back in 2014 when i first watched it i originally dropped it after 5 episodes for 6 months because i didnt like the lead guy but after giving it another go it turned out to be one of my favourite dramas of all time and by far my favourite couple ever

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    So-Sica-Liu Nov 22, 2016

    i still can't find a couple with as amazing chemistry and believability as these two :'((

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    SINDZ Nov 21, 2016

    TO BE PRECISE- I JUST LOVED IT:):):) WORTH WATCHING IT:):)

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    CristinaMaria Nov 16, 2016

    Loved, it was amazing.

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    Konoka Oct 29, 2016

    my mum's favorite ww

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    LinLi Oct 22, 2016

    And I the only one who noticed lee Jong suk playing the piano on the first episode? Lee Jong suk!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    JaeWookPhillip Oct 22, 2016

    [I PROMISE THIS IS WORTH READING] In my opinion, its really boring. I usually like to finish things until the end so I'm forcing my way through this one. I usually like action suspense and a amazing story line to any drama I watch. If I do like a romantic drama, then it shouldn't have the whole "ill force you to love me", its sooooooOOooOOO old and annoying and just not fun to watch. A cute love story is not enough for me, tbh there has to be some sort of story line or something like the movie Snow In The Sea Breeze. I usually hate things that are common and concepts that are over used. SO if you are like me, then I suggest you DO NOT waste your time to watch it. If you are new to K-dramas then this may entertain you.

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    Denky Oct 18, 2016

    Almost halfway done, but I only like the Joo Won out of the 1st/2nd leads... It's becoming painful for me to watch, but I'll try my best to finish it. :/

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    NadeshikoLi Oct 7, 2016

    The first korean TV drama that aired in Argentina was Secret Garden.
    And, it was the first kdrama that I watched. It's beautiful.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Nov 13, 2010 to Jan 16, 2011
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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    8.6 (scored by 24,105 users)
  • Ranked:

    #123
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