Bride of the Century

Bride of the Century (2014)

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Taeyang Group is the largest conglomerate in South Korea. The Choi family who runs Taeyang has supposedly been under a curse for a hundred years that the first bride of the eldest son will always die. When the wealthy heiress Jang Yi-kyung disappears right before her wedding to chaebol heir Choi Kang-joo, Na Doo-rim, a lookalike impostor, is brought in to take her place. But unlike the cold and calculating Yi-kyung, Doo-rim read moreis sweet and sunny, and Kang-joo falls genuinely in love with her. As the wedding plans progress, Kang-joo and Yi-kyung's mothers both scheme and plot behind the scenes.

  • Native title:

    백년의 신부
  • Also Known as:

    Hundred Year Bride ; 100 Year Bride ;

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Apr 17, 2014
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
When I watched the first two episodes of this drama, I fell in love. I believed it would end up being one of my favorites and I was really impressed with the characters. The first eight episodes were amazing, I dare say perfect. But after those episodes, I didn't like it as much as I liked it before. The first episodes made my expectations waayy too high and so that's why I read more must've felt disappointed. The plot became less engaging but it still continued as a good drama.

Story - Overall, it was pretty interesting. There were things that kept you wanting to know what happened even though the romance element was predictable at times. It wasn't draggy at all and that was a great thing for this drama. The pace wasn't too slow but not too fast either. Most of the twists in the drama were also well done, the fantasy was what wasn't predictable at all, I didn't see those twists coming. There were definitely some parts that felt out of place in the drama, like the beginning of the last episode was a little too surprising for me... can't spoil it though. ;D

Acting/Cast - When I first started this drama, I wasn't expecting much out of Lee Hong Ki. I thought it was odd he was playing a 29 year old man when he looked so young that I couldn't believe he was even 24! But I'm glad to say, it played out pretty well. A haircut and a change of makeup can do wonders to enhance your age! His acting was impressive and it exceeded my expectations by far. Yang Jin Sung was great too, before this drama, I had never heard of her before. I was surprised that this was her first leading role. The difference in personality was so clearly shown with Yi Kyung and Doo Rim. Not once (except maybe the ending) did I confuse them even though they were being played by the same actress. Lee Hong Ki and her had tons of chemistry, they did good kiss scenes LOL. Everyone else played their role well as well, I didn't see any flaws in the acting. (:

Characters - Kang Ju, who seemed cold and rude in the beginning naturally became softer and more understandable. I loved Doo Rim so much at first, I adore strong female leads. I like how at first she disliked Kang Ju but naturally began understanding him and liking him rather than clinging onto him annoyingly from the start without considering how he treated her. Doo Rim remained true to her character until she fell head over heels for Kang Ju... honestly, this is like the one of the things I really disliked about this drama and it bothered me a lot. Like, all of a sudden she was crazy about him and wanted to be with him for the rest of her life. The development felt unnatural to me. How the relationship started wasn't that realistic but after a while you forget about it and just enjoy the cute moments. After she admitted to her feelings, her tough character didn't show as much as the previous episodes which kind of disappointed me. At first I really hated how horrible the antagonists were. The very people she trusted were lying and deceiving her for their own gain and she was completely oblivious to it all. When she finally did find out, she hardly even cared. It was a good thing that the antagonists end up becoming better people and admitting their wrongs. Another thing that bothered me was Yi Hyun. It's weird how he falls for Doo Rim, who looks exactly like his half sister, Yi Kyung. I don't remember this ever being explained though... Roo Mi, who was initially the usual evil second lead actress, became so much better naturally. It wasn't at the very end where they go on about how they reflected on their actions but it was pretty early in the drama when she changed for the better. My favorite characters were the ghost and Doo Rim's grandmother. The ghost was a important part of the story and added mystery to the drama. I loved Doo Rim's grandmother because she was so adorable and so funny xD

Music - I loved the music in this drama. I never got tired of it and there was a nice variety. Lee Hong Ki has a really nice voice, I really liked the OST he sang for the drama ~

While there were some flaws in this drama, I liked it overall. I'm glad they didn't try to extend the drama because the fact that it's not draggy is really enjoyable. There are so many cute moments that will make you laugh too. A good length for this drama and if you want to watch it, I'd definitely recommend it.
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Apr 12, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I'm not sure where to start off with this drama. This drama is like so many other dramas in one way but in another it has it's own originality to it which is one of the reason I adored it.
If you're looking for flaws in this drama then you're going to find it but as they say when you fall in love with something/someone it becomes perfect to you, I fell read more in love with this drama so to me I didn't see any flaws.

