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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This is truly one of the greatest drama's on earth it would have been wonderful if they had 6 seasons like Game Of Thrones because as a HUGE! GOT Fan Nirvana and Fire Out Wits Out Smarts and all around Out Class Game Of Thrones in every way. Nirvana in Fire is up to par or I may even say far more superior than many high rated American Shows. I was stunned by the Brilliance of NiF in every way plots, screen writing, soundtrack, acting, cinematography etc the directors are extremely talented I would watch anything created by this Magnificent team.
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    Antonin 9 days ago

    Didn't realize it had so many episodes

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    Reta May 27, 2017

    I finished re watching this just today, 4 years after my first time. And I love it so much. The tension between Joo Won and Ra Im is just incredible. I love the idea of body swapping. I wish we had more dramas with that kind of fantasy.

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    CallistoSangre Apr 10, 2017 - edited
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      Nicolas Apr 12, 2017

      I think they behave pretty normal for parents in this kind of situation.

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    SaeedKhan Mar 15, 2017

    Ha Ji Won is <3

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    iambulletproof Feb 19, 2017

    this took me almost 6 mos to complete since i dropped this after episode 5. but the ocd in me is screamin to not leave any unfinished drama in my list, so i decided to give this another try. and im glad i did, after episode 5 things got more interesting and i finished the rest of the drama in 2 days lol. I now understand how others regards this as one of the best. after watching this a lot of drama reference (made from here) started to make more sense to me. it feels like this drama started a lot of trend in today's drama. though there were some plot loopholes here and there, it doesnt take away from the enjoyment. can actually fit in 16 episodes, idk why they have to drag and stretch it to 20 episodes. 8.5/10

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    exojongsuk Feb 16, 2017 - edited

    am I the only one who thinks this drama is overated lmao

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      airenLMH Mar 3, 2017

      you are not the only one. I also find this drama is overrated.

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      Jaylan Mar 13, 2017 - edited

      me too & i didn't like it, it's not that strong plot
      & i found it overrated & there is much propaganda for nothing
      for me just 5/10 is more than enough

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    KmjSsk Jan 27, 2017

    oska <3

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    lhisa Jan 19, 2017

    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 Jan 16, 2017 - 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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    Maze 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

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 25,452 users)
  • Ranked:

    #122
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