The acting was really good, Yang Jin Sung actually did a great job, you really love her as Doo Rim and want to strangle her as Yi Kyung so I'd say she was successful in her acting.
Lee Hong Ki was also really good and all the supporting acting was great too.

One of my favourite things about this drama was the character developement, I love Kang Ju's character from the begining but at the end I loved him even more because you can really see how he's changed and opened his heart, another great character developement was Roo Mi, you really dislike her in the begining because she's like every other second lead but as the story progresses she actually becomes pretty awesome ^^

The music was lovely, I really loved Words I Have Yet To Say, and Come Into My Heart was nice too :D

The story was really interesting, I started watching this when only the first 4 episodes had aired so I had to wait every week for the last 12 and it had me crazy waiting till next week so it was really interesting for me, although I will say that over half way through the show when you find out something about the plot it does seem less interesting because that aspect of the drama isn't really there anymore (people who've seen it should know what I mean) but nonetheless it still get's interesting in other ways.
I really loved that it was all the female characters that caused everything in this drama haha, they were the ones playing the males ^^
I'm really going to miss this drama, I just finished it and I already miss it :( I have already watched this show twice (expect the last episode since It just aired) and I actually watched the whole thing without subtitles and was proud of how much I understood :D
Anyway If you haven't watched this, you really should give it a try, it might suprise you, as I said it's like your typical drama but like something really new at the same time. I really can say that I loved and enjoyed it but of course there was moments that annoyed me but that's to be expected, the ending was satisfying, although it could of been better but at least it tied up everything, anyway you should defintiely watch this, for me it's the best drama of 2014! I already miss Kang Ju and Doo Rim! :(
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    KennethDulatre Jul 21, 2017

    What a nice love story. To those who new in this drama, I recommend to watch this one. ;)

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    bishh Jun 7, 2017 - edited

    I almost dropped it at episode 13 but thought I'd just continue. Tbh, I kept watching because I was curious about the ghost's history and how she became the way she was. It was good at first but then it became repetitive with Doo Rim intending to leave and then not leave and then leave again. Also whenever they had sad moments, I can't empathize because I felt like their love wasn't that deep/strong.. like it wasn't that developed. I even wondered if I was watching the same drama that was rated as 8.0 in MDL.

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    Suicidal_Hermit Jun 5, 2017

    I enjoyed this Drama quite a bit.

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    Ivana May 22, 2017

    This was one of my first dramas along with Boys over flowers... it really got me XD

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    claudya87 Apr 17, 2017

    It felt a bit frustrating at times but I liked it. This is actually one of Lee Hong Ki's better dramas so I had to check it out..he usually has really bad luck at choosing his series.

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    Kimtan1999 Feb 10, 2017

    Beautiful Drama ♡♡

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    Chuu Feb 9, 2017

    Idk... I'm getting bored (having watched 8 episodes). When does Kang Ju finds out that Doo Rim and Yi Kyung are two different persons? Or when does he know about Doo Rim (her real identity)?

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    Chuu Feb 9, 2017

    Agh! Stop giving me second lead syndrome if they're not going to be endgame!! Whyyyy. I want her with Yi Hyun, not Kang Ju. :( :( :(

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    Rawr123 Nov 11, 2016 - edited

    I finally finished this after starting it 2 years ago. Its a really good drama with a happy but upsetting ending imo. There were just way too many things that I wanted to happen. Overall, I wasn't really satisfied with the ending. In the grand scheme of k-drama endings it is overall pretty decent. However, there were just some things I could not sit with. Looking for an alternate ending edition with the ending I actually want :(

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      Adhithi Nov 21, 2016

      What's that you wanted? just to know :)

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    Adhithi Oct 27, 2016 - edited
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    LinLi Oct 11, 2016

    Great drama!!! The plot gets in depths and crazy but that was why the drama was special and amazing. The main actors were opt and had great chemistry. The supporting stories were great too. Recommend watching it❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    mahboobeh Oct 5, 2016

    One of the most ridicule drama I've ever seen!
    It was the worse. -.-

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    Pari Oct 2, 2016

    A Different storyline is what kept me going. Loved it. Best for Once a watch. Not sure if can be watched again.

    Actors did a pretty good job. Yet it lacked something, I have no idea what! Its 8.0/10 for me! :)

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    jxsilicon9 Sep 28, 2016

    Similar Supernatural dramas?

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    YummyD Sep 22, 2016 - edited

    IDK why but it just got extremely boring for me. I normally don't drop dramas but this was an exception.

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      Lala Jan 6, 2017

      I felt the same way... What a pity :/


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Feb 22, 2014 to Apr 12, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Friday, Saturday
  • Network:

    TV Chosun
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 7 min.


  • Score:

    8.0 (scored by 6,957 users)
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